GP we are listening on the same level!!! I am into Robben Ford/Larry Carlton/Tommy Emmanuel/Steve Lukather/Chuck Loeb/Martin TaylorGreatPig 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.
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!!!!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.
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... ).Duckman#72 said: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).
JustJohn, its just johnno here,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 when the wife & kids let me .On my more mellow days I enjoy Stevie Nicks
Let me guess b15h, you like Yngwie too. How cool is that Yngwie album with The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra!!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
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.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.