Switchblade327
Rockabilly Rebel
Join date: Aug 2007
212 IQ
#1
The other day I was listening to the Brian Setzer Orchestra and it hit me how cool it is that he leads a big band with a guitar. I have much adoration for the big bands of the Swing Era, but Mr. Setzer's style is just unique. I know the BSO has been around for about 13 years now ( and still going strong with a new album) and Setzer is an accomplished player, but I feel that he doesn't get enough mainstream popularity. I was just wondering if anyone else here agrees with me or has thoughts of their own. I'm all ears..
Last edited by Switchblade327 at Aug 30, 2007,
DopeDanny
UG Member
Join date: Sep 2004
318 IQ
#2
Setzer is the ****in man bro!!
Empire Records one of the best films ever.
His name isnt Warren.
His name isnt Warren.
His name isnt Warren?
I thouht his name was Warren?

"slayer sabbath:
whats wrong with metal, has this website been taking over by power chording, girl pants wearing, emos?"
aleckillscobra
Bas Rutten reigns
Join date: May 2007
269 IQ
#3
thank you, he is one of my favorite guitarists. i love his style, and his technique. you're right, he is really under rated.
**RIP In the Van on the Comeback Road**

Quote by confusius
You're going to have to go to the doctor. He is going to ram his finger up your ass and the rest you can imagine. It will be severly painful you are most likely to die in the process. Enjoy.
Franktherabbit
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2007
10 IQ
#5
Hey!!! I really dig BSO's music as well! His music has such a awesome sound. Great to see some of his fans showing their appreciation.
PsychoPirate13
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2007
10 IQ
#6
Damn, I didn't expect to find a thread on Setzer so soon. That's awesome. Hmm, favorites from him. I'd have to say his Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy cd. I love that one. I've been playing guitar for about 10 years now and he's been a huge inspiration for me. I got the rockabilly sound down, I just want to venture to other areas of his playing. I've been trying to find some tabs of his Orchestra songs, but I haven't had any luck. Any of you know where to look? I appreciate any help. Thanks!
gibson_lover_ga
Only half sociopathic
Join date: Feb 2007
355 IQ
#7
That (Stray) cat can play.
Member of the grammar nazis.

Quote by Firenze

I remember the first time I "shaved" my pubes. I'm not gonna go into details, but I will tell you this: to this day, I don't understand why I thought using a combat knife would be a good idea...
Rezurexing
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2007
10 IQ
#8
This must be the night for Setzer and the Cats. I already found two other threads for him. I was starting to think Setzer was being forgotten as a great guitarist lately. I can't believe how under appreciated he is.
GoodOrEvil
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2006
278 IQ
#9
Setzer is king! Not just cause the Orchestra has saxaphones (hooray for woodwind), but man, he has skill.
sirbiznatch007
Rockabilly Riot
Join date: Jul 2003
302 IQ
#10
Setzer is my favorite guitar player. He combines all my favorite old guitar players into one kick ass rockabilly style. I just love everything he did, the BSO is amazing, combining rockabilly and big band stuff is genius. I think I liked him best with The Stray Cats. That was the ultimate trio. Lee Rocker is fantastic on the stand up bass and an inspiration for anyone who wants to try slap bass.

I love this video of Brian Setzer, its so cool how relaxed he is in it playin some really neat jazzy stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgUCs72RDHs

This video demonstrates his amazing picking style.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ZB-SzK8lE
AC/DC10
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2005
549 IQ
#11
I just saw Stray Cats opening for ZZ Top. It was amazing, they are the only openers I've seen do an encore. I need to find some CD's
e|----------5-------7-5h7p5---5--
B|-------5----8p5-------------8---8p5--
G|-5h6-----------------------------------7b9r--p5---5b--
D|-----------------------------------------------------7-----7-7~~~
GreenDayChris
UG's Orgasm Addict
Join date: Dec 2002
808 IQ
#12
Stray Cats/BSO/Brian Setzer is amazing.
I just love his style, and his attitude towards playing.
Super Leeds and Classy Cas!
Switchblade327
Rockabilly Rebel
Join date: Aug 2007
212 IQ
#13
Quote by AC/DC10
I just saw Stray Cats opening for ZZ Top. It was amazing, they are the only openers I've seen do an encore. I need to find some CD's


That's awesome. I wish they played closer to where I live (Florida). I haven't heard of many openers do an encore. As far as cds to look for, try the Retrospective one. I believe its called Runaway Boys: '81 - '91. I could be wrong though.
Switchblade327
Rockabilly Rebel
Join date: Aug 2007
212 IQ
#14
Quote by sirbiznatch007
Setzer is my favorite guitar player. He combines all my favorite old guitar players into one kick ass rockabilly style. I just love everything he did, the BSO is amazing, combining rockabilly and big band stuff is genius. I think I liked him best with The Stray Cats. That was the ultimate trio. Lee Rocker is fantastic on the stand up bass and an inspiration for anyone who wants to try slap bass.

I love this video of Brian Setzer, its so cool how relaxed he is in it playin some really neat jazzy stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgUCs72RDHs

This video demonstrates his amazing picking style.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ZB-SzK8lE



I meant to thank you for posting these videos. They're great finds!
Switchblade327
Rockabilly Rebel
Join date: Aug 2007
212 IQ
#16
Oh, yea, you're right. There is a lot of vids on there. I just watched the Stray Cat Strut video, then checked out a Live performance with the Orchestra. His playing style has not changed in the least. Cool stuff. That just gets me pumped for his new cd. Always ready to hear new stuff, you know what I mean?
Resiliance
Acta est fabula
Join date: Jul 2003
449 IQ
#17
I very much like the BSO
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.


Remember: A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

Click.
Switchblade327
Rockabilly Rebel
Join date: Aug 2007
212 IQ
#19
Quote by AC/DC10



I hear that's a good way to learn. Nothing like getting taught by the master, right?

What made ya want to learn to play a little like him?
AC/DC10
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2005
549 IQ
#20
^ Seeing him live. Stray Cats are so badass!
AC/DC10
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2005
549 IQ
#22
e|----------5-------7-5h7p5---5--
B|-------5----8p5-------------8---8p5--
G|-5h6-----------------------------------7b9r--p5---5b--
D|-----------------------------------------------------7-----7-7~~~