Mahavishnu Orchestra C/D/S/D

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He's pretty good in the core unit band on the CTI Allstars first live lp. Tracks like Red Clay on that are really great.

Stevolende, Monday, 5 February 2018 15:21 (one year ago) link

Agree that he holds that group together, but Narada Michael Walden was a solid replacement. So crazy that he became this slick hitmaker. I saw Aretha Franklin this summer, and Walden was playing drums with her, and I kept thinking, huh, the same dude who did "Freeway of Love" and Whitney's "How Will I Know" was in Mahavishnu Orchestra.

He’s also the dude who did this:
https://youtu.be/Rz1GVwLwH2M

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 8 February 2018 05:33 (one year ago) link

"Agree that he holds that group together, but Narada Michael Walden was a solid replacement. So crazy that he became this slick hitmaker."

i'm still a little flabbergasted whenever i realize that michael tilson thomas was the guy who did the orchestral stuff on "apocalypse" (and it wasn't very good...)

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 8 February 2018 14:21 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Didn't expect to get into Between Nothingness & Eternity at all but I enjoyed more of it than I thought I would. Cant be bothered with getting into the rest of it right now, so I'm shelving it for now. Didn't think this was so highly thought of.

I thought one of the riffs sounded a hell of a lot like Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" but I guess people who know better would have made a deal of that if it really did have much resemblance.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:33 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

I liked Apocalypse. Not the whole way through but the highlights are great. Last track has a kind of "You And I" feeling and the soloing at the big climax is fantastic.

But "Smile Of The Beyond" is just gorgeous. Check out this live version with a far more energetic middle portion and added drum solo with good drumming faces.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjM-UQ0zVUU

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:41 (one year ago) link

That was worth waking up to.

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Saturday, 15 September 2018 13:13 (one year ago) link

dude can shred

hats for sporting the spiritual SG double neck look

niels, Monday, 17 September 2018 08:49 (one year ago) link

That right there is a spiritual custom Ibanez.

Three Word Username, Monday, 17 September 2018 09:23 (one year ago) link

aah, I see!

niels, Monday, 17 September 2018 09:27 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Visions of the Emerald Beyond is really nice

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 14 December 2018 20:43 (ten months ago) link

Narada Michael Walden has had a pretty interesting career starting with Mahavishnu with Aretha (Who's Zoomin Who) and Whitney Houston and many others. From the Ashram to Malibu I would suppose.

earlnash, Friday, 14 December 2018 22:52 (ten months ago) link

his drumming on a few songs on Fripp's "Exposure" is ferocious. NYC and Breathless are the two best songs on the album

akm, Saturday, 15 December 2018 02:20 (ten months ago) link

You follow Billy Cobham, you better be able to deliver it. Those guys are/were so good, they are like superheroes.

earlnash, Saturday, 15 December 2018 03:06 (ten months ago) link


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