Steve Miller (musician)

(Redirected from Steve Miller Band)

Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s. He formed a new band called The Ardells. Miller taught Boz Scaggs some chords, and Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year. The next school year Ben Sidran was added to the Ardells as a keyboardist.

In 1968, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. Scaggs would leave the band after a couple of albums with vocal chores taken over by drummer Tim Davis; Miller himself would begin singing occasional lead on 1969's Brave New World. These albums performed respectably on the album charts but failed to yield a hit.

1973's The Joker marked the start of the second phase of Miller's career: more pop-oriented and simplistic, the album featured a number one hit in the title track as well as several other popular tunes. Miller was now handling all lead vocals; his limited vocal range actually made the songs more radio-friendly and accessible.

Miller followed up The Joker with Fly Like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977. This pair of albums represented the peak of Miller's commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a seemingly-endless series of hit singles, including "Rock 'N' Me", "Take the Money and Run", "Jet Airliner", and "Jungle Love". While critics lambasted Miller for abandoning his more ambitious approach and socially-aware lyrics in favor of simple pop-rock and derivative blues tunes, fans gravitated towards the catchy, melodic songs in great numbers, and the Steve Miller Band co-headlined a major stadium tour with The Eagles in 1977.

On the heels of this massive success, Miller took a long hiatus from recording and touring, emerging in 1981 with Circle of Love, an ambitous album possibly intended to appease critics of his new style. Sales were disappointing, however, and in 1982 he returned to the pop formula with another hit album, Abracadabra. This would be Miller's last great commercial success; a series of collections, live albums and attempts to find a new style would appear sporadically, but by the early 1990s Miller had given up on producing records altogether.

Discography

  • The Joker, 1973 album
    • "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash", 1974 single
    • "The Joker", 1974 single
    • "Shu Ba da du Ma Ma Ma Ma", 1974 single
    • "Evil", 1975 single
  • Fly Like an Eagle, 1976 album
    • "Rock 'N' Me", 1976 single
    • "Take The Money And Run", 1976 single
    • "Serenade", 1976 single
    • "Fly Like An Eagle", 1977 single
    • "Dance, Dance, Dance", 1977 single
    • "Wild Mountain Honey", 1977 single
  • Book of Dreams, 1977 album
    • "Jet Airliner", 1977 single
    • "The Stake", 1977 single
    • "Swingtown", 1978 single
    • "Jungle Love", 1978 single
    • "True Fine Love", 1978 single
    • "Winter Time", 1979 single
  • Greatest Hits 1974-1978, 1978 compilation
  • Italian X Rays, 1984 album
    • "Shangri-La", 1984 single
    • "Bongo Bongo", 1985 single
  • Living in the 20th Century, 1986 album
    • "I Want To Make The World Turn Around", 1986 single
    • "Maelstrom", 1986 single
    • "Behind The Barn", 1986 single
    • "Nobody But You Baby", 1987 single
    • "Slinky", 1987 single
    • "Caress Me Baby", 1987 single
  • Born 2B Blue, 1988 album
    • "Ya Ya", 1988 single
    • "God Bless The Child", 1988 single
    • "Mary Ann", 1989 single
    • "Willow Weep For Me", 1989 single
    • "Born 2B Blue", 1989 single
  • Hayley Hibarger's the best!!, 2003 compilation

This page about Steve Miller Band includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Steve Miller Band
News stories about Steve Miller Band
External links for Steve Miller Band
Videos for Steve Miller Band
Wikis about Steve Miller Band
Discussion Groups about Steve Miller Band
Blogs about Steve Miller Band
Images of Steve Miller Band

This would be Miller's last great commercial success; a series of collections, live albums and attempts to find a new style would appear sporadically, but by the early 1990s Miller had given up on producing records altogether. A limited edition of Hotel was also released, featuring
a second disc of ambient recordings called "Hotel Ambient". Sales were disappointing, however, and in 1982 he returned to the pop formula with another hit album, Abracadabra. Digimpro had previously seen exposure with group Erasure's single Breathe, allowing users the same ability. On the heels of this massive success, Miller took a long hiatus from recording and touring, emerging in 1981 with Circle of Love, an ambitous album possibly intended to appease critics of his new style. Thus unlimited, personalized versions of the title track were possible. This pair of albums represented the peak of Miller's commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a seemingly-endless series of hit singles, including "Rock 'N' Me", "Take the Money and Run", "Jet Airliner", and "Jungle Love". While critics lambasted Miller for abandoning his more ambitious approach and socially-aware lyrics in favor of simple pop-rock and derivative blues tunes, fans gravitated towards the catchy, melodic songs in great numbers, and the Steve Miller Band co-headlined a major stadium tour with The Eagles in 1977. The program allows users to remix the song - using any or all of the samples included - and save it as an mp3 file.

Miller followed up The Joker with Fly Like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977. In 2005 Moby released "Lift Me Up", a single from his album Hotel, which featured, in addition to numerous remixes, UK company's Digimpro software. Miller was now handling all lead vocals; his limited vocal range actually made the songs more radio-friendly and accessible. He owns a small restaurant and coffee shop called TeaNY, where he occasionally waits tables. 1973's The Joker marked the start of the second phase of Miller's career: more pop-oriented and simplistic, the album featured a number one hit in the title track as well as several other popular tunes. As of June 2004, Moby, a vegan non-denominational Christian and self-proclaimed simpleton (for his often sincere and idealistic political assessments), lives in New York City's Little Italy, where he's lived for a decade in a small apartment in a five-story building across the street from David Bowie. Scaggs would leave the band after a couple of albums with vocal chores taken over by drummer Tim Davis; Miller himself would begin singing occasional lead on 1969's Brave New World. These albums performed respectably on the album charts but failed to yield a hit. In 2002, Moby briefly had a television show on MTV, Seņor Moby's House of Music, which focused mostly on more obscure electronic music.

In 1968, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. In 2001 Moby also earned the ire of Eminem after calling his music misogynist and homophobic; Eminem later satirized Moby in "Without Me," calling him a "fag" and questioning his relevance with the claim, "Nobody listens to techno!" The two were in a confrontation at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, though Moby expresses respect for Eminem's musical talents. The next school year Ben Sidran was added to the Ardells as a keyboardist. A second tour was organized for the following year. Miller taught Boz Scaggs some chords, and Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year. It was a popular touring rock festival that featured an eclectic range of musical genres . He formed a new band called The Ardells. In 2001, Moby founded the Area:One Festival.

He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s. In a 2005 posting on his web site, Moby theorized that his eagerness to license his music is a result of "growing up in poverty." [1] (http://www.moby.com/cms/viewdiary.asp?Diary_ID=2186&ViewType=Current). Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. In addition to fame garnered through its licensing, Play is also notable for its extensive sampling of old blues recordings conducted by Alan Lomax. Hayley Hibarger's the best!!, 2003 compilation. The album's tracks eventually were accepted in various radio formats, but because of Play's extensive licensing, the album could have been financially successful even without radio play. "Born 2B Blue", 1989 single. Mainstream reviewers raved about his talents on the album (released on the much smaller V2 Records) though some early fans were let down. The album has 18 tracks on it and was the first album in history to have all of its tracks commercially licensed: "Porcelain," for instance, appeared on a TV commercial for Bailey's Irish Cream and Nordstrom; "Find My Baby" was on a commercial for American Express featuring golfer Tiger Woods.

"Willow Weep For Me", 1989 single. After a decade's worth of music, Moby's breakthrough album was 1999's Play. "Mary Ann", 1989 single. However, both Animal Rights and I Like to Score were commercially unsuccessful and Moby and Elektra parted company. "God Bless The Child", 1988 single. Among those tracks was an updated version of the James Bond theme. "Ya Ya", 1988 single. In 1997, he released I Like to Score, a collection of music included in movies.

Born 2B Blue, 1988 album

    . He followed that up with a hard rock/electronic album called Animal Rights in 1996. "Caress Me Baby", 1987 single. His first album for Elektra Records was Everything Is Wrong, which earned early critical praise and minor notoriety. "Slinky", 1987 single. He used to be in a punk band the Vatican Commandos, but abandoned punk in 1989 for electronic music. "Nobody But You Baby", 1987 single. Moby plays keyboard, guitar, and bass guitar, and expresses mild irritation at the assumption that everything on his newer albums is a sample.

    "Behind The Barn", 1986 single. Several of his songs have also found their way into major motion pictures, most notably the ambient piece "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters," which was featured in the 1995 motion picture Heat. Most recently, his song "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" was used in the climax of the documentary film Peaceable Kingdom. Indeed, in 1997 Moby released a compilation of tracks used in and inspired by the cinema called I Like to Score. "Maelstrom", 1986 single. Arguably most famous among his peers for the track "Go," a progressive track using the string line from "Laura Palmer's Theme" from the TV show Twin Peaks, Moby is also well known for the singles "Next is the E," "South Side" with Gwen Stefani, and "We Are All Made of Stars." Moby has released singles under the names Voodoo Child, Barracuda, UHF, The Brotherhood, DJ Cake, Lopez, and Brainstorm/Mindstorm. "I Want To Make The World Turn Around", 1986 single. Moby's real name is Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York City) - he takes his performing name from his relative Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. Living in the 20th Century, 1986 album

      . Moby is an American electronic musician.

      "Bongo Bongo", 1985 single. 2005 "Lift Me Up" #18 UK. "Shangri-La", 1984 single. 2002 "In This World" #35 UK. Italian X Rays, 1984 album

        . 2002 "Extreme Ways" #39 UK. Greatest Hits 1974-1978, 1978 compilation. 2002 "We Are All Made of Stars" #11 UK.

        "Winter Time", 1979 single. 2000 "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (re-issue) / Honey (remix)" #17 UK. "True Fine Love", 1978 single. 2000 "South Side" #14 US. "Jungle Love", 1978 single. 2000 "Porcelain" #5 UK. "Swingtown", 1978 single. 2000 "Natural Blues" #11 UK.

        "The Stake", 1977 single. 1999 "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad" #16 UK. "Jet Airliner", 1977 single. 1999 "Bodyrock" #38 UK. Book of Dreams, 1977 album

          . 1999 "Run On" #33 UK. "Wild Mountain Honey", 1977 single. 1998 "Honey" #33 UK.

          "Dance, Dance, Dance", 1977 single. 1997 "James Bond Theme (Moby's Re-Version)" #8 UK. "Fly Like An Eagle", 1977 single. 1995 "Into the Blue" #34 UK. "Serenade", 1976 single. 1995 "Everytime You Touch Me" #28 UK. "Take The Money And Run", 1976 single. 1994 "Feeling So Real" #30 UK.

          "Rock 'N' Me", 1976 single. 1994 "Hymn" #31 UK. Fly Like an Eagle, 1976 album

            . 1993 "Move" #21 UK. "Evil", 1975 single. 1993 "I Feel It / Thousand" #38 UK. "Shu Ba da du Ma Ma Ma Ma", 1974 single. 1991 "Go" #10 UK.

            "The Joker", 1974 single. Instinct Dance. "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash", 1974 single. The Story So Far. The Joker, 1973 album

              . Ambient (1993). Early Underground.

              Everything is Wrong (DJ mix). Animal Rights (1996). The End of Everything (as Voodoo Child). Rare: The Collected B-Sides 1989-1993.

              I Like to Score (1997). Mobysongs. Play: Limited Edition 2 CD Box Set. Play (1999).

              18 (2002). 18 B Sides + DVD (2003). Baby Monkey (as Voodoo Child, 2004). Hotel (2005).

              is the spawn of Satan" [4] (http://www.moby-online.com/cms/viewdiary.asp?Diary_ID=85&ViewType=Next). "George W. they've opened their doors to UN inspectors, they're being bombed by british and american troops, american forces are massing at their borders, american diplomats are actively looking to assinate saddam hussein, etc." [3] (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30345). "i'm actually kind of impressed by iraq's patience right now...i mean, look at it objectively.

              "why can't a democrat get fired up about protecting the environment and enacting gun control legislation just as right wing republicans get fired up about making sure that children have access to assault weapons and banning 'the catcher in the rye' and 'harry potter'?" [2] (http://www.moby.com/cms/emaildiary.asp?Diary_ID=1137).

03-27-15 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Google+ Directory