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Post by Wolfmiester » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:07 pm

Mr Webber has made an analysis of certain bands and musical styles, like so (I've added a few comments);

White Snake? - good band but should have stopped years ago. OK live, one good album.
Genesis - Phil Collins backing group who never made a good record. Great live, albums are boring.
XTC - great band, great sound, pity about the lyrics.
Sex Pistols - got worse as they learned to play their instruments. Agreed
Squeeze - sentimental junk but great keyboard player. Jools is brilliant, go and see him with his R&B Orchestra.
Motown anything - no. Sort of agree.
Soul anything - no. Don't agree. Although not my personal favorite style, there are some fantastic soul records out there.
Dance/trance/techno - no. Totally agree (as our eldest plays it constantly when she's at home!)
Amy Winehouse - what a waste of talent - get your head straight girl. Agree. Walked out after 3 songs on her last tour. Albums very good
Norah Jones/Dido/Joss Stone et al - what's the point? Music is about passion and fire not this sort of lift muzak. Sort of agree, although Joss is great.
Drum and Bass - same song played at different speeds. Totally Agreed.

I'll also add this;
Country & Western - WHY?
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Post by Jessica-Red » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:50 am

Ha ha ha ha your all showing yr age !!!! :fsbgrin:
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Post by webberg » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:16 pm

OK, let's try a few more modern bands that might be worth listening to?

Last Shadow Puppets - remind me very much of early Artic Monkeys but with better lyrics
Hadouken - great energy and would be perfect for that last 200m in a 2k red mist gut buster
White Denim - hard to describe - go and listen
Ladyhawke - bit of an acquired taste
Fratelli's - feel good summer music - remember summer?
Liquid liquid - listen

Quite keen on White Stripes - first album is a blast

Presently listening to Mozart horn concertos and Blink 182

Best band name heard recently - Gaye Byker Boyz - music is rubbish but great name.
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Post by Jessica-Red » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:02 pm

Well at least I have heard of the Fratellis and Mozart !!!!! :roll:

we need the opinion of BigSarge 1985 for the rest of those and sadly he's too busy celebrating finishing Uni forever to come on this forum :lol:

my delicate ears are still recoveringfrom the onslaught of the Foos at Wembley
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Post by johnglynn » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:35 pm

I've been listening to this for the last week or two

http://www.gangstagrass.com/

Well worth a download (perfectly legal) and listen, sort-of of rap/blues music (it sort-of has the bad language rap generally has so if your sensitive to that give it a miss)
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Post by Gooner Neil » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:38 pm

Why does music have to be passion and fire? i agree with the above Norah Jones and the like aren't my cup of tea but Nick Drake wouldn't be described with words such as passion and fire. However beauty, pain and honesty are there in bucket loads.

My music tastes includes

Kasabian (great live and 1st album was very good)
Nick Drake
The The
Anthony and the Johnsons
Joy Division/New Order
The Smiths
Simon and Garfunkel
Arcade Fire
Classical music (never know the names apart from Elgar's Nimrod)
Robert Johnson
Johnny Cash
Killers
And Viva Forever by the Spice Girls, I know I shouldn't but I don't like snobbishness so why can't I :mrgreen:
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Post by nomugie » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:43 am

johnglynn wrote:I've been listening to this for the last week or two

http://www.gangstagrass.com/

Well worth a download (perfectly legal) and listen, sort-of of rap/blues music (it sort-of has the bad language rap generally has so if your sensitive to that give it a miss)
Oh my, how great! Thanks for the link.

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Post by Wolfmiester » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:01 am

Good input Gooner, I'd forgotten about this thread ...
Graham wrote "Norah Jones/Dido/Joss Stone et al - what's the point? Music is about passion and fire not this sort of lift muzak."
I replied "Sort of agree, although Joss is great".
We got VERY lucky the other week as I picked up two tickets for a short notice Monday night gig in a small grotty pub, in a small grotty area of Brum. Turns out Joss Stone was doing some "intimate" warm up gigs before her latest album release and summer tour. Absolutely fantastic. About 250 people squeezed in to a small room, I was at the back & Joss was not more than 20 feet away! She has an amazing soul voice, totally full of passion :wink: and she had a 9 piece backing band on a stage the size of my dining table! Brilliant.
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Post by jbh » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:39 pm

gangstagrass - love it thanks for the link mr. johnglynn :D
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Post by hewitt » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:48 am

I have been listening to "Nickelback" lately,it seems to help me row. 8)
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Post by Jessica-Red » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:20 am

Slighty off topic but it sort of musical
JRs son and heir is working on some musical photoshoots starting soon with a few people we may have heard of
did Lady Ga Ga and Take That last yr-what a mixture !

flying to New York to do Bruce Springsteen very soon 8)

then a motley mixed crue including
U2
Foo Fighters
Beyonce and her various famous friends
and lots more I cant remember lol

just done Lily Allen for Q mag last month and had his own picture in it with her and a stylist and a black panther !!!!! :shock: weird concoctions these pics but he gets abt a bit
pity he only earns assistants wages and isnt allowed to ask for autographs ! :twisted:
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Post by Gooner Neil » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:54 pm

Blimey good work Master JR, lucky beggar =D>

Off to see Kasabian tonight at the Royal Albert Hall
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Post by strider77 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:35 pm

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Love
The Doors
Curtis Mayfield
Dire Straits
Leonard Cohen
Buffalo Springfield
America
Eagles
Simon & Garfunkel
Stones (Rolling)
Beach Boys
Yes
Led Zeppelin
Beatles
James Brown
Al Green
Red Hot Chillie Peppers
The O Jays
The Animals
Small Faces

Not sure when to stop plenty more-a wide range :D
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Post by webberg » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:07 pm

Methinks that Mr Stider is showing his age a little here.

For those fast and frantic sprints try

Okervil River
Twisted Wheel
MXPX
The Rakes
MC Rut

Let me know if these don't move you (quickly).

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Post by strider77 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:43 pm

Webberg wrote :-
Methinks that Mr Stider is showing his age a little here.
Bl***y Cheek

The Ting Tings
oops forgot The Boss
Fleet Foxes
Kaiser Chiefs
Seasick Steve
Elbow
Metallica
Kings of Leon
Pendulum



Eclectic enough for you ?
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Post by Jessica-Red » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:25 pm

Lucky you Mr Gooner seeing Kasabian
have a lovely time
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Post by alistairkbs » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:38 pm

strider77 wrote: Metallica
They will do for me

Going to see them tomorrow at the O2 with son for 16th birhday

Already seen them once in Nottingham this tour with mates :D :D :D :D

Haven't played much else for a while.

Mind you have not done much rwoing either :oops: :oops:

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Post by Gooner Neil » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:40 pm

Thanks JR.

And very good they were too!!!!

Had a listen to Mr Webber's selection on www.spotify.com or co.uk can't remember very good, free legal jukebox
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Post by webberg » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:09 pm

Mr Gooner - you're here to review the bands not the jukebox!

How was the music?

My views on the list from the forum.

The Ting Tings - great first song, poor second, jury out (she is very cute though)
oops forgot The Boss - Bored in the USA says it all
Fleet Foxes - one paced droning
Kaiser Chiefs - I can't beleive this band makes any serious list. Feel good anthems with little musical innovation and trite lyrics
Seasick Steve - There are better talking blues out there
Elbow - great band and have been for years
Metallica - way past their prime but a favourite of old
Kings of Leon - great last album. The next one will be the test
Pendulum - quite like them

Try Marilyn Manson's latest "We're from America" which is available on free download. Apologies for the language but a great swell of driving, pounding wall of sound.

Twisted Wheel well worth a listen

Did I mention that I have tickets for Oasis later this year as well.
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Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:49 pm

webberg wrote: Twisted Wheel well worth a listen

Did I mention that I have tickets for Oasis later this year as well.
Hi Graham, if it's the same set up as earlier this year, Twisted Wheel are the support for Oasis.
Opinion? I actually thought the music was very refreshingly good. However I thought the lead singer, and especially his foul language, was an idiot.
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Post by nomugie » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:28 am

I am going to see Dave Matthews Band this summer...Yes! Score! Love it!

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Post by webberg » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:27 am

Oasis are on with Kasabian and The Enemy as support.

I was at Wembley yesterday in fact and really looking forward to going back there in July.
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Post by Gooner Neil » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:59 pm

Graham
:oops: apologies just thought I'd bring to the groups attention a great bit of kit,

Now to review
Okervil River Must have listened to wrong stuff as opposite of what I expected very slow
Twisted Wheel
MXPX
The Rakes
MC Rut The other 4 I, only my opinion mind, rather generic

The Ting Tings - great first song, poor second, jury out (she is very cute though) absolutely agree
oops forgot The Boss - Bored in the USA says it all oh yes
Fleet Foxes - not for me
Kaiser Chiefs - Does everything have to be full of pathos KC do what they do very well and with a degree of humour without the Cheesiness of the Hoosiers and my least favourite Scouting for Girls
Seasick Steve - There are better talking blues out there, maybe but Sir Jools loves him
Elbow - great band and have been for years, oh yes Rib cage and Fallen Angel absolute gems
Metallica - don't get it
Kings of Leon - great last album. Don't think they've done a bad album. Their father must be soooo pleased.
Pendulum ooh quite like this

Yeah Yeah Yeahs I'm only six years behind but just heard their stuff. Maps what a song.
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Post by Jessica-Red » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:47 am

After much fuss with silly Ticketmaster website I got my paws on 2 tickets for U2 at Wembley August 15th

YEAY !!!

and Ive bought a rockchick leather jacket to wear so there ! hope Mr Jr can keep up with me ! :lol:
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Post by Wolfmiester » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:35 am

Jessica-Red wrote:After much fuss with silly Ticketmaster website I got my paws on 2 tickets for U2 at Wembley August 15th

YEAY !!!

and Ive bought a rockchick leather jacket to wear so there ! hope Mr Jr can keep up with me ! :lol:
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