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By HGXC
#34992
sg wrote:Eminem ?!?!?!?!?!?

YOU Dennis?!?!?

:faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint:
No no no I cut that out of the quote, (I have problems with this quote stuff) No he's a punk ass. No rapp in this guy! :puke:

Dennis
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By Redbeard
#35000
new guy...Eric Mongrain killer guitar
new girl...Terra Naomi
amy winehouse
Linkin park
disturbed
aerosmith
staind
nickleback
godsmack
stevie ray vaughn
eric clapton (and the bands he was in)
anna nalick
black eyed peas
blood hound gang
concrete blonde
creed
crash test dummies
violent femmes
velvet underground
greenday
jet
Hendrix
Live
nine inch nails
offspring
Train
Santana
verde-hell, most "classical"

I'll take in some Shikira, Christina aguleria, a ton of the "oldies" like patsy cline, jim croche, Tijuana brass, monkeys, bla, bla, bla...

jeeze! there is so much more! :mosh:
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By Mrsposer
#35021
Whohoo...love the Sneaker Pimps...saw 'em once....I can't remember where...must have been drinking. :lol:

Couple more....Nine Inch Nails and U2
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By JR
#35026
Radwhacker wrote:The Beach Boys had nice harmonies, but they were just too white and middle class for me, I mean come on, "In My Room" fer christsake?

One friend tried to tell me that Pet Sounds was the Beach Boys answer to Sargent Pepper's so I went out and bought it. Some interesting ideas - but way, way short of the Beatles.

The Eagles - more white bread. No soul.

But I forgive you Lobido - I know you were a surf dude. :wink:
I like good music and there is good music in almost every genre, although I do have trouble hearing it in hip-hop, opera, and modern/over-produced country music. I would say the Beatles are the gold standard, although Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released after (and in response to) Pet Sounds. Paul McCartney has always said Pet Sounds was one of his favorite records and inspired the Beatles to make Sgt Pepper's even better.
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By Radwhacker
#35029
My bad, I guess that would be "the answer to Rubber Soul." then. :thumbsup:

I didn't get around to listening to it for few years after it was released (except for the stuff getting airplay.). I'd already written off the Beach Boys music as pablum.

In any case, like I said, I thought it had some cool stuff on it, but wasn't consistently good through out. Maybe if I'd heard it before Sgt. Peppers I would have been more impressed.
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By JR
#35043
To add some specifics:

At this precise moment, I have The Isle of Wight concert (1970), The Last Waltz (The Band), and Band of Gypsies (Jimi Hendrix) in my five-CD changer as I'm in "live music-mode".

Some of the mainstream rock music I like by decade:

50's:

Chuck Berry
Elvis Presley
Little Richard
Jerry Lee Lewis
Carl Perkins
Buddy Holly
Gene Vincent
Eddie Cochran
Fats Domino

60's:

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Kinks
The Beach Boys
The Byrds
The Moody Blues
Jefferson Airplane
The Grateful Dead
The Doors
CCR
SImon and Garfunkel
Bob Dylan

70's:

Led Zepplin
CSN&Y
Deep Purple
Savoy Brown
Free/Bad Company
Fleetwood Mac
The Eagles
ZZ Top
Joni Mitchell
Jackson Browne
Cat Stevens
James Taylor
Neil Young
Paul Simon
Pink Floyd
Yes
ELP
King Crimson
Santana

80's:

The Clash
AC-DC
REM
U2
INXS
The Police
Peter Gabriel
Talking Heads
Blondie
The Pretenders
Bruce Sprinsteen
John Mellencamp
Elvis Costello
Madonna
Heart
Van Halen
Metallica

90's:

Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Counting Crows
Stone Temple Pilots
Indigo Girls
Alanis Morrisette
Rage Against the Machine
NIN
DMB
Depeche Mode
Smahing Pumpkins
Green Day
Oasis
Red Hot Chili Peppers

00's:

Matchbox 20
Goo Goo Dolls
Pink
Radiohead
Coldplay
The Flaming Lips
The Killers
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By Radwhacker
#35046
Ah yes, The Band! Forgot about them. And Dylan.

I just saw a 4 hour Scorsese documentary on Dylan that had some clips of Robertson, Danko and Hudson playing with Dylan on his London gig in '65/66???

Man, talk about baby faces. I think they were all (except Garth) under 20.
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By JR
#35054
Radwhacker wrote:Ah yes, The Band! Forgot about them. And Dylan.

I just saw a 4 hour Scorsese documentary on Dylan that had some clips of Robertson, Danko and Hudson playing with Dylan on his London gig in '65/66???

Man, talk about baby faces. I think they were all (except Garth) under 20.
Not quite right. They were in their low 20's, except Levon Helm who was a little older and Garth Hudson who was a little older than that. By the time they were Dylan's back up band in the mid 60's, they'd already been on the road for the five or six years with Ronnie Hawkins as his backing band, The Hawks. According to an interview they did with Robbie Robertson during the filming of The Last Waltz, Ronnie told them from the very beginning, "You won't make much money, but you'll get all the pussy you can handle".

I'm sure that was, and still is, an impetus for many young men to start a band.
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By Wingspan34
#35085
It's amazing to read people's musical likes and dislikes. I think it would be easier for me to list ONLY the musicians I don't like. Currently, I listen to less new music than I once did. I'm not sure if I can tell you the name of any musical group or artist that has caught my ear since the "turn of the century". :shock:

I'm most critical of the lyrical message and good to excellent (unique and creative) musical/instrumental skill an artist or group puts across. I myself sing and write lyrics and have composed(?) a few songs (none anyone's heard). To me, good music is just bliss. If I can sing to/with it and it conveys a (valuable) message without being trite, then I usually enjoy it.

And the Beatles are CLASSIC! Read their lyrics and you will know. The pictures they painted with words and music are DEEP. Very often the depth is not seriously intellectual but simply playful and, earlier on, "sexual" as in full of innuendo and double/triple meaning(s). But as a writer, I know how seriously difficult it is to achieve such complexity in an apparently "simple" form. They were poets and composers and pretty nice to very good singers (well, Ringo, not so much).

Yea, maybe they were, the first "boy band" (not really because by the time they hit the US they were all in their early to mid 20's, except maybe Harrison at 19). NO "boy band" since has been able to come anywhere near the talent of any one or combination of McCartney, Lennon, Harrison. The Beatles were marketed very well by their shrewd manager Brian Epstein and assisted greatly by their producer George Martin but that can not detract from their own personal talent.

Lennon, my favorite, was a political radical who "fought" peacefully for what he believed in. He was one of the first (pop) musical entertainers to capitalize on his fame in the pursuit of positive political change. Neal Young being another. Hmmm, how many more?
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By DocSoc
#35120
Mrsposer wrote:Whohoo...love the Sneaker Pimps...saw 'em once....I can't remember where...must have been drinking. :lol:

Couple more....Nine Inch Nails and U2
U2 did you say U2????!!!!! HAve you heard anything about my glider?????

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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By Mrsposer
#35148
Sorry Doc...no news on your glider! :lol:

Oh...let's add Soundgarden to my list. And I'll take Elvis too....after all I was in love with him when I was 4. :oops:
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By sg
#35150
Looked at my recently played iTunes list.
Take into account, I often buy ONE song from an artist, but here are some from my recently played list


Mary J Blige
Rob Dougan
Green Day
Papa Roach
The Cranberries
50 cent
The Game
Usher
Santana
Notorious B.I.G.
2Pac
Beck
Creed
Dirty Vegas
Eminem
Linkin Park
Nelly
Weezer
Led Zeppelin
Rush
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Jamiroquai
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By MysticWizard
#35165
Religious

Jesus is Great
I Love God
My Life S*cks But I Have The Lord

etc. etc..... ad infinitum
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By spekkinout
#35185
Tonight for me it's:

SRV
Robin Trower
Wolfmother
Black Crowes
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Government Mule
Allman Brothers
Eric Clapton
Buddy Guy
Spiderbait
Lynryd Skynyrd
Little Feat
Black Sabbath
Robert Johnson
Led Zep
Jeff Beck
Chris Duarte
Derek Trucks Band
Grateful Dead
Nashville Pussy
Santana
Tommy Bolin
ZZ Top
Joe Walsh
Hot Tuna
Big Sugar
ACDC
Lenny Kravitz
Albert Collins
B.T.O.
Ten Years After
Deep Purple
Cream
Canned Heat
Dire Straits
Drive By Truckers
Foghat
James Gang
Johnny Winter
Rainbow
Ted Nugent
Roy Buchanon
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Neil Young
Judas Priest
Hendrix
Metallica
Ozzy
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Marshall Tucker Band
Pink Floyd
Robert Johnson

Well, that should see me through the calcs I have to do this evening...with enough left over for my beer and herb time afterwards. :)
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By Radwhacker
#35193
Alvin Lee - Fastest Fingers in the West! :mosh:
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By spekkinout
#35196
Radwhacker wrote:Alvin Lee - Fastest Fingers in the West! :mosh:
...which his baby, who he's apparently goin' home to see, should appreciate.... :mrgreen:
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By Radwhacker
#35573
phantomflier wrote:btw...CD's in the mail....I hope I have enough soul for ya :mrgreen:
Now it's in my CD player!
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Dude, you sing real purty!

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#35580
Right now I'm listening to the bbc on my computer, a show called "Hear and Now." It's a contemporary classical show. They are playing a piece called "Die ersten Blumen" [The first flowers] by British composer Philip Hammond. Very interesting!
FormerFF wrote:Composers:
Rimsky-Korsakov
Ravel
Prokofiev
Stravinsky
I'm glad to see someone likes Stravinsky! I'm a composer, and teach composition. I like just about all kinds of classical music (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Chopin, etc., but also Palestrina, Gesualdo, Scarlatti, Zelenka, Haydn, and many more), but since I'm a composer I especially like the more contemporary composers: Bartok, Berg, Berio, Carter, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, Messiaen, Stravisnky, Takemitsu, Webern, Pärt, Andriessen.

Great stuff!!! Anybody heard of them?
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By Radwhacker
#35581
Seriously, you should think of doing this for a living. :mrgreen:
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