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Zacattac50
Mar-15-2006, 8:02am
check out this video

http://video.google.com/videopl....andolin (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1323382452328670198&q=mandolin)

any idea how to play this?

Keith Erickson
Mar-15-2006, 9:54am
I am a HUGE fan of Rock Tunes playing in Bluegrass. If you want to hear some of the best rock stuff played in bluegrass pick up a few CD's from Iron Horse.

If you checkout the Ironhorse Bluegrass Homepage, (http://www.ironhorsebluegrass.com/) you can see tribute albums to Ozzy & Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin & Metallica. As a matter of fact, there is a Part 2 Fade to Bluegrass album that I'm going to get my hands on real soon.

As for AC/DC, I think that there is a coverband called Hayseed Dixie ( I believe ) that cover AC/DC tunes in bluegrass.

mandocrucian
Mar-15-2006, 11:15am
Notice that he played with his back to the camera? I guess he did want anyone to cop "his" licks. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Here's a tab for the opening riff, much closer to what Angus or Malcolm played on guitar, from the CafeBB about a year ago:
Anyone have Hells Bells tab for mando? (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=17;t=22758;hl=hells+bells)

Niles Hokkanen

PS: Have any you folks ever heard my On Fire & Ready! cd? <span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Mandocrucian catalog (http://www.btinternet.com/~john.baldry/mando/hokkanen.html)</span>

Blues Mandolin Boot Camp (http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/holiday/mandolinbuilding.html), Oct 1-4, 2006, Appomattox, VA

jmcgann
Mar-15-2006, 12:26pm
There is a totally different tune called "Hells Bells" on the 2nd Bruford album "One of a Kind" featuring the amazing Allan Holdsworth (let's hear a mando cover of THAT you rockers!) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Keith Erickson
Mar-15-2006, 12:39pm
There is a totally different tune called "Hells Bells" on the 2nd Bruford album "One of a Kind" featuring the amazing Allan Holdsworth (let's hear a mando cover of THAT you rockers!) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
Howdy John,

Just a silly question...

When you are referring to Bruford, are you referring to Bill Bruford from Yes- Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe?

I have to admit that I am not familiar with the "Hells Bells" you are referring to.

Thanks-a-bunch,

jmcgann
Mar-15-2006, 4:56pm
Hey Keith- That's him- when he left Yes, he played in a band called UK w/ Holdsworth, they both left the band after the 1st recording (which I think is great) and Bill did 2 solo albums with AH on guitar- if you like 70's prog stuff, you'll love those recordings, i think. The 1st was called "Feels Good To Me" which has a really gnarly odd time tune aptly named "Beelzebub"...also features some vocals that are...ummm....well.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif #

I prefer the second "One of a Kind" with "Hells Bells" overall.

telepbrman
Mar-16-2006, 4:04am
Holdsworth is coming to town here in Norhtern Virginia, so is Steve Howe...Birchmere shows...later, dy.

Keith Erickson
Mar-16-2006, 10:02am
John,

The Prog rock during the 70's was a big part of my childhood memories. #It's a shame and a crime that there are a lot of these projects out there that are absolutely amazing but hardly get noticed. #What's also sad is that that there has been pretty neat mandolin work that has shined quite well but not really mentioned.

I don't know if you remember GTR. It was a one time project with Steve Howe and Steve Hackett. #They had some interesting mandolin on that CD. #Now I'm going to have to go home and listen to the CD. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Right now I am listening to the 1989 release of Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe. #Every time I listen to song #6 The Meeting, that mandolin work always seems to cheer me up. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Ooops I forgot to mention that Rolling Stone only gave this CD 1 Star. #I'm not quite sure why, it's YES and they always put out great work.

Okay, I'm done venting...... # #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

jmcgann
Mar-16-2006, 3:19pm
Steve Howe did some nice mando work on his early (and later for that matter) solo albums- I like the "beginnings" album, his first solo album from '75.

Rolling Stone (and Creem and lots of other rock press) liked to give Yes a hard time. Zappa said this about rock critics:

People who can't write
writing about people who can't play
for people who can't read.

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Lee Callicutt
Apr-04-2006, 10:15pm
[As for AC/DC, I think that there is a coverband called Hayseed Dixie ( I believe ) that cover AC/DC tunes in bluegrass.]
Correct. The concept sounds absurd initially (laugh, or cry) but once you've heard them you realize they're very serious about what they do and are absolutely incredible musicians. #AC/DC, note for note. #

I even heard that Angus and the boys were so flattered that they had them do a private concert for them.

Lee

Keith Erickson
Apr-05-2006, 9:21am
Hey Lee,

It's funny that you should mention Hayseed Dixie. My wife and I were listening to some Hayseed Dixie clip the other night. Apparently they have an album of just 80's cover tunes.

It's kind of different to hear "Angel in a Centerfold" done in bluegrass.

mandocrucian
Apr-05-2006, 12:53pm
Just another one of those miserable "tribute albums" where everything is turned into a bluegrass polka. The genetic throwback vocals just take it a bit further.

Maybe they ought to do a Temptations "tribute" next, so they can go blackface and interject a lot of "Yow-sahs" and be really "hilarious".