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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:30 am

On V_S's suggestion, opening a rock thread.  Discuss your favourites,  any song you heard only recently that you really liked, etc.  

Started to love this, initially thought it was a bit too much of the same as what Fagen/SD were doing in the 70s.  But great chords nevertheless.


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Post  kv on Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:36 am

Election season special!

Elephant Talk - King Crimson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7hnVnjvjY0

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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:51 am

^^^  Yeah, great song for elections indeed.  Love the album.  Frame by frame is probably my favourite.

This is also a great song in terms of politics, trade unions, etc.


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Post  fring151 on Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:02 am

Acoustic guitar rock - how to make it work? Here's how. What a splendid guitar solo and whattay rapport between Gilmour and Rick Wright! David Gilmour:(In Padayappa Abbas voice) "Whattay man, whattay man!"


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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:03 am

Ooh, Echoes acoustic, must listen to that.

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Post  fring151 on Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:10 am

#WhyGilmourisGod



That legendary 4 note motif. The build up, the resolution and the intermediate chords. This is what the Gods listen to when they are drunk (or stoned, depending on your choice of poison). Also have to mention Dick Parry whose Sax solo is equally epic.

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Post  V_S on Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:20 am

One of our college favorites: Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUvkxz1nHMM

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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:00 am

Wow, Gilmour sounds even better on acoustic!  Speaking of amazing guitarists, Hackett is def one of my favourites.



V_S:  Love that track.   What's your favourite of LZ?  Probably Ten Years Gone for me.

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Post  fring151 on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:15 am

crimson king wrote:Speaking of amazing guitarists, Hackett is def one of my favourites.


Great stuff!

Led Zep - Many favourites for me - Lemon song, All my love, Stairway to heaven, Since I have been loving you, Immigrant song...


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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:16 am

Hackett is kind of a blend of Gilmour and Fripp.  Wonderful guitarist, somewhat underrated.

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Post  fring151 on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:19 am

Gilmour - Watch this solo acoustic version of "Breathe" to see how he can hold his own without any of the accompanying psychedelia. Ths is literally where I picked up the chords for the song from  Smile 


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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:36 am

Great stuff.  There's actually a Stevie Ray Vaughan track with very similar chords to Breathe, can't recall offhand.

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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:56 pm

Love this track, very catchy beats to go with wonderful piano arrangements.  Her lyrics are very witty too, as they usually are.


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Post  fring151 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:01 am

A very talented keyboard player college mate (who was a Steely Dan fan) and his band played this at many inter-college fests. Loved the chords then and love it now as I listen to it after many years.


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Post  crimson king on Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:46 am

You didn't say that you are especially fond of Steely Dan before?  If you like that song, you should check out some of their stuff.  They always come up with great chords (like on the chorus of this song, or the solo for that matter).


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Post  crimson king on Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:47 am

Meantime, here's one of my favourite Judas Priest songs.


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Post  fring151 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:03 am

crimson king wrote:You didn't say that you are especially fond of Steely Dan before?  If you like that song, you should check out some of their stuff.  They always come up with great chords (like on the chorus of this song, or the solo for that matter).


Nice. Ya their chord progs are usually very interesting. Not a particularly big fan or connoisseur, but i do listen to and enjoy some of their songs every now and then, which is the case with many other bands as well.

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Post  crimson king on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:08 am

Would say Steely Dan is pretty much mandatory for a guitarist.  Seriously, they've got some of the all time great guitar solos  - Kid Charlemagne/Everything You Did/Peg/Third World Man/Your Gold Teeth II.  And every album from Can't Buy a Thrill to Gaucho (that makes it 8 in toto) is at least very good with some really fabulous ones like Royal Scam and Aja.  Would strongly recommend either of those two (Royal Scam or Aja) as a starting point.

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Post  crimson king on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:10 am

It's interesting to see that in the 80s, the focus of rock guitar shifted completely to shred while SD's songs were all about unusual chord progressions (and they hired some of the best in the business to play them), i.e, more subtle and intricate.

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Post  fring151 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:13 am

Have heard Aja before  Smile . Plus some other songs which I can't match to their respective albums now. Will explore slowly..

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Post  crimson king on Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:07 pm

John McGeoch showing how less can be more, even in electric guitar.


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Post  kv on Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:11 am

Guru
Floyd - Dogs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lgOo8yEIPs

Sisyan
Porcupine tree - Time flies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87jjve-h2JE

Great songs, em both; love the chord work.

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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:22 am

Love the hell out of the Animals album.  Dogs is marvellous.  Cannot recall what Time Flies used to sound like, will have to listen.

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Post  kv on Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:24 am

Zep - No quarter
Among Zep's trippiest songs ever. 'Spellbinding' in every sense of the word.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odY8nff3h0w

Covered by the insanely-brilliant Tool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps1qy_3JOvY

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Post  crimson king on Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:29 am

Speaking of covers, love Faith No More's cover of War Pigs.


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