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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:06 am

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I want Brian to sound more like Brian... not like Chet? "More like Brian" would be more gain, more rock, and more meshing of styles (jazz+'billy+chet+rock) instead of being more just "Brian's version of Chet". If I want to listen to Chet, I'll listen to Chet.

I do like it, I will listen to it... it'll no doubt get more spin time than "Wolfgang" or "Lonely Avenue"... but my 2 favorite Setzer albums will always be "Dirty Boogie" and "Ignition". If I had to pick 2 for a desert island, it would be those.

Knowing Brian's GENIUS, I was expecting the "end-all/be-all" of guitar instrumental records (for me).... and this just ain't that. (for me.)

I think this is the most fair, concise, dead-on review we're likely to see from those fans in the "disappointed" camp. Very well-put, ruger!

As ruger mentioned, an all-instrumental album from Brian Setzer brings high expectations. I think many of us wanted Brian to let it all out on this album, giving us something as poignant as "Sleepwalk," something as in-your-face as "Malagueņa," and something that brought it all together, like "Caravan." "Caravan," for example, was the only instrumental on "Vavoom," and on this, Brian let it all hang out, using the orchestra brilliantly to put out possibly the finest instrumental of his career. It was definitely rooted in jazz, but when Brian went all Dick Dale on it, he infused some great rock playing into the tune, getting that Setzer rock-hybrid from Mr. Rock This Town. Maybe there's not enough rock on this album.

While I've never really written about the time I met Brian and Julie, I distinctly remember the ringtone on Brian (or Julie's) cell phone: Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock."

I Wanna Rock indeed.

That's not really what this album's about. It's as if Tavo handed Setzer 5 guitars and a banjo as said "play something." It has that kind of personal touch.

The result, is what Brian Setzer is feeling at the moment. If he's in a jazzier, more Chet-influenced place, so be it. I don't think he set out to do a tribute to Chet Atkins. It's just that Chet, Merle Travis, Jimmy Bryant, Les Paul, Duane Eddy, Cliff Gallup... they're all part of his guitar playing DNA. It just comes out.

Let's look at the last 5 non-Christmas studio albums: Rockabilly Riot, 13, Wolfgang, Lonely Avenue... and now Setzer Goes Instrumental. Can anyone honestly say what a Brian Setzer album is supposed to sound like? If you don't happen to like this latest release, I can just about guarantee the next album will be "And Now, For Something Completely Different."

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:56 am

"Used to be's dont count anymore, they just lay on the floor till we sweep them away" - N. Diamond
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:12 pm

I can't wait until the damn cd comes out!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:19 pm

AN UPDATE:

My wife, who loves Setzer almost as much as I do, HATES the Instru-Mental album. Except for Blue Moon of Kentucky, she says it's annoying as hell. She's been to every Setzer show with me, thinks he's a genius, she's a real fan. (not a guitar player, tho.)
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:23 pm

ask her to listen to an old chet atkins instrumental...



Heavens to mergatroid..if she hates that then sanctions must be enacted.. embargos even Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:13 am

Dude if your one who doesnt like this album... pshhhhhh Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:13 pm

Great album. Love that thing that you never know what Brian pot out next. See you in Amsterdam. Brian is a monster with that Gretsch.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:19 pm

I am one of those not really keen on Instru-mental.... just Godzilla and Hot Love pass my test, to be honest... Of course, an over 30 year musician career, you cannot expect every single album to be as perfect or fresh as we would like. It's something different, and in my opinion, being Setzer, putting out an album it's just an excuse to say "I go on tour", play a couple of songs from the new album, and go back do what I know what people want to hear and what I do best... that's how I see it.

Very happy to see Setzer whatever he's playing!!

Amsterdam... the countdown has begun!!!! 3 months left....
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:21 am

As a $3.99 download from Amazon, I can't go wrong. "Far Noir East" is a winner - it's like Harlem Nocturne meets Nuages. Listen to the tremolo on that '61 Twin!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:12 am

My only gripe is I wish the album were longer.

I am very happy with this album. I had no idea what to expect, but I very much am enjoying the new cd.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:24 am

I agree. I am really enjoying it and only wish there was MORE Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:28 am

MJ wrote:
I agree. I am really enjoying it and only wish there was MORE Very Happy


play it backwards. thats 7 new songs right there!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:43 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing Very cute Tavo!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:56 am

I found out more people at GDP board like the new album instead of the BS Fan Board. Shocked
I`ll get my copy today...


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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:28 am

What is the GPD board?

I've a listen to the album on Spotify and liked it, I should get the cd next week and be able to give it a proper listen to Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:31 am

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What is the GPD board?

I've a listen to the album on Spotify and liked it, I should get the cd next week and be able to give it a proper listen to Smile

www.Gretschpages.com
The board for Gretsch maniacs

I wrote GPD first but i wanted to say GDP...[b]
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:47 am

this turtle has been wired to the GDP for ages! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:56 am

tvthewiredturtle wrote:
this turtle has been wired to the GDP for ages! Smile

I know,
btw just listen to the new album. Itīs amazing. What a sound....






Ssst...Tavo!
I bought a new Video recorder (Zoom Q3) incl download software for youtube.
There is a new Atomic Brain Video on the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:22 pm

Brett wrote:
tvthewiredturtle wrote:
this turtle has been wired to the GDP for ages! Smile






Ssst...Tavo!
I bought a new Video recorder (Zoom Q3) incl download software for youtube.
There is a new Atomic Brain Video on the way.

I know,
btw just listen to the new album. Itīs amazing. What a sound....

isnt it nice to get equipment that actually works well? Smile I got the kodak Zi8, so great!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:30 pm

so, is the actual released album the same mix as the "whoops" version that was out on the internet for a day? There was some specualtion that those were rough mixes...
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:38 pm

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so, is the actual released album the same mix as the "whoops" version that was out on the internet for a day? There was some specualtion that those were rough mixes...
I was informed by the label that they were
the same although they were mp3. Actuall wave files are near double at 320, so sound quality is different.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:04 am

I didn`t listen to the free files and was waiting until i got the CD in my hands.
I just listened to it in my garden with good headphones.
And itīs a amzaing album again.
How can anybody dispointed by this Album?
The sound and the guitar playing is fantastic as usual.
Great reverb sounds and i guess he played with all his favorite Gretsches.
I would be dispointed if he try to repeat Ignition all the time.
This Album is a must have for every Fan and especially for every Guitar Maniac.

Happy Eastern
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:37 pm

I can't say it better Brett, thank you !
After a few days of listening, I can confirm I like all the tracks. The sound is beautiful, really.
Far Noir East, Hot Love & Pickpocket are the ones I like the most.
Happy Eastern to you all.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:43 am

I though the album was really good. I enjoyed Cherokee the most out of all tracks. Loved the tones and loved how Setzer still mixed in all of his influences. Jazz one second then the next, pure rock n roll. I think some are over analyzing a bit. Not his best obviously, but still very good!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else disappointed by Instru-mental?   Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:58 pm

The new Drummer is cool...
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