SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Flute.
Classic rock, Floyd, Zeppelin, Sabbath, BOC, etc; also originals. Cell 228-383-5992 (prefer text for first contact, or leave voice-mail message if no answer). I've included some rough originals- plonked chords, cheesy drum machines and all- so you can hear basically where I am and kind of where I'd like to go, a sort of Pink Floyd/ Dire Straits hybrid (except for "Mercedes Street"- that's more the old Sabbath fan in me coming out). Any input is welcome, especially vocalists who might have ideas for vocal melodies to fit- also keyboard players who can add some depth, and, of course, bassists and REAL drummers and lead guitarists. Available just about anytime, with reasonable notice.
Mainly rhythm guitar, can manage some simple Gilmour-style leads/Trower-type fills- I'm not a shredder by any stretch of the imagination, lean more to a melodic style of lead. Some bass/percussion ability. Mainly interested in classic rock, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Dire Straits, etc. Partial song list, aside from the obvious standards-
Led Zeppelin- Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Since I've Been Loving You, Immigrant Song, Out On The Tiles, The Rain Song, No Quarter, Dancing Days, The Rover, Kashmir
Pink Floyd- Breathe/Time/Breathe Reprise, Us And Them, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Have A Cigar, Pigs (Three Different Ones), Run Like Hell, Young Lust, Comfortably Numb, Learning To Fly, One Slip
Sabbath- Planet Caravan, Supernaut, A National Acrobat, Symptom Of The Universe (especially the outro)
BOC- Cities On Flame, Flaming Telepaths/Astronomy, Dominance and Submission, In Thee, ETI, I Love The Night, After Dark, Burnin' For You
Odds and others- Sultans Of Swing (Dire Straits), Too Rolling Stoned, Bridge of Sighs (Robin Trower), Funk 49 (Joe Walsh- James Gang), Sweet Jane (Mott The Hoople version), Blue Jean Blues, Rough Boy (ZZ Top), Ready For Love, Burnin' Sky (Bad Co), Do You Feel Like We Do (Frampton), Too Hot To Handle, Lights Out (UFO), Rock The Nation, Rock Candy, Paper Money (Montrose), Hair Of The Dog, Beggar's Day/Rose In The Heather (Nazareth), I Shot The Sheriff (Clapton), Blue On Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd), Radar Love (Golden Earring)
(Some of these are easy quickies, some would be projects- I won't claim to know all these songs note-for-note and/or all the way through, but I can say I know them well enough to work on and get right and complete reasonably quickly. My philosophy on doing covers is that they should be recognizable, as interpretations, without needing to be by-rote carbon copies. Live is more important, I think, than nitpicking accuracy; if folks wanted the music exactly as on the record, they'd hire a dj)
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- Cry Uncle
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- Feb 24 2012
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David Gilmour, Steve Morse, Buck Dharma, Robin Trower, Alex Lifeson, Billy Gibbons, Mark Knopfler, Nancy Wilson
Ibanez RG series, 80's Fender Strat, cheapo Jay Turser Les Paul copy (used for alternate tunings- e.g., "The Rain Song" and the "Higher Ground" section of "Eli's Song"), Boss GT-10, old Behringer V-Amp (which I mix in tandem stereo with the GT10 to thicken the sound, esp. for clean sounds), Boss BR1600 16-track digital recorder. Odds and ends effects (including Rocktron Banshee talkbox). 20W Raven practice amp + 40W Fender Champ= 60 watts sort-of stereo. Running Audacity and Reaper on an old laptop. Kind of equipment poor for live sound, but ok for recording purposes.
Abandoned Genre: Classic Rock
A ghost story, whispered from the old shed in my backyard.
Presque Vu Genre: Classic Rock
Deja vu is that feeling you get when you see or experience something you seem to have seen or experienced before (from the French for "seen before"). Presque vu is similar- from the French for "almost seen," it's the feeling that you're on the verge of seeing or experiencing something really...wonderful, an epiphany in waiting. Anyway, this is a work in progress, just putting it out there hoping that maybe someone will hear a vocal melody or something that will fit and make it complete- fully seen and experienced.
Eli's Song/Higher Ground (short version)
Eli's Song/Higher Ground (short version) Genre: Rock
(Shortened version) Lyric written and read by Eli A.
Mercedes Street (The Oubliette)
Mercedes Street (The Oubliette) Genre: Rock
The grinding despair of poverty, a bitter pit with only one way out. "Mercedes Street" from a grim locale in Stephen King's "11/22/63"
Fiat Lux (WYSIWYG)
Fiat Lux (WYSIWYG) Genre: Rock
"Let there be light"- I'm not a religious person by any means (WYSIWYG), but I do like the imagery of the phrase; "Fiat Lux" from the second section of the novel "A Canticle For Liebowitz."
Bal des Ardents
Bal des Ardents Genre: Rock
A piece in a very early stage of development; one for the drummers/percussionists. (The drums and percussion here are loops from various sources) From an incident in late 14th century France, recounted in Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror" (I'm a bit of a history buff)
Tyburn Fair, First Movement
Tyburn Fair, First Movement
Public hangings at the Tyburn Tree were a family picnic affair in merry old England. "Second Movement" to follow.
Chance Of A Ghost
Chance Of A Ghost Genre: Rock
Better than no chance at all...
Cry Uncle! (Short Version)
Cry Uncle! (Short Version) Genre: Rock
Well, what the hell...my idea of a joke, really- short version of a song that obviously needs a lot of work