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True confessions R'Us
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:39:34 PM »
At Christmas, my youngest daughter (29) gave me an invitation to go with her to the Yacht Rock Revue (https://www.axs.com/artists/949711/yacht-rock-revue-tickets) or (https://www.axs.com/yacht-rock-revue-plot-2018-tour-dates-126062).

She heard they were good, and it's always a great thing to spend an evening with one of your kids, so I was delighted. She figured she'd endure whatever they played. Last night we went to the show at the Gothic Theater in Denver.

I must confess- they KILLED! What an outstanding group of musicians!  They covered light rock from the 70's and a bit into the 80's. Doobie Brothers (with an excellent take on Mike McDonald's vocals), Toto, a couple of Bee Gees, Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins, and even Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street, where their sax player flat blew everyone away!  That dude wailed, and I've seldom heard such power in a sax player's sound.

In fact, the musicianship and singing was excellent. The guys in this act really know their stuff, and they have worked out even small details of musical hooks and bridges in the original hits. They cover it expertly. The bass player is really solid, and also doubles on vocals. Not everyone can do that.

So the outcome was one heck of a great evening - two hours of nonstop sound that we both loved, with a three-song encore. The place was packed, and I learned that this act has a real following.

So if you want to enjoy the guilty pleasure of rocking to stuff that you actually liked but didn't admit to your friends, catch this act if it comes to your area. You will be more than surprised.

« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 02:51:55 PM by Pilgrim »
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Re: True confessions R'Us
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 03:38:45 PM »
Sunds great and so cool you can experience that together!

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Re: True confessions R'Us
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 09:25:03 AM »
Baker Street was a killer, and another one was Kenny Loggins' "I'm All Right".  I had visions of dancing gophers from Caddyshack. That's one of my wife's favorite movies, so I told my daughter I'd dance like a gopher in her honor.
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Re: True confessions R'Us
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 09:13:19 AM »
I'm shameless - I just bought Cristopher Cross' last CD and loads of Little River Band. I've always admired AOR pop/Yacht Rock because I could never sound that smooth even if I tried. It's a very American form of music, but not easily replicated.

German band "Lake" were proponents of a Doobie Brothers sound:



And likewise Krautsters "Tokyo" (from Frankfurt actually, they were all sessioneers from the local studios) never denied that Toto was their one and all, you expect Bobby Kimball to take over any minute:



"Wallenstein", once an angular keyboard trio, even became this here  :mrgreen: :



Crucify me, I like that kind of stuff.  Which doesn't mean that I can't enjoy rawer or more off the wall type music too.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 09:19:53 AM by uwe »
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