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JM on Closer to the Sun
« on: June 22, 2016, 07:47:17 AM »
Just in case you missed this on the main website.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v3uVBt0nRQQ
Lovely sounds. Spoke to JM after the Edinburgh gig and complimented him getting the Satch solo spot on but he was quite modest about it, saying it really wasn't that difficult. However, as this shows, he clearly put a lot of work into getting it all sounding right.  8)
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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 09:30:11 AM »
Just in case you missed this on the main website.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v3uVBt0nRQQ
Lovely sounds. Spoke to JM after the Edinburgh gig and complimented him getting the Satch solo spot on but he was quite modest about it, saying it really wasn't that difficult. However, as this shows, he clearly put a lot of work into getting it all sounding right.  8)

Beautiful bit of paraphrasing there, DS: I wouldn't quite characterise JM's words on the difficulty (or not) of Satriani's solo as "modesty"  ;)

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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 01:04:30 PM »
This is a family forum!  ;)
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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 03:27:24 PM »
I don't know what John said, but I would agree that it's a very simple solo. I expected way more notes from Satch, but I think it is very effective the way that it is. Simple and tasteful.
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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 06:54:11 PM »
I don't know what John said, but I would agree that it's a very simple solo. I expected way more notes from Satch, but I think it is very effective the way that it is. Simple and tasteful.

Which is why I prefer Satch to many of the other shredders out there... he can go from a torrent of notes to restrained and back, and knows when less is more... usually :D

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 06:56:34 PM »
Which is why I prefer Satch to many of the other shredders out there... he can go from a torrent of notes to restrained and back, and knows when less is more... usually :D

I'm not overly familiar with Joseph Satchel's work, but that instantly makes me more interested in delving into to some of his music.

Interestingly I think the same could also be said of JM's solos!
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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2016, 08:04:52 PM »
If you do want to explore, Jake, go for Surfing With Alien, Not of This Earth, Flying in A Blue Dream and The Extremist, pretty much in that order too.  I have faithfully bought every album he's ever done and seen him live lots of times but, if I'm brutally honest, it is a case of the law of diminishing returns with his later releases I'm afraid.  That said, I rather enjoyed Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards - Jem played keyboards for a few dates on that tour (although Mike Keneally played on the album).
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2016, 10:10:16 PM »
Of the later material, I'm quite fond of Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock too :)

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 11:21:41 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll check them out as soon as I can work out how to get Falling Satellites out of my CD player!
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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 12:34:48 PM »
If you do want to explore, Jake, go for Surfing With Alien, Not of This Earth, Flying in A Blue Dream and The Extremist, pretty much in that order too.  I have faithfully bought every album he's ever done and seen him live lots of times but, if I'm brutally honest, it is a case of the law of diminishing returns with his later releases I'm afraid.  That said, I rather enjoyed Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards - Jem played keyboards for a few dates on that tour (although Mike Keneally played on the album).
I'd agree with that, start with the early stuff & work through in order. I find Joe a bit more consistent than Steve Vai, though Steve is a better showman live.
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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2016, 09:04:31 PM »
If you do want to explore, Jake, go for Surfing With Alien, Not of This Earth, Flying in A Blue Dream and The Extremist, pretty much in that order too.  I have faithfully bought every album he's ever done and seen him live lots of times but, if I'm brutally honest, it is a case of the law of diminishing returns with his later releases I'm afraid.  That said, I rather enjoyed Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards - Jem played keyboards for a few dates on that tour (although Mike Keneally played on the album).
I'd agree with that, start with the early stuff & work through in order. I find Joe a bit more consistent than Steve Vai, though Steve is a better showman live.

Ditto! What they said!

Saw him on a G3 gig in Brum a few years ago with Robert Fripp*, quite definitely the best guitar tone I've ever heard live!

*Who I didn't see as he sat at the back of the stage out of sight!!
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JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 09:17:36 PM »
Was that the tour where Robert Fripp sat on a chair behind a load of gizmo's


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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2016, 09:18:24 PM »
Sorry, just worked out your *


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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2016, 09:19:34 PM »
The G3 with Satch, Vai and Fripp was bizarre - I saw it in Glasgow.  It opened with Fripp's solo set but all he did was create one of his electronic soundscapes (with him just sitting there) - a lot of people who'd come to hear shredding just went to the bar.  :-[  Then when the 3 of them played together at the end, Fripp took a guitar solo on Satch's Ice 9 and totally out-shredded Vai and Satch!  :o 
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Re: JM on Closer to the Sun
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2016, 12:47:58 PM »
Fripp is a bit of an enigma wrapped in a conundrum at the best of times.
That being said I'm a huge fan of King Crimson
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