There are lots of good new bands out there. The only thing is you can't wait for radio to spoon feed it to you, you have to make some effort to find them. I was lazy for a few years with my favorite bands and all their bootlegs but my New Year resolution was to listen to more new music. The gigs can be even more satisfying because you don't spend as much money, get closer to the stage and don't think of the 500 other songs you would have rather heard in the setlist.
The Artimus Pyledriver CD rules and I can't wait to see them live. Will also be picking up the new Tomahawk CD this week.
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Dan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There are lots of good new bands out there. The > only thing is you can't wait for radio to spoon > feed it to you, you have to make some effort to > find them. I was lazy for a few years with my > favorite bands and all their bootlegs but my New > Year resolution was to listen to more new music. > The gigs can be even more satisfying because you > don't spend as much money, get closer to the stage > and don't think of the 500 other songs you would > have rather heard in the setlist. > > The Artimus Pyledriver CD rules and I can't wait > to see them live. Will also be picking up the new > Tomahawk CD this week.
what a refreshing attitude Dan. far too many folks sit expecting their radio or bullshit middle of the road monthly magazine to pick out their next purchase for the, get off your arses and go to a proper record stre and experiment!
the new Tomahawk album hasn't done it for me though
You know, I try very hard at times to find new music. Recently purchased Black Stone Cherry and Silvertide because each had songs that I loved, but you know what? The albums suck. I am very reluctant to try out anymore new bands. I think I've been engrossed in great classic rock for too long to delving off into new tangents. Rare is the time when I find a new band that I like. I would say the latest would be Leah Wood, who really has an amazing voice, and I can't wait for more of her stuff to come out. Yesterday I picked up the new Sinead disc, and you know, I enjoyed that much more than either of the 2 newer discs I'd gotten. My problem is I know what I like and why try altering that? LOL This way there is a finite amount of albums that will need to be purchased.
Rare is the band that I have seen more than once - Bon Jovi and Billy Joel being the only other ones. But after the Stones, I don't see anyone else that I would follow that way. To me, it would be like wasting money. Been there seen them - maybe Bruce I think I'd go see him again if I could again see him in NJ.
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Many great names are mentioned. I've liked most of them. But I miss two English names I've been listening to a lot since the 80's:
XTC and Prefab Sprout.
Far from the Stones' music but wonderful to listen to. Especially Sprout's music seems to be liked of everybody when they listen to them. Not many seem to have heard them but when they do everybody (of all ages and different level of music interest) like it. I suppose it has something to do with the simple but beautiful melodies/harmonies.
Rock'n'roller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I've been a fan of Budgie for years and years. > Recent live shows reveal no decline. > > Jagger, Richards... and Burke Shelley.
Thats a hardrock band No ? I remember from long ago.
Yes, hard rock, but with a strong heavy blues feel.
I know this is a Stones site, but in their heyday Budgie really rocked. Burke Shelley and his battered Fender Precision Bass at the old Marquee on Wardour Street rocking in cramped sweaty conditions is an experience that ranks, for me, with the best live Stones performances. Different context, sound etc, but unforgettable nonetheless. Years later they played a pub round the corner from my house – and I missed it! Recent performances still powerful on the band’s part but the audience (self included) doesn’t rock quite as hard as it did. Shelley is overlooked by rock and roll culture/history – never got the exposure – though in a way it meant they remained accessible.
Incidentally, last year at Twickenham I was next to someone who saw the Stones at The Station Hotel in 62/63 – must be strange to see the same band (more or less) years later in such different conditions.
rooster – I’m afraid I don’t really know Mountain that well, but do like heavy rock/blues in general. Budgie often regarded as heavy metal but this is to misunderstand them – that was the market they functioned in for a while but is not actually representative of their style (I didn’t/don’t like metal). I really prefer blues/country stuff rather than out and out hard rock though.
As far as hard rock is concerned, I thought the early Sabbath albums were produced with a very nice deep mellow sound, though I’m not a fan of Ozzy at all. Rush used to be another favourite, but a recent listen resulted in me putting the vinyl back in its sleeve pretty quickly. They haven’t aged well. Alice Cooper – underrated singer and sharp sense of irony and self awareness. Love it to Death and Killer are two great albums (Under My Wheels is great).
Keith Richards’ solo efforts are both more adventurous and interesting than the vast majority of the Stones’ work after Steel Wheels.
Find I really like country music more and more as I get older. That’s one thing about the Stones that should always be remembered – they gave exposure to music that many of us would not otherwise have encountered.
1 would roll back the years and follow Mott The Hoople . I'm hoping to see Ian Hunter when he plays London in October . I saw Ziggy Marley this week and could definitely get more into blues/reggae. If The Jam reformed I would follow them but of current bands , probably The Killers . However , it is and has only ever been The Stones for me.