I was in the Mojo Filter Kings (bass/vocals) and the Scott Allen Band (guitar/harmonica/vocals). Most of the guys are spread out now, but three of us still play together in a band called the Mojos (since that's what most people called us anyway). The original MFK's haven't played together for about 7 years now, but we had planned a reunion show/previously unreleased CD party at Wiley's Last Resort in Whitesburg on Sept 17-18. Unfortunately, hurricane Ivan changed our plans. We will reschedule this event for late spring '05, but no definite date has been agreed upon. It's nice to hear that some folks still remember us...
Yep it is Ralph but you talk mountains and music and don't know who I just mentioned. I didn't even start with the hard ones. Rock-n-Roll is from Memphis and I bet you think Elvis started it. WRONG ! !
I cant say that I know what point he was trying to make either DaveB ;D
btw, keep us posted about any shows your band will be playing. I have always heard really good things about Contagious, but unfortunately I never got to see you guys play. You guys were a little before my time. But from all the good things I have heard, I am sure I would love to watch you guys play.
I did get to see Flannery play one time at the old MC Napier Gym. I think it was in like 97. I enjoyed that a whole lot. I know of many really good rock musician from the mountains. lol, I have to say, from what I have seen, many of them are good enough to hold their own against people from others parts!
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Guys I believe the point that he was trying to make is that he is a moron. The thread title should say it all, but unfortunately, some people can't comprehend the English language. The thread is titled, "ROCK and ROLL in the Mountains". What is so hard to understand about that ? Every post is about Rock bands from this area. No one, not one person, mentioned anything about Bluegrass musicians. But leave it to Einstein. If you want to talk Bluegrass, start your own thread, this one is for Rock-n- Roll.
Ghost , I must say, you definately missed it by not getting to see CONTAGIOUS. They rocked so hard. It was nothing for them to go on stage at 8:45 PM and not come off until 12:00 or 1:00 am. Straight up Rock show, no breaks at all. Awesome. Their originals were great, but they also played killer covers. Beatles. Kiss. Aerosmith. Ted Nugent. Pink Floyd. Nazerath. And many others. They just rocked your head off. I miss them and am looking forward to seeing SSG.
DaveB, I left of our Sonny and Bobby because I thought PointBlank wouldn't know them because PointBlank doesn't sound that old. As you know the list is to long to put on here. I didn't say it started in Memphis or with Elvis. No it did not start traditionally with the slaves. Out of the Slave Sole and Gospel came the Blues and Jazz. Traditional Rock and Roll goes only as far back as Traditional Country Music. I heard the claims on the news by a group that is now trying to say it came from the Slaves but I forgot the name of the Group making that claim. Traditional Rock and Roll can't be compared to Sole, the blues and Jazz it's impossible to the point of being funny. You've got to hear the heart in Sole, the Blues and Jazz. I love to listen to the Old Slave songs and have you ever really listened to an Old Regular Baptist Choir if you haven't try to get that experience and then compare to an Old Slavery Song and feel the power. There's no comparison to that and Rock and Roll.
Yeah, but I think opening yourself up and listening to stuff that you would ordinarily *not* listen to is a good thing.
That's one of my biggest pet peeves! Don't let radio or MTV tell you what you should think is cool or not cool. Judge for yourself!
I had a co-worker that gave me a live video of Yanni so I could check out the drum solo. I ended up watching the whole video and being totally engrossed in the performance. The arrangements and musicianship were awsome!
One of my favorite bands...I love telling people this to see what kind of reaction I get...Hanson. Great melodies and harmonies not to mention some great songwriting abilities. Problem is, most people pushed them aside as a "boy-band" and didn't hear anything past "Mmm Bop".
I cut my musical teeth on Bluegrass...Bill Monroe and The Osbourne Brothers. Elvis, The Beatles, Hank Williams Sr., The Singing Cookes...you name it. To this day I still love traditional Blues like John Lee Hooker.
I play drums in a rock band so I can only listen to rock, right? Sorry...not this guy!
I listen to and play all kinds of different music. I am into rock, hip hop, bluegrass, country, blues, classical, jazz, metal, Indian music, Chinese music, flamenco, gamelan, pop, you name it and I probably like it. My favorite stuff is probably jazz because it lets you take everything you have learned form other styles and be creative with it in your own way. I like about any kind of music, and the music I don't like (which isn't very much), I at least try to understand it. I can pop in some slayer or megadeth, then right into listening to the 4th lute suite being played by John Williams or Segovia, then pop in the Birth of the cool by Miles Davis or some Giant Steps by Coltrane, then to some Johnny Cash, then to some Grateful dead, then to some Schoenberg, Stravinsky, or Ives, lol, its all good to me! I even like Gregorian chants!
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WOW ghostbusterds, If I did that I'd probably get a migraine. I like soft rock, the oldies, some jazz, a little blues, Gospel, all forms of country and bluegrass and even a little cassical and blues. But, not in the same day.
WOW !!! That's interesting. I have to say DaveB, I'm definately surprised by "Hanson", but I can absolutely see what you mean about the melodies. I wish that I could be that open minded, but honestly, I've tried and it just doesn't work for me. I evidently just like what I like and that's it. My favorite is without question Rock-n- Roll. I like many forms of rock such as, Straight up rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock (mostly), Southern Rock, and some Heavy Metal. I like some Blues, but I guess, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, and Kenny Wayne Shepard are more my style. I use to would have never admitted it, but I will listen to some, and I mean "some", hip hop and rap. I guess my musical tastes have expanded a little. Classical is a once in a blue moon thing with me. I will listen to it every now and then. Not much. I guess the artist that I've listened to most with classical training is Yngwie Malmsteen, does that count ? I don't know why, but Bluegrass is one type that I just can't stand. I can't even name one song that I like, it just all sounds the same to me. I do like some country, real country, ( Hank Jr., Willie, Waylon, Merle, and Mont./Gentry), not most of the crap that you see and hear on CMT.
PB...as long as you give it a try and make the decision for yourself. If you don't like it...you don't like it. No problem. I don't like classical...don't like rap/hip-hop/techno at all. Rock is definately my favorite, no doubt.
But at thirty (cough...cough) years old...I figure I can make up my own mind. And I'm definately not "embarrased" to say that I like Hanson or Yanni or anything else that I'm "not supposed" to like.
I'm an adult...I'll listen to whatever I damn well please! ;D