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Re: Doc's "RECOMMENDED LISTENING" Thread

Post by mdrs » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:56 pm

Don't miss Robben Ford's latest;

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Ten-Robben-F ... B002DZX9NK

Check out the video...........lovely!!
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Post by Hard Tail » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:05 am

mdrs wrote:Don't miss Robben Ford's latest;

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Ten-Robben-F ... B002DZX9NK

Check out the video...........lovely!!
I'm going to order it now!

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Post by Fingers » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:49 pm

Okay.....Don I know you are really digging on Robben and I am so happy about that because he is a super player and I have been a fan since the 80's.

So established that I really dig Robben.

What is going on in that video though....... I had to almost stop watching, only his solo's kept me in there. Is that song supposed to have that close-to-the-edge-of-poly rhythm-chaotic feel as far as the groove, or is it just a really shitty groove Toss is not pulling off?

I mean Robben clearly seems upset about it and he is looking over at the rhythm section making facial expressions like WTF? Toss was not on it with that hi-hat? And that kick in the intro!!!!! There were some cymbal hits in the wrong place....man....and at 2:40 Robben just grinds some chords in frustration. Shitty performance from Toss.....man, unusual.

It was him Robben was glaring at......the look at :36 and :44 through :47......WHOAH!!! Again at 1:54.....like " hey, you gonna fuck my solo as well....get it together "

I could tell they way Toss looked his way he was guilty LOL!!!!

Around 3:24 it starts to gel and Toss gets comfortable enough that he is doing those fills and the tambourine percussion hits.....but that beginning was ROUGH!!!! LOL!


I bet Toss got a talking to after that set!

Maybe I am just not feeling it. That is just a smorgasbord of hot licks though...... right there one could cop a whole bunch of great patterns if one had the patience to sit and figure them out.

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Post by rickygclef » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:09 pm


Never heard that... Very nice :thumb:

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Post by Vince » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:51 pm

Yeah, neither had I. I knew of "No Pussyfooting" but I didn't realise there had been other albums as well. They do good stuff together.

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Post by bytored » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:47 pm

Here is a band from Seattle. I have bought all of there stuff and I must say that there music is very good.

Check it out.

http://www.halfzaftig.com/index.html

You can download there latest CD for free, It's actually over a yearold at this point.

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Post by soggybomb » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:59 pm

I dropped in here to share my admiration for Porcupine Tree's new release The Incident, a two disc album with a 55 minute song cycle about the impersonality of some aspects of society. If you are in the mood for some really interesting modern music, this may be one of the top releases of the year.

Soon, I plan on getting the Flaming Lips' new disc; I listened to it once as it was streamed from Colbert's site, and it is pretty interesting.

Also, for those who don't yet have Guthrie Govan's Erotic Cakes release, pick it up soon for some inspiration. He is such a phenomenal player, as many on this board have discovered.

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Post by Mudcat » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:07 pm

I posted this elsewhere in another thread but thought I would include this recommendation here for historical purposes.

This is some way-cool jangle-pop!

The Red Button: http://www.theredbutton.net/

Play their album at Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/theredbutton

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Post by soggybomb » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:54 pm

Transatlantic-The Whirlwind
The progressive rock supergroup reunites after 7 years, and produces one of the best releases of this year. It is a throwback to classic symphonic prog, and it is executed with class, excellent musicianship, and stellar production. For those interested in the genre, it is a must-have. Certainly the best from the band.
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Post by soggybomb » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:01 pm

Ibanez RGR4 (Dimarzio D-Sonic/Air Norton) & Ibanez RGA-7 (Seymour Duncan Blackouts) > Morley Bad Horsie > Boss DN-2 > Hughes and Kettner Switchblade (w/Ground Control Pro)

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Post by jbote » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:03 pm

Mudcat, "Cruel Girl" absoulutely made my morning. Some real nice jangle for a Sunday. Thanks for posting it. :thumb:
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Post by Vince » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:26 pm

jbote wrote:Mudcat, "Cruel Girl" absoulutely made my morning. Some real nice jangle for a Sunday. Thanks for posting it. :thumb:
Yeah, that IS a good track, innit? :thumb:

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Post by Vince » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:24 am

Ah. somebody's put this up on YouTube!

I really really like this album. It's called Salt Marie Celeste, and it's a long studio piece which really grabs the sensation, perhaps the desperation of being on a drifting phantom ship that's slowly sinking beyond the shipping lanes. There's a cold, austere beauty to this piece.

This is only a sample of a bit over 10 minutes but it's a good example of this romantic and melancholic album and, if you listen to all the tiny layers of sound that are built into the droning, keening sound (like beaten egg whites, almost) the effect is profoundly moving.

It's definitely not for everybody, but I find it absolutely stunning. If you like bands like Sigur Ros or perhaps The Future Sound of London, you'll probably enjoy this. If not, you probably won't. Worth listening to though.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR-vVSbT6vw[/video]

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Post by sir clash hiwatt » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:39 pm

My recommendation of the moment is Black Sea by XTC (I told Doc about this today who told me about this board!!!)... it's a guitar-based album by a band known primarily for their songwriting. Great live-in-the-studio vibe at times too.

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