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Topic: Favourite Bands/Singers

  1. scorch
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    3 February 2014

    Hi guys,

    I was inspired by Neil's thread about favourite movies.  I want to know - what are some of your favourite bands/musicians?

    Do you have an album that you listen to over and over?  Is there a songwriter who you connect with, that seem like they draw their lyrics directly from your soul?  What is your favourite style of music?  Who did you grow up listening to?

    Are you a musician yourself?

    And importantly, I'm always looking to discover another band or genre so if you have any suggestions of a great song let me know so that I can look it up :)

    As for me, I don't really like most of the stuff that gets played on the radio.  The lyrics seem meaningless to me, and the songs are mostly produced just to make money - not to connect with an audience or tell a story.  I prefer songs and artists that are sincere and genuine, that confront important and real life topics or are emotionally touching.  that doesn't mean I live for slow ballads... no, I listen to all kinds of music, fast paced - slow and rhythmic, rap, hip hop, jazz, folk, rock, alternative, metal.... I love it so long as it has some depth.

    I'm currently hooked on a band called Twenty One Pilots.  I love em!  Also, I recently discovered a genre called Nerdcore which is rapping about nerdy stuff like computer games and everyday events etc... I love rap but I don't love a lot of the language or topics that are usually rapped about, so chilling out to some lighthearted Nerdcore works for me :)  

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  2. guest75
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    3 February 2014 in reply to scorch
    ahh music a topic close to my heart

     

    i used to play drums when i was younger, and a little guitar, but not anymore

    when i was depressed when i was younger i used to listen to Slipknot a lot..and also stuff like Cannibal Corpse, A.C. (whose real name i cant use), Meshuggah, Sepultura and Soulfly

     

    i will listen to lots of different music, i have very eclectic taste in music...will listen to anything from Pop to Death Metal to Rap to Punk to Classic to Ska to Country

     

    my all time favourite bands are Nerf Herder, Reel Big Fish, Green Day, The Living End, Queen, CCR, Luke Bryan and Corb Lund

  3. Neil_1
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    Brilliant brilliant post Scorch.  I hope we can keep this a "living" post as well, cause ones like this can just keep being updated all the time.

    There'll be a massive wide range.

    I have my faithful ipod when I'm at the gym, and my son just loaded some more music onto it for me ... I'm slowly building up, but at the moment there's 447 songs on there.  One of them is my all time favourite song:

    Harry Chapin:  "Cats In The Cradle".  In my opinion without doubt the most beautiful ballad - depicting a couple of generations of father and son and how the circle of life just continues on.

    My son has also recently got me into Slipknot, and prior to that Disturbed and I really LOVE all their CD's.

    My daughter has also got me into:  Imagine Dragons and their latest song they're playing on the wireless now:  "Demons" is a belter.  From what I can gather, one of the band members either suffered or is still suffering depression and the song is written about that - and I believe written towards his girlfriend - to not "get too close, it's dark inside, that's where my demons hide, that's where my demons hide".  Brilliant song.

    When my brother lost his life, at the time his favourite songs were:  "You're the Voice" John Farnham (which was played at the start of the service) and the 2nd one, which still makes me cry (but this one is never played on the wireless) is "Miracle" by Jon Bon Jovi - please look it up on You Tube and play it.  "Gonna need a miracle, to save you this time, and you're saviour has just left town, Gonna need a miracle, cause it's all on the line and your heartbeat is slowing down ..."

    This song was played as we carried him out of the church ... with those words playing, the situation at the time, I don't know how I stood, let alone assist with the carrying of his coffin.

    Whoa, sorry all ... boy, I've put a dampner on this ... time for a lift ... another favourite, lifting all our spirits is:

    "Austrayliana" by Austen Tayshus.  A classic from many years ago;  not a song as such, but damn funny stuff.

    Way to go Scorch ... I'll be back on here again and again to provide more of my faves.

    Neil

     

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    4 February 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Absolutely love You're The Voice, it still sends chills down my spine everytime I hear it. I love most of John Farnhams stuff as well. I love music that still sounds new no matter how many times you listen to it, even if its old - like The Beatles and Queen, and dare I say it ABBA! Hard not to be an Aussie and have some affection for the Swedish superstars!

  5. scorch
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    5 February 2014 in reply to guest75

    Hi Mattyj

    I like your list of favourite artists.  I used to play Reel Big Fish and Green Day all the time when I was a teenager.

    The only one from your list that I haven't heard of is Corb Lund and I'm about to go do a youtube search lol. :)

    I notice you mentioned you used to be into bands like Slipknot and Soulfly. When you were younger did you listen to Korn too?  Because their ex guitarist Head Welch has formed a new (well, not so new anymore) band called Love and Death which you might be interested in. They have the same kind of sound but the songs are clean and the lyrics address some great issues like dealing with drug abuse, feeling overwhelmed, and overcoming hard times.  When I need to crank up something loud, I'll put them on and rock out to something positive.

  6. guest75
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    5 February 2014 in reply to scorch

    Hi scorch

    Did you find anything of corb lund on youtube? what did you think? I really like his stuff, roots country...his best songs are family reunion and i wanna be in the cavalry

    As for Korn, no was never a big fan, bit too commercial for my liking, some of their stuff was ok, but i was never a really big fan...slipknot i loved, i was the first person in Bendigo to own both of their first 2 albums :) lol

  7. RockerJ77
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    5 February 2014

    Devin Townsend would be my suggestion....

    I heard his song "Deep Peace" for the first time a few days after I left my family and I fell in love with it straight away....If you were to look at an album, Ocean Machine would be my tip. Saw him live in Sydney a few months ago....Amazing

  8. scorch
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    6 February 2014 in reply to guest75

    Mattyj

    I found Corb Lund on youtube and had a good laugh at the song 'bible on the dash.'  lol.

    I think I'm definitely going to investigate further :)

  9. scorch
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    6 February 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Neil,

    Gotta love the good old ipod.  I used to have a little mp3 player that could hold about 50 songs which I took everywhere... but I moved house and it disappeared as things do.

    As for your song selection, you've got some good ones there. I love cats in the cradle.  For awhile there it was my all time favourite song, but I have to admit I haven't heard it in years.  

    After your suggestion, I checked out Imagine Dragons.  I have to say... I really like them.  Demons is a great song.  It really speaks to me, maybe because I really get it.

    And you didn't put a damper on anything.  I think the songs that were played at your brother's funeral were both lovely and meaningful.  I had to look up Miracles, but those lyrics are great.  I definitely understand why you still tear up when you hear it xox.

    It's never easy to lose a sibling.  I'm glad that you have those songs to bring back memories of your brother.  We sang hymns at my sister's funeral and I don't even remember which ones they were.

    Take care :)

  10. scorch
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    6 February 2014 in reply to JessF

    Hi Jess

    I don't know what it is about ABBA, hardly anyone admits they like them... but when one of their songs gets played everyone gets up and dances and sings along.  lol.

    It's like a guilty pleasure.

  11. scorch
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    6 February 2014 in reply to RockerJ77

    Hi RockerJ

    I hadn't heard of Devin Townsend, but I just listened to a couple of his songs.  (Let's hear it for YouTube!)  I'm impressed.  I think I'll add him to my listening list.  

    Thanks for bringing him to my attention :)

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    6 February 2014 in reply to scorch

    Dear Matty,

    Don’t forget one of the ones on your ipod playlist – Roxette!   C’mon join the Joyride, be a Joyrider!! For those wondering what that was about, Matty, myself and Geoff had a few posts a couple of weeks back about the dynamic duo from, was it Switzerland?

    Scorch, I  think I’m going to have to look Love And Death up now. I also love all of Linkin Park stuff … and have noticed that Chester Bennington (lead singer) has branched out for the time being with a new band, ‘Stone Age Pilots”, I think they’re called, although haven’t as yet heard any of their muzac.

    Rock on people

     Neil

    ps:  how poignant that "RockerJ77" has joined this thread!!!

    pss:  Um Scorch, the fact that people dance to ABBA could be a direct result of alcohol?  Says he, who used to have "Arrival" cassette in my car many many moons ago.

  13. guest75
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    6 February 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Neil

    She says Hello, You Fool, I love you, come on and join the joyride ...lol Roxette...

    Im pretty sure they were swedish, but yes, i am the king of lame music, anyone looking at my playlist would have a good laugh :)

  14. scorch
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    6 February 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    lol!  I think if we did a scientific study we would indeed find a direct link between alcohol consumption and dancing to ABBA.

    And mattyj, Neil... if you want lame music - what about Katrina and the Wave's 'Walking on Sunshine' or Men Without Hat's 'Safety Dance.'

    Those are two of my all time shameful favourites!

  15. guest75
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    6 February 2014 in reply to scorch

    I can top you on that scorch...I have BOTH of those on my phone (i am now singing safety dance in my head, but it got rid of the brady bunch theme that neil put in there)

    AND

    I also have "itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini" by Sha na na

    AND

    like 4 vengaboys songs

    AND

    Not 1, but 2 Vanilla Ice songs "play that funky music" and "ice ice baby"

    I believe i win, where is my trophy?

  16. scorch
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    6 February 2014 in reply to guest75

    Wow! 

    Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini... really?  I have no words.  lol.

     I bow to the master! 

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    7 February 2014 in reply to guest75
    I'll take your polka dot bikini and raise you an Agadoo.
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    7 February 2014 in reply to JessF

    Um, Jess ... the title, favourite bands/singers??  I mean, come on, Agadoo do do, push pineapple up the tree ... and then I used to make up the words cause I didn't know them.

    We've mentioned ABBA, we've mentioned Roxette, but what about the other band that ever so slightly resembled ABBA - Bucks Fizz.  "Makin' your mind up" - youngsters who are reading this, do yourself a favour and You Tube that!!  (or on 2nd thoughts, don't).

    Try to class it up a little:    Rob Thomas and Matchbox 20. 

     

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    7 February 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    I knew I'd get a bite! I wanted to see what reaction I'd get, I admit it. I have horror memories of going to a fancy dress thing years ago (in a group) dressed as a pack of cards (don't ask) and us all miming to Agadoo on stage. It may be why I'm still in therapy.

    OK, my attempt to class it up a little: Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush.

  20. guest75
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    7 February 2014 in reply to JessF

    I will see your agadoo Jess, and raise you the complete works of Jive Bunny :)

    Some of my other favourite artists are

    I quite like C&W music, which unfortunately is Tara's influence on me...really like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr, Slim Dusty, Adam Harvey

    Some others i really like are The Ramones, Propaghandi, Clawfinger, Spiderbait (mostly their older stuff, and only the stuff the Kramm sings), Regurgitator (Once again only their old stuff, they got weird), Rammstein, Blur (once again their older stuff, dont like them when they tried to be grunge), Nirvana...heaps of others

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    7 February 2014 in reply to guest75

    How did I miss this post!!

    OK - bands:  Jon Bon Jovi (OMG what a hunk!!!) LOL

    Queen, Abba, Pink, Lady Gaga (my daughter told me to write!!)

    Bee Gees

    Does anyone remember Bay City Rollers??

    Jo

  22. scorch
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    12 February 2014 in reply to Jo3

    Jo, my husband loves the Bee Gees! 

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    12 February 2014 in reply to scorch

    Oh yes, BCR ... Bay City Rollers. 

    And then of course there was LRB - Little River Band

    and perhaps even CCR - Creedance Clearwater Revival

    Oh dear, am showing my age a little.  And when Glen Shorrock left and John Farnham became lead singer of LRB for a little while.

    ps:  my partner also enjoys the Bee Gee's.

     

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    12 February 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    I went to Barry Gibb's concert last year - boy that was an emotional concert.  Seeing Barry there without his brothers, he was emotional as well.  

    And then they put up a screen with all his brothers singers a song (can't remember which one) and Barry joined in - OMG it was an amazing beautiful concert.  One I will remember forever.

    Let me think of some more!!

    Jo :)

  25. scorch
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    13 February 2014 in reply to Jo3

    I love when musicians get emotional and show it.  Makes everything more powerful.

    I used to listen a lot to a band called Something Corporate.  Their song 'Konstantine' gives me chills every time I hear it.  

    So beautiful.

  26. guest75
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    13 February 2014 in reply to scorch

    Neil I think you forgot BTO from your list :)

     

    Im also a fan of the Bee Gees...i think i missed my calling for when i was born, i love 60s and 70s music....THe Beatles, Beach Boys, Queen, The Doors, The Who etc

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    13 February 2014 in reply to guest75

    Hey Matty

    This might be a dumb question - but who is BTO??

    I love Queen as well.   What about Michael Jackson, Ol'55, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper (girls just wanna have fun!!!) LOL

     Jo :)

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    14 February 2014 in reply to guest75

    BTO - "You ain't seen n n n n n nothin' yet"

    Time for a little:  ELO

    Oh and about that era, "Let's Walk Right In, Sit Right Down, Baby Let Your Hang Down" - Dr Hook

     

  29. guest75
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    14 February 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Neil

    Not that long ago, didnt you pick on me for having a dr hook song on my play list ... i believe you laughed at me for having when youre in love with a beautiful woman on my play list....Tsk Tsk... LOL

    While we are doing acronym bands, is there room for UB40? Red Red Wiiiiiiiiiiiine

  30. Scott_Depression
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    14 February 2014 in reply to guest75

    Hey guys

    I'm late on the scene, but here goes:

    Best song when I was just out of school (I'm 40) - 500 Miles by Proclaimers

    Other songs I love - London Still by The Waifs; Joey by Concrete Blonde (voice gives me goose bumps); 

    Favourite Albums:

    Live - Throwing Copper; Nirvana - Nevermind;

    Favourite Acts - Van Morrison; Powderfinger; Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters

    Best Live Acts - Green Day, Foo Fighters

    Going to see Bruce Springstien this weekend - YAY!!!

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