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Spartak
21-01-2002, 11:39:55
Probably being a bit more of a fogey than most posters here, I was thinking about music I liked 15-20 years ago. Amazing what the internet brings up - the two bands I liked most, Pendragon (http://www.toffrecords.com/pendragon/uk/pend_uk.htm) and IQ (http://www.gep.co.uk/iq/index.html) are still going strong. I'm listening to the Wake right now.

Happy days at the old and new Marquee club :heart: - doesn't seem the same now its a posh Weatherspoons. :(

What bands formed your musical taste and who would you choose if you took a musical trip down memory lane?

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 11:57:39
Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica before they got crap, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Wu Tang Clan, Kool Keith, Underworld, Stone Roses

Spartak
21-01-2002, 12:02:31
At least I have heard of those bands - quite like Nirvana and Stone Roses. I wounder if anyone else likes prog rock?

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 12:14:37
I do, kind of, it's not my favourite kind of music. Sometimes I can appreciate the music but some prog bands seem to go a bit too much for the cleverness and not enough for the rock bit. Pink Floyd I really like and Tool who are the kind of modern version of prog rock.

There are some bands I need to get listening to who are the influences of the bands I used to like. People like Kyuss who I'm sure I will love.

In fact as I was writing this I've got onto Amazon to order Blues for the Red Sun by Kyuss and No Control by Bad Religion after the recommendation in the other thread. It's about time I stopped saying I really need to listen to some Kyuss and just got some. :D

Spartak
21-01-2002, 12:31:39
I like prog rock. I like the tonality of it. :clueless:

Guy
21-01-2002, 13:10:56
Progressive rock (or "alternative" as it used to be known) is quite good. Stone Roses, U2, REM, The Cure, Adam Ant, Soul Asylum, Billy Idol and their ilk all form the base of my musical tastes.

But if you're talking about music that brings back the most memories, that would have to be INXS for me. Not because they were a big influence on me or anything but because a lot of my friends liked them and they were real popular through my formative years and were usually playing in the background of many significant episodes of my teen life.

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 14:13:49
Er, Guy, that's prog-rock as in self-indulgent classical-inspired music from the seventies- Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, etc. Think triple concept albums filled with fifteen-minute pieces of incomprehensible poetry set to the most formulaeic "Classic Rock" imaginable and overlaid with stolen bits of Mussorgsky symphonies. The last true home of half-hearted pseudointellectual crassness. It died an unnatural death at the hands of punk in 1977, thankfully.

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 14:21:52
It's great to listen to when you are stoned though. :p

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 14:33:48
Weed is evil, remember Mike? :lol:

:beer:

King_Ghidra
21-01-2002, 14:38:55
Originally posted by Snapcase
Er, Guy, that's prog-rock as in self-indulgent classical-inspired music from the seventies- Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, etc. Think triple concept albums filled with fifteen-minute pieces of incomprehensible poetry set to the most formulaeic "Classic Rock" imaginable and overlaid with stolen bits of Mussorgsky symphonies. The last true home of half-hearted pseudointellectual crassness. It died an unnatural death at the hands of punk in 1977, thankfully.

half-hearted pseudointellectual crassness?
i'd say more like 'well meant pharmacological cod-philosophy'.

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 14:40:56
No Control by Bad Religion

Well, if you want a selection of sped-up sea shanties... :)

Against The Grain sounded better.

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 14:47:34
If CGB recommends it it's normally worth a listen.

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 14:50:02
It's alright but it's not their best album I don't think. And I've far from heard all their stuff...

Guy
21-01-2002, 14:52:05
Fair point, Snapcase, I'm getting my terms mixed up. I'm thinking progressive rock as the term was conscripted in the early 90's after people got fed up with everything being labelled "alternative". My bad.

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 14:55:37
I'm not sure you can really group all those bands you listed together anyway, Guy. Stone Roses were a staple of "Madchester" indie music, R.E.M. were called "alt-rock" at the time...

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 14:57:51
Originally posted by King_Ghidra

half-hearted pseudointellectual crassness?
i'd say more like 'well meant pharmacological cod-philosophy'.

I dunno. It's just so shoddily done, I reckon it's gotta be a scam of some sort.

How about "The Musical Equivalent of Premature Ejaculation"?

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 14:59:16
Adam Ant has just been sectioned.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/england/newsid_1763000/1763211.stm

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 15:01:53
That's old news.

Vincent Fandango
21-01-2002, 15:17:02
He's even older

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 15:23:36
I don't think I could name a solitary Adam Ant song anyway...

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 15:26:48
Stand And Deliver?

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 15:28:53
No thanks, I don't swing that way... :p

Guy
21-01-2002, 15:51:35
"Goody Two Shoes" and "Room at the Top", he fizzled (and rightly so) soon after.

Being a teenager in the 80's wasn't necessarily a good thing for my musical tastes, but that's what I remember and what set the tone for the rest of my likes/dislikes.