Thanks riff_ as always, you make my threads relevant and interesting.
A great Loss in the Music World: Legendary Musician Chuck Berry Has Died at 90
Posted Mar 18 2017 - 23:56
Posted Mar 18 2017 - 23:56
I appreciate your opinion Gasai, as always, but "only the ' filth ' you have sucked to your soul will join you with your journey after", is speculative at most. This is a discussion for later and out of context to this Thread.
I believe most of what he says are quotes from the anime shows he watches.
Kind of like me saying "My spider senses are tingling".
Edited by Lethalhavoc, Mar 18 2017 - 23:57.
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 00:01
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 00:02
I can tell you that ' these words ' are from somewhere else than from ' anime shows '
But HOWEVER as the ' NiteDog ' wishes, I would like to respect his wish to not continue
' the discussion after the death '
So please refrain from making ' fun of me ' & from the truth.
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 00:32
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 00:36
I believe you are missing the point. It is his overwhelming influence on other great and not-so-great musicians that has propelled music throughout our lifetime and the world.
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 01:02
Good music... makes me want to go get a malt and go cruisin'. Rest in peace, Chuck.
Edited by Thrain_Ironsword, Mar 19 2017 - 01:10.
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 01:35
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 03:48
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 06:23
There is certainly no doubt of Chuck Berry's influence on the Beatles. Not only did they cover a number of his tunes in their concerts and early albums, but John Lennon said that his famous song "Come Together" was directly inspired by Berry's "You Can't Catch Me," and you can hear Berry use the words "here come old flat top" at around 48 seconds into that song, which John then used in "Come Together." The article linked says the song was stolen, but I hardly think so, just a cool shout out to his long standing musical inspiration.
RIP Mr. Berry, maybe you and John can jam again now, just like in the pic below. I certainly hope so.
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 18:19
That interview with Bruce Springsteen about Chuck Berry I posted is not complete but I've seen the entire interview on TV. Bruce was the opening act and his band would serve as Chuck's backup band but they had never played with him before. So, when they ask Chuck what they'll be playing and all he says is "Chuck Berry songs," they had no idea what they would be playing until Chuck started playing his guitar then they had to figure out the key and all rest on there own.
Another interview about another concert:
In a recent interview with the Hall of Fame, E Street guitarist Nils Lofgren recalls playing with Berry at the concert as part of an all-star jam, along with Springsteen, G.E. Smith, Steven Van Zandt and Chrissie Hynde, among others.
Going by set lists, the final song of the night was supposed to be “Rock and Roll Music.” By this time, the concert had been going for nearly seven hours, which perhaps explains partly why Lofgen says the performance was “real free-form. … We’re just going to do something off the cuff.” True to form, Berry started playing before letting the other musicians onstage know what song was coming next — and that’s where things got interesting.
“Somehow, a minute or two in, he like … shifts the song in gears and a key without talking to us,” Lofgren says. “Now, we all … okay, we’re pros, right? So, we’re all like … trying not to make a train wreck, and it’s tricky. Okay, what key is he in? Let’s start playing there.”
Berry continued shifting keys — four or five times, the guitarist reckons — for reasons Lofgren can only surmise were “to mess with us. I can’t imagine why else this happened. We’re all looking around at each other, the cast of characters and the backup band; these are pros, decades in. We are making these horrible sounds, collectively, in front of a stadium, sold out. We’re looking at each other like, ‘This can’t be happening, right? We’re not creating this thing we’re listening to. Yes, we are.’”
Just when he thought things couldn’t get worse, they did. “At the height of it, when no one has any idea how to fix this, Chuck looks at us all and starts … looking at us, duck walking off the stage, away from us,” Lofgren says. “He leaves the stage, leaves us all out there playing in six different keys with no band leader, gets in the car and drives away. Now if that’s not rock ‘n’ roll … and, I love Chuck Berry, but man … ”
I could not find that song on youtube from the 1995 HOF concert so this will have to do.
Edited by Klaatu_Nicto, Mar 19 2017 - 18:25.
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 18:44
Posted Mar 19 2017 - 18:55
Another in a long line of greats who have slipped away in the last couple years. Where is heavy lately? Hope he's ok.
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