fav artists in different genres of music?

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as a hard up road racer in the seventies , I hardly spent money on non bike related things , my van came with an eight track player c/w some 8 tracks including some status Quo, Peter Frampton and someone donated a Genisis tape we played them to death , had a close call doing a waynes world moment with Framptons "show me the way". A great memory was being taken to see Dire Straights at the Victoria Hall Hanley , Mark Knoffler with spot beam reflecting off his steel guitar playing Romeo &Juliet Awesome!
 
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Music? Love it!

Rock:
Buddy Holly
Beatles
Eric Burdon
The Hollies
Pink Floyd
Bad Company
Doobie Brothers
Peter Frampton
Bob Seger
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Fleetwood Mac
Queen
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Marshall Tucker
Elton John
Boz Scaggs
Alan Parsons
Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs!)

A special mention: Steve Goodman
(Edit) A super mention: Steve Vai


Jazz:
Dave Brubeck
George Benson
Diana Krall
Spyro Gyra

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as a hard up road racer in the seventies , I hardly spent money on non bike related things , my van came with an eight track player c/w some 8 tracks including some status Quo, Peter Frampton and someone donated a Genisis tape we played them to death , had a close call doing a waynes world moment with Framptons "show me the way". A great memory was being taken to see Dire Straights at the Victoria Hall Hanley , Mark Knoffler with spot beam reflecting off his steel guitar playing Romeo &Juliet Awesome!

Victoria Hall ? was that the venue formerly known as the Place If so ,sawthe Who and Jimmy Reed there in 1965
 

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Here’s a heads up to anyone who may have missed it . PBS broadcast of Roy Orbison and friends Black and White Night . Although it is now over 30 years old I never tire of watching when it comes around.
Live performance at (IIRC) Coconut Grove ?
Absolutely stellar polished performance by all involved- you would think it was a studio recording. The laundry list of musicians is incredible. Female back up vocals from Bonnie Rait , Jennifer Warnes and KD Lange , Males J D Souther , Jackson Brown and someone I can’t remember- sorry . James Burton , Elvis Costello and a very young looking Bruce Springsteen helping with guitar work - Glen Hardin on piano - a few others I’m sure I missed - and a string section as well . It is very obvious that all of these stars in their own right are in awe of Roy - Springsteen in particular.
If you have never seen it catch it when it comes around .
Incredible .
 
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I love tube audio. Just bought a few NOS tubes for my preamp a few days ago. Even had to fettle it and take a dremel to the bakelite base so it would fit in the tube damper.

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I have three tube amps as well, and hundreds of tubes. Changing tubes gives different sonic characteristics. Kinda like going from a Hi rider to Interstate to Roadster by changing tin ware.
 
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I love tube audio. Just bought a few NOS tubes for my preamp a few days ago. Even had to fettle it and take a dremel to the bakelite base so it would fit in the tube damper.

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I have three tube amps as well, and hundreds of tubes. Changing tubes gives different sonic characteristics. Kinda like going from a Hi rider to Interstate to Roadster by changing tin ware.
I sold off two of my tube amps, my current one is an Eico based amp using 4 RCA 6L6 tubes and a pair of Ken-Rad VT 231 tubes from the 40s. It is a great combination. I made the chassis out of a big piece of aluminum channel and a friend did the wiring. I have a pair of Klipsch LaScala speakers from the early 70s. Tube audio gives something to recordings that solid state can't do, though they have got a bit better. It's like the difference between coffee and decaf coffee.
 
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I sold off two of my tube amps, my current one is an Eico based amp using 4 RCA 6L6 tubes and a pair of Ken-Rad VT 231 tubes from the 40s. It is a great combination. I made the chassis out of a big piece of aluminum channel and a friend did the wiring. I have a pair of Klipsch LaScala speakers from the early 70s. Tube audio gives something to recordings that solid state can't do, though they have got a bit better. It's like the difference between coffee and decaf coffee.
Re: Klipsch speakers... As a confirmed Tannoy fan I did search out a couple of online reviews for the latest reincarnation of the La Scala. Mighty impressive but wondered why both reviewers listened to Nirvana during their listening sessions?
Does ANYONE listen to Nirvana? Really????
 

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I sold off two of my tube amps, my current one is an Eico based amp using 4 RCA 6L6 tubes and a pair of Ken-Rad VT 231 tubes from the 40s. It is a great combination. I made the chassis out of a big piece of aluminum channel and a friend did the wiring. I have a pair of Klipsch LaScala speakers from the early 70s. Tube audio gives something to recordings that solid state can't do, though they have got a bit better. It's like the difference between coffee and decaf coffee.
TungSol VT-231 will leave the Ken-Rad for dust. My faves. All the bass and the top end to die for. Found one NIB in a thrift store a couple years ago for $1.50.

I have a bunch of both. Probably at least 50 old WW2 and cold war 6SN7 types.

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Re: Klipsch speakers... As a confirmed Tannoy fan I did search out a couple of online reviews for the latest reincarnation of the La Scala. Mighty impressive but wondered why both reviewers listened to Nirvana during their listening sessions?
Does ANYONE listen to Nirvana? Really????
Because Klipsch are rock n roll speakers. K-horns, baby!
 
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It has been quite a while since I bought tubes. The current prices are in the stratosphere now. 4 NOS TungSol VT231 for $1500??? That's what Mullard el34 cost about 10 years ago. Here in seattle a mile from me is a guy who claims to own 1 million tubes, all for sale. Further up the road is the best audio repair guy in a multi state area. He is in his 80s now and only services tube equipment, especially Eico.
 

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It has been quite a while since I bought tubes. The current prices are in the stratosphere now. 4 NOS TungSol VT231 for $1500??? That's what Mullard el34 cost about 10 years ago. Here in seattle a mile from me is a guy who claims to own 1 million tubes, all for sale. Further up the road is the best audio repair guy in a multi state area. He is in his 80s now and only services tube equipment, especially Eico.
I havent bought much at all recently either, not more than an odd pair for my phono section in the last 5 years. I got most of my tubes 10 or more years ago, and i was getting the TS for under $100/pr.

Where in West Seattle are you? I lived at 21st and Barton for 10 years, all of the 90s. Would go down to MSI to do work on the Norton with my BSA mate who had an A65 Lightning all cafed up.
 

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Gray amp is a pretty high spec Sun Audio 2A3. Copper monos are homebrew 417A/45.

They arent Tannoy, they are Altec/GPA 604 8H-III in a big 290L bottom ported MLTL box I built and custom XOs. Drivers are numbers 003 and 004 from ~2009.

Coke machine is a 1957 Vendo 81A from a break room at my grandfathers old envelope factory in Minneapolis.
 
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Hadn't looked at this thread until today, been kinda skipping over it, busy at work etc... etc... Day off today though and super hot outside so I ended up going thru it and----the first live music show I remember going to was with my parents and it was The Captain & Tennile...... My Pop's was into electronic keyboards..... However the first real concert was in 1978 and it was Black Sabbath.... with Van Halen opening (it was general admission in the Houston Coliseum - bulldozed under now) it was van halens first album and a hell of a show. Folks started leaving right after their set, not wanting to see the old Black Sabbath show... We stayed and they rocked the roof off..... I can't stand Elton John today but a friend of mine in high school bought tickets to his show back in the late 70's and it was outstanding, saw Journey promoting their Wheel in the Sky(drove there in my '68 Plymouth Barracuda fast back). ZZ Top... another great show..... Damn Yankees rockin' an awesome show That's Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw from Styx...... STYX was great on the own before they split up.... as mentioned before AC/DC was great, saw Steve Miller and Buddy Guy opened and was on point that night. Saw Robin Trower by myself, had to drive across town at the last moment after getting off from work and my friends weren't too interested, Man-o-Man they missed a killer gig..... Speaking of KILLER - - Jerry Lee Lewis can't be left off of this thread, or Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson,,,,, ELO,,,,, ARS,,,, Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd,,,, The Cars,,,, Humble Pie/Peter Frampton,,,,,, Pat Travers - - - his version of Boom Boom out go the lights,,, ,, Rory Gallagher,,,,, Marshall Tucker,,,,, Molly Hatchet,,,,,,, Ronnie Montrose,,,,,, Mahogany Rush,,,,,I saw Eric Burden without the animals in Gruene Hall a small venue in a small town in Central Texas (unreal evening). Saw Poco in Houston,,,, saw Triumph at the cotton bowl jam in Dallas,,,,,, The Little River Band was Hella good live,,,,,,, FogHat,,,, UFO - - - lights out in London,,,,,, speaking of London I was there in 78or79 visiting Dear oold Nan and I ask my cousins if this new band the Dire Straights was any good and they said "well they're kind of al right" so I didn't go and missed them before they hit it big with Sultans of Swing. I still like they're song "Roller Girl",,,,,, Did anyone say John Entwistle of the Who, or Brian Seltzer from the Stray Cats,,,,, I saw Jeff Beck In 1980 in what was his farewell tour.... Just unbelievably good,,,,, years later he came to Japan and I pushed my girlfriend (now my wife) to get tickets and that show sucked so bad we left early. We ended up having a great night out on the town in Tokyo anyway. I just recently stumbled across Blue Lagoon by Masayoshi TaKaNaKa really good stuff,,,,,, dang it I'd best stop here this turned out to be a really long ramble,,,,,, let me just say I'm probably going to tick many of you off by saying that I've started to listen to Disco,,,,,,, I never would have believed it myself or would I have ever admitted it "back in the day"..... But there it is.
 

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I saw Dire Straits supporting Talking Heads in Eric's Club ,Liverpool 1977, the whole night was brilliant ,even before Sultans of swing came out. I remember the cost was GB£ 1.25, so about US$ 2 , be a bit dearer now.
 

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Yeah CJ plus one for Brain Setzer !

Lynard Skynard... I think I can only name 2 or 3 tracks and could NOT sit and listen to a whole album. But... Freebird is my all time #1 song.

I could never get excited about Dire Straits Sam, but I can imagine that they were better before becoming mega stars?
 
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First concert ever was Cat Stevens with my dad and his gf. Second was Beach Boys i think, and Styx third.
 

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Tom Petty was my first, knew nothing of him but joined some friends. Great showman. Rory Gallagher was next, fantastic concert and the loudest I have been too.
 
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