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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by DeMelo, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. DeMelo

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    Yay or nay?

    This thread is a thermometer for a future project I might start.

    How do you like Ramones and 70s punk rock in general?
     
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    Yea all the way.
    Just ask @Stark
     
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    I really dig 'em.
     
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    Yeah, the Ramones are an essential part of any one's well-rounded musical education, along with The Clash (despite some controversy about whether they were really punk)...




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    I don't know what you are asking but I have found that here in the Dallas/Fort Worth/North Texas area there is a thriving punk scene for all kinds of bands. There are events all the time that book half a dozen bands and lots of indie releases.

    I.......WANT......IN........... :LOL:
     
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  6. DeMelo

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    Keep the replies coming, folks.

    Planning on putting together a 70s style punk project.
     
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    There is a guy here that does solo and calls himself The Ramone.
     
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    I'm most likely not your target audience. I never liked either band back in the day, and certainly feel I have had a well rounded musical education without properly studying those bands.

    So I vote "don't bother". :)

    Frankly, I think 70's prog rock should be a part of a well rounded rock education.
     
  9. DeMelo

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    I’d like to see that!
     
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    Hello, David! Good to see you here, man!
     
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    Thanks, and I'm sorry not to be on board with anything punk related.
     
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    Why would you need to inform us?
     
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    Yay for sure. Saw them in the 80s in Worcester MA at EM Loews which is now the Palladium. People were ripping out seats it got so rowdy...Gaba Gaba Hey!!
     
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    Duly noted, and yes, I too feel you are not part of the target audience here, since, for music such as this, it's the "attitude" not the "technique" that matters and some people either get it or they don't...

    That said, I don't consider myself to be the Ramones' biggest fan either (and meant what I said somewhat tongue-in-cheek), but they were a pivotal part of that particular genre, which can be directly traced to the Grunge movement in the 90s, something many consider to be of significance in modern music history.

    But, like you, I too was (and am) a huge Prog Rock follower and consider much of what I currently do as being of a "Modern Prog" style - with a far more subtle use of Neo-Classical influences in order to cater to the present musical sensibilities (and relatively short attention span) of today's listeners. So I can definitely appreciate where you're coming from there, except I can also appreciate music that other's may consider to be "dumbed down" as well, which I do actually use for the sake of "impact" in my own self-proclaimed "Modern Prog" style of song writing when it it suits me.

    Anyway, it's sort of like appreciating both Michelangelo and Matisse on their own merits...

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    I understand all the replies, and enjoy them. The ones who don't like punk or the Ramones are helping me too, since they point out what they wouldn't like to see live on a club.

    I am thinking of putting together a new band and play mostly 70s punk stuff, both cover and authoral stuff.

    Currently I play classic 60s and 70s rock and sometimes I get tired of noodling soloes, having to figure too many phrases out and express them to the audience. I like that, but sometimes I feel like just cranking the amp to 11, picking hard on powerchords and giving them some attitude without much thought.

    It's relaxing and very rewarding when you wink at your drummer, he pulls out a heavy beat, you start jackhammering with your guitar and the crowd ROARS and headbangs.
     
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    btw I really enjoy the sound of single coils through a tube amp for punk.
     
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    I'd say that I'm ambivalent. Not something that I'd cross the road to see/listen to.
     
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    I think you’re not cool if you don’t like The Ramones lol jk but it’s definitely weird to me. Bottom line if you like it just do it, don’t worry about what we think. That’s the best part of the punk thing. They didn’t worry about being highly skilled and just did it.
     
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    Being a teenager in the 70's I embraced punk music mostly because it was a genre that matched my guitar skills & rage I had at the time. Never got into the fashion side of it but loved thrashing around in the garage with the guys-It's damn hard to play a 45 minute set when all your songs are a minute long :)
     
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