13 January 2011
I listen to a lot of bands, but being a fan? Only U2, Caifanes, Mecano, Tears for Fears and Massive Attack. Roxette also comes to my mind, but I don't have their albums, just their singles. I also like Julian Lennon's last 2 albums a lot.Sadly, my music diet is only Beatles. I sometimes feel malnourished, I mean like when you eat caviar all the time???
This is a great analogy. I have never eaten caviar, but I know what it sounds like! And it sounds delicious.
As for my *favorite* non-Beatles bands, Big Wreck and Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip. (By the way, I wrote on DLSvsSP’s FB wall the other day, asking where I could buy Pip’s solo album, and he replied! He told me to torrent it, of all things, because it’s rare and, therefore, quite expensive. I took a screenshot!) I also like Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Muse, and Coheed & Cambria.
19 March 2011
To be honest, I'm not all that into other bands. Weird, right? I mean, my whole family thinks it's weird that…I like music that's…Anglo? I don't know how to say this without sounding like some rude racist.
When my grandmother was beginning to raise her kids, the Beatles came out. She really didn't like music them except for Paul. That's why I joke about my father being named after him, since he was born six months after the Beatles arrived in New York. She stuck to her mother's opinions, and Grandma Bertha thought that they were long haired, White freaks or something. They weren't clean like the music she (my great-grandmother) or grandmother liked. So…she stuck to not liking them all that much. In reality, I don't think she had much of an opinion. Her mother didn't like any modern (at the time) music, and she really didn't care. She stuck to Frank Sinatra, and liked music from her childhood and teens. Her kids could like it, but she wouldn't listen to them with her husband, and usually just barely listened. She watched them on The Ed Sullivan Show, and took her brother to see them at the Hollywood Bowl, but she didn't like them.
So when I started liking the Beatles, she was like "Oh…Why don't you start listening to some of Grandpa's salsa or Ranchera music?" Or when I started applying for high school earlier this year, she wanted me to go to a certain school (and I'm going, now, becuase it's the best school in the area, in my opinion) becuase they had a Mariachi band. She wanted me to like that genre. But, I'm sort of glued to Beatles music. I really don't like their kind of music, you know? We're a mainly Mexican family (with Jewish, Honduran, and Panamanian traces, also), and she just wanted me to stick to my culture, I guess. But having my grandfather play it twenty-four-seven does not make my like the music anymore.
But I like other music, I guess. I don't really like my generations music. All modern music sort of…sounds the same. Computer generated, and autotuned. And do not get me started on Glee. I don't like the show. At all. I like Buddy Holly, Peter and Gordon (my voice teacher KNOWS Peter Asher!), Little Richard, the Monkees, Weird Al Yankovic, the Beatles solo careers, yeah yeah yeah. Others, more than that, but not all that much. But I'm not obsessed like I am with the Beatles. I'm just not all that much into it…it's weird, huh? I think as I age, I will learn more about them. I keep on learning more Beatley music. Like, I found a buuuuuuunch of songs that they gave away, and kind of like them…
14 April 2010
19 March 2011
1 May 2010
Cool story, you'll grow into music for sure, the Beatles are great at expanding tastes. I think it would be pretty awesome to be in a Mariachi band, you could do covers of Beatles tunes. For example, at work last week we had this band called Harpnotic come in for a program, and it was just this dude playing guitar and bass and this lady playing this giant harp, I have no idea how the hell she played that thing. Anyway, they played some really beautiful music, I think pretty much anything is beautiful with a harp, but then they played this version of Norwegian Wood which completely blew me away. So I think it's all about twisting music a bit to fit your tastes, you know, and I think that's where real creativity comes from and also that's what keeps music alive.
I think it's interesting that when I was younger, and even now I suppose, a lot of my friends and people I went to school with had no idea that music could be any better than what they were currently listening to or what was being played on the radio at that precise moment. So I think it's cool to kind of educate your friends or whatever, just say 'what you're listening to is alright, BUT, give this a shot!' and hopefully people will respond.
19 March 2011
So I think it's cool to kind of educate your friends or whatever, just say 'what you're listening to is alright, BUT, give this a shot!' and hopefully people will respond.
I tried. Like, I had to compare two bands and give stats for computer class, and write a report on the bands. So i compared the Beatles and the Monkees. My friend did Selena Gomez and Demi Lavoto. Whenever she typed in "how many albums did--" "the Beatles" came up after that. I told her "You know, that shows you just how famous they are." And then she just said "To hell with the Beatles. And...
14 November 2010
Here's my story:
the first band I remember liking was Coldplay, I was about 10. That led me to liking U2. And as I was connecting with those fans and music, I was directed toward The Beatles. and from the excellent music home base of the Fab Four, I went to:
The Rolling Stones (my second fave)
rockabilly music (basically I worked my way through the past)
Classic rock (Dire Straits, The Who), new rock (The Strokes, The Killers), electro poppy stuff (David Guetta, Two Door Cinema Club), acoustic (John Mayer and Jack Johnson), reggae.
I feel like The Beatles have trained my musical ear, and have set the standard for what good music is and what cord changes sound satisfying and how lyrics should be put together. It has changed the makeup of my musical mind. So I have this theory that whatever sound is related to The Beatles in some way, I'll like it. And the more it sounds like them, the more I like it.
And just as I had to grow to like Helter Skelter and What Goes On and Strawberry Fields Forever and the more out-there stuff, I grow to like different bands. My musical mind is a Beatle Tree and I branch out and hop from branch to branch to suit whatever I'm in the mood for.
10 May 2011
Beastie Boys, Bob Dylan...
and of course...
10 May 2011
And yes!... (silly me)
I like to hear Rock 'n' Roll Classics, like Johnny B. Goode, Peggy Sue...
10 May 2011
13 April 2011
The Beatles / John Lennon are a bit of an anomaly in my music tastes to tell the truth although it's all in the DNA of much of the music I do like.
I grew up with post-punk / new wave artists and music end 70's / early 80's with particualr liking for electronic music. That may have all seemed like a million miles from The Beatles back then but many things can be traced back.
One artist in particular is John Foxx, who pioneered all electronic pop music in 1980 with his album Metamatic, but he has also said he was heavily influenced by The Beatles, especially the psychedelic period .. he went to the Alexander Palace technicolour happening in 1967! You may like to check out his songs "Endlessly" and "Through My Sleeping" which borrow heavily from Tomorrow Never Knows kind of sound. He's still making albums now.
I was also into the Liverpool scene in that period with bands like Echo & the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes and Orchestral Manoeuves in the Dark (they all had to have weird names!!)..all of which have cited The Beatles as influences.
The Bunnymen have covered All You Need Is Love and OMD have done a very Beatle-y song called 'Mathew Street'.
I also went through my Oasis period in the 90s ..no need to go into them and how they are "related" to The Beatles.
6 July 2011
13 January 2011
10 May 2011
Now it's the band who plays my signature, Your Favorite Martian
21 May 2011
Where is the Green Day love on here?? LOL I absolutely adore Billie Joe Armstrong and the rest of Green Day. They would probably be on my top 5 list of bands. I love any band whose singer has a weird, distinct voice. My favorites are:
Foo Fighters, The Doors, Nirvana, Creed, Oasis, Death Cab for Cutie, U2, Rolling Stones, and a couple newer bands like The Killers and The Script. These bands basically set the standard for all the other bands/artists I listen to.
Green Day Appreciation!! I LOVE GREEN DAY!!
19 September 2010
I have a few contenders: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Blue Rodeo, the Guess Who, Clash, etc. Arcade Fire is also awesome.
1 May 2010
13 September 2010
New band I just found that I adore, Mona. Alternative rock band that I only discovered a few days ago. Apparently they are quite popular in England, not so much in the US though. The album is available there, but not in the US until September. Thank god for youtube. I just love discovering new bands, don't you?
21 March 2011
*Late comment is so late*
Sorry I havn't been on lately, I've been super-busy!
You guys have amazing taste in music, and I've been trying to check some of these bands/musicians, and I'm finding new musical love.
I also realized I forgot 10-ish or so bands/musicians. No big deal.
Adding: The Who, The Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Simon and Garfunkel, The Ramones, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Cream, Boston, B,S,&T, Cheap Trick, & David Bowie.
Blue Nicey said:
I'm just waiting to be judged on this one but.... The Monkees
Nothing wrong with that!
Michael is my favorite.
Tie between Micky, Mike, and Peter. :)
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