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Any Really Good bands you've discovered?
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18 November 2010
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RedLennon
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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.
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CranberrySauce said:

Well, I found Radiohead:


OK Computer is one of my favourite albums, second only to
Revolver.
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.
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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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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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