have any groups made country music with synths?

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have any groups made country music with synths?

Post by Blopho » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:39 am

what i mean is one where the synth is a prominent & serious element of the instrumentation, not simply employed as a novelty. i'm curious as to how that could sound. :geek:

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Re: have any groups made country music with synths?

Post by GuyaGuy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:07 am



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Re: have any groups made country music with synths?

Post by Solderman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:31 am

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Re: have any groups made country music with synths?

Post by Blopho » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:44 am

uhm......well.....these both fall into the "novelty" category.....and guyaguy....you so f**k got me lol but i'm being serious here guys......

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Post by GuyaGuy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:16 am

Not quite synthy but


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Re: have any groups made country music with synths?

Post by GuyaGuy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:18 am

Would this count?


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Re: have any groups made country music with synths?

Post by Blopho » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:33 am

holy s**t guyaguy, where was that first vid w/the talkbox the first time around?

f**k brilliant. but as for the depeche mode vid....ehhh

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Re: have any groups made country music with synths?

Post by Black Tomorrow » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:43 am

I don't think you hear synths too much in country these days, but back in the 80's there was plenty of DX type synths in country. Steve Wariner is the first that comes to mind, but there were plenty others. Here's one example:



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Re: have any groups made country music with synths?

Post by Blopho » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:58 am

Black Tomorrow wrote:I don't think you hear synths too much in country these days, but back in the 80's there was plenty of DX type synths in country. Steve Wariner is the first that comes to mind, but there were plenty others. Here's one example:



*Mods, feel free to correct the link. I tried to embed the video but kept getting errors.
oh sweet jesus that was terrible, whatever cool vibe that was created by the talkbox vid was just held down and raped to death by that video. i award you 0 points, and may god have mercy on your soul. :lol: all kidding aside, this is pretty cheesy, seems even country couldn't avoid the dx cheese-wave of the 80s ..... kinda was hoping for more stuff like the talkbox video.

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Post by noisecomm » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:49 am

parroty thread'd?

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Post by Black Tomorrow » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:20 am

Blopho wrote:all kidding aside, this is pretty cheesy, seems even country couldn't avoid the dx cheese-wave of the 80s .....
Even country is a product of the times. There are LOTS more 80's country songs like that. But modern country is also guilty. I can't point to specific songs because I couldn't bear to listen all the way through, but I've heard "country" songs recently that are autotuned just as much as so much pop lately. I don't care how much twang you put into it. If it's got autotune, it ain't country.
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Post by synthroom » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:44 pm

Blopho wrote:f**k brilliant. but as for the depeche mode vid....ehhh
Twangy gitar, lyrics about Jesus, and horses = Country Music!

If it just had the twangy gitar and the horses, then it would be Western Music...
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Post by Bitexion » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:44 pm

These days "country" sounds like pop rock where pretty girls sing about their ex-boyfriends.

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Post by sequentialsoftshock » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:10 pm

Bitexion wrote:These days "country" sounds like pop rock where pretty girls sing about their ex-boyfriends.
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Post by redchapterjubilee » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:34 pm

I was watching a documentary on Johnny Cash last week and during a live performance you could hear a stringer playing along behind "Sunday Morning Coming Down" (on the original there's live strings).
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