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Old Sep 11th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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We should start a Woz forum music thread one day, DIAH.
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So yeah. ^Youbettasticktothat.

Some initial points for discussion:

1) Are Motorhead overrated?

2) Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub is basically one of the best songs ever written.

3) I decided to give Pinkerton a go yesterday and I really like it so far.
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Re: Music Thread

How much time did it take you to dig up those quotes?

I was seriously considering starting this thread myself but you were a bit scarce lately and I didn't want to steal your thunder.

1) In some circles they may be overrated, there really hasn't been much growth over the last thirty-five years, but their albums are consistently good if not great. The peaks may not be as high as they once were but the lows are fairly rare. I would happily take any of their later albums over a new Judas Priest or Iron Maiden album.


2) I'm ashamed to admit that I am unqualified to address this one. I do have most of their albums but am not as familiar with them as I ought to be. I shall dust off my copy of Grand Prix and get back to you on this one.

3) For me Pinkerton was definitely a grower. I was disappointed at first but now I really dig it. There was a time years ago when I could relate to "Pink Triangle" to an uncomfortably large degree.

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A music thread ..

Okies ... I just watched the first episode of new The Voice US ..

When compared to the cr@p Cowell and ITV produces in the UK, The Voice US is from another planet.

No ploy to deliberate belittle and humiliate contestants. No female chav judges only there to make up the numbers and show their tits.

The contestants not picked in The Voice US were treated in a respectful and dignified manner ... and most of them also got a hug from Xtina (I'm applying for season 4!!).
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Old Sep 11th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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Chrissie-fan, if you are out there this thread is begging to hear your thoughts on the new Bob Dylan album. As a loyal fan you no doubt rushed out to your local wrecka stow and picked up a copy today (I'm assuming the release date is the same for you as it is for me). Of course you will need a few days to digest it and develop an opinion but once you do let us know what you think.
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How much time did it take you to dig up those quotes?
Just went back through my posting history. Like you alluded to, I've not been around that much lately so they were a few pages back.

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1) In some circles they may be overrated, there really hasn't been much growth over the last thirty-five years, but their albums are consistently good if not great. The peaks may not be as high as they once were but the lows are fairly rare. I would happily take any of their later albums over a new Judas Priest or Iron Maiden album.
I only really know one of their songs, just sorta occurred to me that I didn't really know much else they've done. Bear in mind my knowledge of metal sorta limits itself to early 90s NY hardcore-crossover (post Youth of Today, pre-Earth Crisis' second album when that screamy stuff with the breakdowns sorta came in), a bit of late 80s thrash and some pretty terrible records by hardcore punk bands from the early 80s that 'went metal' (Void's one, and SSD's latter two are a couple of examples). I don't know quite how much I'd dig Motorhead, even their earlier stuff.

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3) For me Pinkerton was definitely a grower. I was disappointed at first but now I really dig it. There was a time years ago when I could relate to "Pink Triangle" to an uncomfortably large degree.
I've known about Weezer for years and years but I hadn't really got into them that much until more recently. Pinkerton's probably the best I've come across so far, although I haven't listened to all their material.

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A music thread ..

Okies ... I just watched the first episode of new The Voice US ..

When compared to the cr@p Cowell and ITV produces in the UK, The Voice US is from another planet.

No ploy to deliberate belittle and humiliate contestants. No female chav judges only there to make up the numbers and show their tits.

The contestants not picked in The Voice US were treated in a respectful and dignified manner ... and most of them also got a hug from Xtina (I'm applying for season 4!!).
I think in general the American public's not so big on public humiliation as some of the British seem to be. Possibly a cultural thing.

I dunno if the female chav judges thing was specifically about anyone in particular, but I'm sorta a reasonable fan of Tulisa's, given that in interviews and stuff with her she seems to have a pretty humble outlook on life.



Also: DIAH. Best Canadian bands? I'd pick The Nils, The Weakerthans, SNFU and maybe some of Propaghandi's stuff. At least from what I know about Canadian music, which isn't particularly extensive.
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Generally Overkill and Ace of Spades are hailed as Motorhead's two best albums. Give them a listen, if you don't enjoy them it is probably fair to say that you will not enjoy anything else by them.

If you haven't heard it definitely give Weezer's first album a listen. It's a lot more poppy and "straight" than Pinkerton which is kind of their "weird" album but a lot of people consider it their best and most of their subsequent albums have been lesser versions of the first one. You may also be interested in Return of the Rentals which was a side project by the bass player (Matt Sharp).

I'm a horrible Canadian as I don't listen to many native bands. Maybe Sloan? They are kind of in a similar vein to Teenage Fanclub. The first album (Smeared) was kind of My Bloody Valentine influenced, after that they moved into a power pop sound. I would recommend Twice Removed, One Chord to Another, Navy Blues or Between the Bridges. I still really like the second Philosopher Kings album (Famous, Rich and Beautiful) but that is much more in the pop/funk vein. A buddy of mine is a big fan of Matt Mays. He kind of sounds like early seventies Neil Young and maybe Tom Petty. Matt Mays + El Torpedo is probably his best album. I quite liked the first album by Robin Black and the Intergalactic Rock Stars (Planet: Fame). Glam rock with a bit of punk mixed in. Nothing groundbreaking but it was refreshing to hear something like that when it was first released roughly ten years ago. I'm probably forgetting some obvious picks here. I never really saw the appeal but bands like the Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo have been very popular in Canada for years without really having any significant success outside the country. Sigh, I'm not doing a very good job of selling my people, if the fine folks at the Canadian Tourism Commission read this post they would strongly consider evicting me from the country.
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I dunno if the female chav judges thing was specifically about anyone in particular, but I'm sorta a reasonable fan of Tulisa's, given that in interviews and stuff with her she seems to have a pretty humble outlook on life.
Indeed her in particular. We'll just agree to disagree

Canadian bands ... I listen to a lot of Saga in my youth. Yep. I am sure most of you will have to google them #generationgap
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Indeed her in particular. We'll just agree to disagree

Canadian bands ... I listen to a lot of Saga in my youth. Yep. I am sure most of you will have to google them #generationgap
I played a lot of Sega in my youth. I guess that's not quite the same thing.
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Ha! Not quite the same. I remember one of my friends got a zx81 spectrum for xmas. Wow. That was some machine. We programmed it to make a little dot bounce around the screen
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You youngsters with your modern music..... Genesis is the best band ever, there..I said it!
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You youngsters with your modern music..... Genesis is the best band ever, there..I said it!
I am huge fan too, but 'best band ever' ... I am finding it difficult to even pick a top 5, let alone a top 1 ...

Who's big in Germany these days?
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You youngsters with your modern music..... Genesis is the best band ever, there..I said it!
Seventies progressive rock Genesis or eighties pop Genesis?
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Anything that starts with the Phil Collins era (so 1979 onwards)
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I've got a pretty broad taste in music. You guys will probably find some of my favorite stuff unlistenable while you'll like some of my other faves. Every now and then I may post some youtubes that may fall into either of those two categories. But to be honest, I'm completely clueless as to what other people like, I only know what I like myself.

I like pop/rock/soul and the rest of it, but also jazz. And I'm in a big way into classical music, including opera as well.
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lol I thought this is about Caro's music
We know it's a masterpiece, but an entire thread about "Oxygen" is maybe a bit too much of a good thing. We'll consider it when the album comes out.
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