Anybody ID This Band?

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  1. djkool

    djkool Supporting Member

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    Found this pic and sent it to a buddy as a joke. He wants to know who this is. Any ideas? Tried to embed pic, but I think it's attached.

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  2. sbassface

    sbassface Supporting Member

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    The Grateful Dead
  3. N.F.A.

    N.F.A. Supporting Member

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    Grateful Dead Wall of Sound era. Google it and see what you come up with. Lots of innovative stuff going on there.
  4. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN Supporting Member

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    Yep.
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  6. djkool

    djkool Supporting Member

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    Thanks. Found lots of info as directed.
  7. middy

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    *weeps*
  8. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

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    yes, for us of a certain generation, the original question is along the lines of the oft quoted "you mean Paul McCartney was in another band ?"
    man I'm old
    :bawl:

    oh well, OTOH, I've never heard a Skrillex "song" myself either so ......
  9. BioWeapon

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    I think Gob did the same thing for their Give up the grudge video.
    Was that an actual working speaker array or was it just for show? Kinda looks scary.
  10. beebassdude

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    probably not as loud as a fearful.

    just sayin
  11. noagreement

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    Feeling my age as well. Never got to see them during this era, but plenty of times after. Their sound system array was always pretty spectacular - with drums rolling around the stadium in what seemed like circles (or it was my mind doing what it wanted to).
  12. nashvillebill

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    Yep I saw them twice after the Wall of Sound era. The first time was at Red Rocks Amphitheater--I think it was August 1978. That was a very entertaining show, one of the best concerts I've ever been to in my life.

    The second time was in Phoenix in summer 1980 and it wasn't very good, the audience was just burnt out and the band looked like they were just mailing it in, on autopilot, with no enthusiasm. So two totally opposite experiences.
  13. BurningSkies

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    :bawl:

    Hey, nice in recognizing that the fEARful cabs put to use a lot of the SAME sound science that Bear was using when he designed and built the Wall of Sound! You'll notice vertically arrayed speakers of the same size and type that have been precisely crossed over and tweeter arrays that are appropriately grouped! So, yeah, in many ways WOS design has trickled down to us bass players.

    Thanks!
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    Don't worry you're not missing much.
  15. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    That would be acid, right? ;)
  16. BurningSkies

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    Well, he used science for acid too, but that's because he was mass synthesizing it as a chemist and pouring the cash in to the Grateful Dead's sound system. ;)

    Seems like he was a pretty smart guy all around.
  17. basscooker

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    So what was the sound system they used when I saw them in the early 90's? it was definitely similar (looking), albeit not quite so cumbersome. was it just a scaled-down version, or was it modern PA and the rest was for show?
  18. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    He was a smart guy, he was! :bassist:
  19. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

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    ha, yeah, I'm guessing not. But as long as we're razzing the kids a bit over the Dead thing, I thought I would at least cop to not being very well informed on some of the newer popular music forms.

    I about laughed myself silly when my 26 y/o daughter told me how cool Kraftwerk was. Not because they did not have any redeeming value, but more because a band who's music was on the radio (AM) when I used to make out with my highschool girlfriend was "cool" with the kids .. again ..... funny stuff

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