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Kip Winger: THISCONVERSATIONSEEMSLIKEADREAM

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by mark beem, Jul 7, 2003.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I dug this CD out of my stash about a week ago and can't stop listening to it...

    Yeah, yeah, I know.. Say what you will about Winger (the band), Metallica, the high kicks, and Beavis and Butthead.. This is a great CD.

    Released in 1997 right after the death of his wife, the CD moves through many different moods. At one time straight ahead rock, other times very progressive and melodicly reminescent of Sting's work on "The Soul Cages" and Peter Gabriel's music... extremely moody and even dark in places..

    One of the best things about the CD is the it's played entirely on fretless...

    Put away what you "think" you know and check this one out... This CD is a great example of a bassist who composes his own music.
     
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I've said it many, many, many times before: Kip Winger ****in' rocks!
     
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    From the outside, Winger seemed pretty bubblegum, but they were a good, solid band with a talented lineup. IMHO, one of the best of the era. Thanks for the tip!
     
  4. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I agree with 20db. I've always liked Winger. I never put one of their albums on, expecting to engage in some kind of profound intellectual journey. But it's catchy music that sounds great.
     
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    hu hu hu winger

    yea heh heh heh
     
  6. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I always liked their first big hit "Madelaine"(?). "17" was pretty bubblegum but I thought "Headed For A Heartbreak" was a great power ballad.

    A lot of people don't realize that before Winger (the band) Kip was a well established hired gun for big name rockers like Alice Cooper. Most guys in those positions are very good players.

    Has there been a Winger "Greatest Hits" put out?
     
  7. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Hmmm...until this day I've never uttered the words "Kip Winger" outside of a joking conversation. Maybe I'll check it out.

    brad cook
     
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    For the record.. The cd I mentioned above is his solo disc done after "Winger" (the band) broke up..
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I think that the reason Kip catches so much grief is that he really pushed the 'cuter than Bon Jovi' thing to the max with Winger. Spending more time cradling the microphone with both hands rather than playing the bass, etc.
     
  10. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Ain't that the truth. It's like he was suposed to be the hard rock George Michael (all those teeth :D ).