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(Some Satch fan)   Listen to Satriani's new CD on his website. Why don't more musicians do this?   (satriani.com) divider line 203
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2006-03-17 09:23:52 PM  
Because if I want to experience somebody masturbating, I can do it myself. I don't need to pay $13.99 for the aural equivelent.
 
2006-03-17 09:24:55 PM  
Because they're not as desperate?
 
2006-03-17 09:29:23 PM  
what? Satriani is one of the premier musicians. He still does it for the music not his wallet. Although I bet his bank account is slightly better than mine. By slightly I mean shiataload.
 
2006-03-17 09:30:30 PM  
i used to be a fan of shredding. then I stepped back and asked myself... what's the point?
 
2006-03-17 09:31:02 PM  
Listening to music on the internet eh?

submitter may be on to something.
 
2006-03-17 09:31:49 PM  
Because if I wanted to listen to somebody masturbating, I'd call TwistedTenacity
 
2006-03-17 09:32:12 PM  
Satriani doesn't shred. He's amazing and he treats his fans like fans should be treated.
 
2006-03-17 09:32:50 PM  
CravenMorehead: Satriani doesn't shred. He's amazing and he treats his fans like fans should be treated.



Yeah, he's a farking saint. He's still a shredder.
 
2006-03-17 09:34:58 PM  
McDork

Confrence call me on that.
 
2006-03-17 09:35:05 PM  
Submitter needs to hit College radio, good bands give their music away... with the exception of primus.
 
2006-03-17 09:35:59 PM  
I'm not a Flaming Lips "guy", but the Lips did this way back in 2002 for their Yoshimi album. Actually, I recall their entire catalog being available as a stream.

But my man Satch is twenty minutes beyond of being Totally farking Cool in any event.

I remember buying the Smithereens' "11" album a long farking time ago only because Rolling Stone (back before RS became MTV's spunk rag) gave it 4 stars over an enthusiastic review. I was farking hell PISSED when I bought the CD and found it was only like, 39 minutes long. Lo! That I had only the benefit of some yet-unknown technological device that would let me hear the entire album before buying.....


/And Weezer and the Strokes deserve to be 62yd field-goal attempt booted straight solid in the nuts for putting out full-length albums that are only 38-44 mins long. farking jackstains, the lot of them.
 
2006-03-17 09:36:18 PM  
McDork: Because if I wanted to listen to somebody masturbating, I'd call TwistedTenacity


I wouldn't recommend it.. it's become stale and boring after 15 years. It's kind of like listening to early '80s Aerosmith.
 
2006-03-17 09:36:49 PM  
inputdownable: with the exception of primus.


Primus sucks.



/not being "ironic"
 
2006-03-17 09:37:46 PM  
An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name Confrence call me on that.

So far, I have me, you , Howie Spankowitz, ProducedBy, rickythepenguin, CCSteff, I forget what eight is for, Dom Roark, woodpecker from mars and wil .

How many phone lines do you have?
 
2006-03-17 09:39:23 PM  
Hrmm.. If I go to base I have about 40. heh

DSN lines are not safe for anything non mil.
 
2006-03-17 09:40:23 PM  
quadrophrenic

Primus sucks.
Brown Album was a change-in-gear. It was refreshing as it was genius.

You are not ready.
 
2006-03-17 09:41:14 PM  
inputdownable: You are not ready.



Oh, okay. Will you teach me, sensei?
 
2006-03-17 09:41:28 PM  
McDork: Howie Spankowitz, ProducedBy, rickythepenguin, CCSteff, I forget what eight is for, Dom Roark, woodpecker from mars and wil .


I'm not sure if I can perform in front of that audience. Give me a few minutes.. I need to psyche myself up.
 
2006-03-17 09:42:02 PM  
I always found Primus to be a joke band kinda like They Might be Giants.

I like them both though.

Put a little birdhouse in your soul.
 
2006-03-17 09:42:10 PM  
An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name If I go to base I have about 40.

Cool - I'll send out the mass email!

Twisted, I hope this kind of pressure doesn't affect your *ahem* "performance capabilities".
 
2006-03-17 09:44:35 PM  
Neil Young does this as well.
 
2006-03-17 09:46:02 PM  
rickythepenguin: Ever look up how much an LP will hold? Frankly I here too many albums that could use about 15 minutes of editing.
 
2006-03-17 09:47:35 PM  
No, I'm no sensei; I only play one on the Internet. Before I appreciated the talent Claypool possessed, I thought Primus was another "Green Jell-O" slash Joke band. I just gained better insight in the true message I received while listening. The melodies and rhyme-scheme mean nothing. It's the music, minimalism... it's good, imo.
 
2006-03-17 09:48:30 PM  
I want in on the whole "listen to each other masturbate" thing.
 
2006-03-17 09:49:08 PM  
McDork: Twisted, I hope this kind of pressure doesn't affect your *ahem* "performance capabilities".


Sorry folks, nothing to see here. I'm taking the phone off the hook for the night. Play amongst yourselves.
 
2006-03-17 09:49:15 PM  
An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name: I always found Primus to be a joke band kinda like They Might be Giants.

You need to see them in a small venue, and checj out Les's Frog brigade. They're not for everyone, but they're no joke.

/there's nothing wrong with TMBG.
 
2006-03-17 09:49:52 PM  
inputdownable: It's the music, minimalism... it's good, imo.

Yeah, when I think minimalism, I don't think Les Claypool, I think Steve Reich.
 
2006-03-17 09:50:23 PM  
Primus, specifically Les, have sounded similar to TMBG.. it's the caricature-esque melodies.

TMBG were never considered rock which limited their scope of influence.
 
2006-03-17 09:50:27 PM  
2WJ

I know. I love TMBG. There songs are goofy though. I love anyhting live though. Especially my women.
 
2006-03-17 09:51:32 PM  
McDork: So far, I have me, you , Howie Spankowitz, ProducedBy, rickythepenguin, CCSteff, I forget what eight is for, Dom Roark, woodpecker from mars and wil .

How many phone lines do you have?



PODCAST!!!!!
 
2006-03-17 09:51:34 PM  
rickythepenguin: I remember buying the Smithereens' "11" album a long farking time ago only because Rolling Stone (back before RS became MTV's spunk rag) gave it 4 stars over an enthusiastic review. I was farking hell PISSED when I bought the CD and found it was only like, 39 minutes long. Lo! That I had only the benefit of some yet-unknown technological device that would let me hear the entire album before buying.....

Thats the problem with CDs. Since people know you can fit almost 80 minutes of music on one, people think every album should be that long. You end up with albums loaded with crap to fill the time. I'd rather have a good solid album thats shorter then one thats inflated to give the impression of value. Look at an album like 2112 by Rush, It's like 38 minutes long. It's considered a classic. Should they load it up with unreleased stuff on cd just to inflate the running time and ruin the flow of the album? Slayers Reign in Blood is only 28 minutes. It was an amazing album when it came out, but by your standards, it's a ripoff. Who cares about the length if the album is good.
 
2006-03-17 09:53:33 PM  
quadrophrenic:

If we're discussing his specific playing style, you're right. It's rather complex. If we're talking about the collective, I think minimalist is a good way to describe 3 solid changes in a song driven by the rhythm section.
 
2006-03-17 09:56:11 PM  
Other "short" albums that don't need to be any longer:

Prince- Dirty Mind
The Ramones- The first 4
X- Los Angeles
Richard and Linda Thompson- Shoot Out the Lights
Magnetic Fields- The Charm of the Highway Strip
Nas- Illmatic

I could go on for a while. Albums are singular works of art.. I don't complain about the Mona Lisa because da Vinci didn't put his scribbles in the margins.
 
2006-03-17 09:56:55 PM  
An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name: I love TMBG.

My fav

"The sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace....."
 
2006-03-17 09:57:01 PM  
An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name: There songs are goofy though.

Definitely. I don't own any, but I always enjoy them when I hear them.
 
2006-03-17 09:57:48 PM  
inputdownable: 3 solid changes in a song driven by the rhythm section.



I have an even better word. It's called motorik. I don't know if I'd use either to describe Primus.
 
2006-03-17 09:58:41 PM  
TwistedTenacity: Prince- Dirty Mind

X- Los Angeles

Nas- Illmatic




Yes on all of these. Especially Illimatic, damn.


Also:

The Minutemen - What Makes Man Start Fires?
 
2006-03-17 10:02:10 PM  
MrWhipee: Look at an album like 2112 by Rush, It's like 38 minutes long. It's considered a classic.

Dark Side of the Moon's only 43.
 
2006-03-17 10:04:05 PM  
there = their

Yep Guinness is doing my typing.

Still my Fave is 36 Crazyfist. I met the band this summer at the AK Meltdown concert. Awesome live- That impresses me.
 
2006-03-17 10:06:04 PM  
An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name Confrence call me on that.

So far, I have me, you , Howie Spankowitz, ProducedBy, rickythepenguin, CCSteff, I forget what eight is for, Dom Roark, woodpecker from mars and wil .

How many phone lines do you have?



I can set up a LiveMeeting.
 
2006-03-17 10:27:59 PM  
Satriani is doing cool, with-it things with the internets. I love his music too. Have to listen.
 
2006-03-17 10:36:41 PM  
You can download Harvey Danger's new album from their website for free.
 
2006-03-17 10:51:00 PM  
Wasn't he voted the worst guitarist in the world in the late 80's or early 90s?
 
2006-03-17 10:52:02 PM  
I have never been a big satriani fan. But, I could always respect his talent, and he's played with some of the best. But not just my cup of tea. However, this really deserves a hero tag. More artists should do this. This really gives something to the fans, and also allows you to get a little something extra. The intros that Joe did were very cool.
 
2006-03-17 10:52:18 PM  
Shredder? Isn't that the villain from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I guess new phrases are being invented every day.
 
2006-03-17 10:54:51 PM  
I love Satch.
 
2006-03-17 10:57:46 PM  
Back to the original point...more artists don't do this because their albums are about TWO TO THREE SONGS DEEP...and they don't want to be exposed for the shallow, talentless hacks they are.
 
2006-03-17 10:57:50 PM  
shred.

/yawn.
///skip the double.
////though he did teach Hammett...
 
2006-03-17 10:58:03 PM  
What's wrong with shredding? Paganini was a shredder.
 
2006-03-17 10:58:28 PM  
I did a website for someone who had me upload his entire CD onto the website in mp3 format. No amount of convincing that noone was going to buy it if he GAVE IT TO THEM would make him understand. He never understood why he hardly had any sales...
 
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