Kings of Prussia at Orange Peel for Musique Automatique, Tonight!

Author: tracysigler | Posted: July 9th, 2008 | | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

34 Bands, 4 nights, 5 Clubs! That’s Musique Automatique in Asheville, starting tonight. The band I’m most interested in are those alt-prog-metal-instrumental-video crazies Kings of Prussia. I probably won’t be there because I’ve lost the will to rock, or at least the time and money. Maybe I’ll stay home and play my Gore records instead. Go on without me! Save yourselves!

A recent KOP live video (Thanks, Sarah!):

Kings Of Prussia Live @ The Orange Peel – Your Window By Kings Of Prussia
View in HD Download 720p HD Version Visit Kings Of Prussia’s ExposureRoom Videos Page

Lenny Picket with The Borneo Horns — Self-titled

Author: tracysigler | Posted: September 6th, 2007 | | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Lenny Picket with The Borneo Horns -- Self-titled

  • Artist: Lenny Picket with The Borneo Horns
  • Title: Self-titled
  • Year: 1987
  • Format: Vinyl 12 in.
  • Rating (1-10): 6
  • Owner: Tracy
  • Acquired: ?
  • Keeper: No

I really want to like this record by Lenny Picket with The Borneo Horns. And I do in fact like some of it, but I know it’s something I’m never going to play much. It’s been 20 years; if it’s never been heavy rotation before, it probably never will be. Lenny Pickett is probably known as Mr. SNL. He’s been in the SNL band since the mid-1980s and leading it since 1995. The first side of this album is pretty enjoyable, but I have to say that I find the second side a bit too “artistic.” Guess I’m just low brow.

There’s more about Lenny Pickett at Wikipedia. I didn’t know he was in Tower of Power. My dad had a record by them…


Joe Satriani — Dreaming #11

Author: tracysigler | Posted: April 11th, 2007 | | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Joe Satriani -- Dreaming #11

  • Artist: Joe Satriani
  • Title: Dreaming #11
  • Year: 1988
  • Format: Vinyl 12 in.
  • Rating (1-10): 7
  • Owner: Tracy
  • Acquired: 1988 – Bought it when I worked at Mother’s Records in Hampton, VA
  • Keeper: Maybe

Dreaming #11 by Joe Satriani is an EP that had one new studio track, “The Crush of Love”, and three live tracks on the flip. “Ice Nine”, one of my Satch favorites, “Memories” and “Hordes of Locusts” are the live numbers and they make it clear what a true maestro Satriani is. That said, despite being shred-tastic this stuff just doesn’t have the soulfulness of my new héroes de la guitarra, Rodgab. I went right back to playing their new album when this one was done.