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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby The Elf » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:33 pm

I agree that it's unfair to pick out the banjo for such ire. We still have saxophones, steel drums. opera singers and brass sections to get rid of before we reach the banjo players... :lol: ;)
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:37 pm

::: quietly deletes post about new steel drum set :::
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby The Elf » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:38 pm

blinddrew wrote:::: quietly deletes post about new steel drum set :::
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:46 pm

I bloody hate saxes, tenor saxes in particular, but only when they’re on their own in an arrangement... like when they’re supposed to sound all sexy and sophisticated but sound like a US sitcom theme tune. But I love them in a nice tight Stax-type section. Odd really.
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:15 am

The Elf wrote:I agree that it's unfair to pick out the banjo for such ire. We still have saxophones, steel drums. opera singers and brass sections to get rid of before we reach the banjo players... :lol: ;)

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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby Watchmaker » Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:51 am

"Arrange responsibly"

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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby ore_terra » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:52 am

Too many ukeleles; too few bullets
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby Luke W » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:37 am

In fairness I'm only having a go at banjos to distract from the fact that I've got a couple of melodeons.
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:25 pm

Be careful, Concertina Chap may be deeply, deeply offended.
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby FrankF » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:17 pm

I always thought Ry Cooder's soundtrack to Southern Comfort was way better than the much more famous banjo-based musical known as Deliverance.
Every time I hear it, I just wanna squeal like a pig.

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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:30 pm

A classic!
I do have second thoughts about banjitar. Under torture I might actually admit they can be fun
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby FrankF » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:45 pm

Martin Walker wrote:Yep, that feature is a fascinating read, yet I was surprised that Billy Decker defaults to replacing the original kick drum with a custom mix of four sampled sounds, using Slate Trigger.


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The irony is that he's almost certainly replacing top session drummers with samples...played by Slate's top session drummers. Who knows: maybe it's the same drummers!
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby FrankF » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:52 pm

And this is the kind of stuff he produces (this video comes with a Lockdown Health Warning):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKriLekFPwg
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:11 pm

Nothing wrong with that mix. I think this is the track the article is about?
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Re: The 45 minute mix

Postby MOF » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:12 pm

I bloody hate saxes, tenor saxes in particular, but only when they’re on their own in an arrangement... like when they’re supposed to sound all sexy and sophisticated but sound like a US sitcom theme tune. But I love them in a nice tight Stax-type section. Odd really.

Does this include Baker Street, Will You? (solo for half the song) and lots of Supertramp tracks? I prefer alto and soprano versions myself and sort of know what you’re saying about the tenor sax.
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