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trsidn 05-01-14 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ahsposo (Post 16719546)
They don't remind you of the fabulous Spice Girls?

Now there's group with a timeless appeal!

THe spice girls didn't have Kiss wannabes as a backup band...

Or is that insane clown posse?

Zedoo 05-02-14 09:39 PM

Entire genres appear and disappear in a decade, instead of centuries. That could be planned obsolescence or an excess of novelty. Both are self-correcting problems, since excess can't be sustained with a scarcity of resources.

There is also how much and how often we can't avoid hearing music we dislike or are not in the mood to hear, from store PA systems, tv commercials, idiots with loud car stereos, etc.

Greyryder 05-03-14 03:40 AM

Music has been mostly crap, since Nirvana singlehandedly killed rock, back in the early 90s.

Tom Stormcrowe 05-03-14 07:19 AM

The 3 signs to tell you that you're on the old side of the generation gap:
  1. You listen to your music on your Dad's old radio station
  2. All your music is in the $1.99 discount bin at Walmart (or on vinyl)
  3. Your nursing home is a public nuisance from all the loud rock and roll crashing out of it because we can't hear it otherwise, having ruined our hearing listening to loud rock and roll all our lives. :p

rousseau 05-10-14 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by windhchaser (Post 16366634)
i mean bands like no direction and etc etc.am i right in thinking music today mostly sucks or am i just old. i say bring back 80s metal

That's funny!

skidder 05-10-14 08:51 AM

Good music should translate from one genre to another. Posted this in the 90s music thread, too, but its a good example: Social Distortion's 1990 hit 'Ball and Chain' redone by the band as an acoustic version. Good stuff


bikeguyinvenice 05-13-14 05:28 AM

Well I just watched Queen with Adam Lambert at the IheartRadio festival, on you tube. He is a today's singer coupled with an 80's band. My first thoughts where that Freddie Mercury is smiling down from heaven at Adam Lambert. I have seen plenty of people TRY to cover queen songs, but none do justice to the way Freddie did them, until now.

Deal4Fuji 05-13-14 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice (Post 16753901)
Well I just watched Queen with Adam Lambert at the IheartRadio festival, on you tube. He is a today's singer coupled with an 80's band. My first thoughts where that Freddie Mercury is smiling down from heaven at Adam Lambert. I have seen plenty of people TRY to cover queen songs, but none do justice to the way Freddie did them, until now.

I was thinking he would be a good fit for them, I'm glad to see a good report. I'm looking for it on YouTube.

pgoat 05-13-14 01:52 PM

I think most people get 'stuck' in their preferred tastes, which were formed in teen years or early 20s. My theory on this is that early on, we gravitate towards certain styles of music or even instruments and it's tough to deviate from that later. For example, I have always loved the classic R&R lineup, gtrs, bass, drums, vocals. So it's easy for me to find current artists who have a similar 'retro' vibe and easy for me to like them...but that gets old after a while. Over the years I exposed myself to more keyboards, horns etc. and now I really like a lot more musical styles and genres. I used to hate trumpets, for instance - too shrill...but then I gave them a real chance and found I liked certain trumpeters more than others. An obvious example would be Miles Davis' tone being much more mellow (generally speaking) than Louis Armstrong's...but once I got into trumpet I really came to love Louis' playing - the tone, phrasing, everything.

Then there is the whole demographic thing. I can't relate to much of the music aimed at teens today, which makes sense, because I'm old enough to be their grandpa. However, I do hear certain current pop tunes that are closer in the style/instrumentation/spirit to what I remember listening to in those formative years and I can actually relate to it. Probably not the same way today's teens do, but in a nostalgic sense.

It can feel awkward or out of step to not like current music but I think it's okay to like what you like. At the same time, you're never too old to try new things. Life's too short to limit yourself...

noise boy 04-08-16 10:47 AM

Two things for this thread:

This is awesome! So awesome I am gong to see them next month.

This is super touching, today meets yesterday. Skip to about 8 Minutes for the performance

bigbenaugust 04-08-16 11:57 AM

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is music today mostly awefull or am i old?
Why not both?

joeyduck 04-08-16 12:11 PM

And it's alive...

tl;dr
@bigbenaugust Both for me!

I let my son select the station in the car the other day. He stuck with CBC Radio 2, they were playing spring time arias. Maybe he was saying by his choice that new music is awful. I never listen to anything in the car so he made that choice all on his own without my bias also.

windhchaser 04-09-16 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by noise boy (Post 18675004)
Two things for this thread:

This is awesome! So awesome I am gong to see them next month.

This is super touching, today meets yesterday. Skip to about 8 Minutes for the performance

not sure yet on ths singers but the band is preety dang good

noise boy 04-11-16 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by windhchaser (Post 18676726)
not sure yet on ths singers but the band is preety dang good

Which one?

windhchaser 04-11-16 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by noise boy (Post 18681571)
Which one?

baby metal

noise boy 04-11-16 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by windhchaser (Post 18681627)
baby metal

I love it, all the musicianship of metal, without the awful vocals of most metal bands.

Rollfast 04-11-16 06:05 PM

I assume I am not the first to post BOTH?

canklecat 04-11-16 11:01 PM

Baby Metal was horrible. Embarrassing. Even by my generous standards for J-Pop and Idol bands, they sucked. The only way I could wash that experience from my mind was to rewatch some old Cibo Matto "BBQ" videos. And this later jazzy R&B reworking of "BBQ" with Ganda Suthivarakom on background vocals is pretty sweet too.

All my peeps in the Brooklyn, ya don't stop.

Zinger 04-12-16 08:36 PM



Good doesn't hafta come from here. Kuchibashi ni Cherry

mconlonx 04-15-16 09:43 AM

In the "Mostly Awefull" category, our harsh noize/propaganda project, Pine Tree State Mind Control, will be playing in Montreal PQ tomorrow night.


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trsidn 04-15-16 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by windhchaser (Post 18681627)
baby metal

no sure what I was expecting, but that wasn't it....

fietsbob 04-15-16 10:13 AM

No A&R guy screening the who gets recorded and who wont , now that everyone can record stuff on their computer and post it Online.

canklecat 04-16-16 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 18692889)
No A&R guy screening the who gets recorded and who wont , now that everyone can record stuff on their computer and post it Online.

Implying that's a bad thing.

Traditional music industry reps killed a lot of great bands (just off the top of my head, Lone Justice and Mary's Danish come to mind) and screwed a lot of musicians out of a lot of money (too many to name).

Nobody needs the equivalent of a clergyman between the unwashed masses and music. Music hasn't changed in one respect -- most great pop music sounds great upon the very first listen. We have instant access to lots of music. Take a listen. Like it? Send the artist some money. Don't like it? Keep moving until you find something.

Folks who need help sorting through the admittedly intimidating mountains of music have plenty of recourse.

There are online magazines and indie journals for new music, with reviewers for just about every genre and taste.

And some streaming music services, like Pandora, will recommend music based on our listening history, listener feedback, etc., for folks who prefer to investigate other artists in the same or similar genres.

The only downside to the current business model is it's difficult for musicians to make a living from sales of recorded music. They must tour constantly or sell songs to major artists. Touring can be grueling and expensive for larger bands. And there aren't many Sia Furlers out there who can turn her songs rejected by other artists into a successful album of her own.

Zinger 04-17-16 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 18683599)
Baby Metal was horrible.

I've been feeling regretful of bad mouthing Blue Cheer ever since hearing back from a couple of fans. I guess I never considered they might have some. So I just reappraised them as a proto-80's-melodic heavy metal band way ahead of their time. Which is kinda true if you're a fan of the genre.

trsidn 04-18-16 07:22 AM

Wow... I had forgotten about Lone Justice and Mary's Danish. Good bands.


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