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Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:42 pm
by jfurr

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:36 am
by legitimategolf
Violent Femmes. Another of those bands I heard a lot growing up, but ignored. Too acoustic, I thought, not enough grit or edge. Now that I am older I am seeing the brilliance. A lot of those songs have real edge and naked emotion. Confronting teenage sexual rejection and frustration, that to me is more raw and uncompromising than a lot of stuff that's classically "punk". Fugazi and Dead Kennedys and what not, railing against government and establishment etc, that's all fine and good but I think it actually takes more guts to wail about your teenage blue balls and loneliness. That is real art man. Plus they had some nifty ensemble playing. Kind of reminds me of the Who, with the bass guitar playing sort of the lead instrument.

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:18 pm
by jfurr
Hallowed Ground was my fav

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:54 pm
by legitimategolf


This is one of my all-time favorite tracks, from one of the greatest guitar players of all time. When I'm listening to music on my ipod or phone on shuffle and this track comes on, I usually have to stop what I'm doing and dig the whole thing. (Usually replay it at least once too) It blows my mind--on a regular basis. Everyone knows that Robert Johnson was a maestro of the highest order, and "Preachin Blues" in my mind is the finest example of his supernatural abilities. This is a goddamned pinnacle of guitar playing. It was recorded in the 30s, and yet is light years ahead of everything that came after it, musicologically speaking. (Eric Clapton, for all his supposed devotion to Robert Johnson, is probably closer to Miley Cyrus on the spectrum of musical coolness than he is to Johnson sadly.) It's not just the mastery of the instrument, it's also the songwriting, arrangement, use of dynamics, not to mention the spine-chilling vocal performance.

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:09 am
by jfurr
My blues knowledge is barely existent I confess. I like Lightning Hopkins probably the most of what I have been exposed too.

RIP B.B. King

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:43 pm
by jfurr
Jacco Gardner -- sounds like if you mixed the 60's Bee Gees and Love and The Zombies and maybe a little Sid Barrett together

Except for the drums, he plays all the instruments and recorded it himself in his home studio.

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https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/#product/hypnophobia

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:41 pm
by legitimatebeef
Digging Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix lately. Been listening to both since forever (i.e. the 90s) but my appreciation is deeper than ever. Zeppelin was the best ensemble in the history of rock. Hendrix was a juggernaut, not just of guitar playing but also of creativity and musical fusion. And I am just now realizing what a distinctive vocal he had.

Classic 60s/70s era rock, everyday I am more convinced that it is the "classical" music of today, the 21st century. Infinitely more nuanced and creative and well-crafted than today's computer-aided music can ever hope to be. More advanced too, just like classical music is way more advanced than most forms of popular music that came after.

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:14 am
by jfurr
welcome to the forum mr legitimatebeef

you are starting to sound like one of my older brothers who swears that nothing good was ever made in music after 1979. :)

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:34 pm
by legitimatebeef
jfurr wrote:welcome to the forum mr legitimatebeef

you are starting to sound like one of my older brothers who swears that nothing good was ever made in music after 1979. :)
Well it's kind of true. And I am talking about music that was made before I was even born, so there is zero subjective bias here. If anything this makes my opinion even more valid. I am speaking strictly from the point of view of a musical expert and connoisseur. :!:

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:28 am
by MattF
legitimatebeef wrote:And I am talking about music that was made before I was even born, so there is zero subjective bias here.
This just made me feel a bit older.

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:38 pm
by jfurr
I'm not sure I agree on the superiority of the older music and the downfall of modern music being because of computers. (taking some liberties on the conversation here...) - when you think about it, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, heck even the George Martin recorded Beatles stuff at Abbey Road was all done using the latest and greatest technology of the times.

If anything, it is the affordability of the technology which has flooded the market with junk. Still, somebody had to decide to market Black Eyed Peas and shove it down our entertainment throats for a dark period.

Jokes aside. Great music was made in the "classic rock" era, and also crap. Same as now. I'm really enjoying this new (2014?) record from Timber Timbre. Spooky sounds, awesome. And yes I like Spoon even though Beef doesn't. I don't like Hendrix or Janis Joplin (that era of 60's freakout rock).

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:56 pm
by jfurr

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:36 pm
by jfurr
"Don't Sniff Coke" -- Pato Banton


Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:14 am
by jfurr
new Lana Del Rey album. My guilty pleasure.

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:49 am
by legitimatebeef

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:58 pm
by jfurr
legitimatebeef wrote:
I enjoyed that. Never heard of this group. I like the layered acoustic and electric sounds, and the smooth catchy pop vocals.

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:45 pm
by legitimatebeef
jfurr wrote:
legitimatebeef wrote:
I enjoyed that. Never heard of this group. I like the layered acoustic and electric sounds, and the smooth catchy pop vocals.
They been around. Debut album was 1990 and it seemed like a cult hit in alternative and college radio scenes. I didn't follow them much past that album and then they re-emerged about ten years ago more or less picking up right where they left off, musically.


Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:49 am
by jfurr

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:02 pm
by jfurr

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:25 am
by jfurr

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:09 am
by legitimatebeef


This is my favorite band right now. Still astounds me that they never really broke out of obscurity. Actually got dropped by their label in the 90s too. Even shit bands like Travis got way bigger than TCS. Sad.

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:56 am
by MattF
Just got The Screaming Jets Greatest Hits Live album. Great Aussie pub band, retired and got back together and are currently touring around Oz.

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Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:18 pm
by jfurr
Neil Young

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:20 pm
by jfurr
MattF wrote:Just got The Screaming Jets Greatest Hits Live album. Great Aussie pub band, retired and got back together and are currently touring around Oz.

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sounds like a cross between Jason and the Scorchers and AC-DC

Re: ... currently listening to:

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:25 pm
by jfurr
legitimatebeef wrote:


This is my favorite band right now. Still astounds me that they never really broke out of obscurity. Actually got dropped by their label in the 90s too. Even shit bands like Travis got way bigger than TCS. Sad.
Very polished and kind of 80's sounding to me - but good. I can't believe you dislike Spoon, though. Why, man!?

To me Spoon are like a bookend match to Wilco except less rootsy and more studio experimental built tracks, if you know what I mean. I like the Spoon story as well, signing the big major label deal in the late 90's then getting dropped, and building themselves up from the ashes and improving the songwriting and honing in on a better sound for the band in the process in a DIY method.