The Devin Townsend Supermegathread!

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by keithb, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Fiction

    Fiction For Mod

    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    257
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Such as that Peavey Flying V....
     
  2. The Spanish Inquisition

    The Spanish Inquisition Unexpected

    Messages:
    2,335
    Likes Received:
    695
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Location:
    Utrecht
    Ssshhh, we don't talk about the Peavey V.

    But in all honesty, just look at his new Framus V, that thing is even more massive and he seems to love it (granted: probably because of the smoke machine and lasers). But he doesn't love it enough for Framus to make it a signature.
     
  3. ppinkham

    ppinkham SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Location:
    California, USA
    Peavey screwed that relationship up, big time. Devin was very happy with the V at first, but Peavey started fighting him on certain aspects (they wanted the single coil, he didn't, etc.), and showed no real interest in developing the tele-style guitar he initially signed on to make. He's still very proud of the guitar, though.

    The Framus V was kingdof that company's way of one-upping Peavey, but it is more of a novelty thing. He still uses his prototype Peavey V (the white one) live.

    I'm actually surprised the new sig Framus guitars look the way they do. I was fully expecting that tele-design he's always wanted.
     
  4. drmosh

    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

    Messages:
    4,725
    Likes Received:
    564
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Probably because Framus doesn't want to deviate (too far) from the body shapes they are known for either
     
  5. TheBloodstained

    TheBloodstained Casual music entusiast

    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    207
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Location:
    Randers, Denmark
    I really want to share this!

    I've become a large Devin Fanboy over the last few years. I first heard about Devin when he put out Deconstruction, and from there I slowly discovered the rest of his workings. I've bought several limited edition versions of his releases, but there was always one release that I wanted to buy but couldn't find anywhere...

    Until a few days ago!

    I just picked up this badboy from the post office this morning! :D

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Tesla

    Tesla Augmented User

    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    By A Thread is amazing. I attended all four shows...I'll probably never experience something so intimate and awesome again.

    If you can find your way through the secret easter eggs, you'll find me in the queue cam sticking my finger up my nose when the camera looks at me. My 15 minutes of fame.
     
  7. Jarmake

    Jarmake Frost Giant

    Messages:
    1,166
    Likes Received:
    393
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Location:
    Oulu, Finland
    Great! Next pick this up...

    [​IMG] :agreed:
     
  8. drmosh

    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

    Messages:
    4,725
    Likes Received:
    564
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    that queue was ridiculous
     
  9. Tesla

    Tesla Augmented User

    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    It was pretty much hijacked by his forum users. Started with about 5 at the front of the queue hours early then for some reason it turned into about 30 cutting their way in. Every night. Was a bit annoying as it meant they all got to be in the front row every night and no one else could get the chance.

    Same thing happened with The Retinal Circus. You can see all the same people at the front row looking uninterested. Dev even mocks one of them mid song for looking miserable. I eventually found my way to the front but they were all standing with bags at their feet and arms interlinked. Couldn't get through. Very annoying.
     
  10. maliciousteve

    maliciousteve Contributor

    Messages:
    3,400
    Likes Received:
    829
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    I managed to get my way right to the front at the Retinal Circus gig. Unfortunately I was way over to the left near where Jed played. I got to have a sneak peak at the set list before hand and a look at some of the gear. Gave me a semi
     
  11. caspian

    caspian wanderer

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Location:
    bunbury, western straya
    My relationship with Townsend is a weird one in that I absolutely love almost all of Ocean Machine (one of my top 10 all time albums) but with the rest of his catalog I'm indifferent at best, and actively despise it at worst. There's something about Voices in The Fan, Life, Hide Nowhere, Funeral, Regulator< Bastard etc etc that just gets me though, and 15 odd years of thrashing the hell out of those tunes hasn't stopped them still appealing to me and speaking to me immensely.

    But I've given city a shot (5/10 at best), most of his solo stuff, and it just leaves me cold. Bit of a production showcase, sure, but the wackiness, the occasional super overwrought bit of singing (hi there Death of Music), don't really like his heavier tunes, yeah it's strange. But then I put Voices in The Fan on for the millionth time after I've had a good surf and then none of that's remembered, as I'm singing my box off to it while the song plays in the car.
     
  12. The_Mop

    The_Mop Want to make $60?

    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Location:
    UK
    I think this is because his management is based in the UK.
     
  13. Skyblue

    Skyblue SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Location:
    Israel
    I'm sorta with you on my feelings for him. I absolutely love his older solo albums (Ocean Machine, Terria, AE) And some of his albums really do bore me. If you haven't checked Terria and Accelerated Evolution I think you should, you might just find things you like.
     
  14. wankerness

    wankerness SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    6,332
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Location:
    WI
    I am surprised you don't like any of Infinity, some of that is in the same vein as Ocean Machine. The last three tracks all remind me of Voices in the Fan, for example (apart from the goofy funk guitar in the beginning of Noisy Pink Bubbles). But unfortunately, yeah, he never really came back to that level of seriousness. "Deadhead" is one of the few in the same general tonal vein. I would try it if you haven't heard it, at least. None of the rest of that album is comparable. "The Way Home" off Addicted is very much in the style of Ocean Machine. "Numbered" and "Awake" off that album are also quite good. The first 7 tracks are all pretty goofy, though.

    The "Ghost" album might also be worth listening to as it's one of the few that's not silly, but it's not as muscular as all the songs you mention liking and it's a bit insubstantial.
     
  15. Skyblue

    Skyblue SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Location:
    Israel
    Ghost to me is a divine exception. Could have come from a completely different artist for how different it is from several other albums by him, and it's absolutely amazing IMO.

    Same with Casualties of Cool, but to a lesser extent.
     
  16. Zalbu

    Zalbu More time than skill

    Messages:
    1,729
    Likes Received:
    348
    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Location:
    Sweden
    Does anybody know if there's any transcriptions/tabs of the Casualties stuff out there? Haven't found anything yet but I think I can recall Devin saying it's in E standard, at least.

    It's mostly the intro to Flight I'm wondering about but it's hard to figure out from the album.
     
  17. Fiction

    Fiction For Mod

    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    257
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
  18. Jarmake

    Jarmake Frost Giant

    Messages:
    1,166
    Likes Received:
    393
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Location:
    Oulu, Finland
    [​IMG]

    My reaction when Anneke said that she's been singing her heart out for the new album from Devy... Does she have to be on absolutely every one of these new albums?!
     
  19. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

    Messages:
    2,711
    Likes Received:
    1,273
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    Because she sounds awesome and fits his stuff very well.


    Probably because he asked as well.
     
  20. Tesla

    Tesla Augmented User

    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Everyone has their opinion, but SHYYYUUUUUUUUT UP. :fawk:
     

Share This Page