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Old July 31 2012, 04:39 AM   #136
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These, plus a whole lot more in the Symphonic Metal genre are in my CD collection.

After Forever
Amberian Dawn
Apocalyptica
Delain

Edenbridge
Epica
Leaves' Eyes
Lunatica
Sirenia
Tristania
Visions Of Atlantis
Xandria


Also more in the Goth Metal direction:

Elysion
Lacuna Coil
Memoira
Nemesea
Unsun
We Are The Fallen


Power Metal:

Dragonforce
Sonata Arctica


Death/Black/Mainstream/Other Metal:

Elvenking
Engel
Iron Maiden
Moonspell
Overtures
Rob Zombie
Savatage
Sawlegen
Seduce The Heaven
The ones I bolded I also listen to as well.

Wow....the only ones on that list I listen to are:
Apocalyptica
Lacuna Coil

,,,and of course Iron Maiden and Rob Zombie. I think I might have heard Moonspell before though....sounds really familiar.


Surprised no Opeth on that list. I really like them - even when they are kind of death metal screamo, the underlying melody is...well...a melody. And their more mellow songs (ie, not screamo at all), are wonderful! Blackwater Park is a fabulous album....but this song in particular is so mellow it's hard to believe it's by a death metal band:



I also have the 'usual suspect' Metallica albums...but I'm not really interested in anything much from among their newer albums. And I have some Dream Theater albums, of course....and some Disturbed, Godsmack, Saliva.... I really like Tool...and I guess some of their stuff ventures into prog metal......Five Finger Death Punch is decent...

I have also gotten into a band called Graveyard...sort of psychedelic rock/metal along the lines of Black Sabbath....Found them when I was looking for psychedelic....I don't think they are that well known...but not bad:



I don't know...for me, metal can be tricky because I don't really like pure screamo for the sake of it. A band has to be capable of other things besides screaming into a mic. Give me some melody...some technique....something! But then, I'm not a huge fan of Nightwish either. Too....over the top I think. Can't put a finger on it...although doing Andrew Lloyd Webber showtunes in their style might have a lot to do with it.
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Old July 31 2012, 01:32 PM   #137
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I like the first one the most I think.

One thing though.. in some ways it doesn't seem entirely serious- if that makes sense? I don't know why. Maybe it's the style of music I heard on the radio or at school when I was 4, 5, 6, 7 and I accosiate it with that age subconciously. Not saying that's a bad thing. Can't have serious all the time.
I'm probably making no sense to anyone else, but my excuse is that it's late. I'm going to bed now.
Well, what you are reading as the lack of seriousness is in fact the 'quirk factor' that I love so much. Clever lyrics...tongue-in-cheek humor, innovative music....that, to me is what good indie rock is about.

Play Missed The Boat Again and read these lyrics - they are brilliant!:

"Missed The Boat"

While we're on the subject
Could we change the subject now?
I was knocking on your ear's door but you were always out
Looking towards the future
We were begging for the past
Well we knew we had the good things
But those never seemed to last
Oh please just last

Everyone's unhappy
Everyone's ashamed
Well we all just got caught looking
At somebody else's page
Well nothing ever went
Quite exactly as we planned
Our ideas held no water
But we used them like a dam

Oh, and we carried it all so well
As if we got a new position
Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell
Saying yes, this is a fine promotion
Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell

Of course everyone goes crazy
Over such and such and such
We made ourselves a pillar
We just used it as a crutch
We were certainly uncertain
At least I'm pretty sure I am
Well we didn't need the water
But we just built that good God dam

Oh, and I know this of myself
I assume as much for other people
Oh, and I know this of myself
We've listened more to life's end gong
Than the sound of life's sweet bliss

Was it ever worth it?
Was there all that much to gain?
Well we knew we missed the boat
And we'd already missed the plane
We didn't read the invite
We just dance at our wake
All our favorites were playing
So we could shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

Tiny curtains open and we heard the tiny clap of little hands
A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks
Sitting drifting around in bubbles and thinking it was us that carried them
When we finally got it figured out that we had truly missed the boat

Oh, and we carried it all so well
As if we got a new position
Oh, and we owned all the tools ourselves
But not the skills to make a shelf with
Oh, what useless tools ourselves


Now...if I'm gonna listen to indie rock, I want the lyrics to be as clever as that! It's part of the reason I also love Beck. Beck is not really indie - he's sort of his own oddball genre, I think. But he is clever and innovative, and I admire him for that.

You'd have to have lived under a rock not to have heard this one.

To me, Beck is the King of Quirk. He just does his own quirky thing and in that sense is a true artist - always has been that way, right from the start. He's like a one-man genre.
Maybe "quirk" is a better word. Heh, I must've been living under a rock. I've never heard Beck before and I only vaguely remember hearing of him. Good enough, but it's not what I usually listen to.
I see, they are clever- I just didn't hear many words on first listen. "Missed the Boat" is a good song, I'll give you that.
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Old July 31 2012, 08:47 PM   #138
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Se1i6gx0ac
A bit of Trance.

Dash Berlin ft Emma Hewitt -Waiting (original mix)

Probably one of the best trance songs ever..
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Old July 31 2012, 09:51 PM   #139
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Techno/Trance/Dance music is also great. For that I listen to:

ATB
Darude
Moby
Prodigy

Although, I'm not as big of a fan of that genre as I am of rock/metal I still really like it.
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Old August 2 2012, 01:54 PM   #140
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Alexander Robotnick & Ludus Pinsky -N5 from outer space

http://www.robotnick.it/the_analog_session.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=&gl=US&v=H511Iye6BsI

Firmly stuck in the 80's.. sort of a guilty pleasure

This is kinda how you play synths, keyboards were frowned upon in the reaaaaly early days, they were synths, not organs or piano's!

All equipment is analog, the modular is a self build one, its a 70's project out of a magazine.
Of course like all analog equipment its not easy to handle.

As for the rest, its a good tune actually, reminds me a bit of Moroder.
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Old August 4 2012, 08:29 PM   #141
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http://www.youtube.com/user/retrosound72
RetroSound

http://www.youtube.com/user/AnalogAudio1
AnalogAudio

Those are my favorite channels on Youtube, all about vintage synthesisers.
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Old August 5 2012, 08:30 PM   #142
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I bought the CD, but not the vinyl. The album is reasonably good. I mean, it's not a Pearl Jam record...but it's new and pretty good. I have not decided yet if I will buy the vinyl. I did buy the Brad album on vinyl.

BTW, did you see PJ this summer in the UK? I heard the shows over there were great! Eddie is still over there, IIRC, doing some solo shows. I am seeing Pearl Jam in September - Music Midtown in Atlanta. It's a festival so it won't be a full blown for-the-fans PJ show...but they have just not been touring the US in recent years, so it's better than nothing. PJ headlines night one and Foo Fighters headlines night two...so that will be great!
No I did not see PJ this time, because it all happened stupidly far from me, living as I do at the ass end of nowhere. All in it would have been a £200 trip at least. I am holding out for a proper tour off a new album somewhere nearer to me, or a fan club show which would make it worth the extra expense of going to London.

Luckily though, I get to see Mark Lanegan in 2 weeks time, walking distance from my house, 300 capacity venue, for £15. I absolutely can't wait.
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No I did not see PJ this time, because it all happened stupidly far from me, living as I do at the ass end of nowhere. All in it would have been a £200 trip at least. I am holding out for a proper tour off a new album somewhere nearer to me, or a fan club show which would make it worth the extra expense of going to London.

Luckily though, I get to see Mark Lanegan in 2 weeks time, walking distance from my house, 300 capacity venue, for £15. I absolutely can't wait.
Well, now I see you live in Cornwall...I don't know where I got the impression that you lived near Manchester....So yeah....it was kind of far, wasn't it? Especially since the shows were mostly festivals.

New album next year...but it will be really interesting to see what they do, in terms of a tour. They played only two shows in the US in 2011 - the two nights of PJ20, which WAS in the middle of nowhere - Bumfuck, Wisconson. And in 2012, they are playing exactly 4 shows in the US - 3 festival shows and only one 'real' show - also strategically located in the middle of nowhere - Missoula, Montana.

Needless to say, especially in light of the 20th anniversary and all that, American PJ fans are NOT happy. Especially since during that same period they played all across Canada, South America, Central America and Europe.

I mean, what is that? You are an American band and in the 2 years after your 20th anniversary, which you made a HUGE deal over, you play only 6 shows in the entire country - and not even ONE of them in Seattle?

Anyway...I expect that they will have to give the US a decent tour next year after the record drops...because they have to know that we feel pretty slighted with this 20th anniversary thing by a band that WE made famous. We'll see though...

Cool that you are going to see Mark. He has such a great voice! I really liked Screaming Trees. And such a private venue at a great price! Can't beat that!!!
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Old August 7 2012, 01:08 PM   #144
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0
Psy -Gangnam Style

Highly amusing.
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Both the Dire Straits albums arrived along with some Keane and Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" but I've only listened through "Brothers In Arms" once so far because I've just been camping! Still, I liked what I heard. I'll be listening more over the next few days.
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Old August 8 2012, 12:13 PM   #146
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Well, now I see you live in Cornwall...I don't know where I got the impression that you lived near Manchester....So yeah....it was kind of far, wasn't it? Especially since the shows were mostly festivals.

New album next year...but it will be really interesting to see what they do, in terms of a tour. They played only two shows in the US in 2011 - the two nights of PJ20, which WAS in the middle of nowhere - Bumfuck, Wisconson. And in 2012, they are playing exactly 4 shows in the US - 3 festival shows and only one 'real' show - also strategically located in the middle of nowhere - Missoula, Montana.

Needless to say, especially in light of the 20th anniversary and all that, American PJ fans are NOT happy. Especially since during that same period they played all across Canada, South America, Central America and Europe.

I mean, what is that? You are an American band and in the 2 years after your 20th anniversary, which you made a HUGE deal over, you play only 6 shows in the entire country - and not even ONE of them in Seattle?

Anyway...I expect that they will have to give the US a decent tour next year after the record drops...because they have to know that we feel pretty slighted with this 20th anniversary thing by a band that WE made famous. We'll see though...

True, although traditionally their tours across the States are pretty mammoth, no PJ fan can say they have not had ample opportunity to see them in the last decade. I don't know why they chose now to cycle down though, that does seem strange.

The number of shows they have done in the UK in the last 10 years is pitiful.

Cool that you are going to see Mark. He has such a great voice! I really liked Screaming Trees. And such a private venue at a great price! Can't beat that!!!
I know, it's weird, because where I live is really not the sort of place rock stars come to play, it's more the sort of place they go on holiday.

I can only assume that Eagles of Death Metal gave us the thumbs up, as they played here last year and Mark is very closely tied to Josh Homme's projects, and they are the only two big rock artists to play here in the last 5 years.
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Old August 8 2012, 09:28 PM   #147
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True, although traditionally their tours across the States are pretty mammoth, no PJ fan can say they have not had ample opportunity to see them in the last decade. I don't know why they chose now to cycle down though, that does seem strange.

The number of shows they have done in the UK in the last 10 years is pitiful.
Actually, not so true. They have done a lot of shows across the northern states...but they have been pretty much ignoring the South for the entire last decade. The last PJ show Atlanta (where I lived until last Sept) hosted was in 2003, for example (one night only too)....and Atlanta is by *far* the largest city in the South - 5 million people. And I know that PJ fans in Texas complain of the same thing. Very few shows during the last decade.

I think what you are saying is definitely true of the Northeastern U.S. - NY, PA, and states in that area have had multiple shows nearly every year...and those cities are so close together that the fans in one city could easily go to multiple shows in other cities as well, even! Shoot...I know people who, say, live in NYC who can go to 6 shows without even having to spend a night in a hotel, each time PJ comes through - which, like I said, has been nearly every year.

But fans in the South have had very few shows over the past decade. Most (those who had the money, anyway) have resorted to getting on planes, staying in hotels and renting cars up north.

NYC is nearly 900 miles from Atlanta, though...and if you think London is expensive, spend a night or two in NYC. Excluding the actual show tickets, for me to go to a show in NYC from Atlanta would cost about $600 in airfare, plus at minimum about $250 per night in a hotel - and that would not be a very nice hotel either. You can't eat in NYC for less than about $50 per day either unless you eat off of street vendors. Plus taxis to get around....because renting and parking a car there is enough to put anyone in the poor house.

Now...I'm a fan...but I am just not going to spend over $2,000 to see a Pearl Jam show. I just don't have that kind of money.

So...waiting for them to decide to play Atlanta again was the plan. And it has been a VERY long wait since 2003.
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Old August 10 2012, 08:06 PM   #148
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Well, the end result is I have not seen them since Binaural tour, which was years ago now. I will just shell out whatever I have to on their next tour though.

Say, have you ever heard of a band called Gruntruck? Seattle band, formed in '89. I just picked up their Push LP for a fiver at lunchtime, I remembered seeing the cover in Kerrang like 20 years ago, and just impulse bought it. I am listening to it now, it's fantastic. Just immediately hooky, riff laden heavy rock. Seems I l have been fortunate here.
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Today I discovered Esperanza Spalding, jazzy and soulful, won the best new artist grammy in 2011.

Also rediscovered The Gaslight Anthem - just plain rock.

Been digging Passion Pit's Gossamer recently, as well as Al Jarreau. Oh, and The Shins.
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Some of you were talking about trance earlier.

Blood Stain Child is an interesting Japanese metal band that uses elements of trance & electronica in their music.


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