Good Person: You should get the new Dream Theater CD!
EMO kid: What's Dream Theater? *sniffle*
Good Person: *in one breath* Just the band of Progressive Metal gods that wipe their asses with the likes of My Chemical Romance and all those other so-called "musicians" who always sing about how shitty their lives are and how they want to kill themselves but (unfortunately for us) never do. They're amazing! And you can even see their faces! *big smile*
Emo kid: *about to cry* Oh... I cant take it! I just wanna diiiiie! *runs sobbing home to the computer to whine about his pathetic life on MySpace*
When Dream & Day Unite
Images & Words
Live at the Marquee
A Change of Seasons
Falling Into Infinity
Once In a LIVEtime
Metopolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory
Live Scenes from New York
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Train of Thought
Live at Budokan
Images and Words: Live in Tokyo
Five Years in a LIVEtime
Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York
Live at Budokan
When Dream and Day Re-Unite
Dream Theater is:
James LaBrie = Lead Vocals
John Myung - Bass
John Petrucci - Guitar/vocals
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Jordan Rudess - Keyboards
Dream Theater Fan: "No, I'm only 25 minutes in."
Vocalist James LaBrie has one of the highest – and varied – vocal ranges for a male within the genre which ranges from a ‘chesty low’ sound all the way to a strict soprano sound – E♭2-B♭5 (-B5) to be exact – he has sustained his range over the years despite two vocal injuries.
Guitarist John Petrucci is often cited as one of the world’s top 10 and ranked 6th in Guitar World’s “best shredders” list next to the likes of Paul Gilbert.
Bassist John Myung is known as the shy Asian dude with spider-leg-like fingers – in 2010, Music Radar bestowed Myung as the greatest bassist of all time.
Keyboardist Jordan Rudess has performed and recorded with David Bowie as well as British rock legends UFO’s Vinnie Moore.
Drummer Mike Mangini has worked with Steve Vai, Extreme and even appeared on the Discovery Channel show Time Warp, displaying his drum skills for high speed cameras. He currently holds 5 world records – one including the fastest drum solo without the use of sticks (meaning bare hands). His utmost documented honour of 1200 single strokes in 60 seconds is featured in the Guinness Book of Records.
Guy 2: Pfft! Hardly - let's see them play Dream Theater] sets!
Non-hater: Dude, why are you even watching this video if you hate them so much? Go get a life
With a late-night vibe that is similar to that of Tom waits and "Kind of blue" era Miles Davis (but more "pure") they produce a type of "roots" music that is so authentic and honest that it would even turn "The Band" and Hank Williams into musical liars. Their guitar solos are raw and heartfelt and have a brilliant sing-along factor to them because of the "less is more" attitude of Petrucci's playing: they stick with you for the rest of your days: You won't get rid of his well chosen notes.
The average DT fan is a charismatic jazz-cat with a great love for for things that are "real" in life. Surrounded by "James Dean-cool" they hate sience fiction, mathematics and digital. They are extremely popular with the ladies because of their romantic urge and their ability to play "Dream Theater songs" on the piano for the girl by moonlight...
Bob Dylan on Dream Theater: The first time I heard Dream Theater on AM radio back in '56, I knew that I would never work for the man..."