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ichigo on: September 25, 2007, 11:00:31 AM

Just curious to see what everyone's tastes are! I get told mine is bad a lot, but that's okay! I like:

QUEEN! Freddie Mercury is my number one entertainer, ever. And the rest of the guys rock, too.
The Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Bleu
The Kinks
Pink Floyd, Roger Waters
Duran Duran
Dropkick Murphys
Rancid, Transplants
My Chemical Romance
(old) Queensryche

I know alot of people say 'how can you like something like Rancid AND like My Chem?'. But I don't go by genre. If it makes me feel something that isn't repulsion, I like it and that's how it is. Smiley


Anthony on: September 25, 2007, 11:53:35 AM

I thought about making a topic like this, too! I have a feeling we're gonna see quite the wide variety of answers.

The Beatles! Solo Beatles, too -- yes, even Ringo. Favorite band EVAR.
The Kinks -- even the cringe-worthy rock opera years in the 1970s, though I find their mid-80s through 90s work pretty bland
The Rolling Stones (who are not as good as everyone claims, though)
The Who
Pink Floyd, though I tend to stay away from the Dave Gilmour-led incarnation
Elvis Costello
The Rutles (seriously)
The Monkees (no, seriously)
Sloan
Tori Amos
Sarah McLachlan (not as much as I used to, though)
Black Sabbath (Ozzy years only; Dio and everyone after make me cringe) plus Ozzy Osbourne solo
Radiohead
Lots of what might be termed "Power Pop" (a phrase that I hate): Badfinger, Big Star, The Raspberries, Matthew Sweet...
Parliament/Funkadelic
Motown Music (generic catch-all, since I like individual songs more than I like specific artists here)
Ted Nugent (no, really, seriously) -- but I'm not a gun-toting, woman-hating Neanderthal...honest! His lyrics are often abysmal (crude, sexist, obvious, you name it -- and he's even worse in concert where he's not constrained AT ALL), but when I'm looking to simply rock out, the Nuge often delivers.
AC/DC
King Crimson

I'm probably missing a whole bunch here, plus stuff that I have to be in the mood for, like Elton John, Frank Zappa and Billy Joel. And I also have almost all of Weird Al Yankovic's discs (I used to be a HUGE fan). But the list above is probably more than you ever wanted to know.


ichigo on: September 25, 2007, 12:12:24 PM

Quote from: Anthony on September 25, 2007, 11:53:35 AM
Pink Floyd, though I tend to stay away from the Dave Gilmour-led incarnation

Me too! Gilmour's a great guitar player, and singer, but the band needs Roger to be great. Some of the songs off of "Division Bell" are okay, but I need Roger. I'm not much into the Syd years..... When I saw Roger on his In the Flesh tour, there was a guy there in a Division Bell shirt. I just couldn't stop staring and wondering why you would wear a Pink Fraud shirt to a Roger show. Not like he's gonna see you in it, but still. I am evil, I guess. Tongue

You like good music! I'm surprised to see someone else here list The Kinks, too! I agree, their later works aren't that great, but "Phobia" was decent enough. Do you have any Elvis Costello album favorites? I have The Best of EC and The Attractions, Extreme Honey, Spike, Kojak Variety, and Juliet Letters, but I'm looking to get into more of his stuff. I like him when he's rockin' out, but some of his songs tend to make me go zzzzzz.....


Anthony on: September 25, 2007, 12:49:46 PM

Quote from: ichigo on September 25, 2007, 12:12:24 PM
Me too! Gilmour's a great guitar player, and singer, but the band needs Roger to be great. Some of the songs off of "Division Bell" are okay, but I need Roger. I'm not much into the Syd years..... When I saw Roger on his In the Flesh tour, there was a guy there in a Division Bell shirt. I just couldn't stop staring and wondering why you would wear a Pink Fraud shirt to a Roger show. Not like he's gonna see you in it, but still. I am evil, I guess. Tongue

That's hilarious -- and you're not evil, you're right. Wearing that shirt to a Waters show is the definition of "don't be that guy." Smiley

Also: "Pink Fraud." Haha, I love it. I'd never heard that one before. I don't actually own any of Dave's Floyd CDs, just the few songs they put on the Echoes set. "Learning to Fly" was a catchy '80s rock song, I guess, but it wasn't really Pink Floyd. And I couldn't stop laughing at "Keep Talking," or whatever one has Stephen Hawking prattling on during the song itself. Sorry, Dave.

And as for the Syd years...I like some of it, but not all. There was a bit too much focus on being "groovy" and "psychadelic" instead of writing good songs for my taste.

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You like good music! I'm surprised to see someone else here list The Kinks, too! I agree, their later works aren't that great, but "Phobia" was decent enough. Do you have any Elvis Costello album favorites? I have The Best of EC and The Attractions, Extreme Honey, Spike, Kojak Variety, and Juliet Letters, but I'm looking to get into more of his stuff. I like him when he's rockin' out, but some of his songs tend to make me go zzzzzz.....

You have pretty good taste in music, too! While I didn't list stuff like Queen or Rancid (mainly because I don't own any), I've heard enough over the years (especially Queen, who has been ingrained into my brain after hearing them for what seems like forever) that I really like them, I'm just lazy in regards to having any in my collection. I also have had friends who are big Rancid fans, and I always find myself bobbing along with the songs, yet I've never actually went out and purchased anything.

I was surprised to see someone else list The Kinks, too -- usually if anyone knows them it's because of "You Really Got Me" (actually, more people probably think that's a Van Halen song) or "Lola," so it's nice to see someone who actually knows more than that! I have Phobia around here somewhere -- and it's been a long time since I heard it -- but I wasn't too impressed with it. Do you have any particular Kinks favorites, if I may ask?

As for Elvis Costello, I'm like you -- he's better when he rocks out, and his experiments into classical and other stuff often leave me bored. Unfortunately, "rock and roll Elvis Costello" usually means "his earlier stuff, mostly with the Attractions". This Year's Model (when people think of Elvis, this is what they think of), Armed Forces (a little too poppy, perhaps, but it's still good), and Blood and Chocolate (very underrated, and the one where Elvis used the name "Napoleon Dynamite," which I hear was later co-opted into some movie Tongue) are my favorites. My Aim is True, Brutal Youth, and Imperial Bedroom are pretty decent, too. I'm missing a good chunk of his '80s discs (which sound somewhat poppy and overproduced, from the tracks I've heard on compilations), and a lot of his more recent discs. I have his two most recent "rock" records -- The Delivery Man, which is boring "roots" rock, and When I Was Cruel, which is better, but not one I'd start off with. The man is so prolific, though, that he's constantly putting new stuff out in all sorts of genres.

I can already see the two of us are hogging this thread! Grin I hope we don't scare anyone off, especially me being so long-winded!


ichigo on: September 25, 2007, 01:09:21 PM

Quote from: Anthony on September 25, 2007, 12:49:46 PM
I was surprised to see someone else list The Kinks, too -- usually if anyone knows them it's because of "You Really Got Me" (actually, more people probably think that's a Van Halen song) or "Lola," so it's nice to see someone who actually knows more than that! I have Phobia around here somewhere -- and it's been a long time since I heard it -- but I wasn't too impressed with it. Do you have any particular Kinks favorites, if I may ask?

I was so excited when I saw "You Really Got Me" was on Guitar Hero. My excitement quickly faded when I saw it was Van Halen. Sad I named my one of my pet rats Lola after the song. She was truly my buddy, and now that she's gone, every time I hear the song it kinda makes me sad. I have 3 favorite albums "Something Else", "Village Green Preservation Society", and "Arthur". I so wanted the....whatever the thing wearing boxing gloves on the inner sleeve is....as a tattoo when I was in high school! "To The Bone" (the album) is very good, too, and was my introduction to the band. I fell in love when I saw Ray Davies sing the song on TV, and I was hooked on their music after that!

I have heard good things about "Armed Forces" and "This Year's Model". I will have to check them out. I think I actually have "Blood and Chocolate" on vinyl, but every time I hook the record player up, I'm so excited to listen to other stuff, I've never actually listened to it! It's so hard to blindly pick an album by him, cuz you're right, he's always doing a different style!

Pink Floyd did do a few good songs with Syd, but yeah, too "psychadelic, dude" for me. My husband loves "Bike", cuz it's so....odd....so we listen to that a lot. I have thrown my hatred of Gilmour onto him and have him convinced that Roger always paid him in cheeseburgers for his work in the band. Grin Now someone is going to come in here and kill me for hating on him, I'm sure. I agree, he's a great player, and a great singer, but I just....don't like him.

Someone else needs to get in here and take this thread over! Haha!


Anthony on: September 25, 2007, 02:16:10 PM

Quote from: ichigo on September 25, 2007, 01:09:21 PM
I have 3 favorite albums "Something Else", "Village Green Preservation Society", and "Arthur". I so wanted the....whatever the thing wearing boxing gloves on the inner sleeve is....as a tattoo when I was in high school! "To The Bone" (the album) is very good, too, and was my introduction to the band. I fell in love when I saw Ray Davies sing the song on TV, and I was hooked on their music after that!

I love those albums! Arthur is my favorite (actually, your mention of it made me pull my copy out -- it's playing as I type this) -- "Victoria" never ceases to put me in a good mood, and "Shangri-La" is another absolute favorite (it just gets to me for some reason). As for other albums, I also like Face to Face and the "couldn't they think of a shorter title?" winner Part One: Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround.

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Pink Floyd did do a few good songs with Syd, but yeah, too "psychadelic, dude" for me. My husband loves "Bike", cuz it's so....odd....so we listen to that a lot. I have thrown my hatred of Gilmour onto him and have him convinced that Roger always paid him in cheeseburgers for his work in the band. Grin Now someone is going to come in here and kill me for hating on him, I'm sure. I agree, he's a great player, and a great singer, but I just....don't like him.

I am now absolutely busting a gut imagining Roger Waters flippantly tossing Dave a couple of crudely-wrapped cheeseburgers in the studio. "Wot's that, Dave? 'Comfortably Numb'? Aces...here's a Whopper. Now trod off while I make the rest of the album. And take Rick with you."

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Someone else needs to get in here and take this thread over! Haha!

I think it's too late!


ichigo on: September 25, 2007, 02:24:56 PM

Quote from: Anthony on September 25, 2007, 02:16:10 PM
"Wot's that, Dave? 'Comfortably Numb'? Aces...here's a Whopper. Now trod off while I make the rest of the album. And take Rick with you."

Bahahaha! "Take Rick with you"! Nice!

"Victoria" and "Shangri-La" are the two of the best Kinks songs, hands-down! Every time I hear "Victoria" I get goosebumps. I like the first half of "Face To Face", and yeah, what were they thinking when they named the Lola album? And when they did the cover art?! Actually, most of their cover art isn't great, but that's pretty bad! Also, I forgot to mention "Give The People What They Want" in my favorites. It's easy to forget, since it's not in "the trilogy", as I like to call it! Grin

I hope we aren't scaring everyone away!


Anthony on: September 25, 2007, 02:45:11 PM

Quote from: ichigo on September 25, 2007, 02:24:56 PM
"Victoria" and "Shangri-La" are the two of the best Kinks songs, hands-down! Every time I hear "Victoria" I get goosebumps. I like the first half of "Face To Face", and yeah, what were they thinking when they named the Lola album? And when they did the cover art?! Actually, most of their cover art isn't great, but that's pretty bad! Also, I forgot to mention "Give The People What They Want" in my favorites. It's easy to forget, since it's not in "the trilogy", as I like to call it! Grin

Good call on Give the People... It's not one that immediately springs to mind, but it's definitely good. I like about half of State of Confusion and most of Low Budget, but Give the People... is the best of those. "Better Things" is simple, yet it's sooooo good.

And you're right about their cover art. Yikes. But the Lola cover art is definitely pretty bad.

Perhaps this thread should be renamed "The Pink Floyd and Kinks Thread". Grin


Cerahbes on: September 25, 2007, 10:07:27 PM

I'm just amazed someone mentioned Rancid =) Boy that brings back my punk days in high school ... and now I listen to Puffy, ha *^_-*


HARDCORE on: September 29, 2007, 03:49:50 PM

i like the good feelig kind of rock the one that makes you sing^^ like

FALL OUT BOY
FOO FIGHTERS (wtf? XD)
30 SECONDS TO MARS
RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
FINGER 11
DAUGHTRY
PARAMORE
FLY LEAF
RISE AGAINST THE MACHINE
BREAKING BENJAMIN
JONAS BROTHER
BLINK 182
LINKING PARK
PAPA ROACH
BUCK CHERRY


and many others ^^ but, my number one isssssssssssssss ........... come on guess^^....o.O don't know?

Its PUFFY AMIYUMI! XD


krash on: September 29, 2007, 10:17:57 PM

The Mamas and The Papas
Mama Cass
Pink
Noir De'sir
Nadiya
Carla Bruni
Nightwish
Audio Slave
Bowling for Soup
The Who (only because CSI ^^)
Three Doors Down
i don't like brazilian band group but it always plays on the radio...


RATED R FOR ROCK on: September 30, 2007, 04:38:29 PM

I hear mostly Latin musics.


yumiluver865 on: October 01, 2007, 08:08:48 PM

I listen to stuff like ja rule,s club 7,the game,5ive,jim jones (the rapper not cult leadrer lol),juelz santana ,queen,marvin gaye,lil wayne,temptations,stylistics,sex pistols,green day,bon jovi,warrent the scorpions mostly hip hop ,pop,and old school r and b and old school rock.


Destruction Pancake on: October 02, 2007, 08:22:43 AM

There are sooo many artists/bands that I like that I'd have to name the Top 10, which will be hard enough.

1. Meg & Dia
2. Paramore
3. Killswitch Engage
4. Cascada
5. Tila Tequila
6. Uffie
7. Atreyu
8. Twins
9. Stephanie Sun Yan Zi
10. Paula Abdul

Out of all of them, I know all of Meg & Dia and Paula Abdul's song, though I don't listen to Paula as much as I used to (nor do I with Meg & Dia.) I know a good amount of Paramore songs, as well as Cascada. I love KSE's new CD, but my favorite song by them is "End of Heartache". Tila Tequila and Uffie (and while we're at it, Atreyu) are some of my newer obsessions. As for Twins and Stephanie Sun Yan Zi, I know only a few songs by them, and since they're in Chinese, I really have a hard time trying to memorize the lyrics. However, "Lao Shu Ai Da Mi" by Twins proved to be quite easy for me to remember (after I played it a gazillion times. Grin)


Wednesday on: October 11, 2007, 10:16:39 AM

3 favorite bands:
1. Megadeth
2. Metallica
3. Ozzy

I like Metal...alot. lol.

(I'm a Metal Head. seriously.)

What non Japanese music do you listen to? - Page Two

Amifan on: November 05, 2007, 11:40:26 AM

By the time I was 21 I had at least 4000 LPs, but here are a quick few favorites grouped by the time I discovered them.

Early Teens
Jethro Tull
Pink Floyd
Yes
King Crimson
Beatles
Who
Steely Dan
ELP
High School
Brian Eno
Talking Heads
Tangerine Dream
The Residents
Devo
Synergy
Cars
Roxy Music
Kraftwerk
Gary Numan
Human League
Heaven 17
Ultravox
The Clash
U2
Bill Nelson
Depeche Mode
College
XTC
New Musik
Yazoo
Yello
John Foxx
Flock of Seagulls
Billy Idol
Joy Division
Throbbing Gristle
New Order
ABC
Tears For Fears
Caberet Voltaire
Bauhaus
Japan
Holger Czukay
Can
Telex
The Durutti Column
Gang of Four

I'm just going to abruptly quit right now. This list could become insanely long.


Randall Flagg on: November 12, 2007, 09:52:16 PM

Way, way, way too much to even begin to list it all. I was listening to my Dad's albums at 3 years old.

Favorite group:
Rolling Stones


Other favs:
Beatles
Springsteen
Dylan
Elton John
Tom Waits

Newer favs:
Pulp (very big fan)
Drive-by Truckers
The Hold Steady
Smashing Pumpkins


My apologies to those that I forgot to list.


Puffy Love on: Today at 06:58:37 PM

I don't know where else to put this but I found some Jellyfish (Andy Sturmer's old band) videos on YouTube:

The King Is Half Undressed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyDhsDUorGA

New Mistake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkfdLIx_kTY

That Is Why

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUj4QWyMnxw

Baby Coming Back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrdF2sNO8lg

There are a ton of live vids from Jellyfish gigs on YouTube but I'm only going to post a link to Joining A Fan Club for obvious reasons. Listen to the vocals!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQnmE5KJr8

Awesome!!!!

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