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Discussion in 'Artists & Music' started by DreamTheaterRules, Jan 11, 2018.
With good reason. Dude is a MONSTER!!!!
To those who say nerds lack testosterone, I say "Λ Λ Λ."
Preach! I'm with you, Boogs!
This is all truth. I love(d) Portnoy, but with him out, they are going back to their more proggy roots. Portnoy was taking them in a heavier direction. Not bad. I just prefer the old, and the 3 without MP better. Suits James' voice. Although, he is still the weak link. I guess I have to respect their loyalty to him after he blew out a vocal cord way back when. They're going to have to do something though. Just like Geddy couldn't sing like old Geddy.
Spot on about Myung is a TOTAL monster. Live, he is just amazing to watch!
Love you T, but I will respectfully disagree. Maybe not bass god, but definitely a beast.
Ok, here we go.
I hold bass up to a much higher standard, still kinda "meh" for me.
Playing a lot of prearranged passages and memorizing elaborate arrangements doesn't get a "Beast" pass in my book. Now if he could hold down a strong bass solo or be versatile enough to slap something funky then he'd be in the running.
Actually cried and nearly had an embolism.
Anyway, I’m off to see if Mr Blair will hand wind me some pickups!
A little bit of swing to calm things down and another drummer that’s ok, I suppose
Rather dates this vid, eh?
I'm pretty sure it came before YouTube even existed -- if I remember correctly I'd found it on Google Video. Probably fractured about 3 ribs laughing at it when it was new. That and the O.G. Yngwie Shreds...
My worst case of GAS lately is a proper turntable to spin that vinyl. It's going to have to wait.
Just make sure you don’t need a pee
From "When Dream and Day Unite" with their original vocalist, Charlie Dominici
I saw him do that at Sweetwater last summer. One of the greatest demos I’ve ever seen. His counting and one handed rolls are mind boggling.
That would have been cool to see!
I gotta completely disagree with you on the bass and vocals. I can't imagine any other style singing with Dream Theater. I know, everyone rags on the singer, but I think he's perfect for the group. He gives the groups lyrics and focus and verses and choruses, and if you've heard any of his side projects, you know that he loves to make music, and loves to collaborate with other artists of caliber.
Ditto Myung. Who cares if he's of the caliber of the guitarist, keyboardist(s) (they've gone through several, all good) and drummer(s?)? They're all top 10 in the geek magazines. He's the bassist! He's like Lebowski's rug, he brings the whole thing together. You can't have everyone wanking off at once, that would be ... something else, not this group. It would be jazz! And if you want jazz, go listen to jazz! This isn't jazz, this is prog hard rock/metal with some quite hooky hookiness going on, so you need the bassist to do what Myung is doing. He's doing everything in support of the song, that's what he's supposed to be doing.
There definitely weren't a lot of females at my last show of theirs. Bunch of fratbros and alpha wannabes.
And yes, bodia, I didn't say nerds or non-nerds, just an overabundance of pubescent and recently post-pubescent Y chromosome types with an overabundance of testosterone jutting their chests out and acting threatingly when they pressed backwards against me and I didn't move (I couldn't). Me male you male we no press against each other. Yeah, I got news for you neanderthal, I didn't enjoy it, neither.
And yes, that was a long time ago. 1990 ish, I think.
I love you, man!