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#6501 2021-04-14 07:04:38

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Stevie Wonder and Stevie Ray Vaughan - Superstition (1989, live on MTV)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBEkolNNfJc

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Crossfire and Travis Walk (instrumental) [1989, live on The Dave Sanborn Show]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxqSKdtFd7M

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#6502 2021-04-14 18:58:53

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

glittersloth wrote:

New find for me. Already knew former snooker world champ Steve Davis was a selector and synth-guru with radio show on NTS and live gigs at festivals, but only found out today he's got a band (which also features Mike York who's done work with Coil).

https://theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com/music

I can actually hear Coil in that. Me gusta.


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#6503 2021-04-15 04:01:30

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Weird Al - Foil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urglg3WimHA

Times passes, Royals was released in 2012/2013.

Esperanza Spalding and Herbie Hancock - Fragile - Sting - Kennedy Center Honors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOTigo5U-JY

-edit- Here's the whole Sting Kennedy Center Honors Show from 2014, I know I've posted it before but the arrangements are amazing. Please skip to 6:30...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbVj96_yk_o

Holy moley, Bruno takes it fully dub for a minute at 18:38!

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#6504 2021-04-15 04:43:02

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Burma Orchestra Saing Waing - I want you
Yes, the Dylan song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MU8AIpgpuA


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#6505 2021-04-15 05:12:08

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ Well, if you're doing world music, here's stuff only somewhat related. smile I've been placing early solo Peter Gabriel albums in my heavy rotation, lately.

Little known fact (maybe), the early Peter Gabriel albums have almost no drum high-hats or cymbals or tambourine or anything cymbal-like in the drum parts. At the most he'll have a little drum-machine *chick* like in Games Without Frontiers. He doesn't use a full drum kit on his albums until he has Manu Katche on So, which of course was his breakthrough world-music/pop album to superstardom. So 4 albums, Car, Scratch, Melt, Security, all without a cymbal or a high-hat.

Car (1977, this is so freaking good)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj_tys8 … iqmm3Npq3g

And there are cymbals in the first track, so I'm wrong already.

Scratch (1978)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ-M1UO … vi1myE3NKX

High-hat and cymbals on the first track, dammit! Was it just on the next album? No, the next 2 albums...

Melt (1980, my favorite. Early tribal world-music/prog-rock/electronica/gospel with no cymbals? Savage.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvAmj3k … S7FrCLxs0V

And there's definitely tambourine on And Through the Wire. A nice run while it lasted. Then again, the outro is all dry of treble, more cowbell! Games Without Frontiers is epic, isn't it? The opening lyrics are in French and say "Games without frontiers", fellow Americans who don't know anything about anything. My mom was from Quebec, it's a kind of French.

Security (1982, The Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush relationship and collaboration is clear here. And always there's a touch of... Eno?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpqJxb_ … KJMDdnD_vn

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#6506 2021-04-15 06:26:31

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Peter Gabriel - Mother of Violence (with Brian Eno)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2NeeXTKCPY

Holy crap, thank you Google. Nice suggestion. There's some dub prog-rock ambient for you.

Right, forgot to post a Games Without Frontiers video from freaking 40 years ago...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95SWMqzM_Sg

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#6507 2021-04-15 06:40:42

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

^ Well, if you're doing world music, here's stuff only somewhat related

Yeh OK Gabriel mixes in some world-music-ish sounds, and of course his work with Womad is much to be respected, but somehow I don't care for his songs that much. His voice maybe...

Ah well. Truth is, I lost contact with a lot of what was happening in mainstream pop/rock when I moved to Japan in '76, so never heard much of Genesis. That's whan I got into Reggae, Latin (thanks to Santana) then African and Indian music. Progressive Rock, sort of liked at first but then got very bored with (that's what PG does, I suppose). Heavy Metal, always hated (sorry Dobbie). Never got into the Dance Music thing at all (sorry Glitter). Still somewhat out of touch to be honest.


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#6508 2021-04-15 16:24:18

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^ No shame there. Music hits everyone differently, and differently at different times in one's life.

Stuart Copeland, isolated drum tracks for Roxanne (with some pre-production guitar bleed from Andy Summers). Crank this up, the drumming and micing/recording of the drums is phenomenal. It's really hard to hold a drum beat that's this slow steady and then add tons of syncopation and a bunch of breaks to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-abHz5mIY4Q

Roxanne (1978)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXzFCS72QIA

Eddie Murphy - Roxanne (from the movie 48 Hours, I think)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQ2DgNoHjs

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#6509 2021-04-15 16:38:54

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Children of Bodom - Live at Nosturi 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlRMrpuYR_M


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#6511 2021-04-15 19:20:51

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

In a similar vein, this got a lot of views a few years ago (though nothing seems to have been heard from her recently);

Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement) Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged for electric guitar by Dr.Viossy, played by Tina S

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rBK0BqL2w

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#6512 2021-04-15 22:37:25

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Colonel Panic wrote:

In a similar vein, this got a lot of views a few years ago (though nothing seems to have been heard from her recently);

Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement) Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged for electric guitar by Dr.Viossy, played by Tina S

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rBK0BqL2w

That's up there on my list of Best Guitar Ever, nice link. Who is prettier, the young lady or her gorgeous guitar?

Her man hands, that's the prettiest thing. Playing guitar has given this tiny woman massive, throbbing man hands.

Struggling to find a good recording of Moonlight Sonata...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UrRWyIZ74

That was great.

The Great Kat - Beethoven's Moonlight Mosh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wb0YR5_1fE

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#6513 2021-04-16 06:23:18

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN8LM3WE5Eg
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#6514 2021-04-16 18:15:18

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#6515 2021-04-16 19:22:55

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Sergei Prokofiev's Visions fugitives.

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#6516 2021-04-17 02:21:11

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^ A link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCAkEfkHKU

Lentamente (slowly), pianissimo (very weak), con una semplicita expressiva (with a simple expressiveness), that's a good enough translation to the opening notation on the score.

Nice post!

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#6517 2021-04-17 02:35:33

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^^ Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition, Kurt Masur, conductor. I played in an orchestra that Kurt was guest conductor for when I was in my early 20s at the New England Conservatory, early 1980s. A Brahms Symphony, it was a life-changing experience. I was the first-chair/principal violist, so sitting ten feet away from him, and at one point there was a viola part that he wanted highlighted and when it arrived he looked at me and screamed "AAAAARRRGH!" while making an upward-clenching fist. The viola section and I dug into our strings as hard as we could!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq7Qd9PSmR0

The Mussorgsky arrangement of Pictures really holds up, it has a rock-concept-album quality to it. Quadrophenia or Wish You Were Here or something. Baba Yaga, Baba O'riley.

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#6518 2021-04-17 02:51:57

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One other thing... most symphonic orchestras are clumsy beasts comprised of insecure musicians who don't want to be heard playing a wrong note. So usually a conductor will conduct a downbeat and the orchestra will respond nearly a second later as they all get up the guts to play. Not Kurt, that downbeat was the freaking downbeat and you played with it.

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#6519 2021-04-17 03:08:58

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Ashkenazy, the original piano composition of Pictures by Mussorgksy, the orchestral arrangement is later, by Maurice Ravel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wee3rROeyUs

One of the trippiest, most unique pieces of fine art ever composed, and maybe the best performance of it ever recorded. 11:02 if you need convincing.

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#6520 2021-04-17 04:18:41

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^ Personal goal set. I want to arrange and perform selections from that for a rock band consisting of drums, bass, keyboards, guitars and electric violin. I'll start with the piece at 11:42. that one has rock band potential written all over it. Downtempo with a fat ride cymbal. The composers for the early Godzilla movies stole from that. A whole slew of film scores stole from Pictures.

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#6521 2021-04-17 04:52:55

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Personal Goal #2, arrange selections from a Mothra soundtrack for the same ensemble...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF8Ybi2V59g

Then into the King of the Monsters suite. Downtempo with a heavy ride cymbal. An easy fiddle part. Dun dun Dunn, dun dun Dunn, dun dun dun da dun da dun da Dunn, repeat up a half step, major key instead of minor and then back down with that great extended meter slip at the end. What is it, 3 bars of 9/4 and a final bar of 12/4? Brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2iUQ6sta_c

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#6522 2021-04-17 05:31:36

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I can see it, a band is on stage with an electric fiddle, you figure they'll break into Friend of the Devil or Dust In the Wind or Black Water or Devil Went Down to Georgia, but no. They bust out Godzilla...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWKyg3d1QRg

The trickiest bit will be finding 2 vocalists for the Mothra/Cosmos theme reprisal beginning at about 39:06.

"Mothra oh Mothra

If we were to call for help

Over time, over sea, like a wave

You'd come

Our guardian angel

Mothra oh Mothra

If we were to call for help

Over time, over sea, like a wave

You'd come

Our guardian angel

Mothra oh Mothra

If we were to call for help

Over time, over sea, like a wave

You'd come

Our guardian angel

Mothra oh Mothra

Of forgotten kindness and ruined spirits

We pray for the people's spirit as we sing

This song of love

Mothra oh Mothra

If we were to call for help

Over time, over sea, like a wave

You'd come

Our guardian angel"

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#6523 2021-04-17 06:23:41

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"Of forgotten kindness and ruined spirits, we pray for the people's spirits as we sing this song of love."

That's really good.

Godzilla VS Mothra (1964)

https://archive.org/details/video.guru20200107203613633

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#6524 2021-04-18 01:03:09

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Pop song guilty pleasures from rock stars...

Slash from Guns & Roses, Katy Perry - California Girls (ft. Snoop)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F57P9C4SAW4

I wonder why he liked that, especially? It's the music, definitely.

Alice Cooper, the Knack - My Sharona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR2JtsVumFA

Marilyn Manson, Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DksSPZTZES0

Some guy from Machinehead, Wham - Careless Whisper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izGwDsrQ1eQ

Buckcherry, Hall and Oates - You Make My Dreams Come True

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EErSKhC0CZs

Stupid source...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkCdkusHkjU

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#6525 2021-04-18 01:38:10

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And my Top 5 Guilty Pleasures, and I though about it a bit.

#1, Madonna - Cherish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q2WS6ahCnY

It's a really catchy song, you can hear the work she's done on her voice to make it better, it has more body is is way less nasal and little-girlish, and she looks the hottest she's ever looked in her life. And when the child mermaid doesn't want turns his head away and she forcefully turns his face? Pure cringe.

#2, The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6tuzHUuuk

Given to The Bangles by Prince because he was hot for the lead singer, as was everybody at the time.

#3, Katy Perry, and I'm seeing a theme of sexy women being my guilty pleasure (oh, Justin!) E.T. (ft. Kanye)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Sd5c4o9UM

#4, K.D. Lang - Save Me, when I heard this opening track to the album Ingénue I was dumbfounded at how rich yet minimal it was. The recording production is outstanding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhS_ADeMBIU

I'm not even guilty about that one, that is a tremendous recording.

#5 (and 6, in whatever order), Joni Mitchell - Coyote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWUgPIQNgGo

And Black Crow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuxJm33eGHU

Again, not guilty, it's Joni with Jaco at their most brilliant, easily my favorite album by Joni, but I know 90% of people won't appreciate it so I keep it hidden.

Seriously, popular music has been dumbed down that much at this point. It's mostly 1, 2 or 4 chords, looped, with a 1 or two note melody that's auto-tuned. It's shit.

The Death of Melody...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuxJm33eGHU

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