Favorite Bands 4
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
This is another great band. I remember the day that I bought this album. It was the late summer of the same year that I bought the Aerosmith album. I was about 15 years old, and I still had some spending cash from mowing several lawns that week. This Jimi Hendrix album sounded really good on my new HI-Fi Stereo System. I had this Pioneer Receiver and Turntable, all my records and tapes sounded great on that system. It’s a matter of fact, I still have this particular receiver and it still has an amazing sound quality to it. It’s true Analog, but that’s for another future topic. Back to Jimi, this dude completely changed the way an electric guitar could be played. I mean, he incorporated some truly incredible sound effects that most everybody in the industry still use to this day. One good example is the use of feedback. This was done by getting real close to the speaker of your amplifier and thus causing this loop of sound repeating to and from your guitar pick-ups. Currently this is done basically the same, except there’re devices that reproduce this type of effect. All the songs on JH Experience were good. Crosstown Traffic was one of my favorites, and of course, you can’t leave out that famous song, Voodoo Chile, and Slight Return. The Jimi Hendrix Band is my other top five all-time favorite bands.
This is a Great Album.
This is another great band. I remember the day that I bought this album. It was in the middle of summer, I was about 15 years old, and I had some spending cash from mowing a lawn that day. I had also purchased my first real HI-Fi Sound System that summer. From the first moment I lowered the tone arm of my new turntable and heard that other famous guitar riff of Train Kept a Rollin’ I was entranced. This particular LP had excellent audio production, and just being the first play right of the sleeve, well it sounded amazing. I still own this LP, it’s in great condition. I listen to it every now and then. Back to the band, Aerosmith, this band has been lucky to have stood the test of time. The band went through some rough patches back in the 1980’s and 90’s. Their style is just straight forward Rock-n-Roll. What I mean by that is there’s no digitally altered after effects such as auto-tune or a programmed drum track. But that’s another future topic. The band’s chemistry was good, they just clicked. I think chemistry and just getting along with fellow band members is what makes for a great band to develop into a success. This band, Aerosmith is on my top five all-time favorites list.
Another favorite rock band of mine from way back is Rush. This band, in my view is truly unique and extremely talented. Their music is composed with a classical writing type style. The songs are arranged in movements and some are epics of science fiction and ancient mysteries. When I first listened to a Rush song, I thought to myself, what kinda of rock band is this, anyway. I mean, they sounded a lot like this other band, Yes, and another band, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (ELP), and a little bit of the Moody Blues, all wrapped together. I have to admit, at first I didn’t really like Rush, but in time, their music well, just grew on me as I grew older. To me, this band has stood the test of time as well. The album pictured above is entitled “Moving Pictures”. I think this particular album for Rush was the one you would say, put them on the map. Of course all their other albums are good, this one noted is one of my all-time favorites.
Favorite Music (continued)
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
- Led Zeppelin
- Jimi Hendrix
- Deep Purple
- Judas Priest
This rock band is one of my all time favorites. They definitely have stood the test of time. I’m really glad Led Zeppelin was finally honored at the Kennedy Awards this past December. That was truly amazing for me and all the fellow rockers out there in the rock & roll community. Wow! What an honor for them. As I was watching that show on TV, I noticed that the lead singer, Robert Plant, was almost in tears while watching another famous rock band, Heart, playing “Stairway to Heaven”. It was a moving experience for me, as I saw each of the band members expressions during that spectacular performance of their music, by the featured bands that night. I mean, that show was incredible.
I like to play Led Zeppelin songs on my guitar. Someday I hope to sound like Jimmy Page. I’m almost there. I’ll have that topic on a future post. But for now, I’ll be signing off for the night.
Some of my favorite bands over the years are Led Zeppelin, Rush, Judas Priest, and Jimmie Hendricks. I’ve always liked rock music since I was about , oh, 8 years old. I collect all kinds of rock and heavy metal music on vinyl records. I just like that old analog sound. To me, it just sounds warmer than digital does. I guess I’m and old school kind of guy. But back to the rock music. I think the first time I actually heard a so-called “Heavy Riff” was when I was about 8 years old at my cousin’s house. He had the Led Zepp 2 album, and as soon as the cartridge touched down on the record, that’s when it all started for me. I mean, I first heard that laugh, then the “Thuda,thuda, thuda,dathu datheda,datheda,datheda,datheda. That’s my interpretation of the Intro to “Whola Lotta Love” by Zeppelin. In my view, that particular guitar riff is up there as one of the all time greatest. After hearing that cool music at my cousin’s house, I started buying records and tapes every week. As I got older, I got into the Heavy Metal Craze, and that kept going far into my adult years. I still like all this music, and this one band, Led Zeppelin still remains to be the “Founding Fathers” of the Hard Rock music era to this day.
My name is Michael Mascorro, my friends and families call me Mike. I was born and grew up here in San Antonio and graduated from R.E. Lee High school many years past. I’m a returning student from the original Alamo College, S.A.C. My major is Multi-Media Specialist. I work in the media field. Currently I’m a Master Control Operator at KLRN-TV, our local PBS Affiliate. I am married to my lovely wife, Linda. We both share similar likes in music and sporting events.
Some of my favorite music dates back to when I was very young. I can remember listening to music with my dad on his old stereo system. My dad liked the music from his time, which was from the 50’s, its rock & roll, and that’s where it all started for me.
These are some of the bands I started listening to when I was about twelve or thirteen years old: The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Dylan, and many others.
As I got a little older, I started listening to the harder rock bands, for instance: Aerosmith was one, Heart, ZZ Top, and this one band named April Wine. I still like these bands and I listen to them now and then.