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Old 06-09-2003, 10:13 PM   #1
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Question Favourite Musical Moment?

Hi!
Just wanted to pose a topical question...
Was just curious as to find out what your most favourite musical moment is/was...whether it be as a muso, a fan, at a concert...whatever!
Oh and while we're asking questions...name a band you missed on tour due to some reason and you've been regretting it ever since!

I'd have to say mine would be starting my band with my bass player. There is no greater feeling for me than pulling off a great jam session, making an awesome new song, being mega tight as a rythym section. Puts a smile on my face ten miles wide! <-- kinda like that! Hehe!

Band i'm spewing i missed live was Primus in 1996 here in Melbourne. I missed out seeing one of my favourite drummers, Tim "Herb" Alexander (he doesn't like being called Herb anymore). When you rely on friends to get you tickets and they decide not to go and then on the last day redecide to go...only makes for heartache! I've seen primus since then...and with Brain it was never the same...Herb was on fire...Punchbowl being one of my all time fave albums. He says on his website www.timalexander.org that he will be releasing a DVD in the near future of his playing and how he executed certain parts in his bands (primus and laundry)....I will be waiting excitedly for that one! Any other virg fans on here primus freaks!? Lemme know!
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Old 06-10-2003, 09:23 AM   #2
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This is a very easy question for me and I openly talk about it with anyone.

The one band I totally regret about NOT ever seeing live is Faith No More. This band still remains my fav. band of all time. Mike Patton is simply a vocal genius. So many singers have folloed his footsteps (system of a down, fear factory, incubus, deftones, etc etc) However, I have seen Patton and Mr. Bungle/Fantomas about 4 times already.

So yeah, my biggest regret is Faith No More.

I actually saw that Primus "Tales from the Punchbowl" tour in 1995. I don't know if it's the same as the one you missed in 1996. This was when Tim "Herb" Alexander was still on the lineup. It was a great show of course. I went in the mosh pit, etc. They played a very very solid set with an intermission. They seriously played their hearts out to a packed arena.

Now the only way you and I could get even is if you saw Faith No More in Oz. They toured a LOT over there.

Cheers!
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Old 06-10-2003, 11:39 AM   #3
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one of my favs moments..were when I went to Billy sheehan clinic...in first row..I had BIlly like 5 meters by far.
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Old 06-12-2003, 06:39 AM   #4
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Jonatha Brooke solo, is one of them for sure! She is magical!
The Young Gods album "Only Heaven" is also a favorite musical moment of mine.
Virgil gives me too many to list.......
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Old 06-13-2003, 12:37 AM   #5
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Christopher,

Yes...FNM toured here a lot, but unfortunately i never saw them either.
Yes, Mike Patton is probably my all time favourite singers. He is amazing!
FNM is another band i regret never seeing...Mike "Puffy" Bordin may not be a technical virtuoso, but he sure does pound them drums hard! It may be the most easiest thing to play a two handed rimshot, but when i hear him do them on a lot of FNM's work...gives me the chills...
Is it just me or is Les Claypool the "Virgil" of bass guitar? The guy is a freak. The greatest of all time would have to be Jaco Pastorius for sure! But Les is the craziest bass player from the 90's without a doubt. Some people say Victor Wooten leaves him for dead...but Victor doesn't play in Primus, does he?
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Old 06-13-2003, 04:59 AM   #6
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I regret I've never seen Spock's Beard with Neal Morse live!! SB is one of my fav bands!!! And TransAtlantic the same!! Both bands have been in Holland, but I didn't have any ppl who wanted to come with me so I didn't go.. just should've gone by myself!!

The best musical moment is pretty hard.. I have quite a few! The first (and only) time I saw PX play during the Universe tour was SO great and amazing, it just shocked me to see such great musiciansship!! And the Virgil clinic I saw once... and the 2 shows I saw of Virgil with Tony MacAlpine and Phillip Bynoe.... every time I see those guys play live I get the feeling I'm the luckiest guy in the world for seeing such talented and trained players!!
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Old 06-14-2003, 09:35 AM   #7
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Hey Fat Mike.....
I am also a big fan of Les Claypools playing (and "singing"), but technicaly compared to Vic Wooten.... well...Vic is a monster. Flea is also a great bassist, but Vic is beyond most others when it comes to raw chops.
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Old 12-18-2005, 05:38 PM   #8
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Here's for bringing back two-year-OLD threads!!

I can't pick a favourite one yet, but I can say that probably the BEST sweep I've EVER heard on a guitar (not just in terms of technicalities, but musicalities and timing, etc...) Is in 'Bliss' by Paul Gilbert, near the end of the solo. KAPOW!!! ESPLOSION!!!
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:34 PM   #9
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I never saw FNM (one of my all time fav) ever, but they never tour anywhere near my country. My fav shows have been A Perfect Circle (mer de noms tour), NIN (frigile), Rush (Vapor Trails), Slipknot (Slipknot) I'm not a fan anymore but I sure was, Behemoth (Demigod) twice already!!!, Meshuggah (Nothing), Bon Jovi (Keep the faith), Pattitucci Trio, and others that elude me at the moment
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:56 AM   #10
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My favorite musical moment: my knuckles crunching agaisnt his face for... Oups wrong moment described there!
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:25 AM   #11
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playing, and seeing that the girl you liked, is watching you, with that kinda eyes that make you feel like if you were god. not my favorrite moment, but one of the best feeling while playing
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:37 AM   #12
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when i saw dream theater, for the first time, i was really excited,,, but when i saw planet x, i just **** my pants!!!!
once in baked potato, i really want to see vrigil in a close up , that i ended sitted in tony´s carvins! hahaha, i even got a pair from assaults from virgil!
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:00 AM   #13
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The one band I totally regret about NOT ever seeing live is Faith No More. This band still remains my fav. band of all time. Mike Patton is simply a vocal genius.



Oh man, so do I, so do I !!!
I LOVE Faith No More, and I'm into them again after not listening to them for a few years. I also like Bordins playing, he was one of my influences in my early drumming years.

It's a shame they don't exist anymore, and it's a shame none of their shows is banned on VHS or even DVD (or is?)!
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:04 AM   #14
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Is it just me or is Les Claypool the "Virgil" of bass guitar? The guy is a freak. The greatest of all time would have to be Jaco Pastorius for sure! But Les is the craziest bass player from the 90's without a doubt. Some people say Victor Wooten leaves him for dead...but Victor doesn't play in Primus, does he?


What about Ric Fierabracci? Sooo virtuous! I love his playing!!
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:46 AM   #15
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Mike Patton is simply a vocal genius.


His Fantomas projet is very interesting. The way his uses his voice as a rythmic AND melodic instrument blows me away.
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