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[#] Wed Jan 30 2008 09:31:18 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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For the guitar players amongst us:

I give you - The Fucking Fucker!

http://www.metasonix.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36

[#] Wed Jan 30 2008 11:45:41 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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What musician wouldn't want one just for the name and the cabinet artwork?

[#] Wed Jan 30 2008 11:50:01 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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tha'ts funny stuff.

[#] Wed Jan 30 2008 14:24:49 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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"It uses a 6BN6 and two remote-cutoff pentodes. Ask your mother what those are.
She's already tasted your foreskin anyway."

Oh yeah... I think I want one of these amps.

[#] Thu Jan 31 2008 21:06:00 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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I've been listening to some 70's stuff lately. Right now I'm listening to ELP, Trilogy. The other day was Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life.


Anyway a few things that come to mind..


1) Although there are major differences in recording quality then vs now, these recordings sound good enough that it doesn't really matter that much.
I mean, yea, there's less noise now, and more dynamic range, and better stereo separation. But in terms of enjoyment potential, the 1970's state of the art had already reached the minimum required level for people to not really care that much if it got better. In some ways I think these analog recordings actually sound better.

2) The chord progression and general delivery of ELP, "The Sheriff", reminds me of the opening song in Stephen Sondheims "Assassins".

3) A lot of art rock was cool (I used to love King Crimson, Yes, ELP, Genesis (the old stuff), Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, and even some Rush).. but a lot of it was self-indulgent and boring too.

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 07:58:02 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Funny... I have a gold copy of Dark Side of the Moon. The recording was absolutely stellar. I listened to it recently on a good set of headphones.
The amount of small details they got on tape was really amazing.

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 07:59:55 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I'm going to go with the self indulgent and boring part.
Yes it wonderful that these guys are so technically proficient, but if nobody can understand what you're saying, or appreciate what you're playing, is it really "good?"
But that's me. I'm the nirvana generation, I don't need highly technical music to enjoy, most of it goes over my head anyway.
I probably don't get everything going on in mozarts music, but I still like the simpler bits.

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 08:12:56 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Nirvana?!? The band that recycled the three same songs? The only worse offender of "simple" is Chuck Berry!

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 09:00:06 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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There are certain folks out there who really like the self-indulgent stuff.

A band that took it too far: Gentle Giant. Amazing musicianship. But very self-indulgent, to the point of sounding almost like noise to a lot of folks.
Still, in the one or two accessible records they released, you can find them to be quite engaging.

Zappa gets self-indulging sometimes, but seems to remember that there's a bunch of folks listening to the stuff eventually, and gets around to paying attention to them.

Rush probably edges to the razor's edge of self-indulging.



[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 09:21:10 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Nirvana?!? The band that recycled the three same songs? The only

I think you mean recycled the same three chords.
Or was that the beatles.

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 09:21:55 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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but there's only three of them, so there's a limit to how bad it can get. :-)

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 09:42:08 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Beatles?!

Ouch. You must be really harsh.

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 10:17:18 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Feb 1 2008 9:21am from Ford II @uncnsrd
Nirvana?!? The band that recycled the three same songs? The only



I think you mean recycled the same three chords.
Or was that the beatles.



No, I mean three songs..... Now, those three songs just happen to have the same three chords in them.... It's all basically the same stuff. Over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.

Not to say that there wasn't some great music coming out at that time. Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney.... Good stuff.

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 10:23:47 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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And then there's today. I am really out of the loop.
I got a guy here at work who's really into music in a way most of us probably think we are.
I asked him what are the popular bands today. He named about 10, of which I didn't even recognize 8 and the two I did were bands from the 90's that were just getting their start.

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 10:27:34 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I'm pretty stuck in the 60's and 70's when it comes to music. As for new music, they tend to be bands that have been around for a while.... Queensryche, Dream Theater, etc.

Give me Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, etc....

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 10:45:38 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I have some friends like that, and I sorta get it, but don't you ever want to listen to something new? For the rest of your life?

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 10:58:54 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Feb 1 2008 10:45am from Ford II @uncnsrd
I have some friends like that, and I sorta get it, but don't you ever

want to listen to something new? For the rest of your life?



No, no....

I listen to all sorts of stuff. And some pretty obscure things too.....
I tend to prefer stuff from the 60's and 70's, but I've been known to listen to Buckethead or Probot too.....

I try to be open to music, but a lot of todays music is crap.

Thankfully, the internet is making it easier to find new bands than ever before....

I got turned onto Porcupine Tree and Joe Bonamassa because of downloads......

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 11:31:24 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD ALERT!!! !!!

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 11:41:37 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Feb 1 2008 11:31am from Ford II @uncnsrd
ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD ALERT!!! !!!



Umm - downloads from iTunes - that's it!

[#] Fri Feb 01 2008 11:44:01 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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oh, you're one of those.

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