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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 10:08 AM
Check it out here. It's a really cool song that uses the Blue Sky riff.

ML is the 4th song on the player

http://www.myspace.com/nmallstars

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 11:59 AM
I can hear the riff you're talking about but it was used minimally in the context of the song and I wouldn't call it a rip-off (not that you did, either). More great stuff from NMAS, and I'm seeing them tonight w/ Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Joe Krown.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 12:18 PM
Rob,

Let me know how the show is. I have tickets to see them on Monday in Albuquerque. I'm really looking forward to the show.

I think the song is great and I'm waiting for the acoustic album to be released. I like the way the riff is used in the song.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 04:27 PM
BUMP.

Just because NMAS have been a good topic around here lately.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 04:34 PM
I can hear the influence and it's pretty good.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 05:09 PM
The song by the NMAS that I think has an ABB-"Blue Sky" feel to it is "Monnshine" off of the Electric Blue watermelon CD. I asked Luther about it last year,

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http://www.swampland.com/articles/view/swampland/270


The song “Moonshine” has an old school Allman Brothers vibe to it. Was that what you were shooting for?

That was a fun song to do. Actually, we recorded the record and thought we were done but I kept on writing. I went back on the road after we recorded and I just continued to write and I wrote ‘Moonshine’ and I was like ‘Aw damn. I really missed the boat on this one.’ This really sums up the whole record and I wrote it after we’re done. But it turns out, as it normally does for business and record company reasons, we ended up having more time. So, we went in and recorded the song. I wrote it, bare bones, on acoustic guitar. So, it was great to bring the band in and record it and flesh it out. You know, all the slide guitar on there, I never planned it out or worked on it. It all came out naturally.

I think the song has a distinct “Blue Sky” feel to it, especially with that slide guitar solo. It is a song that I can see all kinds of people taking off on.

Aw man, that (Blue Sky) is one of my favorite pieces of music ever. That would be great. I’d love to hear some other people do it. We haven’t ever stretched that one out as a band any further than the record’s arrangement. That is a good idea.

Did you listen to a lot of Allman Brothers music while growing up?

Oh yeah. I’ve listened to the Allman Brothers all my life because my father was friends with them and their records were in his collection. When I was about 18 they came out with that re-mastered ‘Live At The Fillmore’ box set, and my brother and I bought that for ourselves for Christmas. We were doing little psychedelic experimentations at the time and that record really had a huge, profound affect on us. I never really listened to the (Grateful) Dead much, or even modern psychedelic bands much. But, the Allman Brothers and Jimi Hendrix, those two were huge influences on my rock and roll.


 

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 05:22 PM
Thanks for posting that Derek. I love seeing stuff like this. Makes me appreciate NMAS more all the time.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 07:21 PM
Besides the NMAS tune "ML" definately "borrowing" the "Blue Sky" riff I remember seeing NMAS at a Christmas Jam where Luther 'borrowed" the entire solo for "Two Tickets For Paradise" by Eddie Money during one song. Not only that but Cody came out from behind the drum kit, don a guitar and proceded to butcher "Whiskey Rock N Roller" by Skynyrd. To be honest I thought they were pretty horrible. After having heard Electric Blue Watermelon, I proud to say their chops, songwriting and overall performance seems to have finally developed to the point of where they match the young Dickinson's pedigree and initial hype. I wish them contiued growth and hope they may eventually match the output of some of their idols if not surpass it.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 09:12 PM
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Besides the NMAS tune "ML" definately "borrowing" the "Blue Sky" riff I remember seeing NMAS at a Christmas Jam where Luther 'borrowed" the entire solo for "Two Tickets For Paradise" by Eddie Money during one song. Not only that but Cody came out from behind the drum kit, don a guitar and proceded to butcher "Whiskey Rock N Roller" by Skynyrd. To be honest I thought they were pretty horrible. After having heard Electric Blue Watermelon, I proud to say their chops, songwriting and overall performance seems to have finally developed to the point of where they match the young Dickinson's pedigree and initial hype. I wish them contiued growth and hope they may eventually match the output of some of their idols if not surpass it.


So much of music is borrowed through time. From cover songs to "riffs". I'm happy to read in the quote above that the ABB had a "profound" effect on the brothers. It's one thing to rip off an artist and another to proudly speak of how something influenced you and incorporate it into something new. I think NMAS has done that and I love their growth as a band.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2007 at 09:37 PM
Wow, really dig the acoustic myspace tunes! These guys are one of my new favorites.
Another sign of hope that I may have some good music to check out live for at least the next 30 years or so

 

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  posted on 10/17/2007 at 09:48 AM
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I can hear the riff you're talking about but it was used minimally in the context of the song and I wouldn't call it a rip-off (not that you did, either). More great stuff from NMAS, and I'm seeing them tonight w/ Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Joe Krown.


Rob, how was the show? Are they just the backing band or do the do their own set?

Here are some videos my daughter took this summer when I took her to see them at The Stone Pony.

Covering Springsteen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHUOK0hoAvk
Luther w/Rob't Randolph http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EeX6uXy8DU

 
 


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