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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Megadeth Coffee
« on: November 19, 2017, 02:35:20 AM »
It sounds like a good thing to be involved in.  I really like coffee. 

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The Bass Zone / Re: 2014 Jack Bruce Interviews
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:10:14 PM »
Ginger looked like he was amused at Pete Brown's cameo. 

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The Bass Zone / 2014 Jack Bruce Interviews
« on: November 14, 2017, 01:18:28 AM »
Two interviews with some similarities, but also some differences.  In one, for instance, he is asked which guitarist he liked playing with the most.  Jack dodges the question.  In the other, he seems to indicate he leaned toward Gary Moore (because of their Scottish-Irish bond.)






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The Bass Zone / Bass Player's Rant About the RRHOF
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:02:07 PM »
This probably could have been said more concisely, but here is an article that may be of interest to some. 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-bass-players-rant-33-who-belong-in-the-rock-and_us_5a04fc00e4b0cc46c52e6951


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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:49:44 PM »
She Bop was supposedly about female masturbation.

The video was shown a lot on MTV and there are all kinds of hints throughout the song.  I like the song mostly because of the melody, though.  The lyrics could have been about anything.  It's strange that in spite of all this, it's Madonna that became more of the figure in the 80s associated with sex.  Much more so than Cyndi Lauper.  I was just reading some stuff a few minutes ago and it seems Cyndi Lauper started losing her popularity pretty quickly by the late 80s.  I don't know exactly what happened because I never really kept up with her career.  Also, there seem to be very few clips of live performances from the 80s.  Her fans claim that a lot of good performances have been lost forever. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 09, 2017, 02:51:10 AM »

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 08, 2017, 10:42:31 PM »
^
It makes sense that her signature song was "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," but I like this one more.  Since then she has shown that going from one genre to another doesn't faze her. 


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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 08, 2017, 04:03:30 PM »
Keith Urban...? Isn't he in Star Trek...? :mrgreen:

If Keith Urban ended up playing a character on "Star Trek Discovery," I wouldn't know about it.  Because in the U.S. you have to pay a subscription fee on CBS All Access.  It's my understanding that in Europe you can watch it on Netflix, no extra charge.  That should be interesting, though.  He could play the chief engineer with an Australian accent who sings country songs.   ;D

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:56:58 AM »
Needless to say, both also have prominent wives.  Kimberley Williams is known for being a comedic actress.  But I saw Nicole Kidman on late night TV recently and didn't realize how funny she can be, too.  I was laughing pretty hard. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 07, 2017, 09:36:44 PM »
The pretty boys of new country could learn something from Cyndi Lauper's authentic vocals.  I'm just wondering if they have any idea how awful they really sound.  Evidently not. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:57:35 AM »
Just thought I'd share -

Performing at this year's 51st Country Music Awards, that renowned and legendary country music superstar:

Pink



I have nothing to add..... :rolleyes:

Trapeze artists who sing pop, but not really because now they're appearing at country music shows, that's what country is all about. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:34:42 AM »
Since the Deep Purple topic has been approached, this might be added:  Don't tear down these sculptures!!


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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:46:55 PM »
I've never really understood the propensity for the overly exaggerated accent especially in modern country bands. There's plenty of C&W without such put on accents, Marty Robbins, Alan Jackson (there's a twang but it doesn't sound ridiculous), even some of Hank Williams stuff doesn't have that thick of an accent. A lot of the modern stuff sounds like they're singing a pastiche bordering on parody of the "country accent". About the only accent I can put up with currently for much time is Sturgill Simpson. As far as country rock, I'd far prefer without the accent more like Commander Cody or Doug Sahm.

I think you've hit the nail on the head with your analysis of what's going on with the accent.  As for Marty Robbins, just the song "El Paso" is legendary.  Personally, though, I consider him Western but not really country.  Alan Jackson is country, IMO.  I think he's really good.  But I don't listen to his music I think mostly because many times the lyrics seem to hit too close to home.  Hank Williams can do that, too.  But I can listen to him.  He is the only country artist I can listen to for extended periods. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Saw King Crimson here Oct 26
« on: November 03, 2017, 03:26:19 PM »
It's doubtful that harmony will come back anytime soon or maybe never.  It was around for a very long time, though.  Maybe they did go overboard with it.  Certainly, the Eagles were masters at it. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Saw King Crimson here Oct 26
« on: November 03, 2017, 12:38:40 PM »
That makes sense.  One drummer that I used to play with a lot was a John Bonham fanatic.  He would literally not tolerate any criticism of Bonham.  I never got that interested in Led Zeppelin, though.   I can't remember ever even buying one of their albums.  But you had to listen to their music whether you wanted to or not.  It seems like they were on the radio nonstop for years.  But I liked Jimmy Page all right and also what he did with the Yardbirds.  Also, I liked Keith Relf's quirky vocals more than Robert Plant's.  I realize I'm really in the minority on that. 

It's no surprise that the easier way of playing became the most popular.  Needless to say, it's human nature to often take the easy way out.  You don't hear too much complex harmonizing in music anymore, either.  It's hard and takes talent.  So why bother?   The excuse is that that's no longer in style. 

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