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    I'm bringing this thread up again, to see if anybody has any new recommendations. I still have the HUNGER.


    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg
    One thing I love about Group 87, and Mark Isham's composing in general, is that he takes a heavy riff and lays down a long sinuous multi-measure counter-melody over the top of it.
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    And I’m sure everyone knows, but just in case, Patrick became a member of Toy Matinee, along with Kevin Gilbert. What a fantastic release that was!!!
    So much music....so little time....

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    Steve Morse's tribute to Jimmy Page has some of the characteristics:

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatliner View Post
    And I’m sure everyone knows, but just in case, Patrick became a member of Toy Matinee, along with Kevin Gilbert. What a fantastic release that was!!!
    I think you're confusing Patrick O'Hearn with Patrick Leonard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    I think you're confusing Patrick O'Hearn with Patrick Leonard.
    Whoops! That’s what happens when one does this sort of thing while at work! So sorry! ��
    So much music....so little time....

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    Not sure if these will hit the right neurons, (some may lean a little toward Steve Tibbetts territory... who doesn't usually doesn't crank it as hard he does in this clip). Anyway, seems like these were in rotation when i was listening to Group 87:
    -Land (Road Movies)
    -Mo Boma (Myths of the Near Future)
    -Bond Bergland (Unearth)
    -Saqqara Dogs
    -Michael Brook (Cobalt Blue)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake 2 View Post
    -Steve Tibbetts (Test)
    -Land (Road Movies)
    -Mo Boma (Myths of the Near Future)
    -Bond Bergland (Unearth)
    -Saqqara Dogs (Thirst)
    -Michael Brook (Cobalt Blue)
    I have all of Steve Tibbetts' releases, they're lovely -- but not riff-oriented like Group 87.

    Not familiar with Land, Mo Boma or Bond Bergland -- will go investigate.

    Have (& love) Saqqara Dogs and Michael Brook. Oh, I see Bond Bergland is the lead guy from Saqqara. Good to know!

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    Ah, Land is my buddy Jeff Greinke's band. I've not heard them before. I will rectify that, thanks! With a lineup like this what's not to like:
    Fred Chalenor - Bass
    Lesli Dalaba - Trumpet
    Jeff Greinke - Sounds & rhythm
    Dennis Rea - Guitar
    Bill Rieflin - Drums
    Doug Haire - Engineer

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    There are probably several things, (forgotten) that might scratch that itch... it was roughly 35 years ago. Some Paul Schutze may spin the Group 87 propeller. I do remember really digging Snake Train from the Bergland/Unearth album, which might only be available on vinyl. Maybe this Burnel / Greenfield record is in the right zip code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake 2 View Post
    ...the Bergland/Unearth album, which might only be available on vinyl...
    Sadly, this appears to be the case. No online or digital copies to be found anywhere

    Quote Originally Posted by Bake 2 View Post
    Some Paul Schutze may spin the Group 87 propeller.
    I have & love all the Schütze too... but again, not in the same universe as Group 87.
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    This band has some of that sound:

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    Birdsongs & Passport (and solo albums by Michael Bierylo, Ken Field, Erik Lindgren, Curt Cress, Klaus Doldinger, and Kristian Schultze) all are great suggestions. Have loved them for years.

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    I suppose Kenso also fits the bill?

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    Love Group 87 myself, and also see them as belonging to a similar universe as UK. No too much of that around. Going with the UK likeness, I find that Eddie Jobson's solo album The Green Album scratches some of the itch, even though it is to a large extent vocal-based. But it is also occasionally quite riffy, venturing into heavy fusion land when Jobson picks up his fiddle. Another record that to me belongs in somewhat of the same territory is Torn/Levin/Bruford/Isham album Cloud About Mercury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Holm-Lupo View Post
    Another record that to me belongs in somewhat of the same territory is Torn/Levin/Bruford/Isham album Cloud About Mercury.
    Yup, as well as the two Rubisa Patrol albums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    the closest things in my collection are probably Tauk's Sir Nebula
    Revisiting this album, and it reminds me a lot of Djam Karet. That's not a bad thing!

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    What about Joaquin Liévano's One Mind?





    Liévano played with Jean-Luc Ponty but also in the symphonic jazz-rockband Zazen.

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    Yup, great album. As is "Ecologie."



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    I was listening to an old Go West-album lately (Dancing On The Couch), which is interesting for me because of Alan Murphy's guitar stuff. And then I thought, maybe his SFX-album fits the bill too:


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    Although not a lot of guitar can be heard, World Affair by Tristan Des Pres (featuring Jerry Goodman) reminds me also a bit of the Group 87-style:


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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Although not a lot of guitar can be heard, World Affair by Tristan Des Pres reminds me also a bit of the Group 87-style
    It has those same '80s synthesizer sounds, and those same Patrick O'Hearn electronic percussion sounds... but it has none of the rocking interlocking riffs I'm hungering for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    It has those same '80s synthesizer sounds, and those same Patrick O'Hearn electronic percussion sounds... but it has none of the rocking interlocking riffs I'm hungering for!
    2 out of 3 ain't bad though

    I'll see if I can come closer to satisfy your appetite...

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    Keep trying. The effort is appreciated!

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