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#1 snafu

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 05:46 PM

Not sure if there is one hidden away somewhere but every good forum needs a "Music We Like" Topic.

Just wondering what you guys all listen to?

I've always been into Prog Rock, Blues, R&B (Real R&B not the stuff passed off as R&B today). But I like just about everything, although I find it hard to like English Folk music and I've always thought Music is like a bar of chocolate, "1st you have to get rid of the wrapper" (See what I did there). ;)

I could post links to Bob Segar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, Janis Joplin, Deep Purple etc but we have all heard them before so here's a few of the more esoteric groups I follow outside of my normal listening Genre.

Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox
A cover band with a difference. Scott Bradlee is a hugely talented musician and arranger. PMJ play well known songs in a totally different style. An ever changing line up of musicians and singers.
They are on a world tour at the moment and I hope to be off to see them in November this year in London UK.
Worth noting all songs are done in a single take.

All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor cover (What's not to like).
https://www.youtube....h?v=aLnZ1NQm2uk

Ozzie Osbourne and Motown is not a phrase which you hear very often but...
Crazy Train - Motown - Ozzie Osbourne Cover. (Now I actually know the words after all these years). :D
https://www.youtube....h?v=cdeNXCFeRtw

I want you to want me - Blues - Cheap Trick cover (So much better than the original and "Snuffy Walden" on guitar is a legend, Oh and I'm in love with Sara Niemietz)
https://www.youtube....h?v=0hi1jVceof8

Love Yourself - Vintage 20's - Justin Bieber Cover (Yes I know Justin Bieber, sheesh I can't admit I like a Bieber song).
https://www.youtube....h?v=F1QNhIAlP8M

Burn - Vintage 60s Girl Group - Ellie Goulding Cover
https://www.youtube....h?v=LZY9_Xr5XPA

Creep - Vintage - Radiohead Cover
https://www.youtube....h?v=m3lF2qEA2cw

Sweet Child of Mine - New Orleans Blues  - GnR cover Ok, I'm in love with Sarah Reich on Tap as well.
https://www.youtube....h?v=bZpdXgsI6C0

The Final Countdown -  Vintage Cabaret - Europe cover. Gunhild Carling can get a tune out of anything, Trombone, Trumpet, Harmonica, Flute, Bagpipes, In fact probably anything she can wrap her lips around. (Now I need a lie down).. She can probably do your tax return and fix your Harley as well. Amazing performer.
https://www.youtube....h?v=wAQ7autd61g

Old Town Road - Blues - Billy Ray Cyrus Cover
https://www.youtube....h?v=c0i3TwIHMmg

Ok, Enough PMJ Sorry got carried away.

Dead South. Been following these for a few years and always thought they were from Texas, it seems they are Canadians. Oh well.
They are touring and coming to my local city so hopefully off to see these as well.
Catchy tune but the lyrics are disturbing to say the least.
https://www.youtube....h?v=B9FzVhw8_bY

And Finally because I just can't escape my metal roots...
AleStorm.
Scottish Band. Not sure what Genre they are "Pirate Rock?? Not vey PC at all, Don't take themselves too seriously. I luv em
https://www.youtube....h?v=f55CqLc6IR0
https://www.youtube....h?v=ggyC0FOzqHM

So like I said, I have varied tastes. ;)

Plenty to ridicule and laugh at.

Anyway, What do you guys listen to? It can't be anymore weird than Alestorm. ;)

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:19 AM

Cheers John :)

Something weirder than Alestorm? Check out Mr. Bungle, fusion of all sorts of styles :P



Listening still to metal and alternative music, besides some classical stuff.

Recently also more into folk etc. listen to this beautiful Swedish voice and accent. Love that rolling R :)



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:29 PM

I think I can listen to almost anything.
Rock/Punk/Metal, Disco/Funk, Reggae, Soul/R&B (like Josh says actual R&B!)...
I have a reasonably wide tolerance for music.

I'm not a fan of rap, hip hop, EDM in general and a lot of modern pop music,
as I think a lot of it is dumbed down garbage and bring out all the wrong messages.
Few exceptions here and there.

One band I really dig is Ghost:

They are a bit between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal in terms of music, but their music has a lot of components of the old school metal (Blue Öyster Cult, Black Sabbath, etc.) which I really like.
Well crafted music with some bloody heavy riffs without applying very high gain and distortion.
The band also has great theatrics as their shows (and their whole gimmick, actually) are more than just the music.

I'm also a big fan of Rammstein:


Few others I frequently like to put on are Metallica, The Police, David Bowie, Simply Red and Mötley Crüe
I also listen a lot to classic rock which I can sing to in the car or in which I can move along with the music :)

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As for some of the music already posted here:

I think I'll dig a little deeper into PostModernJukebox.
It's not something a commonly listen but I can dig such tunes :)

Alestorm is a lot of fun, but these guys have started to grow away for me.
They got some great stuff, but I think they are a little too nuts for my taste.

I'm not into experimental / avant-garde stuff. Too much of a hit or miss for me.
Same for folk music, no like nor dislike.
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:53 AM

Funny you mentioned BOC, it's a band I learnt to know early 80s through a highschool buddy.

I like this well know song very much, and the lyrics are somehow spiritual to me. Like: we alll die, but life is eternal/immortal itself. ;)


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:50 AM

This Rammstein songs is insane!

https://www.youtube....h?v=IxuEtL7gxoM
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Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:45 PM

A couple of vids from my favo bands from the great country of Canada!

Rush - Tom Sawyer, old time favorite. Timeless progressive rock with incredible talented musicians. Also lyrically outstanding!



Voïvod - Into My Hypercube, progressive SF metal. One of a kind and very underrated band. A major influence for many bands. Dave Grohl admires them as well. Dissonant chords can be so beautiful. :) RIP Piggy!


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:07 PM

I'm a total Zepp head. I love their music to death, listening and playing it.

I also really value Peter Green, for his haunting, out of phase Les Paul tones and angry solos :)

I can't post media elements, so I need to paste links...

(haunting) Green Manalishi:
https://www.youtube....h?v=p21cV7vgZvg

(angry) Another Kinda Love:
https://www.youtube....h?v=TcFqzVFIoww

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:00 AM

Nice one Mateusz, basically my first memory of music is this screaming guitar in Dazed and Confused, back in 1973 or so, being a 3 year old.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:15 AM

That Rush video is one of the best videos ever. Why? Because it shows the band playing the song in a beautiful setting with no theatrics of any type. No one else's idea of what I should visualize while listening to the song.
I have seen the video many times over the years.
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:20 AM

Well said Eric.



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 01:01 PM

Gee... where can i start?

I got vinyl records from different era's..from different genres.. even soundtracks from games to movies.

But more or less most of them are oldschool...

But if there's one song that i'm in love with.. it would be

Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin

https://www.youtube....h?v=cs4RG9u8IVU

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:05 AM

I think the majority is into rock Music (in the simracing universe)
This one gives me chills: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=EOsdWsF93_0

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:40 PM

Well, I love blues influenced rock mainly, although I am partial to a little Mozart and Bach on the odd occasion.

I'm also a guitar player, so I generally try to play what I like too.

Good shout out for Peter Green - I love Gibson Les Paul guitars (I have three, but have had more), but my favourite guitarist is Paul Kossoff of Free.

Also good shout out for Dead South, John!  I do wild west LARP, and have played that song too. :D

I am also a big fan of The Police. Hugely talented musicians, and I wholeheartedly recommend guitarist Andy Summers' autobiography "One Train Later".  He's also from my home town Bournemouth. :)

I've just joined a Slash & Myles Kennedy tribute band as 2nd guitar / backing vox.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 05:36 PM

Some great stuff being posted, thanks. I'm always on the lookout for new (Old) bands to listen to. I'm another Peter Green fan as well. :thumbs:

I actually saw the Police at what I believe to be their 1st official live gig. It was at a nightclub in Birmingham (UK) called Rebecca's. Back then we used to just turn up and buy a ticket at the door for any band which took our fancy. I can't say I care for the mega concerts bands seem to go for today. A small club setting has so much more atmosphere.

I also remember following a Welsh band called Budgie for a few years when they had a regular spot at a club called the Roebuck (I think - It was a looooong time ago).


I also saw Queen as a support band to a group called BeBop Delux. It was around the time Queen released seven seas of Rhye. Bad timing for Be Bop, By the end of the tour I think Queen were the headliners. ;)

Another artist I've followed since the 80's is Kitaro, A bit of an acquired taste (Well, no one else I know likes him). Sometimes you just want to slob on the couch in a darkened room with a glass of whatever takes your fancy and all that's missing is Kitaro.


Interesting to read the comments about the Rush Video, (Great track). You can't say it's devoid of theatrics though, It's a great peice of work and concentrates on the artists but it's not shot in a single take, it's a combination of many takes. The thing I like about PMJ is that other than one or two videos it's all done as a single take with a single camera and no manipulation not even panning.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:21 AM

As a musician I like to see what others are doing... and the Rush video provides that. That's all I care about. Different takes, editing does not ruin that.

Robert - Video Killed The Radio Star was the first video MTV aired. They knew what it would eventually do.

For those who don't know.... MTV was originally a pay channel on cable. It was not free. One weekend they decided to do a "free weekend". The viewership was off the chart. It went free/commercial sponsored shortly thereafter.
HBO used to play videos to fill space till the top of the hour if a movie was'nt quite two hours. I saw Iron Maiden's Run To The Hills video on HBO.
At that time videos were new and interesting. But I quickly realized that the next time I listened to the song the video came to mind and had supplanted my own visual imagery. I did not like that at all. My hatred for videos had begun. I hated MTV. Everyone had it on every house, every party, it was always on. Argghh!!
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:06 PM

Interesting thoughts Eric. I did read in the YT comments it was the first MTV video...on a sidenote often I dislike movies based on books I've read. It distorts my own visualisation (apart from summarizing and leaving out stuff).

As for music video's, I prefer watching the musicians play their instruments, preferably live. Or having added the lyrics. When I was young and hardly knew any english, I wrote down the lyrics sometimes in my own understanding :D

Back on topic:

Heavy, yet melodic. From my favorite DT album Awake (1994). These 2 songs belong to eachother. Check out those solo's in Lie.



Live version (2015)


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:21 AM

Dream Theater is awesome. John Petrucci is one of my favorite guitarist. I watch his guitar clinics on YouTube. Super nice guy as well. I have lost interest in Dream Theater since A Change of Seasons... just not as special IMO. Not really a Jordan Rudess fan (Dream Theater's current keyboardist). I thought Kevin Moore was a WAY better fit with Dream Theater's music. Jordan is just too jazzy IMO. I love DT's first album, When Dream and Day Unite, with the original singer. I saw DT 17 years ago live in Los Angeles with Queensryche. btw... Queensryche's The Warning is my favorite metal album.

Robert - Have you ever heard the band Mystery? Look them up.
Porcupine Tree is another great band.
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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:22 AM

Kevin Moore has a project band OSI - check it out as well.
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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:09 PM

Thanks for your pointers Eric, will check it out! Indeed, I did kind of lose interest after Awake. To me and many others that was their highlight. Kevin Moore had a lot of influence. Queensryche was another great band, Operation Mindcrime was for me their masterpiece.

At highschool (HAVO, 1983 or so) we had to analyze the composition of this song. Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother. Most of my friends hated this song and music class. I loved it! :)



Please guys, don't let Eric and myself dominate this thread! Let's keep it coming ;)

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:42 PM

ok, getting a bit more mainstream but....

Phil Lynott would have been 70 today.



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