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Old 01-25-2018, 02:28 PM
Status: "The days are getting shorter" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Dr. Demento anyone?
Firesign Theater?
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:35 PM
Status: "The days are getting shorter" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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I tried to take up guitar because of Trower. I bought a Fender Stratocaster which ended up being a mistake. If I would have started out acoustic or not as advanced as a Strat I may have fared better.

I also loved Procol Harum, even after he left.

Must have seen him in concert at least 7 times but none with Procol Harum. Trower is still touring. Last saw him about 5 years ago.
I got to see Trower at a small pub in Eugene, Oregon in the mid 90's. I was standing about 2 ft away, OMG! I could of died after "Bridge of sighs" and been happy. Funny story; for some stupid reason, I decided to wear a Joe Satriani shirt. After looking at that shirt for one song, he threw his pick at it! It hit me in the chest and fell behind me where a girl picked it up. Just my damn luck!
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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I tried to take up guitar because of Trower. I bought a Fender Stratocaster which ended up being a mistake. If I would have started out acoustic or not as advanced as a Strat I may have fared better.
Electric guitar is actually easier to learn on than acoustic. The action is usually much lower so fingers don't have to work as much. But I do understand a modern Strat with 5 position switch can be a bit overwhelming.

Never to late to try again.
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:46 PM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Electric guitar is actually easier to learn on than acoustic. The action is usually much lower so fingers don't have to work as much. But I do understand a modern Strat with 5 position switch can be a bit overwhelming.

Never to late to try again.
I have a nice 12 string that I turned into a 6 string. Easier on the fingers, but still a pretty wide neck. I love playing but threaten to trade it on a nice "true" 6 string. Someday, but not right now. I have a nice Ibanez Jem, a Steve Vai signature model, that I play occasionally, but my acoustic is my main instrument. To your point, the Jem is ridiculously easy to play after playing the acoustic. My calluses are like freeways!
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Led Zeppelin I
Any Joe Bonamassa
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Old 01-25-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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Younger it was classical and jazz. Then old blues. Then Dylan and Odetta.

Just this minute Spotify gifts me with Shanty.


Anything Gracia and Grisman
Ramsey Midwood
Eilene Jewell
Crooked Stlll 'Shaken by A Low Sound'
Amazing Rhythm Aces Who Will the Next Fool Be
Todd Snider
Mostly roots music
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Pac. NW
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We must be close to the same age, I loved the first CTA album, and the second was also good, maybe more polished. BTW-I'm 64
53 here.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I feel so unknowledegable but I guess my favorites would be some of the Beatles albums like Rubber Soul and--

Whatever album has Maggie May by (sigh) Rod Stewart. Looked it up--It's Every Picture Tells a Story.

Catch the Wind by Donovan--just for that one song.

Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronstadt.

Back Home Again by John Denver

The Kingston Trio at the Hungry i.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:09 PM
 
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I wonder how many of today's youth have even heard those albums? Those are 3 examples of some of the best albums ever recorded.
Here's a fun little 10-minute video of college kids listening to and trying to identify some iconic 70's songs.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5XhtmhvCnk
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Bexley, Ohio
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Growing up in the Sixties, of course there was lots of great music. If i had to narrow it down, these stand out (especially Astral Weeks)...

Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
A Step Further - Savoy Brown
The White Album - Beatles
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