Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

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Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

Post by Underground Johnny » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:38 pm

In the spirit of Woodstock and the 50 year Anniversary, I was caught up emotionally watching the film and remembering that time as it means to me so very much. I managed to record another Dark Star on August 16th. All of my DS recordings are done in one take - warts and all. No editing or software is used. This is organic Old School Style recording. I hope you guys enjoy the jam. Please leave a comment, so I know what your thought are. I can take criticism. :think



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Re: Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

Post by Forsure » Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:04 am

Outstanding

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Re: Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

Post by Underground Johnny » Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:20 pm

Thank you for listening to Dark Star Phase 20 and for commenting! :bigheart

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Re: Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

Post by Tone Weaver » Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:46 pm

Very nice! It would be cool to have our own Terrapin Nation Band somehow. We have a lot of talent around here, musical and otherwise.

As another musician, I'm curious about your gear. I play Heritage LP and 335 style guitars. Also a Gibson Les Paul Special and a Telecaster. I admit to a PRS McCarty as well.

I have several amps, but my mighty little Champ II is perfect for basement jams. For more power I have a Deluxe Reverb and Mesa DC-5.

I use a a Carvin LB-70 and Carvin amp for bass.

No criticism, but just one more question. Without vocals, isn't it a Dark Star Jam?

Whatever you call it, jam on dude and shine your light.

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Re: Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

Post by Underground Johnny » Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:27 pm

Hello Tone.

On my Dark Stars, I started off with Les Paul's. By Phase 17 a stock Eric Johnson Strat. The amps at the time were mainly a 40 watt custom Tweed Twin, by Pure sixty four and a Vintage sound 20 watt Princeton.

I started my Dark Stars in September of 2017 to April 2020 and the equipment would slightly change. Then Covid hit and I am still trying to get back to music.

They are certainly Dark Stars, I just don't sing the lyrics, because it is improvised and the singing section is a particular exact refrain.

I simply play an interpretation of the composition. Right or wrong, to me DS is a mood and a feeling. I think Jerry got a little tired of singing this one. His enthusiasm for the lyrics were strongest in 1968 and 1969.

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Re: Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

Post by Tone Weaver » Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:44 am

Underground Johnny wrote:
Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:27 pm
They are certainly Dark Stars,
Absolutely. Especially in context of your performances. Unlike set lists or in Deadbase, there is no need to differentiate from a rendition with vocals.

You have good taste in gear as well as music.

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Re: Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

Post by Underground Johnny » Mon Aug 29, 2022 1:21 pm

Tone, thank you brother. So nice to hear from you again. Cheers from Bedford! 8-)

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Re: Dark Star - Phase 20 - August 16, 2019

Post by patchthenation » Sat Sep 09, 2023 3:40 am

Hey Johnny, hope you're doing well and still crankin out the Stars :waving :dance :clap :bears2
We will get by, we will survive!

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