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Offline Scott

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Your Favorite Band?
« on: April 17, 2003, 12:03 PM »
I know some people's favorites, not everyones though.  I'll start out

First and above all others are my boys:

Pearl Jam

I've been to two of their shows and am lucky enough to go three more times this summer.  All of the crap they go the extra mile for with us the fans is amazing.  Full concert bootlegs a week after the show for $15 a piece.  Charging standard price for floor seats in the front few rows.  Christmas Records every year.  $13 for T-Shirts at the show and I could go on and on.  

Beyond them I really enjoy Grunge

Soundgarden
Nirvana
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots

And then these bands or solo acts also tickle my fancy

The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Guns n' f'n Roses
Smashing Pumpkins (and Zwan)
Dave Matthews Band
Ben Harper
Natalie Merchant
The Who
Neil Young
The Black Crowes
Radiohead
U2
Nat King Cole
Bing Crosby
Blind Melon (highly under rated)

And then let's not forget Jazz

Miles
Coltrane
Monk
Getz
Mingus
Brubeck
Guilardi

We can do bands you hate later on :P

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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2003, 12:33 PM »
Soundgarden and AIC are probably in my top three along with Zeppelin.

My tastes are pretty much the same as yours, Scott.  While not as big a fan of PJ as you, I do listen to them.  I really would love to see them live, but nobody really wants to go  :o
 
As for bands not mentioned:

I've seen Aerosmith three times (with a possible fourth this summer) and have never been disappointed, although I did enjoy the arena show (Worcester Centrum) more than the two outdoor shows, but I think that had to do with acoustics.  My wife absolutely loves Joe Perry.

Metallica: Never saw them live (and don't want to pay big bucks to see them tour with  Limp Bizkit and the tool of all tools, Fred Durst) While many people bash their records post And Justice for All, I actually enjoyed them.  They've grown as artists and change styles.  While the speed metal style of MoP and RtL was great in its own way, so are their other albums.  And I enjoyed S&M immensely.

And now for the guilty pleasure artist:

Bon Jovi: IMO, just go old fashion rock and roll with catchy lyrics.  Even if you're not a fan, I can bet you can see along to at least one of their songs.
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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2003, 12:37 PM »
I'll start by listing the ones at the very top of my list:

Pantera
Deftones
Nirvana
Alice in Chains
Earth Crisis
Anything Max Cavalera is a part of (Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly)

Other groups I really enjoy are:

Coal Chamber
Hatebreed
Korn
Early Metallica
System of a Down
Scheer
Down
Marilyn Manson
Some earlier Cannibal Corpse
Rage Against the Machine
Life of Agony
Biohazard

The list goes on but you get the idea.  ;D

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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2003, 12:59 PM »
Cuz I'm livin' in the past (sorta)....

AC/DC
Pink Floyd
The Headstones
Metallica
Led Zeppelin
Toronto (cheesy Canadian band from late 70s, early 80s)
Streetheart - much better Canadian band, but grossly ignored by most

Others:
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Great Big Sea
The Tragically Hip
Kiss
The Doors
Dire Straights
Boston
Pearl Jam
Creed

Guilty pleasures? sure, why not- is this the same as saying hair bands?
Motley Crue
Poison
Bon Jovi
Scorpions

I'm old, cranky and can't hear a damn thing.  got a problem with that? >:( ;D
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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2003, 10:07 PM »
Chuckles, I share a lot of musical interests with you, you had some good ones on your list.

My top picks are:

Neurosis
Dead Can Dance
Tom Waits
Afghan Whigs
Misfits/Danzig/Samhain
Fear Factory
Mr. Bungle/Faith No More/ anything Mike Patton
Prince
Massive Attack/Tricky
Sepultura (with Max Cavalera)
The Jesus Lizard
Psychic Tv
D'Angelo
Carrie, collector of Tusken-y things.

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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2003, 10:29 PM »
I think Brent has most of them mentioned for me. I just had a flashback of Toronto.  ;D

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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2003, 11:07 PM »
Meshuggah
Pantera
American Head Charge
Slayer
Linkin Park
Korn
Deftones
Downthesun
Tool
Napalm Death
Superjoint Ritual
Weezer
The Hives
Rammstein
L7
Orgy
Old Slipknot
Static X
Audioslave
Jimmy Eat World
Marilyn Manson
Deadsy
Led Zeppelin
NIN
Saliva
Disturbed
Coldplay
System of a Down
Foo Fighters
Nirvana
Hatebreed
AIC
The Misfits
The Cure
Metallica

Sounds like the greatest Ozzfest ever!
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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2003, 12:04 AM »
1.  Led Zeppelin
2.  Van Halen (Diamond Dave-era)
3.  The Tragically Hip
4.  The Beatles
5.  Nirvana
6.  Weezer
7.  Blue Rodeo
8.  Sloan
9.  Black Sabbath (Ozzy-era)
10.  Rage Against the Machine

Just out of the Top Ten:

Soundgarden
Rush
Beastie Boys
Ramones
Boston

Guilty Pleasures:

Def Leppard
Cinderella  :-[

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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2003, 08:54 AM »
3 Canuckleheads not listing Neil Young  :'(

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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2003, 10:07 PM »
3 Canuckleheads not listing Neil Young  :'(

Go check my birthday wish to membraneman.  Surprised no one caught it there.

Neil Young is fine, but not really the type of music I typically listen to.  I had the (mis)fortune of seeing him once in concert.  Everyone was expecting the classic stuff and he predominantly played stuff from his then new country album.  No Cinnamon Girl, no Southern Man.  It's his show, but I won't say I wasn't dissappointed.  
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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2003, 10:00 PM »
Favorites....

Sloan
Radiohead
Beatles
King Crimson
The Reverend Horton Heatt
Tom Waits
Deftones
STP
Red Hot Chili Peppers
PJ Harvey
System Of A Down
TOOL
The Cardigans
Sex Pistols
Cop Shoot Cop
Firewater
Mr Bungle
Faith No More
Tomahawk
Fantomas
Led Zeppelin
Soundgarden
Henry Rollins
Fiona Apple
Nirvana
The Beta Band
Oasis
A Perfect Circle
Audioslave
OkGo
The Donnas

And some jazz...

Charles Mingus
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Bill Evans (the pianist)
Chet Baker
Gerry Mulligan
Weather Report
UZEB
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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2003, 11:26 PM »
I have nothing but respect for that ol' Ontario boy Neil Young.  But I was listing BANDS.
Notable solo artists I didn't list:

Neil Young
Bob Marley
Joni Mitchell (another Canuck)
Hendrix
Tom Petty


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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2003, 04:29 PM »
I guess you have me on a technicality DP  :-* Although Petty usually has the Heartbreakers and Neil usually has Crazy Horse (or Crosby, Stills and Nash)

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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2003, 06:56 PM »
I'm not one of the modern rockers like the rest of the gang here, so I'll likely get teased when I say my favorite band is probably the Eagles.

On the slightly harder rock side of things (though still a bit dated), I always dig listening to some Van Halen too!

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Re: Your Bands...
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2003, 07:10 PM »
at this moment

Jane's Addiction
Audioslave
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