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I don't really care that much about music, but lately I've been listening to Rockapella.

And, Hell, I always loved this Sinatra song.

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Another big Kanye fan here, 808s and Dark Twisted Fantasy would probably be my least two favourite albums, the latter has some fantastic songs but it's just got a little too much snyth for my liking. 

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I mostly listen to video game music, particularly stuff from Final Fantasy and God of War, stuff like that.  

 

Although I'v recently discovered My Chemical Romance, mainly because their lead singer writes one of my favorite comic series(The Umbrella Academy):

 

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Bert replied on Mon, Feb 21 2011 9:42 AM

Folk

Neo-Folk

Local Bluegrass One-Man Band

Crust/Sludge

Atmospheric Heathen Dark Metal with Black Metal and Neo-Folk Influences

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Weirdo occult music, you mean.

Anyways, Down in June did a great cover of Black Angel by Death in June.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMR-JsFuhO8

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Bert replied on Mon, Feb 21 2011 10:02 AM

Someone who knows DI6 on this forum?  Odd.  By which do you mean weirdo occult music, Agalloch or neo-folk?  I have that Down In June album, and I don't remember getting into it all that much.

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Someone who knows DI6 on this forum?  Odd.  By which do you mean weirdo occult music, Agalloch or neo-folk?  I have that Down In June album, and I don't remember getting into it all that much.

All the stuff people who read Julius Evola listen to. The New Righto types.
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Student replied on Mon, Feb 21 2011 1:58 PM

808s and Dark Twisted Fantasy would probably be my least two favourite albums, the latter has some fantastic songs but it's just got a little too much snyth for my liking. 

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Phaedros replied on Mon, Feb 21 2011 5:22 PM

Thanks for all of the great music. I'm especially enjoying Tony Igy. If you like electronic/techno have you heard Infected Mushroom? 

 

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William replied on Mon, Feb 21 2011 6:25 PM

All the stuff people who read Julius Evola listen to. The New Righto types.

I always thought that was like boring skin head punk music, or maybe some forms of death metal and industrial.  But now that I think about it playing folksy ballad music about orcs, men with axes, or whatever makes more sense.

 

Anyway, here's Dvorak:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH9YC5N0pZs&feature=related

And PiL (utilizing my man Tchaikovsky):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOU6_JKL9r0

And Charles Mingus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtwxJJkMUF8s:

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Bert replied on Tue, Feb 22 2011 1:59 AM

You're half right with the music.  Sol Invictus was influenced early on by Julius Evola, and had a song titled Against The Modern World, and Tony Wakeford wrote The Death of The West while he was still in Death in June before Sol Invictus.  What I don't get is this "New Right" bullshit, and this stupid shit about orcs and fantasy crap whenever Evola is mentioned.  It seems that something stupid gets said on the internet, and then is published everywhere like it's fact.

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In my experience, the border line between power metal nerds, black metal nerds and New Right nerds is nearly invinsible.

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Bert replied on Tue, Feb 22 2011 6:29 AM

NSBM is a genre in itself, but I never got why they were into National Socialism.  They are into a degenerate subculture that would have been banned by the NSDAP.  I've never come across anyone who was into or self indentified as being "New Right".  NS and "Third Position" are they only labels I come across, and I find NS to be counter to traditionalism, and I've found such positions amongst some more heathen radical traditionalist who held the view that NS was a product of the modern world, and does not align with their world view.  The faction of people into NSBM who actually read traditionalist writers is small, and I don't use a form of entertainment as a way to distinguish who's into what.  I never came across this "New Right" shit til this forum, and I've yet to see or hear it anywhere else.

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I've never come across anyone who was into or self indentified as being "New Right"

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I never got why they were into National Socialism.  They are into a degenerate subculture that would have been banned by the NSDAP.

Because they are loser morons, pretty much.

 

For those of you who like George Thorogood, check out one of his big inspirations (and an inspiration for the song 'Bad to the Bone' specifically):

I'm Bad Like Jesse James by John Lee Hooker

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I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Muse, the band that will open the Olympics.  Bellamy is a flaming libertarian.  To young people they understandably sound like the greatest thing that's ever been, though Bellamy is nowhere near the singer that Freddie was and nowhere near the guitar player that Gilmour is.  I don't even think he's as good a guitar player as Brian May, but he is a world class song writer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog

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Student replied on Sat, Feb 26 2011 4:06 PM

the killers > muse

fact!!!! you can google it

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Drew replied on Sat, Feb 26 2011 4:24 PM

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Drew replied on Sat, Feb 26 2011 5:43 PM

JLL

LOL, coincidence?maybe not.

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William replied on Sun, Feb 27 2011 1:05 AM

Nobody's mentiond the freakin Beatles or Velvet Underground yet!!

Here are probably my two favorite rock songs of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Q9D4dcYng

Actually, I won't suggest a VU song, because they can get a bit risqué, so I'll sub  a couple Television songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f3d5ZdE4vY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxFPwj5IbWc

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Bert replied on Sun, Feb 27 2011 4:08 AM

The Beatles are garbage, and their music has some odd occult elements I don't like (I prefer any occult elements up front, not hidden).  I've come across some articles referencing them to Theodor Adorno of the Frankfurt School as an influence.  You can take that with a grain of salt.

On the other hand I don't mind a Christian mystic naming his band after Aleister Crowley's 93 current, or the current of Thelema.

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William replied on Sun, Feb 27 2011 5:13 AM

I prefer any occult elements up front, not hidden

I usually don't really care about lyrics, so it doesn't matter one way or the other to me. You do know what occult means don't you?!?! 

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Student replied on Sun, Feb 27 2011 7:45 AM

yah it is kinda weird no one mentioned on of the greatest rock bands in history. 

my fav beatles song prob has to be "don't let me down". 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZj_bCNVvGw

it is certainly not their most ground breaking or experimental work. but i just love the emotion in lennon's voice and billy preston on the keyboard. 

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William replied on Sun, Feb 27 2011 1:42 PM

Aye, I've always loved that too.

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William replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 6:49 AM

 Just re learned the song "Rain" on bass; like "Don't let me down" it's one of those non albu, B side goodies.  I love Paul's bass playing, unfortunately that amazing bass guitar of his (Hofner Bass) runs for like 1K, and the George / John's Rickenbacher's run for about the same.

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Chyd3nius replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 10:08 AM

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard82.html

 

"Since great jazz requires great melodic songs at its base, the degeneration of jazz after World War II went hand in hand with the degeneration of the popular song, which finally descended into rock." Murray Rothbard

 

Rothbard weren't rock'n roll guys, I quess?

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William replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 10:20 AM

Weird, how in the hell you can call Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, or even people like Ornette Coleman "jazz degeneration" is silly to me.  I think there were articles how Shoenberg and even Stravinsky were signs of "decadent" and "debauched" music that wasn't doing music correct.  I don't get people most of the time.

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Orthogonal replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 11:40 PM

Reading over this thread there seems to be an unusually high number of prog fan's. At least, a lot more than would come from a random sample of the public. An interesting coincidence, perhaps a correlation?

If my avatar hasn't already given it away for you, I'm a huge progressive rock/metal fan. I also enjoy classic rock, heavy metal and even a little death metal. I'm a big fan of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree and Opeth.

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Bert replied on Tue, Mar 1 2011 6:14 PM

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'Weird, how in the hell you can call Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, or even people like Ornette Coleman "jazz degeneration" is silly to me.'

They are playing a completely different genre.  They can call it what they like but it's nothing like the first 25 years of jazz.  To Louis Armstrong it was as if someone was speaking to him in Chinese.  I agree with Rothbard 100% on the issue of jazz, but I feel that 50's and 60's rock is probably the closest new genre to trad jazz - it has the same origins and the same feel, just in a slightly different way.

Note I'm not disparaging the artists you listed, I'm just pointing out that it was a very big shift and that someone who likes early jazz isn't any more guaranteed to like bebop and its derivations than someone who likes blues would like modern pop.

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William replied on Sun, Mar 6 2011 3:30 AM

They are playing a completely different genre.

If they are, so be it.  So was Debussy from Bach, or even Beethoven from Bach for that matter.  All that matters is that relevant music is being produced.  If you want disparage Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Stravinsky, Shoenberg, Nono, John Cage, The Beatles, or The Velvet Underground, TheSex Pistols, Kanye West, or Lady Gaga for the sake of "sound" economic thiniking, it seems a bit odd to me.  Why are people doing this?

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Television is a good band, but the Velvet Underground is just something else :)

Speaking of Coleman, Mingus, and Coltrane, here's one of my favs, Sonny Sharrock:

Genres aren't so concrete. They are more like ideas, and vague aesthetics then set boundaries for artists. There's no reason to take them too seriously. A good artist has influences from all over the place appropriately placed.

For example, one can listen to Charlie Feathers then listen Elvis Presley. Sure you can call both of them rockabilly, but does it mean thats all they are? Charlie Feathers takes more of a folky country blues take on that sound, I would compare him to Jimmie Rodgers or Blind Blake then before Presley.

Musical taste is entirely subjective. Be happy with whatever you get out of it.

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I've had rhcp stuck in my head all day:

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William replied on Mon, Mar 7 2011 8:12 PM

Genres aren't so concrete. They are more like ideas, and vague aesthetics then set boundaries for artists. There's no reason to take them too seriously. A good artist has influences from all over the place appropriately placed. 

That's a pretty good way to sum up things.  Nice recomendations by the way. Not familiar with either of those two fellas, but they were both pretty darn good selections you picked out. 

I have just started getting into this bass guitarist named Jaco Pastorius:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY_tScCrRdc 

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cporter replied on Mon, Mar 7 2011 8:13 PM

Gah, I fail at embedding youtube stuff here. How do I do that?

 D.I.T.C.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxGVdpZnGsI

 

Mostly O.C. today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NsbQvuNPsQ

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William replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 1:27 AM

For any Yardbird fan (and I am a big one), cool news:

http://www.easyaction.co.uk/detail/EARS035 

 

Also Kim Deal on "real bass guitar players" funny and true:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCPy_57z4_w 

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