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Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 02:56 AM
I am starting to think, most people here are my age or close to it...21 ;p

Regardless, we all probably are aware of the bands of our day. I recently caught a video of Rush, the other day and was overwhelmed by preciseness of Neal Pert's drumming. These guys are amazing. What are the odds of three people meeting and becoming awesome?
....Don't answer or will get precise odds from 200 posters, lol.

Who impresses you guys?

DaveC426913
2016-Sep-22, 03:01 AM
Rush played at my High School. Back when they played at High Schools.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 03:12 AM
Musically, there has never been anyone, before or since, who could hold a candle to them.

BTW*good job on hiding both, approximate age and musical preferrances, ;p.

Beatles were great but never really liked them. Always thought Glen Campbell was better. C'mon people, "Gentle on My Mind?"p

Way*better than "I Wanna Hold Your Your Hand!"

Cougar
2016-Sep-22, 03:18 AM
I used to be in a four-person group with guitarist Brian Ray (I played keys). Then I got a straight gig. Brian Ray now tours with Paul McCartney. I'm not a big McCartney fan, but I'm a big fan of Brian Ray. :)

Cougar
2016-Sep-22, 03:23 AM
I am starting to think, most people here are my age or close to it...21 ;p

You're kidding, right? Hahahahaha!

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 03:28 AM
....lol ok, just*run with it lol.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 03:31 AM
Notice you didn't disagree about Beatle sucking or that Kiss rocked the WORLD for a time, lol.

Gillianren
2016-Sep-22, 04:15 AM
You're kidding, right? Hahahahaha!

Yeah, this is one of the few places I spend time online where I don't feel ancient, and I'm turning forty in December.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 04:21 AM
Gillianren, I am currently 55 , a year ago I was 54 and next year I will be 56. I wish to (non-denominational god-like figure) I was 40 again, sigh.
I might regulate salt but w/e

NorthernDevo
2016-Sep-22, 04:59 AM
Ummmm.....I'm confused. I'm always willing to chat about classic rock to a young guy; it's one of the few games we veteran tradesmen can win when dealing with our energetic, stupid young trainees. In the OP the poster clearly identified himself as 21 years old. That's a good age; right at the cusp of exploding into the promise of adult life.
A few posts later, he/she identifies him/herself as 55.

Look; classic rock trivia is a game I enjoy and always a fun topic for discussion, but can I at least get a firm answer on the age of the person asking the question?

You know...because either post one or post nine is a flat-out lie and while there might be some subtle, clever hints to suggest otherwise I didn't get it. The first post was specifically written by someone 21 years old. The 9th was written by the same person, stating his age as 55.
I'm just confused, is all.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 05:03 AM
Lol, sorry Northerndevo, am 55, thought pun was obvious.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 05:12 AM
Brad Delp of Boston fame died recently. ˇThe guy apparently*had an on-going affair.Ok, anyway, the voice of my teenage years died that*night.

NorthernDevo
2016-Sep-22, 05:35 AM
Lol, sorry Northerndevo, am 55, thought pun was obvious.

Ok - though I'm looking through the posts and can't see any evidence of punning; I must assume it was an inside joke within Cosmoquest that I as an outsider was not party to. (Shrug)

For a time in my youth - my late teens, just after I joined the Army - I was totally taken up and absorbed by Rainbow; I thought it was the greatest guitar I'd ever heard. Of course, in later years I've expanded my interests and Ritchie Blackmore takes a minor stage in my pantheon of great guitarists. Lindsay Buckingham is currently one of my favourites; the Fleetwood Mac artist is a superb guitarist and hauntingly lovely performer. I love listening to Fleetwood Mac live; they do their hits but there is always a moment when Mr. Buckingham uncorks and performs an 'unscripted' (insert irony here) guitar solo. It is always powerful, emotional and professional. I'm sure that on whatever scale of guitar hero people would like to mention Mr. Buckingham comes in near the bottom, but I'll listen to his music well ahead of the panting, shredding, string-breaking young musicians desperately trying to do the same damn thing faster or crazier than what Mr. Santana or Mr. Van Halen did a generation earlier. I am personally not interested in speed. I'm interested in artistic ability, and I don't personally see anyone that can match Carlos Santana, Lindsay Buckingham, Jeff Lynne, Edward Van Halen or that dude with the top hat. Yes, I know his "name" but my personal disapproval requires I dislike mentioning anyone named for a keyboard stroke and while I must admit his technique is good, I can't imagine he's ever actually contributed anything to rock music aside from notoriety.
Oh, sure. He shreds great. What has he created? As in all my arguments I'll be happy to be found wrong. I just doubt I will - no-one wearing a top-hat and going 'duhhh' ranks high on my list of genuine tradesmen.

(Shrug) I dunno, I've no ability or interest in the creation of rock music. I just know what I like, and I don't like the majority of anything non-indie in the past twenty years.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 05:46 AM
zy? LyndseĽ*Buckingham cannot be quantified in terms of his awesomeness with the guitar.

Things went south and post dont make a lot of sense but...Lyndsey Buckingham best ever and doesn't even use a pick.

NorthernDevo
2016-Sep-22, 06:35 AM
Umm, if I offended I'm truly sorry. Sometimes my ideas exceed my ability to properly describe them; it's something I fight against in both casual conversation and my more organized fiction. Mr. Buckingham definitely can be quantified; he exists right at the top of guitar specialists - speaking as a person who has no ability as a guitarist save a little 12-string action. Mr. Buckingham is a slow player; he doesn't shred or play frantically. Other guitarists 'prove' their ability by unleashing fast, blinding solos, Lindsay carefully crafts a magnificent, emotional piece one superb note at a time; each note perfectly crafted and beautiful.

The 'guy with the top hat' is a personal peeve of mine; I'm sure he is well known here, I'm sure he is a good guitarist but I'll use my freedom as an inexperienced music listener (as opposed to a musician) to say I do not like him and his music. Slash is certainly a good guitarist but you'll never be able to give me a ticket to one of his shows. (Shudder).

I know my responses are sometimes confusing; it's a psychological thing. I sometimes have to come on and explain them when I'm living in the real world. Fortunately I've progressed to the point when these explanations are exceedingly rare.

Cheers!

Cougar
2016-Sep-22, 11:58 AM
Notice you didn't disagree about Beatle sucking...

Oh, but I do disagree, as most folks would, I expect. I mean, really!

Cougar
2016-Sep-22, 12:08 PM
Lindsay Buckingham is currently one of my favourites....

I've been trying to learn Never Going Back Again for the past 6 months, on my Guild JF30-12 (which is the most awesome 12-string in the world). Maybe after another 6 months. I've been on this kick ever since I stumbled on this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lllcsgSMo70) of Lindsay playing live, just him, his guitar and Stevie, which utterly reduced me to a puddle of tears.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 05:23 PM
One very under appreciated band is April Wine. Why were these guys not superstars?

Swift
2016-Sep-22, 05:29 PM
I am starting to think, most people here are my age or close to it...21 ;p

I have a leather jacket and many t-shirts that are older than that. :p

I'm sure I can't write a comprehensive list of bands that I like.

Of stuff I've seen recently.... I saw the Indigo Girls a couple of months ago live and they still sound great.

Also saw Michael Franti a couple of month ago for the first time - I can't say he is musically brilliant, but I like his sound, and he sure puts a lot of energy into his live performances. At the same festival I saw Elle King - man can that woman belt it out. Don't google who her dad is.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 05:31 PM
Foghat, guilty pleasure?

And again, it was a JOKE! lol, I am not 21, I am 55.

Also, Bachman Turner Overdrive, a unique sound.

starcanuck64
2016-Sep-22, 05:44 PM
Gillianren, I am currently 55 , a year ago I was 54 and next year I will be 56. I wish to (non-denominational god-like figure) I was 40 again, sigh.
I might regulate salt but w/e

Yah, a some point it stops feeling like aging and starts feeling like deteriorating...I'm around the same age.

As for the kind of virtuosity you're talking about in the OP, for me it would be Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits and specifically the song Sultans of Swing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pa9x9fZBtY

Rush is also good...

starcanuck64
2016-Sep-22, 06:04 PM
The Police were also a very tight band with very talented members...if only Sting wasn't such a.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki97mpo6Y_Y

These guys were also pretty darn good

Split Enz- Six Months in a Leaky Boat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAzIzmfzN_Q)

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-22, 06:18 PM
TY starcanuck, will check link out later.

I would also like to point out that IMO, there are some truly awful bands out there making money. I never understood why Red Hot Chili Peppers were a thing. If I wanted to see some guy racing around in jockey shorts, then at LEAST the music should be good. Again, my opinion only.

Don't get*me started about hip-hop music. Music? Really? Bands like Journey, Kansas, take your pick, spent years on their craft. Snoop or who ever else seem to just show up in an "enhanced" state, write some stuff down and split, while collecting oodles of cash at †he same time. Don't get me wrong here, as a business model, I admire Snoop. Actually, Snoop isn't even the worst, just using as example.

starcanuck64
2016-Sep-22, 06:45 PM
I would also like to point out that IMO, there are some truly awful bands out there making money. I never understood why Red Hot Chili Peppers were a thing. If I wanted to see some guy racing around in jockey shorts, then at LEAST the music should be good. Again, my opinion only.



While there are definitely some songs from Red Hot Chili Peppers that I do leave there are others that I enjoy.

Venice Queen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljrgs4TzkTQ)

Like a lot of people in his business, Anthony Kiedis struggles with substance abuse issues. He met a drug counselor that was a great help and who became a friend. Later when she was dying of cancer he bought her a home in Venice beach to spend the last months of her life. This song is dedicated to her.

Cougar
2016-Sep-22, 08:17 PM
I always liked Moby Grape.

DaveC426913
2016-Sep-22, 08:36 PM
I would also like to point out that IMO, there are some truly awful bands out there making money. I never understood why Red Hot Chili Peppers were a thing.

I never got into them either.

geonuc
2016-Sep-22, 08:53 PM
Musically, there has never been anyone, before or since, who could hold a candle to them.
Really? No one?

We all have our opinions on music and I'd wager that most people would not agree that Rush was the greatest rock band of all time, great as they were and are.

My vote would go to Led Zeppelin.

ozduck
2016-Sep-23, 06:50 AM
Great guitarists -pshaw! OK - he may not have been a rock guitarist but I give you Django Reinhardt who - "After his third and fourth fingers were paralyzed when he suffered burns in a fire, Reinhardt used only the index and middle fingers of his left hand on his solos. In spite of this disability he nonetheless went on to forge an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar)".

Listen to his recordings with the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" or solo for some great guitar playing.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-23, 07:40 AM
Really? No one?

We all have our opinions on music and I'd wager that most people would not agree that Rush was the greatest rock band of all time, great as they were and are.

My vote would go to Led Zeppelin.

OK got me, Led Zep is indeed an awesome hall of famer band, and I spoke too soon.

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-23, 07:43 AM
Great guitarists -pshaw! OK - he may not have been a rock guitarist but I give you Django Reinhardt who - "After his third and fourth fingers were paralyzed when he suffered burns in a fire, Reinhardt used only the index and middle fingers of his left hand on his solos. In spite of this disability he nonetheless went on to forge an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar)".

Listen to his recordings with the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" or solo for some great guitar playing.

That guy sounds amazing. Too bad nobody ever heard of him.

ozduck
2016-Sep-23, 08:27 AM
That guy sounds amazing. Too bad nobody ever heard of him.

"Nobody ever heard of him":eek:

Quote again "Many guitar players, and musicians, have expressed admiration for Django Reinhardt, or have cited him as a major influence. Jeff Beck has described Reinhardt as "By far the most astonishing guitar player ever..." and "...quite superhuman..."[41]

Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, both of whom lost fingers in accidents, were inspired by Reinhardt's example of becoming an accomplished guitar player/musician, despite his injuries.

Jerry Garcia was quoted in June 1985 in Frets Magazine:
"His technique is awesome! Even today, nobody has really come to the state that he was playing at. As good as players are, they haven’t gotten to where he is. There's a lot of guys that play fast and a lot of guys that play clean, and the guitar has come a long way as far as speed and clarity go, but nobody plays with the whole fullness of expression that Django has. I mean, the combination of incredible speed – all the speed you could possibly want – but also the thing of every note have a specific personality. You don’t hear it. I really haven’t heard it anywhere but with Django".

Members of Paul McCartney's band Wings, both Denny Laine and Jimmy McCulloch have mentioned him as an inspiration.

"Django," an instrumental guitar piece by renowned blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, is in his honour. The piece was influenced by the violin introduction of "Vous et Moi" (Blues et Mineur, 1942, Brussels), in which Reinhardt played the violin. Vous et Moi (You and Me) became the title of Bonamassa's sixth album, where the track first appeared in 2006. Slightly longer live versions appear on LIVE...From Nowhere in Particular (2009), and in DVD from his 4 May concert at Royal Albert Hall.

"Django," composed by John Lewis, has become a jazz standard performed by musicians such as Miles Davis. The Modern Jazz Quartet titled one of their albums Django in his honour.

The Allman Brothers Band song "Jessica" was written by Dickey Betts in tribute to Reinhardt.

"The word "genius" gets thrown around a lot in reference to artists and musicians — sometimes correctly, sometimes a little overzealously. But if it applies to anyone, it's Django Reinhardt. With no formal training, the Roma guitarist created a new style of music in the 1930s and '40s that came to be dubbed "gypsy jazz." His playing was at times joyous, fierce and lyrical, and his intensity was such that he's one of the few European musicians to exert a serious influence on the American art form of jazz."

Etc etc

I assume you are but joshing me. If not, please listen to some of his music on a quiet night with your beverage of choice in hand.

Noisy Rhysling
2016-Sep-23, 12:05 PM
I am starting to think, most people here are my age or close to it...21 ;p

I'm three of those people.

starcanuck64
2016-Sep-23, 04:34 PM
Great guitarists -pshaw! OK - he may not have been a rock guitarist but I give you Django Reinhardt who - "After his third and fourth fingers were paralyzed when he suffered burns in a fire, Reinhardt used only the index and middle fingers of his left hand on his solos. In spite of this disability he nonetheless went on to forge an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar)".

Listen to his recordings with the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" or solo for some great guitar playing.

Too true. It took Django a year to relearn how to play the guitar and his disability forced him to play mostly up and down a fretline and not the neck itself. He did some amazing work and influenced jazz, rock, blues, pop and more often teaming up with violinist Stephane Grappelli.

Django and Stephane- Sweet Georgia Brown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpO5xIltlyU)

starcanuck64
2016-Sep-23, 04:53 PM
If you listen carefully you can hear a Django Reinhardt song in the background of this scene from The Matrix.

Oracle and Neo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EgazvVNknA)

Hypmotoad
2016-Sep-23, 10:15 PM
Apparently didn't make myself clear. If I never heard of them, they must not exist! :P

ozduck
2016-Sep-24, 03:36 AM
Apparently didn't make myself clear. If I never heard of them, they must not exist! :P

But if you fell over in a forest and no-one heard - would you have made a sound?

Noclevername
2016-Sep-24, 05:53 AM
Apparently didn't make myself clear. If I never heard of them, they must not exist! :P

Talk about your mind dependent reality!

publiusr
2016-Oct-01, 05:18 PM
You're kidding, right? Hahahahaha!

What was that?

Zzzzzz