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Old 01-06-2017, 09:08 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Feeling a bit revivalist, so I made a playlist with a little twang at the tail end. I love this stuff.

The Anti-Metal Playlist of Life
J.D. McPherson is playing a Telecaster with (what is commonly known as) a "Charley Christian" pick-up in the bridge position.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:19 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Maybe it's a matter of getting use to them, but some of those songs didn't gel right. Of course they give a nod to the past, but they are new songs, that contain new elements, which leads to cognitive dissonance imho. You know, while listening to them I first thought "oh they have that retro sound," but then I was thinking "wait a minute, they didn't do that back then." I thought that hipster with the beer belly & beard, and his band sounds as much as a sped up version of Camera Obscura as they do as some throwback band. Sorry Plank, I hope I didn't sound too harsh there, that's just my impression. You should really comment on that stuff.

So I went through most and I guess Wagon Wheel is my favorite, nothing seems out of place in the song music-wise. I hope you don't mind me commenting on gear ... again. (It's something I can't control.) Darius Rucker is strumming a Gibson L10 in the video. The inlays are the distinguish feature. They are split hexagons, which are sorta rare and unusual for inlays.

I heard North Side Gal by J.D. McPherson before and the first time I heard it I was under the impression it was a cover song. The shuffle on the snare tricked me into thinking it was by Ray Charles or Fats Domino or some New Orleans artist. Compare the intro of the song to Twenty Flight Rock by Eddie Cochran. Did you catch the Hammond rotary speaker cabinet making a cameo in the video?

So, were you a fan of Hootie and the Blowfish prior to Darius' solo career?
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Maybe it's a matter of getting use to them, but some of those songs didn't gel right. Of course they give a nod to the past, but they are new songs, that contain new elements, which leads to cognitive dissonance imho. You know, while listening to them I first thought "oh they have that retro sound," but then I was thinking "wait a minute, they didn't do that back then." I thought that hipster with the beer belly & beard, and his band sounds as much as a sped up version of Camera Obscura as they do as some throwback band. Sorry Plank, I hope I didn't sound too harsh there, that's just my impression. You should really comment on that stuff.

So I went through most and I guess Wagon Wheel is my favorite, nothing seems out of place in the song music-wise. I hope you don't mind me commenting on gear ... again. (It's something I can't control.) Darius Rucker is strumming a Gibson L10 in the video. The inlays are the distinguish feature. They are split hexagons, which are sorta rare and unusual for inlays.

I heard North Side Gal by J.D. McPherson before and the first time I heard it I was under the impression it was a cover song. The shuffle on the snare tricked me into thinking it was by Ray Charles or Fats Domino or some New Orleans artist. Compare the intro of the song to Twenty Flight Rock by Eddie Cochran. Did you catch the Hammond rotary speaker cabinet making a cameo in the video?

So, were you a fan of Hootie and the Blowfish prior to Darius' solo career?
Nope. I was not.

I like the tunes. I think it's kind of neat that the artists are making an effort to bring that type of vibe to something new using new technology combined with old. Not much else I can elaborate on besides that. Thanks for stopping by though. It gets lonely around here sometimes.
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Gotta love Nigel.
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Plankton - Screaming At An Empty Canvas, was cool.

I relate to that right now. The song is awesome too. No words to it but the music is great.Really like this song, if its on spotify ill add it to my playlists
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I relate to that right now. The song is awesome too. No words to it but the music is great.Really like this song, if its on spotify ill add it to my playlists
Thanks. No Spotify atm, but maybe soon.
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My friend just posted this little gem of a write-up up on FB. I've seen it before, but it's always fun to pull out the old **** once in a while.

https://www.metal-archives.com/revie...platter/12862/

I have some great memories of being involved with this album a little bit. I was the only non-band member present through this albums entire production, from initial contract signing with Jam Productions to the release party. The stories I could tell would probably get me in trouble, so I'll just leave it at that.
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Zoetrope's (almost) final line-up. They opened for Megadeth, Testament, Suicidal Tendencies, and a **** load of other bands that went on to shove their foot squarely up the ******* of fame. Michael Garret (bottom left) was one hell of guitar player. Class act too. I wonder what he's up to these days.

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