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Musical Interests.
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:49:12 AM »
just curious as to what other people listen to for music. the genres, and the artists the enjoy listening to. i enjoy music immensely and like discussing different musical styles and artists, and expanding my horizons of music. funny thing is, as much as do enjoy music, i have no musical talent whatsoever! none, zilch, nada. can't sing a note without sounding like a dying cow. can't play any type of instrument, even if it were needed to save my life. but still i enjoy music, and it's been a part of my life for a great number of years.

my musical interests are varied, as are the artists i enjoy listening to. sometimes it varies by the mood i'm in, or just something that strikes me interest at any given moment. even some of my favorite artists are as varied as the styles of music i listen to. some of my favorites, Elvis, have been a fan of his music for a great number of years, a huge George Strait fan, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, AC/DC, The Eagles, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, 38 Special, Travis Tritt, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Jerry Reed, and so many others. and my interests range from all types of rock, different styles of country, easy listening, pop, gospel, blues and so on.

but i do enjoy hearing what others listen to as well and why.
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Re: Musical Interests.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 01:35:12 AM »
One word: Gilgondorin is metal as hell. ಠ‿ಠ \m/

Metal in all its countless sub-genres/styles is my favorite genre of music by far. Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Avante Garde metal, Slam Metal, Deathcore... I love all of it. The skill and complexity needed to play the songs, the (usually) profound or otherwise entertaining lyrics, the adrenaline-inducing thud of the drums.... What's not to like? It almost feels like it gives you power; the gnarlier, the better.

...I'm going to see these guys live in Austin later this month; they're on tour right now. I'm hoping to god the play this song because it's one of my favorites ever; the solos are insane and the ending just gets me so pumped up.



I like to tease my non-metal friend about the bands he listens to; I think he went to go see the Moody Blues a few months back, and spent $150 on two tickets in the nosebleed section, and another $100 on two shirts and a poster.

....Meanwhile on the opposite side of the spectrum, for $100 at a show as small as theirs, you're gonna get the ticket, drinks, two shirts, a CD, maybe the poster as well, AND on top of all that, the band will usually come out to sign your stuff and take pictures with you (once they finish packing their stuff up). Nothing beats meeting your heroes live, person to person, and getting them to sign your things and discuss their music with them; I've got like 15+ different posters of bands I've been to see before. I've even been to see one group enough times (five) that they recognize me at shows now. As an audiophile, that really means something to me -- I listen to their songs sometimes 20-30 times a day.

You definitely can't do that at an Adele/Kanye West/etc. show.

(EDIT: Just ran the math... At $15 for the ticket [presale], $40 for two shirts, $10 for the album, $5 for the poster, and $10 for drinks, that comes up to $80, which may end up turning into another shirt if I get the chance. OMFGBBQ you guys, I'm so excited.)

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Re: Musical Interests.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 05:15:32 AM »
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I hate most of today's music - lady gag gag, and little black boys who sound like little girls make me wanna puke

tho '40s music didn't used to be a favorite I like it now - houston used to have a radio station, with a very knowledgeable host, then it disappeared and was replaced with modern crap music  :frown: al la the screaming kelly clarkson

grew up with '50s stuff - loved it then - "some of it" is still ok but "ricky nelson singing "went to a garden party" makes me reach for the on/off button

class is :  Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" (12 minuted version) performed in Carnegie Hall  in 1938


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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 05:53:51 AM »
I love the music from heavy metal groups (like Barrett, Fire Controls, 750 Grains, Ka-Fing Boom) in particular.

Otherwise / sometimes  60s or 70s light rock, or Willie. (Not unlike Axxe)

Ultimately the preference is ka-ching ka-ching music (aka financial news).

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 09:12:35 AM »
Axxe,
We are in the same age range (I'm +5 on you).

I was thinking about your question and I realize i have no particular favorite.
Growing up in the 60's, we had no personal music devices so in the car or living room, I was listening to whatever my parents were playing.

So yeah, I pretty much like a wide range from classical to jazz to tejano to country to metal.

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Bach, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Karen Carpenter, Blondie, David Lee Roth, Genesis, Herb Alpert, Joe Satriani, Peter Frampton, Pink Floyd, Eloy, Donald Fagan, Dick Dale, Joe Posada, Johnny Paycheck, George Strait to name just a few....
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Re: Musical Interests.
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 09:18:22 AM »
[quote author=Tango

grew up with '50s stuff - loved it then - "some of it" is still ok but "ricky nelson singing "went to a garden party" makes me reach for the on/off button

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I like Jazz, Swing, Rock and Roll (until the mid to late 60s, R&B and Classical.

Can't stand Rap.  Besides the left the "C" off the front of the name.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 12:06:04 PM »
Heavy metal, Speed metal, Grindcore all the way!!!


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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 12:09:47 PM »
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I hate most of today's music - lady gag gag, and little black boys who sound like little girls make me wanna puke


If I listen to anything lite then it's the 70's or 80's

I do agree .... todays music SUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 12:41:25 PM »
Mostly classic rock, country, and 80's-90's, however I do enjoy a lot of older stuff from the 40's-60's.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 12:47:05 PM »
I like classic rock. I also love 80s music, and it is my favorite time period. I was a teen in the 1980s.

I listen to many 80s stars who actually still make music. I listen to some 90s stuff now that I just couldn't stand at the time it came out.

I like a handful of country songs, but not many. I like some Johnny Cash songs too. Some instrumental music. Just a mix...

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 01:27:23 PM »
Classic rock and Classic country.

You named most of em.

I listen to the Outlaws the most. Waylon, Johnny, Willie, Merle.



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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 02:30:31 PM »
60's and 70's rock & blues (Zepplin, Hendrix, Stones, Clapton and others)  60's & 70's Motown (Marvin Gaye, Al Green and a couple of others), Jazz (Blues Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Buddy Rich), Some Metal like Megadeath and Five Finger Death Punch and assorted 90's stuff like Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots and Foo Fighters.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 03:08:30 PM »
classic rock? funny story about that. several years ago myself and one of the other supervisors were sitting in the office on an early Saturday morning doing our paperwork. he was the day shift supervisor and i was the night shift supervisor. well Jack was only about a year older than i am, (in a little over a week i turn 55. whoopee.) and we had pretty close to same musical interests. well the radio in the office was tuned to some classic rock station, and the Eagle's song "Hotel California" came on, and i remarked, i remembered when it first came out on the radio and was a new song. Jack looked over at me and said, "Yeah, me too. now it's classic rock, and damn we got old!"

i guess if you live long enough, anything you listened to when you were younger becomes classic music! 
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 03:56:20 PM »
I like classic rock. I also love 80s music, and it is my favorite time period. I was a teen in the 1980s.
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don't play dumb about Duran Duran, then...    :th_thicon_lol:


But then you also have Blondie, Molly Hatchet, Heart, Van Halen......
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 03:59:28 PM »
1;01,, had that car, not very long. I bought it, stuck a souped up 383 in it, and the neighbor offered me WAYYYYYYyy more than I had in it. Putty mobile.  :facepalm: He still has it.  But never had nothing like that sitting on the trunk.  :thinker:

1;23, had that car too. 67 GTX. Souped up 440, (2) 4's, 4 spd. The cam had almost 600. lift. It sounded like a top fueler and shook about an inch side to side idling. Headers and 2.1/2 " straight pipes. OMG was it loud.   It would lift the front wheels off the road. Didnt handle for shit, but man was it fast in a straight line. My brother had it before me. That car was never beat in a drag race while we had it. I sold it in 1992.  :bangheadonwall:

1;27. Dodge Demon. had one of those. 340- 4 speed  for a couple months..  Didnt like it. Didnt handle and the small block would certainly scream, good outta the hole, but wasnt very fast overall. I bought it off my buddy when he was hard up for money. Then sold it back to him at the end of the summer. He sold it off when he got married.  :th_thicon_cry: .

2;27. had two of those. ( the car, NOT the girls  :th_thicon_funny: )
1968 Satellite & a 1969 Roadrunner. They were my favorites.  They would handle like you wouldnt believe and I outrun many a cop in those cars. The Roadrunner started trying to do an aero flip on the interstate on me. Scared the tar outta me. Speedo went to 160 . had it buried and it was still going. Never did that again. Sold them both When I got married. ,shoulda sold her instead. She kinda looked like the gal on the trunk of the RT, but was a bigger PITA than those cars ever were. ,, :bangheadonwall:

One state boy was sitting at my house one night WAITING on me to come home. I had outrun him earlier in the 1969.  He wrote me a ticket for 123 MPH in a 35.  I went to court . The judge ask WHAT my defense was. I said there is no way he ever clocked me at 123 MPH because he couldnt even catch me. He then ask the cop what the closest he was to me during the chase.  The cop admitted he was going the OTHER way when he seen me, and never seen me after he turned around and gave chase. The judge laughed and threw it out.  :rocknroll2:



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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 04:22:33 PM »
classic rock? funny story about that. several years ago myself and one of the other supervisors were sitting in the office on an early Saturday morning doing our paperwork. he was the day shift supervisor and i was the night shift supervisor. well Jack was only about a year older than i am, (in a little over a week i turn 55. whoopee.) and we had pretty close to same musical interests. well the radio in the office was tuned to some classic rock station, and the Eagle's song "Hotel California" came on, and i remarked, i remembered when it first came out on the radio and was a new song. Jack looked over at me and said, "Yeah, me too. now it's classic rock, and damn we got old!"

i guess if you live long enough, anything you listened to when you were younger becomes classic music!
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 04:32:41 PM »
In the early spring of '77 three big albums were released. Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac's Rumors and Van Halen's first album. I was stationed in California at the time and you couldn't go anywhere that summer without hearing one or all of those.

Rumors is still one of my favorite albums.
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I never was a big eagles fan, but my wife LOVES them.

and Van Halen....  classic, although I liked them more pre-Sammy Hagar.
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 04:35:38 PM »
my all time favorite AC/DC song would be, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" love that song!
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 05:30:49 PM »
my all time favorite AC/DC song would be, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" love that song!

That song is a trip. Because I'd only ever hear the chorus in stores or restaurants or with the radio turned way down or whatever, for the longest time (years) I kept thinking it they were doing a radio rock adaptation of a power metal song or something and they were saying "Thirty deeds of the Thunder King".

"Who the hell is this Thunder King these guys are singing about, and what's the deal with his thirty deeds? Were they good deeds, foul deeds, what? And how did they lead to him being the King of Thunder, and not something else, like Fire?" :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_KO: :facepalm:

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 06:07:10 PM »
my all time favorite AC/DC song would be, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" love that song!

That song is a trip. Because I'd only ever hear the chorus in stores or restaurants or with the radio turned way down or whatever, for the longest time (years) I kept thinking it they were doing a radio rock adaptation of a power metal song or something and they were saying "Thirty deeds of the Thunder King".

"Who the hell is this Thunder King these guys are singing about, and what's the deal with his thirty deeds? Were they good deeds, foul deeds, what? And how did they lead to him being the King of Thunder, and not something else, like Fire?" :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_KO: :facepalm:

you really need to listen to the original version of them doing the song. played very loudly!  :rocknroll2:

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