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Posted on 08/13/2012 11:46:54 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama
I don't feel like talking about Chairman Obama's plots, Nazi Pelosi's plastic surgery mistakes, Harry Reid's dementia, or the fact that we're on the edge of total economic, social, and political disaster. (In other words, let's pretend Ronald Reagan is still president, at least for this thread.)
Anyhoo, let's let our hair down! Let's chit-chat about music. So tell me, FRiends, what are your favorite types of music, your favorite songs, or favorite songs ?
My favorite song is BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON, from 1909, written by NEWYORKCITYGOPMAN’s great uncle.
Anything except country, opera or rap/hip-hop.
A fun ping!
I’m a guitarist/steel guitarist, so I like guitar music. Danny Gatton, The Hellecasters, Ry Cooder, Lloyd Green & John Hughey. But, having said that,,,,,, I LOVE piano Boogie Woogie! Albert Ammons is my favorite musician ever!
Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Brahms, Copland, Bach...and on and on..
then I do like early 60s and 70s (all Motown) and classic rock: Byrds, Genesis, YES, Buffallo Springfield, Mountain, CSN, James Taylor and on and on..
Some Irish music is enjoyed... some folk, some folk rock, singer songwriters like Elton John...
Primarily country, but I am all over the board except I loath rap and heavy metal.
I go to sleep listening to classical - every night.
I REALLY like blues (Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, other
people that play a lot of ‘bottleneck’ and slide).
I am listening to *recent* Buckethead right now (post-punk years), and do listen to a bit of jazz as well, but only
I own 3 banjos and two guitars, and I am a real boring
person, so music is more of an outlet.
Classical: Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
Classic Rock: Van Morrisson
Straight Ahead Rock: The Stones
Religious: The Liturgy of St. John Chrisostym by Rachmaninoff
Anything by Beethoven
Mozart’s Piano Sonatas
Entrance of the Knights by Prokofiev
Bach’s Adagios (ALL of ‘em!)
For starters. LOL.
I like Jamey Johnson’s In Color - he is old style Country singer
I said, Grandpa whats this picture here
Its all black and white and aint real clear
Is that you there, he said, yeah I was eleven
Times were tough back in thirty-five
Thats me and Uncle Joe just tryin to survive
A cotton farm in the Great Depression
Favorite band right now is an alt-country band from Charlottesville, VA called Sons of Bill. Really good songwriting on their latest record called “Sirens”. Will likely go see them in Athens, GA. at the 40 Watt in late August.
And what about your favorite, since several of us have told
you our most secret of secrets.
My favorite type of music is punk rock. (Nope. Never grew up.) My favorite song of all time is “California Uber Alles” by the Dead Kennedys. I also like some hip-hop, mostly Cypress Hill. I also like some classic rock, like “Shattered” by the Rolling Stones, “1979” by the Smashing Pumpkins, and “The Wall” by Pink Floyd.
Needless to say, when I’m in the car with Mrs. Absolutely Nobama, I’m not allowed to even look at the radio, let alone play music. I am fully aware that I have no taste in music whatsoever. :)
Oh...Blues and Motown too!
I espcially like playing both on the Bass.
Not a country fan, either. Opera.....no.
When I was a kid, I always wanted to play bass guitar like Sid Vicious or East Bay Ray of the Dead Kennedys. I never learned and I regret it now.
I still wanna be Sid Vicious (minus the heroin addiction, of course)! Being an adult in the real world sucks!
—Anything except country, opera or rap/hip-hop.—
I’m with you. I like western music.
Tchaikovsky Overture 1812 -—The only thing the Russians got right!
Greatest acoustic guitar player alive...
I saw Kenny Chesney, Tim Mcgraw, Grace Potter and some other guy last night.
Gotta love the Stones....among my favorites as well.
I love Classical (of course) before the 20th century, Blues, Jazz (not Fusion), Elizabethan Plainsong and authentic Gypsy music.
I like other Medieval as well.
Actually I like any music that written by someone who knew how to write music and is being played by musicians who give a da^%.
If it’s Blues, I want to hear the best Blues musucian there is... if it’s Classical, I don’t want to hear some schlock orchestra ruining the Beethoven 5th Symphony or something..etc.
My favorite type of music is punk rock. (Nope. Never grew up.) My favorite song of all time is California Uber Alles by the Dead Kennedys. I also like some hip-hop, mostly Cypress Hill. I also like some classic rock, like Shattered by the Rolling Stones, 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins, and The Wall by Pink Floyd.
Needless to say, when Im in the car with Mrs. Absolutely Nobama, Im not allowed to even look at the radio, let alone play music. I am fully aware that I have no taste in music whatsoever. :)
I use their songs to teach rhythm guitar, since Keef is the best rhythm guitarist in Rock...JMHO.
I’ve been really liking Joe Bonamassa after I saw him do a concert on Palladia channel.
Never got into Country, but this seems interesting.
Black Flag!!!! Yes!!!! Great song to check out by them is “Scream” on the Rat Music for Rat Music album (vol.1)!
Nothing beats old school punk, in my opinion!
San Lorenzo - Pat Metheny Group
Pat and Lyle are two of the most amazing musicians I’ve ever seen....I hope soon they will get back together and do some new stuff.
I’ve been a Metheny fan for years, but the early stuff is still the best.
Rush sucks, Pink Floyd sucks, Boston sucks, Chicago sucks big time, Deep Purple sucks, Genesis sucks, Journey sucks, Pat Benatar sucks, all of 70s “art” rock sucks.
Malcolm Holcombe and Tony Joe WHITE rule!
>>Tchaikovsky Overture 1812
I’ve got several different recordings of that. You gotta love a guy who thought to use a cannon as a musical instrument!
I’m with you, the Mongolians make some beautiful music.
I love sprited music debate!
He also plays a pretty mean “Pink Panther Theme!”
Sorry, I forgot to add Eilen Jewell and Martin England to those who rule!
“You gotta love a guy who thought to use a cannon as a musical instrument!”
That’s a rog!
“You gotta love a guy who thought to use a cannon as a musical instrument!”
That’s a rog!
Love that one. About a dozen of the 437k-odd views on that one are mine. :)
“Actually I like any music that written by someone who knew how to write music and is being played by musicians who give a da^%.”
My wife gave me a Dropkick Murphys CD for Hanukkah. It remains in its original plastic, outta sight, outta mind. I’m a big punk rock fan, and I know if it was made before 1985, odds are it’s gonna stink. No sense in even remotely trying.
As I got older I listened to what my older brother and sister listened to. I liked Grand Funk Railroad and Ten Years After my brother listened to. I liked The Grass Roots and Gary Pucket And The Union Gap my sister listened to.
As a kid I was a fan of The Monkees and 'bubblegum' type music like The Archies.
When the movie '2001' came out I listened to more classical music.
In high school I listened to heavy metal like Black Sabbath.
I liked Led Zeppelin okay when they came out. But when I heard their album Houses Of The Holy I became a big fan.
'Houses' became my favorite album and The Song Remains The Same is my favorite song.
What I listen to depends on my mood. I still love 80’s Hair Band stuff (Ratt being a favorite), but also enjoy some really light stuff, like what you’d hear when getting a massage. The Beach Boys and The Cars are two bands I never turn off when they come on the radio.
As for favorite songs, they change often, (although my top pick has been #1 ever since I first heard it). Here goes:
1) DOUBLE—Captain of Her Heart. Not sure why I love this song so much. It’s very dreamlike and the vocals are perfect. Don’t get to hear it much these days.
2) BENJAMIN ORR—Stay the Night. Another great ‘80s song.
3) GUSTER—Satellite. I just love the melodic feel and the song flows perfectly.
4) THE CHURCH—Under the Milky Way. This song was 25 years ahead of itself when it came out, and it still sounds fresh today.
5) DIESEL—Sausalito Summer Nights. Lots of great High School memories with this one, plus the guitar riff is awesome.
By the way, I do love country music. My wife and I are big George Strait fans.
My parents were lefties, so I grew up hating hippie music. As a form of teenage rebellion (that has yet to end) , I got into punk rock. I do love the Rolling Stones, however.
Bach is ultimate favorite for classical with Vivaldi and Handel or other Baroque music as second.
Old time country - Appalachian type music, classical Indian ragas, Balinese and Javanese Gamelan, Bulgarian vocal music. I stopped listening to rock years ago but Motown and Stax type labels were my favorite, Otis Redding, Aretha, Chuck Berry etc. Loved Dylan when he first appeared in 1962 and as long as I ever listened to him. John Mayall and Clapton in the early days.
That’s a few off the top of my head.
Same here. I love all the old LA bands - the Weirdos, Deadbeats, Alleycats, Dils (even though they’re commies), Circle Jerks, X, Germs. My misspent youth!
“I still love 80s Hair Band stuff (Ratt being a favorite)...”
Mrs. Absolutely Nobama’s favorite type of music as well. My wife has the world’s largest collection of Hair Band albums, CD’s, T-shirts, and knick-knacks, etc. She has a Hair Band song for every occasion.
“Gotta love the Stones....among my favorites as well.”
The Stones. I love the Stones. I can’t believe they’re still doing it after all these years. I watch them whenever I can... Fred and Barney. (Steven Wright)
Punk was never really about poltics-—it was more or less about rebellion. Punk bands tore into the libs just as much they did Conservatives-—Check out “California Uber Alles” the original version, by the Dead Kennedys.
Want Conservtive punk ? Try Minor Threat.
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