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Post by Trader5660 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:06 pm

I just discovered, and highly recommend Santana Live at the Fillmore!

This was recorded over a few days in December 1968, and not released util 1997. Virtually every song is on YouTube!

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Post by mdrs » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:58 pm

Just watched an outstanding DVD......Pat Metheny's "The Way Up - Live". I LOVE "Heavy Weather" by Weather Report. This DVD is in the ballpark, IMO;

http://www.amazon.com/Pat-Metheny-Group ... 688&sr=1-2

Probably my favorite roots/fingerstyle guitarist is a guy named Chris Smither. Chris is OUTSTANDING........a great guitarist, and a wonderful song writer. His songs have been covered by Bonnie Rait, and others. Chris is one of the regular instructors at Jorma Kaukonen's "Fur Peace Ranch" in Ohio. Chris' DVD "One More Night" is a great way to see Chris, if you can't see him live.

http://www.amazon.com/One-More-Night-Ch ... 875&sr=8-2

Also, I'd highly recommend Chris' CD "Live As I'll Ever Be";

http://www.amazon.com/One-More-Night-Ch ... 875&sr=8-2
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Post by mdrs » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:36 am

Another DVD I'm just now getting around to is David Gilmour "Remember That Night" Live At The Royal Albert Hall;

http://www.amazon.com/David-Gilmour-Rem ... 568&sr=1-1

What a great display of an enormous talent. He starts out playing :Breath in the air" and "Time".

Then, he proceeds to play the entire first "side" of his most recent solo effort "On An Island". The first song, "On An Island" features Grahm Nash and David Crosby. This song is killer good............David says that "it's a song about how friends live on in your memory after they are gone". David's playing is so stellar, that the other players are just about shameless in their jaw dropping reaction to his playing, and rightly so.

This live DVD features Crosby and Nash, as well as David Bowie, Robert Wyatt, and Richard Wright keyboardist of Pink Floyd who unfortunately died in Sept. 08.

I'd highly recommend this DVD as well as David's recent solo CD, "On An Island";

http://www.amazon.com/Island-David-Gilm ... 204&sr=1-1

This CD is really risen to be one of my favorite CD's. It's meloncoly and bluesy and one not to miss.

HOLY CRAP..........DAVID GILMOUR PLAYING A GIBBY LP WITH P-90'S ON THIS DVD.........NICE!!!
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Post by rickygclef » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:59 am

Doc- that Gilmour DVD is awesome! :thumb:
Amazing seeing Gilmour with that LP. Makes we want to get a P-90 equipped Gibson... badly

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Post by mdrs » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:14 am

They give you a big, thick, fat, warm growly bluesy tone.......love 'em. It was cool to see Gilmour, who you expect to be wielding a Strat, playing one!!

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Post by rickygclef » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:38 am

I am in love! :love: LOL

That's the one I want. A gold top beauty like that with the P-90's.
I'm sure they grab top dollar. Will need to save up for that.

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Post by mdrs » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:58 am

The re-issues are fine guitars, although I'm not sure about the price?? A LP with P-90's is a killer tone machine that is somewhat overlooked. They go GREAT with a bright sounding amp.....well, with any amp for that matter!!
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Post by soggybomb » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:09 pm

Three very different albums that have gotten many spins from me in recent weeks.

BigElf-Cheat the Gallows

These guys have essentially thrown some Zeppelin-esque classic rock in a blender with 70's prog and hard rock and have succeeded in churning out a remarkable album that is fun and driving all the way through. Highly recommended for classic rock nuts looking for something new and different.

Dream Theater-Black Clouds and Silver Linings

I am an unabashed DT fanboy, but I sincerely think that this release is their strongest since 2002's Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. There are a lot of strong compositions on this record, and it maintains a spontaneity and sense of dynamics that some of their recent releases such as Systematic Chaos have lacked. Also, there are some great tones to be had throughout the record, courtesy of a fleet of Mark II C+ amps.

Dredg-El Cielo

This album fits into no genre and is very hard to describe. The originality in sonic experimentation here is refreshing, and the band has a great sensibility about atmosphere and mood. May not be everybody's cup of tea, but I think that the soaring songs here are really worth a listen. To me, this is a modern masterpiece.
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Post by Vince » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:30 pm

soggybomb wrote: Dredg-El Cielo

This album fits into no genre and is very hard to describe. The originality in sonic experimentation here is refreshing, and the band has a great sensibility about atmosphere and mood. May not be everybody's cup of tea, but I think that the soaring songs here are really worth a listen. To me, this is a modern masterpiece.
What songs of theirs would you recommend one listen to? There's quite a bit of their stuff on YouTube. So far I've listened to Same Ol' Road and Triangle (lovely!), but the album has a lot of stuff on it (great looking cover, too!)

Do you like Radiohead much? Some of the vocals were kind of reminiscent of Thom Yorke, or whatever his name is. Bits of Sigur Ros there too. I really love that sort of thing! :D :thumb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0AZIFmkogY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cZGgtN42ns



On Bug Eyes, Dreg does one thing I really want to do with my next band which is the big noisy start and the sudden "missed the last step" drop off when the vocals start. I always enjoy that. :D

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Post by soggybomb » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:16 am

I would say that El Cielo should be heard straight through, start to finish. Part of what I really like about it is the flow of the album; everything is nicely timed, and no single part overstays its welcome. The two songs you named are just two of the many highlights of the record.

I really enjoy Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Ros. I think it is a phenomenal step in the post-rock genre. I find it very soothing, and like to listen to it on lazy afternoons when I want to relax and think.

Radiohead is a bit of a mixed bag for me, because I find some of their material to be very fresh and inventive, while other parts of their catalog are a bit repetitive or predictable. Ok Computer, however is a great step forward in modern music.
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Post by Vince » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:51 am

soggybomb wrote:I would say that El Cielo should be heard straight through, start to finish. Part of what I really like about it is the flow of the album; everything is nicely timed, and no single part overstays its welcome. The two songs you named are just two of the many highlights of the record.

Ah... ok... *kicks can as he slowly walks off down the road*
soggybomb wrote:I really enjoy Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Ros. I think it is a phenomenal step in the post-rock genre. I find it very soothing, and like to listen to it on lazy afternoons when I want to relax and think.
Isn't it lovely? :cool: I sort of prefer "()" but I think that's 'cause it's the first album of theirs that I heard. I found out about them through a review by Michael Molenda, of all people. But I love the sound of those albums, it's so dreamlike.
soggybomb wrote: Radiohead is a bit of a mixed bag for me, because I find some of their material to be very fresh and inventive, while other parts of their catalog are a bit repetitive or predictable. Ok Computer, however is a great step forward in modern music.
Yeah, same here. I couldn't wait for "Kid A" to come out and then I couldn't wait to put it on eBay. I think I found it a bit whiny and cold. I wasn't just disappointed in the album, I was disappointed in myself for not liking it.

But I still get that "who's THAT?" reaction sometimes when I hear their newer stuff for the first time. "Ok Computer" is one of those milestone albums... who knew that a rock band could make music that sounds so alien and so compelling all at the same time.

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Post by Vince » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:44 pm

These guys are quite cool, and so young too. :thumb: The tango is mainly thought of as something for small orchestras but in its early days, it was often played on guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNXsQiP7Ojg&NR=1


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Post by Bluesape » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:44 pm

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Post by Geoff » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:04 am

Those of you who enjoy your rock with a celtic flavour should check out HORSLIPS and RUNRIG on Spotify.

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