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It's interesting to see this video after a couple of years now. When I first saw it back in my devouring-everything-with-a-Stick-in-it days (now everything with an NS Stick!), I saw this video a couple of times, and I barely even had heard of Tony Levin.

Watching it now, I have a whole new appreciation for what he's doing. Not near as intimidating or strange, yet also a new appreciation for what he's doing and how. :ugeek: And all on the bass side, which is interesting too.

And noticing that he has a 12-string Grand, which I never even know was a thing back in the day. Checking out his wood (Rosewood?) and his amps in the back as well. Pinky finger? (Check.)

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:18 am
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This is going to sound like blasphemy, but my initial thoughts on this little piece of music were kind of "meh" Y'know, for a few different reasons... Initially, it seemed a bit underwhelming.

But the more I listen to it, the more it stands out as it's own musical statement. Very cool little piece of music. It's pretty cool that he can step back from the whole "8 fingers plus two thumbs" thing, just do his own thing, pretty much completely uninfluenced by what anything the rest of the tapping world might do.

Pretty cool, thanks for sharing again.

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Yeah, but check him out on YouTube doing Stravinsky...

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I don't particulary like what he is doing on this tune, but i find it interesting because TL has a playing style very unique and recognizable.


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AnDroiD wrote:
Yeah, but check him out on YouTube doing Stravinsky...


Don't get me wrong, I know he's awesome! I'm a big fan of The Stick Men and Liquid Tension Experiment stuff.

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I agree that this isn't one of his most awesome videos or songs or performances, but it was extremely Sticky, and it filled that niche for Anything Whatsoever with a Stick that I used to try to scratch. And I had actually (barely) heard of him.

Now he's like the Kenny G to me (so sorry for that image), if you're a sax player. He's the guy that everyone's heard of, but is not really the best player or even that representative. (I just called Tony Levin "Kenny G" and meant no offense. :twisted: ) Tony Levin is by no means whatsoever "poppy" or "overly-accessible," whatever that means. But every good sax player I ever met seemed to have a hate on for Kenny G. I should find a better analogy. The point is that Tony Levin was famous for being something other than a Stick player and although we think he's awesome, most of the world doesn't know who he is.

I'm also mostly blissfully unaware of how amazingly cool and awesome King Crimson is. :oops: Just thought I'd burn the whole place down, while I was at it! :mrgreen:

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If you want to see him really let loose on the Stick, check out Liquid Tension Experiment shows on YouTube. Holy S#%%! When I heard he was playing with the DT guys, I thought he'd be out of his element, but his Stick (and bass) work is absolutely incredible! Link Below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPya80o-xyA


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Well, i'm not sure how "basic" it is, he's pretty damned good...

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