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    John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    That's funny.

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Had to Google John Petrucci to find out who he was.
    Lame, naive, laughable and stupid

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrunt View Post
    Had to Google John Petrucci to find out who he was.

    I love this post.

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrunt View Post
    Had to Google John Petrucci to find out who he was.
    +1

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Geez, the video told me who he is.

    I'm glad that was a humorous recollection rather than a snarky one.
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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Means nothing to me. Never heard of him.

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    I love how in this case I'm the one who's the bigger music nerd. I can count on one hand the times that has happened to me in my online life.
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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Don the Cap View Post
    Means nothing to me. Never heard of him.
    I love this post too.

    Dream Theatre, oy, dudes can play a million miles an hour but no heart in that music imho. You’re not missing anything Don.

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Enlighten View Post
    I love this post too.

    Dream Theatre, oy, dudes can play a million miles an hour but no heart in that music imho. You’re not missing anything Don.
    Oh them. Theam Dreatre. Ew!

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Wolf View Post
    Geez, the video told me who he is.
    Yeah I see that now. The first time through I missed that at the beginning.
    Lame, naive, laughable and stupid

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by luna65 View Post
    I love how in this case I'm the one who's the bigger music nerd. I can count on one hand the times that has happened to me in my online life.
    Lame, naive, laughable and stupid

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    This might be the gig he's talking about, that they were rehearsing for :



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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Here's a bit of trivia....2004 tour YES with Dream Theater opening for them. In DT's set they played an instrumental version of "Machine Messiah". I thought it was cool that YES allowed them to do it, it went over well (at least at the show I was at) :



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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    There's actually some Dream Theatre stuff I really like. Now, why do I suddenly feel like I just said "this piece of halibut was good enough for Jehova"....
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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Enlighten View Post
    I love this post too.

    Dream Theatre, oy, dudes can play a million miles an hour but no heart in that music imho. You’re not missing anything Don.
    There is no doubt they are talented musicians. But they seem like jock prog rock. Athletic. Guys who studied too much at the Musicians Institute and not much soul in the sound. A lot of prog bands come off that way to me. Funny how much mojo Yes, Crimson, Genesis, and Rush, have that others don't... It's like the others get lost in copying the sounds and formula's with no soul or stark originality of their own. Maybe it's the singer and that corny metal hybrid that really turned me off..? Still a funny story though!

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by somissound View Post
    There is no doubt they are talented musicians. But they seem like jock prog rock. Athletic. Guys who studied too much at the Musicians Institute and not much soul in the sound. A lot of prog bands come off that way to me. Funny how much mojo Yes, Crimson, Genesis, and Rush, have that others don't... It's like the others get lost in copying the sounds and formula's with no soul or stark originality of their own. Maybe it's the singer and that corny metal hybrid that really turned me off..? Still a funny story though!
    Nailed it Erik, couldn't have said it better.

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    No time for Dream Theater, real snooze fest for me. Loved Liquid Tension Experiment though- there punishingly quick instrumental playing was rather the point.
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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    If there has ever been any "soul" in their music, Jordan Rudess is IMO the guy who has helped them. His writing on the "6 Degrees of Inner Turbulence" (the symphonic side) has "influenced by YES" all over it.......and He also made some really good contributions on Liquid Tension Experiment 2 as well as Octavarium.

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    Re: John Petrucci remembers when Steve Howe once told him to "turn it down"

    Quote Originally Posted by Enlighten View Post
    I love this post.
    It's wonderful.

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