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New live album from Neil of a 1973 show in Alabama. Good stuff.

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Yes, I spoke in general terms. I didn¬īt mean that they were not able to compose good songs but IMO they have focused so much on technique, skills and speed that in the end they have forgotten the essence of music that is nothing more than transmitting emotions...


Do not pay much attention to me guys: It's late, I'm tired and I start rambling ūüôā¬†

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There’s a certain amount of truth to it, but I think what everyone needs to keep in mind is context.  To someone who doesn’t listen to jazz, all jazz sounds the same.  To someone who doesn’t listen to classical, all classical sounds the same.  To someone who doesn’t listen to a lot of technically proficient musicians with a lot of ego who like to show off, all guitar wankery sounds the same.

And it’s not black and white neither.  I definitely listen to a lot of guitar wankery, and there’s definitely some I like more and some I like less.  I think Malmsteem is a horrible offender (hear his recent cover of George Harrison), and I think Satch and Al Di Meola are often grouped unfairly with the others, when both of them are wonderfully musical.

 

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https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Affirming_the_consequent

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Let P = Guitar Wankery   ( https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wankery , #2)

Let Q = Shredding  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shred_guitar )

 

All Guitar Wankery is Shredding

Not All Shredding is Guitar Wankery

 

Speed / Virtuosity can be an additional articulation to emote.

e.g.  Does the "Off Piste" Shredding ( say 2:40-3:25, you'll know it when you hear it)  help or hinder in the following (from many, many youtube bedroom guitarists)  cover(s) of Vinnie Moore's  J.S.Bach / April Sky?

 

 

 

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Fucking outstanding hard rock.  Lead singer sounds like a female Geddy Lee/Brian Molko, in a good way.

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^The math adds up. The point the riffing stops serving the music, it becomes wankery. Don't wank. 

 

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"Surfing with the Alien" is a nice album but I prefer "The Extremist"

 

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Baroness, Gold & Grey fucking outstanding!

Edit: no, that was just the first song, I fucking hate this

Mostly the vocalist 

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A collection of videos of this cover band because the below graphic made me sad so many different ways. 

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Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely [2018 stereo]

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If he had trimmed a few of the lesser tracks and tightened this up I think it'd be right up there with his very best. His songwriting was rarely better.

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Napalm Death "Utopia Banished"

I usually listen only when I¬īm training. I recognize that they are not my type.

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Throwing this on. I always thought the Raconteurs were one of the two groupings that made Jack White palatable (the other being with Meg). Should be interesting

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in honor of purchasing tickets to see her in august...

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

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Today Amazon left me a big box full of sweets ... among them

 

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Cradle Of Filth. "Lovecratf & Witch Hearts" 

They have a pretty cool version of "Hallowed Be Thy Name" of the Maidens 

 

 

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Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story OST [50th Anniversary Remastered]

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Ulysses, On Safari

yet another SMOD find, but this is hippie dippy psychedelic instead.  Listen to this song from their previous album:

https://ulyssesgb.bandcamp.com/track/song-that-has-to-be-sung

(...and then listen to the entirety of On Safari )

Previous was also retro psych rock, too, with a serious Jeff Lynne fetish, and I dig.

https://aurablaze.bandcamp.com/

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