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Offline Scottjf8

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I'm new...
« on: November 22, 2016, 01:17:01 AM »
...to Dream Theater, (mostly) altogether.

I'm one of those rock and metal fans who knew of DT but couldn't name one song that isn't titled "Pull Me Under." It's not like I don't dig prog rock, since I'm a HUGE fan of Rush, and even dig older Genesis.  I even saw them live once, when they opened for Maiden in 2010.  I guess I'm lucky enough to say that I saw them with MP before he left the band.

However, in the last few months, I decided to check out some DT stuff, and holy shit have I been missing out on some really amazing stuff.  I've (strangely enough perhaps) started with the most recent stuff that they did with MP and worked my way backward...  so far, I think Nightmare to Remember is a current favorite song...  I really like most of the Black Clouds album, as well as Systematic ...  I've listened to some of the Mangini stuff, but something like the Astonishing is so much music, it's hard to take in...  and I think that the album is designed to not pick and choose stuff to listen to, but take in the whole thing as one big story (as I presume JP intended to when he wrote the story/concept.)

So hi, my name is Scott, and I'm discovering some really good shit...

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 01:40:21 AM »
Welcome to DT forums!  So glad you decided to get into their music. There are so many great albums to take in.  Its a long journey worth taking, so enjoy the ride! It's hard to tell people which album to start with. I've had good luck with Octavarium, which is a good representation of what they are all about. Just one example..
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 12:00:49 PM »
Welcome Scott!

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 12:12:24 PM »
Hoy Mate

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 12:13:21 PM »
Welcome on board, Scott! Enjoy the ride!

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 02:48:51 PM »
welcome!!

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 03:51:49 PM »
SFAM was the first DT album I ever heard (also the first prog album I ever heard) and was instantly sold. You should give it a try  ;D

I discovered them back in 2010 and have never looked back :)

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 09:47:51 PM »
If you like the heavier side of DT, spin Train of Thought from start to finish - one of the best progressive metal albums ever recorded in my opinion.  Also, don't neglect Six Degrees or the live DVDs like Scenes from New York, Live at Budokan or the Score DVD.  Though I always dug their music, I actually became a full fledged "fan" watching DT DVDs with the audio commentary on.
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 11:41:08 AM »
Well you've yet to hear their best stuff (by far) so keep going!  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2016, 04:09:44 PM »
Only thing I would add is perhaps try not to underestimate some of the live stuff. When listening through their catalogue, I often came across a live versions of certain tracks that gave me a new point of view on a song and got me more interested and excited about the original.

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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2016, 10:03:31 AM »

Found this online just now, don't know how helpful/accurate it is.


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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2016, 10:12:45 AM »
Setlist Scotty has a son! Junior!
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2016, 10:13:49 AM »
I'd say it's about 50/50 between "ok I guess that works" and "wtf?"
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2016, 12:42:09 PM »
Welcome, Scott! So glad you're Along For The Ride, hope you enjoy!

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2016, 05:05:19 PM »
Found this online just now, don't know how helpful/accurate it is.

It actually looks well thought out.  The I&W -> Any more like this? -> ADToE made me chuckle a bit
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2016, 05:08:15 PM »
Found this online just now, don't know how helpful/accurate it is.

It actually looks well thought out.  The I&W -> Any more like this? -> ADToE made me chuckle a bit

It's a nice old joke but I don't find a single song on those two albums alike.
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2016, 05:17:26 PM »
Found this online just now, don't know how helpful/accurate it is.

It actually looks well thought out.  The I&W -> Any more like this? -> ADToE made me chuckle a bit

It's a nice old joke but I don't find a single song on those two albums alike.

Oh come on.

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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2016, 05:24:24 PM »
Found this online just now, don't know how helpful/accurate it is.

It actually looks well thought out.  The I&W -> Any more like this? -> ADToE made me chuckle a bit

It's a nice old joke but I don't find a single song on those two albums alike.

Oh come on.

Just because there structural similarities doesn't mean the songs sound or feel similar. In that case every pop song should sound the same because of the A-B-A-B-C-B formula they go for.
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2016, 05:52:37 PM »
No reason to rehash it again.  d'oh
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2016, 05:59:57 PM »
No reason to rehash it again.  d'oh

There's always a reason for a heated discussion on DTF.  :lol
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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2016, 06:19:58 PM »
No reason to rehash it again.  d'oh

There's always a reason for a heated discussion on DTF.  :lol

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2016, 02:15:02 PM »
I've been on the DT express since 1991 but I am always happy to stop to let new passengers on!!

If you like heavier stuff, go with Train of Thought or Octavarium or even Falling into Infinity

If you want Proggy Stuff, try Images and Words or  Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

But my favorite DT album is AWAKE!
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2017, 08:43:16 PM »
So who can give me some good classic threads from here to read?

For instance, where's the original thread from when Portnoy quit?

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2017, 12:00:07 AM »
So who can give me some good classic threads from here to read?

For instance, where's the original thread from when Portnoy quit?

Here it is :)

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=16386.0
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2017, 11:13:04 AM »
So who can give me some good classic threads from here to read?

For instance, where's the original thread from when Portnoy quit?

Here it is :)

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=16386.0

Some serious mad props to this guy http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=16386.msg586546#msg586546

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2017, 11:49:00 AM »
Not DT-related, but this is probably my all-time favorite thread (other than one fact that I will not reveal because spoilers):  http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=28146.0
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2017, 11:54:41 AM »
Welcome and enjoy the ride of discovering DT's catalogue.  I wish I could listen to DT for the first time again.

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2017, 02:43:40 PM »
Not DT-related, but this is probably my all-time favorite thread (other than one fact that I will not reveal because spoilers):  http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=28146.0
I've been here since 2012 and this is the first time I've heard of that thread. :lol It's awesome!
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2017, 10:31:43 PM »
So who can give me some good classic threads from here to read?

For instance, where's the original thread from when Portnoy quit?

Here it is :)

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=16386.0

Some serious mad props to this guy http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=16386.msg586546#msg586546

No problem, mang. Welcome to the forum  ;D
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2017, 10:37:31 PM »
Does every DT video on YouTube always have people in comments debating MM v MP?  So annoying.

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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2017, 12:00:39 AM »
Does every DT video on YouTube always have people in comments debating MM v MP?  So annoying.

That's not so bad for Youtube comments, wait till Hitler is brought up.
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2017, 12:10:59 AM »
Does every DT video on YouTube always have people in comments debating MM v MP?  So annoying.

Either that or criticism of LaBrie.
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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2017, 04:58:33 AM »
Or Rudess v Moore v Sherinean

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« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2017, 05:01:16 AM »
Or why PMU suddenly stops.

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« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2017, 08:53:21 AM »
or whahibrido pickingant