History Music / DaveMatthewsBand

2nd Aug '17 12:47:41 PM TexasKelly
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The Dave Matthews Band is a five-piece rock/jazz/folk/pop/jam band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. In their twenty-plus years as a band, they've become one of the world's top-earning live acts, as well as achieving a great degree of radio success. The band consists of:

* Dave Matthews: Lead vocals, lead guitar, piano
* Boyd Tinsley: Violin, viola, mandolin, guitar, backing vocals

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The Dave Matthews Band is a five-piece rock/jazz/folk/pop/jam band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. In their twenty-plus years as a band, they've become one of the world's top-earning live acts, as well as achieving a great degree of radio success. The band consists of:

* Dave Matthews: Lead vocals, lead guitar, piano
piano, keyboards
* Boyd Tinsley: Violin, viola, mandolin, guitar, backing vocals



* Stefan Lessard: Bass

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* Stefan Lessard: Bass
Bass guitar



* Peter Griesar: Piano, keyboards (1991-1993)
* Rashawn Ross: Trumpet, backing vocals (2005-present)



* Tim Reynolds: Guitar
* Butch Taylor: Piano, keyboards

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* Rashawn Ross: Trumpet, backing vocals (2005-present)
* Tim Reynolds: Guitar
Guitar (2008-present; with occasional appearances prior)
* Peter Griesar: Piano, keyboards (1991-1993)
* Butch Taylor: Piano, keyboards
keyboards (1998-2008)
3rd Jul '17 9:41:24 AM Scorpion451
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** "Dive In" sounds like a slightly pensive song about looking on the bright side... until you realize it's about [[WhileRomeBurns ignoring the worlds problems as long as they don't directly affect you]]
--> Smile and watch the icicles melt away and see the water rising...
--> Summers here to stay, and those sweet summer girls will dance forever
--> Go down to the shore, kick off your shoes, [[GaiasLament dive in the empty ocean]].
21st Jun '16 2:08:06 PM bt8257
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* ArcWords: Dave has a thing for monkeys. See "What Would You Say", "Proudest Monkey", "Monkey Man", "Big Eyed Fish", "Shake Me Like a Monkey", and "Why I Am".

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* ArcWords: AuthorAppeal: Dave has a thing for monkeys. See "What Would You Say", "Proudest Monkey", "Monkey Man", "Big Eyed Fish", "Shake Me Like a Monkey", and "Why I Am".
3rd Apr '16 12:01:10 AM Doryna
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Dave was born in South Africa, spent his childhood in New York, moved back to South Africa for his teen years, and then moved to Virginia after graduating from high school to avoid being conscripted into the South African army. His accent is stuck somewhere between South African, New England, and Mid-Atlantic.



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Although Grey Street is an all around depressing song, lyrics such as these come up near the end. Especially, ironically, in the [[DarkeandEdgier: Lillywhite Session]]. Of course, the woman the song is about probably isn't listening...

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Although Grey Street is an all around depressing song, lyrics such as these come up near the end. Especially, ironically, in the [[DarkeandEdgier: [[DarkerAndEdgier Lillywhite Session]].Sessions]]. Of course, the woman the song is about probably isn't listening...
27th Nov '15 10:49:42 AM nombretomado
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** His appearance in the ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "The Mellow Show" is a great example. He played Ozzy Osbourne, and complained that Dave Matthews' voice made him want to [[BrownNote throw up in his hands]].

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** His appearance in the ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "The Mellow Show" is a great example. He played Ozzy Osbourne, and complained that Dave Matthews' voice made him want to [[BrownNote throw up in his hands]].
15th May '15 4:21:47 PM FullmetalHeart20
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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Although Grey Street is an all around depressing song, lyrics such as these come up near the end. Especially, ironically, in the [[DarkeandEdgier: Lillywhite Session]]. Of course, the woman the song is about probably isn't listening...
18th Nov '14 5:51:39 PM johnnyfog
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* WordSaladLyrics: An awful lot. You generally get the basic idea of what Dave is rambling about, but his lyrics can seem like non-sequiturs from one line to the next. This naturally leads to a lot of WildMassGuessing concerning the meaning of certain songs.

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* UrineTrouble: Probably best not to mention their name in Chicago. (In the band's defense, the driver claimed responsibility for the 'tour bus incident.')
* WordSaladLyrics: An awful lot. You generally get the basic idea of what Dave is rambling about, but his lyrics can seem like non-sequiturs from one line to the next. This naturally leads to a lot of WildMassGuessing concerning the meaning of certain songs.songs.
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3rd Nov '14 10:03:16 PM Doryna
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* ReligionRantSong: "The Last Stop" and possibly "Time Bomb".

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* ReligionRantSong: "The Last Stop" Stop", "Minarets," and possibly "Time Bomb".
25th Oct '14 2:05:33 PM Twentington
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* ''[[MagnumOpus Before These Crowded Streets]]'' (1998)
* ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Everyday]]'' (2001)

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* ''[[MagnumOpus Before ''Before These Crowded Streets]]'' Streets'' (1998)
* ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Everyday]]'' ''Everyday'' (2001)



* ''[[FanonDiscontinuity Stand Up]]'' (2005)

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* ''[[FanonDiscontinuity Stand Up]]'' ''Stand Up'' (2005)



* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A news report on the death of Leroi Moore showed the cover of ''Everyday'', since it's the only album with the full band together and facing the cover. While talking about Moore, the video then zoomed in on the face of Carter Beauford. Oops.
* CreatorBreakdown: Most of the songs from ''The Lillywhite Sessions'' were written while Dave was rather drunk and depressed.
** Dave tried to avert this by scrapping those songs and writing most of ''Everyday'', a pop-flavored album, in about 10 days. Since they were still playing a number of them live, the band eventually warmed up to the idea of releasing them on ''Busted Stuff'.



* FanonDiscontinuity: ''Everyday'' and ''Stand Up'', but especially the latter.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Lillywhite Sessions'' became some of the most (in)famous bootleg recordings of the Napster Era.
** The band actively endorses the taping and trading of their live shows, so long as it's not done for profit.



* ThePeteBest: Peter Griesar. He left in 1993 before the band hit it big with ''Under the Table and Dreaming''. Since then, the band has never had a keyboard player in its official lineup, despite Butch Taylor being an important part of their live shows and several piano-based tracks appearing on their albums.
5th Aug '14 4:57:22 PM firstsight
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* OutOfFocus: Boyd may as well have been on vacation when ''Everyday'' was being recorded.
** At the end of "Drive In Drive Out", Boyd can be heard in the background exclaiming "That is bad shit!"

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* OutOfFocus: Boyd may as well have been on vacation when ''Everyday'' was and ''Big Whiskey'' were being recorded.
recorded.
** At The ''entire'' band except Dave is practically this on ''Stand Up'', part of the end of "Drive In Drive Out", Boyd can be heard in the background exclaiming "That is bad shit!"reason it has gained so much hatedom.



* RecordProducer: The band's first three albums and the abandoned ''Lillywhite Sessions'' that were revived for ''Busted Stuff'' were produced, unsurprisingly, by Steve Lillywhite. They worked with other people for a while after the ''Lillywhite Sessions'' didn't work out - the pop leanings and polish [[Music/AlanisMorissette Glen Ballard]] brought to ''Everyday'' and [[Music/{{Beyonce}} Mark Batson]] added to ''Stand Up'' did not resonate well with their fans or critics, but Stephen Harris' work on ''Busted Stuff'' and [[Music/GreenDay Rob Cavallo]]'s production of ''Big Whiskey and the [=GrooGrux=] King'' were well-received - and finally reunited with him for ''Away from the World''. Lillywhite has been credited as a '''Helping Hand Producer''' by certain reviews, as he cut down some of the [[EpicRocking endless jamming]] the band indulged in their pre-''Under the Table and Dreaming'' releases and performed an AdaptationDistillation on the songs from that record.

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* RecordProducer: The band's first three albums and the abandoned ''Lillywhite Sessions'' that were revived for ''Busted Stuff'' were produced, unsurprisingly, by Steve Lillywhite. They worked with other people for a while after the ''Lillywhite Sessions'' didn't work out - the pop leanings and polish [[Music/AlanisMorissette Glen Ballard]] brought to ''Everyday'' and [[Music/{{Beyonce}} Mark Batson]] added to ''Stand Up'' did not resonate well with their fans or critics, but Stephen Harris' work on ''Busted Stuff'' and [[Music/GreenDay Rob Cavallo]]'s production of ''Big Whiskey and the [=GrooGrux=] King'' were well-received - and finally reunited with him for ''Away from the World''. Lillywhite has been credited as a '''Helping Hand Producer''' by certain reviews, as he cut down was actually OK with some of the [[EpicRocking endless jamming]] that's the band indulged in their pre-''Under the Table and Dreaming'' releases and performed an AdaptationDistillation on band's signature, whereas others generally keep the songs from that record. under five minutes.


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** Lillywhite was practically this during 1993-2000.
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