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King_Ghidra
22-07-2002, 14:40:29
This months Face (with the strokes on the cover) has 40 up and coming bands profiled to one degree or another, including the likes of:

the vines, the coral, the parkinsons, the yeah yeah yeahs, the icarus line, the eighties matchbox b-line disaster, the beatings, the peaches, etc.

Quite interesting, is suppsoe they're all supposed to represent this 'no name' punk/garage/rock wave of bands we're seeing at the moment that all have names beginnning with 'The'.

Although some of these bands are flashes in the pan, i do think there are some really exciting bands out there. What i especially like about this scene is that these bands all 'give it some' live.

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 14:52:17
The Icarus Line are great.

That's a wide variety of bands you've just mentioned.

*End Is Forever*
22-07-2002, 18:51:53
The Icarus Line are so last year. :)

King_Ghidra
23-07-2002, 08:16:11
whay hasn't debaser posted in this thread?

Funkodrom
23-07-2002, 08:18:38
He probably doesn't want to be associated with the Face. ;)

Snapcase
23-07-2002, 13:18:16
The only problem with seing good bands coming into fashion again is that in a few years proper garage rock will be out of fashion, again, and we'll go through another seventies or eighties. Bugger.

King_Ghidra
24-07-2002, 09:01:42
i don't think that's possible - everything from here on in is rehash or based on technological advances

Funkodrom
24-07-2002, 09:02:53
Or something new will come along...

Snapcase
24-07-2002, 09:03:02
Just wait for the Prog Rock revival.

Funkodrom
24-07-2002, 09:04:56
YEAH!!!!

Funkodrom
24-07-2002, 09:06:34
We've already got bands like Cooper Temple Clause doing that kind of thing. :beer:

King_Ghidra
24-07-2002, 09:08:23
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Or something new will come along...

that's what i said - new musical genres are always the product of changes in music technology (new 'instruments')

ie there is no rave/drum n bass scene without the proliferation of home decks/mix equipment/computer technology

since the fifties modern music has evolved as people have found different ways of using guitars. now it's computer stuff.


Actually drugs have probably played their part too

:smoke:

Funkodrom
24-07-2002, 09:09:53
Fair comment.

Snapcase
24-07-2002, 09:10:50
Originally posted by Funkodrom
We've already got bands like Cooper Temple Clause doing that kind of thing. :beer:

Not really. They're just normal rockers dying to break out of their slightly arty shell. In the entire concert I didn't hear a single rachmaninov chord or overblown who-style guitar... Now, Radiohead, that's practically prog.

Funkodrom
24-07-2002, 09:12:39
We used to see the guys from CTC in the BBBs most friday nights, apparently.

I just mentioned them because I know you hate prog rock and like them and they've been called it. :D

Tool, they are modern prog rock.

Snapcase
24-07-2002, 09:41:42
Yeah, now Tool is modern prog rock. Or rather, prog rock mixed with trash metal mixed with pre-goth post-punk, thus completeting the triumvirate of "worst genres ever".

Funkodrom
24-07-2002, 09:46:53
The three worst genres ever are Country, Western and traditional English Folk, and that's before you even get to garage or handbag.

Tool are great but nowhere near as good as A Perfect Circle who are the modern Smashing Pumpkins.

Debaser
24-07-2002, 16:09:32
Muse do prog quite nicely on some of their album tracks, so do Radiohead.

Debaser
24-07-2002, 16:10:06
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
whay hasn't debaser posted in this thread?


nothing further to add your honour.

Sean
24-07-2002, 16:14:32
Originally posted by Debaser
Muse do prog quite nicely on some of their album tracks, so do Radiohead.
:hmm:.

Debaser
24-07-2002, 16:22:35
Put that cynical smilie away mister!

Have you heard an average Muse guitar riff? Classical scales thrown in all over the place. And as for Radiohead, prog could be defined as over the top, up its own arse, pretentious wank, and so could Kid A.

I rest my case.

Sean
24-07-2002, 18:07:15
And as for Radiohead, prog could be defined as over the top, up its own arse, pretentious wank, and so could Kid A.
But you said ‘quite nicely’.

Noisy
24-07-2002, 23:03:59
Originally posted by Debaser
Muse do prog quite nicely on some of their album tracks, so do Radiohead. I have quite an extensive Christmas card list, Debaser, and I just want to make it plain that you will never be crossed off that list, basically because you will never be put on it in the first place!!! There is no way in hell that Radiohead could ever ever ever be considered Prog Rock. The only reason that they aren't the worst rock band that has ever existed is because Steeley Dan and Simple Minds are far worse.

Funkodrom
25-07-2002, 08:44:49
I think Debaser went to see Steeley Dan fairly recently! :D

I like Radiohead although they are quite arty farty, not sure prog rock really exists as a modern band genre anymore. The Bends is an absolute classic album. So many really beautiful haunting songs. I haven't heard the latest couple of albums though.

King_Ghidra
25-07-2002, 08:51:27
the last Noisy posts i have read have said that radiohead are rubbish and kylie is a minger.

I petition for sectioning of noisy under the mental health act :clueless:

Sean
25-07-2002, 08:52:07
Originally posted by Noisy
There is no way in hell that Radiohead could ever ever ever be considered Prog Rock. The only reason that they aren't the worst rock band that has ever existed is because Steeley Dan and Simple Minds are far worse.
I think you’re just worried because OK Computer managed to be both prog and really good. You feel threatened by the emergence of prog as a force for good and not evil.

Snapcase
25-07-2002, 18:49:29
I think he may well be approaching that from the other side, Sean...

Noisy: Simple Minds are quite proggy too! Are you saying you like Prog but not pop-prog?

Funkodrom
25-07-2002, 19:23:09
Noisy likes prog.

Noisy
25-07-2002, 19:40:06
I think that we have different view of what Prog is. When I think of prog it is loads of organ; layers of sound; orchestral arrangements; and overblown theatrics. :drool:

Plus - of course - the quiet/loud aesthetic.

I don't understand what pop-prog is. If pop-prog is prog without the [list as above], then as far as I'm concerned, that is just pop.

'Simple Minds' is a description of the people who like their music, if you ask me.

Noisy
25-07-2002, 19:45:59
I bought 'The Bends' because my mate 'who knows about music' said that Radiohead were the best thing since sliced bread. After listening to it I thought that I'd bought the wrong record, and so I bought 'OK Computer' because that must have been the album that my mate mentioned. Every now and again, my mate coughs up bits of the two CDs that I stuffed down his throat because they were so crap.