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Interesting you mentioned Boston in that lot, since tracks like More Than A Feeling I woulda said were less experimental, if you like, than perhaps Genesis and what I heard of Saga. Sorta more straight-up rock structure.

Not that I'm in any way an expert, of course.
Isn't it a bit of semantics? There's a mix between rock/pop or rock and softer rock, if you prefer. I certainly wouldn't say they are dissimilar. Another group in this mix and period would the Styx. They have some rocky numbers and ballades like 'She Cares' ... (one of my personal all time top 10s).

Boston was probably more rock in their early years and got 'softer' with age.

But try comparing a song like Amanda (mid 80's) to say Toto's Pamela .. (Edit .. or Rosanna of course ).

And about Genesis. Agree with Jimmie. Genesis with a heavy Phil Collins influence is also my preference. I too am a fan of his solo work.

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Isn't it a bit of semantics? There's a mix between rock/pop or rock and softer rock, if you prefer. I certainly wouldn't say they are dissimilar. Another group in this mix and period would the Styx. They have some rocky numbers and ballades like 'She Cares' ... (one of my personal all time top 10s).

Boston was probably more rock in their early years and got 'softer' with age.

But try comparing a song like Amanda (mid 80's) to say Toto's Pamela .. Same genre, imho.

And about Genesis. Agree with Jimmie. Genesis with a heavy Phil Collins influence is also my preference. I too am a fan of his solo work.
Was trying to make discussion, not criticising .
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Was trying to make discussion, not criticising .
Oh ... it certainly wasn't taken as such. We all have different tastes ..

I guess, the point I was trying to make was, I feel the lines between heavy rock / rock / soft rock is rather blurred ..

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Kind of Blue I've already given a try. Is Sketches of Spain in a similar vein?
Hmm, no, not really. "Kind of Blue" is a quintet recording while on "Sketches of Spain" he's accompanied by a big band conducted by Gil Evans. Don't let the mention of the words "big band" misslead you into thinking that it's a swing record though because it ain't.


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Since prog-rock was mentionned, I've always liked 70's Jethro Tull...




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Well, as we now have a music thread ... I did not see this one coming :

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson launches music career

There's even a music video .. if you're brave enough to listen (don't be scared. Auto-tune is your friend).


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...5-Seconds.html


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Some initial points for discussion:
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1) Are Motorhead overrated?
No...

I saw them twice back in the day, and they put on a great show, but I'm not a fan and find their ditties simplistic, BUT, they are hugely important in terms of musical progression and punctuation (in the rock and roll genre). Yawnaff yes, overrated No.

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2) Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub is basically one of the best songs ever written.
Well not all song writers can be geniuses, and just because they fall way short, I can think of worse to pick out for ridicule...

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3) I decided to give Pinkerton a go yesterday and I really like it so far.
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So who would have the gravest effect playing live in an Asylum... Tom Waits, Leonard cohen, or Nick cave?

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Well, as we now have a music thread ... I did not see this one coming :

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson launches music career

There's even a music video .. if you're brave enough to listen (don't be scared. Auto-tune is your friend).


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...5-Seconds.html


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Any amount of humiliation endured for a little stretch to the 15 mins... Shhh... IT Girl...

Isn't this a Music thread though?

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Hmm, no, not really. "Kind of Blue" is a quintet recording while on "Sketches of Spain" he's accompanied by a big band conducted by Gil Evans. Don't let the mention of the words "big band" misslead you into thinking that it's a swing record though because it ain't.
I think I prefer an impassioned original Rodrigo... Was he trying a Gets? Miles Debut album was mind blowing...

Fussing the other way, I have been nodding to some Led Zeppelin cover with wicked guitar solos on grande, strings, and wood.

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Ok, some Hiromi. She's a Japanese girl and one of the best and most popular pianists in contemporary jazz. Here she does a jazzed up version of the old baroque piece "Canon in D" by Pachelbel. Classical music lovers, and probably most others as well will recognize it. But if not, here's just a minute of it to familiarize yourself with the tune.




And here's Hiromi's jazzed up version. At the start she even makes her piano sound like a harpsichord, which was of course a key instrument of the baroque period. Further on she really starts to kick butt and gets ultra-virtuosic. Amazing stuff, although I expect that most of you will probably not like it.

Victor Borge's love child is Hello Kitty?

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You youngsters with your modern music..... Genesis is the best band ever, there..I said it!
That's exactly what my 40 something balding accountant always used to say when I let the Jimmy rip. I think his second favorite was Marrilion.

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Since prog-rock was mentionned, I've always liked 70's Jethro Tull...
Ian Is still mixing it up and experimenting...

An old favourite...


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Was just browsing iTunes charts.
http://www.apple.com/euro/itunes/charts/top10songs.html
Being as Caro is playing in Korea this week, I thought it appropriate to mention, the most popular download is a Korean 'song' .. Dance Max.

Gangnam Style



And like Carly Rae's 'Call Me Maybe', there's a lot of copies springing up on You Tube



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My favorite musical decade is the 90s.

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Has anyone heard the new Christina single? More than what's in the 40 seconds teaser ..


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