The board's server will undergo upgrade maintenance tonight, Nov 5, 2014, beginning approximately around 10 PM ET. Prepare for some possible down time during this process.
FAQ    Search

Board index » Watched from the Window ... » Pearl Jam




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 139 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Mon January 07, 2013 11:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Worst Moderator
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 2:48 pm
Posts: 49998
F U all you Mike haters.


_________________
Clouuuuds Rolll byyy...BANG BANG BANG BANG


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 2:10 am 
Offline
User avatar
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 3:48 pm
Posts: 34411
Location: Mountains
I cant believe i didnt appreciate that performance when i was there :(. Granted I was only 14 but fuck... That one still blows me away.


There are certain emotional levels McCready can reach that Stone can't when it comes to leads....

But lately its just few and far between :\


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 4:09 am 
Offline
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 6:06 pm
Posts: 5812
Four Mike McCready leads I really like:

1. "Ole" -- evidence that he's not just the SRV/EVH-impersonating wanker he so frequently gets mistaken for. This came totally out of left field for Mike and I hope it's indicative of the kind of playing we can expect on the new album.

2. "Yellow Ledbetter" -- when I was buying up the 2000 bootlegs back when they were new, Mike's eight bars of solo in "YL" was something I looked forward to on every recording. I know a lot of people think this is just a boring pentatonic power ballad but I think it consistently solicits some of Mike's most melodic playing.

3. "Red Mosquito" -- blues rock that sounds inventive and purposeful, the rarest of musical breeds. I think Mike plays this much better than Ben Harper.

4. "Last Exit" -- that little part that follows "shed my skin at last," where it's just Mike and the drums (and maybe the bass, I can't remember). He comes up with some cool stuff there.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 4:20 am 
Offline
User avatar
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 3:48 pm
Posts: 34411
Location: Mountains
great list K Davis! Agreed on Ledbetter.

However, Ole - I feel that is only interesting because of the production. There is some backwards/reverse delay shit going on....live i have never been impressed :(


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 4:55 am 
Offline
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 6:06 pm
Posts: 5812
I think some backwards reverse/delay shit that they have no chance of replicating live is exactly the kind of thing I wish Pearl Jam would do more of.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 5:37 am 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 11:15 pm
Posts: 16698
Location: Seattle, WA
Kevin Davis wrote:
I think some backwards reverse/delay shit that they have no chance of replicating live is exactly the kind of thing I wish Pearl Jam would do more of.


:thumbsup:


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 5:41 am 
Offline
User avatar
Mind Your Tanners
 Profile

Joined: Sat January 05, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 8569
Location: here
Kevin Davis wrote:
Four Mike McCready leads I really like:

1. "Ole" -- evidence that he's not just the SRV/EVH-impersonating wanker he so frequently gets mistaken for. This came totally out of left field for Mike and I hope it's indicative of the kind of playing we can expect on the new album.

2. "Yellow Ledbetter" -- when I was buying up the 2000 bootlegs back when they were new, Mike's eight bars of solo in "YL" was something I looked forward to on every recording. I know a lot of people think this is just a boring pentatonic power ballad but I think it consistently solicits some of Mike's most melodic playing.

3. "Red Mosquito" -- blues rock that sounds inventive and purposeful, the rarest of musical breeds. I think Mike plays this much better than Ben Harper.

4. "Last Exit" -- that little part that follows "shed my skin at last," where it's just Mike and the drums (and maybe the bass, I can't remember). He comes up with some cool stuff there.


I do like Mike's bluesy stuff like on Red Mosquito. That is true.

_________________
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
i ran over a bird this morning :(


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 8:12 am 
Offline
A Return To Form
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 11:13 am
Posts: 142
Location: Saint Petersburg
Backspacer has some really underrated guitar interplay: Got Some and The Fixer have some great moments.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 3:20 pm 
Offline
Future Drummer
 Profile

Joined: Thu January 03, 2013 1:10 am
Posts: 2378
To me, Mike's best solo is in All or None. That first note just sounds like an extremely pained scream, and I think it's hard for Mike (and maybe electric solos in general) to generate such a specific feeling for me.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 3:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 3:15 pm
Posts: 6118
Immortality
Self-Pollution Radio 1/8/95


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 4:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Mind Your Tanners
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 5:53 pm
Posts: 8815
EJ wrote:
Immortality
Self-Pollution Radio 1/8/95


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 5:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar
The worst
 Profile

Joined: Thu December 13, 2012 6:31 pm
Posts: 31678
My three favorites have always been Alive, I am Mine, and Wishlist.

I don't know if that counts but mike's 'patterns' at the end of FON are also some of my favorite moments from him.

_________________
So many tournaments, so little time


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 6:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Yeah Yeah Yeah
 Profile

Joined: Sun January 06, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Paris, FR
Porch, Melbourne #3 '98


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 6:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Banned from the Pit
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 8:31 pm
Posts: 15
I'll go with "Black" from lo2l. This one is on the little wing/maggot brain level


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 7:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Broken Tamborine
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 7:18 pm
Posts: 471
Location: Alone in a corridor
Stip wrote:
My three favorites have always been Alive, I am Mine, and Wishlist.


This is my favourite stip post.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Tue January 08, 2013 10:15 pm 
Offline
A Return To Form
 Profile

Joined: Thu January 03, 2013 3:57 am
Posts: 228
Love Black from alot of the 2000 and 03 shows, namely 2 shows that I attended..Indy 00 and St Louis 03, but can't forget Lo2L. I think overall the Blacks from 98-03 are the peak of his playing.

The YL tags during the 2000 tour were always fun. They closed with YL quite a bit then, too so it gave you something to look forward when following the sets.

Studio it's hard to argue with Alive.
Always dug how he locked in with Stone for Glorified G.
The switching back and forth from slide in Red Mosquito is cool and like the tone.
The playing and atmospheric sounds in NAIS is very cool and something I wish he would expand on more. He worked that in quite about around this time and he's all but abandoned it nowadays.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Wed January 09, 2013 10:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar
The worst
 Profile

Joined: Thu December 13, 2012 6:31 pm
Posts: 31678
the life wasted solo is one of my favorites as well.

_________________
So many tournaments, so little time


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Thu January 10, 2013 11:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar
AnalLog
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 2:21 am
Posts: 1506
My favorite is Alive though he's never topped the studio version. Black can be amazing some nights live.

Mike's biggest problem is that he's not a master of tone. Live he's very hit and miss. Studio, well he needs lots of improvements. He has naile dit in the past though, I Am Mine outro solo. I always wish it were longer.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Fri January 11, 2013 12:13 am 
Offline
Future Drummer
 Profile

Joined: Thu January 03, 2013 1:10 am
Posts: 2378
That Nothing as it Seems Groundworks performance from 2001 really affects me, also. Maybe it's just that we have good video of it.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's talk about the best Mike McCready solos
PostPosted: Fri January 11, 2013 4:29 am 
Offline
User avatar
likes rhythmic things that butt up against each other
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 7:38 pm
Posts: 581
Nothing on record tops Immortality, although the Alive solo gets its props. I can't think of a studio solo since back in the early days that's really slayed me. He has a few good songs and the occasional cool riff, but aside from live work, its been a long time since he's put anything down in the studio that's been really exceptional. They just don't seem like they're that kind of band anymore.

_________________
I might be able to get to an E-bow.


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 139 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 7  Next

Board index » Watched from the Window ... » Pearl Jam


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
It is currently Sat July 21, 2018 7:49 am