Music and disparate tastes

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 12 Jul 2007.

  1. col

    col Veteran

    This reminded me of the mid seventies,i was a punk too in the stranglers,dickies(remember them?) devo too? blondie,and 999 era,what a great time,then the jam took over with the two tone suits,adam and the ants,omd,bad manners and madness,ah those were the days eh? :?:
    :?:

    col
     
  2. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
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    Pardon? The non-sugary end of the scale of C&W is fine by me... related closely to 'Billy, R&R and many types of Americana![/quote]

    Gram Parsons, Emmilou Harris, Nancy Griffiths and similar I like very much.

    The sugar - Dolly Parton, Tammy Winette and the like is utterly dire.[/quote]

    Nothing wrong with Dolly Parton - try listening to "Little Sparrow" or the "The grass is blue" - hardly sugary.
     
  3. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I'm still a young chap, but Ive always been known to be a remarkably eclectic chap. I listen to the genre known as post-rock mainly, which is my favourite thing in all the world (but most people hate), but then I also love jazz (I had a jazz show on my uni radio station), classical, indie/rock, hip-hop and whatever else takes my fancy. I do find the concept of world music patronising though.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I was also a scooter-boy at one point (well, "suedhead"* I guess) but I couldn't afford a scooter! :?: But I do have a copy of Bronco Bullfrog!

    *suedehead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suedeheads
     
  5. I like absolutely anything, as a rule (except Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart, obviously, and anything that's too mainstream, like The Killers or any of the current rash of similar bands). I like a lot of rap - the lyrics are often very clever and I like the stuff that Plan B does with an acoustic guitar - but I'm also a huge fan of AC/DC with Bon Scott, Tom Waits, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Pixies, James Yorkston, Toots and the Maytalls, Eliza Carthy, Mozart, Benjamin Britten (I love his War Requiem), Sandy Dillon, The Kinks, The Pogues, Cowboy Junjkies, Nick Drake, Eels, James Luther Dickinson, Jethro Tull ... you name it, I like it. :?:
     
  6. Cranky

    Cranky New Member

    Location:
    West Oxon
    First record I ever bought was You Really Got Me by the Kinks (still a classic), then got into Soul, Motown and commercial R&B (in the original sense of the term) like the Spencer Davis Group.

    First musical obsession as a teenager was Curved Air, not just because of Sonja Kristina (honest!) but I loved all that synth and guitar improvising by Francis Monkman and the mystique of the electric violin. Then it was the Canterbury lot - Caravan, Hatfield & the North and, best of all, Soft Machine (which is about where all my mates thought I'd lost the plot whereas, of course, I'd found it).

    Student days were taken up with British modern jazz, then many years of jazz-funk followed.

    Now I can honestly say I appreciate any music if it's well crafted/produced/improvised although nothing gets me quite as excited as some lairy funk or wild post-modern jazz (Acoustic Ladyland, that sort of stuff)!
     
  7. Cranky

    Cranky New Member

    Location:
    West Oxon
    .... oh, except the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber!
     
  8. orkneyblues

    orkneyblues Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orkney.UK
    Nearly all modern music has its roots in the blues, and blues is where its at.
    Don't you think that music is like a big merry-go-round, a bit like fashions keep coming round gain?
    P.s.
    am I the only one growing his sideys long again?
     
  9. I like some blues music, but I find a lot of modern blues very soulless and dull, just the sanme old 12 bar, 3 chord "my woman done left me" stuff. But the old Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Bessie Smith, Big Bill Broonzy stuff, where you can tell that they mean it, I think is great.
     
  10. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    A great work indeed. I was lucky enough to play in a performance of the War Requiem in Norwich Cathedral when I was a student.
     
  11. Maggot

    Maggot Guest




    Just a couple of YouTube moments to savour.
     
  12. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Foxy on the run :?: Brings back memories.

    Ever tried riding a Raleigh Chopper in 6" platforms. :?:
     
  13. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    All of the above but THE band to get into is LEVEL 42!

    I'm just putting my helmet on ready for a kicking!!

    :?:
     
  14. OP
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    Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Top stuff Maggot! If you look closely, Secret Affair bassist ans drummer have similar mannerisms to Foxton and Buckler....wonder why? Good song, though.
    Here's the Big Sound Authority, from Weller's Solid Bond 'stable'
     
  15. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    A big thumbs-up from Mark King.
     
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