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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #600 on: March 10, 2010 - 11:21:37 PM »
How does it compare to Valleys of Neptune? I was pleasantly surprised how good that song is.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #601 on: March 11, 2010 - 12:51:46 AM »
How does it compare to Valleys of Neptune? I was pleasantly surprised how good that song is.

Valleys of Neptune is the name of the new record.  That tune is pretty cool, but not my favorite. There are a few new tunes and some really good versions of some old classics.  The version of Stone Free is awesome.  The other remakes are mostly from War Heroes, Cry of Love, and Rainbow Bridge.  Nothing really new, but Jimi never played anything the same twce.  Finally it has been done right.  Allan Douglas really took liberties in the past, and they have really straightened it out. 

The mastering and mixing are just awesome. It sounds so analog and the tracks are really alive and just sizzle.    I am dying to get ahold of the vinyl. I have not found a copy in San Diego yet.  Most stores get it Friday. 

It does not hold a candle to his 1st 3 records, so unless you are a die hard jimi fan, or a guitar fanatic, get those first if you do not already have them.  . 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #602 on: March 11, 2010 - 05:52:31 AM »
Valleys of Neptune is the name of the new record.  That tune is pretty cool, but not my favorite. There are a few new tunes and some really good versions of some old classics.  The version of Stone Free is awesome.  The other remakes are mostly from War Heroes, Cry of Love, and Rainbow Bridge.  Nothing really new, but Jimi never played anything the same twce.  Finally it has been done right.  Allan Douglas really took liberties in the past, and they have really straightened it out. 

The mastering and mixing are just awesome. It sounds so analog and the tracks are really alive and just sizzle.    I am dying to get ahold of the vinyl. I have not found a copy in San Diego yet.  Most stores get it Friday. 

It does not hold a candle to his 1st 3 records, so unless you are a die hard jimi fan, or a guitar fanatic, get those first if you do not already have them.  .

What is your setup for records? Is it true to get a system that digs out the small details in the vinyl it costs thousands or is there a basic system that will do a good job? I am sure it is a pita to get any needle and groove system, much less a quality one.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #603 on: March 11, 2010 - 08:55:30 AM »
Just heard this version for the first time - I think Dakota Fanning did a pretty good job...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzAq7S8o9H0


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #604 on: March 11, 2010 - 10:15:38 PM »
What is your setup for records? Is it true to get a system that digs out the small details in the vinyl it costs thousands or is there a basic system that will do a good job? I am sure it is a pita to get any needle and groove system, much less a quality one.


Basically the more you spend, the better you sound with new gear.  I like tube equiptment,  My buddy builds amps and has a very high end system he built himself. 

I have high end '70s gear.  A Marantz 2270 reciever, a Thorens TD160 with an Ortophone cartride.  My friend built the speakers.

I really like the high end '70s stuff.  Marantz and the solid state McIntosh stuff is great.  A killer Marantz will set you back around $3-400.  A Mac $600 or so.  MyThorens was about the best you could get back then, I picked it up dead mint for $250.  Spend another $3-400 on a good cartridge and you are there.  You can get some good speakers under $500.  You will need to clean your recorde to get the best fidelity out of them.  I use a discwasher system.   Another important thing is turntable setup.  Tracking and weight make a big difference.   You can find out all this stuff online. 

One of these days I will get a killer tube system, however right now my car is my priority for my extra money...

This old gear requires work and maintenance like our cars, but thats half the fun!






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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #605 on: March 11, 2010 - 10:16:36 PM »
Oh yeah Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs on vinyl.  After that Badlands Voodoo Highway super rare German press vinyl. 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #606 on: March 12, 2010 - 12:40:49 AM »
Time to Funk it up and get a little "Infectious"





After I funked it up I decided it was time for a little Uplift Mofo Party Plan action   :ylsuper:




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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #607 on: March 12, 2010 - 07:44:51 AM »
I think I am infected. 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #608 on: March 19, 2010 - 05:18:09 AM »
     
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #609 on: March 19, 2010 - 05:45:33 PM »
The tribute to the radio station I grew up with that was taken away 1 year after graduation and turned into a bong-ditty county station July 4 1981.Heck of a graduation present to the class of 1981.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #610 on: March 19, 2010 - 05:55:58 PM »
Anybody here heard of BATLORD?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #611 on: March 19, 2010 - 06:09:35 PM »
Anybody here heard of BATLORD?

You got me there.   :clueless:

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #612 on: March 19, 2010 - 08:28:00 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #613 on: March 19, 2010 - 09:43:55 PM »
Little more vintage Chili Peppers







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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #614 on: April 03, 2010 - 12:19:00 PM »
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