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Rohirrim
03-08-2011, 10:43 AM
If there is one band from 60s that I would love to see play live it would be these guys. Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin are gone. They don't mention Jim Messina coming back to play bass. So they'll have to put together a rhythm section. But it sounds like Neil Young wants this to happen. Steve Stills and Richie Furay sound like they're on board, with David Crosby as well. This would be awesome! ;D
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-announces-spring-solo-tour-20110307?hpt=Sbin

Oh, and Neil Young is going on a solo tour first.

ColoradoDarin
03-08-2011, 10:51 AM
That would be a good reunion show to see.

We went to Richie Furay's church in Boulder in the late 80s - I forget the name of the school we met at though.

Pony Boy
03-08-2011, 10:58 AM
"For what it's worth", I would like to see them all together if there's room for all the wheel-chairs.....

crawdad
03-08-2011, 11:04 AM
I saw them right here in Decatur, IL in the late 60's (1967 or 68) They played at a club called the Morgue and a good friend of mine got an autographed buffalo from them. I worked at the club and the only thing they served was popcorn and soda.

bendog
03-08-2011, 12:03 PM
hmmm, I thought Messina did some kind of reunion gig with Kenny Loggins a while back. And I know Poco did a reunion tour with Messina and Miesner and Furay in the 80s.

epicSocialism4tw
03-08-2011, 12:33 PM
"For what it's worth", I would like to see them all together if there's room for all the wheel-chairs.....

Seeing a bunch of eldery guys clinging to their youth like that is an awkward thing to behold. It would be different if they had grown up, become adults, and then came back, but most of those guys avoid maturity like its Richard Simmons.

Captain 'Dre
03-08-2011, 01:34 PM
Seeing a bunch of eldery guys clinging to their youth like that is an awkward thing to behold. It would be different if they had grown up, become adults, and then came back, but most of those guys avoid maturity like its Richard Simmons.

Somebody's cranky! Whatsa matter? Dentures don't fit correctly? Hilarious!

bendog
03-08-2011, 01:43 PM
I hadn't realized they'd already done a Bridges School benefit. That's cool. Neil Young and CSN have done some good stuff for those kids.

Rohirrim
03-08-2011, 01:51 PM
Seeing a bunch of eldery guys clinging to their youth like that is an awkward thing to behold. It would be different if they had grown up, become adults, and then came back, but most of those guys avoid maturity like its Richard Simmons.

What an ignorant putz. :rofl:

bombay
03-08-2011, 02:15 PM
What an ignorant putz. :rofl:

Nothing changes but the date.

Anyway, might be worth seeing. They probably don't have more than an hour or so of material (If they stick to Buffalo Springfield songs) to play live.

Joe Walsh toured a few years ago with the original James Gang, and while what they played was good, a lot of people left pissed because the show was so short.

broncosteven
03-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Nothing changes but the date.

Anyway, might be worth seeing. They probably don't have more than an hour or so of material (If they stick to Buffalo Springfield songs) to play live.

Joe Walsh toured a few years ago with the original James Gang, and while what they played was good, a lot of people left pissed because the show was so short.

Joe should have played "Turned to Stone" for 30 minutes, complete with the most awesomest flute solo in rock and roll, I never like Jethro Tull despite being into prog rock.

The live version of Turn to Stone on "Can't argue with a sick mind" is EPIC!

epicSocialism4tw
03-08-2011, 02:32 PM
Some youth for the nostalgic:
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epicSocialism4tw
03-08-2011, 02:36 PM
Another new old trip:
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Karenin
03-08-2011, 02:44 PM
Dude, quit embarrassing yourself. Just go away, nobody wants you here.

broncosteven
03-08-2011, 02:47 PM
I am really into the Zac Brown Band, wish he would get away from the Jimmy Buffet type party songs and do more like Colder weather and Free but it is a nice mix from an up and coming band who paid their dues.

epicSocialism4tw
03-08-2011, 03:06 PM
I am really into the Zac Brown Band, wish he would get away from the Jimmy Buffet type party songs and do more like Colder weather and Free but it is a nice mix from an up and coming band who paid their dues.

Here's somethin' for your griddle:
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gunns
03-08-2011, 04:02 PM
I loved For What It's Worth and Stephen Stills. They didn't do a lot of songs as Buffalo Springfield but I wouldn't mind seeing them. Never a big fan of Young's and Messina went down the drain as far as I'm concerned with Loggins.

ElwayMD
03-09-2011, 06:00 AM
Some youth for the nostalgic:
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One of the best new bands to come around. Got tickets to see them in May and I can't wait.

epicSocialism4tw
03-09-2011, 06:02 AM
One of the best new bands to come around. Got tickets to see them in May and I can't wait.

Me too. Its going to be a fun show.

Rohirrim
03-09-2011, 07:49 AM
Tell us more about how musicians who reach the age of 60 should quit playing music.

crawdad
03-09-2011, 08:22 AM
I would go see any one of those "over 60" musicians.

epicSocialism4tw
03-09-2011, 08:23 AM
Tell us more about how musicians who reach the age of 60 should quit playing music.

I was thinking more along the lines of the radical leftist nutbags from the 60's who never matured, but are now careening toward the grave.
http://cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/012011/old-david-crosby.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7b58sBvr11qzsoufo1_250.jpg
Expect them all to find religion soon.

OABB
03-09-2011, 08:29 AM
I was thinking more along the lines of the radical leftist nutbags from the 60's who never matured, but are now careening toward the grave.
http://cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/012011/old-david-crosby.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7b58sBvr11qzsoufo1_250.jpg
Expect them all to find religion soon.

I'd take them over tobey Kieth any day of the week. Those radical lefties could blast a tune.

epicSocialism4tw
03-09-2011, 08:33 AM
I'd take them over tobey Kieth any day of the week. Those radical lefties could blast a tune.

I dont know about "blasting" (they were folk singers), but they could harmonize very well.

Going to watch old bands is always a disappointment. They always play the songs slower and cant hit some of the old notes that they used to. Instead of bringing along real instruments (like hammond B3's) they bring cheesy synths with cheesy old guy patches.

And they charge out the wazoo, but they dont really bring along the type of trappings you expect from an expensive show.

And they can only play for so long, so you're paying 150 bucks for a 45 minute to an hour set...where they have to include their new stuff off of their crappy new album.

So you're basically paying for nostalgia. Ripping off the elderly like a TV preacher.

Rohirrim
03-09-2011, 08:38 AM
I was thinking more along the lines of the radical leftist nutbags from the 60's who never matured, but are now careening toward the grave.
http://cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/012011/old-david-crosby.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7b58sBvr11qzsoufo1_250.jpg
Expect them all to find religion soon.

You have brought me to God.








Every time I read one of your ****head posts I say to myself, "Thank God I'm not that guy."

epicSocialism4tw
03-09-2011, 08:39 AM
You have brought me to God.

Every time I read one of your ****head posts I say to myself, "Thank God I'm not that guy."

This is true.

Your face would melt off and your people would look on at your exploded body.

crawdad
03-09-2011, 09:07 AM
I dont know about "blasting" (they were folk singers), but they could harmonize very well.

Going to watch old bands is always a disappointment. They always play the songs slower and cant hit some of the old notes that they used to. Instead of bringing along real instruments (like hammond B3's) they bring cheesy synths with cheesy old guy patches.

And they charge out the wazoo, but they dont really bring along the type of trappings you expect from an expensive show.

And they can only play for so long, so you're paying 150 bucks for a 45 minute to an hour set...where they have to include their new stuff off of their crappy new album.

So you're basically paying for nostalgia. Ripping off the elderly like a TV preacher.


WTF is up with you? If you can't piss in someone's Wheaties then you ain't happy? If you don't like what is being said, then move on!

crawdad
03-09-2011, 09:09 AM
I am really into the Zac Brown Band, wish he would get away from the Jimmy Buffet type party songs and do more like Colder weather and Free but it is a nice mix from an up and coming band who paid their dues.


By the way BS here ya go!

http://www.pipelineproductions.com/zac-brown-band/

broncosteven
03-09-2011, 11:05 AM
I dont know about "blasting" (they were folk singers), but they could harmonize very well.

Going to watch old bands is always a disappointment. They always play the songs slower and cant hit some of the old notes that they used to. Instead of bringing along real instruments (like hammond B3's) they bring cheesy synths with cheesy old guy patches.

And they charge out the wazoo, but they dont really bring along the type of trappings you expect from an expensive show.

And they can only play for so long, so you're paying 150 bucks for a 45 minute to an hour set...where they have to include their new stuff off of their crappy new album.

So you're basically paying for nostalgia. Ripping off the elderly like a TV preacher.

Why do you go and pay $150 for a ticket? I love a wide range of music, I just saw an American Experience about the Trubador and the Singer song writer scene of the early 70's and it was great. I love JT and Jackson and all that old stuff. JT is still writting great songs and the last Browne concert I saw on PBS was solid, no fireworks and flames but great songs that have stood the test of time.

As far as the Synths go, some bands still lug the original B3's on tour with the original Leslie rotating speakers but they usually have to carry at least 2 and tech who can fix them. They are heavy, take up lots of space and unpredictable. There are companies out there that chop B3's into suit cases but you still have analog parts that are 40-50 years old that can and do fail. Even in chopped form they are still heavy and need lots of love.

I am a hardware synth guy who grew up on tonewheel organ's and shun software synths but I much prefer my Kurzweil-PC3 to a tonewheel anyday. It would be nice to have a full manual organ for the kids to learn on complete with pedals but it is not neccessary anymore for anything outside of recording. The gear these touring bands use today, Kurzweil, Nord electro's, Roland Fantom's and VK series, Yahmaha Motif's, Korg M3's and SV-1 are all much more stable and fit better into live situations than fragile old gear that should be taken care of for future generations.

If there wasnt a market for it they wouldn't be doing it.

I was at a local area community band concert a couple weeks ago where they played jazz and pop's arrangements from the birth of jazz on up. One of the players wrote out an arrangement of "That's a plenty" and the elderly lady in front of me was dancing in her seat like she was back in 1920 doing the charleston. The mostly elderly local crowd loved it as did the young Chicago Blackhawk fans (wearing Toews and Kane jerseys) that came out to hear the Chicago Star Spangled Banner singing legend Wayne Messmer sing a couple songs, one of which of course was the SSB.

Great music never dies and there is so much that each person can have their own favorites and hear it the way they want to and remember how they felt the 1st time they heard it.

What you should be bashing is Auto tune and gansta rap, though I just read an article in Keyboard where Leon Russel admitted to relying on Auto tune on his latest album with Elton John, but I guess you would rather attack an aged Russel and John for writing new material.

epicSocialism4tw
03-09-2011, 11:57 AM
What you should be bashing is Auto tune and gansta rap, though I just read an article in Keyboard where Leon Russel admitted to relying on Auto tune on his latest album with Elton John, but I guess you would rather attack an aged Russel and John for writing new material.

Auto tune is its own conversation! :rofl:

bombay
03-09-2011, 12:07 PM
http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/drd100/d138/d13822kap1t.jpg

bombay
03-09-2011, 12:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nzIKAhNTW0


Some of the geezers can sing amazingly well. Check out Crosby's harmonies with David Gilmour on Shine On You Crazy Diamond above (no vocals until 5:38). Of course, Gilmour's etherial voice is still sensational as well. Nash acts like an idiot.

Neil Young's voice is still very good, or was when I last saw him two years ago. Stills' voice is shot. Saw Richie Furay when he showed up at a Poco show at ... I want to say Hudson Gardens a few years ago. On South Santa Fe, anyway. Oh yeah, couldn't tell much about his voice because three or four guys were singing.

Depending on price I might go see it. James Gang I think charged $45 at Red Rocks a couple of years ago. The fact that they played all the songs I wanted to hear in an hour or so was perfect for my ADD.

Pony Boy
03-09-2011, 01:13 PM
Jimmy Fallon Does "Double Rainbow" as Neil Young

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