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J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
Today is my first "real day off"...in a LONG time. The skies are threatening...so yard work is COMPLETELY out of the question!

I'm sitting back and listening to tunes....Some I haven't heard for way too long...and some that I listen to too often...

Just wondering what my friends listen to in their often limited times of "enjoyment". Milne ain't the Enigma he pretends to be...to me anyway...I often have to tell him who he's listening to...(No slam here...he listens to alot of the same things I did back in the day...and there were MANY cross connections between the bands of the day!)

Right now...I'm listening to Joe Satriani's albumn...Surfing with the Alien..and am impressed at how fresh it STILL sounds...considering it was released in 1987

Check out the tune called....Always with me...always with you...It was my wedding song!..Short as that lasted...I still love the tune...

So....Whats in YOUR C.D. player right now?

Make it good! J.C.A.


  • Just listened to

    Soundgarden " A - Sides " while mowin' the lawn .

    Love the Ipod . Hate how hard it is to keep it " synched " with my music . Right now I can't download anything to it cause it's telling me my Ipod is not my Ipod . Modern technology .
  • Rage Against The Machine

    I think the song is called Justify, it reminds me of thinking outside of the box. It keeps playing in my head. The local bands are playing it a lot in the bars. Bob Gagnon

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  • Supply House Rick
    Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404
    Today Pool Side

    Blasted a mixed CD of ZZ Top. Dream Theater tommorow...
  • Paul Rohrs_7
    Paul Rohrs_7 Member Posts: 173
    so long as it's smoke free...

    Food should be tasting better and maybe you're hearing more subleties of the music.

    Even though we haven't met, I'm proud of you for quitting smoking.

    How about some CCR, real loud.

  • Uni R_3
    Uni R_3 Member Posts: 299
    Pool Side Rick

    Might be a more fitting name for yow now! ;-)
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981

    Is what makes this all "worth wile"
    Ive got 4 different responses,,and 4 differerent

    No matter how much we are the same...we're all different!

    Thanks Dan....What more could we ask for? J.C.A.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981

    Breaking out the "turntable" and hooking it up,,,COULD make Cosmo's Factory sound well!

    I KNOW!...it's been coming for so long.... Chris
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    Bruce Springsteen \"Tracks\"

    a collection of songs that never made it onto his other albums, plus some alternate versions.

    Listen to "Lift Me Up"- you won't know it's him singing unless you listen real hard.

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  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 763

    Santana- Welcome

    David Bowie- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

    Geo Harrison- All Things Must Pass

    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    How is that for mixing it up!

    Dave in Denver

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  • Ted_9
    Ted_9 Member Posts: 1,718

    Joe Satriani, Surfing , I had that cd. Remember Steve Vai??

    What about Ingve Malmstein?

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  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Ziggy Stardust....

    Goes under the "listen to often" label. I Never appreciated it during the turbulant 70's, and I thought Glam was just going to be a fad...but Bowie got it!

    The more I listen, the more I hear.

    Dave, "Mild to Wild" is the only way to describe the eklectic choices you've posted.

    It's beginning to rain again....so I think I'll take in some Refreshments....(the band!) Tempe, Arizona's finest! Chris
  • Tom Hopkins
    Tom Hopkins Member Posts: 552

    I am amazed at the number of video records of various artists in performance. While the U.S. languished with poor recordings at live venues - until recently, the Euros were making Thorens turntables and Telefunken mics.

    One of those wonderful euro "finds" was my last music purchase. Buddy Rich in concert at the Hague, Holland - 1978.

    Absolutely state of the art DVD picture and sound quality. The DVD once more confirms that Buddy Rich was the pre-emminent drummer of all time. The drum fills and solos - never mind the 16-piece big band he mercilessly drives, are astounding.

    The drum solo showcase has Rich playing a 12 minute solo that never repeats, shows technique that is beyond human and I suspect he's already in his mid-50's, playing with a band composed of college (Julliard, Eastman School of Music, Berklee) trained "yound lions" that would blow all but the best of today's best - completely away.

    At one point Rich drops his dominant right hand off the snare and plays a left handed only snare drum roll solo that is cleaner and faster than most are capable of with two hands/sticks - that made my jaw drop.

    For those of you who have no idea what I saw, playing a drum roll(single or double stroke) is like shooting a swish from half court... with the lights out!

    Whether you like jazz or not, everyone likes a wildass drum solo. This DVD would be the basis upon which anyone elses drumming might be measured.

    Buddy Rich & his band, Live at the Hague - 1978 (DVD)

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  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 763

    One thing I have noticed is how some songs seem to be channeled from some higher place or plane. You listen to the song and realize that not only did the artist create something that could not be much more perfect, but it seems like the song has always been there, floating around in some sort of cosmic soup, and by way of the artist's talent it was plucked out and recorded for all of us to enjoy and be in awe about.

    The Beatles did this effortlessly, or so it seemed. So did Nat King Cole, The Who, Led Zepplin, to name a few. One that I discovered recently was Alison Krause and Union Station. A voice from the gods.

    Dave in Denver

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  • Ray Landry_3
    Ray Landry_3 Member Posts: 94

    Alice in chains 'unplugged' from MTV back in the early 90's is probably my all time favorite CD. Being a young guy though, I'm still very much into the new music of today. Hurt 'Rapture' is a good one, anything by tool, Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E is a great one too

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  • Buddy Rich anecdote

    When entering Cedars Sinai Medical Center just before cancer claimed his life, Buddy Rich was asked by the admitting representative whether he had any allergies. His answer: "Country, just country." A sense of humor that equaled his drumming right to the end.
  • Tom Hopkins
    Tom Hopkins Member Posts: 552
    His \"busting\" of

    Ed Shaunessy, famous drummer of The Tonight Band (Doc Sevrenson's) was legendary. When Johnny interviewed him, his humor always made Johnny crack up.

    The biography, "Buddy" by Mel Torme was a good read as well. He could be a real PIA at times. We saw him in Nutley, NJ many moons ago. The second trumpet player showed up late and he stopped the music mid-tune, fired him on the spot and then bitched about it the entire night, openly, and nastily.

    You had to be a master of your axe before getting hired, but being thick skinned was almost as important.

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  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Yet another reason....

    To fire the old turntable up!

    I have "Buddy Rich, Plays....and Plays...and Plays" I haven't heard it for years...but need to!

    Misty Sunday...I've been listening to tunes all morning! Any Talking Heads fans out there? (Quick story)

    The only MOVIE I've ever been tossed from "Stop Making Sense"..Brattle Theatre...and the fire dept. shut the place down when the "ushers" lost control...and couldn't keep the occupants in their seats! Dancing in the isles is an understatement...and they just shut the place down!

    Memories...some good...others GREAT! Chris
  • Tom Hopkins
    Tom Hopkins Member Posts: 552
    Hearing Buddy...

    On an LP or CD is interesting.

    Seeing what it takes technically, emotionally and physically is everything.

    When 60 frames a second still show blurred drumsticks, we're in the realm of hummingbird wings and no, he's not driving the band with thin sticks that bounce faster; he's louder than the 14 piece band - suggesting that speed with broom-handle sticks!


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  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    Shows how important

    the drummer is to the band........

    Would the Who have been the same without Keith Moon? (OK, Kenney Jones was good, but he wasn't Keith Moon)

    Led Zeppelin without John Bonham?

    E Street Band without Max Weinberg? (to hear the difference in this band, listen to the first two albums that had Vini Lopez on drums- not even close)

    Nirvana without Dave Grohl?

    Genesis without Phil Collins?

    And don't forget Hal Blaine, probably the most famous session drummer of all. That's him exploding at the end of the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" (and if you ever get a chance to hear Ronnie Spector's album from the late 1970s, you'll hear Weinberg channel Blaine at the end of "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"). For a list of tracks he's played on, go here:


    I could go on, though I doubt anyone I mentioned could do what you describe Buddy Rich doing.........

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  • listening..

    to Frontal Frustration by The Mover, a very motivational piece of industial techno wax. best suited to headbanging while driving. Marc Acardipane's last great achievement, its all downhill from there.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Ask Milne....

    Narada Micheal Walden...or maybe Alphonse Mouson...

    Throw in a Tony Williams and Steve Gad...and you've got a real tossup!.

    Drummers are the "backbone" of ANY band....But some are great and some are there!

    I HATE to disagree with the Who anallegy...Keith Moon WAS great...but find a performance that he did the same thing 2 times!(Hint...it won't happen!)But...maybe that's what made him great???

    My favorite is a guy named Vinny Colliuto. I believe he's STILL listed as one of the best...But he plays ONE style..and can make it sound like ANYTHING he wants...or the writer wants it to.

    Another among the best...Terry Bozio..

    Both Played for Frank Zappa...and we all know that there's only 1 way to get THAT gig! Pass the audition...Impress Frank.(TOUGH doesn't even BEGIN to describe that!)And make it just like "it's written".

    Tough job! I know I wouldn't want it....but like everything else..someone's gotta do it! Smile! Chris
  • Tom Hopkins
    Tom Hopkins Member Posts: 552
    Dan, Marianne and wife Jaye...

    Saw Diane Krall at Radio City a couple of years ago. He loved Diane, I loved her drummer. I suggest he is among the best drummers alive. Peter Erskine.

    She had just gotten married to Elvis Costello, and I thought the tunes were good, but not half as good as all her other stuff. She let Erskine take a 2 minute ballad tune solo. He was so un-inspired, and probably so sick of being on tour with her, he was marginal - given his incredible chops. Rumor has it she paid him 2K per gig. On a few occassions they played a matinee and night gig. All told, his drum gear endorsements, royalties on albums, other venues and his paycheck from Diane put him in the majors - especially for a jazzer. Something on the order of half a million for the year.

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