Nine Inch Nails, Tom Waits, Eminem ... and I happen to think the Smiths are just awesome!
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Magma - favourite band of snooker's Steve Davis. He does a radio show on a Monday night with my mate Kavus:
I like to use the word ‘eclectic’ when describing my musical taste to show that I’m a well-rounded person, despite not really knowing what it means.
I mention a variety of bands and artists from many different genres. Some modern, to show that I’m down with the kids and still seeking out new music. Some oldies, to show that I appreciate the classics and take my music so seriously that I actively track down some from before I was even born. Then I throw in a less well known artist who critics generally agree is technically adept, to show that I’m about more than just what I’m spoon-fed, and I appreciate the talent involved in the playing of instruments. I’ll also mention something poppy or cheesy, to show that I don’t take myself too seriously and can have fun and laugh at myself.
If she still doesn’t find me interesting or want to sleep with me then I’ll go and talk to somebody else.
Err, I mean, woof.
Collie P, I'm guessing you like:
Kate Bush - Hounds of love
Snoop Dog - Doggystyle
Parliment - Atomic dog
OMG - Horslips. I'd forgotten all about them. Nice stuff.
That's a while back now.
Duff: I always thought Moving Pictures was over-rated. A Farewell To Kings is my favourite, though Permanent Waves is also fantastic.
Anyone hear of a band in the 70s called 'Wally'? Prog rock with violins, seemed pretty good at the time.
Maybe I dreamed it.
Where is Wallly now?
Yikes - with you on eminem - a poetic genius, but, sadly, a bigoted one.
I'm with Duff on this one Textbook - Moving Pictures for me, though the other two you mention are also superb.
From reading through these lists, I'm pleased (although a little suspicious) that very little radio 'music' is mentioned. By this, I refer to the abominable offerings that make Radio 1 so unbearable these days.
I, myself, enjoy a healthy mix of modern and olden 'eclectic' music - CollieP, great word. This is summed up excellently by one of my modern day musical heroes, Steven Wilson; when asked what music he writes, he replies "Weird shit".
Wayland, do you include the Ozric Tentacles or Gong in your Space Rock portfolio?
My final observation is a lack of jazz types - any out there? I will readily put on a background be-bop (largely sax) album of an evening to pretend I'm sophisticated but too cool for classical. Davis, Coltrane, Oscar Peterson + Lester Young among others.
It seems a few of you here are quite fond of a bit of the old prog. In which case may I draw your attention to Knifeworld, proudly flying the prog-rock flag and playing a few choice gigs over the summer to support their new EP. They're really quite good:
You can't beat The Reynolds Girls. Unfortunately.
I'd rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac...
They don't write songs like that no more.
Billy Bragg, Jacques Brell, Johhnie Cash, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Ry Cooder and Benny Hill.
Oh and Madness and Buffy Sainte Marie and Dolly Parton and the Streets and Me First and the Gimee Gimees and Mr. Scruff (mainly for Whale Song). But not the F*cking Beatles, I bloody hate them!
Hello. I'm not exactly new here, having followed NB for ages now. (Think bunny-boiler, but without the bunny boiling.) Have often been tempted to comment but don't really know how to work one of these computer gizmos. However, too much vino has finally tempted me into having a go tonight.
BJ; I think you could be my musical soul mate, if we could just add in a little Proclaimers (both of them) & it goes without saying, Bernard Cribbens.
yep nine inch mails-but he does sound like hes spent too long in his bedroom
cookie monsta, marilyn manson,trivium, disturbed
skrillex, cosmic spectrum
not averse to a bit of rush
Not forgetting Death Cab for Cutie of course...
Gosh yes Scroat, I forgot to include the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band.
VLE: OK Proclaimers are in.
Kudos for Jacques Brel Mr Jolly. A genius.
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