|Beck, Jeff / Performing This Week...|
|Album:||Performing This Week...||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2008-12-21||Pull Date:||2009-02-22|
|Week Ending:||22 Feb||15 Feb||8 Feb||1 Feb||4 Jan||28 Dec|
|1.||Thu, 07 Nov 19:||Old Fart|
Old Fart At Play
|4.||Thu, 16 Jan 14:||Sunshine|
Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
|2.||Tue, 02 Aug 16:||SOL·MAX·ION|
Clean Copper Radio - SUMMER BLAST
|5.||Tue, 30 Jul 13:||Sunshine|
Good Day Sunshine
|3.||Thu, 20 Mar 14:||Sunshine|
Sunshine on a Springtime Afternoon
|6.||Tue, 02 Jul 13:||Sunshine|
Good Day Sunshine!
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
Killer live set from the rock guitar legend. This is all instrumental and showcases Beck’s amazing range from full on rock god soloing to laid back reggae, funk, jazz & blues to prog and a few things in between. Unlike his contemporaries he’s too not bloated or outdated here. Much of this sounds phenomenal - not just him but his whole band. |
((((1)))) Really great use of slide and a electric rock working of Ravel’s “Bolero”. The drum sound could be better, though.
(((((2))))) Total prog fusion-funk. Never mind the jam bands this is where a lot of it started (and without the pachouli factor).
((((((3))))))) Funky and guitar wailin’ take on an old Billy Cobham tune.
((((((4)))))) Rather good, mostly mellow fusion jam. A great example of how to play proper fusion/moody 70’s stuff.
(((5))) Reggae-like vibe with some scuttling blues, rock and fusion-ish bits.
((6)) Really good bass & guitar but the 80’s Miami Vice keyboards ruin it! (OK, this is a Jan Hammer tune so, there ya go!).
((((7)))) Slow, twangy, jazz-fusion with prominent bass & some tabla. Rather good.
((((8)))) Uptempo mix, jammin’ on blues, jazz fusion and some slinky funk parts but then throws in a blast of prog at 2:00 as well as a pretty cool drum solo.
(((((9))))) Wow! Led Zep & Zappa-ish riffs (after all he was friends with Jimmy Page) and more crazy collisions of fusion, funk, blues & prog.
((((10)))) Laid back but still kinda funky. Great guitar tone and use of note resonation.
((((11))))) Very busy prog & guitar hero stuff. Lots of wild notes scrambling about but it’s also under some form of control at times.
(((((12)))) Slow, “late night” blues, then gets squirrelly with a few excessive bursts then back again.
((((13)))) Fast jazz fusion with some great drumming.
(((14))) Lots of bass, and tricky guitar stuff like hammer-on/pull offs, lots of note bends and swaggery bits. A pretty cool jam.
(15) Pointless Beatles cover.
(((16))) So-so, mellow, minimal fusion, ends with applause.