One of my favorite people tp jam with is Steve Bartek...partially because we grew up together doing so, but mainly because he comes up with cool ideas to get things started. Our band has always had a tendency to start off rehearsals with an off the cuff jam. Many a time we have recorded these and turned some cool moment into a song. We just finished recording three songs for a new single and one of those came from a jam. We haven't decided which two of the three will make itr to the 7" vinyl yet.
: Very well put George! Long jams in a band can
: be great so long as there's dynamics...quiet
: and loud, soft and heavy. Some bands get it,
: some bands just thump away. When you really
: do not right you almost have to not listen
: to how great it sounds or you'll get
: I've enjoyed that a lot playing in various
: bands, I can only imagine how great it must
: be to do playing with musicians like you
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: Back then it didn't matter much to me if
: did their "hits" or if they did
: the long jams...But, i was partial to the
: long jams because i was paying attention to
: what they were playing. The girls in the
: audience were probably waiting for the
: familiar stuff. As for the lengths of jam
: tunes in general...I feel they have to
: remain open to retain their charm. A lot of
: what goes on is spontaneous and to keep it
: fresh you need that element. There is a road
: map that they, and other groups that indulge
: in this sort of behavior, follow.
: There is a theme....A game plan. There is a
: beginning, a middle and an end. There is an
: order to who's solo is next and all that.
: Not all bands are good at jamming. You have
: to let loose. All the participants have to
: be like minded. The dynamics are an intrical
: part. They all have to be listening to each
: other. The frenzies have to be built up to
: in a very now/live sort of way.
: I know that even today, our band does jam
: tunes and the lengths vary. We know what's
: going to happen where, but it's not exact.
: That would ruin the moment!
: I saw Love several times back then and
: Revelation was a bit different every time.
: Sometimes it was the ultra stoney version
: with Arthur sitting on the floor like at the
: Valley Music Theater in Woodland hills, CA.
: Another time it was totally coherent like at
: the Hullabaloo when we opened for them.
: This was all before the Alone Again Or
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: Recently I was online with LOVE drummer
: Michael Ware expressing my appreciations for
: "Revelation" from their "Da
: Capo" disc and he told me some fans
: adored the seventeen minute long psych rock
: epic onstage while others felt it usurped
: too much concert space.Personally,I think
: this one should only be done in accordance
: with the dynamics of the studio
: version,including what I feel to be its
: necessary length.Can you recall watching
: LOVE's live delivery of this one?
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