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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 15 2007,21:59   

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I've heard that tubes and vinyl have pleasant even harmonics, while solid state stuff have unpleasant odd harmonics. Anyone know if this is true?

That's the theory vis tubes, although not vinyl. Some argue that well designed solid state and tube amplifiers sound equivalent until overdriven. The harmonic distortion generated by tubes near clipping is 2nd order versus 3rd and higher for SS, and is therefore less noticeable and less objectionable.

I once had a record dealer friend who swore that the best sound quality he'd ever heard came from vinyl 78's, which had a short-lived existence for a few years in the 1950's.

If you REALLY want to feel the music go for an Edison cylinder. Accept no substitutes.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 15 2007,22:40   

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I've heard that tubes and vinyl have pleasant even harmonics, while solid state stuff have unpleasant odd harmonics. Anyone know if this is true?

That's the theory vis tubes, although not vinyl. Some argue that well designed solid state and tube amplifiers sound equivalent until overdriven. The harmonic distortion generated by tubes near clipping is 2nd order versus 3rd and higher for SS, and is therefore less noticeable and less objectionable.

I once had a record dealer friend who swore that the best sound quality he'd ever heard came from vinyl 78's, which had a short-lived existence for a few years in the 1950's.

If you REALLY want to feel the music go for an Edison cylinder. Accept no substitutes.

I agree completely. The Blue Amberol series they released in 1912 has never been surpassed. This one's been on my machine a lot lately:



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 16 2007,01:05   

I recently opted for this sucker: http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/products/pek/index.php
instead of a fancy-pants stereo setup.

Right now I'm spinning JS Bach's The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, switching between the Keller Quartet's interpretation, and Glenn Gould's. (For those of you who want astounding complexity not only in your natural world, but in your music as well, this is the music to get into).

Also, the new Radiohead album, which is every bit as awesome as it should be.

  
Mister DNA



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 16 2007,03:58   

Here's a treat for all you Zappa fans, especially fans of the really old stuff: two tracks from Larry "Wild Man" Fischer's 1968 debut album, An Evening with Wild Man Fischer (produced by FZ).

Larry & His Guitar
and
Circle

In order to get the full effect, download both mp3s and play them starting with "Larry & His Guitar" and let it segue into "Circle".

However, if you're familiar with Wild Man Fischer's other work and find it hard to consume, just download "Circle"; you won't be disappointed.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 16 2007,04:17   

Quote (Seizure Salad @ Nov. 16 2007,01:05)
I recently opted for this sucker: http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/products/pek/index.php
instead of a fancy-pants stereo setup.

Woah..  now that's a keyboard.  

I'm listening to the samples on the page, and... I'm struck by how much this sounds like the soundtrack to the original Doctor Who series (unlike the fairly generic, obviously synthesized orchestral soundtrack of the new one).  Not just the music, but the trippy analog synth sound effects too.

I'd like to learn to play keyboards.  But I need to learn a lot about basic music theory, I'm completely ignorant in that area.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 16 2007,11:31   

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I'm partial to the Roxy & Elsewhere and One Size Fits All period,

Yes.  If I could only take one Zappa album to the desert island, it would probably be One Size Fits All, or possibly You Can't Do That On Stage Any More vol. 2.

You should'a heard the Zappa Plays Zappa* live rendition of Andy. Absafuckinglutely awesome.

*Dweezil's band, currently touring and playing his father's music.

I hope to.  Monday night, Paramount, Seattle.

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Seizure Salad



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 16 2007,20:52   

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Quote (Seizure Salad @ Nov. 16 2007,01:05)
I recently opted for this sucker: http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/products/pek/index.php
instead of a fancy-pants stereo setup.

Woah..  now that's a keyboard.  

I'm listening to the samples on the page, and... I'm struck by how much this sounds like the soundtrack to the original Doctor Who series (unlike the fairly generic, obviously synthesized orchestral soundtrack of the new one).  Not just the music, but the trippy analog synth sound effects too.

I'd like to learn to play keyboards.  But I need to learn a lot about basic music theory, I'm completely ignorant in that area.

It's probably the most technologically advanced real analogue synthesizer on the market. There's also the Voyager by Moog http://www.moogmusic.com/detail.php?main_product_id=163  but it's overpriced and only has one voice, and the Andromeda by Alesis http://www.alesis.com/product.php?id=10 which has 16 voices, but is colder sounding and complex to program, and the new Prophet 8 by Dave Smith as well  http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/products/p8/index.php which has eight voices but lacks the insane sound-sculpting capabilities of the PolyEvolver.

The PolyEvolver rocks because it's an analogue/digital hybrid, with two digital oscillators complimenting the two real analogue oscillators. Plus it has Curtis Filters and a bunch of other crazy features, like Output Hack and Tuned Feedback and so forth.

The only thing more awesome than these kinds of boutique synthesizers are customized modular systems like the kind you can get from Synthesizers.com, or Buchla. But they're ridiculously expensive.

If you're getting into synthesizers, you don't need to have mad technical skills on the keyboard. You should know your scales and chord groups, and stuff, but it's really important to learn about synthesis and how to program the things, because that's where the real awesomeness lies. The absolute best newbie synth, no question, is the Alesis Ion http://www.alesis.com/product.php?id=9 It's not real analogue, but it sounds damn close, and its quality/features-to-price ratio is unheard of in the synth industry.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 16 2007,20:57   

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I'm partial to the Roxy & Elsewhere and One Size Fits All period,

Yes.  If I could only take one Zappa album to the desert island, it would probably be One Size Fits All, or possibly You Can't Do That On Stage Any More vol. 2.

You should'a heard the Zappa Plays Zappa* live rendition of Andy. Absafuckinglutely awesome.

*Dweezil's band, currently touring and playing his father's music.

I hope to.  Monday night, Paramount, Seattle.

Don't miss it man. Don't miss it.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 17 2007,10:04   

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Another analog source, plus a a shot of homebrew enclosure with University reciprocating flare horns (for reference, woofer is 15"). That's the way we used to do it.


The saddest person I ever encountered was a guy in my favorite audio store in the early 70s who had scrimped and saved for a long time to buy the JBL Paragon and then found that he couldn't get up the stairs to his apartment. Of course, Providence may have been on his side, as having one of those in an apartment might not have been thought a good idea by his neighbors.




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Mister DNA



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 04 2007,22:14   

Stevestory's mention of "Bjork's a dork" got me thinking... my brother has a theory (and it's only a theory) that everyone likes at least one band/artist that they're ashamed to admit to liking. His example was Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. When I told him I like Sweet (you know, of "Ballroom Blitz" fame), he said, "Yeah, I'd be ashamed, too."

Everyone laughs when I say I like ABBA, too. No Americans laugh when I say I like Boney M, though. They just say, "Boney who?".

I'm curious what other shameful musical secrets lurk in the hearts and eardrums of AtBC readers?

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 04 2007,22:55   

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Stevestory's mention of "Bjork's a dork" got me thinking... my brother has a theory (and it's only a theory) that everyone likes at least one band/artist that they're ashamed to admit to liking. His example was Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. When I told him I like Sweet (you know, of "Ballroom Blitz" fame), he said, "Yeah, I'd be ashamed, too."

Everyone laughs when I say I like ABBA, too. No Americans laugh when I say I like Boney M, though. They just say, "Boney who?".

I'm curious what other shameful musical secrets lurk in the hearts and eardrums of AtBC readers?

Abba appeals to my disco sensibilities, and the song writing was genius with respect to "the hook".

December '63 is a great feel-good tune and has a wah-wah driven middle eight. Good enough for me.

Ballroom blitz has a certain kitsch charm, but I can take or leave it.

Bjork scares the shit out of me, much like the Moomins. She may even be one. That said, just listen to the start of Play dead. David Arnold has written a song that is the perfect vehicle for her scando-warbling.
Bizarrely beautiful.

Rah-rah-rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine!

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 04 2007,23:11   

I'll fess up.

I'm an 80s fan.

Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Annie Lennox, Dead or Alive, Madonna, Falco, Billy Idol, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Wham!, Simple Minds, 'Til Tuesday, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Hooters, Howard Jones...

You get the point, I suppose.

I suspect it may be the attachments to particular immediately-post-fundy-holy-crap-i-got-laid-and-i-liked-it memories.  Well, that and the whole holy-crap-god-didn't-strike-me-dead thing, which was a plus.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 04 2007,23:14   

HAR HAR THIS IS YOU LOU.



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 04 2007,23:31   



More my style at the time, I must admit.

ETA: My little brother still rubs that in, but in all honesty I'd wear that if my wife didn't have enough sense to stop me.

Edited by Lou FCD on Dec. 05 2007,00:33

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 04 2007,23:37   

We should have a virtual Kitzmass fancy dress party.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 04 2007,23:37   

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Ballroom blitz has a certain kitsch charm, but I can take or leave it.

Almost all of Sweet's big hits were 100% kitsch, but they were good at what they do. What got me hooked on them was "The Man with the Golden Arm", their glam cover of Elmer Bernstein's score of the movie. Mick Tucker was a phenomenal drummer, and they picked a great song to showcase his talents.

I don't understand why so many bands try to cover "Ballroom Blitz", though.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 04 2007,23:58   

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I don't understand why so many bands try to cover "Ballroom Blitz", though.

Because it's easy to play?

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 05 2007,00:14   

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I don't understand why so many bands try to cover "Ballroom Blitz", though.

Because it's easy to play?

"Louie Louie" is a song that's easy to play and the worse a band plays it, it can still manage to capture the essence of the Kingsmen's version.

The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" is also easy to play, if it's played badly, it really shows.

I've heard covers of "Ballroom Blitz" ranging from metal to rockabilly, and they all sounded dull compared to the original. The only competent cover of it I've ever heard is Nina Hagen's version.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 05 2007,00:26   

Songs that are fun to cover, and a good reaction.

My Sharona
Hungry like the Wolf
YMCA (surprisingly well structured)
Stayin' Alive
Alright (Jamiroquai)
Ruby

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 05 2007,00:47   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Dec. 05 2007,00:26)
Songs that are fun to cover, and a good reaction.

My Sharona
Hungry like the Wolf
YMCA (surprisingly well structured)
Stayin' Alive
Alright (Jamiroquai)
Ruby

I absolutely hate listening to "My Sharona", but I like playing it - I guess it's because of the reaction it gets. I like the Knack's "Good Girls Don't", though.

"Midnight Hour" is fun to play, too, but it can be hell for a bass player. I played bass in a band and whenever we did "Midnight Hour", it would fill the dance floor, so they'd stretch it out into some ten-minute monstrosity. The next song would have to be a ballad...

Another fun one is Bo Diddley's "You Can't Judge a Book By its Cover" - lots of stops and starts to play around with...

I've never been in a band that played 80s music, but if I was, I'd want to do Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio". It's a fun song, and not hard to play at all.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 05 2007,09:04   

Quote (Mister DNA @ Dec. 04 2007,23:14)
Stevestory's mention of "Bjork's a dork" got me thinking... my brother has a theory (and it's only a theory) that everyone likes at least one band/artist that they're ashamed to admit to liking. His example was Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. When I told him I like Sweet (you know, of "Ballroom Blitz" fame), he said, "Yeah, I'd be ashamed, too."

Everyone laughs when I say I like ABBA, too. No Americans laugh when I say I like Boney M, though. They just say, "Boney who?".

I'm curious what other shameful musical secrets lurk in the hearts and eardrums of AtBC readers?

My 2 guiltiest pleasures: Madonna: Ray of Light and Nelly Furtado: Whoa, Nelly!

And no, I'm not gay.

Typically I'm listening to 80's alternative or more modern drum/bass type electronic stuff.  Mainly I like smooth stuff, with a preference leaning to female vocalists:

Kosheen
Imogen Heap
Olive
Bittersweet
Massive Attack
A Guy Called Gerald
Hooverphonic

Currently playing in my car is a mix of songs from Katamri Damacy.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 05 2007,09:09   

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YMCA (surprisingly well structured)



Hmmm.


Naaaaaah. Too easy.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 05 2007,09:26   

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YMCA (surprisingly well structured)


Hmmm.

Naaaaaah. Too easy.

You have higher standards than I do.



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 05 2007,09:26   

My main completely indefensible guilty musical pleasure:



Yes, the Guess Who. Those pasty, not-very-attractive Canadian guys. Randy Bachman who couldn't decide whether he was Jim Morrison or Mel Torme. Nothing conjures up early 70's AM radio in a boring California suburb better.

I chose this album (a) because it shows what a bunch of pasty, beer-fed midwesterners they were, and (b) it was photographed under Pacific Ocean Pier,, a now-defunct and completely erased massive recreational pier in Santa Monica, CA.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 06 2007,05:32   

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I'll fess up.

I'm an 80s fan.

Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Annie Lennox, Dead or Alive, Madonna, Falco, Billy Idol, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Wham!, Simple Minds, 'Til Tuesday, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Hooters, Howard Jones...

Ouch! :angry:
Since when is liking Depeche Mode embarrassing?

The only disk in my collection I'm even slightly embarrassed about is the Communards. I did own an Oasis CD but I gave it away... 10 years later though i still feel dirty.
I went through my music buying peak late 80's to mid 90's starting from gothdom, sauntering through shoegazing indie and then slowly broadened my tastes after being lent a Tom Waits tape!

My CD consumption has really slumped in the last few years and I have a suspicion that I might be getting old as most new bands I hear sound bloody awful and/or all the same.
Still don't let me stop you youngsters enjoying yourselves
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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 06 2007,05:55   

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Ouch! :angry:
Since when is liking Depeche Mode embarrassing?

I asked this very question of my daughter, to which she replied, "since about the end of the eighties, Dad."*

Ouch.

Fortunately, my Milli Vanilli CD went missing years ago.  I don't even want to know what she'd say about that.

*Truth be told however, my love for all things 80s has rubbed off on her quite a bit, and she listens to a substantial amount of music I listened to post-BJU.**

**She does not however share my enthusiasm for women with big 80s hair clipped short on the side a la Lisa Lisa.



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 06 2007,09:19   

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Ouch! :angry:
Since when is liking Depeche Mode embarrassing?

I asked this very question of my daughter, to which she replied, "since about the end of the eighties, Dad."*

You should listen to her more closely, Lou.  :p

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 06 2007,09:32   

Ain't NOTHIN to be ashamed of here.



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 06 2007,09:36   

Quote (nuytsia @ Dec. 06 2007,11:32)
Quote (Lou FCD @ Dec. 04 2007,15:11)
I'll fess up.

I'm an 80s fan.

Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Annie Lennox, Dead or Alive, Madonna, Falco, Billy Idol, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Wham!, Simple Minds, 'Til Tuesday, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Hooters, Howard Jones...

Ouch! :angry:
Since when is liking Depeche Mode embarrassing?

The only disk in my collection I'm even slightly embarrassed about is the Communards. I did own an Oasis CD but I gave it away... 10 years later though i still feel dirty.
I went through my music buying peak late 80's to mid 90's starting from gothdom, sauntering through shoegazing indie and then slowly broadened my tastes after being lent a Tom Waits tape!

My CD consumption has really slumped in the last few years and I have a suspicion that I might be getting old as most new bands I hear sound bloody awful and/or all the same.
Still don't let me stop you youngsters enjoying yourselves
:p

Oh boy, I think an argument might be a' brewin'. What, exactly is wrong with Oasis?

Come on, spill the beans.

Oh, but I do like Depeche Mode. I'm also a big 80's man.

Oh, and my guilty pleasures? I have a few, actually. Depending upon who I talk to:

Elton John
Pet Shop Boys (no, I'm not gay either)
Lionel Ritchie/The Commodores
Jan Hammer
(apparently now) Oasis.
David Hasslehoff (more for comedy value than anything else, although he's not THAT bad a singer)
The Moody Blues (been to see them live once, was good)
Fleetwood Mac (almost entirely the later stuff(
The Mavericks

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 06 2007,09:46   

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Ain't NOTHIN to be ashamed of here.


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