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The Outpost Cafe / Iconographic ain't the word ...
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:41:13 AM »
Provided to me by Hörnisse and for your enjoyment ...

Rickenbacker Basses / Not a fan entirely ...
« on: August 23, 2017, 03:16:03 PM »
I hope the humor of you Ricsters is still intact ... Coarse language and stream of consciousness warning. For the avoidance of doubt: I don't agree with him on a lot of things!

Rising Busker!!!

The Outpost Cafe / Just listening to ...
« on: May 26, 2017, 08:46:59 AM »
... the new Sgt. Pepper stereo remix by George Martin's son Giles. If you have in the past been torn between the original mono mixes for their organic force and the "novelty"-stereo mix with its (perhaps for your ears all too)

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effect, you'll now have the best of both worlds. All of the sudden, the Beatles sound like a hard rock band in places, not like intricate studio ornamentors. And yeah, Macca's Ric (and Ringo's assorted Ludwig percussion) is now "in the middle" of the sound and all the more forceful and grooving for it, but keyboard and guitar(s) separation keeps everything uncluttered and from becoming too dense. In a way, it's a bit like George, John, Paul & Ringo performing Sgt. Pepper live for you in a studio. Organic panorama, yeah!

Hardly an original choice, I know, but everytime I listen to it, I still think it is the best pop/rock album in the world ever. Yes, even before Deep Purple's Machine Head and Burn, Judas Priest's Sad Wings of Destiny and Point of Entry, Status Quo's Quo and On the Level or Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits. (Did I just hear catcalls from the cheap seats of "Yeah, that is some real competition you got there, Uwe!"  :mrgreen: )

The Outpost Cafe / Manchester ...
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:57:40 AM »
Planting a bomb at a teeny bopper concert with mostly young girls in the audience plunges new depths of vileness even if you apply terrorist standards. Could any of us have imagined the PLO or the IRA planting a bomb at a T. Rex, Osmonds or Bay City Rollers concert or, say, the Hezbollah attack a Take That or Britney Spears gig?

Rickenbacker Basses / YES with an unknown bass player ...
« on: May 02, 2017, 11:46:21 AM »
Not Chris Squire, not Billy Sherwood, not Tony Levin and not Geddy Lee. Answers on a postcard please ...

The Outpost Cafe / All sorts of Yes-Men and a lil' Canuck ...
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:43:43 AM »

The Outpost Cafe / In defense of today's youth ...
« on: April 07, 2017, 11:31:30 AM »
All is not lost. As long as you have the right role models.

The Outpost Cafe / Dear Barry ...
« on: April 06, 2017, 07:35:43 AM »
... I love your crooning and your compositions, you've provided us with some of the greatest schmaltz in the more contemporary American Songbook, but I was never for a second in doubt about your preferences, pink V-neck sweater and trousers or not. :gay: You seemed about as hetero to me as Liberace. It's all good, I like Rob Halford too, good news about the marriage, otherwise I would have thought you still live with your mum.  :)

Wimmin will believe anything if they want to.  :mrgreen:

Gibson Basses / MOVED: Rob will shake his head in disbelief ...
« on: March 06, 2017, 02:06:06 PM »
This topic has been poured to the Café ...

The Outpost Cafe / Rob will shake his head in disbelief ...
« on: March 06, 2017, 01:17:05 PM »
... but I have significantly contributed to non-vegetable 2017 Dutch exports by procuring this here:

"Limited 29 CD box set. From their debut Just Ear-rings from 1965 till the tribute to their hometown The Hague from 2015 - all 26 studio albums by Holland's most legendary rock band are collected in a monumental box Complete Studio Recordings, augmented with no less than three CD's full of non-album tracks. Throughout the years Golden Earring released no less than 26 studio albums. Next to that, dozens of songs were released but not on official albums (the so called non-album tracks), including classics like 'That Day', 'Sound Of The Screaming Day', 'Another 45 Miles', 'Holy Holy Life' and hard to find songs, like 'So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star' / 'L.A. Woman' and 'You Gun My Love'. In total no less than 307 songs, that for the first time are compiled in this box set Complete Studio Recordings, including extended liner notes per album by respected music journalist Tjerk Lammers. So turn the volume up to 11 and hear how a little beat band from The Hague turned into the biggest and best Dutch rock band ever!"

It's a real treasure trove, they never made the same album twice, sometimes veering radically in style, yet always pleasantly recognizable. Some earthshaking, no-compromise, lyrically daring, edgy RAWK!!! there:

The Outpost Cafe / Chicago II - Steven Wilson 2017 Remix
« on: February 23, 2017, 03:42:30 PM »
A resurrection!!! Those early Chicago albums weren't sonically the greatest - which was a shame considering how inspired the music was. Steven Wilson has now remixed the album from the bottom up - using the original 16-track master tapes, not (just) a remaster. It's not just Cetera's bass (lovely throughout - a Yank Macca with more rhythmic finesse) you will hear like you have never heard it before. It's like having a young, exhuberant Chicago in your living room. You can hear Terry Kath's pick hit the strings, yet it all sounds incredibly organic.

The Outpost Cafe / Tom, the Shrinking Violet ... (gearHed289)
« on: February 06, 2017, 10:22:28 AM »
A Nomad being too shy to post this ...

"However, Nomadic's musical performance is unmistakable. Especially since the presence of an electric violinist can be regarded as still a rarity among Prog Rock bands (or of rock bands, period).

Nomadic's debut EP is titled "4" as it presents the first four tracks of the band. An album/CD is in the works, the four tracks will be side one, it says on Bandcamp.

Nomadic play song-oriented, melodic Prog Rock which will remind a lot of people of mid-period Rush (1982 onwards), Saga, Yes (in the 80ies) or Elephants of Scotland (Uwe's edit: Who the heck is that?). Yet Nomadic are more playful and rocking than Saga and a bit more poppy in their vocal leads than Rush ever wanted to be. It works well even without the rhythm section clamoring for virtuoso attention. Guitar- and violin-solos serve either as embellishments to the songs or as a counterpart on equal footing to the vocal parts, revealing very solid chops of the lead instrumentalists.

Apparently, the band doesn't want to be reduced to just heavy guitar and offers a rocky instrumental number in which the bass guitar takes a front role.

If there is more music coming from Nomadic in Chicago, then fans of the above-referenced bands can celebrate."

Pah, anybody can write that! We need sonic evidence, subito, front role bassist!!!

The Outpost Cafe / Sadly ...
« on: February 06, 2017, 05:33:38 AM »
... Dave did not want to share this helpful new app with all of you - possibly to stay in the lead and give everyone here a licking. But I feel honor-bound ...

Perfect in preparation for Valentine's Day too!

The Outpost Cafe / In any good jewish household ... (apolitical thread)
« on: January 18, 2017, 07:32:28 AM »
... women rule and that is the way it is with Chaim too:

Poor Gene, there he goes trying to be tight-tongued and diplomatic and then wife and daughter ruin it all. I think the whole scene is priceless.

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