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Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:56 am
by NSP
Just happen to stumble upon this isolated Bobby feed from an '89 Greek show on Archive.

A pretty cool listen for anyone wanting to zero in on some Weir technique.

https://archive.org/details/gd1989-09-1 ... rSet1.flac

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:49 am
by MattMan
Thanks for posting. Cool!

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:55 am
by HeadSpace
Fascinating. I am a big fan of Bobby and his playing but it kind of sounds like total hell by itself. Almost a "Bobby shreds" parody at times, in that it's surprisingly rough/sloppy in spots. It does reveal some interesting details, especially with respect to the times he would lay out, which were more than I thought. One cool detail is the palm muting during the China Cat riff about the third or fourth time through. Lots to dissect here, and lots of little stuff to steal, but overall, I'd say my impression verges on "ouch!" It's clear to me that Brent covered up quite a few of Bobby's sins.

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:56 pm
by flyingheelhook
I was wondering along similar lines but maybe, it was more along the lines of 'Well, Brent is playing so much, what the fuck am I going to do now?' and not really giving a fuck?

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:24 pm
by bcresci
HeadSpace wrote:Fascinating. I am a big fan of Bobby and his playing but it kind of sounds like total hell by itself.
There are some track isolations on the GD Movie DVD and I thought the same thing about multiple instruments. Not that they were necessarily bad, but individually they aren't always what you were expecting. A lot of space at times, and definitely quirky at times. As my buddy Steve says, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That feels doubly true for how these guys play together. The totality of their quirky, loose playing is what makes the overall sound so interesting.

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:29 pm
by Searing75
Come on folks. Bobby wasn't playing with himself! He was playing with the Dead!

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:46 am
by waveydb
This is sweet. Love to hear one from the '70's...

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:35 pm
by Pete B.
I like what he plays on Loser :)

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:42 am
by mgbills
In the mid-80's I thought that Bob had a personal vendetta against my ears. I think he floats between avant garde genius & bored 15 yo with his fingernails on a chalk board. But at this point in my GD listening career my appreciation for him is at an all-time high.

Playing the guitar over the last 11 years has really given me an appreciation for not playing all the time. Taking time to play something prudent, interesting, or different/exploratory is far better in the context of jam music in general. GD music goes flat if somebody is just hanging out playing along with bar chords.

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:48 am
by lightningbolt
mgbills wrote: Taking time to play something prudent, interesting, or different/exploratory is far better in the context of jam music in general. GD music goes flat if somebody is just hanging out playing along with bar chords.
+1

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:17 pm
by Jon S.
All of the above is true. The road less traveled can make all the difference in the world, yet every emperor is naked at times.

Re: Isolated Bobby feed - 8/19/89

PostPosted:Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:00 pm
by zambiland
I'd love to hear an isolated feed from each of them from 1972.