Do you like the Steve Miller Band?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by ToneChaser77, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. ToneChaser77

    ToneChaser77 Squier-Nut

    Sep 29, 2019
    Milledgeville, Ga
    Yes she does. It doesnt help that I originally had it sorted by genre then alphabetically and associated acts before the move. Ex: Cream=classic rock, Eric Clapton= Cream or Beatles with Wings,John and Yoko,Paul,George and Ringo. Makes since to me but she didn't like the Idea. I have to admit just Alphabetically makes it easy to find exactly what you want but I want to take it a step further and sort by release date as well. Putting say the ABB albums in the order of release including Greggs Solo stuff. Is that too much? Seems logical to me.
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  2. lost sailor

    lost sailor Squier-Meister

    Oct 7, 2013
    Wolf 359
    Children of the Future was my favorite album.
    I loved the "Day on the Green"......last one I was at had The Police as the headline band with Madness, the Fixx? and Oingo-Boingo......sittin' on the grass there was very cool.
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  3. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I grew up with Fly Like an eagle and Book f Dreams as a staple. I thought I read where they were recorded at the same time and had such a catalog of good music made 2 releases out of it. There are some great deep tracks. if you like bad ass blues, check out The Stake. Sacrifice also a great jam, Wild Mountain Honey! The radio stuff has been played to death. BTW, Joe Boanmassa wasn’t a rich kid. Only with talent. Not saying you have to like him, but you cant deny his skill. I guess we like what we like and sometimes over play of anything gets to us. I was the hugest of Skynyrd fans and just turn the dial when I hear them now because the same 4 songs have been played so much.

    As to Steve Miller, saw him a couple of times. I still own Book of Dreams on Vinyl. I might have Fly Like an Eagle too. Haven’t checked.
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  4. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

    Feb 25, 2017
    Rhode Island USA
    I think yur lettin yur ocd get the best o ya
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  5. ToneChaser77

    ToneChaser77 Squier-Nut

    Sep 29, 2019
    Milledgeville, Ga
    Maybe so. You know I dont remember being that way at all when I was younger. Only in the last decade or so have I been more particular about things. I have decided to leave it as is though. Mrs.Chaser worked hard organizing it and it will help her go right to what she wants to hear. I think she's enjoying it more than I am. She's played records nearly every single night like my very on DJ. We haven't even turned on the TV in a few days.
  6. Croppertone

    Croppertone Squier-Meister

    Mar 31, 2010
    Always liked his stuff growing up. Recently I realized that every time I hear Threshold/Jet Airliner, it makes me smile: I'd say that's a win/win. And I always end up singing the harmonies without thinking
  7. strat81

    strat81 Squier-Meister Platinum Supporting Member

    May 27, 2020
    No way, man. He won't have my back when there's funky **** going down in the city. Just gets on his jet airliner and leaves.
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  8. NoStoneUnturned

    NoStoneUnturned Squier Talker

    May 27, 2020
    If you don't own at least one Steve Miller Band album/CD you can't be my friend. (Greatest Hist counts. I think everybody has that on.)
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  9. madmodder

    madmodder Squier Talker

    Mar 21, 2014
    new england
    You have good taste in music. I am a Boomer most likely just a year or two younger than Steve himself, LOL. I have seen him in concert more than a few times. I saw him in NYC when he was playing the left hand reversed Strat seen on the cover of your LP. That was/is a great LP. I also suggest "Steve Miller Band Number 5". Lest I forget his first LP (Children of the Future) is also a classic. Enjoy.
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  10. Shaman

    Shaman Squier Talker

    May 18, 2020
    Middle Island, New York
    haha reminded me of this scene.
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  11. Finnish Swede

    Finnish Swede Squier-Meister

    Apr 7, 2018
  12. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    Yes, I love The Steve Miller Band.

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  13. Maguchi

    Maguchi Squier Talker

    Aug 5, 2019
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    I loved Steve Miller's music growing up and still do. I can't say I have heard anything to convince me to like Steve Miller as a person though. However, that is based on only a one hour interview of him by Dan Rather. I have not seen or heard anything else about him.
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  14. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

    I don't care for "The Joker" album and later, except for the song "Serenade".

    I do really like the "Anthology" compilation album, which covers from 1968-1972.
    Will "Children of the Future" do?
    I think I have it on CD and vinyl.
    My first contact with it was a cover band doing the whole first side live. I had to get it from the source after that.
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  15. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Don't forget the other Steve Miller, Keyboard Maestro in Elvin Bishop's band with the late great Jo Baker on vocals.
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  16. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Back in 2010, I met Joseph Wooten, the keyboardist for Steve’s band in a hotel bar in downtown Milwaukee, very engaging, nice guy, and gave me the scoop on a couple songs that Steve changes the key on to play live when his voice isn’t cooperating.
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  17. crowhaven2000

    crowhaven2000 Squier Talker

    Jul 18, 2011
    new mexico
    I saw Stevie Guitar Miller at the Diamond-head Crater Celebration in 1970. It was an awesome concert and he shined. He is a hell of a guitar player, no matter what anyone thinks. His history with the industry is instrumental with musicians making money from their work. True, as a kid he was an insider, but so what? He learned from the best and he made some money by demanding it when almost everyone else was getting screwed.. The music he played that day was mostly from his Number 5 album. Maybe my favorite, though his earlier work was great too. He was an activist and a trend setter. But if you go see him live you will see that he is a guitar player and a composer. One thing I like about him these days is he doesn't give a sh*t about what the industry thinks, but he has a lot to say about how they treat bands. Like Joe, he beat the system, just in a different way. And I like his earlier stuff better too, but I would guess he doesn't care. Live he was great, and connected with the audience. Stevie Guitar Miller, a Legend. Jut like one of his mentors, Les Paul.
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  18. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    The song that was #1 on the charts the week I was born was Abracadabra. I've always liked Steve Miller's music, but I think I lost my Greatest Hits CD prior to the digitization of my collection.
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  19. brashboy

    brashboy Squier Talker

    Apr 6, 2017
    Especially the first two, produced by Glyn Johns.
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