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Old 02-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone ever heard of this band? I just discovered them via Pandora. They're really cool, really unique style. They are a "Psychedelic Roots Indie Rock" band
that consists of Joey Welch, Mike Graves, Michele Long, Brett Cantrell, Vincent Jackson. Joey Welch has recorded three albums with world-renowned engineer/producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies).
He has a really unique guitar style.



Born Again Floozies at Johnstown FolkFest - YouTube





Born Again Floozies - Up the River - YouTube



"Street Music" Born Again Floozies Live - YouTube



Acoustic Guitar Joey Welch of the Born Again Floozies - YouTube
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Video #1

I'm slowly going through these, Blast, and its certainly different but in no way bad. Whats confusing to me (on the first video) is that they're using organic instruments to create a synthetic sound.

It might sound maybe like they've run the guitar through a peddle or something, but that trumpet (?) is so great. Really sells the thing for me.

Video #2

No. Bah. Its a weird (and bad) combination between attempted humor and socially conscious. Its like BNL listened to one too many rage against the machine CD's.

Video #3

This riff makes me want to have sex with inanimate objects because they're closer than actual people. And the Tuba is how I imagine it would sound if I had sex with this filing cabinet. I'm not really a fan of their lyrics, but the music is really good. I don't get what this 60's gospel revival **** it. but they can't all be gems.

Video #4

Not bad sounding and cool as hell to watch.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I didn't really like The second video either, don't even know why I posted it. It just happened to be one that I was listening to when I started the thread, so I just posted it. Thought someone else might like it. O ya, all the videos I posted are the only material I've heard from them, so I guess that explains why i posted it. I don't pay much attention to the lyrics, I didn't really like the guys voice at first either. What really attracted me is the instrumentation and the unique style. And yes, the riff in video three is ****in great. So, we can agree they're pretty cool? I haven't heard enough to say much else. However, Video one and video three are pretty damn cool, in my opinion.
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Well the brass is amazing, and adding the tap-dancing in, while not mindblowing does add a different type of percussion than I think you're used to hearing so it makes a difference in the overall recipe.
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The tap dancing is pretty unique. I think the guitar playing is pretty good, too.
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Oh certainly. I don't know if its unique per say, cept for that third riff it didn't really stand out.
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I think the 4th video shows some pretty unique guitar playing. I mean, it's not like he's doing something entirely original and there are definitely better and more unique guitarists; but it's still not exactly standard or typical. I agree, the lick in the 3rd video stands out most, but I haven't heard enough to say that he doesn't have more guitar playing that's as good. Just by looking at the finger work in the third video, I don't see how he's getting the lick with the technique he's using. It's a pretty odd tapping technique.
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