Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums
Sign in to follow this  
BobF_

Music off the beaten path

Recommended Posts

I really like Bat For Lashes,Cotton Rather,Broadway Calls,Stems,Model Rockets,Reel Estate,Sunny Day Real Estate and a lot of little heard alternative artists,each one has a unique sound that really makes you sit up and take notice.

 

What I really like is Classical Music.I know that there a lot of forum members who like classical music but by and large people these days-especially the younger mp3 users don't go for classical at all. I just love Paganini and I have his entire recorded works and I also have everything ever published by Mozart which adds up to well over 200 CDs.When I started getting acquainted with classical music I used to buy compilation albums of different composers so that I could get an idea of which composers I preferred and I have found this to be an excellent way to start building up a classical CD collection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JAZZ

 

 

I'm a big Coltrane fan. Also into Art Blakey, be bop, hard bop, etc.......

 

how about, Umphrey's McGee, moe, The Devil Makes Three, Abigail Washburn, Chris Cain, Damon Fowler, Cooper McBean,, Esparanza Spalding, Trombone Shorty, Kilborn Alley, The Melvins, My Bloody Valentine, 50 Foot Wave, 50s era Chess Blues, etc.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like Rap.

 

RAP I'm talkin', Brooke Candy, Die Antword, Old West Coast. I'm talking cheese like Lady SOV.... hell yes.

 

I live in da' hood. I always feel proud when I know a song that's blaring from a garage where a few dudes sit about throwing down some bones talking 'bout Geto Boys My mind's Playing Tricks on Me. I mouth some words and I know I be getting respect...or something.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brian Eno--the ambient stuff.

 

When I play it at the barn all the horses zone right out too (my horse Jack loooves Apollo)--weird but true.

The other horse owners have noticed and have been asking me to bring out "Jack's boombox and mixtapes"!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"what do you like that is NOT popular?"

 

The comic operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan.

 

HMS Pinafore, especially, is an absolute gem; both in terms of the music and in the politically satirical libretto.

 

But I'll spare you the youtube clips...

 

P.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All music I listen to is special to me,whether it be popular or unpopular is irrelevant, also I didn't know that there are different musical paths less traversed on, so to speak. I guess I don't understand the question entirely. :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By definition, "popular" means more than just you - sorry to say you really can't make anything popular on your own :)

 

My first example is one that *nobody* I know would recognize by name of either the artist or the tune. Even the ones that had seen the movie would hear the tune and not remember where they had heard it before.

 

Same with the second example.

 

Links are appreciated as the whole point of this for me is to gain exposure to something other than the MOR stuff we're fed by mass media.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Soft Machine. My bad, that was the 60ies wasn't it! Uh, MacDonald and Giles. But that was the early 70ies and just one RECORD wasn't it. Darn, me minds a blank!.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an mp3 of a tune done by a band called "Mushy". I downloaded from their web site several years ago. Europe somewhere, IIRC.

 

Anyway, it's an awesome tune, but I can't find anything about the group online anywhere any longer. Shame.

 

The tune is called "Aftermath". Outstanding female vocal, very well put together overall. It's 7.5M ... anybody want to host it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some obscure vintage rock - I saw this band:

 

 

And, complete contrast - try this 335 jazz chordmeister on a 3/4 blues:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blue Murder!

 

ha..Blue Murder. Don't remember how, from what, or when it happened, but one of the CD's found it's way into my collection, many moons ago. There was only one song I liked off that CD, which musta been the reason I bought it. It rocks pretty good. Best played at loud volume.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A buddy turned me on to a band out of Germany back during high school, Lake. The album was Lake II. Somewhat of a top 40 sound, but there were some really great cuts on that album. Never ran across anyone since that's heard of em. Lead vocalist died of a heroin overdose years ago. Dude had a great voice, great harmonies...still enjoy listening to that album.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...