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mellowinman

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  1. I am playing with getting creative on promo information. Here are some unrelated blurbs I am trying to use to convey what I think makes this a band a venue should hire. I could use some help on this. Description We play good, solid rock going all the way back to Little Richard, and all the way up to current music, but we're not one of those confused bands. Our set lists have COHESION, and we only do songs that ROCK. We have four dynamic vocalists, and that means tight harmony, and a variety of lead vocals. We have a top notch sound system that will ensure you hear a nice clean mix that rocks you without making your ears bleed. Although for a few bucks, we can rub some glass in there, if that's the sort of thing you like. You'll have to sign a waiver. Dirty Lixx Equipment At the heart of any band's sound is its equipment. We are playing through JBL JRX125 with Dual 15 inch woofers, driven by Crown XLS 602 amps in stereo at 4 ohms, 600 watts per channel. Our board is a vintage EV BK1642 analog. Dirty Lixx features a six foot Pennzoni acrylic drum shield, for maximum control of drum sound, without overpowering the band's sound in small and medium size rooms. The entire system is designed to ensure an even mix, with vocals on top, to fill the venue with clear, clean sound, instead of trying to overwhelm with sheer volume. The JBL's have built in subwoofers, making it possible to use a full-range system. This enables us to draw less power, spend less time on set-up, and run shows without a sound person. You won't see a snake running out to a sound module out in the audience with Dirty Lixx. We can run sound from the stage, and still be sure the venue has even coverage, without dead spots and muddled tone. Dirty Lixx controls its stage volume, so the amps and drums onstage don't conflict with what is being sent out through the mains. Not only does this make for a more even sound, it virtually eliminates any potential for feedback from monitors, as there is never any need to push the volume of the stage mix. Dirty Lixx always runs in true stereo, for better sound placement within the mix, giving the room more clarity, and depth. Dirty Lixx has one electric guitar player, Arthur Mock. Arthur plays Gibson Les Pauls through a Marshall ½ stack. His only effects are a wah-wah pedal, overdrive and talk box. He is usually tuned to pitch (440,) but always has one guitar tuned down a half-step for those songs that actually require it. Dirty Lixx has two bass players, Krystal Childs and Richard Davidson, which may seem a bit unusual, but enables each of the lead singers to be able to step out front, while the other supports the rhythm section. Krystal plays an Ibanez SR700 through a custom dual 15-inch cabinet, driven by a Hartke head. Richard plays a classic Fender Jazz bass through a Fender rumble 60 combo. The fact that he can hear this relatively small bass amp is a testament to the low stage volume, as he has never had to turn it up much past halfway. Josh plays a custom built Ludwig 6-piece kit, that was built to emphasize tone. We play good, solid rock going all the way back to Little Richard, and all the way up to current music, but we're not one of those confused bands. Our set lists have COHESION, and we only do songs that ROCK. We have four dynamic vocalists, and that means tight harmony, and a variety of lead vocals. We have a top notch sound system that will ensure you hear a nice clean mix that rocks you without making your ears bleed. Although for a few bucks, we can rub some glass in there, if that's the sort of thing you like. You'll have to sign a waiver. Biography Dirty Lixx has its roots in some Fort Wayne bands stretching back farther than any of us wish to talk about, and has an wide diversity of ages within the members. We mix experience with hunger; savvy with freshness. We're the best of both worlds, baby, and we have little to no shame.
  2. OK, I didn't know who most of these fuckers were. I gave good ratings to Plant, Stevie Nicks, Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, and then I got bored.
  3. So as not to pollute the forum, I have decided to consolidate all Dirty Lixx related things to this thread. If moderators wish to move it to a better subforum, I won't mind, as long as someone tells me where it should be. Here is a Lou Reed classic I felt a need to share. It's not very Zeppelinesque: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuq8Rv9qaeU
  4. 10) Down by the Seaside 9) That's the Way 8) Darlene 7) The Lemon Song 6) Nobody's Fault but Mine 5) The Rain Song (from SRTS) 4) Four Sticks 3) The Crunge 2) Wearing and Tearing 1) The Rover
  5. So the new thing is this: SRTS Dazed and Confused, shortened up quite a bit. Intro a few bars shorter; all vocal parts just like that version; shortened jam with guitar and rythymn section call and response; bow section shortened up a bit; guitar and vocal call and response; same vocal section as live; ending similar to studio version STRAIGHT into "Communication Breakdown," down similar to the studio version. Running time: about 10 minutes total. I will post when someone gets good video of it, but sometimes this takes a bit. We are trying it the first time in front of an audience May 29th. My wife plays bass, and she's beginning to despise John Paul Jones. (his bass parts can be hard on the fingers)
  6. Oh, and a quick post script: You can't talk about the best guitarists ever without mentioning the names of Chet Atkins, Roy Clark and Buck Owens. Those guys are incredible.
  7. Some great posts on this thread. Jimi Hendrix will always be, hands down, my favorite guitar player. He was the best; the very best. Not the technical best. Not the songwriting best. Not the soul best. Just the best, overall. For ME. Not for you, or someone else, maybe. But he is the best because he MOVED me the best. He really said something, musically speaking. And he created his body of work in only a few, all too short years. What he could have done, had he lived, is unimaginable. Never once did he THINK he was the best. He would've talked about Albert King, or some of the other guitar players who influenced him. Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page have somehow acheived the impossible feat of being the most over-rated and under-rated guitarists, simultaneously, since they first hit the scene. And the influence they both had over millions cannot be denied. I cannot talk about one without talking about the other. I would not have my rock and roll without either of them. I could never thank them enough for what they gave me. And a quick shout out to Carlos Santana. That man could play ONE NOTE, and still make it the most beautiful guitar solo ever played. These are men who LOVE their guitars, and their fans, and who had something original and substantial to say. There are many, many others. There is whoever MOVES you, man.
  8. Probably too obvious an answer, but The Song Remains the Same version will always be my favorite.
  9. Hippies always liked Led Zeppelin. So did non-hippies. Zeppelin is a transcendent band. And no matter what band you are talking about, someone always says they are "overrated," and "they suck." I mean, they say that about the freakin' BEATLES, for God's sake. And sometimes JIMI HENDRIX!!!!!!
  10. Well, I'm not sure what the timing issues are on "Whole Lotta Love," but in the next clip I'm going to share, you can see me looking at the drummer a couple of times, and you can hear why. We have been a band for all of seven months, and as I mentioned, we're just a bar cover band. None of us have dreams of fame, other than our young guitar player, who has as many years in front of him as I have behind me. Here's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" from Vinnie's last February, with Arthur on vocals, and me on guitar. The camera work is not that great, and some funny things happen on the soundtrack here and there, but the audience really liked it, and I thought I'd go ahead an share, while we're waiting to get some real footage of "Dazed and Confused." (it might be a couple of months until we have that one on tape.) We've decided to end that one by going right into "Communication Breakdown," so it looks like we'll have another ten minute Led Zeppelin segment in the act. God help us if we get a crowd that doesn't like Zeppelin.. anyway, here's "Babe," or as you probably call it here on this board, "BIGLY?" http://www.youtube.c...h?v=fPTITHUHLGQ
  11. Not quite as impressive, but one I did awhile back...
  12. Wow. That's just plain amazing.
  13. Someone would always shout, "Jimmy Page is GOD!"
  14. I have to point out that the bass player, (and often lead singer,) is a lady.
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