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Favourite Band

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jem88, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Ok it's kind of a weird question, but since we're all fellow Cowboys fans, I'm interested in knowing, what is your favourite band? What music do you 'Cowboys' listen to? Up here in Canada, it's all about Neil Young, The Who, Pink Floyd and The Beatles for me. Got Yo La Tengo playing at the moment. Good stuff.
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I listen to about everything but rap and New Age... some of my favorites are:

    Frank Sinatra, George Strait, Rush, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Bela Fleck, Allison Krause, Aerosmith, Scorpions, Bob Seeger, Pretenders, Nat King Cole, anything Classical...
  3. Midswat

    Midswat Benched

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  4. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Select rap I do dig, stuff like Public Enemy and N.W.A. It's getting kind of old these days though. I Forgot to mention Jeff Buckley. What a loss that was!
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Actually I failed to mention another couple of Canadian bands I like... Chilliwack... and Triumph...
  6. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Dude, you're old school! There aren't too many who could mention those bands! Not a big fan, but impressed nonetheless!
  7. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I'm not only old school... but old... ;)

    I remember when Alex Liefson was not the guitarist for Rush...
  8. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Don't know if you guys get the show down there, but you should definately check out 'Trailer Park Boys'. Alex Lifeson was on the show last season.
  9. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    There was a Clapton concert on PBS last night... it was VERY good...

    I may have to order the DVD...
  10. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    i dont listen to much music anymore but if i do and if its not the radio it's DMX
  11. Midswat

    Midswat Benched

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    Don't nobody get jiggy with my girls Wilson Phillips?
  12. Tio

    Tio Armchair QB

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    Nirvana...
  13. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I just bought Clapton's collection of Robert Johnson blues songs, titled "Me & Mr. Johnson"... I found it disappointing, largely because Clapton can't sing the blues...

    The guitar work was as good as I expected it would be...

    Now to the subject of my favorite groups... the key word here being "groups"...

    Start with the Eagles, who show us what rock and roll can be when it grows up... when they put out their "Hell Freezes Over" album, their new songs stood up to their classic hits just fine...

    Loggins & Messina was a really good rock band, in their concerts their musical jams sometimes turned into mini-symphonies... I mean, 5 to 10 minute jams... I learned to fingerpick at a Loggins & Messina concert at the Capital Center, just outside of DC...

    Little Feat, before Lowell George died, was always a favorite of mine... that guy was just a brilliant slide guitarist...

    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was always underrated... yeah, I know they're kinda country, but they went through a phase where they called themselves the Dirt Band, and were more rock... in fact, they were the first "rock" band to tour Russia... the Russians wanted them to bring over a girl singer, so they went out and enlisted a pretty fair choice, Stevie Nicks...

    Anybody else old enough to remember the Grass Roots?? I always liked them, too...
  14. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Why get Clapton doing Robert Johnsons songs?

    Just go get the Robert Johnson Box set.

    I have it, I like the music because he was so ahead of his time and just flat amazing to hear a guy play like that for that time period.

    However just to warn anyone that might want to get it....the sound quality is not good at all.
    They did the best they could do to clean it up but we are talking about master recordings that were on old cheap records and filed away for years.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...58/sr=2-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/104-3661731-5292715

    Of course it is only 2 CDs but also only $20+ dollars...now, I think I paid around 30+ when it was new a few years ago. :mad:
  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Public Enemy is about the only Rap group that I will still listen to every once in awhile.

    I will break out an old CD and pop it in.

    Rap has become Crap anymore....at least the little I hear on TV.
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Never go wrong with the Beatles, The Stones, Led Zepplin, CCR, and Frank Sinatra. Good music never dies.

    By the way since you live up in the great white north....Do you listen to Matthew Goodband or the Tea Party?
  18. CowboyPrincess

    CowboyPrincess Priceless

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    Pretty much all my favorites too, but I would add.. Boston, Lynard Skynard, Journey (Steve Perry era), Creed, Alabama, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Stevie Ray Vaugn, Bee Gees, The Who, The Doors, Hank Williams... heck, I have too many favorites to list..

    But George Strait is my favorite of all.... Love his voice, lyrics, smile, looks, Texan roots and the way he wears his Wranglers.. :D
  19. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I am only 25 but I agree with your statement. After Tupac was killed, rap has become crap. Nowadays, all it is random sampling with the same elements involved in every video:

    1. Girls shaking their arses.
    2. Showing cars and rims nicer than yours.
    3. Shot of throwing money at the camera.
    4. Designer sports team jersey and/or appropriate 'throwback'.
    5. Random dudes in the back in above attire just kind of hanging out.

    There's more involved, but it doesn't matter. Rap is another nice way of saying 'Pop' nowadays.
  20. Mitcha68

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    My favorites are Pink Floyd (Roger Waters solo too), Doors, The Cure and Depeche Mode. Weezer is cool too.

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