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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jem88, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Music suggestions are needed. Been busy and not had time to uncover new stuff lately. I have listened to the new Beck, which sounds great as well as the most recent Black Keys. But other than that, not much new.

    Abersonc, I'm looking at you buddy....


    BTW, picked up Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual on vinyl today. Great buy! And am now listening to Flowers of Guatemala by REM. Great song with a great guitar spare guitar solo!
  2. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    The new music today stinks. Stick with the Beatles, Stones, Zep, Who, Eagles, Creedence Clearwater, Doobie Bros, Skynyrd, etc.

    Glad to see you are still around. Long time no see.:)
  3. irvin88

    irvin88 Active Member

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    Kid Rock's "Rock n' Roll Jesus" is pretty solid.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The new Motley Crue just rocks the house as well as the new Judas Priest.
  6. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Let's see -- still digging Nick Cave's Dig Lazarus Dig (I celebrate his entire catalog). The new Hold Steady is out tuesday and continues a string of great work. Fleet Foxes' album and ep are very good. Getting into the new Wolf Parade and Sigur Ros. I like recent country-ish albums by Pete Molinari (I guess that is more "folk"), Hayes Carll, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy too.

    I forgot to pick up the new Beck last week but plan to do that today and will check out the Black Keys.

    Been listening to a ton of Tom Waits - he continues to amaze me at every turn.

    Be interested to hear what folks are enjoying.
  8. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    You gotta have that song Paralyzer. Great rockin' song.




    While I am very nostalgic in my music tastes as well.... there is good music out there today lol


    Seriously?
    Did they go back to their old style 80's sound? Those bands did REALLY rock at one time...
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    There is so much great new music every year -- people need to break out of their shells and try NEW stuff.
  10. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Comparatively speaking, today's music is nothing compared to the past, imo.

    Maybe it is because the times have changed. What was it about the 60's and 70's that brought out the best in music? Did Vietnam, the draft, the beginning of drug use and free love, youth rebellion, etc. affect the music so much? Today's music is lacking something. Today's culture is lacking something. Today's musicians seem to lack substance. Today's musician seems to be all about image and money.

    New stuff? Such as?
  11. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Not exactly new, but Jeff Buckley's a big favorite of mine, if you hadn't heard him. Some of the songs released after his death are great. Vancouver is a great song.
  12. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Any new music will compare poorly to the past as most people see it b/c the past stuff is the distilled best of that era and the new stuff you have to work through to find the gems.

    See my post earlier for good stuff that is recent
  13. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    I kind of agree with both of you. There is some good music out now, but as far as great bands go... Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, there were just some bands that transcended music, many of them are STILL touring and recording albums. I look at the bands that have surfaced in the past 10 years, and I just don't see that type of band.

    But there's some Indie stuff surfacing now that is great stuff, just have a hard time believing the bands/artists will take off and be like the great bands of the past.
  14. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Pshaw....early 90s rock rules all.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but we recognize those bands from the 60s and 70s because they lasted and folks still listen to them (and we have an entire catalog to examine). I think it is far easier for people to keep listening to old stuff without giving the new bands the time of day - that ultimately hurts the industry.

    But one thing we need to remember is that the bands who transcended mostly do so retrospectively as their legend grows. For example, I was a kid when the Clash was big - by "big" that meant that young folks would be talking about their albums and the critics loved them. But you didn't hear them much on the radio really until the end of their careers. Of course, now everyone sees them as one of the most important bands of their era.
  16. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Really?

    This I did not know.

    I didnt think the Clash was big then.... now.... at all.
  17. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious?
  18. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    They have ONE hit, right?
  19. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    You can hear the Clash regularly on the radio now a days. I frequently hear Train in Vain and London Calling on the 'Classic Rock' Station and the 'Alternative Rock' station.
  20. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    How many "hits" did Zeppelin have?

    Here's a hint. One single broke the top 10.

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