posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 10:42 AM
reply to post by copper5661
I tend to have the same issue where modern mainstream "music" is among the most useless things to ever befall the human ear. However, there is a
plenty of good stuff slipping through the cracks out there if you are interested. If you are concerned about the time warp, let me throw a few
recommendations your way, that might be of interest.
[Band - Album(s)]
Grinderman - Grinderman, Grinderman 2 -- This is raw, occasionally primal rock and roll that owes a debt to bands like The MC5 and the noisier side
of King Crimson (as a matter of fact, Robert Fripp guests on a bonus track of the deluxe edition). Grinderman's frontman/songwriter is Nick Cave,
who's been around since the early 80's and has a massive body of work worth checking out.
Concrete Blonde - Concrete Blonde, Mexican Moon, Live in Brazil, The Essential -- Not much help in the breaking out of the time warp thing since their
main active years were 1986-1999, but a really great LA based band with one of the best female lead vocalists of all time. (Johnette Napolitano's
voice has often been compared to Janis Joplin, Christie Hynde and Ann Wilson) Guitarist Jim Mankey is also truly amazing. Check out their cover of
Little Wing to get a feel for what they do with a classic.
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love, Dry -- Excellent and diverse artist. To Bring You My Love is deeply influenced by classic blues but is definitely a
rock album. Great voice and solid guitarist.
HUMANWINE - Fighting Naked, Mass Exodus -- Folky Post-Punk Gypsy Vaudevillian with a strong anti-authoritarian anarchistic streak. Great stripped
down stuff with content that will appeal to any ATSer.