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Have any of you listened to The Mars Volta? Flippin' rock my balls off!
It almost feels like Plant and Page all over again, but with a different
kind of in-your-face attitide. I love it. Amazing!
>>And yes! The anti chop movement has been devastating to music.
> Yeah, which is why I'm glad there's still an underground prog movement.
> Some of the good old bands (Crimson, Yes, Rush, Moody Blues) are still
> around and we have newer ones like Porcupine Tree, Spock's Beard, The
> Volta, Dream Theater, Riverside, Ozric Tentacles, Anglagarde, Glass
> Hammer... the list goes on. However, you'll never hear them on the
> XM did have a channel dedicated to prog, but I think it got canned.
> but, you can listen over the net at http://www.progrockradio.com/
> p.s. Yes, Richard, I've heard some Happy The Man. Not much, but I have.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard Sales
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 12:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Hiromi
> Did any of you ever hear the prog band Happy The Man? We shared bills
> the good old days (G.O.D.S) and I thought, and still think, they were
> some of the best and most creative of the prog genre. Especially in
> their first incarnation with Mike Beck on drums/creative percussion.
> And yes! The anti chop movement has been devastating to music. The
> sanctification of The Garage has been cataclysmic. But some nights, when
> I''m off, I'm really grateful for it!
> But recording guitar for my daughter I really saw the impact of this.
> She didn't want ANY string bends (I snuck in a few), any left hand
> tremolo (when she wasn't looking), anything that really stood out. So
> ALL of my parts are incredibly simple - which is what I usually like
> anyhow, but I mean REALLY SIMPLE. I learned to put all the soul I could
> muster into whole notes! While doing it I thought I would be really
> embarrassed - and threatened to not put my name on the CD - but the
> final product actually fits together well and the guitar comes off as
> organic and doesn't step on ANY toes (to say the least). But this is how
> a lot of younger (especially college age) folks want to hear music... or
> at least NEW music. They'll listen to the Zep's note blizzards all day
> long and somehow that slips under the radar. But generally, guitar chops
> are seen as showing off.
> It's a strange new world! Our job is getting easier.
> richard sales
> glassWing farm and studio
> vancouver island, b.c.
> On 21-Jun-06, at 8:23 AM, Christophe wrote:
> I think the whole prog-bashing trend started as sour grapes on the
> part of kids who just didn't have the chops to play it. As I recall,
> at the same time that prog was declared a dinosaur by these young
> turks virtuosity in general was poo-pooed just as much.
> Not that there wasn't an awful lot of excess (and I spell excess
> E-L-P) rampant at the time!
> Regards from Boston,
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Tony K" <email@example.com>
> RE: HiromiI'll be seeing Emerson on Sunday evening. I'm not
> on silver
> suit or knives in the B3. Apparently he does travel with a large
> I'm a prog-head and proud of it! I have all of the ELP albums up to
> but not
> including "Love Bleah" oh, I mean "Beach"
> I sometimes think it's just fashionable to trash prog, but I would
> rather listen
> to it than most of what's coming out these days. It is interesting
> to note that
> there is a very active and very good modern prog scene going on.
> as said before. YMMV.
- Re: Hiromi
- From: Richard Sales <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: Hiromi
- From: "Tony K" <email@example.com>