x
Chess - Play & Learn

Chess.com

FREE - In Google Play

FREE - in Win Phone Store

VIEW

Talented Bands

  • #1

    this, from of an observer of one of baddy's threads:

    "I've not read all 71 pages of this, but has anybody mentioned Rush? I can't think of a more talented threesome and I'm informed they're outstanding live performers, capable of playing just about anything."

    made me start this. liking a song is quite different from recognizing a band where all are talented, and it meshes in a way where we, the listeners, are taken. 

    allow me to start by mentioning adele. great voice. would anyone state that, after seeing a show, they were impressed by the band? i doubt it. while she may be a great songwriter to some, this thread is dedicated to those bands where everyone in the band could go out on their own any day.

    so, who do you think are the bands with immense talent?

  • #2

    It's all a matter of taste. I like a lot of obscure progressive instrumental music. 

    Ive seen these guys live more times than I can remember. They're some of the most technically proficient musicians alive and their style reflects a merger of so many different genres. They defy genre classification and all of their songs are extremely diverse. Their shows are amazing. 

  • #3

    More strange instrumental stuff happy.png

    sadly never had the chance to see this group live. 

     

  • #4

    Nice idea for a thread ! Let me sneak in here and mention a great Guitar Group from quite some years ago called " The Ventures " ( they knew how to make the Guitars ring ! ). For a lot of folks their main introduction to this group was thru the theme song for the " Hawaii 5 - 0 " TV show. I just watched a couple of clips of " The Ventures " over on YouTube and they brought in Max Weinberg as the 2cnd Drummer for the " 5 - 0 " theme ( and he was also in the clip playing on the song " Wipe Out " ). In the clip where they showed " Apache " they had Peter Frampton join in with their band on that song. Btw the earliest clip of this group that I found goes way back to 1960, wow, even I was still a youngster way back then   lol.     

  • #5
    1818-1828271 wrote:

     

    It's all a matter of taste. I like a lot of obscure progressive instrumental music

    Ive seen these guys live more times than I can remember. They're some of the most technically proficient musicians alive and their style reflects a merger of so many different genres. They defy genre classification and all of their songs are extremely diverse. Their shows are amazing. 

    to my highlight, you might like this album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMHkYijJW3M

    to the rest of your post, i would agree that classifying musicians has gone out of style. for many years, influences are vast.

  • #6

    well for a pro some people are most certainly nothing

  • #7

    I still had Rush on the brain when I read the comment about instrumentals, can't help but link La Villa Strangiato - https://youtu.be/eK1hmDpa8bo

    Anyone else think the middle section is reminiscent of Pink Floyd? 

    And now for something completely different, the most talented band I've seen live 

    https://youtu.be/i5QWuTAUsfg

    Lucky Chops are a brass band that got started busking in the NY subway, like in the video above. Once they got some online recognition they started touring worldwide and I was lucky enough to see them twice last year. This is their rendition of Ben E King's 'Stand by Me', a great old track, and I think they do it justice.

     

  • #8

    1818, I really liked that first video, have yet to listen to the second. Are you familiar with the band An Endless Sporadic? They're slightly similar to Consider the Source but probably with more metal influences. 

  • #9

    as far as bands go, rush is one that would certainly be on the list. anyone of the three could have their own band (and, they do put on a helluva show). 

    cream and the who are two from way back that i think of similarly.

    tool is another . maynard has formed many successful bands prior to the lawsuit about the artwork. the drummer for tool, danny carey, played a show in minnesota using a glass drum set.

Top
or Join

Online Now