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Steve Stevens — Sadhana
Album: Sounds Of Wood And Steel
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:37
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
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My sister in her high school days thought this guy was hot
Check out VH1's Billy Idol Storytellers. Amazing. BI is a hoot and SS is off the scale. A lot of fun all around.

As for this.....Thank you Bill for this outstanding cut as I will not be popping for the other wise weak compilation but, this cut is A-OK. 
The Steve Stevens on those great Billy Idol records, and of Black Light Syndrome (a King Crimson circa "Red" type of improvisational trio with Tony Levin and Terry Bozzio)

Also, "Steve Stevens" is an homage to "Sylvain Sylvain" of New York Dolls fame.
This has become one of my favorite  songs after listening to it on my iPod.   The guitar is outstanding.
There are spots in this song where you can sing she cried more more more.
Different but good!
 LowPhreak wrote:
Great bass line as well.
 

MMMMhMMM. :nod
Great bass line as well.
Thoughtstealer!

europlatus wrote:
I might change my name to Rob Roberts
 


Great song!

This style of music always brings out the guitar snobs. There seems to be some mystery  "pure" Flamenco we are all missing.

Reminds me a lot of Acoustic Alchemy (similar guitar style), which is nice to a point.

cool 2nd half of the song
I might change my name to Rob Roberts
Do we ever get just good, straight ahead Flamenco on here?
 listen_n_sf wrote:
Enough already!!!
 
Thank you; that's the way I feel about it.    Torturous.


Enough already!!!
 McCoco wrote:
Gets really cool in the end, a bit Gypsy King-ness to it. 
 

Yeah, that's what I thought when I first heard it.  Nice tune.  BTW, it's Gipsy Kings, fwiw

https://www.gipsykings.com/


Good idea. Maybe I'll post a couple to the LRC.

 
Bosami wrote:
This is awesome - can we hear some tracks off of Flamenco a go-go?

{#Sunny}
 

Hmm, I appreciate Steve's mastery, but he didn't really need this easy-listening pseudo-flamenco cr*p...
Saw him with Billy Idol back in the '80s...went to see him, not Mr. Idol.
more of this, PLEASE!!

Wow.
Sa WEET!
I love this song. The more I listen to it,the more I love it. It has so many good points in the song
Is it just me or is there a similarity to Al Stewart (when he was at his peak) ? Amazing Guitartistry!!!
I just bumped this up to a 10.  Un... believable.
OUT F@*K*#G STANDING!

Nice growly bass here. Like it?...Yes I do.
I just wiped drool from my shirt.
This is awesome - can we hear some tracks off of Flamenco a go-go?

{#Sunny}
 scocam wrote:
Great song. Incredible guitar! Is this really the Steve Stevens of Steve Stevens' Atomic Playboys, Billy Idol and Michael Jackson fame?
 

Yep, and the Steve Stevens of Black Light Syndrome (a King Crimson circa "Red" type of improvisational trio with Tony Levin and Terry Bozzio)

Also, "Steve Stevens" is an homage to "Sylvain Sylvain" of New York Dolls fame.

Great song. Incredible guitar! Is this really the Steve Stevens of Steve Stevens' Atomic Playboys, Billy Idol and Michael Jackson fame?
 McCoco wrote:
Gets really cool in the end, a bit Gypsy King-ness to it. 
 
I hear some Al Di Meola in there too. 
Gets really cool in the end, a bit Gypsy King-ness to it. 
{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap} lotta clapping along...

 sirrus wrote:

I wonder what his middle name is......

  
 According to Wiki, he doesn't have one.

Saw a Billy Idol concert on Soundstage recently — I think it was recorded in 2007 or something like that.  Amazingly good.  Billy Idol looked and sounded better than I imagined, but Steve Stevens was just incredible.  Decided then to check out his solo stuff.  Glad to hear it here!
 a_genuine_find wrote:
inspiring...think I'll change have my name to Ed Edwards

sounds better than...

Bob Bobs or Rob Robs

 
I wonder what his middle name is......

Sadhana (Sanskrit à€žà€Ÿà€§à€šà€®à¥, Hindi: à€žà€Ÿà€§à€šà€Ÿ) is a Hindi term for "a means of accomplishing something" or more specifically "spiritual practice".   It includes a variety of disciplines from Hindu and Buddhist traditions that are followed in order to achieve various spiritual or ritual objectives. The word is also used in the same connection within Sikhism.

(source: wiki)



Reminds me of Al DiMeola
inspiring...think I'll change have my name to Ed Edwards

sounds better than...

Bob Bobs or Rob Robs

{#Motor}
This is pretty damn well done.
Very good. I can't believe I saw this guy play with Billy Idol way back in 1982...! He had a bit of a different style back then :-)

The only quibble I have with this type of music is that it is exactly the same as all other bands/performers who play this genre. I saw Strunz & Farah play in Toronto in the early 1990s, and have a couple of their CDs, and if you told me this was them, I'd have no way of telling it wasn't...

But it's good, nevertheless... :-)
Great. Bought it.   Thanks Bill!

 doc_dave wrote:
This ... is ... so ... good{#Clap}
 
Yes, yes it is {#Hearteyes}
 FrankMc wrote:
The Wood and Steel album is really nice. Looks like it may be hard to track down; looks like it isn't listed on Amazon.
 

Sure it is - in multiple volumes. It just isn't linked to the RP page, for some reason.

I have vols 1 and 2; imho Vol 2 is better although they're both great. Especially love "Ava's Eyes," Richie Sambora's love song to his daughter.
This ... is ... so ... good{#Clap}
The Wood and Steel album is really nice. Looks like it may be hard to track down; looks like it isn't listed on Amazon.
Wow, just wow
Excellent flavor!  The flamenco clapping reminds me of an Ojos de Brujo DVD I have - there's a group I'd love to hear on RP...
Great stuff.
Wow, surprised and impressed!
WHOA!

Steve Stevens is such an exciting guitarist.  I really enjoyed the stuff he did with Terry Bozzio and Tony Levin...great talent together.  Every time I hear his stuff I have to turn up the volume.  Let's hear more of him!


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Hey Chuck! I think I found that new sound you've been lookin' for! {#Bananajam}
Him like his name so much, him used it twice!

The song's cool, though.
Cleansing the palate, I see, after GLBR.
BigBeam wrote:
I saw Billy Idol a couple of years ago, one of the best concerts I've seen in my life!!!. Steve Stevens did a whole set just by himself - absolutely best part of the concert - flamenco with electric guitars... cool. Wish I could see that concert again.
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I read that Stevens laid down his electric guitar, all the pedals and played only flamenco style for a long period. He also recorded and produced all of his "Flamenco A Go Go" album, writing all the music and playing nearly every instrument. The man can play.
parrothead wrote:
I have this CD, it's a compilation of other artists, it's all guitar instrumentals and they all are playing Taylor acoustic guitars. It's quite good and I recommend it.
Hey I just got a Taylor 914 C. Doesn't sound quite the same. Maybe if I lower the action and get lighter strings.....
Steve Stevens rips! Nuff said...
parrothead wrote:
I have this CD, it's a compilation of other artists, it's all guitar instrumentals and they all are playing Taylor acoustic guitars. It's quite good and I recommend it.
. Antonio Forcione would make mincemeat of this fellah and play his own percussion to it too.
I have this CD, it's a compilation of other artists, it's all guitar instrumentals and they all are playing Taylor acoustic guitars. It's quite good and I recommend it.
This just in, Return to Forever on tour.
Hey, if I can put up with Led Zeppelin, you superflous (sic) listeners can put up with this.
You know what? All you posters saying this is superfluous are assholes! You can't even spell the "big" word you think you're using. this tune takes a break from the "traditional" aspects of the genre - repetetive ness and the same ending of the tune, and does it all different. It may be subtle but it's there. Non spelling cro-magnons would obviously miss it. Cheers!
Please stop..!!
Tho I agree this is a superflous knockoff, I gotta say the guitar technique is pretty good.
NOOOoooooooo
ulibcn wrote:
American flamenco... is there anything more superflous? I forgot to add: 1, as this is not only very superflous but also really, really sucks!
Ya know, I agree. I thought Ottmar Liebert was really cool 20 years ago. Then I saw him in concert. He was an ass. This kind of music was shit hot 20 years ago, now it's like MUTE BUTTON.
American flamenco... is there anything more superflous? I forgot to add: 1, as this is not only very superflous but also really, really sucks!
aaehr wrote:
dunno, the rhythm section is sort of brainless.
Please don't argue about things you "dunno"! :taped-shut:
I saw Billy Idol a couple of years ago, one of the best concerts I've seen in my life!!!. Steve Stevens did a whole set just by himself - absolutely best part of the concert - flamenco with electric guitars... cool. Wish I could see that concert again.
dunno, the rhythm section is sort of brainless.
For sure, I prefer his ancient stuff... but this is very nice to be listened to (if my english is correct). If you, guys, do love this kind of music, go and listen to Antonio Forcione's "Alhambra"!!! THX, RP!
jdorn1 wrote:
Wow! Stevens from Billy Idol? What a trip. Does sound like Jessie Cook. Good stuff!
Jeezus H., no wonder Billy's acoustic white wedding is so damn good...
jdorn1 wrote:
Wow! Stevens from Billy Idol? What a trip. Does sound like Jessie Cook. Good stuff!
Yes! He certainly knows his way around an acoustic. =)
skdenfeld wrote:
If I could really crank this, I'm sure it would be very good. At office-required volume levels, however, it sounds kind of Muzak to me. A trifle generic. Good guitar work, though. I wish he didn't steal my name. Twice.
LOL! Hey, more than twice, seeing as his surname is Stevens plural... ;-) Nice number, and wearing 'phones I can crank up the vol until my ears bleed and not bother my fellow drones, and can confirm that it's less muzak-like at higher volume. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
If I could really crank this, I'm sure it would be very good. At office-required volume levels, however, it sounds kind of Muzak to me. A trifle generic. Good guitar work. I wish he didn't steal my name. Twice.
Outstanding
didn't know he had it in him! Very nice.
i like this a lot and he's got a name so nice he used it twice! :wink:
jdorn1 wrote:
Does sound like Jessie Cook. Good stuff!
What he said.
dmax wrote:
Steve stole his name idea from Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls. He's got a few solo records, which are good. I like his records with Terry Bozzio and Tony Levin, under the band name Black Light Syndrome. They sound a lot like King Crimson during the Red period.
I was going to diss him as not that good until I read the KC part. will check out Black Light Syndrome. Thanks.
Steve stole his name idea from Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls. He's got a few solo records, which are good. I like his records with Terry Bozzio and Tony Levin, under the band name Black Light Syndrome. They sound a lot like King Crimson during the Red period.
brighthue wrote:
Great chops but he should get a last name.Posted 11 years ago by Fiji5555    [ Reply ]
Long way from Flesh for Fantasy...eh?
Not bad at all.
Great chops but he should get a last name.
Yeah, I guess more Cook than Liebert. Stevens stands on his own, though. But this is a nice departure. For something completely different, check out Bozzio Levin Stevens. Their 2000 release, Situation Dangerous, is quite good with some serious Crimson undertones. Quite likeable, anyway.
Wow! Stevens from Billy Idol? What a trip. Does sound like Jessie Cook. Good stuff!
Go steve go...."playing with myself....playing with myself..."
Billy Idol's guitar player. Oh well, now he's rich enough he can do what he wants. Credible Jesse Cook-type stuff.