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 Post subject: New America release
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:20 am 
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Check out the transparency background image for the America "Here and Now" release scheduled for January 2007:

http://www.venturahighway.com/index.php ... tion=35:32


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:29 am 
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Gerry Beckley of America plays a Rickenbacker. Check out his photo by going to the Gallery tab, then 1980s and click on Artists. Rickenbackers are "Here and Now."


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:10 am 
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Yeah, actually it is Beckley who is indirectly responsible for my getting turned on to Rics. I saw him use a 360/12 this past August at the Ohio State Fair and I was intrigued by the sound and appearance. It jogged my memory of Beckley's former bandmate Dan Peek, writing (in his autobiography) about using a Ric on their second LP "Homecoming" in 1973. Peek was thrilled to play the legendary Ric 12, loaned to the group for the recording.

Anyway, I began researching Ric 12's (played acoustic 12's most of my life), I found this forum, and now I am telling my musician friends, "Where has this guitar been all my life?!"


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:13 am 
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I really enjoyed their Soundstage performace. Try and catch that if you can.

I saw it on the Dish Network concerts HDTV channel some weeks ago. A Ric does come out for the last number as well.


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:40 am 
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I've seen it...good show. Although America have used Ric 12's in the studio for many years, they seem to use one in their live shows only for the ever-present encore: Horse With No Name. Beckely uses a 360/12 for the major 7th backbeat accent chords and for the "waterfall" solo. The haunting sounds of a Ric 12 are perfect for some of their stuff, I wish they would use one in the live show more often.


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:19 am 
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America is on the road and they've just released more concert dates for this fall including Agoura Hills, CA on November 15th plus they have dates scheduled in the U.S.A. in 2009 including Cedar Rapids, IA on June 20th.

http://www.venturahighway.com


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
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Yeah, I missed them when they played in Colorado Springs recently, darn-it.


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
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I saw them in '73 or '74, can't really remember (must have been the...)!


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
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America will celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a U.S. concert tour scheduled to start in February of 2011.


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 Post subject: Re: New America release
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Hmm. I hate it when old bands get back together after a long absence and make albums again. America was such a cool band in the seventies, though.

Never quite understood why we'd make a fuss over the lead singer using a Ric, though. I found America's music more inclined towards acoustic, with electric lead guitar.


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