Rockin' Songs with Piano

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JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:52pm
JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:43pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:15pm
Little Richard/Esquerita/Fats Domino
It seems like it was a more prevalent in the 50's. Which is a same because as much as I like the Jim Jones Revue, even he kinda changed musical direction with Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind.
Definitely a lot more of a prominent instrument back then.
Agreed and me being a teenager in the New Wave 80's with keyboards, I missed out. LOL
In my advancing old age, my music has become a lot more eclectic.
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Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:16pm
JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:52pm
JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:43pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:15pm
Little Richard/Esquerita/Fats Domino
It seems like it was a more prevalent in the 50's. Which is a same because as much as I like the Jim Jones Revue, even he kinda changed musical direction with Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind.
Definitely a lot more of a prominent instrument back then.
Agreed and me being a teenager in the New Wave 80's with keyboards, I missed out. LOL
In my advancing old age, my music has become a lot more eclectic.
Best way to be. Never close your ears off to stuff. Lots of choice out there.
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It's not quite rocking piano but Look Sharp is a great piano/rock/new wave album.

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Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:16pm
JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:52pm
JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:43pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 1:15pm
Little Richard/Esquerita/Fats Domino
It seems like it was a more prevalent in the 50's. Which is a same because as much as I like the Jim Jones Revue, even he kinda changed musical direction with Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind.
Definitely a lot more of a prominent instrument back then.
Agreed and me being a teenager in the New Wave 80's with keyboards, I missed out. LOL
In my advancing old age, my music has become a lot more eclectic.
Best way to be. Never close your ears off to stuff. Lots of choice out there.
Although some might find this hard to believe, I agree with this.

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Re: Rockin' Songs with Piano

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revbob wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 5:07pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:16pm
JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:52pm
JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:43pm


It seems like it was a more prevalent in the 50's. Which is a same because as much as I like the Jim Jones Revue, even he kinda changed musical direction with Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind.
Definitely a lot more of a prominent instrument back then.
Agreed and me being a teenager in the New Wave 80's with keyboards, I missed out. LOL
In my advancing old age, my music has become a lot more eclectic.
Best way to be. Never close your ears off to stuff. Lots of choice out there.
Although some might find this hard to believe, I agree with this.
As a teenager I felt like I had to pick a genre and stick to it.
The problem with that narrow minded thinking as a youngster is look at all the music I should have been enjoying so much earlier in life.
My musical palette didn't start growing till my late twenties and by then adult life (wife, kids, career) grabbed hold of me. Shows I should have been going to see when I was young were missed. I definitely worked hard to make up for it later by going to lots of shows. That's been the thing I miss most with this damn Covid, LIVE SHOWS!

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JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 5:23pm
revbob wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 5:07pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:16pm
JChampion wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 3:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:52pm


Definitely a lot more of a prominent instrument back then.
Agreed and me being a teenager in the New Wave 80's with keyboards, I missed out. LOL
In my advancing old age, my music has become a lot more eclectic.
Best way to be. Never close your ears off to stuff. Lots of choice out there.
Although some might find this hard to believe, I agree with this.
As a teenager I felt like I had to pick a genre and stick to it.
The problem with that narrow minded thinking as a youngster is look at all the music I should have been enjoying so much earlier in life.
My musical palette didn't start growing till my late twenties and by then adult life (wife, kids, career) grabbed hold of me. Shows I should have been going to see when I was young were missed. I definitely worked hard to make up for it later by going to lots of shows. That's been the thing I miss most with this damn Covid, LIVE SHOWS!
Yeah no live music has been awful and I kick myself for the shows I didn't go to because I would go "next time" which sadly in many cases didn't or wont happen.

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Quite a bit of piano on the new Danzig album.
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matedog wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:13pm
Always loved this fucked up Zeppelin song:


Featuring Ian Stewart of The Stones who has plenty of great contributions to that band.
I was in a pub a few years ago and someone started a conversation about the ultimate band line-up and it quickly came down to arguments about Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton on guitar, and that sort of stuff. Names were getting bandied about, arguments beginning and then I said, "I'm only playing this game if I can get Ian Stewart on piano." There was quite a consensus of opinion for someone hidden from view as a musician.

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matedog wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:13pm
Always loved this fucked up Zeppelin song:


Featuring Ian Stewart of The Stones who has plenty of great contributions to that band.
I was in a pub a few years ago and someone started a conversation about the ultimate band line-up and it quickly came down to arguments about Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton on guitar, and that sort of stuff. Names were getting bandied about, arguments beginning and then I said, "I'm only playing this game if I can get Ian Stewart on piano." There was quite a consensus of opinion for someone hidden from view as a musician.

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Oops! Double post.

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dave202 wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 9:42am
matedog wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 2:13pm
Always loved this fucked up Zeppelin song:


Featuring Ian Stewart of The Stones who has plenty of great contributions to that band.
I was in a pub a few years ago and someone started a conversation about the ultimate band line-up and it quickly came down to arguments about Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton on guitar, and that sort of stuff. Names were getting bandied about, arguments beginning and then I said, "I'm only playing this game if I can get Ian Stewart on piano." There was quite a consensus of opinion for someone hidden from view as a musician.
Yeah, there's not a lot of players that didn't seem to dabble extensively in organ in the 70s. Stew seemed like a pure pianist. Billy Preston is phenomenal, but mostly known for his organ playing for example.

As a huge Springsteen fan, I acknowledge Roy Bittan's importance, but generally find him to be a bit obnoxious and overplaying. Bruce's first pianist, David Sancious, was/is otherworldly talented.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Radio station i usually have on plays the odd Floyd Cramer track from back in the day. I really like some of that old stuff.

And always liked the Hammond organ as an instrument, booker t and a few others. Steve Nieve did some great playing with Elvis and Van Morrison always used it to great effect, especially in collaboration with Georgie Fame.

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dave202 wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 9:42am
I was in a pub a few years ago and someone started a conversation about the ultimate band line-up and it quickly came down to arguments about Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton on guitar, and that sort of stuff. Names were getting bandied about, arguments beginning and then I said, "I'm only playing this game if I can get Ian Stewart on piano." There was quite a consensus of opinion for someone hidden from view as a musician.
People are so boring. Hendrix and Clapton are so often touted as the Greatest Guitarists That Ever Lived, so people always lean to them in those kind of arguments. It's self-fulfilling. They're technically good, not even really GREAT, but on top of that, they just aren't that interesting.
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Kory wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 8:46pm
dave202 wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 9:42am
I was in a pub a few years ago and someone started a conversation about the ultimate band line-up and it quickly came down to arguments about Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton on guitar, and that sort of stuff. Names were getting bandied about, arguments beginning and then I said, "I'm only playing this game if I can get Ian Stewart on piano." There was quite a consensus of opinion for someone hidden from view as a musician.
People are so boring. Hendrix and Clapton are so often touted as the Greatest Guitarists That Ever Lived, so people always lean to them in those kind of arguments. It's self-fulfilling. They're technically good, not even really GREAT, but on top of that, they just aren't that interesting.
I'd much rather listen to the weird squawks that Andy Gill or Keith Levene would elicit from a guitar than the pantheon of rock guitarists. Not stuff that overwhelms with technical skill but novel approaches to making sounds that seize the imagination. Nothing about Clapton grabs the imagination.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 8:57pm
Kory wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 8:46pm
dave202 wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 9:42am
I was in a pub a few years ago and someone started a conversation about the ultimate band line-up and it quickly came down to arguments about Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton on guitar, and that sort of stuff. Names were getting bandied about, arguments beginning and then I said, "I'm only playing this game if I can get Ian Stewart on piano." There was quite a consensus of opinion for someone hidden from view as a musician.
People are so boring. Hendrix and Clapton are so often touted as the Greatest Guitarists That Ever Lived, so people always lean to them in those kind of arguments. It's self-fulfilling. They're technically good, not even really GREAT, but on top of that, they just aren't that interesting.
I'd much rather listen to the weird squawks that Andy Gill or Keith Levene would elicit from a guitar than the pantheon of rock guitarists. Not stuff that overwhelms with technical skill but novel approaches to making sounds that seize the imagination. Nothing about Clapton grabs the imagination.
Agreed on all counts. I wonder how much of the popularity of “virtuosos” is the Paris Hilton effect vs people sincerely thinking they are the best.
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Kory wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 9:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 8:57pm
Kory wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 8:46pm
dave202 wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 9:42am
I was in a pub a few years ago and someone started a conversation about the ultimate band line-up and it quickly came down to arguments about Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton on guitar, and that sort of stuff. Names were getting bandied about, arguments beginning and then I said, "I'm only playing this game if I can get Ian Stewart on piano." There was quite a consensus of opinion for someone hidden from view as a musician.
People are so boring. Hendrix and Clapton are so often touted as the Greatest Guitarists That Ever Lived, so people always lean to them in those kind of arguments. It's self-fulfilling. They're technically good, not even really GREAT, but on top of that, they just aren't that interesting.
I'd much rather listen to the weird squawks that Andy Gill or Keith Levene would elicit from a guitar than the pantheon of rock guitarists. Not stuff that overwhelms with technical skill but novel approaches to making sounds that seize the imagination. Nothing about Clapton grabs the imagination.
Agreed on all counts. I wonder how much of the popularity of “virtuosos” is the Paris Hilton effect vs people sincerely thinking they are the best.
Coincidentally, I'm editing a lecture for my popular culture class this evening that involves Pierre Bourdieu, who wrote about how taste is an additional factor in status (money being the other big one). The tastes of the well-heeled emphasize form over function, technical ability over bodily pleasure. The presentation of the meal over what it tastes like. So the genuflecting before virtuosos could be seen as defaulting to those high culture attitudes, applying them to lower cultural forms like rock. Maybe it's about seeking approval from elites or maybe it's people grabbing onto what they know to establish hierarchies in their own zone.
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