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#67653 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 23:20:00 Fave guitar riff!
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Hiya all!

Aren't we all fascinated by Robin's (not RH <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> )guitar riffs. For those who have listened to Ultravox 78-79 live, Magazine's Play, JF's tour 83 (Tin Can in particular - thanks MR Pig for the recommendation! excited )have to admit that he is fantastic performing live. smile

My favourites with Robin at his strident best:
Slow Motion
I Can't Stay Long
Some of Them
The Quiet Men
Walk Away
The Hidden Man

Also some moments in:
Night Suit
Systems of Romance
Running Across Thin Ice with Tigers

and the prize goes to Stairway! smile smile

Robin you sent John to heaven on this one.
Luckily for all of us he descended to his Cathedral - Shrewsbury (thanks again Mr Pig laugh )
Don't worry Robin. He'll revisit the Garden one day and will bring along our Billy.

John, Billy and Robin. How about that! or with"Quit Dreaming get on the Beam" Bill. He likes Gardens as well. Mind you John likes our Billy's Yorkshire Gardens. That's another thought in our futuristic Minds!!! laugh

Your votes ladies and gents excited

Chris C

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#67654 - Mon, 22 Nov 2004 20:40:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Does anyone know where Robin Simon is ?

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#67655 - Wed, 24 Nov 2004 23:19:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Midge's in 'I Remember...' & Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd in 'High Hopes'...superb stuff. wink

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#67656 - Thu, 25 Nov 2004 00:18:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
Midge's in 'I Remember...' & Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd in 'High Hopes'...superb stuff. wink
Totally agree. smile

Other Midge's edgy guitar play favs:

New Europeans
Mine for Life
One Small Day

John McGeoch is also another superb guitarist:

The light pours out of me
Song from under the floorboards
Philadelphia
Shot by both sides

to a name a few. wink

Mind you Robin replaced John briefly in Magazine when John joined Siouxsie & the Banshees

smile

Chris C

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#67657 - Thu, 25 Nov 2004 20:51:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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hey there

yeah - i just love hearing any of midge's work, it's always so beautifully in place and sits just perfectly in the arrangements like snuggling down into the best sofa! fantastic arrangements - but if i had to choose then i think i'd back 'i remember..' but sometimes it's his single flippin notes that just make my plectrum gripping fingers wince - the little rising note in between verses in 'cold cold heart' just fantastic.

my all time personal 'wish i'd written that' riffs:

'wouldn't it be good' - nik kershaw
'la villa strangiato' - alex lifeson/rush (it's full of 'em!
'it's only love' - simply red (urgh - did i say that?) heitor's amazing bouncing guitar riff
'secret world' - peter gabriel - david rhodes' reprise riff on the live version
'in the region of the summer stars' - steve stewart of the enid

and about a million more!

happy listening y'all

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#67658 - Tue, 30 Nov 2004 04:07:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Robin Simon - Maximum Acceleration
Slow Motion
Systems Of Romance
Walk Away
Fusion/Fission

Midge Ure - I Remember Death In The Afternoon
Mine For Life
We Stand Alone
Cut And Run

Bill Nelson - Nearly everything he's done is exceptional.

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#67659 - Tue, 07 Dec 2004 10:13:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Tony Iommi..........The Riffmeister.
Carries his little bag of riffs everywhere.
Every great riff....Tony wrote it first.....Fact!

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#67660 - Wed, 02 Feb 2005 04:26:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Even those people who aren't too keen on JF's voice can appreciate a good RS riff. The guitar break on "Walk Away" is one of the best. Personally, I'd go for his work on "I Can't Stay Long" that contributes to the overall brilliant atmosphere of the song.

Adrian

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#67661 - Wed, 02 Feb 2005 22:38:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Originally posted by Dadge:
The guitar break on "Walk Away" is one of the best.
uhm ... this comment - & similar mentions of "walk away" - indeed leaves me puzzled , as of course there's a rhythm guitar on that track , but it's so far in the background that it's hard to hear it most of the time !!! bemused
the break in "walk away" features a typical john foxx-like synth sound of that period & if there really is a guitar to accompany that sound , i must admit that i can't actually hear much , if anythin' of it ... however !!! eek

do i have to wash my ears again ... or why don't i hear much of a guitar sound - not a bass guitar , of course !!! wink - in "walk away" ??? *indeed_quite_puzzled_look*

anyway ... c u ! smile

- olaf

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#67662 - Thu, 03 Feb 2005 00:29:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Originally posted by MetaMatrix:
uhm ... this comment - & similar mentions of "walk away" - indeed leaves me puzzled , as of course there's a rhythm guitar on that track , but it's so far in the background that it's hard to hear it most of the time !!! bemused
the break in "walk away" features a typical john foxx-like synth sound of that period & if there really is a guitar to accompany that sound , i must admit that i can't actually hear much , if anythin' of it ... however !!! eek

do i have to wash my ears again ... or why don't i hear much of a guitar sound - not a bass guitar , of course !!! wink - in "walk away" ??? *indeed_quite_puzzled_look*

anyway ... c u ! smile

- olaf
Well it sounds like a guitar to me! (And to other people.) If that really is JF pretending to be a guitar, while RS is just standing there twiddling his plectra, it brings to mind the old saying: Why buy a dog, then bark yourself? A

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#67663 - Thu, 03 Feb 2005 01:55:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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Originally posted by Dadge:
Well it sounds like a guitar to me! (And to other people.) If that really is JF pretending to be a guitar, while RS is just standing there twiddling his plectra, it brings to mind the old saying: Why buy a dog, then bark yourself? A
hm ... it really doesn't sound like any 6- nor 12-string e-guitar to me , but much more than a "synth guitar"-like sound of that era , so it's probably a misconception , when people think that it's a "real" guitar sound !? eek

any guitarist in here that likes to listen to "walk away" by john foxx & tell us , if especially the sounds of the break are "real" e-guitar sounds or whatever else then ??? confused2

i bet that robin simon's part in "walk away" is jus' the part of a rhythm guitar player in the background & nothin' more than that !!! wink

anyway ... c u ! smile

- olaf , who'd once played acoustic-guitar , then e-bass & now jus' keyboards , synths & ... erm ... computers ... wink

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#67664 - Sat, 19 Mar 2005 00:06:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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John Foxx himself seems able to play that choppy guitar sound, perhaps he merely instructed Robin to play the bits on the solo material. There is a very Robin guitar sound on "Systems of Romance" the actual track. Elsewhere on this site someone has noted Midge uses that style on "New Europeans"

Grant PS "I can't stay long" is incredible Robin !

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#67665 - Wed, 13 Apr 2005 00:49:00 Re: Fave guitar riff!
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It has to be the live version of 'Thank u fallettin me be mis elf agin' by Magazine from Play. Absolutely stunning, Dave Formulas keys are also brilliant. I like the version of Parade also as it is quite different from the version on Real Life.

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