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Any Really Good bands you've discovered?
18 November 2010
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I've decided to make it my mission this holiday season to listen to as many new bands as I possibly can.

Find any good music that I can add to my collection? Genre doesn't really matter, as long as it's not country or rap.

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18 November 2010
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Well, I've known this band for a long time, but not many people listen to them anymore so: Blue Oyster Cult.

 

These guys are amazing. I'm on the lamb, but I ain't no sheep is easily their best song.

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18 November 2010
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The Velvet Underground

18 November 2010
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Depends on what you like. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are a pretty funky band that are getting a little bit more popular. The Band is pretty good, with a name like that they better be!

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18 November 2010
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GniknuS said:

Depends on what you like. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are a pretty funky band that are getting a little bit more popular.


I keep intending to check out the Dap Kings, and I suppose I really should. Your say-so means a lot, since you and I are the most vocal funk fans on this board! (A friend keeps recommending them, and he dislikes most current sounds nearly as much as me; but he works on the fringes of the industry and still gets enthusiastic over select things.)

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18 November 2010
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MrBig said:

Well, I've known this band for a long time, but not many people listen to them anymore so: Blue Oyster Cult.

 

These guys are amazing. I'm on the lamb, but I ain't no sheep is easily their best song.


BOC are one of my alltime faves! Most of their current fame is a result of that "More Cowbell!" thing. And as for "I'm On The Lamb...", it's one of their most-recorded tracks - they retitled it "The Red and The Black" and redid it on their seconds album.
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18 November 2010
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I have to tell you guys about Cornershop. They're a really swell English band with fantastic elements of classical indian and sitars. They had a hit a few years back with 'Brimful of Asha', but there's loads more to them than that.

Beatles-wise, they did a great cover of Norwegian Wood, with the lyrics in Punjabi, and a cover of Mean Mr Mustard and Polythene Pam.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
18 November 2010
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vonbontee said:

GniknuS said:

Depends on what you like. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are a pretty funky band that are getting a little bit more popular.


I keep intending to check out the Dap Kings, and I suppose I really should. Your say-so means a lot, since you and I are the most vocal funk fans on this board! (A friend keeps recommending them, and he dislikes most current sounds nearly as much as me; but he works on the fringes of the industry and still gets enthusiastic over select things.)

Yeah they're pretty good, check this song out.

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18 November 2010
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Well, I found Radiohead:

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19 November 2010
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CranberrySauce said:

Well, I found Radiohead:


OK Computer is one of my favourite albums, second only to Revolver.
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19 November 2010
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NOFX, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, Elvis Costello, Lagwagon, Tilt... and a bunch more.

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4 December 2010
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DoctorRobert said:

I have to tell you guys about Cornershop. They're a really swell English band with fantastic elements of classical indian and sitars. They had a hit a few years back with 'Brimful of Asha', but there's loads more to them than that.

Beatles-wise, they did a great cover of Norwegian Wood, with the lyrics in Punjabi, and a cover of Mean Mr Mustard and Polythene Pam.


 

I second that, Cornershop are fantastic. That cover isn't them at their best. Handcream for a Generation, their 2004 album, was mindblowing.

 

At the moment, I'm really into a band called A Genuine Freakshow. They essentially sound like Radiohead's Pablo Honey.


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CranberrySauce said:

I've decided to make it my mission this holiday season to listen to as many new bands as I possibly can.

Find any good music that I can add to my collection? Genre doesn't really matter, as long as it's not country or rap.


I really like Arctic Monkeys, and Alex Turner's side band The Last Shadow Puppets are really good, too. Florence + The Machine's album is really good.
 

When you say new, do you mean actively recording and being formed within the last 5 – 10 years, or new to you?

If you mean older music, I'd suggest The Police, Prince, The Clash, The Jam, and Elvis Costello. Ooh, I also can't say enough good things about Sonic Youth, and Sebadoh, and Pavement. 

Radiohead IS a really good find. Their sound seems to change from album to album, but there's always some pretty good stuff there. I don't think I really started likstening to them until about 3 or 4 years ago, myself.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
5 December 2010
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Thanks all for the suggestions- I really am getting into Elvis Costello, Cream, The Velvet Underground (I'm in love with 'Sunday Morning&#39a-hard-days-night-george-10 Florence + the Machine, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. I think I might have to go on a buying spree after this.StarWisher said:

CranberrySauce said:

I've decided to make it my mission this holiday season to listen to as many new bands as I possibly can.

Find any good music that I can add to my collection? Genre doesn't really matter, as long as it's not country or rap.


I really like Arctic Monkeys, and Alex Turner's side band The Last Shadow Puppets are really good, too. Florence + The Machine's album is really good.

 

When you say new, do you mean actively recording and being formed within the last 5 – 10 years, or new to you?

If you mean older music, I'd suggest The Police, Prince, The Clash, The Jam, and Elvis Costello. Ooh, I also can't say enough good things about Sonic Youth, and Sebadoh, and Pavement. 

Radiohead IS a really good find. Their sound seems to change from album to album, but there's always some pretty good stuff there. I don't think I really started likstening to them until about 3 or 4 years ago, myself.


I meant new to me- I've been limiting myself to mostly Beatles for a long time now, so I thought it was about time that I tried something a little different
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5 December 2010
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CranberrySauce said:

I've decided to make it my mission this holiday season to listen to as many new bands as I possibly can.

Find any good music that I can add to my collection? Genre doesn't really matter, as long as it's not country or rap.


You know… Tears for Fears is a great 80s band and I have recently discovered their album Elemental. It's quite good.
 

BTW The album was done by Roand Orzabal after Curt Smith left the band, but Roland released it under TFF name.

 

Beatles trivia: The name was taken from the Primal Therapy by Arthur Janov, the same guy that worked with John and Yoko.

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5 December 2010
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I've only heard one Tears for Fears song (that I know of), Everybody Wants to Rule the World, and it's pretty good. Which album of theirs would you recommend buying most?

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5 December 2010
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The Zombies are another really good English band from the 60's. I've always liked them.

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5 December 2010
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Paulrus said:

I've only heard one Tears for Fears song (that I know of), Everybody Wants to Rule the World, and it's pretty good. Which album of theirs would recommend buying most?


I'd weigh in with The Hurting, as it's their first album, and it does reference parental/child conflicts and addresses primal scream therapy as a way of coming to terms with them. It's in an indirect way, (I don't think you'll feel preached to) but pretty fascinating. Of course, greatest hits albums are always a good way to go, which I think is called Tears Roll Down.
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StarWisher said:

Paulrus said:

I've only heard one Tears for Fears song (that I know of), Everybody Wants to Rule the World, and it's pretty good. Which album of theirs would recommend buying most?


I'd weigh in with The Hurting, as it's their first album, and it does reference parental/child conflicts and addresses primal scream therapy as a way of coming to terms with them. It's in an indirect way, (I don't think you'll feel preached to) but pretty fascinating. Of course, greatest hits albums are always a good way to go, which I think is called Tears Roll Down.
 

I'd recommend strongly The Hurting, Songs from the Big Chair, and The Seeds of Love. Their best IMHO is Songs from TBCh.

 

The Hurting is not for all tastes though. As SW said, it's a fascinating album. You can hear the original Mad World song that became famous with Donnie Darko movie. I think the cover was fantastic, but to me, Mad World is the TFF song.

Songs from the Big Chair is a fantastic, fantastic album. There are so many hits there, Shout, Everybody wants to rule the World, Head over Heels, Mother's Talk, etc. And they have a fantastic medley : Broken / Head over Heels / Broken (Live), something I found very Beatles-que.

 

The Seeds of Love is a great album, but to me it was a bit of a letdown. A DJ in my city was announcing the premiere of the song Sowing the Seeds of Love one Saturday at 8pm, I tuned in to listen, and as soon as I hear this…

 

…. I rolled my eyes saying "Oh no… they tried to copy Sgt. Pepper". But the song grew on me. I got the cassette and I loved immediately songs like Woman in Chains (with vocals from the awesome Oleta Adams), Advice to the Young of Heart and Badman's song. But I felt that my love for TFF was diminshing, it was a very strange album for the regular TFF 80s fan because they tried different things with a heavy Beatles and jazz influence. And it didn't help that I was already a very snobbish Beatle fan, meaning "They're the best and don't try to copy them because you will fail". I revisited years later and it's among my all time favorites. And I can't praise enough Oleta Davis's voice.

 

As you can see after reading this a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I was a BIG Tears for Fears fan. They were my band in the 80s. But later, U2 came along and after Roland and Curt took different ways, I didn't follow TFF. I'm rediscovering their last albums, and so far, I listen to Elemental a lot. I haven't finished getting them all.

Wow, finally after 10 days of listening The Beatles or JPGR solo careers everyday, I'm listening to someone else! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

Edit : I decided to post the song Woman in Chains because of Oleta Adams's voice. Awesome

 

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The Runaways are an AWESOME band :)

It's an all female group and they were popular in the 80's.

Some of their songs:

Cherry Bomb, Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin, Queens of Noise, etc. 

Trust me YOU WILL LOVE THEM! :D

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