New Richie Kotzen Track - Venom

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  1. Man with Gas

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    I really dig the groove, I don't love the melody during the chorus.
    Solo was kind of overplaying IMO, but it is Richie, and if I could play like that, I would probably do something similar in the solo :D
     
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    Cool tune. I dig it!! Richie is a killer singer and player.
     
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    Good thing he didn’t drink that martini.
     
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    Cool song. He is a monster talent!
     
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    Would it be weird if Richie became the singer in Soundgarden?
     
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    Yes. Similar timbre in the voices, but Kotzen (or anybody else, really) doesn't have nearly the power.
     
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    Dig it! Odd seeing play a strat... every live vid I have seen he is almost always playing that sig tele.

    Every time I hear him sing I hear Cornell. :aok
     
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    I must be the only one as I don't hear Cornell. I appreciate how others might but for me I don't.

    Kotzen has been doing his thing since the 90s so he's been his own developing man for quite sometime.
     
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    Kotzen, Ian Thornley and Cornell all sound very similar to me...and that's not a bad thing.
     
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    I'm still debating whether I prefer Richie solo or with The Winery Dogs. There seems to be more of a smoother pocket in his solo band and those guys lay back more into the groove whereas the Dogs are a bit more flashy and Portnoy is pushing the element. His soulful vocals work a bit better for me in his solo material and there's a lot less distraction, whereas in the Dogs I get an odd contrast of over the top bombast against the smoothness. Maybe if he had a bit more power like Cornell (kinda like what Heinz referenced comparing the two) I wouldn't be debating myself.

    Nothing against the Dogs at all because that's some killer playing that I love but it's like having Prince fronting Rush. Not comparing the Dogs with either band but it's a weird contrast to me.
     
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    I like Kotzen's studio offering more in the Dogs. Although the last few singles released have been more consistent lately. Live?



    You're welcome
     
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    In the last 4-5 years, I've listened to ALOT of Richie Kotzen. His R&B influences, his not often discussed fantastic keyboard playing, and in case you are not aware, his last 6-7 solo CD's are 100% all him; drums, bass, keyboards, obviously guitars/vocals as well as engineering in his home studio. It's staggering how talented this dude is.
     
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    Dig it, like the groove.
     
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    He is a beast. So talented.

    I hope he makes a decent living. Ya never know in today’s music world.
     
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    yeah yeah! Someone shared this with me and it's a perfect example. Both instances he's got great bands but the vibe is entirely different overall. The solo band guys really support him and he is the show but they've got space to show off their talents as well (bassist is damn good) but for the Dogs it's all men on 10. Like both, but I'm really digging the solo band more.
     
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    He must be doing something right, not many artists who are broke or have no backing are able to make videos like this.

    If at the end of each year he's clearing the equivalent of an Applebee's manager's salary, he's doing quite well.
     
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    Not in that one and the last one. He played a blue Strat in the other.

    I like The Winery Dogs but prefer his solo stuff. Definitely hear Cornell.
     
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    I like that alot.
     

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