DSP The MUSIC Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by rube, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. LAdiablo

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    old tame
     
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    Struts doing a couple of bangin covers

     
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    something very retro about this band
    like some heroin for the brain
     
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    Zevon's classic lyrics and Lindley's artistry.
     
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    Possibly horseshit ... but I liked reading it anyway ...

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/van-halen-song-david-lee-roth-forbade-everyone/
    • The Van Halen album David Lee Roth prohibited everyone from singing
    Tim Coffman
    Fri 29 December 2023 21:00, UK
    No band can ever be considered a complete democracy. Despite how many acts like to market themselves as a group of artists that pay attention to whatever each member says, it often takes a leader to help guide the group in the right direction. And even though it was clear that Eddie Van Halen was the musical mastermind behind Van Halen, he had a run for his money in frontman David Lee Roth.

    Before the band had started, though, Eddie had begun working in various acts on the California club circuit with his brother Alex, putting together the first incarnation of Van Halen on the working name Mammoth. After getting a taste of what Roth could do in the pre-Van Halen band Red Ball Jet, the group knew that they would work better together than as competitors.

    Becoming one of the standout acts on the Sunset Strip, no one could take their eyes away from Roth, playing up his showman persona to the nth degree whenever the band played live. Although the group could deliver at every show, it wasn’t until their debut album in 1978 that the world got a taste of what they could do, featuring Eddie’s signature tapping licks.

    Although Eddie was the star behind the fretboard, one other cornerstone of the band’s sound came from the backing vocals. As opposed to Roth’s single blues-infused baritone, the sound of Eddie and bassist Michael Anthony harmonising with him on tracks like ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘I’m The One’ became legendary in their own right, creating a wall of sound whenever they sang together.


    While the band’s time with Roth would be shortlived, their next incarnation with Sammy Hagar saw them going from strength to strength, featuring ‘The Red Rocker’s signature scream. Even though they would go in different directions for the rest of their career, it wasn’t until the 2000s that Roth returned to the fold properly.

    Returning for a tour, Roth’s return behind the microphone was meant to be a live reunion before Eddie’s son and new bassist, Wolfgang, had other ideas. Convincing his dad to release some of the band’s older riffs, Roth would return for the group’s swan song, A Different Kind of Truth, featuring tracks left over from their original incarnation, like ‘She’s The Woman’.

    Although Eddie’s licks hadn’t aged a day since 1978, Wolfgang remembered the band having issues with Roth regarding the vocals. Aside from Roth sounding much different than he did in his prime, the bassist recalled the frontman forbidding the rest of the group to sing any backing vocals on the songs.

    As Wolfgang recalled years later, Roth inadvertently removed a signature part of the band’s sound, telling Ultimate Classic Rock, “Dave, for the longest time, didn’t let us sing, do the background vocals on the album. I think it was just an opinion — he wanted to do it himself. And I disagreed with that because I think one of the biggest parts of Van Halen is the backing vocals.”

    While Roth eventually acquiesced and gave them free rein over the vocals, A Different Kind of Truth remained one of the most promising albums the outfit had made, featuring a tremendous communal spirit about having most of the band back together again. Although the vocals may have been a sore point in the studio, that didn’t stop Van Halen from ending their career on their own terms.
     
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    And G.E. Smith is no slouch either.
     
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    not sure if i posted this before
    but one of my faves

     
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    I'd like to see Jay Z play guitar, piano, flute, AND sing like that. But he's a billionaire with zero talent, so he's got that going for himself.

    Cummings & Bachman = superb & timeless.
     
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    not sure if any of you guys were into MC5
    i've only really started listening to them here and there maybe 10 years ago
    Michigan band that was a favorite off Iggy, Lou and the NY crowd
    Wayne Kramer was quite a guitarist and passed away today RIP
    anyhow these guys were pretty punk
     
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    Kremer was underrated. I saw him live in 2019 with Alice Cooper & the Hollywood Vampires. The guy shredded on stage.
     
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    picked up this on a Bowie page and had never really heard this lyric
    references a 30s movie i used to own on vhs

    Diamond dogs

    As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent
    You asked for the latest party
    With your silicone hump, and your ten inch stump
    Dressed like a priest you was
    Tod Browning's freak you was
    Crawling down the alley on your hands and knees
    I know you're not protected, for it's plain to see
    The diamond dogs are poachers and they hide behind trees
    Hunt you to the ground they will, mannequins with kill appeal

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    year of the scavenger
    the season of the bitch
     
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    One of us... One of us !
     
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    RIP Toby Keith



    Racist
     
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    Not a big fan of the guy but he's this generation's Merle Haggard. Big deal around here.
     
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    Merle was a bad ass.
     
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    Jack White just continues to quietly make great music
     
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    just released from 73 Midnight special epic high quality
     
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    lots of good midnight special stuff on youtube
    linda ronstadt, billy preston, sly stone, elo off the top of my head
    side note: gotta love that burt sugarman (and wife mary hart) are rabid dodger fans
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    L King (aka Sandy's childhood friend) doing his best Weekend at Bernie's impression.
     

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