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#61 Zcustom

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

That's interesting. I've never heard of their their early acoustic stuff referred to as a gimmick, but I could see some heavy metal scene kids thinking it was. I have to say I own their first Nemo album and it really isn't that great. The "Oh What a Nightmare" side project is much better, because the brother's songwriting and melodies are much stronger.

Congrats on your bands' moderate success. Playing music is awesome, but to get paid for it is even more incredible.


What's interesting is most charlotte bands have gotten frustrated at one point or another and considered doing something totally off the wall or ridiculous to get noticed. I knew the Truckstop Preachers pretty well before they started doing all the crazy costume and giant foam hat bits. Nobody noticed them back then, but now if I mention that band to someone who follows the local scene they know who they are, all because of the crazy outfits.

Maybe it was a comment in jest by one of the Avett's and it was taken too seriously. Who knows. All I know is it worked for them and that's great.

Oh and thanks for the kind words

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Doc Watson, Warren Haynes, John Coltrane, and Earl Scruggs are better representatives to me. poo I like Eric Church more than the Avett Bros and I really don't like Eric Church.

I understand growing up and having families and trying to pay bills but when you put out songs like "Heart like a kickdrum" you no longer have my respect.

And Led Zeppelin did NOT have any bad songs.....haha.



Oh yeah, by representative I meant they are down to earth, nice people. I don't hardly listen to that album "I and Love and You". The bad song statement was referring to pre-ILU. If you want to see what all the fuss is about listen to Mignonette or Four Theives Gone. If you hear the song "Nothing Short of Thankful" and you don't like that, they are just not for you.


I know it's hard to get into a band when everyone around you tells you how awesome they are. I'm a believer that it has to happen organically, one way or the other.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

Oh yeah, by representative I meant they are down to earth, nice people. I don't hardly listen to that album "I and Love and You". The bad song statement was referring to pre-ILU. If you want to see what all the fuss is about listen to Mignonette or Four Theives Gone. If you hear the song "Nothing Short of Thankful" and you don't like that, they are just not for you.


I know it's hard to get into a band when everyone around you tells you how awesome they are. I'm a believer that it has to happen organically, one way or the other.


Four Thieves Gone is one of the greatest albums of all time

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Oh yeah, by representative I meant they are down to earth, nice people. I don't hardly listen to that album "I and Love and You". The bad song statement was referring to pre-ILU. If you want to see what all the fuss is about listen to Mignonette or Four Theives Gone. If you hear the song "Nothing Short of Thankful" and you don't like that, they are just not for you.


I know it's hard to get into a band when everyone around you tells you how awesome they are. I'm a believer that it has to happen organically, one way or the other.


Most definetly, usually for me it takes one song then slowly the entire album. Just started listening to Los Lobos, one song the Town got me hooked, been listening to all there stuff recently. Ill check that song out though.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

Also, all those people I mentioned are pretty down to earth dudes...especially Warren.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Also, all those people I mentioned are pretty down to earth dudes...especially Warren.




Ha I'm sure he is. Another great NC musician. Doc was the man too. Lots of talent from North Carolina.

I can only speak to the Avetts because I've met them. The guy at your local open mic has inifinitely more ego than them, especially if you live in Asheville.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

James Hetfield - Harvester Of Sorrow

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Ha I'm sure he is. Another great NC musician. Doc was the man too. Lots of talent from North Carolina.

I can only speak to the Avetts because I've met them. The guy at your local open mic has inifinitely more ego than them, especially if you live in Asheville.


Haha yea i know what you mean. A friend of mine met them at Merlefest, said they were incredibly nice.

But for some reason, i always think of this band Lucero as like the "manlier" version of the Avett Bros.

This is there most famous song, but it's a good version of it.



I dunno maybe it's just his voice is ungodly cool.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

Haha yea i know what you mean. A friend of mine met them at Merlefest, said they were incredibly nice.

But for some reason, i always think of this band Lucero as like the "manlier" version of the Avett Bros.

This is there most famous song, but it's a good version of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yRtqS1qTs0

I dunno maybe it's just his voice is ungodly cool.



I dig it. Sounds like a voice you can only have after hundreds of packs of Marlboro Reds.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

when you can write lyrics like this, you have something!!!!



Your sister's gone out,she on a date.
You just sit at home and masturbate.
Your phone is gonna ring soon, but you just can't wait
For that call.
So you stand on the corner in your New English clothes.
And you look so polished, from your hair down to your toes.
Ah but still, your finger's gonna pick your nose
After all.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

1) Townes Van Zandt
2) Norman Blake
3) David Allan Coe
4) Jim Croce
5) Seth Avett


I'm sure I left some out that deserved to be before some of those but those are the 5 that are coming to mind. It's impossible to list the best song of true singer/songwriters because that all have hundreds if not thousands.


Jim Croce, I was wondering if anyone was going to mention him.. One of the greatest!

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:12 PM

Taylor Swift.


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