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    One day, while flipping through our local 'Free Weekly' rag, I saw a listing for The Moog Cookbook ...

    In concert ... that night ... for $1!

    So, I may be one of the *very few* to have seen this act live. Of course, it was hillarious.

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    well if we are pickin on the Pickin On series...I do love the cover of a few of Becks songs and 1 or 2 from the Allman Bros...I haven't heard much of the other stuff if any. May final answer is "Play what ya like how ya like and U will be happy!" Everyone else can run if need be...:p
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    I recently loaned Ricky Simpkins my mandola and 12 string for a pickin on recording session he was doing for a Van Zandt pickin on cd. I don't know about you but anything with Ricky on is worth listening to in my opinion. Anyone coming out to the Heritage Arts Craft Festival this weekend in Harpers Ferry, WVA? Ricky is going to be there picking with Jimmy Gaudreau with Orrin Starr thrown in for good measure. If your going save me a hay bale up front and I'll buy you a bag of that wonderful kettle corn they do so well up there in by God West Virginialand.
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    You guys are weirdos... Next thing you know, there'll be Pickin' on The Tubes, or worse... Pickin' on King Crimson

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    hey great idea Dillo...lol!
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    For Perry -- if you go on eBay you'll find 13 eBay stores selling "Beatle Country," ranging from the reissue CD for $7 or so to copies of the original LP for $50. This is one of the best-done jobs of adapting rock songs to bluegrass; the "Yaller Submarine," with Bob Siggins on frailed banjo, is still absolutely hilarious 40 years later.
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    "Pickin' on King Crimson", I might buy that one

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    Make your own "Pickin on...."

    Directions
    1) Hook up your old turntable. If you never had one, borrow one from your parents.
    2) Get 33 rpm vinyl LP copy of group/album to be "picked on".
    3) Put record on turntable.
    4) Reset speed to 45 rpm.
    5) Listen to them notes fly by, topped off with high lonesome rodential. vocals.
    6) Burn LP being played this way to CDR.

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    I don't care for some of the "pickin' on" stuff. Maybe I've not heard the right CDs, but I don't appreciate the converting of every tune into 2/4 and "bluegrassing" it.It also seems to me that the songs are not sung, but played as instrumentals. It is much more impressive to hear the tune played in its proper tempo with acoustic instruments. Same keys with singers who can sing in those keys. New Grass Revival could have pulled it off.
    It was commonplace in the '70s to hear Creedence Clearwater Revival and such, re-done in 2/4. In my opinion, that was of a limited amount of creativity., perhaps merely re-appropriated lyrics, and it sounded like polka.
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    Dred Zepplin is one of the most entertaining bands I've ever seen. YMMV.

    As to the original post, I understand, but music is music. You like it or don't. Nothing can cheapen anything, because it's different.

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    I mentioned Dread Zeppelin in an aside earlier. Since I now know they have a fan base on the board, I'll confess ... I have a complete collection of their works, including their little heard disco album featuring Garry Bibb as lead singer instead of Tortelvis, and their Japanese double-album set "The Song Remains Insane".
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    Scenes We'd Like To See:

    Pickin' on The Shaggs
    Pickin' on Stravinsky
    Pickin' on Hindemith
    Pickin' on Mancini
    Pickin' on Late Period John Coltrane (Ascension)
    Pickin' on Paganini
    Pickin' on Revolution #9
    Pickin' on Art Tatum
    Pickin' on Allan Holdsworth


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    Pickin' on...

    Lothar and the Hand People
    The Ultimate Spinach
    Crazy World of Arthur Brown
    Rick Dees
    C.W McCall
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    Pickin' on... Tangerine Dream

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    Not a "Pickin' On" but I love the way Austin Lounge Lizzards do Pink Floyd's Brain Damage
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    Yeah, this has become an almost clichι marketing gimmick... but it does have value in both opening up a genre that most "rockers" miss and good music that purists overlook because it isn't acoustic normally.

    I don't really like any of the "Pickin' On" discs per se, but I really enjoy Hayseed Dixie (Kiss/ACDC/Motorhead - doesn't matter), Iron Horse (Metallica), and covers like "Gin & Juice" by the Gourds (I don't even like rap...) or other "one off" tunes.

    My band, whereas we're not bluegrass (we're alt.-country), is tackling "Welcome to My Nightmare" (Cooper), "Dirty Deeds..." (AC/DC), Die Die My Darling (Misfits), Pet Cemetary (Ramones), and a bunch of others. Yes, we twang them. Yes, I do play mando on Die Die My Darling (and also Pedal Steel, which I prefer on that one).

    Pickin' on King Crimson? I'm there!

    I'd also like to hear "Pickin' on Slayer" or "'Grass Sabbath"....

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    I think Mike Compton plays mando on the Nickel Creek one.......As I recall I read about it in Mike's diary on his web site.

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    "Pickin' On" projects are one thing. I've had my share of also listening to "Tribute" CD's as well. You can go to walmart.com and find all sorts of "Pickin' On" (artists) projects but I've heard (or heard of) tributes to The Beatles, KISS, Metallica (actually two projects), AC/DC, Ozzy Ozbourne, Black Sabboth and The Cars. Some contain vocals as well.

    Then, there was a CD I picked up that was of James Taylor tunes but unless I was looking up the Track # on the disc, the music was so different that I wasn't familiar with the tune at all until I read the Track title. No vocals on that project. Probably was why it was priced so cheap. Not that there's anything wrong with the "Pickin' On(s)"... but I can only handle so much of it.
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    Since this topic has expanded a bit, I will whole-heartedly recommend Dub Side of the Moon , a reggae version of the entire "Dark Side of the Moon" album which even manages to preserve all noted synchronism with "The Wizard of Oz".
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    I found this rather entertaining:
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    Well, I have to say I just bought "Pickin' on Wilco" and it's a cut above what I've heard from other albums in the series.

    This is probably because instead of bluegrass studio cats rushing through slapdash arrangements of rock tunes (and throwing in a drum kit and electric bass to cover the distance between rock and bluegrass grooves) ... "Pickin' on Wilco" was recorded by a an actual band: Old School Freight Train. It sounds like they developed these arrangements over a period of months, not on a long weekend, and it's all strict bluegrass-quintet instrumentation (although decidedly newgrass in style). Hardcore OSFT fans probably already know about this. I have never owned any records by either OSFT or Wilco before today, but I feel that I'm off to a very good start.
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    I agree that a lot of these things are awful and basically elevator music, but I think some of the Iron Horse (http://ironhorsebluegrass.com/) discs are pretty great... their album of Shins covers, for example, is about as good as the originals. I think part of it is that they're smart enough to retain the vocals (with nice tight harmonies), so it doesn't feel like the gentle acoustic instrumental supermarket e-z-listening version.



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    Nice one Corgi! But then I liked Flatt and Scruggs' Changing Times album (1/2 Dylan), and a few of the Pickin' On tunes have made me laugh as well.

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    Funny this thread should get resurrected as I was listening to "Red on Blonde" by Tim O'Brien and thinking how those Dylan songs make such good bluegrass music.

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    One of the best albums ever , Pete !

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