The begining had some of that White Zombie flare! The singing sounds like the guy from System of a Down, or at least "hauntingly" familiar. In the
middle there was some strange sound that I liked.. I think it was a guitar. Sounded mid-eastern. I didn't listen to the lyrics. Acceptable, but
probably wouldn't listen to it everyday.
whineflu:I like to figure lyrics out on my own. Lyrics used to be the hidden message of a song. Nowadays they just say them in all their glorified
"g"ness. IMHO any lyrics that can't have multiple meanings aren't lyrics at all, but boring drivel. ...but I digress, as I said, the lyrics
aren't as important to me as the music.
EDIT: Glorified G is a song by pearl jam.. don't "mean" anything by it. just realized how it may sound. It's about wearing a chip on the
I've always heard of Zappa, but never intentionally tried to listen to it.. I'll give it a try.
Personally, I don't think music is really any worse than it's ever been, just as we get older we seem to discover less new stuff, as real life
creeps in and I can't spend hours reading-up on new stuff. Being an adult sucks!
Although, I do think there are major issues with the music industry, constantly spewing out carbon-copies of the same tired formats. Like maybe the
kids won't notice if we keep releasing the same records with different faces? Hey, it's cheap! Although you wonder why kids would rather buy
XBox/Playstation games??? The industry is in terminal decline because record labels aren't releasing exciting records, it's only the small indies
limited for promotion money and people that self finance that are doing anything (mostly) worth listening to. I'd be more excited that a kid in his
bedroom can release a record than coldplay in a mega-studio can.
Anyway, I can rant on that stuff for ages...
Here's some recommendations for you, I think you might like them:
Drive-By Truckers, possibly the best live band I've ever seen and really nice guys too, if you like Allman Brothers...
Tornados, I saw them play this in the UK weeks after the New Orleans floods, the venue was mostly burly guys in their 30s - not a dry eye in the house
as the main singer was telling us about getting phonecalls about friends they'd lost and how pissed he was at the President.
Some Ben Weaver
If I had a god everyday there'd be thanks for Tom Waits, an amazing, eclectic catalogue...
The Hold Steady - decent modern rock, bit Springsteen...
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - bit of an odd voice, but I love him and the 2nd song is heartbreaking, especially the Johnny Cash version.
Some Cat Power...
Ok, some time for someth stuff you might not like, but that I think's pretty cool.
Also, how do you feel about Jazz? There are so many variants out there on this theme, you may well find something there you can start an interest in,
although there's so much to explore, once you start...
Drive by truckers is the type of music I currently like. I will be keeping an eye out for that.
Tom Waits reminded me of Leonard Cohen.. I like Cohen better.
The hold steady reminded me of early foofighters and some of the bands like them Presidents of the United States comes to mind. Kind of comedic, but
fun. I would not change the channel on the radio.
Bonnie prince has some kind of Dylan thing going, I will have to review it further... which means it will probably grow on me.
Cat Powers sounds like several other female artists out there who are following a little bit of Janis, which I like, would never purchase or seek it
out, but I'd listen to it.
Godspeed you? I admit I didn't listen to all of this. I like violin/fiddle though, will likely give it another listen when I'm on a better
computer for listening.
Do make say think. I really liked this, is that the name of the band? ATHIR?
Battles: This one I almost stopped, but I listened a little further, and a little more. Interesting, new, thought utube was goofing up for a minute
there on the first song. I'd say it's a new sound... the beat isn't disco, it's just a basic rock beat. Interesting is the only word I can think
of to describe it. Not bad at all.
Fugazi - If alternative was sloppy this takes it to the extreme. Don't think I like this one.
Jazz and Zappa go in the same boat for me, the unknown.
I may have heard it, but not sure if I would recognize the artist or genre. I know they are completely different, except from my perspective.
I've heard Jazz in movies when the characters go to jazz clubs, but I figure that is only some stereotypical stuff and not the full gist of the
genre. I do like swing music, so perhaps that is close enough to say I like Jazz.
If/when you have the time list a few no matter how "common" and I'll check them out.
Yep it certainly is with the modern rock(cough POP indy bands in england)
they all sound the same,have the same thin sounding guitar tones and are not normaly that good in arranging songs!
I wouldnt listen to the new stuff(apart from proper rock and metal bands)but have learnt a lot of cover tunes for one of the bands i am in
Its only when I learnt them and listned to the words I realized how bad they were.Verse and chorus sections are musicaly the same,and most tunes are
begging for a key change or an uplifting chorus section that never turns up.Dynamics through the tracks are lifeless,and the lyrics are corny as
there used to be lots of good bands,never been a big fan of Oasis but at least they wrote great tunes with catchy chorus sections rather than the run
of the mill stuff these days
the youngsters love it,as they know no better-its not a musical snobbery thing as one of my favorite bands is the sex pistols-they could hardly play
but at least steve jones and crew had catchy tunes
I don't really LIKE classical, but I listened to some classical music the other day because I was trying to think, imagine, idealize. I noticed some
of them had been reused. The only one I can remember off the top of my head was one that was used by Jim Morrison on his poetry album.
Some of this great music hasn't been reused yet, and would certainly be a good place for inspiration. Going to throw the lyrics of that poem on
here, can't remember what classical song the doors were playing in the background, atm.
"Feast of Friends"
"Wow, I?m sick of doubt
Live in the light of certain South
The servants have the power
Dog men and their mean women
Pulling poor blankets over our sailors
I?m sick of dour faces
Staring at me from the T.V. Tower
I want roses in my garden bower; dig?
Royal babies, rubies
Must now replace aborted
Strangers in the mud
These mutants, blood meal
for the plant that?s plowed
They are waiting to take us into the severed garden
Do you know, how pale and wanton thrillful
Comes death in a strange hour
Unannounced, unplanned for
like a scaring over-friendly guest you?ve brought to bed
Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings
Where we had shoulders, smooth as ravens claws
No more money, no more fancy dress
This other kingdom seems by far the best
Until it?s other jaw reveals incest
And loose obidience to a vegetable law
I will not go
Prefer a feast of friends
To the giant family" -- Jim Morrison
I totally agree. I cant really put my thumb on why "popular" music quality has stooped to this level. But i think people just like simple catchy
music. In the goldern age of rock and roll there was definately bad music. If you ignore the below-par music and concentrate on listening better
quality music you'll find there is still "good" music around.
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