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Jam bands?

Discussion in 'Secular Music' started by megjesfai, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. megjesfai

    megjesfai New Member

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    what is your favorite Jamband?

    I love the grateful dead......
    my second fave would have to be Moe...

    a lot of this music isn't exactly "christian" but it has such good energy to it...
     
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  2. i would have to say phish.

    i haven't heard moe, but i'm going to check them out soon. i've heard their guitar player rips. what would you reccomend i listen to first?

    also, do you trade live music.
    here's my list: http://db.etree.org/bryceDMBspoon

    i listen to alot of DMB, but their not technically a "jamband" (supposedly)

    and about it being christian,

    first of all, this is the secular music forum, so don't worry about that.

    and also, i believe that out of all the musicians out there, jam bands, (especially phish) have such a great ability to create real art, which is a good thing. Moderator Bill (ps139) will testify to that.
     
  3. gnombient

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    Favorite jamband? The Grateful Dead. Honorable mentions to Critters Buggin, and MMW...
     
  4. KristianJ

    KristianJ What's in a name? Letters...

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    Phish...thanks to Bill's wieldy influence...:D
     
  5. megjesfai

    megjesfai New Member

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    i wish i could trade music but my comp doesn't have a sound card and its way too slow to download music regardless.
    but yeah....i got the moe 3 disk set "warts and all" its really really good. my 2 favorite songs on there are "plane crash" and "nebraska." the music has a really awesome variety to it. and the guys voice is really unique.

    dave mathews....some of its jammy. i could kinda be categorized as jam b/c its real trippy heady feel-good music. my fave dave song is "the last stop" and that song has HARDCORE spiritual messages.
    i never got into phish. my husband got me into jam bands and he's not a big phish fa so thats probaly why. and yeah these bands really do create REAL ART. and even though a lot of the songs have drug refrences. it still has such good energy to it. and plus i highly doubt that someone is gonna wanna go out and blow coke by listening to casey jones........
     
  6. ps139

    ps139 Ab omni malo, libera nos, Domine!

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    Yeaaaahhh another jambands fan!!
    I am obsessed with Phish. Totally obsessed. I also love the Dead, they were one of my first favorite bands when I was 12. Dark Star just blows my mind! :) And I like moe. alot too. I went to moe.down this year and they tore the place apart! My fav. moe. songs would have to be Timmy Tucker and St. Augustine.

    Have you ever heard the Steve Kimock Band? They are unbelievable. I actually like them better than moe. Kimock used to tour with the Dead when he was younger. He's also toured with Phil & Friends a lot. I'm actually seeing SKB again next weekend!!

    I guess my other favorites are Stringcheese Incident & Dark Star Orchestra.
    Dark Star Orchestra plays full Dead sets from specific dates and they are awesome.
     
  7. ps139

    ps139 Ab omni malo, libera nos, Domine!

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    And about the real art thing... well I have listened to enough good jams that pop radio really makes me nauseous.
    Some of the jams produce such beauty, that you never would have gotten had they not put 7 or 10 or 15 minutes into the jam.
    This music is not for people who have no patience. It is for people who like to see the process by which something beautiful is crafted, and then it comes to a peak, and you can just enjoy the ride and soak in all the beauty :).
     
  8. yeah, i was watching the Phish dvd yesterday...

    i love how they don't jump to conclusions, they just let the music build and build until it just explodes, and trey bends a high note, and his guitar just sings.
     
  9. megjesfai

    megjesfai New Member

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    musical orgasm. (is that appropriate to say here?)
    i've heard the steve kimmock band. tongue and groove is an absolutely beautiful song! my husband has seen them in concert. he absolutely love them.
    BTW--my name is Meg. wow it rocks that a moderator is a HUGE jam band fan! Christian forums rocks!
     
  10. ps139

    ps139 Ab omni malo, libera nos, Domine!

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    Hey Meg, I'm Bill!
    This place does rock. We do not tolerate any anti-jamband speech!! Its a hate crime!! LOL.
     
  11. yes

    musical orgasm = eargasm
     
  12. nadroj1985

    nadroj1985 A bittersweet truth: sum, ergo cogito

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    I think that's a good argument for the subjective quality of music (surprise! :) ) Seriously, though, this observation, I would think, would allow you to see why someone might have listened to enough good pop songs that a 15 minute jam session really makes them naseous.
     
  13. ps139

    ps139 Ab omni malo, libera nos, Domine!

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    Well if you want my honest opinion, its like enjoying a 1000 page Dostoevsky novel over a 15 page almost all pictures book called "Johnny's first day of kindergarten."
    Ok thats pretty extreme but you get the point - Dostoevsky is a better read.
     
  14. ashes2beauty

    ashes2beauty Original of the Species

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    Leftover Salmon, Stringcheese Incident, Ominous Seapods, Widespread Panic.


    Phish and Grateful Dead also, but everyone has sad those.


    Is Gov't Mule or Guster considered a jamband?
     
  15. megjesfai

    megjesfai New Member

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    LOL...very true..jam bands have a seriously classical music influence. Classical music is extremely complicated and so is jam band music. it takes more talent to learn how to play a grateful dead song on the guitar then a hanson song. whoever wants to debate that....well go pick up a guitar and see if you can learn the lead guitar part to China Cat sunflower in the same amount of time it takes you to learn MMM Bop
     
  16. Bigdave673

    Bigdave673 New Member

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    I know this is an old post, but the best Christian JamBands that I have heard are: Gideon's Press, the Illustrated Band, and the Walking Tree... Check them out.
     
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