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Old 02-14-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Gravity Demos Appreciation Thread

A/B/G/Drop A sounds like a rock version of the Hummer outro

Lucky Lad sounds like a Foo Fighters song from their first record

Jimmy's cymbal roll technique in the beginning of Dizzle is really cool

The guitar part around 20 seconds in to Weeping Willowly is really nice



SP was effortlessly good around this time

 
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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first to drool over the groover

 
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:00 PM   #3
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Yeah but it's a different recording to the one that's on Pastichio Medley, which is way better.

 
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:01 PM   #4
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also in b4 anyone points out how a, ab, e, b, f# was later used for endless summer.

favorite tracks: groover, blast, new wave a to g, lucky lad

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:31 AM   #5
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is the viper on the gravity demos? that's got to be one of billy's best riffs.

up there with jackboot and the riff that pwns on the live extended versions of mary star of the sea.

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:47 AM   #6
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Go away

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:20 AM   #7
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SP was effortlessly good around this time
I agree

A,B,G, Drop A
Lucky Lad
Weeping Willowly
The Groover

So good

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:23 AM   #8
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Also Star Song is amazing but I don't think it was a Gravity Demo.

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:30 AM   #9
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Dizzle.

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:22 PM   #10
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New Waver and Revi Ravi Roo or whatever shouldve been singles

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:50 PM   #11
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She Says and Tulips >>>>>

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:19 PM   #12
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Also Star Song is amazing but I don't think it was a Gravity Demo.
I get goosebumps listening to the full version.

Like, when it goes past the point where it cuts off on the medley, and it resolves musically. ahhhhh

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:20 PM   #13
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She Says and Tulips >>>>>
Tulips is really underrated. The drums are groovy as fuck...I'd love to hear a better recording

 
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:49 PM   #14
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There's some absolute gold on the Gravity Demos. It'd be kinda interesting to know what they would have been like with lyrics.

Rings (simple but beautiful)
The Groover
Jackboot
Germans In Leather Pants
Beautiful One (I almost got into a fight with a neighbour because I was playing this over and over when I first heard it )

 
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:56 AM   #15
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I get goosebumps listening to the full version.

Like, when it goes past the point where it cuts off on the medley, and it resolves musically. ahhhhh
I know what you mean. So satisfying.

 
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:47 AM   #16
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I really like She Says

 
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:39 AM   #17
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Rings is a surprising discovery for me. Kind of an Explosions in the Sky precursor. Really cool eastern melody

 
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:51 AM   #18
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Yeah those demos were pretty dope, a lot of good potential for great songs and quite a few followed up upon versions. Funny how quite a few amazing b-sides were demoed here but never got tho shine on a proper album, ah well.

I think Blast and Dizzle are probably my favorite tunes here; Speed is also pretty good. Damn, now I think I'm gonna have to listen to it in full now.

 
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:19 PM   #19
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:07 PM   #20
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how I wish they had vocals, even scratch vocals. . .

 
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:00 PM   #21
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James Iha's The Groover


 
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:21 AM   #23
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also in b4 anyone points out how a, ab, e, b, f# was later used for endless summer.
Totally hear an early version of Endless Summer every time I listen to A/Ab/E/B/F#. Without the "hey" vocal in between.

 
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:46 AM   #24
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No Escape (Weeping Willowly) has one of Jimmy's finest drum moments, I always think. Also, the song has a dreamy vibe to it

 
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Also, DOSE HARMONICS!

 
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:40 AM   #26
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all da quiet songs arer to quiet

 
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:41 PM   #27
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how I wish they had vocals, even scratch vocals. . .
I think Rings does have scratch vocals, they're just very hard to hear. From the 45-sec mark to around 1:10.

 
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fuck yeah, bringing this thread back cause the gravity demos are the shit! so good.

 
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A/B/G/Drop A sounds like a rock version of the Hummer outro
i always thought this became glorious during zwan. similar to how A,Ab,E,B,F# became endless summer.

 
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I will never not wonder about the circumstances behind Rubberman

 
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