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An album of songs written and performed by the Purple One that he had given to other artists? Count me in!

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Hell Blues Choir: Greetings From Hell (The Tom Waits Songbook) 

 

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Yeasayer - Erotic Reruns

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Some inoffensive pop to start a sunny Sunday. Someone said it was good. 

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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Automatic

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The best rock debut album ever? Is it blasphemy to say I prefer the US track listing to the UK original?

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I love these dirty, sputtering guitar tones.  Bluesy hard rock.  No, it's a little bit harder than hard rock, but it's not metal.  Harderrock?

 

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On 6/6/2019 at 8:47 PM, jose said:

Wow!!!!

 

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This, just out of curiosity. They remind me a lot of Dream Theatre, or perhaps Opeth, I don't know, most of these bands sound very much the same to me :sadcat:

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Well, Dream Theater seems to me more focused on their instrumental skills than on the music itself.

I feel the same when I listen to Steve Vai, Joe Satriani...  I hope no one takes this badly but IMO they are great "instrumentalists" (I'm not sure if this word exists in English) but they seem very "poor" musicians.

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On 6/9/2019 at 9:28 AM, blessingx said:

Prepping for the new Scorsese doc.

What Ric said. Looking forward to watching this weekend!

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4 hours ago, jose said:

Well, Dream Theater seems to me more focused on their instrumental skills than on the music itself.

I feel the same when I listen to Steve Vai, Joe Satriani...  I hope no one takes this badly but IMO they are great "instrumentalists" (I'm not sure if this word exists in English) but they seem very "poor" musicians.

I know exactly what you mean. It is a trap for sure, but simplifying it this way can be a slippery slope also. For example, saying Paganini or Art Tatem are bad musicians because they go for technical difficulty and speed would seem odd. But they are exactly the same. The list would clearly go on. 

Buckethead offers both, super crazy riffing and whole albums with soulful rhythms and melodies without a single speed riff. 

Anyway, I think I agree with your general point, but I do think all of the above are great musicians. I think Yngwei Malmsteen sucks and would be a shining example of your point, however. 

 

 

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