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Postby Scott DeVarenne » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:44 am

Inpired by the guitar solo of the day thread.
First of all, let me say, I don't have a favourite song (or a favourite band, for that matter). However, there are songs (and bands) that I really, really like. This is the "here, check this out" thread for songs that may not nessecarily have shining guitar solos, or a guitar solo period. This song features a simple, yet kick-bum bassline, nice vocal harmonies and the 4 bar pre-chorus is pure heaven. It's a "top of the pops" type of performance video. Please refrain from any criticism of the singer's hair or attire, but the rest of the band is fair game.
Enjoy.
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Postby Malcolm Boyce » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:38 pm

Outstanding tune, and man, could that guy sing. Love a lot of Prism.
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Re: Favourites

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:45 pm

OK... I'll see your classic Canadian content with this little ditty.

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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:16 am


Bumb it up to 480.
'Twas of a romantic nature and bordered on religious significance.
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Re: Favourites

Postby Nick H. » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:09 pm

Just saw this guy in Boston:

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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:49 am

josh Ritter; I remember seeing him open for Sarah Harmer a few years ago at the Imperial Theatre, I was doing monitors. He was very engaging, he had the theatre in the palm of his hand. Unfortunately, what I remember most was his attempt at a joke regarding being at a function with Avril Lavigne. It was based on the assumption that the audience held Avril in as low esteem as he did. I felt his joke failed hard, but obviously he did have some sympathizers, based on the modest amount of laughter. But yeah, he was great- his songs and stage presence hit hard.
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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:51 pm


Sound familiar?
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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:38 am

While not really a tune I would consider one of my favourites, I find it fascinating. I find the urban legends surrounding this piece of music to be entertaining, but nothing more. To me, it sounds like a soundtrack by Robert Smith, who wrote it while tripping hard on dextromethorphan.
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Re: Favourites

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:45 am

Although the song has been used in many things over the years, it's easy to forget how cool this recording is. Based on a tape loop track that they built on.

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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:42 pm

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Re: Favourites

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:02 am

Julia Stone... Now we know. Nice.
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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:20 pm

I listened to this a few days ago. Beautiful. Still as yummy to the ears as it was 25 years ago.
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Re: Favourites

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:13 pm

Scott DeVarenne wrote:I listened to this a few days ago. Beautiful. Still as yummy to the ears as it was 25 years ago.
A big yes to that.
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Re: Favourites

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:52 am

Other than forever loving this trio, I remember always thinking this solo section was badass...

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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:44 am

i'll see your 80's poop with something not quite so poopy-
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Re: Favourites

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:03 am

Scott DeVarenne wrote:i'll see your 80's poop with something not quite so poopy-
That is one I'll never get tired of. Even that video holds up after all these years.
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Re: Favourites

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:58 am

Love the direct guitars on this... and cool bass... and crazy synth drums and percussion...

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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:44 am

My new find, so not really a favourite, but whatevs-
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In the comments section, Grace Alexender says "His voice is like sex".
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Re: Favourites

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:36 pm

Because of their substantial hits, not enough people are aware of the many cool tracks these guys recorded over the years. Andy Newmark on drums is simply fantastic.

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Re: Favourites

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:09 am

I love it.
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