if not musically then conceptually
He said 'go on then, let's hear you rap' (?!) so I pointed out that technical ability isn't everything, otherwise Dream Theater would be the best band in the world. He looked completely perplexed, whilst someone else got hilariously offended that I'd slagged off Dream Theater.
such few songs
and realised something was seriously wrong when there were three people sat comfortably at one drum kit
i've never come close to enjoying them, and i just can't imagine who would
For people who find that Rush just aren't noodly enough.
Of second-hand record stores. Bastards.
can't wait to not go see them at Sonisphere.
Still enjoy them occasionally in a nostalgic kind of way. It's embarrassing but we all have guilty pleasures right?
you don't even like ELP
...and Yes, and Genesis, and lots of other prog bands. Let's share the title.
but yeah, it seems there's at least one apologist for every godawful prog band on DiS
the director was in my headset being all "now this is PROPER music!".
It went on for fucking ages. The singer kept shuffling off stage during the interminable solos, leaving me to train the main camera on the fucking drummer. THE DRUMMER. Abysmal. Comfortably the worst band I endured that weekend.
there a funny youtube vid where the singer fucks up slightly, and the drummer scolds him onstage for not getting the 28/12 time signature correct.
I wondered why he had three drum kits on stage. For a festival slot. Madness.
this was two years after I saw them. Can you think of a band less deserving of a tit flash (0:35)?
How many bass strings does that guy need? And my word, that singer is so poor. No wonder the drummer lashed out.
Also, I watched as much as I could stand (about 2 mins) then skipped ahead to 30 mins in to see how the crowd were holding up. Not well.
2:10 to 2:20 tho
someone should sample that
watching a bit about 20 mins in - it's an endurance test
at 42 mins in - EXHAUSTING
not as good, but pretty similar sound
not nearly as ridiculous as i hoped - just a bit dull really. these solos need to be about 4 times as long.
singer is awful
You think Dream Theater should have MORE solo-ing? Bloody hell, never thought I'd hear that one!
was a Dream Theater Live DVD.
Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes from a Memory
Me and my flatmate at the time had a phase of trying to get into utterly ridiculous music.
This is the opening scene.
It features a hypnotist on stage talking softly to the singer, who is lying flat on his back on a sofa crooning into a headset mic.
We tried about 3 or 4 times to watch the entire DVD, but never managed to get past about 45 minutes.
We even gave the DVD commentary a stab, but soon realised that if there's anything worse than John Petrucci noodling away, it's John Petrucci talking about noodling away.
Portnoy is fucking dude though.
way more poppy that i was given to expect. would not be surprised if there are people who have slagged them off in this thread without ever actually listening to them. singer had some pipes on 'im tho
im listening to their Live At The Marquee album, cos im amused that the place it was recorded is now the montagu pyke wetherspoons
its like an instrumental interpretation of jazz scatting for 3 hours (just one song)
is that i've listened to one of their live records, and it's pretty straight forward cheesey rock. i just listened to it, just now, with my ears. it in no way resembled a three hour jazz improvisation
What I've heard is closer to what Gorkys describes but I'm willing to accept other stuff contains less jazz scatt and more cheese.