Very cool. Do I detect a little Queen influence in there? Also seems to be a little bit of an Extreme inlfluence in there. Reminds me of some of the stuff of the Extreme album \"three sides to every story\". It\'s definitely some good stuff!
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KingIdiot:
You\'ve probably heard atleast ONE extreme song Scarbee <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Maybe. But, honestly I really don\'t know the band - at least by name. If I hear a song I might recognice it. At the time I did these songs I had been out totally of modern music for 7 years, where I took care of my little boy. I didn\'t hear any rock/pop/funk music at home or at concerts - only classical stuff. I used to study the scores while I listened to Brahms, Poelenc, Mahler, Wagner, Mozart, etc. I even listened a lot to organ concerts and opera...
Wow, the dude can SING TOO?!?!?! I downloaded the \"Rain\" track. Very nice. To me it had a kind of \"Supertramp\" sound to it. I LOVE lush vocal harmony in all kinds of music. Pretty wild that you did that a few years back, now think what would you could accomplish with today\'s tools? Obviously you need to put together a cd when you have the time. Any chance of converting the mp3\'s to streaming files? I would love to listen to the other tracks as well, but with a slow dial up it\'s such a pain to download anything over 1 meg. Thanks.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Used to be one of my favorite bands... not to mention Nuno is a shred head. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
They used to be one of my favorites too. I put them in the \'bands with wasted talent\' group. Nuno was a great guitarist until he went off and did his grungy, horrible, solo album, and you had to love Gary\'s in your face, up front vocals. Another band I put in that group is Mr. Big. Paul Gilbert could flat out shread, but they just disappeared off the face of the planet.
I definitely see the Supertramp comparisons in Thomas\'s music. I\'m surprised I missed that. It also seems like there might be a little bit of ELP feel in there too. You\'ve got to love good old prog rock.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SCARBEE: I thought it would be better and more polite to move the vocal topic away from the \"not so happy with ql strat \".<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
And I\'m very glad you did Thomas as I refeused to go through yet another bummer thread! But this is much nicer!
Good stuff Thomas. Very good. I enjoyed all four songs. Thanks.
I hear the Supertramp strongly in one and somewhat in the others, but there\'s a lot of original thoughts here also. I also here a little bit of Bad Finger. Anyone else notice that? It\'s certainly not a rip-off of anyone I can remember. Original. Fun. Definitely good up-beat pop sensibilities here. Nice hooks. Very cool.
Makes me want to post this unfinished one I\'m workign on right now that uses Scarbee\'s Fingered Bass.