New Supergroup - Spectrum Road

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  1. sausagefingers

    sausagefingers Supporting Member

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    Based on the personnel, that has BIG potential.
     
  2. Luke V

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    To me Vernon Reid has no soul at all. Kind of like listening to a broken sewing machine.
     
  3. speedyone

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    I absolutely LOVE Vernon Reid's rhythm playing-- so original!

    Their first two albums, just kicked butt. I especially love Type, This is the Life, Desperate People and Cult of Personality.

    However, I don't like his lead playing at all; way too sloppy.

    I find there to be an interesting dichotomy about his playing. His rhythms to me are full of emotion, power, and a cool mixture of melody and dissonance. But his solo playing does seems way less emotive, and just a weird hodge-podge of different techniques, strangely lacking compared to his amazing rhythms.
     
  4. DC1

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    I think Vernon was blowin' like Trane baby...

    I liked that tune a lot.


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    I'm kinda scratching my head here on this one....

    I'm not hearing this being a real good fit for the guitar chair, sorry...
     
  6. billconnorsfan

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    I'm a HUGE McLaughlin fan so this supergroup is right up my alley! Vernon Reid has a lot of Mahavishnu-ism's in his guitar repertoire. John Medeski does a great Larry Young on Vuelto Abajo as well. This is great! The other two, well... they go without saying. :aok
     
  7. Nashville Slim

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    I guess supergroups are always made up of the members who couldn't come up with decent band names.
     
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    Vernon Reid is one of the most abrasive players I've ever heard. That sounded like "Jazz Odyssey" from Spinal Tap. Horrid
     
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    "...where's that confounded bridge?"
     
  10. DrumBob

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    Cindy is a killer drummer, but that music sounded like crap on toast. Vernon Reid's shredding was terrible. I never liked his playing, and his tone is like nails on a blackboard.
     
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    The only attraction I see there is Jack Bruce.
     
  12. gennation

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    Will they produce a radio hit???

    Hopefully they can stay focused on great writing great music instead.
     
  13. Fred Farkus

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    Sounds like a band name someone on TGP would come up with.
     
  14. dr.morton

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    The term "Supergroup" is overused and most likely coined by journalists and not by the musicians themselves.

    These days I always love stuff that neither includes Blues licks nor singers from casting shows...
     
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    "Supergroup" ? --Really?

    Alrighty then......somebody said they are,it must be true.
     
  16. Ben R

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    :facepalm

    Oh, Vernon Reid...

    Pick a freaking key, dude. And, for the love of God, slow down. Just slow down.

    I'm all for trying to play fast leads. But, attempt to do it tastefully. ...or, at least try to make some melodic sense with it.

    I can't. I just can't.

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  17. Luke V

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    Looked like Jack would have rather been at home. He looked really bored to me.
     
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    Can't believe Medeski is in this group.
     
  19. Lance

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    I saw Buckethead open for Vernon Reid & Trey Gunn. BH sounded fantastic. Band was super tight, and the sound was really good. Same stage, same night and the headliner gets up there, and it was just a garbled mess both sound & performance-wise. I left after three songs, and I almost NEVER do that.
     

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