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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Mar 2021, 21:18

toomanyhatz wrote:I suspect Cream were a pretty big influence. They were on a lot of people, of course, but I think this album is a logical "next step beyond" in a way the others didn't quite get to.

Not just raw power - there's some real melodicism underneath - and it's really playful rhythmically.

The Who too
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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby C » 26 Mar 2021, 21:18

Six String wrote:Many a night spent in my bedroom learning these songs on guitar back in high school. I think Funk #49 was one of the first I tackled after learning the technique of bar chords.


:D

Nice one Les





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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby LMG » 26 Mar 2021, 21:18

Yes, this Bolero bit is not on my CD.

Not heard it before.

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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Mar 2021, 21:19

one of my favorite ridiculously long fade-ins
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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby C » 26 Mar 2021, 21:19

Charlie O. wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:I suspect Cream were a pretty big influence. They were on a lot of people, of course, but I think this album is a logical "next step beyond" in a way the others didn't quite get to.

Not just raw power - there's some real melodicism underneath - and it's really playful rhythmically.

The Who too


Agreed

Agreed





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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Mar 2021, 21:19

and sometimes my favorite song on the album
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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby kath » 26 Mar 2021, 21:19

toomanyhatz wrote:I suspect Cream were a pretty big influence. They were on a lot of people, of course, but I think this album is a logical "next step beyond" in a way the others didn't quite get to.

Not just raw power - there's some real melodicism underneath - and it's really playful rhythmically.


yes.

and extreme joeness.

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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby C » 26 Mar 2021, 21:19

LMG wrote:Yes, this Bolero bit is not on my CD.


Cheapskate





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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Mar 2021, 21:20

great handclaps
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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby Six String » 26 Mar 2021, 21:20

The beginning of Tend My Garden reminds me of Zep’s Your Time Is Gonna Come intro.
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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby C » 26 Mar 2021, 21:21

The keyboards throughout the album add a nice atmospheric quality.

Never in your face but generally omnipresent





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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby kath » 26 Mar 2021, 21:21

LMG wrote:Yes, this Bolero bit is not on my CD.

Not heard it before.


this somehow shocks me.

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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby kath » 26 Mar 2021, 21:21

Charlie O. wrote:great handclaps


ya ya YA. *sniffle* they move me

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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby toomanyhatz » 26 Mar 2021, 21:22

Walsh's tone is so amazing here. The attack is so huge, but the beauty of his note choice still cuts through.

"Tend My Garden" now. Could be a 60s "back to the land" cliché, but again, it has a playfulness and good humor about it that's really charming.

He's done a lot, but I still think this the best thing Joe has ever been a part of.
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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby C » 26 Mar 2021, 21:22

Six String wrote:The beginning of Tend My Garden reminds me of Zep’s Your Time Is Gonna Come intro.


Yes Les. Good spot!

I hear a Spirit feel in there too





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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby kath » 26 Mar 2021, 21:22

here, they really do get who-like

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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Mar 2021, 21:22

piano interlude
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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby C » 26 Mar 2021, 21:22

kath wrote:
LMG wrote:Yes, this Bolero bit is not on my CD.

Not heard it before.


this somehow shocks me.


The lad spends too much time in Poundland talking to likes of Jorma




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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby toomanyhatz » 26 Mar 2021, 21:23

...and the delicate picking varying with the heavy riffing. He's a pretty special player.
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Re: PSL: James Gang: Now Playing!

Postby John aka Josh » 26 Mar 2021, 21:23

C wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:I suspect Cream were a pretty big influence. They were on a lot of people, of course, but I think this album is a logical "next step beyond" in a way the others didn't quite get to.

Not just raw power - there's some real melodicism underneath - and it's really playful rhythmically.

The Who too


Agreed

Agreed





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I can go along with that.


Tend My Garden reminds me of the Raspberries, who had absorbed some of the same influences.
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