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Offline wil b.

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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2015, 12:53:36 PM »
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I can name all the members of Tower of Power 1973.

Also, my memory is fading but I think I can name the 4 guys in The Beatles!

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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2015, 02:20:10 PM »
EVERYBODY here is RIGHT!!!   Cool to have such agreement in abundance!

I wonder though if future Geezers will be talking complete classic artists like we here are today? We saw it evolve and flourish like no other time. There's great stuff out there to be sure, but as groundbreaking, and to stand the test of time like ours, remains to be seen.
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2015, 02:48:41 PM »
Link Wray and disciple play Elvis:
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2015, 01:38:10 PM »
Just listened to INXS "Welcome To Wherever You Are." Sophisticated, exotic, earthy.  A great album.  [Are they still called that?] Lead singer sorta Lou Reed-ish.  Wonder what happened to 'em...

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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2015, 01:48:44 PM »
One of my favorites, Hound Dog Taylor:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX9UG8rqRRQ
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2015, 02:07:24 PM »
Just listened to INXS "Welcome To Wherever You Are." Sophisticated, exotic, earthy.  A great album.  [Are they still called that?] Lead singer sorta Lou Reed-ish.  Wonder what happened to 'em...

Spuddy

Sex drugs and rock n roll got to Michael.  The rest of them became reality tv show stars then toured for a while.  I think they hung it up down under a few years ago however.

That album came out around Nirvana times here in the U.S. and didn't sell well.  It's a good one although I probably haven't listened to it in 20 years.
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2015, 02:25:39 PM »
I was under the impression that The Kinks" You Really Got Me" in 1964 was one of the first power cords in modern rock.

Pretty sure link was the original dude to lay his left index finger across all 6 wires and crank the volume and tremolo up to 11 and wail.

Everybody who has ever played an electric guitar at volume owes Link Wray. He was the first to use distortion purposefully. Notice I did not say first to record distortion but first to use it. He used to punch holes in his speaker cones with a pencil, crank it up to 11 and have at it. He would do the same to your amp if you were silly enough to lend it to him. It was a standing joke with his band who would shake their heads anytime someone loaned him an amp or a cabinet. He went through speakers like most guitarists go though cigarettes. There were many nights the gig was in question because the equipment from last night's gig was rubbish and a replacement wasn't found until the last minute. He was doing this stuff in the 50's in the music halls of DC and the outlying areas. Rumble was written at a roller skating rink in Fredricksburg, VA when a rumble broke out and Link decided to supply the sountrack. I know 2 of the guys who were in his band and I got the chance to meet Link. He was the nicest, most humble man you ever met but he made guitars and amplifiers cringe in fear when they saw him coming. He was a true originator and pioneer. 
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2015, 03:34:18 PM »
That's funny, Bob.  I read that Roy Buchanan used to sometimes take a razor blade to his speaker cones to get the sound he was looking for.
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2015, 03:49:26 PM »
I wonder if that old genuine Fuzz pedal in the basement is going to be worth something someday?

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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2015, 07:47:47 PM »
Not anti social, pro solitude.

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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2015, 09:09:46 PM »
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Sex drugs and rock n roll got to Michael.  The rest of them became reality tv show stars then toured for a while.

If I remember right he had an accident that resulted in a head injury that killed his sense of smell and taste, and exacerbated his depressive tendencies. After his FiancÚ (?) left him for Bob Geldoff, he hung himself. That's what I remember antway, no drugs. Ian Curtis also killed himself for mental health/medical reasons.
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2015, 09:37:58 AM »
Link Wray, definitely. Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Little Richard, Jerry Lee and others.

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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2015, 09:47:42 AM »
Hell I still like Big Band music, Glen Miller & that kind of stuff.

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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2015, 11:07:54 AM »
Hell I still like Big Band music, Glen Miller & that kind of stuff.

Dean

If I had to pick a favorite, big band would be my pick too.    js
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2015, 11:30:34 AM »
Speaking of music and old guys , Gordon Lightfoot is touring , still sounds good at what , 105 ? ;D (Just kidding, he is really only about 90 :D )

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At that age I hope he doesn't do all the verses of The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald. Or but green bananas. ;D
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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2015, 03:44:04 PM »
Speaking of music and old guys , Gordon Lightfoot is touring , still sounds good at what , 105 ? ;D (Just kidding, he is really only about 90 :D )  Dusty

Back in the 1960s my band played a Gordon Lightfoot tune or two.  Audience loved them. My Band Days:

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« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2015, 04:31:11 PM »
 Pretty cool Geezer  ;-T

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Re: MUSIC and OLE FARTS
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2015, 11:10:05 PM »
That's funny, Bob.  I read that Roy Buchanan used to sometimes take a razor blade to his speaker cones to get the sound he was looking for.

It's a longstanding tradition among guitarists to "borrow" other people's ideas. It's not stealing if you give the idea back when you're done with it!

Seriously, Roy Buchanan was an unbelievably talented guitarist who, like Link Wray, also happened to be from the DC area. He was "out there" but like Link, a very humble, very nice guy. There are a lot of guitarists who achieved a lot more fame and fortune than Roy Buchanan but I can't name you a single one who was a better guitarist.


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