The Canadian Guitar Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
It's been a strange week. I was driving down Barton Street into the old core of Hamilton. I had my CD of Crowbar's "Official Music" on the van player.

Just as Biscuit Boy (Richard Newel) was blowin' "Hoy, Hoy, Hoy!" I pass a new diner with a bright new sign. "Crowbar Restaurant", it says.

The following day I'm in a thrift store picking through old vinyl LPs and find a great cover of a release called "Super Blues" with Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Willy Dixon. Unfortunately there's no LP inside - it's an empty cover.

I get home and I'm putting some CDs back in the rack and taking out some fresh ones for new stock in the van when my cat jumps up on the top of the CD rack. This rack is just over my head in height and the cat knocks down a CD - it's the same album, "Super Blues"! I must have bought it years ago, put it up there and forgot about it.

What's next?:eek:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,028 Posts
Wild Bill said:
What's next?:eek:
I was going to come with some 'Blues Brothers' scenario with the Ghosts of Richard Newell, Muddy Waters and Willy Dixon, but I decided not to.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
"Ah, nostalgia isn't what it used to be..."

Lester B. Flat said:
You'll be driving along listening to "Synchronicity" and then be pulled over by the police.
Trust me, if your formative years were founded on Crowbar you would NOT be driving along listening to "Synchronicity"!:frown:

Old guys like me want their music "official". We were pre-video. The Police and the entire New Wave scene were just trail-blazers for metrosexuals.

Except for Wendy O Williams, of course. Couldn't get more punk than strips of electrician's tape for pasties.:eek:

As Austin Powers said: "The 80's? Well, there was a flock of seagulls. That was about it!":2guns::food-smiley-015:

"I gotta boogie for the doctor...I gotta boogie for the nurse."
 

·
All the way to ten
Joined
·
936 Posts
Ahh, yes. The 80's. Nothing much for me there either. Right now I am waiting for my "Chicago Blues Jam" cd's to arrive.

The Police. I never really had a taste for them. But what can you expect from a player who's favourite amp is a Roland jazz chorus.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
596 Posts
Next time you go for a drive, you need to go up to Mississippi and down to New Orleans. Then go down to Louisianna and get yourself a mojo hand and a black cat bone. It's a long drive, maybe you can find a big-legged woman and get your ham bone boiled - IF you can get your mojo workin.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,381 Posts
J S Moore said:
. But what can you expect from a player who's favourite amp is a Roland jazz chorus.
:eek: You must be doing something right because I've never heard a Jazz Chorus that didn't sound tinny and out of phase. To be fair, most players that I have seen using them were rock players and a few country players. I'm guessing that they sound good clean with a hollow body plugged straight in, and as the name implies, playing Jazz.

I owned a 120 for about a week and I could't get a sound I liked out of it myself, allthough I depend heavily on a distorted tone. I could, however, get a tone out of my mother's old fireplace/stereo with a Sears Harmony Strat and a Big Muff....

Please don't take offense. But after doing sound for almost twenty years there are two things that make me cringe - A drummer that shows up with two kick drums and twelve toms, and a guitar player that walks in with a Roland Jazz Chorus.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,531 Posts
I was never much of a Police fan either. The 80's were just one strange time for someone who was into the old school bands.
 

·
All the way to ten
Joined
·
936 Posts
Hamm Guitars said:
:eek: You must be doing something right because I've never heard a Jazz Chorus that didn't sound tinny and out of phase. To be fair, most players that I have seen using them were rock players and a few country players. I'm guessing that they sound good clean with a hollow body plugged straight in, and as the name implies, playing Jazz.

I owned a 120 for about a week and I could't get a sound I liked out of it myself, allthough I depend heavily on a distorted tone. I could, however, get a tone out of my mother's old fireplace/stereo with a Sears Harmony Strat and a Big Muff....

Please don't take offense. But after doing sound for almost twenty years there are two things that make me cringe - A drummer that shows up with two kick drums and twelve toms, and a guitar player that walks in with a Roland Jazz Chorus.

I have never liked the Rolands. I was actually refering to the guitarist in the Police. Reading my post again I could have been clearer. A lot of the equipment and music of the 80's seemed to me to be about stripping away every last ounce of the organic nature of music and replacing it with synthesized sounds. I have never understood why any one would want to make a keyboard sound like a guitar and vice versa.

I've actually got a Marshall and am looking to build an 18 watt.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
822 Posts
Wild Bill said:
Trust me, if your formative years were founded on Crowbar you would NOT be driving along listening to "Synchronicity"!:frown:

Old guys like me want their music "official". We were pre-video. The Police and the entire New Wave scene were just trail-blazers for metrosexuals.

Except for Wendy O Williams, of course. Couldn't get more punk than strips of electrician's tape for pasties.:eek:

As Austin Powers said: "The 80's? Well, there was a flock of seagulls. That was about it!"
"I gotta boogie for the doctor...I gotta boogie for the nurse."
It's not that I'm a huge fan of '80's rock, I was just pointing out the synchronicity of your experiences. Life can be poetic at times. I was also a Crowbar fan back in the day. Oh what a feelin', what a russshh!
:smilie_flagge17:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,309 Posts
I cannot stand most of the 80s stuff either and the later 80s were apparently "my generation" (I'm 35).

The Police, however, are world class musicians and put out one great album after another. They were hardly new wave or metro (though Sting could be quite pretty)!

Oh yeah, Andy Summer's played a Tele with humbuckers thru a Marshall half stack.

TG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
698 Posts
Wild Bill said:
Except for Wendy O Williams, of course. Couldn't get more punk than strips of electrician's tape for pasties.:eek:
Remember when she was on SCTV with the Plasmatics? The Fishin' with Gil sketch (or whatever that John Candy bit was called) was classic...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
698 Posts
traynor_garnet said:
I cannot stand most of the 80s stuff either and the later 80s were apparently "my generation" (I'm 35).
Well, I'm 38 so the 80's were REALLY my musical generation. I was the strange one though. I had my collection of Sabbath & Zeppelin, but I also had a pile of stuff like Flock of Seagulls, Payola$, Prism, Men at Work, Police, etc, etc. In fact, I still have most of that on vinyl...I never get rid of anything!
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top