Favourite music / musician

Discussion in 'Your Bloody Soap Box' started by limerickman, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. FredC

    FredC New Member

    Oct 22, 2004
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    It seems that we have a code in this country somehow. Where you live you don't get pestered by the neighbours, that's why they live where they do. Jeff might come into the betting shop, so I don't talk about bike racing, and nobody asks him about chord changes. He might say 'what do you fancy in this race?'
    Even Neil, who has spent his life in music never mentions the subject with him.
    That singer Lisa Stansfield had peace when she came home to Rochdale, everyone knew her in the pub, she only lived across the road. She drank a few and went to the chip shop in peace. Nobody pestered her either. She now lives south of Lims old place in Dublin, and nobody will pester her there either. It's a cultural thing.

  2. davidmc

    davidmc New Member

    Jun 23, 2004
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    Yes, of course, decorum. I'm of the older crowd, I practice it. On another note, our women-folk idolize the british royal family, whereas I do not know one male who does. It must be a "Prince Charming", chivalrous type thing. They seem to be hanging on to the lastest little tid-bit of news relating to Prince Harry or somesuch other person :rolleyes: As you know, our gov't has been turned into a multi-national corporation w/ Bush as the CEO. 44 month's to go. Hopefully that's not enough time for him to declare war on the rest of the world.
  3. Hickabod

    Hickabod New Member

    Feb 17, 2005
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    I've noticed a few of you talk about how there is no good music being made these days. Well, I can see why you might say that, but there's not much truth in it. It just seems like the haystack has gotten bigger and there's still only a needle or two worth finding.

    Seems to me the problem with today's music shares the same problem as every other form of big business. It's all about making money and when they find someone who makes money, they milk it for more than it's worth. Then when that cow goes dry, they spawn another dozen bands that sound the same, hoping to squeeze out those last few drops of blood.

    I know there are plenty of crappy bands but I've protected myself from them by simply not listening to the radio. I play in a small band and we do our best to stay true to ourselves and play what's fun. I've managed to see many great bands lately. You just have to be willing to get out there and look for them.

    As far as some of my personal favorites, here we go...
    Roger Miller
    Charles Mingus
    Alice Donut
    Flatt & Scruggs
    John Lee Hooker
    RL Burnside
    Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion
    Gene Krupa
    Dock Boggs
    Beeny Goodman
    Gods of Mars
    Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower
    the Frogs
    Flaming Lips
    Wesley Willis (R.I.P. Rock Over Heaven, Rock On Chicago!)
    Two Gallants
    Impatient Youth
    Husker Du
    Willie Nelson
    Ray Charles

    Reminds me that I need to get some batteries for my walkman.
  4. Jupiler

    Jupiler New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
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    You're absolutely right that there still alot of good music being made nowadays, just you won't hear it on popular radio or mtv. You have to make an effort and switch to alternative radios or read specialized music magazines. Unfortunately I don't have that much time anymore as in my younger days...

    Some of the better recent bands I like: Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Mastadon, Interpol, Peter Pan Speedrock (from Holland), Hellacopters, Fu Manchu,...

    I think the public is to blame for the tasteless music that's so popular these days...the big business only supplies what they want to hear. If the public wants to hear quality music made by real musicians, that's what the record companies will provide... if they want they hear crap, they'll put out crap...alot of it :rolleyes:
  5. fightdapower

    fightdapower New Member

    Jun 21, 2004
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    Personally I feel that is good thing that commercial record labels and popular radio/mtv have not infected quality music out there.

    Lets face it, we live in a capitilist world where the bottomline is the dollar, the music industry does not differ from any other industry.

    I for one also take great comfort knowing that most people ('the great beast') are into basically what I know is crap. Crap that drops in advertising messages in their film clips whether it be in the lyrics or images, crap that has useless/meaningless lyrics not even written by the 'artists' themselves and crap that promotes the same everyday popular culture that most teens can not get past.

    As I am writing this, somehow I am realising my own little hypocrisy. Seriously sometimes I think I enjoy the music that I love due to the fact that it is not mainstream - a kind of reactionary interest if you will. And sometimes I think the whole independant label/underground culture is cashing in big time. Call me cynical, but I think many quality artists out there are basically advertising their independant/underground image. Well I guess we all gotta make money and survive somehow.

    I think I'll cease my ranting now :eek: . Currently on my playlist at the moment are outfits such as:
    Queens of the stone age
    The bloc party
    Massive Attack
    Love outside Andromeda
    The cops
    Architecture in Helsinki
    Pink Floyd
    white stripes
    rage against the machine
  6. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

    Sep 30, 2003
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    Current playlists include:

    the thrills
    neutral milk hotel
    the pixies
    rufus wainwright
    brendan benson
    modest mouse
    tom waits

    There's plenty of good stuff out there. Sure, mass media has a way of stifling out the the interesting material and saturating the field with drivel, but there's always a workaround. Find yourself a good record shop and go to town!
  7. Ruedy

    Ruedy New Member

    Jun 17, 2004
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    New current favorite I'm listening to a LOT now:

    Robben Ford!.....Got really beautiful tones out of his Les Paul, better than any I've heard, when he recently toured with Greg Allman.
  8. Hypnospin

    Hypnospin New Member

    Apr 10, 2005
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    ahh, early floyd. howabout "The Madcap Laughs" of Sid Barrett. I've got it live from the BBC.

  9. websterm

    websterm New Member

    Nov 10, 2004
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    Well Ive found the best music to ride with is African groove - Fela Kuti, Baaba Maal et al. I reckon it give you at least another 2 kmh - until the batteries in your mp3 go flat or your legs drop off......
    (Floyd are good tho, also Neil Young, Aussie groups like John Butler, Cat Empire etc - anything loud enough to drown out the blood ounding thru the ears)