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Discussion in 'Performing Arts' started by TheSkaEffect, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. TheSkaEffect

    TheSkaEffect Member

    ya, Im gonna start a psychadelic band.
    I plan on having....
    1 keyboarder
    2 bassists
    1 guitarist
    1 drummer
    1 steel drum
    maybe some didge players...
    I dont know if ill go through with my plan, but hell... if i do its gonna kick ass.
    I wanna make it sound like nothing ever heard before... something so original people will shit their pants, but be so into the music they wont even realise it.
  2. ahh...tea

    ahh...tea Member

    good luck....2 basses?
  3. TheSkaEffect

    TheSkaEffect Member

    Ya, I want the 2 basses to sound like 2 fat politicians arguing with each other... lol its kind of hard to explain.
  4. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Lotsa effects usually... phasers and delays.
  5. blindhobosam

    blindhobosam The Legend

    sounds good

    hope you go through with it
  6. assfucksohard

    assfucksohard Member

    if you are gonna have 2 basses, you're gonna have to orchestrate the shit out of your songs, because 2 basses being played low sounds really muddy. good luck though sounds like an awesome idea. actually, i think that band Godspeed! You black emperor has 2 bassists.
  7. Jack_Straw2208

    Jack_Straw2208 Senior Member

    good luck mang... if i figured it out, would you let me play accordion occasionally?
  8. Two basses will never work, unless it's like one baritone guitar and one ordinary bass.
    Two guitars isn't a very good idea either since it kind of limits the rest of the band from playing whatever they'd like to play.

    I'm talking out of experience.
  9. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    The only one I'd say there wouldn't be a problem with is two guitars... that depends on the guitarists (their willingness to get along).
  10. InFlames420

    InFlames420 Member

    sounds cool, you should post some mp3s or something. I know I'd be very interested to hear something like that. Good luck
  11. NeoPascal

    NeoPascal Member

    i like the idea. do you have bass players yet? cuz i do play bass.....
  12. hippin life

    hippin life Member

    on the 2 guitarist thing that seems to be comeing up it is insanely workable. im not exactly sure how much you guys know about guitar but generally it can and does work. you have a rythmn guitar and a lead guitar. the rythmn one creates the base for the guitar sounds and the lead plays over it with complex stuff. the bass guitar creates the deeper sounds and further rythmn. but anyway i believe he just wanted one guitarist

    now on the 2 basses i can totally see it workin almost like a dualing banjos kinda thing but not nearly so fast or high pitched
  13. jesikhaviolet

    jesikhaviolet Member

    you've not had enough experience then - if the low end is turned down and the treble quite high, as long as they're not playing very low, it sounds quite pure

    i say go for it, though the didge players wouldn't quite work - a singer who every now and then uses it could work, but there's not a whole lot of different ways it can be used, so the player would get bored and not have the passion there...

    and don't focus on being different, unless you have extreme musical talent, you're not likely to pull that off
  14. jesikhaviolet

    jesikhaviolet Member

    naw, psychedelic bands can't cope with two guitars - when everyone is doing there own thing, jamming live and whatever, two guitars is too much. one of every instrument is the only way it really works
  15. gnombient

    gnombient Member

    So you're saying that the Dead and the Allman Brothers don't/didn't work? Could have fooled me... Instrumentation isn't the issue, communication between musicians is the issue. You could have 5 drummers and a sax player and be absolutely ripping; if everyone is on the same creative page and is meshing well, it doesn't matter what instruments you've got in the mix...

    Good point about not focusing on being different though; don't play to "be different", just play to have fun, fulfill your creative instincts and amuse your muse...
  16. thats crap about the two guitars thing. if you have skill and know how to listen you can have as many as you like
  17. adrianhales86

    adrianhales86 Member

    hey im also looking to put together some psycadellic band but trouble is can't seem to think of an interesting name for the band, any idears anyone??
  18. hippin life

    hippin life Member

    "simply gone"
  19. TheSkaEffect

    TheSkaEffect Member

    Thanks for all the help guys, so far I havent really accomplished much. Its been hard to find people that are into psychadelic music and also posses some musical talent. I'm considering maybe just getting together a ska band (I think it would be easier to recruit people) and then just throwing in some psychadelic influence.
  20. Peace

    Peace In complete harmony.

    No electric clarinet? Are you crazy?!

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