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vantagepointrocks

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  1. If £2k is burning a hole in your pocket....

    If I got a sudden windfall of £2k and was going to spend it on something good as opposed to house or car related, then as much as I'd like a new bass or guitar, I'd probably book some studio time and record a couple of EPs with my band.
  2. Southern Steel is one of my favourite albums, absolutely love it, can listen to it over and over, all except for the last track Point Counterpoint, really don't like it, so never listen to it. I suppose I could say that I never skip it though, as it is the last track, I just press stop ...
  3. Vantage Point - Recording Footage & Promo Videos

    Thanks. Hoping to get back the studio at the start of 2018 to do further work on the songs. Plan to video the recording of the bass, guitars and vocals in turn, thus having a record of the song being built up. Being in the studio is definitely something I enjoy, particularly hearing the song evolve as it is recorded. Cheers.
  4. Vantage Point - Recording Footage & Promo Videos

    We were back in the studio a few weeks ago to record a few new songs. This is some footage of a pretty simple hard rock track called, On the Road. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_VyoPO7WiA
  5. What Do You Bring To The Table?

    I bring all the camera equipment and get our gigs/recording sessions filmed for both our youtube page, and personal archive. Still waiting for that hilarious bit of footage to appear that I can send to Harry Hill and finally make some money out of being in the band.
  6. Open strings: Yay or nay, with reasons.

    I’m with the guy from Saxon, the more open strings played the more pointing I can do at people in the audience.
  7. 20 Greatest British Rock Bands

    They seem to have overlooked Status Quo ... Assume they aren’t either cool or cutting edge enough ...
  8. Did a quick search and here it is. [url="http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/joe-satriani-says-michael-anthony-was-underutilized-in-van-halen/"]http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/joe-satriani-says-michael-anthony-was-underutilized-in-van-halen/[/url]
  9. I’m sure I remember Joe Satriani alluding to this about Michael Anthony after playing with him in Chickenfoot, that there had been no demonstration on the Van Halen records of his actual level of playing ability, and that he, Satriani, had been surprised at how good he was. I thought that watching the live Chickenfoot DVD that it contained some pretty cool bass runs from the man.
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    Huey Lewis & The News – The Power of Love (Jellybean Remix) – 80s 12” remix of the classic tune that comes on their recent 3CD set, Collected. Song extended out to over seven minutes with lots of parping keyboards ...
  11. What do you own?

    Just got the one 4 string Charvel bass that I bought back in 1994.
  12. Rush documentary Netflix

    [quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1506590961' post='3379728'] Yep - the VT remix is a million times better. I don't get the adulation for Clockwork Angels. There's a few good tunes on it, but the arrangements are generic RAWK, and the production is lifeless. Where are the great performances? The real standout instrumental breaks? Maybe they're buried under the kitchen sink, but I don't hear any. IMO Rush's best tunes were written and refined when they were working as a band, not when they're - literally - being conducted by the producer. Rant over :-) [/quote] For me the last two albums have one memorable track each, Headlong Flight & Far Cry, the rest does suffer somewhat from, as has been said, very dense production, and a lack of real melodic moments. My favourite period of Rush though is the 80s, I do love the keyboard infused albums, Power Windows I find faultless. I'm ashamed to say that I've never got around to seeing the documentary on the R40 DVD, but, Beyond the Lighted stage is great, have watched it many times.
  13. Vantage Point (vantagepointrocks)

    Some footage from our gig in Shetland at the end of August, again using a Zoom Q2 HD for the sound and video, along with a second for subsequent video plus 3 digital cameras and a go pro for the rest of the video. Edited together using Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12.0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sId4rRG7QY
  14. Love the band, hate the fans?

    [quote name='wingnutkj' timestamp='1505728426' post='3373757'] What's the Status Quo Fan Forum like for that? [/quote] The band had to close their own forum because it was basically a war between fans of the 70s version of the band and those of the current version. Basically despite what the media will tell you, not every album they do sounds the same and a huge portion of their fanbase is still up in arms for the fact they got in an outside producer in 1977 and changed their sound.
  15. Gigging & Public Transportation

    For a local gig in Edinburgh I have used public transport on many occasion, at the most I am taking instrument and combo amp, though usually will just be instruments. Is no more than a 100 metre walk to the bus stop at either end of the journey. We have a night bus service as well, so not a problem getting home if a late gig on the weekend, though there is always the option of a taxi I suppose. Gig in another city requires a car, or in the case of our last gig in Shetland, a car and then a 14 hour ferry ride. As for dating, most likely just to meet at the pub/cinema/restaurant, that means we can both get public transport there. Or I have been in the situation where the female is the car owner and has come to pick me up – I didn’t judge them by the car they were driving though.
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