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by gtrpir8
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Jon and Rick Disappointed
Replies: 41
Views: 8270

Re: Jon and Rick Disappointed

Didn't Rick actually recommend Oliver as his replacement at the beginning of this whole situation last winter or spring when he decided he couldn't do a full scale tour? Seems that maybe be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. I know, oversimplification....
by gtrpir8
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: HEART
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: HEART

Ann Wilson is quite simply one of the finest voices in rock music, male or female, period. I agree about her range and control of that range - she is a talent, no question. Much like another favorite band of mine (Chicago), Heart's "legacy" is somewhat tarnished by what the industry forced them to b...
by gtrpir8
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: EAGLES
Replies: 11
Views: 1768

Re: EAGLES

I saw the Eagles open for Yes once . . . :rolleyes: It was no contest! I saw a neo-bluegrass band - name unknown - open for them in '76 at Hampton Roads, Va. The banjoist kept losing his fingerpicks - pretty hilarious!! Needless to say, that was not a well concieved pairing!!! It amazes me what len...
by gtrpir8
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: EAGLES
Replies: 11
Views: 1768

Re: EAGLES

Another group that I consider to be two seperate entities, the original "Take It Easy" country rock group and the "Hotel California" rock band. I am more a fan of the original lineup, but found a lot to like in the pop-rock version as well. Bernie Leadon was an extremely talented musician; his work ...
by gtrpir8
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Album talk
Topic: Remaster Yessongs - Now!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

Re: Remaster Yessongs - Now!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to remaster old live albums. It was just the sound from when it came out and the production of it. It's rather difficult to fix it up without using overdubs. I like Yessongs the way it is, raw and unconventional and it rocks! Hammer, nail, and head for all stat...
by gtrpir8
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: Scorpions
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Scorpions

"Rock You Like A Hurricane" is used as the team entrance music for Carolina Hurricane hockey games. Imagine everyone from little tykes to silver haired oldies getting up and rocking to this! Of course, there are likely quite a few folks that have no idea at all that the team didn't create the song! ...
by gtrpir8
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Album talk
Topic: Tales... would it have been better as a single album?
Replies: 56
Views: 14223

Re: Tales... would it have been better as a single album?

REMEMBER that there were no CD's back in '73 when Tales was released, so they had a choice: Single LP or Double LP? There was no other option at the time, so in retrospect I think they made the right choice in going for it on a grand scale. Some 30 years later, Topographic still rings as a magical ...
by gtrpir8
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Album talk
Topic: Best version of "Perpetual Change"
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

Re: Best version of "Perpetual Change"

The YESSONGS Live versions has the most spirit, energy and drive of Perpetual Change that I've ever heard. Bruford and Howe are both incrdible on the Yessongs version... NB +1 In fact, I think Yessongs contains several "best moments", despite the sound quality or lack thereof. But that could be ano...
by gtrpir8
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: Allman Brothers
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Allman Brothers

Duane's slide solo and fills on Live At The Fillmore's "Statesboro Blues" is still the benchmark for great slide guitar for me, and the instrumental sequence of "Hot 'Lanta" into "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" on the second side of the same disc is brilliant. I too wonder what contributions and impac...
by gtrpir8
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Mountain

Ahhh, Nantucket Sleighride! I have a live album on which that song takes up side 2 entirely, with West going on a monster 15 minute jam. There was a local band that did Mountain covers back in the day, and they called themselves Nantucket. They actually had a regional hit in the mid '70s called "Hea...
by gtrpir8
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Album talk
Topic: Drama:One Of The Best
Replies: 24
Views: 3397

Re: Drama:One Of The Best

I completely ignored Drama when it was released because of the lack of Anderson and Wakeman, and lack of knowledge of their replacements. I only purchased the Rhino version a couple of years ago after reading others opinions, and I have to say I love it. I feel all of the instrumentalists strived to...
by gtrpir8
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: My favorite Yesshow
Replies: 48
Views: 7874

Re: My favorite Yesshow

That was my favorite Yesshow followed by ABWH at the Mosque in Richmond Va. I remember we drove down to Tech to get my brother and his roomates. They "declined" due to a previous engagement. By the time we got back to Roanoke Yes was just hitting the stage. But seeing Moraz perform Gates, unbelieva...
by gtrpir8
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: My favorite Yesshow
Replies: 48
Views: 7874

Re: My favorite Yesshow

Well, I've only seen them four times, and hope to make it at least five in '08. Of the four, it is very difficult to pin down a favorite. Roanoke, VA. in '76 was my first, then Raleigh, NC in '91 and '00, with the last being Greensboro, NC in '04. All shows are special to me, but each does have "mom...
by gtrpir8
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: New Contest
Replies: 36
Views: 3561

Re: New Contest

N2yes wrote:Destroying threads? Surely you jest.
Shirley? I thought it was Clem!
by gtrpir8
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Your favorite underrated gem of an album?
Replies: 54
Views: 5647

Re: Your favorite underrated gem of an album?

DOG and BUTTERFLY....agreed!! What a gem! Ann Wilson is my favorite female singer and she can belt it out live just as well live as she can in the studio!! "Hijinx" isn't a bad start to such a fine effort, either! At least, I recall it being the opening cut, or is it "Cook With Fire"? I think "Cook...
by gtrpir8
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Your favorite underrated gem of an album?
Replies: 54
Views: 5647

Re: Your favorite underrated gem of an album?

Dog and Butterfly, by Heart. Features a beautiful, lilting title cut, and builds to a full storm on "Mistrial Wind'. Ann Wilson is flat out a singer, sister Nancy adds sweet harmonies and well placed acoustic guitar, and Roger Fisher and Howard Leese both shine on electric guitars. Greatist Stories ...
by gtrpir8
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Album talk
Topic: If you had to get rid of 3 Yes albums..
Replies: 44
Views: 5401

Re: If you had to get rid of 3 Yes albums..

Big Generator
Open Your Eyes
Talk

unless I can replace these with:

Yesshows
Classic Yes
House of Yes
by gtrpir8
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Album talk
Topic: Is there a yes album that hasn`t worn well with you?
Replies: 24
Views: 2939

Re: Is there a yes album that hasn`t worn well with you?

I can't think of any one album or cd that completely turns me off, but there are a handful of individual cuts that I can easily skip over, usually YesWest material. For example, I love "Changes" and "It Can Happen", but the remainder of 90125 for me is most unremarkable. Even on the 80% Yes release ...
by gtrpir8
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: So, Who Are You?
Replies: 88
Views: 8461

Re: So, Who Are You?

Guitar PIRATE! Of course. How dopey of me not to figure that out. Hey, cool screen name there, Mose. ;) Thanks much! Deciphering pir8 on its own probably wouldn't be too bad if it weren't connected to the gtr - there surely is not much of a connection between the two in normal situations. When I st...
by gtrpir8
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: So, Who Are You?
Replies: 88
Views: 8461

Re: So, Who Are You?

Sure - what does your screen name mean? "Guitar"-something? :) gtr = guitar, as borrowed from Howe and Hackett. Not that I claim to be a maestro by any stretch, but I love to play. pir8 = pirate, as in East Carolina University Pirates, the local/regional university to my birthplace of Greenville, N...
by gtrpir8
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: So, Who Are You?
Replies: 88
Views: 8461

Re: So, Who Are You?

OK, I have two questions for gtrpir8, aka Mose. Ready? First - seeing that you live in NC, and I think, Raleigh - are you interested in seeing some great music in Chapel Hill over Labor Day Weekend? :) Second - What do you think is the place (if any) of religion in politics? OK, one more question -...
by gtrpir8
Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: So, Who Are You?
Replies: 88
Views: 8461

Re: So, Who Are You?

Used to love to party with the tri-sigz....what a group! I had forgotten about our mutual shall we say, fraternal past? I am trying so hard to recall what you look like Mose!Did you join '78??? Or later? Agreed, Greenville was the place...we use to hang out at the Elbow Room, one of the few places ...
by gtrpir8
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: New Contest
Replies: 36
Views: 3561

Re: New Contest

Oh, might as well play. I usually have nothing to add to a lot of topics, or a lot to add about nothing, but the prize sounds enticing!
by gtrpir8
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: So, Who Are You?
Replies: 88
Views: 8461

Re: So, Who Are You?

Mose and I are previous attendees of the former Atlantic Christian College. We talked about this at one time. What years were you there? 75-79 for me. Folks, do not be deceived by this institution's name. I don't believe I ever partied on a more regular basis than I did when I was there. Small scho...
by gtrpir8
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: So, Who Are You?
Replies: 88
Views: 8461

Re: So, Who Are You?

I am fifty years old, born and raised and lived in North Carolina for all of those years. I am married, the father of two as a result. My checkered academic career included a year at East Carolina University, a couple of years at Atlantic Christian College (now called Barton College, home of the 200...
by gtrpir8
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Picture Music
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: Picture Music

I remember something like this before, and I'll gladly play again. The Revealing Science Of God always feels like a chronicle of a day to me. "Dawn of Light..." is daybreak, and I feel and imagine the dawn, midmorning, midday, catch a late afternoon thunderstorm, before settling down as the sun fina...
by gtrpir8
Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Where are the tabs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

I don't know if this is the case for this site, but alot of tab sites are closed under threat of legal action from the recording industry as being unauthorized release of copyrighted music.
by gtrpir8
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Speakin' Southern
Replies: 70
Views: 4306

Are y'all implying sumpin about courtin' and sparkin'?? Was that the Southern release of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark? Back on the original topic - I'm not sure if this is Southern U.S. or Eastern North Carolinian, but the customary greeting 'round here is "Hey", as in "Hey, how y'all dooooon?" ...
by gtrpir8
Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Roadsigns I Have Known and Loved . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 913

I don't recall seeing this as a highway sign, but on a sign post beside an short order establishment called Dick's Hot Dogs, in Wilson, North Carolina : "If you like hot dogs, you'll love Dick's".

That one made it into National Lampoon back in the mid-70's.
by gtrpir8
Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Speakin' Southern
Replies: 70
Views: 4306

Us Southerners put r's in words without them and drop r's from words that HAVE them! For instance we'll say "warsh" instead of wash. And my Aunt Martha was "Mahtha". Go figure. Eastern North Carolinians eliminate "r" altogether - wash is wawsh, car is cah, so forth. Any one familiar with the term "...