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  1. Thank You for replying with Sammy fronting the current lineup. Was hoping Diamond Dave might have figured in, but guess they can't, or rather Dave can't get over himself. That is to bad, because the best of VH happened over two decades ago.
  2. Look at me! I'm quoting myself to get a reply. Does anyone know the answer to this question?
  3. A few have replied with exactly the way I see things, however nobody has answered the question of who is fronting the band on their current tour?
  4. I once heard someone who posted often here that there was some sort of seperation between Grunge and Hard Rock and/or Metal. One only needs to listen to Alice in Chains to realize that though the styles are different many of the elements are much the same and taken from such groups as Black Sabbath, Zepplin. There are songs that appear to be a direct and methodical remake of Zep songs, but I think there style is directly related in beat, pace, and subject to Black Sabath. Any thoughts would be welcomed, as to these comparisons, and more importantly is the idea that they are the greatest Grunge band of all times, and not even from the creative center and beginning of Grunge (Seattle). Having formed and finding their beginnings in San Diego California, what a phenominal band Alice was, or is?
  5. What is up with Vanhalen, and their tour, their choice for front men?
  6. I believe there are number of great drummers. You only need look back on Zepplin's Moby Dick to recall how great John Bonham was. And the great opening solo by Alex VanHalen in several of their mixes. What about Buddy Guy? Honestly, for my money nobody can touch Bonham at all, unless I hear otherwise, and I know I have'nt heard everything.
  7. I have few that are absolutely recognizable by a note or voice: Stepenwolf, The Stones, Boston, Aerosmith, The Guess Who, Beatles (an obvious one), Stix, Kansas, Lynard Skynard, Allman Bros, Doubie Bros., ELP, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, SRV, ELO, CSN&/or, Y., Bread, Alice Cooper, Zep, Ozzie, and on and on! Who can you honestly make a beneficiary of this simple subject?
  8. For my money Alice in Chains covers the feeling of the whole grunge thing. Soundgarden being the best from the whole Seattle Grunge thing where it started! Your thoughts, and additions are recognized if not always appreciated by all who visit! Please don't come with Nervana, as it is so beatin the trail to dust, and never ever the best to come out of Seattle. Give them the just dues! Sure I love them as well, but overated.
  9. As the title may elude some, what are the thoughts of fans of Wet Willie? Wish I had one right now, but will feed off of yours; (not literally though!).
  10. I'd love to here what your own passions in music are, as well of those in the band. The reason for this is if you are to be a cover band to start with, it should cover the same sounds that you and your band are into. For example I think people respond to alot of different cover sounds, and you really cannot leave any out; from Motown, to Grunge, Metal, Classic Rock, Pop, BeBop, Country Rowdy, to anything on the fringe. You see this is not an easy question to answer! It also goes to what you are playing and capable of playing. You would'nt want to play something just cause you thought it would generate gate, when you could'nt pull it off and have everyone who came to see your band as piss poor. Who knows maybe you just go with your own sound and have trouble initially generating gate, but later are known for creating something entirelly unique and you; maybe a new sound? If you still want to cover some songs that would hold an audience, I think it safe to say anything vintage that you can do well. I had a chance to listen to a young man who was previously with a local cover band who had now ventured off on his own. Now the cover band he was with sounded good doing alot of different stuff, but he sounded great doing accoustic work covering Van Morrisons old stuff. It is all a gamble because I thought the original cover band was good as well. I don't think he will ever make anything of himself in the music industry, and I've always thought the cover songs were good to practice and get good at to inspire the band toward the style of music for their original stuff. That is where Grunge took off; you know the freedom to invent and reinvent themselves, holding no conformetty to any rules of engagement. Think on it a while, and respond please. I'd love to help with more thought, being a musician myself.
  11. Anyone have the information about where Robin is now? Is he strictly producing, or is there some great project going on?
  12. I agree that Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were underated in the seattle scene behind Nervana (who is also overated), but the most underated band I can think of is POCO. Now Soundgarden was playing the clubs in Seattle at the same time that Nervana was, but Alice in Chains being a San Diego band came after the beginning of the Seattle Grunge thing. Never-the-less, Soundgarden gets my vote for greatest Seattle area band, less we not forget Pearl Jam; who were also playing the clubs in the Seattle Metro during the whole hayday of the beginnings of Grunge. Of course Pearl Jam is more well known than Soundgarden, but why?
  13. An advertisement of what? Female vocalist, male, group combo, or what? What was the adversiment selling? It is recent so does anyone recognize this?
  14. Carl, you are correct on the third. I oppoligize for not fully reading the thread and responding sooner. Your not just 70%, your 100% by my information.
  15. Nearly everyone that is a Zepplin fan will agree that almost everything they did was great. I personally think that Kashmir was third greatest, Stairway was second, and "The Rover" is absolutely the best example of Zep's ability to totally rock out. Of course no 16 million people will agree upon the best, so why beat the dead horse? Strickly speaking; Zep's best song from the standpoint of Billboard would either be "Stairway to Heaven", or it would be "Black Dog", or it would be "Nervous Breakdown", or it would be ...
  16. Absolutely a genuine article from Zep and worthy of top billing, but while being among my favorites and very good, it is not my favorite. I can trully understand you picking it though, and it is a great song.
  17. I think "Silver People along the shorline" might elude to armored soldiers from days gone by. "Wooden ships on the waters bearing free and easy". Just the line I was looking for to potentially interest you in this idea of the song: That we as the world were initially intested in adventure, and discovering new worlds, while others that we intruded upon were offended and thus comes war. Just one thought!
  18. Female singer, Male, or what? Pop, rock, grunge, country rock, or what? I've got a few ideas, and only wish you could plug in a play of it, as I think I know, but can't venture a guess without additional info. I can usually pick it out if I hear it.
  19. I actually went back through the posts before me and identified a few more that I would have listed such as: Steve Vai I can't honestly believe the lack of a entry for Robin Trower though!
  20. Always intraspective questions of what the individual chooses as their favorites, however, I'll give mine as well: 1. Stevie Ray Vahaughn 2. Jimmy Hendrix 3. Jimmy Page 4. Eddie VanHalen 5. Carlos Santana 6. Richie Blackmore 7. Robin Trower 8. Jeff Beck 9. Dickie Betts 10. "Classical Gas", Guitarist? (know the name if I heard it). Perhaps the greatest work of acoustic guitar I've ever heard. Give it a listen sometime? I know I named more than five, and shoot me. You have to include all the greats! Perhaps I've even left some out, and only trying to give fuel to the fire!
  21. Actually a question in the Country Music Realm. Thanks to Muzik, who was right to question another post when asking whether the Country scene had produced three artists who actually overoad their number one hits with one of their own. It is perfectly legitimate, and has me questioning my own knowledge, as I think it is actually more possible than mainstream Rock, Pop, or elsewhere? If you can help identify a web site, know Country well while knowing the answer to the question; please reply with some site help, or answers. I think this site desires to be accurate for all time periods, and I would guess that if it were done it was probably long ago; admitting as always, that I can always be wrong.
  22. Cindy, you actually hit it with Outkast. Not sure of the spelling though. So we have the Beatles, Elvis, and OutKast! Still working on the Country side of things, and hope everyone viewing this post can be patient, as there is much research to be done with so little time to do it. Hopefully if someone has a line on Country music sites you can let us all in on it, and help me to research. As I wish to be totally accurate, I also have my limitations and admit them freely. Hopefully by doing so you also can detect my sincerity!
  23. Dear Nutty: I assume you want American Music examples that are cool to you; like Pink? Or, are you just curious as to what the audience will bring as to their oppinions?
  24. Couple of things bud. I know someone from Clovis N.M., secondly what in the H.E. double are you talking about with; they are finally coming out? Please Mail me on the Clovis connection as I have a close and dear friend who is from there, and hopefully you might be friends as well? Mainly thinking that you could have been more in depth with your question to allow people to have more of a chance of answering it than you vague question. Not really hacking on you, just and observation dude.
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