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many, many years ago....

Post by corsair on Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:51 am

... we have a Spectrum ST Bass and a Vantage VA900 on stage at a gig in Dunedin, NZ.



It was this bass that impressed enough to find my own Westone bass quite some time later... about 20 years later, to be exact!

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Post by Barry on Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:05 am

Nice.
Looking very much at home wif yer bad self...and that great Vantage! Laughing

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Post by Meadows on Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:51 am

Three guitar line-up, very nice indeed Smile great for those dual harmony lead breaks.

What sort of tunes/sett were you playing?

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Post by corsair on Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:13 pm

Ha! Thanks, Barry! That Vantage now resides with 2 other 900s, a 912 and a 900B in rural Australia! If I had to gig again, it'd be the Genesis II or the Avenger 395...

Si, that was SO many years ago that I think - and this is open to question - that the set list was primarily rock'n'roll covers for the local rock'n'roll dancers... OR it was a pickup band of friends for a function of some sort with a set list of all sorts.

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Post by Meadows on Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:42 am

Can't beat those classic dance covers for cutting your teeth. Haven't played any covers out live in a while but always fancied doing a full "Blues Brothers" set complete with a horn section, just for the craic Band

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Post by corsair on Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:26 am

Yeah, it's funny but I remember having an awful lot more pure fun playing covers for people who'd dance at the drop of a hat than playing so-called serious tunes for people who would sit and watch/listen!
Absolutely loved playing with horns... those people generally have chops that burn me without even trying and boy; do they add to a tune! Hard to do justice to EW&F, Chicago or - my personal favourite - Quincy Conserve without horns, eh....

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Post by Barry on Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:42 am

My band was all about cover tunes (in fact our one and only studio demo "album" was dubbed Cover Me).

The music was familiar and liked by the audience so there was an almost automatic response and folks quickly got into a party mood. Dancing=sweating=more beer sales=return engagement. Rinse. Repeat.

Never had the chance to play with a horn section. Always wanted to though.

We often get (usually) young fellers in the shop who will shred the daylights out of a guitar. Impressive, but who in hell would sit and listen to that all night, let alone pay to hear it?

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Post by Meadows on Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:17 am

corsair wrote: my personal favourite - Quincy Conserve

"SERIOUS" Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil .....so so tight and the bass player is right on it, and home grown "NZ", just checking out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI1zIiNokYI  and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI1zIiNokYI

Reminds me of Tower of Power in places, thanks for the heads up, that's today's playlist sorted Very Happy

Just came across this old blues nugget by the SY Klopps Blues Band, no horns but a sweet vibe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExcJRIlZflU

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Post by corsair on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:26 pm

Pity... those links won't work here, but yeah; GOOD outfit!! I was never, ever as talented or as hard working as those fellas but enjoyed trying to cover their tunes!! I think Malcolm Hayman as a vocalist had the wood on David Clayton-Thomas, too....
Glad you enjoyed them!!

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Post by Meadows on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:41 pm

Such a great heads up, ashamed to say I had never heard of them before.

The first link was "Lullu Belle" with Murray Loveridge playing an amazing bass.

The second link was "S.L.U.T" full of classic horn stabs and that funky guitar break. Loved Volcano too and then I found the Kool and the Gang cover of "Funk Stuff".

Gonna have to share these guys around, thanks again afro great call.

The second link


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Post by Catalyst on Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:29 am

I'm right with you Meadows...never heard of them before but excellent stuff....  cheers

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Post by Westbone on Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:32 am

Talk about a tight band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vITKFi2W_o

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Post by Barry on Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:44 pm

What a great performance.
Never understood why he isn't more in the mainstream spotlight. Much preferred to watch him over Michael Jackson back in the day.

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Post by corsair on Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:15 pm

He wouldn't be my favourite artiste, but gee; he's a talented bloke and his shows - the ones that I've seen on the telly - have never been anything but ball-tighteningly tight... really classy gigs.

Interesting that he's on a Tele rather than his Cloud guitars....

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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:53 am

corsair wrote:
Interesting that he's on a Tele rather than his Cloud guitars....
That's how I came across that clip.

In the process of acquiring an HS Anderson Madcat.


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Post by corsair on Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:45 am

An original, or one of the copies?

Do they differ markedly from a Fender?

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Post by grogg on Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:09 pm

Hi guys,
Long time no speak, hope everyones in good shape. Really really enjoyed all those youtube links. That bass line in the first one from Meadows (Quincy) was a blower. Amazing that the number of views are so low. Prince as amazing as youd expect, some nice theatre, incredible talent like him or not.

Anyway just got me some tickets to see Robert Cray at BB Kings club in NY. Woohoo, big apple here I come.

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Post by grogg on Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:12 pm

corsair wrote:An original, or one of the copies?

Do they differ markedly from a Fender?
Hi Corsair,

I wouldn't know but can confirm that Fenders differ markedly from Fenders. When it comes to teles Hoax is the man?

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Post by Westbone on Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:34 am

corsair wrote:An original, or one of the copies?

Do they differ markedly from a Fender?
Yet to get my grubby mits on it.
Supposedly original??
There's a few fakes out there!

Like a 2 pup Strat. Not a typical Tele bridge or neck pup.

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