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ScottS
01-15-07, 03:27 PM
List songs you like, but exclude those created from when you were in Jr High, HS, or college (at least your first 4 years).

I'll start with Along the Watchtower/Hendrix, Don't fear the reaper/Blue Oyster Cult, Beatiful Day/U2, and Miami/Will Smith.

Yogi
01-15-07, 03:57 PM
I gotta have more cowbell!

Little Wing - Hendrix (though SRV covered it during my Jr. High years, so I guess it doesn't count)

Beatles - anything from 1965 -1969.

Led Zeppelin - anything

Kiss - I want to rock n' roll all nite...

Mozart - Requiem Mass

BUGWBBear
01-15-07, 05:12 PM
Beatles
Doors
The Who
Cream
CCR
Early Rolling Stones
Spencer Davis Group
Steppenwolf
Iron Butterfly
The Pink Floyd....with Syd Barrett
Jimi Hendrix
The Yardbirds...to name a few.

piratestef
01-15-07, 07:13 PM
Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eagles...I'm really a dirty, stinky hippy at heart.

ghost dog
01-15-07, 08:25 PM
too much to count.

eagles, led zep, list goes on...

billytheskink
01-15-07, 09:09 PM
Music I like from within my "era" would be a much, much shorter list.

BigFerg
01-15-07, 09:17 PM
Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells, Elmore James, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush - These are the guys that started it all. There wouldn't be a Hendrix, Clapton, SRV, Zeppelin, Stones, etc. without these original blues legends. If you haven't heard of or listened to these guys definately grab some of their music.

Bigshot628
01-15-07, 09:58 PM
Ray Charles, James Brown, The Eagles, Steve Ray Vaughn, Styx, AC/DC, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday.

deltbear
01-15-07, 10:07 PM
the beatles, CCR, Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zep, Steve Ray Vaughn, Glenn Miller

piratestef
01-15-07, 11:05 PM
Music I like from within my "era" would be a much, much shorter list.

Exactly.

The late nineties-now sucked for music. SUCKED.

macviolinist
01-16-07, 01:51 AM
Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells, Elmore James, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush - These are the guys that started it all. . .

Well, sort of. If you want to talk about who started it all, you have to talk about the mixture of tribal African influences combined with a thoroughly white, western, harmonic sensibility, combined with an entirely disenfranchised post-reconstruction black culture. Throw in a dash of French ornamentation and Cajun spice and you get. . . a great big mut of musical heritage.

Who started it all? That's a big question. Be honest when you answer it instead of throwing around the names of people too long dead to defend themselves. Robert Johnson didn't claim to start anything, and he wouldn't now if you gave him the chance.

DONNIE D
01-16-07, 07:16 AM
Robert Johnson went to the crossroads,
So the legend goes.
He left with his guitar, and the devil took his soul.

HoustonMedBear
01-16-07, 07:56 AM
I hardly listen to any music post 1995. I almost exclusively listen to oldies, classic rock, 80s non-sense, classical music, but i do like the country music from the late 90s to early 2000s.

piratestef is right. the current music scene is just atrocious. my brother listens to that garbage and tries to get me to listen to it. it's horrible!! i really wanna kill myself when he shows me his new stuff. everything now is so generic, and no groups have a defining sound. it's a shame that the music industry gives these "musicians" album deals....most of them which come from one song that is tolerable at best.

btw, if you want to be rich, spike your hair/ dye it black, learn how to play two riffs on the guitar, a power cord and a minor cord, find someone who doesn't have Parkinson's to be your drummer, and you just might make some money in the music business.

DONNIE D
01-16-07, 08:04 AM
I hardly listen to any music post 1995. I almost exclusively listen to oldies, classic rock, 80s non-sense, classical music, but i do like the country music from the late 90s to early 2000s.

piratestef is right. the current music scene is just atrocious. my brother listens to that garbage and tries to get me to listen to it. it's horrible!! i really wanna kill myself when he shows me his new stuff. everything now is so generic, and no groups have a defining sound. it's a shame that the music industry gives these "musicians" album deals....most of them which come from one song that is tolerable at best.

btw, if you want to be rich, spike your hair/ dye it black, learn how to play two riffs on the guitar, a power cord and a minor cord, find someone who doesn't have Parkinson's to be your drummer, and you just might make some money in the music business.MedBear, don't forget the amp must be set on wide open.:) My thought is there are to many Private Labels. You can cut an album yourself without any of the big guys ever hearing it. Very Sad.

bobo
01-16-07, 09:06 AM
MedBear, don't forget the amp must be set on wide open.:) My thought is there are to many Private Labels. You can cut an album yourself without any of the big guys ever hearing it. Very Sad.

Problem is there are not enough independent radio stations. There is a lot of good music out there, but you will never hear it on a clear channel or other conglomerate owned radio station. As for too many independent labels, there are not enough. Most labels are in fact owned by large corporate giants (sony, columbia, bmg), which feed the same crap to the corporate radio stations.
Late 90's and into the 2000's brought us some good music, if you knew where to look, ie. not on a clear channel station

Radiohead
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Dandy Warhols
Local H
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Coal Chamber
Daft Punk
Sparta
QOTSA
Starsailor

I know there is some good country out there as well. Just have to go and find it in the honky tonk, not on your radio.

BearTooth
01-16-07, 09:13 AM
Count Basie
Benny Goodman
Glenn Miller
Louis Prima
Buddy Rich
Maynard Ferguson

bobo
01-16-07, 09:14 AM
HMB, I love your sig. funny cause it's true

DONNIE D
01-16-07, 09:18 AM
Problem is there are not enough independent radio stations. There is a lot of good music out there, but you will never hear it on a clear channel or other conglomerate owned radio station. As for too many independent labels, there are not enough. Most labels are in fact owned by large corporate giants (sony, columbia, bmg), which feed the same crap to the corporate radio stations.
Late 90's and into the 2000's brought us some good music, if you knew where to look, ie. not on a clear channel station

Radiohead
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Dandy Warhols
Local H
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Coal Chamber
Daft Punk
Sparta
QOTSA
Starsailor

I know there is some good country out there as well. Just have to go and find it in the honky tonk, not on your radio.If you don't go clubbing, where would you here it? I have XM, Reg. FM, and buy about 2 CD's a week year round, but have never heard any of those. You know I listen to country most, but I just like music. You guys laughed at me awhile back about a statement I made about a Mongomery Gentry Song. Come to find out, it was a REK song, and I didn't know it. Texas Country doesn't play anywhere but Texas. I love it, but don't here it. Hell, if Pat Green doesn't go gold with that song he had 2 years ago, he would still be playing clubs up and down I-35.

DONNIE D
01-16-07, 09:24 AM
Count Basie
Benny Goodman
Glenn Miller
Louis Prima
Buddy Rich
Maynard FergusonWasn't Buddy Rich the lead guitar player for Buck Owens???

bobo
01-16-07, 09:35 AM
If you don't go clubbing, where would you here it? I have XM, Reg. FM, and buy about 2 CD's a week year round, but have never heard any of those. You know I listen to country most, but I just like music. You guys laughed at me awhile back about a statement I made about a Mongomery Gentry Song. Come to find out, it was a REK song, and I didn't know it. Texas Country doesn't play anywhere but Texas. I love it, but don't here it. Hell, if Pat Green doesn't go gold with that song he had 2 years ago, he would still be playing clubs up and down I-35.

Donnie,

Go to Pandora.com. It is part of the music genome project. Type in an artist or song that you like and they will play music similar to it. You can find a wealth of artists and songs you have never heard of that you will like.
Word of mouth and bootlegs is also how I find alot of the artists I like. But definitely check out Pandora. Thank me later.

BigFerg
01-16-07, 09:50 AM
Well, sort of. If you want to talk about who started it all, you have to talk about the mixture of tribal African influences combined with a thoroughly white, western, harmonic sensibility, combined with an entirely disenfranchised post-reconstruction black culture. Throw in a dash of French ornamentation and Cajun spice and you get. . . a great big mut of musical heritage.

Who started it all? That's a big question. Be honest when you answer it instead of throwing around the names of people too long dead to defend themselves. Robert Johnson didn't claim to start anything, and he wouldn't now if you gave him the chance.

I didn't say they were responsible for all of music, but if you were to ask Clapton, Page, Plant, or any other rock god from the 60's and 70's who were their influences you will see the same names I listed. Some of the songs SRV, Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, etc. played were old blues songs from these guys. I wasn't born until 1977 and unlike most kids my age growing up I was into classic rock and that got me into old blues and the blues legends I mentioned. I was simply stating that if you like Hendrix, Zeppelin, the Stones, SRV, Clapton, Aerosmith, etc. you would probably like Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, and Junior Wells.

DONNIE D
01-16-07, 09:55 AM
I didn't say they were responsible for all of music, but if you were to ask Clapton, Page, Plant, or any other rock god from the 60's and 70's who were their influences you will see the same names I listed. Some of the songs SRV, Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, etc. played were old blues songs from these guys. I wasn't born until 1977 and unlike most kids my age growing up I was into classic rock and that got me into old blues and the blues legends I mentioned. I was simply stating that if you like Hendrix, Zeppelin, the Stones, SRV, Clapton, Aerosmith, etc. you would probably like Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, and Junior Wells.And if you live east of the Mississippi, you'll really like em.:)

eastdallasloco
01-16-07, 10:01 AM
IMO-the best touring bands right now: wilco, my morning jacket, the drive-by truckers, ween, flaming lips, sonvolt, white stripes/raconteurs, beck, widepsread panic, black keys, built to spill,

im sure there are many others but these are what i can remember seeing in the past year that were great. wilco i consider one of the greatest bands of our era and the drive-by truckers are my favorite band. if you like hard country rock that is all about whiskey and hard times then check them out and go buy dirty south.

i wish i couldve seen the band back in the 70's. i wouldve loved to been at the last waltz show. deep ellum was the place for blues t-bone walker was the first man to plug in and play electric blues. srv, jimi and every modern rocker got their licks from him.

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 10:21 AM
I hardly listen to any music post 1995. I almost exclusively listen to oldies, classic rock, 80s non-sense, classical music, but i do like the country music from the late 90s to early 2000s.

piratestef is right. the current music scene is just atrocious. my brother listens to that garbage and tries to get me to listen to it. it's horrible!! i really wanna kill myself when he shows me his new stuff. everything now is so generic, and no groups have a defining sound. it's a shame that the music industry gives these "musicians" album deals....most of them which come from one song that is tolerable at best.
completely disagree, there ius sone great music being made it just isn't coming from the top 40 punk pop bands …

there is currently AMAZING MUSIC being made and frankly as good as any era (maybe better) you just have to know where to look ... much of it is being done in the indie circles and on minor/mid labels (although a great deal of the minor and indie scene has been picked up by major labels) ... some have even crossed over into the mainstream but regardless there is a ton out there ... I agree most top 40 type music is pretty terrible (because of the necessity of “American idol” type of performers – looks and image first - music second) … for the good stuff a good place to look is some of the blogs “gorilla v. bear” or “aquarium drunkard” … great place to start

if you want some bands that are still making great music today that I like as much as anyone in any era …

wilco
Yo La Tengo
Broken Social Scene
Gillian Welch
Spoon
elliot smith (dec)
A.C. Newman
Arcade Fire
The Flaming Lips
My Morning Jacket
The Decemberists
Band of Horses
Sigur Rós
Belle & Sebastian
Built to Spill
Stephen Malkmus
ghostland observatory
Postal Service
We Are Scientists
beachwoodsparks (recently brokeup)
shins
Interpol
the mars volta
Beachhouse
The thrills
Death Cab For Cutie
Modest Mouse
Belle And Sebastian
The go team
the walkmen
New pornographers
Ryan adams
neutral milk hotel
of montreal …
whitestripes


… I could keep going … I mean I haven’t even mentioned radiohead … or even touched on the good country (which is not the college texas country crap) …

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 10:23 AM
IMO-the best touring bands right now: wilco, my morning jacket, the drive-by truckers, ween, flaming lips, sonvolt, white stripes/raconteurs, beck, widepsread panic, black keys, built to spill,

im sure there are many others but these are what i can remember seeing in the past year that were great. wilco i consider one of the greatest bands of our era and the drive-by truckers are my favorite band. if you like hard country rock that is all about whiskey and hard times then check them out and go buy dirty south.

i wish i couldve seen the band back in the 70's. i wouldve loved to been at the last waltz show. deep ellum was the place for blues t-bone walker was the first man to plug in and play electric blues. srv, jimi and every modern rocker got their licks from him.
completely agree ... wilco is really somehting live ... I am heading to Marfa in about 5 days to see Tweedy play a solo show (small 200 hundred seat venue) ... gonna be fantastic

DONNIE D
01-16-07, 10:25 AM
I knew Rad would jump in before long.

eastdallasloco
01-16-07, 10:28 AM
completely agree ... wilco is really somehting live ... I am heading to Marfa in about 5 days to see Tweedy play a solo show (200 hundred seat venue) ... gonna be fantastic

yeah i dont have an extra 20 hours to get to marfa and back so im seeing the tweedster at the granada w/ all the local hoodlums(ie. sibdog and E). come up and hang w/ us sometime radvocate ramsey. also, the greatness of slobberbone is back in the drams theyre going on tour starting fri w/ a show at gypsy tea room and centromatic are f'n greatness.

HoustonMedBear
01-16-07, 10:38 AM
HMB, I love your sig. funny cause it's true

thanks, bobo. it's actually supposed to be in shear mockery of StatMan's infamous "BAYLOR FOOTBALL: IT'S A GUY THING!!"

I added the stupid jumping thing and the spinning head because he always puts those stupid smilies on there.

But I did have to add a shred of truth, and Baylor football has turned me into a "healthy consumer of alcohol".

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 10:40 AM
I knew Rad would jump in before long.
Its hard for me to resist

and I didn't even mention other current greats:

Calexico
iron and wine
cat power
the clientle
east river pipe
Grandaddy
Hold Steady
Jim O'Rourke
Kings Of Leon
Neko Case
wil oldham
Silver Jews
soundteam
sea and cake

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 10:40 AM
as far as bands/artists out side my era I will try to keep it short ... these are the ones I absolutely worship …

Gram Parsons and flying burrito bro's
The Stones
The Byrds
The faces
Willie
led zep
beatles
Carter family
Dylan
Niel Young
Tom waits
big star
the clash
joy division
david bowie
elvis Costello
buddy holly
Emmylou Harris
Grateful Dead
The velvets
The beach boys
The who

elm mott the hoople
01-16-07, 10:43 AM
before my era:
mott the hoople (duh)
who
kinks
yes
early rush

after my era:
green day
nickel creek
tribe called quest
david crowder band

yes, i have no musical taste.

eastdallasloco
01-16-07, 10:43 AM
Its hard for me to resist

and I didn't even mention other current greats:

Calexico
iron and wine
cat power
the clientle
east river pipe
Grandaddy
Hold Steady
Jim O'Rourke
Kings Of Leon
Neko Case
wil oldham
Silver Jews
soundteam
sea and cake

Grandaddy is now just jason lytle

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 10:59 AM
yeah i dont have an extra 20 hours to get to marfa and back so im seeing the tweedster at the granada w/ all the local hoodlums(ie. sibdog and E). come up and hang w/ us sometime radvocate ramsey. also, the greatness of slobberbone is back in the drams theyre going on tour starting fri w/ a show at gypsy tea room and centromatic are f'n greatness.
ah ha ... I knew we had to know each other one way or the other ... your musical tastes are too good not to know sib and the wily E ... I think I am coming up to Dallas in Feb. we'll definitely have to all get together then …

I saw centromatic when they did the songwriters tour with Pedro the lion and american music scene - it was great ... Centromatic has be one of the the best bands in texas ...

Unfortunately Tweedy skipped Houston (not suprising) so when we found out he was playing in Marfa we got a group of about 20 folks to go up and hang out for the weekend and try the Marfa thing … although with this weather I am wishing we had opted for someplace closer like dallas …

by the way who is the OZ hiding behind the eastdallasloco...

DONNIE D
01-16-07, 11:00 AM
The Wilburn Bros.
Billy Walker
Porter Wagner
Patsy Cline
Charlie Pride.

I feel so abused on this thread.:)

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 11:02 AM
Grandaddy is now just jason lytle
yeah its too bad I really thoght they had some good steam going with 'software' and 'sumday' ...

probably seen this but its a cool little fan video ... http://www.stewdio.org/jed/

eastdallasloco
01-16-07, 11:04 AM
ah ha ... I knew we had to know each other one way or the other ... your musical tastes are too good not to know sib and the wily E ... I think I am coming up to Dallas in Feb. we'll definitely have to all get together then …

I saw centromatic when they did the songwriters tour with Pedro the lion and american music scene - it was great ... Centromatic has be one of the the best bands in texas ...

Unfortunately Tweedy skipped Houston (not suprising) so when we found out he was playing in Marfa we got a group of about 20 folks to go up and hang out for the weekend and try the Marfa thing … although with this weather I am wishing we had opted for someplace closer like dallas …

by the way who is the OZ hiding behind the eastdallasloco...

its scott c, i guess we will see you in feb. i close on my new house in a couple of weeks and e is gonna be my live in handy man.

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 11:08 AM
its scott c, i guess we will see you in feb. i close on my new house in a couple of weeks and e is gonna be my live in handy man.
hey man, good to hear from you ... yeah we'll definately get together in feb and burn it down ...

good deal on the house ... E will be a fine handy man if it is Cigarettes and red wine that you need fixed ...

by the way is BradW still in houston ... I haven't seen him around in a couple of years ... thought he moved to the woodlands at some point but didn't know if he was still out there ...

eastdallasloco
01-16-07, 11:10 AM
hey man, good to hear from you ... yeah we'll definately get together in feb and burn it down ...

good deal on the house ... E will be a fine handy man if it is Cigarettes and red wine that you need fixed ...

by the way is BradW still in houston ... I haven't seen him around in a couple of years ... thought he moved to the woodlands at some point but didn't know if he was still out there ...

that fool is still in the woodlands and has 2 kids nowadays. hes Mr Mom while jenny goes to work.

E is my in house legal counsel

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 11:16 AM
that fool is still in the woodlands and has 2 kids nowadays. hes Mr Mom while jenny goes to work.

E is my in house legal counsel
that all makes complete sense ... a couple of years ago I started to worry when I didn't see him at the treebeards in the church - I thought the chicken fried might have gotten the best of him ... turns out he had it all figured out ... thats what I call dream job ...

CammoTX
01-16-07, 12:00 PM
Beethoven.

Allie Holcomb
01-16-07, 12:02 PM
Frank Sinatra, ZZ Top, Johnny Cash, many more...still thinking.

piratestef
01-16-07, 12:24 PM
Problem is there are not enough independent radio stations. There is a lot of good music out there, but you will never hear it on a clear channel or other conglomerate owned radio station. As for too many independent labels, there are not enough. Most labels are in fact owned by large corporate giants (sony, columbia, bmg), which feed the same crap to the corporate radio stations.
Late 90's and into the 2000's brought us some good music, if you knew where to look, ie. not on a clear channel station

Radiohead
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Dandy Warhols
Local H
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Coal Chamber
Daft Punk
Sparta
QOTSA
Starsailor

I know there is some good country out there as well. Just have to go and find it in the honky tonk, not on your radio.

This is true. The whole "indie" scene can produce a lot of crap (read: high school kids going through their "emo" phase) but also a lot of surprisingly good stuff every once in a while. But as far as mainstream music goes, I just don't even listen anymore. It's awful.

eastdallasloco
01-16-07, 12:54 PM
This is true. The whole "indie" scene can produce a lot of crap (read: high school kids going through their "emo" phase) but also a lot of surprisingly good stuff every once in a while. But as far as mainstream music goes, I just don't even listen anymore. It's awful.

the term indie kinda replaced alternative. there is a lot more to indie than just that gay emo shoegazer crap.

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 01:33 PM
This is true. The whole "indie" scene can produce a lot of crap (read: high school kids going through their "emo" phase) but also a lot of surprisingly good stuff every once in a while. But as far as mainstream music goes, I just don't even listen anymore. It's awful.
I would say far more oftem than every once and a while ... also when I use the word indie I am refering to things basically outside the mainstream starting on or primarily built on independant labels, its pretty braod ... and actually not really emo punk pop bands ... I personally can't stand that style

I hear you on kids getting into emo .. it ussually results in terrible pop punk and this has kind of become the new cliche in rock - generally terrible stuff ... Some consider most Indie rock Emo but old school Emo is very different and any new bands claiming to be Emo for the most part are really nothing but Pop Punk garbage and very different from indie pop or indie rock ... I have heard bands like death cab or modest mouse called emo, and thats just wrong ...

anyway I am convinced many if not most of the old greats would be indie bands today ... it began to change significantly in the 80's - once you inject image into the equation it all changes ... but fortunately the independant labels and the internet have rewritten the rules again ... there is now a middle class musician and you don't have to be number one on the charts to have a long and influencial career ...

piratestef
01-16-07, 03:01 PM
I would say far more oftem than every once and a while ... also when I use the word indie I am refering to things basically outside the mainstream starting on or primarily built on independant labels, its pretty braod ... and actually not really emo punk pop bands ... I personally can't stand that style

I hear you on kids getting into emo .. it ussually results in terrible pop punk and this has kind of become the new cliche in rock - generally terrible stuff ... Some consider most Indie rock Emo but old school Emo is very different and any new bands claiming to be Emo for the most part are really nothing but Pop Punk garbage and very different from indie pop or indie rock ... I have heard bands like death cab or modest mouse called emo, and thats just wrong ...

anyway I am convinced many if not most of the old greats would be indie bands today ... it began to change significantly in the 80's - once you inject image into the equation it all changes ... but fortunately the independant labels and the internet have rewritten the rules again ... there is now a middle class musician and you don't have to be number one on the charts to have a long and influencial career ...

:lol: I think we're on the same page. I hate it when "indie" gets lumped in with "emo" and "emo" gets associated with "really bad bands full of whiny highschoolers whose voices still crack" and then decent indie gets lumped in with horrible bands and arrgh...labels are confusing. I like good music, and that's the only label I really like using. I love Death Cab and Modest Mouse...but then again, since I kinda grew up near Seattle, they're still "local bands" to me (Issaquah was right next to where I lived, Renton...still hate the place, but it made great music!).

The one thing I miss about out there were the radio stations and the fact that the bigger ones weren't clear channel. Someone seriously, seriously needs to start one for Waco.

TheRadvocate
01-16-07, 03:17 PM
:lol: I think we're on the same page. I hate it when "indie" gets lumped in with "emo" and "emo" gets associated with "really bad bands full of whiny highschoolers whose voices still crack" and then decent indie gets lumped in with horrible bands and arrgh...labels are confusing. I like good music, and that's the only label I really like using. I love Death Cab and Modest Mouse...but then again, since I kinda grew up near Seattle, they're still "local bands" to me (Issaquah was right next to where I lived, Renton...still hate the place, but it made great music!).

The one thing I miss about out there were the radio stations and the fact that the bigger ones weren't clear channel. Someone seriously, seriously needs to start one for Waco.
Yeah I agree ... Labels are kinda annoying but I use them sometimes because it can give someone a general idea without me wasting a few hundred words trying to explain something ... like when I tried to explain 'Beachwood sparks' sound to people ... its a little bit "working man's dead" era grateful dead ... a little bit Byrds sweet heart of the rodeo ... a little bit psychedelica ... a little bit 60's pop ... and a drunk guy on pedal steel … but when you hear it is a very easy sound ... some call it 'California country pop' and its not quite a perfect label but it kinda gets you there better than my longwinded ramblings … otherwise yeah labels are annoying …

there are a few good channels on satellite radio that have some great playlists and hit all these bands and more ...

I really dig both those bands … I hear the Smiths old guitar player has joined Modest Mouse …

caseman
01-16-07, 03:27 PM
emo is an unfair moniker put on trash like Hawthorne Heights.

Try Rites of Spring, Fugazi, Husker Du, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, at the drive in, even some popular bands like Taking Back Sunday and Brand New are great.

An indie band I like is Circle Takes the Square. Might be considered "screamo"

LIB,MR BEARS
01-16-07, 03:28 PM
from just before my time:
Al Green

from my kids generation that we both like:
Colective Soul

stuff I like and my kids don't:
Los Lonely Boys

eastdallasloco
01-16-07, 03:28 PM
the best music from inside our area right now is:

the drams (formerly slobberbone) from denton
centromatic from denton
sorta from dallas
and im sure rads band is good unless its just him falling off the stage drunk

caseman
01-16-07, 03:30 PM
Spoonfed Tribe? Olospo?

eastdallasloco
01-16-07, 03:39 PM
spoon fed sucks.

olospo is great

piratestef
01-16-07, 05:59 PM
A few more I love:
The Smiths
The Cure
Dead Milkmen
Bob Dylan
Billy Joel
Almost anything the Rat Pack ever touched
Depeche Mode
The Doors
Hank Williams (Sr.--Jr.'s all right, but he's more "my era")
Simon & Garfunkel
Jethro Tull
The Rolling Stones
The Who

North Star
01-16-07, 06:03 PM
Some stuff played on the oldies and classic rock stations.

Jack Bauer
01-16-07, 06:17 PM
LED ZEPPELIN - what I listened to for 3 years straight in high school.

Yossbearian
01-16-07, 06:42 PM
I hardly listen to any music post 1995. I almost exclusively listen to oldies, classic rock, 80s non-sense, classical music, but i do like the country music from the late 90s to early 2000s.

piratestef is right. the current music scene is just atrocious. my brother listens to that garbage and tries to get me to listen to it. it's horrible!! i really wanna kill myself when he shows me his new stuff. everything now is so generic, and no groups have a defining sound. it's a shame that the music industry gives these "musicians" album deals....most of them which come from one song that is tolerable at best.

btw, if you want to be rich, spike your hair/ dye it black, learn how to play two riffs on the guitar, a power cord and a minor cord, find someone who doesn't have Parkinson's to be your drummer, and you just might make some money in the music business.I think there's a lot of good music being made today. It isn't on the radio or TV, but it's out there.

Bearbutts
01-16-07, 08:20 PM
Graduated from HS in 1971 and from BU law school in 77. I liked most of the grunge rock stuff. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden (sp?), and a few others. I really like Robert Earl Keen, Hal Ketchum, and a few other modern day versions of the cosmic cowboy sound.

91Bear
01-16-07, 09:05 PM
Anything from Buddy Holly. Elvis pre-Army.

DONNIE D
01-17-07, 07:52 AM
Donnie,

Go to Pandora.com. It is part of the music genome project. Type in an artist or song that you like and they will play music similar to it. You can find a wealth of artists and songs you have never heard of that you will like.
Word of mouth and bootlegs is also how I find alot of the artists I like. But definitely check out Pandora. Thank me later.In less than 24 hours, I'm hooked. I guess I should thank you now.:)

billytheskink
01-17-07, 08:59 AM
I'm a bigger fan of Indy music than indie music...

TheRadvocate
01-17-07, 10:29 AM
the best music from inside our area right now is:

the drams (formerly slobberbone) from denton
centromatic from denton
sorta from dallas
and im sure rads band is good unless its just him falling off the stage drunk
nope its pretty much just me falling off the stage drunk - not really that impressive ... although there is a new project in the works that will start performing in the spring called 'whoa back buck' ... its the music I have been wanting to play for a while [/shameless self promotion]

anyway for me the best band to come out of texas in a long time (decades) is Spoon ... absolutely phenomenal ... I can honestly say I like every song on there last 3 albums ... all must owns ... you can listen to some of it here - http://www.myspace.com/spoon


I have also been really into another band out of Austin called Ghostland Observatory ... kinda like old school Bowie meets Electro - really good stuff ... heard here: http://www.myspace.com/ghostlandobservatory

I also really dig Sorta and Centromatic (we are hoping to set some shows up with Sorta here in Houston) ... both very good and if slobberbone is back as the drams I am sure the drams are real good as well ...

eastdallasloco
01-17-07, 10:36 AM
spoon has been around a long time. theyre on a car commercial now so theyve pretty much arrived. also, midlake is getting good pub w/ van occupanther.

TheRadvocate
01-17-07, 10:57 AM
spoon has been around a long time. theyre on a car commercial now so theyve pretty much arrived. also, midlake is getting good pub w/ van occupanther.
oh definately been around a while although they didn't get much following till 'girls can tell' ... they have a few commercials (and an OC soundtrack apperance) and definately are one of the bigger 'indie' bands arounds ... but for those that don't follow that stuf (many I suspect) ... give them a listen ...

yocyy
12-18-13, 07:14 PM
The Dawn.. anyong know it?
It became my favorite song since the first time heard on www.live4mmo.com (http://www.live4mmo.com)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAi9zD7bTKU

Pecos 45
12-19-13, 11:58 AM
"Scratch My Back" by Slim Harpo
"Bright Lights, Big City" by Jimmy Reed
"Stranger on the Shore" by Acker Bilk
"Big Balls in Cowtown" by Bob Wills

PatrickMcHorn
12-19-13, 01:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blI2dXHyBj0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0KWyWwVp0E

Pretty much everything Hank Williams ever wrote and performed.

Also, very subtly played fake kentucky man. But that song sucks.

Mr Tulip
12-19-13, 03:02 PM
Lessee...started Jr. Hi (7th grade) circa 1984. Let's say my collegiate career should have ended in the mid 90's...

There's almost zilch I like about 90's music. Everyone was depressed and trying to be meaningful. OK, some Miami and West Coast hip hop was sort of fun, but not much else.

Frankly, that leaves me with the 50's, 60's, and 70's pretty much wide open. I could name tons of stuff. Link Wray. Jerry Lee Lewis. Nazareth.

I have an odd predilection for early 60's lounge and exotica actually. Arthur Lyman, Martin Denny, Sonny Lester.

quash
12-19-13, 03:38 PM
B.E. (some of these recorded into my era):
Nat King Cole, Johnny Horton, Stones, Beach Boys, Martin Denny, Chicago, Dick Dale, Booker T and the MGs, Doors, Smith, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Link Ray, The Ventures

A.E.:
REM, Adam Ant, Echo and the Bunnymen, Thompson Twins, Clash, Sham 69, Pollo Del Mar, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Sparrowmakers, The Gourds, Robert Earl Keen, My Chemical Romance, Butch Morgan.

REvansBU71
12-21-13, 09:42 AM
Stereo MC's

Assassin
12-21-13, 10:19 AM
The 60's and 70's were "my era" - going with the 80's for the last decade of good music:

Billy Idol
Bon Jovi
Def Leppard
Prince
Guns N Roses
Journey
Pat Benetar
Queen
John Cougar aka John Cougar Mellancamp
Joan Jett

BUmmagumma
12-21-13, 10:23 AM
dale steele hums the hits - the shower stall sessions. vols I and II. vol II is better. got the acoustics right in the second recording. very echoic environs. and I think dale learned to modulate a bit better - lower range to capture additional resonance / reverb.

'moon river' is esp.haunting.

- BUmma

Keyser Soze
12-21-13, 01:31 PM
Mid 70s to late 80s is "My Music"

Pre
Beatles (Obviously)
Neil Young
CSNY
Doors

Post
Radiohead
Foo Fighters
The Black Keys