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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Big Country

Heh heh heh, nothing like a bit of Scottish Rock

Any fans of Big Country lurking about here? I'm a big big big fan of their music. Stuart Adamson is a sad loss to us all; brilliant guitarist and songwriter.

For anybody who hasn't heard them I'd definately recommend them.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 04:48 AM
 
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I think they were a brilliant band, and Stuart was one of the reasons I started playing.

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For anybody who hasn't heard them I'd definately recommend them.
For anyone unfamiliair with Stuart Adamson, he wrote this song at age 20, with singer Richard Jobson (only 17!), I bet you'll know this tune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEgCXCvGz94
He's the guitarist in the white smoking jacket

For Big Country in their prime, check out "Look Away"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ekyuXnqDrc

Also noteworthy is that, for a while in Big Country, he and co-guitartist Bruce Watson played Ibanez Artists (with Edge trem) He may actually be playing one in the above video as well (non-trem)
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Re: Big Country

A big what tree?
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A big what tree?

this one's right up your alley, cid

http://youtube.com/watch?v=A41fx3VAgA8

you said job...eheh
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Big Country

Heh heh!

The Skids were a good band too, but Big Country are amazing. Wonderland, One Great Thing and Chance still take some beating even after all these years!

Yes, that's a non-trem Artist. I know that they also used Yamaha SGs, Strats and Teles a lot in the early years before moving onto Les Pauls and Gretsches later on.

What's your favourite Big Country album? Personally it's between The Crossing, Steeltown and The Seer.

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I cover this song in my 80's band =)
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What's your favourite Big Country album?
The Seer is my favorite; not a kate Bush fan, but the duet between her and Stuart is chilling.

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I cover this song in my 80's band =)
What song, "In a Big Country"? It does have a cool 80s vibe, but my absolute fav song is The Teacher, live performance followed by IABC...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBvqkW_dyNk
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Yes the song "In a Big Country". We stay true to the song and sound. Right down to a very $$$ Simmons drum set.
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Ha ha ! Big Country ,blast from the past .Saw them a few times nice guys and always tuck the time to sign autographs .

Stay Alive................
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bruce watson plays in a band with my drummer sometimes and from what i gather
big country are still touring and recording minus mr adamason !
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yes they are... last I heard they were touring last year.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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there are some vids available on youtube of that "reunion", but without Stuart it just doesn't make any sense, whatsoever...like the doors without Jim,or Queen without Freddy.

I mean, it's ok as a one off, tribute kinda thing, but at least get someone decent to fill Stuart Adamson's role. But as a full tour (even album) with Tony singing...nope, not for me at least
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