Welcome to Michel's Music page!
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Here, I'm gonna speak about the music I like, the music gear I own,
the one I'd like to have... Everything that happens to be on my mind at
the time I'm writing this page!
First, some interesting links for guitar players
Some interesting links about music in general
- Order CDs from CDnow! The Internet Music Store
- RHINO Records are on the Web! *GREAT*
- Fantastic page (in France) with lots of links to other music sites. *GREAT*
- French site for Music/Guitar
- VampLestat's Gothic Server at gothic
- The fantastic fanzine Funhouse that talks about cult movies and Cult Rock'n'Roll bands like the Flamin'Groovies, the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, etc...
- The Compact Disc Connection.With your MasterCard at your side, browse their
catalog of more than 65,000 discs, searching by artist, title, song title, and more.
Investigate the latest sales stats, or see how other customers have rated your personal
fave. Telnet to cdconnection.com, then type cdc at the "member name" prompt.
Whether or not you open your wallet on this beach, it's a fun walk.
- The very complete and very interesting CMU mosaic music archive. Beware, it contains TONS of information!
- All Music Guide: a massive collection of information on all types of musical groups.
- Index of /pub/sounds/.To listen to songs go to the songs directory.
- Songs: a lot of songs that are avalible through the internet. NOTE: This server
is limited to 10 connections as of 20 May 1994.
The Rock'n'Roll bands I like
The Flamin' Groovies, The Who, The Dead Kennedys, The Damned, The Kinks, The Clash, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Creeps, The Shadows of the Knights, Paul revere and the Raiders, The Cramps, The Sorrows, AC/DC, Alice Cooper old stuffs, The Beatles, Don Caballero, The Standells, The Chocolate Watchband, The 13th Floor Elevators, Gene Vincent with Cliff Gallup, The Sex Pistols, The Beats of Bourbon, The Scientists, The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed, The Animals, old Black sabbath, old Blondie, The Buzzcocks, The Byrds, The Cure, The Champs, old Devo, The Doors, some Dylan stuffs, old Elvis Presley with Scotty Moore, Franck Zappa, the HoodooGurus, The Stooges, Iggy Pop, the MC5, Question mark and the Mysterians, Alan Vega, Suicide, Jesus and the Mary Chain, The Jam, Jane's addiction, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Love, Jack Lee, The Nerves, Motorhead, Rage against the Machine, Neil Young electric, Nirvana, old Pink Floyd with Syd Barret, The Pogues, Police, The Pixies and Husker Du, The Ramones, Sonic Youth, Steppenwolf, Stiff Little Fingers, The Stray Cats, Syd Barret, T-rex, Them, The Unknowns, The Ventures, old Van Halen stuff, The Yardbirds, The Zombies, ZZ-top, the Kingsmen, James Brown, Jonnhy Thunders, the New-York Dolls, the Heartbreakers, The Litter, The Seeds, Antoine, Link Wray, the Cynics, Trash Vegas...
Well, I forgot many but this should give you an idea of my
tastes. They are mainly punk-sixties originated, with some other more
classical rock bands like Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath which I discovered
recently, mainly while studying how to play guitar.
My philosophy about the music
No good songs with more than four chords! Here is a small list of my favorite three-chords songs:
- E - A - B
- Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran, The Who
- Money - everyone (barret strong?)
- Susie Q - Dale Hawkins, Ccr (actually, E7)
- Satisfaction - Rolling Stones, Devo
- G - C - D
- Night Moves - Bob Seger
- Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doc's
- Jimmy Olsen's Blues (Pocket Full Of Kryptonite) - Spin Doc's
- Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
- G - C - F
- La Bamba - Richie Valens, Los Lobos
- Twist & Shout - Beatles, Isley Brothers
- Put Me In Coach - John Fogerty
- Rock & Roll - Velvet Underground, Jane's Addiction (actually In C - F
- G - A - D
- Sweet Jane - Lou Reed (Velvet Underground), Cowboy Junkies
- Little Problem - The Replacements
- Used To Love Her - G 'n' R
- A - E - D
- Rock & Roll - Led Zep
- Wild Thing - Troggs, Jimmi Hendrix
- Sympathy For The Devil - Stone's, Jane's Addiction
- Cavern - Phish
My music gear
- A customized Gibson Les Paul Custom 1979. My main guitar. Incredible sound. I love it!
- A 77' Gibson Les Paul black Sunburn with silver gears. I love it too! I bought it for 450$! And it's in perfect condition! What a bargain! YEAH!
- A grey Fender Stratocaster 1981 made in USA. My first "real" electric guitar. I don't like the color but the sound's good. I'll repaint it one of these days.
- An old blue Aria Pro II ZZ-top custom. This guitar's really ugly but it sounds! I stole it from my friend Greffe. I plan to reshape/repaint it.
- An acoustic Ibanez performer. My first "real" acoustic guitar. I love it.
- Amplifiers: well, I'm not happy with my amps!
- A Roland Jazz Chorus 80 watts. I should have never bought this one. It has no valves in it!
- An old Peyvey classic 60 watts. This one had valves but sounded very bad. I had to sell it.
- Pedals: I collect them! I love playing with many pedals!!! I'm always saying I want to sell some of them but I never sell them.
- An original Big Muff Fuzz. Well, I paid 400 francs for it, but it is worth it! Sounds like Hendrix on acid.
- An original ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9. A must-have. The best distorsion pedal I ever tried. Does not kill the sound of your guitar and allows open chords without messing around. My main pedal.
- A Boss metal Zone. Well, I don't use it with my band, but at home I love playing with it. Produces incredible sounds that no other pedal can match. Ideal for playing "Rage against the Machine" stuff.
- An old Italian Jumbo Fuzz pedal. One of the best Fuzz I ever tried. Better than the Big Muff. This pedal is unique! I never saw any other like it!
- A DOD classic Fuzz. Bad. Just not a real Fuzz pedal. I'm gonna resell it.
- An old unknown wha-wha fuzz pedal I bought 100 francs from the friend of a friend. Very dirty sounds, lot of noise everywhere. But really, sometimes you need such a thing that makes "scratches" all the time, and sounds like a plane taking off.
- A Vox Wha reissue. The best Wha-wha pedal actually on the market.
- A Jim Dunlop Fuzz-Wha: the fuzz is not as good as the big-muff, and the Wha is not as good as the Vox Wha pedal. This makes this pedal useless. I plan to sell it.
- An Ibanez digital delay. I hate this effect. I hate all the digital effects. Period.
- An Ibanez digital chorus flanger. Same as above. I plan to sell both of these pedals.
- An old MXR phasing effect. I like it. It's perfect for playing reggae stuff.
- A boss overdrive. Useless, the ibanez TS-9 is much better than this one. I plan to sell it.
The music gear I'd love to have
- An old hollow body guitar. A Gretsh Countryman Tennessea would be perfect, or a red Gibson ES-335 or ES-345.
- An old valve amplifier. A Vox AC-30 or an old Fender Twin Reverb, or a Marshall would be perfect.
- Old fuzz pedals, more and more!