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Dream Theater

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Anonymous, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    Maybe this is the sign that they should go back to concentrating on playing music (remember Once in a Livetime? - no stage props... apart from Derek's lava lamps and boa! :D)...
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  2. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Dunno what that has to do with what is obviously mismanagement from their promoters. They need to rethink the people booking gigs for them.
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  3. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

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  4. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    I went on Spotify to listen to some DT. Do you know what the Top 5 most popular/most played Dream Theater songs are on Spotify?

    1. Pull Me Under - 10,849, 643
    2. Panic Attack - 5,333,413
    3. The Enemy Inside - 5, 049, 624
    4. Another Day - 3,045, 378
    5. The Gift of Music - 2,568,693

    ...that's an odd Top 5.
  5. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    Especially surprised to see Panic Attack so high. Enjoyed seeing that one live when DT opened for Maiden
  6. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    Pull Me Under and Panic Attack are the two most popular DT songs outside of "real fans". The former is obvious but the latter has surprised me as well.
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  7. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    It's the Muse influence. Plus, the beginning is killer.

    Anyhoo, the top 5 seems rather believable to me, as it IMHO consists of songs people (i.e. non die-hards) are most likely to come across on YouTube and most likely to like.
  8. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    'The Enemy Inside' and 'The Gift of Music' were the lead "singles" from the last two albums so it makes sense they'd have high plays as they'll come up on the Release Radar playlist for a lot of people. Those songs will also get a lot of repeat listens before the albums are released too. I think Spotify weights the songs somehow to get better popularity ratings as 'Metropolis' is 4th with less plays than 'Another Day' in 5th and 'As I Am' in 6th.
  9. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Panic Attack is as popular as it is because of the bass intro.
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  10. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    None of that is surprising. Lead singles plus Panic Attack which is pretty popular thanks to appearing in a Guitar Hero game. Another Day is the only real anomaly but is probably mostly thanks to being after Pull Me Under on the album.
  11. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    I'm not surprised by anything that was a single or in a Guitar Hero game (I think Constant Motion was in that game, too). Enemy Inside, As I Am, Looking Glass (I'd expect that to be up there) are all great tunes.

    As for the Muse influence, it's not just Panic Attack. Never Enough is quite reminiscent of Stockholm Syndrome, and Prophets of War has Muse flavoring, as well.
  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I could be wrong but I think Constant Motion was DLC, while Panic Attack was actually in the game. So Panic Attack got more exposure.
  13. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    Gotcha. I never really liked those games so I'm sure you're right!
  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Derek Sherinian and Portnoy discuss Derek's firing from DT. Not a lot of class in this clip and some of it seems straight up false IMO.
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  15. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Seems pretty accurate to me. What parts of it are false IYO?
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    It seems to me that Portnoy is trying to downplay his role in Derek's firing, when in previous interviews he's said that Rudess was the keyboard player they wanted all along.
  17. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Okay, I could see that downplaying somewhat... understandable. But I don't think there's a contradiction concerning Jordan etc., because yes, Jordan was in fact the one they tried out and wanted before Derek, but when Derek came into the picture, concerts and interviews etc. showed that he and Portnoy were very close in DT. Btw, it seemed to me that James and Derek couldn't stand each other.
  18. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    It's definitely true that they got along great and Portnoy always spoke highly of Derek afterwards. Still, I always interpreted Derek's firing as a no brainer and probably something Portnoy pushed for. Keep in mind around this time he began to push for more control in the band.
  19. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Considering his general approach toward DT since the split, the fact that they now collaborate on a project together and... well... considering it's Portnoy, I wouldn't take him for the most reliable source of information. I could be wrong, though. Still, I'd appreciate if he kept his comments on DT, LaBrie or whatever else on minimum in general.
  20. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

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