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Well, he's nearly 70 now, ( born Dec 47 ) so he was nearly 69 at this gig

There's no one like him


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODys09QV5fQ

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WOW :o :o :o

The stamina to be able to play like that for long periods. I'm so jealous. Was a big fan of them in 70's / 80's and tried copying a lot of what he did but nowhere near as brilliant. It did however allow me to play a lot faster and tighter than the standard rock music i was playing up to that point. Also let me show off a little when i auditioned :lol:

Percy Jones, Jack Bruce, Geddy Lee and Richard Sinclair from Camel probably my biggest influences. Cant play like them but they were what i was aiming for.
Hopefully i learned something from them all. :)

Dave

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Wow +1

I have never heard of this band before. Will definitely check some more out.

(The percussionist does look like the spare prick at a wedding though).

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There's some lovely playing on Richard Barbieri's albums, which actually is where I first came across Percy Jones.

I saw Richard do a masterclass recently in Birmingham, he played some isolated bass tracks, fantastic!

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I first came across Percy Jones playing weekly in O'Connors Tavern with The Liverpool Scene in '68/'69. He was jaw-dropping then.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gmpQC2BNfg

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[quote name='MoonBassAlpha' timestamp='1504998010' post='3368810']
This track on the album Unorthodox Behaviour has the most delightfully subtle drumming from Phil Collins.
[/quote]

Quite right !

Collins tubbing on all BX discs is pretty awesome

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'76 footage of Jones with Soft Machine . Jones had already joined Brand X the year before, because he'd stated in an interview
that with his £200 advance, he bought his PB fretless, which it seems he's using with Soft Machine

3rd track at around 10:50 you can hear the Jones style , and even more so at 19:00 , with that oddball home built flangery wah thing
( he was a bit of an electronics wizz )

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VBHygKgilM&t=203s[/media]

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[quote name='fleabag' timestamp='1504975189' post='3368662']
Well, he's nearly 70 now, ( born Dec 47 ) so he was nearly 69 at this gig

There's no one like him[/quote]

They're playing a small club Friday night in Milwaukee.I think it hold 150 people and that might be high.

$30.00 I should go.

Blue

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[quote name='blue' timestamp='1505075843' post='3369353']


They're playing a small club Friday night in Milwaukee.I think it hold 150 people and that might be high.

$30.00 I should go.

Blue
[/quote]

You really, really, REALLY should!

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[quote name='Yank' timestamp='1505120226' post='3369526']
What? Thought you meant John Paul.
[/quote]

The ex Pope ?

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