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Phineas Gage... my band from the 1990s


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#21 PariahDog

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:59 AM

Next up is "Inner Peace," the third song from our 1993 demo.  

https://www.youtube....h?v=Akt617ecZ7Y

There's an obvious Lifeson quote in the solo, which I always loved to throw in whenever I had the chance. :cool:  It was actually around this time that I was rediscovering Rush's debut and Caress of Steel, because I had initially kind of passed them over.  But it was mostly Rush's debut (and Jimmy Page) that inspired me to pick up the  '88 Les Paul Custom that I used for the remainder of Phineas Gage.  I had always played a '78 Stratocaster before then.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:35 PM

View PostPariahDog, on 11 November 2018 - 10:59 AM, said:

Next up is "Inner Peace," the third song from our 1993 demo.  

https://www.youtube....h?v=Akt617ecZ7Y

There's an obvious Lifeson quote in the solo, which I always loved to throw in whenever I had the chance. :cool:  It was actually around this time that I was rediscovering Rush's debut and Caress of Steel, because I had initially kind of passed them over.  But it was mostly Rush's debut (and Jimmy Page) that inspired me to pick up the  '88 Les Paul Custom that I used for the remainder of Phineas Gage.  I had always played a '78 Stratocaster before then.

Some interesting ideas and moods/changes in the song.  It's perhaps a tad too poppy compared to the other material, but still wouldn't call it pop.  Maybe more mainstream (for the time).

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:15 AM

^ Yeah, this one was more of a straightforward rock song.  We used to call it "Spin Doctors" for some reason, though it doesn't sound much like them. :eh:  (Some of the bass, maybe.)

The next one will be darker, heavier, and more prog sounding.  Kind of Marillion meets Soundgarden. lol :cool:

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 04:49 PM

And now it's "Decay," the final song from our 1993 demo. :cool:  With this one, our keyboard player wanted us to combine heavy 90s rock with some very prominent keyboards.  Strangely, it worked out pretty well!  Like I said, it reminds me now of Soundgarden meets Marillion. :cool:  This also has my best recorded guitar solo, probably because it was mostly composed rather than improvised.        

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 12:51 AM

View PostPariahDog, on 26 October 2019 - 04:49 PM, said:

It reminds me now of Soundgarden meets Marillion. :cool:

I suppose.  I also assume some barriers broken down with Dream Theater's success giving you guys the courage to try it.  There's definitely some DT vibe here, maybe a touch of Faith No More.




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