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Nuno Bettencourts new band satellite party(perry ferrel on vocals)
Old 20th January 2007
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Nuno Bettencourts new band satellite party(perry ferrel on vocals)

I don't know if anyone else has seen this but Nuno is in a new band called Satellite party with perry ferrel on vocals and a whole sling of guest musicians like Flea and John Frusciante from red hot chilli peppers, Fergie from the black eyed peas and Jim Morrison from the doors(lol ok, well it is just a unreleased vocal recording that the doors gave the band and they wrote the music based on Jim morrisons vocals.) and a 30 piece orchestra.

It is really different sounding from nuno's other work but thats good for me since I like the fact that every new cd is a completely different music experience.

It was produced by ferrel, nuno, and executive produced steve lilywhite( peter gabriel, u2, talking heads etc.)

The link is www.myspace.com/satelliteparty

Ive seen there live performances and I think those are better than the studio stuff, because the live performances have alot more energy and less tricks. I know alot wont like it if your expecting something like Extreme.....well dont lol
Old 20th January 2007
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if your expecting something like Extreme.....well dont lol

Thank GOD. Extreme was kinda cheezy. Nuno was special though
I'm looking foward to this project. I like Perry's voice and songs
Old 20th January 2007
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I think Extreme was a better band than some made them out to be. They were good songwriters, and had great vocal harmonies between the singer and Nuno. They are waaaaaaay more of a band than "More than words"
Old 20th January 2007
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I think Extreme was a better band than some made them out to be. They were good songwriters, and had great vocal harmonies between the singer and Nuno. They are waaaaaaay more of a band than "More than words"
I agree. A great band. "3 Sides" is a rock masterpiece. I think their first 2 records are "taken out of context" when people bash them. You have to consider that point of time in rock history. They were a great band then and better than most. Nuno is an unbelievable guitarist. Gary has never gotten the credit he deserves since the "flop" with Van Halen. Pardon me but I think there were 3 other musicians involved in the Van Halen record.

Go Nuno!!!
Old 20th January 2007
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I loved Extreme mainly for the amazing playing of Nuno, but I thought their harmonies were well done too. Gary and Nuno are both Queen fans so you can hear a hint of that in some of their stuff. For Gary to hook up with Van Halen was a mistake for him and VH. He simply has the wrong voice for their songs and doesn't have the range that Sammy had. Why they thought he could pull it off is beyond me. ..and yes, I'm guessing that horrible VH album probably had a lot more to do with EVH than Gary. I'd listen to anything Nuno put out. He has chops I'll never have and has a little of that cool groove that EVH used to have.
I can't wait to hear it.
Old 20th January 2007
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I loved Extreme mainly for the amazing playing of Nuno, but I thought their harmonies were well done too. Gary and Nuno are both Queen fans so you can hear a hint of that in some of their stuff. For Gary to hook up with Van Halen was a mistake for him and VH. He simply has the wrong voice for their songs and doesn't have the range that Sammy had. Why they thought he could pull it off is beyond me. ..and yes, I'm guessing that horrible VH album probably had a lot more to do with EVH than Gary. I'd listen to anything Nuno put out. He has chops I'll never have and has a little of that cool groove that EVH used to have.
I can't wait to hear it.
i never did like sammy on VH... i actually liked VHIII a lot more than any VH record from the SH era...hagar's pop/rock is too cheesy for me...

but it never even came close to the stuff they did with DLR... that was awesome...

i was really impressed by the roster of musicians that nuno got into his record.. then i see fergie's name and it just feels very wrong... she sucks big time...
Old 20th January 2007
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I loved Extreme mainly for the amazing playing of Nuno, but I thought their harmonies were well done too. Gary and Nuno are both Queen fans so you can hear a hint of that in some of their stuff. For Gary to hook up with Van Halen was a mistake for him and VH. He simply has the wrong voice for their songs and doesn't have the range that Sammy had. Why they thought he could pull it off is beyond me. ..and yes, I'm guessing that horrible VH album probably had a lot more to do with EVH than Gary. I'd listen to anything Nuno put out. He has chops I'll never have and has a little of that cool groove that EVH used to have.
I can't wait to hear it.
Yeah Gary was great in Extreme, and not so great in Van Halen. It always sounded like he was straining his voice trying to hit the higher notes that Sammy could easily do.
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Yeah Gary was great in Extreme, and not so great in Van Halen. It always sounded like he was straining his voice trying to hit the higher notes that Sammy could easily do.
I'm from Boston and knew Extreme when they were the Dream
They were actually better when they were the Dream. They had
more of an aerosmith feel as oppsed to Exteme's VH and Pat Travers influence. Gary was tamer and sounded better. He didn't try as bad to show off on
the mic and on stage. He kinda makes a fool of himself his stage presence is so
bad

If I'm not mistaken I think Gary had Deviated septum surgery at one point
In most cases it makes you sound better . I don't think it worked for him.

I always thought nuno was a better singer as was nuno's brother from 'flesh'


There were 100's of hair bands in Boston from as far back as 1983. Gary was easily in the bottom 100 as far as talent


Bands like Bang, Shout , Tin Pan Alley, Flesh , Sin City, Headhunter, Sweet Cheater ,Fortune , Tyrus
Slyboyz, Street Kid, Mass all had way better singers than Gary. Actually there was no comparison.
Old 21st January 2007
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Nuno is a walking male reproductive organ
Old 21st January 2007
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Nuno is a walking male reproductive organ
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I dunno he has always seemed mellow and very good to the fans even allows them on stage to jam with the band.... I think anyone who is serious about there craft can get a little anal about things....plus how many major label producers cant be a not so happy camper during recording sessions to get the job done right? Listen to the production of ultra payloaded....Sounds pretty good. (I will admit I think ferrel is the weak link in the project lol even if its "his" project. lol thats a personal preference though...)
Old 21st January 2007
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Mmm. Not sure what to make of this. The songs on there sound kinda.... average?

So are dramagods over then?

Nuno changes his band setup every other week.
Old 21st January 2007
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I think it's a great thing for both Perry and Nuno. Good for them.

I haven't considered myself much of the "ax slinger" for some time now. However, dude absolutely SLAYS Dave Navarro.


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Old 21st January 2007
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Um, note to those stuck in the 80's...this is a Perry Farrell project. Nuno's lucky someone with vision called on him. Not knocking his skill but let's get the facts straight.
Old 21st January 2007
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on the subject of cheese... please don't be remiss and forget 'twisted sister'

OK! lol

Wiggy
Old 21st January 2007
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I think it's a great thing for both Perry and Nuno. Good for them.

I haven't considered myself much of the "ax slinger" for some time now. However, dude absolutely SLAYS Dave Navarro.


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Yeah, Extreme has definitely had a far bigger impact then Jane's
Old 21st January 2007
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Um, note to those stuck in the 80's...this is a Perry Farrell project. Nuno's lucky someone with vision called on him. Not knocking his skill but let's get the facts straight.
1.I dont think Janes has topped extreme in album sales.

2.find out a little more about nuno and how active he still is in todays music....(toni braxton, bb mak, tantric, and a bunch i cant even remember. Not to mention many other acts that are popular in other countrys that just arent written in our native language.)

3.Extreme didnt become popular until the early 90s and if you think they are a hair band you obviously have not listened to one of there albums all the way through...they had more than just "more than words" and "holehearted". what hair band even came close to writing songs like "cupids dead" or anything off 3 sides to every story for that matter?

4. As someone already said Nuno absolutely slays navarro. Dave does one style.... as perry said in a interview and im paraphrasing "nuno can play anything from a beautiful flamenco to rock."

5. Read the interviews from perry ferrel about the band and its quite clear from his own words that it is his and nunos baby.

6. Im young and Ive gotten alot of my friends into Nuno's solo career...the reason nuno isnt big now isnt because of the music but more or less lack of payola cash that others have from majors.......Give someone 20-30years of age a population 1 or dramagods cd and give them a janes or porno for pyros cd and see which they like better....melody wise and just general fun to sing with....

Old 21st January 2007
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1.I dont think Janes has topped extreme in album sales.

2.find out a little more about nuno and how active he still is in todays music....(toni braxton, bb mak, tantric, and a bunch i cant even remember. Not to mention many other acts that are popular in other countrys that just arent written in our native language.)

3.Extreme didnt become popular until the early 90s and if you think they are a hair band you obviously have not listened to one of there albums all the way through...they had more than just "more than words" and "holehearted". what hair band even came close to writing songs like "cupids dead" or anything off 3 sides to every story for that matter?

4. As someone already said Nuno absolutely slays navarro. Dave does one style.... as perry said in a interview and im paraphrasing "nuno can play anything from a beautiful flamenco to rock."

5. Read the interviews from perry ferrel about the band and its quite clear from his own words that it is his and nunos baby.

6. Im young and Ive gotten alot of my friends into Nuno's solo career...the reason nuno isnt big now isnt because of the music but more or less lack of payola cash that others have from majors.......Give someone 20-30years of age a population 1 or dramagods cd and give them a janes or porno for pyros cd and see which they like better....melody wise and just general fun to sing with....

Perry's influence with Jane's went way beyond record sales. Lollapalooza had a huge influence on my generation, bringing a welcome change to the bands MTV was shoving down our throats.

Sorry to have posted as this is obviously a 'we love nuno' thread. I know I hate when I post something about a band and someone else comes along rambling about how they suck lol...my apologies to anyone offended.

I'm a huge Perry fan so if he has faith in Nuno, I'm sure there will be something in there I'll enjoy.

Cheers.
Old 21st January 2007
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I didnt mean to come off as a dick....so I appologuise if I did....Its just nuno gets slagged so much for more than words and whole hearted....sometimes its like people only think he wrote two songs in his whole career. I mean if you have someone like Brian may of queen saying that nuno is one of the best guitarist of his generation thats a pretty strong statement.

Old 22nd January 2007
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You're right, I was being closed minded. I'm not the same artist I was back when Extreme was on MTV so it's not fair to peg him either.

I'm always excited about a new Perry Farrel project and look forward to seeing what they bring out in each other creatively
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Yeah, Extreme has definitely had a far bigger impact then Jane's
Yea...Dave.. I mentioned guitar players, not bands. Please don't include me in some pissing match about music, for crisakes. I don't give two sh*ts, really.

There are other forums for such things.
Old 6th February 2007
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Bands like Bang, Shout , Tin Pan Alley, Flesh , Sin City, Headhunter, Sweet Cheater ,Fortune , Tyrus
Slyboyz, Street Kid, Mass all had way better singers than Gary. Actually there was no comparison.
I know all these bands as well. Possibly the greatest vocalist of that bunch is Bob Vose from Fortune. His range is still astonishing. Their music is not exactly what I listen to but incredibly impressive anyway.

It is a shame none of these bands you mentioned reached the success they probably should have recieved.

By the way, I always enjoyed Gary's stage antics (from "The Dream" up to today).
Old 6th February 2007
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I remember reading about Sattelite Party like a year and half ago or so. I just don't care a lot for Ferrel's vocals except when he is doing the JA thing. I think Nuno's other projects called Morning Widows, Population 1, Dramagods, etc. are much better.

Here is a video of Population 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQfMya75CpA

and one of Dramamgods:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs86K...elated&search=
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Boy, Nuno is an incredibly gifted and talented guitar player but IMO just not a very good lead singer.

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Old 14th February 2007
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BUT we won't go back to these good ol'days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6-ab2tGe8A
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Boy, Nuno is an incredibly gifted and talented guitar player but IMO just not a very good lead singer.
yep, agreed. In Extreme, I always liked the sound of his voice better than Gary's but that was as a backing vocalist. A lead singer is a different story. A "nice" voice isn't always better than a "believable" voice. I think Oasis is a good example of that. Noel sings with a nicer tone than Liam but Liam's delivery is a lot more believable.
As a major Nuno fan, I was always dissapointed in his efforts as lead singer, especially the live stuff I've seen on youtube.
Old 15th February 2007
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nuno co-produced a really fun record with dweezil in the 90's...can't remember the name of it...I dug it so much, too...anyone remember?
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Old 15th February 2007
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nuno co-produced a really fun record with dweezil in the 90's...can't remember the name of it...I dug it so much, too...anyone remember?
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Confessions by Dweezil Zappa.

Kool record...totally fun in an '80s way & kinda weird too but I dig all that "crazy" stuff.

I'm digging those Satellite Party tracks too. Almost anything Perry does is just great 'ya know?
Old 15th February 2007
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yes! thanks for the memory...there was one track in particular...two burn-out guys commenting as they're jamming..."hey, that sounds like steve perry" very funny stuff!

...and I agree that the new stuff is pretty cool...it's creative, different, and at the same time very slick

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Old 29th May 2007
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The album has been released......Whats everyone think? I like it I look in the credits of the album though and I get a wierd sense that perry must have quite an ego or something..... I mean he puts himself as head producer and then on for example "Only love, Lets celebrate." He puts himself himself as both lyrics and music......Um the credits say Guitar: Nuno Bettencourt, Bass: Nuno bettencourt, Keyboards: Nuno bettencourt. Im thinking Nuno had much more to do with the music side then Perry and he isnt even credited for music..... I mean I like perry and all but he doesnt even sing in key half the time and the music is pretty complex for somebody like himself. This isnt to take away from Perry but I feel like he kinda credited himself with alot in which he may not have done on this album lol

Well you can hear the whole album in full at www.myspace.com/satelliteparty
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