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Postby JR8 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 2:13 pm

Mmmm trance-step (apparently) ft. the dreamy Fiora

Seven Lions - Days to Come ft. Fiora
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNQqqztmLYU


The full-on writhing beast surfaces at c1.55

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10:24 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzjNgWav3nk
Laszlo - One Step Away


Some banging dub-step...

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Postby Brah » Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:38 am

The GD mega-post:

I started this a while back, never finished it, gave me something to do while waiting for a flight.


Though they have a low-life hippy image, they always strove for top quality fidelity and pioneered some musical invention in guitar design and live music production.

But they have such a huge catalog, an experienced tour guide can be a big help navigating their many personas.

A note upfront – this band is clearly not everyone’s cup of tea, and as much as a fan as I eventually became, at first I didn’t even like them and couldn’t get the level of devotion of the fans.

Their Garage Band start
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJeTl6KoJUE

Cream Puff War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6oIOI9-r5I

Cold Rain and Snow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7qkbF8PbtE

Psychedelic
This shows their mastery of jamming, never playing things the same way twice, going out on musical limbs and coming back to earth, from a song to chaos to subtly rejoining into cohesion, not at all unlike Jazz but very far from it.

That's It For The Other One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ojrruaMYYg

Born Cross Eyed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhndGhkp-8U

New Potato Caboose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQoYkL6nTW4


Their iconic sound
Uncle John's Band (one of the most recognizable ones here)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSIajKGHZRk

Sugar Magnolia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKuhAxcH7g

Cosmic Charlie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDZs7cKGzDU


Rock and Roll
Bertha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaYfA7tfT1g

Not Fade Away / Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MYZXJ5Q0oY

Country period (Jerry Garcia was an accomplished pedal steel player*)
Dire Wolf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaStAAOUao8

Friend of the Devil (probably the other most recognizable one here)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9SKxL9CnW0

Jazzy era
Eyes of the World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCy9k_RWlvA

Unbroken Chain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTwXBEa_Tuc

3 minutes in they break into a rather unexpected fusiony jam and unlike much of their other work


Stylized era
This is their most progressive era, arguably most interesting, and they came out with what may have been America’s answer to Prog Rock, but far from it. Strange Middle Eastern themes, touches of Reggae, tribal polyrhythms, intricately interwoven melodic lines, out-there guitar chords and harmonies. Deep stuff on par with any level players.

I know this stuff like the back of my hand but still can’t fathom how they came up with this stuff.

Help on the Way /Slipknot! / Franklin’s Tower – from Blues For Allah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcvMJHc6pgw

Different album, even further into the desert, more Egyptian than the Blues For Allah album

Terrapin Station - best stuff from that album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAIvo6QkOgc


[u]“Pop”

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Postby Brah » Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:00 pm

This is an excellent talking concert for those who appreciate the talent that is Billy Joel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwV-vs0 ... 6E16E1571E

Some of it is blocked, but last time I viewed this I was able to download all 12 clips. Funny, entertaining, and he plays a lot of his best stuff and takes questions from the audience.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:10 pm

Wow 'Dr. Hoover', is he still alive? good on him!

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Postby Brah » Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:33 pm

His best days are behind him, and that show was from 2001.
Jumping from that to much older stuff which I prefer from his more progressive beginnings, I found these gems:

Travelin prayer. Midnight Special 1975
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Je0yXHpkw

Live At The Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC Television Theatre (1978)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1KXXHM_zj0#t=20m29s

The Midnight Special 1975 - Ballad Of Billy The Kid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NkNwJBuk8

TONIGHT in Conn 1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uFtMbohOHc

He really is quite an accomplished pianist.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:09 am

A tight house electronica based loop...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP625xQIGzs
Tobu - Hope [NCS Release]

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Postby Brah » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:05 pm

Another version of this classic performed live:

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene Live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su6MRe95FA8

The "hit" Oxygene IV starts at 37:00

better performance but 3D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HJ2Q8GQwts

The "hit" Oxygene IV starts at 30:10

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:33 am

Sorry to break the flow of this thread.

Just found an awesome piece by Grohl, Reznor and Homme (actually not a big fan of Homme) from Sound City album.

(Damn I should have gotten the whole album!)

Mantra (album Sound City - Real to Reel

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Postby Brah » Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:11 am

the lynx wrote:Sorry to break the flow of this thread.

Just found an awesome piece by Grohl, Reznor and Homme (actually not a big fan of Homme) from Sound City album.

(Damn I should have gotten the whole album!)

Mantra (album Sound City - Real to Reel

Hey at least you were courteous about it, instead of the usual non-acknowledgement way of not checking out a fellow poster's contribution, which I guess we're all guilty of.

I like the same 2 of 3 as you, but didn't find this very interesting - sounds like what Pink Floyd would do circa 1967 (which I like), but it was interesting to see the collaboration happening here.

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Postby the lynx » Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:55 am

Brah wrote:
the lynx wrote:Sorry to break the flow of this thread.

Just found an awesome piece by Grohl, Reznor and Homme (actually not a big fan of Homme) from Sound City album.

(Damn I should have gotten the whole album!)

Mantra (album Sound City - Real to Reel

Hey at least you were courteous about it, instead of the usual non-acknowledgement way of not checking out a fellow poster's contribution, which I guess we're all guilty of.

I like the same 2 of 3 as you, but didn't find this very interesting - sounds like what Pink Floyd would do circa 1967 (which I like), but it was interesting to see the collaboration happening here.


Sound City is a documentary Grohl directed about an old studio Sound City in LA which has seen many legends like Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Slipknot, RHCP etc did their recordings there. So everyone who was part of Sound City studio came together in this project and had collaborations.

Yeah now that you pointed out Pink Floyd, Mantra DOES have that sound. I don't know if you're interested but you might want to watch the documentary film and have a go at all of the soundtracks they did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_City_(film)

I listened to all of the songs. Half of them are great but the other half didn't hit the goosebumps threshold in me yet (probably because I'm too young to appreciate the signature music/voice of some of the real old-timers like Springfield and Nielsen). I only recognised Nicks from Fleetwood Mac and of course the bunch from the 80's and the 90's (Taylor from Slipknot, Hawkins from Foo Fighters just to name a few).

I will check out the movie and see what it is all about for myself.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:35 pm

the lynx wrote:Sound City is a documentary Grohl directed about an old studio Sound City in LA which has seen many legends like Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Slipknot, RHCP etc did their recordings there. So everyone who was part of Sound City studio came together in this project and had collaborations.

Yeah now that you pointed out Pink Floyd, Mantra DOES have that sound. I don't know if you're interested but you might want to watch the documentary film and have a go at all of the soundtracks they did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_City_(film)

I listened to all of the songs. Half of them are great but the other half didn't hit the goosebumps threshold in me yet (probably because I'm too young to appreciate the signature music/voice of some of the real old-timers like Springfield and Nielsen). I only recognised Nicks from Fleetwood Mac and of course the bunch from the 80's and the 90's (Taylor from Slipknot, Hawkins from Foo Fighters just to name a few).

I will check out the movie and see what it is all about for myself.

Sounds interesting, maybe that is the West Coast equivalent of Electric Ladyland studios.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 18 Oct 2014 7:42 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MTY4iY ... ture=share
JAN AKKERMAN GUITAR SOLO, MEZZ BREDA, NOV. 16TH 2012

Jan just keeps improving with age, like a fine fine. Awesome guitar playing.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:32 pm

One of those rare, truly magical songs:

Jerry Garcia - The Wheel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZK8UmvTocQ#t=24s

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:21 am

I never got the Grateful Dead. Full Stop.

It's like Neil Young reined in at your great granmas 105th birthday or something, so he sounds like a neutered 12 year old boy scout.

I know you Yanks get really kinda big and nostalgic about such bands (but not about others, which you probably should, like the Bee Gees, New York Dolls, Ramones, and so on).

Like Santana, the Grateful Dead do absolutely zero for me. They're just like a bunch of teenagers in a shed singing some inane hippy songs.

[Tags: 30 years later I'm still at a loss what their appeal is /]


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