Skip to comments.What Contemporary Music Do You Recommend?? Break Out Of The Classic Rock Rut!!
Posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:12 AM PST by Notary Sojac
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Why don't you just name those "some people" and "good classic rock" instead of posting empty assertions. Oh, and when listing "good classic rock" support it by referencing known, reliable and objective rock critics.
Nope tons of good ideas and talented people. You’ve just lost the will to explore, and you blame everybody but yourself. Basically you’re just counting the days until you die, doing the same thing over and over and over. You’ve got all the classic signs, insisting everything new sucks, being a curmudgeon to anybody that suggest otherwise, fleeing from new knowledge. Might as well crawl in your casket because you’re already dead. I was raised to see the world as a place for constant exploration, there’s always something new and exciting out there. My grandmother started watching college basketball in her late 60s, all her life she’d hated sports, made fun of them, complained when they pre-empted her favorite shows. Then one day she said “people get a lot of fun from sports, maybe I’m missing something”, started watching, found there were plenty she didn’t like but grew to love college basketball.
I picked up some beer I’ve never had today, variety packs are great for that, probably won’t like at least 1 of the 5 new (to me at least) flavors, but I’m sure to like at least 1, and who knows 1 could be so great it replaces Fat Tire as my favorite. The only way to find that new favorite is to try new stuff, life is for exploring, why waste your finite laps on the same thing over and over.
I think you know who those “someone people” are.
One of the great joys of trying new stuff all the time is rediscovering old stuff. A couple years ago I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I heard Beggars Banquet, put it on and was blown away all over again.
"Its a shame how some decide to age ugly."--YOU, post 140
Yeah, but most of them are old now and no longer performing.
Speaking of The Who, there are some real early gems that only the most die-hard Who fans would know.
Of course everyone’s heard Tommy, Who’s Next and Quadrophenia a zillion times, but “The Who Sell Out” with the extra tracks is just amazing classic power pop. Who knew a song about deodorant (Odorono) could be so catchy?
I think you know who those some people are.
(fixed typo in my earlier)
Are you really that out of it that you need me to provide you PROOF that good classic rock exists?
I like Bourdain’s show but I can’t say the intro does much for me. Here are some tracks from their newish album Like Clockwork:
No sorry. While the old guys are certainly still doing good stuff plenty of them are still performing, and new young guys are doing great stuff too. The only limitation is you. When you stick your fingers in your ears it’s not the musicians’ fault you don’t hear anything good.
I LOVE Third Day and Big Daddy Weave!
Well it certainly isn't my fault most of them suck today.
Most of them have ALWAYS sucked, which doesn’t change the fact that good stuff is out there, if only you’d broaden your horizons. You’re in a self inflicted prison and blaming everyone else. It’s sad seeing someone with a pulse be dead already.
No, provide us with the proof that what you consider “good classic rock” is considered good by sources with some knowledge and authority, and not just a mob of non-discerning non-discriminating teenagers, and not just sales figures, which prove nothing, if not often enough the opposite of good.
I understand that there is SOME good stuff out there. I just am not interested in looking through the humongous haystack to find those few rare needles.
And that one has already been explained to you, it’s easy to find, you just need to put some effort into life. Face it, you’re just a grouch waiting to die, you’ve decided you’re all done, no it’s time to just keep listening to the same 100 albums over and over again until your blood stops moving. Like I said at the start, a closed mind is a terrible thing.
Now that we’re in total repeat territory, which I’m sure you like, same ol music, same ol discussions, I bid you adieu. I’ll be looking for the new exciting conversation.
I used to have titanium finger tips but these days I only play for myself. I still have them though!
I posted a partial list earlier: Stones, Led Zeppelin, Allman Bros, The Band, Grateful Dead, The Who, CCR, Cream, Doobie Bros, Eagles, Doors, Moody Blues, Tull, Lynyrd Skynrd, Journey, Foreigner, on and on and on.
I doubt there are many in the classic rock world who will disagree with these choices.
LOL...Titanium is HARD...Bet y’all kin open beer cans with those! :-)
YOU are actually suggesting to me that I don't know how to find stuff? Have you ever visited my FR home page, or seen the tons of things I've dug up on the left and posted on this site? I know what's good and what sucks. Simple as that.
No actually YOU told ME you don’t know how to find stuff, or at least are too lazy to try.
For any Yes, Rush, King Crimson, and old Genesis Prog fans, I give you...Three Trapped Tigers. Amazing, amazing, amazing trio from London....
You are welcome.
I said, based on the absolute garbage I've stumbled upon over the past couple of decades, I'm not even interested in bothering to look for the rare few good songs I might like (from the new crap, that is, because I'm always searching for great old ones I don't have). I have a mountain of music from many genres, including country, soul (Motown, Philly, Sam Cooke, etc), other R&B, classic oldies (Dion, Johnny Maestro, Duprees, etc), 60s rock, soul and pop, 70s rock, soul and pop, 80s. Even have some by the old crooners like Dean Martin. Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdinck, Whitney Houston, I think are among the best voices/singers of all time. The list goes on an on.
Yes and it’s been pointed out to you many different way you can leverage your current musical taste to be pointed to new artist you probably will like. Not to mention the dozens mentioned here on the thread. And yet you just can’t be bothered. thus you are, by your own admission, simply too lazy to even try.
” I just am not interested in looking through the humongous haystack to find those few rare needles.”
Too lazy to try, by your own words.
Simply relying on the law of probability.
Simply too lazy to explore the world around him and blaming everybody else.
I've been through this before, you know. I'm no kid. I find that most people's taste today in a lot of stuff simply sucks. I've been hearing their musical suggestions for decades, and rarely, and I mean RARELY, have I cared for any of it. So I've just about shut my ears to it now.
Yeah yeah yeah, everything sucks and you can’t be bothered. Really, you’re repeating yourself, and it’s boring. Enjoy you’re monotonous life. I’m enjoying exploring the wonderful world around me, listening right now to music you’d probably like but will never bother to explore. Goodbye.
Your freaking arse is too lazy to explore the world around him. I have a huge interest in all kinds of things, including the natural sciences (geology, paleontology, astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics, standard physics...), new technology, history (American and World), classic American automobiles, obviously politics...
Not "everything". Just your and some of the others tastes in music, and other things too I would imagine.
Everything sucks, It Was a Really Bad Year.
If someone is too screwed up to appreciate classic American culture, and classic American music, that’s their business.
Thank you for the thread. It is indeed a rut, and it is good to see older rockers like Robert Plant and David Byrne not wallowing in it. Like the Rollings Stones, who, one critic wrote after last year’s New Jersey performance, can no longer even play “Last Time”, as well as a high school band from Podunk. The Kinks in the meantime are threatening to reform - what are they going to play, their disco period stuff?
To start with, the term “classic rock” is entirely artificial, the creation of some radio marketing gurus, and if one repeats such nonsense (nonsense, because there is no such musical category), one is parroting somebody else, accepting received wisdom, not good. A discerning listener questions marketing, questions popularity lists, questions the taste of his buddies if he has to, and chooses for himself independently from the mob, which listens to the likes of Kenny G, and hangs “paintings” of Thomas Kinkade on the walls. Theodore Sturgeon had it right.
I must admit, I was a bit on the grouchy side today. Reason is I have toothache that is driving me friggin nuts. Sorry for disrupting your thread.
And now I’m going to take I think my 10th or 11th aspirin of the day. And it’s only 6PM here in NY.
Break off a piece of that aspirin and put it right next to the tooth that hurts.
Well that sucks. I feel for you. Listen to last years David Bowie album you’ll feel better (assuming you like Bowie at all, his 21st century albums are among his best work).
Does that really make the aspirin work better? Never heard of that before. But at this point I’ll try anything, except listening to any of the music suggested to me here. :)
I liked Fame, Rebel Rebel, and Space Oddity. That’s about all I can think of of his at the moment. Never a big fan though.
In my experience, if it’s due to a cavity a piece of aspirin placed right next to the cavity can provide temporary relief. YMMV, but if it doesn’t work you’re just out a piece of an aspirin.
I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on this thread.
OK, all’s forgiven. Find and listen to Filligar (their entire album is downloadable free of charge somewhere), and compare to the ‘70s stuff you listed. I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
I’m sorry, sweetie.
Here's a little taste.
Why, what did you do?
Just kidding. Thanks.
Feeling much better now that I’m all drugged up.
Good night then, dear. :)
You keep sweet talking me like that and I’m going to fall in love with you! LOL.
You’re very nice. Good night. :)
Kind of a losing battle, except for those who are actually in the business. People associate pop music with adolescence and don’t find any point in following it long after their adolescence is over. Sometimes I hear a catchy song and I like it, but if I didn’t listen to whole albums back when I was the target audience, I’m not really going to do it now.