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What Contemporary Music Do You Recommend?? Break Out Of The Classic Rock Rut!!
vanity | 7 Feb 2013 | Notary Sojac

Posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:12 AM PST by Notary Sojac

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To: Notary Sojac

Heard this on the way home tonight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xaebf-Of-X0


201 posted on 01/07/2014 5:57:09 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: x
Kind of a losing battle, except for those who are actually in the business. People associate pop music with adolescence

For the most part, yes. But there are plenty of kids around who love the classic sounds. I myself liked doo wop back when I was a pre-teen, and it had come out before I was born.

202 posted on 01/07/2014 6:34:30 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: discostu

Wow. I had never noticed even when looking at their Wiki page that Planet P Project had a brand new album. Actually, I forgot that they had more than two albums. I have both the self-titled debut and it’s follow-up, Pink World. Great stuff, as I am a huge prog rock fan.


203 posted on 01/07/2014 6:42:30 PM PST by hout8475
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To: Notary Sojac

Avett Brothers,Black Keys,Jack White


204 posted on 01/07/2014 6:50:09 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: americas.best.days...

I have listened to all of the Black Keys albums and I can’t remember hearing any songs that I didn’t like much. Good stuff. Modern, but with an authentic lo-fi garage rock sound.


205 posted on 01/07/2014 6:58:11 PM PST by hout8475
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To: ETL

Yeah, my friends and I were all about Zeppelin, Hendrix, Allmans, Floyd, Cream through high school, and this was in the early ‘90s. Then I branched from there into electric blues from the ‘60s mainly, and then vintage funk and R&B.

The other day I discovered this song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLLF6iWzZ3s

I had my clock radio tuned to a local college station and woke up to it. It was so cool I got up and ran to the phone to ask the DJ what it was. I was hoping it was new but of course it was 1974. I bought the LP on eBay earlier this evening.


206 posted on 01/07/2014 7:00:12 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Not bad. Very mellow.


207 posted on 01/07/2014 7:07:29 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dead
Another take on this thread would be "Musicians you missed the first time around".

In the last five years I discovered Marshall Crenshaw, Stan Ridgway, The Waterboys and others who were cutting killer tracks in the '80's and '90s totally unbeknownst to me....

208 posted on 01/07/2014 7:13:09 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Domestic Church
I'll see your Jake Bugg, and raise you a Dominique Pruitt:

He's Got It Bad

209 posted on 01/07/2014 7:19:18 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Notary Sojac
Opeth,Storm Corrosion,Porcupine Tree.

In my own very biased opinion I think Michael Ackerfeldt and Steven Wilson are as close to musical genius as I've heard in a long time.

210 posted on 01/07/2014 7:26:49 PM PST by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Gay State Conservative
To me the 70's were a vast wasteland

I remember the first time I heard "Sultans of Swing" on my car radio.

Yeah, by now it's worn out its welcome, but man, what an ASTOUNDING breath of fresh air it was back then in '79.

I actually pulled off the road to listen to the whole thing, and said to myself, dear God, can this decade of crap music finally be coming ot an end???

211 posted on 01/07/2014 7:28:59 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Notary Sojac
"...and said to myself, dear God, can this decade of crap music finally be coming ot an end???"

LOL then you're not going to like those recommends in #210.

212 posted on 01/07/2014 7:33:48 PM PST by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Notary Sojac

If you like southern rock, there are a few contemporary bands that do the style justice.

Black Stone Cherry (from Edmonton, KY)
Preacher Stone (from Charlotte)
Hogjaw (Not actually southern but from the Phoenix area)

BTW, Hogjaw has a great song that pays tribute to the 2nd Amendment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82h2hyM4DTM

For tough as nails, southern styled metal, Texas Hippie Coalition (from Denison, TX) is pretty good.


213 posted on 01/07/2014 7:44:51 PM PST by hout8475
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To: Notary Sojac

Wow, how sad. Something obviously went wrong with you somewhere.


214 posted on 01/08/2014 12:49:58 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: hout8475

Tony Carey bailed on the world. All of his stuff is self released on his own website, and he lives in Germany so shipping is pretty pricey. He did a trilogy Go Out Dancing (G.O.D.) which is kind of biography of the boomer generation, the first 2 are amazing the 3rd is lacking something (he almost died of cancer inbetween). And he said that was going to be the end for PPP, but then he decided G.O.D.3 was too much of a downer, so he did Steeltown about a town occupied by the Nazis, so much more cheerful. Amazingly talented guy, his non-PPP stuff is good too but he puts that extra pop in for PPP.


215 posted on 01/08/2014 7:12:05 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Notary Sojac; sauropod; ETL; Maceman; left that other site; rarestia; Cboldt; Puppage; Psalm 73; ...
I wanted to ping this entire thread to a Website called GrooveShark (www.grooveshark.com) that you can use to listen to almost any MP3 for free.

Apologies to any of the thread posters who may not have wanted to try some/any of the new music posited here, but for the rest, you can all use GrooveShark to see if you like the music artists that many of the folks here recommended without having to otherwise chase down the music.

Again, GrooveShark is free and can be used to find music by Artist Name, Song Title, Album Name if not a few other ways.

Have fun.

216 posted on 01/08/2014 2:35:57 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: GreenAccord
Oops. Bad link...

Try it without the dubs...

grooveshark.com

217 posted on 01/08/2014 2:37:51 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: GreenAccord

I love grooveshark.


218 posted on 01/08/2014 2:41:59 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: GreenAccord

Thanks!


219 posted on 01/08/2014 2:44:49 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GreenAccord

MP3!?

If it can’t be found on 8-track, it ain’t worth crap!


220 posted on 01/08/2014 2:47:27 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: GreenAccord

Already using that, I’ve got 119 playlists setup :)

The only downside is that some of the big acts that I like can’t be found there (like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison), but about 95% of what you look for, you will find, and the rest you can just go to youtube for.


221 posted on 01/08/2014 2:52:06 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I can see *some* Zep in my search results. No, not all their music, but more than a taste. But you’re right, you can’t find ALL the music there. And their mobile site availability differs from the full site as well.


222 posted on 01/08/2014 2:58:36 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: GreenAccord

“I can see *some* Zep in my search results. No, not all their music, but more than a taste.”

The only Zep songs that stay up on grooveshark are ones on non-Zep compilation albums, soundtracks, etc. You won’t find any from their actual albums, or if you do, they will be taken down soon enough, once they copyright police get around to it.


223 posted on 01/08/2014 4:15:16 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: GreenAccord

Thanks.


224 posted on 01/08/2014 4:17:45 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Notary Sojac

Alabama Shakes


225 posted on 01/08/2014 4:21:17 PM PST by chasio649
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To: 21twelve
If it can’t be found on 8-track, it ain’t worth crap!

Personally, I find that nothing else captures the essence of music, the "you were there" je ne sans quoi-ness of the aural experience, quite as well as the Edison Wax Cylinder.

226 posted on 01/08/2014 4:48:52 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: GreenAccord

Thank You for that!


227 posted on 01/08/2014 6:30:38 PM PST by left that other site
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To: GreenAccord

Hey, that’s a GREAT site! Thank you!


228 posted on 01/08/2014 8:19:52 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Notary Sojac

Frank Mills - Music box dancer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N_tmH6y7ng


229 posted on 01/08/2014 8:26:53 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: GreenAccord

I will check it out. Thanks.


230 posted on 01/09/2014 3:25:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: GreenAccord

Thanks for the ping to the link to Groove Shark!


231 posted on 01/09/2014 6:22:15 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: ETL; caver

Hello,
Please check these guys (The Budos Band) if you don’t know them already:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkSNtihsI60


232 posted on 01/10/2014 9:21:51 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Notary Sojac
Hayes Carll, Damn Quails, Turnpike Troubadours, Whiskey Myers, Bart Crow Band... This list goes on and on.

If it's Americana you're looking for, go here:

95.9 The Ranch and click the 'listen now' button.

Keep a pen and a pad of paper handy because you'll be writing down lots of artists and songs.

They're out of Dallas/Ft. Worth and the music they play on that station you'll never hear anywhere else.

233 posted on 01/14/2014 1:28:28 PM PST by Drew68
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To: ETL; Notary Sojac

>> Sorry, won’t ever happen.

Agreed.

But, I suggest Romantic era classical music — nothing will ever surpass it. It’s the perfect alternative to Classic/Blues Rock.


234 posted on 01/14/2014 1:35:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Thanks, but I’m perfectly content with the wide range of stuff I listen to now. I wasn’t born yesterday, and so have had a taste of just about everything else out there. However, I definitely do like some classical music. I find it very soothing and relaxing. Great for bedtime.


235 posted on 01/14/2014 1:42:54 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Apologies, I should have listed the other poster first — the intended recipient of my recommendation.

As far as you go, I was agreeing with your “won’t ever happen” statement!

Rock on, FRiend!


236 posted on 01/14/2014 1:49:43 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Just take those old records off the shelf
I’ll sit and listen to ‘em by m’self
Today’s music ain’t got the same soul
I like that old time rock and roll

Don’t try to take me to a Disco
You’ll never even get me out on the floor
In 10 minutes I’ll be late for the door
I like that old time rock and roll

(Chorus)
Still like that old time rock and roll
The kinda music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock and roll

Won’t go to hear ‘em play a Tango
I’d rather hear some blues or funky old soul
There’s only one sure way to get me to go
Start playin’ old time rock and roll

Call me a relic call me what’cha will
Say I’m old fashioned say I’m over the hill
Today’s music ain’t got the same soul
I like that old time rock and roll


237 posted on 01/14/2014 1:52:56 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Classic!


238 posted on 01/14/2014 5:50:33 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Drew68

95.9 is a Ft. Worth station, once you’re east of DNT they get overpowered by some stupid Spanish station. :/

But 95.3 The Range is another good one in the area, play a lot of similar stuff (less rock-ish than the Ranch).

And I’m pretty sure both stations have a playlist on their websites, so you can just scroll through everything they’ve played for weeks and pick a song at random.


239 posted on 01/16/2014 1:57:18 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar; Drew68

Also, there’s 92.1, and you’ll get two country stations out of that one. One’s based in Glen Rose, the other in Farmersville/Greeneville, so around Dallas you get the overlap. Kinda weird. Hank FM and the Possum.


240 posted on 01/16/2014 2:01:08 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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