switch to room list switch to menu My folders
Go to page: First ... 21 22 23 24 [25] 26 27 28 29 ... Last
[#] Mon Sep 09 2019 08:55:44 EDT from darknetuser

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Dio is still fucking awesome to this day.
And Judas is still producing fucking awesome themes after decades of being around. Heck, I think a lot of their best is in their latter works.
Iron Maiden... it was always very hit and miss. Their good stuff was very good and their not-good-stuff was very non-good.

[#] Tue Sep 10 2019 11:29:44 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

13 years of waiting for a new Tool album, and this is what we get?


[#] Tue Sep 10 2019 14:19:27 EDT from wizard of aahz

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

In my days, the bass was bassier!!!

[#] Tue Sep 10 2019 19:45:35 EDT from darknetuser

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Don't let Joe DiMaggio (Manowar's bassist) hear you. He has been cranking the bass up and up the last albums until it overshadowed the lead guitars hahaha

[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 05:49:49 EDT from fleeb

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

I was thinking about this - and I mentioned that while punk aged well
and I still find it very listenable - metal did not. But that isn't
entirely true. 

I (wrongly) associate punk rock with polkas. Many of you here know why, of course, but I can't really help it.

The polka, though, is pretty simple. Short-short-short, pause, short-short-short, pause, short, pause, short, pause, short, longer pause. That's polka (via words rather than music, to the degree I can explain it that way).

Maybe punk is similarly simple. Distort your ruined voice into a microphone, screaming epitaths about how badly society sucks to painfully distorted guitars in the background until society's ears bleed. I think that's the essence of punk, although it's entirely possible that I don't get it.

[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 05:50:57 EDT from fleeb

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

2019-09-10 14:19 from wizard of aahz
In my days, the bass was bassier!!!

And required a bow with rosen.

[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 11:34:11 EDT from wizard of aahz

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

oof. Nice.

[#] Thu Sep 19 2019 12:10:48 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

And required a bow with rosen.

Damn buncha hippy LZ fanbois.

[#] Sun Oct 06 2019 14:11:49 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Leonid Vorobyev "and friends" are some musicians from Russia who
appear as a cover band on YouTube. Most of the videos I've watched so

far are covers of Chicago, and they play Chicago better than Chicago
did. Every single one of these people is brilliant.

I keep coming back to listen to more of this. It has made me realize two things:

1. I definitely under-appreciated the music of Chicago, probably because I grew up hearing it and it just sort of faded into the background. When I listen now, as a musician myself, I appreciate how insanely good the arranging and orchestration is.

2. And as I suggested earlier, I am now 100% convinced that Leonid and Friends play Chicago better than Chicago did.

[#] Thu Oct 31 2019 11:04:30 EDT from zooer

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

I stumbled across this youtube channel, musicians discuss how their hit songs were created.

[#] Sun Dec 15 2019 19:07:46 EST from zooer

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

The guy who wrote Popcorn the Moog syth song passed away today.

Heavy Metal version:

[#] Mon Dec 16 2019 12:29:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

The metal cover is pretty cool ... I'm rather partial to Jean-Michel Jarre's version (but I like all his stuff)

[#] Fri Jan 10 2020 18:35:04 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Just learned that Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of Rush, has died.

RIP to one of the greats.

[#] Mon Jan 13 2020 15:09:39 EST from LoanShark

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Sad. He was the king of the drum solo.

[#] Mon Jan 13 2020 19:38:16 EST from zooer

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Rush... great music, great lyrics, but the lead singers voice is awful.

[#] Tue Jan 14 2020 09:34:20 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

That's kind of how I felt about Guns & Roses. I loved the way they put music together but Axl's voice was a total turn off. (And yes I know there's no ampersand in the band name, but ampersands are great and it should have one.)

Geddy's vocal style changed a lot over the band's lifetime. If you listen to early Rush it's a lot more screechy, and I didn't care much for that. Later on it became more sensible. I'm one of those rare fans who prefer their later stuff (except for the very last album ... Clockwork Angels was like the Windows ME of Rush albums).

[#] Tue Jan 14 2020 11:07:48 EST from zooer

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Axel Rose is someone I can't take seriously, he had a five octave vocal but range his voice reminds me of Katharine Hepburn in "On Golden Pond"

I think his dread lock and Twinkies phases made him look rather silly.  I didn't like him in ACDC and laughed when he was in the lounge chair singing.



[#] Wed Jan 15 2020 09:28:52 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

I suppose they're all interchangeable. Axl, Bon Scott, Brian Johnson ... I just never liked the screechers.

[#] Mon Jan 20 2020 14:27:55 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Rush's last good album Signals. But their style changed starting on Moving Pictures.

Both Snakes & Arrows and Clockwork Angels had a few decent moments, but you can see where Geddy had more influence over the band than Alex did. Just listen to the Victor album versus Geddy's solo work to know who had more creative control.

[#] Mon Jan 20 2020 20:08:04 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Signals was 1982, there was plenty of great music after that, and as I've mentioned before it was the "new" style that made me a fan. Nevertheless, when the all-19-albums boxed set inevitably comes out, I will be eager to obtain my pirated copy of it.

Hmm. I'm listening to Rush (1974) now, and I think I understand why you (Ragnar) like the early stuff better. It has that same sort of groove that Led Zeppelin had around the same time. Perhaps both Led Zep *and* Rush were Deep Purple ripoffs?

Go to page: First ... 21 22 23 24 [25] 26 27 28 29 ... Last