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MUSIC - What are ASF members listening to?

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Thought it would be interesting to hear what people are listening to and maybe we can post on New released music and past released that we have purchased and give a rating out of 5.
 
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Well, what I don't listen to is mainstream commercial radio-friendly contemporary, soft slow "rock" and the likes of Eminem or Missy Higgins. Not for me...

What I do listen to is fairly diverse and I'm not too worried if it's new or quite old. Most recent concerts I've been too in the past two or so years are Motley Crue / Motorhead, Bryan Adams, Green Day, Offspring and a retro 80's concert (original artists not covers) which I mainly went to because Kim Wilde was there (and yes she still has it IMO). Pity none of then came to Hobart but it keeps the airlines in business.

In the CD (and record) collection there's plenty of the above plus Melissa Etheridge, AC/DC, Def Leppard, a bit of Midnight Oil, plenty of female pure pop acts, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi (mostly listen to their earlier stuff), Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Kiss, 3 Doors Down, bit of Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham, Killing Heidi, Transvision Vamp, The Living End, Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Samantha Fox (who now sounds rather different to what you have in mind (if you even remember!) since disappearing from the mainstream and putting some clothes on. Free and legal sample from new album http://www.samfox.com/sample/angel.mp3), Van Halen, Baby Animals, Pink, n-Trance, No Doubt, Rage Against The Machine, Andrew W.K., Silverchair, Beastie Boys...

So, anything really as long as it's not Eminem or any other rap, techno (has a place in clubs though), has a droning slow rock sound (Oasis etc) or puts me to sleep. :)
 

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I like a lot of stuff, but particularly jazz and even more particularly jazz guitar.

Also like classical piano, ragtime piano, 70's rock like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Doors, Santana, etc, other guitar artists like Jimi Hendrix, Ry Cooder, Joe Satriani, and Tommy Emmanuel, and a variety of other groups and solo artists.

Like a lot of musicals too, like Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Cabaret, and Rocky Horror.

Cheers,
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Ditto Smurf1976!!

Very similar tastes. Obvious mid 80's influence. Era of the big hair stadium rock band! Poison, Guns n roses, Bon Jovi, Kiss. Great period for girl pop -Transvision Vamp was a nice reminder. Wendy James - how nice was she?

Like you I have an eclectic taste in music. Although I love music particularly from from the 80's/early 90's, I have continually updated my music collection.

Lastest CD's include artists as diverse as Sons & Daughter (Replusion Box), Magic Numbers (Magic Numbers), The Darkness (Highway to Hell and Back) and James Blunt (Back to Bedlam). My lastest purchase was Michael Penn (Dr Hollywood 1947).

There is still good music out there - you just need to search through the crap! Gone are the days when you could sit and watch rage and actually see real bands playing their instruments in 9 out of 10 clips. I am not into girl bands, boybands, techno, hip hop, trance etc. Unfortunately someone is - because the charts are full of it.

Three of the best albums I've bought over the past 4 years that you may not have come across are:
Steve Earle (Jerusaleum)
Semisonic (All About Chemistry)
Icecream Hands (Broken UFO)

Sorry Smurf1976, the last two might be a little too easy listening for your liking!!

For those who like to remember stadium rock with fond memories - honourable mentions to Buckcherry (Buckcherry), The Darkness (Permission to Land).
 
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GreatPig said:
I like a lot of stuff, but particularly jazz and even more particularly jazz guitar.

Also like classical piano, ragtime piano, 70's rock like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Doors, Santana, etc, other guitar artists like Jimi Hendrix, Ry Cooder, Joe Satriani, and Tommy Emmanuel, and a variety of other groups and solo artists.

Like a lot of musicals too, like Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Cabaret, and Rocky Horror.

Cheers,
GP
GP we are listening on the same level!!! I am into Robben Ford/Larry Carlton/Tommy Emmanuel/Steve Lukather/Chuck Loeb/Martin Taylor
As for bands, of late I have been getting into heaps of TOTO.These guys get better and better!!!! Their latest album "Falling In Between" is outstanding and is due out in Aust. Feb10th. Over the Christmas break i was listening to Chicagos Christmas album. A must have for the xmas season.Arrangements and brass section is smoking!!!!!
 

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This is a broad question. I'd probably find it simpler to define what I absolutely hate - brass bands, country music, Gilbert & Sullivan, any of the sort of pop stuff on commercial radio and some that infiltrates ABC radio also,
heavy metal .

For me what I listen to is dependent on mood: sometimes, R&B, jazz as in Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald and others of that era. Sometimes, Jimmy Buffet or Harry Connick Jnr. Love Norah Jones. Sometimes the musicals like Carousel and Oklahoma very occasionally. Occasionally even like to go back to Dusty Springfield, or the Mommas and the Poppas for simple uncomplicated stuff. Rodriguez. Dahlia Lavi. Melanie.

But mainly classical, particularly Max Bruch's violin concerto (if you have never listened to this try it - just a wonderful experience), Brahms Violin Concerto in D and for that matter pretty much anything written by Brahms. Wagner, especially overture to Tannhauser, Rachmaninov, some Mozart when one needs soothing and a sense of order, and then of course couldn't do without Beethoven, especially the Ninth Symphony.

Julia
 

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I'll kick off - this thread should give me an idea what to put on my MP3 player.

My podium finishes for favourite albums this year were
1. White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
2. Wolfmother - Self Titled
3. Architecture in Helsinki - In case we die

In my opinion one of the better years for new music. Going through my playlist, of the tracks released this year these are my favourites:
(apologies in advance for the language in some of these titles)

After the Fall - These Concrete Boots
Alex Lloyd- Never Meant To Fail
Architecture in helsinki - the cemetary
Architecture in Helsinki - wishbone
Audio Bullys - Bang Bang (You shot me down)
Audio Bullys - I'm In Love
Beck - E pro
Ben Folds - Bastard
Ben Lee - Catch My Disease
Bernard Fanning - Songbird
Bernard Fanning-Wish You Well
Bloc Party - Helicopter
Bloodhound Gang - Foxtrot, Uniform, Charlie, Kilo
Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (shoreline)
Butterfingers - Figjam
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Heavy Metal
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth
Coldplay - Speed Of Sound
Daft Punk - technologic
Dandy Warhols - All The Money Or The Simple Life Honey
Datarock - Computer Camp Love
Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body
The Decemberists - The Sporting Life
Foo Fighters - The last song
Franz Ferdinand - Do you want to
Franz Ferdinand - Walk Away
Garbage - Why Do You Love Me
Goldfrapp Supernature - Lovely 2 C U
Gorillaz - Dare
Gorillaz - Dirty Harry
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Jamiroquai - Feels Just Like It Should
Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I love you less and less
Kaiser Chiefs - na na na na naa
Kings Of Leon - Slow Night, So Long
Lady Sovereign - Hoodie
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Lazyboy - Underwear Goes Inside The Pants
Little Birdy - Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Martha Wainwright - Bloody Mother****ing Asshole
Missy Higgins - The Sound Of White
Missy Higgins - You Just Like Me Cause I'm Good In Bed
Moby - Lift Me Up
Moby - Raining Again
My Morning Jacket - Wordless Chorus
Prodigy - Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
Queens of the stone age - Burn the witch
Roots Manuva - Too Cold
Scissor Sisters - Tits on the Radio
Shout Out Louds - Very Loud
Sons And Daughters - Dance Me In
The Beautiful Girls - Dance on the Ashes
The Beautiful Girls-The Wrong Side Of Town
The Cat Empire - The Car Song
The Cloud Room - Hey Now Now
The Dandy Warhols - Smoke It
The Herd - I Was Only 19
The Herd - We Can't Hear You
the mars volta - l'via l'viaquez
The Panics - My Best Mistake
The Spazzys - My Boyfriends Back
The Strokes - Juicebox
The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
The White Stripes - My Doorbell
The Wrights - Evie (Part 1)
Wolfmother - Apple Tree
Wolfmother - Joker & The Thief
Wolfmother - The White Unicorn
 
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Julia said:
This is a broad question. I'd probably find it simpler to define what I absolutely hate - brass bands, country music, Gilbert & Sullivan, any of the sort of pop stuff on commercial radio and some that infiltrates ABC radio also,
heavy metal .

For me what I listen to is dependent on mood: sometimes, R&B, jazz as in Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald and others of that era. Sometimes, Jimmy Buffet or Harry Connick Jnr. Love Norah Jones. Sometimes the musicals like Carousel and Oklahoma very occasionally. Occasionally even like to go back to Dusty Springfield, or the Mommas and the Poppas for simple uncomplicated stuff. Rodriguez. Dahlia Lavi. Melanie.

But mainly classical, particularly Max Bruch's violin concerto (if you have never listened to this try it - just a wonderful experience), Brahms Violin Concerto in D and for that matter pretty much anything written by Brahms. Wagner, especially overture to Tannhauser, Rachmaninov, some Mozart when one needs soothing and a sense of order, and then of course couldn't do without Beethoven, especially the Ninth Symphony.

Julia
Great Julia, I actually enjoy classical music. Strings are beautiful mixed in with good quality rock too. My Grandfather was a World Famous Conductor and Arranger in the Classical/Ballet field, so with interest i have listened to Classical. As a musician I find it essential to listen to as much as your ears can take in and expand your own ability with new ideas!!!!
 
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lots of tastes out there... Actually there is not too much I won't listen to when played at the right time.

For me it's pretty diverse, too.
hmm, Style Council/The Jam, Whipping Boy, Weddings parties Anything, Neil Young, Ed Keupper, Deborah Conway, Nick Cave, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Kristen Hirsh, ELO, You Am I, Johnie Cash, Jonnie Winter, Tex Don and Charlie, Billy Bragg, Sleeper, Pattie Smith, Linda Ronstat, Suzi Q, Sex Pistols, Anti Nowhere League, They Might be Giants, Lou Reed and on and on..

Reminds me I have to rip a lot of music to mp3...

keep the names coming..
 
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Ditto Smurf1976!!

Very similar tastes. Obvious mid 80's influence. Era of the big hair stadium rock band! Poison, Guns n roses, Bon Jovi, Kiss. Great period for girl pop -Transvision Vamp was a nice reminder. Wendy James - how nice was she?

Like you I have an eclectic taste in music. Although I love music particularly from from the 80's/early 90's, I have continually updated my music collection.

Lastest CD's include artists as diverse as Sons & Daughter (Replusion Box), Magic Numbers (Magic Numbers), The Darkness (Highway to Hell and Back) and James Blunt (Back to Bedlam). My lastest purchase was Michael Penn (Dr Hollywood 1947).

There is still good music out there - you just need to search through the crap! Gone are the days when you could sit and watch rage and actually see real bands playing their instruments in 9 out of 10 clips. I am not into girl bands, boybands, techno, hip hop, trance etc. Unfortunately someone is - because the charts are full of it.

Three of the best albums I've bought over the past 4 years that you may not have come across are:
Steve Earle (Jerusaleum)
Semisonic (All About Chemistry)
Icecream Hands (Broken UFO)

Sorry Smurf1976, the last two might be a little too easy listening for your liking!!

For those who like to remember stadium rock with fond memories - honourable mentions to Buckcherry (Buckcherry), The Darkness (Permission to Land).
Ahh yes! (Or should that be Open Up and Say... Ahh!) Poison, how could I forget them! As for Wendy James... I Want Your Love (well... :eek: ).

Agreed that there IS still good music out there but IMO the mainstream / charts are far too dominated by relatively simple, contemporary music which doesn't upset anyone too much. Nothing wrong with it, I'd probably like it more if I didn't hear it all day on the radio, but I'd like to see more variety. Whilst I can't stand most of his music, I'll give full credit to Eminem for at least doing something different and being a legit personality in his own right.

I read somewhere that the music industry has cut new release volumes by around 50% since the late 80's and sales are down over 40%. Think about that. I don't think it's priacy over the internet but rather the simple fact that if you don't offer a wide product range then you eliminate a lot of potential customers. Also a question of quality. There's plenty of CD's that I would have bought if they consisted of more than one decent song (just for the radio...) and the rest full of filler. But I got really fed up with paying $25 or so for what amounted to two singles so I'm a lot more wary now.

I think the overall state of the music industry can be pretty well summed up by the decline in concert attendance numbers. No more Queen with 200,000 people at the one show. Not even UK pop singers doing concerts in India with 65,000 at a show. Now the newer acts seem to struggle to fill the entertainment centre in any Australian capital city and big outdoor concerts featuring a single headline act just don't happen because there isn't anyone popular enough. (OK, there's an exception or two but in general...).

I've become aware in the past year or so that quite a few major artists from the 80's and early 90's are still around and still putting out albums even though they disappeared from the mainstream long ago. Generally they're signed to some minor label and the whole thing is done without spending a fortune but the end product doesn't seem to have suffered. So I'm going to have to check a few more of those out and maybe buy a few CD's.

Despite my own tastes, I'm very much in favour of ALL music being available for those who want it. There was some plan around a year or so ago to cut the size of orchestras in Australia outside of Sydney and Melbourne. Bad idea IMO. We ought to embrace all music be it classical, jazz, opera, rock, rap, techno, heavy metal or whatever. At different points in our lives most of us will listen to a fairly wide range even if we don't like a particular style at the moment. It's all a part of our culture. :)
 
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Well I like heavy metal and country. Bit like tomato sauce and ice-cream huh? :D I do a pretty mean death metal lyric to venga-boys too, its amazing what a few too many and a karaoke machine will do.

BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM, I WANT YOU IN MY ROOOOOOOOOOM, F*&@ (kick mike stand over). :D

I can handle some pop but only in small doses. I really do hate Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem, Britney Spears etc but Kylie and Madonna I can stomach somewhat.
 
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I like pretty much anything except country and rap..

I listen to a lot of modern reggae atm.

Latest CD has been a nz band Fat freddy's Drop.. which i would find hard to explain what type of music it is but i can say its awesome :)
 
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I grew up in the late 70s early 80s era where you could go to the club or local pub and see the likes of AC/DC ,The Angels, Aussie crawl, Chisel, Sherbet,Hush ,Jimmy&The Boys, Midnight Oil, Dragon, Split Enz all struggling young bands trying to make it .I still like to listen to AC/DC ,Guns n Roses &Thin Lizzy:banghead: when the wife & kids let me .On my more mellow days I enjoy Stevie Nicks :xyxthumbs
 
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justjohn said:
I grew up in the late 70s early 80s era where you could go to the club or local pub and see the likes of AC/DC ,The Angels, Aussie crawl, Chisel, Sherbet,Hush ,Jimmy&The Boys, Midnight Oil, Dragon, Split Enz all struggling young bands trying to make it .I still like to listen to AC/DC ,Guns n Roses &Thin Lizzy:banghead: when the wife & kids let me .On my more mellow days I enjoy Stevie Nicks :xyxthumbs
JustJohn, its just johnno here,

Aussie rock seems to be the preference here. I dont get into much Aussie rock stuff, but I have recently purchased Ian Moss's new release, titled "Acoustic Series". Very much an Unplugged Live series of albums released under the Liberation Blue Label. Fantastic album of his classics 4 out of 5. They also tell me John Stevens- "Acoustic Series" release is very cool, with the outstanding Chris Bekker on Bass and The unbelievable Simon Hosford on Acoustic!!
 
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heavy metal and gabber/terror(hardcore techno)
Fear Factory, Pantera, (old) Metalica, Machine Head, Tool, Nailbomb, Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down, Beasty Boys, Butterfingers, Nasenbluten, Neophyte, Benny Benassi, Angerfist, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bizet.

I also make music on my computer download it at www.mp3.com.au/b15h
 
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b15h said:
heavy metal and gabber/terror(hardcore techno)
Fear Factory, Pantera, (old) Metalica, Machine Head, Tool, Nailbomb, Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down, Beasty Boys, Butterfingers, Nasenbluten, Neophyte, Benny Benassi, Angerfist, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bizet.

I also make music on my computer download it at www.mp3.com.au/b15h
Let me guess b15h, you like Yngwie too. How cool is that Yngwie album with The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra!!
 
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Hard Rock, Metal, Alternative. Everything from Metallica, Anthrax, Pantera to
Guns "n" Roses, Motley Crue, Korn, Velvet Revolver, System of a Down to
Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli's, to Green Day, Living End etc.

Hate the Kylies, Britneys, pop stuff and Doof Doof.

Hence, the name Rocker.
 
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Anything on MMM

Don't buy cd's (except in Thailand)

Used to be a techno DJ at various clubs and raves throughout Melb.

Last concert I went to was was eminem and 50cent in Japan (Makuhari)

Before that was Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen Tour at the Tennis centre in Melb (even met Willie after the show!)

Go figure... :p:
 
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sam76 said:
Anything on MMM

Don't buy cd's (except in Thailand)

Used to be a techno DJ at various clubs raves throughout Melb.
Hey sam i very rarely buys cd in Australia too. Most of my cd's are purchased in the seedy laneways of Patpong or Samui. 10 cd's for 1,000 baht get 1 for free. 1,000baht equates to roughly $30 dollars AUS for 11 cds. or $2.75 each for those that dont know the (Baht to Aussie)conversion.
 
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