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Best Songs Ever

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turbo
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Sep2-06, 12:19 PM
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Especially for Evo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1xOmAOLrIs

Mary Black is one of the world's most gifted vocalists and a long-time favorite of mine. Here is her home page, with clips of her performances. First, get "No Frontiers", then "Babes in the Woods". I first heard her singing "I Say a Little Prayer for You" on a Boston radion station while traveling to a consulting job. The DJ did not identify the performer, but I knew I had to find out who she was. When I got back to Maine, I went to a specialty music shop (lots of old vinyl and obscure artists in the inventory) and described the music (including instrument line-up and arrangement, etc) to Bob, and he said "Sounds like Mary Black. I'll see if she's got a new CD out." Next week, I stopped in a picked up my copy of No Frontiers. If it had been on vinyl, I'd be on my 3rd or 4th copy by now (I'm on my 4th copy of "Pure Prairie League", which for some reason RCA has never seen fit to re-release on CD.)
http://www.mary-black.net/disco/albums/albums.htm

If you've never listened to the Pure Prairie League, follow this link, click on "Music" in the menu bar and start the old car radio labeled "previous releases". The first two songs were on the eponymous first album, though for some reason they chose to pass on "Take it Before you Go", which has the hottest alternating electric-guitar, steel-guitar solo ever.
http://www.pureprairieleague.com/

If I were forced into a desert-island scenario (even with my huge collection of blues and rock), Pure Prairie League would be the album that I would take with me.

For those with Little Feat withdrawal symptoms, click on the upper radio and play "Nothing Like the Lonely" - it ain't Lowell George, but it's pretty good.
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Sep2-06, 05:44 PM
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Leonard Cohen has lots of great songs. I like this one in particular:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_Jg...elated&search=

Aah, but I have to include one other song, just because.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vVoGif3C3w&NR
Evo
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Sep2-06, 06:12 PM
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Thanks Turbo!!!
Gelsamel Epsilon
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Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Glass Prison
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h81PggfE8I

Dream Theater - Train of Thought - This Dying Soul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9smq9eCQM6g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRzyX...elated&search=

Dream Theater - Octavarium - The Root of all Evil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve6j1yoYsY4

These three songs are each written by their drummer Mike Portnoy - they're about the steps of the famous alcoholics annoymous program. One song per album so far he only has one more song to write to finnish this 'meta-song'. They also do other cool stuff like linking other songs together through their albums to make 'meta-albums'

Dance of Eternity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbxRDPkQvRU

Probably one of their most complicated songs going threw many extreme tempo changes and even "genre changes" (though it's still -progressive- metal).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_Theater#Notes


Just for an idea how much goes into their albums actually meaning something;
Analysis of the Octavarium album;
http://dt.spatang.com/octavarium.php
Scenes from a Memory 'Hidden' Story;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scenes_from_a_Memory#Story <--- This Story gives me a chill every time I read it.
BSMSMSTMSPHD
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Sep2-06, 06:27 PM
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I love that Octavarium song! I've been listening to that album all week.

Here's my post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTKL8MNH95Q

I don't really think it's a good song, but I just can't stop watching the video. It's like disco-metal or something.

APACHE!
Gelsamel Epsilon
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Sep2-06, 06:54 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5fLVLPPHKo

This is a sorta duet between Dream Theater's Drummer (Mike Portnoy) and Keyboardist (Jordan Rudess) I find it really cool, especially how heavy and deep the bass sounds when he hits it.

If you can't tell my favourite band is Dream Theater =p

As for other music I like, you guys probably won't like this stuff.

Arch Enemy - We Will Rise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-AM49AZyI0

In Flames - F(r)iend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmNVelwUQOU

Chimaira - Pure Hatred
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIxnhfwYC-Q
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Sep2-06, 07:03 PM
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Dream theater's Pull me Under is great too:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pe3Q1q5MxHw
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Quote Quote by BSMSMSTMSPHD
I love that Octavarium song! I've been listening to that album all week.

Here's my post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTKL8MNH95Q

I don't really think it's a good song, but I just can't stop watching the video. It's like disco-metal or something.

APACHE!
That's just plain sick! That video is so wrong on so many levels I wouldn't even know where to begin!

It's so bad, I'll have to go watch the Head On commercial over and over until I've driven this video out of my head!

Edit: Ah, geez, that'll never work. The only thing that might help is to E-mail that disturbing video to everyone I know.
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Sep2-06, 07:03 PM
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Quote Quote by Gelsamel Epsilon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A70riIDQ_r4

Honor thy Father by Dream Theater - I swear Portnoy is the best drummer ever.
heh i didnt think illl see any metal fans in here, and yea honor thy father roooocks
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Sep2-06, 07:09 PM
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Here's another singer I like - Lucinda Williams. She has a voice that makes you wish you could walk along a dusty country road with her, drinking whiskey straight from the bottle until you get so drunk you get into a fight with each other and start hitting each other with the whiskey bottles and wind up in a passionate embrace sprawled right in the middle of the dusty road. (Uh, , hmm, I worry myself sometimes - I think I'll just blame it on having just watched that Apache video) My favorite of hers is "Still I Long for Your Kiss", but you'll have to settle for this one:

World Without Tears
Gelsamel Epsilon
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Sep2-06, 07:09 PM
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heh i didnt think illl see any metal fans in here, and yea honor thy father roooocks
Ha yeh, to-be (hopefully) scientist and metal-head all the way \m/ :).
TuviaDaCat
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Sep2-06, 07:24 PM
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my favorite band is "pain of salvation", its considered "progressive metal", id give the song "the perfect element" as a good example of thier talent, but it doesnt seem to exist in "youtube".
so here is "in the flesh" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ragU6RvZNy4
the end of the song pretty much rocks.

ah... their vocalist is just awesome.
turbo
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Sep2-06, 07:29 PM
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Thanks Turbo!!!
No problem! She and Emmylou Harris did a special together - two of my top-10 favoirite vocalists. I have not seen Mary Black live, but I had front-row tickets to see Emmylou live at the Casino at Hampton Beach, and because I refused to use a flash and opted to use large, fast lenses, she favored me with her smile all night. I have pictures of her that that I treasure. I wish Graham Parsons could have lived to see what she accomplished - "We've all Got Wheels...." RIP

BTW, Sleepy LaBeef opened for Emmylou, and his show was as energetic and as compelling as any rockabilly/country performer that I have ever seen. If you can see him live, do so.
Gelsamel Epsilon
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Sep2-06, 07:35 PM
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Quote Quote by TuviaDaCat
my favorite band is "pain of salvation", its considered "progressive metal", id give the song "the perfect element" as a good example of thier talent, but it doesnt seem to exist in "youtube".
so here is "in the flesh" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ragU6RvZNy4
the end of the song pretty much rocks.

ah... their vocalist is just awesome.
Sounds pretty awesome.


I'm going offtopic here but in the quiz section I got a question wrong (omg). It was "If something has a constant net force acting on it what does it do?" does it "move with constant Acceleration" "move with constant velocity" "something else really stupid" or "None of the Above" I said none of the above beause constant net force could = 0 so it wouldn't nessisarily move at all (let alone with aceeleration). In fact if It was already moving it could move with constant velocity if net force was 0.

(Also why is there a massive difference between novice and intermediate? novice is so easy I can do in my head but intermediate stuff I havn't even learnt yet).
turbo
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Sep2-06, 07:41 PM
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Thanks Turbo!!!
Just buy Mary Black's "No Frontiers" CD and play it a few times. If you don't love it, send it to me and I will pay you for it. This woman reaches into your soul with 'most every song.
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Sep2-06, 07:43 PM
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Quote Quote by Gelsamel Epsilon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A70riIDQ_r4

Honor thy Father by Dream Theater - I swear Portnoy is the best drummer ever.
Sorry. I admire your passion, but in the realm of progressive hard rock, Neil Peart will always be the best drummer.
Gelsamel Epsilon
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Sep2-06, 07:49 PM
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Sorry. I admire your passion, but in the realm of progressive hard rock, Neil Peart will always be the best drummer.
Neil Peart is good and he has won many awards but none dealing with Progressive drumming.

"Mike Portnoy has won the following Modern Drummer magazine Reader's Poll awards;

* Best Up & Coming Talent (1994)
* Best Progressive Rock Drummer (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
* Best Recorded Performance (1995 for Awake, 1996 for A Change of Seasons, 1998 for Falling Into Infinity, 2000 for Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory, 2002 for Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence)
* Best Clinician (2000, 2002)
* Best Educational Video/DVD (2000, 2002)
* Hall of Fame Inductee (2004)"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_T...d_certificates
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Sep2-06, 07:52 PM
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Sorry. I admire your passion, but in the realm of progressive hard rock, Neil Peart will always be the best drummer.
How about the best drummer ever? The most powerful and definitive member of Led Zep was Bonham. I am a guitarist and lead vocalist who played rock and blues for many years, and Bonham was the key to that band!


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