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originally posted by: droid56
Am I the only old person still interested in new music of the alternative variety?
originally posted by: olaru12
67 isn't old
My current passion is J rock girl bands, like this.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
They are cool, a bit cacophonous for my ear's but complex and extremely well done, I would perhaps like it more if I could speak Japanese and understand what they were singing about.
You know there is an interesting fact, the Japanese use the opposite hemisphere of the brain to listen to music to westerner's
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: droid56
Dude, branch out. You mentioned only popular rock music. I saw Hendrix, the Stones and Dylan live back in the day. Not the Beatles.
If you want new music branch out. Get away from the popular stuff and delve into other stuff. Try some Coltrane or Miles Davis. Or you could go big band and check out some old Woody Herman or Maynard Fergison.
Maybe some of the old Womans State Choir of Bulgaria knocked me out when I first heard them. And old favorite group for me was a group called Zap Mama. Oh, and look into Dave Bromberg.
Classical. Some Stravinsky or Respigi. Maybe some celtic music like The Boys of the Lock or Planxty or The Bothy Band.
I'm currently into sonic stuff. Music for the head. Grooving stuff. Try some Michael Sterns or Steve Roach.
There are countless groups and styles over the last fifty years that are still incredible, it's just that most of the never made the big bills because not enough people were turned on to them. And that's the deal. Radios and labels promote popular music because it sells and all the other music that is creative and new and fresh goes by the way because all most people want is exactly what other people are already listening to. That stuff, popular music has always been very limited in it's scope. If a certain style has gotten air play and people have heard it then they back groups that are already established.
Get onto spotify and experiment. Plug in one or two groups and they will offer up others of the same style. Go crazy, you only have a few years left. I'm seventy by the way and am also sick of the whole popular music scene.