imbenurnot

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    • Sly and the Family Stone

      in Forums > Sly and the Family Stone | Follow this topic

      imbenurnot

      This is one of the greatest bands of all time. Everything about them, absolutely everything, was top of the line. They are perhaps the tightest group I've ever listened to. Their combination of soul music and psychedelic sounds was absolutely groundbreaking. No band was or ever have been like them.

      Greg Errico is, perhaps, the tightest drummer I've ever listened to. His beats with the group were so tight and well defined. He's one of my biggest influences as a drummer.

      Then there's Larry Graham. This guy is a fucking monster. "Thumpin' and Pluckin'" is his invention, though it's commonly known as slap bass. The guy held down some of the finest and tightest bass lines ever. Listen to "Thank You (Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" to hear funk at it's best.

      Freddie Stone fucking rocks as the guitar player. He's good enough and prevalent enough to be a notable guitar player, but he spends most of his time in the back, adding wonderful support to the rest of the song. His playing seldom overpowered the rhythm, more often helping the songs move most powerfully.

      Then there are the vocals. Every time a member of the band opens his/her mouth, Robert Plant would cry if he had a soul. The way they trade off vocals is so powerful. Hearing Freddie go high, followed by Graham's bass voice build up to match it, followed by a wonderfully soulful female voice, it just AMAZING. Everybody's voice in the band is far above 90% of the musical world's. Sly's voice is just POWERFUL, not to mention his bitchin' organ.

      The way the horns cut into the song give the rhythm even more dimension and melody. Everything about this band is untouchable.



      I Want to Take You Higher is easily one of my top 5 songs of all time.
      Everybody knows how great Thank You is.
      Listen to how well they can build a song.

      Don't hate the black, don't hate the white. If you get bit, just hate the bite.

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    • Recordings

      12 years ago

      imbenurnot

      Hey, remember all that shit I was posting a while back about my band and my gig? Well, we just finished recording a couple of songs with my band. Man, this process is harder than I thought it was, though. If you're curious, you can hear a couple of my songs on some rough recordings.

      Blue Condition

    • Four Dead in O-Hi-O

      12 years ago

      imbenurnot

      Today's May 4th, the day where four students were killed at my campus during an anti-war protest in 1970. They were killed by the National Guard when they open fired on an Anti-Vietnam rally . The fact that they open fired on a crowd is outrageous enough. However, the biggest tragedy was that two of the casualties were innocent bystanders. They were just walking to class, cutting across the field that I cut through every day. Three of the victims were honor students. This was truly a tragedy.

      Ohio
      Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
      We're finally on our own.
      This summer I hear the drumming,
      Four dead in Ohio.

      Gotta get down to it
      Soldiers are cutting us down
      Should have been done long ago.
      What if you knew her
      And found her dead on the ground
      How can you run when you know?

      Gotta get down to it
      Soldiers are cutting us down
      Should have been done long ago.
      What if you knew her
      And found her dead on the ground
      How can you run when you know?

      Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
      We're finally on our own.
      This summer I hear the drumming,
      Four dead in Ohio.

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    • Bass-off!

      12 years ago

      imbenurnot

      Right, so my two favorite bassists of all time are Jack Bruce and John Entwistle. They're just both incredible. As a band, Cream was definately superior to the Who, but what about solo careers?

      Jack's was pretty damn good. Songs for a Tailor is a fantastic record. "Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune" starts off with a great synchopated call and response between a horn section and Jack's bass while the drum keeps a driving rhythm. During the verses, Jack's vocals soar. Songs of this type and softer piano based tracks alternate throughout the album. His album Harmony Row is of a similar style, though it lacks the horn section and I don't quite care for it much. However, it did produce this fine song:Smiles and Grins

      Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune

      However, I found the real gem on vinyl. It's an album called Things We Like. It is acoustic jazz, with Jack playing an upright bass. It has some freaking amazing compositions, and Jack proves why he's so highly regarded as a bass player. Also, John McLaughlin plays guitar. That's a whole new level of awesomeness!

      John Entwistle: I don't have a whole lot of experience with him. I just have his first album Smash Your Head Against the Wall. Man, though, it's a bloody FANTASTIC album! He's capable of writing a song called "Pick Me Up (Big Chicken)" and making it sound badass. Also, the song "You're Mine" is a song from the Devil's perspective, and it's a real haunting track.

      I really wish I was anywhere near as good as these men.

    • Holy standing rock!

      12 years ago

      imbenurnot

      Well, the show was last night, and we did quite well. There was a fair amount of stress, but overall it was a fucking amazing experience and I can't wait to do it again!

      Our 18 minute setlist was:

      Nairobi Rain (penned by me)
      Had to Cry Today (Blind Faith cover)
      The Big Charade (again, my original)
      White Room (if you don't know who did this song, you shouldn't be reading my profile)

      Funny thing is, I was never once nervous about performing. I know that everybody in my band is good. What I was stressed out over, though, were the details concerning set up and mixing. It was really hectic at my drummer's before we showed up, especially when some of us were kind of goofing us off and I really wanted to get those things sorted out so we could be efficiant. Well, we did good enough. The biggest problem at the show was that I couldn't find my damn outlet!

      It was a great night, and performing was amazing. I'm really glad that we didn't win, though. We did not/could not have a set ready for another show in a week!
      Here are some pictures from the evening:
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    • Wish me luck

      12 years ago

      imbenurnot

      Our first show is tonight. Wish us luck!

    • Derek Trucks

      in Forums > Derek Trucks | Follow this topic

      imbenurnot

      Man, this guy needs some more recognition! Actually, I see that he's been getting a bit more, what with the exposure from Rolling Stone and (I think) Guitar World.

      This guy is amazing. He's probably the best young guitar player around now. At 27, he has toured with Eric Clapton and been a lasting member of the Allman Brothers Band. Regardless of your personal feelings towards those artists, they are giants of the electric blues world. To be playing with them, with the Allmans as a lead guitar player and almost as equal with Clapton, is an extraordinary accomplishment.

      The guy's been touring with The Derek Trucks Band since he was 16. In fact, there's a video out there of him playing a festival in Brazil as an 18 year old or something, and he just plays the most wonderful slide guitar solo. All by himself, never getting boring.

      He has the technical ability and technical knowledge, but he just oozes soul. Best slide player since the great Duane Allman.

      I just prefer it when he plays instrumentals, because he really shines and his vocalist annoys me quite a bit.

      Here's a really great performance of him with the Allmans.

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    • Fuck my bassist

      12 years ago

      imbenurnot

      Ok, Step One: We're in a band practice, trying to practice without either of our singers, and he doesn't know all of his parts. This show is pretty near, though we don't know when it is yet. However, the first thing he says: "Hey guys guess what! I'm getting married! I'm going to propose to my girfriend on Thursday."

      Ok, so...he's 18. They're both freshmen in college. He has never had anything resembling a job. He bought the fucking ring with his scholarship money. THEY'RE BEING IDIOTS.

      Step 2:
      We sign up for this show, right? We tell him beforehand what the options are; that the days were Monday, Thursday, and Friday. He's cool, we start practicing like mad, trying to teach him the parts.

      Tonight after practicing: "Hey guys, I need to tell you something. If the show's on Friday, I won't be able to play it. Friday night and Saturday morning are the sabbath. So, I can't play it."

      He used to be a staunch atheist. He wrote a 10 page paper with "there is no god" as his thesis. Now, after dating this girl for a year and a half, he's gone all religious. However, it's not some sane strand of Christianity, like Catholicism or Lutheranism. It's called the Church of God. They basically interperet the Bible word for word. No metaphorical meaning. No contradictions. Nothing.

      So, since apparently playing a show is comparable to killing puppies and drinking their blood while chanting "Hail Satan" whilst raping a Mexican hooker, he's leaving us high and dry little over a week before our first show ever.

      And he used to be my best friend for years before he completely lost his mind.

    • Gig

      12 years ago

      imbenurnot

      For real this time.

      I have a gig. We just signed up for it today. We have 18 minutes for a set, and we have to play at least two originals. We have them. We have also have plenty of music to fill this set. Now we just need to find out when and where it is.

    • Spoonful

      12 years ago

      imbenurnot

      It could be a spoonful of coffee
      It could be a spoonful of tea
      But one little spoon of your precious love
      Is good enough for me

      Men lie about that spoonful
      Some cry about that spoonful
      Some die about that spoonful
      Everybody fight about a spoonful
      That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

      It could be a spoonful of water
      To save you from the desert sand
      But one spoon of lead from my forty-five
      Will save you from another man

      Men lie about that spoonful
      Some cry about that spoonful
      Some die about that spoonful
      Everybody fight about a spoonful
      That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful
      That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

      It could be a spoonful of sugar
      It could be a spoonful of tea
      But one little spoon of your precious love
      Is good enough for me

      Men lie about that spoonful
      Some cry about that spoonful
      Some die about that spoonful
      Everybody fight about a spoonful
      That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful
      That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful
      That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful
      That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

      It could be a spoonful of sugar
      It could be a spoonful of tea
      But one little spoon of your precious love
      Is good enough for me
      -Willie Dixon
      Watch and cry from the awesome awesomeness!

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  • Comments (105)

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      Hey, if you ever get back on - add me as a friend.
      I need to trim my watch list and you should be on my friends list by now anyway.

    • Totengraber

      11 years ago

      cool you have done a very good jpb with al of the parts

    • DondeBiscuts

      12 years ago

      Thus upon the fourth day, a mighty roar erupted from deep within the wilderness. The voice, booming as the thunderous march of 103 trillion fully encumbared armies marching across the land, the mighty vocalization proclamed "THE SANDWICHING HAS BEGUN"

    • PostalMario

      12 years ago

      I thought It'd be sweet if I had no friends and one picture. But the picture is of The Redwalls. They are a new chicago band who have to albums, De Nova and Universal Blues. The only songs that have gotten somewhat big are Thank You and Front Page but they are still not well known. Id highly suggest buying both there CD's but if you wanna test them out download Front Page, Thank You and Falling Down. There sound is as if The Beatles and Bob Dylan had sex and created a baby that could play classic sounding licks and have a lead singer who has the caliber of John Lennon.

    • BobLablaw

      12 years ago

      Dude your taste in music rocks as well as your tase in books and movies. I just read some of your comments on the real punk bands thread and thought i'd drop you a hello on the line.

      Punk news: Iggy and the Stooges are back in the studio to record a new album (supposedly).

    • GroovinLow

      12 years ago

      That seems to be a common criticism of Victor, but, I guess I don't understand it. I mean, I listen to the Flecktones, and he's definitely the bass player...he puts together some gorgeous pop and jazz lines underneath the group. And for his solo stuff, well...he's trying to say what he feels with his instrument, which happens to be the bass.

      I really don't dig on people that are all flash or stuff like that, or play showy lines at the expense of the song, but that's not Victor for me. In the Flecktones, the bass is very much a melodic, lead instrument, and it is an interesting counterpoint to Jeff Coffin's saxophone. But this is a pretty unique and special arrangement, and other bass players in other bands aren't so lucky.

    • 1984

      12 years ago

      Tired of the crap from the idiots who didn't like my opinons of the comics and were neg modding things for no reason.

    • Jimmerz

      12 years ago

      That's great news about Benson. While I have heard of the Greenhorns, I have never heard anything by them. What are they like? Are they worth a listen?

    • jacman

      12 years ago

      I was wondering. So far every algey teacher I've had has been evil and I wondered if that was a given for said teachers. Oh, and you're lucky to be a college freshman. Blargh.

    • jacman

      12 years ago

      Good counterpoint.

      But what about your algebra teacher? Does she suck major amounts of ass?

    • jacman

      12 years ago

      I am buried. In high school. SAVE ME.

    • jacman

      12 years ago

      Hey urbenimnot! Imonapspurnot!

    • CDRPopnFresh

      12 years ago

      Great taste in music for an 18 year old or any age for that matter.

    • Bollux

      12 years ago

      I'm not saying they are. But their music is somehow different. Tentire songs on The Wall are there only for the purpose of telling a story. Otherwise they're terrible songs, and not many bands would make songs sound bad on purpose (Listen to Don't leave me now.).

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Travancore on DD

      12 years ago

      You're a bennernaut? That's awesome! I really wish people would stop investing in information age technology and go back to exploring the depths of Benner.

    • TheClash

      12 years ago

      Yeah, I'm getting rather tired Family Guy, glad to know that Futurama will pick up again in '08

    • TheClash

      12 years ago

      Wow, and to think I decided to watch Family Guy last night instead of that.

    • TheClash

      12 years ago

      Did Colbert actually win the birdge voting, Ben?

    • Konk

      12 years ago

      just wondering if you would please vote for me here PLEASE

      p.s. i will vote for u anytime

    • TheClash

      12 years ago

      Awesome video man. Too bad the reality of that is, the majority of the people there probably had no idea who Lou Reed is.

    • PenguinMinT

      12 years ago

      My dad did... I wouldnt be going if I had to pay for them...

    • SloeBombFizz

      12 years ago

      I don't know how jacman got involved or any of the background, but I saw his mention of a drowning in IA and asked him if it were Gavin Stone because that's the only young person I found in the media listed with drownings here in IA lately. I can verify 17-year-old Gavin Stone (Ston) of Kasson, Minnesota drowned in mid August.

      source
      source
      source

    • jacman

      12 years ago

      also, it's considered a social gaffe to say someone's dead, so i do believe he came to an untimely end.

    • jacman

      12 years ago

      Well, seeing as how he hasn't logged on in about a month, and a friend he went to school with has confirmed to me that he drowned, I'm convinced, personally. (No, I'm not insulted. I'm not easily insulted)

    • jacman

      12 years ago

      i'm not sure if you've ever talked to him but, unfortunately, RvB member Archee07, 17-year-old Gavin Ston of Kasson, Minnesota, died drowing in a river in Iowa.

    • eponymous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      I love that song. He said at the last show I was at that the new album was done being recorded; here's hoping it's released soon!

    • eponymous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Thank you for having good taste in music.

    • CELTICPRED

      12 years ago

      I didn't get to fully explain what happened at the skatepark because you can't fill in alot of info on the picture caption. Don't comment on my images, at all.

    • PenguinMinT

      13 years ago

      Check this out:
      rvb.roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2196382

    • PenguinMinT

      13 years ago

      Who stole the lolerskates?!

    • mattiecore

      13 years ago

      It's no one famous; it's the sister of a friend of mine

    • jacman

      13 years ago

      i'd also like to ask, who's the guy licking the guitar there?

    • jacman

      13 years ago

      hey urbenimnot, i'm gonna send you another friend request. it's good to have a friend here that respects good music.

    • Laservampire

      13 years ago

      Lol, you might be interested in this:

      Van Morrison Contractual Obligation Album

      The record company wanted a last album from him, so he spent 30 minutes in the studio playing an out-of-tune guitar while ranting nonsense and presented them with these 31 "songs". All available for download too. Funny stuff!

    • Dorl_flE

      13 years ago

      Fair enough.

      I've always found Hendrix to be a bit sloppy and a tad overrated.

    • Dorl_flE

      13 years ago

      Well at least you did figure it out... eventually.

      BTW- You seem like you are pretty big on the blues, so, I gotta ask...

      SRV vs Hendrix?


      SRV imo

    • Dorl_flE

      13 years ago

      Wait a second, I think I'm the one that missed the joke...

      *backs out slowly*


      roffle, I think my slipknot avatar made it even more convincing eh?

    • Archee07

      13 years ago

      And you would have been right, nice find.

    • HumperFi

      13 years ago

      I was going to ask, what the hell does your name have to do with Marines?


      Yeah, Ive noticed that a lot of people really dont care at all or just dont notice. Its really only a big deal to people of the military or to those who really like the military. Its the marine saying SemperFi...except Humper. In case you didnt already find out.

    • jacman

      13 years ago

      hey man! what happened to being friends and all, y'know? also, check my last post and tell me who you think is the best guitarist to grace this earth.

    • EDM

      13 years ago

      I put this up on Google: video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3627399368214592389

    • the_bloke

      13 years ago

      Haha it sure was drug city, im a bit of a fan of the old yellow sub.

    • Chipper173

      13 years ago

      As a matter of fact, sir, I am Ben.

    • MustyMung

      13 years ago

      check my current journal entry, yo. you might be interested in the movie i writ about.

    • riocatalyst

      13 years ago

      Zorro beard is just as cool. Just not as much.

    • hayato1333

      13 years ago

      I'm glad someone appreciates the movie as much as I do.
      The soundtrack for Amelie is really good too.

    • Quinibus

      13 years ago

      Hey, thanks man.

      You're right, I never actually got around to posting.

    • SloeBombFizz

      13 years ago

      Ah... I get it now.

    • SloeBombFizz

      13 years ago

      It's wierd, I was watching Walk the Line and I realised something. My friend and I are June and John (respectively, of course), minus the drugs/murderous rage/marriage/being anywhere near cool as Cash. Hopefully we will have a similar end...


      That's sweet and very cool... but I'm sorry if you leave out all those parts... what parts were similar?

      I'm not questioning that it's not there... I'm just not sure what you have left. Sharecropper's kid from Arkansas who ran off to the military and hated it? Hustler who hooked up with the prettiest girl from the richest family he had ever known, then started chasing a prettier girl from a famous family until he got her? smiley8.gif

      Well it is a romantic story and I hope you two have a similar ending as well.

    • EDM

      13 years ago

      Dude.. heres something crazy that you havent seen.

      www.jvcmusic.co.jp/soilpimp/ram/VICL-61696-03F.ram

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