Chicago appreciation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by jwb1231970, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Terry Kath (guitar) and Robert Lamm (keyboards)
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  2. The original CHICAGO
    From left to right - Danny Seraphine (drums), Terry Kath (guitar/vocals), Peter Cetera (bass/vocals), James Pankow (trombone), Robert Lamm (keyboards/vocals), Laudir de Oliveira (percussion), Walter Parazaider (woodwinds), Lee Loughnane (trumpet)[​IMG]
     
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  3. Peter Cetera (bass/vocals)
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  4. EdgardV

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    Chicago VII (1974) Caribou Ranch.

    I don't remember Terry playing a guotar. Is that some Middle Eastern instrument like a sitar? Or do you actually play a goat, by blowing in its' nose with music emanating out the horns? Sounds pretty cool.
     
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  5. It's actually a leaf of an exotic fruit tree found only in the remote part of the Arabian peninsula. Generating a Hendrixy guitar sound out of it was one of Kath's hidden talents.
     
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  6. ZackyDog

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    Lee Loughnane's, Call On Me:



    G r e a t lead vocal by Peter Cetera.
     
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    I got the feeling, when I watched the recent documentary, that Lee Loughnane always had an axe to grind with Danny.

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    Even Jimmy and Robert managed to interject a few compliments about Danny's drumming.

    Good for Danny for having the band look at the contracts and the audit that uncovered the millions that was "going to the wrong place", per Jimmy.
     
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  9. Reis

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    I didn’t get that vibe. Lee has been said to be the peacemaker. In Danny’s book he/Danny says a lot about how hurt he was with Robert’s attitude not Lee. He and Jimmy kissed at the RRHOF ceremony. I think there are a lot of details only they know about.
     
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  11. Dougd

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    This is probably the best Cetera non-posed, "on the job" photograph I've ever seen.
     
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    Skip all the way forward to about 2:15.

    The Missing Links.
    Terry Kath, Danny Seraphine, Walt Parazaider and Chuck Madden.
     
  15. That's a Johnny River song playing. I noticed the Missing Link (2:15 and later) had Beach Boys-style hairdos.
     
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  16. Reis

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    How did Chicago go from this kick ass “Poem 58” to “if you leave me now” in 7 short years?
     
  17. driverdrummer

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    Great band! They were bigger than Elvis for a few years there!
     
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    Cocaine.
     
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  19. Dougd

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    Well, no artist has continued success year-after-year, including Elvis.

    In the early 70s, Chicago likely sold more LPs than Elvis, but hey, it wasn't a "contest."

    Two different acts, two different music styles, two different audiences.

    Like pitting The Beatles against The Supremes.

    The Supremes would be more akin to Herman's Hermits or Three Dog Night than Chicago, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, etc., the latter 3 groups which wrote their own material.

    I always hate it when someone says how Michael Jackson sold more than this or that artist.
    Different species, different era, different chart measurements, etc.
     
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  20. EdgardV

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    Colour My World and Memories of Love were on the very next album, Chicago (II), 1970. While personally I much prefer them over If You Leave Me Now, they are indeed all sweet ballads.

    Additionally, there are plenty of hard rock tracks featuring Terry on guitar, on VIII, X and XI, (right along with IYLMN).
     
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  21. Reis

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    All good points. I just loved how fearless they were when they started out and how it was all about the “music” not the money and fame. I guess it happens to most of the bands.
     
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  22. OptimisticGoat

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    I finished watching the documentary last night. It gave me a much better understanding of the earlier ("real") work of Chicago. I grew up hearing the Foster albums (which I liked). I picked up an early pre-16 best of on cassette years ago (which I also really liked) but really haven't got past the hits collections in terms of the early work. This is a must do for me after watching the documentary. .... Terry Kath in particular looks like an amazing artist. I want to hear more.
    P.S. I like both versions of 25 or 6 to 4 (although the first is my favourite Chicago track point blank).
     
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  23. Dougd

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    I'd recommend listening to CTA, II & III first (the group's original brilliance).
    Then listen to V and VII.

    Those are considered their greatest LPs.
     
  24. Reis

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    You should listen to some of their live performances from the Terry Kath era. Tanglewood is one of their best. TK will blow you away and the rest of the band too. There are a lot out there-you have to look. Chicago is one of the best bands live IMO, even now.
     
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