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Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:25 pm

What are some of your favorite play along albums?

One of my faves is Symbiosis by Simon Phillips...
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Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:56 pm

living colour-vivid
motley crue-shout at the devil
the police-ghost in the machine
janes addiction-ritual de lo habitual
smashing pumpkins-siamese dream
pink floyd-dark side of the moon
joe satriani-flying in a blue dream
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Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:12 pm

"None so Vile" by Cryptopsy... I can't keep up but it helps me build speed and technique
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Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:51 pm

Siobhan Donaghy- "Revolution in Me"
Rage Against the Machine "Evil Empire"
For that hip hop feel with a lighter touch or very powerfull.
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:53 am

Any A perfect circle album is great to play along with
dim my eyes if they should compromise
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:31 am

The Mars Volta - De-loused In The Commatorium
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mothers Milk/Blood Sugar Sex Magic/Californication
Muse - Absolution/Black Holes & Revalations
Led Zeppelin - I/II/III/IV
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:48 am

Brill post emm

SOAD - Hyno and mezmer
any muse album.
Incubus - science

i have loads i love playing to.
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:31 pm

Play along to whatever makes you wanna move yer feet, hand, head, ass!

Who cares about the genre?

Who wants to be stuck playing just one genre?
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:55 pm

I haven't had the chance to do this in a very long time. When I played along to music, my favorite was Dream Theater's Awake album. I could, at one time, play it note for note in time. haha If I tried today, I know I'd fail miserably. Life on the road just doesn't allow drummers to practice. Doesn't that suck?
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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:04 am

I second the dark side of the moon, it has so much variety, and that odd time in Money.

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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:09 am

My personal favorite is The Apex Theory's album Topsy Turvy. They are for sure one of the most underrated bands out there and Sam Watson is a monster behind the skins.

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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:11 am

I have to say that mine are...

Pink Floyd- Dark Side of The Moon
Led Zeppelin- (Any song)
Lifehouse- Hanging By a Moment
Black Label Society- Suicide Messiah
Alice In Chains- Man In The Box
Flogging Molly- Devil's Dance Floor
Lamb of God- Blood of the Scribe
A Perfect Circle- Judith
Tool- Sober
Staind- It's Been a While
The Who- My Generation
Def Leppard- Photograph
Free- All Right Now

Those are just some of my favorites to play along to.
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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:44 am

Chili Peppers(Any), Prince(any), Stevie Wonder (any), Aerosmith
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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:23 am

Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago II, Chicago III, Chicago V, Chicago VII
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Beck, Bogert & Appice
Doobie Brothers - Captain & Me
Deodato - Prelude, Deodato 2
Ohio Players - Fire, Skin Tight
C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
Al Jarreau - L Is For Lover
Basia - Basia On Broadway
Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving

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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:22 am

Charles (above) those are all great albums
(except for that 'c&c anything 4 money and to help
destroy "music" factory')

My fav's can not have boring parts or long parts w/no drums.
(not saying i am great, just do not want to sit there and practice
rudiments whilst waiting for a certain part).

Albums, difficult to list but here are some I am guilty of playing (or
trying to play) the whole way through:
1. Porcupine Tree- "In Absentia" (and "stupid dream")
2. Chicago greatest hits.
3. rush- test for echo & moving pictures & hold your fire & ....
4. toto- "IV" & greatest hits.
5. Marillion- "Misplaced Childhood" (& 'brave' & 'marbles' & ...)
6. Iona- woven cord (& journey into the mourn)
7. Peter Gabriel- 'secret world live'
8. Dream Theater- six degrees (& awake/images/scenes/....)
9. Genesis- 'we can't dance', ...
10. d.matthews band- 'crash'.
11. Police- g-hits.
12. Tears 4 fears- 'elemental' & 'raule kings of spain'
Separate songs:
1. Give blood- (pete townshend/d.gilmour/s.phillips/p.palidino)
2. sound of muzak- (porcupine tree)
3. fish out of water- tears 4 fears ("rosanna" type of feel)
4. Shiny Stockings!- (count basie vers.)
5. (Opening) big medley (Maynard Fergesun- live album)
6. Running on ice- billy joel (if you like Stewart copeland-listen)
7. Della Brown- queensryche
8. Detroit rock city - Kiss (kiss Alive 3 album vers. Eric Singer)
9. Avalon- john tesh
10. and of course 'fishheads' by barnes & barnes.