Tea Party fans?

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  1. Sayuncledave

    Sayuncledave Member

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    Nearly a quarter century ago, a friend/coworker turned me on to The Edges of Twilight, by The Tea Party, a Canadian trio. Picture Led Zeppelin in their prime, but with Jim Morrison singing, and a greater Indian/Middle Eastern influence. Any other fans here?





     
  2. monty

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    Big fan, they are from around these parts. Your description is perfect, lol.
     
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  3. Bluplirst

    Bluplirst Supporting Member

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    Just saw them in Montreal. They were fantastic!
     
  4. MoarGear

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    I like em. An ex turned me onto them ages ago.

    Dude has a cool voice.
     
  5. Fatboy666

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    I dig them too. Good description!
     
  6. Waylander

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    Yep, me too. Although I like their later material better.
    A shame that the rock world isn't very familiar with this trio. Maybe there could be only one famous out of Canada?

    I think they did a great job with this song by Daniel Lanois:



    This is also great:

     
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    This is absolutely fantastic.

    I enjoyed that for years without knowing it was a cover!
     
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  8. Waylander

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    Lanois's own version isn't bad either. Album highly recommended

     
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  9. MESA/BUDDA

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    Splendor Solis, Edges of Twilight and Transmission are all great albums and are still in rotation at my place.
     
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    I bought Splendor Solis, back in the day. I liked that a lot but for no reason in particular, I never kept up with the band beyond that.
     
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    Splendor Solis is a great album. I remember seeing Tea Party live many times and always being blown away by their powerful sound.

     
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  12. RickC

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    Looks like a Les Paul Recording in that first clip!

    :thud
     
  13. Hefalump

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    Yes...major fan.

    In fact, I think Jeff playing his lless paultimate through his Matchless full stack, is the best guitar tone I have heard live.
     
  14. NB_Terry

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    I didn't much care for them until I saw them live.

    Holy smokes. They rocked. IIRC they were opening for Def Leppard; weird match up.
     
  15. JimmyB

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    I'm a fan!

    Jeff Martin: great guitarist, stellar singer and most important of all, a stunningly good SONGWRITER! His sense of combining music with both massive power and grace to support the lyrics is uncanny.

    My favourite:

     
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  16. TonePilot

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    Yup big fan. Physcopomp with the orchestra is surreal.
     
  17. sahhas

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    Never heard of them will check them out
     
  18. tonewoody

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    A band I didn't want to like. The pretentious theatrics being the main turn off.

    Appreciate pretty much everything else about them.
     
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    unforgettable riffs and melody, great integration of exotic/eastern instruments and non-cookie-cutter song structures... Love them!
     
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  20. Thedude99

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    They were good. Agree they were much better live.

    I remember them touring with all the middle eastern instruments - was a really cool show.
     

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