Un-Grateful Thread - What Are You Listening to Instead of the Dead?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    This old CD of Moving Pictures sounds amazing.
     
  2. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    Do you like the John Mayall album The Turning Point? Then make sure to check out its follow-up Empty Rooms. Groovy stuff, man.



    It's a studio album from the same drummer-less band that recorded The Turning Point live.
     
  3. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    That’s the one on Sahara. Used to go there all the time when I worked on Jones. It has since moved to the Rainbow location. :righton:
     
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  4. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    The new place is nice, but they jacked their prices up. Figures. For some reason, the pricing at the Eastern Ave. Zia seems the same.
     
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  5. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    Fly By Night on 5.1. Not extremely immersive, but it works fine anyway. I've come to enjoy this album a lot.

    Edit: "By-Tor & The Snow Dog" is really well mixed in surround.
     
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  6. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Narcissus Soaking Wet

    Location:
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    I’m at the new Chase Center. I think this place is smaller than the Warriors old home, Oracle Arena. The sh—-y seats here aren’t that sh—-y. It’s like a smallish bowl. Anyway, I’m waiting for Eric Clapton with Jimmy Vaughn opening.

    Phish should start playing here. This place would be great for them.
     
  7. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    Masekela (self-titled 1969 album)
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    "Gafsa"


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  8. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    There's another surround mix of this album, which was done by Steven Wilson in 2017. Since it was only available in a very expensive box set, I only have this one, which is fine, but I'm sure Wilson's must be better because he never fails at providing awesome mixes.
     
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  9. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    @Rne , don't tell me that you stopped your journey through Rush albums before hearing Signals!

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  10. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    The problem lies in the fact that I don't have Signals, and that's why I stopped where I did. I know this one is highly praised by fans, so I might get it soon.
     
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  11. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    You could always stream some of it on the 'Tube to get a taste:

    "Losing It"
     
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  12. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    Grace Under Pressure is worth a spin too:

    "Kid Gloves"
     
  13. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    Oh, yes, Signals is on Spotify too, but I have a hard time enjoying streaming, I don't know why. Maybe I could take this opportunity to try to end with that stupid behaviour and give it a try. Particularly because it can take long until I get a decent sounding version of this title on CD (the old masterings are not easy to find here, the '97 remaster only gets bad ratings and given the descriptions I've read, I think I will not enjoy it, and I will not buy the Sector 3 box set only for one title).
    Yes, I'm gonna give it a try.
     
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  14. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    Well, time for Signals then. Some raw notes as I listen.

    Synths gain even more protagonism, but still the overall sonic palette is balanced and there's room for everyone.
    "Subdivisions": a number I was familiar with already. It stands among the best Rush songs. Period.
    "The Analog Kid": a sophisticated and cleverly arranged rocking track.
    "Chesmistry": I love the "Eye-to-I/Reaction burning hotter" sections.
    "Digital Man": Reggaeish chorus with mentions to Babylon. Unexpected rhythm changes, something usual with this band that worked out many of their songs in different sections. An instrumental passage that reminds me strongly of The Police's "Walking On The Moon" appears out of nowhere. Since I love The Police, it's more than alright with me. Great song!
    "The Weapon": Intricate drum pattern. I hear synth parts made with an arpeggiator, interesting. Great instrumental interlude, the tension builds up progressively. Another terrific song.
    "New World Man": Constructed over a robotic-sounding synth line. Again, the band is channeling The Police during the pre-chorus section. I was not expecting much when the song started, but it's very good.
    "Losing It": Synths gets thing started again, but there's also a violin which gives the song a special flavour. A slower pensive mood dominates the song, at least until the violin/guitar duet starts. I wish there was no fade-out. We have another hell of a song.
    "Countdown": Radio communications, excellent use of sound effects (I can't help thinking of "Astronomy Domine"). The killer Rickenbacker enters suddenly in a lovely turn of events. Really good number.

    Well, @notesofachord, now I'll have to buy this album, it's stupendous. All songs are strong, the band is in total control of what they're doing (Neil Peart shines throughout the whole album), and my wallet's gonna suffer once again.
     
  15. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

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    Frank Marino And Mahogany Rush ,
    Live (1978)
    /Tales Of The Unexpected (1979)
    /What's Next (1980)
    Genesis, (Banks-Rutherford-Wilson)
    Calling All Stations 1997
     
  16. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    I think their cd selection is pinner, especially their jazz selection.
     
  17. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

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  18. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    The Police were one of their favorite bands at the time.
     
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  19. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

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  20. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Marvin Gaye was also a drummer in the early years. He plays on some Motown recordings, or so I've read.
     
  21. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    Streaming Grace Under Pressure by Rush. Not as good as Signals, but pretty good, though.
    Ten years ago, I wouldn't have staood more tan five minutes with 80's synthesizers, I'm getting old and nostalgic, I guess.
     
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  22. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Now listening to the mono mix.
    This record is great either way but that mono mix digs deep, the bass is definitely better and maybe the piano too. Also a bit more atmosphere from the room I think.
    The 5.1 mix is cool though. Kind of Blue was recorded on 3-track. So the 5.1 has the three front channels plus some ambiance in the surrounds which is mixed relative low. If you wan't to be a purist, just turn off the surrounds and you here it close to the way it was recorded.
     
  23. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Norah Jones when she was up and coming (early 2000s)

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  24. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    Paul Dunmall Dig Deep Trio

    Dunmall on tenor saxophone
    Paul Rogers on 7 string acoustic upright bass
    Tony Bianco on drums

    Recorded live at Delbury Hall in Shropshire, England on February 20th, 2000

    I was lucky to see Dunmall live twice during this period. His tenor playing during this time was very strong. For sure a Coltrane influenced player but by this point clearly his own man.

    One of the great ones. Plus we get the *great* Paul Rogers on one of the first recordings on his custom bass.

    Two long freely improvised pieces

    On FMR Records
     
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  25. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Narcissus Soaking Wet

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    Hi All:

    So last night Clapton had Paul Carrack on organ, some guy I don't know on piano, Steve Gadd on drums and Doyle Bramhall on second guitar. I remember seeing Doyle at Experience Hendrix a few years ago, and he didn't look so good. I guess the Clapton wardrobe people helped him out or something, because he looked too cool for school last night.

    Highlights for me were the "Pretending" opener, as I am a big Journeyman fan (I would have preferred "Bad Love"), "Badge" and "I Shot The Sheriff." Really good show. E.C. still has his magic fingers and voice. Paul Carrack sang the encore, I'm not sure of the song, but everybody took a solo on it.

    He also played "Crossroads," although not the bombing down the highway Cream version, but "Crossroads" is "Crossroads."
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