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Poll: Chet rocks but who is the most unlikely guitarist to have a fretless skeleton in their closet?

Chet rocks but who is the most unlikely guitarist to have a fretless skeleton in their closet?

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#16 Villager

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 08:03 AM

Speaking of Cat Stevens, does anyone remember his third hit single "I'm Going to get me a Gun" ? Doesn't feature on current greatest hits or best of albums. If I sent my copy to Tony Blair he'd be up before the beak in no time at all.
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Yes, number 6 in 1967, last of his "big" productions. He was off the road with TB for two years before coming back in his acoustic style and penning some great works. His conversion was some ten years later and he tried to get his record company to stop selling his records. Even now he does not collect royalties from the songs he considers immoral, I think they go to charity.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 12:54 PM

well, come on, did Cat Stevens ever play fretless?

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:15 PM

well, come on, did Cat Stevens ever play fretless?

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My question wasn't serious, you know. :D Just a reference to Brits on no-fly.

But I did learn some obscure music history re Mr. Yusef Islam. So "Peace Train" came after "Get Me a Gun", eh?

I remember playing his "Morning Has Broken" at a hippie wedding in Vermont back when he was still Cat. It's probably still used at such occasions. At least when the hired guitarist can't remember "Just the Way You Are". :(
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:00 PM

But I did learn some obscure music history re Mr. Yusef Islam. So "Peace Train" came after "Get Me a Gun", eh?

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I love my Dog (1966), Matthew & Son, Gun (1967), Lady D'Arbanville (1970) then the rest.
All fretted.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:08 PM

I remember playing his "Morning Has Broken" at a hippie wedding in Vermont back when he was still Cat. It's probably still used at such occasions. At least when the hired guitarist can't remember "Just the Way You Are".  :(

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:D

Thankfully haven't had to do a wedding in a while......

Of course, nowadays his morning breaks with the koran etc

as opposed to mine, which usually breaks with a huge, satisfying fart and an intimate scratch.

followed by hangover report.

luverly.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:12 AM

Speaking of pop of European origins, today I went to IKEA Montréal for some Swedish furniture to take home in my Swedish car, and on the way out of the giganta-store I noticed they had a Swedish foodstuffs shop in the front. So although I didn't get the herring (or the herring) I had to get the following for the brand name alone:

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(Just to hijack this thread further off track. Unless someone can unearth the use of fretless on one of their songs.)
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:42 AM

Well, someone could write a song called Fretless Salmon Creme.

I once had the honor of playing Fogelberg's "Longer" at a Marine (as in USMC) wedding in a Slavic church in a small US steel town. Not hippie, nor Cat Stevens, but it was weird - and very, very purple.

Edit: I just remembered. It was played on my classical that is now fretless.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:18 PM

Well, someone could write a song called Fretless Salmon Creme.

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Or a fretless 60's R & B number called Fretless Salmon Dave...
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:50 AM

Sent me running for the Jaco track! "Come on, Come over" we're fretless again.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:05 PM

Speaking of pop of European origins, today I went to IKEA Montréal for some Swedish furniture to take home in my Swedish car, and on the way out of the giganta-store I noticed they had a Swedish foodstuffs shop in the front. So although I didn't get the herring (or the herring) I had to get the following for the brand name alone:

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(Just to hijack this thread further off track. Unless someone can unearth the use of fretless on one of their songs.)

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christ!


next there'll be Roxette Tampons


the swedes are taking over!

or is that the turnips?

fæn!


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Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:16 AM

It says "Laxpastej" on that tube, does that mean what I think it means?

:lol:

Salmon flavoured laxative paste in a tube endorsed by a pop band. ^_^

Bring back the chocolate covered ants.

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:36 AM

It says "Laxpastej" on that tube, does that mean what I think it means?

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Salmon flavoured laxative paste in a tube endorsed by a pop band.  :o

Bring back the chocolate covered ants.

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:lol:

Isn't lax the svensk version of laks or salmon

but yes, I'm sure it'll make yer shit yer ring off large -

or it certainly will wid me being seafood intollerant (and generally intollerable)


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chocolate covered ants, as in Adam? ^_^

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 11:33 AM

Yes, it's lax = lox in english (or yiddish) - actually pretty good with cream cheese on a Rue St. Viateur bagel (Montréal claims to be the original North American home of the the bagel, before New York. And the bagels are very good. Was a large Jewish immigrant influx about a hundred years ago. Still tons of Hasidim in that neighborhood [Outremont]. Don't know if they operate any electronics stores with incredibly rude service, as they do in NYC...)

And my bowels have suffered no ill effects.
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:59 PM

Did we already talk about metheny's fretless playing on Imaginery Day?

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:48 PM

I don't think so.

I'm thinking of travelling to the Congo.

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