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

  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Don Henley is from where I live... we see him from time to time and he did a concert here not too long ago (very tiny area)...

    I agree with you on The Dirt Band (as they are now called)... they did LOTS of good music... Little Feat never was the same after Lowell...

    I do remember the Grass Roots... you can also throw in Blue Cheer from that era... Poco too...
  2. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Many too many from the 70's thru 90's to mention, tho U2 still ranks big with me.

    Of the newer bands my favorite is Linkin Park - love the rock-rap mix in general - just got the new CD with Jay-Z on it. Of the new rap (ok it's not Guru, I admit) I love DMX (inlcuding on the big screen)and to a lesser extent Ja Rule - those two have the sexist voices known to womankind.

    In addition to rap I am really into alt rock these days - like Evanescense a lot..Incubus, ColdPlay, Tantric...after I got over the fact that all the front men wanted to sound like Cobain (and didn't they all want to sound like Robert Plant 20 years back)...also like technopop and house music.

    Love that top 40 song Wonderful with Ja Rule rapping and R Kelly crooning...but Linkin Park, commericial as they are, is at my current top - gotta have some electric guitar with my rap. Dr Dre still high on my list.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I can not get into the new rappers....just sounds like second hand, been there done that, waste of my time music.

    Loved PE, Ice Cube, 2Pac and still think Dr Dre's Chronic was a great one.

    But this new crap..JaRule, Lil John and others...just the same rehashed stuff to me. :eek:
  4. CowboyPrincess

    CowboyPrincess Priceless

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    You just added two that I absolutely love and forgot to list... Evanescense and ColdPlay. I love the Fallen album and my fav on it is My Immortal. As for ColdPlay.. Yellow, Clocks, In My Place, Why does it always rain on me, etc.. Love the arrangements in them, especially the piano in Clocks. Have you ever listened to the Acoustic versions of Shiver, Trouble or Yellow? Pretty awesome stuff.
  5. SoTex

    SoTex Giddy Up

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    Any talented symphony orchestra playing Mozart or Bach. I also like Junior Brown, George Strait, Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb.
  6. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    A lot of it is junk now - but there is still a lot of creativity going on in the blending of genres, not just rap with rock but rap with R & B. If a good rapper gets Usher or Alicia Keys on a track, I will probably be listening. And tho it's well beyondthe days when the top rappers were true poets/social critics, and the urban angst is now white breaded to top 40 blandom, I stay hooked thru the riffs and mixing.

    The one who needs to retire is Snoop. :D
  7. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    I love Clocks....would love to have a dvd of the TG plays I've taped
    set to that tune.

    Fallen....a terrific album!
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Since Puffy came on the scene to me rap has lost it creativity. They just take any old song and rap over it. I miss the days of Eric B and Rakim, PE and Snoop when he first came out.
  9. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Rap might be at the stage where some young Turks come along and set it back on OG course like the Sex Pistols, Clash, et al did in the late 70's when they accused the 'old' rock bands like the Stones and Who of being 'dinosaurs', over-commercialized, bourgois, whatever.

    Not that the Johnny Rotten or Ramones succeeded in staving off what happened with rock - the Golden Age was over, and what was left of the energy got siphoned off by Grunge and alt rock..a natural progression, I suppose.
  10. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Because Clapton has always said that Robert Johnson was one of his strongest influences musically, and I've always liked Clapton's guitar work... even back when I was a teenaged folkie, I liked Cream...

    I really, really like box sets, I have 3 of them-- Jimmy Buffett's, Springsteen's, and Dan Fogelburg's... but if I was gonna get a box set of Delta blues musicians, I think I'd want an anthology of any number of them... for example, I've always liked Huddie Ledbetter...

    I also really, really like the old Billie Holliday records... I thought Diana Ross did a superb job playing Lady Day some years back, in the movie "Lady Sings the Blues"... even her voice evoked images of the real Billie...

    One of my favorite guitarists is the ever-obscure Ry Cooder... that boy can play some blues guitar...
  11. jamez25

    jamez25 Active Member

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    I LOVE the TPB's [IMG]
    favorite band is Bob Marley and the Wailers.
  12. RatisBeast

    RatisBeast Chevy Guy

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    I'd have to say Alice In Chains by far. Although i'm from Texas and love George Strait... I also like Staind and Sublime. Staind, Sublime and Alice in Chains are my favorite bands.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Pink Floyd

    Led Zeppelin

    Van Halen

    Rush

    Aerosmith
  14. Tio

    Tio Armchair QB

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    All hail hos! You are more cool than I thought you were! Now I don't have a problem being seen talking to you....
  15. RatisBeast

    RatisBeast Chevy Guy

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    One of the greats......R.I.P Layne
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  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Well some think I am crazy as I am not as big on clapton as many...I think I liked him best when he was with cream but I am not a clapton junkie...actually the only clapton I own is the cream stuff....which is even odder as I play guitar.



    Ugghh...I don't like any of those guys...yes I know everyone should love Buffett and Springsteen and follow the crowd...what can I say I just don't care for those guys.

    Oh if you want to get a decent sampling of some blues check out the Alligator 20th and 25th anniversary double CDs...good mix of stuff.

    Yes I like billie holliday...you know there is something about her voice I just do not know what it is.
    I mean honestly it is not a voice that is just the best....I would even be so bold as to say that Patsy Cline's voice is a hell of a lot better (and I am FAR from a country fan)....but Billie's voice is just special for some reason.



    I like Ry Cooder...funny enough I never even heard him prior to the Crossroads movie (a good movie for blues lovers about the legend of Robert Johnson...starring machio and joe seneca).
    Yes Ry is indeed a very good player.

    But when I want to listen to blues I always like to listen to Muddy Water and John Lee Hooker....just love their stuff.
  17. Midswat

    Midswat Benched

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    I'm disgusted by the lack of props dished out to Wilson Phillips in this thread . . .

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