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Beautiful Girl Rhythm Track
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    "Beautiful Girls" Rhythm Track

    Not sure if this has been posted. Mike plays some nice stuff in this ( an unusually busy part for him), though he makes a mistake, and drags a few licks. It's still a nice part. Alex makes it sound effortless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu8RpcChZrw
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    Haha, that was fun, love that tune (it's got so much swing).

    I like when Al switches over to the ride cymbal, near the :50 mark.
    Mike sounds kinda like some guy riffing in the high school jazz band.
    He sounds very low, not a lot of definition to his notes, but it fits.

    That outro bit was always great.
    Eddie was pulling off some great "off the cuff" licks there, a couple cool
    chicken picking bits, too (that Nuno later stole).

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    Love the intricacies Al pulls off in the rhythm. It mirrors Ed's playing a lot too. Love the hi hats in this one, he just has so much control over them. He usually just sloshes them, but in this song especially - they're crisp and light.
    http://imgur.com/Yij2gqN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick AVH fan View Post
    Love the intricacies Al pulls off in the rhythm. It mirrors Ed's playing a lot too. Love the hi hats in this one, he just has so much control over them. He usually just sloshes them, but in this song especially - they're crisp and light.
    I agree. He loves to play the hats open typically, but here he really has em swingin with jazzy finesse. Also love his hi hat technique on songs like "Loss of Control", "Whiskey", "Dirty Movies" and "I'll Wait". I wish there were more Alex drum tracks up on YT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Haha, that was fun, love that tune (it's got so much swing).

    I like when Al switches over to the ride cymbal, near the :50 mark.
    Mike sounds kinda like some guy riffing in the high school jazz band.
    He sounds very low, not a lot of definition to his notes, but it fits.

    That outro bit was always great.
    Eddie was pulling off some great "off the cuff" licks there, a couple cool
    chicken picking bits, too (that Nuno later stole).
    As often as I point out that I'm tired of it being in the set list, which I still am, this tune really is a quintessential track showing the brothers' masterful swinging jazz influenced feel. Really, the fact that this is my least favorite track on II, just shows how damn strong that album really is from top to bottom.
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    Did they purposely turn Mike down? That sounds low too me. Can't even hear him at times. Needless to say... they both were kicking some major ass on that record!

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    Yeah, that was my observation, too.

    There is no real definition or clarity to the Bass.
    He has a little more punch to his sound on WACF.
    But on II it sounds like a warm fart (not a totally bad thing, because Ed & Al are so strong,
    rhythmically).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Drummer View Post
    As often as I point out that I'm tired of it being in the set list, which I still am, this tune really is a quintessential track showing the brothers' masterful swinging jazz influenced feel. Really, the fact that this is my least favorite track on II, just shows how damn strong that album really is from top to bottom.
    "Beautiful Girls" is like my "Jump!"

    It's overtly poppy, but it swings so hard and has that "mean" section (right after the happy verse section).
    I just love the riff, the feel, the way the brothers mix it up with a more jazzy kinda expression.
    Love the outro, too, how it takes it all home in spectacular fashion.

    II and WACF are my faves, to this day.
    FW is dangerously close, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Yeah, that was my observation, too.

    There is no real definition or clarity to the Bass.
    He has a little more punch to his sound on WACF.
    But on II it sounds like a warm fart (not a totally bad thing, because Ed & Al are so strong,
    rhythmically).
    Compared to other songs on the record...it's kinda odd. Way more volume on You're No Good compared too this.
    No doubt, his sound on WACF is much more defined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    "Beautiful Girls" is like my "Jump!"

    It's overtly poppy, but it swings so hard and has that "mean" section (right after the happy verse section).
    I just love the riff, the feel, the way the brothers mix it up with a more jazzy kinda expression.
    Love the outro, too, how it takes it all home in spectacular fashion.

    II and WACF are my faves, to this day.
    FW is dangerously close, though.

    The 'swing' is a big reason why I got addicted too them. I love those kind of riffs. When dun right they're magical! I think some of the other players that followed would've dun better if they went after the rhythm/swing aspect of Ed's playing, rather than the soloing.

 

 

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