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Intermission: Country Rock (Keith Urban’s “Slow Turning”, by John Hiatt)

13 Mar Intermission: Country Rock (Keith Urban’s “Slow Turning”, by John Hiatt)

Was it a secret or not, the fact that I like country rock? Maybe not. Lynyrd Skynyrd took me there many years ago. So I listen to various things.

With the new band, we’re covering a few John Hiatt’s songs, including this wonderful “Slow Turning”.

I’ve been asked (by the band) to “rock it” a bit more, so I chose Keith Urban’s version of it and “invented” the riff you hear me do in most rhythm parts.

I took the chance to try the combination of 1987 with 4×10, one microphone off axis off center. I like it.

 

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Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri
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53 Comments
  • avatar
    Dries
    Posted at 21:27h, 04 July

    did you use alternative tuning on this one?

    cheers!

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    badcompany74
    Posted at 06:47h, 22 April

    Ok ok…., now magically appeared the video !!! It’s great !

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    badcompany74
    Posted at 06:45h, 22 April

    Where is the video you Fil mention for this song ??? I can’t see the video, just a photo on this post !

  • avatar
    kjellgibson
    Posted at 13:35h, 15 March

    Keith Urban great player with hell of a rock n’ roll heart!!! And not for mention his producer Dann Huff (former Giant)… Maaaan that’s a DREAM TEAM

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    06AngusSG
    Posted at 01:05h, 15 March

    Having the headphone cord going between your fingers like that at 4:35 would have totally screwed me up!!!!! πŸ™‚
    Did you even notice?

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 14:49h, 15 March

      I saw that after, when I was editing the video.
      YOu see, I am really “electrified” when I play. I don’t care about shiat. I just need to play lol
      I did make some mis-fretting because of that I guess lol
      Boy do I look like a freak of nature here lool

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        06AngusSG
        Posted at 19:39h, 15 March

        I wouldn’t say freak. I would say natural. The more I learn & the better I get I’ve been finding myself, un-willingly, starting to make faces & gestures. It’s becoming more of an effort NOT to do it. πŸ™‚

        (Truth be told the first time I actually saw Angus I thought “why the hell does he do that with his mouth?” Now I know)

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    RiffRaff
    Posted at 14:14h, 14 March

    I was like WTF when I saw that you actually did something of Keith Urban. Im not suprised that you like his style, but that you’d noticed him.
    Keith Urban is a very skilled guitarrist. I started to listen to him some years ago. At first I thought it was just regular boring love-songs. But then I got into him more and realized that he’s one hell of a musician. I mean, listen to the solos he puts in some songs, like “Stupid Boy”. Gives me goosebumps. And he sings at the same time.

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    Andrea Sg
    Posted at 13:13h, 14 March

    e beh!
    this stuff kill!

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    tuki22
    Posted at 10:46h, 14 March

    I recommend you “Slow my Roll” by Kid Rock. πŸ˜€

  • avatar
    banane
    Posted at 07:18h, 14 March

    ‘Morgen again. Love it πŸ™‚

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 07:19h, 14 March

      Morgen you πŸ™‚

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        RiffRaff713
        Posted at 04:11h, 15 March

        Hey Fil, i’ve got a question for you. any help would be appreciated. Tomorrow im going to check out a Marshall half stack. Its a MG100HDFX with a MG412A cab. Its all i can afford and it’ll be the only thing i can aford until i get a better job. Would buying this amp be a huge waste of my money or should i go for it?

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          06AngusSG
          Posted at 04:45h, 15 March

          Personally I would say wait until you can afford what you want. By your statement I’m assuming you want more of an expensive tube amp setup?

          I had a MG250DFX, which is a 2×12 combo version of the 100HDFX. For a solid state amp it gets pretty loud and has decent tones but don’t expect to sound anything like a tube head.
          At one point I also had an AVT 4×12 cab (same as the MG series just relabled after AVT’s were discontinued) It had terrible muddy sound. Very loose. The speakers have magnets that are only 3.5″ in dia compared tothe 6″ magnets on Greenbacks & V30’s. These cabs are also made out of chip board rather than birch like the more pricey ones.

          Anyway, this is just my opinion. Hope the info might help though. πŸ™‚

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            RiffRaff713
            Posted at 05:03h, 15 March

            thank you. Actually yes i really do want a jmp just like Fil but i just want to upgrade from my little 30 watt amp. Plus all the ones for sale are way out of my reach. It just wont happen anytime soon.

            And thank it definitely helps. Well if i get a good tone out of it tomorrow it’ll be coming home with me.

  • avatar
    RiffRaff713
    Posted at 05:31h, 14 March

    Wow! I loved it Fil! i gotta learn how to play this.

  • avatar
    KyleSG
    Posted at 03:46h, 14 March

    Killer!!!!!!!!!! Loved it πŸ™‚

  • avatar
    nitroangus23
    Posted at 01:35h, 14 March

    Nice!

    This is also the type of country stuff I can get into,sounds really great Fil,

    Nice mixture of Rock but still keeping it were it’s from, (if you know what I mean? lol)

    I live in the south (Tennessee) and while AC/DC are my favorite band,by no means do I dislike Country music or Southern Rock.

    Skynyrd are great, and I like stuff such as this too (never been into Keith Urban but he sounds good here)

    You should do Swing by Trace Adkins Fil, really good Guitars in that one.

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 09:39h, 14 March

      Tennesse??? Tokk you years tolet me know? I’m from Texas, partner! Lol. I love southern Us. So do you have that T for Tennesse accent that I just love? Would you like to teach me?

      • avatar
        SoloDallas
        Posted at 09:41h, 14 March

        S lots of spelling mistakes, im on the iphone at the eyes doctor, turning old cant see shiat anymore lol

        • avatar
          banane
          Posted at 10:36h, 14 March

          Ah, even better than getting in need of false teeth, hehe πŸ™‚

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        nitroangus23
        Posted at 21:55h, 14 March

        hahaha

        I do have a bit of a southern accent,and I’m well aware of you being from Texas πŸ˜€ (Dallas) I’m surprised this is the first I’ve mentioned it to you,had I known you cared I’d have told you sooner man.

        Don’t know if I could “teach” my dialect (if you can call it that?) but I’d sure “try my damnedest” lol

        Also, don’t worry bout the mistakes, as long as we can sorta tell what it is, it’ll do πŸ™‚

        • avatar
          SoloDallas
          Posted at 21:59h, 14 March

          Yes because you see, southeners are warm spirited. It does remind me of the best qualities of how italians used to be: warm, welcoming people. I do care πŸ™‚

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            nitroangus23
            Posted at 23:57h, 14 March

            Haha,I hear ya, a lot of nice interesting people down here.Easy to get along with (and dislike) the locals.

            Looking forward to more of this/and AC/DC πŸ˜€ excellent job.

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          rjofig
          Posted at 13:34h, 15 March

          Hehe, reminded me of the Dialectizer – glad to see this old site is still around, silly and a bit politically incorrect but I do find it funny. Fil, this here’s your site redneck-dialiectized:

          http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/dialectp.cgi?dialect=redneck&url=http://www.solodallas.net

          I’m not a native southerner, but I’ve been living in the Florida for about a decade πŸ™‚

          • avatar
            banane
            Posted at 13:38h, 15 March

            “Fust Strin’ Classic Rock Contents fo’ Emoshunal Larnin'”, muahaha πŸ˜€

            • avatar
              SoloDallas
              Posted at 14:49h, 15 March

              looooll!!!!

              • avatar
                rjofig
                Posted at 15:18h, 15 March

                Also fun to dialectize a serious site like whitehouse.gov or cnn.com πŸ™‚

                Not that solodallas.net isn’t serious πŸ™‚

          • avatar
            06AngusSG
            Posted at 18:17h, 15 March

            That was some good entertainment for a break read!!!!!

  • avatar
    Michael91
    Posted at 00:55h, 14 March

    Great!! I love this good old lynyrd skynyrd rocknroll..

  • avatar
    HagusYoung
    Posted at 00:26h, 14 March

    Ah i like the sun shine mood to these songs. they remind me of a warm bright summer sun, these songs somehow can describe landscapes very good for me.

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    christoph
    Posted at 23:06h, 13 March

    Very very good. Actually I LOVE those Lynyrd Skynyrd-esque songs. To me those country rock songs are the perfect mixture of good songwriting and this old rock’n’roll stuff. If you’ve got more of those songs, I’d really like to hear your versions of it and if you’ve got original songs sounding like this, please, publish it!

    If there is some kind of weird English language in this post, excuse me, but I’m just a german student and I’m still learning English. I really try to write and sound like a native speaker, well, I think it doesn’t matter, you know what I wanted to say.

    I like what you’re doing, Fil! πŸ™‚

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    SGACE
    Posted at 23:01h, 13 March

    Very very interesting, thanks that you show the other side of your moon.. Really good song I will get more in to it. This is also the country rock that I like.. Of course Lynyrd are my top band.. I feel really lucky that I have seen them in 1996 in Wolverhampton and (God bless him) Leon Wilkeson, gave me his pick..

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    Tyler
    Posted at 22:01h, 13 March

    Very cool Fil, I’m not a big country fan but this I could get into. It’s not extremely country, there’s alot of rock n’ roll that comes through which is nice.

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 22:07h, 13 March

      Yes I agree. It’s the only country type I can listen to and play, actually. Must be country rock. Country alone I’m not crazy about, except for very few classics or even obscure ones.

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    matirocker
    Posted at 21:26h, 13 March

    Nice! You know I’m in a country band myself. I didn’t know this song, I might recommend it to the guys in the band… it might be too rock n roll to them but who knows, maybe they’ll like it! Great job as usual!

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 22:08h, 13 March

      Had no idea you were into a country band. Country is hard on the musician hands: it’s a tough genre, excellent musicians play it. The opposite of metal lol

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        matirocker
        Posted at 00:30h, 14 March

        well, I hate metal. AC/DC or Airbourne is as heavy as I get. And Country is not my favorite thing but it sure is fun to play! And those fast tempos… you have to keep up or they’ll eat you!

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        LedSabbath
        Posted at 02:47h, 14 March

        Metal does require a lot of skill. Because I will say Metal puts a lot more scales compare to Rock and Country, and the only difference from Blues (the root of all music from the 20th century onward) is lower tuning, higher gain, and it is a lot fast.

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          SoloDallas
          Posted at 09:26h, 14 March

          Rhats true. My choice of words was poor and I apologize. Of course also metal requires skill. Mine is a preconception: I rarely hear feeling and good timing – sexy timing that is – in metal. Could be me. You see, what I find hard is not the scales. It’s the choice of notes, touch with moderate drive and tasteful vibrato that require my full concentratio, body and mind. Since I dont know metal, I tend to over simplify it. Sorry πŸ™‚

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            LedSabbath
            Posted at 03:30h, 15 March

            It depends the thrash stuff definitely has less emotion in it.

  • avatar
    ar2619Rob
    Posted at 20:44h, 13 March

    That should get ’em up dancing, hope to see more of this band in the future. We might even take a trip out to a gig sometime, best of luck!

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 22:08h, 13 March

      I hope to have something to show soon πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

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    Ryley
    Posted at 20:14h, 13 March

    this is great! makes me wanna learn it too hahaha well done Fil πŸ™‚

    • avatar
      Ryley
      Posted at 20:18h, 13 March

      PS what guitars were u using in this one??

      • avatar
        SoloDallas
        Posted at 20:25h, 13 March

        You didn’t recognize it, did you. Of course you didn’t: you never seen this one. This is a “special” one, sold to me by an US friend in the form of another “husk” (wooden body only). I put it together with Harness from RS Guitarworks, pickups are Throbaks and parts are relic’d. The guitar is an exact 1959 replica. It’s a replica. I can’t say more than this πŸ™‚

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          06AngusSG
          Posted at 21:34h, 13 March

          What year is the wood?

          • avatar
            SoloDallas
            Posted at 21:55h, 13 March

            Not vintage, however I was told it is old growth wood. Have no idea from where. I have to say, it does sound “different” from any other Gibson reissue I have/have had- maybe closer to an old instrument when it was new? There are definitely some qualities. It’s a bit heavy for me, I guess it’s in the 9 pounds area but it is good looking and sounds good. Plays relatively easy too πŸ™‚

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