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The band Yes, early Genesis, Supertramp, Rush, Styx, etc.

There's just so much from the '80s I like. Prince, Duran Duran, Van Halen, New Order, a-ha, Billy Squier, The Fixx, The Jets, Journey, Living Colour, The Smiths, early Sinead O'Connor, Big Country, Talk Talk, The The, on and on.

Like many 50 year olds, 90% of what I listen to is from the '70s and '80s.
Unlike me. :eek:h:

Curiously I didn't know Rush until very recently. It must have been an American thing. I listened to Moving Pictures on the net and it's indeed excellent!
 

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I listen to all kind of music, except hippie, folkish crap, and any kind of "nerdy" music. Also I believe 90% of music made in 90s was shit, regardles of genre, it just doesn't sounds good to me.

Also love reading musicians biographies. Well, Im a hobbyst music historician :lol:

Although I believe in pretty every genre you might find a gems (there are some exceptions), the most "relatable" genre for me would be punk.

I have special affection for New York punk music from 70s (ignorant people think punk was born in UK- well, never heard New York Dolls, or Dead Boys, I guess.).
 

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I listen to all kind of music, except hippie, folkish crap
I watched parts of the Woodstock film/documentary two days ago (it was on TV - 50 years anniversary). Attendance of one million and a half, over three days, in the night, under the rain. Hendrix final performance remains unreal. Nobody ever sounded like him, and nobody ever will. ;)
 

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I watched parts of the Woodstock film/documentary two days ago (it was on TV - 50 years anniversary). Attendance of one million and a half, over three days, in the night, under the rain. Hendrix final performance remains unreal. Nobody ever sounded like him, and nobody ever will. ;)
Didn't mean Hendrix as "hippie folkish crap", although Im not fan of him as well. Though many of Woodstock, and Woodstock-era acts were in this category.
 

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Didn't mean Hendrix as "hippie folkish crap", although Im not fan of him as well. Though many of Woodstock, and Woodstock-era acts were in this category.
It's pretty coherent to dislike hippies when you're into punk :laugh2:

I like punk too... especially when it sounds unique or original.
 

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Nice thread :)

Here in Central Europe (Germany, Czechia, Austria) classical music will probably always be the pinnacle of all genres, as it's a part of our culture and DNA and a majority of the greatest composers have come from this region.

During summer and throughout the year, there's always so many classical music festivals here that it's impossible to follow them all. Needless to say, they're often set on beautiful locations like chateaux, Renaissance or Baroque palaces, gardens, courtyards, monasteries or picturesque towns, which adds to the overall experience.
 

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I listen to all kind of music, except hippie, folkish crap, and any kind of "nerdy" music. Also I believe 90% of music made in 90s was shit, regardles of genre, it just doesn't sounds good to me.

Also love reading musicians biographies. Well, Im a hobbyst music historician :lol:

Although I believe in pretty every genre you might find a gems (there are some exceptions), the most "relatable" genre for me would be punk.

I have special affection for New York punk music from 70s (ignorant people think punk was born in UK- well, never heard New York Dolls, or Dead Boys, I guess.).
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NY punk music is very special yes. I grew in NYC in the late 70s and CBGBs was like heaven to me. Yeah, it was really a grimy, dirty hole in the wall, but I loved it then and I still love the memory of it. :)



(must admit I do like some hippyish folkish music too and there's loads of quite nerdish stuff I'm attracted to as well. :haha: )
 

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Unlike me. :eek:h:

Curiously I didn't know Rush until very recently. It must have been an American thing. I listened to Moving Pictures on the net and it's indeed excellent!
Rush is a Canadian band numb nuts and has a massive global following. Neil Peart is generally regarded as one of the best drummers in the world, if not the best.

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- 90s alternative rock chicks
- Folk rock
- 60s folk pop rock
- Country-Noir and anything melancholic sounding

I mostly like to hear real instruments, not the overproduced garbage of most of today's music or electronica.
 

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Rush is a Canadian band numb nuts and has a massive global following. Neil Peart is generally regarded as one of the best drummers in the world, if not the best.
Canada is in America. Rush is not that famous in Europe, I would have heard of them otherwise, as much as any other famous prog band. Maybe a case of popular band not praised by the critics.
 

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NY punk music is very special yes. I grew in NYC in the late 70s and CBGBs was like heaven to me. Yeah, it was really a grimy, dirty hole in the wall, but I loved it then and I still love the memory of it. :)

I had Richard Hell in mind too when I thought of punk that was unique and original. :yeah:
 

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I listen to all kind of music, except hippie, folkish crap, and any kind of "nerdy" music. Also I believe 90% of music made in 90s was shit, regardles of genre, it just doesn't sounds good to me.

Also love reading musicians biographies. Well, Im a hobbyst music historician <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" />

Although I believe in pretty every genre you might find a gems (there are some exceptions), the most "relatable" genre for me would be punk.

I have special affection for New York punk music from 70s (ignorant people think punk was born in UK- well, never heard New York Dolls, or Dead Boys, I guess.).
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NY punk music is very special yes. I grew in NYC in the late 70s and CBGBs was like heaven to me. Yeah, it was really a grimy, dirty hole in the wall, but I loved it then and I still love the memory of it. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/MdveASt.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />



(must admit I do like some hippyish folkish music too and there's loads of quite nerdish stuff I'm attracted to as well. <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/haha.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ROFL" class="inlineimg" /> )
It's either punk or its music. Choose one.
 

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Canada is in America. Rush is not that famous in Europe, I would have heard of them otherwise, as much as any other famous prog band. Maybe a case of popular band not praised by the critics.
I was sympathetic at first, thinking that you meant essentially that Rush was an American phenomenon, which is not wrong, they are very popular in the US. But then you committed the cardinal sin of saying "Canada is in America",:facepalm:. America is the US, there is no "America" except for that, and Canada is not part of it. Here we go again with this absurd notion that anything in the "Americas", i.e. North and South is "American".
 

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I was sympathetic at first, thinking that you meant essentially that Rush was an American phenomenon, which is not wrong, they are very popular in the US. But then you committed the cardinal sin of saying "Canada is in America",:facepalm:. America is the US, there is no "America" except for that, and Canada is not part of it. Here we go again with this absurd notion that anything in the "Americas", i.e. North and South is "American".
My answer "Canada is in America" is logical to any point of view, geographically and culturally, and was directed at the post of that guy who suggested that an "American thing" (that you understood well) couldn't be Canadian. Hell, it could have even come from any country in the world.
 

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Canada is in America. Rush is not that famous in Europe, I would have heard of them otherwise, as much as any other famous prog band. Maybe a case of popular band not praised by the critics.
Really? Well, when I toured through Europe in the 80's, I heard them everywhere, especially in France (along with Bryan Adams). They toured Europe in 1977 (returning in 1981, 1983, 1988, 1992, 2004 and 2007 to sold-out dates, including France) So, I don't know what rock you've been hiding under there, but you really should get out more.

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