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  1. 20 Greatest British Rock Bands

    They seem to have overlooked Status Quo ... Assume they aren’t either cool or cutting edge enough ...
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. What do you own?

    Just got the one 4 string Charvel bass that I bought back in 1994.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Where are all the live music, TV shows?

    Vintage TV have a lot of live sessions along with music videos.
  11. Vantage Point - Recording Footage & Promo Videos

    Here is a Lego Brick film I have put together for one of our recent recordings, Tutankhamun. The song was released as a two track digital single, and can thus be streamed on Spotify, Apple, Amazon and the likes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnPW4W2E7_0
  12. Stage Presence

    There is definitely no definitive answer to stage presence, some people radiate cool just by the way they stand, others provide entertainment by being a lot more active. For me I think you need to at least look like you are enjoying yourself, as if you look bored and as if you don’t want to be there then this can transfer to the audience. Other than that I am quite active on stage, pulling many faces and like to play songs with lots of open strings so I can use my fretting hand to point at the audience.
  13. The demise of the CD?

    The price of vinyl albums will have to come down considerably before I'll consider purchasing them ahead of CDs.
  14. Dennis Dunaway - He's back!

    Will the original band be doing the whole gig, or just joining him on stage for a few numbers? I believe they have recorded a new EP together that comes bundled with the new album, which I assume doesn't feature the original players.
  15. Doing gigs without rehearsal

    If you do enjoy the music, the gigs and like the people in the band, then I’d see the rather limited time it takes out of your schedule as a chance to join another band. Hopefully if you could find one that is up for regular rehearsals then you would be able to have the best of both worlds.