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Title: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 09, 2009, 03:06:11 PM
What are you listening to currently?  I thought this would be a great way to check out new music that I might not find otherwise.

I am a huge music fan and have a very broad range of tastes.  Currently my top five on the play list are:

1.  Ghostland Observatory
2.  Presets
3.  Sinatra (Live at the sands is ridiculous)
4.  The Clash
5.  Hayes Carll

Also trying out a new band-  Girls.  Sounds like Joe Strummer met Elvis Costello.  Interesting, but don't know if it will break into the play list.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on October 09, 2009, 04:51:10 PM
I'm on a classic rock kick right now, so mostly:

Rolling Stones
The Who
Beatles
Led Zeppelin
etc

But also started listening to more electronica recently:

Royksopp
Nightmares on Wax
Thievery Corporation
DJ Shadow

And finally some other interesting music:

Xasthur
Apocalyptica

The only "new" band I'm listening to right now is Dead Confederate.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fabricated on October 09, 2009, 05:12:26 PM
1. Dilated Peoples
2. Alkaline Trio
3. Jay-Z
4. A Perfect Circle
5. Incubus

Kind of on a 90's, early 2k kick lately.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lac on October 09, 2009, 05:19:42 PM
I'm listening to Anthony and the Johnsons.
He is my sister and I love him.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 09, 2009, 06:30:40 PM
Porcupine Tree - The Incident (released 3 weeks ago, just keeps getting better with each listen)
Gong - 2032 (early days, but another great album)
Oceansize - Feed To Feed (4CD, 3DVD set - everything they've released performed live - still digesting)
Hawkwind - Levitation (remastered, 3CD set including great live performance)
BLK JKS - After Robots (stunning psych/jazz/pop/world/rock band from South Africa)
Circle - Hollywood (another left turn from Finnish kraut-metalists, still digesting)
Guru Guru - Kanguru (great reissue of the most accessible of the great Guru Guru albums)
The Inner Space - Agilok & Blubbo (rare CAN precursor finally surfaces in full)
Sun Ra - Atlantis (great free jazz from the 60s)
Mastodon - Crack The Skye (finally got this, probably best album they've done)
Muse - The Resistance (totally fun escapade into Muse's take on 70s & 80s art-rock)

I'm expecting some good stuff in, so it'll all change soon.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lamaros on October 09, 2009, 10:49:03 PM
Some stuff I've liked recently:

The xx - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHZVGqqf3gg
The Antlers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2XQGJcTgKU
Phoenix - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IkcmsBIK3M

I'm listening to Anthony and the Johnsons.

Yah. Is good.

Mastodon - Crack The Skye (finally got this, probably best album they've done)

Agree.

I went on a 90's radio pop excursion the other month. It was quite fun.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: FatuousTwat on October 09, 2009, 11:41:17 PM
Groove Salad for finding new stuff, random ambient/lounge stuff otherwise.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 10, 2009, 01:42:34 AM
I'm kinda digging some of the few screamo bands that draw more upon old metal maiden-ish/metallica shit. I care not to name them.  heh

edit: a redundancy


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 10, 2009, 01:54:09 AM
1. Slipknot
2. Cantiga
3. Count Basie
4. Derek Trucks Band
5. Muddy Waters
6. Susan Tedeschi

That's what's in the FJ's disc changer anyway. Also, woot for the new Mastadon, Righ. It motivated me to go to my mother's house and unpack my drums to set up in my basement. Fiancee is...less than thrilled.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on October 10, 2009, 11:45:29 AM
But also started listening to more electronica recently:

Royksopp
Nightmares on Wax
Thievery Corporation
DJ Shadow

If you like DJ shadow I would push you to try UNKLE and Burial; Burial in particular is my favourite artist of the moment. Ladytron and Trentemoller are worth a listen too.

Right now I'm listening to Rage against the machine though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on October 10, 2009, 01:00:08 PM
Been listening to a lot of electronica and Darkwave mostly kicked off by seeing VNV Nation live in concert a few weeks ago. Other than that it's been 90s alt rock and some instrumental stuff.

Albums on heavy rotation are:
Dream Tiresias! by Project Pitchfork
United States of Mind by Covenant
Rocket Science by Apoptygma Berzerk
Sky2 by Sky
Wave of Mutilation (Best of) by The Pixies
Unerotica by Rosetta Stone
What Starts Ends by Rubicon
Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on October 10, 2009, 11:17:39 PM
If you like DJ shadow I would push you to try UNKLE and Burial; Burial in particular is my favourite artist of the moment. Ladytron and Trentemoller are worth a listen too.

Thanks, I'll take a gander. I noticed UNKLE coming up on my DJ Shadow station on Pandora, and I seem to remember liking some of 'em.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 10, 2009, 11:21:37 PM
Immortal - All Shall Fall :Love_Letters:
Hypocrisy - A taste of Extreme Divinity
Vader - Necropolis


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 11, 2009, 10:38:49 AM
Listened to a little Fischerspooner "Odyssey" on the way to work today, along with some Black Grape.  Black Grape, for those of you that haven't heard of them, are the band that Shaun Rider did after Happy Mondays.  Pretty good stuff for getting ready to work on a Sunday.  

Also, Sky-  can you recommend any good Basie live albums?  I have Live at the Sands with Sinatra and it is fucking awesome.  Never been in to Basie much otherwise, but am looking to pick up some of his stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 11, 2009, 12:37:55 PM
I'm still pretty new to swing jazz, I have Finest Hour, which is a great album. I also have a multi-cd set (Combos Anthology) which features smaller groups than the full orchestra. I'd say start with Finest Hour.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 12, 2009, 12:19:59 AM
Porcupine Tree - The Incident (released 3 weeks ago, just keeps getting better with each listen)


Shiver me timbers, didn't know they had a new release, anything they released is a must have in my book.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 12, 2009, 08:33:38 AM

Hypocrisy - A taste of Extreme Divinity


Wow, i thought they were dead.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Murgos on October 12, 2009, 08:43:50 AM
The Ben Folds cover of Common People with William Shatner, on auto repeat.  I'm on hour 87.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on October 12, 2009, 12:24:15 PM

Hypocrisy - A taste of Extreme Divinity


Wow, i thought they were dead.
They did release Virus in 2006(?) so it's not that long ago. The new album is pretty good, in any case!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on October 12, 2009, 12:35:53 PM
I've been in a 70's funk kick.  Ohio players, Commodores, Average White Band, Earth Wind and Fire, Sly and the Family Stone, Brick (love their old stuff), and a few others.

Other than that, the old standards: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles with some Rush and Dream Theater for good measure. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: 01101010 on October 12, 2009, 01:10:01 PM
I have been taking a trip down the nostalgia route myself in terms of choons!

Depeche Mode, Ministry, NIN (halo 1-4), Pearl Jam   :awesome_for_real:
and then
Utah Saints, early Moby, The KLF, Altern-8, The Shamen, Orbital, Orb, Prodigy  :drill:
and sprinkle in some
Digweed/Sasha/Ralph/Van Dyke/Ocean Lab  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on October 12, 2009, 04:02:05 PM
I may as well put this here - expect mixtape ready probably this coming weekend.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 12, 2009, 06:33:49 PM
I've been in a 70's funk kick.  Ohio players, Commodores, Average White Band, Earth Wind and Fire, Sly and the Family Stone, Brick (love their old stuff), and a few others.

You gotta check out Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, man.  They kick ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UOJUbiWC5M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UOJUbiWC5M)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on October 12, 2009, 07:05:56 PM
You gotta check out Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, man.  They kick ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UOJUbiWC5M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UOJUbiWC5M)

Not bad... but I prefer old school. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBa862AxaE)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: SnakeCharmer on October 12, 2009, 09:40:29 PM
1.  Van Halen
2.  Joe Bonamassa
3.  The Cult
4.  Norah Jones
5.  Allgood
6.  Miles Davis


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Rasix on October 12, 2009, 10:30:42 PM
Wave of Mutilation (Best of) by The Pixies

Pretty much all I've been listening to lately other than random crap on XM (Classic Vinyl and Alt Nation).

I don't listen to a lot of music, only thing I've even bought lately are "best of"s from Primus and Massive Attack along with a Spoon and Tricky album.  I got kind of bummed out when my CD collection was lost the last time I moved and I've been reluctant to rebuy any music.  :|


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 12, 2009, 10:32:28 PM

Hypocrisy - A taste of Extreme Divinity


Wow, i thought they were dead.

Given Peter T's lifestyle and love of the bottle your statement hits awful close to home.  The new album comes out in November but I got impatient.  He also has a one man side project called Pain that also released an album this year.   Has a duet with the new Nightwish singer (Anette) on it.  Pain is a very good band as well.  Check em out:

Follow Me:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRbv4O65vBo&yt
Shut your mouth (pretty funny video)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2gXMRoPv_M&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on October 12, 2009, 11:43:22 PM
I am really liking the new AFI and Rancid albums (shock of shocks).  Besides that, just going around with the usual standards of Motörhead, Slayer, Type O Negative, and Rush lately.  Threw in some Tom Petty and Heart the other night just because I wanted to hear it.  The car music player is running through the Iron Maiden catalog from Soundhouse Tapes up to Seventh Son where I am now.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 13, 2009, 10:39:49 AM
2.  Joe Bonamassa
Joe's a local kid. Used to see him play when he was knee high to a skunk (I think he was 11 or 12 the first time I saw him). He's scary good and a really nice guy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on October 13, 2009, 11:02:41 AM
Given Peter T's lifestyle and love of the bottle your statement hits awful close to home.
Uh, what? Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of grave alcoholics in the metal scene, obviously, however I've never heard that Tägtgren would be one of them.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 13, 2009, 02:49:09 PM


Not bad... but I prefer old school. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBa862AxaE)
[/quote]

I see your  old school. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBa862AxaE) and raise you older school. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ5bHts9dNA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on October 13, 2009, 03:07:32 PM
The albums I listen to the most right now:

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Joy Division - Closer/Unkown Pleasures
Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light
Covenant - United States of Mind (hay thar IainC)

Mostly I just listen to everything in my collection on shuffle.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 13, 2009, 09:38:11 PM
Does anyone else absolutely despise most "classic rock"? 

My least favorite five:

1.  Eagles
2.  Doobie Brothers
3.  Journey
4.  Van Halen
5.  Police/Sting


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on October 13, 2009, 09:42:07 PM
Does anyone else absolutely despise most "classic rock"? 
I despite whatever is on the "classic rock" channels on the radio as they like the same 25-30 songs over and over again.  Luckily I don't listen to the radio anymore, so my hatred has calmed down substantially.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 13, 2009, 09:45:22 PM
Does anyone else absolutely despise most "classic rock"? 

My least favorite five:

1.  Eagles
2.  Doobie Brothers
3.  Journey
4.  Van Halen
5.  Police/Sting

I can't remember ever listening to any of them on purpose.  Especially Journey who are really Foreigner who  are mostly Styx.   All three of them make me want to lose my resolve to die of natural causes.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 13, 2009, 10:04:40 PM
who  are mostly Styx.

Don't even fuck with Styx......


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on October 14, 2009, 07:38:27 AM
Does anyone else absolutely despise most "classic rock"? 

My least favorite five:

1.  Eagles
2.  Doobie Brothers
3.  Journey
4.  Van Halen
5.  Police/Sting

I like them all.  I listen to them all.  I least like the Doobie Brothers, but have to confess that I like the sound of Michael McDonald's voice.  He did some great backing tracks for Steely Dan, which is one of my favorite bands. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on October 14, 2009, 09:04:39 AM
Does anyone else absolutely despise most "classic rock"? 

My least favorite five:

1.  Eagles
2.  Doobie Brothers
3.  Journey
4.  Van Halen
5.  Police/Sting

Just a small town girl...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 14, 2009, 09:47:58 AM
I just learned Long Train Running last week.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on October 14, 2009, 10:08:56 AM
Add Little Feat to my list.  Been listening to a lot of Lowell George era Feat and I had forgotten how wonderful it is. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 14, 2009, 10:15:28 AM
Honestly, I am a huge metal head, and love some odd shit. Recently however, its all jazz from the 20's and 30's.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 14, 2009, 01:38:49 PM
Honestly, I am a huge metal head, and love some odd shit. Recently however, its all jazz from the 20's and 30's.

I just got a big band box set from Costco and am loving it. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 14, 2009, 01:49:49 PM
Honestly, I am a huge metal head, and love some odd shit. Recently however, its all jazz from the 20's and 30's.

I just got a big band box set from Costco and am loving it. 

Name? Ill go take a look.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on October 14, 2009, 03:25:32 PM
Does anyone else absolutely despise most "classic rock"? 

My least favorite five:

1.  Eagles
2.  Doobie Brothers
3.  Journey
4.  Van Halen
5.  Police/Sting

I like them all.  I listen to them all.  I least like the Doobie Brothers, but have to confess that I like the sound of Michael McDonald's voice.  He did some great backing tracks for Steely Dan, which is one of my favorite bands. 

Nebu: have you watched any of the Yacht Rock stuff?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on October 14, 2009, 03:36:41 PM
Nebu: have you watched any of the Yacht Rock stuff?

No.  If you could PM me a link to something, I'd be grateful. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on October 14, 2009, 03:40:42 PM
Nebu: have you watched any of the Yacht Rock stuff?

No.  If you could PM me a link to something, I'd be grateful. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTI8vg7A5U is a link to the first episode. Last I checked episode 8 had no sound due to one of those record company violation things. There are currently 11 of them. Silly stuff mostly, but some of it is hilarious.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on October 14, 2009, 04:05:02 PM
Crap. Now I have to watch all of them, again.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 16, 2009, 09:22:42 AM
Been listening to The Faint a little bit lately.  I like them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiNB0vL8eRk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiNB0vL8eRk)

My wife said that a lot of the music I'm listening to lately "sounds like what the Revenge of the Nerds guys would have sounded like with real instruments".  I laughed my ass off about that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 16, 2009, 11:52:48 PM
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing-Along Songs For The Damned And Delirious (avant-metal with operatic female vocals and a swing jazz jive)
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (brilliant new album from the Lips)
Robin Guthrie - Carousel (former Cocteau Twins guitar man does more of his layered jangly thing solo)
Still Light - Lything (very limited first CDR release by new psych folk band featuring Sand Snowman)
Amplifier - The Astronaut Dismantles HAL (noisy space rock band that I had the misfortune of seeing live first)

Some streaming shit:

http://www.22tracks.com/#/disco/1/

Track 1 - LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou (Alan Vega cover)

If you flip over to rock on that site, you can hear some Flaming Lips and the BLK JKS that I mentioned in a previous post too. I keep meaning to get the new Alice In Chains, listened to a song form that too, it was okay.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 20, 2009, 09:34:23 AM
Picked up the new Raconteurs album last night.  Jack White isn't for everyone, but damn this is good. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 20, 2009, 09:49:06 AM
Been listening to a Wolfgang's Vault of Muddy Waters in 66. Apparently Graham used to record a lot of the acts that played at his venue and there's a ton of stuff laying around. It's a mediocre performance, but still enjoyable.

Also have an mp3cd of the full Allman Bros show we saw this summer at CPAC, the stuff with Jimmy Herring sitting in is on fire. Warren and Derek had played a bit with WP in the opener and were all warmed up, the show starts with a hot version of Hot Lanta. The bass mix is really nice, thumps good in the truck, especially Liz Reed w/bass solo.

Finally, lots of Susan Tedeschi, especially Hope & Desire. She's such an amazing artist.

Oh, here's WV: http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on October 20, 2009, 07:48:25 PM
Does anyone else absolutely despise most "classic rock"?  

My least favorite five:

1.  Eagles
2.  Doobie Brothers
3.  Journey
4.  Van Halen
5.  Police/Sting

I like them all.  I listen to them all.  I least like the Doobie Brothers, but have to confess that I like the sound of Michael McDonald's voice.  He did some great backing tracks for Steely Dan, which is one of my favorite bands.  

I pretty much listen to mostly, what is considered nowadays, classic rock and even the metal I do listen too is pretty much old stuff.  Like I won't listen to anything by Metallica after And Justice for All.  There is very little music that's came out in the last 8-9 years that has really appealed to me at all.  

On that list though, I'm not a huge Eagles or Sting fan.  

Most of my music lately is:

Rush
Grateful Dead
Phish
AC/DC
Tool
Iron Maiden


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: SnakeCharmer on October 22, 2009, 09:20:33 PM
Finally, lots of Susan Tedeschi, especially Hope & Desire. She's such an amazing artist.

Her cover of 'Rock and Roll' blows my socks off. 

But pretty much anything she does has the same effect.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 22, 2009, 11:33:10 PM
Like I won't listen to anything by Metallica after And Justice for All.

You can cut a few decent songs off subsequent albums, but they've pretty much sucked since then, so fair enough.

Quote
There is very little music that's came out in the last 8-9 years that has really appealed to me at all.  

You're using nostalgic attachment to known music as self therapy for your clinical depression. That, or you're under a rock. Based on what you like, there's a lot of good music out there for you to discover. You seem to like your rock music heavy, with adventurous rhythm and you don't mind a bit of complexity. You might like many of the less symphonic or melodic progressive metal bands out there, you might like some of the post-metal bands. You are going to have to listen around - the music industry as we knew it no longer exists and you aren't going to hear newer rock bands on TV or radio unless they're already fairly sanitised by the major labels that essentially own the press.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on October 22, 2009, 11:46:08 PM
You can cut a few decent songs off subsequent albums, but they've pretty much sucked since then, so fair enough.
That's pretty much how I feel too.  I didn't mind the Black Album, despite what it "stood for" in those days.  I didn't even mind some of the songs off of Load, but the album was way too damn long and Re-load just seemed like more of the same.  The most recent album is... a good try.  I don't hate it and it is a return to form, but something is missing that makes me want to really get into it.  I can't put my finger on it though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on October 23, 2009, 05:59:20 AM
Phish

I have often wondered why Phish are completely nonexistant outside the US.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 23, 2009, 09:36:30 AM
I'm one of the only people who enjoyed the St Anger album. I think it's got some good tracks on it. Every Metallica album does, but the thing I liked most about Metallica was Cliff and what he brought to the table with composition. No more Orion, no more Call of Ktulu.

As far as modern music, there's a ton of great shit out there, you just have to go find it. Stuff like Pandora or YouTube or even listening to samples on Amazon can yield great results. Since you like heavy melodic stuff, I'd recommend the new Mastadon album, Crack the Skye. It's wicked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xXJu-C7_fU -> dude's got the album up, but they'll take it down soon since they've got a tube channel. You can check all the tracks for now, though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzwYMRKBkkg


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 23, 2009, 02:07:07 PM
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/stevie-ray-vaughan/concerts/ripleys-music-hall-october-20-1983.html  :-o


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 23, 2009, 02:20:16 PM
I like the new Metallica album too, but I've not bought it (or stolen it!). My friends played it a couple of times, and I didn't roll my eyes. So I guess it's good.  :oh_i_see:

Mastodon went melodic? Well, I'll check out the new stuff. I like them, but I always associated them as sludgy Melvins like. Sometimes psychedelic. But not melodic. edit: It's cool.. Not sure if I'd call it melodic... Like in the Maiden sense. "New" melodic metal imo is the emo/warped tour shit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtYlaPYh3w) I listen to. There are some sick, "melodic" guitar players in some of these bands.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 23, 2009, 07:26:33 PM
Also, Trivium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77RNv5xUXRA) is a cool newish metal band imo. So long as you don't mind the Sepultura-ish screaming.. He can sing when he wants though. And guitarwise, both are great.

[edit] Eh, since this is the "Music" thread, allow me to rant on metal for a sec..

I don't think either of these bands are emo. Really, I don't even know what "emo" is when it comes down to it. They're all just rock bands, some good, some not. The only reason I mention it in this context though is for sarcasm. A a lot self proclaimed "true metal" fans use the term. Just a lot of hate within metal circles in general.. And I swear, fucking metal fans can be the worst. They're like the Joan Rivers of music snobs. Very damning when it comes to image, regardless of music.

I think Kerry King wouldn't invite bands like Trivium (and Mastodon) to tour with him if they weren't "metal" though. Or Hetfield wouldn't call Sevenfold one of his favorite newer bands if it weren't the case.

I'm gonna say that the same applies to Dave Grohl while I'm at it... he writes better metal songs than just about anyone these days. Last great thing I ever heard from Lemmy or King Diamond or Cavalera were Dave Grohl songs! And his part in Pick of Destiny is about the most glorious bit of metal posturing I've ever seen.  :grin: Yet, he won't get the credit for it from genre fans.

OK, I'm finished. Thanks for reading ;)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on October 24, 2009, 01:28:03 AM
I think "metal" (holy Moses, that's a fuzzy label) is an intent more than a genre, and that intent is to be extreme and edgy. Slayer was the crème-de-la-crème in metal twenty years ago, but now they're just pretty tired dudes. Corollary, a band sounding like Iron Maiden starting today doesn't necessarily have to classify as metal, because the genre has moved on. I'm not too big in general on labelling bands I listen to, but Avenged Sevenfold and Trivum (although I don't actually listen to either) are both bands I'd label as "rock with metal elements." There are simply SO MANY bands with dual guitars and screaming/whining today that just sticking them all in the metal genre is a little pointless, atleast if you're not placing them in individual subgenres like "death", "speed", "heavy" and so on.

Also, there's a huge disconnect between what you in the US relate to as metal and what Europeans typically call metal, particularily if they're from northern Europe. What we have over here are basically three major genres of metal, death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-UbViuK4fY), black (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0zur7Jz0oU) and speed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUszotxuwGo). There there are the obvious subgenres of subgenres, like symphonic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY-EOYJQMMY), thrash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-_taPk4SGo), grind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu_BRTn76Ik) et.c...

My point is that the only real common denominator for metal is "drums and distorted guitars", so saying "it isn't metal" is... well, both accurate and inaccurate. I don't know if it has too much with being "trve" per se. You can label pretty much any 4/5-piece rock act as metal with some creativity, it's just a really dated label and kinda pointless to do. Like I said, I don't personally call the previous bands (Trivium and Sevenfold) metal bands (atleast, that's not what I would say to a friend if I were to describe the music), but I can understand that some people do, because metal is just that regional and fluid a definition. Describing bands in metal (the supergenre) needs a better vocabulary than that, because even if there are still lots of border cases, they are better definitions.

PS.
My intention wasn't to define the bands I linked, merely provide examples. They are, obviously, as much subject to the fluidity as any band...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 24, 2009, 03:51:27 AM
Heh.. Well apparently, the label they get is metalcore.. with the exception of Avenged Sevenfold branching off a bit into just hard rock territory. I find the whole Euro/USA distinction silly though in Trivium's case. There are plenty of bands that have similar riffage. The whole "Gothenberg"/melodic death metal sound, for instance. The Haunted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW2cktOi-Kk) is Swedish.. yet they are not that different than what gets classified as American "metalcore". In fact, it's pretty much the same thing. The difference between these bands and, say, a typical black metal Euro band? The death metal/melodic/metalcore/gothenburg dudes can fucking play their guitars, and black metal dudes can not. That's the only distinction. One is good and the other is complete fucking monkey balls in shoddy kiss makeup.

Anyhow, labels are so tiring.. They're convenient to a point, but all of the subgenre category stuff gets tiring. Be it metal or electronic or whatever. Sometimes I'm not even sure if the "metal" category is necessary. The traditional reasoning is that some people want to differentiate the sound from anything resembling traditional blues based rock. On strictly a music theory note, yes, many metal bands don't even follow the same progressions and formulas as rock does - but then, you'd also have to write off a ton of "de facto" metal bands from being classified as metal too then if you were to follow that reasoning. Sabbath is bluesy as fuck. Are they not metal? Yes, they are Metal as fuck. Elements of both Metallica, Motorhead, and Maiden are blues-laden, even though they're among the bands that first started blending into something else. And occassionally, someone does come around and starts saying that shit (and I've heard it before).. like, "Sabbath and Motorhead aren't metal". No. They are metal and you are a fucking idiot (not speaking to you necessarily.. I'm just lashing out to the air here, don't mind me  :why_so_serious:). And any band that's taken some of the Sabbath sound, for that matter - say, like, Corrosion of Conformity - they are metal too. And goddamn talented.. Which is the important thing. If anyone is writing off talent because they've got their head too far up their "scene's" ass, or don't even talk about music at all, and just go straight for what fits an "image" in their mind, then they piss me off. It's really insulting. And these aren't even my bands! I'm just insulted because I know as a musician talent doesn't grow on trees.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 24, 2009, 07:41:55 AM
Ask Lemmy if he thinks Motorhead are is  :ye_gods: metal.

Anyway, yes, I think the labels are necessary if you music is your business.  If it's your passion, call it anything you like because it doesn't matter.  

Oh, and I obviously suck at both sarcasm and rhetoric.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on October 24, 2009, 11:17:03 AM
Slayer was the crème-de-la-crème in metal twenty years ago, but now they're just pretty tired dudes.
You obviously haven't heard the most recent album or the new one that is coming out in 2 weeks ;-)

Ask Lemmy if he thinks Motorhead are metal.
He gets angry!  He insists they are rock and roll, which they really are with degrees of punk rock and heavy metal.  It doesn't get much more consistent than a Motörhead album though.  35 years and still putting out the same quality rock, couple of dud songs, couple of great ones, and good albums overall compared to modern music's trend of putting 1-2 hits on a CD and hoping you skip the rest.

There are plenty of good bands out there that are putting out quality music.  You just won't find any of it on the Top 40 radio stations or even on Amazon.com's bestseller list.  If you are interested in heavy metal, you really need to get involved or tuned in to the scene just like it used to be 25-30 years ago.  Friends recommending bands, trading tapes (CDs\MP3s now), album reviews websites NOT run by any label, and going to shows where 4-5 bands are on the bill in some shitty club.  Sure, there's alot of crap out there, but there is ALOT of good stuff if you dig deep enough and listen enough.  I never would have heard of bands like Angeldust, Crown of Thorns, Celtic Frost, The Distillers, Edge of Sanity, Frank Zappa, Testament, and Witchery if I hadn't been asking around and listening to other people's recommendations (I know, not all of them are new or even metal in some sense, but the point still stands that not a single one of those artists got radio play and I discovered them either through CD trading or a concert I attended).  I would have missed alot and been stuck with what the record labels want me to consider "hard rock" - Black Sabbath's first 2 albums, Ozzy's hits, Black album era Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Pink Floyd's The Wall\Dark Side Of The Moon (don't get me wrong, all decent bands with good songs, but rock radio sure likes to play the fuck out of their 4-5 "hits" and they treat Ozzy like he's some kind of metal god).

And yes, all Black Metal sucks after Venom ;-)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 24, 2009, 11:46:14 AM
Labels are useful. They are almost always inaccurate, vulgar and simplistic ways to describe music, but they provide reference points that allow people unfamiliar with a particular artist to know roughly how they will sound. Obviously the ever more detailed subcategories will seem excessive unless you listen to a lot of music of that type - you not only need to know what black metal, death metal and the intersection between them sound like in order to understand what 'blackened death metal' is, but you need to know the differences in style between the bands that mix both death metal and black metal. So if you just happen to like a few exceptional bands under these labels, the more detailed subcategories seem absurd. However, they are (necessarily inexact) shorthand for useful distinctions, and you don't need the audience to learn music theory to 'get' them.

What I don't like are people who use labels as badges for their musical bigotry. If you disregard all music labelled as being hip-hop or related to it because you think hip-hop is crap, you're being intellectually lazy at best. There are forms of music which are dominated by music labels who are churning out by-the-numbers populist bullshit such as country & western, disco or hip-hop, but that doesn't mean that there isn't incredible and original music that fits the labels. It may not connect with you, but there is talent to be found in all forms of music - it's often underexposed, but its always there. However, it's worse when it's driven by banal fashion. As an artist, it is good to challenge the status quo and to try and gain popularity - often by condemning what came before you - while doing something different. It's fair enough to fall prey to those artistic condemnations when you are a teenager. If you're an adult and you still think prog is crap because you're into punk or vice-versa, you're an idiot. Labels are not taste indicators or fashion badges, they're just signposts.

This post typed while listening to Pure Reason Revolution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7dXeT0W-hk).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on October 24, 2009, 12:58:26 PM
A music thread? In my f13? etc etc

2009 will be remembered as a good vintage, I think. From the meteoric rise and rise of the return of Shoegaze and all it's lovely little subsidaries to some sparkling psychedelic pop and some hands down brilliant indie. Please excuse the following use of labels/genres, but as Righ says, there's not really a lot you can do about it these days.

My tune of the year so far goes to Memory Tapes, and to be honest 'Seek Magic' could quite possibly be the best album of the year for me as well. It falls under the Shoegaze/Electronica subclass Dream-beat (or Chillwave), but it's basically channeling that ethereal sense of nostalgia you find impossible to nail down but revel in the feeling all the same.
Here's the quite astronomically brilliant Bicycles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EgbtNMcdwM). Pay attention at about 3:30 in, when Mr Hawke unlocks the sonic genome for joy.

Neon Indian have also been bringing me much happiness, more of a Glo-fi/Funk feel to their stuff. Their album Psychic Chasms, again, surfs that nostalgic ocean, but is much more reliant on samples and a mixtape aesthetic. Check out Mind, Drips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCSExocMKR4) for some trippy, heady funk. Killer synth bassline.

Washed out follow up nicely, breaching both the Dream-beat and Glo-fi sounds with a gorgeous little number called Hold Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ6yyOlNJbQ)

On a totally different note, one of my favourite discoveries this year has been Emilie Simon, a french Chanson/Electronica artist who sort of resides in a little fluffy fantasy world floating somewhere between the psychic mindspace of Kate Bush and Björk. I haven't had the chance to listen to everything she's done so far, but I got hold of her album 'Végétal' and I was completely under her spell. It's mostly sung in French, and it's a language she plays with beautifully. Couple of youtube vids of note: Fleur de Saison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMDunGVx7uU) (a promo vid) and a live performance of Rose Hybride De Thé (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFqymYiXv64).

On the French tip, if you haven't heard any of Phoenix' 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix' by now, it's time to join the party. Lisztomania (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BJDNw7o6so).

Probably lotls more to come.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 24, 2009, 03:29:26 PM
Here's the quite astronomically brilliant Bicycles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EgbtNMcdwM).

I'll take your word on the album being shoegazey, but that particular song is pure Low-Life period New Order. I have discovered one really good shoegaze album from this year - Engineers' Three Fact Fader. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjwDkuXLIys)

And of course the master himself is back to full strength, Robin Guthrie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgNnh2aDINI) put out an album and three EPs this year.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on October 24, 2009, 03:39:04 PM
Ask Lemmy if he thinks Motorhead are metal.
He gets angry!

To be fair, Lemmy is the guy who got thrown out of Hawkwind for taking too many drugs. I'm not sure he should be a go-to guy for any kind of opinions - even on his own stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lac on October 24, 2009, 03:57:39 PM
EELS - That Look You Give That Guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wREjT7DlI7M) A most beautiful sad song and I do like me some beard in my sad songs.

Then there were these Germans who popped out of nowhere and made a song that somehow resonated throughout Europe. Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner - Sky And Sand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do5-PiJeKmA).

And when things got quiet, from the bowels of Europe an anthem rose. Deze neger komt zo hard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_N2Rp7IQYI). Without doubt a horrible local cult hit. And these are the best hits.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 24, 2009, 04:23:06 PM
Good posts guys :)



Besides poppy emo metal, I discovered that Italian prog is most excellent prog. Le Orme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMsHKca7SHU)


2009 albums.. I haven't listened to much new since summer. I think Jason Stollsteimer - more famous for getting his ass beat (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kjok10TvYqA/SYiT0OHkvHI/AAAAAAAAAI0/vRI9S6GKxU8/s320/JasonStollsteimerAbobo.jpg) by Jack White - writes much better than Jack White. There's nothing mind blowing or innovative about his music.. in fact, it feels like I've *sort of* heard these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hzF85-ZqdA) songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSZ_xISJAdk) before in another time... But I can't pinpoint where. But that could just be a credit to his pop sense. You've probably heard the one minor hit he had a couple years ago (C'mon C'mon).

I also liked Metric's album... But probably not as much as Falconeer likes it.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 24, 2009, 04:26:00 PM
To be fair, Lemmy is the guy who got thrown out of Hawkwind for taking too many drugs. I'm not sure he should be a go-to guy for any kind of opinions - even on his own stuff.

As probably the biggest Hawkwind nut here, I should point out that Lemmy was a speed freak - he would burn speed for a week and then take downers and sleep for days. Basically he was doing the wrong drugs, and it was making him very difficult to work with. He wasn't the band's favourite member by the time he got busted carrying a gram of speed across the border from America into Canada. It was a monumentally bad decision by the band, and it is telling that all parties involved blame each other rather than taking any credit for the decision.

And you're selling Lemmy short, he's a smart guy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 24, 2009, 04:30:57 PM
Oh, I can't forget discovering Dengue Fever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcdgLclFWOU). I feel like a pontoon pirate (the dirty, mean kind). Or maybe Asian James Bond. This shit reminds me of old thai pop I'd hear when I was a kid.... Except it's a bunch of brothers and whiteboys, and only one khmer chick.


edit: Oh, one more thing. Metal Inquisition (http://www.themetalinquisition.com/2009/02/metal-inquisition-investigative-report_20.html) is one of the funniest blogs I've ever come across that's music related. Some real hard hitting reporting here. Such as.. "King of Metal" Joey DeMaio living in his parents basement (http://www.themetalinquisition.com/2009/02/metal-inquisition-investigative-report_20.html) or just being clued in on the fact that all hardcore bands are pathetic wiggers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFcBy1aaBu8&feature=player_embedded).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on October 24, 2009, 05:51:07 PM
Here's the quite astronomically brilliant Bicycles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EgbtNMcdwM).

I'll take your word on the album being shoegazey, but that particular song is pure Low-Life period New Order. I have discovered one really good shoegaze album from this year - Engineers' Three Fact Fader. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjwDkuXLIys)

The album isn't so much shoegaze as many of shoegaze's miriad little subgenres, but there are definate shoegaze elements abound on the album. But yeah, Bicycles is mightily New Order-ish at the midway point, and it's when that guitar and bassline kick in over the children's choir that just sends it off into the cosmos.

As for Engineers, 'Three Fact Fader' would have featured in my next post on here. I am a big fan of Engineers and that album has had a long hard struggle to see the light of day. If you've not heard it, I definitely recommend their debut album, 'Engineers'. Huge, wrought iron tunes. Few young bands ever sound so complete and majestic.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on October 24, 2009, 06:12:48 PM
And you're selling Lemmy short, he's a smart guy.
Exactly.  Sure, he does\did a ton of drugs, and drinks a ton as well.  Every interview I've seen him give he's been 100% coherent and made quite a bit more sense than almost any other "metal" musician.  While I don't exactly condone the lifestyle or think it's a great idea, it's quite impressive that he's still going on and on even at soon to be 64.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on October 24, 2009, 06:15:25 PM
Though now there's probably a whole generation of kids out there who only know him as 'that guy who looks a bit like Killmaster'...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 24, 2009, 06:17:22 PM
There seems to be a lot of shoegaze-y bands coming out of NYC, and they are all pretty good. They're older stuff is better though.. I've heard newer things from some of these bands, and it's gotten "cleaner" and poppier. Before it was more deafening Kevin Shields like stuff. Asobi Seksu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUHBP6eTnSk) or A Place to Bury Strangers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHbLmB8mAYk) are good examples. Heard them Matt?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 25, 2009, 04:37:23 AM
'The Earth Must Be Cleansed of Juggalos' (http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2009/10/horrorcore-is-bad-for-societyhumanity-horrorcore-must-die.html)

Is there is any kind of music that you truly, in your gut, should feel be destroyed? I feel like I can support censorship after reading Carles (also, another good blog btw.. although it's not always about music..).

 



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on October 25, 2009, 07:15:27 AM
'The Earth Must Be Cleansed of Juggalos' (http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2009/10/horrorcore-is-bad-for-societyhumanity-horrorcore-must-die.html)

Is there is any kind of music that you truly, in your gut, should feel be destroyed? I feel like I can support censorship after reading Carles (also, another good blog btw.. although it's not always about music..).


What the fuck was that?

Goddamn I hope that I just missed the green or something here.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sheepherder on October 25, 2009, 08:14:34 AM
What the fuck was that?

Goddamn I hope that I just missed the green or something here.

ICP is a combination of rap, angst, sadism, and fetal alcohol syndrome.  So no, there's no green there.  A friend used to listen to it, and at times I felt like I was a bad person for not beating the shit out of him for it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 25, 2009, 08:15:14 AM
You must not be familiar with Carles' schtick (which is the most hilarious/ironic parody of blogging and personal "branding" I've ever seen btw). Or if you just mean the content (not the blog itself) he's right... 'Juggalo's' (and 'Juggalettes') are useless. I thought insane clown posse was already bad.. But this is like a serious epidemic, masquerading as a music genre. Bad news.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sheepherder on October 25, 2009, 08:27:05 AM
I thought insane clown posse was already bad.. But this is like a serious epidemic, masquerading as a music genre. Bad news.

No, you see, you can't really blame an epidemic for killing people and being cockgobblers with so little taste that their preferred form of music makes Eminem look like the height of art, because microbes don't really have a choice in the matter.  These assgoblins are so terrible that even rappers don't want to be associated with them.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on October 25, 2009, 08:39:33 AM
No I'm familiar with ICP and the ilk and yes they are fucking terrible with no redeeming features whatsoever (the Juggalo baby funeral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMv9d1pIoBA) is probably the most cringingly awful thing I have ever seen). I didn't know about Carles' and it just read like a terrible Myspace page with no real structure or point.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 25, 2009, 09:03:58 AM
I don't want to click that link...  :ye_gods: :grin:

Carles is tongue in cheek. Mostly. Sometimes it's hard to tell. His point in every post is just analyzing the aesthetics of various "scenes" and subcultures/genres/brands/memes/marketing. He's pretty cynical, but goes about it in that strangely autistic kind of way. There was a guy I was used to argue with on the ESPN boards who used a deliberate array of verbage/dictation like that, where he always had to include the word "sample" in every other sentence. I can't even imitate it right now, but I just found it fucking funny. In Carles' case, he uses the word "bro" a lot (mostly with prefixes.. "tweenbro", "scenebro", "douchebro" etc; emphasizes with ' ___ ' quotations, and ends every post with inane rhetorical questions..

Anyhow, I believe he's fairly serious in that post though. Hating juggalos is something I can get behind.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 25, 2009, 11:12:13 AM
Oh FFS. Just post music that you like. How fucking hard is it?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 25, 2009, 11:21:29 AM
ICP is a combination of rap, angst, sadism, and fetal alcohol syndrome.

Well, combining anything with rap is an instant win, IMO.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on October 25, 2009, 11:40:25 AM
Oh FFS. Just post music that you like. How fucking hard is it?

Fair enough. I've been listening to a lot of Rubicon recently. They are basically the rest of the Fields of the Nephilim without Carl McCoy doing melodic alt rock that sounds a bit like Badmotorfinger era Soundgarden. No Youtube links because searching for 'Rubicon' just gets you hundreds of pages of videos about Jeeps or some shitty college band from Virginia. Being a big fan of the Neff's rhythm section it's nice to hear them trying out different sounds.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 25, 2009, 02:44:46 PM
So Righ is downstairs listening to Dream Theater right now.  That's fine and usually when it comes to this sort of music, I aggressively try not to listen to the lyrics because they're almost always daft.  With The Count of Tuscany, however, it's hard not to listen because they're daft AND bizarre.  The soldiers in the wine?  lolololwutwut? 

Time for a nice herbal remedy and some System 7. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 25, 2009, 02:51:12 PM
Took me a couple days to remember my password to log in from home :P A Place To Bury Strangers...the linked video was pretty cool. Kind of a Pink Floyd meets 80s protogoth meets me sitting around the band room with an effects rack and some double-dipped blotter.

Trivium has some cool guitars, but the drums are kind of obnoxious HEY I HAVE A DOUBLE BASS PEDAL (I'm a total drummer wannabe, btw...stuff like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVTat27lkmM) gets me all lathered up). The singer completely ruins the band, I can't listen to someone just yell. If you're gonna yell, at least do it melodically like Phil Anselmo or something.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NewEBRKFwXg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRA3VgO3Vz0

Love the Pepper Keenan, Deliverance is a great album, too. Superjoint just fucking crushes. Or even Zakk's yell style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diGz5dmj4po) when he's not trying to cop Oz's style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhGInxDT7DE).

Or you could just go for the modern Geddy Lee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZwFycBgUpI)  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 25, 2009, 02:55:23 PM
So Righ is downstairs listening to Dream Theater right now. 
Not a fan. I know a really good guitarist who used to worship DT. He was trying to get me to play bass in a new project he's putting together with our second drummer, based on something like Meshuggah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc98u-eGzlc), who I don't really care for either, so I passed. Might have been fun, but meh.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 25, 2009, 06:57:04 PM
Or even Zakk's yell style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diGz5dmj4po) when he's not trying to cop Oz's style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhGInxDT7DE).

I think I was in some emotional state or something a few months back, and Zakk actually made me cry.. It might have been something really southern sentimental--- like a skynrd cover of simple man. Haha.. Can't remember now. It was a slow jam though, and his voice was low in it.

He might not be Southern, but he does it as well as Dime/Phil or Pepper. Hell, it might have been a tribute to Dime. Maybe that's why I was sad.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 25, 2009, 10:56:25 PM
Pelican's new album is being streamificationified

http://www.myspace.com/pelican

I have been listening to this all weekend and will snatch this bad boy up as soon as it is released.
For those that haven't heard Pelican it is instrumental rock in the vein of, well I don't know what to compare it to.   They are on Hydrahead records if you are familiar with their stuff.

f'it just click the link and check out a song or two :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 25, 2009, 11:00:17 PM
So Righ is downstairs listening to Dream Theater right now. 
Not a fan. I know a really good guitarist who used to worship DT. He was trying to get me to play bass in a new project he's putting together with our second drummer, based on something like Meshuggah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc98u-eGzlc), who I don't really care for either, so I passed. Might have been fun, but meh.

Ever listen to Cynic or Atheist? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdwrOESDXxo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz4TkW7Q_GE&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 25, 2009, 11:10:48 PM
Cynic's badass. I like these guitars in Pelican.. never heard of them before. Will check out more.

I don't think I could listen to a band named Atheist though. Not that I mind atheist bands. Just seems too obvious. It's kind of like I can't listen to that Death Metal band who had an album called "Death Metal".

Then again! Cynic's a pretty lame band name too, yet they are good.   :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 26, 2009, 12:26:43 AM
So Righ is downstairs listening to Dream Theater right now. 
Not a fan. I know a really good guitarist who used to worship DT. He was trying to get me to play bass in a new project he's putting together with our second drummer, based on something like Meshuggah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc98u-eGzlc), who I don't really care for either, so I passed. Might have been fun, but meh.

The Count of Tuscany is the best song Dream Theater have penned in a decade, even if it is somewhat reminiscent of a few Rush songs. The lyrics are the worst they've ever penned, and they have a history of bad lyrics, so they really had to pull out all the stops to write lyrics so dreadful.

Obzen is not a good place to discover Meshuggah. In an effort to be even more raucous than their previous efforts, they notched the speed of bass kicks and fills up so much that the polyrhythmic interplay between the drums and rhythm guitar are muddled. And when you cant hear the inventive polyrhythms, Meshuggah cease to sound so special.

For those that haven't heard Pelican it is instrumental rock in the vein of, well I don't know what to compare it to.

Neurosis. :D


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 26, 2009, 08:03:28 AM
Petrucci's badass, but I don't get into the overall sound of Dream Theater either.. Too many chill jams.

[edit]

Gonna move to the guitar thread.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sheepherder on October 26, 2009, 01:18:37 PM
Oh FFS. Just post music that you like. How fucking hard is it?

I'd tell you how awesome Black Sabbath is, but you already know.  Or you're subhuman.

Mettalica is pretty consistently awesome before they started going different places after Burton died.  People bitch and moan about Metallica after (or before) Black, but there's usually a few decent pieces in any given album, though sometimes it's completely different than what you'd expect out of a Metal band and you have to not be a snobby twat in order to appreciate it.

Apocalyptica is nice if you want to headbang to Cello. :awesome_for_real:  I really like Heat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3D_PrFruEo&feature=PlayList&p=F2BB867899BD2DD8&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=42), though every time I play it I feel like it would fit in equally as well in a Final Fantasy boss fight.

Then there's that really fucking cool song that appears during the Warlock duel in World of Roguecraft. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3iTfEF52kw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on October 26, 2009, 04:45:58 PM
I'd tell you how awesome Black Sabbath is, but you already know.  Or you're subhuman.

Actually, there's something to be said here. The 2009 Sanctuary remasters represent the finest you'll hear the albums on CD. After endless dodgy remasters, they've finally put out CDs that are worthy of the music being presented. Didn't take long, huh? Yes, the Rhino box set from a couple of years ago was poor too. Links to Amazon UK because Amazon US import prices are stupid.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Sabbath/dp/B001TKMAGW/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paranoid-Black-Sabbath/dp/B001D2AYCI/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Master-Reality-Black-Sabbath/dp/B0023P1D8S/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Sabbath-Vol-4/dp/B002JIEYLW/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabbath-Bloody-Black/dp/B002JIEYL2/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabotage-Black-Sabbath/dp/B002JIEYLC/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Never-Say-Die-Black-Sabbath/dp/B002JIEYKS/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Technical-Ecstacy-Black-Sabbath/dp/B002JIEYLM/

Make sure you buy those ones if you ever decide to replace what you have. It's a minefield of bad sounding CDs out there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 26, 2009, 04:51:46 PM
Nice.

I stop at volume 4 though. Except for Johnny Blade. :grin:

And then Randy trumps all of it imho.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 26, 2009, 06:24:52 PM
Anyone else like Ashley MacIsaac?

http://ashleymacisaac.net/

I love this kind of stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on October 26, 2009, 06:32:08 PM
I stop at volume 4 though.
Sabotage had some of their finest work!  ;-)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Infinitecorn on October 26, 2009, 07:38:48 PM
1. Iron Maiden
2. Metallica
3. Steely Dan
4. Cheb Khaled
5. Benjamin Britten

all are awesome




Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lamaros on October 26, 2009, 09:14:27 PM
I'm going to have to pick up the new Fuck buttons album. It's not bad from what I've heard so far.

Getting excited about festival season in Aus. Got a whole bunch of bands I'm going to see for the first time. Particularly looking forward to:

Echo & The Bunnymen
Animal Collective
Wild Beasts
The xx (wondering how they'll be live, though)
The Very Best
The Middle East (twice!)
Jarvis Cocker
Paul Kelly
Dizzee
Mastodon (fuck yes!)
Faith No More
Isis (who were awesome last time I saw them)
Meshuggah
Anthrax
Sunny Day Real Estate

I mean, I don't have enough money for such things, but... music, right?

So yeah. All those I've mentioned I'm pretty keen on.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 27, 2009, 01:45:28 AM
Head Phones President (new album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX9IiYUG4vY)

Pretty cool... Not sure, but perhaps someone here might be interested in their older stuff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTWXQ3uRR1o) instead. They're slightly "folky"/the compositions seem to follow more unique cultural arrangements, in a way similar to how Euro countries adapt metal to their own folk music. I think they should get back to that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 27, 2009, 08:33:18 AM
Sunny Day Real Estate

Surprised these guys are still kicking.  I used to listen to them a bit. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 27, 2009, 08:56:16 AM
Ever listen to Cynic or Atheist? 
Note: some music it takes me a while to get into. I usually hate Tool albums when I first get them, until I can digest them. That said, Cynic has potential, but I don't care for the drums. Too much straight double bass drumming, and his fills are muddy. He's better in the slower sections, though. Singer isn't doing anything for me. They're almost there, but missing a certain groove factor.

I liked the Atheist track better. The bass is ridiculous in the mix, though. Sounds like an evil spring or something. Good bass line, just an awful mix. And the singer, another singer ruining a decent band for me. I like very few metal singers.
I stop at volume 4 though. Except for Johnny Blade. :grin:

And then Randy trumps all of it imho.
I see your Johnny Blade and raise you a Symptom of the Universe, one of my favorite Sabbath tunes. Randy obviously deserves his spot in the pantheon, but that doesn't diminish how great Tony was. Different styles, Randy was classical where Tony was bluesy.

We just saw a cool new (to us) band on MavTV over the weekend: The Legendary Shack Shakers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3IB4KwfUA4). Those motherfuckers kick some serious ass and I'd really like to catch them live. The frontman is certifiable.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on October 27, 2009, 03:43:57 PM
Ever listen to Cynic or Atheist? 
Note: some music it takes me a while to get into. I usually hate Tool albums when I first get them, until I can digest them. That said, Cynic has potential, but I don't care for the drums. Too much straight double bass drumming, and his fills are muddy. He's better in the slower sections, though. Singer isn't doing anything for me. They're almost there, but missing a certain groove factor.

I liked the Atheist track better. The bass is ridiculous in the mix, though. Sounds like an evil spring or something. Good bass line, just an awful mix. And the singer, another singer ruining a decent band for me. I like very few metal singers.
I stop at volume 4 though. Except for Johnny Blade. :grin:

And then Randy trumps all of it imho.
I see your Johnny Blade and raise you a Symptom of the Universe, one of my favorite Sabbath tunes. Randy obviously deserves his spot in the pantheon, but that doesn't diminish how great Tony was. Different styles, Randy was classical where Tony was bluesy.

We just saw a cool new (to us) band on MavTV over the weekend: The Legendary Shack Shakers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3IB4KwfUA4). Those motherfuckers kick some serious ass and I'd really like to catch them live. The frontman is certifiable.

Heh just to add, Cynic's been around for like 300 yrs. If they haven't reached potential to you yet, they might never do it  8-)

Randy could play Iommi's stuff better than Iommi imho.

Although I'm not sure I'd say the same Zack playing Randy's stuff. Don't want to get into a big guitar debate here though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on October 27, 2009, 05:13:18 PM
There seems to be a lot of shoegaze-y bands coming out of NYC, and they are all pretty good. They're older stuff is better though.. I've heard newer things from some of these bands, and it's gotten "cleaner" and poppier. Before it was more deafening Kevin Shields like stuff. Asobi Seksu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUHBP6eTnSk) or A Place to Bury Strangers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHbLmB8mAYk) are good examples. Heard them Matt?

Yeah, I'm rather partial to Asobi Seksu's first album (and a few lovely remixes of said)! Don't know a great deal of A Place to Bury Strangers but I do like what I've heard. As I said, it's been a great time for shoegaze and its ilk, from Engineer's debut a few years ago to M83 - both early 'making music for lonely planets to make love to' stargaze and last year's John Hughes secret soundtrack 'Saturdays = Youth'

Also turning me on this year have been The Big Pink, who do a sort of mad, essential blend of shoegaze, noisepop and Stone Roses-era baggy. They're currently filling indieclub dance floors with the frankly immense Dominos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGnNlQ-KNv4) (Youtube simply can't do the sound of this track justice)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 27, 2009, 09:51:11 PM
speaking of shoegaze



Jesu- tired of me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VvH9_2KCEE

Jesu- the star that hangs above you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA4WtX7drzQ&feature=related

Jesu - Silver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBs-cZs9m8U&feature=related

and to think Justin was one of the founding members of Napalm Death

give it a spin



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 28, 2009, 07:09:43 AM
Napalm Death is awesome.  Well, was maybe.  I've lost touch.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on October 28, 2009, 08:39:30 AM
Well, was maybe.  I've lost touch.
Yes they sure were.  No idea what they have done any time recently though...  The last album review of theirs I don't recall favorably, but I can't remember when that was...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 28, 2009, 09:05:31 PM
although they have zero original members left  :awesome_for_real: there 2009 album Time Waits For No Slave is a great slab of grindcore.  I am not a huge grindcore guy, but there recent albums have been great if you are into politically themed grindcore.  If memory serves, their 2nd guitarist basically went MIA then died do to alcohol I believe.  They have continued with just one guitarist with a much leaner and meaner sound.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on November 01, 2009, 04:15:50 PM
I'm listening to a band called Steel Panther at the moment; they're not very PC. Fun music though  :drill:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on November 02, 2009, 04:59:07 PM
Due to production delays, I'm still waiting for the 5x CD + DVD-A 40th anniversary box set of In The Court Of The Crimson King (http://theflickcast.com/2009/10/29/new-clip-from-this-weeks-venture-bros/) to arrive.

However, the new Senser album How To Do Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmLb5rszAh8) arrived at last! Hurrah.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 03, 2009, 08:36:47 AM
We got a live CD at the Derek Trucks show, like to buy from the artist when possible. Great extended version of My Favorite Things.

Waiting for the second two Muddy Waters Blue Sky recordings, $7/ea so I snuck them into my Dragon Age order. The first Blue Sky (w/Johnny Winter), Hard Again, is an amazing album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 03, 2009, 03:50:04 PM
Just bought a few new albums.  We'll see how it goes

Fugazi-  the Argument
Decemberists-  the Crane Wife
Burial-  Untrue
Sufjan Stevens-  Illinois


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: penfold on November 06, 2009, 02:23:16 PM
This week, I have mostly been listening to;

Slayer - World Painted Blood. I think I prefer it to Christ Illusion, especially the handful of really fast songs.

Children of Bodom - Skeleton In The Closet. Although not all of it. I've only copied the metal covers and the Creedence Clearwater Survival song on to my ipod. Oh, and I don't care if they are doing it to be funny, Oops I Did It Again is an abomination.

Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague. CC is a good example of a band where I prefer their newer stuff. I don't know if it's down to the quality of the earlier recordings, or just that I prefer the crystal clear sound, tones and production you get from modern studios. (unless they screw it up post production but that's another discussion)

Lady GaGa - The Fame, because you can't sing along to George Fisher.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 06, 2009, 03:26:45 PM
I've been listening to Band of Gypsys, DTB slipped into one of their tunes in the middle of an extended jam, so I've been in the mood for some old style jams. That and a bunch of baroque and renaissance stuff on guitar.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on November 07, 2009, 08:12:29 AM
Burial-  Untrue

I'm also listening to this a lot at the moment. His debut album 'Burial' and several of his EPs just got added to Spotify, so I'm getting through them. I think I prefer 'Untrue' to 'Burial' myself.

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Sufjan Stevens-  Illinois

I only came to hear about this in a roundabout way. A while back I was directed to a remix album by a producer called Tor. He had sampled and redubbed 7 tracks from the Illinois album with some of Rap's best MCs (Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, Outkast) to great result. You can down load the mixtape tracks HERE for free (http://www.illinoize.biz/index.html), it's worth taking a look in my opinion as it is done so well, and hey - free music!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 09, 2009, 10:21:49 AM
ICP is a combination of rap, angst, sadism, and fetal alcohol syndrome.

Well, combining anything with rap is an instant win, IMO.

Six Feet Under + Ice-T. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1lhyxRF-oo)


My current line up:

Pagan's Mind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKQpcVYcCcY) + The New shit  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wc2rGHvbdM)

Gojira (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXfdRLPA9is) Adoration for None (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IQ40gnssOs)

GWAR, Duh. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n029uRM9w6Q)

A bit'o Human Remains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xgzX4aLHIk) (oddly catchy isn't it.)

and a heavy dose of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeG-6bpeUkA)

Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague. CC is a good example of a band where I prefer their newer stuff. I don't know if it's down to the quality of the earlier recordings, or just that I prefer the crystal clear sound, tones and production you get from modern studios. (unless they screw it up post production but that's another discussion)

Cannibal Corpse Lounge Music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc-V3NYckOI)  :why_so_serious:

One of my all time fav CC tracks... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbb34jwEtHY)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 10, 2009, 12:47:13 PM
Yeah, the Sufjan Stevens stuff is interesting.  Anyone heard Michigan?  I guess the guy plans on writing an album for each state.  Weird.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on November 10, 2009, 01:06:59 PM
Yeah, the Sufjan Stevens stuff is interesting.  Anyone heard Michigan?  I guess the guy plans on writing an album for each state.  Weird.

He's been having a bit of a breakdown lately, sadly. A heady mix of faith troubles and music exhaustion. Though he has also stated that the '50 States' project that Illinoise and Michigan belong to was a conceptual joke that got taken too far by the music press. Which is hardly surprising, really. Considering he's an artist who puts absolutely every fibre of his being into his albums proper, I doubt he'd ever manage to do it even if he continued releasing music into his 100s.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 10, 2009, 02:11:36 PM
Thank goodness.  I would hate to hear what he would write about Kentucky and West Virginia.  There would be a high content of banjos and pigs, I suppose.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on November 10, 2009, 03:14:53 PM
Cynic became Gordian Knot from 1999-2003, which is probably better than Cynic as it's less muddled with 'Am I metal or prog rock?' clumsiness...much more coherent, and damn cool.  I don't like their second album as much, but their first one is killer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2tIUzoQwcQ

Atheist on the other hand made one absolute masterpiece in Unquestionable Presence.  As far Elements, I find it's really mediocre and directionless compared to UP.  It has a much better production though, which was the only fault of UP, other than that...bleh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czMX7a30Rns&feature=related

And I'm glad that Jesu was mentioned.  Jesu killed shoegaze for me.   What's the point of anything after their initial EP and s/t?  Broaderick is a genius.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on November 10, 2009, 06:33:51 PM
If you have not bought Slayer's "World Painted Blood" and claim to like metal, you are missing out.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on November 11, 2009, 07:01:38 AM
My iPod broke, so I'm back to burning CD's instead of shuffling so much. I should just keep it this way.

Kind of "mainstream" rock listening lately.. Diggin' it though. Velvet Revolver, Green Day's new-ish album heh.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 11, 2009, 09:17:57 AM
I broke out the old-school metal yesterday.

Best album you've never heard of  Mean Season- Grace.  

Followed by Fountainhead- Drain and Integrity- Those who fear tomorrow.

Great stuff.

Edit:  Probably just "old school" to me.  Old school probably means Deep Purple to most.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on November 11, 2009, 10:13:58 AM
Edit:  Probably just "old school" to me.  Old school probably means Deep Purple to most.

YES.  Add in Black Sabbath & Led Zeppelin. I've heard some consider Cream and Iron Butterfly to be originators as well.  

I'm listening to Cream right now... love that band.  


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on November 11, 2009, 01:06:50 PM
I finally got around to buying and listening to the new Rodrigo y Gabriela album (11:11). It is pretty fantastic stuff, much more funk-influenced than the first album.

Also, if you've never heard the Budos Band, you should check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc1-6xJohzA


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 12, 2009, 09:17:38 AM
If you have not bought Slayer's "World Painted Blood" and claim to like metal, you are missing out.
I'm not sure I like metal any more. I used to be a big Slayer fan back in the day, but the vocals just don't do it for me anymore. I was looking through my Amazon recommendations for something to toss on the wish list to get into this week's sweepstakes and was sampling the older Mastodon stuff. I can see why the older fans don't like the newer stuff, I guess melodic vocals aren't the thing in metal, and that's pretty much all I care for there days. I don't mind a little yelling now and again, but the bulk of the material should be singing, in key and appropriate to the material.

Cream, I guess I like them but I'm not in love with them. We actually used to do a rough version of White Room, but for the most part I didn't listen to them much until recently, and they were more of a link between other stuff I was listening to. I guess the context is missing, there's a lot of stuff I like much more from that era, Hendrix for the power trio, Zep, Mac, ABB etc. I've got a great jam of Spoonful but still prefer Charley Patton's 1929 version. Clapton has moments, but he's never clicked with me, not sure why.

My fiancee just ordered Setzer's new album Songs From Lonely Avenue, there's a guitarist who clicks with me. Makes me vacillate between quitting or practicing for hours. In the truck I've been listening to Freddie King's Burglar (zomg), the ABB show from this summer and some Django. Stupid Mastodon CD doesn't like to go into my changer, so I'll have to burn it to another disc to get my metal fix.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on November 12, 2009, 11:24:44 AM
Quote
I'm not sure I like metal any more. I used to be a big Slayer fan back in the day, but the vocals just don't do it for me anymore. I was looking through my Amazon recommendations for something to toss on the wish list to get into this week's sweepstakes and was sampling the older Mastodon stuff. I can see why the older fans don't like the newer stuff, I guess melodic vocals aren't the thing in metal, and that's pretty much all I care for there days. I don't mind a little yelling now and again, but the bulk of the material should be singing, in key and appropriate to the material.

Have you heard Heaven and Hell?  It's Dio!  And it's even pretty good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3clLf-L9oSo

Manilla Road is also still making good music, probably not as good as their 80's stuff but still solid in irrevocably epic.  The sound quality is pretty bad though.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRCCktD-4G8

As far as death metal vocals go...good death metal would be pretty fucking hard to come up with any sort of melodic vocal track to.  Read impossible.  I could understand preferring no vocals over the vocals present though.  And as far as Slayer goes, I'd rather spin Hell Awaits or Reign in Blood another 50 times than listen to their new album. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on November 12, 2009, 11:36:31 AM
While usually screaming vocals don't bother me, this guy just sucks.  But the music is outstanding.  (Sadist s/t 2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGQ4pef5Lx8&feature=PlayList&p=DFF44CB832798A39&index=7


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: schild on November 12, 2009, 11:41:47 AM
Just putting it out there, I'm about to make a huge order from hotstuff.se in the next few days. Excitement, assuming I ever receive product I order.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 12, 2009, 01:13:13 PM
Yeah so my sister-in-law is turning 40 and we're having an "80s Prom" themed party.  

This has allowed me to turn up some long-lost gems such as

The Bird by Morris Day and the Time and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZZHK73iwTk

Living in America by the big guy James Brown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqUipinDyw

Any suggestions would be fun.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on November 12, 2009, 03:02:11 PM
Yeah so my sister-in-law is turning 40 and we're having an "80s Prom" themed party. 

This has allowed me to turn up some long-lost gems such as

The Bird by Morris Day and the Time and
Living in America by the big guy James Brown.

Any suggestions would be fun.

It's not like you won't have thought of 90% of these already, but I need a distraction from a splitting headache and Photoshop's creaking.
Apologies if any of these are not technically '80s' hits, but I associate the hell out of them with the 80s.

Huey Lewis & the News - The Power of Love
Huey Lewis & the News - Back in Time
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Phil Collins - Sussudio
Talk Talk - Talk Talk
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
Tears for Fears - Woman in Chains
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open the Door
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Toto - Africa
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
Billy Ocean - When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
Billy Ocean - Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car
The Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes
Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
Lionel Richie - Dancing on the Ceiling
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
Billy Joel - The Longest Time
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
a-ha - Take on Me
Ultravox - Vienna
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
The Smiths - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
The Smiths - Cemetery Gates
The Smiths - There is a Light that Never Goes Out
The Smiths - What Difference Does it Make?
R.E.M. - It's the End of the World as We Know it
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
R.E.M. - Stand
R.E.M. - The One I Love

...yeah ok I'm done.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on November 12, 2009, 05:00:46 PM
Just picked up the Russian Circles new album at their show, which was fantastic by the way.

I have heard their music called "post-metal" which sounds like something some fucker at pitchfork media came up with.  Whatever you wanna call it, if you like Pelican, Isis, Redsparows, type stuff check out the Rusian  Circles.

Also picked up the new Katatonia album "night is the new day".  Stupid album name aside, it is a great album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on November 12, 2009, 06:39:06 PM
I'm not sure I like metal any more. I used to be a big Slayer fan back in the day, but the vocals just don't do it for me anymore. I was looking through my Amazon recommendations for something to toss on the wish list to get into this week's sweepstakes and was sampling the older Mastodon stuff. I can see why the older fans don't like the newer stuff, I guess melodic vocals aren't the thing in metal, and that's pretty much all I care for there days. I don't mind a little yelling now and again, but the bulk of the material should be singing, in key and appropriate to the material.
I more than understand where you are coming from.  90% of the newer metal bands think growling or screaming is all that is necessary (combined with downtuning to drop D or C and using one finger to run up and down the fretboard for chords).  Well, I personally don't care for Cookie Monster in my ear, no matter how great the music is.  I put up with Carcass and Heartwork purely on the instruments, the vocals just made me cringe.  Slayer is as "growly" as I get these days, and even then I don't consider Tom's voice to be that horrible or bother me that much compared to many other bands out there.  Melodic vocals are big if you like falsetto in certain aspects of metal, but the bravado and falsetto drives my nerves too much to listen to that much (ala Dream Theatre).  Plenty of good stuff from bands with melodic singing has been released, but I'm not up on much of it anymore since it isn't popular and all the bands I liked imploded around 2004-2006 time frame.

Clapton has moments, but he's never clicked with me, not sure why.
This got me kicked out of friends houses in high school and called a tone-deaf asshole in college.  I liked Clapton all right and I like Cream as well.  But I am not a huge fan and something about Clapton just never clicked with me at all other than a few great songs he did.  Mostly I find his music to be quite boring and just don't care for it.  I can listen to it and appreciate it, but I don't go out of my way to listen to it or hunt it down.  And if it's on the radio I'll change it.

And as far as Slayer goes, I'd rather spin Hell Awaits or Reign in Blood another 50 times than listen to their new album. 
Have you heard it?  If so, that's perfectly fine as I still like those albums better than it anyways (not ever going to top them).  Not as great as their last, but definitely their best since Seasons.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on November 12, 2009, 06:46:30 PM
Clapton has moments, but he's never clicked with me, not sure why.

I think it's the difference between Beethoven and Mozart.  I tend to be more of a minimalist when it comes to guitar.  I love Clapton and Gilmour while Vai and Satriana give me a headache.  I appreciate Setzer, but he tries too hard to fit Rockabilly into everything.  His new album sounds like a bunch of 50's detective show themes.  Great concept, but still too much guitar work for my tastes.  For me it's the difference in balancing melodic and technical.  I prefer the melodic end. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: schild on November 12, 2009, 07:22:11 PM
Yeah so my sister-in-law is turning 40 and we're having an "80s Prom" themed party. 

This has allowed me to turn up some long-lost gems such as

The Bird by Morris Day and the Time and
Living in America by the big guy James Brown.

Any suggestions would be fun.

You only need one song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nAt_I3EIaM


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on November 12, 2009, 07:28:56 PM
Man, an actual opportunity to legitimately link Rick Astley. Those don't come up very often.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 12, 2009, 08:11:33 PM
Yeah so my sister-in-law is turning 40 and we're having an "80s Prom" themed party. 

This has allowed me to turn up some long-lost gems such as

The Bird by Morris Day and the Time and
Living in America by the big guy James Brown.

Any suggestions would be fun.

You only need one song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nAt_I3EIaM

That one is good, I have to admit.  I think this one is better though, for obvious reasons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH0SoZNdozs&feature=player_embedded#


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on November 12, 2009, 09:35:10 PM
Yeah so my sister-in-law is turning 40 and we're having an "80s Prom" themed party.  

This has allowed me to turn up some long-lost gems such as

The Bird by Morris Day and the Time and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZZHK73iwTk

Living in America by the big guy James Brown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqUipinDyw

Any suggestions would be fun.

k.

Too Shy - Kajagoogoo  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P6I4pT_tVA)
Always Something There to Remind me - Naked Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMAe31FFHbo)
Kids in America - Kim Wilde (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hWZqllm3mQ)
Turning Japanese - The Vapors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEmJ-VWPDM4)
Guilty - Classix Nouveaux (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nawiQi1kNoI) (Hey look pop goths!)
The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOZ6xFxJqg) (You can't have an 80's bash without this song, dammit!)
She Blinded me with Science - Thomas Dolby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V83JR2IoI8k&feature=fvst)
Church of the Poison Mind - Culture Club (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVzAH0FtNwg)
Cruel Summer - Bananarama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGYNvx9lqDQ)
(I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fD5YcFmke4)
One thing Leads to Another - The Fixx (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIOKIB2Cilg)
Under The Milky Way - The Church (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-mQyRuHIuA)
Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkHFjm_9iew)
Heart and Soul - T'Pau (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrYMWoqg5w) (Still find the name & origin amusing.)
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmxSL6H2QEg)
Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLEuWEvH5GI)


 :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Pennilenko on November 12, 2009, 09:37:14 PM
You are a bad man. A very bad man. Some 80's music is :drill: but all 80's music videos are  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 12, 2009, 10:07:22 PM
Nice lists, Merusk and Mattemeo.  Thanks for the ideas.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on November 12, 2009, 11:29:18 PM
Nice lists, Merusk and Mattemeo.  Thanks for the ideas.

I noticed these gems was missing:

Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMICD3aMZpw

Oingo Boingo - Wild Sex (in the working class)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn1skoAr0Zk

Yaz - Only You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9DOmlfICGw

Til tuesday - voices carry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz4pTMN3abw   (wow had forgotten how hot Amy is)

If anything for a 40th birthday you have to play Wild Sex

*edit*
Animotion- obsession
Culture Club - kharma chamelon what have you
Icicle works
Thompson Twins


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sheepherder on November 13, 2009, 12:15:07 AM
I haven't seen any Queen in there.

At all.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on November 13, 2009, 02:58:25 AM
I went to school with Andy Bell. He was pretty cool.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 13, 2009, 08:09:58 AM
Yeah, Queen is definitely a must.  Probably not Bohemian Rhapsody, but maybe....... :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 13, 2009, 08:51:13 AM
For an 80s music party, how about Anthrax's Metal Thrashing Mad, Iron Maiden Piece of Mind, Metallica's Master of Puppets, Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath, Slayer's Reign in Blood, Queensryche's Warning, Judas Priest's Screaming for Vengeance, Ozzy's Diary of a Madman...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 13, 2009, 09:06:29 AM
Crazy Train will be on the list.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on November 13, 2009, 11:42:27 AM
For an 80s music party, how about Anthrax's Metal Thrashing Mad, Iron Maiden Piece of Mind, Metallica's Master of Puppets, Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath, Slayer's Reign in Blood, Queensryche's Warning, Judas Priest's Screaming for Vengeance, Ozzy's Diary of a Madman...

As much as I love the songs I just don't see Angel of Death or Damage Incorporated making the list for a woman's 40th birthday.   Although JP's You Got Another Thing Coming would work as it is probably something everyone has heard.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 13, 2009, 12:11:46 PM
Sure, just making a commentary on where I was in the 80s :)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on November 13, 2009, 01:00:33 PM
I went to school with Andy Bell. He was pretty cool.

As in Erasure Andy Bell?  No way you're old enough to have gone to school with him!  I've seen your picture!  You look 30 on a bad day! 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on November 13, 2009, 01:04:08 PM
Yeah, Queen is definitely a must.  Probably not Bohemian Rhapsody, but maybe....... :awesome_for_real:

Given that came out in '75 it would probably not be the most appropriate Queen song you could pick...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on November 13, 2009, 02:10:45 PM
Sure, just making a commentary on where I was in the 80s :)

Oh I hear ya, if it was for me that list would have: Dead Kennedys, minor threat, bad brains, 7 seconds, uniform choice, agent orange, JFA, youth of today, Maiden/priest/the big 4 thrash bands etc.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on November 13, 2009, 06:09:16 PM
Yeah, I was going for popular 80's.. not metal 80's or "college rock" or whatever it was called then. 

Also; Queen sucked in the 80's  all their good stuff is from the 70's.  :grin:

80's Queen: Flash Gordon Soundtrack, Highlander Soundtrack, the Hot Space funk album and I Want to Break Free (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMrY8jysdg)  until 89 and "'I Want it All"

Yeah, no.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on November 13, 2009, 06:23:31 PM
If only we could resurrect Freddy. Bet he had more in him. A lot of great 70's artists sucked in the 80's..

Ain't nothing wrong with Flash Gordon though.

Oh I hear ya, if it was for me that list would have: Dead Kennedys, minor threat, bad brains, 7 seconds, uniform choice, agent orange, JFA, youth of today, Maiden/priest/the big 4 thrash bands etc.

OK, you're awesome.

Bad Brains is enough...

But JFA. I don't ever expect anyone to mention that one. My first skateboard was a JFA.  :grin: edit: Wait, I lied. First board was a Veriflex. Then a hand me down paisley JFA. Good times


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 14, 2009, 12:57:09 AM
Yeah, well if I was going to play my list from the 80s it would include some Social D, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Agent Orange, Clash and so on.  Instead, I have to do a party for screaming drunk women.  Not such a bad thing, but certainly not an Iron Maiden type shindig.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on November 14, 2009, 05:31:28 AM
90's Social D > 80's Social D   :P

edit: Accidentally insulted Mike Ness.. Deleting that.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on November 14, 2009, 09:59:38 AM
90's Social D > 80's Social D   :P
I don't know... I am still a huge fan of Mommy's Little Monster.  Their 90's output has definitely been stellar though.  It was awesome seeing them play the entire MLM album all the way through at a show a few years back.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 14, 2009, 03:43:02 PM
Mommy's Little Monster is absolutely excellent, but so is the later stuff.  It was essentially two different bands, really.  Ness developed a taste for country and Social D definitely benefited from it. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on November 14, 2009, 05:09:08 PM
Yeah, my "insult" was that he sort of became the punk rock Springsteen. hah.. But it's a compliment. Both are sort of working class hero dudes. I just didn't want it taken the wrong way. In fact, I think they have a lot of respect for each other or something.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Abagadro on November 15, 2009, 02:45:53 AM
Any Wim Mertens fans around these parts? If so, I have a question for you.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on November 16, 2009, 08:22:53 AM
On my return, the following were waiting for me:

Ultravox - Vienna (remastered definitive edition)
Nosound - A Sense of Loss (CD + DVD-A special edition)
Amplifier - Eternity (limited edition of 500, individually personalised, and they threw in a promo copy of their first album too)
Red Snapper - A Pale Blue Dot (in an excellent hand-made sleeve with plastic and card tags)
North Atlantic Oscillation - Callsigns EP (debut EP by pure dead brilliant Scottish shoegazy-psych-pop band)
Bass Communion - Loss (super rare original vinyl pressing with hand cut perfumed cover)
Bass Communion - Litany (more rare vinyl)
No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts (limited edition vinyl with exclusive 7" single)

The last three I bought used from a collector who needed to sell some stuff. The box set of In The Court of the Crimson King still hasn't surfaced. A bunch of stuff was released while I was away - I need to get back on the case and order more good shit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 16, 2009, 09:11:58 AM
I have to do a party for screaming drunk women. 
80s...screaming drunk women...I'm an expert in that field.  :drill:

Get you some Poison, Bon Jovi, Crüe, Warrant, etc. People slag Poison for the glam thing, but they are wicked party music.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 17, 2009, 11:46:14 AM
On the topic of trying to find some new metal now that I'm apparently extremely picky about it, Amazon recommended Baroness based on my purchase of Crack the Skye, so I hit up the tube to listen to their albums. Both went directly to the wishlist, the Red Album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRv90zFtADU&feature=PlayList&p=6084481F8EB46C0E&index=0&playnext=1) in particular was  :drill:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on November 17, 2009, 12:44:57 PM
On the topic of trying to find some new metal now that I'm apparently extremely picky about it, Amazon recommended Baroness based on my purchase of Crack the Skye, so I hit up the tube to listen to their albums. Both went directly to the wishlist, the Red Album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRv90zFtADU&feature=PlayList&p=6084481F8EB46C0E&index=0&playnext=1) in particular was  :drill:

Get both Red Album and Blue Record. You will not regret it. The vast majority of metal leaves me cold, but there's something in Baroness' southern sludge/proggy sound that makes me crave it. They're fucking amazing, they know it, but they're humble enough to not beat you to death with virtuosity and instead write astonishingly great songs, something I wish a lot of competant but noodle-wankery obsessed bands would do.

Also, for a slightly more primitive/oldschool fantasy metal fun-time crossed with the above, check out The Sword. Here's a nice little riff-as-bludgeoning-tool number, Freya (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA-53uavtyA&feature=fvw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 17, 2009, 02:28:37 PM
If you have not bought Slayer's "World Painted Blood" and claim to like metal, you are missing out.

Ok, so I have heard it. It is slayer. But it sounds like Reign in blood slayer with out the awesome tracks. IMO.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on November 17, 2009, 07:12:17 PM
But it sounds like Reign in blood slayer with out the awesome tracks. IMO.
Eh, I like it better than anything they did since Seasons (except the last one).  Slayer fans are strange I guess...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on November 17, 2009, 08:08:34 PM
Get both Red Album and Blue Record. You will not regret it. The vast majority of metal leaves me cold, but there's something in Baroness' southern sludge/proggy sound that makes me crave it. They're fucking amazing, they know it, but they're humble enough to not beat you to death with virtuosity and instead write astonishingly great songs, something I wish a lot of competant but noodle-wankery obsessed bands would do.

Last.fm recommendations got me into them a while ago. That's as competent a summary of them as I've heard. Apart from the spelling of competent.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on November 18, 2009, 04:09:44 AM
Moving on from Slayer, I heard Them Crooked Vultures the other day and it's growing on me. John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme laying down a groove.

New Fang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7_vH3H8LPI) is the only single thus far.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 18, 2009, 11:28:44 AM
Wow, thanks for the heads up on that. Not the greatest stuff, but not bad (I'm not the biggest post-Kyuss Homme fan). It's so wicked to see JPJ having fun and being relevant! With Page off in who knows where, Plant doing adult contemporary (and Ann Wilson doing his Zep stuff better than he can), Jonesy is out there kicking ass. He always was the odd man out in Zep, so I guess it makes sense. And Dave back on drums, he's got to enjoy that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ISnz7LQDk&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EipCDJAlh_U


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on November 18, 2009, 05:33:44 PM
But it sounds like Reign in blood slayer with out the awesome tracks. IMO.
Eh, I like it better than anything they did since Seasons (except the last one).  Slayer fans are strange I guess...
I listened to it, but it didn't catch me either. Then again, I've never been much of a Slayer fan. It's exceptionally (maybe even exceptional) Slayer, but essentially I think it's an album for the already converted.

Personally I'm currently listening to Dark Funeral - Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus, which is turning out to be a pretty great album. It's still not Diabolis Interium, but hey, that's kinda an unrealistic expectation. :wink:

The single, My Funeral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEVodXzNmPM) is simply quite breathtaking.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on November 18, 2009, 06:49:45 PM
I used to think Creed was terrible music and a bunch of pretentious fucktards that no one should be listening to.

Now I KNOW they are pretentious fucktards.

Long story short, for the past year, one of my tasks at work is to deal with DMCA takedown notices. In that year (previous to last week) I think I have seen 50 notices tops for music, most everything is movies and software. I have gotten no less than 20 notices come through per day for Creed's new album since the day after it was released.

I don't know what is worse: 1) the fact that people buy Creed albums willingly. 2) that people are downloading it to listen to it at all. or 3) That people are willing to let other people know they have Creed's new album by sharing it on the internet.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on November 18, 2009, 07:16:37 PM
if you are digging baroness, it would be worth checking out Rwake... definately youtube it, as it is a bit of a stretch.. but Rwake is a great band. Oh and Clutch as well though they don't fit the bill as "metal".

hmmm  Amorphis and Katatonia are worth checking out as well... both released steller 2009 albums.

yeah Baroness is  :drill: X20 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 19, 2009, 08:52:38 AM
Clutch, there's a name I haven't heard in years. I've seen them a few times, back when we were having festivals here and once when they opened for Limp Bizkit on their first or second album tour. Yeah, yeah Bizkit whatever, I liked them for a couple albums and their guitarist is/was amazing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 19, 2009, 09:19:01 AM
But it sounds like Reign in blood slayer with out the awesome tracks. IMO.
Eh, I like it better than anything they did since Seasons (except the last one).  Slayer fans are strange I guess...
I listened to it, but it didn't catch me either. Then again, I've never been much of a Slayer fan. It's exceptionally (maybe even exceptional) Slayer, but essentially I think it's an album for the already converted.

Personally I'm currently listening to Dark Funeral - Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus, which is turning out to be a pretty great album. It's still not Diabolis Interium, but hey, that's kinda an unrealistic expectation. :wink:

The single, My Funeral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEVodXzNmPM) is simply quite breathtaking.

That was indeed awesome. Reminded me of something, cant put my finger on it.


Compulsory song recommendation. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owDk82Drd2k&feature=player_embedded#) (No, not the same genre)

Have another. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3tmIi2fnsM)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trotski on November 19, 2009, 03:50:05 PM
Wow, thanks for the heads up on that. Not the greatest stuff, but not bad (I'm not the biggest post-Kyuss Homme fan). It's so wicked to see JPJ having fun and being relevant! With Page off in who knows where, Plant doing adult contemporary (and Ann Wilson doing his Zep stuff better than he can), Jonesy is out there kicking ass. He always was the odd man out in Zep, so I guess it makes sense. And Dave back on drums, he's got to enjoy that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ISnz7LQDk&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EipCDJAlh_U

One more for awesomeness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq3xBq92Jqo

Going to see TCV Saturday night in Seattle. So stoked.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 20, 2009, 08:15:49 AM
Gah, Baroness is going to be in Buffalo sunday. Too long a drive, and I'll be in the front row of a Skynyrd show, anyway :) But I remember when metal bands played every shitty bar across the state, dernit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on November 22, 2009, 01:30:49 AM


That was indeed awesome. Reminded me of something, cant put my finger on it.


Compulsory song recommendation. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owDk82Drd2k&feature=player_embedded#) (No, not the same genre)



my attempt to bridge Pagan's Mind and Dark Funeral with one song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mCJ0GWIrbw



Sky: if there is one Clutch album worth checking out it is probably either their s/t or Blast Tyrant


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 25, 2009, 09:21:55 AM
Speaking of hearing loss in useless conversation, I foolishly forgot my ear plugs when we saw Skynyrd over the weekend. Usually front row center isn't too bad at this venue, because the house speakers are way off to the sides shooting the big dbs past us. Actually the biggest problem with most front rows is hearing the house speakers at all, so keys and vocals are tough to make out, you mostly hear stage volume (which is great for guitar bands!). But Skynyrd both angled their house speakers and added some house in front of the monitor row, holy fuck did they crank it to ear-melting levels.

I've had ear damage for a long time, but this show fucked up my left ear but good. About double the level of tinnitus, three days later. So while you guys may not have put your ears through what I have in the past, make sure you wear hearing protection whenever you're around loudness. And don't sit in front of a full stack while you play guitar.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 25, 2009, 09:31:05 AM
How was the Skynard show?  I used to listen to them a lot.  Not a huge fan of the new stuff, however.  Does the new "lineup" do the old stuff justice live?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 25, 2009, 10:18:35 AM
The band is great. The singer isn't quite as good as his brother, but he does it justice. The new keyboard guy is phenomenal, which is good because Billy was my favorite from the original band. Gary is original, and the blond dude and Rickey are both great guitarists. I've got the set list at home, but it was all classics, no new stuff. Wicked fun show.

Got one of Gary's picks, my concert nemesis dude got all three guitarist's picks. He also got a Gregg Allman pick from the solo show a couple weeks ago. Bastard. I met him when I went for the Skynyrd tickets, he was already in line a couple hours before they went on sale.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 25, 2009, 11:48:08 AM
Man I used to see the Allman Brothers a lot.  I've drifted a bit away from that type of music, but they were a hell of a show.  I may try a Skynard show next time they are around.  Four Walls of Raiford is still one of my favorite songs ever.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 25, 2009, 11:57:20 AM
The current Allman lineup is at least as good as the original. What you lose in the country Betts tinge is more than made up for with Oteil/Derek jazz improv and Haynes killer chops and soulful voice. I love their last album (though it was like 2004 or something), some great tunes on there, and we always buy the live cd they press after the show.

Skynyrd is a fun show, but they pretty much play stuff as it was recorded. Given the choice between the two bands, I'd pick the Allmans every time. They're not frozen in time and their new stuff is as good as the old stuff. Desdemona (off that last studio album, Hittin' the Note) is probably my favorite ABB tune.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lamaros on November 30, 2009, 07:39:39 PM
I can't stop listening to Wild Beasts. I think it might be my favourite of the year. Just got tickets to see them in early Feb, and seeing them in Jan too. Excited.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 30, 2009, 07:49:46 PM
Wild Beasts.

What's it like?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lamaros on November 30, 2009, 07:56:09 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxh5zMbNAo


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 01, 2009, 05:41:43 PM
Listening to Mike Ness- Cheating at Solitaire on the way home.  It's a goddam good album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on December 02, 2009, 12:00:34 AM
for the shoegazer types

new Jesu streaming in its entirety here:

http://www.myspace.com/caldoverderecords

much stronger than the past few releases


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 09, 2009, 05:39:42 PM

This is a little bit addictive, and I'm not sure if it is the video or the music, or both together. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on December 09, 2009, 08:15:04 PM
This is a little bit addictive, and I'm not sure if it is the video or the music, or both together. 

I think that's what I really like about Wild Beasts. At first, you're a little taken back at the strangeness of their delivery, the sparseness of the sound but the intense clarity of it, and the bafflingly odd feminised falsetto of Hayden Thorpe that seems both fitting and slightly displaced, not to mention the jolie-laide eroticism of the lyrics in that confusing purr. It pulls you in, somehow. My first listen provoked me to put it on again just so I could confirm what I'd just heard - it's not that I didn't like it or even that I loved it, it's that something was going on that I needed to hear again. And so I was entranced.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: schild on December 09, 2009, 10:17:10 PM
So, apparently (ok, wrong, October 27th, not sure how I missed it), the Misfits released 2 new tracks written by Jerry Only. They're fucking fantastic. Twilight of the Dead especially. Here, Linky to the vinyl getting released (http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=f13-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=B002T921B6) (cover is by the Marvel Zombies guy.

I really hope Jerry can put together a full album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on December 10, 2009, 07:42:32 AM
I've talked about how fantastic Phoenix' Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is earlier in this thread, but my attention has just been drawn to this fan-made video for Listzomania (http://www.youtube.com/user/Yvash#p/a/f/0/qtRQsCgYmtc), built out of 80s Brat-pack edits - it's such a thing of joy it has utterly slayed me. God knows I'm easily emotionally manipulated by sound and vision but this works on a level deep inside me.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on December 10, 2009, 10:16:08 AM
Jose Gonzalez - Teardrop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B-h1EEsKDA&feature=related)

Song of the week for me


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on December 10, 2009, 11:23:40 PM
That was horrible. Actually it could have been very good and it still would have been horrible because it doesn't feature Liz Fraser. I went to the YouTubes thinking "I hope that's not Massive Attack's Teardrop". Imagine my disappointment. So cruel.


So I got a few CDs today, all 2009 releases, several of which are right up there for albums of the year. I have plenty of room, having decided that Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Animal Collective all did put out decent albums but are all over-hyped and pale in comparison to the AWESOME music of the year. That's right, I'm thinking about lists, and I'll be making some soon. In the meantime, here's today's recommended listening:


Makajodama (http://www.myspace.com/makajodama) - Makajodama

Four piece Swedish instrumental group comprising guitar, violin, cello, and drums. They also throw in some organ, bass and percussion between them. They have quite a mix of influences from jazzy Kraut & post-rock rhythms through psych & Canterbury leads and it comes together to make something contemporary and unique.

Octafish (http://www.myspace.com/doktorfleisch) - Doktor Fleisch

By their own description "industrial fake jazz". That's right, it's jazz rock, but it's unlike any jazz rock you've likely heard. There's synth arpeggios and sequences, programmed rhythm mixed with inventive real drums, bass and Chapman Stick playing. You don't need the tip-off title "Thxfz" to know that Frank Zappa's influence is in play. Jazz rock for the electro generation.

Amesoeurs (http://www.myspace.com/amesoeurs) - Amesoeurs

This is what les French call coldwave, and we'd call something between post-punk and post-metal. It's got that shoegaze shimmer, the death metal guitar sound and bass drum breaks, the post-punk bass groove and some great atmospheric vocals (mostly clean but limited cookie monster in places). Having made this great début, the band broke up due to artistic differences.

Eloy (http://www.myspace.com/official4eloy) - Visionary

Progressive rock in the Pink Floyd vein by one of the German greats. Wow, that was so easy after trying to describe the last three albums. If you know and love Eloy already you'll want this album, if you don't know them already, this isn't where you start (buy 1979's Silent Cries & Mighty Echoes or 1976's Dawn instead). Solid album, good playing by all, but Hannes Folberth's keyboard leads are stunning.

Oh... and one bit of vinyl...

Elizabeth Fraser - Moses (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jb1xm-eCvc) (12" single)

Yes, her of Teardrop fame. Her first solo release.

(added MySpace links in case anybody's interested)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on December 10, 2009, 11:41:15 PM
That was horrible. Actually it could have been very good and it still would have been horrible because it doesn't feature Liz Fraser. I went to the YouTubes thinking "I hope that's not Massive Attack's Teardrop". Imagine my disappointment. So cruel.

I'm a huge fan of the original (and a huge fan of Fraser/Cocteau Twins), but I think it's a lovely cover, as sensitive and respectful as they come without being a facsimile. And no, you really can't expect anyone else to sing like Fraser, because no one else can. Give it another chance. Better yet, try out his take on Kylie Minogue's Hand on Your Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmLGMWgHIgw). His delivery completely transforms a throwaway popsong into something utterly beautiful.

Elbow also do a great version of Teardrop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcYdICFTJuM) (this one's a live radio session recording), and they're very friendly with Massive Attack - Guy Garvey is doing vocals for them on their upcoming album, for example.

Now if you want a cruel disappointment, I suggest you youtube that assclown Mika murdering his way through Teardrop. Cause I don't have the heart to link it myself.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on December 11, 2009, 02:39:09 AM
teenagersintokyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMX-Yi6gxyo)


Not from Tokyo btw. Another Aussie band with a post punk/new wave thing going on. So many good ones coming from there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on December 15, 2009, 01:47:30 AM
Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK7bDO4Da9Y)

[edit] Damn, that's like both one of the best and worst videos of all time.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on December 15, 2009, 04:36:15 AM
Now if you want a cruel disappointment, I suggest you youtube that assclown Mika murdering his way through Teardrop. Cause I don't have the heart to link it myself.

That was nasty, really nasty.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 15, 2009, 09:18:52 AM
Gojira - Satan is a Lawyer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3M22tudM-Q)

Gojira- Over the Flows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGoS4SXXvG0)

Gojira - Remembrance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOu4TtZmm7U) Must add this for the break down at the end.  :drill:

Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF1vGXiZOoo)

Cavalera Conspiracy - Sanctuary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eokiuecctqw)

Gojira - In The Forest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWC0rXbs0g4)

Gwar - Fist Full Of Teeth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZrfOFXw3Ak)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 17, 2009, 09:50:03 PM
This is pretty much the shit.....
very old school (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_hsp4SBwO4&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 23, 2009, 01:51:44 PM
Austrian Death Machine - Jingle Bells (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6w1uVPFPEs)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on December 31, 2009, 08:31:21 AM
Moderat - Moderat came out much earlier this year and I kind of glossed over it a little with the surfeit of Chillwave in the last half of 2009, but now it's fully into Winter mode here in the UK, Moderat have crept in like a cat that's been missing for 2 months looking fatter and smugger than ever before. It was released at totally the wrong time of the year. This is music for crisp, frigid air, crunching snow underfoot, delicate, mesmerising dubstep/electronica.


Rusty Nails (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoxUiqUpkw4) is very much one of the tracks of the year for me - Brittle, affecting, hypnotic - and comes with one of the most visually arresting videos I've seen in a long long time.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on December 31, 2009, 09:04:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8W4tslqVSg

Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy performing Bela Lugosi's Dead.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on December 31, 2009, 09:08:15 AM
Damn why is that venue so small?? Those people got a treat.

[edit] And when did Murphy morph into my dad... Or Nick Cave. Either/or.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on December 31, 2009, 10:45:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8W4tslqVSg

Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy performing Bela Lugosi's Dead.

The intensity of this song is based on understatement and subtlety.  Reznor's two-handed gripping of the microphone and his constipated Sprinsteen croon doesn't work for me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on December 31, 2009, 11:07:38 AM
Peter Murphy never was understated.. If anything, the original was him at his funniest.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on December 31, 2009, 11:18:24 AM
Peter Murphy and Nick Cave are both your dad.  They're the same age!

(except Nick Cave sucks)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on December 31, 2009, 11:22:15 AM
He only sucks when he's not rocking out! Birthday Party was his great period, but he's gotten cooler now that he's a cranky old guy.

Grinderman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeRj8-tckM0)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on December 31, 2009, 11:23:55 AM
Spent the early week doing some house cleaning/rearranging with live Ozzy on.  I found that I really don't care for Ozzy's voice all that much, but I love me some Randy Rhoads.   I also listened to "Let it be (Naked)" about five times in a row.  The redbook was remastered quite well and it seemed to stage pretty well on my system.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on December 31, 2009, 12:56:34 PM
The other day we spent the evening watching the Iron Maiden: Flight 666 DVD.  It was good fun.  There aren't too too many bands I love as much as I love Iron Maiden.  The second DVD has a collection of each song in a different venue.  Bruce Dickinson sounds just the same and is as much a ham as ever.  And Steve Harris, well, what can you say about him?  Who DOESN'T love Steve Harris?  And he still hops around like a madman and shoots everyone with his guitar. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on December 31, 2009, 01:01:04 PM
I think I should one up you and buy the 666 Blu-Ray.

I should purchase more concerts in general.. Concerts are a pita to steal.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on December 31, 2009, 11:23:40 PM
(except Nick Cave sucks)

GET OUT.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on January 01, 2010, 12:37:01 PM
Picked up Muse + Silversun Pickups tickets for their concert here in April. God damn second hand ticket vendors rape you too - 3 times! (premium for ticket + service charges + $15 mailing fee). Sigh.

Next time I think I will go break into someone's house and steal them, the jail time would hurt less.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 01, 2010, 02:47:12 PM
I'd love to catch the modern Maiden in concert. Only time I've seen them was after Adrian had left (Fear of the Dark, iirc, at Irvine Ampitheater w/ Anthrax). There's a good early years DVD (http://www.amazon.com/History-Iron-Maiden-Early-Days/dp/B0006B29Z2) I mentioned a while ago. I like both singers, the Dianno years were so wicked.
God damn second hand ticket vendors rape you too - 3 times! (premium for ticket + service charges + $15 mailing fee). Sigh.
I love getting shows at the casino, no fees, no taxes, pick up at box office. Not to mention I usually nab a pair of front row tickets for every show.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on January 01, 2010, 03:37:56 PM
http://twitter.com/chriscornell/status/7259742335


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on January 01, 2010, 03:43:41 PM
Will be cool to hear... Thayil was the riffman. The band could still be cool, even if Cornell doesn't sing as powerfully as he once did.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on January 01, 2010, 04:41:07 PM
I'd love to catch the modern Maiden in concert.
They are awesome live.  3 guitarists really make the sound come alive.  Granted seeing them live 25-30 years ago would have been awesome too, but now is just as great a show as you can really ask for.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 02, 2010, 12:55:03 PM
Cornell doesn't sing as powerfully as he once did.
Doesn't != can't (and I don't really agree with your supposition anyway). Fuckin love Cornell. I've got him on my twitter thing, but I've never logged into it, so I missed that. Check out the youtube he links earlier in the month, some Beatles and Temple of the Dog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4aXgJN16KY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnuOl3qx1eM&NR=1


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on January 02, 2010, 01:54:31 PM
He's still not a bad singer, so I don't mean anything too bad about it. I like Audioslave. You can tell he's not the same Live though. I think smoking caught up to him. And he's not a trained wailer like Dickenson. Cornell was very throaty. That will wear on you.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 02, 2010, 01:59:50 PM
Did you watch those clips? He exceeded the vocals on the album (one of my favorites), and the album was recorded in his prime. He can hit every note he used to hit, with the same level, but he's got way more nuance now. Still not a bad singer? Who is better? As far as range, control and emotion go, he's one of, if not the, best in rock.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on January 02, 2010, 02:47:29 PM
I'll look at the clips in a bit, sorry. Some Audioslave performances I've seen almost came off like he was either lazy or in pain. Perhaps I caught it at a bad time.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on January 02, 2010, 02:57:36 PM
Some Audioslave performances I've seen almost came off like he was either lazy or in pain. Perhaps I caught it at a bad time.
Most of the live Audioslave stuff I heard I agree with you on.  I don't know if he was having problems or just wasn't in to it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on January 02, 2010, 03:54:27 PM
I  :heart: Soundgarden.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on January 02, 2010, 04:08:40 PM
goodnews indeed about Soundgarden. 

I am looking forward to seeing the new Ministry documentary simply titled:  Fix

possibly NSFW (contains needles among other things)

http://www.fixtheministrymovie.com/

The docu was finshed quite some time ago, but Al was really uncomfortable with the footage, my understanding is that only now after being clean for a long time is he comfortable with people seeing him at his worst.   After seeing the trailer footage I can see why he was feeling more than a tad iffy about letting people see this.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: schild on January 02, 2010, 04:24:43 PM
Just putting it out there that I'm in the Peter Murphy is awesome while Nick Cave sucks rotten ass camp.

Murphy's acoustic concert was probably one of the best shows I've ever seen. Helped that it was in a tiny club.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 03, 2010, 08:43:54 AM
Just putting it out there that I'm in the Peter Murphy is awesome while Nick Cave sucks rotten ass camp.

Murphy's acoustic concert was probably one of the best shows I've ever seen. Helped that it was in a tiny club.

Is there another camp to be in on this one?  Murphy is clearly much better.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on January 03, 2010, 10:08:08 AM
Just putting it out there that I'm in the Peter Murphy is awesome while Nick Cave sucks rotten ass camp.

Murphy's acoustic concert was probably one of the best shows I've ever seen. Helped that it was in a tiny club.

Is there another camp to be in on this one?  Murphy is clearly much better.

Murphy's not fit to lick Cave's taint. Bauhaus are alright, but come the fuck on. The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds, Grinderman, his work with Warren Ellis. A body of work 5 times that of Murphy's in the same time span, and all vastly superior in every single imaginable way. And we'll not even get into how Cave is pretty much one of the most indisputable greatest living lyricists. I'm also English, so considering Murphy's a fellow countryman, you may consider that an unbiased opinion.

Also: The Sisters of Mercy > Bauhaus. Yeah. You heard me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on January 03, 2010, 10:43:17 AM
I quite like The Birthday Party, and The Bad Seeds and Cave's solo career have had their moments, but none of them hold a candle to Bauhaus. A large part of the appeal of The Birthday Party came from Rowland Howard's guitar work - sadly he died a couple of days ago. Even at their best, The Bad Seeds weren't as interesting as the least of Einstürzende Neubauten's output. Cave has a fine set of pipes and can write a decent lyric but that also describes half the finalists on Cowell's talent shows and I wouldn't choose to listen to them either. I'm also Scottish and admire the work of many antipodean mutants, so you may consider that an unbiased opinion.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on January 03, 2010, 11:18:39 AM
In the malnourished brits of emaciated emotional development contest , Joy Division > All


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on January 03, 2010, 11:31:55 AM
Birthday Party era Nick Cave is something I can't even compare to Bauhaus... or even to "good lyricism". It's more abrasive and jazzy than anything Bauhaus did. They can sit by side on their own, like the difference between Iggy and Bowie.

I don't mind some of the Bad Seeds stuff, but I'm not a big fan. I can be objective and all that, and appreciate all the romanticism and introspection.. but imho he's more fun unleashing all the lunacy he has instead. That said, it's a bit unfair to compare even those romantic lyrics to something on a Cowell show. "I don't believe in an interventionist God... But I know, darling, that you do". Nobody else writes shit like that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: schild on January 03, 2010, 07:53:06 PM
Just putting it out there that I'm in the Peter Murphy is awesome while Nick Cave sucks rotten ass camp.

Murphy's acoustic concert was probably one of the best shows I've ever seen. Helped that it was in a tiny club.

Is there another camp to be in on this one?  Murphy is clearly much better.

Murphy's not fit to lick Cave's taint. Bauhaus are alright, but come the fuck on. The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds, Grinderman, his work with Warren Ellis. A body of work 5 times that of Murphy's in the same time span, and all vastly superior in every single imaginable way. And we'll not even get into how Cave is pretty much one of the most indisputable greatest living lyricists. I'm also English, so considering Murphy's a fellow countryman, you may consider that an unbiased opinion.

Also: The Sisters of Mercy > Bauhaus. Yeah. You heard me.

lol


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 03, 2010, 08:32:38 PM
Being prolific doesn't always translate into being brilliant.  Case in point:  Nick Cave.   (http://www.realitybbqforums.com/images/smilies/wicked.gif)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on January 04, 2010, 12:39:55 PM
I'll just put this here.

http://media.npr.org/assets/music/news/2009/12/poster.pdf


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on January 04, 2010, 12:57:17 PM
My inner metalhead found 3 Inches of Blood. It's like being back in the 80s again!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on January 04, 2010, 02:22:53 PM
IMO Henry's Dream is better than anything Murphy was ever involved in. I'm not actually a huge Cave fan but that album is brilliant.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on January 04, 2010, 05:22:45 PM
Being prolific doesn't always translate into being brilliant.  Case in point:  Nick Cave.   (http://www.realitybbqforums.com/images/smilies/wicked.gif)

The first half of your statement is very true. It's a shame you went and chose one of the most consistantly brilliant and critically acclaimed artists of the last 50 years to try and prove it though. There's a massive whiff of 'only ever listened to Murder Ballads' around here. Sadly, no one's going to convince anyone otherwise, nothing sticks harder than music nerd resentment.

Let's talk about Tom Waits and Can instead.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 04, 2010, 09:35:01 PM
You know I was teasing you, right?  That's why I gave you an evil smiley face.   :why_so_serious:

Anyway - Can is wonderful! 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on January 04, 2010, 09:39:06 PM
You know I was teasing you, right?  That's why I gave you an evil smiley face.   :why_so_serious:

Anyway - Can is wonderful! 

D'oh! Sense of humour failure on my part  :heart:

I'd like to know more about Can, they're one of those bands who've been on my radar for years but I've never had the time to investigate. I'm a Waits obsessive, on the other hand.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on January 04, 2010, 10:53:45 PM
Buy/investigate the CAN discography in the following order:

Tago Mago, Future Days, Ege Bamyasi, Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Delay 1968, Soon Over Babaluma, Landed, Rite Time, Flow Motion, Saw Delight, Unlimited Edition

The last two studio albums before their split are poor by comparison to the bulk of their albums, Out Of Reach is essentially disowned by the band. Even they don't recommend it. Yep, I've got it anyhow.

CAN (some editions titled Inner Space), Out Of Reach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QLL2j8ZtxE

There have been a few albums of radio broadcasts released, of these Peel Sessions and Radio Waves are very good. But before you get this far (if indeed you do) you should start exploring the post-CAN work of the four core musicians and vocalist Damo Suzuki. Probably as soon as you have the first five CAN albums in the list (which are all just plain essential).

Wikipedia links to a supposedly extensive discography here:

http://all-blues.de/music/kraut/can.htm

It's not that extensive. I should probably start hacking up one myself. Czukay, Schmidt, Liebezeit & Suzuki are all still releasing albums and there are unreleased tapes being dug up and released too - this past year we've had CD releases of Agilok & Blubbo and Kamasutra, both soundtracks made by Irmin Schmidt and the rest of the band that would become CAN.

Of the recent stuff, I'm particularly taken by Jaki Liebezeit's collaboration with electronic experimentalist Burnt Friedman called Secret Rhythms. Last year saw the third CD from this collaboration. Great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6JubwDGc2g


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: croaker69 on January 05, 2010, 12:24:30 PM
http://twitter.com/chriscornell/status/7259742335

Fuck yeah!  :drill:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 05, 2010, 02:39:01 PM
I have tried a number of times to give a shit about Nick Cave's music, and have yet to find any reason to do so.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on January 12, 2010, 07:57:38 PM
http://smashingpumpkins.com.s3.amazonaws.com/player/mp3/A-Song-For-A-Son.mp3


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on January 12, 2010, 08:06:34 PM
Pretty chill. Nice git playing too. People sometimes laugh when I say Corgan is the most skilled lead player of the whole 90's alt rock thing, but he is.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on January 12, 2010, 11:44:39 PM
I heard it a few weeks ago. It just makes me feel sad. Not even the admittedly good guitar solo has any of that trademark oomph that made Corgan so special. He sounds tired, and so does his song writing. I think he pretty much lost it after Zwan. His solo album and the last Pumpkins record were pretty abysmal, but when you have everything from Gish to MACHINA II to be thankful for, you can overlook his decline.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 18, 2010, 03:45:31 PM
Been listening to this some lately.  It's not bad.  Reminds me of Elvis Costello.

Girls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASE6X8DNaZY&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Bungee on January 20, 2010, 03:25:23 AM
How'd I miss a music thread?!Some good music in here!

I got myself some Frank Turner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfGLzDQ7e-k) lately.

And this thread is incomplete without beautiful female vocals:
Zero 7 - Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT8Wz1fa-_4)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on January 22, 2010, 10:07:33 AM
Music for relief:

http://musicforrelief.org/

From that, Peter Gabriel sings "Heroes":

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2010/01/21/lkl.gabriel.heroes.cnn?hpt=C2


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 26, 2010, 12:57:51 PM
Death -The Flesh and the Power it Holds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl_3sNRgPug)

Death - Spiritual Healing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn05D6OK_hE)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 04, 2010, 02:49:31 PM
Korpiklaani - Vodka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7kJRGPgvRQ)

NSFW Lyrics. GRAVEDIGGAZ - DIARY OF A MADMAN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE-5Q_xyiwo) (Wish I still had this album...)

NSFW Lyrics. Gravediggaz - 1-800 Suicide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWr4cFXRwkc)

NSFW Lyrics. Gravediggaz - Here Comes The Gravediggaz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrGAFSRfOfs)

King Diamond - Sleepless Nights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NhhJ9DBR3o)

Secret Chiefs 3 - Asron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKGcXGvqSnQ)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on February 04, 2010, 03:54:54 PM
Seriously, seriously digging on Hot Chip's latest album, One Life Stand. I do love me some idiosyncratic electro-pop/neo-soul, and Hot Chip usually deliver in spades, but this new album is just somehow so much more affecting and euphoric than I was expecting, it makes me curiously emotional. Hot Chip are one of those bands a lot of people just don't seem to 'get', but I think they've got a good case for reappraisal from some of the doubters now.

Here's the single version of the title track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPXPIx1LlPY)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 04, 2010, 03:58:44 PM
That Diamond tune sounds familiar, but seems to have been released after I stopped listening to him. I only had Fatal Portrait and Abigail. Mercyful Fate was a huge influence on my band.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on February 04, 2010, 03:59:09 PM
Seriously, seriously digging on Hot Chip's latest album, One Life Stand.

Catchy tune.  Has a real "retro" vibe to it.  


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 05, 2010, 07:25:26 AM
That Diamond tune sounds familiar, but seems to have been released after I stopped listening to him. I only had Fatal Portrait and Abigail. Mercyful Fate was a huge influence on my band.

Its off conspiracy, "Them" and "Conspiracy" are quite arguably the groups best work ever.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on February 05, 2010, 10:38:17 PM
I like that Hot Chip album too. I really really like the new BT album These Hopeful Machines. It's more upbeat and dancefloor trancey than his last release, but it is still an epic composition that showcases his ability to develop remarkable complexities of rhythm using stutter and other techniques and still hold a groove.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpvmnNuGXCU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5Lc8nioshw


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 10, 2010, 07:37:57 AM
SWASHBUCKLE - Cruise Ship Terror (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53A4GyB96RI)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 17, 2010, 08:06:19 AM
Alestorm - Keelhauled (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99a6DaheLqs)

English Beat: "Save It For Later" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bM0wVjU2-k)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on February 17, 2010, 08:19:41 AM
Top of the Hill - Harrys Gym (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIwIwk3j-jw)

I have been really enjoying this band's debut album this week. They're what Bat For Lashes wishes they were I think. For people with Spotify the album is available there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on February 17, 2010, 04:13:51 PM
Massive Attack's Heligoland is good. Not Mezzanine good, but what is? Will likely be one of the best of the year.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on February 17, 2010, 05:10:10 PM
I'm reluctant to check it out. What I've heard so far has not been promising. It's just been so long since Massive Attack were something special. A relatively low-key 'solo' album from Del Naja and a bunch of limp soundtracks under other names in the 13 years since Mezzanine has made me think it's a project left on the respirator for too long.

That said, Live With Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO5jNePQ_qw) was slow-burn vintage Massive Attack brilliance - just don't understand why it's relegated to 'Best Of' bonus track status.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on February 18, 2010, 02:36:00 AM
If you approach the album with an open mind, you may fall in love with it quickly. If you expect more like Mezzanine and 100th Window (their weakest album because they attempted to continue in the vein of Mezzanine) you may initially be disappointed, but it will likely grow on you with repeated listens.

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


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on February 18, 2010, 06:14:24 AM
It's growing on me; but you're right, you have approach it from a wholly different angle.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 18, 2010, 03:33:08 PM
Haggard - Awaking The Centuries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iTlu3STCdI)

Haggard - Awaking The Centuries (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oyjmMzz3OM)

 :drill:

Haggard - The Observer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDiyzyKY5n4)

Haggard - The Final Victory (live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdRS3y3y_2k)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on February 21, 2010, 03:03:01 PM
Kneel before Zod! :rock_hard:

Gama Bomb - In The Court Of General Zod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_c4KZYrKTA&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on February 22, 2010, 01:39:32 AM
That's very retro thrash. Not bad.

Here's a selection of some of the stuff that I liked from 2009:

North Atlantic Oscillation - from the EP Cell Count
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFYImUCbiGA

Aranis - from the album Songs From Mirage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nDMcznvDEc

Porcupine Tree - form the album The Incident
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8jm61vk2Ao

dredg - from the album The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSYQj3qM_HE

Peter Hammill - from the album Thin Air
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABHsex1xmv4

Pure Reason Revolution - from the album Amor Vincit Omnia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4kFJBr7Sg

Senser - from the album How To Do Battle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSfOk8_yJec

Still Light - form the album Lything
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFHwUqETRg

The Flaming Lips - from the album Embryonic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TamkQhPmgHU

Present - from the album Barbaro (Ma Non Troppo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO02f21-0HQ

Wolfmother - from the album Cosmic Egg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_GKBMi3c4U

BLK JKS - form the album After Robots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p39dhBLK1U

Umphrey's McGee - fomr the album Mantis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcwlDC6wLJo

Muse - from the album The Resistance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8OOWcsFj0U

Archive - from the album Controlling Crowds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcK0_O1atuo

Mörglbl - from the album Jazz For The Deaf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk6K-INYMe4

Eloy - from the album The Visionary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7saauRVslk

The Decemberists - from the album The Hazards of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpltQ5S4xxc

UKZ - from the EP Radiation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFlnG3AKOW8

Octafish - from the album Doktor Fleisch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHYMisatyBY

Mew - from the album No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories The World Is Grey I'm Tired Let's Wash Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEh9cELK5Os

Diablo Swing Orchestra - from the album Sing-Along Songs For The Damned And Delirious
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZm_1EK73IE

Espers - from the album Espers III
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNFQrCsXYNg

Amesoeurs - from the album Amesoeurs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sru69Xp4Fgs

Loch Lomond - from the EP Night Bats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40nL6z7fTOQ

Mastodon - from the album Crack The Skye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Vf5syTfmE

Cary Grace - from the album Perpetual Motion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLTMUQ2c-xQ

Gong - from the album 2032
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU4pury_PNc

The Future Kings Of England - from the album The Viewing Point
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8a5mIzamvw


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Vision on February 22, 2010, 01:54:17 AM
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but I recently fell in love with a lot of "underground" beat producers.

Flying Lotus recently became my favorite artist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKa2sHBJSiU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CybO7XtYpdU

Fat Jon is also high on my list
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ask9YrnztvU

As is DJ Krush
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVjgRlto8PI

And of course J Dilla


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on February 22, 2010, 02:27:32 AM
Flying Lotus recently became my favorite artist:

No longer underground since he signed to the legendary Warp Records. He'll have a new album out this year. I'm interested to hear more from their new signing The Hundred In The Hands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2rh_-nDcrU

Very dance-punk. Which reminds me, new LCD Soundsystem due this year too. This Alan Vega cover won't be on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZNkDcGtrt8


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 22, 2010, 02:51:28 AM
I'd have this on my 2009 list for sure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WEn1rWptp0 (hard to pick a single track though)

also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2h68VyvH64


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lac on February 22, 2010, 03:10:11 PM
I've always had a soft spot for the Stones song 'mother's little helper' but this honest cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi8E4rTfx4A) drives the song home.

Something else (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rrYrTQUlY0) by the same guy which has an unique quality to it.

On another note, Nantes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCkT4K-hppE) something I wished I made myself had I had any musical talent.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lac on February 22, 2010, 03:13:38 PM
I'd have this on my 2009 list for sure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WEn1rWptp0 (hard to pick a single track though)
Good stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on February 22, 2010, 03:18:19 PM
I've been lsitening to a lot of EBM recently, particularly Destroid and their recent Silent World EP. Really liking their cover of Lucretia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnn4ANPeC_g).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Vision on February 22, 2010, 03:33:20 PM
No longer underground since he signed to the legendary Warp Records. He'll have a new album out this year.

I'm so excited for Flylo's new album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lac on February 22, 2010, 03:43:25 PM
I've been lsitening to a lot of EBM recently, particularly Destroid and their recent Silent World EP. Really liking their cover of Lucretia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnn4ANPeC_g).
I'm probably a too big a Sisters fan to think this is a better version but really I love where they took this song. Here is the original. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuezNswtRfo)

Also much love for this post for it somehow reminded me of She's in parties (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VyWNDxQQxM). Which in turn reminded me of that blissful insanity that is youth and the icebears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhtxqvAlIpo) we were.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on February 22, 2010, 04:06:50 PM
I've been lsitening to a lot of EBM recently, particularly Destroid and their recent Silent World EP. Really liking their cover of Lucretia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnn4ANPeC_g).

Stop talking about bands not on Pandora!  :sad:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on February 22, 2010, 04:10:26 PM
I'm probably a too big a Sisters fan to think this is a better version but really I love where they took this song. Here is the original. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuezNswtRfo)

Hah I'd forgotten about that original video. Did Andrew Eldritch really think we needed to see his chest?


Patricia Morrison however is more than welcome to wave her chest around as much as she likes


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on February 22, 2010, 08:14:03 PM
That's very retro thrash. Not bad.

Here's a selection of some of the stuff that I liked from 2009:

Aranis - from the album Songs From Mirage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nDMcznvDEc

Porcupine Tree - form the album The Incident
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8jm61vk2Ao


that was a monster list.   Not digging the new Porcupine tree as much as earlier releases, but a fine album regardless.   I dug the Aranis song, and will dig around for some more of their stuff.  Sounds like something I could work to, which I am need of.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 23, 2010, 08:33:42 AM
Quote
Mastodon - from the album Crack The Skye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Vf5syTfmE
Mastodon is pwning my drumkit right now. I am humbled and frightened. Amazing metal album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on February 23, 2010, 12:01:53 PM
Quote
Mastodon - from the album Crack The Skye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Vf5syTfmE
Mastodon is pwning my drumkit right now. I am humbled and frightened. Amazing metal album.

Brann Dailor is, well I have typed and retyped trying to say just how amazing he is but basically it just comes down to  :Love_Letters: I would rather listen to him and/or watch him play over any other metal drummer currently.   


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on February 23, 2010, 01:43:03 PM
Patricia Morrison however is more than welcome to wave her chest around as much as she likes

I believe that was her primary role. Most of the (clearly synthesizer) bass lines were laid down in the studio by Eldritch.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 05, 2010, 02:42:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZVCD6y-LNM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-ShfiU64U0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on March 05, 2010, 10:58:43 PM
Dusted off my Dälek cds this weekend and have been in a serious... uhmm dark hip hop phase?

If you have never heard Dälek you owe it to yourself to at least check out this guy.  Very dark atmospheric hip hop.... shit the dude has toured with Isis.

Dälek-We Lost Sight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YA7R3ugWUs&feature=related

Dälek-Paragraphs Relentless (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctWUaLl8htk&feature=related

Dälek - Asylum (Permanent Underclass)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyWYc7ZmJ2M&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on March 08, 2010, 11:09:35 AM
Just wanted to inform the metalheads around here that the new Dark Tranquillity [sic] album, We are the Void, is fantastic. :awesome_for_real:

Her Silent Language:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S52i6gIaRuo


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on March 08, 2010, 12:58:41 PM
my f'in mp3 collection is toast. its a long story... so i've rebuilt it with just Queen and the Misfits. Not even sure what else I want on here (My Chemical Romance...heh). There was a Danzig song I came across that for the life of me, can't remember even hearing it in all the 20 yrs I've been a fan (When Death Had No Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT2ReyllFL4)... killer opening chords). I keep listening to it, so I should put it on here too.

Anything you think I might like, feel free to recommend :) [edit] Basically, catchy (psychotic/horror) punk or Operatic Rock. Fire away. Especially shit that I probably never heard of.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 10, 2010, 09:49:24 AM
Kneel before Zod! :rock_hard:

Gama Bomb - In The Court Of General Zod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_c4KZYrKTA&feature=related)

Where is Zog? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPJ88l3OC8)

Wonder if Zod and Zog are related :)

They almost seem the same entity, perhaps different planets recollection?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on March 10, 2010, 02:40:33 PM
Some unknown/unheralded black metal.

Kvist.  Only released one album in 1995, but it's good.  I wish more black metal bands had followed their example in that regard.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73S4JWkBVsU&feature=related

Averse Sefira.  One of the better bands still working in today's generally lifeless and unimaginative genre.  Tetragrammatical Astygmata is by far their best work.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMo2h1uO2RA

Sorcier des Glaces.  Youthful inspirational music.  Brilliant production.  Ok, only one of the two previous statements is true.  But luckily production isn't too important in black metal, where streaming melodic development is king, and rhythm is used primarily as ambient forward motion.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIrPe3mgEmQ&feature=related

Auzhia.  Epic.  Requires a long attention span.  But really cool in it's unorthodox style.  Doesn't mind being vague, and features long melodies that often will force one to wait a long time before reaching resolution.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQWhg1_FAGA


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: lac on March 12, 2010, 05:17:18 PM
Hah, the music thread.
Since everybody is posting obscure stuff in here and 106's sig made me reminiscence of times long gone by...

When we were kids, our radar only showed rock and pop.
I suppose we were into the generic stuff, I can't really remember.

Then there was Front 242. And shit started changing.

It wasn't until 15 minutes ago I realised how horrible their videos were. But fuck that, they were awesome on cassette!

You probably won't be interested in this unless you have a soft spot for the sounds that, among many others, birthed industrial and electronic music almost 30 years ago.

Front 242:
Headhunter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPpUFBVSyWs)
Funkadhafi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jPsYAkKzjw)
Controversy between (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPSwGj45gxM) paying respect to those who were first.
Happiness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMnE9SG-bHM&)
And, of course, a lot more (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=front+242)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 14, 2010, 10:17:14 AM
Cathedral : Grim Luxuria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDRGA8MhEe0)

Cathedral - Midnight Mountain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v73zQ8aAVyc)

Cathedral - Ride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-08wmIm440)

Cathedral - Reaching Happiness, Touching Pain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M1p1wYqdmo)

Cathedral - Enter The Worms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiLlCMRPmAw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on March 14, 2010, 01:05:28 PM
This thread is great with the links to the music.  Makes it easier to determine whether something is any good or not.  Much better than reading Amazon or FYE's CD recommendations...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on March 15, 2010, 04:12:24 AM
This is pretty cool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6VcyTcDr4)

Bunch of kids playing Cowboys from Hell, the singer is 12 and he just rocks it out.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 15, 2010, 09:08:05 AM
They're playing some of the Sonisphere festival on Palladium HD. Some good stuff, the new Alice in Chains, Metallica doing Hit the Lights. Bullet for my Valentine is ok, but they do have a bit of the evil cookie monster shit. Really liked Machine Head (couldn't believe they're still touring), their newer tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vnoPISHI4k) was really good (Halo off the Blackening).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on March 16, 2010, 07:33:05 PM

Cathedral - Reaching Happiness, Touching Pain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M1p1wYqdmo)



Cathedral - Forest of Equilibrium is one of the best albums in metal history IMO.  Nice post.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on March 16, 2010, 09:54:28 PM
I said above somewhere that I'm rebuilding my music collection. I'd like to rant one more time about what a lost opportunity the Misfits are/were. Kind of re-listening to everything Danzig/Misfits atm.

Danzig really sucks. Since IV, I mean. He's almost as hackneyed and cliched as Black Metal. I'm starting to think that Jerry Only is a better songwriter now. :ye_gods: At the very least, it seems like he was a big help.. or something.. in how Glenn used to write. Only still writes goofy horrorpunk comic book shit - just not as well as Glenn did. Should revisit it. Why the hell did he get so serious...

That isn't to say that Samhain/early Danzig sucked though. Even though he was serious, those albums kind of have a cool theme on being torn between good and evil. He never wrote about being evil, but being fucked up. Having a "Twist of Cain", asking "Am I Demon", etc.. After IV though, seems like he decided he was actually evil. And I don't think anyone can pull that shit off successfully. Not Oz, not Danzig. Just look at the cover of Satan's Child, and you realize the guy's a dork. It was probably good that he got sucker punched.

Anyways, like I said.. "rant". Gonna move on to Morrissey now.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 17, 2010, 08:23:18 AM
You got further than I did, I think the last album of Danzing I ever really enjoyed was How the Gods Kill. The next album, and everything after, lost some sort of magic.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 17, 2010, 08:27:41 AM
Cathedral - Forest of Equilibrium is one of the best albums in metal history IMO.  Nice post.
Really? It's decent sludgy music, but the "singer" is comically bad. You're on record with that being as good as Reign in Blood or Abigail or Master of Puppets or Black Sabbath? Hm.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on March 17, 2010, 08:31:39 AM
...and you realize the guy's a dork.
Agreed.  When he was writing cool material (ala Samhain and I-IV) it was a little goofy at times, but still good music and catchy songs.  Now?  It's laughably bad.

Really? It's decent sludgy music, but the "singer" is comically bad.
I forgive goofy\bad singers considerably when the music is catchy and the songs are well written.  When it isn't cookie monster-vocals, I can tolerate a LOT of bad singing (like say, Venom or The Darkness).  And this is metal, we all rabidly agree and disagree on favorites to the death ;-)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 17, 2010, 08:44:19 AM
Cathedral - Forest of Equilibrium is one of the best albums in metal history IMO.  Nice post.
Really? It's decent sludgy music, but the "singer" is comically bad. You're on record with that being as good as Reign in Blood or Abigail or Master of Puppets or Black Sabbath? Hm.

You sir, are out of your mind.  :grin:  You have to consider the time frame of its release (1991), and who comprised the band (Protip: that singer, yeah, NAPLAM DEATH would be his other band). Forest of E, and, for a change of pace The Ethereal Mirror sent shock waves through the scene.

It was some of the best, and is now considered a classic quintessential bridge between so called "doom" and the rest of the metal world.  I personally fell in love with the "hippy/doom/good times" sound they created. Some of the ones I linked were my favorites, but the two first albums, were masterpieces. I would recommend listening to them. However forest of E, is quite possibly one of the SLOWEST albums ever made, some of those songs the tempo can't be quantified, as stark contrast to the sounds of the time.
 
Also, "One of the best albums" does not replace other, awesome albums. However, Abagail? Pifft, it never held a candle to "them" and "conspiracy"!


Next on: When metal heads fight!



Because you liked it so much! More!

1991, Forest of Equilibrium:
Cathedral - Picture of Beauty and Innocence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxMPDTQn1gE)
That goes right into:
Cathedral - Commiserating the Celebration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45U_-3HjeqA)
Cathedral - A Funeral Request (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4F3bSIIbq0)
Cathedral - Equilibrium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-CLHuRNznE)
Cathedral "Ebony Tears" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsHtMCs6Lww)

1992
Cathedral - Autumn Twilight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkVw6_VTi2A)

1994
Cathedral - Cosmic Funeral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2lCd68fw60)

Much more recent:
Cathedral "Stained Glass Horizon" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCvAxvbgIfs)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on March 17, 2010, 09:26:41 AM
I just can't get all metalhead about a band named Cathedral. I grew up around Cathedrals, and all they summon to mind is wobbly old ladies, warbling priests and the soul crushing smell of incense and boredom.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 17, 2010, 09:59:11 AM
It is true that I know nothing about the metal scene in the late 80s/early 90s  :why_so_serious:



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 17, 2010, 10:00:40 AM
It is true that I know nothing about the metal scene in the late 80s/early 90s  :why_so_serious:



I still love you.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Teleku on March 17, 2010, 10:29:28 AM
I just can't get all metalhead about a band named Cathedral. I grew up around Cathedrals, and all they summon to mind is wobbly old ladies, warbling priests and the soul crushing smell of incense and boredom.
Hey, be thankful!  You got to go be bored in a huge ornately carved building with statues and gilded shit to stare at while the priest drones on.  When I got dragged to church, we only had a simple cramped wooden building where it was just you, the preacher, and Jesus.  Oh how I envied the catholics and their idol worship.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on March 17, 2010, 11:18:25 AM
Really? It's decent sludgy music, but the "singer" is comically bad. You're on record with that being as good as Reign in Blood or Abigail or Master of Puppets or Black Sabbath? Hm.

I never like ranking albums like that.  Clearly in context RiB and Black Sabbath are the best out there.  However, not in context, I think the best modern death metal is in many ways a superior version of reign in blood. Since it's entirely building off RiB though, how do I rank them?  I don't like ranking music for this reason.

And I really like Abigail!  I think Don't Break the Oath is better though.

But, anyways, the reasons I like Forest are probably the exact reasons you don't like it.  But regardless, I think if you concentrate on that album from start to finish, which I think is important as it is clearly constructed as an album not as just a collection of songs, you will have gone on a fucking trip the likes of which are rarely seen in music in any genre.  One of the particular things it did was actually make me literally sick to my stomach at one point...and then somehow, paradoxically given the tempo, manage to almost spiritually uplift me at another point.  And it is still capable of getting into quite the groove despite the unconventionality...It's a weird, weird experience. 

Candlemass had some good sabbath inspired albums sure (and I think some later cathedral falls in this category as well) but FoE is the first time I think doom really attempts something past Black Sabbath, which is a big deal.  Unfortunately, later Cathedral gets kind of bland and predictable to me tbh.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 17, 2010, 11:20:43 AM
I think Don't Break the Oath is better though.

But, anyways, the reasons I like Forest are probably the exact reasons you don't like it.
Agreed and agreed.

Oath is one of the albums that had a huge influence on my band's style, though. Fate, Sabbath, Metallica, Maiden, Van Halen, Queen and Queensryche would probably be the main influences we had, with a bit of Slayer, Exodus Bonded by Blood, Overkill Feel the Fire and Savatage The Dungeons are Calling.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on March 17, 2010, 11:40:22 AM
so...was your band fates warning?  : )

But seriously, that's a very cool list of influences.  Albeit one that I would guess many bands from the 80's were operating with, but correctly so.

Oath is amazing.  The melodic guitarwork in those fate albums kicks the balls out of recent 'melodic death metal', thats for sure.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on March 17, 2010, 01:48:52 PM
You got further than I did, I think the last album of Danzing I ever really enjoyed was How the Gods Kill. The next album, and everything after, lost some sort of magic.

IV has the ironically titled Cantspeak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCXak-hAO-4) and Let It Be Captured (which is the same riff as Cantspeak, but in reverse). After that he could neither sing as well or write.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on March 18, 2010, 12:53:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89Kz8Nxb-Bg


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Musashi on March 18, 2010, 01:43:53 AM
Those zebra finches were better than the last page of this thread.  I used to have zebra finches when I was a kid.  Dr. Feathers and his wife, Marshmallow.  They also make songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI9sJzNNCww&feature=related) of their own.  Yea.  Way better than Danzig.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Korachia on March 18, 2010, 06:13:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kBdMF41O5o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kBdMF41O5o)

Reminds me of my days in Istanbul, smoking waterpipes and just laying on my back in a huge sofa with other friends, listening to music, sleeping or playing a bit of backgammon, all day long. Memorable mention goes to the people at the waterpipe cafe under the Galata bridge. Oh how I miss those days..



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 18, 2010, 08:30:42 AM
You got further than I did, I think the last album of Danzing I ever really enjoyed was How the Gods Kill. The next album, and everything after, lost some sort of magic.

IV has the ironically titled Cantspeak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCXak-hAO-4) and Let It Be Captured (which is the same riff as Cantspeak, but in reverse). After that he could neither sing as well or write.

Right, forgot about that one. That single is decent Danzig. But still, lost the magic comment still stands.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Stormwaltz on March 22, 2010, 09:00:24 AM
I got an order of CDs from Projekt over the weekend, and they included a free sampler CD. I listened to it on the way to work.

Why the fuck can't goths learn to sing?

The male singers are particularly bad, but every goddamn song is full of hysterical yelps, weedy Internet Tough Guy growls, plain overemoting, or bad imitations of Siouxie Sioux or Peter Murphy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on March 22, 2010, 10:45:06 PM
For the Metal Heads, Armenian/Assyrian black metal  their past two albums are amazing... Melechesh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZprzPj7CkU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7baRD7SrfM&feature=related



note: I might have pimped this band before...as a fanboi of melechesh I reserve that right.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on March 22, 2010, 11:05:33 PM
I'm currently bouncing between 3 bands:

1. Riverside

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhXWzads9YI

2. Pure Reason Revolution

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhQaPT6CS08

3. Bigelf

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4dZAJojwVM


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 23, 2010, 08:40:52 AM
I don't remember if I've linked to Wolfgang's Vault (http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/) before, but the place rocks. Last week they had a Texas sale, I missed ZZ Top day but got a 1984 performance by SRV for $6 (FLAC, $4 for mp3). They stream a bunch of stuff for free.

I'm a big fan of Peter Green-era Mac (http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/fleetwood-mac/concerts/roundhouse-chalk-farm-april-24-1970.html), if you like guitars and only know the Rumors bunch, check it out.

Anyway, been listening to that SRV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9oymWJXp68) disc, Mercyful Fate's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHPZwQXu3Ng) Don't Break the Oath and some Charlie Patton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyIquE0izAg).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Morfiend on March 23, 2010, 01:13:37 PM
I have been in to this guy recently.
Warren Suicide. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gykHR6WVvlo) Electronic.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 24, 2010, 09:05:42 AM
GWAR "Hello Medley Video" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neVTOKnU1vM)  :drill:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 24, 2010, 06:12:43 PM
This is kind of a cool way to hear new music and such (and lawl, it has daily quests):

http://www.thesixtyone.com

Fair warning, a lot of the stuff on there is shitty.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on March 25, 2010, 06:35:56 PM
The Break (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0p9DyBSzU4)

Australian surf rock featuring most of Midnight Oil plus the bass player from The Violent Femmes.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on March 25, 2010, 08:24:20 PM
I'm currently bouncing between 3 bands:

1. Riverside
2. Pure Reason Revolution
3. Bigelf

Cool. All are bands that I've championed in these forums in the past. You may also like Lunatic Soul, which is Riverside singer/bassist/primary songwriter Mariusz Duda's solo project.

I'll be seeing Riverside (again) at this year's NEARfest (http://www.nearfest.com/). Saw PRR there a couple of years ago. There's only around a dozen tickets still left if anybody here wants to go. Bigelf are supporting Porcupine Tree in the USA on their April/May tour, but they aren't playing around these parts, presumably to help sell tickets to the BIG DEAL Porcupine Tree concert at Radio City Music Hall (http://www.radiocity.com/events/porcupine-tree-910.html) in NYC in September. That will be a special "evening with" show where the band will very likely play things they don't usually play live or that they haven't played for many years.

My "on heavy rotation" list looks something like this just now:

North Atlantic Oscillation - Grappling Hooks (Kscope, 2010)
Scorpions - Sting in the Tail (Universal, 2010)
Big Block 454 - Bratislava (private press, 2008)
Iron Kim Style - Iron Kim Style (Moonjune, 2010)
Electric Orange - Krautrock From Hell (Sulatron, 2010)
Orphaned Land - Never Ending Way of the ORwarriOR (Century Media, 2010)
Shearwater - The Golden Archipeligo (Matador, 2010)
Hawkwind - Sonic Attack (Atomhenge, 2010) *
Colosseum - The Valentyne Suite (Sanctuary, 2004) *
Radio Massacre International - Time & Motion (Cuneiform, 2010)

Radio Massacre International will be playing locally next month. Yay. Scorpions will be playing their farewell tour in these parts at the same time as NEARfest. Boo.

* remasters of older albums, 1981 & 1969 respectively


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on March 26, 2010, 03:09:36 AM
Cool. All are bands that I've championed in these forums in the past.

I'll definitely look into Lunatic Soul. Porcupine Tree/Bigelf are coming through Dallas on the 20th of April. I can still get tickets, but I'm not sure I can get the night off from work. I'd sure love to go though.

I'll check out some of the other stuff you've got going there. Just a quick listen to North Atlantic Oscillation and I like what I hear.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on March 27, 2010, 08:07:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8uSjOpHHe4


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on March 29, 2010, 10:40:44 AM
There's a free heavy metal MP3 sampler album up on Amazon courtesy of the folks at The End Records. It'll be gone in a couple of days though, so act now:

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Metal-Sampler/dp/B00393AI0M/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on March 29, 2010, 03:27:23 PM
For the Metal Heads, Armenian/Assyrian black metal  their past two albums are amazing... Melechesh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZprzPj7CkU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7baRD7SrfM&feature=related



note: I might have pimped this band before...as a fanboi of melechesh I reserve that right.

Thanks for this, it's great (and on Spotify)! I would also like to point out that the frontman looks like Kratos.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 29, 2010, 03:56:43 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Metal-Sampler/dp/B00393AI0M/
Holy crap, actually a decent band on there between the cookie monsters and emotards. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is pretty badass.

Early Man was decent old school, but kind of repetitive and the vocals weren't great. Several bands were pretty good, but had half decently sung vocals and half cookie monster (Borknagar). Dio and Dickinson should smite some motherfuckers imo. Wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't so hard to find something melodic and heavy with great vocals, and someone like Mastodon moves in that direction and catches shit from fans.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 29, 2010, 04:15:09 PM
Thanks to The Sixty One, I discovered Drugstore Fanatics (http://www.drugstorefanatics.com/). I like them. Heavy, yet melodic.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 02, 2010, 12:27:27 PM
CRYPTOPSY - Worship Your Demons (OFFICIAL VIDEO)  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB_wCYF4BCM)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on April 02, 2010, 06:47:09 PM
I could get into that Cryptopsy song, if the singer wasn't screaming\growling like that and the snare drum wasn't SO DAMN HIGH in the mix that it overpowers everything else.  Seriously, was there any bass or guitar outside of a few noodles here and there?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on April 03, 2010, 06:50:00 PM
In the producer's defense, Flo (the drummer) is the only reason to listen to Cryptopsy anymore. :-P

Edit:
Oopsie-daisy, I should get my vowels straight.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 03, 2010, 07:33:42 PM
I could get into that Cryptopsy song, if the singer wasn't screaming\growling like that and the snare drum wasn't SO DAMN HIGH in the mix that it overpowers everything else.  Seriously, was there any bass or guitar outside of a few noodles here and there?

I'm not a fan of the vocals as well.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Samwise on April 04, 2010, 12:41:39 AM
And now for something completely different (but timely -- warning, strong religious overtones):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz9akqofziE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz9akqofziE)

I've had this melody stuck in my head for days.  It's like 15th century pop music.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: schild on April 04, 2010, 01:32:06 AM
The VNV Nation show I just went to at Elysium here in Austin is probably one of the best shows I've ever attended. Also 6th street was :awesome_for_real: tonight.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on April 04, 2010, 02:11:29 AM
The VNV Nation show I just went to at Elysium here in Austin is probably one of the best shows I've ever attended.
My ex is going to see that this Sunday.  Supposedly it will be a good time.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on April 06, 2010, 10:31:44 PM
Digging the new Jonsi solo bit.  It's amazing how far he and Sigur Ros have come in the 10 years I've been listening. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 07, 2010, 08:17:53 AM
For my birthday I got tickets for Guy Davis, an amazing acoustic blues guy, and a gypsy jazz group who's name escapes me just now. Both at the local art cafe. Also coming up: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (always a fun show) and Johnny Winter and James Cotton at the Egg (the best venue acoustics I've heard).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 09, 2010, 08:16:39 AM
I wish I didn't live in the cultural gap between the Lakes and Capitol. Just heard about this show (http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004448E6396AA7). Fiancee is definitely not interested, which sucks because we'll be vacationing that week. A normal work week, I'd just use a personal day and stay over.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on April 15, 2010, 12:36:26 AM
Good Death Metal is the greatest thing ever made.  A total inversion of pop music, a delicious obsession for absurdist melodic development, and utter romanticism.  It's like if Schubert fucked Berg and then decided to make fun of the beatles (bach might be in there somewhere too, dont tell anyone). 

Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness.  This is simply taking the premise Slayer laid out in RiB, and then saying hey, lets pretend like we're romantic composers on top of it.  It's a mini-symphony.  And this is when metal gets really damn fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti4VuHAVzn4&feature=related

Gorguts - Obscura:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gri3tjKktdI

Gorguts - From Wisdom to Hate:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP0zs_El4Oo

Incantation - Onward to Golgotha:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcPVF2jd6X0

Immolation - Close to a World Below:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g8wtYRMGYA



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on April 15, 2010, 01:26:45 AM
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Due for US release May 18th. Whole album streamable:

http://www.lcdsoundsystem.com/thisishappening/index2.htm


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on April 15, 2010, 07:33:08 AM
Early reports coming in that Pete Steele died last night of heart failure (http://geeksofdoom.com/2010/04/15/type-o-negative-frontman-pete-steele-has-died/) at a staggeringly young 48 (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.Net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=138519).

This year is just getting worse and worse for music. I can still barely come to terms with Mark Linkous' suicide as it is, and now another favourite musician is gone.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 15, 2010, 09:40:17 AM
Well that sucks, I was close to going and seeing them last time they came threw for old times sake, I really should have I guess.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 17, 2010, 09:17:50 AM
Rush playing Moving Pictures in its entirety? Oh hell yeah.

Ticketmaster fucking things up so tickets go on sale 7 minutes late and I only get 26th row? Dammit!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on April 17, 2010, 10:30:43 AM
Don't know when the Philly tickets for the Rush 'Time Machine' tour are going on sale. I won't be looking to buy seats up front if they're $150 + fees like in some other venues though. I saw "The Camera Eye" live back when they last played it... on the Signals tour. They've played everything else off Moving Pictures in the last few tours.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on April 18, 2010, 12:04:11 PM
I haven't listened to Rotting Christ since the mid 90s and back then they did nothing for me.  Flash forward ~15 years and holy Pork Souvlaki these Greeks have evolved.  I just picked up their two most recent albums and they are amazing.

Title track of latest album:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hOfNukY6Og&feature=related

closer with Diamanda Gala on vocals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGR27sF61BQ&feature=related
what a stunning way to close an album. I could never get into her stuff, had Plague Mass at one point but this just blows me away.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: schild on April 18, 2010, 12:48:46 PM
The Broken Bells album (self-titled) is incredible. It's James Mercer of The Shins with Danger Mouse (doing all the instruments except the strings section). Buy it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on April 18, 2010, 05:04:22 PM
Don't know when the Philly tickets for the Rush 'Time Machine' tour are going on sale. I won't be looking to buy seats up front if they're $150 + fees like in some other venues though. I saw "The Camera Eye" live back when they last played it... on the Signals tour. They've played everything else off Moving Pictures in the last few tours.

What!  How did I miss this!   :uhrr: 

Bah no shows in Chicago though, means I'll have to try and get Milwaukee Summerfest tickets.  I've seen them tons of times, be nice to see all of Moving Pictures done in it's entirety though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: TheWalrus on April 18, 2010, 07:44:58 PM
Early reports coming in that Pete Steele died last night of heart failure (http://geeksofdoom.com/2010/04/15/type-o-negative-frontman-pete-steele-has-died/) at a staggeringly young 48 (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.Net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=138519).

This year is just getting worse and worse for music. I can still barely come to terms with Mark Linkous' suicide as it is, and now another favourite musician is gone.

Blows. Very funny dude with entertaining music.

Instead of slashing my wrists, I just write a bunch of really crummy songs.

It's bad poetry executed by people that can't sing. That's my definition of Rap.

So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun.

Don't mistake a lack of talent for genius.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 21, 2010, 02:04:19 PM
SUFFOCATION - "Abomination Reborn"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6nrglujp1U) Still kicking it old school I see.

NILE - "Sacrifice Unto Sebek" HD  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09dFfqdVDi0)

And just because I had not listened to them in forever Human Remains- Human NSFW lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSDScRovM4c)


And OMG:  Nocturnus - Lake of Fire  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gCjpKsBf44)

Mortician - Zombie Apocalypse  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiOJ2P_jvnU)

I feel the old now.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 23, 2010, 08:46:32 AM
Clutch - "Minotaur"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYTXNyZrqYo)


Clutch - "Burning Beard" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eepsCXpLY4)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on April 26, 2010, 06:02:29 PM
Scrubs (the show) is truly awesome. It made me finally check out DevilDriver, which I now feel I should have done sooner, eventhough Coal Chamber was completely meh.

DevilDriver - Resurrection Blvd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAmdBJ1Yohw)

...

I'm kind of predictable with my music choices. ;D


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on April 26, 2010, 10:47:14 PM
Been listening to the hell out of 'Die Apokalyptischen Reiter'. What a great band. All 3 of their latest albums are good. I've just recently went further back into their catalog and it's not bad either, but I've only listened to them once each so that needs more listens.

'Riders on the Storm' (absolutely not a remake of 'The Doors' song)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnhxo_hfEnw



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Margalis on April 27, 2010, 04:18:27 AM
I love Cathedral, although their slower more played-straight Doomy stuff bores me to tears. Midnight Mountain is probably my favorite track of theirs just because it's so fun and ridiculous, the last couple minutes of it always put a huge smile on my face.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on April 27, 2010, 08:41:25 AM
Been listening to the hell out of 'Die Apokalyptischen Reiter'. What a great band. All 3 of their latest albums are good. I've just recently went further back into their catalog and it's not bad either, but I've only listened to them once each so that needs more listens.

'Riders on the Storm' (absolutely not a remake of 'The Doors' song)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnhxo_hfEnw



Damn you are the first person I have ever seen mention them/know of them.  I have just have one of their albums called All You Need Is Love,   have you heard that one?  If you have based on that album what else do you recommend by them?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on April 27, 2010, 09:24:28 AM
Damn you are the first person I have ever seen mention them/know of them.  I have just have one of their albums called All You Need Is Love,   have you heard that one?  If you have based on that album what else do you recommend by them?

That is one I haven't listened to all that much yet. I also haven't listened much to 2003's 'Have a Nice Trip'.

After that one, 'Samurai' came out in 2004. It's excellent. In 2006, 'Riders on the Storm' came out and it's even better. In 2008, 'Licht' came out and while I don't consider it as good as 'Riders on the Storm', I still love it. I would say that as you work your way closer to present day in their discography, they move towards a more melodic sound that I actually prefer. They have a new album supposedly coming out later this year too. I'm really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on April 27, 2010, 01:34:39 PM
cool will look for those.

cheers


*edit*


Just rediscovered this on me tubes as my tape died years ago:

Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy  - damn I had forgotten how f'ing amazing they were, politics, social awareness great beats, they had it all.

tp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J_qa...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAkOifDeSw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvBzq5raGIw&NR=1


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on April 29, 2010, 10:59:21 PM
This Australian band Cloud Control are the support act for Vampire Weekend's tour. I reckon they're going places.

Worth a listen:
Death Cloud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQsu1m_DuZ4)
Gold Canary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDULAuG8FgA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 30, 2010, 12:33:45 AM
Damn you are the first person I have ever seen mention them/know of them.
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is pretty badass.
:awesome_for_real:

Wrestling with our utter hate of festivals. Some good stuff this year in Ottawa and Rochester. I really want to see Old Crow Medicine Show open for Derek and Susan.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: brellium on May 02, 2010, 09:07:12 PM
Been listening to Demis Roussos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZKMm-nOsc) lately.

Muusicaah


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on May 03, 2010, 09:24:12 AM
Old Crow Medicine Show has been rolling around my Pandora rotation lately because of a Felice Brothers add I put in there.  I'm liking them a lot so far.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on May 03, 2010, 11:05:00 AM
Been listening to Demis Roussos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZKMm-nOsc) lately.

From his best album, when he was in a psychedelic/progressive rock band Aphrodite's Child with Vangelis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=selfqEH-JnY


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: brellium on May 04, 2010, 12:33:50 AM
Been listening to Demis Roussos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZKMm-nOsc) lately.

From his best album, when he was in a psychedelic/progressive rock band Aphrodite's Child with Vangelis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=selfqEH-JnY

Never been really big on psychedelic rock. I think my parents did a good job of burning that out of me when I was a young age (like at six), which is odd as they took me to my first concert when I was two (Beach Boys), music tastes always change.

Also <3 Namie Amuro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOx3VKFu-LQ)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on May 04, 2010, 08:55:56 AM
I just started listening to Blackfield. It's like Stupid Dream/Lightbulb Sun Porcupine Tree. I dig it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dyMp99Q5ss


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on May 04, 2010, 10:51:51 AM
With a couple of exceptions (such as that track) I find most of Blackfield pleasant but low on repeat value. Probably my least favourite Wilson project.

Here's the first offering from Trent Reznor's new band How To Destroy Angels:

http://pitchfork.com/news/38686-how-to-destroy-angels-a-drowning/

And here's a track from Anathema's upcoming album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea1gtXccCB0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Korachia on May 04, 2010, 01:44:48 PM
Any good suggestion for what to listen to while ill?

Currently listening to Nujabes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0kuoiAm2A&playnext_from=TL&videos=5_CVE1adeMw

but pretty much open for any kind of suggestions, as long it isent to loud and metalic..


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 04, 2010, 05:56:57 PM
Any good suggestion for what to listen to while ill?

Currently listening to Nujabes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0kuoiAm2A&playnext_from=TL&videos=5_CVE1adeMw

but pretty much open for any kind of suggestions, as long it isent to loud and metalic..

Cat Power, husky breathy female vocals that really relax me.   I listened to her a lot last time I had strep.  /shrug.  Never thought of "what is good sick music" before.   LUcinda Williams?  Chris Isaak, Al Green? Isis?  Nada Surf?

If you are trying to sleep/rest while sick, Kitaro has some great stuff for falling asleep to.   Hope you feel better.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on May 04, 2010, 11:42:18 PM
Cat Power, husky breathy female vocals that really relax me.

Ah yes. That's the folks that did the cover of "Space Oddity" for a Lincoln commercial. I wish they had done an actual full version that they'd release.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sheepherder on May 05, 2010, 12:32:00 AM
Any good suggestion for what to listen to while ill?

Apocalyptica actually does a few soothing melodic pieces.  Farewell is a good example.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: brellium on May 05, 2010, 12:39:31 AM
Any good suggestion for what to listen to while ill?

Currently listening to Nujabes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0kuoiAm2A&playnext_from=TL&videos=5_CVE1adeMw

but pretty much open for any kind of suggestions, as long it isent to loud and metalic..
Anita Baker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adfl0_iM-IY&feature=related)

Also good for cleaning


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Korachia on May 05, 2010, 04:17:54 AM
Thx for the input guys

I have always found music as a fine way to distract myself from all the symptoms of being sick..


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on May 05, 2010, 06:26:17 AM
Here's the first offering from Trent Reznor's new band How To Destroy Angels:

http://pitchfork.com/news/38686-how-to-destroy-angels-a-drowning/

I like it, although what separates this from NIN is pretty hard to see.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on May 05, 2010, 07:54:30 AM
Here's the first offering from Trent Reznor's new band How To Destroy Angels:

http://pitchfork.com/news/38686-how-to-destroy-angels-a-drowning/

Oooh darn, you beat me to posting that. I like it, a lot. Retains some classic NIN flavour while moving on to a more neo trip-hop/dubstep territory, which he was threatening to do back with Year Zero anyhow. Mariqueen's voice is pretty much a perfect feminine facsimile of Reznor's quiet voice.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Samwise on May 05, 2010, 03:08:15 PM
Any good suggestion for what to listen to while ill?

This reminds me, we haven't done an f13 mixtape in a while.  "Listen while ill" is a great album name.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on May 06, 2010, 08:41:33 AM
It really depends on the illness:

Common Cold:  Chopin
Syphilis:  Schubert
Necrotic Tissue from bite or flesh-eating disease:  Goregrind, perhaps Carcass?
Brain Tumor (or at least you'd have to have the symptoms to enjoy this):   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5886Nb_psg


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on May 06, 2010, 04:41:03 PM
My music taste mutated a bit again and now I'm listening to the new Cypress Hill album. I don't know if I like it, even though on paper it's full of talent.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 06, 2010, 07:50:12 PM


And here's a track from Anathema's upcoming album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea1gtXccCB0

wow....that is different.. did some wiki fu, and I had their first album serenades back in the day, and haven't listened to them since the mid 90's quite the change in style.  I will definately check this out, thanks for putting them back on my radar.  If you like this, I assume you listen to Amorphis?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on May 06, 2010, 11:38:25 PM
Got to see Band of Horses open for Pearl Jam in Columbus tonight.  Friend had third row tickets from being a Ten Club member for nearly 20 years now.  Pearl Jam just simply rocks, each and every time I see them.  But to me, Band of Horses was my highlight.  Perfect mix of indie rock with a bit of country twang and somberness.  Excellent driving music. 



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 07, 2010, 08:26:24 AM
I was into some spring-time rock stuff for a bit, Moving Pictures (for obvious reasons) and some early VH. Now I'm back into my Cab Calloway thing, I've got some 2-disc compilation in the truck. Love being able to burn both as an mp3 cd; my old truck had a tape player...6 cd changer full of mp3 cds is a nice little luxury (and of course a direct input for ipod, but without integrated controls it's a bit clunky and I always forget to turn off the ipod).

We've been seeing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy a couple times a year for a few years now, much like the blues I've been doing a bit of mining the past of bands like them and the BSO. A lot of the big band stuff can get schmaltzy for me, so far the only one I've really dug into was Count Basie, until I (re)discovered Cab. He's kind of the punk of the big band scene, it's really great stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 09, 2010, 04:25:57 PM
Saw Lecherous Nocturne, Skeletonwitch, and Cannibal Corpse last night with two co-workers.  If you like metal, you will like Skeletonwitch, simple as that.  I can't remember the last time I saw a band that was so clearly having the time of their life while onstage.   Cannibal Corpse, never been into them, don't have any albums, but after seeing them live I can understand why they are so popular, although there drummer looks like he is barely able to play at the speeds required.

All in all: go see skeletonwitch live if you get the chance. While they might not be doing anything new, what they do they do so well.

some of the songs they played last night
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQlLYfgUtOc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHxr6fP22MM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DEyPFi0N1Y&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 10, 2010, 08:39:26 AM
The band is great. But.

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7040/cookiemonster2.gif)

 :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 10, 2010, 03:32:00 PM
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/james-brown/concerts/newport-jazz-festival-july-06-1969.html

Soul Brother Number One.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 10, 2010, 03:39:41 PM
coookieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

yeah there are several bands that I wish I could just get the Karaoke version of their albums.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 10, 2010, 07:06:55 PM
Those guys remind me a ton of Witchery in sound for some reason.  I was able to get into that band despite the vocals (which didn't bother me too much for some reason) so maybe this band deserves a chance.  I do like that it's not the same plodding chord and boring riff structure over and over again (to the exclusion of anything else).  If anything, being creative and not dropping to D to speed along with one finger deserves some support these days...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on May 15, 2010, 08:27:27 PM
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter doing a cover of 'Ghostriders in the Sky':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGtIOv6uH2A

Good times.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on May 16, 2010, 03:25:18 PM
Ronnie James Dio just died (http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/).

Damn shame.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 16, 2010, 03:56:27 PM
Damn shame.
That it is.  I had seen him live a few years back and he still had his performance top notch, even in his 60's.  Sad day.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on May 16, 2010, 05:11:26 PM
He was still incredible last year. We just lost a great.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mosesandstick on May 16, 2010, 06:32:31 PM
I saw him in Heaven and Hell (awesome) and was hoping to see him on the Dio tour. The original Rainbow album was the first rock album I ever listened to, and something both my Dad and I liked. Damn.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 16, 2010, 09:49:58 PM
Fuck. One of the greatest metal singers of all time.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on May 17, 2010, 01:10:59 AM
I didn't even realize he was sick though. :(  That's too sad.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 17, 2010, 08:15:56 AM
Ronnie James Dio just died (http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/).

Damn shame.

Jack black will be pissed.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on May 17, 2010, 09:19:31 AM
Fuck. I'm getting old.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: naum on May 17, 2010, 05:02:48 PM
Ronnie James Dio just died (http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/).

Damn shame.

Still remember when I saw Rainbow in concert, back in the late 70s, when I was not even a high school lad yet, probably 14 at the time… …at the old Stanley Theater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedum_Center) in Pittsburgh… …Ronnie Montrose and Gamma was the warmup act, and they kicked ass too.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 17, 2010, 11:06:15 PM
Ronnie James Dio just died (http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/).

Damn shame.

You fly with the Dragons now Ronnie


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 18, 2010, 11:23:40 AM
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/dio/concerts/san-jose-civic-auditorium-october-05-1983.html

I forgot how amazing Vivian Campbell was in the day. I imagine Def Leppard pays more, but damn was he a hell of a guitarist with Dio.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 21, 2010, 12:09:19 PM
Billy Bad Ass  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2WZf57McSo)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on May 21, 2010, 07:59:36 PM
Blackfield - End of the World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6FvSra1TeM

Set to HL2 footage. Nice.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on May 22, 2010, 01:22:17 AM
Blackfield - End of the World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6FvSra1TeM

Set to HL2 footage. Nice.  :awesome_for_real:

Original version, set to...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qpiXilDI1eY


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 22, 2010, 02:09:02 PM
King Crimson - Happy with what you have to be happy with  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NadA3lzDjtw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sigil on May 22, 2010, 03:54:10 PM
King Crimson - Happy with what you have to be happy with  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NadA3lzDjtw)

I run hot and cold on Belew as  a singer and or lyricist but my love for everything else Crimson makes it easier to take.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: FatuousTwat on May 23, 2010, 04:12:00 AM
I've been listening to a lot of P.U.T.S.

Schooled in the Trade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfaHhIB43jI)

San Francisco Knights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFYR4XI9Itw)

The L.A. Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc7H3SrK4DM)

Has anyone ever heard of Alamein (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf7efKqfm34)? I first heard them a couple of years ago, but apparently they only released on very short EP, and I can't find any other info. Is it a side project? Or just someone dabbling?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on May 23, 2010, 05:19:44 PM
A couple of slightly different things by this thread's standard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cckkzRDBAo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws25EyTGdTg


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on May 25, 2010, 12:04:45 AM
Woah! Liquid Liquid on Fallon recently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZWDP019Irg

(if Liquid Liquid aren't familiar but you know this groove, it was sampled here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChjLMbXVrU)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 25, 2010, 12:26:54 AM
The Sharon Jones track is awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: penfold on May 25, 2010, 03:52:08 PM
RIP Paul Gray

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK6Mpuix2FA&feature=related

I didn't expect to see that headline when opening the Guardian website this morning :/

Back on subject, I've been listening to old skool hardcore, drum and bass and breakbeat for the last few months. http://www.choons.net is a great website for downloading DJ sets. The Faydz sets are excellent, especially if you spent your youth at various raves around the M25 :D



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on May 25, 2010, 06:18:29 PM
if you spent your youth at various raves around the M25 :D

Not enough Spiral Tribe:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3vwy_spiral-tribe-sp23-breach-the-peace_music

version without the cool video but with the cool naughty words intact:

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


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Cadaverine on May 25, 2010, 08:36:22 PM
Deadboy & The Elephantmen - Otherworldly Dreamer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E47IN4yLUM)
Dax Riggs - Waking Up Insane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUPJxNc2VPs)
Agents of Oblivion - The Hangmans Daughter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt1ZkqPsBQc)


Hell, anything involving Dax Riggs.  Acid Bath, Agents of Oblivion, Deadboy, or his solo stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 26, 2010, 09:01:12 AM
I get a chuckle out of the amount of stuff I own from the GTA soundtrack. I jacked a car last night that was tuned to The Journey and it was playing a track off the Aphex Twin's double ambient cd. I don't really listen to the electronic stuff any more, but I love that set.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 26, 2010, 05:08:48 PM
Deadboy & The Elephantmen - Otherworldly Dreamer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E47IN4yLUM)
Dax Riggs - Waking Up Insane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUPJxNc2VPs)
Agents of Oblivion - The Hangmans Daughter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt1ZkqPsBQc)


Hell, anything involving Dax Riggs.  Acid Bath, Agents of Oblivion, Deadboy, or his solo stuff.

it involves some people who were associated with Acid Bath (doesn't sound much like it), but have you checked out Goatwhore?  And I agree Dax Riggs is well :rock_hard:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: CmdrSlack on May 26, 2010, 05:26:26 PM
I just got this (http://www.byorecords.com/index.php?page=one_band&aid=69) in the mail today. Two red vinyls, a CD with the contents of said vinyls, a DVD documentary, and a 100 page book of punk rock awesome. Gotta love birthday money; my mom couldn't have bought me a better gift.

For those who don't click the link, Let Them Know is a great look into the punk scene from a record company that was involved since 1982. When I was a DJ at my college radio station, I got tons of great stuff from BYO, largely on vinyl. The brothers Stern are the real deal.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fabricated on June 03, 2010, 08:08:23 PM
I find myself listening to more stuff like this lately (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9xFTiYz5_Q)

Like someone in the Youtube comments mentions this sounds a lot like something from the recently passed Nujabes.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on June 07, 2010, 07:38:07 PM
Listening to some 'Indukti' lately. It's pretty good stuff. I really dig this particular song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzsOZIS7wq4

"Hawk kills chickens. Hawk kills rabbits. But the hawk won't kill Tusan Homichi. Monster hawk will surely die."
 :awesome_for_real:


Oh and a band called 'Lazuli' from France. Good prog rock:

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


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 08, 2010, 08:41:06 AM
Mostly been listening to a Cab Calloway compilation (http://www.amazon.com/Cab-Calloway-Company/dp/B000002WRC). Also a couple discs I got off Wolfgang's Vault. They do a daily download for $4 ($6 for FLAC), I got a couple nice shows from SRV and Freddie King. I think I've mentioned it before, but if you like music you should at least check out their streaming section, tons of concerts.

Most :awesome_for_real: moment is probably early Sabbath covering Blue Suede Shoes.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on June 08, 2010, 11:04:48 AM
Indukti & Lazuli are good. I saw Indukti at NEARfest too... :)

I got my copy of Porcupine Tree's Anesthetize yesterday - the special edition with Blu-ray, DVD and 2 CDs in an impressive clothbound book. It's my first Blu-ray. I wouldn't say that live music is a showcase for the format but it is a good concert video and the higher resolution is welcome. This a very well recorded, filmed and edited live performance. They excel at performing live and this movie captures it well without much gimmickry in the presentation. Hell, the drumquake shots are cool too. The standard BD/DVD package will ship in late June, initially in a limited digibook run, then in super jewel case. The DVD-only version is available now - it's been available for a couple of weeks in fact - BD production involves longer lead times and delays at the moment, it seems.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 08, 2010, 11:52:51 AM
I love HD concerts, if it's a good transfer or whatever. Being able to see with better clarity what the musicians are doing, especially guitar fingerings or peeking at effects boards really enhances shows.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 09, 2010, 11:51:51 AM
Been listening to the '40s station on Sirius and also Band of Horses.  Sure, they're trendy but I did their stuff. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: brellium on June 10, 2010, 12:15:51 AM
Listening to some 'Indukti' lately. It's pretty good stuff. I really dig this particular song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzsOZIS7wq4

"Hawk kills chickens. Hawk kills rabbits. But the hawk won't kill Tusan Homichi. Monster hawk will surely die."
 :awesome_for_real:


Oh and a band called 'Lazuli' from France. Good prog rock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAkTcvAUm_Q
Funny, I'm listening to Lorie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rikhbi9rQBw&feature=fvw

And Hotei

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0rp6Re-Bro


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 10, 2010, 08:36:03 AM
Tomorrow's download deal on Wolfgang's Vault is UFO from '75. Michael Schenker tearing it up, great concert. Nice mid-70s rock with some boogie piano and great proto-metal guitar playing. Just sick loud marshal tone the way it should be. As I mentioned in my last post, the daily deals are $4 mp3/$6 flac, great deal for a rocking concert.

UFO is one of those proto-metal bands for some reason I never heard in my formative years, so catching up is nice. I always read metal bands citing them as an influence, should've cracked them open long ago!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on June 10, 2010, 07:19:52 PM
UFO is one of those proto-metal bands for some reason I never heard in my formative years, so catching up is nice. I always read metal bands citing them as an influence, should've cracked them open long ago!
Anything you can recommend from them?  I've heard a handful of songs on XM over the last few years and nothing particularly struck me, so I've pretty much not done anything beyond that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on June 10, 2010, 08:59:22 PM
The standard recommendation would be any of the Schenker albums from Phenomenon through to Obsession with Lights Out being the strongest, but the smart place is the live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aatjerFCRP8) Strangers In The Night (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018YIW4S/). You could check out their space rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh7zcgjgCdI) roots in UFO 2 Flying. Also good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 11, 2010, 08:56:43 AM
Or the $4 mp3 live show (http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/ufo/concerts/record-plant-september-23-1975.html).  :awesome_for_real: Schenker has some off notes, but for the most part it's pretty smokin' (and cheap). The tone....mmm...as a blues fan, I have a much higher tolerance for the occasional off-note, though. You can stream it first to see if you like it, I was listening to it most of the day yesterday.

Queensryche is doing a show at the local casino, but with all the shows that have cropped up this summer, I don't think we have it in the budget. I guess it's a sign of the times when I'm holding out for Buddy Guy tickets at a venue 4 hours away rather than get front row QR tickets right around the corner. We did splurge on some Derek & Susan tickets, I'm very excited to see them together. Going this weekend to see a gypsy jazz trio, then later this month is the rescheduled Johnny Winter and James Cotton show at the Egg.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on June 11, 2010, 08:04:27 PM
Or the $4 mp3 live show (http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/ufo/concerts/record-plant-september-23-1975.html).  :awesome_for_real:
Live show recordings are extremely hit or miss for me.  I've ragged on some bands who have put out horrible live albums and just do nothing for trying to get me excited or interested, especially when they have good studio albums (and are good to see live).  Not to mention I still like physical media rather than downloads =P


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 11, 2010, 10:04:00 PM
FLAC to AIFF, burn to cd. Then I FLAC to AAC for my ipod. The UFO show definitely has a few rough spots, but overalll it works and is some great Deep Purple-eqsue asskickery. I mostly bought it for the excellent version of Built for Comfort, a Dixon tune I have in several forms, favorite being Howlin' Wolf's. I totally want to rip off the UFO version with someone.

I'll have to check out the official live album, four more years of polish for Schenker. But I'm pretty forgiving of live shows, I'd rather hear passionate and spontaneous than clean and well-articulated (for rock and blues, anyway).

Like I said though, just stream it for free :)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 13, 2010, 11:06:32 AM
Saw the gypsy jazz trio I mention, last night. Holy shit. Kruno Spisic is the fucking man. That kid plays so fast (but also some heartbreakingly beautiful slow numbers), with such precision and sweet note choices, amazing tone and also has a great singing voice (the cougars were purring). Several of the best area guitarists in the crowd and we were all humbled. If you have a chance, get out to see Kruno play, you will not be disappointed! This was his last date on this tour, but keep an eye open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdT2UO85Nsg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tji0YEc15yY


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 22, 2010, 11:53:51 AM
Let Me Hear You Scream - Ozzy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5JJy8Z4dNM)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on June 22, 2010, 02:53:00 PM
Ozzy FTW!   :hulk_rock:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 22, 2010, 04:07:12 PM
Cathedral - Black Robed Avenger  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdE3VVvQNE0)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 23, 2010, 08:28:45 AM
Johnny Winter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytdsPVkNCOM) on a 12-string. Going to see him and James Cotton in a couple days.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on June 23, 2010, 01:02:25 PM
It appears as though Porcupine Tree's non-limited Blu-ray edition has already sold out across all US distributors in advance of the sale date. My days in the front row may be numbered.

NEARfest was good. Steve Hackett and band (including bassist Nick Beggs of Kajagoogoo fame wearing a leather kilt and waistcoat and sporting pigtails) were my favourites. They played quite a few Genesis numbers as well as some current and older Hackett songs. Firth of Fifth was jaw-dropping.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on June 23, 2010, 04:08:57 PM
That link to the Ozzy video didn't work outside the US, according to two friends, one in Germany and one in England Ironic, seeing as Ozzy is a brit. Anyone got a link to the video of Let Me Hear You Scream that's playable outside the US?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 26, 2010, 11:16:22 AM
Johnny Winter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytdsPVkNCOM) on a 12-string. Going to see him and James Cotton in a couple days.
Ok, don't go see Johnny Winter. It's the first show I can remember walking out on. The backing band was tepid, they warmed up with an instantly forgettable number. Johnny came out and played an instrumental. And by played I mean he hacked the shit out of it. Fine, he's old and I know the struggles he's had the last fifteen years. Maybe he'll warm up. Three numbers later and his blaringly loud guitar played like a rank newb in a guitar center began driving people out. Tore my heart out to see a legend in that state, and again to actually get up and go. There were thirty people waiting for the elevator, so we weren't alone.

Luckily, James Cotton and his band were smokin' hot. Weak point was his white guy singer, but one of his guitarists channeled mid-60s Buddy Guy and was worth the price of admission alone. Bass player had impressive funk chops (Les Claypool meets Duck Dunn in a half black half somoan), the band sounded like a Burglar-era Freddie King band, or maybe the Stax guys. So we felt like we got our money's worth.

But word of warning to any classic music fans: avoid Mr. Winter. He can't play anymore, and the intimacy of the egg and his blisteringly loud amp drive that point into your skull.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 26, 2010, 12:52:17 PM
That's a shame about Johnny Winter losing it.  I had a really old vinyl of his that I loved  (along with both Anthology of British Blues, both of which my ex-brother in law stole when my sister dumped him).  Anyway, at least he's not a Scientologist like his brother.  Not that it should account for fingers, but it's something, right? 

Having said that, I like their hair.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: taolurker on June 28, 2010, 10:24:38 AM
Wow... Was part of Funny picture thread or so I thought..


Edit
I guess having multiple windows open in Firefox may post to an incorrect thread now... That's cool.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on July 01, 2010, 08:31:15 PM
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Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 02, 2010, 09:51:36 AM
The new Ozzy album is good. I find it funny he removes Zakk Wilde because he doesn't want to sound like Black Label Society, then gets a guitarist who sounds a lot like Zakk Wilde, at least on this album. Still worth a listen though.

Got the new Korn playing in my ears right now. Haven't liked them much after the first album, but this one is pretty good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 02, 2010, 10:36:16 AM
We finally got in the Kruno Spisic (http://www.amazon.com/Kruno-Gypsy-Guitar-KRUNO-SPISIC/dp/B000F6YXEI) album we ordered. The one we bought from him is a duo with an accordionist, which is cool but not mind-numbingly amazing like the one we just got, which is mostly his trio with a few guests later on. Playing it in the office yesterday, a coworker (and Grappelli fan) thought I was listening to a Django album. Kruno is that good.

Also listening to a lot of Cab Calloway still, in the truck. At home I've been in bluegrass mode (not metalgrass, heh) while working in the yard and stacking wood and whatnot. Also had on the best of Rev Horton Heat, some great tracks on there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 02, 2010, 10:57:43 PM
The new Ozzy album is good. I find it funny he removes Zakk Wilde because he doesn't want to sound like Black Label Society, then gets a guitarist who sounds a lot like Zakk Wilde, at least on this album. Still worth a listen though.

Got the new Korn playing in my ears right now. Haven't liked them much after the first album, but this one is pretty good.

check out Gus's band Firewind Haemish.  From what I have heard from the new album (which I admit is very little) Gus sounds like he is just playing songs that were already written and is contributing very little of his own touch.... IMO

firewind:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHy-OVlijsQ

as for Korn  :oh_i_see:

As for myself: currently been on a Lucinda Williams kick bought her newish album Honey and uhmm another earlier album... I just love her harsh voice and some amazing lyrics.   


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 03, 2010, 10:28:14 AM
The new Ozzy album was already in the can when Gus joined. He recorded the solos and then Oz let him go back and track the rhythms but they're all Zakk-written. Oz got rid of Zakk more because Oz is clean again and it wasn't working out with Zakk drinking. Rumor has it Zakk is cleaning up his act, who knows, just going on an Oz interview in the newest Guitar World.

Firewind sounds like a lot of 80's guitarist projects. Riffing and soloing is cool, but the band is a simple support act. Drummer had a couple interesting things with the basses, but take that away and yawn. Oz is creating such generic rock crap, makes me sad. This (http://www.youtube.com/user/mastodonmusic?blend=2&ob=4#p/u/3/_TQooWXC8Z4) is how you take what could be a mediocre song and elevate it with amazing drumwork.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 05, 2010, 07:46:39 PM
well no fair playing the Brann Dailor card.   He is one of the most interesting drummer out there that I am aware of in *metal*

I see your brann and raise you a derek roddy for making a ho hum song amazing, well the first 50 seconds then it becomes a blastfest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESbqky0i8-8


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 05, 2010, 08:55:34 PM
Yeah, after :50 it just gets silly, one of my least favorite thrash type beats. Nice tom work though, I'm trying to learn how to do rolling tom beats in my non-existant spare time. Nice thing about it being 95 degrees out, it's 65 in my basement where my drums are! I suck so bad at drums.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on July 06, 2010, 05:19:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjJxSng0N_4


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 07, 2010, 08:26:05 AM
Cab Calloway

I have a Pandora station set up for just this stuff (him and others), great stuff to work to.

This (http://www.youtube.com/user/mastodonmusic?blend=2&ob=4#p/u/3/_TQooWXC8Z4) is how you take what could be a mediocre song and elevate it with amazing drumwork.

I don't hear it. Sounds rather run of the mill to me. They guy isn't Gene Hoglan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQLDi_6e8-0).

I dont get the fascination with mastodon, I mean, they make well constructed songs, nothing overly complicated and are indeed fine musicians, but most of there stuff is so dam bland, i don't get the "awesome". Perhaps ill listen to more, any recommendations of albums or songs that really shine for you?

EDIT: After sampling more, they do have a nice soothing sound going on, rather reminiscent of older days, kinda grimy, kinda cool. I need someone to recommend the best album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 07, 2010, 10:54:56 AM
I hated Mastodon at first for the Cookie Monster vocals, but as I listened to their latest album more and more, it really resonated with me, to the point I was able to listen to their earlier albums and appreciate it. I don't find them mediocre musicians at all - I think their song construction is fantastic. Their weak point was vocals, but with Crack the Skye, they really found the sound. I'd recommend starting with that album and going backwards.

As for Korn, well I loved their first album, and have felt meh about everything up to this latest release.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 07, 2010, 09:17:45 PM
They guy isn't Gene Hoglan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQLDi_6e8-0).
Yer not a moosican r u. If I had a double bass pedal I could play that song, it's almost all straight beats played quickly (stamina ftw, though). Btw I met Gene a few times back when he was in Dark Angel, gogo 80s thrash metal scene. Got pics with me and him back when Ler Lalonde was in Possessed (now in Primus). He's a good drummer, but Brann is transcendant. Imo, of course, people will complain about Brann's reliance on snare fills and rolls but I like that more than straight beats, which also goes to some of the better swing jazz with the rolling tom beats.

Anyway. I wish I was a drummer :)

Agree with Haem, I like stuff off all their albums, but Crack the Skye is where they have really begun to shine. My other favorite drummer in modern rock music (Thomas Pridgen):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH11YFqMoB0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on July 08, 2010, 08:09:31 AM
Yer not a moosican r u.
:facepalm:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 08, 2010, 09:44:08 AM
Well, just like I should not be judging mastodon by the few songs I have heard, comparing this guy to Gene Hoglan is using one track in one band is not good.

Keep in mind, Gene Hoglan is/was the drummer for: Devin Townsend Band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcfDxq8Zw5A), Dethklok, Dark Angel, Death, Testament, Strapping Young Lad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwuReRw23_0), Fear Factory, Meldrum, Opeth, Unearth, Zimmers Hole, Pitch Black Forecast, Forbidden, Pitch Black Forecast, Phantasm, Mechanism, Fall of Olympus and Old Man's Child (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9FYIkuNnKc).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 08, 2010, 11:10:42 AM
You're continuing a disagreement based on stylistic preferences.  :oh_i_see:

Hell, Testament was the band we used as an example of what not to sound like when we were auditioning drummers in San Francisco. And I'm not basing it on a couple songs I've heard, I'm basing it on sitting and watching him play vs other drummers I've seen play in a style I enjoy more.

Yes, he plays fast. Good for him. Good for you. What I've heard of the bands you listed I don't like. There are many technically talented people creating music I think sucks. You don't like Mastodon (or probably The Mars Volta). That's ok.

The end.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 08, 2010, 11:24:12 AM
I don't think I said I didn't like them. There are lots of good drummers in the world, style aside, I just don't agree with your "transcendent" comment. Its not just that he plays fast, hes fast, extremely accurate and quite varied. I also really enjoy some Richard Christy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPWdMw9SZo).

But it seems like your only criticism, as a musician (  :awesome_for_real: ), is that they can play fast and use double base pedals, so its like, talentless or something, some drummers/bands I agree, thees guys, hell no.

Also, I have a more eclectic taste than you are implying here, that list I posted was simply his past works and credentials.

ANYWAY, I'm going to pick up that album recommended by HaemishM, you guys talk about them so much, I should check it out, I need something new anyway.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 08, 2010, 10:28:27 PM
Cab Calloway

I have a Pandora station set up for just this stuff (him and others), great stuff to work to.

This (http://www.youtube.com/user/mastodonmusic?blend=2&ob=4#p/u/3/_TQooWXC8Z4) is how you take what could be a mediocre song and elevate it with amazing drumwork.

I don't hear it. Sounds rather run of the mill to me. They guy isn't Gene Hoglan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQLDi_6e8-0).

I dont get the fascination with mastodon, I mean, they make well constructed songs, nothing overly complicated and are indeed fine musicians, but most of there stuff is so dam bland, i don't get the "awesome". Perhaps ill listen to more, any recommendations of albums or songs that really shine for you?

EDIT: After sampling more, they do have a nice soothing sound going on, rather reminiscent of older days, kinda grimy, kinda cool. I need someone to recommend the best album.
Their first album is what I would check out based on the other music i have seen you link.   Live they are the kind of band to lock into a monster riff and just beat you to a pulp with it (in a good way).  They have a live dvd from a tour with D. Escape that demonstrates this rather well.

As for cookie monster vocals.. *edit* - glad you came around Haemish, but for serious cookin monster read on.....  I suppose it is all relative to me cookie monster vocals are something like Nile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy-HtLCQw_k&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 08, 2010, 10:35:11 PM
Old Man's Child (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9FYIkuNnKc).

Sorry to be nitpicky but Old Man's child is a favorite.   This is Nicholas Barker on the album In Defiance of Existance (ex- Cradle of Filth, ex- Demon Burger).  Gene was on the earlier album Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion.. which is a great album nonetheless.

/nitpicking off


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on July 08, 2010, 11:30:41 PM
Old Man's Child (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9FYIkuNnKc).

Sorry to be nitpicky but Old Man's child is a favorite.   This is Nicholas Barker on the album In Defiance of Existance (ex- Cradle of Filth, ex- Demon Burger).  Gene was on the earlier album Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion.. which is a great album nonetheless.

/nitpicking off
Indeed it is. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiBpdB2McYk&feature=related) Ill-natured Spiritual Invasion and earlier The Pagan Prosperity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNZtwWjURaw) is seriously some of the 90's best MDM.

Nick Barker got a bad rep for some reason I'm not aware of. Sure, he's maybe a little too fond of triggering and may be a dick off-stage (no idea), but he can seriously lay down a brutal beat. He's fast as a motherfucker.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 09, 2010, 10:56:10 AM
I suppose it is all relative to me cookie monster vocals are something like Nile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy-HtLCQw_k&feature=related

What the fuck is that monkey banging horse shit? Not only does someone need to punch that "singer" directly in his balls on general principle, they need to take the producer of that recording out and have him shot for being a moron. The mix on that is TERRIBLE.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on July 09, 2010, 11:06:35 AM
Am I the only one here that starts to listen to some variety of Walrus Rock (death, dark, slightly musty metal), enjoying the drums, the harmonically sync'd guitars going full speed, and then is instantly dismayed at the ridiculous singing style?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 09, 2010, 11:08:34 AM
/raises hand

Right here with you.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Righ on July 09, 2010, 11:33:32 AM
I wouldn't say dismayed, but it's hard to do anything other than laugh when most of these people do whole verses of death growling. Of course, if the lyrics are embarrassing anyway, it doesn't really matter if they growl or not. Yes, I'm looking at you Dream Theater. (http://lyrics.wikia.com/Dream_Theater:The_Count_Of_Tuscany)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 09, 2010, 12:33:22 PM
Am I the only one here that starts to listen to some variety of Walrus Rock (death, dark, slightly musty metal), enjoying the drums, the harmonically sync'd guitars going full speed, and then is instantly dismayed at the ridiculous singing style?

Nope. There is a ton on run of the mill crap, I tend to gravitate to the ones that have a uniqueness, but mostly, for a lot of bands, its just another layer on the sound of the song for me. Really depends on the band though.

and lol @Walrus Rock. Had not heard that one before.

Old Man's Child (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9FYIkuNnKc).

Sorry to be nitpicky but Old Man's child is a favorite.   This is Nicholas Barker on the album In Defiance of Existance (ex- Cradle of Filth, ex- Demon Burger).  Gene was on the earlier album Ill Natured Spiritual Invasion.. which is a great album nonetheless.

/nitpicking off

Woops. - 10 metal cred for me  :grin:

I suppose it is all relative to me cookie monster vocals are something like Nile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy-HtLCQw_k&feature=related

What the fuck is that monkey banging horse shit? Not only does someone need to punch that "singer" directly in his balls on general principle, they need to take the producer of that recording out and have him shot for being a moron. The mix on that is TERRIBLE.

LOL! Nile is perhaps one of the most fundamentally based death metal bands with a large Egyptian theme. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ2pimhQkR0) A good portion of the riffs sound as if written as to be played on a sitar (hence the high treble range).  They are a highly acquired taste. Anyway, if we are out cookie monster here, I don't think mortician can be topped.

Mortician - Slaughterhouse  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9om3hxUNd7U) 100% pure horror themed death metal. Yes, he is doing vocals in that.
More modern: Mortician - "Audra"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZrlnEyDjzg)

EDIT: runner up: Six Feet Under - Sweet Leaf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcACwCH3IZM)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 09, 2010, 01:28:44 PM
Mastodon has a guest singer on Crack the Skye who is cookie, but it really fits the track. I really didn't care for it at first, but on repeated listens it's a nice break and I think the fact that it's limited to that track helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_cCEUPInFs

But really...where are the young Dickinsons and Tates? So many great bands and then the "singer" opens his trap and ruins it. Back in the day there were a few cookies, but mostly it was guys yelling (Slayer style) or singing (Overkill's first album, Exodus, Fate, etc).

Dream Theater, ecch. A whole 'nother category of suck. Technically great, but ecch.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 09, 2010, 01:38:13 PM
But really...where are the young Dickinsons and Tates?

Pagan's Mind - Spirit Starcruiser  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wc2rGHvbdM) An amazing singer and a amazingly varied progressive metal band.

Posted a few of my favorite songs by them a few times, not sure if thats what you are looking for.

More Dickinson like:

Nevermore - Believe in Nothing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxUm1hzYWCA)

Nevermore - I Voyager  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_EhEpPHjY)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 10, 2010, 11:44:53 PM
Am I the only one here that starts to listen to some variety of Walrus Rock (death, dark, slightly musty metal), enjoying the drums, the harmonically sync'd guitars going full speed, and then is instantly dismayed at the ridiculous singing style?

Musically Nile is amazing... I saw them with Krisium and Immolation a few months ago.  I actually ended walking out of Nile's set because the vocals were just too much.  Their drummer george kollias is simply out of this world.... but in the end the gurgling was too much.

As for cleaner vocals, not a halford or bruce by any stretch, but a lot cleaner, not really my bag, but I know a lot of people who are into them:

Symphony X
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUn4jXZko5E

*edit*

Mortician - Slaughterhouse  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9om3hxUNd7U) 100% pure horror themed death metal. Yes, he is doing vocals in that.
More modern: Mortician - "Audra"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZrlnEyDjzg)

EDIT: runner up: Six Feet Under - Sweet Leaf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcACwCH3IZM)
The Walrus has spoken, and I have been out gurgled by a long shot :ye_gods:  


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 14, 2010, 11:05:01 PM
Mike Patton apparently has a new album out... seriously what can't this guy do.   I will buying this tomorrow

Mondo Cane tracks 1-3 live in Holland

1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkhyyESYE5I
2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q69UuQxBZUY&feature=related
3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blE7jOssfqU&NR=1


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 19, 2010, 09:10:00 AM
Just saw Trucks and Tedeschi down in Peekskill over the weekend. What an amazing band they've put together, both Burbridge brothers (Kofi from Derek's band and Oteil from the Allmans), Mike Mattison from Derek's band doing backing and some lead vocals, didn't recognize the drummers or the second 'backing' singer. So much talent on stage though, it's just amazing to watch. Even though some bitch grabbed the set list out of my hand. I hate the NYC area, what a pit of douchebags and assholes (and this is a half-hour north...or ten minutes for NYC drivers).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 20, 2010, 11:45:57 AM
Steel Attack - Diabolic Symphony  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCoxAWbUk84)

Necrophagist- Stabwound  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9RJXWxth5g)

EDIT: Necrophagist - Stabwound - Keyboard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laR3dZexeLc) Playing it on a piano makes the classical influence way more evident.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 24, 2010, 09:10:28 PM
If you like Neil Young, beautiful women, Women with amazing voices, Trumpets, Satch, boll weevils,  sweet tone, etc.   you should check out this jaw dropping cover of Neil Young's Cortez the Killer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paeNnR33i5Q&feature=fvw

avec:

Grace Potter
Joe Satriani
Steve Kimock
Reed Mathis
Willy Waldman
Stephen Perkins

Note: now I know why Joe alwayws wears shades when playing live.

I think Wiki is lying to me about the drummer:  Stephen Perkin's is the former drummer/percussionist for the band, Cannibal Corpse. He also played one-off shows with Tito, Seth Sentry and Mumford & Suns. He currently resigns in a City in East Mexico. He plays as a temporary percussionist for a local Mariachi band.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 24, 2010, 10:58:27 PM
Or the drummer of Jane's Addiction. That was awful, her voice is flat and Joe overplays the shit out of everything. (ok, on a second listen her voice picks up as the tune goes on, the early part is tough to sing...still not a Satch fan).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCiLCo-LoUg

Also, when it comes to lady singers, I'm biased, I have a serious thing for Susan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_3BFGyztNM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSZ7IV3lJYg

Although Corrine is pretty awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zf1eu7_s4w


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on July 25, 2010, 12:44:48 PM
Fleet Foxes. 

They're fairly mellow, but pretty good, ala Band of Horses.  Also listening to a little Phoenix.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on July 29, 2010, 08:22:55 PM
I have recently discovered Clutch.  Their music is all over the place, depending on the album, though I like the bluesy-rock with other touches.  The frontman also has a Badass Beard.

Clutch, Burning Beard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eepsCXpLY4
Clutch, 10001110101: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdYKTek5N1Q&feature=related
Clutch, Electric Worry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab6lr2b66Ig&feature=related
 (This song has been in a couple of commercials)
Clutch, The Mob Goes Wild:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z78PjvfCVTQ&feature=related
Clutch, 50,000 Unstoppable Watts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDoKyzHzP14&feature=related

Edit:

It is obvious, though, that Clutch will be first against the wall as collaborators for the upcoming Machine Revolution.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 30, 2010, 08:57:20 AM
Welcome to the fold! Clutch is one of my all time favs. If i may :)

Clutch-A Shogun Named Marcus  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tIzP3Te05E)

CLUTCH "SPACEGRASS"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTuo1sSxCM4)

CLUTCH The Regulator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0HUBWdDkU)

Clutch - Green Buckets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG1QFIZW8xs)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on July 30, 2010, 09:14:19 AM
Welcome to the fold! Clutch is one of my all time favs. If i may :)

Clutch-A Shogun Named Marcus  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tIzP3Te05E)

CLUTCH "SPACEGRASS"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTuo1sSxCM4)

CLUTCH The Regulator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0HUBWdDkU)

Clutch - Green Buckets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG1QFIZW8xs)

I didn't really like the harder stuff.  The bluesy-rock or Texas rock influenced stuff is great, though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 30, 2010, 12:36:25 PM
I saw Clutch on their first couple tours. Their fans are pretty loyal, we had a librarian here by way of Long Island who adored them.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 30, 2010, 06:55:19 PM
I have recently discovered Clutch.  Their music is all over the place, depending on the album, though I like the bluesy-rock with other touches.  The frontman also has a Badass Beard.


it is obvious, though, that Clutch will be first against the wall as collaborators for the upcoming Machine Revolution.

These two are mandatory:

Blast Tyrant (2004)
Clutch (1995)

lots of other great stuff, but these two are special


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 31, 2010, 04:35:14 PM
Clutch and elephant riders are my special ones.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on August 01, 2010, 08:04:23 AM
And on a completely different note...

A slice of heart-in-throat electro-pop passion from a swedish pixie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TlwcQn5eBI

So many TV performances are just dead-eyed, by numbers affairs. Robyn's sheer fierceness in the face of the song's overwhelming vulnerability blows me away. Fucking astounding song, fucking astounding performance.

You may all get back to the metal now.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 01, 2010, 02:22:18 PM
One of my closet bands I listen to is V.A.S.T.

I am only partly ashamed.   :awesome_for_real:

V.A.S.T. Touched Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S_R13jV11Q)

VAST I Don't Have Anything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RE1wtLVAwE)

VAST - Pretty When You Cry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOZ6ptqcbUc)

VAST Somewhere Else To Be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sLSg3cWbg8)

It gives me my 80'like fix. Cant say I followed them much after the first album though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 03, 2010, 12:22:52 AM
One of my closet bands I listen to is V.A.S.T.

I am only partly ashamed.   :awesome_for_real:

V.A.S.T. Touched Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S_R13jV11Q)

VAST I Don't Have Anything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RE1wtLVAwE)

VAST - Pretty When You Cry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOZ6ptqcbUc)

VAST Somewhere Else To Be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sLSg3cWbg8)

It gives me my 80'like fix. Cant say I followed them much after the first album though.

don't be that guy is/was amazing at times


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 03, 2010, 12:30:13 AM
Or the drummer of Jane's Addiction. That was awful, her voice is flat and Joe overplays the shit out of everything. (ok, on a second listen her voice picks up as the tune goes on, the early part is tough to sing...still not a Satch fan).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCiLCo-LoUg

Also, when it comes to lady singers, I'm biased, I have a serious thing for Susan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_3BFGyztNM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSZ7IV3lJYg

Although Corrine is pretty awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zf1eu7_s4w

As they say there is no accounting for taste.  Corrine's vocal style just leaves me flacid.  Sure she might technically be a great singer, but her delivery does nothing for me.  When something like this comes on the radio/tv/friends house I simply cringe the entire time.  To me this is the vocal equivalent of vai wanking (well not that bad).

Ok I dig Susan, but Grace is more Hawt and thats what really matters with female musicians isn't it?? but seriously...

Yeah Satch goes ape towards the end... but the trumpet player!!! I will admit I don't know too much about the Trumpet the only trumpet heavy music I own is Miles D... but that guy blew me away.

As to whether or not she is flat, at this point I am quite confident your ear is far better than mine, but I dig her voice.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 03, 2010, 10:31:14 AM
I don't think you can help but be flat singing the early parts of that shit song. I like Neil Young, but what a hippy pile of shit that song is, lyrically. Because there was peace throughout central america before spain landed  :oh_i_see:

Agreed on the trumpet, the guy kinda stole the song.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 03, 2010, 06:36:06 PM
a lot of neil is the hippy dippy stuff (old man take a look at my life)

Have you heard his double live album Weld? came out in the early 90s

That is what changed things for me, basically it is him playing lots of his classics with a big ass fender stack with everything turned to 11, gnarly tone and feedback drenched songs.  The version i have includes Arc which is ~30 minutes of feedback/solos.   This album borders on the Sabbathesque at times.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on August 14, 2010, 05:43:40 PM
I listened to a lot of Meshuggah about five years back, so imagine my surprise when my Spotify travels took me to ObZen, their latest album that I had completely missed. Holy shit they're in top form. It sounds so alien and yet so familiar.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on August 16, 2010, 09:09:28 AM
Getting tickets to see Unheilig, VNV Nation and Apoptygma Berzerk on the same bill at the Rothaus Arena in Freiburg. Show is in December and I cannot wait.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 28, 2010, 06:43:01 PM
Saw volbeat play in Boise, Idaho (was in town for a week for work)

A mix of Elvis, meets Johnny Cash, meets Social Distortion, meets metal.

They are good live, they frontman has charisma, the audience was into them bigtime.. but it really did nothing for me. Left after about 45 minutes.  The whole time I was there I kept thinking "I wish Social Distortion was actually playing"

They did however play this kickass cover of a Bay City Rollers song:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts19Nn-xyGs


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 30, 2010, 08:49:31 AM
Thursday.

Rush.

Happy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 30, 2010, 11:25:47 AM
Don't Be A Playa, Haiti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNX8HXfKqt8) Just wrong for a number of reasons.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on August 30, 2010, 08:08:09 PM
I like this sort of stoner metal.  A bit faster than usual, but not afraid of introspection, chill and energetic at the same time.  It's good.  Droids Attack : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOyb6zUktWI

Almost as good as nunslaughter!  These guys have way too much fun.  And write some damn good riffs along the way.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWGuYpRDj88  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5aYqtPfqVE



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on August 30, 2010, 09:20:26 PM
Today Arcade Fire released this HTML 5 'video' that is pretty freaking cool.  It's pretty damn interactive and only works in Chrome/Safari. 

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on August 30, 2010, 10:02:40 PM
Tomorrow.

Slayer, Medadeth, Testament.  Now I just need to make sure my sinus infection is gone by tomorrow night.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 31, 2010, 07:49:54 AM
Tomorrow.

Slayer, Medadeth, Testament.  Now I just need to make sure my sinus infection is gone by tomorrow night.

I was about to go to that when it rolled through, but those tickets are expensive.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on August 31, 2010, 08:15:40 AM
Tomorrow.

Slayer, Medadeth, Testament.  Now I just need to make sure my sinus infection is gone by tomorrow night.

I saw that show about twenty years ago at Wembley. Suicidal Tendencies and Pantera were also on the bill as I recall.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 31, 2010, 08:26:17 AM
That should be a fun show. I dislike Testament alot, though. I once sat outside a bar with Green Jello smoking pot watching Testament through the plate glass window. Skolnick knew we were out there and kept playing to the window, it was funny. Megadeth always puts on a technical masterpiece, Dave is some kind of modern Ozzy with finding good guitarists. And Slayer, they just deliver the old school goods, first saw them in our local metal bar of awesomeness with a brutal concrete pit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on August 31, 2010, 09:07:47 AM
Tomorrow.

Slayer, Medadeth, Testament.  Now I just need to make sure my sinus infection is gone by tomorrow night.

I am going to this in 1.5 months.  A chance for a young metalhead like myself get a taste of metal history, even if at this point its probably old and wrinkled.  Let me know how the show is!  I certainly hope Slayer in particular plays their old stuff.  I'll be rocking the hell awaits shirt, but I doubt they will reach that far back.  It's a shame though, it's really their best album, just needed a rerecord.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on September 01, 2010, 02:21:29 AM
I'll be rocking the hell awaits shirt, but I doubt they will reach that far back.
They rocked Aggressive Perfector, which I thought was about as "old" of Slayer as you can get.  They are playing the entire Seasons In The Abyss album right now.  Not too much time for other stuff, but it was still a damn good show.  Last time I saw them in 2007 they played Show No Mercy, Die By The Sword, and Captor of Sin, so they mix in old stuff quite often.

Grimwell and I had a great time despite the sheer amount of cigarette and mary jane smoke going on around us.

Setlist for those who are interested:

2010/08/31

Testament:
Eerie Inhabitants
New Order
Practice What You Preach
The Persecuted Won't Forget
Into The Pit
DNR
3 Days In Darkness
Formation of Damnation

Megadeth:
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
Hangar 18
Take No Prisoners
Five Magics
Poison Was The Cure
Lucretia
Tornado of Souls
Dawn Patrol
Polaris
Trust
Headcrusher
A Tout Le Monde
Symphony of Destruction
Peace Sells
My Last Words (Lars' request to Dave "in spirit of getting the big 4 together in the US")
Peace Sells (conclusion)
Punishment Due solo & outro

Slayer:
World Painted Blood
Hate Worldwide
War Ensemble
Blood Red
Spirit In Black
Expendable Youth
Dead Skin Mask
Hallowed Point
Skeletons Of Society
Temptation
Born Of Fire
Seasons In The Abyss
South Of Heaven
Raining Blood
Aggressive Perfector
Angel Of Death

I was a little disappointed in Testament's set choice, no Hail Mary or F.E.A.R. (which is arguably the best song from their new album, the 2 they did play were not the best selection of material) and it was a short set.  They were in fine form though, I could see why Sky doesn't care for Skolnick as he does kind of showboat but they still did a good job despite being an opener to a stadium that wasn't even remotely filled.  Megadeth were pretty damn amazing, not missing a single beat or note the entire night and playing an interesting set in addition to the entire Rust In Peace album (they barely stopped between songs).  Slayer was the band everyone came for, the place was filled to capacity (Grimwell and I debated why Megadeth was #2 on the bill and Slayer #1, it was obvious when Slayer took the stage that everyone came for them).  An interesting note was that Jeff's guitar was turned up higher in the mix than Kerry's, which has always been the opposite of when I've seen them.  So I could hear his playing better and since he solos more interestingly, it was nice to finally hear it live.  Sure, the tickets were not the cheapest ($45) but I've paid $25-30 just to see Slayer and some shitty local bands, so $45 for 2 top tier metal bands that deliver is a deal for me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on September 01, 2010, 12:29:03 PM
They are up words of 70$ here.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on September 01, 2010, 07:11:41 PM
They are up words of 70$ here.
Well, that is pricey I do agree.  They were $35 at the show or $45 online and since I didn't want it to be sold out, got mine online.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on September 02, 2010, 09:52:41 AM
Eluveitie - Inis Mona (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQGIB8Wrlxs)

 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 03, 2010, 12:18:33 AM
Just got back from Rush, what an amazing show. A few newer songs that were meh, a middle-older songs I'd forgotten (90s), and a whole slew of awesome. Fiancee was hoping for more 70s stuff, she called it a 'fan setlist'. Well...ok! I mostly wanted to see YYZ, La Via Strangiato, and Temple of Syrinx, all were performed. They put on such a fun and technically amazing show.

Also found out the Allmans band is going to be at the Palace Theater in November, considering camping out tickets for that one. Seeing Louis CK at the same venue next month  :heart:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on September 09, 2010, 03:02:05 PM
Ghostland Observatory is coming out with a new album soon.  Can't wait for that one. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on September 21, 2010, 04:59:23 AM
DeVotchKa - How It Ends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfi1UQ_PKQI)

Mostly remembered from the GoW 2 commercial.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on October 04, 2010, 11:03:29 AM
Soundgarden + Deathklok?  Okay! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K913KVe3kH8&NR=1)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on October 04, 2010, 11:15:58 AM
That was awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on October 04, 2010, 01:54:20 PM
When the Stars Are Right, Soundgarden and Deathklok will join forces to oppose the Eldritch Abominations using a giant energy mech.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 06, 2010, 12:53:35 PM
New GWAR album, "Bloody Pit of Horror" first track released. (http://www.metalblade.com/gwar/)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on October 11, 2010, 10:25:44 AM
New music discovery. A progressive rock band called 'Haken'. This song starts out so damn happy, but the second half is darker. It's great:

Haken - Streams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJpy84ZiGk)

'Sylvan' is a prog band I've seen recommended in quite a few places. So, I gave them a try and I really dig this song so far:

Sylvan - One Step Beyond (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jZgVnYicFU)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on October 11, 2010, 05:10:01 PM
I "ran into" this band while driving home late last night, good stuff:

http://www.reverbnation.com/#/romanfunerals (Alternative / Indie Rock / Folk Rock)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 12, 2010, 01:17:43 PM
GWAR - Pepperoni  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF_cSKL6BQ4)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 29, 2010, 10:58:43 AM
GWAR - "Zombies, March!" 10/28 Fallon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl_i1FD1zUY)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Furiously on October 29, 2010, 11:38:50 AM
Sony is going to quit making the Walkman. Also the end of the Technics turntables but I think that Panasonic. The turntable one was somehow more surprising.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: penfold on October 29, 2010, 01:07:11 PM
No more Technics 1200/1210s?

Even though quite a few DJs I know have switched to MP3 mixers, it still is suprising, they are the defacto standard for DJ'ing, and more or less achieved design perfection on release. The first batch still work after 30 years+ of constant use, the second hand market has always been high and new ones still sell, despite the price hardly dropping in decades. The second hand vinyl market (house/hardcore/jungle/drum and bass) is still strong too.

It is Panasonic, btw



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on October 29, 2010, 01:58:52 PM
They stopped making the 1200s?

I hope they don't stop making replacement parts. I still need to fix the tonearm on one of mine and get some new headshells!

EDIT: fuck, just saw they are stopping making parts entirely for them too. Going to have to spend some moolah as soon as I get a job it looks like :(



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 29, 2010, 02:43:19 PM
The new Ghostland Observatory album comes out tomorrow.  You can preview it here  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041MXA14?ie=UTF8&tag=ghostlandobse-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0041MXA14)at Amazon.  


Edit:  And FYI, it sucks.  Meh. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 08, 2010, 02:26:17 PM
GWAR‘s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th

Second track released.

GWAR - KZ Necromancer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYCsicr6Kus)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 08, 2010, 02:33:44 PM
I wish there was more GWAR in this thread.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on December 07, 2010, 06:39:33 AM
http://www.mapofmetal.com/#/home

Sheer awesomeness. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 07, 2010, 08:40:53 AM
I've never heard of Unblack Metal, we always called it White Metal. But good job otherwise. Several of those categories are basically my album collection when I was a young musician.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 07, 2010, 08:51:13 AM
Apparently I love me some "Tech death". Thats a good chunk of my CD collection right there, even nocturnus.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on December 07, 2010, 02:45:52 PM
Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Underneath it All (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prKJh504tnU&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 07, 2010, 04:18:14 PM
http://www.mapofmetal.com/#/home

Sheer awesomeness. 

I always wanted to know where to classify Neurosis. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 10, 2010, 12:38:53 PM
Soilwork - The Crestfallen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEdE2PzlAQc)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: brellium on December 11, 2010, 01:13:17 AM
Kanon Wakeshima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wns8QmaTNoU


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 11, 2010, 12:26:38 PM
Kanon Wakeshima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wns8QmaTNoU

Not sure what I just watched, but the imagery was awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 14, 2010, 04:30:22 PM
I pulled out all my old Charlatans UK albums yesterday.  They were seriously talented dudes.  I can only handle so much of it though, before I get tired. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 15, 2010, 10:20:28 AM
Big Fat Teddy. Enough said, you guys need to check this out and spread this guy around, let's help him achieve the fame he so clearly deserves! Let's get those 94 views to 94,000!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIvzpV0hewQ

I found this pearl while looking for the better of the two Willie Nelson versions of Midnight Rider.

You're welcome for introducing you to this much awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 15, 2010, 10:34:19 AM
Ugh.  I have never played a guitar but I think I can do better than that. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 15, 2010, 11:35:28 AM
I guess you have a point, but I couldn't tell over the amazing singing.

Also, check out his cover of Cash's cover of Hurt.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on December 15, 2010, 12:02:16 PM
I got nothing.  Sadly, I've seen worse.  I love love love me some open mic nights. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 15, 2010, 01:16:22 PM
That's one reason why I don't hit up our local open mic. It can be great, but there are between 3-6 regular acts that are about that quality. The SAME 3-6, and it gets old fast. Also, why does everything in my city start at 10pm on Thursday night? These people need to get jobs. Thirdly, hanging out in a bar when you don't drink is boring as fuck.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on December 15, 2010, 01:22:24 PM
Wait, we are linking shitty covers now? You asked for it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj7pDNDuoJ0

And to make up for that, here's a cover that DOESN'T suck:

http://soundcloud.com/dianebirch/this-corrosion


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on December 15, 2010, 02:37:04 PM
The irony of having the word MUSIC hanging over their heads is strong.  The bass player was exactly 20% of what was wrong with that band.  But he was the first 20% responsible. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on December 15, 2010, 08:34:00 PM
Thirdly, hanging out in a bar when you don't drink is boring as fuck.
Seriously.  When my friend's band plays, once they are done I book it.  Sitting around not drinking is boring when everyone else is or is too drunk to carry on coherent conversations.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on December 15, 2010, 09:38:43 PM
Can anyone recommend some good less-mainstream Alternative bands?

Currently listening to The XX and thinking of picking up some Arcade Fire (not exactly indie) and Middle Class Rut.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 15, 2010, 10:14:59 PM
Wait, we are linking shitty covers now? You asked for it:
Quote from: clip comments
These guys used to be great before they sold out...
:awesome_for_real:

If they didn't suck so bad, I'd say there might be a monitor issue, they can't seem to hear each other. But...yeah. Some time I need to upload some tunes from the kid who I bought this house from. They used to practice here in this living room. So, so, so bad.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on December 15, 2010, 11:40:05 PM
Can anyone recommend some good less-mainstream Alternative bands?

Currently listening to The XX and thinking of picking up some Arcade Fire (not exactly indie) and Middle Class Rut.

Arcade Fire is great. 

Check out Tame Impala... Innerspeaker is their latest.  Hard to get here in the states in physical format, but it's like $7.00 on Itunes or the like.  One of the best albums I've listened to in a long time. 

I always extol the virtues of the Flaming Lips, if you're not familiar with them (but you should be..).  Their last three albums at least are a series of magical experiences. 

If you want to get more folk, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, Band of Horses, Bon Iver.

Older Mercury Rev albums are great (See you on the other side). 

Early Verve albums (Storm in Heaven, EP, Bsides) are, well, excellent. 

Mainstream at this point, but it never seems that way because I've been listening since 2000... but Sigur Ros is awesome.  Explosions in the Sky, also. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 16, 2010, 09:15:20 AM
Sitting around not drinking is boring when everyone else is or is too drunk to carry on coherent conversations.
Worse when you went to high school with half of them and they're still talking about the exact same shit. I once said it feels like I stepped outside for a minute in 1987 and walked back into 2010. Hey, why is Fred bald?

Even worse, most of the musicians have the same bad habits they had before. That drummer still fucks up his timing when he does fills, this bassist still dominates the stage and plays stuff nobody else wants to, clearing the place out until he leaves.

When it works, the place is purely magical. When you get in a bunch of pros who can sit in and jam out some stuff, it's great. The last time I played alongside the best blues guy in the area, trading songs and vocals and solos, we closed the place after playing for a couple hours and nobody wanted to leave. But to get  :drill:, you have to endure a whole lot of  :oh_i_see: and some  :ye_gods: and even a  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on December 16, 2010, 11:19:40 PM
Arcade Fire is great. 

Check out Tame Impala... Innerspeaker is their latest.  Hard to get here in the states in physical format, but it's like $7.00 on Itunes or the like.  One of the best albums I've listened to in a long time. 

I always extol the virtues of the Flaming Lips, if you're not familiar with them (but you should be..).  Their last three albums at least are a series of magical experiences. 

If you want to get more folk, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, Band of Horses, Bon Iver.
...

You like the airy/spacey stuff it seems. I like my folk music to be a bit more rock-y but there is some interesting stuff in there. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll dig through the rest.

In my browsing last night I ended up with:

The Heavy - The House that Dirt Built  ... similar to the Black Keys below, but a bit more heavy on the rock and hardly any country influence
Silversun Pickups - Swoon ... didn't realize they had a new album out, so snagged it when I saw it
The Black Keys - Brothers ... interesting mix of rock, blues, and some country twang
Roman Funerals - Six of Us ... folky alternative, nice harmonizing, simple songs with a good tempo
Royksopp - Senior ... electronica/dance, enjoyed one of their previous albums
Daft Punk - Tron Legacy ... nuff said


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on December 17, 2010, 03:47:06 PM
I'm totally behind the times again. Didn't realize until now that Melechesh had put out a new album in October.

\m/>.<\m/





Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on December 17, 2010, 06:04:56 PM
RIP Captain Beefheart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCSPf5Viwd0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Oban on December 17, 2010, 08:33:44 PM
I have been listening to mixes by DJ LobsterDust for the past few months.  

http://djlobsterdust.com/ (http://djlobsterdust.com/)

He samples from a wide variety of genres and mixes them all together.  Some of my favorites:

Alone Wit Chu (Air vs. Queens Of The Stone Age)
DeCexyLong (All American Rejects vs. Le Tigre vs. Rod Stewart)
Epic Black Rock (Faith No More vs. Queen vs. ACDC)
Everybody Do It Again (Jay-Z ft. Amil vs. Missy vs. The Chemical Brothers)
PapaKill-R (Timbaland vs. The Temptations vs. Adamski) (+Seal)
Shut Up And Give Me Some Pie (Warrant vs. The Ting Tings)
Smash My Bitch Up (Smashing Pumpkins vs. Prodigy)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 21, 2010, 11:42:57 AM
GWAR - Stripper Christmas Summer Weekend  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fkDsjuoQSc)

CHRISTMAS CAROLS With Gwar  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig1HmGXX_aY)  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 21, 2010, 11:55:01 AM
GWAR: the Glen Cooks of the music thread.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on December 29, 2010, 09:54:53 AM
May be a repost, since I don't follow this thread normally, but I thought this was rather good.

Love Lost by The Temper Trap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLTPKKt-pMs)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on December 29, 2010, 01:53:40 PM
I have been listening to mixes by DJ LobsterDust for the past few months.  

http://djlobsterdust.com/ (http://djlobsterdust.com/)

He samples from a wide variety of genres and mixes them all together.  Some of my favorites:

Alone Wit Chu (Air vs. Queens Of The Stone Age)
DeCexyLong (All American Rejects vs. Le Tigre vs. Rod Stewart)
Epic Black Rock (Faith No More vs. Queen vs. ACDC)
Everybody Do It Again (Jay-Z ft. Amil vs. Missy vs. The Chemical Brothers)
PapaKill-R (Timbaland vs. The Temptations vs. Adamski) (+Seal)
Shut Up And Give Me Some Pie (Warrant vs. The Ting Tings)
Smash My Bitch Up (Smashing Pumpkins vs. Prodigy)



You might also enjoy Wax Audio then (http://www.waxaudio.com.au/).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 29, 2010, 02:17:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdfBA1dpcFE


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on December 29, 2010, 02:25:23 PM

You might also enjoy Wax Audio then (http://www.waxaudio.com.au/).

That Smells Like Teen Spirit/Final Countdown mashup was very well done and a pretty perfect blend. Loved it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on January 02, 2011, 01:57:59 PM
Hey Ya! Shake It Like A Polaroid Cover Version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paoFmPW8lLo


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 05, 2011, 09:30:41 AM
Cradle Of Filth - Nymphetamine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dW6aNAZGTM)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 05, 2011, 09:39:21 AM
I'm beginning to suspect we have some different musical tastes :p

King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Loy55z4GpA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 05, 2011, 10:08:06 AM
I have a rather wide, odd, range. Pandora occasionally reminds me of great songs, so I post'em here.

I see your basseiness, and raise you.

Infectious Grooves - Therapy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4eqC3DX_oE)

Infectious Grooves - Borracho (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1ijUUnNk9I)


Unrelated awesome:

Secret Chiefs 3 - Zulfiqar III  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W29MjxHkB0s)

Secret chief 3 - Blaze of the grail  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htrVQ2XfvQ8)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 05, 2011, 11:05:14 AM
Infectious Grooves........

That is a major blast from the past. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on January 13, 2011, 05:17:18 AM
Haken is most excellent. I've mentioned this before, but every time their album comes up in the shuffle, it reaffirms this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ql8biMF62o


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on January 13, 2011, 09:48:05 AM
When amazing music and amazing visual art have the rare opportunity to mingle:

The Avett Brothers - Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEr9gMYdkHI


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 13, 2011, 10:14:36 AM
The artist ripped off that painting style, the animated single canvas thing. Not a fan of the music, either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kentridge


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on January 13, 2011, 10:29:03 AM
That's like saying anyone who did just about anything animated post-1970 ripped him off.  Art is either plagiarism or revolution, and all that.  Everything copies pieces from something else.

But I know you like decent music, so you get a pass on that comment.  Surprised, though.  Some of the Avett stuff reminds me of a mellow, poppy Old Crow, which I thought you were into. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 13, 2011, 11:00:51 AM
It's not bad, and I could probably get into it if I spent some time listening. Not a rejection due to talent, but of taste, so no biggie.

Right now I'm mostly listening to classical guitar, renaissance music, swing jazz and funky r&b (like the King Curtis clip I linked, to see some of the guitar stuff I'm listening to and playing, hit up the guitar thread :)).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on January 13, 2011, 08:55:29 PM
I'm totally behind the times again. Didn't realize until now that Melechesh had put out a new album in October.

\m/>.<\m/


Giving this my first listen now.  It's pretty damn good.  Quite chill, sometimes reminds me a bit of 80's prog metal.  Sometimes kind of like if Nile and Fates Warning combined.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le3ORwNklkU


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 13, 2011, 09:32:36 PM
That was cool....up until the vocals kicked in. Fuck you, cookie. Fuck you. Stop being silly.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on January 13, 2011, 10:45:05 PM
I'm beginning to suspect we have some different musical tastes :p

King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Loy55z4GpA)

sweet jesus, that was good, thanks for linking that.


The boys from Ireland are still kicking ass

Therapy? - Crooked Timber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtP4-dJak8Y


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 14, 2011, 08:57:38 AM
That was cool....up until the vocals kicked in. Fuck you, cookie. Fuck you. Stop being silly.

No, it was rather awesome all the way through.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 14, 2011, 09:52:22 AM
Maybe if you got the master recording, dropped the faders on the vocals, resurrected Ronnie Dio and had him lay the vocals. Then I'd be right there with ya. I hear that stupid growly garbage and all I can see are the silly face-painted juggalo-looking retards. Go learn to sing and cut out the silliness. You want to hear an evil-sounding motherfucker, go listen to Peter Steele (RIP, can't believe it).

Sorry. I know you like the cookie. I know you know I don't. It's just difficult for me, because I was, you know, in a metal band for a living in the day and now metal is pretty much completely ruined for me because of these chucklefucks. Partly from having a singer who was half Tate, half Dio and half Dickinson, I guess.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 14, 2011, 09:55:55 AM
Maybe if you got the master recording, dropped the faders on the vocals, resurrected Ronnie Dio and had him lay the vocals. Then I'd be right there with ya. I hear that stupid growly garbage and all I can see are the silly face-painted juggalo-looking retards. Go learn to sing and cut out the silliness. You want to hear an evil-sounding motherfucker, go listen to Peter Steele (RIP, can't believe it).

Sorry. I know you like the cookie. I know you know I don't. It's just difficult for me, because I was, you know, in a metal band for a living in the day and now metal is pretty much completely ruined for me because of these chucklefucks. Partly from having a singer who was half Tate, half Dio and half Dickinson, I guess.

What was the name of your band?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 14, 2011, 10:23:29 AM
You never heard of us. We didn't make it, eh. Drugs and guitarists with high paying day jobs dissolved what could've been one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Sucks.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on January 14, 2011, 10:28:06 AM
Don't be modest Sky, plenty of people have heard of Anvil.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 14, 2011, 10:53:46 AM
I hope you're joking.

Edit:  So yes, I have heard of Anvil because some musician friends of mine were talking about the movie.  I have a hunch that Nebu is pulling my leg, but if not that was a pretty damned cool experience, Sky.  I just looked up some of their stuff on iTunes and did a test run through them.  Not my cup of tea, but still pretty neat. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on January 14, 2011, 01:14:13 PM
Just picked up the solo album of Sigur Ros's singer.

Jonsi - Go

great great uplifting album.  I enjoy sigur ros, but they can be a bit much at times, this is more stripped down with some really cool percussion in some songs.  I am really digging this album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on January 16, 2011, 10:08:05 PM
I've been listening to primarily ambient recently.  Biosphere was my first love, but recently I've found Loscil which is also quite good.  Biosphere - Substrata is still in my top 10 albums ever.

Highly recommend headphones for these

Biosphere - Poa Alpina  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q-u_tIzJAY&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q-u_tIzJAY&feature=related)
Loscil - Triton    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SjLqdnv2Zc&hd=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SjLqdnv2Zc&hd=1)


Jesu and Ras Algethi have similar effects on me despite not technically being ambient.  Wonderful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQzT0HpSwn0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x7gsUjDuIE

Stuff like this makes me happy to be alive.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on January 16, 2011, 10:41:59 PM
Jonsi - Go

Definitely in my top 5 of 2010.  So pissed I missed him live.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stu on January 17, 2011, 11:43:53 PM
If you like ambient music, you have to check out this slowed version of the Jurassic Park theme I ran into on slashfilm.

http://soundcloud.com/birdfeeder/jurassic-park-theme-1000-slower


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on January 18, 2011, 12:20:00 AM
Why have I not heard of Mumford and Sons until recently?  What rock have I been living under?  Now I must have their album.

White Blank Page (Bookshop Sessions) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_Od0PJp6GI)

The Cave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkUeRPjc-Y)

Little Lion Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E) - album version, not the censored radio version, just FYI.

Winter Winds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KCg_QEHtkY)

I've been video hopping YouTube for a bit now...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 18, 2011, 09:46:06 AM
Yeah, Mumford and Sons have put out a very nice album.  There are a lot of groups out right now that fit that same mold:  Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Ray Lamontagne are just a few.  

Edit:  And if you like those guys, you would love GWAR.  And the Black Company is good too, I hear. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on January 18, 2011, 12:19:20 PM
Hard to say 'mold'... Mumford and FF are very, very different music.  Unless you want to wrap them all under a folk listing, but even that isn't quite right.  I'm a huge FF fan, not so much on the Mumford group (good songwriting, just a bit too poppy for my tastes). 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on January 18, 2011, 01:11:43 PM
The only Fleet Foxes song I've heard is White Winter Hymnal, which I love not only for the music but for the words once I really listened to them.  Unless of course I'm hearing wrong, but something about hearing "with scarves of red tied 'round their throats, to keep their little heads, from falling in the snow" just makes me giggle.  It's so insiduous, IMO. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 19, 2011, 02:25:48 PM
Hard to say 'mold'... Mumford and FF are very, very different music.  Unless you want to wrap them all under a folk listing, but even that isn't quite right.  I'm a huge FF fan, not so much on the Mumford group (good songwriting, just a bit too poppy for my tastes). 

I have no problem listing a lot of these bands under the "folk" moniker.  Sure they're different, but that's what makes music good.  Variety is nice. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on January 19, 2011, 02:31:13 PM
Mumford & Sons seems more David Matthews than folk. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 19, 2011, 02:45:49 PM
Mumford & Sons seems more David Matthews than folk. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

There's not anything wrong with that?  Haha. 

I always have felt they were closer to Arcade Fire, who I consider folksy as well. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on January 19, 2011, 02:53:06 PM
I can see that, but the difference is that Arcade Fire seems to achieve its effect through a whole lot of musicians who can all play their instruments well, but not very well, whereas Mumford seems to have a lot of compact talent. Still not my thing, but I can totally see why people love them.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on January 20, 2011, 09:55:20 AM
Baroness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH9KMlf7p78) is my favorite metal band atm imo. Good for bike riding.. :)

Danzig is still awesome. :rock:

Ever since he left Rick Rubin, his vocals haven't sounded as good, but the new album is better. He also did a duet with Melissa Auf der Maur that's pretty cool (I would just recommend Auf der Maur in general too).

Father's Grave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUIAwHydpKQ)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on January 23, 2011, 08:24:31 PM
Baroness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH9KMlf7p78) is my favorite metal band atm imo. Good for bike riding.. :)

Danzig is still awesome. :rock:

Ever since he left Rick Rubin, his vocals haven't sounded as good, but the new album is better. He also did a duet with Melissa Auf der Maur that's pretty cool (I would just recommend Auf der Maur in general too).

Father's Grave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUIAwHydpKQ)

if you like baroness, check out Kylesa

As for danzig's voice, saw him a month+ ago, and we walked out after about 4 or 5 songs.  His voice is shot, and he sounded horrid.  Probably due to years and years of singing with poor technique.

this always makes me smile Danzig Plus Shakira
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzxDCflZb_E&feature=fvst


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on January 23, 2011, 09:50:21 PM
As for danzig's voice, saw him a month+ ago, and we walked out after about 4 or 5 songs.  His voice is shot, and he sounded horrid.  Probably due to years and years of singing with poor technique.
In the studio recordings he always sounded all right, but every bootleg live recording I've ever heard has had pretty terrible vocals.  I couldn't tell if someone was flubbing the mix or if his voice just wasn't that great live.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on January 25, 2011, 05:23:37 AM
Moon Safari is an interesting band. They can all really sing and they're technically prog rock, but it's pretty light with lots of vocal harmonies.

A couple of songs. The first is much more proggy. The second isn't very proggy at all.

The Ghost of Flowers Past (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiFylvM7iqQ)

New York City Summergirl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-bEAxPLfCw)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 15, 2011, 12:43:43 PM
Heavenly Damnation - Haggard (Awaking the Centuries) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAJh6AQ3q-s)

Age of Nemesis - Meeting with the Unbelievable  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFq5Nxotpm4)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 15, 2011, 02:14:41 PM
The Haggard started out good, got silly in the middle and then the cookie monster showed up, as I knew he would.

The other one is decent enough, if no soul. And the keyboard player needs to be stabbed to silence.

It's been so difficult to find a metal band that kicks as technically with soul the way that Mastodon or Mars Volta does. Just the sheer amount of groove, melody and brutality both bands exhibit is where I'm at with metal these days (though MV does wander into chaos a bit much for my tastes).

Promo vid of Oblivion (http://www.youtube.com/user/MastodonMusic?blend=1&ob=5) up on Mastodon's tube channel from their forthcoming live cd/dvd  :drill: Brann.... :Love_Letters:

I may be something of a  rhythm section whore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LY1l6-EapQ), though...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 15, 2011, 03:56:58 PM
I hear a lot of good things about Mastadon and keep meaning to pick up one of their albums. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 16, 2011, 08:12:13 AM
Crack the Skye is an amazing album. Their older stuff is tougher for me to get into because they've moved more toward singing on Skye, and I find non-singing music pretty unlistenable, even if it's really good music. The goofball cookie monster shit is a show-stopper. Hell, even my fiancee likes Coheed and Cambria until he starts his little tiny voice shit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 16, 2011, 08:53:31 AM
That is good information.  I will check Crack the Skye but, as with you, I really hate crappy vocals.  It is likely I would have been turned off by their earlier music.  


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 16, 2011, 10:48:27 AM
Decapitated - Nihility  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pWfqhKl3E4)

Necrophagist-Advanced Corpse Tumor  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2W7h3a0iMw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on February 17, 2011, 06:42:56 PM
Amon Amarth's new album is coming out in March!  :drill:

There's a couple of of preview songs out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD1pPweJ5ws

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/uncategorized/streaming-amon-amarth-slaves-of-fear-worldwide-exclusive/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+DecibelMagazine+(Decibel+Magazine)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 18, 2011, 09:07:15 AM
Turisas - The Great Escape  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TQDxSKecgo)





Gary The Impaler teaches you the alphabet (http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/6346/the-alphabet-song-gone-black-metal)  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 23, 2011, 10:42:52 AM
Today's Wolfgang's Vault deal is a monster: http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/the-dirty-dozen-brass-band/concerts/twiropa-may-01-2003.html - $5 mp3, $7 FLAC for non-members. Almost two hours of funk horn hotness.

My fiancee got me a membership for valentine's day, it's $48 for a year of unlimited streaming (today's deal would cost me $3.50 mp3, $4.90 for FLAC), discounts on normal pricing and a $50 Vault credit.

So far I've gotten a smokin' James Brown 69 show, and I'll probably pick up today's deal. Tomorrow is Aretha 1971 and Friday is Band of Gypsys 1970. If you like classic rock, blues, funk, jazz, country and/or folk, it's a great deal. Less downloadable stuff in heavy rock/metal, but they do have some old Sabbath and others, I got a live UFO 75 show that's pretty wicked. I've also bought some old Santana with Schon, I think it was just before they hit the studio for Abraxus.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nevermore on February 23, 2011, 02:59:10 PM
Is this thread just metal now?  Here's an eclectic mix of stuff that are about as different from each other as you can get.

In the early days of this thread, someone mentioned Sufjan Stevens.  His newer stuff is a departure from the folksy Illinoise, but I still find the new sound very interesting.  Sufjan Stevens - I Walked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25OC3m5QdYY)

Next there's Spiral Beach, which is who I always think of when someone mentions indie rock. Spiral Beach - Kind of Beast (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Rl2tslMOA)

Crystal Castles can be difficult to listen to, but Celestica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZokZRtgf6bU) is one of the exceptions.  It's pure  :heart:

And finally, some noise pop.  Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kJ05P-71gY)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 23, 2011, 04:00:49 PM
Wow.  That's amazing, Sky.  I love JB.  I'm going to check that out for sure.  Thank you. 

As for the metal bent of the thread, I think it's pretty weird how many of the folks here are heavily into metal.  I used to like it, but my tastes have mellowed significantly.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on February 23, 2011, 07:35:59 PM
I used to like it, but my tastes have mellowed significantly.
I like metal just as much as I used to, but I tolerate crappy metal considerably less than I ever did when younger.  If it has cookie monster vocals it's 98% automatically out the door, I don't care how great the instrumental section is.  Certain bands that still produce good music ala Judas Priest and Iron Maiden still get bought, listened to, and regular rotation.  I just vary my tastes around to different bands I hear about that "you really should listen to, man!" and have been discovering quite a bit of good stuff, albeit some of it is 70's vintage since that's what I've been finding lately in the CD stores.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sigil on February 23, 2011, 08:09:35 PM
Yeah, Mumford and Sons have put out a very nice album.  There are a lot of groups out right now that fit that same mold:  Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Ray Lamontagne are just a few.  

Edit:  And if you like those guys, you would love GWAR.  And the Black Company is good too, I hear. 

Marcus Mumford  = Tim Tebow

if you like the recording, make every effort to see them live. Amazing show.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 23, 2011, 08:58:12 PM
I find myself drifting back to a lot of music I liked back in my high school days-  Social Distortion, The Clash, Echo and the Bunnymen, Simple Minds.  I just can't take that much guitar.  I like Tool and from time to time will pull out Integrity, Slayer, Mean Season, Snapcase or something else pretty intense, but for the most part I'm just not into that as much.  I tend to go back and forth between some electronic selections, old shit and folky stuff.   :geezer:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 24, 2011, 10:57:59 PM
What your favorite classic rock band says about you (http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/24peck.html)
 :heart:

I am not a fan of classic rock, as a rule. 

[quoteAllman Brothers Band: You do not own a bong, but can quickly make one from a piece of fruit or an abandoned toilet.[/quote]


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on February 25, 2011, 01:04:01 PM
I find myself drifting back to a lot of music I liked back in my high school days-  Social Distortion, The Clash, Echo and the Bunnymen, Simple Minds.  I just can't take that much guitar.  I like Tool and from time to time will pull out Integrity, Slayer, Mean Season, Snapcase or something else pretty intense, but for the most part I'm just not into that as much.  I tend to go back and forth between some electronic selections, old shit and folky stuff.   :geezer:

Integrity eh?  I don't think you can use  :geezer: if you own their album Humanity is the Devil as that is some heavy heavy stuff.

I am all over the map these days, this weeks listening at work has included:

Kitaro - new age
Infected Mushroom - psych trance
Mumford and Sons - Nu Folk  :why_so_serious:
Flogging Molly - Irish tinged punk... stuff
Lucinda Williams - country
Godflesh - with a name like that what else can it be?
Hypocrisy - death metal
Rotting Christ - I think you can figure out what type of music it is
My Dying Bride - Doooooooom

I have a brother who is 8 years younger than I am, and for years he was my *Source* for new and interesting music.  In the past two years he has gained a wife, a daughter, a house payment, and a Phd program, needless to say my *source* has dried up.   I have been asking interns at work what they listen to in order to find new stuff.   This cuts both ways, I learned about Mumford and sons this way  :drill:, I also got to hear Justin Beiber for the first time this way  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 25, 2011, 04:28:30 PM
I can  :geezer: if it's only once every six to twelve months that I feel the need to relive the "glory day".  I own a David Gray album, for chrissakes.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 26, 2011, 06:13:30 PM
So I went to see a the San Antonio Symphony perform last night with a Sinatra "sound alike" named Steve Lippia.  The guy had a reasonable personality, and at least didn't butcher the Sinatra stuff.  Still, I'm listening to Live at the Sands with Basie and Sinatra tonight, and I think that may be the pinnacle of music.  I can't recall if I've heard anything that goes so perfectly together.   :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 03, 2011, 09:32:27 AM
Saw Stephane Wrembel last night. It's insane to have such world-class talent in our butthole of a town (Kruno Spisic was here last year).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3qdE7afpjI

He had a lot of great stories and musical examples. He followed the growth of gypsy jazz from its roots and outlined examples of the roots in later music, plucking out melodies and examining them. It was really almost a class in gypsy jazz, both me and the resident jazz virtuoso were blown away (and we consoled each other on our sore fingers later that night). At one point he was discussing Django's injured left hand and played Minor Swing with only two fingers ala Django. Holy shit!

And the kid on the percussion with his crazy tray, that was beyond amazing. He wore metal caps on his fingers and played a tray filled with a pie tin, a metal bowl, wood block, washboard and a couple cymbal substitutes made out of Idunnowhat. He had several solos and was just riveting.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on March 03, 2011, 12:53:28 PM
A bunch of people I know are really into My Morning Jacket.  I just can't stand them at all.  

Rolling Stone on the new album (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/my-morning-jacket-find-killer-new-groove-on-circuital-20110303).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on March 03, 2011, 05:31:59 PM
I'm sitting at the Hard Rock Cafe waiting for someone to talk about business.  I had no idea that Tha Killers were "hard rock", nor did I realize how many interminably shitty generametal bands were out now.  Bleh.  And I got to see a video of Springsteen butchering London Calling.  This doesn't bode well for the meeting.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on March 03, 2011, 06:30:52 PM
I'm sitting at the Hard Rock Cafe waiting for someone to talk about business.
They play Madonna in there.  I pretty much just accepted that other people's definitions of genres and music does not match my own expectations.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on March 03, 2011, 07:08:19 PM
MMJ is one of the those groups that I like about 1/3 of their stuff a lot, but the other 2/3 I strongly dislike.  So I never end up getting their albums, sadly.

Also, I got sucked into the rock photos at RS - almost 1/2 of them comprise Lil Wayne or Lady Gaga, neither of which I would categorize as rock. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on March 03, 2011, 08:40:51 PM
At least Lady Gaga is interesting in a holy-shit-she's-wearing-meat sort of way.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 03, 2011, 09:29:59 PM
Part of the problem is when someone posts an amazingly talented world-class guitarist and everyone natters on about the commercial shit being shoved down your throats.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on March 03, 2011, 10:13:13 PM
Part of the problem is when someone posts an amazingly talented world-class guitarist and everyone natters on about the commercial shit being shoved down your throats.
He is definitely a talented guitarist, he just isn't my style of music.  I appreciate it but have a hard time getting into it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 04, 2011, 01:22:01 PM
Necrophagist - To Breathe in a Casket  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywtyzT5xE8M)

Necrophagist - Mutilate the Stillborn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEK504o_LuU)

 :rock_hard:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on March 07, 2011, 03:40:06 PM
That riff at 2:13 in To Breathe in a Casket...oh man, that is some absolutely fantastic stuff.  Fucking love it.   Unfortunately I don't care much at all for the main riff of the song which hurts because its repeated fairly often.   :heartbreak:

The second track opening is just goofy as shit.  Ugh, this is why I dislike Necrophagist, they just throw in random goofy arpeggios/guitar trickery that make no sense at all in the context of the riff.  Otherwise I actually really like their riffs, if not their overall composition which is meh.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 09, 2011, 02:42:11 PM
Sepultura ft. Mike Patton - The Waste  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV64woSXcts)

Mike Patton & Sepultura - Procura o cara (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DnbOpMr-g0)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 11, 2011, 09:53:47 AM
In Flames - Satellites and Astronauts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwi9fxHBphU)


THE AGONIST - and Their Eulogies Sang Me to Sleep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzIeI0mkFI)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on March 11, 2011, 11:34:36 PM
Lullaby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESFANzZTdYM)

Drowned (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkGEbRrNNtE&NR=1)

Tim Minchin - why have I never heard of this guy before?  I was laughing at Lullaby and really, really liked Drowned.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 17, 2011, 10:22:31 AM
Turisas - To Holmgard and Beyond  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFBIr3Vx16w)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: penfold on March 17, 2011, 03:31:53 PM
Turisas - To Holmgard and Beyond  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFBIr3Vx16w)


I saw these guys on a battle of the bands type competition run by Metal Hammer shown on a now defunct metal/rock channel. They are mad. Especially the Conan warpaint, kilts, fur jerkins and that nutter on the accordion.

I may have posted these guys here or on another thread, but Evile won the 2nd competition MH ran. Here is a clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD_xvRSZu8M) of them playing in the studio. They play the entire album on the DVD that came with the limited edition CD.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 18, 2011, 01:28:42 PM
Da Vinci's Notebook  - Another Irish Drinking Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK2Lx_gSr5k)

Some of my Fav Ce-lo.
Gnarls Barkley - Going On (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_R9fId_Rqo)

Gnarls Barkley - Would Be Killer (http://Gnarls Barkley - Would Be Killer)

Gnarls Barkley - Neighbors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB0x2AGEUS8)

Gnarls Barkley-Transformer  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPzohswI5Tc)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 21, 2011, 01:02:27 AM
For the guitar people, random thing I happened to run across today while wasting time on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJw7EeozDIY

My late uncle was a not-really-successful musician in Nebraska for many years, this guy was his hero.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on March 28, 2011, 03:43:23 PM
I just discovered Sigur Ros.  I, for some reason, had put off listening to their stuff.  It's nice ambient music. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on March 29, 2011, 12:05:28 PM
I'm really enjoying some Igor Presnyakov.  He does some wonderful versions of everything from Clapton to Toto to Metallica on classical guitar.  

Tears in Heaven on Classical Guitar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byrIccGcUl4&feature=related)

He's inspired me to start working on my guitar voicing more.  

Nothing Else Matters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJhWnn92cWk&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 29, 2011, 01:09:31 PM
Wow, the stuff that guy does with voicing and integrating melody lines is amazing!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 29, 2011, 01:48:56 PM
Death Metal Friday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi00ykRg_5c)    :grin:

Its so perfectly converted!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 04, 2011, 10:32:04 AM
Kamelot - Ghost Opera  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5KpmFXRI2A)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 08, 2011, 06:03:14 PM
I just bought Elvis's Suspicious Minds album (http://www.amazon.com/Memphis-1969-Anthology-Suspicious-Minds/dp/B00000IFT8).   Damn it's good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: FatuousTwat on April 15, 2011, 04:48:04 AM
This kind of fits here, and I didn't want to make a new thread.


I'm looking for a pair of canal earbuds in the $50 range, just for using with an mp3 player. Anyone have suggestions?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Yusuf Mohammed on May 06, 2011, 10:19:51 AM
Favorite song :)
Scorpions- Destin


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 06, 2011, 11:25:34 AM
What kind of music do you listen to, Mr. Twat?  There's a lot of variance between sets and some are better for certain types of music than others.  For instance, I have some Etymotics that I love, but the bass response is not good for artists like Lady Gaga. 

I find the eadroom website (http://www.headphone.com/index.php) to be a good place to shop for earbuds/earhphones.  They've got just about everything there is, from very, very low end to $12,000 sets. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 07, 2011, 12:03:18 AM
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/pat-benatar/concerts/austin-october-06-1981.html

Ye gods.  :drillf:

Membership to the vault has been an amazing gift. This is my haul thus far, all in FLAC @ $4.90/ea with $5.90 left in the till:

Pat Benatar   Oct 6, 1981   Austin
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Mar 7, 1976   Winterland
Muddy Waters Blues Band   Nov 4, 1966   Fillmore Auditorium
Count Basie and His Orchestra   Jul 2, 1959   Newport Jazz Festival
Fleetwood Mac   Nov 2, 1969   Cue Club
Fleetwood Mac   Feb 1, 1970   Warehouse
Fleetwood Mac   Jun 8, 1968   Carousel Ballroom
Bela Fleck   Jan 26, 2011   Daytrotter Studio (this one was a free mp3 set)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band   May 1, 2003   TwiRoPa
James Brown   Jul 6, 1969   Newport Jazz Festival

I've mentioned the site before, and it's great for streaming. At $48 for WVIP membership, you get $50 in credit. By buying stuff on the daily download deal, the above is the result. You can really stretch it if you buy the mp3 versions @ $3.50 for members ($5/7 for non-members).

Obviously I'm a blues fan and really dig the Green-era Mac. But I love me some funk, the Brown set is sick and up there with the Apollo/Say It Live and Loud sets; and I discovered the DDBB. Benatar and Skynyrd at the peak. Basie hot in 59 with nice audible stage banter during the songs...up until a guest singer kinda bombs the set with an odd warbly vibrato halfway through.

And my pre-membership buys:

UFO   Sep 23, 1975   Record Plant
Santana   Aug 18, 1970   Tanglewood
Freddie King   Aug 25, 1970   Ash Grove
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Apr 15, 1984   Austin Opera House


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 07, 2011, 02:10:11 AM
...I might have to get this.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 10, 2011, 11:20:31 AM
Got around to watching the DVR of SNL this past week. Musical Guest: Ellie Goulding.

What in the name of fuck was that?

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/ellie-goulding-lights/1325957/ :uhrr:

And then she did a Sir Elton cover  :ye_gods:



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 10, 2011, 03:00:03 PM
Who the hell is that gurgly warbler?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mosesandstick on May 10, 2011, 03:14:45 PM
English indie pop singer. I'm a fan of hers, sorry! I think the UK music scene is seriously trying to push it's pop stars in to the American market.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 10, 2011, 07:03:24 PM
What in the name of fuck was that?
Wow was that a boring song...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 13, 2011, 09:43:38 AM
http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/?loclr=jb_004

You're welcome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on May 13, 2011, 09:45:58 AM
Fuck me, Beastie Boys' new album is incredible. Past few albums weren't all that, but this one's a return to top form.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 17, 2011, 02:33:47 PM
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/mountain/concerts/fillmore-east-june-27-1971.html

On Daily Deal Thursday this week. Mountain kicks so much ass.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 17, 2011, 03:28:48 PM
Fuck me, Beastie Boys' new album is incredible. Past few albums weren't all that, but this one's a return to top form.

I've heard that from several people.  I may have to check it out.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 18, 2011, 01:43:20 PM
Carcass - R**k The Vote (Swansong)  (http://youtu.be/PeWt-eIEnWA)

Carcass - Buried Dreams (HD Audio)  (http://youtu.be/LmENcnXtwSM)

Septic Flesh - Sangreal  (http://youtu.be/IHd4nMeCLJI)

Septic Flesh - A Great Mass of Death (http://youtu.be/dqTSfxAFMAg)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: 01101010 on May 18, 2011, 03:17:32 PM
Fuck me, Beastie Boys' new album is incredible. Past few albums weren't all that, but this one's a return to top form.

Definitely on par with Paul's Boutique


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 18, 2011, 03:20:21 PM
Fuck me, Beastie Boys' new album is incredible. Past few albums weren't all that, but this one's a return to top form.

Definitely on par with Paul's Boutique


Isn't more styled like Check Your Head though?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 18, 2011, 03:37:34 PM
CYH is probably the album most similar to Paul's Boutique already, so I'm not sure you're describing a big difference there (I still haven't gotten around to listening to the new one.)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 18, 2011, 03:42:30 PM
Really?  I thought CYH was much, much different than Paul's Boutique.  I mean they actually play instruments on CYH. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 18, 2011, 03:52:26 PM
I find it pretty similar compositionally/structurally overall but I haven't really done an in depth study or anything. More than most of the others I would say there are tracks on each that wouldn't feel out of place on the other, though. This is more or less what you'd expect with them being consecutive albums though, CYH is a step down the road to the next stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 23, 2011, 02:37:15 PM
It looks like old Vinnie Vincent hasn't aged well (http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1640977.php/Ex-KISS-guitarist-Vinnie-Vincent-arrested-on-assault-charges).

(http://media.monstersandcritics.com/articles3/1640977/article_images/headline_1306177641.jpg)

He just got arrested for smacking his old lady around.    :grin:


In better days.
(http://www.kissdressedtoplay.com/vincentttt.jpg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 23, 2011, 03:56:23 PM
Vinnie Vincent looked awful when he was young, too. Don't you remember the Invasion?

Was a good music week last week. Saw James Taylor last Wednesday, not normally my thing, but it was a really enjoyable show. Saturday we saw Skynyrd and ZZ Top from the 8th row center. Kinda bad seats for us, we've seen them both from the front row and are generally wicked spoiled for getting great seats...but these were still pretty awesome seats. No guitar picks or swag, though. I'd estimate the beer sales at the Knickerbocker at about 40 billion dollars.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 23, 2011, 04:01:23 PM
I'd love to see ZZ Top.  How is the revamped Skynard?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 24, 2011, 01:57:13 PM
Axis of Awesome - 4 Four Chord Song (http://youtu.be/5pidokakU4I)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 25, 2011, 10:00:09 AM
I'd love to see ZZ Top.  How is the revamped Skynard?
Solid. We've seen them three times now - bring ear plugs. They play too loud, it kinda distorts everything. My hearing is already fucked up and they've caused more damage, which I'm not all that happy about (my tinnitus is noticeably louder, and after we say them in the front row I actually had buzzing for a day).

But the newer guys are solid, the piano player in particular fills the rather substantial shoes well. The first time we saw them Billy was still alive and was really my favorite part of the show. But it's a good time, lots of dancing and singing and general booziness going on. Of course I had to stand next to the one guy in the pit who wasn't getting into it - why the hell would you go see Skynyrd and just stand there like a statue? He didn't even crack a smile, it was creepy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Murgos on May 26, 2011, 03:23:58 PM
Most of my musical rotation lately is taken up by Mumford and Sons and Trampled by Turtles.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 26, 2011, 04:28:10 PM
I have never heard of Trampled by Turtles, but the name is kick ass.  I may have to check that out. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Murgos on May 26, 2011, 05:40:03 PM
They're a sort of intense modern bluegrass with punk/alt rock roots.  At least check out the first song on their latest album, the song is called Wait So Long and the album is called Palomino.

For not being rock, it rocks.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 26, 2011, 06:34:45 PM
Just bought it.  Thanks for the tip!  I like it a lot. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Arrrgh on May 26, 2011, 06:40:49 PM
Any recommendations about ugly fuckers who made it anyway? People like Tom Waits or Lyle Lovett.  I think if you're that ugly and make it you must have great vocal talent.  I'm tired of pretty hacks.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 26, 2011, 08:46:15 PM
Tom Petty is pretty damned ugly, as is Keith Richards. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 26, 2011, 08:47:53 PM
For maximum ugly you need to go to Ric Ocasek, or Lemmy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on June 17, 2011, 11:00:54 PM
Don't know about ugly, but for the sheer audacity of it:

Canadian Hardcore band write double concept album/rock opera about love and loss in the 70s at a spa town in England, is album of the year contender.

Fucked Up. You guys are so much goddamn win.

Queen of Hearts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhgOt7YFN0I)

A Little Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF6NTvJJYs8)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 18, 2011, 01:00:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsT2akkI4lc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7hTPEIHIEA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfEZOHCWuQQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQM00K24qG8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVQccOB1YLs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbbH8W5m6wA


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 24, 2011, 01:50:59 PM
Age Of Nemesis - Tree Of Life (http://youtu.be/coB89JY-f8g)   ( Tested Cookie Monster free )


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 24, 2011, 03:07:46 PM
Great vocals, too bad he's not singing for one of those awesome bands stuck with a shitty monster vocalist. Not a fan of the majority of the music on that track, though.

I was just listening to Motley Crue's Shout at the Devil. What a great album, Mick Mars was so on point.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on June 25, 2011, 09:04:53 AM
So last night I went to the Blues fest downtown and we hear this 15 year old kid play that was un-fucking-believable. Definitely going to see him play again tonight. Kid was just amazing.

His name is Matthew Curry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcgoZuF9qXg


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Cadaverine on June 26, 2011, 11:26:21 PM
A little of what I've been listening to recently.

Nightmares on Wax - I am You (http://youtu.be/SnSky-gmf5I)
Autechre - Foil (http://youtu.be/PZl8D4onmak)
Legendary Pink Dots - Waiting for the Cloud (http://youtu.be/SnSky-gmf5I)

I debated adding a link to SPK, or Brighter Death Now, but decided against it, as it's the music thread, and I didn't think anyone would see it as music, other than myself.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 27, 2011, 08:43:46 AM
Hey, I put in some vintage Surfers and almost nobody likes them. Almost defines 'love it or hate it', but Psychic Powerless and Rembrandt Pussyhorse are amazing albums.

Chimpy, 15 is so old in blues these days. We saw this kid Quinn Sullivan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ulYGXQVuL4) open for Buddy Guy at the Egg, he just turned 12. His voice hasn't changed yet, but I thought he was a really talented singer.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on June 27, 2011, 11:56:38 AM
Good song. Great title for a song.  :grin:

Giant Squid - Throwing a Donner Party at Sea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrI_bYlXM8g)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 27, 2011, 01:47:01 PM
Hey, I put in some vintage Surfers and almost nobody likes them. Almost defines 'love it or hate it', but Psychic Powerless and Rembrandt Pussyhorse are amazing albums.

I'm pretty big on Flaming Lips, watched a movie of theirs recently and Gibby showed up in it.  He says "Hmm…How would I describe a Flaming Lips show to someone who had never seen them? Well, I'd first ask them if they'd ever seen a Butthole Surfers show."  He's an awesome combination of genius and dick. 

And yes, almost nobody likes them...  It's music I can put on when I want to be alone, usually. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 27, 2011, 02:51:13 PM
Hey, I put in some vintage Surfers and almost nobody likes them. Almost defines 'love it or hate it', but Psychic Powerless and Rembrandt Pussyhorse are amazing albums.


How could you not like an album with a back like this? 

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/Butthole_Surfers_Rembrandt_Back.jpg)

Butthole Surfers have been pretty varied in their music over time.  They've even had a big hit, with Pepper.  I used to love them back in the day, but have found that it doesn't translate into my almost elderly state. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 28, 2011, 09:47:04 AM
I still love them, but have to be in the mood for it. I can't go from Segovia to Gibby.

I saw them in 86, tripping in the pit (our local venue had an actual concrete pit in front of the stage, best venue ever). There used to be a metal pole in the middle of the front of the stage, I was leaning against it and Gibby was sitting about two feet away from me staring at his effects rack. I kept calling out songs and they kept playing them, it was insaaane.

Then I saw them just after Pepper at a big outdoor show. They were headlining a festival, last band on. They came out and played Pepper and said "Ok, now every who loves that song can go home because we're going to play shit you hate." 3/4 of the place left and the rest of us had a good time grooving to the old stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Lucas on June 29, 2011, 07:29:25 PM
Heeeyy, it's summer! So, two dance hits:

Alexandra Stan - Mr. Saxo Beat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS76eS34Y0c

I would do unspeakable things to her.


Alex Gaudino feat. Kelly Rowland - What a feeling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbHUzxhzemU


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: 01101010 on June 29, 2011, 07:38:13 PM
I got hooked on this track for a bit...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pwIr-j2b2I

And Bombay Bicycle Club is slowly growing on me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on July 04, 2011, 12:32:14 PM
Limp Bizkit have a new album out apparently  :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on July 04, 2011, 01:02:15 PM
Limp Bizkit have a new album out apparently  :uhrr:

So, this is the music thread. I am not sure how Limp Bizkit fits into the discussion.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on July 05, 2011, 08:36:17 AM
Well played sir


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on July 20, 2011, 06:10:21 AM
Some 'Die Apokalyptischen Reiter' off their latest album (which is very good):

Moral & Wahnsinn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsuR4CxJXk)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 20, 2011, 08:23:36 AM
Actually listened to much of that new Bizkit album on Spotify. I'm a Wes Borland fan, though, and I like their rhythm section. Music is pretty good throughout. They really need a singer, though; or even a good rapper.
Some 'Die Apokalyptischen Reiter' off their latest album (which is very good):

Moral & Wahnsinn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsuR4CxJXk)
Oh, look: german cookies. That song is a mess. Nice disco guitar/beat  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: murdoc on July 20, 2011, 12:33:16 PM
Spin Magazine has released a tribute album for Nevermind that they're giving away as a free download: http://www.spin.com/articles/free-album-spin-tribute-nirvanas-nevermind

The version of 'Polly' by Amanda Palmer is excellent.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 20, 2011, 12:53:17 PM
Wes Borland fan

 :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 20, 2011, 08:08:55 PM
Don't know about ugly, but for the sheer audacity of it:

Canadian Hardcore band write double concept album/rock opera about love and loss in the 70s at a spa town in England, is album of the year contender.

Fucked Up. You guys are so much goddamn win.

Queen of Hearts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhgOt7YFN0I)

A Little Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF6NTvJJYs8)


oh those are great, thank you, album on the way.   if you like that you might like Leatherface? they had an incredible album called Mush back in the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZQ_7s0Fg48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQJshGbYkxM&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on July 21, 2011, 09:09:27 PM
Justin Broaderick's new album:  Jesu - Ascension

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VZzMdM7_78

Haven't finished it yet, but it's damn good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 22, 2011, 09:20:13 AM
Right now we're just coming off the high of the Tedeschi Trucks release, Revelator:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZOBUcnNp04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7czlanjaObs

Going to pick up some tickets to Primus in Albany. I was thinking about it, I met Ler back in 86 when he was in Possessed, thought about trying to get a pass with my pics. Then my fiancee started singing D's Diner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imvK2cBQmVw) and told me she's ok with hitting a Primus show, "if I don't embarrass her" I told her at that show, I'm the normal one and she's the embarrassing one :) Seeing Tommy the Cat live is on my bucket list, so yeah.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on July 22, 2011, 12:20:59 PM
Wasn't the biggest Primus fan, but a good friend of ours is, so we got to see them in the mid-90s. 

1.  First show I'd been to that I actually felt nervous about being crushed to death.
2.  About three songs into their set, I got smacked in the face with a drumstick.  Literally smacked in the face.  It hurt.  Managed to catch it though, and give it to my buddy after the show. 
3.  A t-shirt was thown onstage and hit Les.  He stopped mid-song, about 5 songs into their set.  Said "If one more thing comes up here, we walk."  Next song, a shoe hits his bass.  They all stop mid-song, Les sings acapella "Good night sweetheart, well it's time to go..."  and they walked.  Set done.  Chanting began on the way out "Find the motherfucker with only one shoe!"


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 22, 2011, 03:15:57 PM
I'm a big fan, looking forward to the new album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on July 22, 2011, 03:58:28 PM
3.  A t-shirt was thown onstage and hit Les.  He stopped mid-song, about 5 songs into their set.  Said "If one more thing comes up here, we walk."  Next song, a shoe hits his bass.  They all stop mid-song, Les sings acapella "Good night sweetheart, well it's time to go..."  and they walked.  Set done.  Chanting began on the way out "Find the motherfucker with only one shoe!"
As a professional, I fully support an artist's right to do this.  I know if I'm in the middle of a set and some douchebag hits me in the face, I'd walk off too.  Especially after the audience has been warned not to do it again.  I've heard various artists over the years discuss the oddities that have made it onto stage from audiences: from clothing to mud to rocks to used hypodermic needles.  I never throw things onstage and have made it a point to bop idiots that do over the head for it.  Motorhead threatened to leave the stage after Lemmy almost got hit twice in one song with 2 different shoes.  There was a guy near me in the audience from where the shoe was tossed who got punched in the face right after he said it by some other people in the audience.  Nothing more was thrown...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 22, 2011, 04:04:14 PM
The mud shower during "My Name Is Mud" during the Primus Woodstock appearance is fairly legendary too, I want to say they also walked off from that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on July 22, 2011, 06:56:46 PM
Oh yeah, I totally support their decision to walk.  I can completely appreciate that.  I just want my pro-rated $20 out of the asshole who threw the shoe. 

It was a cool show, too bad it got cut short.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on July 27, 2011, 10:43:39 PM
Holy shit, Voivod lives on in Vektor.  Insanely good, exquisitely technical, modern trash metal.  I'm so damn happy to have found this.

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


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on July 27, 2011, 10:51:13 PM
*sigh* Why must modern metal bands have guys that sound like they're making puking noises when they sing on lead vocals.  I enjoyed it until I heard him.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on July 27, 2011, 11:21:12 PM
I thought similarly in the past.  Finding bands and thinking 'this music is exactly what I'm looking for, except for these horrid vocals'.  Music was good enough that I kept listening though.  6 months later I was thinking...what the fuck are these clean vocals doing here?  It actually took me a while to be able to listen to any clean vocals without wincing in a similar way that I used to wince at the 'pukey' vocals.  I guess there's not a point to this, other than I didn't even think of the unappealing nature of the vocals when I posted the link.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 27, 2011, 11:26:30 PM
For the most part I don't even bother clicking on metal links any more. The cookie monster has all but killed metal. So fuck you, cookie. Fuck you.

I know it's tough to find a good singer. And I was spoiled by having a guy who was part David Lee Roth, part Bruce Dickinson and part Geoff Tate as our vocalist. But c'mon, it ain't THAT hard to find a singer.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on July 27, 2011, 11:35:10 PM
The cookie monster has all but killed metal. So fuck you, cookie. Fuck you.
Exactly how I feel these days.  I'm ticked.  Sure, there are good bands out there but SO many of them use cookie monster as inspiration and it really annoys me.  Not to mention dropping to D and playing with 1 finger up and down the fretboard has gotten a bit stale to me as well.  I thought I might just be getting old...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on July 28, 2011, 09:42:53 AM
Yosida Brothers - Rising (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_CzD0GBD-4)

Fun eh?  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 28, 2011, 09:44:43 AM
I'm getting accustomed to semi-cookie vocals. Some bands are good enough to overcome it. Arch Enemy is a good example in my opinion. Vektor, however, doesn't sound the least bit cookie monster, they sound like old school metal.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on July 28, 2011, 10:28:06 AM
I thought similarly in the past.  Finding bands and thinking 'this music is exactly what I'm looking for, except for these horrid vocals'.  Music was good enough that I kept listening though.  6 months later I was thinking...what the fuck are these clean vocals doing here?  It actually took me a while to be able to listen to any clean vocals without wincing in a similar way that I used to wince at the 'pukey' vocals.  I guess there's not a point to this, other than I didn't even think of the unappealing nature of the vocals when I posted the link.

I'm just old. I never liked Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura, etc.  Slayer was about as hardcore as I'd get on the lousy/ shouty vocals.  The lyrics and singing has always been an integral part of music for me, so that kind of metal has never attracted my attention.  You can do power singing without sounding like vomiting, there's been plenty of singers - male and female - able to do it.

Plus it makes me think of jackasses in makeup & masks.  Another feature of "nu metal" I can't stand.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 28, 2011, 10:42:38 AM
When I was first getting into metal, I was pretty open. But after a year or two, Slayer was about as grindyvocal as I'd go. I preferred more melodic, syncopated stuff over the more repetitious barky stuff, for the most part. That's why I love the direction Mastodon is moving. Just listened to their new track and goddammit every time I hear them I want to sit down at my drum kit for a couple hours until my leg turns to jelly. Wish I could afford a double pedal (or even a real damn kit).

Not a fan of masks and makeup for the most part, but then there's King Diamond and Slipknot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA5nD-UHn8c), both of whom are amazing and the theatrics work for both of them quite well.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 28, 2011, 11:20:56 AM
The cookie monster has all but killed metal.

That's retarded.

Vektor, however, doesn't sound the least bit cookie monster, they sound like old school metal.

That's what i thought, its an old school rock/metal voice. Not really my thing though. Unless you go balls out! (http://youtu.be/JO7TZGgBbOw)

King Diamond is legend, Slipknot are hacks. They are about as good as limp bizkit, who just wanted to be a pop version of Biohazard (http://youtu.be/TJTayAiygRo) anyway.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 28, 2011, 11:36:05 AM
Slipknot is better than pretty much every band you've posted in this thread.

 :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 28, 2011, 11:37:09 AM
Sure.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 28, 2011, 01:02:12 PM
Slipknot always make me think of Insane Clown Posse. That is not a favorable comparison.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Zetor on July 29, 2011, 12:15:09 AM
The obvious answer to cookie is to listen to instrumental.  :awesome_for_real:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofzDM7QHgKU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx897Einljk


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on July 29, 2011, 12:21:38 AM
Sure.

Catfight.    :grin:

Slipknot always make me think of Insane Clown Posse. That is not a favorable comparison.

They're obviously nothing alike.  If you had any goddamned clue you'd realize that they are discrete and highly talented bands. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: CmdrSlack on July 29, 2011, 12:42:37 AM
Give me just simple shouting over cookie monster any day. I think Nailbomb is about as close to cookie monster as I will go.

Maybe this is why I would rather listen to Oi than metal.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 29, 2011, 08:06:26 AM
Ha ha! Nailbomb , haven't heard that in a bit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Furiously on July 29, 2011, 05:01:09 PM
What about Linkin Park? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHtwZ07N1ic)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on July 29, 2011, 05:20:54 PM
I like this  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RbL4RKWGQw)type of 'cookie monster'. Its more of a froggy old man growl than the walrus-passing-a-bowling-ball nonsense.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 30, 2011, 08:37:08 AM
What about Linkin Park? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHtwZ07N1ic)
Since the first time I saw them I've had a feeling their lead singer was being held back by the band. They've had some great moments, but their sameyness has been a big let-down. First thing they should've done was get rid of the guy who wants to be the lead singer (I don't know their names, the guy who thinks he can rap).

As far as "cookie" vocals, I'll take these guys any day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eELOuoLB_0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0aIjyX7vwI


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on July 30, 2011, 10:08:09 AM
What about Linkin Park? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHtwZ07N1ic)
Since the first time I saw them I've had a feeling their lead singer was being held back by the band. They've had some great moments, but their sameyness has been a big let-down. First thing they should've done was get rid of the guy who wants to be the lead singer (I don't know their names, the guy who thinks he can rap).

Listen to their newest album - A Thousand Suns - on Spotify.  Lots of old fans of the band dislike it because of how it's moved from their older stuff but I think it's pretty good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on July 30, 2011, 10:51:22 AM
Well, this thread obviously needs more D.A.R.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDfLYgE4lFE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AizJrWr_JD8


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tarami on July 30, 2011, 04:11:14 PM
The cookie monster has all but killed metal.
That's retarded.
Indeed! Some of my favourites (http://open.spotify.com/user/wrekker/playlist/3H8bd0CYJjrAF1pf422GcQ).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 30, 2011, 05:54:47 PM
I'm getting accustomed to semi-cookie vocals. Some bands are good enough to overcome it. Arch Enemy is a good example in my opinion. Vektor, however, doesn't sound the least bit cookie monster, they sound like old school metal.

half cookie:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF0U77bm9mc

A cure for the cookie  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLe1G7WBNkE&feature=fvst   :why_so_serious:

have a cookie:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gTCgYurcVs


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: calapine on July 30, 2011, 06:15:19 PM
Bülent Kullukcu - To Me
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkat_rvzIVc)

'old' (2003) but  :heart:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on July 30, 2011, 07:55:23 PM
Going to pick up some tickets to Primus in Albany. I was thinking about it, I met Ler back in 86 when he was in Possessed, thought about trying to get a pass with my pics. Then my fiancee started singing D's Diner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imvK2cBQmVw) and told me she's ok with hitting a Primus show, "if I don't embarrass her" I told her at that show, I'm the normal one and she's the embarrassing one :) Seeing Tommy the Cat live is on my bucket list, so yeah.

Saw them once in Montreal (where the vendors blithely sold alcohol to any kid that was taller than the table they were at), and once at SPAC as part of one of the late-'90s era festivals.  Their music (even the bad recorded albums) is infinitely better live...  so much so that even the girls we were with who had never heard the band before were digging it.

I don't know how they are now, but they put on an awesome show in the '90s.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on July 31, 2011, 02:40:44 AM
I love me some Primus!  Last time I saw them though was when they opened for the Rush Roll The Bones tour. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 03, 2011, 09:35:52 AM
Oh hell yeah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TroC7yIVOFw

That's what I'm talkin' bout. How did I not know this track!? So much amazing music hidden away, so little time to absorb it all.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 03, 2011, 11:04:21 AM
I was listening to "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison this AM and couldn't help thinking that the song was probably written by McCartney and given to Harrison as a bone.  It really sounds like a McCartney tune.  Or Harrison just plagiarized it again from something McCartney was working on.  The station we listen to also plays a lot of Wings, and holy fuck McCartney was/is talented.  It's not my usual listening fare, but he had it going on in the '60s and '70s.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on August 03, 2011, 12:14:50 PM
This guy is amazing.

Disney Radio version of Angel of Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHo6I_AFCzo)

Smooth Jazz version of Enter Sandman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOX2iiaKKZo)

Broadway Musical version of Ace of Spades (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=801CketNy1Y)

Reggae version of Smells Like Teen Spirit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-71W6omjHN4)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 03, 2011, 12:24:40 PM
Somewhat disturbing. But quite fun.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 03, 2011, 01:10:20 PM
Ahahahahahahahahahaha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWac5UT80no

That Andy kid is awesome, though. Geek + musician power for teh lulz. So many good ones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIzoWNQqnEQ


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 03, 2011, 01:15:26 PM
Some new Public Enemy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=161ZRrJZESA&feature=share).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on August 03, 2011, 08:46:29 PM
I was listening to "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison this AM and couldn't help thinking that the song was probably written by McCartney and given to Harrison as a bone.  It really sounds like a McCartney tune.  Or Harrison just plagiarized it again from something McCartney was working on.
Weird Al's parody basically comes down to something similar, that he just phoned it in, etc.  I remember that considerably more than the original song itself ;-)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on August 06, 2011, 12:06:15 AM
If you've ever been through a breakup, this song will get you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY

(FYI it's pronounced Gaultier, not Gotcha)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on August 06, 2011, 11:44:10 AM
I was listening to "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison this AM and couldn't help thinking that the song was probably written by McCartney and given to Harrison as a bone.  It really sounds like a McCartney tune.  Or Harrison just plagiarized it again from something McCartney was working on.
Weird Al's parody basically comes down to something similar, that he just phoned it in, etc.  I remember that considerably more than the original song itself ;-)


This song is just six words long.

This song is just six words long.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sppRrbtxVD0)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 08, 2011, 12:15:25 PM
Won't matter to many,but...


Its like Fox does no research before hiring pundits.

Unrelated, not my thing, but hay.:

The Devil You Know - Anthrax (NEW SONG)  (http://youtu.be/JKIYBBVDurA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on August 08, 2011, 12:44:21 PM
A guy named Levi Weaver makes some really good music. I've basically listened to nothing but his 3 albums for the last few days. So good. An example:

Levi Weaver - The Best Defense (Is to be Offensive) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIbPTSYMBAM)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 08, 2011, 01:10:22 PM
Unrelated, not my thing, but hay.:

The Devil You Know - Anthrax (NEW SONG)  (http://youtu.be/JKIYBBVDurA)
A bit commercial, but I like it. Really liked the breakdown just after 2:00 or so.

Lately I've just been listening to Stephane Wrembel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9YNKRwI5aU).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 08, 2011, 01:30:54 PM
I figured you would, personally, it sounds nothing like anthrax to me ( <3 Sound Of White Noise, Persistence, Euphoria ), and lacked all the style they once had. Sounded more like Mötley Crüe in parts.

I have been strangely attracted this this lately: ghost - satan prayer  (http://youtu.be/_coniKMUfAI?hd=1) and Gentlemans Pistols - Some Girls Don't Know What's Good (http://youtu.be/ShXX0QkmVd8)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 08, 2011, 02:16:21 PM
I figured you would, personally, it sounds nothing like anthrax to me ( <3 Sound Of White Noise, Persistence, Euphoria ), and lacked all the style they once had. Sounded more like Mötley Crüe in parts.

The song from the new album I've been hearing is "Fight Them Until You Can't" and it sounds a LOT like old school Anthrax.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 08, 2011, 02:24:43 PM
Maybe its just that song then, its not like they haven't changed or played with sounds before, I just didn't like that one personally.

Ah, found it, much more anthrax like.

http://youtu.be/nzDmgn-G2FM?hd=1


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 08, 2011, 02:40:21 PM
Yeah, that's the one. If you didn't know it, you'd think you were listening to State of Euphoria from that beginning riff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 08, 2011, 02:43:52 PM
I almost like that ghost track. I'd ditch the keys and coach the singer a bit, but it's close to being some really good stuff.

For me, Anthrax was Fistful of Metal, Armed & Dangerous, Spreading the Disease, then they kinda went a bit mainstream with Among the Living. Also kudos for SoD. Really the only thing I didn't like about early Anthrax (both the early singers) was when they'd hit that one really high falsetto (like the beginning of Metal Thrashing Mad).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-iP80ftu30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAbzbF219gE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8ZuSM_UfJo

I wish I could tell more stories, but you know, I'm not so certain about statutes of limitations :p

edit: that new track is fucking HOT


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 12, 2011, 02:16:10 PM
Episode from 7/10/11 weekend - Fred Durst Sucks  (http://soundcloud.com/fmj-mad-minute/episode-from-7-10-11-weekend)

IN FLAMES - Deliver Us (OFFICIAL VIDEO)  (http://youtu.be/KTiQ75HY0DA?hd=1)

ARCH ENEMY - Yesterday Is Dead And Gone (OFFICIAL VIDEO)  (http://youtu.be/rRkc08_dR-0?hd=1)

CRADLE OF FILTH - Lilith Immaculate  (http://youtu.be/xQ9vfuSDYbA?hd=1)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 12, 2011, 02:54:18 PM
ARCH ENEMY - Yesterday Is Dead And Gone (OFFICIAL VIDEO)  (http://youtu.be/rRkc08_dR-0?hd=1)

The album that track comes from, Khaos Legions, is really good, btw. If you like Arch Enemy that is.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 12, 2011, 06:54:56 PM
ARCH ENEMY - Yesterday Is Dead And Gone (OFFICIAL VIDEO)  (http://youtu.be/rRkc08_dR-0?hd=1)

The album that track comes from, Khaos Legions, is really good, btw. If you like Arch Enemy that is.

the ammott brothers are snazzy musicians, Angelina is a great frontwoman and I appreciate how much she has done for women in metal.....  but there music just bores me.   I remember buying Wages of Sin when it first came out hearing the intro riff and think *this is going to be EPIC!!!!*, then about 4 songs later I was snoozing.

Jesper of well, ex in-flames now, but one of his side projects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZl3uXViWo&NR=1  not full on cookie, but definately not clean singing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on August 13, 2011, 12:04:30 AM
I remember buying Wages of Sin when it first came out hearing the intro riff and think *this is going to be EPIC!!!!*, then about 4 songs later I was snoozing.
Exactly how I feel about them.  I loved Stigmata (no cookie monster growls) and Burning Bridges was not too bad (albeit really short) and when I popped in Wages of Sin expecting to be awed again... I was disappointed quite.  It was pretty sad, because those first albums of theirs I bought had really catchy rifts and good vocal power that meshed and worked well and made me want to listen to the album over again (I'm still working on learning to play "Stigmata") but Wages of Sin is just completely the opposite.  I tried so hard to get into it and enjoy it, but in the end just shelved it and haven't bought anything they've done since.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: penfold on August 13, 2011, 03:25:40 AM
Episode from 7/10/11 weekend - Fred Durst Sucks  (http://soundcloud.com/fmj-mad-minute/episode-from-7-10-11-weekend)

IN FLAMES - Deliver Us (OFFICIAL VIDEO)  (http://youtu.be/KTiQ75HY0DA?hd=1)

ARCH ENEMY - Yesterday Is Dead And Gone (OFFICIAL VIDEO)  (http://youtu.be/rRkc08_dR-0?hd=1)

CRADLE OF FILTH - Lilith Immaculate  (http://youtu.be/xQ9vfuSDYbA?hd=1)

Dani Filth + full makeup and fetish gear + way too many cheeseburgers  = lol


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 13, 2011, 03:07:52 PM
Dani Filth just makes me giggle uncontrollably every time I see him. He's just such a little silly midget.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 15, 2011, 11:06:42 AM
Just got 3rd row tickets to the Trucks Tedeschi Band at the Egg (aka the best venue ever).

Kinda bummed I didn't get front row (through presale), I got stuck at the login page for a couple minutes :(

Still...one of the best touring bands going right now  :Love_Letters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99tzxzjC_D0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 15, 2011, 01:42:35 PM
In case you all had forgotten how badass they were back in the day I give this,  Annie is Smoooookin Hot and that voice  :drillf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhpu2N4rQZM


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 15, 2011, 02:19:30 PM
Death - The Philosopher (http://youtu.be/rfT0--e2A_U)

Control Denied - Consumed  (http://youtu.be/VzlyFk2T6zg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 15, 2011, 02:42:43 PM
Death - The Philosopher (http://youtu.be/rfT0--e2A_U)

Control Denied - Consumed  (http://youtu.be/VzlyFk2T6zg)

Bloodworth, can't remember if I have pimped this band to you or not,  but one of my favorite *extreme* bands

Anaal Nathrakh - Le diabolique est l’ami du simplement mal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNxKjs2RGLY&feature=related

ps - Sky, don't even bother


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 15, 2011, 03:00:41 PM
Ok, I won't. Excalibur was a wicked movie, though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 15, 2011, 03:14:57 PM
Death - The Philosopher (http://youtu.be/rfT0--e2A_U)

Control Denied - Consumed  (http://youtu.be/VzlyFk2T6zg)

Bloodworth, can't remember if I have pimped this band to you or not,  but one of my favorite *extreme* bands

Anaal Nathrakh - Le diabolique est l’ami du simplement mal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNxKjs2RGLY&feature=related

ps - Sky, don't even bother

Somewhat reminds me of some strapping young lad. Ill have to look for more.

Strapping Young Lad - Shitstorm (http://youtu.be/BW9WUCJSK1E)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 16, 2011, 10:08:47 AM
Anaal Nathrakh - Le diabolique est l’ami du simplement mal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNxKjs2RGLY&feature=related

 :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on August 17, 2011, 05:39:20 PM
Add Little Feat to my list.  Been listening to a lot of Lowell George era Feat and I had forgotten how wonderful it is.  

I hope I didn't post this before, but here are two live performances that I love to listen to.  I can't seem to get enough of Lowell George.  The guy had an amazing voice... especially live.

Little Feat - Rock & Roll Doctor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEOlTZGuLKM&feature=related)

Dixie Chicken (with guests) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z-GwdaKrn8&NR=1)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 17, 2011, 11:38:58 PM
If you want to have some fun poking around sometimes diverse music, you can poke through my youtube favorites (CashWiley)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 24, 2011, 08:20:20 AM
http://kfog.com/WarrenHaynes/tabid/1726/Default.aspx

Link is still good as of just now. Warren Haynes doing a solo acoustic set for a radio broadcast for download. Link was supposed to go dead Monday :)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 24, 2011, 12:59:01 PM
High on Fire~Return to Nod  (http://youtu.be/BVMLHkdSbLs)

Alestorm - Wenches And Mead  (http://youtu.be/C-8Uo1j0AiA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 24, 2011, 01:36:33 PM
The breadth of your musical tastes is staggering.

Actually, High on Fire is pretty cool. I have one of their older discs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 24, 2011, 02:35:16 PM
That High on Fire song is proof positive that I'm getting old.  I can't handle the hard stuff any more. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 24, 2011, 02:43:28 PM
That was hard? Was more like a smooth hard rock to me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ruvaldt on August 24, 2011, 04:28:03 PM
The name of Tom Waits' new studio album was leaked and so he released  this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeTja7JXK9A) commenting on the situation after his "private listening party" is interrupted by the unfortunate news.  Also, the first single is available for purchase and download.  It has a Bone Machine vibe, but is as fresh as ever.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 24, 2011, 07:03:53 PM
Love the Tom Waits video. The music does have a Bone Machine vibe, which is all of a good thing.

High on Fire is really not that heavy. I liked that too. I'll have to Spotify me some of that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 24, 2011, 07:13:43 PM
I'd put High on Fire squarely into stoner rock with Kyuss et al


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 24, 2011, 07:30:33 PM
I'd put High on Fire squarely into stoner rockmetal with Kyuss et al

Me just being picky because I hate that particular bit of nomenclature. I know that's what they call it but dammit, they shouldn't.  :-P


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 25, 2011, 11:58:31 AM
I touch of ass rock can be a good thing:  :rock: At Vance - Stronger Than You Think  (http://youtu.be/uMxygZyT_yc)  :rock:  Kamelot - The Black Halo  (http://youtu.be/uhtW3jZjS9g)  :rock:



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 29, 2011, 01:30:16 PM
Today's download deal is the amazing Girlschool.  :heart: Kelly Johnson's monster lead chops, just great rock.

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/girlschool/concerts/brass-a-january-12-1984.html


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on August 29, 2011, 08:45:30 PM
Today's download deal is the amazing Girlschool.
It still pisses me off that when I try and talk to people about this band they just stare blankly like they've no clue that there was a "girl" band out there that wasn't the Runaways (which people really only know about now because of the recent movie).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 30, 2011, 09:31:29 AM
Ah, the Runaways. I had such a thing for Joan Jett.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 30, 2011, 02:41:02 PM
Today's download deal is the amazing Girlschool.
It still pisses me off that when I try and talk to people about this band they just stare blankly like they've no clue that there was a "girl" band out there that wasn't the Runaways (which people really only know about now because of the recent movie).

And you can't forget the New York Dolls.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on August 30, 2011, 06:51:09 PM
I had a thing for Lita Ford before she went all plastic-y in the 80's.  Different times...

And you can't forget the New York Dolls.  :why_so_serious:
Heheh.  I like the Dolls too ;-)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on August 31, 2011, 10:11:37 AM
New VNV Nation (http://soundcloud.com/vnvnation/control) stuff up on Soundcloud in advance of the new album in September. Back to the floorstorming Empires vibe but with some of the melodic strains from the newer albums.

Noticed that they are playing Stuttgart a week after I go to the US which is typical - every time they play near me I have a trip to the US booked at the same time. Conversely they generally play Denver (more-or-less where I will be when I'm in the US) either a few days before or after I am there.


Also Joan Jett doing I Wanna be Your Dog is one of my favourite moments in rock.

Observe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X0SWf347zA).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 31, 2011, 10:18:17 AM
That was hard? Was more like a smooth hard rock to me.

I told you I was getting old.   :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jth on September 02, 2011, 08:29:42 PM
Normally Touhou project music isn't that special, and I don't usually like this type of music anyway, but somehow I liked both this music and video a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzEUeWnV73U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzEUeWnV73U)

(edit: wording changed from drunken impression to normal)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 02, 2011, 11:28:59 PM
The diversity of music in the world never ceases to amaze me.

http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=4508.msg971403#msg971403

 :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jth on September 05, 2011, 07:56:50 PM
One of the better Anime soundtracks recently, from "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2434qe8aYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcV6dDFgYk


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: MisterNoisy on September 07, 2011, 08:43:03 PM
One of the better Anime soundtracks recently, from "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2434qe8aYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcV6dDFgYk


You must be mistaken since you didn't mention Bebop, GitS:SAC or Kurau Phantom Memory.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on September 07, 2011, 09:08:52 PM
I think you missed the "recently". Or you define "recently" differently.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on September 10, 2011, 12:54:15 PM
while initially sucked in by their videos I listened to a  youtube Polysics playlist while pvping and have come to the conclusion that they are a really really good band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx-EDWkcGAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO9jTVO_XRA&feature=bf_next&list=AVGxdCwVVULXdEvPtPzELXmcBZzEFSOjki&lf=list_related

it is like Devo back in the day, but with more  :drillf:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on September 10, 2011, 02:29:50 PM
Mastodon is finally releasing a new album and there's some promo songs on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MastodonMusic#p/a/u/1/f3LLX9ThXjI

edit: Curl of the Burl totally needs Chris Cornell.

edit2: Scott Kelly and Mastodon is always so good. Spectrelight is by far the best of the three.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on September 10, 2011, 04:41:27 PM
hmm look forward to hearing the album.   Mastadon definatly deserve any and all attention they get.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: snowwy on September 10, 2011, 06:46:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-t6-XY7C7A Tinariwen. fantastic African music. Just watched them again here in Oslo, it's so mellow and relaxed. It just makes me happy to listen to them


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 10, 2011, 09:16:50 PM
New Mastodon...can't wait. Fiancee...not so much. The Necrosis guy isn't too bad on that track, normally I think the band is better without him. He fit good on the last disc as the Emperor, though...tortured undead vocals, heh.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 12, 2011, 04:32:28 PM
The new Primus hits tomorrow, if anyone forgot.  :heart:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jth on September 12, 2011, 08:52:59 PM
One of the better Anime soundtracks recently, from "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2434qe8aYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcV6dDFgYk


You must be mistaken since you didn't mention Bebop, GitS:SAC or Kurau Phantom Memory.
Yeah, notice the "recently". But if we're talking about all time, Noir, .hack//sign and Hellsing had absolutely awesome soundtracks, and those you mentioned had great ones too.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 12, 2011, 11:05:29 PM
The new Primus hits tomorrow, if anyone forgot.  :heart:
Two weeks until the show at the Palace!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 13, 2011, 02:21:22 AM
One of the better Anime soundtracks recently, from "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2434qe8aYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcV6dDFgYk


You must be mistaken since you didn't mention Bebop, GitS:SAC or Kurau Phantom Memory.
Yeah, notice the "recently". But if we're talking about all time, Noir, .hack//sign and Hellsing had absolutely awesome soundtracks, and those you mentioned had great ones too.

Not to mention the "one of the".


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on September 13, 2011, 11:50:11 AM
What is GitS:SAC?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jth on September 13, 2011, 10:26:43 PM
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

While on my current anime/jpop spree, I found (again) Sound Horizon... their concerts are pretty awesome experiences. One high point is this Ark/Yield live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHpbwRRYqcY


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on September 15, 2011, 07:24:15 PM
I've posted some music by this guy before, but I thought this was an amazing interpretation of a Boston classic.

Igor Presnyakov: More Than a Feeling  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8_-nA4kziQ&feature=fvwrel)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on September 15, 2011, 10:33:09 PM
The new Primus hits tomorrow, if anyone forgot.  :heart:
Two weeks until the show at the Palace!

PRIMUS SUCKS!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 21, 2011, 02:38:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRSAVDlpDI

Been listening to James Brown (http://www.amazon.com/Say-Live-Loud-Dallas-08-26-68/dp/B000009QMM) in the truck lately. This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Go buy it now, and get down with your bad self.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on September 21, 2011, 03:49:25 PM
Looks like REM is breaking up (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/arts/music/rem-breaks-up-after-31-years-as-a-band.html).  I can't imagine that too many people around here will care that much given the musical tastes I see, but they were certainly icons.  They should have done this a few albums ago, but that's okay I suppose. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 21, 2011, 03:53:16 PM
I didn't realize they were still together.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on September 21, 2011, 03:55:23 PM
I'm surprised Stipe is still alive.  The guy has looked sickly for 30 years. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 21, 2011, 04:39:57 PM
And sounded worse.  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on September 21, 2011, 08:17:51 PM
I'm surprised Stipe is still alive.  The guy has looked sickly for 30 years. 

I figured he had whatever is ailing Jobs.  Maybe they gave it to each other.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Trippy on September 21, 2011, 08:30:16 PM
Looks like REM is breaking up (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/arts/music/rem-breaks-up-after-31-years-as-a-band.html).  I can't imagine that too many people around here will care that much given the musical tastes I see, but they were certainly icons.  They should have done this a few albums ago, but that's okay I suppose. 
There's a separate thread for this:

http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=21296.0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 23, 2011, 09:20:29 AM
Was cleaning the basement and took a break to partake in one of my favorite: sitting at the drumkit with the ipod on random and jamming along with whatever comes up.

1. I love James Brown.
2. I hate Lars Ulrich on ..And Justice.
3. Brann Dailor...gaaaah.
4. The Allmans having two drummer is odd to play along with.
5. Going from James Brown to Skynyrd, the kick drum parts reverse where they fall before/after the beat.
6. Now I can't get this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVbj82Nz8DM) out of my head.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on September 23, 2011, 11:24:18 AM
This should be a good palate cleanser for your drumming.

Fool in the rain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2015S3A-lg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 23, 2011, 12:58:29 PM
File under: sonofabitch. We got tickets wednesday for Warren Haynes in Geneva. Had to stretch the schedule to get there, going to be a bitch. Today I found out Chris Cornell is doing an acoustic show (make-up date for a cancellation) at THE EGG (Albany, easy to get in/out). I've wanted to see Cornell acoustic SO BAD, I'm considering eating the $100 for the Haynes tickets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFTpD__wxr4


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Salamok on September 23, 2011, 07:47:21 PM
File under: sonofabitch. We got tickets wednesday for Warren Haynes in Geneva. Had to stretch the schedule to get there, going to be a bitch. Today I found out Chris Cornell is doing an acoustic show (make-up date for a cancellation) at THE EGG (Albany, easy to get in/out). I've wanted to see Cornell acoustic SO BAD, I'm considering eating the $100 for the Haynes tickets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFTpD__wxr4
Try and Craigslist your tickets.  I have not seen Chris Cornell doing acoustic but I have seen him in a small venue (200 or so) and it was the best concert I have been to.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on September 24, 2011, 05:22:03 PM
Zola Jesus' new album is streaming for free over at the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/sep/22/zola-jesus-conatus-album-stream?newsfeed=true

dark, atmospheric female driven, think Imogen Heap meets Hope Sandovil.  I dunno, what to really call it, check it out, I am loving her voice, and the last two tracks are smashing. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on September 25, 2011, 11:23:55 PM
Huh.  Randomly discovered that youtube is streaming Metallica's perfomance at Rock in Rio tonight:

http://www.youtube.com/rockinrioeuvou?feature=ticker


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 28, 2011, 12:07:40 PM
Ended up buying Cornell tickets. We've seen Haynes with the Allmans a lot, but Cornell doing an acoustic tour might not happen again for a while. So if anyone wants early admission tickets to see Warren Haynes in Geneva Nov 17th (only 50 early admission tickets, general admission show), lemme know. I'll dump em cheap.

Saw Primus last night. Fiancee said I've "expanded her musical horizons", she was really into several of the songs. She found it funny that Les would play three notes and the audience would go nuts, knowing what the song was.

My own highlights: 2 of the 3 songs I really wanted to hear most. Jerry Was A Race Car Driver and an extended encore of Southbound Pachyderm (which I used to jam with a drummer in the period after my band split). The lone no-show was my favorite, Tommy the Cat. They closed with Winona, which was fun but no Tommy. Second set was the entirety of Green Naugahyde, which ranged from amazing to good, with only one weak song in the set. I like the Eyes of the Squirrel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvAF2LK95KE) and Extinction Burst (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgxLPh8FAbk) quite a lot. At one point, she leaned over during the YYZ-like section of Extinction Burst and said she thought she was at a Rush show (another show I dragged her to where she may not have been prepared for the fan response to something like Temple of Syrinx). She's buying the new album!

Really strong show and I highly recommend checking out the current lineup, because they really suck. Sell my left lung for Jay Lane's skills.

http://blog.timesunion.com/localarts/primus-at-the-palace-theatre-92711/18277/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 28, 2011, 01:19:32 PM
For those Rush fans out there, VH1Classic (or regular VH1, I can't remember which) is running a marathon of Rush content tonight, including Rush in Rio, a documentary on the band, and Rush Time Machine.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 28, 2011, 01:24:51 PM
It sounds more like Les's solo stuff than it does like most Primus, but that's to be expected given the long hiatus really. Still very good stuff, although the tracks that I like the best differ from yours (Tragedy's a Comin', Lee Van Cleef, Eternal Consumption Engine). I like it better than Punchbowl or the Brown Album probably.

Never really cared for Rush though, despite posessing the prog gene.  :-P


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on September 28, 2011, 01:28:27 PM
For those Rush fans out there, VH1Classic (or regular VH1, I can't remember which) is running a marathon of Rush content tonight, including Rush in Rio, a documentary on the band, and Rush Time Machine.

Oooooo!

While driving this weekend, I found my copy of Exit Stage Left.  I've had Xanadu stuck in my head for the last three days.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on September 28, 2011, 01:35:11 PM
How is Rush not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?  I love Rush.  I own all of their cd's, concert dvds, and have seen them live 4 times.  I am a Rush Fanboi.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 28, 2011, 01:42:41 PM
Anti-objectivist conspiracy, clearly.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on September 28, 2011, 01:48:45 PM
Anti-objectivist conspiracy, clearly.

Don't be hatin'


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 28, 2011, 02:01:11 PM
More seriously, hardly any of the big prog acts are in except for Pink Floyd. Kind of a blank spot in the Hall's lineup really. Rush, Yes, King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Tull, Moodies, all missing. I guess Genesis is in there, but I suspect more for the less proggy Phil Collins years.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 28, 2011, 02:35:24 PM
It's an easy answer. Because the Hall of Fame people are dicks and idiots with little sense of what makes good music.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 28, 2011, 02:41:02 PM
I like it better than Punchbowl or the Brown Album probably.
I think Punchbowl might be my favorite, and they leaned pretty heavy on it last night. Wynona, Pachyderm, Mrs. Blaileen, Over the Electric Grapevine. Brown Album is the only one I don't have, cash flow for music was dry when it was released. Hard to call a favorite, though, my favorite tunes from the band span pretty much every release (and every Les line-up).
It's an easy answer. Because the Hall of Fame music industry people are dicks and idiots with little sense of what makes good music.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on September 28, 2011, 02:43:52 PM
I enjoy Primus for their musicianship, but it all gets kind of samey-same to my ears after 30 mins.  By incorporating synths, other prog trios (ELP, Triumph, Rush, etc.) get a bit more variety in their catalog. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on September 28, 2011, 04:06:34 PM
I enjoy Primus for their musicianship, but it all gets kind of samey-same to my ears after 30 mins.  By incorporating synths, other prog trios (ELP, Triumph, Rush, etc.) get a bit more variety in their catalog. 

Primus is massively more enjoyable live than recorded.  Literally, people who would never listen to Primus dig them live.  Hell, I didn't really like the Brown Album, but I caught a show right after it was released and the live versions were just great.


I'm really surprised by the lack of love for the old classics like John the Fisherman (preferably with extended YYZ intro), Frizzlefry, and Harold of the Rocks.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 28, 2011, 04:24:57 PM
I think I'd like the Brown Album much better if it wasn't for the incredibly muddy production.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 28, 2011, 05:26:25 PM
I enjoy Primus for their musicianship, but it all gets kind of samey-same to my ears after 30 mins.  By incorporating synths, other prog trios (ELP, Triumph, Rush, etc.) get a bit more variety in their catalog. 
Synthesizers are the devil's posterior gaseous expulsions.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 28, 2011, 06:17:07 PM
Oh, they have their uses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZFf0pm0SE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScD7rZIfInI

And to bring it back to Les for Nebu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEDB4xJsXVo


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 28, 2011, 09:56:49 PM
I don't count clavinets and B3s...but some of the stuff Bernie was playing with Funkadelic was using some real garbage patches, the parts down on the hammond or whatever were great. I guess I mostly think of the digital crap when I hear 'synth'.

One of my favorite clips, I used to love dropping acid to this VHS (but if you ever see the DVD, watch the original version, the director's cut is awful):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc4qi03QgOg


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on September 28, 2011, 10:57:21 PM
Goddamn I haven't seen that in twenty years...  That took me back a bit.  Had a mild flashback, thank you very much.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on September 29, 2011, 01:51:37 PM
God I hate Rush.

Mainly because Geddy Lee's voice makes me want to stab people, I will admit they are very good musicians that play enjoyable instrumental tunes. Put his voice on there and I seriously want to kill someone.

It might have something to do with the fact that the classic rock station in Champaign used to play 2-3 Rush songs an hour when I was in high school.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on September 29, 2011, 02:04:38 PM
I had always thought Rush was fronted by a woman. A friend had to correct me years ago.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 29, 2011, 02:56:21 PM
Fucking Philistines.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on September 29, 2011, 06:01:48 PM
Mainly because Geddy Lee's voice makes me want to stab people,
As someone who can sing just like him, there's a reason I don't do karaoke ;-)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 30, 2011, 10:14:46 AM
A heads-up for those not living in the cultural desert: Kyuss has reformed without jackass Josh and is currently touring with the Sword (under the name "Kyuss Lives!"). Would really like to see that show....cultural desert.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 06, 2011, 03:25:59 PM
Candace Bailey Goes to the GWAR-B-Q  (http://youtu.be/Yj_4VZ3S01c)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ruvaldt on October 07, 2011, 10:56:04 AM
As for the Primus stuff, I actually think a lot of the songs on the new album sound like a combination of Frizzle Fry and Les' solo work, as Ingmar said.  Tragedy's a' Comin', for instance, sounds like it could've been a Frizzle Fry song.  That's fine by me though, I spent more of my youth listening to Frizzle Fry and Seas of Cheese than pretty much anything else.  Jay Lane's return might have something to do with my feeling that way.  I'm happy to have a new album, and I like it; looking forward to seeing them live again, finally.

I came here to post this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCbPkr9AEG4) though.  It's Tom Waits' latest song off of Bad as Me, titled "Back in The Crowd."  It's a lovely track and he hasn't recorded a new ballad in a long time.  Real Gone didn't have any.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on October 10, 2011, 01:41:11 PM
I'd like to be listening to Björk's Biophilia right now but the only thing I can get the CD to play on is my PS3, and the TV speakers suck. The disc is clearly not damaged or null, so I'm suspecting an act of copy protection bullshittery. Don't know what to do.

[EDIT] Now it works. So very confused. I've been fucking about trying to get my laptop to play the damn CD for over 2 hours. Play minecraft for a bit, return to iTunes to demonstrate to flatmate the non-working of the CD, and it works. So either Minecraft or my flatmate are magic. I give up on technology.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Furiously on October 11, 2011, 03:26:51 PM
wow.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=eBaskRZDbNA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=eBaskRZDbNA)...

Pretty good with a few other songs too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoDx0fcvyLw&feature=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoDx0fcvyLw&feature=relmfu)

FREEBIRD!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cly7O6TSGw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cly7O6TSGw&feature=related)

I've got a FEVER... and the only cure.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4221NcSKjo&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4221NcSKjo&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 11, 2011, 03:51:51 PM

Synthesizers are the devil's posterior gaseous expulsions.
[/quote]

Surely you jest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncY5eo0UiTo&feature=related). 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 13, 2011, 11:04:05 AM
Currently fighting cancer, again:

James Murphy - Vision (http://youtu.be/QmgAKIlQcIg)

james murphy - Shadow's Fall  (http://youtu.be/CTNT4HASIpA)



Just awesome:

Decapitated - Spheres Of Madness (http://youtu.be/QKjgpTis0Vo)

Children Of Bodom - Everytime I Die  (http://youtu.be/EtPDm2kaj1c)



Something new I'm hooked on:

VOLBEAT - Sad Man's Tongue  (http://youtu.be/5mV_HHL-h6g)

Volbeat- Hallelujah Goat *Music Video*  (http://youtu.be/4Gs_h_HVX6U)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 13, 2011, 02:06:13 PM
The next month of concerts:

Tedeschi Trucks Band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLQMB5yFWVQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IrMA-r_4KY

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xphZkAiJve0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5IEt63qOSI

Tony Bennett
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeeX_HX0hwI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OFMkCeP6ok

Chris Cornell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzV8Q5zfT24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2MgwAJrfXo

Quite a month ahead. And right on the heels of seeing Primus at the Palace.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on October 17, 2011, 04:03:08 PM
Bad As Me is streaming now, I apparently have 5 invites to the streaming site - who wants one?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on October 19, 2011, 01:58:47 PM
The new M83 is really good, if you're into their sound.  Really pulls a lot of 80s synthpop, but still feels like an evolution from Saturdays = Youth.  Really feels like an Alphaville/OMD/DM album from the 80s, written now. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on October 19, 2011, 02:37:05 PM
The new M83 is really good, if you're into their sound.  Really pulls a lot of 80s synthpop, but still feels like an evolution from Saturdays = Youth.  Really feels like an Alphaville/OMD/DM album from the 80s, written now.  

M83 is easily one of my favorite recent artists, because of that exact sound. Saturdays = Youth is probably my most played album for the last couple of years now, including when I'm having trouble shutting my brain down to sleep. I haven't picked up Hurry Up, We're Dreaming yet, but I've heard nothing but good things, and that it's the natural evolution of Saturdays.

However, I feel it's a little closer to Dream Pop, specifically Ultravox and Cocteau Twins. Plus a dosage of Tears For Fears/Simple Minds. (And of course, lots of Brian Eno.)

Though certainly, the one single that I've heard off of the latest certainly has some bigger beats that would be more indicative of DM/New Order.

Edit: OH! It's on Spotify! Excellent.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on October 19, 2011, 03:28:28 PM
Its on Rdio, too.  And yeah, your list of bands is more accurate overall.  I never really noticed the Cocteau Twins reference until you mentioned it.  I'm not sure why; it's very obvious. 

I should say that I got a tad bored of it mid-way through disc 2.  On second listen today, I'm still digging what I've heard so far.  It sounds like they're really happy and proud of this album, and it shows.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 28, 2011, 11:42:49 AM
I'm just going to leave this here. (http://youtu.be/4QbAXXXOJF8?hd=1) Warning, highly confusing!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on October 28, 2011, 11:48:37 AM
I... I just... WTF WERE YOU SEARCHING FOR TO FIND THAT????!?!?!?!?!?!  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 28, 2011, 11:58:47 AM
That's probably the best musical clip BW has ever posted.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 28, 2011, 12:06:15 PM
I... I just... WTF WERE YOU SEARCHING FOR TO FIND THAT????!?!?!?!?!?!  :ye_gods:

Someone linked it thinking I would enjoy it. I didn't. But I know how many of you like the whole Japanese thing so I thought I would share.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 28, 2011, 12:36:27 PM
I hate the japanese culture crap and still think it's a thousand times better than cookie monsters. Not joking.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on October 28, 2011, 01:35:54 PM
Oh, I think there's at least one worthwhile Cookie Monster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5X4N2exOsU


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 28, 2011, 02:36:11 PM
I love that song. So happy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 28, 2011, 03:22:31 PM
I'm not a huge Rolling Stones fan, but this is badass.

Under My Thumb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxarN-c-Z6U&feature=share)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 28, 2011, 05:08:53 PM
I'm just going to leave this here. (http://youtu.be/4QbAXXXOJF8?hd=1) Warning, highly confusing!

 :uhrr:

My counter to that 3 women from Japan who actually play their instruments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n018CNqKeeU&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on October 28, 2011, 08:15:19 PM
Chris Cornell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzV8Q5zfT24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2MgwAJrfXo

Just to hammer home how jealous of Sky I am:

Seasons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TksqEIl1uxU)
Like Suicide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxl8lHk_l4k)
Say Hello to Heaven (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBGPJVHLzOM&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on October 28, 2011, 11:38:34 PM
Seasons is one of my favorites songs; every time I hear it played, it takes me directly back to my late teens.  That was a pretty awesome time for music.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 29, 2011, 12:32:29 AM
Just to hammer home how jealous of Sky I am:
Have you called the box office to see if any tickets are left? I'll buy you a beer if you can make it :)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on October 29, 2011, 08:21:08 AM
Just to hammer home how jealous of Sky I am:
Have you called the box office to see if any tickets are left? I'll buy you a beer if you can make it :)

I wish, but new job and it's 7 PM on a Thursday.  I'd have to leave work early, and wouldn't be back home until.... Late, heh.

Edit: 
Albany is a ~3 hour drive.  He's going to be at Burlington on the 29th though!  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on October 31, 2011, 06:14:55 AM
Not usually my thing, but I like the way he tells this story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1-cjoVcBRw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 01, 2011, 08:44:12 AM
Chris released the first part of the new album:

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/exclusive-chris-cornell-premieres-tracks-1005454352.story


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 01, 2011, 09:09:29 AM
Pitchfork's review of the Metallica/Lou Reed collaboration (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15996-lou-reed-metallica/) makes me smile.   :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 01, 2011, 10:12:20 AM
I endured most of the tracks on youtube the other day. That review is completely spot-on.

I caught the awesome Lemmy documentary last night. How did I miss that Mickey Dee has been with him for twenty years? King Diamond's Abigail was such a great album!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on November 01, 2011, 10:29:54 AM
The Lemmy documentary, like the man, is absolutely awesome and worth all 2 hours and 30 minutes.

As for the Lou Reed/Metallica thing, I managed to make it through about half the album when they were streaming it before I just couldn't take anymore aural rapings. Talk about two totally unlike things trying to fit together. Spoiler - they don't. BADLY. It's fucking horrible.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 01, 2011, 01:00:46 PM
http://www.guitarworld.com/video-megadeth-perform-jimmy-kimmel-live-full-halloween-costumes


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 01, 2011, 07:15:41 PM
I endured most of the tracks on youtube the other day.

Fuck.  Why?   :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on November 02, 2011, 01:28:24 AM
So I realize gaming soundtracks aren't referenced in this thread much, but I just came across an old soundtrack that rocks my socks.  I think Jeremy Soule's Total Annihilation soundtrack is amazing.  Probably his best work.  And definitely one of my favorite gaming soundtracks.  Am I crazy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WulGs5aDCb4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlZEYIS0qg&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on November 02, 2011, 03:23:30 AM
Not crazy, it is a pretty great soundtrack. A little overdone in spots, not quite up to the level of his score for Icewind Dale, but still pretty great. Hearing it always makes me think of marching like 80 Cans into Proudft's base defenses.  :heart:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ironwood on November 02, 2011, 04:21:57 AM
So I realize gaming soundtracks aren't referenced in this thread much, but I just came across an old soundtrack that rocks my socks.  I think Jeremy Soule's Total Annihilation soundtrack is amazing.  Probably his best work.  And definitely one of my favorite gaming soundtracks.  Am I crazy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WulGs5aDCb4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlZEYIS0qg&feature=related

No, you're not.  I don't even have to click on the links.  The TA stuff was fucking awesome and, due to some nifty forethought, used to be situational to the game.  It was awesome, much like most of the Mechwarrior tracks.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on November 02, 2011, 05:48:53 AM
Had a bit of revelation tonight.  Posted in reddit.  http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/lxkg3/when_i_was_younger_i_adored_secret_of_evermore/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 02, 2011, 08:24:08 AM
Fuck.  Why?   :ye_gods:
Despite what some (BW) might think, I always try to give music a fair listen. There are some really great ideas on Lulu, it just fails horribly. That is one reason I liked that review linked upthread, it's got too many interesting elements to even qualify for worst album of the year, despite being utterly wretched.

And I like the majority of BW's links....until the growler starts barking for cookies.  :grin:

Referencing my last link, I think Mustaine looks awesome in makeup. His sneer is so perfectly fitting.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 03, 2011, 01:01:45 PM
24 hour deal on 4 Derek Trucks Band CDs + the new TTB disc for $30!

http://www.popmarket.com/details/26516238

If I didn't own em already, I'd be all over it. Highly recommend this deal!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 03, 2011, 02:03:09 PM
So I realize gaming soundtracks aren't referenced in this thread much, but I just came across an old soundtrack that rocks my socks.  I think Jeremy Soule's Total Annihilation soundtrack is amazing.  Probably his best work.  And definitely one of my favorite gaming soundtracks.  Am I crazy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WulGs5aDCb4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlZEYIS0qg&feature=related

No, you're not.  I don't even have to click on the links.  The TA stuff was fucking awesome and, due to some nifty forethought, used to be situational to the game.  It was awesome, much like most of the Mechwarrior tracks.

I agree.  I loved the Mechwarrior music.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on November 03, 2011, 06:04:01 PM
For those of you who are into GWAR, some bad news:

http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/11/03/breaking-gwar-guitarist-cory-smoot-aka-flattus-maximus-found-dead/



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 04, 2011, 09:09:08 AM
Not into GWAR, but it always sucks to lose an original like that.

Went to our annual BBVD show last night, such an amazing show. Recommend checking them out if they stop in your area, they tour like mad and the tickets are always cheap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fWV0GeYuj0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 04, 2011, 11:19:42 AM
For those of you who are into GWAR, some bad news:

http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/11/03/breaking-gwar-guitarist-cory-smoot-aka-flattus-maximus-found-dead/



I have no words for how sad I am about this. He was one of the best Flattus Maximus in my book, hell of a guitar player.


RIP. (http://youtu.be/uWKrM5h4QYw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on November 06, 2011, 01:18:30 PM
aRE you the Fuhrer of your life? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0_09_Uw8JxU)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on November 11, 2011, 10:54:51 AM
Going through a mild The Sword phase right now.  Strongly considering seeing them in Seattle on the 22nd. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on November 11, 2011, 11:06:34 AM
I'm really enjoying Glitch Mob (http://www.theglitchmob.com/) right now. Bummed they only have 1 album + EP out right now! Glitch Mob led me to Bassnectar but nowhere near as good.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 12, 2011, 09:33:21 PM
Going through a mild The Sword phase right now.  Strongly considering seeing them in Seattle on the 22nd. 
I'd go see the sword in a second if they ever toured into the backwaters.

Just got back from seeing Tony Bennett. That man is the real deal. After a night of belting songs, he put the mic down and sang to the theater with just lung power, Fly Me to the Moon. Amazing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 18, 2011, 11:16:19 AM
Chris Cornell is amazing. Sold out show, played for about TWO AND A HALF HOURS. Fiancee wasn't sure going in, but she liked TotD and Soundgarden ok. She was completely blown away. Hell, I knew what I was going to hear and it's just awesome to hear in person. Fifth row seats, not that there is a bad seat at the Egg. Played so many damned songs.

Go see this Songbook tour if you have a chance. If it doesn't give you chills, check your pulse.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 22, 2011, 09:00:58 AM
 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 22, 2011, 09:13:58 AM
Hey, I followed up with some posts since then.   :oh_i_see:

I just figured out that Bloodworth (the main contributor) has the musical tastes of a 13 year old emo.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 22, 2011, 09:18:23 AM
Just got an email from ticketmaster - free copy of Cornell's new album because we went to the show.

There was some odd thing where they weren't letting in ticketmaster customers right away, and confusion because they didn't have the scanners for the ticketmaster tickets, etc. I wonder if it's related to that.

Either way I'm happy, just saved me $10!

Also, forgot to mention. Craig Wedren. Avoid. So awful, and given that Chris played for over two hours, I really wish he hadn't had an opener. And that's before his debut 'sing along' of "I'm a Cunt". Although it was pretty funny that not only did nobody sing along, but many got up and walked out. For fuck's sake, there was a 10yr old kid in the front row, asshole.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 22, 2011, 09:20:06 AM
Are you sure that wasn't Ironwood?   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 22, 2011, 09:22:33 AM
Hey, I followed up with some posts since then.   :oh_i_see:

I just figured out that Bloodworth (the main contributor) has the musical tastes of a 13 year old emo.  :grin:

Not quite.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 22, 2011, 09:24:09 AM
Okay, 30ish emo.  I'm just ribbing you man.   :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 22, 2011, 09:26:40 AM
I know :)

I found this amusing though:

Quote
Emo
   
Genre of softcore punk music that integrates unenthusiastic melodramatic 17 year olds who dont smile, high pitched overwrought lyrics and inaudible guitar rifts with tight wool sweaters, tighter jeans, itchy scarfs (even in the summer), ripped chucks with favorite bands signature, black square rimmed glasses, and ebony greasy unwashed hair that is required to cover at least 3/5 ths of the face at an angle.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 22, 2011, 09:32:12 AM
You aren't into skinny jeans?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 22, 2011, 09:35:36 AM
Nope, baggy. For the record I also listen to a lot of jazz and classical ( Bela bartok  :heart: ).  I just like balancing out all the Pop/Mundane artists that get posted in here.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 22, 2011, 10:01:14 AM
Most of the music that I listen to any more is poppy/mundane, I suppose. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 22, 2011, 10:05:33 AM
Spoke too soon - one of the songs (so far) fucked up on download and I can't re-download it through their java crap. I'd rather drop the $10 for the CD than dick around with a music ditro CS department.

Mundane?  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 22, 2011, 10:10:32 AM

Mundane?  :oh_i_see:

Mundane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAbBE4PVZUk)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 22, 2011, 10:52:07 AM
R.I.P. CORY SMOOT  (http://youtu.be/v4Uq01GPxJA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: stray on November 22, 2011, 01:55:40 PM
Jex Thoth.. female led doom metal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzOLCBB2v2A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzOLCBB2v2A)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 22, 2011, 02:33:06 PM
To bring this to a more mundane level :awesome_for_real:, I've been listening to a lot of M83 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3k_QDnzHE) lately.  I love me some synthpop.  

Also the Presets Girl and the Sea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVvzBvjEz6s). 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: IainC on November 23, 2011, 07:19:12 AM
Every NME mixtape from the 1980s (http://pressplayandrecord.wordpress.com/).

It's a pretty eclectic mix as you'd expect. Makes for some cool browsing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 24, 2011, 01:03:13 AM
Ouroboros - Black Hole Generator (http://youtu.be/7tLUTCLWNLU)

Death - Spiritual Healing (http://youtu.be/LAJQOeCSs_o)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 24, 2011, 09:53:08 AM
Some good music for thanksgiving.  Sally MacLennane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh5gtGk9XZ8)!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 24, 2011, 10:15:31 AM
My current amazon order, some deals and using some credit:

Live at the Summit Club
Johnnie Taylor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE3NFlofK5o)
(good soul, good deal)

Baroque Guitar
Julian Bream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mZvdGAGlOo)
(for learning alternate transcriptions from Segovia/Parkening/Romero)

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Vince Guaraldi Trio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMOM1bPiSX4)
(my favorite xmas album)

Hot Fives & Sevens
Louis Armstrong (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ-8LuHbcHA)
(probably most excited about this boxed set)

Hunter (Limited Deluxe Edition) (CD+DVD)
Mastodon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEL_-5dJqK8)
(Brann = the man)

Art of Segovia
Andres Segovia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmTnLcOYEGE)
(I mean, come on...maestro)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on November 24, 2011, 12:50:48 PM

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Vince Guaraldi Trio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMOM1bPiSX4)
(my favorite xmas album)


There is no other Christmas album, seriously.  I own maybe 15 Christmas albums including Low's and Sufjan Steven's, and the Guaraldi is the only one that gets play.  I used to have an awesome Projekt: Darkwave christmas album from all goth artists; it was interesting. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 24, 2011, 02:53:36 PM
We also like Tony Bennett and the classic crooners, as well as some of the church stuff. But the Trio is my favorite, finally getting around to the cd version, heh.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on November 24, 2011, 08:51:17 PM
I would disagree.  That is a great album, but the John Denver Muppets album is spectacular.  It really has everything in it and captures the spirit of Christmas very well.  I rank it as a better album than the Vince Guaraldi Peanuts album. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on November 24, 2011, 10:11:50 PM
There is no other Christmas album, seriously. 

Disagree!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93W1Cgy9e9A


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on November 24, 2011, 11:12:54 PM
The original Trans-Siberian Orchestra album is the only "christmas" album I have ever listened to more than a couple times. I do have the Twisted Sister Christmas from a mix of nostalgia and laughs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on November 27, 2011, 02:37:09 AM
If you're a prog fan and haven't checked out the newish Haken album, you are really missing out.

Oh and on the same note, Steven Wilson's newish solo album is what you'd expect if you're a Steven Wilson fan. Greatness.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 01, 2011, 09:06:41 AM
Okay guys, I need some help here.  One area of music that I am seriously lacking in knowledge/appreciation of is classical music.  I have recently been appointed to the executive board of a small chamber music group associated with the San Antonio Orchestra and need to bone up on my knowledge base here.  Can anyone recommend some good pieces that should be in my collection?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 01, 2011, 11:37:26 AM
That Segovia double disc set is pretty much the place to start for classical guitar. Not sure how chamber folks feel about guitar music, though...classical fans can get uptight about things.

Get the usual suspects, Bach (Brandenberg Concertos are my favorites); Beethoven (I like the 7th); Mozart, Wagner, Tchaikovsky,  etc.

Your best bet is to find out what they've been playing over the last few years and especially their current and planned repertoire, you're going to buy all of that and listen to it a lot.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on December 01, 2011, 11:49:24 AM
Do you need general classical or specifically chamber music?  I'll just give some chamber music examples here.  I haven't gotten into much classical written after Brahms.  But I know you can't go wrong with having some Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.  You should probably know who Haydn is too.  

Some good ones:  Mozart, String Quartet No. 16 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwlmFGScUFQ
Schubert, Death and the Maiden - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoZJkkWX8Yw
Brahms, Cello Sonata No. 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM-6B8_Jj-o

Middle period Beethoven, Op. 74 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBvS4Pj2HM&feature=related

Late Beethoven is awesome in the purest sense of the word, but is such a demanding listen that these pieces aren't as famous.  They are his best works though, in my opinion.

Late Beethoven, Op 132. -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK75WCcUDkM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK75WCcUDkM)
Late Beethoven, Grosse Fuge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s0Mp7LFI-k

From wikipedia:  "Beethoven originally composed the Große Fuge as the final movement of his String Quartet No. 13 (Op. 130). When the work was first performed, the audience demanded encores of only two of the middle movements of the quartet. Beethoven, enraged, was reported to have growled, "And why didn't they encore the Fugue? That alone should have been repeated! Cattle! Asses!"[6]"


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 01, 2011, 12:06:50 PM
Really I just need the idiots guide to classical music.  I can figure out the chamber music part of it after that by looking at their play list, I suppose.  Thanks for the suggestions though.  That will help a lot!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on December 01, 2011, 12:32:09 PM
TBH, Classical music is so vast that its hard to really do a 'greatest hits'. I mean, you can't go wrong with some basics, such as the Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Beethoven's 5th & 9th, Mozart's requiem, Bach's Brandenberg concertos, and some other things people consider famous, but its all tip of the iceberg.

If you really want to get into it with a sense of the historic evolution of music, its possible that your local college has some courses guided by a music teacher who's sole goal in life is making people appreciate it all. That's probably the best route, if you have time for it.

There's a temptation to go onto Amazon and grabbing a 'classical hits' CD, but honestly, it all would feel a bit disjointed without context. Don't get me wrong, it can't possibly hurt, but just taking a cursory glance, half of them start with relatively modern stuff, then jump over to renaissance, then back to Beethoven, then back again over to Barber's adagio and then blam Carmina Burana, which while all well and good, is the learning equivalent of a fun house mirror room.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on December 01, 2011, 01:15:19 PM
What sort of group is it? Chamber music covers an awful lot of configurations.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 01, 2011, 01:37:28 PM
They are a group that doesn't have a set of regular musicians.  The lady that is in charge of it just brings in whoever they need to fit the pieces they are trying to do.  They had a concert a few months ago with a harp, for instance, so it certainly isn't a traditional chamber music group by any stretch.

I found this list of top 50 classical CDs on NPR (http://www.npr.org/programs/pt/pt50.html) that seems to fit the bill pretty nicely.  I picked up a few recommendations off of the list and Beethoven's String Quartets Grosse Fuge as well.   If there's anything that you see that is blatantly missing from the list, fire away.

Again, thanks for the suggestions.  I'm not looking to get cultured in a day, but it is going to be nice to have some of the more well known pieces in my collection so that I can at least have a basis for conversation. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on December 01, 2011, 01:39:03 PM
This is a staple IMO:

http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Chamber-Music-Dover-Books/dp/0486418790


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on December 01, 2011, 01:39:47 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_music  This is a pretty good guide.

In general, the prime requisite for listening to classical is paying attention to the music for extended periods of time (not something we are used to from pop music).  Melodies and harmonies develop like characters in good writing.  While many melodies are famous to just about everyone through modern media, they are like an opening paragraph to a novel.  

Baroque Period:

Vivaldi  (best known for his '4 seasons'):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUf5v0VySw0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUf5v0VySw0)
Handel  (water music, some famous melodies in here):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwa_AeIPWrI&feature=related     (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwa_AeIPWrI&feature=related    )
Bach  (Fugues.  Fugues are kind of like hyper complicated rounds.  Like row row your boat, except with all sorts of trickery).  Epic badassery:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o  )
Bach also makes the best music to study or get work done to, in my opinion.  Bach fuses the qualitative and quantitative, making awesome art while adhering to strict harmonic rules, almost like an elegant math equation:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ9qWpa2rIg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ9qWpa2rIg)

Classical Period:

Haydn
Mozart

Beethoven bridges Classical and Romantic periods.

Romantic Period:

Schubert
Wagner
Chopin
Brahms
Dvorak
Grieg

Don't have time to flesh this out right now.  But if you listen to all of these guys you will have a pretty good idea of the trajectory of classical music, and you should be able to tell apart your Mozart from your Brahms.  Knowing about specific pieces just takes a buttload of listening, but if you have a good grasp on the styles of these three periods you will be in good shape to learn more.  You can just youtube these composers and the first hits the come up will be their most famous works if that's what you want to get to know.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 01, 2011, 01:42:36 PM
Thank you so much, trias.  (and everyone else too)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 01, 2011, 02:35:54 PM
I tend toward the heavier stuff, but the Brandenbergs are my work music, when I need to think the hardest about something. I'm a massive fan of Bach, to me he was the pinnacle of human achievement in music.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 01, 2011, 03:30:07 PM
Any specific Brandenburg?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 01, 2011, 04:07:07 PM
I think I have 1-8 or something. I just start it playing and listen through, couldn't tell you which is which.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 02, 2011, 06:06:29 AM
Well yeah, I'm sure that there will be a collection of them on the album.  I just needed to know what to buy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on December 02, 2011, 01:42:56 PM
There are only 6 of them! Just get a collection of all of them, IMO.

This is a rather good one and available in MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Brandenburg-Concertos-Johann-Sebastian/dp/B00000J2PP




Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on December 02, 2011, 04:45:40 PM
I can't wait to hear back from Ghost when some snot at a dinner party starts going on about how the '65 Deutsche Grammophone recording of the little known toccata in F# for stringed bassoon was far better than the Columbia Mehta ' 89 version or somesuch, even tho its in mono and barely audible. That's when the true fun starts!  :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 02, 2011, 06:33:51 PM
I can't wait to hear back from Ghost when some snot at a dinner party starts going on about how the '65 Deutsche Grammophone recording of the little known toccata in F# for stringed bassoon was far better than the Columbia Mehta ' 89 version or somesuch, even tho its in mono and barely audible. That's when the true fun starts!  :uhrr:

Yeah, that's when I'll excuse myself to the bar.   :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on December 02, 2011, 08:22:55 PM
I can't wait to hear back from Ghost when some snot at a dinner party starts going on about how the '65 Deutsche Grammophone recording of the little known toccata in F# for stringed bassoon was far better than the Columbia Mehta ' 89 version or somesuch, even tho its in mono and barely audible. That's when the true fun starts!  :uhrr:
Or when they compare their Hi-Fi systems with their $18000 tube amps, $3000 belt drive turntables (with $1500 cartridge/stylii), and $10,000 speakers that weigh 200 lbs a piece because they have concrete ballasts in them which they use to listen to ONLY classical music.

(I actually knew an opera singer in college who had a system that cost about that much, he was a cool guy but he was just a bit particular about his sound reproduction equipment. Pretty sure after he got his phD he took a job in Atlanta as the south-east regional sales manager for Paradigm audio.)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 03, 2011, 08:22:06 AM
There's a reason I love playing classical guitar but I won't go to school for it. Those cats can get...particular is a good word.

Though I can sit in with the best of them and critique Segovia vs Parkening playing Capricho Arabe, or even the variances within Segovia's own live and recorded versions. Since Segovia was Tarrega's student, he would be the natural choice for the most authoritative recorded version, since unfortunately Tarrega was not around for recorded music, but there are several passages where he seems to go against the spirit the maestro intended for the peace (waterfalls and sunshine).

 :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on December 03, 2011, 10:05:30 AM
There's a reason I love playing classical guitar but I won't go to school for it. Those cats can get...particular is a good word.
I'm amazed I'm even able to appreciate music at all after all the so-called "teachers" I've had most of my life and their very cranky and spirited views of particular pieces of music...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 03, 2011, 11:31:31 AM
I was in studio engineering school at the 11th hour of the hair metal sound, super clean production with lots of verb and sparkle. I was always in the doghouse because my instructors said my mixes sounded like they were recorded on a boom box. Which was exactly what I was going for! Well, real hot live mix, anyway.

Then I dropped out and grunge hit a couple months later. I would've been in demand if I had quit the band and stayed in school. Funny turns of life.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on December 03, 2011, 03:09:09 PM
It is interesting how the 90s Seattle sound changed so many lives.  I was about 15 and listening to Metaliica, Slayer and Megadeth along with cheese hair.  I heard Alice in Chains and never looked back.  My musical taste changed in one single listen of Facelift.  All uphill from there. 

A few weeks ago my buddy took me out to see a coworker's band play.  We talked with his coworker who has lived here in Seattle since 90.  He was in a dark metal band in LA in the late 80s and moved up to Seattle because the music scene was more open to anything not cheese hair.  Of course, shortly after moving here the Seattle groups exploded, so he went from playing weekly shows at clubs with 20 other bands to being on a waiting list of hundreds for a show.  Faced with moving back to LA in a dying music scene or staying in Seattle in which he couldn't land a show, he stayed and became a computer programmer.  And played music on the side.  How odd.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on December 03, 2011, 04:37:15 PM
Pretty funny.  I went the opposite direction, starting with Soundgarden/Nirvana when I was 13/14 and then going to metal by the end of high school.  80's Slayer and Metallica is flat out awesome music, regardless of scenes, dress codes, or hair situation.  I also consider my musical tastes to have gone uphill :P


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on December 03, 2011, 05:34:38 PM
I'm still pretty good with Slayer, but I have a hard time listening to Metallica anymore after the crap they did after Justice.  I wish they would have just quit.  Early Megadeth is still palatable, but they should have thrown in the towel a long time ago, too. 

What I can't stand anymore is the hair metal. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on December 03, 2011, 05:41:38 PM
Yeah, hair metal is terrible.  And I just pretend that the big 3 stopped writing music after 1988.  90's Slayer is just as bad as 90's Metallica.  Just fucking bleh.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 03, 2011, 06:05:13 PM
Decade of Aggression is pretty badass.

Mike Ness is getting old, but he's still pretty badass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0oZqmBN5Fc&feature=related).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on December 03, 2011, 09:52:53 PM
Social D is still a good show.  My favorite recent one was the one where they played all of Mommy's Little Monster from start to finish.  Pretty awesome time.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 04, 2011, 08:35:46 AM
They could have sold out a long time ago and gotten all "Green Day" with their music, but they've stayed true to what they do.  They're still one of my favorites.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 05, 2011, 12:54:39 PM
I was a huge metal/thrash metal guy in high school and really got into the grunge/punk/alternative stuff in college which was right about when Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden hit it big. I find it funny that both Soundgarden and Alice in Chains got pegged alternative when Nirvana got big, but only 2 or 3 years earlier MTV was playing them on Headbanger's Ball as metal acts. Thanks to Spotify and That Metal Show, I've gotten back into the '80's metal and discovered a lot of acts I missed, as well re-discovering some acts like Anthrax who went a different direction after metal lost mainstream favor.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 06, 2011, 08:30:57 AM
I remember Anthrax as being fairly decent, but it's been forever since I heard any of their stuff.  Another fun one from back then was Suicidal Tendencies. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 06, 2011, 08:34:07 AM
Infectious Grooves - Violent & Funky  (http://youtu.be/1f7XwCsx4fs)

Infectious Grooves - Punk It Up (http://youtu.be/Ob3buKk6ALc)

Corrosion of Conformity - Stare Too Long  (http://youtu.be/Pp8nd_pd3lo)

Corrosion of Conformity - Albatross (http://youtu.be/6C1xmN8H3kg)

Down - Stone the Crow (http://youtu.be/FBLbrJxGtro)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 06, 2011, 10:26:49 AM
Holy crap, a BW where I've owned most of the tunes!

The CoC album with Albatross and that first Down album are so damned good, big Pepper fan. Punk It Up was FUCKING MASSIVE in LA in 91, it was pretty much THE tune of that year.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on December 06, 2011, 10:33:50 AM
Love the CoC stuff. It just occurred to me how much they sound like Soundgarden. I know that CoC predates Soundgarden by a bit, but I think that they got this singer later on. Not sure tho.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on December 06, 2011, 02:10:08 PM
Steven Wilson - Cut Ribbon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AImxNYDNkeo)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Minvaren on December 06, 2011, 04:36:56 PM
Found via RB3 DLC : Amberian Dawn - River of Tuoni (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBe3JoVlHQI).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 06, 2011, 09:01:00 PM
Thank you Rock Band! They're pretty good, the singer is phenomenal. The drums are a real weak point imo, so fucking straight beat. I can see that it's technically good, but I'm way more into groove drummers like Brann (who I've probably linked enough for now, heh) or Thomas Pridgen previously with Mars Volta (Wax Simulacra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5jcgJ3RNpo)) now with The Memorials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3dqd5MiVc8).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on December 07, 2011, 04:27:14 AM
Old CoC:  (fuck yeah):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11w8plrakaU

almost as good as old DRI:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPt-s5w9W3Q

My current guilty pleasure:  Forefather - Steadfast:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiwF23IXGoI&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 07, 2011, 10:50:06 AM
I found them on a Thrasher compilation back when I was a skater, back before it was trendy. And we could actually land tricks, and our skate parks were built by us, not by the municipality.  :geezer:

There were a couple kids skating in the parking lot of the library. I told them that they could stay if they could all do an ollie. None of them could. An ollie, ffs. Posers.

Anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=perQ37MwG4k


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on December 09, 2011, 04:55:22 PM
Red Solo Cup (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKZqGJONH68&ob=av3n)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on December 09, 2011, 05:33:06 PM
I found them on a Thrasher compilation back when I was a skater, back before it was trendy. And we could actually land tricks, and our skate parks were built by us, not by the municipality.  :geezer:

There were a couple kids skating in the parking lot of the library. I told them that they could stay if they could all do an ollie. None of them could. An ollie, ffs. Posers.

Anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=perQ37MwG4k

Haha.  Awesome.

And 90's punk has nothing on 80's hardcore.  Good shit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 12, 2011, 10:50:21 AM
Gojira - The Link  (http://youtu.be/pTT16a-A6cQ) So much Morbid angel in this track!

Gojira - Over the Flows  (http://youtu.be/Lp-doGcgyw4)

Gojira - Of Blood And Salt [2011] Sea Shepherd EP  (http://youtu.be/lwVw3-gpVG8?hd=1)

They have a new album coming out in Feb 2012. Looking forward to it.





Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: luckton on December 13, 2011, 07:09:59 AM
Been jammin' out to the Electronic Holidays station on Pandora.  It's pretty rad  :drill:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Lucas on December 15, 2011, 06:44:43 AM
This brazilian song is going pretty strong all across Europe right now, mostly because a lot of soccer players dance to it as a celebration after a goal. Dunno if it's arrived in the northern part of New World too ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC7tzEi7D3o


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 15, 2011, 08:23:44 AM
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I'm going with....no.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 16, 2011, 12:49:54 PM
Secret Chiefs 3 - Killing of Kings (http://youtu.be/r3s_W9xgqKg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 20, 2011, 10:10:46 AM
WORLD UNDER BLOOD - A God Among The Waste (http://youtu.be/mlmi1UY4oeM)

CKY guitarist Deron Miller
Drummer Tim Yeung (Nile, All That Remains, Divine Heresy, Morbid Angel)
Bassist Risha Eryavac (ex-Decrepit Birth)
Luke Jaeger (Sleep Terror)

Not my bag, but its a cool sound.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on December 22, 2011, 11:49:02 AM
Been listening to a lot of Fucked Up lately. 

Queen of Hearts live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL8fKY9j8ZE). 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 22, 2011, 02:15:46 PM
For those fans of Anthrax, the new album Worship Music is really really good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on December 22, 2011, 05:28:10 PM
My brother sent me this:

http://mapofmetal.com/#/home


It's more than a bit flawed, which probably goes back to the creator's biases (a ton of niche metal genres, but something like Grunge gets one entry?) but some of the older stuff is neat. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on December 22, 2011, 05:46:06 PM
My brother sent me this:

http://mapofmetal.com/#/home


It's more than a bit flawed, which probably goes back to the creator's biases (a ton of niche metal genres, but something like Grunge gets one entry?) but some of the older stuff is neat. 

Still one of the coolest things on the internets.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on December 24, 2011, 11:42:32 PM
Current somewhat guilty pleasure:  Forefather - Steadfast  

Reminds me of this band I loved back in my younger years called Mithotyn.  Tickles my nostalgia funny bone like crazy.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny9wN7UEAfQ&hd=1

This guy also has uploaded an HD track from my favorite black metal band, Enslaved.  (not new enslaved. blech.)    Enslaved's melodic sense is just in a class of it's own.  Voivod is one of the only bands that I can compare them to, despite being in a different genre.  They are both similarly....weird.  But with focused riffs and cohesive development.  So good!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ7hLveNEis&hd=1


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on December 24, 2011, 11:52:17 PM
My brother sent me this:

http://mapofmetal.com/#/home


It's more than a bit flawed, which probably goes back to the creator's biases (a ton of niche metal genres, but something like Grunge gets one entry?) but some of the older stuff is neat. 

Still one of the coolest things on the internets.

Yeah, that's just fantastic.  I think I shall spend the rest of my night sipping a beer and perusing this.

As for grunge:  They may figure that grunge is on the edge of not being metal anymore, hence the smallish inclusion. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 25, 2011, 07:15:38 AM
As for grunge:  They may figure that grunge is on the edge of not being metal anymore, hence the smallish inclusion. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Johny Cee on December 25, 2011, 09:15:54 AM
As for grunge:  They may figure that grunge is on the edge of not being metal anymore, hence the smallish inclusion. 

I think AIC and Soundgarden could be as metal as anyone, and they weren't afraid to go outside their comfort zone and do other shit.  They were marketed as metal pre-Seattle explosion.

I give you:  GUN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKSBK-aUKp4


Many of the '90s bands are hard to classify which is why we ended up with the weird "alternative" label.  Primus is goofy as hell, but any bass heavy band owes a huge debt to Les.  AIC has spawned a huge amount of bands that have adapted their style.  I think that, if you asked them, a huge amount of the non-Cookie Monster metal vocalists wished they could sound like Chris Cornell.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 02, 2012, 02:09:49 PM
I've been listening to the new release of Can's Tago Mago (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16075-tago-mago-40th-anniversary-edition/?utm_campaign=most-read-week&utm_medium=related&utm_source=pitchfork) on Spotify today.  That's some good shit. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 03, 2012, 09:42:44 AM
TOR OST. While I LOVE the orchestral stuff, I'm surprisingly enjoying the cantina tracks, especially the first one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T_PjSZ6a30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aixqMSSEe4Y


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 06, 2012, 02:07:24 PM
Gojira - From Mars  (http://youtu.be/TkYPl-dP6dQ)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 10, 2012, 01:51:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZx8jTNqCZQ

Article in the new guitar rag about the recording of Meddle. God I listened to so much Floyd when I was a kid, Echoes is such an amazing tune. But also going from the thundering triplets of One of These Days into the dreamy Pillow of Winds...just a great album. Animals is still probably my overall favorite, but Meddle and Relics were just so vibrant and varied compared to the later stuff.

The Live at Pompeii DVD is really awesome, though I recommend skipping the Director's Cut version (which should contain the superior original cut). Young David Gilmour is still the guy I wish I was in my mind's eye.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 10, 2012, 02:06:31 PM
I love Meddle, but I've always been partial to Wish You Were Here as best Floyd album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 10, 2012, 03:00:52 PM
Love playing Shine On's guitar leads. Should learn Echoes someday, I just noodle it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 10, 2012, 03:20:37 PM
Trepalium - Sick boogie Murder  (http://youtu.be/NrgvDR-Gb_M)

Trepalium - Addicted To Oblivion  (http://youtu.be/nWP0MGkH61E)

Trepalium - Usual Crap (http://youtu.be/6ffoZag7Ee4)

Jazzy Metal, Doop baba lu'yah.  :mob:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 10, 2012, 03:48:13 PM
So regrettable an entire generation is destroying good metal with horrid vocalizations.

I'm happy in one respect, Opeth seems to have finally grown up.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 10, 2012, 05:00:53 PM
I've been getting back into thrash and death metal lately(stuff like At the Gates, In Flames), and a lot of these new acts are really good... but the growly vocals are killing me. Then I listened to old Slayer, Reign in Blood specifically, and realize that even though Araya is kind of growling, he's still SINGING. There's still something approaching vocals that are understandable. And it sounds SO MUCH BETTER.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on January 10, 2012, 06:05:21 PM
New The Shins single is up, for those that care.  Sounds like the Shins, even though he gutted the band. 

http://simplesong.theshins.com/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on January 11, 2012, 11:37:12 PM
I've been getting back into thrash and death metal lately(stuff like At the Gates, In Flames), and a lot of these new acts are really good... but the growly vocals are killing me. Then I listened to old Slayer, Reign in Blood specifically, and realize that even though Araya is kind of growling, he's still SINGING. There's still something approaching vocals that are understandable. And it sounds SO MUCH BETTER.

I understand liking Tom's style better than the distorted vocals, but calling it singing is a bit of a stretch.  He's basically shouting on two or three notes for the most part. I love Slayer and I would be perfectly fine with most modern metal bands using that vocal style, but there's not much there melodically.  The transition into totally amelodic vocals isn't far off at all from that.

If you are getting back into thrash, you may like this modern act:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsudyBzPGEI  


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on January 12, 2012, 07:31:01 AM
I love Slayer and I would be perfectly fine with most modern metal bands using that vocal style, but there's not much there melodically.
I just can't stand cookie monster and growling.  It grates on me in a way I can't explain.  It's why I honestly don't listen to much metal anymore, the vocals just got on my nerves too much to stand the rest of the band.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 12, 2012, 09:56:49 AM
One of my biggest problems with thrash vocals is that I was in an 80s thrash band that had a vocalist who was more Bruce Dickson meets Geoff Tate. If we hadn't had the same guitarist throughout, we'd probably have been more prog by the 90s.

And when we went on hiatus for a summer, our drummer and rhythm guitarist reformed with a vocalist who sounded like that Vektor dude and we lolled.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 12, 2012, 10:17:31 AM
You guys like to mix up your genres.

Any-who, my non-"cookie" submissions:

Angra - Spread Your Fire (http://youtu.be/qqNEXzPMOf8)

Pagan's Mind - God's Equation  (http://youtu.be/vSoV1t5sSnE)

NEVERMORE - I Voyager (http://youtu.be/NomBovF5gPk)

Ghost - Satan Prayer (http://youtu.be/O4XubA6P3qs)

Volbeat- Hallelujah Goat (http://youtu.be/4Gs_h_HVX6U)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 12, 2012, 10:23:20 AM
I understand liking the Tom's style better than the distorted vocals, but calling it singing is a bit of a stretch.  He's basically shouting on two or three notes for the most part. I love Slayer and I would be perfectly fine with most modern metal bands using that vocal style, but there's not much there melodically.  The transition into totally amelodic vocals isn't far off at all from that.

It's an attempt at a lyrical narrative - I didn't say he was a great singer, nor that I couldn't see how the cookie monster could come from that. Just that the cookie monster distances me from the music so much that I find it hard to listen to acts that use it.

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If you are getting back into thrash, you may like this modern act:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsudyBzPGEI 

I've listened to them and I like them, though it does get a little samey samey by the end of the album. I've started listening to Lamb of God and am really digging them.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 12, 2012, 10:27:58 AM
Slayers vocals are top notch, not because they are melodic. ITS BECAUSE HIS VOICE ENRAGES PEOPLE, and it goes well with the blistering music.

Lamb of god. Its one of the vocal styles I dislike. I can't really explain why. Gojira and SYL are the range I love mostly. Inflames Tends to much to the high end for me on some tracks, but the music is lovely. I also used to be rather heavy into soilwork. Not sure why on that one ether.  :grin:

Anything that ends in that whiny tone I also abhor.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 12, 2012, 10:42:13 AM
I liked Soilwork first song of theirs I heard, then I listened to an album. By the 7th song, I was ready to stop. Way too samey samey songs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 12, 2012, 11:07:26 AM
Indeed. Across albums even.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on January 13, 2012, 03:43:23 AM
Not sure if Helstar has been mentioned yet in this thread.  Some damn good 80's metal.  If you like the thrash/prog stuff in the 80's you should check them out.  If I had to pick my favorite bands of the 80s that no one talks about these days:  Helstar, Manilla Road, Fates Warning and Coroner.

Helstar:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFh_I9U-mY8
Manilla Road:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZQ67whM_ZE
Fates Warning:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmozVRLZfdg&feature=related
Coroner:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fcCPj8Nsz4&feature=related

On a different note, some pretty damn good modern black metal.  A bit too straightforward, but yet I can't stop listening to the album: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=240H7a6NBkA


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 13, 2012, 10:22:36 AM
Hm, 80s metal. Back in the days when you had to go to the little dingy corner of the record store and paw through the paltry selection but could also uncover total gems. Hell, the store I went to put all metal albums in the imports bin.

Metal Church was more poppy, but I loved their bass player and their singer had a hell of a voice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1lXzKItFEI

Trouble, I think I was the only one digging this band at the time, not sure why. They rock! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Wxy5HzmSQ

Exodus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMmDv3ZDV-0 Piranha  :heart: That opening riff was probably responsible for our rhythm guitarist's obsession with a clean and precise fast attack.

SoD, if you don't own this, fucking buy it right now. I will always have a copy of this awesomeness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkoCRTl_924

Celtic Frost! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y0DjKi-Rs0

Some more great sludgy stuff, Hellhammer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_dQwbsP7Sg

And more in the vein, Bathory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXTDt1Isic

Something maybe for BW, these guys were ok. I include them because I partied with them a bit and their guitarist is Larry Lalonde who became quite fancy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKxzrjlvXTM

I'm sure we've talked about Fate, but this was probably my favorite album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m9Dg9iicc4 or maybe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYgutHSLMeQ

Mainstream had the Ramones, underground had Venom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzXfblm74wE

Fates Warning, yeah, had some of that, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkvqrCGuS10 was such an epic tune.

Overkill, though they later went in an odd direction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spz7d-3dFjM

And since I've had some poppier stuff in here, Mick Mars' tone on Shout at the Devil was god: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1RqVXVzAgc Really strong album, despite where the band went after.

And continuing to be mainstream, my first concert was Priest on Defenders of the Faith. Freewheel Burning was so friggin' awesome, probably my best early lesson in song structure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSGzVqtALOU

Can't leave out the Maestro himself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blNQZc84Q5c

We had quite an awesome metal scene here in the early 80s, and I was lucky enough to be in the only actual underground metal band in the area. So much fun, and we were all dirty tapers, I owned a fraction of these on vinyl, but had 'em all on tape!  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Shroud on January 13, 2012, 12:40:05 PM
When talking about melodic vocals/80's metal, I immediately think of King's X.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SYPzKzD94 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SYPzKzD94)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 13, 2012, 03:20:05 PM
Metal is definitely not a label I would associate with King's X.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Zetor on January 13, 2012, 03:36:51 PM
What this thread obviously needs is Hungarian metal youtube links. Thankfully I am here to deliver the goods (or is that 'bads'?  :awesome_for_real:)

Sear Bliss (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8hQcmIPZ3Y) (growly black metal with trumpets and ridiculous accents... not that it matters due to the aforementioned growling)
Mindflowers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5X1d7XHuM0) (instrumental prog... hey, this one is in my playlist!)
Thy Catafalque (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8nezycvcnc) (mostly instrumental... they really like that distortion pedal)
Dalriada (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fgqWtQGgSA) (folk metal with obligatory singer chick... yeah I know. Don't look at me!)
Depresszió (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPvm2nOP5sU) (random pop metal thing)
Ossian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5htjpbKcrU) (attack of the 80s)
Superbutt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD71Ghhx-8M) (high-budget CGI alert  :why_so_serious:)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 13, 2012, 03:47:48 PM
Sear Bliss actually sounded pretty cool. The rest... not so much.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Shroud on January 13, 2012, 04:43:17 PM
Metal is definitely not a label I would associate with King's X.


IMO, a big reason for their lack of commercial success was that they didn't fit neatly into any genre/sub-genre.

And partly because they were wrongly labeled as "christian" music, and everyone knows that metal is for The Devil!  :why_so_serious:

They were signed to a metal record company (at least I think it was nothing but metal acts back then), toured with metal acts, etc...

I realize they don't exactly define the term "metal", though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on January 15, 2012, 07:09:00 PM
Ron Jarzombek has another band which I haven't heard of.  Holy shit this is good.  Always loved Spastic Ink.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p9zVIR-gwg&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 17, 2012, 11:02:40 AM
Spastic is definitely a word I would use.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 17, 2012, 04:50:12 PM
New Mars Volta album coming in March! SQUEE!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 19, 2012, 12:00:06 PM
Gojira - A Sight to Behold (Live) (http://youtu.be/LL-WMczrt1w)

Gojira - The Art of Dying (Live) (http://youtu.be/qAZLmfLk3l0)

Gojira - World to Come (Live) (http://youtu.be/Zbr0NQKDSCo)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 25, 2012, 08:40:19 AM
Just in case you were wondering what the 7 least anticipated albums of 2012 (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-least-anticipated-albums-2012/?fb_ref=like&fb_source=home_oneline) are, Cracked.com has put together a belly laugher of a list that is certainly worth reading. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 25, 2012, 10:03:04 AM
Heh.

Now I realize why I hate Zabraks so much. ICP.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 25, 2012, 10:24:06 AM
I am proud to say that I have never (that I know of) heard an Insane Clown Posse "song". 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 25, 2012, 02:06:14 PM
I vaguely heard them in the distance at the last woodstock. Worked with a guy in the warehouse who LOVED them. I guess he was a Juggalo. Used to let the guys bring in music as long as it was up-tempo (good working music). One spin and that was the last of ICP.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 25, 2012, 02:22:51 PM
First album, was hilarious for the time. The rest, not so much.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 25, 2012, 02:27:17 PM
Every time I see mention of ICP I think of when I started playing Quake in college I was running around with some GWAR related name and some kid said to me "hey man if you like GWAR you should check out Insane Clown Posse".

Told him that I was not interested in listening to a bunch of no talent hacks, then promptly asked the server admin (who lived across the hall in the dorm) to boot him.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 25, 2012, 02:41:21 PM
Not comparable.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 25, 2012, 02:55:22 PM
Sure they are.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on January 25, 2012, 08:01:23 PM
I agree with his list.  Which amuses me.  The Scorpions re-recording their hits and some 60's covers as a final send-off album?  I'd feel ripped off too.  Shame to see a band with a quite impressive catalog go out so pathetically.

And Juggalos\ICP are a bunch of fucking idiots.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Korachia on January 26, 2012, 05:12:05 AM
I have seen the appeal of ICP myself. Sick shit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on January 26, 2012, 01:35:05 PM
Cover albums can be totally awesome. But, probably not cover albums by the Scorpions.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 27, 2012, 10:58:02 AM
Cover albums can be totally awesome. But, probably not cover albums by the Scorpions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2MgwAJrfXo


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Malakili on January 28, 2012, 07:26:24 PM
Not really sure which thread to put this in but:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxcCC2g1Ke0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on January 30, 2012, 04:53:10 AM
This guy blew my mind.

He can do this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FXjQafzkKE)

But he can also do this all on his own (watch from about 1:50). (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21sFlfvOTdE)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on January 30, 2012, 05:03:47 AM
And I saw this band live at a festival. Afterwards the MC of the stage just said "Oh my fucking god".

sleepmakeswaves - Keep Your Splendid Silent Sun (http://sleepmakeswaves.com/track/keep-your-splendid-silent-sun-2) (bandcamp link - press play)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 03, 2012, 09:47:21 AM
Mastodon is touring with Ghost and Opeth right now, if you live somewhere in the civilized world.

I don't.  :heartbreak:

edit Since I have Mastodon in the truck, I was listening to Ghost on the tube this morning. That led to what I'm listening to now:

Mournful Congregation - The Book of Kings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZkhJWNaEZs). A bit cookie, but for the most part it's used well. Epic slab of sludge.

edit moar - Some days I just like to hammer through the links on the youtube sidebar and see what turns up. How did I not know about Suma (other than their older stuff isn't on amazon)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdSH2MtII9U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K6LsDLek-8

moar - Temple of the Smoke - Deadly Skies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhlZ2gGzKqs)
Buffalo Killers - Huma Bird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M3IOIC9xcI)
Dead Meadow - Me & the Devil Blues (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HejsUs-IND8)
http://soundcloud.com/temple-of-the-smoke/sets/against-human-race

That Temple of the Smoke is pretty interesting. Part Floyd Echoes, part Melvins, part Celtic Frost, part Slackers or King Django.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on February 06, 2012, 10:41:40 PM
And I saw this band live at a festival. Afterwards the MC of the stage just said "Oh my fucking god".

sleepmakeswaves - Keep Your Splendid Silent Sun (http://sleepmakeswaves.com/track/keep-your-splendid-silent-sun-2) (bandcamp link - press play)

Found these guys on iTunes - nice.

I'm in a music funk, come on guys give me the good stuff come on guys give me the good stuff come on guys ...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 07, 2012, 08:14:17 AM
If you liked that, I can't help you.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on February 07, 2012, 10:12:33 AM
I like a lot of things, but some rock opera / instrumental is nice from time to time. Right now I'm on an alternative kick (Bush, Dead Confederate, Broken Bells, the XX) and New Orleans rock (??) like the Heavy and the Black Keys. Throw in some dance-ish electronica (Bassnectar, Glitch Mob). Trying to get back into more mainstream rock, but nothing is that appealing - foo fighters? eh.

I don't listen to much metal though, so yeah GWAR and Mastodon doesn't do it for me. How about some Van Halen?  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 07, 2012, 11:12:55 AM
You can sift through this: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=FLR0TJ3w5ehyZUFlIqzGuGFg


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on February 07, 2012, 01:10:10 PM
The new Van Halen album I've heard. It's the one with David Lee Roth back as singer, but with Wolfgang Van Halen on bass instead of Michael Anthony (because Eddie apparently got pissy when Anthony played with Sammy Hagar - Eddie is a vindictive dickbag). The CD is DAMN GOOD. It's very much in the mold of pre-Diver Down VH, almost no synth to be heard, very guitar heavy. Roth is in prime form. There isn't a bad track on the thing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on February 09, 2012, 12:25:09 AM
The new Van Halen album I've heard. It's the one with David Lee Roth back as singer, but with Wolfgang Van Halen on bass instead of Michael Anthony (because Eddie apparently got pissy when Anthony played with Sammy Hagar - Eddie is a vindictive dickbag). The CD is DAMN GOOD. It's very much in the mold of pre-Diver Down VH, almost no synth to be heard, very guitar heavy. Roth is in prime form. There isn't a bad track on the thing.

the first single Tattoo was... well fuck it was this bad:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvAvMTyIvJ4&feature=related

that said, I have heard that was the worst track on the album.  I just haven't sacked up enough to actually check the whole album out.  Every fiber in my body says that this has to be horrible.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 09, 2012, 08:33:21 AM
I browsed through some of the samples on the tubes, Tattoo is definitely the worst of the lot. Saying there isn't a single bad track is a bit much.

That said, I'm leaning towards buying this. There's enough good stuff, even if they threw a few unnecessary wrenches in (what the hell is that feedback sound in The Trouble With Never?! Ruins a good track).

You know what album it really made me want? The demos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88p5YmmyQ_k
then this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og7hRK8kBdg

Bottom line on the new VH: no Michael Anthony vox is a huge loss.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on February 09, 2012, 08:40:10 AM
Rumor has it that Chickenfoot's new album is better. With that you get MA's backing vocals.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 09, 2012, 11:40:27 AM
I just tracked down VH's The Demography instead.

4-disc bootleg of various demos.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on February 09, 2012, 03:09:46 PM
the first single Tattoo was... well fuck it was this bad:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvAvMTyIvJ4&feature=related

I actually liked Tattoo and thought it was one of the catchier tunes on the album. Different strokes.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Korachia on February 09, 2012, 06:48:36 PM
After having got dumped, I found this little music gem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMzb2hHtnhQ&feature=bf_next&list=FLTPER1m3fLNB04xBkMYHDQA&lf=plpp_video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMzb2hHtnhQ&feature=bf_next&list=FLTPER1m3fLNB04xBkMYHDQA&lf=plpp_video)

Has hit potential.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 10, 2012, 09:05:55 AM
http://research.culturalequity.org/home-audio.jsp


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Crumbs on February 10, 2012, 09:56:32 AM
Hi guys I just escaped from the MMO forums!

Last 10 songs on shuffle play:

Taxman - Thr33
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Flash Bang Granada - In a Perfect World
Eon - The Spice
LL Cool J - Mr. Good Bar
Funkadelic - I Bet You
Candy's .22 - Intro
Depeche Mode - Photographic
Suicidal Tendencies - Memories of Tomorrow
Rachel Sweet - B-A-B-Y

I like too much stuff to really even define what I like.  In the 90s I was a DJ and played at/went to so many events and concerts and partied so hard that I don't remember half of them.  To be sure I find myself going backwards these days more than paying attention to current stuff.  When it comes to new stuff, I really like Arcade Fire and a lot of disposable yet really fun dance music, like Dj Hazard and Flux Pavillion.  Squarepusher might still be our most valuable resource, let's hope the aliens notice him while contemplating our doom.

I came to the conclusion recently that the TAMI Show, and most specifically James Brown's Night Train performance, was the peak of our civilization. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DmlRK5RWNA


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 10, 2012, 10:40:55 AM
I'd say Bach was the peak of western musical civilization, but James Brown is one of my favorites, too. Say it Live and Loud is one of my favorite albums.

Right now in my CD changer in the truck:

Johnnie Taylor - Live at the Summit Club
Andres Segovia - Art of Segovia disc 1&2
Louis Armstrong - Hot Fives & Sevens discs 1&4
Cantiga - A Village in Motion


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on February 10, 2012, 11:48:55 AM

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots


Lips are goddamn amazing.  At war, Yoshimi and Embryonic are three utterly amazing albums.  Embryonic is to modern rock what Miles Davis's Bitches Brew is to jazz.

Lips are amazing, because some of their stuff is trash, utter waste.  Other stuff was written by aliens or something.  Either way, they are constantly pushing music in new directions. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Crumbs on February 10, 2012, 02:55:32 PM

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots


Lips are goddamn amazing.  At war, Yoshimi and Embryonic are three utterly amazing albums.  Embryonic is to modern rock what Miles Davis's Bitches Brew is to jazz.

Lips are amazing, because some of their stuff is trash, utter waste.  Other stuff was written by aliens or something.  Either way, they are constantly pushing music in new directions. 

Yea the famous "Vaseline" was seemingly the only thing we were going to hear from them, and then suddenly Yoshimi and At War were so incredible.  I'll have to take a closer listen to Embryonic, I just skipped through it.

I've seen them live twice and it's quite an experience.  Their documentary, "The Fearless Freaks" made me like them even more. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 13, 2012, 08:50:07 AM
Embryonic is to modern rock what Miles Davis's Bitches Brew is to jazz.
:ye_gods:

I knew there was something I didn't like about them. I love jazz, but not what most people call jazz. It took me decades to learn there was such a thing as good jazz because my jazzy guitar friends were all into that album...

Give me some Count Basie or Django over Miles any day.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on February 13, 2012, 09:34:52 AM
I have only put maybe one total passive listen to Bitches Brew, so I'm not a huge fan.  But I respect what it did for music, for jazz.  I can't look at early Pink Floyd, or Radiohead's middle works without seeing how they pushed music into fully new territories.  There's lots more people who pushed music, and obviously I can't name them all here, but the four listed here stand out as amazing pieces of work.

Not taking anything away from Count Basie or Django (though I'm not familiar with Django). 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 13, 2012, 01:30:11 PM
I really disagree, but it's not worth debating.

Instead, let's agree on something:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006UFGZL2

 :cthulu:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 13, 2012, 02:49:46 PM
"Pushing" music doesn't necessarily make it good.  I do like Embryonic though.  It's a great album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on February 13, 2012, 10:30:16 PM
I really disagree, but it's not worth debating.

Instead, let's agree on something:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006UFGZL2

 :cthulu:

I am a music snob to the nth degree, but I try really hard to not shit on music anyone enjoys.  I promise not to debate, but I am interested in why you disagree.  Was it the artist choices?

No biggie - I managed a record store in the early to mid-90s, so I'll talk music all day long.  My early life was a lot like the movie High Fidelity, just without Jack Black and all the women issues. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on February 13, 2012, 11:09:18 PM
Just saw Vektor live in one of the best dive bars I've ever been to (burt's tiki lounge in salt lake).

They kill.  The perfect level of technicality and fun.  Voivod would be proud.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUEN6Hkrc9M



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on February 15, 2012, 02:05:29 AM

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots


Lips are goddamn amazing.  At war, Yoshimi and Embryonic are three utterly amazing albums.  Embryonic is to modern rock what Miles Davis's Bitches Brew is to jazz.

Lips are amazing, because some of their stuff is trash, utter waste.  Other stuff was written by aliens or something.  Either way, they are constantly pushing music in new directions. 

Yea the famous "Vaseline" was seemingly the only thing we were going to hear from them, and then suddenly Yoshimi and At War were so incredible.  I'll have to take a closer listen to Embryonic, I just skipped through it.

I've seen them live twice and it's quite an experience.  Their documentary, "The Fearless Freaks" made me like them even more. 

I highly recommend checking out their early noisier stuff, there a couple of albums that are (if I am being very nice) challenging.  If you can find a copy of In A Priest Driven Ambulance grab it.  My favorite album of theirs by leaps and bounds.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 15, 2012, 09:41:49 AM
See, I'm not into noise or challenging. To me, once you get into that realm you've left the realm of music. I enjoy every genre to some degree, and can appreciate a lot of stuff I don't necessarily like (my fiancee's favorite band is Steely Dan). But the bands that push the boundaries often push it too far, like early floyd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Z6qS88ilQ). Once they learned where the boundary was and pulled back, they became a good band. It might have been a necessary process for them as a band, but it doesn't make for good listening. There are definitely some awesome moments but listening to a full album is not pleasant until Meddle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Os2OiZ-kws) (depending on how you feel about howling dogs, I guess). It's hard to believe they put that out before Obscured by Clouds.

If you enjoy listening to it, that's great. I don't have time for music that's going to just hammer on shit, it annoys me whether it's random jazz notes on Bitches' Brew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJk69zvgBhU), samples on Frances the Mute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8fInfXzL4I) (otherwise one of my favorite albums, but stuff like the extended end of The Widow are nonsense), psychedelia on Ummagumma (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9QNOC2xr_k). I guess maybe it's connected to why I despise cookie monster metal vocals, it ruins otherwise great music with non-musical bullshit.

I was into Kid A-era Radiohead for a while, totally blown away by their performance on SNL of all places. But it gets pretty old pretty quick and I vastly prefer their mellow stuff like acoustic Creep or True Love Waits (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0cC-7J_wi8) off the live disc. The live disc is the only one I ever listen to anymore.

/ramble


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 15, 2012, 01:38:59 PM
Look at me, not devolving this entire thread into an argument about what is 'non-musical'. Although I have to agree the Cookie Monster vocals are pretty stupid.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on February 15, 2012, 02:18:45 PM
Look at me, not devolving this entire thread into an argument about what is 'non-musical'. Although I have to agree the Cookie Monster vocals are pretty stupid.



I happen to like "If Moon Was Cookie" thank you very much.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 15, 2012, 02:28:04 PM
Pablo Honey and The Bends are, quite oddly, underrated albums in the Radiohead library. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 15, 2012, 03:11:38 PM
Look at me, not devolving this entire thread into an argument about what is 'non-musical'. Although I have to agree the Cookie Monster vocals are pretty stupid.


I'm including links for the bystanders who might not know some of the music being discussed.

And really, despite my reluctance to enter into the discussion, it IS the music thread, so a discussion of music is on-topic. At least a break from metal videos.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 15, 2012, 03:14:12 PM
I take a pretty hard line on it. If you make noise intending for it to be music, then it is music. The quality of the execution, or whether it may or may not be to my personal taste, is irrelevant.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on February 15, 2012, 03:37:35 PM

/ramble

Nah, that's great opinions.  The initial Floyd stuff is okay, but I agree that Meddle is really where Floyd becomes 'listenable', with Meddle and Animals by favorites albums (I actually really like the Division Bell, too, though maybe shouldn't have been an actual Floyd album). 

Thanks for the reply.  Its a shame you feel KidA got old, I personally think it is a timeless album, maybe one of the best ever written.  Not that I listen to it every day.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on February 15, 2012, 07:41:23 PM
I take a pretty hard line on it. If you make noise intending for it to be music, then it is music. The quality of the execution, or whether it may or may not be to my personal taste, is irrelevant.
It depends on how much of it is "intending for it to be music" vs. "this is a cool thing that makes noise, let's record it for 15 minutes and call it a song!"  Frank Zappa did quite a bit of the former, especially early on while Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" is what I would qualify as the latter and I find annoying personally.

I can totally respect artists that I don't really care for (Radiohead after The Bends, cookie monster metal, etc) but tend to draw the line on recorded noise being "music" if I can't really get inside or my head around what the artist was trying to accomplish or say.  And yes, I do realize that some artists are deliberately obscure in their meanings and whatnot.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ruvaldt on February 19, 2012, 02:19:28 AM
New Sleigh Bells album on the way and here is the first single:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXP4Rhu5pJo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXP4Rhu5pJo)

Having heard a little of each song on the album they could've chosen a better song.  I heard some lukewarm reviews of their SNL appearance tonight, which I didn't catch.  Looking forward to listening to the album as loudly as possible though, just like the first one.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 19, 2012, 09:19:01 AM
Why would you assault my ears like that?

The weird chick last week (Carmen?) was actually pretty decent. Good voice and could rap pretty nicely (certainly better than most of what passes for rappers these days).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ruvaldt on February 19, 2012, 07:58:46 PM
Why would you assault my ears like that?

Because you stopped playing Blood Bowl and I have no other way to assault you now.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 19, 2012, 08:39:30 PM
Just saw the SNL. Countdown to her ditching the almost useless guitarists....

Horrible mix, everything but the drums just sitting in the same freqs fighting each other.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sheepherder on February 20, 2012, 10:02:33 AM
If you enjoy listening to it, that's great. I don't have time for music that's going to just hammer on shit, it annoys me whether it's random jazz notes on Bitches' Brew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJk69zvgBhU)

I'm just here to tell you you are a bad person.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 22, 2012, 08:21:51 AM
No doubt.

Re-upped my Wolfgang's Vault sub, so that means another $50 worth of $5 FLAC concerts! Today's deal is Santana 1971 at the Fillmore East (http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/santana/concerts/fillmore-east-april-03-1971.html) 6mo after Neal Schon joined. You can stream for free (192 kbps for members), too.

Sorry forgot to mention the Aretha Franklin show (http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/aretha-franklin/concerts/fillmore-west-march-05-1971.html) that's the adjunct to her live album (http://www.amazon.com/Live-at-Filmore-West-Dlx/dp/B000FBG062) with King Curtis' band (which also spawned a King Curtis album (http://www.amazon.com/Live-at-Fillmore-West-Dlx/dp/B000FBG06C) you should own!) Aretha's full 3-night Fillmore run is up there. The mix on that one (haven't listened to the other two nights yet) is very drum heavy...which is awesome if you're a drummer (most guitarists I know are frustrated drummers, the guitarist in my old band went on to drum for another bay area band)...Bernard Purdie is amazing. Nice lesson in old school soul/funk drumming.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Surlyboi on February 22, 2012, 09:50:49 AM
Ok, the new Sleigh Bells starts out kinda meh, but that early release single is on it's own better than pretty much the entire first album, as far as i'm concerned. And "End of the Line" is on heavy, heavy rotation right now.

It's a lot more uneven than the first album, but at it's best, it reminds me of Lush on Meth. At it's worst, it's slightly worse than their first album and that's not bad.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 24, 2012, 10:23:45 PM
Oh man, Maiden at Darien Lake onsale Wed. I was just watching Flight 666 and wondering if they'd ever stop in the area. Serendipity.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on February 24, 2012, 11:17:41 PM
Maiden is one of the few big bands I'll consider seeing live.  They fucking deliver.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ruvaldt on February 25, 2012, 01:18:10 AM
Enjoying the new Sleigh Bells.  It's less "rough" than their first album, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.  Songs like Demons pack a nice punch, but I'm not sure if anything quite replaces Infinity Guitars for me.  Then again, it doesn't sound like they were trying to.  There aren't any really catchy tunes like on their first album, but I think, taken as a whole, I like it just a little bit more than Treats.  Hoping they swing by Texas.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Crumbs on February 27, 2012, 09:35:46 AM
Just put The Smiths' LOUDER THAN BOMBS in my phone.  People usually look to THE QUEEN IS DEAD as their best, but shit man, LTB is the tops.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: 01101010 on February 27, 2012, 10:04:40 AM
Just put The Smiths' LOUDER THAN BOMBS in my phone.  People usually look to THE QUEEN IS DEAD as their best, but shit man, LTB is the tops.

I'd have to agree. But  I know the majority of "regular" people (not the actual fans) just heard and liked what was on the radio editions and that is about all they will put up with. The rest of Queen, good luck if anyone heard it all, same with Meat. People heard one or two songs on the radio, bought the single or bought the album, listened to those two or three songs and skipped the rest. Bombs got waved off as a compilation record, and more importantly, a b-sides compilation album which only fans seemed to actually appreciate.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 27, 2012, 11:37:22 AM
Most people just own the Smiths Best I.  If you're a "real fan" you might own the Smith's Best II.  Only creepy weirdo fanboys, those with a picture of Steven Patrick Morrissey tattooed on their ass, own the actual albums.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 27, 2012, 01:11:51 PM
I'm definitely in the Queen is Dead best album camp.

Louder than Bombs is a compilation album so it really can't be in the 'best album/worst album' conversation. I don't care what you say Binary!

EDIT: Also it has Golden Lights, which I hate so very, very much.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 27, 2012, 03:10:21 PM
Been listening to Pandora today, this morning I was on a Florence kick. Then after lunch I put in some Mars Volta and out of curiosity clicked on related artists and saw someone I'd been meaning to pick up...Gogol Bordello. We'd seen their set on some festival on tv that was just amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXPJSjMrXBI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcXniDssgUI


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 27, 2012, 03:11:12 PM
Gogol Bordello is fantastic, I had meant to put some stuff up in here at some point.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Crumbs on February 27, 2012, 04:32:36 PM
Most people just own the Smiths Best I.  If you're a "real fan" you might own the Smith's Best II.  Only creepy weirdo fanboys, those with a picture of Steven Patrick Morrissey tattooed on their ass, own the actual albums.   :awesome_for_real:

I got pretty much the catalog on vinyl, including the singles  :drill:  And a test press of Suedehead. 

Quote
I'm definitely in the Queen is Dead best album camp.

TQID is definitely awesome, don't get me wrong.  I listened to it about 10x more times than LOUDER.  In high school, "Never Had No One Ever" really hit the wallowing spot!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 27, 2012, 04:45:17 PM
Okay.  Where is your SPM tatoo?   :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 27, 2012, 05:13:18 PM
If we go off of # of times listened, it might actually be Rank for me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 29, 2012, 08:54:35 AM
11th row for the Maiden concert.

My poor fiancee.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Salamok on February 29, 2012, 09:33:51 AM
Most people just own the Smiths Best I.  If you're a "real fan" you might own the Smith's Best II.  Only creepy weirdo fanboys, those with a picture of Steven Patrick Morrissey tattooed on their ass, own the actual albums.   :awesome_for_real:

You forgot the old folks category for those of us who bought a few of their albums before any of the best of albums existed...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 02, 2012, 08:52:51 AM
GWAR - Isn't This Disgusting ( Dayglo Abortions Cover, Obviously NSFW ) (http://youtu.be/9dSjCdhzE5E)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 02, 2012, 02:22:26 PM
Gojira - Of Blood And Salt  (http://youtu.be/yBB5W2nQ8Ms?hd=1)[HD][/url]

Featuring Devin Townsend and Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah).

Also, Gogol Bordello is fantastic.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Abagadro on March 03, 2012, 03:45:29 PM
11th row for the Maiden concert.

My poor fiancee.

Picked up 5th row ticks for their date here in SLC (they will have a GA pit so not right up against the stage unfortunately but I'll take it).

This will be the 25th anniversary of the first time I saw them.  Both I and the band are ooooooooooooooooold.

I'm dragging my wife to the show.  :rock_hard:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 03, 2012, 10:51:08 PM
I really wish I had caught the tour based on Powerslave, Seventh Son was just at the point where the band stopped listening to its major influences, so I kinda know the stuff but it's not in my DNA like every album up to that.

Darien Lake has a small GA pit, too. So technically we're 5th row behind the pit.

Only time I saw them was 91 or 92, No Prayer for the Dying with the meh Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter on krock at the time, we were in Long Beach and saw them at the Irvine Ampitheater. So I've never seen Adrian live.

Fiancee is being dragged and trying desperately to get out of it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on March 03, 2012, 11:18:39 PM
So I've never seen Adrian live.
The 3 guitarist lineup they have now is so damn killer to listen to live.  It's a show you won't forget.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on March 03, 2012, 11:48:10 PM
11th row for the Maiden concert.

My poor fiancee.

Picked up 5th row ticks for their date here in SLC (they will have a GA pit so not right up against the stage unfortunately but I'll take it).

This will be the 25th anniversary of the first time I saw them.  Both I and the band are ooooooooooooooooold.

I'm dragging my wife to the show.  :rock_hard:

I will be there as well!  I think I'm getting the cheapest tickets possible, so who knows how shitty that will be, but it's an expensive show for poor college students.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: snowwy on March 03, 2012, 11:57:45 PM
You know you need to stop go seeing a band when your tickets are row-based.
Or is that how they do concerts state-side? If yes, i'd just not go at all.
Sounds like some retirement-home arranged shit....and i'm 40+

on topic, my favs this month http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4vMvJcP4TA&ob=av2n


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Abagadro on March 04, 2012, 10:51:13 AM
You know you need to stop go seeing a band when your tickets are row-based.
Or is that how they do concerts state-side? If yes, i'd just not go at all.
Sounds like some retirement-home arranged shit....and i'm 40+

on topic, my favs this month http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4vMvJcP4TA&ob=av2n


Depends on the venue and most venues are like that around here.  No one actually sits down though.

In my city (where this concert isn't), general admission for concerts is actually illegal for venues over 2000 people since four kids died at an AC/DC concert 20 years ago. The venue can apply for a waiver though under certain circumstances. I know this intimately as I'm the one that has to do all the paperwork to grant them the waiver.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Abagadro on March 04, 2012, 10:53:48 AM

I will be there as well!  I think I'm getting the cheapest tickets possible, so who knows how shitty that will be, but it's an expensive show for poor college students.

I've actually never been to a concert at USANA, so don't know what the lawn area or top section of seats is like.

If my wife bails you can have my other ticket.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Surlyboi on March 04, 2012, 11:34:49 AM
Most people just own the Smiths Best I.  If you're a "real fan" you might own the Smith's Best II.  Only creepy weirdo fanboys, those with a picture of Steven Patrick Morrissey tattooed on their ass, own the actual albums.   :awesome_for_real:

Fuck you bitches, Strangeways, Here We Come.

Then again, I saw them live twice, so hey.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Abagadro on March 04, 2012, 12:36:24 PM
One of my favorite Henry Rollins lines, talking about going to England:

"It was just gray and raining all the time. You can see why Morrissey happens."


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 04, 2012, 02:08:04 PM
Sounds like some retirement-home arranged shit....and i'm 40+
Isn't that nice.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: fengzi597 on March 04, 2012, 09:35:50 PM
well. I like some classic movie's theme songs
Falling Slowly in Once.
I Don't  want  to  say goodbay in Brokeback Mountain.
a gift of a thistle in Brave Heart.
etc...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 04, 2012, 11:08:36 PM
Most people just own the Smiths Best I.  If you're a "real fan" you might own the Smith's Best II.  Only creepy weirdo fanboys, those with a picture of Steven Patrick Morrissey tattooed on their ass, own the actual albums.   :awesome_for_real:

Fuck you bitches, Strangeways, Here We Come.

Then again, I saw them live twice, so hey.


I think it treads a little too close to self-parody for my tastes at times. Still a very good album, but not their best.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 08, 2012, 09:29:36 AM
March is metal month over at amazon. Deals on downloads and CDs.

I grabbed the pre-order for the new Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello's Gypsy Punks and Anthrax Spreading the Disease. I have to go home and peruse the shelves to see what other classics I have in CD form; most of my metal years were vinyl. The old Anthrax in particular is nice, $5 a CD (except Metal Thrashing Mad OFC). Bummed the new Opeth isn't on sale, really want to pick that one up.

Listening to a few new things, and don't want to be a broken record about it, but something like Abigail Williams is so awesome until the throat opens his yap. Becoming is almost a perfect album, just needs a singer. Another I'd grab in an instant would be Lamb of God. So awesome except for that critical component. Ah, well.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 08, 2012, 03:28:09 PM
Why would Gogol Bordello go on sale for metal month?  :headscratch:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 08, 2012, 03:40:14 PM
Might be unrelated. Rush's old CDs are all $5-7, too.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 10, 2012, 08:58:45 AM
Shaping up to be a good summer: Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Primus, Iron Maiden.

Just got 1st row balcony seats, just left of center, for Primus. Yay new Ticketbastard seat chart picker tool! Have to wonder if there was a venue-specific sale, didn't see a fan club pre-sale and there were no pit seats, the first 10 rows and the first 25 or so rows of the center were unavailable. Luckily, front row center balcony is our favorite place to sit (fiancee is a stubby shortling).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 12, 2012, 03:01:22 AM
Try to get your hands on a venue poster, the ones they've been doing for this tour are fantastic.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 12, 2012, 08:12:30 AM
We saw them at the Palace in Albany last year, couldn't snag one there. And sitting in the balcony is cramping my run of guitar picks. I didn't get anything last year. Maybe I got one of Scotty's (BBVD), but those are easy because they sign at the merch table. I won't get one from any of the shows I just mentioned :( Getting shafted for local show seating. For like two years there I was sitting at the front row for everything, the worst we had was 3rd row for DTB.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on March 14, 2012, 07:53:45 PM
iTunes is streaming the new Shins album entirely until release on March 20, 2012.  It's really good, if you like The Shins.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on March 14, 2012, 09:19:38 PM
The Shins are real hit or miss for me.  Some songs I really love, but a lot of stuff is bland.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 22, 2014, 12:25:16 PM
Finally got in an album I've been trying to track down for years (without paying a bundle for it, anyway): All Too Human by The Flies. Had to buy it off a guy in the UK.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdfBA1dpcFE


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on March 22, 2014, 12:28:42 PM
That's a pretty hot video, without being too racy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 22, 2014, 01:53:49 PM
Where I originally heard it.

NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

Not even close.

http://suicidegirls.com/girls/Sash/videos/8413/How-To-Cure-a-Hangover/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Malakili on March 28, 2012, 08:31:56 AM
Not sure if this has been posted because I don't keep up with this thread, but I figured it really deserves to be posted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7o87WewTg8


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on March 28, 2012, 11:46:46 PM
The Shins are real hit or miss for me.  Some songs I really love, but a lot of stuff is bland.

Saw the Shins with the Decemberists opening for the some years ago at UC Davis.  Seperate the art from the artist and all... but the Shins frontman was one of the biggest Douches I have ever seen onstage, bitching, whining, moaning, including complaining about the crowd.  We walked out after a few songs and I have avoided there stuff ever since.  Maybe it was just a really bad night for the guy, but he made Phil from Pantera in all his Heroin glory seem like a likeable chap.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 29, 2012, 12:00:10 AM
RIP Earl Scruggs.

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


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 06, 2012, 08:30:35 AM
So fucking tempted to get a ticket to the Mayhem show at SPAC. I've seen Anthrax before but Slayer and Slipknot are still on my list.

Downside is I'd have to go alone because none of my friends listen to metal anymore.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on April 06, 2012, 07:12:58 PM
Downside is I'd have to go alone because none of my friends listen to metal anymore.
Seriously, no one I know wants to go to shows anymore.  And part of me is getting too old and crotchety to stay up until midnight on a Wednesday to see a band when I have to get up for work at 5AM the next day.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: snowwy on April 06, 2012, 08:25:37 PM
A bit of norwegian music, Kvelertak. Translated it means stranglehold. Saw them live a few weeks back, and they were glorious. They apparently sell out their shows whereever they go in Europe, and has done some 200 gigs last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7sIqyoRFiU&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 06, 2012, 09:25:40 PM
Seriously, no one I know wants to go to shows anymore.  And part of me is getting too old and crotchety to stay up until midnight on a Wednesday to see a band when I have to get up for work at 5AM the next day.
Luckily for me, I can usually get a day off to go see a show, since they're almost never closer than two hours away from here. Central NY has almost completely dropped off the concert radar unless it's nostalgia acts or pop country. Also luckily, the old lady likes most of the shows I want to see...but I wouldn't put her through a day-long metal show. We were watching the Knebworth 2011 stuff and she actually kinda dug Slayer, which is just bizarre. It helped to have me explain the context, to me Slayer is to heavy metal as Sabbath is to metal, just that 'woah wtf' moment after listening to Priest thinking it was heavy.

It would be a hella long day, but at this point I'm keeping an eye on seating, if something decent pops up I might still grab a ticket.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 06, 2012, 10:03:49 PM
I just finished watching that Knebworth show on VH1. I wonder why Scott Ian wasn't with Anthrax. They still kicked ass and Slayer is just godly.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 06, 2012, 11:08:19 PM
Gary Holt from Exodus was with Slayer, I think both guys were out injured/ill.

Fuck it, bought a ticket. 20 rows back from the pit at SPAC, but it's an aisle seat. Just over $80, I'll take the further seat vs $200 for a random ticket in the first 15 rows behind the pit (you don't see the seat til day of show)  :uhrr: Toyed with getting the first row of the balcony, but iirc SPAC has boxes in front of those rows so it's not a true front of balcony awesomeness.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on April 08, 2012, 12:43:41 PM
Rufus Waimwright - Back in the Game with Helena Bonham Carter (http://youtu.be/6KvTDeHlIfI)

Never heard of him before. I think HBC is super sexy in this.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Furiously on April 08, 2012, 10:18:39 PM
Rufus Waimwright - Back in the Game with Helena Bonham Carter (http://youtu.be/6KvTDeHlIfI)

Never heard of him before. I think HBC is super sexy in this.

You've heard him before. I believe he did the Hallejula cover for Shrek. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB67HO8tkQs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB67HO8tkQs)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on April 11, 2012, 09:30:40 AM
ThePETEBOX - Panther Dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ji6sJLFc8A&context=C45b3fa4ADvjVQa1PpcFNcJI8TtgtdnvDn9b7s_e8YxUrvlS2SpFI=)

I saw this guy do a live set back in October and he's got a phenomenal talent, doing some interesting things with beatboxing. He's got his debut album coming out, and all the tracks are up on YouTube, I think this is probably the best.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 11, 2012, 10:23:36 AM
At least it's not repetitive.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 11, 2012, 12:56:25 PM
ThePETEBOX - Panther Dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ji6sJLFc8A&context=C45b3fa4ADvjVQa1PpcFNcJI8TtgtdnvDn9b7s_e8YxUrvlS2SpFI=)

I saw this guy do a live set back in October and he's got a phenomenal talent, doing some interesting things with beatboxing. He's got his debut album coming out, and all the tracks are up on YouTube, I think this is probably the best.

If you like this stuff Beardyman is pretty much in the same vein and also pretty entertaining stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on April 12, 2012, 07:49:35 PM
I'm currently torturing myself listening to the scant few preview tracks from the forthcoming FEZ soundtrack by Disasterpeace. (http://disasterpeace.com/album/fez)

I love me some chiptune, but Disasterpeace has broken through the barrier into some fucking rainbow gilded fantasyland where Boards of Canada decided to make SNES game music in an alternate universe.
Just listen to 'Home (http://disasterpeace.com/track/home)' and tell me that isn't the most heartwrenching, nostalgia inducing headswim minute and a half of music you've ever heard.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 13, 2012, 10:56:31 AM
I'm currently torturing myself
So you had to torture us, too?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: 01101010 on April 13, 2012, 11:20:38 AM
I'm currently torturing myself
So you had to torture us, too?

To each their own...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 17, 2012, 09:40:14 AM
Saw Springsteen in Albany last night. Good show, though I don't know a ton of his music. The fiancee was a bit let down because she's been listening to a Springsteen playlist on her google music for weeks...and he didn't play a single song she had on there. Very new album-heavy.

The main reason she was in an off mood was the band going on over an hour late. Then when we got out, there was an accident in the parking garage. We got stuck parking on the top level and the accident was on the next level down. Another hour sitting in the truck, luckily we were a bit late leaving so we just sat in our spot rather than being stuck in the line of drunk drivers on the ramp.

Hell of a drive home with the wind pushing the FJ all over, two hours of white knuckle driving. The big rigs were all over the road, scary stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 17, 2012, 11:06:08 AM
The new Destroyer album, Kaputt (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15034-kaputt/), is really badass.  There's a ton of great new stuff coming out lately.  Another favorite is Bear in Heaven, both I Love You, It's Cool (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16440-bear-in-heaven-i-love-you-its-cool/) and Beast Rest Forth Mouth (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13618-beast-rest-forth-mouth/).  

Destroyer-  Suicide Demo for Kara Walker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUctCoBlWek)

Bear In Heaven-  You Do You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtH9MWGaAKw)

Bear in Heaven-  Lovesick Teenagers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uABpsnTcyA0&feature=relmfu)


Also, I have been listening a lot to Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_of_Eden) and Laughing Stock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_Stock_(album)), both of which are really spectacular albums.  These are much different than their "It's My Life" type songs, and are really great albums.  I highly recommend them. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on April 17, 2012, 01:55:27 PM
Also, I have been listening a lot to Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_of_Eden) and Laughing Stock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_Stock_(album)), both of which are really spectacular albums.  These are much different than their "It's My Life" type songs, and are really great albums.  I highly recommend them. 

Don't forget The Colour of Spring!

That three album span is one of the greatest musical runs from the 80s and in fact from any band; entirely reinventing themselves into something so much bigger than their constituent parts, unafraid of alienating the fans of their pop period. Also, arguably, the fathers of Post-Rock. That space.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 17, 2012, 02:05:58 PM
They invented Radiohead.   :why_so_serious:

And the internet.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 18, 2012, 10:20:53 AM
Looks like Levon Helm is hanging on by a thread (http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/18/showbiz/levon-helm-cancer/index.html?hpt=hp_t3).  Apparently he has end-stage cancer and I suspect that he won't be long for the world.  

I love, love, love The Band, and when Levon is gone the world is losing one of the true greats.

For your listening pleasure, one of the greatest live sequences ever recorded:

King Harvest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_hsp4SBwO4)

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOi0tC00Luc&feature=related)

The Weight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-w9OclUnns&feature=fvwrel)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 18, 2012, 10:22:54 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-stream-rush-return-with-heavy-headlong-flight-20120418

Ged is such a monster. Wish Alex had another 4 minutes of soloing. Pretty badass track, though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 19, 2012, 10:24:35 AM
OH HELL YEAH.  :drill:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Pezzle on April 20, 2012, 12:45:47 PM
Going to see Johnny Winter tomorrow night!  Not a huge place.  Should be a great time.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 20, 2012, 01:10:36 PM
We saw him last year or the year before.

Only show I've ever walked out of. Band was very bland, it was way too loud for the venue and frankly his playing was atrocious. Hopefully for you it was just a bad night.

The mayo band was really highlighted by the fact that James Cotton was the opened and blew the roof of the place. Then these white dudes come on and play the whitest blues I've ever heard cranked to 15. I don't mind a loud show, but it was distorting and awful. There was a line for the elevator and the steward said he had never seen so many people leave so early.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Pezzle on April 22, 2012, 02:15:15 PM
The Winter show was a success.  Opening act was strange but brief.  According to others Winter was stronger than the last two years.  That showed in his ability to stand for several songs, even if hunched.  He started strong, faded just a bit but came back and finished powerfully.  The mic sound was not quite right through most of it.  During a few songs he seemed to overcome it (and it is not like you are there for the vocals anyway).  The band was together.  Overall it was well worth the trip and the tickets were cheap!  The place was packed.  Capacity was around 400 I think.  Glad I got the chance to see him!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on April 24, 2012, 02:10:06 PM
Storm Corrosion released their first song/video today (finally):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=manW5v-AR7U

Awesome video. Great song.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on April 27, 2012, 01:41:29 PM
I ran into Mayday! on Spotify, this song and the whole album is so good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F53GjEFmj9A


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mazakiel on May 02, 2012, 12:34:18 PM
Brendon Small, the man behind Metalocalypse, has released a side-project album, Galaktikon. The sound is a bit different from the songs he has done for the show. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpd3j3ZMRks


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 03, 2012, 11:27:37 PM
Just got decent seats for the Allmans co-bill with Santana, 16th behind the pit. For SPAC, that's about as good as it gets without membership or promo tickets.

Always excited for the Allmans, their live show is as on point as it's ever been...or better. Santana...we're just hoping for more Soul Sacrifice and less Smooth...but not optimistic.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on May 04, 2012, 10:36:42 AM
If any of you are ska fans, I thought you might like to know that Lloyd Brevett passed (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17952383). 

I thought I'd add it here as it's obscure enough not to need a thread of its own.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on May 04, 2012, 12:40:07 PM
MCA has passed. (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-co-founder-adam-yauch-dead-at-48-20120504) :(


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on May 04, 2012, 02:04:27 PM
Just came here to lament, myself. A sizable chunk of my life has faded out.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 05, 2012, 01:22:00 PM
MCA has passed. (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-co-founder-adam-yauch-dead-at-48-20120504) :(

This surprised me:  a tribute to MCA shot yesterday that was, well see for yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVr4UP9ntLs


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on May 05, 2012, 01:48:37 PM
This surprised me:  a tribute to MCA shot yesterday that was, well see for yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVr4UP9ntLs

Anticipatory 'Fuck the Haters'; that was incredibly touching.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 05, 2012, 03:15:26 PM
Hard not to like that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: snowwy on May 05, 2012, 06:53:48 PM
Hard not to like that.

It's Coldplay, really not that hard.
On topic.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj9IAvv32wE&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DSaqNmgXuNpghyMtC3k0EI The Godfathers of all stoner rock


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 05, 2012, 10:02:30 PM
While I like Sleep, I think you missed a couple decades of that genre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvuI8d57N9I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiShfBmb-oA

Also, MCA just rose from the grave to kick Chris Martin's ass.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 05, 2012, 11:55:04 PM
  Personaly I would pick Kyuss ever time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsKR3Izg_HM



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 06, 2012, 08:05:02 PM
Again, great band but not the godfathers of the genre.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: snowwy on May 07, 2012, 06:27:27 AM
Again, great band but not the godfathers of the genre.

Ok, how about this. They are what BS would have been had they contimued down that road :D


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on May 07, 2012, 11:17:51 AM
And thank god they didn't. This new stuff, especially the first video filmed in black and white, smacks of hipster bs to me. Don't get me wrong, I think that Black Sabbath, King Crimson and Blue Oyster Cult were necessary progressions along a road, but to get stuck there would have been unfortunate. That Ozzie evolved into faster, melodic sound single-handedly saved metal from pure unadulterated thrash trash. What else was there to rely on to keep some vestige of simple song writing? Maiden? We'd all have been fed a steady diet of Poison/Ratt and eventually slit our wrists.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 07, 2012, 11:59:45 AM
wat


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Pezzle on May 07, 2012, 01:18:54 PM
I really do not like Ozzy without Sabbath.  All that solo stuff of his is almost intolerable.  That must seems strange. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 07, 2012, 01:20:54 PM
Yes, not only is that strange, you may need to have your DNA checked. I do not think you are human.  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on May 07, 2012, 01:37:48 PM
I really do not like Ozzy without Sabbath.  All that solo stuff of his is almost intolerable.  That must seems strange. 

While Jake E. Lee is/was a beast on the guitar, after the albums with Randy I could care less about Ozzy.   If not for Randy Ozzy would have just been a footnote in Black Sabbath's history.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on May 07, 2012, 02:09:00 PM
You can't seriously say that Ozzy isn't a good songwriter. Just the first solo album, Bilzzard of Oz, is replete with classics:

No.   Title   Writer(s)   Length
1.   "I Don't Know"         
2.   "Crazy Train"         
3.   "Goodbye to Romance"         
4.   "Dee"     Rhoads   
5.   "Suicide Solution"         
6.   "Mr Crowley"         
7.   "No Bone Movies"     
8.   "Revelation (Mother Earth)"         
9.   "Steal Away (The Night)"         

At least six of those are indelible Metal classics imho.

Don't get me wrong, I love Rhoads, but he's only marginally responsible for the content of the album, only having written one of those songs, Dee.

I feel that later albums weren't as great, but there are still quite a few goodies in there, like Bark at the Moon, Shot in the Dark, and I really like his latest album, specifically Let Me Hear You Scream.

YMMV, but seriously, that early trudge metal was slated for extinction.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 07, 2012, 02:34:09 PM
Electric Wizard - Electric Wizard  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plQRn6WzgI0&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BoVRorHsIG7FLi7JqD8zPd&index=4&feature=plcp)

Cathedral - Midnight Mountain (http://youtu.be/v73zQ8aAVyc)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 07, 2012, 03:11:58 PM
I feel that later albums weren't as great, but there are still quite a few goodies in there, like Bark at the Moon, Shot in the Dark, and I really like his latest album, specifically Let Me Hear You Scream.

Ozzy's best songwriting comes in collaboration with a good guitar player. For instance, his post Jake E. Lee stuff (Shot in the Dark was a real mediocre album IMO) was as good as it was because of his work with Zakk Wilde (who wrote the guitar parts for Let Me Hear You Scream, AFAIK). He is a good songwriter, but he needs a good guitarist to really make those songs memorable.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 07, 2012, 11:35:53 PM
I saw Oz on fat glam Ozzy tour with Jake, Ultimate Sin. Kinda sad. The fact that the opener was FUCKING METALLICA on the MASTER OF PUPPETS TOUR with FUCKING CLIFF only made it that much worse. Randy's albums were amazing. I'm not the biggest fan of Kerslake and Daisley compared to Geez and Ward (but Geez is one of my big four of Geez, Ged, Steve and Cliff), but still Ozzy's best post-Sabbath stuff. I like Born Again (Sab's post-Dio work with Ian Gillan) better than most of Oz's later material. I love listening to Zakk rip it but No Rest's songs don't stand the test of time, though Zakk's parts are phenomenal still.

Mercyful Fate - Satan's Fall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8M6_Vpy86c) Released the same year as Bark at the Moon.
Metallica - Call of Ktulu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1RTgznup5c) Released the next year.

Ozzy was a joke in 83 and for years after.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 09, 2012, 09:12:55 AM
I don't think I've mentioned Wolfgang's Vault in a while, I bought another year of membership and it continues to be an awesome deal. Just bought a FLAC version of Peter Green's last Mac performance in London, just a smoking set. PG + Danny Kirwin is right up there with any duo like Betts/Allman or Trucks/Haynes. For $5.

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/fleetwood-mac/concerts/roundhouse-chalk-farm-april-24-1970.html


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on May 09, 2012, 06:45:08 PM
Currently digging the remastered reissue of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. Everything just sparkles a little more, there's new highs and lows in the mix I'd never heard before. 'Soon' always was the zenith point of the electric guitar anyway but its power is brought into (relative) focus on the remasters.

However, my latest discovery is The Oscillation, who combine mid-late period King Crimson-esque prog/space rock with Global Communication/Future Sound of London ambient production values. Slow-burn but fucking lovely:

Visitation [Exit] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adhPds0luJI)

Veils (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9J3WaBLpso)

They have tracks with vocals, too. But I love me some space jam.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on May 10, 2012, 10:42:50 AM
Max Cavalera has a direct link to the headbanging part of my brain.

Plata O Plomo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55PElTFWZg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 10, 2012, 11:06:14 AM
He definitely has a wicked groove, and I love his acoustic runs in that. Won't bitch about the vox, because :dead horse: but the high note during the verse was kind of obnoxious.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 10, 2012, 01:22:56 PM
I always thought Cavalera was one of the more understandable growl vocalists out there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 10, 2012, 03:54:11 PM
I always thought Cavalera was one of the more understandable growl vocalists out there.
Another reason I didn't really get into it. He's just over the line of what I can tolerate.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on May 10, 2012, 09:17:40 PM
'Perfection' as in Buddhist concept of death - she lost her partner to cancer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzAi3_cg97I)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 12, 2012, 11:57:36 PM
Just saw this duo on ACL, really awesome and Rawlings just fucking rips up the guitar. So tasteful, I'm tempted to cross-post to the guitar thread.

http://www.gillianwelch.com/albums/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 18, 2012, 01:49:43 PM
Breaking surprise shocker:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/van-halen-postpone-summer-tour-dates-20120517

Quote
Van Halen have abruptly postponed all tour dates after their June 26th show in New Orleans with no explanation.
...
Nearly all of the tour is promoted by Live Nation, whose reps wouldn't comment. The band's rep also had no comment. A source with knowledge of the tour tells Rolling Stone that Van Halen's members "hate each other." Adds the source, "The band is arguing like mad. They are fighting."

I did want to see it, heard they're not bad live right now. But $275 for a pair of tickets says "fuck that." Too bad, they're in Rochester the night after the Maiden show in Buffalo, could've caught them on the way back.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 18, 2012, 01:56:46 PM
If only they had Michael Anthony to play peacemaker.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 18, 2012, 01:59:35 PM
Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage (Single) (http://youtu.be/JJJ1RXzzkkA?hd=1)

Release Date June 26th by Roadrunner Records


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 18, 2012, 07:18:33 PM
But $275 for a pair of tickets says "fuck that."
Sadly this is why I don't go see shows anymore.  Other than unknowns or small club acts, everyone seems to want an arm and a leg.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 18, 2012, 10:57:14 PM
We usually only see one or two 'big' acts a year, there's just so much talent at other strata and it's so much more reasonable. This year has been murder on the budget, we're way overspent on concerts even if you don't count my Metal July nonsense.

But even when I'm happy blowing $100/per for front row BB King or ZZ Top, and can endure $100/per for Bruce Springsteen nosebleeds, $275 for VH nosebleeds is the most expensive show we've seen come down the pike outside something unique like the Police reunion.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Pezzle on May 18, 2012, 11:46:24 PM
Good lord, Sky. 

I am done with the arena rock (unless we get time travel, I suppose).  Give me a local club or modest auditorium.  275 to sit where? 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 19, 2012, 01:44:47 AM
$275? That's fucking robbery. Screw that, I wouldn't pay that for any band, including Rush unless I was the only audience member allowed. Fuck a bunch of that bullshit. I may be old, but $17 general admission for Metallica in 1989 at a 10,000 seat coliseum is a far fucking cry from that shit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 19, 2012, 11:46:55 AM
Well, 275 was for a pair, so it was a bit more than the springsteen nosebleeds were. And the old lady paid for those :) The VH tickets were 125 per + 12 TM fees. Another reason we like casino shows, no tax, no fees, and their venues are good. Front row in the auditorium-sized venue is about 5' from the stage; the theatre, front row is elbows on stage (which is how I've talked to Buddy Guy).

Most good acts are still 50-60/per. Primus tomorrow is 42.50, Bonnie Raitt is 60, the Mayhem thing is 82.50 (but that's a huge bill for the money). Maiden was about $100, but it's 5th behind the pit and honestly, I'll pay that all day long to see Maiden.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 19, 2012, 12:57:25 PM
Skip Maiden and you could buy a SSD for your PC dude!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 19, 2012, 01:17:29 PM
Maiden for a $100 is pricey, but probably reasonable for seats that good. But nosebleeds over $100? Fuck a bunch of that.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 19, 2012, 08:02:20 PM
Skip Maiden and you could buy a SSD for your PC dude!
At this point I have to question your commitment to Sparkle Motion.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 20, 2012, 11:55:05 PM
Primus is so on point this tour. The first tour behind Green Naugahyde was pretty awesome, but this one was ridicumazing.

And they played Tommy the Cat, so I can cross that off my bucket list. I can't even remember the set list, great mix of the eras. Crowd was really into it, moreso than the Albany show, and that always helps.

Someone posted the setlist, seems right from my recollection:

Set One

Here Come the Bastards
Eyes of the Squirrel
Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
The Pressman
Tragedy's a' Comin'
Over the Falls (DMV Tease "I see a sign there, DMV..." *plays main riff once* "There ya go, cross that one off yer list!")
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
Over the Electric Grapevine

Set Two

Southbound Pachyderm
Fisticuffs
Frizzle Fry
Jilly's on Smack
Mr. Krinkle
Lee Van Cleef
The Toys Go Winding Down
Tommy the Cat

Encore:

Moron TV
Too Many Puppies

Funny moment: The fiancee is a convert, she loves the new album (which is awesome). We got there as the first set opened, so I ran in to catch half of 'Here Come the Bastards' and she heads to the loo. She comes in and says "Did I just miss 'Eyes of the Squirrel'? Sonofa!" That's my girl!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on May 23, 2012, 01:35:47 AM
Some random metal I've been listening to lately that kicks some serious ass:

Supuration - The Cube (1993)  awesome voivod-esque stuff:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVzlwcWl3ms

Manilla Road - Voyager (2008) manilla road is awesome.  Everything they have done is badass and epic:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ootCaoM_mIE

Ras Algethi - The White Hypnotic (1995).  Just gorgeous doom 'metal'.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Ov1B67V8Y

Auzhia - Key of Throne (2004).  Possibly the best black metal ever produced.  A hyrbid of early emporer and enslaved.  Inventive, epic, pure romantic music.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQWhg1_FAGA

Demoncy - Enthroned is the Night (2012) black metal is still a living artform.  I wasn't quite sure, but then this came out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DJBc5o3H34&feature=related


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 23, 2012, 08:48:13 AM
Been going back and forth between the new Primus I bought at the show and the new Gillian Welch (I mentioned upthread a few posts). I'm /really/ digging that album, actually learning some of it on guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBke402nyIQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzcMWE5FTAo

In the truck I'm spinning a Julian Bream compilation, some Bach/de Visee/etc. Mostly critical listening, since I play about half those pieces.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on May 26, 2012, 08:34:54 AM
An undeniably immense dance track, courtesy of the fucking Eurovision Song Contest.

Loreen - Euphoria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5qURKt4maw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 26, 2012, 09:13:37 AM
An undeniably immense dance track, courtesy of the fucking Eurovision Song Contest.

Loreen - Euphoria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5qURKt4maw)

Was that from Eurovision 1999?

That is like textbook late 90s-early 00s trance there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on May 26, 2012, 05:45:41 PM
Was that from Eurovision 1999?

That is like textbook late 90s-early 00s trance there.

Maybe it's an indicator of how long it takes for a sound to become mainstream. In keeping with the reminders of past styles, she looks like Kate Bush and sings/dances it live in bare feet. I can't help myself though, it's awesomely textbook.

Eurovision result spoiler:

While I'm at it, you have to see San Marino's Eurovision entry. Internet health warning: you cannot unhear this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kQBEzzFRBs)  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 29, 2012, 09:13:42 PM
Doc Watson died (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/music/doc-watson-folk-musician-dies-at-89.html). 

There have been a lot of very influential, although probably not well known, artists dying lately.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 30, 2012, 08:34:47 AM
the new Gillian Welch (I mentioned upthread a few posts). I'm /really/ digging that album, actually learning some of it on guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBke402nyIQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzcMWE5FTAo
And in serendipity, the Egg just announced a date with these two that goes on sale Friday. I'm so excited, this is pretty much all I've listened to for the last couple weeks.

And what an odd month it will be in July. Friday night seeing Welch at the Egg, then that next monday seeing Iron Maiden. Couple weeks later we see Santana/Allmans on a friday night and that following wednesday it's the crazy Anthrax/Slayer/Motorhead/Slipknot bill.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 30, 2012, 03:58:59 PM
Ween apparently broke up. (Not that there has been an album in ages anyway.)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on May 31, 2012, 01:56:23 PM
A bit of fun (http://www.ugo.com/web-culture/the-50-worst-band-photos-ever)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 02, 2012, 04:27:32 AM
Just got back from seeing Red Fang.  I can't decide if I'm more deaf or drunk.  Totally awesome show.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 04, 2012, 11:02:01 AM
Gojira - Liquid Fire NEW SONG 2012  (http://youtu.be/ge81eOKtZOc)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Lucas on June 07, 2012, 02:18:35 PM
So, Serebro - Mama Ljuba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTzOh3K11jM

Discuss.

 :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 07, 2012, 03:40:31 PM
Hoecakes teasing the camera is so '80's.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on June 07, 2012, 05:35:46 PM
There was music in that video?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on June 08, 2012, 01:07:46 PM
Bonnaroo being streamed this year. It started about 30 minutes ago.

FYI

http://www.youtube.com/bonnaroo


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 08, 2012, 01:27:42 PM
Thanks for the heads-up. Both bands on right now are pretty good (The Soul Rebels & some long name). The chick on #2 can sing like a mofo.

I'll be tuning in for Rodrigo & Gabby and Devil Makes Three tomorrow. And Gary Clark, Jr!

Ah, they have Bernie Worrell on keys...now it makes more sense. Hot band (the Bernstein one).

Caught Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, awesomeness. But the top of the day was Rodrigo and Gabriela with a great backing band.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 12, 2012, 10:16:28 AM
Not really a fan of any other songs by this group, but this song. Its got me.

AWOLNATION - Sail  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH2efAcmBQM&list=ALYL4kY05133pXca6qKopDJvbxAY-nFJSx&index=1&feature=plcp)

EDIT: Fixed link.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on June 14, 2012, 12:11:09 PM
David Byrne & St. Vincent announce collab album and tour. (http://www.lovethisgiant.com/)

One of my favorite all time artists and one of my favorite more modern artists collabing? Yes please. Song available on the site.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Furiously on June 14, 2012, 02:05:04 PM
I don't think I would pay 10 bucks to see Van Halen. Eddie was so drunken and slurry the last two shows here in Seattle.  Think they ended the second one after six songs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 14, 2012, 02:36:26 PM
That wagon is very slippery. He was pretty smashed when I saw him back on the Gary Cherone tour but still played guitar like a mofo.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 14, 2012, 11:53:29 PM
Plus Van Halen is fucking terrible to start with. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 15, 2012, 08:41:52 AM
 :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on June 15, 2012, 02:23:54 PM
:oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 18, 2012, 11:43:50 AM
Another really cool daily deal from Wolfgang's Vault:

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/hugh-masekela/concerts/record-plant-february-24-1974.html

You should at least check out the stream. I'm not a huge fan of jazz from that era, but the tribal beats and vocals really elevate it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on July 07, 2012, 07:01:32 PM
Mongolian throat singing meets a thumping bass. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB0g8g6Hf0o) As the first comment says: "Fuck. YES! More!"'

I saw them live at a festival for New Year, mid-afternoon. Nobody knew much about them at first, but by the end they had hundreds of people dancing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 08, 2012, 01:58:37 AM
Goddamn, that was awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on July 08, 2012, 05:22:33 PM
Goddamn, that was awesome.

Have a drink with the Mongolians (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iii8tU7USHk)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on July 10, 2012, 11:27:13 AM
Quite a bit off the normal for here, but Frank Ocean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Ocean)'s album is out now. While being tremendously talented, this is notable because with the release of the album, he has come out, which given the culture of R&B/Hip Hop is rather a big deal.

His first TV appearance was on Fallon performing "Bad Religion", which is the song that touches on the subject, and makes it pretty heart-breaking.

http://stereogum.com/1087041/watch-frank-oceans-stunning-fallon-performance/video/


Also, that throat singing thing? Fucking awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 11, 2012, 01:42:04 PM
Madonna - More  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8YzXUjOZuI&feature=related)

Madonna - Sooner Or Later  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK0CEhrP5ns&feature=relmfu)

Madonna - Hanky Panky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP_uWMX09zM)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on July 13, 2012, 06:28:34 PM
Pitchfork Festival being streamed.

http://www.youtube.com/pitchforktv


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on July 15, 2012, 06:13:02 PM
The best live act I have seen in 20 years. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg7w17jgO-0)

If you want a TL;DR version watch the last 5 minutes (from 48:00).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on July 15, 2012, 10:24:18 PM
Cage the Elephant is from about 30 minutes west of where I grew up.  I'm not sure I dig their music, but it's still pretty cool.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 16, 2012, 11:06:02 AM
Unsure whether to file under "Why" or "Don't Google"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jmpzhuOEwk


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on July 16, 2012, 04:18:45 PM
Cage the Elephant is from about 30 minutes west of where I grew up.  I'm not sure I dig their music, but it's still pretty cool.

This is a beautiful manifesto:


They say that we ain't got the style, we ain't got the class
We ain't got the tunes that's goin' to put us on the map
And I'm a phony in disguise, tryin' to make the radio
I'm an anti-social anarchist who sounds like so and so

They say I'm just a stupid kid, just a crazy radical
Rock and roll is dead, I probably should've stayed in school
Another generation X who somehow slipped up through the crack
Oh, they'd love to see me fall but I'm already on my back

So it goes in one ear and right out the other
People talkin' shit but you know I never bother
It goes to one ear and right out the other
People talkin' shit, they can kiss the back of my hand

Now I know I'm not a saint, I been a sinner all my life
I ain't tryin' to hide my flaws, I'd rather keep them in the light
They wanna criticize, scrutinize, cast another stone
Burn me at the stake and sit and watch it from the throne

They say the devil is my pal, I do a lotta drugs
The crowd will only like me if they're really fuckin' drunk
They think they know my thoughts, but they don't know the least
If they listened to the words they'd find the message that's beneath

But it goes in one ear and right out the other
People talkin' shit even though they never bother
It goes in one ear and right out the other
People talkin' shit, they can kiss the back of my hand

You hear that? You hear what's comin'?
Oh, you better run for the hills 'cause we're comin' to your town
And we're gonna burn that motherfucker down

Here's the moral to the story, we don't do it for the glory
We don't do it for the money, we don't do it for the things
So all the critics who despise us go ahead and criticize us
It's your charity that drives us, adds the fire to our flames

And it goes in one ear and right out the other
People talkin' shit but you know I never bother
It goes in one ear, and right out the other
I'm only playin' music 'cause you know I fuckin' love it


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: MrHat on July 17, 2012, 12:44:45 PM
http://www.thexx.info/angels

the xx new song "Angels".

So good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 17, 2012, 01:19:21 PM
Ok, so 5th row Maiden was right in front of Bruce's left riser...and the subwoofers. I forgot to pack ear plugs and my left ear is fucked up yet again (Skynyrd really popped it hard, though). Also forgot to tell my buddy that we were 5th row, after three security checkpoints and getting wristbands for front access, he's like 'where the fuck ARE these seats, dude?'  :drill:

But goddamn was it a good show. I went with a buddy and next to me was a kid from Poland who was doing a six show run, helped him hold up his flag for a bit and he really came out of his shell and we sang wicked loud...kinda feel bad for the guys in front of us, but it was fun. Always better when you've got a nice section of folks getting into it and singing and fist pumping. Seventh Son wasn't my favorite album (or in my top five even), but still enough awesomeness in the set.

Moonchild
Can I Play With Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden
Encore:
Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free

Enjoyed the Cooper set more than I expected, he's got some good LA merc talent backing him. And for reals: I  :heart: Orianthi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfaSUbtB6Js).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on July 17, 2012, 06:58:18 PM
Epic end of the first half of Baroness' magnificent double Sludge/Prog comedown album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfeETshTvh0

Yellow & Green is astonishing - it honestly doesn't even make sense to call it Sludge/Prog anymore. They've moved so far beyond all that.
Baizley's lyrics frequently fall on themes of escape; that's what this album feels like. Escaping every expectation of a metal band.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on July 19, 2012, 03:44:53 AM
I love that since youtube users can upload any length videos we can get full albums there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFeBPRnq3Yc&feature=related

 :heart:

Quote
Ok, so 5th row Maiden was right in front of Bruce's left riser...and the subwoofers. I forgot to pack ear plugs and my left ear is fucked up yet again (Skynyrd really popped it hard, though). Also forgot to tell my buddy that we were 5th row, after three security checkpoints and getting wristbands for front access, he's like 'where the fuck ARE these seats, dude?'  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

But goddamn was it a good show. I went with a buddy and next to me was a kid from Poland who was doing a six show run, helped him hold up his flag for a bit and he really came out of his shell and we sang wicked loud...kinda feel bad for the guys in front of us, but it was fun. Always better when you've got a nice section of folks getting into it and singing and fist pumping. Seventh Son wasn't my favorite album (or in my top five even), but still enough awesomeness in the set.

I won't be in the 5th row, but I am fucking excited for this show.  August 1st can't come soon enough.  Fuck yeah.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on July 19, 2012, 03:53:41 PM
Just heard Ball of Confusion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWJRxbdb9wk) on the radio.  That got me looking on Youtube and found these gems too:  Can't Get Next to You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhGOS-EKgkU) and the last concert with David Ruffin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13YNwt0hi7g&feature=related). 

The Temptations were badass. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 19, 2012, 04:55:29 PM
I always think of the Love and Rockets version first.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on July 19, 2012, 10:15:45 PM
Also quite good. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on July 26, 2012, 03:13:59 AM
Playlist that covers a wide representation of death metal, filtered for what I think is the absolute best.  What I would have given a close friend as a mixtape if that was 10 years ago.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtwOoMlwD8w&list=PLA39395E2687FDACD&feature=plpp_play_all


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 26, 2012, 09:59:09 AM
Hell Awaits is an interesting choice. I wouldn't really call it death metal, but I guess it's on the more mainstream end of that spectrum? We just called that stuff thrash back then.

Here's a metal mix tape I might have slapped together in the 80s (with a couple later tunes at the end, just because). Most of this is the stuff that influenced my band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmlA38RmMCk&list=PLEC9CDCA9D7B0EA6C&feature=plpp_play_all


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: trias_e on July 28, 2012, 09:17:54 PM
Hell Awaits is an interesting choice. I wouldn't really call it death metal, but I guess it's on the more mainstream end of that spectrum? We just called that stuff thrash back then.

Here's a metal mix tape I might have slapped together in the 80s (with a couple later tunes at the end, just because). Most of this is the stuff that influenced my band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmlA38RmMCk&list=PLEC9CDCA9D7B0EA6C&feature=plpp_play_all

Hell Awaits is death metal in spirit, just not quite in form yet.  Still I'd say they were kinda close in the way they wrote riffs.  It's definitely still thrash metal, but I think Slayer pointed thrash metal in the direction of becoming death metal which is why I put em there.

Some awesome stuff in that list.  I've never actually listened to Overkill before, that was pretty good.  Everything else I'd heard, but I haven't listened to thrash in a while so it's a fun listen.  Except Manowar.  I fucking hate Manowar.  

The only problem is a serious lack of Sodom!  Agent Orange is in my top 10 favorite thrash albums easy.  


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 28, 2012, 10:43:05 PM
I had a Sodom album (In the Sign of Evil), but it never caught on for me. I was a pretty big Venom fan, too but I retrospect it really sounds fairly cheesy.

I highly recommend the first Overkill album, Feel the Fire. I'm not the biggest overkill fan and didn't care for their later more popular stuff. But that first album was in rotation for the formative winter of our band, when we were just getting decent on our instruments. My singer and I would sit at his house smoking weed and cranking the rotation on his dad's awesome sound system. Overkill, Savatage's Dungeons are calling EP, Mercyful Fate's Melissa, Exodus' Bonded by Blood and Metallica's Ride the Lightning were the core albums.

Also, thank god for Brian Slagel and the Metal Massacre stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on July 31, 2012, 05:40:47 PM
Shifting gears... slightly? Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion. He's said he's done with Rap, and is releasing a pure Reggae album.

Probably not relevant to a lot of people, but, I figured I would share. Additionally, there's a documentary coming out about his journey.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/snoop-at-midlife-more-lion-than-dogg/?smid=fb-share

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTqyV5Kw9Ss

As someone who grew up in California, Dub/Reggae/Ska and all the branches of the family were/are pretty important to me. As was a lot of Rap.... so, this should/could be interesting. Time will see.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 31, 2012, 07:04:38 PM
I've always kind of hated reggae.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on July 31, 2012, 07:31:46 PM
Most republicans do.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 31, 2012, 07:42:07 PM
Reggae-adjacent stuff is fine, but I dunno, the real thing bores me to tears.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on July 31, 2012, 07:55:23 PM
I'm not huge into reggae but how can you hate Bob Marley! 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on July 31, 2012, 11:44:47 PM
I'm not huge into reggae but how can you hate Bob Marley! 
It's boring as hell outside of a few songs?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on July 31, 2012, 11:47:39 PM
If I hear "Jammin'" one more time this week, I am going to punch someone.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 01, 2012, 01:43:21 AM
I'm not huge into reggae but how can you hate Bob Marley! 

He has been resting on his laurels for decades now.  I he releases something new then we will talk. 

ditto with regards to the Jammin' comment... hell anything that was on the Legend comp.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 01, 2012, 11:37:41 AM
Never really "gotten" reggae.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on August 01, 2012, 12:00:22 PM
I grew up with my dad listening to all sorts of "world music" stuff, including reggae. And far beyond just Marley stuff, even though I really like his music. Really, I would probably say I prefer Jimmy Cliff to Marley in regards to The Big Names. Lee Perry and Tosh as well.

The only reggae related thing that drives me crazy is the ridiculous amount of "reggae rock" we get in California, especially along the coast.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 02, 2012, 11:53:45 AM
Things I discovered at the Mayhem Fest: Slipknot is much bigger than I'd realized and I'm still not too old to mosh.

Anthrax made the call to headline the 2nd stage rather than open the main stage. Good fucking call. It was a pretty tight set, but they jammed some great tunes in there and the GA lawn + Joey's entreating people to mosh really got things fun. For the war dance in Indians, I think a good half of the lawn was moshing. Great to see them with Joey, the new stuff was great, Scott was all new daddy happy and enjoying it, only downer was no Charlie (wrist injury I guess). I think they were pretty much the highlight of the day. Didn't realize I had that much moshing left in the tank.


It was crazy seeing how young the audience skews these days with the slipnuts and the devil wears prada and whatnot. And so many girls at a metal show! The new bands were fun, but I'm fairly well on record about vocals....but it's nice to hear the bands tearing it up live. Even got into the pit a lilbit with As I Lay Dying.

Missed Asking Alexandria on the main stage open. Motorhead was LOUD AS HELL as usual, nice set with some rocking stuff. Lemmy's bass tone is so monstrously awesome and commanding. Nice Mikkey Dee drum solo, I'm a fan from his stint with King Diamond. I wore goddamned earplugs.

Slayer just slaughtered the place, but I was a bit disappointed that the Slipnuts crowd wasn't really into it. I'd say it was about 1/3 of the crowd digging things. Gary Holt still sitting in for Hanneman, and Holt is a total monster on guitar; the band was totally on point. I had been listening to my favorite Slayer disc Reign in Blood, hoping they would play Altar of Sacrifice/Jesus Saves...win!


Slipknuts just completely destroyed the place; it was a Slipknot crowd for sure. I've only got 2 discs, the self-titled and Iowa, surprised how many of their tunes I knew well enough to sing along with. Just such a great modern metal band, great groove and showmanship. First time I've seen them, doubtful it's the last.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 02, 2012, 06:16:16 PM
Slayer just slaughtered the place, but I was a bit disappointed that the Slipnuts crowd wasn't really into it. I'd say it was about 1/3 of the crowd digging things.

Goddamn kids have no fucking taste.

If you're a Rush fan, their new album Clockwork Angels (http://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Angels-digital-booklet/dp/B0086QS7N2/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343949325&sr=301-1) is on sale for .99 cents today on Amazon (only the MP3 download - the CD is $12).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 02, 2012, 07:38:42 PM
The kid sitting next to me was 19, his third show, Slipknot fan for 2 years now...and he bought Reign in Blood between sets (with his phone). I did my part!

And SCORE, thanks for the heads-up on the new Rush!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Trippy on August 03, 2012, 02:57:24 PM
Slayer just slaughtered the place, but I was a bit disappointed that the Slipnuts crowd wasn't really into it. I'd say it was about 1/3 of the crowd digging things.

Goddamn kids have no fucking taste.

If you're a Rush fan, their new album Clockwork Angels (http://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Angels-digital-booklet/dp/B0086QS7N2/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343949325&sr=301-1) is on sale for .99 cents today on Amazon (only the MP3 download - the CD is $12).
Oooh, thanks! I was watching Time Machine 2011 recently (which is awesome) and went out and bought most of their earlier remastered albums :awesome_for_real: (very cheap too for the CDs on Amazon).



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 03, 2012, 03:27:01 PM
I had also recently stocked up on cheap early Rush CDs (and VH CDs) after we went to the Time Machine show. I still want a Rash shirt.

edit: I guess a year ago isn't recently w/e


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 03, 2012, 03:29:25 PM
A Rash shirt?   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 03, 2012, 04:14:29 PM
Ged was wearing this for the Time Machine tour, the vid they played chronicled the fake band Rash.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/8dC5ciSXOIApD5W9QGv3ENYtkLsryWr4Zn3RYTdg4qzalstXmnYAQzLhzyzkEXtkjFYts5WmEcwXF5CMMjyanCGoa_u6nD6YTMLmDJkpTgj9pa3KRSHlrWmG9W0F8RxkUHoI6ZqnT6vqaMWAt2la80Pplb8sjdlpdWmBgHsKQHNcWEv0OE6ETWJsE2BLFIbvbwJSNJTvfhvO1G2SrFU=s220-c)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on August 06, 2012, 02:39:58 PM
I'll say it again huge Rush fan here.  My 20th concert is coming up next month.  :D  Really dig Clockwork Angels better than Snakes and Arrows for sure.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on August 06, 2012, 02:45:57 PM
So I like rap, but I'm very picky about it.  Most of the stuff I like is stuff like Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Ice T, NWA, Public Enemy, and Eminem.  I think most of the new rap is pretty shitty but I ran across this guy on Youtube the other day and thought I'd share.  He's being called "the black Eminem".

Ill Mind of Hopsin 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRVOOwFNp5U)
Sag My Pants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtfd69DfOak&feature=relmfu)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 06, 2012, 03:36:05 PM
I like it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 06, 2012, 03:46:32 PM
I like that guy, not sure about "the black Eminem", his pace is different.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on August 06, 2012, 04:17:32 PM
I like that guy, not sure about "the black Eminem", his pace is different.

I think the comparisons are from Eminem's older stuff and the parts where he stops the music and does his rap through.

I think he's good enough to stand on his own without having any tags like that thrown on him though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 06, 2012, 10:28:24 PM
Ill Mind of Hopsin 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRVOOwFNp5U)
Sag My Pants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtfd69DfOak&feature=relmfu)
Thanks for that, great stuff.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 07, 2012, 10:06:39 AM
I'm sorry. I feel dirty, but this brought a smile to my face.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

LMAO, elevator.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 07, 2012, 11:42:19 PM
Note: yes I realize Marley is dead, that was meant as sarcasm.. onwards


 I saw Iron Maiden on saturday, and whooooboy can they still deliver the goods :drill: :heart:   :Love_Letters:  

They sounded amazing, just amazing, Bruce still can sing like, well... like Bruce Dickenson.   Great setlist, great crowd, haven't been to a big venue show like that in ages, and I am really really glad I went.  The stage show was great, if you think too hard it is hard to not feel that it is a bit silly/cheesy, but if you can just channel your inner teenager it is all good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 08, 2012, 08:33:21 AM
Yeah, Maiden is still completely on point. Seeing Anthrax and Slayer in the same month really made my inner teen happy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 08, 2012, 01:58:45 PM
Trioscapes - "Blast Off" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ARb9_YWKFo&feature=youtu.be) - It's not what you think, yet has the same influences and structure.

Enjoy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 08, 2012, 02:34:15 PM
Too masturbatey for me. I like a bit more substance to things. Lots of potential if they can bring the writing up to the level of the technical prowess.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 08, 2012, 02:39:38 PM
lol ^


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 08, 2012, 02:40:31 PM
Your link only works if I open it in a different tab, BW, if I try to watch it in the f13 plugin it goes to some other song on a playlist.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Cadaverine on August 08, 2012, 09:39:04 PM
These guys came through Omaha a little while back with Flogging Molly, and I am enjoying their music immensely at the moment.

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Clap Your Hands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ra0DsbiNs0&feature=youtu.be)

Beyond that, it's been all Dax Riggs, all the time, lately.

E: Spelling.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on August 09, 2012, 10:14:59 PM
Saw Sigur Ros last night.  I think it's around my third or fourth time in twelve years, and every time is just a damned magical experience.

Jack White is on Tuesday.  I was supposed to see Dead Can Dance on Friday night, but I think we're going out of town.  Then we have a small break until Bumbershoot.  I'm pretty excited to see M83 there; I've missed them every time they've been in town.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Minvaren on August 09, 2012, 10:30:28 PM
Holy shit, Iron Maiden is playing here in 10 days.  Pretty much just lawn seats left, but...

(ponders)

(edit: why not)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 10, 2012, 11:35:29 AM
Saw Sigur Ros last night.  I think it's around my third or fourth time in twelve years, and every time is just a damned magical experience.

Jack White is on Tuesday.  I was supposed to see Dead Can Dance on Friday night, but I think we're going out of town.  Then we have a small break until Bumbershoot.  I'm pretty excited to see M83 there; I've missed them every time they've been in town.

So weird to see.  Sigur is Sigurd which is my father's name and the male form of Signe and Ros means Rose which is one of my middle names.  Anyway, I've always kind of wanted to see them because they are just so weirdly ambient.  Good for a mellow stoner.  And also because of the name.  Never got the opportunity though.  Might still do, though.  And M83 and Dead Can Dance - sheesh - where are you?  Some sort of magical place where all the electronic music passes through?  Bumbershoot, too!  Fuck me.  I'd cry blood to see Jane's Addiction and Prong again.  I recently listened to the new Prong album and I thought it was really good.  Like old Prong before the record company fucked them over.  Having said that, I'll be seeing Rob Zombie in November which makes me pee myself every time I think about it.  BATHROOM!!!!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 10, 2012, 11:59:06 AM
SIGNE!!!!!! IT LIVESS!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: CmdrSlack on August 10, 2012, 10:06:17 PM
I skimmed the last two pages, so I hope this isn't a BW.

If this is a hoax (http://www.mcsweeneys.net/pages/song-reader), I'll be pissed. If it's real, I hope that Beck takes it seriously and allows people to distribute the recorded songs with an attribution license.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on August 10, 2012, 11:56:04 PM
If it's real, I hope that Beck takes it seriously and allows people to distribute the recorded songs with an attribution license.
Yeah, because some of us are musically retarded and can't play sheet music or ukelele to save our lives.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 11, 2012, 01:44:33 AM
I think that's a bit too high concept.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 11, 2012, 01:53:01 AM
I dunno, it's pretty much what composers have been doing for hundreds of years.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: proudft on August 11, 2012, 01:08:11 PM
Will it be available in piano-player roll format?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on August 12, 2012, 08:34:17 AM
Saw Sigur Ros last night.  I think it's around my third or fourth time in twelve years, and every time is just a damned magical experience.

Jack White is on Tuesday.  I was supposed to see Dead Can Dance on Friday night, but I think we're going out of town.  Then we have a small break until Bumbershoot.  I'm pretty excited to see M83 there; I've missed them every time they've been in town.

So weird to see.  Sigur is Sigurd which is my father's name and the male form of Signe and Ros means Rose which is one of my middle names.  Anyway, I've always kind of wanted to see them because they are just so weirdly ambient.  Good for a mellow stoner.  And also because of the name.  Never got the opportunity though.  Might still do, though.  And M83 and Dead Can Dance - sheesh - where are you?  Some sort of magical place where all the electronic music passes through?  Bumbershoot, too!  Fuck me.  I'd cry blood to see Jane's Addiction and Prong again.


Sigur Rós are named after Jonsi's baby (well, just little, now) sister, so that makes an awful lot of sense. And is weirdly coincidental, so yay! They're almost always an amazing experience live; I had the good fortune to be one of the first people to see them play outside of Iceland on their first international tour. They pretty much played the entirety of Ágætis byrjun in a tiny little chapel in Islington, London and it was magical.

Yet to see M83 live, been one of my favourite musicians for a while now. And I don't know what you were going out of town for, Hawk, but missing a regrouped DCD for it?  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on August 12, 2012, 08:41:34 AM
Oh, and something for the musos.

Yeah, I know I don't tend to post much that coresponds with the HAIRY MEN + GUITARS remit that this thread persists on, but hey; this guy IS hairy and he does have a guitar.
Also he's fairly local to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY7GnAq6Znw


Bonus: Chaka Khan without Chaka Khan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vCcZIARw9k


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on August 12, 2012, 09:16:58 AM
His control is off the charts.  He knows that instrument better than I know my wife.  Amazing stuff. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on August 12, 2012, 04:15:09 PM
Quite something.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Minvaren on August 13, 2012, 10:55:29 PM
Old, but didn't see it posted already:

Buckcherry - Tired of You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4omjI04kgc)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 14, 2012, 12:00:14 PM
I've been mostly listening to Segovia and a collection of old middle eastern recordings in this vein:

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


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 14, 2012, 01:49:04 PM
Huh.  There's an interesting article on Slate about progressive rock (http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/prog_spring/features/2012/prog_rock/history_of_prog_the_nice_emerson_lake_palmer_and_other_bands_of_the_1970s_.html) (Yes, King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, etc.) which I'm not particularly a fan of but it's an interesting read nonetheless. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 14, 2012, 02:10:01 PM
I like how they're completely wrong so early in the article.

Quote
Progressive rock essentially disappeared, and has remained in obscurity for 35 years

(http://www.covershut.com/covers/Muse-The-Resistance-Front-Cover-13782.jpg)

 :oh_i_see:

EDIT: Argh, there's some other stuff I disagree with a lot. Although that's pretty normal for prog rock discussions.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on August 14, 2012, 03:44:18 PM
Is this a good time to say I've always hated Muse?

Also, THIS:
Quote
“We're not to be enjoyed,” Fripp told one audience in Milwaukee. “We're an intellectual band.”

Later he would say he was joking.

 :oh_i_see:  :heart:  :drill:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 14, 2012, 03:52:30 PM
I love watching Matthew Bellamy's drama.  He's very talented but I can't listen to his stuff too long.  It makes me embarrassed for him.  He was on the telly the other day and I watched him while listening to Senser.  It was remarkably entertaining.  Next time he's on tv, I'll try Slipknot.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on August 14, 2012, 03:55:17 PM
I could tollerate, maybe even enjoy Muse, if Matt Bellamy just shut the fuck up. It's like someone put the bastard love-child of Thom Yorke and Mariah Carey into a tumbledryer and set it to 'histrionic'.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 14, 2012, 03:57:36 PM
It's a natural progression from Jon Anderson and the yodeling guy from Focus.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sjofn on August 14, 2012, 04:11:43 PM
I could tollerate, maybe even enjoy Muse, if Matt Bellamy just shut the fuck up. It's like someone put the bastard love-child of Thom Yorke and Mariah Carey into a tumbledryer and set it to 'histrionic'.

The songs where he's not howling like a banshee are the ones I like.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 14, 2012, 04:14:32 PM
I like Muse, but I have to be in the mood for it (which is a rarity). 

And Ingmar, I don't really know enough about any of the bands to say what is or isn't right about it.  I just thought it was interesting.  I had a buddy that was very into Yes back in college, but that's about the extent of what I know. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 14, 2012, 04:17:09 PM
Yeah I'm just bitching at the article, not you. My degree is in bitching about music.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 14, 2012, 04:45:48 PM
I like how they're completely wrong so early in the article.

For reals. It just reeks of "Its not like WE used to do", while ignoring that "progressive" music simply changed.


Ill just leave this here.

Pagan's Mind (2011) - The Master's Voice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X87Hqu6gzws&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 14, 2012, 05:07:41 PM
It's an idiotic statement to say prog disappeared for 35 years.

No, jackass, you just stopped paying attention because it wasn't POPULAR.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 14, 2012, 05:18:52 PM
And it can easily be argued that it has been popular again since OK Computer. Also 35 years ago puts us at 1977, and 90125 sold *millions* of copies in 1983.

So basically this guy is just making shit up.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 14, 2012, 05:41:59 PM
I guess it all comes down to the definition of "progressive rock".  I wouldn't have lumped Radiohead in with Yes or King Crimson, but maybe they should be. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 14, 2012, 05:51:06 PM
Rock is Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRjOBr6tmM8)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 14, 2012, 06:01:59 PM
Speaking of the D, I like the new album a lot better than Pick of Destiny. Not the equal of the first one still but I don't think that's happening again.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 14, 2012, 06:06:20 PM
Yeah, it will be tough for Tenacious D to reinvent themselves in an interesting enough way to have the same impact they initially had. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 14, 2012, 06:08:05 PM
Well, no, it is never going to be as fresh. But what I mean is just from a songwriting perspective that first album is just really strong top to bottom, that's going to be hard to match.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 14, 2012, 08:23:32 PM
You see that with other bands as well.  It's tough to bring it on the second album, and most bands are dead in the water at album 3. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 14, 2012, 08:39:50 PM
You have your whole life to write the first album and a couple years to write the next one.

Part of the longevity of Van Halen was all the early recordings they did, tons of great songs they're still harvesting for material (there's one on the new album).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: cmlancas on August 15, 2012, 08:17:15 AM
You see that with other bands as well.  It's tough to bring it on the second album, and most bands are dead in the water at album 3. 

Whenever I talk to anyone about this concept, I bring up Pearl Jam's Ten.  It's one of the few albums that's unbelievable start-to-finish.  I know they're a great band and whatnot, but listening to that album all the way through still makes me think, "holy shit, this isn't a greatest hits album--it's their first fucking one."


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 15, 2012, 10:01:53 AM
You have your whole life to write the first album and a couple years to write the next one.

Part of the longevity of Van Halen was all the early recordings they did, tons of great songs they're still harvesting for material (there's one on the new album).

Which might be appropriate to add to the conversation if Van Halen wasn't the shittiest band in existence.  Well, maybe third shittiest, behind the Eagles and Journey.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 15, 2012, 10:15:18 AM
If you're going to stick Journey in there you'll have to add Foreigner.  And Styx.  REO Speedwagon.  Boston.  Toto.  Kansas.  Oh never mind, there's too many.  Stick them all in a cauldron and you'll find my migraine.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 15, 2012, 11:30:23 AM
Burn them all........ :awesome_for_real:

You left out Bachman Turner Overdrive. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 15, 2012, 11:56:52 AM
Which might be appropriate to add to the conversation if Van Halen wasn't the shittiest band in existence.  Well, maybe third shittiest, behind the Eagles and Journey.   :awesome_for_real:
You, sir, are dead inside!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2R2KXNQR1M


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on August 15, 2012, 12:06:48 PM
Isn't ghost proclaiming Van Halen the worst band evar kinda like the Black Company of this thread?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 15, 2012, 12:07:46 PM
The Black Company is a great series.   :grin:

Also, Signe is back from sabbatical so she needed to hear about it. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 15, 2012, 12:21:46 PM
You have your whole life to write the first album and a couple years to write the next one.

Part of the longevity of Van Halen was all the early recordings they did, tons of great songs they're still harvesting for material (there's one on the new album).

Which might be appropriate to add to the conversation if Van Halen wasn't the shittiest band in existence.  Well, maybe third shittiest, behind the Eagles and Journey.   :awesome_for_real:

You shut your dirty whore mouth.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 15, 2012, 01:19:36 PM
Who is your favorite out of those three, Haemish?   :grin:

While I can appreciate their musical talents, I find Van Halen to be almost nauseating. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 15, 2012, 01:35:31 PM
To tell the truth, if forced to listen to any of those bands, it would have to be Van Halen.  I couldn't listen to Journey.  I just couldn't.  I'd rather di... kill... than listen to that voice.  Even now, I'm becoming agitated.  Having said that, everyone knows I mostly listen to demented music. 

As for that series - books!  I'll see if my roomie has them.  He's got like eleventy-bazillion books.  I thought maybe it was tv series in which case I probably wouldn't be able to get it because I'm tv station deprived right now.  I miss my True Blood.   :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 15, 2012, 01:40:49 PM
I just tell myself I only like Journey ironically.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on August 15, 2012, 01:49:44 PM
So I guess I shouldn't admit to having seen Styx, Journey, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, and Fleetwood Mac on multiple occasions?   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 15, 2012, 01:53:12 PM
The only one there I'd be *really* embarrassed about is Styx. Well and maybe REO Speedwagon.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: cmlancas on August 15, 2012, 02:00:13 PM
So I guess I shouldn't admit to having seen Styx, Journey, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, and Fleetwood Mac on multiple occasions?   :oh_i_see:

I know who Buckingham Nicks is?  Fucking parents.   :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on August 15, 2012, 02:15:01 PM
I was bombarded by my family and their music when I was growing up.  My uncle probably had the most influence on me.  Whenever I came to visit them he would sit me in front of his record player, slap these 40 lb headphones on me, and put all these records on.  I think it's still the main reason most of the music I enjoy most came out of the 70's and early 80's.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Trippy on August 15, 2012, 02:35:57 PM
If you're going to stick Journey in there you'll have to add Foreigner.  And Styx.  REO Speedwagon.  Boston.  Toto.  Kansas.  Oh never mind, there's too many.  Stick them all in a cauldron and you'll find my migraine.
You left off Asia :drill:

Ah the days of Arena rock bands -- those were the best of times :awesome_for_real:



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on August 15, 2012, 02:41:03 PM
If you're going to stick Journey in there you'll have to add Foreigner.  And Styx.  REO Speedwagon.  Boston.  Toto.  Kansas.  Oh never mind, there's too many.  Stick them all in a cauldron and you'll find my migraine.
You left off Asia :drill:

Ah the days of Arena rock bands -- those were the best of times :awesome_for_real:



As much as people dislike these bands they did put on some pretty good concerts. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 15, 2012, 02:51:36 PM
If you're going to stick Journey in there you'll have to add Foreigner.  And Styx.  REO Speedwagon.  Boston.  Toto.  Kansas.  Oh never mind, there's too many.  Stick them all in a cauldron and you'll find my migraine.
You left off Asia :drill:

Ah the days of Arena rock bands -- those were the best of times :awesome_for_real:



Supergroups don't count, obviously.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 15, 2012, 03:14:55 PM
I like Journey and the Eagles, too. And REO and Kansas. Boston is decent. Styx, Toto, meh. Asia: Nooooooooooo, hey check out their new album XXX.

Fleetwood Mac was awesome up until Peter Green left.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ8AcEYTEFY

And Danny broke a string at 1:50...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 15, 2012, 03:37:24 PM
I personally don't mind Styx or REO Speedwagon.  I mean, I won't go out of my way to listen them but I don't consider them awful.  I respect Fleetwood Mac, but other than Tusk don't really dig their music.  Tusk is awesome, particularly the version with the USC band. 

I don't like Boston or BTO or Kansas or Foreigner.  Toto and Asia are okay, in my book, but only their poppy shit that was on the radio.  None of these bands listed above are bands that I would actually choose to listen to. 



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 15, 2012, 03:51:07 PM
If you're going to stick Journey in there you'll have to add Foreigner.  And Styx.  REO Speedwagon.  Boston.  Toto.  Kansas.  Oh never mind, there's too many.  Stick them all in a cauldron and you'll find my migraine.
You left off Asia :drill:

Ah the days of Arena rock bands -- those were the best of times :awesome_for_real:



Yes.  No, I really mean "Yes".   :oh_i_see: 

And I've seen most of these bands live, too.  Nearly everyone in my family listened to this sort of music.  My sister, definitely.  My brother in law was a professional bassist for a hardcore band so I have that in common with him - the music, not the bass.  I like a lot of different music but for some reason much of it isn't a very melodic.  I don't care what sort of music people listen to, pop, rock, techno, rap... as long as they listen to something.  I think music makes people feel less indiffernt and more involved - even Styx, I guess.  Well, except when you're stoned and listening to Tricky - then you're not really involved, you're just stoned and listening to Tricky.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on August 15, 2012, 03:55:01 PM
I think music makes people feel less indiffernt and more involved - even Styx, I guess.  Well, except when you're stoned and listening to Tricky - then you're not really involved, you're just stoned and listening to Tricky.

...and there's nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you need to disconnect. Trip hop can be amazing for internalizing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 15, 2012, 04:07:58 PM
Of the three bands listed, I'd listen to Van Halen first... but not Van Hagar. I've just never been able to stand them with Hagar as the singer for an entire album, even though I love Sammy Hagar. Next would be the Eagles, and then Journey. I kind of got sick of Journey for a while, but since I picked the guitar back up, I've come to appreciate them more (and pop music in general). As for Styx, don't make me hurt you. I played my 45" of Renegade so much it almost warped. That was a great band that took a nosedive once Shaw got marginalized. Of the 70's style bands listed, only REO Speedwagon gets on my tits - I can't listen to them for long. Or Toto. Or Asia. I dig them for nostalgia but not for listening. I'd rather put on Slayer or Anthrax.

Or Rush. And since that article on prog rock didn't even fucking MENTION Rush, it's a shit shit shit article (though I'm sure they'll get to it later). How you can mention Porcupine Tree (great band) but not Rush who is STILL PUTTING OUT GREAT MUSIC AFTER OVER 40 FUCKING YEARS is beyond me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Trippy on August 15, 2012, 04:13:24 PM
They stopped being a prog rock band a while ago, though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 15, 2012, 04:16:12 PM
I have always kind of hated Rush.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 15, 2012, 04:30:52 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't have put Rush into the prog rock category either.  That's another band that I really have to be in the mood for.  Tom Sawyer and YYZ can really hit the marks sometimes for me though. 

I'm sure you're a big fan of the Anthrax rap album, right Haemish?   :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on August 15, 2012, 05:41:10 PM
I have always loathed Rush.

Is more like it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on August 15, 2012, 05:45:08 PM
I have always kind of hated Rush.

Heresy!  Most of the dislike or hatred towards Rush really comes down to Geddy's voice.  I still think they are 3 of the best musicians in the business though.
<3 Rush personally.

Rush started out ProgRock but grew out of it, their earlier albums I would consider of that genre.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 15, 2012, 07:00:19 PM
Neil Peart is an absolute badass.   


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 16, 2012, 03:44:09 AM
Haemish's order is pretty much the order I would rate them, too.  Sorry about Styx.  I think music you grew up with sort of sticks with you to some degree.  I didn't grow up with Styx so there's not that connection.  As for Rush, I like Rush.  I don't think you could have lived in my house with my husband and not like Rush or Porcupine Tree.  I think Geddy Lee is awesome.  Except when Tom Sawyer gets stuck in my brain, which is nearly every time someone says Rush, I could scream.  It ends up in there for days.   :ye_gods:

Oh, and I STILL play a lot of Slayer!   :grin:



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 16, 2012, 11:07:05 AM
You people who do not like Rush are dead inside.

Yes, they grew out of "prog rock" decades ago, but then... Asia? I think most "prog rockers" of the early style grew out of it too.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 16, 2012, 11:13:19 AM
It comes all down to what the exact definition of "prog rock" is.  I don't count Rush, but I count Yes.  I probably wouldn't count most of Styx, but some would.  One thing I know for certain-  Slayer is not prog rock. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 16, 2012, 11:43:28 AM
I have noticed the unprogginess of Slayer.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sjofn on August 16, 2012, 06:02:48 PM
I fucking hate Yes. I just needed to put that out there.


EDIT: I confess I totally was into Pink Floyd for a while, though, although I seem to have mostly gotten over it for some reason.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 16, 2012, 07:44:21 PM
Wish You Were Here was my ticket to free weed whenever hippies were around. I'd just start kicking it out on the acoustic they would inevitably have lying around and get them all to sing along.

If they had an electric, well, playing the lead for Shine On was pretty much keys to the kingdom.

I also knew Roundabout on the bass, though I didn't care for the band much otherwise. That bass line was badass.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 16, 2012, 08:51:17 PM
Yeah, Pink Floyd is another band that everyone else seems to love that I pretty much cannot stand.  Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb make me want to strangle cats.

Ah, good old Slayer.  I used to love South of Heaven and the Decade of Aggression live album spent a lot of time in my CD player back in the day.  I haven't listened to anything fm then in probably 15 years though, at this point.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 16, 2012, 08:53:47 PM
Yeah, Pink Floyd is another band that everyone else seems to love that I pretty much cannot stand.  Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb make me want to strangle cats.

You really do have no soul whatsoever.

Quote
Ah, good old Slayer.  I used to love South of Heaven and the Decade of Aggression live album spent a lot of time in my CD player back in the day.  I haven't listened to anything fm then in probably 15 years though, at this point.

They haven't changed much. World Painted Blood could fit very easily in that same time period. What's amazing to me is that IT STILL SOUNDS GOOD. They've become like Motorhead (whose latest album is awesome BTW). You know exactly what you're going to get and you still love it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 16, 2012, 09:06:29 PM
My musical tastes have changed significantly since then.  I used to listen to a lot of really, really hard shit (and I don't really consider Slayer all that hard).  Social Distortion or the Clash are about as "metal" as I get anymore. 

Never was much into Motörhead, for some reason.  In fact, I don't know if I've even heard one of their songs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on August 17, 2012, 12:15:07 AM
Wish You Were Here was my ticket to free weed whenever hippies were around. I'd just start kicking it out on the acoustic they would inevitably have lying around and get them all to sing along.

If they had an electric, well, playing the lead for Shine On was pretty much keys to the kingdom.

I also knew Roundabout on the bass, though I didn't care for the band much otherwise. That bass line was badass.

Roundabout also has the greatest keyboard solo in all of prog rock, suck on that Keith Emerson.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sjofn on August 17, 2012, 12:22:11 AM
Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb make me want to strangle cats.

Those are both songs of theirs I still really love. :P

If I never hear Another Brick in the Wall again, though, it will be too soon.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on August 17, 2012, 12:25:58 AM
My musical tastes have changed significantly since then.  I used to listen to a lot of really, really hard shit (and I don't really consider Slayer all that hard).  Social Distortion or the Clash are about as "metal" as I get anymore.  

Never was much into Motörhead, for some reason.  In fact, I don't know if I've even heard one of their songs.

Motorhead is one of those bands really worth checking out, if you don't like em, fine. But at least give a few of their songs a try:

No Voices In The Sky    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4koh06RlpLI

1916 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZBeFLt84GY

Overkill (according to some metal drummers this is the song that launched a thousand double bass drum kits) -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlecTBevmzc

Ace of Spades: If this song doesn't get your blood pumping at least a little bit, I don't know what can be done for you:  -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYO4zLY-Nag

Whorehouse Blues (acoustic baby, acoustic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ7Voy9YK1I&feature=relmfu

*edit* hmm some funky formatting issues /shrug


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Zetor on August 17, 2012, 01:28:34 AM
A lot of things seem to be prog nowadays. 'Progressive metal' seems to refer to everything in metal that uses more than 5 chords (and usually a lack of cookie monster vocals, though not always), I have no idea what the 'progressive' is in 'progressive house' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_jEwfxMdDA), for instance... and there's stuff like progressive bluegrass and progressive hip-hop. Wut?

I like me some Ayreon, but I'm not sure what genre THAT is anymore.  :awesome_for_real:


e: also, Motörhead is the bestest music to play while killing things in games. Or driving in Budapest during rush hour, same thing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 17, 2012, 01:30:18 AM
I don't believe he never heard Ace of Spades.  I think he must have just forgot who did it.  

I mostly stopped listening to most progressive rock when they switched from lighters to phones.  It just didn't sound the same.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on August 17, 2012, 07:42:28 AM
Whorehouse Blues (acoustic baby, acoustic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ7Voy9YK1I&feature=relmfu
Watching them play this live with Lemmy smoking a cigarette in between verses is awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 17, 2012, 08:48:04 AM
I don't listed to a whole lot of metal any more, since they went and shot most of the guys who could sing. But the Mayhem Fest was a hell of a lot of fun, even the young bands with the silly pterodactyl vocals - the music was just great.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on August 19, 2012, 08:56:22 PM
I have no idea what the 'progressive' is in 'progressive house' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_jEwfxMdDA), for instance...

Progressive house is progressing towards trance but not there yet. :p

No, I am not really joking. Stylistically, that is pretty much where most of it is at.

Though the bar has moved a bit I am sure. It has been almost a decade since I was really into the scene and the lines have invariably shifted a bit since then.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on August 19, 2012, 11:20:45 PM
Progressive House has been around for a while now, though the meaning of 'progressive' has altered somewhat over the years. Basically, it alludes to experimentation within the classical boundaries of house music in the same sense that progressive rock was about incorporating elements of classical music and free jazz intrumentation and time signatures etc. Because House is effectively locked in at 4/4, time signature switches would stop it from being House, so Progressive in conjunction with House usually leads to longer cuts which have a good deal of dancefloor development time and do often incorporate unlikely instrumentation. Mostly, progressive house is about building atmosphere.

Deadmau5 is definitely one of the current big names in pushing out prog house:

Strobe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84TYi3FOMlU

HR 8938 Cephei: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dujQnSAFInQ

Aural Psynapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l5N2pabiME


Now you have all been suitably chastised with bloops and bleeps, feel free to go back to discussing Rush or whatever  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 19, 2012, 11:24:59 PM
I personally prefer the bloops and bleeps, even though I do like Rush. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Minvaren on August 20, 2012, 08:32:06 PM
Thanks to all for the heads-up on the awesome Iron Maiden tour.  Houston was the last night of it, and both they and Coheed and Cambria rocked the house.

...and there were nearly a dozen lighters visible during the intro to "Fear of the Dark," so it's not just me that's :geezer:.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 20, 2012, 09:33:45 PM
 :rock:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 21, 2012, 04:27:29 AM
I always wondered how kids today lit their cigarettes with their phones.  Is there an app?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on August 21, 2012, 06:45:25 AM
I always wondered how kids today lit their cigarettes with their phones.  Is there an app?

E-cigarettes.

Everything's digital. Even nicotine.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 28, 2012, 12:26:52 PM
Flight Of The Conchords - Feel Inside And Stuff Like That (Red Nose Day 2012) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QsmuMGkIlA&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 28, 2012, 12:56:29 PM
That's not your typical bill of fare, MBW.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on August 28, 2012, 12:58:53 PM
What? I love me some FOTC, I have all the albums!

My stupid songs collection is equal to my metal, with occasional overlaps.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 29, 2012, 04:22:55 AM
I love them, too.  I think they're right behind Cradle of Filth on my fun list.  Seriously, though, that was one show I absolutely never missed. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on August 29, 2012, 04:36:57 AM
They're amazing, one of those comedy/parody based bands who transcend the joke by actually being really good. I was worried for a while as they got really burned out doing the TV show, they found the second series total torture to write as they'd had years to come up with the material they used in the first (I first heard Business Time like 3 years before it) and suddenly had to work way outside their comfort zone. And yet they managed to come up with Sugar Lumps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ozSSseCh3U), which is easily one of the best things they've ever done. Utter magic.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on August 29, 2012, 07:28:13 AM
I like a couple of their songs okay, but I don't sit around listening to them. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 29, 2012, 08:35:16 AM
I don't own any of their music, but I do have the series.  I just adore them and love their songs in the context of the tv series.  Having said that, I would absolutely go see them live.  Just like Gwar.  I don't actually own any thing they've produced, but I almost never missed a chance to see them live.  I got them booked at a club that the company I worked for owned years and years ago.  They were angry at me for a bit and I very nearly almost thought they were going to make me clean up the mess!   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 29, 2012, 09:14:32 AM
I sing Beautiful Girl for my fiancee all the time.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on August 29, 2012, 10:31:39 AM
Aww... you're so fucking cute when you're adorable!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on August 30, 2012, 11:14:56 AM
http://www.guitarworld.com/video-watch-black-sabbaths-entire-august-3-lollapalooza-set


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on September 11, 2012, 02:40:40 PM
GWAR: Monsters of Rock (http://www.maxim.com/music/gwar-monsters-of-rock) Maxim


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on September 18, 2012, 09:49:37 AM
http://youtu.be/oyVJsg0XIIk

Really cool song, with awesome Visuals. Guy reminds me of some cross between bowie and Peter Gabriel.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on September 18, 2012, 10:09:07 AM
The video is awesome.  I'm not sure about the song.  My wife loves "Somebody That I used to Know", but I've just had a hard time getting into it.  Maybe he will grow on me. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: cmlancas on September 18, 2012, 11:35:08 AM
It's funny, Message in a Bottle came on the radio a few days ago and I asked my girlfriend who she thought it was.  She replied she didn't know, to which I replied it was Gotye.

Then I realized she believed me.  Had to tell her it was The Police.

Gotye is definitely a Sting/Gabriel cross to me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on September 18, 2012, 11:49:11 AM
You clearly need to break up with her.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 19, 2012, 01:42:08 AM
Gotye does nothing for me.  :oh_i_see:

The new David Byrne/St. Vincent collaboration, on the other hand, is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMr_1U_m00


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on September 19, 2012, 03:17:03 AM
Gotye does nothing for me.  :oh_i_see:

Gotye brought in 2012 for me, at a three-day festival in Australia. He picked Somebody That I Used To Know for midnight, as I stood there without my ex. Fuck Gotye.

The festival organisers had to choose between Gotye and Xavier Rudd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E1bNmyPWww), who they decided to have headline the first night instead (Dec 29th). Xavier was amazing, plays a mean didgeridoo.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 19, 2012, 01:21:59 PM
As a bonus, a better song with the same name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GJxw8kZrbc


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on September 24, 2012, 07:28:23 PM
The new David Byrne/St. Vincent collaboration, on the other hand, is awesome.

This. Although I see your Weekend in the Dust and raise you Dinner for Two.

which I would then link to on youtube if there were more than two songs from Love This Giant on it, grrr



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on September 26, 2012, 11:12:58 AM
Cannabis Corpse - Gateways to Inhalation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbSAXwShd1Y&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on September 26, 2012, 12:52:37 PM
I really like Cannabis Corpse.  They're one of the bands I post now and then on my fb page along with Kvelertak and Die Antwoord to let my far away family know I'm fine and my head is in it's proper place.

Ok, to be really honest, I post Kvelertak because bands who play in cages make me happy.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on September 26, 2012, 02:08:04 PM
One of the guys from Cannabis Corpse is taking up the new Character role in GWAR. Pustulous Maximus, brother/cousin/father/son of Flattus Maximus.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on September 27, 2012, 10:22:00 AM
Björk / Carcass - Isobel  (http://youtu.be/YBC7CMcmv7U)

Killing Joke / Carcass -Democracy (http://youtu.be/3eM0UhP1ag8)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on September 27, 2012, 11:37:31 AM
This is fucking creepy.  The drummer of the band Generation Esmerelda dies on stage of a heart attack while playing. 

http://youtu.be/eVwDKPB6mUw (http://youtu.be/eVwDKPB6mUw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 01, 2012, 05:07:46 AM
I had a dream about my mom last night.  This was her fav song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGb5IweiYG8&feature=related)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 01, 2012, 10:15:43 AM
That was my performance final when I was in college (for jazz improv class). The artist requested me specifically, it was a really hot performance. Also really easy :)

Only regret I have in life was dropping out of that curriculum to move to SF. How cool is a class where you play an auditorium for your final, with a smokin' hot woman writhing around you?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 01, 2012, 10:23:23 AM
Your class had writhing women?  Wowsers.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 01, 2012, 11:47:54 AM
Yep. Artists would come in, put a sheaf of music on everyone's stands and we'd have to back them cold. It was a brutal but fun class.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 01, 2012, 12:52:28 PM
Oh, so it was a planned writhe.  Not one of those I want you so bad because you play a guitar writhes, right?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 01, 2012, 01:16:23 PM
It was a bit from each column, really. That's why she requested me...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on October 02, 2012, 03:03:36 PM
Presented, without commentary... GWAR covering Kansas for AV Club.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/gwar-covers-kansas,70708/


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 02, 2012, 03:40:49 PM
God that sucked.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on October 02, 2012, 04:12:33 PM
Why do you hate fun?  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on October 02, 2012, 04:13:11 PM
Music is serious business; there is no room for humor. You must always be an emotional wreck.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on October 02, 2012, 04:57:20 PM
It does kind of suck honestly. I can't decide if the fault lies more with GWAR or with Kansas.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on October 02, 2012, 05:05:52 PM
I thought they did a good version instrumentally - the singing sucked on purpose.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Miguel on October 02, 2012, 06:33:15 PM
I had a dream about my mom last night.  This was her fav song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGb5IweiYG8&feature=related)

That song will get a bass player more tail than just about anything...with the exception of maybe this one:

http://youtu.be/fopc4exF4D0 (http://youtu.be/fopc4exF4D0)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 03, 2012, 09:52:02 AM
God that sucked.

Your just mad that Oderus's ass looked fabulous!

"Shear Brilliance!" Had me Rollin.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Minvaren on October 03, 2012, 10:18:30 PM
I thought they did a good version instrumentally - the singing sucked on purpose.

Instrumentally, it was an interesting concept.  However, execution + singing =

God that sucked.

 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on October 04, 2012, 01:12:06 AM
Anaal Nathrakh is about to release their new album Vanitas and have uploaded some teasers:

ANAAL NATHRAKH - FORGING TOWARDS THE SUNSET
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzQpiJjdprQ&feature=plcp

ANAAL NATHRAKH - OF FIRE, AND F*CKING PIGS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdU0mY2wWIE&feature=plcp

Note: The vocals are a mix of screaming and clean and *other*,  probably not Sky friendly, but you might enjoy the music itself.

Very few bands this intense still make people freak out as much as these guys do after having been around for over a decade.  For the record, I simply love this guys and have  been snatching every release up ever since I first heard their mindblowing album The Codex Necro.   


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 04, 2012, 03:11:08 AM
I  :heart: Anaal Natraki.  Music from The Codex Necro are some of the first tunes I bought when I got my first iPod.  I like most bits of nearly every album they've made but that first one was killer.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 09, 2012, 11:41:46 AM
Devin Townsend Band- Vampira (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-C3RCGf9c4&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 09, 2012, 06:14:41 PM
Note: The vocals are a mix of screaming and clean and *other*,  probably not Sky friendly, but you might enjoy the music itself.


Sky only likes vocals that sound like Bruce Dickinson on Run to the Hills.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 09, 2012, 10:07:52 PM
Nuh-uh, I like Ronnie James Dio, too.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on October 09, 2012, 10:43:42 PM
Devin Townsend Band- Vampira (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-C3RCGf9c4&feature=youtu.be)

Its like Stephen Colbert made a metal band.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 10, 2012, 10:02:33 AM
THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT - Juular (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-DKs0qfdEk&feature=youtu.be)

Devin Townsend - Praise the Lowered (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8X1nc9l1Oc&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 13, 2012, 04:07:27 AM
This is what you should be playing when the kiddies come to the door begging for food. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=guv3upMcD3A)

And what the plan for this year?  Teeth rotting flab building sweeties for those who don't care?  Or bottles of Glucerna and bags of Alli pills from people like me who are concerned for the tubby youth of today? 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 13, 2012, 09:21:10 PM
This is what you should be playing when the kiddies come to the door begging for food. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=guv3upMcD3A)

And what the plan for this year?  Teeth rotting flab building sweeties for those who don't care?  Or bottles of Glucerna and bags of Alli pills from people like me who are concerned for the tubby youth of today? 

Toothbrushes.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 14, 2012, 12:23:52 PM
I think you meant floss, yeah?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on October 14, 2012, 02:31:14 PM
Candy floss.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 16, 2012, 01:35:03 PM
Here's a cool pictorial of Freddie Mercury over the years (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/freddie-mercury-his-life-in-pictures-20121009/0449861).  I never used to like Queen, but I find myself liking them more and more as I get older.  I bought one of their live DVDs and it really is fucking awesome. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on October 23, 2012, 12:03:22 PM
Axl Rose has looked better (http://gawker.com/5954050/axl-rose-performed-at-bridge-school-but-guns-n-roses-is-still-a-fresh-corpse-this-morning).......  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on October 23, 2012, 01:16:40 PM
Slash has to be laughing his ass off touring with Myles Kennedy knocking these songs out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZuGwGBw5DI


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on November 02, 2012, 12:01:45 PM
Got tickets to see The Sword in December.  awesome!  Really like their new album; makes me want to join a combo D&D homebrewing group. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 02, 2012, 02:19:05 PM
Admiral Browning - Riff Crisis  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1rRQtWY7lM) Friends band ( Bassist )


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 02, 2012, 03:26:19 PM
Your friend is a total animal. I approve. And as a former bassist of somewhat note, that's a big compliment and whatnot. I also approve of the beard.

Only thing I'd ding them for is the noise at the front of the piece, you don't want to kick off your track (or album) by making people turn down the sound effect.

Do they not have a singer? I kept waiting to not like it, since it WAS a metal post by Mr BW :) I listened to some of their other stuff, really strong jams. I dig it.

Drummer could tighten up live, he really gets off the beat in this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV7zkVsVfNk Can't tell if it was a bad monitor or something, but he didn't try to look at the other dudes and recover. In my band he would've been in the dog house hard for that. And I was the 'nice' one in the band.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 02, 2012, 03:48:57 PM
I do not believe they have a singer. To be clear, he moved a good long while ago, but I pay attention to his activities.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on November 02, 2012, 03:55:42 PM
Better no singer than to have someone muck up that awesome jam with crap vocals. Good call.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on November 02, 2012, 06:39:46 PM
Better no singer than to have someone muck up that awesome jam with crap vocals. Good call.
Word.  More instrumental metal bands with less growling and screaming please.  But then the musically dis-inclined would complain...  Hearing a band with an awesome intro and 45-60s of great material that is then ruined because Cookie Monster comes in for his part is sad.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 05, 2012, 05:30:37 PM
Gojira - Of Blood And Salt  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBB5W2nQ8Ms)[HD] [/url] Featuring Devin Townsend and Fredrik Thordendal  :rock:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on December 09, 2012, 04:07:22 AM
Just got back from seeing The Sword, really great show.  Well worth $15.

The opening acts really played on the whole "game of thrones" concept, though.  "This song is how the Freys really fucked over the Starks, man!"  Ugh.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 18, 2012, 02:01:05 PM
Holy shit, just got Buddy Guy's new Live at Legends CD. It's burnin'. As good as the times I've seen him, and he was 70 the first time I saw him live. The only thing missing is all the great facial expressions and hamming he does on stage (which is a lot of fun).

Actually, I sent my fiancee an 'FYI' email about its release, as she's the music librarian (and also hint hint). She hands me a wrapped CD :) I guess she was on that one.

If you like blues or red hot guitar playing in the vein of SRV/Hendrix (which is really the vein of BG), you should grab this one.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on December 30, 2012, 02:27:50 AM
Gojira - Of Blood And Salt  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBB5W2nQ8Ms)[HD] [/url] Featuring Devin Townsend and Fredrik Thordendal  :rock:

Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage, full album... simply amazing if you don't already have it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-51T_GteyJI


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on December 30, 2012, 06:31:26 PM
So Jason Newsted is finally starting his own band.  New song here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYlOz93TqD4)  Nothing super awesome, but better than anything Metallica has put out in years imo.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on December 31, 2012, 08:15:42 AM
Finally?  He's bounced around more projects than a groupie with ADD since leaving Metallica. Doing that awful 'Rockstar Supernova' show kind of soured me on giving a damn about the guy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 31, 2012, 01:55:03 PM
I disagree with the bit about Metallica, but I really like the St Anger album.

Newsted's tune is pretty meh metal, kind of like a Lemmy without balls. But I've been a disliker of Newsted for a long damned time (though I did like the first garage days album he was on). Comes from being a fanatic Cliff fanatic, aspiring to the amazing compositions and badassery of the Cliff then moving to Newsted who was just a competent bassist. Like Geddy Lee being replaced by Newsted.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 31, 2012, 04:03:45 PM
The mix on St. Anger alone is enough to drive me batshit insane. All the levels and tones just sound wrong, but especially the drums.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on December 31, 2012, 05:06:47 PM
I disagree with the bit about Metallica, but I really like the St Anger album.


I pretty much don't listen to anything Metallica past Justice.  The Black album isn't bad, but I wasn't a huge fan. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on December 31, 2012, 05:52:40 PM
The mix on St. Anger alone is enough to drive me batshit insane. All the levels and tones just sound wrong, but especially the drums.
I love it, all gnarly garage sounding. There are a few spots I'd change, but overall I love the brutality of the mix, while still having great dynamics.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 31, 2012, 10:20:33 PM
The mix on St. Anger alone is enough to drive me batshit insane. All the levels and tones just sound wrong, but especially the drums.
I love it, all gnarly garage garbage sounding. There are a few spots I'd change, but overall I love the brutality of the mix, while still having great dynamics.

FIFY


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on January 01, 2013, 12:21:38 AM
I didn't like it at first either, but it grew on me after listening to it a few times.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 01, 2013, 02:07:15 AM
So Jason Newsted is finally starting his own band.  New song here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYlOz93TqD4) 

Hay! The new Megadeth sounds awesome!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: brellium on January 01, 2013, 05:47:53 AM
Got to see http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u_xy6mTZKbE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u_xy6mTZKbE) at a concert.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 01, 2013, 09:45:20 AM
I have a huge crush on Fredrik Thordendal.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on January 02, 2013, 11:47:11 PM
I'm digging this album by Sulphur Aeon.  Not much cooler than Cthulhu inspired death metal.  However, they hired cookie monster for the vocals.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on January 03, 2013, 01:39:52 AM
I have a huge crush on Fredrik Thordendal.

you are familiar with this solo album of his I presume??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6kXLkJA6g0

I actually like this more than any Meshuggah album, cept maybe Chaosphere


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on January 03, 2013, 04:07:15 AM
These guys are a proper rock band, young and new. They rock a festival (I've just been to three) like they've been playing for decades.

Deep Sea Arcade - Girls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY6CWGGYO9I)
Deep Sea Arcade - Seen No Right (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MoQbFwyPjA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 03, 2013, 09:05:43 AM
I have a huge crush on Fredrik Thordendal.

you are familiar with this solo album of his I presume??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6kXLkJA6g0

I actually like this more than any Meshuggah album, cept maybe Chaosphere

Yes.  Although I like Meshuggah, they get a bit too proggie for me.  He did some stuff with Devin Townsend that I like very much, too.  I also have a major crush on Devin Townsend!  (well, my ears do, anyway)  Do you read Metal Hammer?  It sometimes directs you to interesting new bands.  This past issue gives a heads up on some tracks by Phil Anselmo and Warbeast that are being released this month.  HOORAY!  Did I ever tell you that I have a serious crush on Phil Anselmo... and not just my ears.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on January 03, 2013, 09:10:07 AM
Got to see http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u_xy6mTZKbE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u_xy6mTZKbE) at a concert.

Enjoyed the bass player in that band.  I may take a listen at some of their other stuff. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on January 03, 2013, 03:17:15 PM
I'm digging this album by Sulphur Aeon.  Not much cooler than Cthulhu inspired death metal.  However, they hired cookie monster for the vocals.

It's actually decent, but I want to punch their mixing engineer and producer in the fucking throat. This is a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE mix. The vocals are almost lost which makes his cookie monster sound worse than it actually is.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 04, 2013, 05:39:48 PM
Fatty Boom Boom! (http://youtu.be/AIXUgtNC4Kc)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on January 04, 2013, 06:34:53 PM
This needs listening to - You Me Bullets Love by The Bombay Royale.

http://open.spotify.com/album/1QJbEM4M5IHluPee0sqNv8

Bollywood/afrobeat/surf combo sound.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 04, 2013, 07:20:02 PM
Fatty Boom Boom! (http://youtu.be/AIXUgtNC4Kc)

What
the
 :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 04, 2013, 08:16:08 PM
I LOVE Die Antwoord!  You do too.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on January 05, 2013, 02:47:09 PM
Money Money Money, Kill Kill Kill :awesome_for_real:

something about Yolinda is oddly very attractive.

I have read though that the guy in Die Antwoord is basically South Africa's Sacha Baron Cohen


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 05, 2013, 03:15:14 PM
I got my nephew to watch that particular video the other day and I think he fell in love with her.  And Ninja is BAUSSOME, for real.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on January 07, 2013, 10:46:29 AM
Fatty Boom Boom! (http://youtu.be/AIXUgtNC4Kc)

What the hell did I just watch? 



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 07, 2013, 11:58:36 AM
I don't know.  Do I look like I'm staring through your window admiring that cute little dimple on your butt?  What's wrong with everyone here?  How can you not love my music?   (http://i.imgur.com/YZ4dF.gif)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on January 07, 2013, 12:02:14 PM
I don't know.  Do I look like I'm staring through your window admiring that cute little dimple on your butt?  What's wrong with everyone here?  How can you not love my music?   (http://i.imgur.com/YZ4dF.gif)

My best friend is South African.  His response after watching that video: What the fuck?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on January 07, 2013, 12:27:41 PM
That video is like something RK47 would make...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 07, 2013, 01:38:41 PM
I love RK47. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on January 07, 2013, 03:39:52 PM
Ya, if you don't like Die Antwoord yer broke. You get two viewings to get over the WTF element, but after that, be there or be square. You don't have to be a raving fan, but you have to at least find them humorous.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 07, 2013, 03:51:54 PM
I hereby win the thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjeMDvCdrtc


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on January 07, 2013, 05:38:54 PM
Yikes!  Was someone playing the Karaoke machine in that video?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on January 09, 2013, 12:25:54 AM
New Bowie:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FOyDTy9DtHQ#!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on January 20, 2013, 04:40:42 PM
Yeah, so I was going though my stuff the other day and found a couple of tickets for Nirvana that I never got to use because Kurt killed himself.  It was for a show in London on 4/5/1994.  They are in pristine shape.  I wonder what those would go for. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on January 24, 2013, 10:49:25 PM
Macklemore - Thrift Shop. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 25, 2013, 08:51:53 AM
I've been digging this 99¢ purchase:

http://www.amazon.com/100-Must-Have-Movie-Classics-Vol/dp/B00AY6MA6W


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on January 27, 2013, 03:50:08 AM
for guys *edit* and gals like Bloodworth:

Insomnium - one for sorrow
melodic death metal right up there with Be'lakor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5EAoQ0XfT4

hmm maybe you don't know Be'lakor?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY625tkzs2E


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on January 28, 2013, 08:56:15 AM
I find it funny that I'm not one of the 'metal guys'.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on January 28, 2013, 07:24:24 PM
I find it funny that I'm not one of the 'metal guys'.  :why_so_serious:
I haven't identified as a metal fan in years either, too much cookie monster and dumbassery.  Still love the instrumentation and wish more good non-wankery instrumentals were out there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on February 05, 2013, 10:54:12 PM
This is a psychedelic rock track just released today. I saw this band at a festival on Saturday. They were amazing, worthy of anything from the 1970s.

Giant Tortoise - Pond (http://soundcloud.com/modularpeople/pond-giant-tortoise)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ozzu on February 13, 2013, 06:23:15 AM
New Steven Wilson song and video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8sLcvWG1M4

So damn good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: calapine on February 14, 2013, 12:21:45 PM
Not a new song, although not aware of it (or the band, so far). Now playing on loop here.

Stars - Personal. Very, very, very  :heartbreak:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uue0t-Puv7Q


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on February 17, 2013, 04:36:33 AM
Just got back from seeing Red Fang again.  Short set, but they were off the charts awesome.  Very few times I've seen bands play live better than their albums.  The venue mixed them really, really well.

Obligatory "Wires".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQPfQvLIseA


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 17, 2013, 10:29:47 AM
I've enjoyed playing their tune in Rocksmith. At least it works with Rocksmith's wonky tab system, unlike a Megadeth solo  :ye_gods:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jr44uXllBk


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on February 17, 2013, 10:54:29 AM
I saw you playing Rocksmith.  Steam said, "Sky is now playing Rocksmith".  My Steam is stalking your Steam.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on February 21, 2013, 05:00:39 PM
Yeah, so I was going though my stuff the other day and found a couple of tickets for Nirvana that I never got to use because Kurt killed himself.  It was for a show in London on 4/5/1994.  They are in pristine shape.  I wonder what those would go for. 

Nobody wants to take a stab at what this might be? 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on February 21, 2013, 05:05:31 PM
Morbid?  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on February 21, 2013, 06:00:24 PM
Just noticed Soundwave festival, down the road from me in Sydney, Australia, this weekend has this hilarious line-up:

Metallica
Linkin Park
Blink-182
A Perfect Circle
The Offspring
Paramore
Garbage
Tomahawk
Stone Sour
Kyuss Lives
Anthrax
Sum 41

... and others.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 22, 2013, 01:05:48 PM
Anthrax is really good right now. I'd also love to see APC.

If Slayer is appearing, they dumped Dave Lombardo for the Australian tour (because he wanted to get paid and was questioning what management was taking out of the till). Gary Holt is still filling in for Hanneman but Gary Holt is awesome. The dude from Testament filling Dave's spot isn't (imo).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 22, 2013, 01:07:18 PM
Yeah, so I was going though my stuff the other day and found a couple of tickets for Nirvana that I never got to use because Kurt killed himself.  It was for a show in London on 4/5/1994.  They are in pristine shape.  I wonder what those would go for. 

Nobody wants to take a stab at what this might be? 
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/nirvana/vintage-tickets.html


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on February 22, 2013, 07:01:18 PM
If Slayer is appearing, they dumped Dave Lombardo for the Australian tour (because he wanted to get paid and was questioning what management was taking out of the till). Gary Holt is still filling in for Hanneman but Gary Holt is awesome. The dude from Testament filling Dave's spot isn't (imo).
I'm quite disappointed in how they handled it, but then Kerry has never hidden the fact that he doesn't really like Dave that much.  Who doesn't want to get paid though?  No one wants to be a chump.  Seeing Slayer without Lombardo drumming is not the same, he is amazing for the style he plays.  John Dette is an average to all right drummer but it just won't be the same.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on February 22, 2013, 09:32:16 PM
Not just that:

Quote
Machine Head and bassist Adam Duce have parted ways. The split is amicable, and Machine Head would like to wish Adam the best with his current and future endeavors. The band will continue on for the time being as a three-piece and have begun the writing process for their follow-up to 2011's "Unto The Locust". A late 2013 release is projected.

It's like the zombie apocalypse of metal!   :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on February 25, 2013, 10:18:24 AM
Ace Frehley's house is in foreclosure.  HA!  Oops... I mean, poor guy. 

Ace Frehley's house:

(http://i.imgur.com/gfgjMHv.jpg)
It's the one closest to the bottom, I think.

Gene Simmon's house:

(http://i.imgur.com/swe0fj7.jpg)

I guess it's good to have a body part to fall back on in times of austerity. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 25, 2013, 10:46:14 AM
There are reasons why people dislike Gene Simmons.

I don't mind that he made a fortune off KISS™, but fucking the guys that got him there and then dressing up other people as them is pretty slimy. Without Ace and Peter, there'd be no Gene. The post-original lineup music was so bad that even though some of it has done well, without the 70s success it would've been Winger level success at best.

I was always more of a Judas Priest fan myself. Of course, what they pulled on Halford wasn't the greatest thing, but at least he cashed in. And they've done the Ace move by replacing KK with a KK look-alike which is kind of creepy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on February 25, 2013, 11:09:24 AM
If Slayer is appearing, they dumped Dave Lombardo for the Australian tour (because he wanted to get paid and was questioning what management was taking out of the till). Gary Holt is still filling in for Hanneman but Gary Holt is awesome. The dude from Testament filling Dave's spot isn't (imo).
I'm quite disappointed in how they handled it, but then Kerry has never hidden the fact that he doesn't really like Dave that much.  Who doesn't want to get paid though?  No one wants to be a chump.  Seeing Slayer without Lombardo drumming is not the same, he is amazing for the style he plays.  John Dette is an average to all right drummer but it just won't be the same.

I love Slayer but I've always gotten the impression Kerry King is a MAJOR douche. A "my way or the highway" kind of guy. And it isn't like this is the first time Lombardo has left.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on February 25, 2013, 01:44:15 PM
I think he left twice before.  But this seems like a douchbag way to sack him and for douchebag reasons. 

As for Simmons, I hate him, too.  He looks like such a gruesome hemorrhoid when he sticks that tongue out!  Not crazy about Kiss - sorry if I insulted anyone's teenage nostalgia - but Gene Simmons makes me cringe.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 25, 2013, 01:55:17 PM
I was always more of a Judas Priest fan myself.

I would hope so, there's really no comparison to be made.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on February 25, 2013, 01:59:57 PM
I like Kiss and Gene Simmons well enough. I mean, if you watched the show at all, you got the sense he was an utter whore for the dollar and anybody not behind that better get the fuck out of the way. Frehley's troubles are as much about his inability to stay clean and sober when making money hand over fucking fist, and probably not being sober enough to realize when a real huckster like Simmons is taking you and your royalties for a ride.

So pretty much 90% of the rock stars out there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 25, 2013, 02:08:51 PM
You'll notice I have no interest in returning to music as a career. I've had a few offers over the years. Bzzzt.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on February 25, 2013, 08:16:01 PM
Ace's problems are exactly as HaemishM says.  Guy had a major problem with the bottle and other intoxicants during the glory days and the years after when he could have ridden the name to fame with a few albums of his own.  He also didn't get much in the way of songwriting credits on the Kiss albums, which is where the money is.  As stated, easily 90% of rock stars\musicians out there are in this boat and have this problem.  I'll leave the Gene & New Guys With Old Makeup debate for another day...

I love Slayer but I've always gotten the impression Kerry King is a MAJOR douche. A "my way or the highway" kind of guy. And it isn't like this is the first time Lombardo has left.
Nope.  Kerry is VERY much an outspoken "this is how it is, take it or leave it" kind of guy.  Some people like that, others not so much.  I've tried to focus on the music more than anything because I would probably not get along with him in person.

As far as Priest goes, Halford and the band both had their own split problems during the 90's.  Rob wanted to do different types of music and break the leather mold, the rest of the guys didn't because it was still paying well (Rob's interviews were kind of mean spirited back then).  Fortunately they buried the hatchet and got back together and made some really great records.  They did kind of hose over the new guy, but he probably should have been smart to realize that he was merely a hired gun until the Metal God came back anyways.  I'm still not sure what to think of the KK split.  I mean the band said they were going to retire after the album\tour so why not just wait it out for a few more years of touring, get paid, and retire without the drama?  Must have meant something else was going on.  Their press agent is good at keeping the lid on things, unlike other drama infused bands out there.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on February 26, 2013, 01:59:06 PM
Angel of Death - Goat Version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U8ezHgx1dWg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 26, 2013, 02:15:56 PM
Dan Toler died :(


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on February 26, 2013, 02:24:23 PM
Angel of Death - Goat Version
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U8ezHgx1dWg)

ROOFLES!!!! Total win.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on February 27, 2013, 10:29:49 AM
Scott Weiland from STP is fired, too, now.  Must be some kind of bug going around.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on February 27, 2013, 11:49:40 AM
He was saying they should go into creative mode for another Core => Purple advancement in sound; as well as the fact that he didn't want to be a nostalgia act playing a greatest hits set list.

So either that or drugs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Shannow on February 28, 2013, 08:11:19 AM
VAn Cliburn died. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443921504577643581571979436.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_6)

Let me know if I need to post the article in here.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on February 28, 2013, 12:39:51 PM
VAn Cliburn died. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443921504577643581571979436.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_6)

Let me know if I need to post the article in here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apNTq-Tgf4w

He was kind of a goof:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lUFFZqXtoM


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on March 01, 2013, 12:05:09 PM
New Bowie out, streaming on iTunes.

The... album art... is interesting.

http://pitchfork.com/news/49744-listen-to-the-new-david-bowie-album-now/

The album DOES feel right in place with Heroes era. Definitely a return to form.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 01, 2013, 01:51:44 PM
Song is great. Video is  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on March 01, 2013, 03:52:59 PM
Video is awesome. Its Bowie, what did you expect?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 04, 2013, 11:43:31 AM
Twelve Foot Ninja - Mother Sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I83Xp7itj8c&feature=youtu.be)   :heart:

Twelve Foot Ninja - Coming For You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ST85Sui43Q&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Yegolev on March 04, 2013, 03:35:24 PM
Song is great. Video is  :ye_gods:

Just get off the Bowie train at the next stop.  I'm going all the way downtown.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nevermore on March 04, 2013, 03:57:35 PM
Song is great. Video is  :ye_gods:

What?  That video was great!  Have you never seen a Bowie video before?

Still my favorite. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnc7b1utU3Y)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 04, 2013, 04:15:41 PM
Song is great. Video is  :ye_gods:

What?  That video was great!  Have you never seen a Bowie video before?

Still my favorite. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnc7b1utU3Y)

Yes, and I often have that reaction to Bowie videos. I didn't say I didn't like it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on March 04, 2013, 08:51:49 PM
NIN's Head like a Hole mashed up with Call Me Maybe (http://soundcloud.com/pomdeterrific/pomdeter-call-me-a-hole)

You're welcome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 05, 2013, 09:50:15 AM
I'm kind of obsessed with Sharon Jones right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--SXphZC50o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ouI5KcyHfE

And of course, lots of gypsy jazz guitar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW3bBq7Rrrg). And some 20s turkish folk music. And Mars Volta (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWQTLs00VzU). And Houndmouth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPmRrOFzyfA).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on March 06, 2013, 02:22:52 AM
I find it funny that I'm not one of the 'metal guys'.  :why_so_serious:

I know you are a "metal guy" but I was pretty damn confident that the vocals for both those bands would be a No Go for you


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 07, 2013, 09:04:28 AM
There still is some modern metal I dig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROm5ojKnXDI


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on March 07, 2013, 09:22:03 AM
I  :heart: Machine Head.  Robb Flynn is sexier than sex, too.  But they sacked Adam.  Why?  Why is everyone sacking everyone?  Half the people being sacked founded the bands, too.  It's like a year of opposite days or something.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 07, 2013, 11:17:57 AM
At least they're not dying like the other half of the people.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on March 07, 2013, 12:52:55 PM
Yeah, but still... what will we be left with?  Justin Beaver and some other guys we don't like who won some TV show or something? 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: CmdrSlack on March 08, 2013, 09:14:49 PM
Double post. Nice.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: CmdrSlack on March 08, 2013, 09:16:28 PM
The new Johnny Marr album is pretty darn good.

EDIT -- To avoid a one-liner, I'm really liking the album. It's a bit less cheese than the first Sugar album (yes, I am comparing him to Bob Mould) and has some decent range as far as the songs are concerned. "Upstarts" and "Lockdown" are really solid tracks.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on March 09, 2013, 02:57:21 PM
I just saw The Stone Roses (upcoming Coachella headliners) twice in four days -- their own gig, then a festival.

They were more amazing than when I saw them in 1995. Ian Brown (singer) sang shockingly flat for the first half of the first gig, but he was much better at the festival. John Squire, Mani and Reni (guitar, bass, drums) are outrageously great. Fool's Gold, which they didn't do in 1995, was the biggest highlight this time,


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on March 10, 2013, 05:44:55 PM
Having never heard of Macklemore x Ryan Lewis til Thrift Shop, I've become a big fan of their music.  Really good to see an independent musician really getting his time to shine.

Can't Hold Us. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgjwAZ9TR3U)
Castle. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6XZcSNnrQQ)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on March 13, 2013, 03:41:24 PM
Clive Burr died.  I guess the Beast has one less number.  :(  He was so adorable.  He sort of looked like my second cousin's daughter when he was young.  They're both dead, too!  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on March 26, 2013, 07:44:14 AM
Sigur Ros performed on TV for the first time in 10 years. It was big. (http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/sigur-ros-kveikur/n34191/)

They have also turned it up to eleven on their new track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc6zXSdYXm8).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on March 26, 2013, 10:00:39 AM
I was just listening to some stuff this morning and reading about the Madison Square Garden show.  I even lit my special Sigur Rós candle so I could feel like I was outside without having to swat bugs  :) 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on March 26, 2013, 10:14:19 AM
Bummed they lost a person, but I really, really like this song's direction.  They do a very good job of changing their sounds around every other album to keep things fresh.  Valatari was an album that I didn't have feelings for one way or the other, then one day after a few weeks it just hit me how awesome it is.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on March 26, 2013, 08:55:53 PM
Holy fuck, after a few plays I consist entirely of Brennisteinn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc6zXSdYXm8). I'm going to loop it all day.

EDIT: I was sure I'd heard it before - they played it at the gig I saw in November last year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSR7HqU9XcM).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Malakili on March 27, 2013, 04:33:11 PM
Korn and Taylor Swift mashup... surprisingly good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7gar7efHI


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: jakonovski on March 27, 2013, 07:21:50 PM
Spotify recommended me something totally awesome, I was surprised.

Kvelertak, a Norwegian hardcore punk band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU55r0YT6YA


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 28, 2013, 09:19:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KtBPyL7yVI

Some good stuff later in the interview about how Slipknot influenced cookie monster and why they're not quite in that category (which I agree with).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 28, 2013, 10:33:19 AM
That video made me respect Corey Taylor a helluva lot more than I used to.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 28, 2013, 11:23:44 AM
Manowar catches a lot of flak, but they have some truly epic stuff. And they still kick out the jams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPi_kD70OYA

We listened to their first few albums and it influenced several power metal songs we wrote.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on March 28, 2013, 11:40:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KtBPyL7yVI

Some good stuff later in the interview about how Slipknot influenced cookie monster and why they're not quite in that category (which I agree with).

Hmm, watched the whole thing and entirely missed the cookie monster discussion. Do you mean where he talks about current metal lacking melody?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 28, 2013, 01:22:25 PM
Yeah. He didn't mention it by name.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on March 28, 2013, 03:38:42 PM
Manowar catches a lot of flak, but they have some truly epic stuff. And they still kick out the jams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPi_kD70OYA

We listened to their first few albums and it influenced several power metal songs we wrote.

I actually saw them in maybe 95 or 96 when they were going for Guiness' "Loudest Band in the World" record.  I think they had 40yds of speakers in a tiny club.  In fact, it was the same club where Dimebag was killed 8 years later. 

Manowar was awesomely fun live.  They dragged some 10yr old kid on stage and told the story of how this kid used the power of Manowar to defeat the bullies at his school.  Gave the kid a t-shirt and everything.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on March 28, 2013, 04:07:04 PM
Yeah. He didn't mention it by name.

I actually took it a bit differently than that. Its not JUST the cookie monster vocals, its the whole art of song writing. You can still rely on 'cookie monster' vocals, like, for example Cradle of Filth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dW6aNAZGTM), yet still write some very good songs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on March 28, 2013, 04:56:17 PM
Good songs except the shit excuse for vocals you mean. Cory can sing. But let's not do this again.  :why_so_serious:

Ok, I listened to it. Her vocals when she sings is decent. I thought the song sucked, though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 29, 2013, 09:15:05 AM
One of my Faves off a more recent album.

Cradle Of Filth - The Death of Love (http://youtu.be/K_aMnV1uaCY)

and a classic

Cradle Of Filth - Her Ghost In The Fog (http://youtu.be/qRNfeMaUBbo)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on April 05, 2013, 01:55:45 AM
Yeah. He didn't mention it by name.

I actually took it a bit differently than that. Its not JUST the cookie monster vocals, its the whole art of song writing. You can still rely on 'cookie monster' vocals, like, for example Cradle of Filth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dW6aNAZGTM), yet still write some very good songs.

Hate to be like this, but Cradle of Filth is not an example of cookie monster, that is a black metal shriek.  Textbook cookie monster would be Cannibal Corpse


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 05, 2013, 08:46:16 AM
So leaving off the angry elfs for a while.

While I've been obsessed with Manouche (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTFTBFFxDug) and Roma (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSjdMS2ZKQ0), I'm now getting into some Fado (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1B3abRJg6w) after seeing Mariza on Jools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyV29ZgX6QU).

Now that's what I consider a singer :)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on April 05, 2013, 11:18:37 AM
Very nice. It sounds like it has some of its roots in Flamenco style performances.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 05, 2013, 11:56:35 AM
One of the things I loved about seeing Stephane Wrembel in a college setting a couple years ago was that he went even more in-depth than usual about the roots of gypsy music. Flamenco is basically the spanish variant, Fado the Portuguese, Roma the Romanian, Manouche the French, etc.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 10, 2013, 12:13:45 PM
Old Standby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf0LwyxcQAE). 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on April 13, 2013, 06:56:08 PM
I feel dirty and I would never admit it to anyone I see on a daily basis, but I have found myself loving Dan Balan's (was in O-zone) music.

It is pop fluff, and I think part of what I like about it is that I have no idea what he is saying so I can pretend it is some pretty deep stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGbOa65jOm0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 14, 2013, 10:20:09 AM
IN THIS MOMENT - Blood ( NSFW ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZF5m-vmDzM&feature=share)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on April 14, 2013, 01:57:37 PM
 Chi Cheng died.  I'm sad.   :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 15, 2013, 08:40:04 AM
IN THIS MOMENT - Blood ( NSFW ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZF5m-vmDzM&feature=share)
Way too heavy on the chorus repetition, but that's pop for you. I do like the song and vocals but my old lady would tell you it's because tits.

Right now the cd changer in the truck is holding:

Stephane Wrembel - Origins
Kruno Spisic - Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Black Sabbath - Live Evil
Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Dap Dippin'


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 15, 2013, 10:45:34 AM
IN THIS MOMENT - Blood ( NSFW ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZF5m-vmDzM&feature=share)

Marilyn Manson called. He wants his video director back.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on April 15, 2013, 12:37:15 PM
I really liked her tiara.  I wish I could wear a tiara.  I just don't have the face for it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on April 15, 2013, 01:01:14 PM
What kind of face do you need for a tiara? Would schild be able to sport one with decorum and grace?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on April 17, 2013, 11:19:37 AM
He would look good because he would wear it at a jaunty angle. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 18, 2013, 10:17:29 PM
Here's a 45 minute live video of The Specials that fucking rocks. (http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Xar9j2RRJDE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXar9j2RRJDE)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Falconeer on April 19, 2013, 03:15:03 AM
This has to go somewhere.

The new Daft Punk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMJwcOiBoZE) single is out today and it fucking rocks like nothing rocked in a long while. Nile Rodgers and Pharrell are in it. Linked video is just the teaser and OMG more than enough to melt me. I burned the replay button.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: MrHat on April 19, 2013, 10:06:27 AM
This has to go somewhere.

The new Daft Punk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMJwcOiBoZE) single is out today and it fucking rocks like nothing rocked in a long while. Nile Rodgers and Pharrell are in it. Linked video is just the teaser and OMG more than enough to melt me. I burned the replay button.

Radio edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxp0PFoIdmU

I haven't been this excited for an album since the last LCD Soundsystem.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 19, 2013, 12:31:45 PM
Speaking of new tunes, I'm digging the new AiC Stone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvJ83tblz3M).

Ghost, that The Specials show is pretty cool. Have you checked out any of The Slackers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJUBYmDhVzE)?

What, did someone ask for Les Claypool playing Spirit of the Radio with a cellist and xylophones? Bizarre. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taS06rvN8gk) I'm a big fan of both artists...but this is weird. Les should stick to his own thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJPU0_nZqCo).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 19, 2013, 12:58:01 PM
IN THIS MOMENT - Blood ( NSFW ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZF5m-vmDzM&feature=share)
Way too heavy on the chorus repetition, but that's pop for you.

Pop? Ok then.
IN THIS MOMENT - Adrenalize (OFFICIAL VIDEO) (NSFW)  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXMfdpjnAHU&list=UUnK9PxMozTYs8ELOvgMNKFA&index=6)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 19, 2013, 01:14:16 PM
What, did someone ask for Les Claypool playing Spirit of the Radio with a cellist and xylophones? Bizarre. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taS06rvN8gk) I'm a big fan of both artists...but this is weird.

What did I just watch? The sound guy for that clip needs to be slapped around a bit. All the levels were off and it sounded like shit. His voice on the spoken parts was nice and loud and clear. The instruments sounded like they were in the next state.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on April 20, 2013, 04:57:20 PM
They sound good again! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3zU1LNg-6aQ#!)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 22, 2013, 12:22:38 PM
It's rather shocking how bad Phil Collins is.   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 25, 2013, 01:10:53 PM
Wow, the new Megadeth track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkR-Zau3HSM#!) sucks.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 25, 2013, 02:03:27 PM
Megadeth has been hit or miss for the last decade really. I've found that about half the songs on the albums are good and half dive off into some daft kind of WTF Neo-liberal new world order conspiracy asshole Mother Jones shit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 25, 2013, 02:32:04 PM
I've never been a huge Megadeth fan.  Slayer was much more my speed. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 25, 2013, 03:13:39 PM
Megadeth at their best is one of the best metal bands ever. But yeah, they're all over the place and I only own the first couple albums. Then again, I only have the first few Slayer albums too, but I think their output has been more consistent (judging from the stuff I've seen live).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 25, 2013, 03:27:07 PM
When they aren't being dicks to each other, Slayer is consistently awesome. They are similar to Motorhead in that you know what you're going to get with the albums, there's not usually a lot of VARIETY per se, but what they do is executed so well it's just great listening.

Megadeth, I don't think Dave can even be accused of doing anything new, hard or innovative. It's mostly just either boring or puzzling.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on April 25, 2013, 06:40:18 PM
That song is... ok... but all I can think of is Night Stalker by AC\DC and some middle of the road "hard rock" songs whose names don't come to mind right now.  I'll admit I stopped listening to Megadeth after Cryptic Writings (and its 2 good songs) so maybe I'm not the best judge.  They sure deliver the goods live on the old material - saw them play Rust In Peace start to finish a few years back and it was amazing how well they sounded.

Definitely not going to rush out and buy it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on April 25, 2013, 07:35:45 PM
Decade of Aggression was a badass album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on April 29, 2013, 10:56:46 PM
Wow, the new Megadeth track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkR-Zau3HSM#!) sucks.

this would be a decent hard rock song from just about any other random no name band.  But this is from the guy(s) who brought us Peace Sells and Rust in Peace.   

With that said, it is still better than anything I have heard from Metallica in, what 20 years?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on April 30, 2013, 08:53:05 AM
I thought St Anger was a pretty badass album. Drum sounds and all, it sounds so low fi awesome. When that album kicks off with Frantic, it's completely fucking aggro. Best since Cliff era, imo. A few of the lyrics are hokey, but it's metal. Hokey lyrics are the norm for most bands. I haven't given a good listen to Death Magnetic, but it's pretty good, too.

So I disagree. Megadeth has produced some really good material recently, but that track ain't it. Thirteen was a good disc, and Public Enemy No 1 is what I expect from a more radio-friendly Megadeth.

All that said, I'm still spinning the Fado singer Mariza I linked a few posts back :)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Yegolev on May 02, 2013, 09:49:20 AM
Found out that Nosaj Thing remixed Philip Glass' Knee 1.  I like it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 02, 2013, 07:00:08 PM
Jeff Hanneman died today.  I am now sad.  He was probably the first guitarist I ever tried to emulate.  Somehow Slayer won't ever be the same.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 02, 2013, 07:14:21 PM
I know, I saw that a little earlier.  Too sad.  He wrote my favourite (nearly everyone's) Slayer tune.   :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 02, 2013, 08:37:45 PM
Yeah, that sucks. Kerry was the first guitarist I emulated once I was actually in a band, but close enough, Jeff was a cornerstone of the band. Wish I had gotten to see him one more time, happy I did get to see them at the club level once anyway (and a few times in larger venues).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 02, 2013, 11:14:46 PM
Wish I had gotten to see him one more time, happy I did get to see them at the club level once anyway (and a few times in larger venues).
Yeah, the first time I saw them was in some crappy hole in the wall tin can club that held maybe 500 people.  I was right up front and center and it was a great show.  Last time I saw them was a large arena with Megadeth, maybe a month before he got sick and stopped touring.  They were still in top form then even then.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 03, 2013, 08:58:27 AM
I saw them last year with Gary on guitar. Slayer will be fine live. Not sure how the recording will go, though I guess at this point Jeff has helped set the mold solidly enough that they can just follow form.

I don't know how busy/serious Exodus is these days (only album I ever had was the great Bonded By Blood), but it would be nice to see Gary get a bigger role. He's pretty awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on May 04, 2013, 12:03:52 PM
Kinda cool that even NPR's music blog put out a little piece on him (http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/05/02/180702073/a-truth-never-told-remembering-slayers-jeff-hanneman).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Furiously on May 05, 2013, 04:59:08 AM
I'm not a huge Metalica fan, but I this is a pretty cool version of the national anthem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iADXhG5MUj8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iADXhG5MUj8)



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Evildrider on May 06, 2013, 03:58:44 AM
I've had this song stuck in my head since I watched the last American Dad.

Clip from American Dad. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pvR6IyxjpY)

Wax Fang - Majestic (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYSVFy2UHaA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 17, 2013, 01:31:40 PM
Metallica kicks out some Disposable Heroes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2fLPcVUW_U&list=UU_tKHpo6xYpwdIRC4uotmuQ) at the Golden Gods 2013. Some good stuff in the playlist, Hale blowing that Disturbed weirdo off the stage, a wonderful Moment of Noise for Hanneman (King and Wylde presenting Best Live Band), Stone Sour's guitarists losing their minds for the Children of the Grave solo, Deftones singer still not being able to sing live for shit, did I see Head with Korn again?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 20, 2013, 07:14:49 PM
RIP Ray Manzarek (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22604798).

God I love me some Doors.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 20, 2013, 08:04:19 PM
Yet another one gone.  My first thought was that he was too young, then I realized they formed almost 50 years ago and he was 74.  Not exactly an age where it is unusual for someone to die.  I did think he looked pretty good for his age though compared to some guys...


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 20, 2013, 11:12:19 PM
Other than Peace Frog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6IDofCqK34) the Doors are awful. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 21, 2013, 09:22:57 AM
Other than Peace Frog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6IDofCqK34) the Doors are awful. 
(http://i.imgur.com/7IqmCoK.jpg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 21, 2013, 09:47:25 AM
Other than Peace Frog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6IDofCqK34) the Doors are awful. 

You shut your filthy whore mouth.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 21, 2013, 10:24:35 AM
LA Woman and Light My Fire are in the same league with Foreigner, BTO, Journey and the Eagles for me-  it all blows monkey chud.  Then again, I basically hate all "classic rock", so there you go. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 21, 2013, 10:32:06 AM
I have to agree with Haemish.  Even I love the Doors.  Waiting for the Sun was a great song for getting high and falling asleep.   And how disturbing was The End?  Brill.  Bird of Prey is one of my favourite things ever, too.  Makes me cry.

I have to say, lately I've been coming to this thread mostly to see who just died.   :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 21, 2013, 10:33:40 AM
Morrison's lyrics are quite good.  I just hate the music. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 21, 2013, 10:35:50 AM
Yeah, well... it was the keyboard interfering with the music.  Sorry, Ray. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 21, 2013, 10:42:15 AM
I suppose one positive for them is they spawned off acts like Echo and the Bunnymen and Joy Division, whom I love.  That's worthy credit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 21, 2013, 10:44:05 AM
The Doors music is great because they have no bass guitar, Ray did all the baselines on his bass piano thing. Gave them a sound that was definitely distinctive.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 21, 2013, 11:04:32 AM
Usually, the thing that helps make music for me is bass.  The fact that it was glaringly absent with The Doors made some of the tunes sound a bit odd and empty to me, but Jim Morrison's poetry was too sublime to ignore.  I even went to the Père Lachaise Cemetery.  Twice!  Once alone and once with Gordon and a friend.   It really is an gorgeous cemetery what has Jim Morrison's body in it.  And Isadora Duncan, Chopin, and Théodore Géricault's site is AWESOME.  If you go to Paris, absolutely try and see it.  Try during an off time, if you can, because it can get crowded.  I was lucky the first time alone, but it was pretty full when I went a week later. 

Yes, I like poetry.  Sue me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 21, 2013, 11:21:26 AM
Morrison's lyrics are quite good.  I just hate the music. 

You're dead to me.  :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 21, 2013, 11:37:09 AM
Seriously.  :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 21, 2013, 12:39:12 PM
It's pretty clear my music tastes aren't mainstream.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 21, 2013, 03:59:20 PM
It's tougher to get less mainstream than me. I'm mostly listening to manouche and fado right now (and I just paid a buck for 100 russian classical songs mostly for the saber dance and some Mussorgsky).

But the Doors are a straight-up amazing band. The Unknown Soldier? When the Music's Over? The Crystal Ship? People Are Strange? Their brief catalog is filled with amazing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 21, 2013, 04:25:36 PM
Meh.  It's overrated, at best.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 21, 2013, 05:32:43 PM
Meh.  It's overrated, at best.

You have terrible music taste, at best.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 21, 2013, 05:44:16 PM
And for all that Jim Morrisson gets the attention, Manzarek was probably the most important piece of the puzzle, musically.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 21, 2013, 07:31:53 PM
Meh.  It's overrated, at best.

You have terrible music taste, at best.

I have more taste than to partake in all the shitty metal and classic rock that tends to permeate this thread.   :oh_i_see:

The Doors are a band whose legacy is largely sustained by pimply faced pre-teens that have Doors patches sewn onto their denim jackets while toting around a copy of No One Here Gets Out Alive in order to seem edgy.


And for all that Jim Morrisson gets the attention, Manzarek was probably the most important piece of the puzzle, musically.

He was certainly the most talented of the crew. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 21, 2013, 08:29:47 PM
Meh.  It's overrated, at best.
The radio hits I agree with you on.  I never cared for the lyrics but listening to the album songs that never get played on the radio was quite an experience, a lot musically good stuff going on there compared to most bands of the era.

Everyone's tastes are different.

ima fake edit since you edited while I was posting:

The Doors are a band whose legacy is largely sustained by pimply faced pre-teens that have Doors patches sewn onto their denim jackets while toting around a copy of No One Here Gets Out Alive in order to seem edgy.
I so agree with this.  I wouldn't listen to them for years because of how everyone would wank on about Jim Morrison being some great being.  Sure, he's a poet who could spin a word but the real strength of the band to me became the music, and not only the songs from the radio that every teenage dork knows.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 21, 2013, 10:35:26 PM
What the fuck


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: schild on May 22, 2013, 09:31:23 AM
Giorgio Moroder, dj'ing: http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/giorgio-moroder-live-at-deep-space


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 22, 2013, 10:55:04 AM
Chill, you lot. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J16DDeyDwPU)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 22, 2013, 11:46:04 AM
Let's play a game here, to make the Doors discussion a little more fun and less "you suck".  Let's rank your top 10 musicians from the 60's and early 70's.  

Here are my top choices from the era:

And my choices for overrated:



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 22, 2013, 01:59:03 PM
You put the most overrated band of the era at #1 on your 'top' list, IMO.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 22, 2013, 02:12:51 PM
It's almost like the lists are reversed.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on May 22, 2013, 03:18:28 PM
Heh.  Well, let's see your lists.  Don't just pick on mine.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 23, 2013, 11:04:12 AM
Majical Cloudz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hYQPqjXKK8)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 23, 2013, 01:26:23 PM
What the fuck

Yeah. I'm kind of speechless.

As for overrated - the Beatles were the most overrated band of all times. The Stones weren't overrated but I wouldn't put them top of the list. Zeppelin overrated? The fuck? The composition alone on some of those songs puts them leaps and bounds over the Stones. And the fucking Stooges? Really? Talk about over-fucking-rated. You say they spawned a genre of music then forget about King Crimson who spawned the progressive generation? Pink Floyd overrated?

Either you are smoking something you should stop smoking, or you aren't smoking enough of it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 23, 2013, 02:38:43 PM
If he were smoking anything good, he wouldn't be dissing Led Zeppelin.  :p  My taste in music isn't very mainstream, either,  but I love Zeppelin (at least some of it) and some progressive rock, although it's not something I'm immersed in.  Oh, and I  :heart: The Stooges.  AND Iggy...  :heart: :heart: :heart:.  (whose performances, I might add, were heavily influenced by Jim Morrison although at least Iggy dove from the stage into the crowd and didn't just fall off the stage into the crowd) 

Let's not have a progressive rock fight though.  I've seen those.  They can be uglier than those PC/MAC arguments.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 23, 2013, 02:39:37 PM
I don't do top ten lists. I can't choose like that, so much is dependent on mood or location, not to mention place in time (something that was amazing but maybe didn't stand the test of time, or not so amazing but did). Top ten over ten years, especially some of the golden age of recorded music? Crazy talk.

How can you pick between James Brown and Muddy Waters? Hell, half your lists were just Muddy filtered through psychedelics and Mud's protege Buddy Guy is the act Hendrix ripped off (and later SRV). Can you put Christopher Parkening on the list or take him off to make room for Albert King? Aretha or Janis or Ella or Etta? And it reaches far enough back to wonder if there's room for Elvis or Sinatra or Chuck Berry. Hell, Basie was active through there as was Calloway, even if their best was behind them. Can Otis Redding or the MGs get on the list? I'd say Willie, Merle, Waylon and the boys peaked a bit later, but how about Cash or Loretta? The Yardbirds, they were so hot for the time.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on May 23, 2013, 05:02:25 PM
So. Umm. The new Daft Punk album is really, really fucking good. Almost completely live instrumentation progressive electro takes on 70s disco, 80s funk and adult contemporary/yacht-rock.
It's got a 9 minute musical documentary of Giorgio Moroder's life on it. And a showtune written for a Muppet by ELO and Pink Floyd. And James Bond and Michael McDonald on a robot love-yacht.

Buuut no one here cares. Back to arguing over dinosaurs it is, then.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 23, 2013, 05:12:18 PM
So. Umm. The new Daft Punk album is really, really fucking good. Almost completely live instrumentation progressive electro takes on 70s disco, 80s funk and adult contemporary/yacht-rock.
It's got a 9 minute musical documentary of Giorgio Moroder's life on it. And a showtune written for a Muppet by ELO and Pink Floyd. And James Bond and Michael McDonald on a robot love-yacht.

Buuut no one here cares. Back to arguing over dinosaurs it is, then.

Ahem: http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=23255.0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on May 23, 2013, 05:40:50 PM
I don't know how I missed that, what with this thread right here dedicated to talking about music* and stuff.



*old music


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 23, 2013, 06:04:17 PM
So. Umm. The new Daft Punk album is really, really fucking good. Almost completely live instrumentation progressive electro takes on 70s disco, 80s funk and adult contemporary/yacht-rock.
It's got a 9 minute musical documentary of Giorgio Moroder's life on it. And a showtune written for a Muppet by ELO and Pink Floyd. And James Bond and Michael McDonald on a robot love-yacht.

Buuut no one here cares. Back to arguing over dinosaurs it is, then.

Mine was delivered this afternoon.  I loves it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 23, 2013, 10:58:02 PM
Speaking of new albums. Preview of Christopher Lee's metal album...at 91 I guess it counts as dinosaur :p

Yeah, that Christopher Lee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTfFXrVJcNQ


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 23, 2013, 10:59:18 PM
Buuut no one here cares. Back to arguing over dinosaurs it is, then.
Don't feel bad, this thread ignores any new music I talk about, too.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on May 23, 2013, 11:31:31 PM
Speaking of new albums. Preview of Christopher Lee's metal album...at 91 I guess it counts as dinosaur :p

Yeah, that Christopher Lee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTfFXrVJcNQ

That's utterly badass.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 24, 2013, 02:45:04 AM
70s disco, 80s funk and adult contemporary/yacht-rock.
Giorgio Moroder ELO  Pink Floyd Michael McDonald

Quote
dinosaurs

Irony? You're soaking in it!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 24, 2013, 08:43:07 AM
Speaking of fossils, just saw the Crue last night. Totally rocking, badass show. I really wanted to see them while Mick can still stand through a show. For the outro and stage bow, he just went over and sat on an amp, I had a feeling they play until he calls it.

My fiancee is lucky I'm a faithful and trustworthy mate, I had attractive middle aged women all over me most of the night. Pretty flattering after all these years :) I did feel bad for my buddy, he's shy and would've definitely scored as a wingman.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on May 24, 2013, 10:11:40 AM
Just for clarification, is middle-aged 40?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 24, 2013, 10:30:09 AM
Yes, middle age is 40.   :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 24, 2013, 11:53:38 AM
I'd say it was pretty solidly 30-50 there. Some really nice specimens on display, though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mattemeo on May 24, 2013, 12:48:01 PM
70s disco, 80s funk and adult contemporary/yacht-rock.
Giorgio Moroder ELO  Pink Floyd Michael McDonald

Quote
dinosaurs

Irony? You're soaking in it!

...if most of the above were still making music at all, it would probably be more ironic. Also, I'm not the one engaging in the last 2 pages of /mu/tardish 'X 70s fratboy favourite has aged less disgracefully than X 70s fratboy favourite' arguments. I'm simply saying you're all mental.  :why_so_serious:

Anyway. While I'm here, alongside my love for French House Robots remaking the 70s and 80s in their own image, I am also mad for Boards of Canada. Their new album is coming out in a couple of weeks. If you dig John Carpenter's soundtrack work and rohypnol damaged memories of places you can't possibly have been, their new track might interest you:

Boards of Canada - Reach For The Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jTg-q6Drt0)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on May 24, 2013, 12:58:48 PM
I remember feeling the same way in my 20s.

Life's a bitch that way.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 24, 2013, 02:36:41 PM
 :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 29, 2013, 11:22:40 AM
http://www.guitarworld.com/physicists-music-fans-mosh-pits-follow-same-logic-gas-particles


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 29, 2013, 01:29:28 PM
This new Daft Punk album. I'm just not feeling it. Halfway in and it feels like a epic love poem to disco. DISCO. I... just... no.

It's not bad, per se, but it totally leaves me cold.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 29, 2013, 01:35:24 PM
There are no bad genres, only bad songs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 29, 2013, 02:37:03 PM
Polka would disagree with you.  :grin:

Let's face it, disco is really not that different from a lot of pop music that came after it. I don't have a problem with disco, just don't feel like an homage was necessary or interesting, at least not this way.

Twelve Foot Ninja did it better (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ST85Sui43Q).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on May 29, 2013, 02:45:04 PM
I just downloaded everything I didn't have and always wanted by Duane Peters.  There really isn't much and it's not very expensive.  He's not prolific.  Probably because he's mostly stoned, I guess.  I hope to see him live someday before either of us dies.  I love Duane Peters.  I think I might have posted this once before (who can remember... aren't we all just a little Bloodsworthy),  but it's my fav Duane video and it's awesome that Matt Hensley is there too. 

Gunfight - Opium for Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WTI3s0sDLI)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 29, 2013, 03:28:01 PM
Polka would disagree with you.  :grin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcJf_XOjjj8

come at me bro  :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 29, 2013, 04:54:32 PM
I think you ruptured my glockenspiel.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sjofn on May 29, 2013, 05:45:22 PM
Polkas are fun to dance to. Tiring, though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 29, 2013, 05:49:32 PM
There's a lot of bad polka out there, folks just going through the motions like a wedding band. But you get a hot polka band and a barrel of beer, and that's a fucking good time. I love a good polka band. I used to work with a bartender who shredded on the accordion (another instrument that gets a bad rap from shitty players).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Chimpy on May 29, 2013, 06:12:28 PM
There are no bad genres, only bad songs.

There are, however, entire genres that are so full of bad songs that finding a good one is like finding a needle in a haystack.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on May 29, 2013, 06:13:28 PM
There's a lot of bad polka out there, folks just going through the motions like a wedding band. But you get a hot polka band and a barrel of beer, and that's a fucking good time. I love a good polka band. I used to work with a bartender who shredded on the accordion (another instrument that gets a bad rap from shitty players).

Yep. Related, anyone who hasn't heard a good klezmer band live is missing out.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on May 29, 2013, 07:28:24 PM
There are, however, entire genres that are so full of bad songs that finding a good one is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Like cookie monster metal! ;-)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Zetor on May 29, 2013, 11:56:19 PM
Polka is Serious Fucking Business here in Eastern Europe, so you folks better not be disrespectin' -- or I may just have to stab you. :awesome_for_real:
There are, however, entire genres that are so full of bad songs that finding a good one is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Like cookie monster metal! ;-)
Challenge accepted, etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DDePrlB2Z4


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on May 30, 2013, 08:43:43 AM
Not bad, Zetor. Really brought down by the synthesizer. Legacy of the 80s, there was always some jackass trying to play synth over your heavy jams. We had one kid "in" our band. Guitarist's friend, wanted to do him a solid. I tried to work with him to get some cool classical runs or arpeggios behind things, might've been cool. He just vamped chords with that same generic synth sound that track had over the heavy section. I just muted him except for his monitors, so he heard himself in the mix and got laid.

It's good to be the guy that ran the board. I used to do that with singers after my band broke up, too. So many bad singers.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 01, 2013, 11:42:12 AM
Wormed - Pulses In Rhombus Forms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJvo22FAedA&feature=youtu.be)  :drill:

WORMED - "The Nonlocality Trilemma" Exodromos - 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Y2TCD7KLA&feature=youtu.be)

Best comment: "This song helped me push out a kidney stone."  :drill:




This should help clear all that out:  Powerglove - Heffalumps and Woozles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSKgOww3ycg&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brennik on June 01, 2013, 03:28:47 PM
Yea, Zetor's stuff wasn't half bad.

For some reason I'm quite particular to Eyedea & Abilities (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiFE0N9o0D4) at the moment.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 01, 2013, 03:38:56 PM
Yea, Zetor's stuff wasn't half bad.

For some reason I'm quite particular to Eyedea & Abilities (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiFE0N9o0D4) at the moment.

I like them, too.  On the same lines (and even shared members), there's THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUZDRa3xZUU) which I gravitate towards a bit more.

I'm kind of getting into this sort of strange hip hop.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brennik on June 01, 2013, 04:52:42 PM
I like them, too.  On the same lines (and even shared members), there's THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUZDRa3xZUU) which I gravitate towards a bit more.

I'm kind of getting into this sort of strange hip hop.

Yea, I can get behind this.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 01, 2013, 05:47:07 PM
Just found out the guy who sang for my band, my best friend for many years, died last November. 43.

Dammit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 01, 2013, 06:27:05 PM
I'm sorry, Sky.   :heartbreak:  This happened to my sister not so long ago.  The guy she dated just after high school and his brother, who was a good friend of hers, both died like  several years ago or something.  They had lost touch and she was trying to find them on FB or somewhere.  Even though it had been ages, it hit her pretty hard.  It's an awful feeling.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on June 01, 2013, 06:42:08 PM
It's an awful feeling.
It sure is.  Recently I've found out the same thing, older friends I had known years back but hadn't talked to in a while died.  And hearing someone you know died at 30 for no real discernible reason is quite saddening.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 02, 2013, 03:59:39 PM
/whoremode on

Can I request you guys help a brother out? Indaba Music is this indie/social music site that runs contests every once in a while for music submissions. They are running a remixing contest using 3 songs from Trent Reznor's new project, How to Destroy Angels. I submitted a remix track for the song Strings and Attractors and I need votes. I don't expect to win but figured what the hell. Listen and vote or if you think it sucks, don't.

Listen and Vote Here (http://indaba.us/tHf2)

/whoremode off


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 03, 2013, 11:51:21 AM
A stream of the new Disclosure album.  I've been waiting for this all year and it's amazing. https://soundcloud.com/disclosuremusic/settle/s-G8j7T (https://soundcloud.com/disclosuremusic/settle/s-G8j7T)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 03, 2013, 03:08:42 PM
/whoremode on

Can I request you guys help a brother out? Indaba Music is this indie/social music site that runs contests every once in a while for music submissions. They are running a remixing contest using 3 songs from Trent Reznor's new project, How to Destroy Angels. I submitted a remix track for the song Strings and Attractors and I need votes. I don't expect to win but figured what the hell. Listen and vote or if you think it sucks, don't.

Listen and Vote Here (http://indaba.us/tHf2)

/whoremode off

I listened.  I liked.  :)

Brofellos, I really like it, even though it's made by children!  Well done, kiddies.  I think I'll get it when I start plugging up the gaping holes in my electronic music collection.  It's a bitch, starting from scratch but the ex-hubby took all the music when he left.  Definitely good sesh music.  :p


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 03, 2013, 03:19:46 PM
It sucks, but I voted for you anyway, Haemish.   :awesome_for_real:

Just kidding.  Pretty good stuff.  You are multi-talented:  writer, DJ and curse word inventor. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 03, 2013, 03:27:06 PM
Motionless in White - America (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qN5ewi44N8&feature=youtu.be) 
I like this band even though they're from Scranton, PA and very nearly nothing good comes from there.  Mostly.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 04, 2013, 10:15:12 AM
Marilyn Manson called. He wants his schtick back.  :why_so_serious:

Not bad though.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 04, 2013, 01:43:26 PM
Yeah Motionless in White is just outside of what I usually listen to, but I get it.

Edit: basically I am likely to dislike metal bands with a schtick or like overly-planned appearance - A7X, those guys, Black Veil Brides, most Scandinavian black metal bands, etc.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 04, 2013, 02:23:18 PM
I found it because I'm a fan of Slipknot and Clown directed the video, which I liked a lot.  In fact, I might like the video ever so slightly more than the band.  At least so far.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 04, 2013, 02:52:43 PM
Oh, Slipknot...despite my suburban Midwestern upbringing I never really enjoyed them that much; though 'Duality' was properly catchy.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 04, 2013, 03:15:09 PM
Slipknot?   :ye_gods:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 04, 2013, 03:22:38 PM
More like SlipNOT!  :roffle:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 04, 2013, 03:25:23 PM
Every band has a measure of theatrics, some are just better at it than others.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 04, 2013, 03:30:47 PM
This is theatrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7LVHiMzyrA).

Dressing up in shitty costumes is not, in my opinion, worthy of discussion.  Unless it's KISS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydR-ExD8vLA).   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 04, 2013, 03:34:27 PM
I guess you just like being wrong, and old, then. :)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 04, 2013, 03:37:09 PM
Slipknot is furiously awesome. I remember the first time I heard them, I was all "Haha, look at the silly....holy shit that's intense! Fuck yeah!"

Also,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz-2I1mRvHs

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqqRB0YlZuw


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 04, 2013, 03:41:00 PM
KISS? Bleh. A few good tunes and Ace was pretty good.

If you want to talk dudes in makeup, I'm all about the King in Fate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSQLzoBhkbw Live performance loses some of the layers an nuance from the album, but holy shit I wish I could've seen them.

Or maybe something more modern? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obkI7dE4o5w


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 04, 2013, 03:51:31 PM
I've warmed a bit to Slipknot recently. They aren't as shit as most of the other nuMetal bands that came out around the same time. I'm not too keen on the whole masks thing, but the music is decent.

Mercyful Fate took some getting used to - King Crimson's voice is an acquired taste even though he is one of the greatest metal vocalists of all time. It doesn't help them that a lot of the recording equipment/mixing on Fate's early albums really couldn't handle a singer of that range and quality.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on June 04, 2013, 04:00:37 PM
Dressing up in shitty costumes is not, in my opinion, worthy of discussion. 

(http://d1esel6.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/devo212.jpg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 04, 2013, 04:05:21 PM
Dressing up in shitty costumes is not, in my opinion, worthy of discussion. 

(http://d1esel6.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/devo212.jpg)

Those are just shitty hats, not shitty costumes.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 04, 2013, 04:06:53 PM
5 guys wearing the same jacket is a costume.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 04, 2013, 04:14:36 PM
It is?

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlHwO4pGupfvUAvS8VxaKk9OaE2L_NKvraXHlVodzsKGhobm34)

I thought these were suits.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 04, 2013, 04:20:54 PM
5 > 4.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Viin on June 04, 2013, 11:16:38 PM
Like some of you, I've been enjoying Daft Punk's new album. However, while listening to XMSirius Chill, I caught this version of Get Lucky:
https://soundcloud.com/swedensfinestmusicblog/daughter-get-lucky-daft-punk

Pretty awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 05, 2013, 09:06:43 AM
I  :heart: :heart: :heart: Devo!  They're so much fun live, too.  And those are planters on their heads, no? 

As for the costumes and weird videos... I kind of like the drama as long as it doesn't interfere with the music.  Gwar is too fun live, and one of the clubs I worked for ages agi booked them... the clean up afterwards was more intense than the performance by far.   :awesome_for_real:  I don't really see a difference between Slkpknot costuming and a torch singer in a long, slinky dress.  It all lends to the atmosphere you want to create. 

If I were married to Johnny Depp he would HAVE to wear his Jack Sparrow costume to bed!  Srsly.  He would.  I will never be married to Johnny Depp.  :(  He already told me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 05, 2013, 09:15:36 AM
Devo is pretty awesome.  It's even more awesome that they're from Akron. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 05, 2013, 09:17:43 AM
By 'he told me' do you mean 'the court ordered me' :)

I was bouncing around the tube checking some recommendations from That Metal Show and the full cut of Stained Class showed up. I still love this album so much, it doesn't get much mention compared to Victim of Changes or British Steel, but it was a really solid album. Even the weaker songs have a bridge that rocks or something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdNHjFyzmR0


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on June 05, 2013, 03:28:15 PM
I  :heart: :heart: :heart: Devo!  They're so much fun live, too.  And those are planters on their heads, no?

Energy domes!

http://devo-obsesso.com/html/dome.html

http://www.swag-inc.com/shop/devo/devo-energy-dome-red.html


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 06, 2013, 09:18:29 AM
I don't really see a difference between Slkpknot costuming and a torch singer in a long, slinky dress.  

There is no difference. Like I said, all bands use a measure of theatrics, some are just better at it than others. The good ones get mimicked or inspire all its fans to conform. Music is entertainment after all. For some, an identity locked in time, and all that come after are just copying or silly.

Not sure how someone can point to a band who nearly copyrighted Red white and blue circles, British flags and this shit:
(http://images3.alphacoders.com/198/198325.jpg)

As not Silly costumes or theatrics. The world would suffer from frills for decades to come.

I mean:

(http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/2/f9bd336fb04753e5b28c124798e6484a/l.jpg)

(http://www.mensreverie.com/wp-content//cs-bolongaro-trevor-the-who-jacket.jpg)

 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: murdoc on June 06, 2013, 09:25:50 AM
New NIN

https://soundcloud.com/nineinchnails/came-back-haunted-2013


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 06, 2013, 09:46:05 AM
I thought he'd thoroughly killed off NIN. Track sounds good.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 06, 2013, 09:56:27 AM
That was so awful I thought it was Daft Punk for a minute.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 06, 2013, 10:00:28 AM
Awful is a bit strong, but I thought it was fairly boring.  The other track is really flat, too.  Then again, I haven't been impressed by much he's done since downward spiral. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on June 06, 2013, 10:03:18 AM
I thought he'd thoroughly killed off NIN. Track sounds good.

He did, but apparently got energized at some point about a new album.

I am not entirely sure how I feel about the new track, yet. I listened to it off of my iPhone last night for the first time. Listening to a second time with a pair of circumaural headphones that make me feel a bit better about the production. There is a lot of this that feels a bit like an alternate universe album that exists somewhere between PHM and Downward Spiral.

Awful is a bit strong, but I thought it was fairly boring.  The other track is really flat, too.  Then again, I haven't been impressed by much he's done since downward spiral. 

True story, a LOT of NiN is fairly boring. Also, what other track?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 06, 2013, 10:12:41 AM
I liked The Fragile a lot, probably listened to that more than anything other than the Quake soundtrack by Reznor.

A lot of the electronic end of my taste in music is completely gone. I used to love painting to the Aphex Twin Ambient double disc set.

I also smoked a ton of pot.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on June 06, 2013, 10:16:35 AM
For me, Fragile was the last album that I enjoyed, but it was still a fraction of what I enjoyed about the earlier Halos. I went through many many many copies of  Broken, Fixed and PHM as a kid.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 06, 2013, 11:20:58 AM
I really dug Year Zero but Ghosts is one I never listened to all the way through. The Slip was decent though not nearly as memorable as the earlier stuff. How to Destroy Angels feels like he's basically trying to build traditional NIN songs but without any real instrumentation you can hang on to. The arrangements are "traditional" but the instruments are all manufactured sounds as opposed to traditional instrumentation that's been electronically altered.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 06, 2013, 11:24:09 AM
The Fragile reminds me of Mechanical Animals, another follow-up to a massively successful album that kinda got less stellar reviews. And I think MA holds up really damned well after all this time. I think I need to add Speed of Pain to my acoustic setlist just to make people scratch their heads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pKyTfS45io

Downward Spiral, most of those tracks I liked better as later remix releases.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on June 06, 2013, 11:50:07 AM
The Fragile reminds me of Mechanical Animals, another follow-up to a massively successful album that kinda got less stellar reviews. And I think MA holds up really damned well after all this time. I think I need to add Speed of Pain to my acoustic setlist just to make people scratch their heads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pKyTfS45io

Downward Spiral, most of those tracks I liked better as later remix releases.

Actually, I may have listened to Further Down the Spiral more than Downward Spiral.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 06, 2013, 03:24:12 PM
You made me go look it up. Yes, that one and 'March of the Pigs'. I didn't even own a copy of Downward Spiral until years later.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on June 06, 2013, 03:37:31 PM
You made me go look it up. Yes, that one and 'March of the Pigs'. I didn't even own a copy of Downward Spiral until years later.

I was at a print industry convention in the Bay Area in 1995 when it came out and I bought some fancy tin packaging.

This one in fact http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=2532697


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: sickrubik on June 06, 2013, 05:24:46 PM
Speaking about throw back music, the current trend of post-punk revival makes me quite happy. While there's a lot of crap out there, one bright shining light is Savages new LP, Silence Yourself. Phenomenal Stuff. It feels like early Siouxsie backed up by Joy Division.

http://open.spotify.com/album/0aMC5DDAF86GvYNPaivEKd


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on June 07, 2013, 01:34:06 AM
new National album is super spiffy

http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Trouble+Will+Find+Me/8868614

and that NIN song sounds like someone struggling to find a new sound... while keeping one foot firmly in what he has been doing for awhile.

*edit* looks like you will have to cut and paste my link, too late and too tipsy to try and outsmart the webz


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 07, 2013, 10:01:33 AM
This is what I posted today in a music facebook group I'm in, figured you'd all approve as well:

So Rusite is one of the best producers out there. His 2012 BBC Essential Mix is regarded by many as a major turning point for modern electronic music, bringing a lot of unique sounds out of the underground and into the public eye.  More specifically, the interesting merger of hip-hop and electronic sensibilities.  (also he was the first person to put me on to Cashmere Cat, who is a master)

https://soundcloud.com/rustie/essential-mix-bbc-radio-1 (https://soundcloud.com/rustie/essential-mix-bbc-radio-1)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 08, 2013, 12:11:35 AM
Did someone post something earlier about Daughter?  Newish-4AD group.  I found this KEXP clip today, thought I'd share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y79jZVdokuM


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 10, 2013, 01:54:32 PM
I'd like to see the full set of this. Metallica booked a set on the shit stage of Orion Fest under a fake name and played Kill Em All in its entirety.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krvcqoo-644


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Wasted on June 10, 2013, 04:36:08 PM
The Fragile reminds me of Mechanical Animals, another follow-up to a massively successful album that kinda got less stellar reviews. And I think MA holds up really damned well after all this time.

Thats pretty much how I feel too.  My favourite NIN and MM songs are both from their earlier albums but The Fragile and Mechanical Animals are both the albums I listen to the most as a whole.

I just listened to the new NIN song and I don't mind it, I think it will grow on me.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 10, 2013, 08:56:00 PM
Manson is a really talented dude, doesn't get a lot of respect due to the schtick. I had a friend who's a really good singer that turned me onto Portrait right after it came out. We saw Manson at a little club in the area, place was totally mobbed and it was so raw and energetic. The next time I saw him was in a hockey arena for Antichrist, such a dramatic change without losing what made the first album great (though I really dig Daisy as a guitarist). Think I still have part of the flag he wore in the show, we had a kid with (appropriately) a prosthetic arm cut it into ribbons to share.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Wasted on June 10, 2013, 10:29:20 PM
About the time of the Smells like children EP I traveled interstate and saw him in a small club in Melbourne and yeah it was fantastic, Portrait is still a pretty fresh sounding album.  Him having the crowd all spit at him while he tries to catch it in his mouth was a bit  :awesome_for_real: though.  That and how much he plays with his crotch.

When I next saw him at a festival during his tour for Mechanical Animals it was just good, I hate the quick sets at festivals and being swamped in an ocean of people.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on June 11, 2013, 12:06:59 PM
Manson is a really talented dude, doesn't get a lot of respect due to the schtick. I had a friend who's a really good singer that turned me onto Portrait right after it came out. We saw Manson at a little club in the area, place was totally mobbed and it was so raw and energetic. The next time I saw him was in a hockey arena for Antichrist, such a dramatic change without losing what made the first album great (though I really dig Daisy as a guitarist). Think I still have part of the flag he wore in the show, we had a kid with (appropriately) a prosthetic arm cut it into ribbons to share.

His Sweet Dreams remake is pretty decent. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on June 12, 2013, 12:50:26 PM
Speaking of old fogies, new Sabbath album (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_(Black_Sabbath_album)) released yesterday. Sounds Sabbath-y. Good news for some, I guess.

Title track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0W91FrTlYk


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 12, 2013, 01:32:17 PM
Spotifying it now. I like the "End of the Beginning" song.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 12, 2013, 03:05:06 PM
I have to say fuck Sabbath for this one. Cut Bill Ward some royalties, you cunts. Nobody's getting any younger and Bill still rocks on the kit.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Selby on June 12, 2013, 04:19:40 PM
I have to say fuck Sabbath for this one. Cut Bill Ward some royalties, you cunts. Nobody's getting any younger and Bill still rocks on the kit.
I'm feeling the same way, only with more Ozzy dislike because I can't really stand him anymore.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 12, 2013, 04:26:37 PM
Their fights over money are not my problem. I wish Ward could have come along but I don't know exactly what happened and there's too much he said, he said for me to give enough of a shit to care.

The music is pretty good, and reminds me how good a bass player Geezer Butler really is.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 12, 2013, 11:40:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fTPS9rHrLk

Anyway, yeah. Geezer is absolutely the most influential bassist and musician on my playing. I can hear some of him in almost everything I play. Followed pretty closely by Cliff Burton.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 17, 2013, 11:40:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGHnXCcwY-M#!

 :rock:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on June 17, 2013, 12:44:57 PM
Yea, Zetor's stuff wasn't half bad.

For some reason I'm quite particular to Eyedea & Abilities (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiFE0N9o0D4) at the moment.

I like them, too.  On the same lines (and even shared members), there's THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUZDRa3xZUU) which I gravitate towards a bit more.

I'm kind of getting into this sort of strange hip hop.

I like it, it reminds me a lot of Aesop Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbd4h1kaFlY)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: K9 on June 17, 2013, 12:55:39 PM
Also, I've had a listen to Yeezus and it's equal parts  :ye_gods: and  :drill:

I don't think I like it, but at the same time the way he makes it work is really pretty impressive. It's really dark, you'd find it hard to see the guy who made The College Dropout making this.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 17, 2013, 02:09:29 PM
Dunno if any of you are into hardcore/metalcore but I just found out that No Bragging Rights made an album last year and it owns.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on June 17, 2013, 02:20:48 PM
Dunno if any of you are into hardcore/metalcore but I just found out that No Bragging Rights made an album last year and it owns.
The shouty parts are a wee bit too shouty and the singy parts are a bit too mersh. But they meet in the middle to make it pretty cool. The band is sick as hell.

I fucking hate Kanye, but at least he pulls out a few decent chops on the new stuff. As long as you try not to listen too hard to a rich black dude bitching ironically. Even a few recent appearances by Lay-Z have been pretty decent, I wonder if some new blood has the old dudes worried.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 18, 2013, 10:57:31 AM
I know there's at least ONE Die Antwoord fan on f13, so this is for you.  To the rest... sorry!   :oh_i_see:

Cookie Thumper (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K8nrF5aXPlQ)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 18, 2013, 11:06:07 AM
I LOVE THEM.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 18, 2013, 11:20:26 AM
That is some strange motherfuckers.  :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 18, 2013, 11:40:25 AM
Do you guys require context?

Actually they are still weird even then. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 18, 2013, 11:44:38 AM
No, context is not required. I'm pretty sure it'd be weird as fuck with a Wiki attached.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 18, 2013, 11:50:07 AM
That would be correct.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Wasted on June 20, 2013, 05:30:47 AM
I know there's at least ONE Die Antwoord fan on f13, so this is for you.  To the rest... sorry!   :oh_i_see:

Cookie Thumper (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K8nrF5aXPlQ)

thanks  :drill:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Brofellos on June 20, 2013, 10:42:02 AM
Great recent mix from Jamie xx from Berlin's Night + Day festival.  http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/jamie-xx-live-at-night-day-berlin (http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/jamie-xx-live-at-night-day-berlin)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on June 29, 2013, 08:59:40 AM
Thunderstruck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apO424sqNUM)
Hot with flames on the side!   :heart:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 01, 2013, 03:54:33 PM
Dammit.

I like the new Sabbath album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 01, 2013, 04:21:45 PM
It's a good album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: ghost on July 03, 2013, 04:08:08 PM
Why does that deserve a "dammit"?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on July 03, 2013, 04:39:51 PM
Probably because it's getting harder and harder to like Ozzy, what with that horrible reality show and the bossy nasal wife.  Or maybe I dunno.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 03, 2013, 04:52:03 PM
Because it was supposed to be a full, original lineup reunion album and tour, and they kind of fucked Bill Ward out of the deal by either not paying him enough or just not working with him.

But it's still a good album.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on July 03, 2013, 05:30:58 PM
That's sort of sad.  I like Bill Ward and he's awesome at his job.  And since he's off the sauce and drugs (afaik), he doesn't even let people set his face on fire anymore.  Did they try and cheat him or something?  I'm getting SO tired of bands doing this sort of thing to each other.  It makes my head hurt.  This is why I don't work in artist management anymore.  Either the managers are trying to screw the band or the label is trying to screw the band and the managers or the band is trying to screw each other... some or all of that.  Music industry is fucked from the inside out.  I'm so happy to see some self publishing and cutting out the labels, at least.  They're the most devious ones in the mix.  I would have loved to see that line up.   :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 05, 2013, 11:36:03 AM
Yes, I wish Bill Ward had been on it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 06, 2013, 01:56:09 PM
New Carcass !!!   :rock_hard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=n2zkdQxIXlw


sounds like Heartwork era stuff to my ears (and just about everyone elses)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nevermore on July 06, 2013, 08:27:43 PM
New Pixies single. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGdSYPh5_BI)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Hawkbit on July 06, 2013, 11:37:14 PM
Wow.  I heard Kim left a few weeks ago and assumed they'd be done.  Do you know if she recorded before she left, or is this the new bassist?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nevermore on July 07, 2013, 12:08:58 AM
The backing vocals and bass on that one were apparently done by a Jeremy Dubs.  Kim Shattuck from The Muffs will be replacing Deal for the upcoming European tour.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 08, 2013, 05:28:58 AM
I'm not really a fan, but that doesn't seem right.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on July 08, 2013, 11:34:09 AM
Soul of robot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7UDd8Zd1vM)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on July 08, 2013, 02:13:06 PM
Soul of robot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7UDd8Zd1vM)

The guitar player's thumb is freaking me out... it's on the wrong side of the neck!


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Fraeg on July 09, 2013, 02:03:21 AM
Soul of robot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7UDd8Zd1vM)

The guitar player's thumb is freaking me out... it's on the wrong side of the neck!

john 5 is a great guitarist, but that got boring pretty quickly


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Cyrrex on July 09, 2013, 03:31:32 AM
Dunno if any of you are into hardcore/metalcore but I just found out that No Bragging Rights made an album last year and it owns.

I am a Music Thread virgin and by all accounts have horrible taste in music (but I fucking LOVE music) so go easy on me...but I have recently discovered that I might be into metalcore.  More specifically, I stumbled across some stuff from Atreyu and found that I couldn't get enough.  It is just the perfect mix of high speed thrashing, ridiculous drum beats, with nice singer guy being complimented perfectly by screaming devil-voice guy.  Does that make me weird?

Anyway, if you have recommendations of stuff that comes close to this, or is in your opinion, "better", I am all ears.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: hanys on July 09, 2013, 08:30:52 AM
The Agonist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzIeI0mkFI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzIeI0mkFI)
Maybe it's not a metal core band but I'd strongly recommend them.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 09, 2013, 10:02:43 AM
Soul of robot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7UDd8Zd1vM)

The guitar player's thumb is freaking me out... it's on the wrong side of the neck!

john 5 is a great guitarist, but that got boring pretty quickly

This. He's a great guitarist who really doesn't know how to translate those licks into good songs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 09, 2013, 10:21:18 AM
That's a bit unfair. The track Signe linked is intentionally robotic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0QlJaJStZs

I'm not a fan of most instrumental rock guitarists like Satriani or Vai, but John 5 isn't too bad. I'd put his album above most of those other two wanker's solo work. All great guitarists, of course.

On the other hand I'll listen to Stephane Wrembel for days on end. Finally got around to learning the rest of the A section of Bistro Fada (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTnDYhm4J6U). Also, the dude just sets things on fire. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2psoBbjHhh0) Such mad chops, such great melody and composition...and then he improvs so much of it off the cuff, really displaying the mastery of said melody and theory.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 09, 2013, 10:29:18 AM
That's a bit unfair. The track Signe linked is intentionally robotic.

True. But I've listened to other stuff of his and never made it through an entire album. If I'm going to listen to a guy go off on guitar solo, I'll choose Buckethead, Vai or Satriani over him. They just write better songs.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on July 09, 2013, 10:50:02 AM
This is the difference between a musician and a guitar technician.  There are plenty of the latter but few of the former.  Hell, Clapton showed that you only need one note to make music and the guy is a solid technical guitarist.  While I appreciate Vai, Satriani, Malmsteen, and SRV, their guitar wankery gets old really fast.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 09, 2013, 11:17:37 AM
SRV... their guitar wankery gets old really fast.

This sentence makes no sense to me.  :headscratch:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on July 09, 2013, 11:18:30 AM
Stevie Ray Vaughn?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on July 09, 2013, 11:19:27 AM
I think I spelled it wrong.   :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 09, 2013, 11:30:06 AM
No, you got it right. I was just trying to figure out how he could consider SRV a guitar wanker.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on July 09, 2013, 11:56:20 AM
I was just trying to figure out how he could consider SRV a guitar wanker.

He's too busy for my tastes.  Too many fills.  That and not every song needs a guitar solo, thank you very much.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: HaemishM on July 09, 2013, 12:01:27 PM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1739972/web-images/Blasphemer.jpg)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on July 09, 2013, 12:03:33 PM
David Gilmour or Alex Lifeson would be my preference.  Both can play the hell out of their instrument, but know when less is more. 


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 09, 2013, 01:32:04 PM
SRV isn't anything like those other guys to my mind so I am also in the WTF NEBU camp on this one. That said, he's also not really my favorite (SRV, not Nebu).

You know who doesn't get enough love? Skunk Baxter. For his guitar solos, not his weird post-rock GOP military consultant thing.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 09, 2013, 01:46:32 PM
I liked SRV when he was called Buddy Guy.

Speaking of not getting enough credit. Also, Eddie Hazel.

Anyway, I like Yngwie's more straight classical stuff, he comes off the rails when he tries to write his own. A lot of bluegrass bands do that, too. Great classic covers and then some weird new age shit originals.



Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 09, 2013, 05:27:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TQBB8VQNOgs

 :grin:


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on July 09, 2013, 05:34:46 PM
That video made me giggle almost as much as when someone says "Yngwie Malmsteen" which translates into "I'm so full of myself sometime my ass leaks."

Srsly.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 09, 2013, 05:43:05 PM
merica


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 09, 2013, 06:00:02 PM
"Yngwie Malmsteen" which translates into "I'm so full of myself sometime my ass leaks."
He don't like fuckin' donuts.

7:10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLw864Fq33c)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Cyrrex on July 10, 2013, 01:12:59 AM
The Agonist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzIeI0mkFI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXzIeI0mkFI)
Maybe it's not a metal core band but I'd strongly recommend them.

Right on, Lurker Dude, that's exactly the kind of stuff I am looking for.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: hanys on July 11, 2013, 03:51:47 AM
Right on, Lurker Dude, that's exactly the kind of stuff I am looking for.

look at these:
Arch Enemy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KDrqC6NjNQ)
In This Moment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAo3Nefox2w)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on July 11, 2013, 09:04:36 AM
I really like Arch Enemy a lot.  If you're interested in some good alternative metal with female vocals, try Otep.  They're one of my favs.

Otep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D79peD6i-rw)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: hanys on July 12, 2013, 07:11:39 AM
ooo man. That was awesome experience. I love when woman sing using growling.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on July 15, 2013, 04:53:11 PM
Really enjoyed some of the Otep songs. She pulls off growl metal well, and its nice that it isn't -all- just growl metal, and there's some good variety in her song writing. Also, her production values are through the roof.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 15, 2013, 10:03:35 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/198226983/orissa-recording-our-first-full-length-album-resur

I wish this guy was promoting this better, this album should get made. I want to play bass on it.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Tale on July 15, 2013, 10:36:02 PM
Grunge revival. In a good way. From the same city as Tame Impala.

This song made me take notice (http://thelovejunkies.bandcamp.com/track/baby-come-home)
This song is heavier and got noticed by NME (UK music newspaper) (http://thelovejunkies.bandcamp.com/track/oxymoron-2)
They also do a kind of delta blues rock thing (http://thelovejunkies.bandcamp.com/track/black-sheep-blues-2)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 17, 2013, 10:01:19 AM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikemattison/untitled-not-so-secret-mike-mattison-solo-album

Mike was the singer for the Derek Trucks Band, and currently sings for Scrapomatic and does backups for Tedeschi Trucks Band. He's an amazing blues/soul singer. Highly recommend this one.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Signe on July 21, 2013, 11:49:50 AM
Volbeat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPJ1KIMArWA)


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Engels on July 21, 2013, 11:53:40 AM
I don't get it, Signe,  you post Otep which is very exciting, and then this, which strikes me as pretty mainstream vanilla?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 21, 2013, 11:58:05 AM
Volbeat is awesome.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nebu on July 21, 2013, 12:06:12 PM
Volbeat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPJ1KIMArWA)

Why does this remind me of Christian Rock?  I kept expecting them to break into a chorus about Jesus.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Nevermore on July 21, 2013, 01:03:54 PM
I don't get it, Signe,  you post Otep which is very exciting, and then this, which strikes me as pretty mainstream vanilla?

Because people can like a wide variety of things?


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: satael on July 21, 2013, 01:12:53 PM
Volbeat has some nice songs like Hallelujah Goat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZHqD5ZlXMI) and Devil Or The Blue Cats Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE8cE_6JP_Y). Reminds me of the new(ish) Misfits (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlH77hPHUSY).


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Merusk on July 21, 2013, 01:13:27 PM
Volbeat /is/ pretty awesome.

Popular songs - Still Counting - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV7aM32Jur8
Heaven Nor Hell - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEN3mQ0ql30
A Warrior's Call - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSmtHBMjXLU

They sound vanilla because they're from Copenhagen, I figure.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 22, 2013, 12:24:06 PM
New GWAR Album Dropping. First one with out Cory Smoot mixing and writing a good portion of them.

Gwar "Madness at the Core of Time" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onKb4NWvC9U&feature=share&list=UUSldglor1t-5E-Gy2eBdMrA)

I hope they fix that mix. Its just, off.


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Sky on July 22, 2013, 02:51:43 PM
New Gogol Bordello comes out tomorrow!

https://soundcloud.com/gogolbordello/gogol-bordello-lost-innocent
https://soundcloud.com/gogolbordello/malandrino


Title: Re: The Music thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 22, 2013, 03:23:13 PM