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  • #46
    Great thread Paul!

    Snarky Puppy tends to "explore the space". Here is a good example in "The Curtain":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLRw-Ahq22k

    Cory Henry and Yoran Vroom do way more with just a Hammond/Moog and a drumset (respectively) than I ever thought possible here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B38PFqNI_WY


    Cheers!
    Sam
     

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    • #47
      I have this thread stuck in my head and so many songs fit:

      Roadhouse blues, last dance for maryjane, night moves, tiny dancer, hey jude, tom sawyer, in the air tonight, me and bobby mcgee, carry on wayward son

      bunch of bowie: space oddity, ziggy stardust, so many more
      Carbon13

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      • #48
        I'm surprised no one has mentioned any jam bands. Not that I claim to be any sort of expert, but I would have thought at least some of those groups' standards would have qualified.
        Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

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        • #49
          Just heard November Rain on the radio and thought that would fit this category too.

          As for Jam bands, I saw Dinosaur Jr. a few weeks back. I was never a big fan but it was a terrific show. It got me thinking, maybe the next Carmody thread should be bands that are great live (but not necessarily commercially successful).

          Another category I'd be interested in is "local bands". Tragically Hip is HUGE in Canada, selling out stadiums, and then I could see them playing bars with 150 people in the US during their height. That's an extreme example but I've seen a lot of local bands (in a variety of locations) that left me thinking "why aren't these guys more popular nationally or internationally?". Just a thought.
          Carbon13

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          • #50
            Outlaws

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82OM5tzcrk

            B-52's

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SOryJvTAGs

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
              I'm surprised no one has mentioned any jam bands. Not that I claim to be any sort of expert, but I would have thought at least some of those groups' standards would have qualified.
              Would the Allman Brothers Band count? They used to stretch out a bit on their first few albums.

              Mountain Jam from "Live at the Fillmore East" (1971) is a great jam which certainly takes you on a journey, with the reservation that it's perhaps just a bit too long. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed from the same show is also a nice jam but not quite as funky.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9ZubobGMLs
              Last edited by Geoff Millar; 05-17-2017, 08:45 PM.

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              • #52
                I don't know what a 'jam band' is.
                Oh well...
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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                  I don't know what a 'jam band' is.
                  Oh well...
                  Wolf
                  ​Loosely, I would say a band that when playing live they freestyle or "Jam" out the original version of a song often extending the length of the song. I guess the
                  ​original Jam band would be The Grateful Dead followed by many others such as Phisch, Govt Mule, Trucks/Tedshi and on and on.

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                  • #54
                    A Jammin' Journey
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                    • #55
                      These might be more literal than Paul intended, in that they're more about physical or personal journeys taken by the artists, with the listener as a passenger. But they do transport me, so I think they qualify.

                      The Wonderful Sea Voyage (of Holy St. Brennan), by the Alison Brown Quartet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWumVHLHqAA). This one is personal to me. I played it for my daughter in the car when she moved out, as we were driving to her new apartment several states away. I told her I hoped her life would turn out the way this piece made me feel.

                      Come a Long Way, by Michelle Shocked (https://vimeo.com/99293685). Is it a journey if you never leave a single city? L.A. is a very big city, so I say yes. (Warning: The video is super cheesy, and my guess is that she hated every second of making it. It does remind me of when MTV actually played music videos like this most of the day.)

                      Shiver Me Timers, by Tom Waits (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eux2qnnslac). Some say it's about dying. I always saw it as being about transitions (journeys through life).

                      10,000 Miles, by Mary Chapin Carpenter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8M8lssnf44). This one is clearly about the journey from this realm to the next.

                      Me and That Train, by Patty Larkin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNm4uWYRsBs). A snowy drive across Colorado as a metaphor for perseverance.

                      Ron

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                      • #56
                        I'm surprised no one has mentioned Avenged Sevenfold, as they have ventured further into the progressive-rock genre in the last 3 albums.

                        Buried Alive (from Nightmare)
                        http://playithub.com/watch/imwmmv9r1...ric-video.html

                        The ultimate track from Nightmare is SAVE ME, unfortunately, not on youtube - but you can listen to a crappy SQ version on Prime:
                        https://www.amazon.com/Nightmare-Exp...nged+sevenfold

                        From "The Stage" Album:

                        The Stage is kind of a trip if you've never seen the video...
                        http://playithub.com/watch/fBYVlFXsE...the-stage.html

                        Exist is the final track at almost 15 minutes long. Not as good as Save Me, but features some spoken-word from Neil Degrass Tyson at the end.
                        http://playithub.com/watch/rlt17JK3E...sic-video.html
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                        • #57
                          This was always a favorite in the music department when I was in college. I don't know how much the audience enjoyed it, but as a performer it was always a joy to play. And not just because it's in 22/8; it's just a beautiful song, and the arrangement keeps it moving along.

                          Pat Metheny - "First Circle" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrdbyCNJVKg
                          Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

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                          • #58
                            "First Circle" is also on the CD I mentioned in Post #5. There are 12 songs on this CD and other than a couple, they're all great (and the two that aren't are simply because I didn't like the sound of the featured saxophone; it was rather squawky).
                            Paul

                            Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
                            This was always a favorite in the music department when I was in college. I don't know how much the audience enjoyed it, but as a performer it was always a joy to play. And not just because it's in 22/8; it's just a beautiful song, and the arrangement keeps it moving along.

                            Pat Metheny - "First Circle" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrdbyCNJVKg

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                            • #59
                              Hey Jude is the one that punches all the buttons for me. Piano and Paul at the beginning, slowly builds to a joyous, raucous sing along at the end. And then I immediately want to play it again. Not as esoteric or sophisticated as many of the selections here, but that's okay. I like what I like.

                              Honorable mention: Good Vibrations and Sloop John B, by the Beach Boys. The zenith of Brian Wilson's composing and arranging skills.


                              Mark
                              You go your way, I'll go mine. I don't care if we get there on time.

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                              • #60
                                Armin Van Buuren State of Trance 2008, top 50 All time Electronic Album, is like riding the tides of the ocean on 4x speed. Ambient Masterpiece.

                                Main Street Bob Seger
                                Don't Come Around here Tom Petty
                                Black Celebration (the Album) Depeche Mode
                                Unforgettable Fire (the Album) U2
                                Morningside (the Album) Beck
                                Pretty Hate Machine (album) Nine Inch Nails
                                Twitch(album) Ministry
                                Technique (album) New Order
                                ...Arm of the Lord (album) Cabaret Voltaire
                                Lucretia My Reflection Sisters of Mercy
                                These Things She Wants Revenge
                                River of Deceit Mad Season
                                2nd disc Cold Roses (album) Ryan Adams
                                The Hurting (album) Tears for Fears
                                Jar of Flies (album) Alice In Chains



                                ...there are many more..


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