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    A lot of the best jam bands and progressive rock bands are hardly known to people who aren't already really into these genres. And it's unfortunate because much of this music is some of the best contemporary rock music around, taking over where 60's psychedelic rock left off.

    So here are just two songs by one band that I guarantee you'll like assuming you have ears, just make sure to listen to the whole songs.

    YouTube - Umphrey's McGee - Glory - 11/3/2006
    YouTube - Umphreys McGee JaJunk JITD 2005

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    I can't stand most jam bands, but I never cared for the more improvisatory end of 1960s rock, either. I put a major premium on concise, hooky songwriting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I put a major premium on concise, hooky songwriting.
    Pop music?? Top 40 stuff? :1377:

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    Nice tunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Pop music?? Top 40 stuff? :1377:
    Not necessarily, but I'd rather hear half an hour of Usher than this music. I watched that first video, and it was really, really annoying. Nice guitar tone, but there is nothing even approaching a song. That was SUCH a long 5:40. I went to a Phish concert once, and it was damn near intolerable without a lot of weed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Not necessarily, but I'd rather hear half an hour of Usher than this music. I watched that first video, and it was really, really annoying. Nice guitar tone, but there is nothing even approaching a song. That was SUCH a long 5:40. I went to a Phish concert once, and it was damn near intolerable without a lot of weed.
    I guess we have really different tastes. Improv and progressive music seems to be better enjoyed by NP's. I'd shoot somebody if I had to listen to an hour of Usher. You might like the 2nd one better, it's kind of Primus-like.

    I'm curious on why you didn't think it even approached a song. Because it didn't have the mandatory hook, verse, chorus...template? It had an intro, buildup and climax though.

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    I like Umphrey's McGee.

    See also:
    Disco Biscuits
    Lotus
    The String Cheese Incident (my personal favorite out of this list)
    Pat Metheny
    Govt Mule
    etc.

    And of course the obligatory Phish bootleg. There are some Reba's that bring me close to tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I guess we have really different tastes. Improv and progressive music seems to be better enjoyed by NP's. I'd shoot somebody if I had to listen to an hour of Usher. You might like the 2nd one better, it's kind of Primus-like.

    I'm curious on why you didn't think it even approached a song. Because it didn't have the mandatory hook, verse, chorus...template? It had an intro, buildup and climax though.
    The guy pretty much soloed the whole way through. If you look at it in terms of jazz, it makes more sense (i.e., soloist and acommpanists), but not when it comes to pop songwriting. That was NOT hooky. I do not dig most contemporary instrumentals, so that is another issue (I really dig Joe Meek, Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, et al., the occasional Eric Johnson or Joe Satriani song).

    Here is an example of a psychedelic pop song that I love:

    YouTube - ELECTRIC PRUNES - I HAD TOO MUCH TO DREAM LAST NIGHT
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinosaur View Post
    I like Umphrey's McGee.

    See also:
    Disco Biscuits
    Lotus
    The String Cheese Incident (my personal favorite out of this list)
    Pat Metheny
    Govt Mule
    etc.

    And of course the obligatory Phish bootleg. There are some Reba's that bring me close to tears.
    If we're making a list know, I'll have to add a few:

    Sound Tribe Sector Nine
    moe.
    Bela Fleck
    The New Deal
    Medeski Martin & Wood

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    It sounds suspiciously like dorky American cheese mixed with fretboard wankery.

    But it made me laugh.


    I watched Good Morning, Vietnam the other day, and have gone all Motown again. Now there's some quality American cheese. "Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, baby" *dances*
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    -What are you talking about?
    -Endymion, my dear. A beautiful youth possessed by the moon.
    -Well, forget about him and get to bed.
    -Yes, my dear.

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