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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #150 on: August 08, 2010, 10:40:16 PM »
Ooh blimey, that's a right can of worms to be opening Pedro!  ;)

I guess it's one of those subjective things that everyone has different opinions on?

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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #151 on: August 08, 2010, 11:03:01 PM »
I would think if the song doesn't work without it, then you trigger whatever is necessary.
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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #152 on: August 08, 2010, 11:30:30 PM »
It's ALL played live, that's why I have a second guitar player involved, so any time I'm playing keyboards Hywel covers guitar parts, any other keyboard melody lines Steve has it covered on bass pedals, and NONE of those are samples. The only thing that is on a sample is the intro to Signs of Life....hope that clears it up for everyone  :D

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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #153 on: August 08, 2010, 11:49:10 PM »
well, there you go!!  and well done, Dec!!

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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #154 on: August 08, 2010, 11:54:16 PM »
Oops. My question was aimed at live music in general but I withdraw it if anyone thinks I'm pointing it at DAM.
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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #155 on: August 09, 2010, 01:14:03 AM »
Hmm, interesting. I'd have thought that as long as the people on stage triggered the sound/effect themselves (via MIDI pedals or whatnot) then it's still live. At the end of the day, it's a button and a sound, which is a keyboard in its most simple form. I think as long as the musicians on stage manually trigger a sound with any appendage of their body, then it's live.

This is coming from someone who's never done a proper live gig in his life.  ;)

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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #156 on: August 09, 2010, 07:28:05 AM »
See, worms everywhere! Never open the can of worms.....  :lol:

At the end of the day we're doing no different in terms of achieving the complete live sound to the likes of Rush or Muse. And if they can do it........

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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #157 on: August 09, 2010, 05:50:51 PM »
They should put labels on the cans! ;)

@Dec: Thanks for clearing that up, sir.  :D
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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #158 on: August 09, 2010, 06:32:31 PM »
Quote from: "PelicanMan"
See, worms everywhere! Never open the can of worms.....  :lol:

At the end of the day we're doing no different in terms of achieving the complete live sound to the likes of Rush or Muse. And if they can do it........

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As far as I'm concerned as long as it's being done well I don't think it matters that some of it might be backing track/sample/whatever. Pedro mentioned Steve Thorne, would he be able to afford to play if he had to pay a full band? If it takes loads of people to re-create it becomes financially non-viable.
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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #159 on: August 09, 2010, 07:05:37 PM »
Neil Peart's a good example. The guy's amazing live and has more triggers than a Roy Rogers gift shop.
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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #160 on: August 21, 2010, 02:17:11 PM »
Got my copy of Destroy All Monsters via my local record shop a few days ago, and I haven't been able to stop listening since! :D
Well done Dec and gang, and thanks for the brilliant album!

@Pedro: Headphones are definitely the way to listen to this album... Or I could put it through a 600 watt, bass heavy PA!

Hmmm... that's a thought... 8-)
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Re: Destroy All Monsters
« Reply #161 on: January 25, 2011, 09:32:19 PM »
New message from Dec - sprinting ahead.  Just in time for a spot at High Voltage?

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