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What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: June 17, 2018 21:55

was just thinking about this yesterday. Why were they let go? And why did they decide to keep Tim Ries?


plexi

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: June 17, 2018 22:15

Blondie Chaplin: [en.Wikipedia.org] .

Kent Smith: [www.Facebook.com] - [www.AllMusic.com] .

Michael Davis: Wikipedia .

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: Amy340 ()
Date: June 17, 2018 23:16

Blondie has been touring with Brian Wilson for years

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: ab ()
Date: June 18, 2018 00:05

I recall that the thinking was that they'd reduce the number of backing people and make the guitars carry more of the load.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: ab ()
Date: June 18, 2018 00:07

I recall that the thinking was that they'd reduce the number of backing people and make the guitars carry more of the load. So they chopped the last hired singer and the non-sax horn players.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: GJV ()
Date: June 18, 2018 00:59

They were just not necessary to keep them on board and who realy is missing them?

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: atip ()
Date: June 18, 2018 03:58

Yes, nothing against them, but it had gotten too damn crowded up there.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: June 18, 2018 04:03

I thought Blondie was given the axe under not-so-friendly circumstances.
Whatever the case, he's not missed.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: June 18, 2018 05:01

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ab
I recall that the thinking was that they'd reduce the number of backing people and make the guitars carry more of the load. So they chopped the last hired singer and the non-sax horn players.

How is getting rid of these people making the guitar carry more of the load. Their playing does not change a thing. Can you give me an example?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-06-18 16:37 by More Hot Rocks.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: June 18, 2018 06:01

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More Hot Rocks
Quote
ab
I recall that the thinking was that they'd reduce the number of backing people and make the guitars carry more of the load. So they chopped the last hired singer and the non-sax horn players.

How is getting rid of these people making the guitar carry more of the load. Their playing does change a thing. Can you give me an example?

I assume u meant does not change a thing?


plexi

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: June 18, 2018 06:02

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Hairball
I thought Blondie was given the axe under not-so-friendly circumstances.
Whatever the case, he's not missed.


what were those not-so-friendly circumstances Eric?


plexi

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: June 18, 2018 06:49

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timbernardis
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Hairball
I thought Blondie was given the axe under not-so-friendly circumstances.
Whatever the case, he's not missed.


what were those not-so-friendly circumstances Eric?


plexi

I can't recall, that's why I said "I thought"...might be buried in some old thread from around the time he departed.
Then again, there was also talk of Lisa getting the axe under not-so friendly circumstances, but seems that was all based on speculation so who knows.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: ROLLINGSTONE ()
Date: June 18, 2018 15:38

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atip
Yes, nothing against them, but it had gotten too damn crowded up there.

The Rolling Stones Big Band sound! grinning smiley

"I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon."

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: Promoman2 ()
Date: June 18, 2018 16:59

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Amy340
Blondie has been touring with Brian Wilson for years

Last time I saw him was with Beth Hart en Joe Bonamassa in Amsterdam a few years ago. Great show, but Blondie had a minor role, like he did with the Stones.

I do believe that the 'big band' set up allowed for Ronnie and Keith to do more posing and less playing. To me slimming down the orchestra is an improvement. Also I experienced a less prominent role by Chuck.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: erad ()
Date: June 19, 2018 02:23

Wasn't Blondie playing beneath the stage during the Licks and/or ABB tour?
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Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: June 19, 2018 05:30

beneath the stage or behind the curtain, the latter as I recall, but would bow to superior knowledge on this point.


plexi

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: Stonesfan2146 ()
Date: June 19, 2018 12:27

I liked the horns and trumpets especially on songs like Brown sugar, satisfaction, tumbling dice but also on heartbreaker or bitch.

With just the Saxophone I recon there is sth. missing.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Date: June 19, 2018 12:51

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erad
Wasn't Blondie playing beneath the stage during the Licks and/or ABB tour?
'

On stage

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Date: June 19, 2018 13:20

Is this the only tune Blondie's guitar is audible on? I haven't heard others.





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Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: June 19, 2018 13:32

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DandelionPowderman
Is this the only tune Blondie's guitar is audible on? I haven't heard others.





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Wow, DP, You picked out the perfect Keith tune to get the day going for me .Thank you kindly

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: June 19, 2018 17:46

no one has addressed the other part of my question -- whey did they keep Tim Ries? Just cuz they wanted sax only brass section?



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Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: triceratops ()
Date: June 19, 2018 18:42

If you want to stay on The Stones Tour

-No hefty weight gains
-Don't ask for more money
-Don't inadvertently piss off Mick or Keith
-No intoxicants beyond a beer or two or a joint
-Don't smoke cigarettes around Mick...Only Keith can

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: angee ()
Date: June 19, 2018 19:41

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triceratops
If you want to stay on The Stones Tour

-No hefty weight gains
-Don't ask for more money
-Don't inadvertently piss off Mick or Keith
-No intoxicants beyond a beer or two or a joint
-Don't smoke cigarettes around Mick...Only Keith can

So in other words, Blondie did all five?
(Except possibly the first one...)

~"Love is Strong"~

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: June 19, 2018 21:30

Tim Ries forming The Rolling Stones Project and Band 2 and becoming closer to the band than some of the others didn't hurt, certainly.

There are lots of stories about Blondie. Allegations of over-indulgence making him risky to have around Keith were suggested. Others speculated it was a power-move by Mick to remove one of Keith's to make way for the return of one of his own (Matt). Still others say it was a mutual decision by Mick and Keith to strip it down a bit. The various stories about Mick Taylor being an insurance policy from 2012-2014 should likewise be considered. It certainly didn't stop Blondie from working on I FEEL LIKE PLAYING and CROSSEYED HEART.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: June 19, 2018 21:42

I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I really liked the punchy horn section in the '90s at the end of Brown Sugar and Jumpin' Jack Flash. It was cheesy and over the top, but it really brought the show home during the big spectacular finales on the Voodoo Lounge and B2B tours.


However, I didn't like the horns on Satisfaction and especially not on the SFTD encore during the No Security tour. That was blasphemous.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-06-19 21:43 by keefriff99.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: erad ()
Date: June 20, 2018 03:16

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DandelionPowderman
Quote
erad
Wasn't Blondie playing beneath the stage during the Licks and/or ABB tour?
'

On stage

I remember reading on here that he played under/behind the curtain on some tracks to beef up the sound as this was when Keith's playing started to decline noticeably.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: Cooltoplady ()
Date: June 20, 2018 05:19

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erad
Quote
DandelionPowderman
Quote
erad
Wasn't Blondie playing beneath the stage during the Licks and/or ABB tour?
'

On stage

I remember reading on here that he played under/behind the curtain on some tracks to beef up the sound as this was when Keith's playing started to decline noticeably.

Oh no not again. He strummed and acoustic on stage and sometime an electric. He strummed, that's all he did. Im gonna lose it....

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: donvis ()
Date: June 20, 2018 05:22

Blondie steals the show at Brian Wilson concerts.[m.youtube.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-06-20 05:24 by donvis.

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: StonedAsia ()
Date: June 20, 2018 05:34

Quote
Cooltoplady
Quote
erad
Quote
DandelionPowderman
Quote
erad
Wasn't Blondie playing beneath the stage during the Licks and/or ABB tour?
'

On stage

I remember reading on here that he played under/behind the curtain on some tracks to beef up the sound as this was when Keith's playing started to decline noticeably.

Oh no not again. He strummed and acoustic on stage and sometime an electric. He strummed, that's all he did. Im gonna lose it....

Hells bells, I can do that. Sign me up, boys!!

Re: What Happened to Blondie, Kent Smith and Michael Davis?
Posted by: keefgotsoul ()
Date: June 20, 2018 06:20

I saw Blondie playing guitar behind the stage at a Stones gig in 2005. It was on one of the first 3 songs. Possibly all 3. Saw him with my own eyes as my seat was located at the side of the stage.

Edit: it was on Shattered and She’s so Cold.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-06-20 06:23 by keefgotsoul.

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