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Title: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 14, 2011, 06:18:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glmi_3orZY8&feature=player_embedded

Roland Petit
1924 - 2011
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on July 15, 2011, 12:37:14 PM
Hey, Ferret,

Surprised?  ::)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2015110/Charlie-Gilmour-jailed-16-months-acts-drug-fuelled-student-fees-rampage.html
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 15, 2011, 04:31:04 PM
Hey, Ferret,

Surprised?  ::)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2015110/Charlie-Gilmour-jailed-16-months-acts-drug-fuelled-student-fees-rampage.html

What? That's just 16 year old being a 16 year old.  ;]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: mustacheman on July 17, 2011, 04:51:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuYU09zLIQU

Give a listen please let me know what you think....
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 17, 2011, 04:55:59 PM


Pavillion de Pigs

(http://asset-server.libsyn.com/item/1641864/assets/showpic.jpg) (http://braindamage.libsyn.com/-pavillion-de-pigs-)

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on July 25, 2011, 02:13:34 AM
I feel like trying my hand at iOS development, so I was thinking I could make a Guitar Handbook type app.   For the guitarists among us, what would you want in an iPhone app?

- Chord references
- Scale references
- Metronome
- Allow you to slow down parts of songs from your library (if you're trying to learn a fast part)
- A tuner would be good, although I've never dealt with audio input through a microphone before, so I'll have to do some more research on that
- Tabs maybe, although that would probably involve coming to an agreement with a tab website.   Also, it seems the legality of guitar tabs is somewhat in doubt, so I don't know if Apple would go for it.

Anything else you think would come in handy?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: donkeyy0 on July 25, 2011, 09:37:08 AM
I feel like trying my hand at iOS development, so I was thinking I could make a Guitar Handbook type app.   For the guitarists among us, what would you want in an iPhone app?

- Chord references
- Scale references
- Metronome
- Allow you to slow down parts of songs from your library (if you're trying to learn a fast part)
- A tuner would be good, although I've never dealt with audio input through a microphone before, so I'll have to do some more research on that
- Tabs maybe, although that would probably involve coming to an agreement with a tab website.   Also, it seems the legality of guitar tabs is somewhat in doubt, so I don't know if Apple would go for it.

Anything else you think would come in handy?

If you can slow down a song without having the pitch or quality of sound affected...that would be sweet. I only have one program that does this and it costs a bunch of money...that would be the #1 thing I would find useful though.

Alternate fingerings and extensions for chords would be cool...dunno how much I'd actually use that, but it would be interesting/potentially useful. Or rootless voicings or something. Rather than just offering the standard block shapes. Those chord charts aren't helpful to me anymore...if I use those shapes my profs yell at me haha.

But ya, being able to slow down the track while not compromising the quality or pitch of the track would be awesome.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 25, 2011, 09:53:47 AM
Noel Gallager's first solo effort: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFx_IniNjfE
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 25, 2011, 10:10:51 AM
I feel like trying my hand at iOS development, so I was thinking I could make a Guitar Handbook type app.   For the guitarists among us, what would you want in an iPhone app?

- Chord references
- Scale references
- Metronome
- Allow you to slow down parts of songs from your library (if you're trying to learn a fast part)
- A tuner would be good, although I've never dealt with audio input through a microphone before, so I'll have to do some more research on that
- Tabs maybe, although that would probably involve coming to an agreement with a tab website.   Also, it seems the legality of guitar tabs is somewhat in doubt, so I don't know if Apple would go for it.

Anything else you think would come in handy?

Groupies
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 25, 2011, 10:13:11 AM
Noel Gallager's first solo effort: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFx_IniNjfE

Great tune!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on July 25, 2011, 06:14:18 PM
If you can slow down a song without having the pitch or quality of sound affected...that would be sweet. I only have one program that does this and it costs a bunch of money...that would be the #1 thing I would find useful though.

Alternate fingerings and extensions for chords would be cool...dunno how much I'd actually use that, but it would be interesting/potentially useful. Or rootless voicings or something. Rather than just offering the standard block shapes. Those chord charts aren't helpful to me anymore...if I use those shapes my profs yell at me haha.

But ya, being able to slow down the track while not compromising the quality or pitch of the track would be awesome.

I have a tough time remembering which chords are which.   I've memorized the fingerings of a ton of chords, but I wouldn't be able to tell you what they are.   A by product of learning from guitar tabs, I guess.   Like, I can play it fine, but if you asked me to play an A chord, I'd have to look up which one that was before doing it.   Chord references come in really handy for me.

Yeah, the slowing down tracks feature may be a bit of a project.   Transcribe! is the one I have that does it, and it ain't cheap.   I've got a couple ideas of how I could do it though, I'll see how it works out.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Jalili on August 06, 2011, 03:55:01 PM
David Banner - 9mm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K15C5EoDwcs
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on August 07, 2011, 10:46:41 AM
Big, all-purpose commendation to Bob Marley and Sublime.   It's impossible to be bummed when you listen to them.

Santeria and Jammin' is the perfect antidote for this god awful weather.l
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 07, 2011, 07:39:32 PM
Tickets go on sale for Noel Gallagher <w/ High Flying Birds> at Massey Hall this Friday. He'll be there Nov 7th & 8th - his album comes out on the 8th.

Nov 8 - Gallagher at Massey
Nov 10 - Ottawa at Buffalo
Nov 11 - Ottawa at Toronto

Boom!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: donkeyy0 on September 18, 2011, 09:32:28 AM
Any hip hop fans? If you could buy 1 new album..."Watch the Throne" with Kanye and Jay-z? or Bad meets Evil?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on September 18, 2011, 12:06:57 PM
Any hip hop fans? If you could buy 1 new album..."Watch the Throne" with Kanye and Jay-z? or Bad meets Evil?

I picked up watch the throne yesterday. Along with the newest wu-tang and royce albums. I have no interest in eminem anymore. All he does is yell and sound angry in all his songs now. Too repetitive, i like the old funny slim shady.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on September 18, 2011, 12:40:58 PM
Any hip hop fans? If you could buy 1 new album..."Watch the Throne" with Kanye and Jay-z? or Bad meets Evil?

I'd probably lean Bad meets Evil. Both are good albums and I'd recommend both but I think Watch the Throne indulges in both Kanye and Jay-Z's bad habits a little. Bad meets Evil is the sharpest Eminem has sounded in years now that he's finally stopped trying to appeal to 11 year olds with his singles.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 19, 2011, 10:35:36 AM
Had to laugh at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e5hRLbCaCs&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on September 20, 2011, 03:24:10 PM
Any hip hop fans? If you could buy 1 new album..."Watch the Throne" with Kanye and Jay-z? or Bad meets Evil?

I picked up watch the throne yesterday. Along with the newest wu-tang and royce albums. I have no interest in eminem anymore. All he does is yell and sound angry in all his songs now. Too repetitive, i like the old funny slim shady.

Well, of the 3 cd's I grabbed, Wu-Tang - Legendary Weapons crushes both Watch the Throne and Success is Certain. I highly recommend to any old school hip hop lovers.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 24, 2011, 08:20:40 AM
Great time to be a Floyd fan.
Pink Floyd Live from Wembley November 1974 (featuring edits from the original touring screen films) (http://www.youtube.com/OfficialPinkFloyd)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 25, 2011, 12:08:44 AM
^^^
Has anyone checked that out yet?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 25, 2011, 09:29:27 AM
I'm having some problems with my audio here at home but once I get to work, it's near the top of my list of things to do.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 25, 2011, 09:55:45 AM
I'm having some problems with my audio here at home but once I get to work, it's near the top of my list of things to do.

Make sure you watch the Mr.Screen footage too
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 27, 2011, 10:07:58 PM
Jimmy Fallon is doing a week of band's covering Pink Floyd.  The Shins did 'Breathe' on the first night.

http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/new-and-hot/the-shins-breathe-on-fallon-20110927
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Jacques Strap on September 27, 2011, 10:28:01 PM
Jimmy Fallon is doing a week of band's covering Pink Floyd.  The Shins did 'Breathe' on the first night.

http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/new-and-hot/the-shins-breathe-on-fallon-20110927

Awesome cover 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 01, 2011, 07:05:23 AM
Jimmy Fallon is doing a week of band's covering Pink Floyd.  The Shins did 'Breathe' on the first night.

http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/new-and-hot/the-shins-breathe-on-fallon-20110927

Awesome cover

Oh man. This won't be cheap!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on October 01, 2011, 09:17:52 AM
Noel Gallager's first solo effort: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFx_IniNjfE

Great tune!

As conceited as he is, I think he's a great artist. Can really punch out catchy tracks.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 01, 2011, 09:42:01 AM
Noel Gallager's first solo effort: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFx_IniNjfE

Great tune!

As conceited as he is, I think he's a great artist. Can really punch out catchy tracks.

Brother Noel!
One of the best songwriters of the past 20 years.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 02, 2011, 08:38:11 PM
And here's Pearl Jam closing out Fallon's week of Pink Floyd tributes with 'Mother':

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2011/10/pearl-jam-performs-mother-for-pink-floyd-week/
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: donkeyy0 on October 02, 2011, 09:10:48 PM
Any hip hop fans? If you could buy 1 new album..."Watch the Throne" with Kanye and Jay-z? or Bad meets Evil?

I'd probably lean Bad meets Evil. Both are good albums and I'd recommend both but I think Watch the Throne indulges in both Kanye and Jay-Z's bad habits a little. Bad meets Evil is the sharpest Eminem has sounded in years now that he's finally stopped trying to appeal to 11 year olds with his singles.

So I haven't picked up Throne yet, but Bad Meets Evil is pretty awesome. The first...I guess I'd say 3 tracks are absolutely fantastic. Em is amazing on the first 2 tracks. Don't understand why he doesn't do that more. I got so tired of his stupid accent and singing and crap like that. The guy has some ridiculous mic skills.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Mordac on October 04, 2011, 01:03:19 PM
I've been listening to The Decemberists, "Castaways and Cutouts".

Wow. I'd heard it before, but never really gave it a serious listen until after I'd played their latest, "The King is Dead" to excess. It's excellent. Very, very impressive.

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on October 04, 2011, 01:46:02 PM
Had to laugh at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e5hRLbCaCs&feature=youtu.be

I must be missing something.  What exactly is there to protest outside a Foo Fighters show?!??!?!?!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 09, 2011, 06:33:35 PM
I've been listening to The Decemberists, "Castaways and Cutouts".

Wow. I'd heard it before, but never really gave it a serious listen until after I'd played their latest, "The King is Dead" to excess. It's excellent. Very, very impressive.

Picaresque was the one I got into first, The Infanta in particular, great band.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 18, 2011, 09:50:20 AM
Probably only MF cares, but apparently The Stone Roses have reformed.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sudafederov on October 18, 2011, 01:30:44 PM
Probably only MF cares, but apparently The Stone Roses have reformed.

Oh, I've been all over that like a fat kid on candy.

I hoped they would never reform, but I'll go see 'em now that the damage has been done.

Suckered in by the power of nostalgia.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 18, 2011, 01:49:15 PM
 On Jimmy Fallon last night Roger Waters performed In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on October 18, 2011, 01:57:40 PM
Probably only MF cares, but apparently The Stone Roses have reformed.

Sorry, I was napping..... and I woke up to this? ;)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 18, 2011, 05:41:46 PM
"..planning a world tour & recording new songs." 

SOMEBODY PINCH ME

/END DRAMA
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 18, 2011, 07:24:14 PM
http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/article.aspx?id=675151&vId=2785360&cId=Showbiz

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 18, 2011, 08:04:39 PM
On Jimmy Fallon last night Roger Waters performed In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters.

Yeah, that was great.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 18, 2011, 09:53:22 PM
Puscifer is playing at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Nov 18, checking out the new album now, different from 'V' but pretty good so far.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 19, 2011, 06:41:29 AM
On Jimmy Fallon last night Roger Waters performed In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters.

Yeah, that was great.

Finding a vid for that is a must do for me this morning.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: You're right on October 19, 2011, 06:55:34 AM
On Jimmy Fallon last night Roger Waters performed In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters.

Yeah, that was great.

Finding a vid for that is a must do for me this morning.
Please post if you do - I would love to see it (and I'm admittedly lazy at searching out content sometimes ;D)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 19, 2011, 07:25:14 AM
On Jimmy Fallon last night Roger Waters performed In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters.

Yeah, that was great.

Finding a vid for that is a must do for me this morning.
Please post if you do - I would love to see it (and I'm admittedly lazy at searching out content sometimes ;D)

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2011/09/foo-fighters-and-roger-waters-play-in-the-flesh/
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: You're right on October 19, 2011, 07:27:14 AM
On Jimmy Fallon last night Roger Waters performed In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters.

Yeah, that was great.

Finding a vid for that is a must do for me this morning.
Please post if you do - I would love to see it (and I'm admittedly lazy at searching out content sometimes ;D)

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2011/09/foo-fighters-and-roger-waters-play-in-the-flesh/
Cheers!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Manson on October 19, 2011, 11:18:11 PM
Any punk fans out there, the new Star F***ing Hipsters was released this week.

Album called From the Dumpster to the Grave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUAcYGcwPzE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on October 20, 2011, 11:53:40 AM
Any fans of Robert Tepper, Jimi Jamison, Survivor out there?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 20, 2011, 12:10:10 PM
Puscifers new release 'Conditions of my Parole' is pretty darn good. Highlights for me include 'Tumbleweeds', 'Telling Ghosts', 'Man Overboard', 'Horizons', and 'Green Valley'.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 21, 2011, 07:10:35 AM
"..planning a world tour & recording new songs." 

SOMEBODY PINCH ME

/END DRAMA

They just set a record for fastest selling rock gigs in UK history.

220,000 in 68 minutes.  Added a third show.  First 2 sold out in 14 minutes.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: ModanoMan on October 21, 2011, 11:20:41 AM
Any fans of Robert Tepper, Jimi Jamison, Survivor out there?

I liked Survivor's 80s output.  Are you referring to Jamison's new solo work with Kimball?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 21, 2011, 05:21:58 PM
"..planning a world tour & recording new songs." 

SOMEBODY PINCH ME

/END DRAMA

They just set a record for fastest selling rock gigs in UK history.

220,000 in 68 minutes.  Added a third show.  First 2 sold out in 14 minutes.

That's awesome.
I've thought about this a bit I'm a little iffy on the plans for a new album. With TSR & The Second Coming about as close to being perfect albums as you can get, what if the new album sucks? I don't know if I could handle that. lol 

Having said that all of Ian Brown's solo albums have been good / above average, Squire's solo albums were decent but his guitar playing was lights out on them & Mani's work with Primal Scream has been good too.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Mordac on October 21, 2011, 07:02:25 PM
Puscifers new release 'Conditions of my Parole' is pretty darn good. Highlights for me include 'Tumbleweeds', 'Telling Ghosts', 'Man Overboard', 'Horizons', and 'Green Valley'.

LOL...that's more than a third of the album. Although I will admit the whole thing is pretty damned good.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Mordac on October 21, 2011, 07:04:40 PM
"..planning a world tour & recording new songs." 

SOMEBODY PINCH ME

/END DRAMA

They just set a record for fastest selling rock gigs in UK history.

220,000 in 68 minutes.  Added a third show.  First 2 sold out in 14 minutes.

Didn't Take That sell something like 600,000 in 4 hours? That beats this.

And didn't McCartney's Mexico City gig sell out 40,000 in just over 10 seconds?  (I realize you said UK.)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 21, 2011, 10:03:37 PM
I'm guessing they aren't considering Take That to be 'rock'.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Mordac on October 21, 2011, 11:15:13 PM
Fair enough.

I suppose if you conditionalize it enough, everyone can end up being the fastest in history at something.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 21, 2011, 11:33:33 PM
Was just a comment on something impressive, doesn't seem even worth quibbling about.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 22, 2011, 07:03:13 PM
Puscifers new release 'Conditions of my Parole' is pretty darn good. Highlights for me include 'Tumbleweeds', 'Telling Ghosts', 'Man Overboard', 'Horizons', and 'Green Valley'.

LOL...that's more than a third of the album. Although I will admit the whole thing is pretty damned good.

Yeah, the decision wasn't easy, I waffled some... :)

You're right though, it's a really good album. I really like the addition of a female voice, mostly in harmony with the Jimmy.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 23, 2011, 01:25:27 PM
Hey STA, new Megadeth has leaked early.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 23, 2011, 02:12:48 PM
Hey STA, new Megadeth has leaked early.

Megadeth is still making new albums? Amazing.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 23, 2011, 02:16:43 PM
I stopped trying to like Megadeath 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on October 23, 2011, 02:35:36 PM
Hey STA, new Megadeth has leaked early.

Thanks.   I downloaded it but likely won't listen to it until tomorrow at work or in the car on the way to work.

I used to wait until new Megadeth was released to listen but I don't have the willpower anymore.  I hear it's a bit more diverse than Endgame.  Endgame is a master peice so I don't see how they try and top that.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on October 23, 2011, 02:36:16 PM
I stopped trying to like Megadeath 20 years ago.

It would be hard for me to like a band that doesn't exist too.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 23, 2011, 02:37:37 PM
... and sorry, I didn't mean to insult anyone re. my Megadeath comment. It's just a personal taste thing of course. Remember, I like Bill Shatner so...  ;)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on October 23, 2011, 02:38:08 PM
Hey STA, new Megadeth has leaked early.

Megadeth is still making new albums? Amazing.

Yes they are.  Not sure what the future holds,  Mustaine turned 50, had neck surgery after risking paralysis to play at Yankee Stadium, but is doing fine recovering.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 23, 2011, 02:38:22 PM
I stopped trying to like Megadeath 20 years ago.

It would be hard for me to like a band that doesn't exist too.

Spelling?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on October 23, 2011, 02:40:51 PM
... and sorry, I didn't mean to insult anyone re. my Megadeath comment. It's just a personal taste thing of course. Remember, I like Bill Shatner so...  ;)

No worries.  I just can't stand people that don't realize how great musicians they are because they sold less albums that Metallica.

Fun fact for you.  One of Pink Floyds first 'unofficial working title' band names was 'The Megadeaths'.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 23, 2011, 02:44:14 PM
... and sorry, I didn't mean to insult anyone re. my Megadeath comment. It's just a personal taste thing of course. Remember, I like Bill Shatner so...  ;)

No worries.  I just can't stand people that don't realize how great musicians they are because they sold less albums that Metallica.

Fun fact for you.  One of Pink Floyds first 'unofficial working title' band names was 'The Megadeaths'.

Interesting. I don't like to compare Megadeth to Metallica... To very different bands in my opinion. In fact, one could argue that they're not even in the same genre. 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 23, 2011, 03:48:32 PM
Hey STA, new Megadeth has leaked early.

Megadeth is still making new albums? Amazing.

Yes they are.  Not sure what the future holds,  Mustaine turned 50, had neck surgery after risking paralysis to play at Yankee Stadium, but is doing fine recovering.

Yeah I just saw them with slayer a little over a year ago but I was thinking at that time that I probably wouldn't get another chance to see them after that.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 23, 2011, 05:03:15 PM
... and sorry, I didn't mean to insult anyone re. my Megadeath comment. It's just a personal taste thing of course. Remember, I like Bill Shatner so...  ;)

No worries.  I just can't stand people that don't realize how great musicians they are because they sold less albums that Metallica.

Fun fact for you.  One of Pink Floyds first 'unofficial working title' band names was 'The Megadeaths'.

Except they spelled it 'Meggadeaths'....they were also The Screaming Abdads briefly!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Mordac on October 23, 2011, 11:05:37 PM
... and sorry, I didn't mean to insult anyone re. my Megadeath comment. It's just a personal taste thing of course. Remember, I like Bill Shatner so...  ;)

No worries.  I just can't stand people that don't realize how great musicians they are because they sold less albums that Metallica.

Fun fact for you.  One of Pink Floyds first 'unofficial working title' band names was 'The Megadeaths'.

Except they spelled it 'Meggadeaths'....they were also The Screaming Abdads briefly!

And "The Tea Set", and "The Pink Floyd" as well!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 24, 2011, 05:59:50 AM
That Pearl jam Twenty documentary is great.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on October 24, 2011, 11:38:04 AM
Gonna see Puscifer in November...

I haven't been to many concerts, however, the Puscifer one I went to last year was the best live event I've ever attended...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 24, 2011, 11:48:14 AM
Gonna see Puscifer in November...

I haven't been to many concerts, however, the Puscifer one I went to last year was the best live event I've ever attended...

I so want to go to that, not sure if I'll be able to but it's the one show this year I really want to see.

Just watched 'Blood into Wine', little documentary about Merkin Vineyards...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on October 24, 2011, 12:47:39 PM
Hey STA, new Megadeth has leaked early.

Megadeth is still making new albums? Amazing.

Yes they are.  Not sure what the future holds,  Mustaine turned 50, had neck surgery after risking paralysis to play at Yankee Stadium, but is doing fine recovering.

Yeah I just saw them with slayer a little over a year ago but I was thinking at that time that I probably wouldn't get another chance to see them after that.

Saw that show at the Amphitheater also.... I thought the production was very well done.... hadn't seen Slayer since the early 90's so I figured it was a good time as well...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on October 25, 2011, 01:49:41 PM
Hey STA, new Megadeth has leaked early.

Hey SP, you never gave me your thoughts on the album.   ;)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Mordac on October 25, 2011, 06:00:05 PM
Was just a comment on something impressive, doesn't seem even worth quibbling about.

Absolutely...didn't mean to minimize the achievement, or anything. It's not something that happens every day, that's for certain.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Mordac on October 25, 2011, 06:04:40 PM
Puscifers new release 'Conditions of my Parole' is pretty darn good. Highlights for me include 'Tumbleweeds', 'Telling Ghosts', 'Man Overboard', 'Horizons', and 'Green Valley'.

LOL...that's more than a third of the album. Although I will admit the whole thing is pretty damned good.

Yeah, the decision wasn't easy, I waffled some... :)

You're right though, it's a really good album. I really like the addition of a female voice, mostly in harmony with the Jimmy.

I've given it a few more listens, and am very impressed with the diversity in the album. It's all over the map, musically, yet retains a certain cohesiveness throughout. And you're right, the softer, higher pitch of the female voice really sets off some of the tracks. The previous album, though it too had female vocals at times, had a much heavier vibe to it...this one almost has a 'folk' groove to it.

I'm really enjoying it. It's blending well with my Decemberists predilection right now. Better than I expected, anyway.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 25, 2011, 07:35:08 PM
Gun to my head I'd say Horizons is my favorite track right now. I like Jovovich and all, what she did was a fine effort but this album is a whole new ball game, that might be part of the cohesive sound you're describing. It's diverse and yet balanced, hard to do.

Edit, and today I'm really giving Green Valley a once over, what a great line "Weigh your worth before her majesty the Verde river". Dude's just an incredible melody smith and his lyrics seem to always be fairly personal, this one having to do with his vineyard/life in Arizona, Horizons having to do with spreading his moms ashes at the vineyard as well. Good stuff.

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 25, 2011, 11:58:46 PM
Hey STA, new Megadeth has leaked early.

Hey SP, you never gave me your thoughts on the album.   ;)

I dunno man.   It's been 17 years since Megadeth released something I was really into.   There's undeniably a few good riffs and solos, but nothing really jumps out at me.

I've listened through it 3 or 4 times now, and there isn't a single song on it that really grabs me.   Deadly Nightshade is probably my favourite track, mainly because off the killer riffs.   But I don't think there will be any songs from this record on my iPod a year from now.

It is cool to hear Dave Ellefson back though.

EDIT: Wikipedia says the riff from Deadly Nightshade was written during the Youthanasia era.   Makes sense it's my favourite, Youthanasia is my favourite Megadeth record.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on October 26, 2011, 01:25:55 PM
I really paid little attention to them without Ellefson
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: skippy on October 29, 2011, 08:43:30 AM
That Pearl jam Twenty documentary is great.

Yep. I was at the premiere at TIFF, and it was a great vibe. Joffery Lupul was sitting in front of me.  8)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 31, 2011, 04:40:51 PM
Wow, all this time and I didn't know that the songwriting credits to Bitter Sweet Symphony are held by Jagger and Richards.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 01, 2011, 07:35:49 PM
Roger Waters NA 2012 Tour Dates (http://www.rogerwaterstours.com/index.php/roger-waters-usa-2012-tour-dates-announced/)...performing The Wall. Coming back to Ottawa - awesome!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on November 05, 2011, 01:24:26 PM
Anyone here a Beck fan? I've always liked his music, from what little I've heard. I'd like to check out some of albums, but not sure where to start.

I like songs like Scarecrow, Go it Alone, and Lost Cause. Though, as mentioned above, I haven't heard much more than that.

Suggestions? The wikipedia article mentions Sea Change as one of his best albums.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: skippy on November 05, 2011, 04:42:31 PM
Anyone here a Beck fan? I've always liked his music, from what little I've heard. I'd like to check out some of albums, but not sure where to start.

I like songs like Scarecrow, Go it Alone, and Lost Cause. Though, as mentioned above, I haven't heard much more than that.

Suggestions? The wikipedia article mentions Sea Change as one of his best albums.

Sea Change is good, particularly Guess I'm Doing Fine, but my three favourites of his are Mutations, Guero and The Information. Most of his stuff has a huge range of styles, so you may not like everything on them, as I don't. But he certainly has some standout work on all thee albums.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 05, 2011, 06:24:31 PM
Anyone here a Beck fan? I've always liked his music, from what little I've heard. I'd like to check out some of albums, but not sure where to start.

I like songs like Scarecrow, Go it Alone, and Lost Cause. Though, as mentioned above, I haven't heard much more than that.

Suggestions? The wikipedia article mentions Sea Change as one of his best albums.

Sea Change is the only one I've heard, but I really enjoyed it.  I don't know what I imagined Beck's music to sound like, but it wasn't like that.  It's a really dreamy record, it memory serves.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 08, 2011, 11:12:42 AM
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here 2011 Experience edition
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 08 November 2011


Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - 2011 Experience edition. Subsequent to the major release day at the end of September which marked the first phase of the Why Pink Floyd remaster and reissue campaign, phase two has now happened. Released in most territories on November 7th/8th 2011, Wish You Were Here is the second of the "big three" that have been given the Experience and Immersion treatment, and as a follow up to our reviews of the individual albums, the collection box set, and the Dark Side Of The Moon Experience and Immersion sets, we now turn our attention to these new editions of the band's 1975 classic.

To reiterate previous coverage on this site, this Experience edition of the album features the 2011 remaster of the album, and comes with a second CD containing previously unreleased and unheard live and studio recordings. The live tracks come from the Wembley Empire Pool in November 1974, and the studio recordings are alternative versions from the WYWH sessions, along with a second track from the aborted Household Objects project. In due course, our extensive look at the Immersion set and the SACD release will also be on Brain Damage, but before then, below, we take a good look at each aspect of the Wish You Were Here Experience edition...


(http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/images/stories/2011/exp-wywh.jpg) (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/albums/pink-floyd-wish-you-were-here-2011-experience-edition.html)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on November 08, 2011, 05:57:52 PM
I like dabbling in music as a hobby, but man oh man, is DIY recording such a long process.

Do any of you record?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 08, 2011, 06:16:32 PM
I like dabbling in music as a hobby, but man oh man, is DIY recording such a long process.

Do any of you record?

If you call fruity loops + audacity recording - sure
cut and paste baby
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 09, 2011, 11:36:10 AM
RIP Heavy D
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15651013

:[
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: BBW on November 09, 2011, 09:42:07 PM
Any Shinedown fans?
It's a cover, but a nice one.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgFQ6WmxdMs&ob=av2n[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Trolloc on November 10, 2011, 07:20:07 AM
I been addicted this song as of late.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YuSg4mts9E[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Andy on November 10, 2011, 08:13:49 AM
I'm kicking myself for having missed Mumford and Sons last month. Would have loved to have seen them live.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 10, 2011, 08:16:18 AM
Shinedown? Seriously?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Trolloc on November 10, 2011, 08:34:14 AM
Shinedown? Seriously?

"...Each man's own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard."
--Mark Twain
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 10, 2011, 09:07:44 AM
Shinedown? Seriously?

"...Each man's own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard."
--Mark Twain

Yeah I know...couldn't come up with anything nicer than 'seriously?'...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on November 18, 2011, 03:48:20 PM
Any Chuck Jackson fans? I wake up crying is an awesome tune. It's got a really cool sound.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on November 21, 2011, 07:29:29 PM
The secret formula to Rush songs...

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/arvindn/misc/knuth_song_complexity.pdf
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 08, 2011, 09:02:10 AM
Had a full day of Lennon/Beatles songs.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on December 08, 2011, 09:07:17 AM

I'm kind of liking Of Monsters and Men, if for no other reason than I get to start the conversation with "they're from Iceland, you probably haven't heard of them".
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on December 08, 2011, 09:19:33 AM

Oh, and the AVclub did their best music of the year feature here (http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-best-music-of-2011,66004/1/). Not for everyone but there's definitely good stuff to be found there.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on December 12, 2011, 06:58:06 AM
Thought I'd post this here....

Madonna, along with some other music acts, is slated to headline  the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show. However, the choice of musician headlining the halftime show certainly didn't please Gene Simmons, bassist and lead singer of KISS, who had this to say....

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/december-5-11-madonna-super-bowl-performance-beastie-175138744.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/december-5-11-madonna-super-bowl-performance-beastie-175138744.html)

Kiss member Gene Simmons and War founder Howard E. Scott unleashed verbal assaults this week on other acts.

Gene Simmons
Simmons, the bassist and vocalist for the legendary band, said Madonna is not appropriate to perform at Super Bowl XLVI. When asked for his opinion on the matter, Simmons had a sarcastic response. "I love all karaoke singers," he told TMZ. "I like all the girl singers who get up and sing with tapes. Shame on you."

Simmons, whose band performed at the Super Bowl in 1999, said artists who lip-sync misrepresent themselves to their audience. He suggested that entertainers who sing over vocal tracks inform their audience beforehand.

"I don't care what your music is, have some integrity, be real, or full disclosure before the fact," he said. "Hold up a sign that says, '70 percent of what you hear is fake. It's a tape. I'm a karaoke singer.'"

Madonna has not responded publicly to Simmons' insults.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 12, 2011, 07:27:51 AM
Thought I'd post this here....

Madonna, along with some other music acts, is slated to headline  the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show. However, the choice of musician headlining the halftime show certainly didn't please Gene Simmons, bassist and lead singer of KISS, who had this to say....

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/december-5-11-madonna-super-bowl-performance-beastie-175138744.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/december-5-11-madonna-super-bowl-performance-beastie-175138744.html)

Kiss member Gene Simmons and War founder Howard E. Scott unleashed verbal assaults this week on other acts.

Gene Simmons
Simmons, the bassist and vocalist for the legendary band, said Madonna is not appropriate to perform at Super Bowl XLVI. When asked for his opinion on the matter, Simmons had a sarcastic response. "I love all karaoke singers," he told TMZ. "I like all the girl singers who get up and sing with tapes. Shame on you."

Simmons, whose band performed at the Super Bowl in 1999, said artists who lip-sync misrepresent themselves to their audience. He suggested that entertainers who sing over vocal tracks inform their audience beforehand.

"I don't care what your music is, have some integrity, be real, or full disclosure before the fact," he said. "Hold up a sign that says, '70 percent of what you hear is fake. It's a tape. I'm a karaoke singer.'"

Madonna has not responded publicly to Simmons' insults.

I dunno Gene....she may or may not lip sync but at least you can't buy a Madonna coffin...or lunchbox...or underwear...did Gene Simmons seriously just rip Madonna about musical integrity?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 12, 2011, 07:45:59 AM
Potvin you hear the 5.1 mix of WYWH yet?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 12, 2011, 08:12:01 AM
Hehe..check this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0tAOIQiz-8&feature=related) out.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 12, 2011, 08:19:16 AM
"James." Hehe indeed.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 12, 2011, 08:21:33 AM
"James." Hehe indeed.

Their stage moves are impressive!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bleeding Blue & White on December 21, 2011, 05:35:30 PM
I feel like downloading some new songs, anyone got any good suggestions?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 07:24:26 PM
I feel like downloading some new songs, anyone got any good suggestions?

What kind of music are you into?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bleeding Blue & White on December 21, 2011, 07:43:15 PM
I feel like downloading some new songs, anyone got any good suggestions?

What kind of music are you into?

I don't really have a genre, maybe rock if I had to pick.  The one thing is I really don't like rap where they just go on about how awesome they are and country.  I like new things so anything people are into is good :D
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 07:45:18 PM
I feel like downloading some new songs, anyone got any good suggestions?

What kind of music are you into?

I don't really have a genre, maybe rock if I had to pick.  The one thing is I really don't like rap where they just go on about how awesome they are and country.  I like new things so anything people are into is good :D

How about a band / album you probably never heard of? I won't steer you wrong.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bleeding Blue & White on December 21, 2011, 07:55:57 PM
I feel like downloading some new songs, anyone got any good suggestions?

What kind of music are you into?

I don't really have a genre, maybe rock if I had to pick.  The one thing is I really don't like rap where they just go on about how awesome they are and country.  I like new things so anything people are into is good :D

How about a band / album you probably never heard of? I won't steer you wrong.

sounds good
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 21, 2011, 08:08:17 PM
I've been on a blues/rock kick for the past few days. Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top are getting a huge chunk of my time. Well, SRV always has you know what I mean... 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 08:26:00 PM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 21, 2011, 09:27:41 PM
I've been on a blues/rock kick for the past few days. Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top are getting a huge chunk of my time. Well, SRV always has you know what I mean...

Look up Gary Clark Jr. for some new bluesy stuff.

Or for older stuff....the original Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 21, 2011, 09:32:58 PM
Thanks guys... anything else along those lines? I've got some some very long and likely very dead shifts coming up and should have bags of time for listening...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 09:36:47 PM
Thanks guys... anything else along those lines? I've got some some very long and likely very dead shifts coming up and should have bags of time for listening...

http://braindamage.libsyn.com/category/podcasts
That'll keep you going all night. Pick an era / tour / mood and zone out.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 02, 2012, 06:40:55 PM
Anyone going to see Tool at the end of the month? I've been trying to track down tickets but they're so bloody expensive.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on January 03, 2012, 11:14:15 PM
I'm not sure why it is that sad people listen to sad songs, but I could listen to Rosie's Lullaby by Norah Jones forever. That and Blue Rodeo's "What is this Love?"

They're moving in different ways, but both hit me to the core.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 04, 2012, 10:17:36 AM
Potvin which RW show are you going to again? Acer Arena in Sydney?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Andy on January 04, 2012, 10:38:47 AM
Anyone going to see Tool at the end of the month? I've been trying to track down tickets but they're so bloody expensive.

Yep I'm going to the ACC show. 85$ all included, which, compared to most rock concerts, especially at that venue, seems like quite a reasonable price to me.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on January 04, 2012, 11:07:14 AM
I've been a fan of this guy's work for awhile. He goes by the name of OrtoPilot and does mostly covers. Very unique voice and singing style. Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ortopilot?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/16/f1jKrgcPYyo
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 05, 2012, 01:46:00 PM
Anyone going to see Tool at the end of the month? I've been trying to track down tickets but they're so bloody expensive.

Yep I'm going to the ACC show. 85$ all included, which, compared to most rock concerts, especially at that venue, seems like quite a reasonable price to me.

Jealous! You must have managed to get tickets when they were on sale? I missed the window and am staring at much higher prices than that, $85 is about a quarter of what I've seen available.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Andy on January 05, 2012, 04:10:27 PM
Anyone going to see Tool at the end of the month? I've been trying to track down tickets but they're so bloody expensive.

Yep I'm going to the ACC show. 85$ all included, which, compared to most rock concerts, especially at that venue, seems like quite a reasonable price to me.

Jealous! You must have managed to get tickets when they were on sale? I missed the window and am staring at much higher prices than that, $85 is about a quarter of what I've seen available.

Yea we got them when they went on sale. Granted they are a little high up so not the greatest seats but I can't imagine paying 200$ plus for a concert.

Black Keys tickets at the ACC are in the low-mid hundreds. Absolute gouging!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 05, 2012, 05:09:19 PM
Yea we got them when they went on sale. Granted they are a little high up so not the greatest seats but I can't imagine paying 200$ plus for a concert.

Black Keys tickets at the ACC are in the low-mid hundreds. Absolute gouging!

A little birdie pointed me in the right direction, there's maybe a decent seat for $150 but still seating for $95. Left floor, row 5, right floor, row 6 were $1,000.00... holy f.

Left floor row 11, $370, probably the best deal I found, still.

Thanks l.b.! ;)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on January 05, 2012, 07:07:10 PM
Potvin which RW show are you going to again? Acer Arena in Sydney?

Feb. 1 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 05, 2012, 10:42:57 PM
Potvin which RW show are you going to again? Acer Arena in Sydney?

Feb. 1 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Crikey! 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on January 06, 2012, 01:15:49 AM
Anyone going to see Tool at the end of the month? I've been trying to track down tickets but they're so bloody expensive.

Yep I'm going to the ACC show. 85$ all included, which, compared to most rock concerts, especially at that venue, seems like quite a reasonable price to me.

Jealous! You must have managed to get tickets when they were on sale? I missed the window and am staring at much higher prices than that, $85 is about a quarter of what I've seen available.

Yea we got them when they went on sale. Granted they are a little high up so not the greatest seats but I can't imagine paying 200$ plus for a concert.

Black Keys tickets at the ACC are in the low-mid hundreds. Absolute gouging!

They're making up for all the time they were poor indie artists.

That being said, they do put on a good show and the Black Keys concert at Molson Amphitheatre in the summer was one of my favourite concert experiences I've had.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on January 09, 2012, 01:46:44 PM
At the Drive-In has reunited

http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/breaking_news_at_the_drive_in_to_reunite

The high school me that just missed out on the opportunity to see them is rejoicing!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 20, 2012, 07:54:28 PM
RIP Etta James, a true giant.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Rob on January 23, 2012, 03:06:01 PM
Anybody listen to Brad Sucks?  He's from Ottawa and is doing something a little different, open source music.  You can download his music for free;
 
http://www.bradsucks.net

Of course if you like the tunes, you can donate money or actually buy the CD's.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on January 25, 2012, 04:41:00 PM
(http://www.sadanduseless.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1095.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: donkeyy0 on January 27, 2012, 04:56:17 PM
I'm trying to arrange a rock-ish version of Mr. Rager by Kid Cudi with my band.

Would anybody wanna listen to this? Haha

We also play Crabbuckit by k-os, Smile Like You Mean It by the Killer and a whole bunch of originals. As soon as we get enough free time to make a recording I'll post it online somewhere, but I'm wondering what people think of rock bands with heavy techno/house/dance or hip hop influences.

I'm sooooo bored of straight rock tunes now.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on January 29, 2012, 02:02:10 PM
Anyone got any bands/artists to recommend? I like Survivor, Frank Stallone, Robert Tepper etc. Not sure what to call the style really. But I like that "backstreet" music.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on January 29, 2012, 08:46:56 PM
Michael Grimm?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on January 29, 2012, 09:45:24 PM
Anyone got any bands/artists to recommend? I like Survivor, Frank Stallone, Robert Tepper etc. Not sure what to call the style really. But I like that "backstreet" music.

dude, you said Frank Stallone and music in the same sentence... wtf? lol... jk.....
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 01, 2012, 11:26:39 PM
Saw Roger Waters do 'The Wall' last night.  Mindblowingly good.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 02, 2012, 08:12:14 AM
Saw Roger Waters do 'The Wall' last night.  Mindblowingly good.

Yes!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 02, 2012, 11:27:00 PM
P - any highlights or favorite parts? What did you think of the band?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: ModanoMan on February 03, 2012, 01:24:19 PM
Anyone got any bands/artists to recommend? I like Survivor, Frank Stallone, Robert Tepper etc. Not sure what to call the style really. But I like that "backstreet" music.

That style would be called "The Rocky Soundtrack" haha. 

No seriously, that is called a few different things.  "Melodic Rock", "Arena Rock" or "AOR".  Tons of music from late 70s, and 80s fall into that category. Some contemporaries of Survivor would be Styx, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, Foreigner, Journey, Starship, Billy Squier, etc.  Younger bands at the time from that 80s era that also produced very good melodic rock in that vein would be Honeymoon Suite ("The Big Prize" is a CLASSIC from the era),  Bon Jovi (ala "Slippery When Wet") and quite a few other bands.

I would recommend going over to http://melodicrock.com (http://melodicrock.com), hitting their Noticeboard and asking the same question there.  Those guys could come up with a million answers for you.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on February 03, 2012, 02:23:56 PM
Anyone got any bands/artists to recommend? I like Survivor, Frank Stallone, Robert Tepper etc. Not sure what to call the style really. But I like that "backstreet" music.

That style would be called "The Rocky Soundtrack" haha. 

No seriously, that is called a few different things.  "Melodic Rock", "Arena Rock" or "AOR".  Tons of music from late 70s, and 80s fall into that category. Some contemporaries of Survivor would be Styx, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, Foreigner, Journey, Starship, Billy Squier, etc.  Younger bands at the time from that 80s era that also produced very good melodic rock in that vein would be Honeymoon Suite ("The Big Prize" is a CLASSIC from the era),  Bon Jovi (ala "Slippery When Wet") and quite a few other bands.

I would recommend going over to http://melodicrock.com (http://melodicrock.com), hitting their Noticeboard and asking the same question there.  Those guys could come up with a million answers for you.
I've listened a lot to AOR actually. But most songs I hear from those musicians are about love, and I don't care about that :D I like songs about struggle. Songs about people who have lot everything, don't have a job etc. I don't know why I like em. Songs like Eye of the tiger, Burning heart, No easy way out, No rest for the wounded heart, Man against the world, Ever since the world began, Daylight, Hearts on fire. One of the pretty decent musicians I found by just using youtube and searching for AOR was Mark Free. But yes, a lot of the songs could be found in rocky movies, or the karate kid, rambo etc.  :)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 02:26:52 PM
Anyone got any bands/artists to recommend? I like Survivor, Frank Stallone, Robert Tepper etc. Not sure what to call the style really. But I like that "backstreet" music.


That style would be called "The Rocky Soundtrack" haha. 

No seriously, that is called a few different things.  "Melodic Rock", "Arena Rock" or "AOR".  Tons of music from late 70s, and 80s fall into that category. Some contemporaries of Survivor would be Styx, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, Foreigner, Journey, Starship, Billy Squier, etc.  Younger bands at the time from that 80s era that also produced very good melodic rock in that vein would be Honeymoon Suite ("The Big Prize" is a CLASSIC from the era),  Bon Jovi (ala "Slippery When Wet") and quite a few other bands.

I would recommend going over to http://melodicrock.com (http://melodicrock.com), hitting their Noticeboard and asking the same question there.  Those guys could come up with a million answers for you.
I've listened a lot to AOR actually. But most songs I hear from those musicians are about love, and I don't care about that :D I like songs about struggle. Songs about people who have lot everything, don't have a job etc. I don't know why I like em. Songs like Eye of the tiger, Burning heart, No easy way out, No rest for the wounded heart, Man against the world, Ever since the world began, Daylight, Hearts on fire. One of the pretty decent musicians I found by just using youtube and searching for AOR was Mark Free. But yes, a lot of the songs could be found in rocky movies, or the karate kid, rambo etc.  :)

This is / was a classic...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_FiqF5VlzY
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on February 03, 2012, 02:36:57 PM
Anyone got any bands/artists to recommend? I like Survivor, Frank Stallone, Robert Tepper etc. Not sure what to call the style really. But I like that "backstreet" music.


That style would be called "The Rocky Soundtrack" haha. 

No seriously, that is called a few different things.  "Melodic Rock", "Arena Rock" or "AOR".  Tons of music from late 70s, and 80s fall into that category. Some contemporaries of Survivor would be Styx, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, Foreigner, Journey, Starship, Billy Squier, etc.  Younger bands at the time from that 80s era that also produced very good melodic rock in that vein would be Honeymoon Suite ("The Big Prize" is a CLASSIC from the era),  Bon Jovi (ala "Slippery When Wet") and quite a few other bands.

I would recommend going over to http://melodicrock.com (http://melodicrock.com), hitting their Noticeboard and asking the same question there.  Those guys could come up with a million answers for you.
I've listened a lot to AOR actually. But most songs I hear from those musicians are about love, and I don't care about that :D I like songs about struggle. Songs about people who have lot everything, don't have a job etc. I don't know why I like em. Songs like Eye of the tiger, Burning heart, No easy way out, No rest for the wounded heart, Man against the world, Ever since the world began, Daylight, Hearts on fire. One of the pretty decent musicians I found by just using youtube and searching for AOR was Mark Free. But yes, a lot of the songs could be found in rocky movies, or the karate kid, rambo etc.  :)

This is / was a classic...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_FiqF5VlzY
I don't think I've heard that before, but it's in that style, but I can't tell whether it's due to the music or the lyrics. I still don't get why so few listen to Robert Tepper, I swear if I ask 100 people, 99 wont have a clue. 1 might be right or have a decent guess. He's an excellent singer and a pretty good songwriter too.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 03:12:21 PM
Anyone got any bands/artists to recommend? I like Survivor, Frank Stallone, Robert Tepper etc. Not sure what to call the style really. But I like that "backstreet" music.


That style would be called "The Rocky Soundtrack" haha. 

No seriously, that is called a few different things.  "Melodic Rock", "Arena Rock" or "AOR".  Tons of music from late 70s, and 80s fall into that category. Some contemporaries of Survivor would be Styx, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, Foreigner, Journey, Starship, Billy Squier, etc.  Younger bands at the time from that 80s era that also produced very good melodic rock in that vein would be Honeymoon Suite ("The Big Prize" is a CLASSIC from the era),  Bon Jovi (ala "Slippery When Wet") and quite a few other bands.

I would recommend going over to http://melodicrock.com (http://melodicrock.com), hitting their Noticeboard and asking the same question there.  Those guys could come up with a million answers for you.
I've listened a lot to AOR actually. But most songs I hear from those musicians are about love, and I don't care about that :D I like songs about struggle. Songs about people who have lot everything, don't have a job etc. I don't know why I like em. Songs like Eye of the tiger, Burning heart, No easy way out, No rest for the wounded heart, Man against the world, Ever since the world began, Daylight, Hearts on fire. One of the pretty decent musicians I found by just using youtube and searching for AOR was Mark Free. But yes, a lot of the songs could be found in rocky movies, or the karate kid, rambo etc.  :)

This is / was a classic...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_FiqF5VlzY
I don't think I've heard that before, but it's in that style, but I can't tell whether it's due to the music or the lyrics. I still don't get why so few listen to Robert Tepper, I swear if I ask 100 people, 99 wont have a clue. 1 might be right or have a decent guess. He's an excellent singer and a pretty good songwriter too.

Didn't you see The Lost Boys?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: ModanoMan on February 03, 2012, 04:07:28 PM
I've listened a lot to AOR actually. But most songs I hear from those musicians are about love, and I don't care about that :D I like songs about struggle. Songs about people who have lot everything, don't have a job etc. I don't know why I like em. Songs like Eye of the tiger, Burning heart, No easy way out, No rest for the wounded heart, Man against the world, Ever since the world began, Daylight, Hearts on fire. One of the pretty decent musicians I found by just using youtube and searching for AOR was Mark Free. But yes, a lot of the songs could be found in rocky movies, or the karate kid, rambo etc.  :)

Sounds like Creed would be right up your alley?  :-X

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 04:12:00 PM
Creed! That Scott Stapp guy was a model Christian.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: iwas11in67 on February 03, 2012, 04:19:40 PM
Saw Roger Waters do 'The Wall' last night.  Mindblowingly good.

Yes!

Saw it last year. I didn't know that my ears could smile.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 06:21:12 PM
Saw Roger Waters do 'The Wall' last night.  Mindblowingly good.

Yes!

Saw it last year. I didn't know that my ears could smile.

Yeah it was lights out. The Wall immersion set is next up to be released - lots of chatter that the shows they filmed in '80 are finally going to see the light of day too.

Isn't this where we came in?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 06, 2012, 08:51:08 AM
P - any highlights or favorite parts? What did you think of the band?

Hmm...hard to pick out a highlight, other than it was great to hear 'Comfortably Numb' in that setting.  Think my whole body felt tingly for that entire song, especially the ending solo - although I will say, it was noticeable to me that the solo's lacked a certain Gilmourishness.

I loved all of the parts where Waters is in dictator mode on stage - "In the Flesh" is great both times - the first where it just explodes from the Spartacus intro thing, and the 2nd one where Waters is in psycho mode.

Was also cool when he did a "duet" of 'Goodbye Blue Sky' (I think that's what song it was) with himself from one of the 1980 shows at Earl's Court.

It was all great, though.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 06, 2012, 10:43:32 AM
P - any highlights or favorite parts? What did you think of the band?

Hmm...hard to pick out a highlight, other than it was great to hear 'Comfortably Numb' in that setting.  Think my whole body felt tingly for that entire song, especially the ending solo - although I will say, it was noticeable to me that the solo's lacked a certain Gilmourishness.

I loved all of the parts where Waters is in dictator mode on stage - "In the Flesh" is great both times - the first where it just explodes from the Spartacus intro thing, and the 2nd one where Waters is in psycho mode.

Was also cool when he did a "duet" of 'Goodbye Blue Sky' (I think that's what song it was) with himself from one of the 1980 shows at Earl's Court.

It was all great, though.

Yeah only Gilmour can really pull off his parts but Kilminster does a good job. Great to hear you enjoyed it - that's one for the bucket list.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Captain Canuck on February 11, 2012, 07:51:12 PM
Sad news from the music world as Whitney Houston just passed away tonight. RIP  :(
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Manson on February 12, 2012, 08:05:44 PM
Chris Brown is on the grammys?  Didn't he beat his girlfriend?  No one cares about that anymore?  I guess if you can dance well enough the masses will forgive anything.  Then again, after Michael Jackson, I don't know why I'm surprised.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on February 12, 2012, 09:47:50 PM

You know, it's funny, despite the fact that the Grammys may be the least credible award in the universe the show may be the most worthwhile awards show there is. I don't care for all of the performers but they're only giving out a handful of awards and having a ton of performances, making the show actually a decent showcase of what they're celebrating as opposed to endless awards for Best Writing in a Miniseries or Best Sound Editing.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 18, 2012, 07:13:25 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 18, 2012, 08:53:57 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 18, 2012, 09:34:55 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.

Well, I have to settle for air guitar but yeah.  :) 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on February 18, 2012, 10:19:20 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.

Well, I have to settle for air guitar but yeah.  :)

Their debut is pretty good too!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 18, 2012, 10:44:29 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.

Well, I have to settle for air guitar but yeah.  :)

Their debut is pretty good too!

Their debut it epic - style wise a totally different album though. Actually - learning songs of that album was my introduction to modes as Squire was really into modal playing in that period. Second Coming is mostly blues scale Hendrix / Page licks all over the place.

Modes!!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 18, 2012, 10:47:15 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.

Well, I have to settle for air guitar but yeah.  :)

I meant the guitar playing on the record is great....any standout tracks or have you not listened to it too closely yet?
Air guitar!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 18, 2012, 10:52:34 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.

Well, I have to settle for air guitar but yeah.  :)

I meant the guitar playing on the record is great....any standout tracks or have you not listened to it too closely yet?
Air guitar!

Ran through it all once... I'd like to do it again. First time around the opening track kind of stood out to me.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 18, 2012, 10:56:44 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.

Well, I have to settle for air guitar but yeah.  :)

I meant the guitar playing on the record is great....any standout tracks or have you not listened to it too closely yet?
Air guitar!

Ran through it all once... I'd like to do it again. First time around the opening track kind of stood out to me.

Cool intro eh. The album gets better each time you listen to it - each song has a great groove going. The drummer <Alan Wren> is all over the snare. I can't praise these guys enough it's fantastic that they're touring this summer. If I had to pick a favorite I'd go with 'Daybreak'...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 18, 2012, 11:00:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDoA4CS6ZcM !
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 18, 2012, 11:03:49 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.

Well, I have to settle for air guitar but yeah.  :)

I meant the guitar playing on the record is great....any standout tracks or have you not listened to it too closely yet?
Air guitar!

Ran through it all once... I'd like to do it again. First time around the opening track kind of stood out to me.

Cool intro eh. The album gets better each time you listen to it - each song has a great groove going. The drummer <Alan Wren> is all over the snare. I can't praise these guys enough it's fantastic that they're touring this summer. If I had to pick a favorite I'd go with 'Daybreak'...

Yeah... I wasn't sure where it was going but I liked where it went (if you know what I mean.) Actually, I think it's the drum work (almost by itself) throughout the album that make it more contemporary. It's almost as though they'd be a more traditional blues/rock band if the drumming was well, different.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 18, 2012, 11:14:37 AM
Sarge this is a good one for you too, The Stone Roses, album is called "Second Coming". Released in 1995.

Ferret - Took a while but I finally gave it a listen. I quite enjoyed it. I found it to be rather contemporary (which isn't a bad thing) and there's a feel there that I really dug... Thanks.

Got a real Zep feel to do it eh. A great record for guitar playing - Squire burns.

Well, I have to settle for air guitar but yeah.  :)

I meant the guitar playing on the record is great....any standout tracks or have you not listened to it too closely yet?
Air guitar!

Ran through it all once... I'd like to do it again. First time around the opening track kind of stood out to me.

Cool intro eh. The album gets better each time you listen to it - each song has a great groove going. The drummer <Alan Wren> is all over the snare. I can't praise these guys enough it's fantastic that they're touring this summer. If I had to pick a favorite I'd go with 'Daybreak'...

Yeah... I wasn't sure where it was going but I liked where it went (if you know what I mean.) Actually, I think it's the drum work (almost by itself) throughout the album that make it more contemporary. It's almost as though they'd be a more traditional blues/rock band if the drumming was well, different.

These guys started the trip-hop Brit-pop thing in the late 80s / 90s - guitar / vocals over a dance-beatish pocket. A lot Oasis songs from their heyday use this trick - Colombia / Supersonic etc. Plus they still sound contemporary because they influenced a lot of the music coming out of the UK now / still - Arctic Monkeys / The Muse / Coldplay...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 19, 2012, 03:55:09 AM
Man, old Metallica is so good.  It must have sounded insane to hear it when it was first coming out back then, Hetfield's voice is unreal.  It just has such a dark, heavy edge to it all too.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on February 19, 2012, 12:23:28 PM
Man, old Metallica is so good.  It must have sounded insane to hear it when it was first coming out back then, Hetfield's voice is unreal.  It just has such a dark, heavy edge to it all too.

I was a huge Metallica fan. I've seen them live more then 10 times before the release of the Load album.  The Black album was a big change but I still really dug it.  I was really pumped for the next album when I heard it was coming out. A local radio station previewed the entire album the day before its release and I sat down excited to listen to it but so was disappointed that I didn't buy it or anything else Metallica since then. It kind of felt like when you found out there was no Santa or Easter Bunny.

I still love everything from 83 to 90. Puppets was the first album I bought in 86 and it still rules! It's amazing how I still know every lyric, tempo change, solo in those long crazy songs.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on February 19, 2012, 12:53:18 PM
Man, old Metallica is so good.  It must have sounded insane to hear it when it was first coming out back then, Hetfield's voice is unreal.  It just has such a dark, heavy edge to it all too.

I was a huge Metallica fan. I've seen them live more then 10 times before the release of the Load album.  The Black album was a big change but I still really dug it.  I was really pumped for the next album when I heard it was coming out. A local radio station previewed the entire album the day before its release and I sat down excited to listen to it but so was disappointed that I didn't buy it or anything else Metallica since then. It kind of felt like when you found out there was no Santa or Easter Bunny.

I still love everything from 83 to 90. Puppets was the first album I bought in 86 and it still rules! It's amazing how I still know every lyric, tempo change, solo in those long crazy songs.

I couldnt agree more! Although, Death Magnetic was pretty good too. I did buy the Big 4 Sofia DVD and was not at all disappointed in any of it. Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica were spot on ... well produced and well played.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 15, 2012, 07:57:17 PM
http://www.davidgilmourtours.com/

Some chatter going on that Gilmour is recording his 4th solo album in France somewhere...awesome news
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on April 09, 2012, 09:53:00 AM
Man, old Metallica is so good.  It must have sounded insane to hear it when it was first coming out back then, Hetfield's voice is unreal.  It just has such a dark, heavy edge to it all too.

I was a huge Metallica fan. I've seen them live more then 10 times before the release of the Load album.  The Black album was a big change but I still really dug it.  I was really pumped for the next album when I heard it was coming out. A local radio station previewed the entire album the day before its release and I sat down excited to listen to it but so was disappointed that I didn't buy it or anything else Metallica since then. It kind of felt like when you found out there was no Santa or Easter Bunny.

I still love everything from 83 to 90. Puppets was the first album I bought in 86 and it still rules! It's amazing how I still know every lyric, tempo change, solo in those long crazy songs.

I couldnt agree more! Although, Death Magnetic was pretty good too. I did buy the Big 4 Sofia DVD and was not at all disappointed in any of it. Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica were spot on ... well produced and well played.

I'm sure we all know who stole the show.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on April 09, 2012, 10:11:02 AM
I really enjoyed watching Mustaine and Broderick together. I think Broderick may be the best partner Daves had, better than Friedman.... Hes still got it after all hes done to himself....
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on April 16, 2012, 01:21:30 AM
Decided to pony up the cash and go to the Big Wreck concert in May. I didn't realize how much I like their music!

Also: Pierre Bensusan is coming to Toronto. You'd be an idiot to miss out on the DADGAD master if you like acoustic guitar. The guy is a friggin genius.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 16, 2012, 11:02:55 AM
Anyone see hologram Tupac?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9yFYmboERs
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 17, 2012, 07:10:24 AM
Tickets starting to go on sale for the non-festival shows...
http://www.nuitsdefourviere.com/The-Stone-Roses.html
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Zee on April 17, 2012, 09:33:14 AM
Really digging the Jack White solo album.  Love everything this guy does.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on April 17, 2012, 09:37:09 PM
Scored front row for Def Leppard in Hamilton @Copps.... Thanks Kathy
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 17, 2012, 09:43:57 PM
Levon Helm isn't doing so well, hope he gets a fun last request.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 17, 2012, 11:29:12 PM
Levon Helm isn't doing so well, hope he gets a fun last request.

Really sad news, thought he had beat cancer in the early 90s, but I guess it returned.  One of my absolute favourite voices, and the "Rambles" he did at his place in Woodstock were great.  Have a DVD of The Black Crowes performing their last album live at his place, it's awesome.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 18, 2012, 12:12:01 AM
Potvin, I bet Levon would take a couple decades against the original prog, I hope he's got enough left to have some kind of blowout before it's over.

I'd like to see that Black Crowes vid...

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 18, 2012, 01:16:43 AM
Look for their "Cabin Fever" stuff on youtube.  Here's them covering The Velvet Underground from it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf9-BCix4io
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 19, 2012, 03:10:59 PM
Look for their "Cabin Fever" stuff on youtube.  Here's them covering The Velvet Underground from it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf9-BCix4io

That was sweet, thanks.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 19, 2012, 07:56:58 PM
Levon passed away this afternoon.   :(
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 19, 2012, 08:20:15 PM
Damn.

RIP Levon.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 19, 2012, 09:03:13 PM
RIP
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 20, 2012, 12:32:26 PM
Great interview from this year with Levon, what a guy.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVey5eGRZqk[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 22, 2012, 04:42:42 AM
The Bee Gees Robin Gibb reawakens from coma...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/04/22/arts-robin-gibb-beegees-awakes-from-coma.html
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 22, 2012, 12:56:00 PM
Slash is on with Jian Ghomeshi, also John lithgow and Jason Mraz on the Q...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on April 22, 2012, 01:24:03 PM
Ha! Slash called him George...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 27, 2012, 03:44:51 PM
Pink Floyd's The Story Of Wish You Were Here DVD / Blu-ray (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/pink-floyds-the-story-of-wish-you-were-here-dvd-blu-ray.html)   
Tuesday, 03 April 2012

Pink Floyd - The Story of Wish You Were Here Blu-rayDetails of the "Pink Floyd: The Story Of Wish You Were Here" blu-ray and DVD have just been revealed. Released by Eagle Vision HD, the title is coming out on both formats on June 25th in the UK, and June 26th in North America. Other areas should follow suit around those dates.

With a quoted runtime of 85 minutes, this programme tells the story of the making of this landmark release through new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason and archive interviews with the late Richard Wright. Also featured are sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper, front cover burning man Ronnie Rondell and others involved in the creation of the album. In addition, original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisits the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the songs construction. On the blu-ray the sound is presented in DTS-HD Master Audio, and LPCM stereo. Subtitles have been included on the disc in English, French, German, and Spanish.

The DVD and blu-ray releases contain additional bonus material not featured in the TV broadcast version, including further interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, plus Roger and David performing excerpts from the Wish You Were Here album.

For those fortunate enough to have seen the show already (it has been aired in the US) they will know that it is a fascinating look at the album, akin to Eagle's work on The Dark Side Of The Moon a few years ago. For those yet to see it, you are in for a treat!

At this stage, you can pre-order the blu-ray through this special Amazon UK link, and the DVD through this link; Amazon offer a pre-order price guarantee to ensure they charge their lowest price when shipping items at release. As other stores list the release, we will update this page. Play.com and Zavvi also offer this (and they also have the DVD for pre-order, too), but both are more expensive than Amazon currently.


(http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/images/stories/2012/thumbnails/thumb_story_of_wywh.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on April 27, 2012, 10:54:21 PM
Aww, Mastodon's gonna play Bluesfest.    Wish I was home.  :'(
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on May 04, 2012, 01:12:22 PM
Damn.  :'(

680News/Toronto News ‏ @680News
Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (MCA) dead at 47, report says #RIPMCA

RIP... I loved 'ya.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on May 04, 2012, 01:15:28 PM
That's too bad - RIP MCA
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on May 04, 2012, 01:28:52 PM

Dang. No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on May 04, 2012, 03:17:55 PM
RIP MCA, damn.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Rob on May 04, 2012, 03:46:02 PM
Damn.  :'(

680News/Toronto News ‏ @680News
Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (MCA) dead at 47, report says #RIPMCA

RIP... I loved 'ya.

RIP MCA.    :'(
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on May 08, 2012, 11:35:37 PM
The lead singer of Against Me! has come out as a transsexual, and will be living as a woman now.

This makes me wish I liked the band.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on May 09, 2012, 06:03:42 PM
Saw Kina Grannis on a recommendation from a friend. I think I'm in love. Kinda bubblegum, but she's a total sweetheart.

Also: Began checking out a band called Lotus Plaza: Pretty interesting indie rock.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Manson on May 09, 2012, 07:00:12 PM
The lead singer of Against Me! has come out as a transsexual, and will be living as a woman now.

This makes me wish I liked the band.

They're one of my favourite bands and I can't believe it.  I had no idea whatsoever.  Why does this make you wish you liked them?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on May 20, 2012, 06:52:45 PM
R.I.P. Robin Gibb...  Such wonderful song writers, those three. - Down to one. Damn.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on May 20, 2012, 07:31:08 PM
The lead singer of Against Me! has come out as a transsexual, and will be living as a woman now.

This makes me wish I liked the band.

They're one of my favourite bands and I can't believe it.  I had no idea whatsoever.  Why does this make you wish you liked them?

It really shouldn't matter, I mean, does it make anyone change their mind about The Matrix?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 20, 2012, 07:37:13 PM
Goodbye Robin Gibb....

http://news.ninemsn.com.au//article.aspx?id=8470706

The Bee Gees will always be my favourite group.  I have fond memories of Robin, Barry, and Maurice Gibb.  Their songs, their music.  Sadly, only Barry Gibb is now the lone surviving member.

 There was a sense of respectability about the brothers Gibb.  They did have problems in their lives, as many musicians do, but, still, they were a respectable musical group.

Rest in peace, Robin, and, thank you for making many a fan happy.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on May 22, 2012, 02:56:22 PM
Goodbye Robin Gibb....

http://news.ninemsn.com.au//article.aspx?id=8470706

The Bee Gees will always be my favourite group.  I have fond memories of Robin, Barry, and Maurice Gibb.  Their songs, their music.  Sadly, only Barry Gibb is now the lone surviving member.

 There was a sense of respectability about the brothers Gibb.  They did have problems in their lives, as many musicians do, but, still, they were a respectable musical group.

Rest in peace, Robin, and, thank you for making many a fan happy.

Very surprised to hear this after he recovered from the coma!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on May 22, 2012, 02:57:20 PM
I just played my first three song set at an open mic night down on Ossington/Dundas at the Painted Lady. Nerve wracking as hell, and I think my voice teetered a bit but ended up being lots of fun :)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on May 23, 2012, 03:13:48 PM
I just played my first three song set at an open mic night down on Ossington/Dundas at the Painted Lady. Nerve wracking as hell, and I think my voice teetered a bit but ended up being lots of fun :)

Good for you! I'm completely confident as a guitar player in front of people now ( though that's from years of live shows ) but I've never been the main vocal at a performance, lots of back ups but that's not the same. I'd be nervous too if it was just me singing.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on May 25, 2012, 11:56:09 AM
Roger Waters adds Quebec concert to 2012 Wall tour
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 19 May 2012


Plains of AbrahamThe Roger Waters tour of The Wall in 2012 has - this afternoon - been extended by one additional show, which at time of writing, concludes the tour, one week after the Washington DC concert which was to wrap things up.

The concert, on July 21st, 2012, will take place at les Plaines d'Abraham in Quebec City. The Canadian venue is a historic area within The Battlefields Park that was originally grazing land, but became famous as the site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, which took place on 13 September 1759. The park is today used by 4 million visitors and tourists annually for sports, relaxation, outdoor concerts, and festivals. It is no stranger to concerts. Between 2008 to 2011, a series of concerts took place in the park, including performances by Van Halen, Sir Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rammstein, Sir Elton John and Metallica. Later this year, Madonna also appears in the park for a sell-out show.

The RogerWaters.com presales begin next week, with a limited number of advance tickets available to those who have registered their interest in this particular city. General sale tickets will go on sale shortly after through Ticketmaster.ca and other normal agents (exact dates and outlets can be found via Roger's website). The public sale will also see a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour.

UPDATE: Roger has been talking about this show, and it will feature a wall that's a staggering 800 feet wide - the widest wall ever! It takes place on the anniversary of the 1990 concert, and Roger promises a show like no other. Here, he's talking about it:


(http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/images/stories/wall2012/plainsofabraham.jpg) (http://vimeo.com/rogerwaters/thewallquebec)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: donkeyy0 on June 06, 2012, 09:25:44 AM
I was at the Rise Against/A Day to Remember show at the ACC a few weeks ago, wicked show. I'm not a huge fan of either band (I can hum you a few bars of a handful Rise tunes), and I normally HATE the atmosphere at the ACC, but the A Day to Remember was one of the most awesome things I've ever seen. They've got Gumby running around shooting tshirts into the crowd, a thing of balloons falling on the floors, the frontman comes out in a giant clear plastic bubble and sings while he's running around on top of the crowd. It's just so surprising to see that kind of energy from a group playing the ACC.

The jerk usher guy standing at the exit was a pain though. I swear to god he said to a group near me "Hey! You! Stop being so loud!"...at a concert...

Anybody give Bangarang by Skrillex a listen? Man, this dubstep stuff is wicked.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: van on June 07, 2012, 03:02:34 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di2tYXEyT6Q[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 08, 2012, 06:44:30 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OFzXaFbxDcM[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 10, 2012, 07:47:03 AM
Neil <w/ Crazy Horse> is coming to Ottawa in November - I'll have some of that
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on June 10, 2012, 02:38:25 PM
Played a set with my drummer for the first time last Monday. I think we killed it. Nerves totally dissipated after the first 10 seconds of the song, I was too busy concentrating on hitting notes. Maybe I'll post a video next time, I'll probably be playing after work on Monday too :)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 10, 2012, 03:07:45 PM
Played a set with my drummer for the first time last Monday. I think we killed it. Nerves totally dissipated after the first 10 seconds of the song, I was too busy concentrating on hitting notes. Maybe I'll post a video next time, I'll probably be playing after work on Monday too :)

Nice one!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 11, 2012, 12:20:46 AM
Neil <w/ Crazy Horse> is coming to Ottawa in November - I'll have some of that

I'll move back to Canada roughly 1 month after his Canadian shows with them.  Pretty upset about that.  Neil & Crazy Horse is the pinnacle of the live Neil experience (which is amazing btw).  Seeing him in 2008 was probably the best show I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 11, 2012, 08:48:46 AM
Neil <w/ Crazy Horse> is coming to Ottawa in November - I'll have some of that

I'll move back to Canada roughly 1 month after his Canadian shows with them.  Pretty upset about that.  Neil & Crazy Horse is the pinnacle of the live Neil experience (which is amazing btw).  Seeing him in 2008 was probably the best show I've ever seen.

Yep - you're jealous.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on June 19, 2012, 10:28:46 PM
I couldn't get this Beatles song out of my head for the last month since hearing it for the first time so I decided to make a cover. First attempt at vocal harmony - although I did follow a tutorial on the song on youtube :) (Only put on some reverb and EQ, all separate vocal harmony tracks).

I think I could do a second copy and do it better, but I don't think it's too bad. Criticism/feedback appreciated :) Hope you enjoy listening as I did putting it together!

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1ol37JF0-6zaTJ2d3dRNkxqQ1k

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on June 24, 2012, 12:54:26 AM
Saw the Roger Waters Wall concert tonight in Toronto. I had already seen it when he came through in 2010 and wanted to go again.

It was fantastic... again.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 24, 2012, 01:09:28 AM
Saw the Roger Waters Wall concert tonight in Toronto. I had already seen it when he came through in 2010 and wanted to go again.

It was fantastic... again.

Nice - you take any more photos this time around?

Have you heard any of the rumblings about Gilmour recording a new album?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Wendel's Fist on June 24, 2012, 05:20:04 AM
Saw the Roger Waters Wall concert tonight in Toronto. I had already seen it when he came through in 2010 and wanted to go again.

It was fantastic... again.

Wish I was there. Looking forward to the release of the Story Of Wish You Were Here on Tuesday.

The previews look great.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 08:33:29 PM
Saw the Roger Waters Wall concert tonight in Toronto. I had already seen it when he came through in 2010 and wanted to go again.

It was fantastic... again.

Wish I was there. Looking forward to the release of the Story Of Wish You Were Here on Tuesday.

The previews look great.

Oi Wendel did you pick that up?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 30, 2012, 08:37:30 PM
Had a few buddies in Manchester tonight attending The Stone Roses first gig in 16 years, very jealous to say the least.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on June 30, 2012, 08:45:57 PM
Had a few buddies in Manchester tonight attending The Stone Roses first gig in 16 years, very jealous to say the least.

That's pretty awesome. I'm not one for old-timers shows or anything but if they came through I'd probably try to go.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 30, 2012, 08:48:48 PM
Yeah likewise, they've all of of course taken to social media to proclaim it the 'best gig ever'.

I have 'I am the Resurrection' on repeat here.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 08:50:34 PM
They are supposed to be announcing a world tour guys - wherever in Canada they go I'm there. I'm a huge John Squire fan / nerd
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 08:51:10 PM
Yeah likewise, they've all of of course taken to social media to proclaim it the 'best gig ever'.

I have 'I am the Resurrection' on repeat here.

The proper one with Squire's solo I hope
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 30, 2012, 08:54:39 PM
But of course!

Brown is a legend too. A friend's brother was a roadie for them back in the day, Mani would come up to his house in Scotland and party for days when we where still in high school, was always good to young guys like us.

I'll probably see them in SF and if not I'll fly down to LA whenever they are on the West Coast.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 09:01:33 PM
But of course!

Brown is a legend too. A friend's brother was a roadie for them back in the day, Mani would come up to his house in Scotland and party for days when we where still in high school, was always good to young guys like us.

I'll probably see them in SF and if not I'll fly down to LA whenever they are on the West Coast.

That's awesome dude and yeah they are all legends if you ask me - a special band. I'm very anxious to hear the new album. You listen to all their solo stuff? Did Mani leave Primal Scream or just take a hiatus?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 30, 2012, 09:07:29 PM
Yeah I have all the solo stuff too and Mani left to go back with TSR, but I don't think things are over with Primal Scream for good necessarily, good parting terms as far as I know and the Scream have replaced him for now with a girl from My Bloody Valentine as they are supporting TSR during these comeback shows I believe.

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 09:13:13 PM
Yeah I have all the solo stuff too and Mani left to go back with TSR, but I don't think things are over with Primal Scream for good necessarily, good parting terms as far as I know and the Scream have replaced him for now with a girl from My Bloody Valentine as they are supporting TSR during these comeback shows I believe.

Oh ok that makes sense. Was that 'Roses gig your mates were at the one with Beady Eye opening? Out of all their solo stuff and my Squire man-crush aside Brown's Unfinished Monkey Business is my personal favorite. "There are nooo lions in England...no no nooo"....
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 30, 2012, 09:18:49 PM
Yeah I have all the solo stuff too and Mani left to go back with TSR, but I don't think things are over with Primal Scream for good necessarily, good parting terms as far as I know and the Scream have replaced him for now with a girl from My Bloody Valentine as they are supporting TSR during these comeback shows I believe.

Oh ok that makes sense. Was that 'Roses gig your mates were at the one with Beady Eye opening? Out of all their solo stuff and my Squire man-crush aside Brown's Unfinished Monkey Business is my personal favorite. "There are nooo lions in England...no no nooo"....

Beady Eye, The Wailers, Professor Green and Hollie Cook I think made up the opening when last they mentioned it, haven't actually spoken to them in great detail since the gig to find out if that had in fact been the opening lineup on the night, Primal Scream was the night before I believe.

Ian Brown - Whispers is probably the pick of all the solo stuff for me.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 09:22:50 PM
Yeah I have all the solo stuff too and Mani left to go back with TSR, but I don't think things are over with Primal Scream for good necessarily, good parting terms as far as I know and the Scream have replaced him for now with a girl from My Bloody Valentine as they are supporting TSR during these comeback shows I believe.

Oh ok that makes sense. Was that 'Roses gig your mates were at the one with Beady Eye opening? Out of all their solo stuff and my Squire man-crush aside Brown's Unfinished Monkey Business is my personal favorite. "There are nooo lions in England...no no nooo"....

Beady Eye, The Wailers, Professor Green and Hollie Cook I think made up the opening when last they mentioned it, haven't actually spoken to them in great detail since the gig to find out if that had in fact been the opening lineup on the night, Primal Scream was the night before I believe.

Ian Brown - Whispers is probably the pick of all the solo stuff for me.

What a card eh - what I would give...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 30, 2012, 09:26:39 PM
Indeed, all in good time hopefully.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 09:33:33 PM
Indeed, all in good time hopefully.

Did you get the Legacy Edition of TSR a few years ago when it came out? Was mixed a bit differently - they boosted the bottom end <Mani> by a noticeable amount and took off some of the toppy / brightness. They also included all their music videos and the filmed Blackpool show from '89, as well as the Garage Flowers stuff <Pearl Bastard>. It was expensive but a must have
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 30, 2012, 09:36:28 PM
I did not, a few buddies did and loved it, I'm happy enough with what I have from them right now. If this comeback really stokes the flames of my interest in them as much as it likely will, I'll probably pick it up.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 09:39:57 PM
Believe this or not but I gave an old guitar I had the Pollock / Squire treatment and sent it to the John Squire fansite that was around when 'Time Changes Everything' came out...lol and I never got any kind of response or the pickguard back <that's all I sent>. Like I said - huge mancrush <and loser>
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 09:41:47 PM
I did not, a few buddies did and loved it, I'm happy enough with what I have from them right now. If this comeback really stokes the flames of my interest in them as much as it likely will, I'll probably pick it up.

The Blackpool footage alone is worth it - the Cressa era!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on June 30, 2012, 09:44:45 PM
Believe this or not but I gave an old guitar I had the Pollock / Squire treatment and sent it to the John Squire fansite that was around when 'Time Changes Everything' came out...lol and I never got any kind of response or the pickguard back <that's all I sent>. Like I said - huge mancrush <and loser>
Haha that's next level fanboy stuff.  Well played, sir!

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on June 30, 2012, 09:55:10 PM
Believe this or not but I gave an old guitar I had the Pollock / Squire treatment and sent it to the John Squire fansite that was around when 'Time Changes Everything' came out...lol and I never got any kind of response or the pickguard back <that's all I sent>. Like I said - huge mancrush <and loser>
Haha that's next level fanboy stuff.  Well played, sir!

I don't mess around Wig!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 03, 2012, 03:54:04 AM
Watching some of the footage on youtube, and reading some of the reviews, the shows have been apparently great.  Squire's guitar playing is fantastic.  Love the little bits of songs like Day Tripper he throws into this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5IDlOwVvFE
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 03, 2012, 10:40:43 AM
Watching some of the footage on youtube, and reading some of the reviews, the shows have been apparently great.  Squire's guitar playing is fantastic.  Love the little bits of songs like Day Tripper he throws into this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5IDlOwVvFE

Thanks for that - Squire is awesome. You ever hear the bootleg of him doing 'Champagne with Oasis at Knebworth?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 03, 2012, 10:50:08 AM
Yeah pretty sure there's a video of it on some Oasis DVD I have.  Might have been that 'Stop the Clocks' best of.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 03, 2012, 11:04:31 AM
Oh yeah... #chops
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on July 04, 2012, 12:49:18 AM
So I decided to man up and post something on YouTube for the first time. A cover of Cathy's Clown by the Everly Brothers. Hope you all enjoy :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNRZSV8oT4Y&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Wendel's Fist on July 05, 2012, 01:52:03 AM
Saw the Roger Waters Wall concert tonight in Toronto. I had already seen it when he came through in 2010 and wanted to go again.

It was fantastic... again.

Wish I was there. Looking forward to the release of the Story Of Wish You Were Here on Tuesday.

The previews look great.

Oi Wendel did you pick that up?

Yeah, I picked it up last week. I liked the making of Dark Side Of The Moon dvd better but it was still pretty good. You could tell that Gilmour was having a hard time talking about Syd Barrett.

Have you seen it yet?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 05, 2012, 02:04:46 AM
Saw the Roger Waters Wall concert tonight in Toronto. I had   already seen it when he came through in 2010 and wanted to go again.

It was fantastic... again.

Wish I was there. Looking forward to the release of the Story Of Wish You Were Here on Tuesday.

The previews look great.

Oi Wendel did you pick that up?

Yeah, I picked it up last week. I liked the making of Dark Side Of The Moon dvd better but it was still pretty good. You could tell that Gilmour was having a hard time talking about Syd Barrett.

Have you seen it yet?

Yeah just watched it on Monday - not much new info but I liked it anyway. Storm's stories were interesting I liked how he was more included, Hipgnosis really played such a big part in developing the Floyd mystique. Gilmour was probably the closest with Syd out of all of them but yeah you could tell he is still kind of haunted by what happened. I hope they continue along and do one of these for Animals next.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on July 07, 2012, 07:45:23 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMFyaDHqvTA[/youtube]

These guys were the real deal.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Wendel's Fist on July 07, 2012, 11:50:14 PM
Saw the Roger Waters Wall concert tonight in Toronto. I had   already seen it when he came through in 2010 and wanted to go again.

It was fantastic... again.

Wish I was there. Looking forward to the release of the Story Of Wish You Were Here on Tuesday.

The previews look great.

Oi Wendel did you pick that up?

Yeah, I picked it up last week. I liked the making of Dark Side Of The Moon dvd better but it was still pretty good. You could tell that Gilmour was having a hard time talking about Syd Barrett.

Have you seen it yet?

Yeah just watched it on Monday - not much new info but I liked it anyway. Storm's stories were interesting I liked how he was more included, Hipgnosis really played such a big part in developing the Floyd mystique. Gilmour was probably the closest with Syd out of all of them but yeah you could tell he is still kind of haunted by what happened. I hope they continue along and do one of these for Animals next.


I agree, I hope they keep going as well. I'd love to see the making of Animals. I think I read awhile back that you weren't a big fan of The Wall or maybe I'm wrong but I love that album. I can't see them doing one of these for that one though. They seem to go over every track on an album when they do these and The Wall would take forever. Never mind the artwork etc..

Bob Ezrin has done some great work though and it'd be interesting to see his side of things. I know that it was his idea to put the kids on Another Brick In The Wall Part 2. Roger just wanted to do it as the first part and end it.

Either way, I listened to the Wish You Were Here cd a couple of days ago and it will never cease to amaze me with how much effort Pink Floyd put into an album when they were so young. They're still mind blowing to me and I've heard them a billion times.

Honestly, Gilmour and Waters could be 90 and in wheelchairs and I'd still watch them play Money to see them hit the notes perfectly again.

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 08, 2012, 01:36:08 AM
Saw the Roger Waters Wall concert tonight in Toronto. I had   already seen it when he came through in 2010 and wanted to go again.

It was fantastic... again.

Wish I was there. Looking forward to the release of the Story Of Wish You Were Here on Tuesday.

The previews look great.

Oi Wendel did you pick that up?

Yeah, I picked it up last week. I liked the making of Dark Side Of The Moon dvd better but it was still pretty good. You could tell that Gilmour was having a hard time talking about Syd Barrett.

Have you seen it yet?

Yeah just watched it on Monday - not much new info but I liked it anyway. Storm's stories were interesting I liked how he was more included, Hipgnosis really played such a big part in developing the Floyd mystique. Gilmour was probably the closest with Syd out of all of them but yeah you could tell he is still kind of haunted by what happened. I hope they continue along and do one of these for Animals next.


I agree, I hope they keep going as well. I'd love to see the making of Animals. I think I read awhile back that you weren't a big fan of The Wall or maybe I'm wrong but I love that album. I can't see them doing one of these for that one though. They seem to go over every track on an album when they do these and The Wall would take forever. Never mind the artwork etc..

Bob Ezrin has done some great work though and it'd be interesting to see his side of things. I know that it was his idea to put the kids on Another Brick In The Wall Part 2. Roger just wanted to do it as the first part and end it.

Either way, I listened to the Wish You Were Here cd a couple of days ago and it will never cease to amaze me       with how much effort Pink Floyd put into an album when they were so young. They're still mind blowing to me and I've heard them a billion times.

Honestly, Gilmour and Waters could be 90 and in wheelchairs and I'd still watch them play Money to see them hit the notes perfectly again.

Wasn't me mate I love the Wall! I saw it here the first time around in '10! I think they have something special planned for the Wall "story / making of"  - I'm 99.9% sure Roger is going to put out a BluRay of this tour (sounds like it will the show that Gilmour & Mason made appearances during C Numb) as well as the footage they had commissioned from the original 80s shows (IIRC Earls Court). The original plans for the movie was to include footage from the actual shows so they taped a bunch of them but did nothing with it after they abandoned the idea - fans have been begging for them to be officially released for a long time and last I heard they were almost finished post production. I'd imagine there will be some interviews included (absolutely Ezrin he has a couple of songwriting credits as well as producing the album with Gilmour & Waters) and Gerald Scarfe and obviously Gilmour / Mason / Waters. Events that happened in Canada play a big part in the Wall - even evident in some of the artwork. I'd especially like to see / hear them legitimize what for the people who don't know or realize!

Animals was the beginning of the end & when Waters basically takes over - Gilmour was the only other band member to get a songwriting credit (Dogs). It's got an edge to it that no other Floyd album has & this tension really came out in their playing. Gilmour kills it Wright too (Sheep). I'm pretty skeptical about their willingness to discuss this album / period but I really hope they do - Animals is my favorite Floyd album!

Shine on Wendel!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 08, 2012, 08:05:08 AM
Just for you MF.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-stone-roses/64766
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on July 08, 2012, 10:30:51 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOAQd3JK0sc[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 08, 2012, 03:39:32 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOAQd3JK0sc[/youtube]

Nice Tigger - what hands.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 08, 2012, 03:42:30 PM
Just for you MF.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-stone-roses/64766

Wtf? That tops my Pollocked pick guard...too bad EBay wasn't around back then.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on July 09, 2012, 02:05:12 AM
Just saw Pierre Bensusan live in concert tonight. The guy is a freaking musical genius. He's also an incredibly funny and witty man, and I had the good pleasure to meet him! Just astounded right now! :D
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 20, 2012, 11:14:48 PM
Really enjoying the new Fiona Apple album.  She really has some unique phrasings/melodies.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2012, 08:04:38 AM
Apparently Floyd are playing the closing ceremonies
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on August 02, 2012, 08:06:00 AM
Apparently Floyd are playing the closing ceremonies

Nice! Everyone?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2012, 08:12:55 AM
Apparently Floyd are playing the closing ceremonies

Nice! Everyone?

That's where it gets confusing - apparently it is only Nick Mason & Ed Sheeran <Lego House>.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2012, 08:15:10 AM
I wouldn't put it past DG or RW to be involved with this silently tho...we could very well see PF minus Rick at the closing ceremonies.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on August 02, 2012, 08:16:59 AM
I wouldn't put it past DG or RW to be involved with this silently tho...we could very well see PF minus Rick at the closing ceremonies.

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2012, 08:17:12 AM
http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/0802/sheerane.html
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on August 02, 2012, 08:24:36 AM
http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/0802/sheerane.html

Well, that's reason #3 to watch these olympics... #2 was women's field hockey (Dutch team) and #1 was women's hurdles - In case you're not keeping up.  :) 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2012, 09:02:01 AM
http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/0802/sheerane.html

Well, that's reason #3 to watch these olympics... #2 was women's field hockey (Dutch team) and #1 was women's hurdles - In case you're not keeping up.  :)

The Floyd were included in the opening ceremonies too
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on August 02, 2012, 09:03:19 AM
http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/0802/sheerane.html

Well, that's reason #3 to watch these olympics... #2 was women's field hockey (Dutch team) and #1 was women's hurdles - In case you're not keeping up.  :)

The Floyd were included in the opening ceremonies too

Damn. Wish I had known.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2012, 09:17:13 AM
http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/0802/sheerane.html

Well, that's reason #3 to watch these olympics... #2 was women's field hockey (Dutch team) and #1 was women's hurdles - In case you're not keeping up.  :)

The Floyd were included in the opening ceremonies too

Damn. Wish I had known.

They didn't perform but there were a few Floyd snippets of sound <the clocks at the beginning of Time during the fly-by of Big Ben as well as Eclipse playing at the end / climax of the ceremonies>...a floating pig was added to the fly-by of Battersea...

(http://www.pinkfloydonline.com/images/pink-floyd-olympics.jpg)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fNHcioBOL7I[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on August 02, 2012, 10:35:38 AM
Cheers!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2012, 08:56:05 PM
Here's a bit more on the subject...I missed the 'Lapse reference I guess I'm starting to <One> slip.. :D

Nick Mason to perform at London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony
Written by Matt (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/index.php)   
Thursday, 02 August 2012


The 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony featured a couple of direct Pink Floyd references - specifically, the pig over Battersea Power Station, the clock tower of Big Ben having spinning hands with the Floyd's Time accompanying it, and at the firework finale, Eclipse being played to stunning effect. Other Floyd references included things like the hospital beds, akin to those on the cover of Momentary Lapse.

Elsewhere, during the female gymnastics on Tuesday, a Romanian athlete used Shine On part 1 to do her routine to. The music was performed by another artist and was tailored and edited to the routine. It was described by the commentator as 'A mood piece'!

Singer Ed Sheeran has now gone against normal protocol and revealed a small part of the normally secret plans for the Closing Ceremony (Sunday, August 12th, from 7:30pm BST). He has told Australian radio station Nova that he will be one of the performers, with an interesting backing. "I'm playing the closing ceremony - which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I'm doing a song with The Who but I'm not - I'm doing a song with Pink Floyd. I'm doing 'Wish You Were Here'."

Sheeran then confirmed that in actual fact, it would be Nick Mason, and not Pink Floyd, that would form part of his backing band! Neither Roger nor David will be participating. Other artists reportedly taking part include The Who, Take That, and George Michael.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on August 02, 2012, 09:11:03 PM
Here's a bit more on the subject...I missed the 'Lapse reference I guess I'm starting to <One> slip.. :D

Nick Mason to perform at London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony
Written by Matt (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/index.php)   
Thursday, 02 August 2012


The 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony featured a couple of direct Pink Floyd references - specifically, the pig over Battersea Power Station, the clock tower of Big Ben having spinning hands with the Floyd's Time accompanying it, and at the firework finale, Eclipse being played to stunning effect. Other Floyd references included things like the hospital beds, akin to those on the cover of Momentary Lapse.

Elsewhere, during the female gymnastics on Tuesday, a Romanian athlete used Shine On part 1 to do her routine to. The music was performed by another artist and was tailored and edited to the routine. It was described by the commentator as 'A mood piece'!

Singer Ed Sheeran has now gone against normal protocol and revealed a small part of the normally secret plans for the Closing Ceremony (Sunday, August 12th, from 7:30pm BST). He has told Australian radio station Nova that he will be one of the performers, with an interesting backing. "I'm playing the closing ceremony - which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I'm doing a song with The Who but I'm not - I'm doing a song with Pink Floyd. I'm doing 'Wish You Were Here'."

Sheeran then confirmed that in actual fact, it would be Nick Mason, and not Pink Floyd, that would form part of his backing band! Neither Roger nor David will be participating. Other artists reportedly taking part include The Who, Take That, and George Michael.


Boo!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 03, 2012, 08:12:22 AM
The Stone Roses' biographer: 'Reni rejoined the band because the new songs sounded so good'
John Robb says the band have been writing 'psychedelic pop songs' for the past six months (http://www.nme.com/news/the-stone-roses/65299?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fanpage-nmenews-stonerose#47)


The Stone Roses' biographer John Robb has spoken about the reports that the band are planning a 2013 release for their new studio album and has revealed that the reason drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren actually agreed to rejoin the group was down to the strength of their new material.

It was reported earlier this week that the band were planning to release a new album next summer and Robb has confirmed that Ian Brown has told him they have a clutch of new songs.

He told BBC 6Music: "I have bumped into Ian Brown a couple of times and he said they have new songs. And they've signed a two album record deal so you'd kind of figure that they do have new stuff. Ian Brown described them to me as psychedelic pop songs. And people I've spoken to who have been in the rehearsal room say that the new stuff does sound really good."

Robb then opened up about Wren's reasons for agreeing to rejoin the band and said that it came after he heard new songs that singer Ian Brown and John Squire have been writing.

He said of this: "At the press conference I spoke to Reni who said he had new songs but he wasnt sure if they'd make it onto the album. When Ian and John first met for the first time after the funeral [the funeral of bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield's mother] they started writing songs and those songs were given to Reni and that is what persuaded Reni that he wanted to go back with the Stone Roses because the new songs sounded so good."

Robb also wrote on his own website Louder Than War that he believes the plan is for The Stone Roses to record after they finish their summer tour and release the album next year, possibly in time for slots at Coachella and Glastonbury Festival.

It is also strongly rumoured that the band will play a secret gig later this week for Adidas to help celebrate the Olympic games, though no details on when or where that will take place have emerged as yet.

The Stone Roses will headline next month's V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafforshire as well as Northern Ireland's Tennent's Vital Festival.


(http://www.nme.com/images/gallery/08923_150445_ratemystonerosesPA.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 03, 2012, 08:13:33 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y6HylD6AepM[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 03, 2012, 08:51:50 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3dXAHkbzB8&feature=related[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on August 03, 2012, 09:43:27 AM
I hate to say it, but I find Noel's solo gigs to be rather boring.  I'm sure live it would be a great time, but listening from afar I get bored quickly with it.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 03, 2012, 10:03:31 AM
I hate to say it, but I find Noel's solo gigs to be rather boring.  I'm sure live it would be a great time, but listening from afar I get bored quickly with it.

Shoe-gazers...after seeing a show like The Wall I understand where you're coming from. Oasis weren't much of a live act the difference being Liam made things interesting. Noel really loves those shuffle beats eh
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 03, 2012, 10:05:19 AM
ADD - I know it's not him but the guy on drums <Jeremy Stacey> sure looks like Mick Fleetwood
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 03, 2012, 10:06:39 AM
Check this out..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9wm8NQx7U&feature=related[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on August 03, 2012, 10:17:48 AM
Yeah, I just feel like it loses energy from Oasis, and I'm not as into Noel's voice in a solo electric setting for an entire show.  It works well in a smaller, acoustic setting, but I don't think it's as suited to big shows.  I have the same issue with the album.  There are some great songs on there, but I feel like the way it is produced lost a lot of the emotion in the song.  There's a great Oasis soundcheck version of 'Everybody's on the Run' with just Noel by himself, and I prefer it to the released version, even if it lacks sound quality.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 03, 2012, 10:34:13 AM
Yeah, I just feel like it loses energy from Oasis, and I'm not as into Noel's voice in a solo electric setting for an entire show.  It works well in a smaller, acoustic setting, but I don't think it's as suited to big shows.  I have the same issue with the album.  There are some great songs on there, but I feel like the way it is produced lost a lot of the emotion in the song.  There's a great Oasis soundcheck version of 'Everybody's on the Run' with just Noel by himself, and I prefer it to the released version, even if it lacks sound quality.

That's why Beady Eye & High Flying Birds will never match the Oasis magic - sadly it's probably going to take them 10 years to come around and figure this out.
Noel's acoustic sets have always been a highpoint of Oasis shows - I remember the show I saw at Maple Leaf Gardens in '98 he did Don't Go Away / Talk Tonight / To Be Someone <Weller> / Whatever...brilliant
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: iwas11in67 on August 03, 2012, 12:17:13 PM
I wouldn't put it past DG or RW to be involved with this silently tho...we could very well see PF minus Rick at the closing ceremonies.

Fingers crossed.

Me too
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 04, 2012, 01:31:04 AM
Here's a bit more on the subject...I missed the 'Lapse reference I guess I'm starting to <One> slip.. :D

Nick Mason to perform at London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony
Written by Matt (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/index.php)   
Thursday, 02 August 2012


The 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony featured a couple of direct Pink Floyd references - specifically, the pig over Battersea Power Station, the clock tower of Big Ben having spinning hands with the Floyd's Time accompanying it, and at the firework finale, Eclipse being played to stunning effect. Other Floyd references included things like the hospital beds, akin to those on the cover of Momentary Lapse.

Elsewhere, during the female gymnastics on Tuesday, a Romanian athlete used Shine On part 1 to do her routine to. The music was performed by another artist and was tailored and edited to the routine. It was described by the commentator as 'A mood piece'!

Singer Ed Sheeran has now gone against normal protocol and revealed a small part of the normally secret plans for the Closing Ceremony (Sunday, August 12th, from 7:30pm BST). He has told Australian radio station Nova that he will be one of the performers, with an interesting backing. "I'm playing the closing ceremony - which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I'm doing a song with The Who but I'm not - I'm doing a song with Pink Floyd. I'm doing 'Wish You Were Here'."

Sheeran then confirmed that in actual fact, it would be Nick Mason, and not Pink Floyd, that would form part of his backing band! Neither Roger nor David will be participating. Other artists reportedly taking part include The Who, Take That, and George Michael.



Good to see him perform again!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on August 07, 2012, 12:27:44 AM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse do their Ontario shows in November and I don't get home until mid-to-late December.  >:(  Other than seeing Neil Young live, which I've done, my other big dream gig is Neil with Crazy Horse.  First time in 9 years and I'll miss them by a month.   >:(
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on August 16, 2012, 11:01:53 PM

Two stories that caught my eye. One, Dave Mustaine is now officially a crazy person:

Dave Mustaine thinks Obama staged the shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin (http://www.avclub.com/articles/dave-mustaine-thinks-obama-staged-the-shootings-in,83895/)

And the Gallagher brothers continue to be jerkwads:

Noel Gallagher says he turned down closing ceremonies (http://www.avclub.com/articles/noel-gallagher-says-brother-liam-needed-his-permis,83882/)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on August 16, 2012, 11:24:17 PM
The article seems incorrect too - or implying something incorrect:
Quote
Gallagher told XFM that he was offered the chance to play the Oasis song himself, but he couldn't lower himself to lip-synchingunlike some lesser people who may or may not share his DNA. Im all for miming in TV shows, he said, but if youre in a stadium with 80,000 people and youre pretending? I can play live!

Liam's voice was live, the backing tracks for the bands were all apparently pre-recorded.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on August 25, 2012, 02:06:48 AM
So, did anyone see Bruce in Toronto?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on August 29, 2012, 11:34:29 AM

I know we have some Flight of the Concords fans here. Anyways, they got back together to record a charity single and it's pretty funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QsmuMGkIlA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QsmuMGkIlA)

The song starts at about the 10 minute mark but to get the full picture you need to watch the beginning as well.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: A Weekend at Bernier's on August 29, 2012, 01:46:00 PM
I feel compelled to share how good Daniel Romano is with all of you.  He used to front Attack in Black and has been focusing on his solo career the last few years.  This is truly an amazing song, though I'll open admit my bias for (real) country music.  If there's a pedal steel, I'm game.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_xsyVklTqQ[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 26, 2012, 08:57:19 AM
The Tragically Hip ‏@thehipdotcom
Have a listen to Now For Plan A. http://fb.me/1AWW1SFdn
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 05, 2012, 02:10:24 PM
Me too, George. Me too.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ACyZIXkHq0[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: sucka on October 07, 2012, 03:05:22 PM
Diggin the new Muse album.  Good tunes but I'm hearing George Michael, queen and radio head tunes in there.  Sometimes quite blatantly though, overall a pretty good cd.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on October 18, 2012, 01:01:15 PM

Two stories that caught my eye. One, Dave Mustaine is now officially a crazy person:

Dave Mustaine thinks Obama staged the shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin (http://www.avclub.com/articles/dave-mustaine-thinks-obama-staged-the-shootings-in,83895/)

Pretty sure he already cleared the air about all that.  He really just can't stand Obama and I don't blame him.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on October 18, 2012, 01:28:12 PM
Pretty sure he already cleared the air about all that.  He really just can't stand Obama and I don't blame him.

Well, A) that post is two months old and B) there's really no "air" that needs to be cleared after you say stuff like that.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on October 18, 2012, 03:49:21 PM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse do their Ontario shows in November and I don't get home until mid-to-late December.  >:(  Other than seeing Neil Young live, which I've done, my other big dream gig is Neil with Crazy Horse.  First time in 9 years and I'll miss them by a month.   >:(

I was lucky enough to have caught one of the shows two weeks ago. I say lucky because I had a connection that gave me a free ticket just days before the concert.

Face value on the ticket was $183.. 😳 I was shocked. I was sitting halfway back in the lower bowl... That is way too expensive.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 20, 2012, 09:55:59 PM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse do their Ontario shows in November and I don't get home until mid-to-late December.  >:(  Other than seeing Neil Young live, which I've done, my other big dream gig is Neil with Crazy Horse.  First time in 9 years and I'll miss them by a month.   >:(

I was lucky enough to have caught one of the shows two weeks ago. I say lucky because I had a connection that gave me a free ticket just days before the concert.

Face value on the ticket was $183.. 😳 I was shocked. I was sitting halfway back in the lower bowl... That is way too expensive.

From what I looked at for curiosity sake, there were tickets as low as $60ish.  The tickets for the GA floor I think were that low - which is where I'd want to be anyways.

Most shows by big names are ridiculously priced it seems.  But then again, I read an article about Neil Young's shows in New Zealand in 1985 - and how there was uproar in NZ about ticket prices being $25 for artists and it being too high.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Wendel's Fist on November 03, 2012, 09:34:29 PM
Speaking of Neil Young, has anyone picked up his "autobiography" titled Waging Heavy Peace?

I've been a fan of Neil's for too many years but that book is one of the most boring things I've ever read. It's like he just typed in anything that popped into his head at any given moment.

I really hope Pono happens though. It seems as though it'll be great.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 03, 2012, 11:31:31 PM
Speaking of Neil Young, has anyone picked up his "autobiography" titled Waging Heavy Peace?

I've been a fan of Neil's for too many years but that book is one of the most boring things I've ever read. It's like he just typed in anything that popped into his head at any given moment.

I really hope Pono happens though. It seems as though it'll be great.

I love it.  It's not a typical autobiography and it's weird and strange and left-turny like most of his career has been.  Wouldn't have it any other way.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Wendel's Fist on November 04, 2012, 12:07:41 AM
Speaking of Neil Young, has anyone picked up his "autobiography" titled Waging Heavy Peace?

I've been a fan of Neil's for too many years but that book is one of the most boring things I've ever read. It's like he just typed in anything that popped into his head at any given moment.

I really hope Pono happens though. It seems as though it'll be great.

I love it.  It's not a typical autobiography and it's weird and strange and left-turny like most of his career has been.  Wouldn't have it any other way.

It's weird because I have friends that see it your way and others that see it the way I do and we're all fans of the guy. Out of all the things I've seen Neil do, this is definitely one of his most love it or hate it type of moves.

I'm not saying it's the worst thing I've ever read but I'm having a hard time with it and if it were anyone else's book, I probably would have given up by now. I'm half way through and I'm hoping it gets better but I can't help my eyes glazing over when he starts talking about another car.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 04, 2012, 12:20:32 AM
From reading online opinion, it seems like the hardcore fans love it, while the less-so are either baffled or just don't like it.  Typical Neil.

It's also sort of a companion piece (or the other way around) to his new album.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 17, 2012, 06:00:57 AM
Rihanna in Toronto...

On the night of Nov. 15, RiRi showed her love for Toronto by performing at the Danforth Music Hall, which was revealed as the surprise location on Thursday morning, and opened the evening packed with her hits, saying, "This is incredible! Thank you very much for your patience. You really make me feel loved here," after she was late starting the show.

....the artist tweeted out her feelings for the only Canadian stop on her "777 Tour," writing, "Majah show tonight in Toronto, thank you for the love!!

http://ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/sound-check/rihanna-takes-toronto-her-777-tour-153757158.html (http://ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/sound-check/rihanna-takes-toronto-her-777-tour-153757158.html)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on December 14, 2012, 05:11:06 AM
$$ anyone??!!  Britney Spears buys former Leaf Russ Courtnall's California mansion...

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad239/fotogalri/7689453.jpg)

http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Gallery+Britney+Spears+buys+NHLer+Russ+Courtnall+mansion/7693363/story.html
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on December 15, 2012, 01:52:47 PM
Pretty nice place Russ had there.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 09, 2013, 03:38:30 AM
I have to admit, I got teary;

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK_DOJa99oo[/youtube]

Here's all of it;

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOy5TCB9JMw[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on January 09, 2013, 05:43:01 AM
Not really related to anything, but I just heard this song again for the first time in years. I'm not a fan of the red hot chili peppers, but I really like this song.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn_YodiJO6k[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on February 09, 2013, 12:27:37 PM
Pearl jam announced 2 shows in north America. One in Chicago, one in London Ontario.

Tickets went on sale this morning. I tried to get one single ticket for the show in London but as you could imagine demand was through the roof and I was unsuccessful. Apparently the show sold out in 4 minutes. I was in a virtual computer line for over 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 09, 2013, 05:07:52 PM
Anyone watching the Grammys on Sunday? 

Canada's singing diva Melanie Fiona is up for a nomination (song).  She is Guyanese-Canadian, is managed by Jay-Z and has written for Rihanna. 

Read an article recently on three other Canadian singers -- Divine Brown, Tamia Hill, and Jully Black.
Of these three, Jully Black was featured in Alive magazine (Canada's health magazine available free in health food stores), and she spoke about the need to keep fit, eat well and keep healthy and how it helped her overcome a few problems.  Good for her.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on February 17, 2013, 06:51:08 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA5bcZeGqwE[/youtube]

The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society is one of the most underrated rock albums ever.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on February 20, 2013, 09:51:50 AM
Is there anything Maynard can't do?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZM8c8JAeD4[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Zee on February 20, 2013, 09:57:04 AM
Like the Puscifer stuff but really want a new Tool CD.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on February 20, 2013, 10:04:26 AM
Like the Puscifer stuff but really want a new Tool CD.

I thought I read a while ago that they are doing one tool album more and that's it...

I love tool, but I really think this is the greatest Maynard, song, tool included:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR3ccmWmLhk[/youtube]

this is up there, for me, with Everlong and Trippin' on a hole in a paper heart as my favourite songs ever.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Zee on February 20, 2013, 10:22:38 AM
Like the Puscifer stuff but really want a new Tool CD.

I thought I read a while ago that they are doing one tool album more and that's it...

I love tool, but I really think this is the greatest Maynard, song, tool included:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR3ccmWmLhk[/youtube]

this is up there, for me, with Everlong and Trippin' on a hole in a paper heart as my favourite songs ever.

Like how he's promoting his own wine there...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on February 20, 2013, 11:05:16 AM

Like how he's promoting his own wine there...

Did you watch the doc on his winery - blood into wine? It's worth a watch...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Zee on February 20, 2013, 12:51:56 PM

Like how he's promoting his own wine there...

Did you watch the doc on his winery - blood into wine? It's worth a watch...

Nope, not really into wine all that much.  I'm more of a caveman when it comes to wine tasting lol.  I think we can both agree that Maynard is one talented dude.  I love Tool, Perfect Circle and the Puscifer stuff.   Certain artists can do anything, he's one.  Another guy that is multi-faceted is Steven Wilson.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on February 20, 2013, 06:44:21 PM
Donkey  Punch The Night! Puscifer continues the tradition, the last frames of that video kind of weird me out.

You can hear all the tracks from the EP here (http://www.spin.com/articles/puscifer-bohemian-rhapsody-donkey-punch-the-night-ep-stream-maynard-james-keenan)...

There's 2 originals and 2 covers with remixes, including Accept's 'Balls to the Wall' which they've been doing live for a while now.

The 'Rhapsody' cover isn't the first time Maynards done this, he did it live with Billy Howardel for some video game release a while back.

In the link there's an interview where he mentions that there's no time frame for a new Tool album ( or APC ) that there's no songs just jams but then again he's a notorious liar.

...and yeah, Blood into Wine is a pretty good doco...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Erndog on February 21, 2013, 11:40:14 AM
Like the Puscifer stuff but really want a new Tool CD.

I thought I read a while ago that they are doing one tool album more and that's it...

Don't know if that's the case.  They are definitely promising another Tool album, but after that who knows.

Tool is my favourite band by far, and has been since I was in high school.

From wiki:  In January 2013, the band stated they were "over half done" with their upcoming album.[91] In early February, despite Keenan stating that there would not be a new album released in 2013, Carey said that the album might still be released "sometime this year."
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on February 25, 2013, 09:35:10 AM
I never gave Magical Mystery Tour the love it deserves. I used to hate the Fool on the Hill but I love it now, along with most of the album. I also think Flying was ahead of its time as a musical piece.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on March 21, 2013, 11:43:53 PM
So I guess this might be the best place for this...

For those who don't know, for the last nearly 8 years, I've been playing in a band called Treestar with some of my best friends in the world.  We've been working the last few years on our full length record, which we're finally going to release independently this April 9th.  This is the lead track from the record:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENgYjK-CBEY[/youtube]

Feel free to give it a listen, and if you like what you hear, feel free to share the video and follow us on facebook/twitter/etc to get info about buying/downloading the record when it comes out!  If you don't like it, that's cool too, thanks for at least giving it a shot!

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 23, 2013, 09:18:32 AM
Happy 40th The Dark Side of the Moon. - You're still the greatest.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on April 03, 2013, 08:52:16 AM
I've been writing songs since I was like 16, and im getting more interested in the music part of it now. I can't figure out whether to buy a better keyboard or a cheap digital piano. My budget is somewhat bad, but there are some cheap digital pianos that seem to sound good. I want one with USB-connection. Been looking at Yamaha PSRE333 (Keyboard) and Yamaha NPV60. So far I like PSRE333, but it's hard to determine how good the piano sound is from watching youtube :P

I went with the PSRE333, gonna be exciting once I get it :P
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on April 14, 2013, 02:13:11 AM
Chi Cheng, bass player from the Deftones, passed away today. :(  It looked liked he finally turned the corner after finally being discharged from the hospital in 2012, so this is very sad news...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 17, 2013, 08:30:12 AM
Happy 40th The Dark Side of the Moon. - You're still the greatest.

Amazing. 40 years old but timeless.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 18, 2013, 09:02:05 AM
R.I.P. Rita MacNeil 1944-2013

She was Canada's "first lady" of voice, known worldwide for her touching songs of the human spirit and tales of home, home being Atlantic Canada, in particular, her hometown of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Complications due to surgery was the official line as the cause of her death at the age of 68.  While her life had had it's own share of other complications, it was through her songs with her soaring voice that she touched Canadians & her many fans.

While complications may have got the better of her, nothing will ever erase the wonderful music memories that MacNeil left for others to enjoy.  And thank you, Ms MacNeil.


http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1558496/canadas-first-lady-of-song-rita-macneil-dies
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Erndog on April 18, 2013, 09:29:03 AM
Chi Cheng, bass player from the Deftones, passed away today. :(  It looked liked he finally turned the corner after finally being discharged from the hospital in 2012, so this is very sad news...

RIP CHI
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 21, 2013, 04:22:06 AM
Check out these titles...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2013/04/19/177927433/12-reasons-to-visit-your-local-record-store-day-on-saturday
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on April 23, 2013, 02:29:30 AM
Circa Survive finally coming to Toronto.

I think I just blew a load.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on April 23, 2013, 09:48:28 AM
Circa Survive finally coming to Toronto.

I think I just blew a load.

Little disappointed it's with a festival instead of a headlining show, but I'll take what I can get!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 27, 2013, 11:44:56 AM
Something wrong here..??

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/didnt-kill-rita-macneil-says-health-authority-194545458.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/didnt-kill-rita-macneil-says-health-authority-194545458.html)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on April 27, 2013, 12:59:36 PM
Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Duff McKagan's band?....I'm in!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on April 29, 2013, 12:42:37 PM
I went to the Johnny Marr concert on Saturday. My wife is the massive Smiths fan, I just know a few songs here and there - but my god this guy rocks - I was shocked. I did not realize what a good guitar player he was, and so effortless on stage.

He sang a few smiths songs that I happened to know, and the rest was his own stuff, which I am unfamiliar with, but was honestly pretty good.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on April 29, 2013, 01:02:48 PM
I went to the Johnny Marr concert on Saturday. My wife is the massive Smiths fan, I just know a few songs here and there - but my god this guy rocks - I was shocked. I did not realize what a good guitar player he was, and so effortless on stage.

He sang a few smiths songs that I happened to know, and the rest was his own stuff, which I am unfamiliar with, but was honestly pretty good.

I caught his Coachella set on youtube and came away thinking the same.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on May 01, 2013, 12:04:32 PM
Somewhat of a crazy week for me, 3 concerts this week. I've been on one already. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, definately worth seeing. Johnny sure can sing. One of the best live bands I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on May 27, 2013, 11:59:07 AM
So the new daft punk track is REALLY catchy!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on June 09, 2013, 04:09:22 PM
Scored front row tix for Satriani at Massey Halll... very cool
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on June 09, 2013, 09:47:38 PM
Went to Field Trip 2013 yesterday. Pretty fun and interesting! Stars was a lot better than I expected, and I enjoyed Feist, my musical crush :)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on June 21, 2013, 03:34:18 PM
http://flavorwire.com/200333/the-30-harshest-musician-on-musician-insults-in-history/view-all


#2 is just...wow.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on June 21, 2013, 03:39:57 PM
http://flavorwire.com/200333/the-30-harshest-musician-on-musician-insults-in-history/view-all


#2 is just...wow.

First of all, that's disgusting. Second of all, should I know (or care) who Anton Newcombe is?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 21, 2013, 05:15:57 PM
Yes, he's an incredible songwriter and a critically acclaimed one at that.  Has had his share of mental and drug problems, but that was years ago.  The Brian Jonestown Massacre is his band, and are great if you dig their "classicist" type of sound.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on June 21, 2013, 05:25:17 PM
Yes, he's an incredible songwriter and a critically acclaimed one at that.  Has had his share of mental and drug problems, but that was years ago.  The Brian Jonestown Massacre is his band, and are great if you dig their "classicist" type of sound.

Huh. Went to good 'ole Wikipedia and I didn't recognize a single thing he's ever done nor do I know what The Brian Jonestown Massacre is. - Maybe I should be embarrassed by that. :-\ Anyhoo, any tunes he's written for another artist that did anything?   
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on June 21, 2013, 05:33:11 PM
Yes, he's an incredible songwriter and a critically acclaimed one at that.  Has had his share of mental and drug problems, but that was years ago.  The Brian Jonestown Massacre is his band, and are great if you dig their "classicist" type of sound.

Huh. Went to good 'ole Wikipedia and I didn't recognize a single thing he's ever done nor do I know what The Brian Jonestown Massacre is. - Maybe I should be embarrassed by that. :-\ Anyhoo, any tunes he's written for another artist that did anything?

Nah, he's stayed really independent and below the radar.  The most recognized song would probably be the intro to Boardwalk Empire, that's a song of his/theirs called "Straight Up and Down."

Bio/album reviews: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-brian-jonestown-massacre-mn0000614455

Here's disc 1 of a retrospective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzemWgFharw

Their earlier stuff has a real Stones influence.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Sarge on June 21, 2013, 05:35:45 PM
Cheers... I'll be sure to check out those links soon. Hope he's near as grand as his mouth is.  :D
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on June 21, 2013, 05:46:00 PM
http://flavorwire.com/200333/the-30-harshest-musician-on-musician-insults-in-history/view-all


#2 is just...wow.

Interesting that they have Noel Gallagher saying something moderately mean about the Kaiser Chiefs and calling Jack White "Zorro on Doughuts" but not the super famous instance of him saying that he wished Damon Albarn got AIDS and died.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 07, 2013, 03:39:44 AM
http://mentalfloss.com/article/52066/stories-behind-22-classic-album-covers
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on December 20, 2013, 10:35:53 AM

I didn't see it mentioned elsewhere but the Rock and Roll hall of fame announced their inductees for this year. Nirvana, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel and Linda Rondstat made the cut.

Needless to say the advanced stats crowd is outraged.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on December 20, 2013, 11:34:08 AM

I didn't see it mentioned elsewhere but the Rock and Roll hall of fame announced their inductees for this year. Nirvana, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel and Linda Rondstat made the cut.

Needless to say the advanced stats crowd is outraged.

Sounds like pretty good selections to me. I've been listening the crap out of Selling England by the Pound by Genesis recently. I didn't realize how good Peter Gabriel was.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on December 20, 2013, 12:41:49 PM
Sounds like pretty good selections to me. I've been listening the crap out of Selling England by the Pound by Genesis recently. I didn't realize how good Peter Gabriel was.

I think the Rock and Roll hall of fame is kind of ridiculous regardless and it's really only noteworthy because of the sort of interesting multi-band jams they put together each year but, yeah, those are all decent choices.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2013, 11:50:48 PM
Hall & Oates? What's their corsi looking like?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 19, 2014, 09:22:13 PM
GNR @ The Ritz '88...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSFhHAh-vw
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on January 20, 2014, 11:55:32 PM
2014 lookin good so far ......
Feb 27 - An evening with Zakk Wylde, Danforth Music Hall 
March 12 - Cheap Trick (with my missus) Massey Hall
May 15 George Thorogood Massey Hall
May 24 joe Bonomassa Sony Centre

Cant wait for the summer series at the Amphitheatre..... I love it live!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on February 18, 2014, 10:06:32 PM
Just listened again to the Smiths 1986 album The Queen Is Dead..Just pure brilliance
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 01, 2014, 08:55:24 AM
Just listened again to the Smiths 1986 album The Queen Is Dead..Just pure brilliance

Too right. The sample it starts with "Oh take me back to dear old Blighty" has got to be one of the best openings to an album ever. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out is one of my all time favorite songs...Bigmouth Strikes Again is amazing...yeah you nailed it the whole album is just on another level. Speaking of great albums it's a real pisser Lee Mavers / The La's only released one album because that album is also brilliant.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 01, 2014, 09:07:05 AM
Hey Potvin did you see / hear about the 20th anniversary Definitely Maybe re-release? Kind of similar to how the Floyd did those re-releases last year <"Oh By the Way..."> with 3 different formats of the album. Also going to do the same for (WTS)MG? and BHN. Check it out!

(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/box2.jpg) (http://www.oasisinet.com/#!/home)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on March 03, 2014, 04:13:56 PM
This is a Trent Reznor song.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSXE5np_Tk[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on March 04, 2014, 09:56:17 AM
Just got into Genesis' Foxtrot. Pure awesome. I think I'm going to have to find other 70s prog rock groups.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 06, 2014, 11:09:47 AM
Not my type of music, but, these guys sure love hockey...

http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/punkrock-puckheads-proud-of-hockey-heritage/

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on April 07, 2014, 09:59:35 AM
Just got into Genesis' Foxtrot. Pure awesome. I think I'm going to have to find other 70s prog rock groups.

Roxy Music - Phil Manzanera does not get enough love / respect from the guitar community!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 10, 2014, 12:18:15 AM
Just saw a Black Sabbath concert! Good times.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on April 28, 2014, 10:05:31 AM
Just saw Pierre Bensusan last night. What a virtuoso! I don't understand how this guy isn't more famous.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on April 28, 2014, 12:57:43 PM
Check out Estas Tonne....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gphiFVVtUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gphiFVVtUI)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on May 23, 2014, 12:59:22 AM
(http://cdn.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/David-Gilmour-New-Album-Studio-300x298.jpg) (http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/david-gilmours-new-album-recording-session-photo)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on June 05, 2014, 07:58:11 AM
Saw the band "Interpol" in concert last night in Providence RI. Amazing band.. Great sound
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Frank E on June 05, 2014, 09:42:09 PM
#lazarettoI do like it.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 06, 2014, 05:16:36 PM
How's this for mega news..."The Endless River" - a new Pink Floyd album to be released in October (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/new-pink-floyd-album-the-endless-river-in-october.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitterfeed)...I literally fell out of chair when I got this news. Completely out of left field..classic PF!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 06, 2014, 05:44:03 PM
Yeah that shocked me.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 06, 2014, 06:00:13 PM
Yeah that shocked me.

Shocked in a good way I hope?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 07, 2014, 10:32:12 AM
In a good way.  I like The Division Bell.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Damian on July 07, 2014, 04:39:24 PM
#lazarettoI do like it.

I agree...love his bluesy edge
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 08, 2014, 04:56:17 AM
In a good way.  I like The Division Bell

Yeah a lot of people slag it + MLOR because of it's non-Roger-ness but I still really like both. You ever the secret soundscape track? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwNYq-c0lBw&sns=em
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on July 21, 2014, 09:25:38 AM
I recently "stole" my mum's old record player from 1980 - it needs some work sadly, the white RCA cable doesn't output sound, but it still plays through a mono speaker, which is good enough for now until I bring it in for service (or buy one that's been serviced...).

I was walking by a Value Village on the weekend and thought what the hell, might as well check out the vinyl section. A lot of crappy Engelbert Humperdink and second rate crooners, but I found an Album by a band I've always meant to check out: The Alan Parsons Project.

Really good stuff! Pink Floyd/Genesis-y.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 22, 2014, 10:18:22 AM
I recently "stole" my mum's old record player from 1980 - it needs some work sadly, the white RCA cable doesn't output sound, but it still plays through a mono speaker, which is good enough for now until I bring it in for service (or buy one that's been serviced...).

I was walking by a Value Village on the weekend and thought what the hell, might as well check out the vinyl section. A lot of crappy Engelbert Humperdink and second rate crooners, but I found an Album by a band I've always meant to check out: The Alan Parsons Project.

Really good stuff! Pink Floyd/Genesis-y.

Just whatever you do, do NOT buy one of those crappy Crosley all-in-one turntables they're marketing these days.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on July 22, 2014, 12:08:05 PM
I recently "stole" my mum's old record player from 1980 - it needs some work sadly, the white RCA cable doesn't output sound, but it still plays through a mono speaker, which is good enough for now until I bring it in for service (or buy one that's been serviced...).

I was walking by a Value Village on the weekend and thought what the hell, might as well check out the vinyl section. A lot of crappy Engelbert Humperdink and second rate crooners, but I found an Album by a band I've always meant to check out: The Alan Parsons Project.

Really good stuff! Pink Floyd/Genesis-y.

Just whatever you do, do NOT buy one of those crappy Crosley all-in-one turntables they're marketing these days.

I don't even know what that is lol. It has built in speakers or whatever?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 22, 2014, 12:26:20 PM
Yeah and they're just bad. I see a lot of people buying them and they will just ruin the records and sound awful.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on July 22, 2014, 12:50:01 PM
Yeah and they're just bad. I see a lot of people buying them and they will just ruin the records and sound awful.

Yeah, see I'm salivating over a Technics SL-1000 and a Pioneer SX-950. I also have 14" floor speakers haha
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 22, 2014, 12:51:34 PM
I love the SX line from Pioneer. I've got a 550 and a 750 (iirc the numbers).
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on July 22, 2014, 12:59:15 PM
I love the SX line from Pioneer. I've got a 550 and a 750 (iirc the numbers).

Cool! I'm thinking of upgrading from an only Sony receiver

http://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/sony/str-av370x.shtml

Although I'm not sure the SX would help the sound. How's the 750 sound?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on July 22, 2014, 11:09:59 PM
I love the SX line from Pioneer. I've got a 550 and a 750 (iirc the numbers).

Cool! I'm thinking of upgrading from an only Sony receiver

http://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/sony/str-av370x.shtml

Although I'm not sure the SX would help the sound. How's the 750 sound?

I quite like it.  I won't pretend that I'm the most knowledgeable about receivers, and I think that the Pioneers (at least the SX line) have an overall 'warm' sound, but it's got plenty enough power for me.  Here's the specs on it if you haven't already checked it out: http://vintageelectronics.betamaxcollectors.com/pioneerstereoreceivermodelsx-750.html
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on August 11, 2014, 02:48:14 PM
So I got my turntable repaired... It was a bit expensive but I checked out ones that cost as much as the repair and they're just shoddy in comparison. Nothing like a late 70s Technics.

My Receiver pseudo crapped out on me recently and I came across a beauty old Pioneer Receiver/Tuner combo that I jumped on. The sound is pretty damned good on it!

Unfortunately I don't think I can embed this properly, but take a looksie!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1ol37JF0-6zZE9VdnlIeE80RE0/edit?usp=sharing
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on August 12, 2014, 10:47:13 AM
Going to see Echo and the Bunnymen this thursday and then Arcade Fire next Tuesday. Looking forward to both
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 24, 2014, 02:22:10 AM
Yeah and they're just bad. I see a lot of people buying them and they will just ruin the records and sound awful.


I was thinking of purchasing one (a Crossley),  but kept hesitating because I
 I wasn't  sure of' it's quality.  Thanks for the advice on the Crossley, Potvin.  :)

We still have the Seabreeze turntable somewhere in the house and a box full of vinyl records (no kidding!). 

I haven't paid much attention to any of this stuff over the ages.  Which leads me to a question:  How best to clean vinyl (records) without damaging (or mistakenly 'scratching') them?


Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 25, 2014, 01:05:57 AM
Bruce Hornsby does some classic...

http://www.npr.org/2014/08/23/341957012/bruce-hornsbys-modern-classical-moment
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on August 25, 2014, 07:34:04 AM
Yeah and they're just bad. I see a lot of people buying them and they will just ruin the records and sound awful.


I was thinking of purchasing one (a Crossley),  but kept hesitating because I
 I wasn't  sure of' it's quality.  Thanks for the advice on the Crossley, Potvin.  :)

We still have the Seabreeze turntable somewhere in the house and a box full of vinyl records (no kidding!). 

I haven't paid much attention to any of this stuff over the ages.  Which leads me to a question:  How best to clean vinyl (records) without damaging (or mistakenly 'scratching') them?
There's a lot of methods and I haven't found one that I love yet. I'm using the RCA discwasher. It has a solution and brush and runs about $15-20. Not bad but not great. You can also make a home made cleaning solution but I'm too afraid of damaging my vinyl.

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on August 25, 2014, 10:32:45 AM
Yeah and they're just bad. I see a lot of people buying them and they will just ruin the records and sound awful.


I was thinking of purchasing one (a Crossley),  but kept hesitating because I
 I wasn't  sure of' it's quality.  Thanks for the advice on the Crossley, Potvin.  :)

I should add that the main issue with purchasing something like a Crosley (aside from the sonic issues because their built in speakers will never sound great) is that you can't adjust the counterweight on the turntable arm.  So unless you have purchased a device to test the stylus pressure, you'll never know how much weight is being pressed down onto the record, and from what I've read of people who have been able to test them, they track far too heavily on the record.  Something like that won't really be noticeable right away but if you're spending money on purchasing records, over time it will damage the records - and then it will affect the sound!

For some people it doesn't matter though, but you should be able to set up a system that will sound better and cost a similar price if you go with vintage equipment.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on August 25, 2014, 12:59:04 PM
Yeah and they're just bad. I see a lot of people buying them and they will just ruin the records and sound awful.


I was thinking of purchasing one (a Crossley),  but kept hesitating because I
 I wasn't  sure of' it's quality.  Thanks for the advice on the Crossley, Potvin.  :)

I should add that the main issue with purchasing something like a Crosley (aside from the sonic issues because their built in speakers will never sound great) is that you can't adjust the counterweight on the turntable arm.  So unless you have purchased a device to test the stylus pressure, you'll never know how much weight is being pressed down onto the record, and from what I've read of people who have been able to test them, they track far too heavily on the record.  Something like that won't really be noticeable right away but if you're spending money on purchasing records, over time it will damage the records - and then it will affect the sound!

For some people it doesn't matter though, but you should be able to set up a system that will sound better and cost a similar price if you go with vintage equipment.

Yeah, vintage is 100% the way to go if you can find a good dealer. I bought an old 50w Pioneer Amp/Tuner combo for $200 and had my Technics TT repaired/serviced for $150 (with new stylus and cartridge) and the baby just sings now. I've looked at some of the new stuff and honestly those TTs going for $200-250 are just so terrible. You can go to Sonic Boom and try them out, they're just not even in the same league in terms of quality even though you can get a good old technics for $100 in some cases!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 25, 2014, 06:24:12 PM
Thanks, guys.  :)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on September 02, 2014, 02:39:04 AM
RIP Jimi Jamison :'(
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on September 10, 2014, 09:46:25 AM
Wind and Wuthering is a highly underrated Genesis album.

Also, I found a nearly mint condition vinyl (cover is kind of beat up though) of Chicago Transit Authority for a couple bucks at Value Village last week. Score! I can't believe how inventive some of their stuff sounded.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 16, 2014, 12:51:02 PM
So stoked to hear the new Floyd album next month. Going to give it the 3 papers & headphones treatment...I just hope I don't grow any antlers afterwards.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 10, 2014, 06:58:47 AM
With The Endless River just over a month away Gilmour & Mason are starting to do a lot of press (http://www.pinkfloyd.com/theendlessriver/listen). Potvin have you heard "Louder Than Words" yet?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 10, 2014, 04:20:55 PM
^^^
I wager this isn't a coincidence but it's similar to Echoes from a composition standpoint. It's all c# minor blues scale
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on October 16, 2014, 03:28:40 PM
Going to see the Great Black Francis tonight at a very tiny venue...For those that are not familair with his solo work or work with the Pixies it is never too late to get into greatness
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 16, 2014, 10:42:15 PM
Going to see the Great Black Francis tonight at a very tiny venue...For those that are not familair with his solo work or work with the Pixies it is never too late to get into greatness

Awesome. Pixies are still going too aren't they?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 07, 2014, 10:14:25 AM
In the Heat of the Moment (http://youtu.be/19nHQ9Butms)...new single from Noel Gallagher ahead of his new albums "Chasing Yesterday" release - the UK stadium tour for said album sold out in less than 5 hours. In other post-Oasis news Beady Eye have called it a day. Shake along with me...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on November 07, 2014, 10:20:01 AM
Going to see the Great Black Francis tonight at a very tiny venue...For those that are not familair with his solo work or work with the Pixies it is never too late to get into greatness

Awesome. Pixies are still going too aren't they?

Yes they just got of a year and a half tour.. Black Francis was a amazing. Acoustic show. \

Tomorrow night I am going to see Peter Hook and the Light.. He is playing 2 New Order albums in entirity and opeing with a Joy Division set.. If anyone understands tahat it is a thrill to see and hear haha
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 07, 2014, 11:35:05 AM
Going to see the Great Black Francis tonight at a very tiny venue...For those that are not familair with his solo work or work with the Pixies it is never too late to get into greatness

Awesome. Pixies are still going too aren't they?

Yes they just got of a year and a half tour.. Black Francis was a amazing. Acoustic show. \

Tomorrow night I am going to see Peter Hook and the Light.. He is playing 2 New Order albums in entirity and opeing with a Joy Division set.. If anyone understands tahat it is a thrill to see and hear haha

That's awesome - didn't realize that you're heavy into UK music scene.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 27, 2014, 02:07:56 PM
As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 28, 2014, 12:46:16 PM
Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 28, 2014, 02:42:24 PM
As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on November 28, 2014, 03:10:39 PM
As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Is Endless River any good?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 28, 2014, 03:15:46 PM
As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Is Endless River any good?

I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it.  I found it kind of sagged in the middle, but the early parts really brought the feeling of Shine On You Crazy Diamond and then there are flourishes of much of their past throughout.  Being all instrumental until the last song will kind of necessarily limit how good it could really be, but for what it is I found it very enjoyable.  I probably won't sit down and listen to it through a whole lot, but I think it's a pretty nice coda to end the Pink Floyd name with.

And it's definitely an album for Rick Wright to shine.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 28, 2014, 04:23:35 PM
Bender - if you're looking for the Floyd magic of old (Gilmour & Wright carrying the load) then The Endless River is fantastic. Reminds me a lot of The Division Bell and the unofficial track from those sessions The Big Spliff. My least favorite track on the album is the only one with lyrics / vox and the single (Louder Than Words).

I most definitely did not visit the Jamaican Thread before listening to it for the first time.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 28, 2014, 04:25:59 PM
As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

I'm dieing to know - what did you think of the Nickleback album?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 28, 2014, 04:38:46 PM
As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

I'm dieing to know - what did you think of the Nickleback album?

if you're looking for the 'Back magic of old (Kroeger & Peake carrying the load) then No Fixed Address is fantastic. Reminds me a lot of All the Right Reasons and How You Remind Me. My least favorite track on the album is the main one released as a single (Edge of a Revolution).
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 29, 2014, 09:05:53 PM
As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

I'm dieing to know - what did you think of the Nickleback album?

if you're looking for the 'Back magic of old (Kroeger & Peake carrying the load) then No Fixed Address is fantastic. Reminds me a lot of All the Right Reasons and How You Remind Me. My least favorite track on the album is the main one released as a single (Edge of a Revolution).

Where is this sense of humour when I'm chirping the Leafs? Seriously
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 29, 2014, 11:23:21 PM

As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

I'm dieing to know - what did you think of the Nickleback album?

if you're looking for the 'Back magic of old (Kroeger & Peake carrying the load) then No Fixed Address is fantastic. Reminds me a lot of All the Right Reasons and How You Remind Me. My least favorite track on the album is the main one released as a single (Edge of a Revolution).

Where is this sense of humour when I'm chirping the Leafs? Seriously

;)

In all honesty I like the new Floyd more than I thought I would or should.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 30, 2014, 10:31:03 AM
Imagine Dragons to play at the 2014 Grey Cup game halftime show today.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 30, 2014, 03:48:12 PM

As anyone listened to The Endless River in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

Has anyone listened to the new One Direction or Nickleback in it's entirety yet? Potvin?

Yes

I'm dieing to know - what did you think of the Nickleback album?

if you're looking for the 'Back magic of old (Kroeger & Peake carrying the load) then No Fixed Address is fantastic. Reminds me a lot of All the Right Reasons and How You Remind Me. My least favorite track on the album is the main one released as a single (Edge of a Revolution).

Where is this sense of humour when I'm chirping the Leafs? Seriously

;)

In all honesty I like the new Floyd more than I thought I would or should.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: applecheeks on December 01, 2014, 02:38:53 PM
Imagine Dragons to play at the 2014 Grey Cup game halftime show today.

I thought they did a great job and "radio active" sales probably went up again. Great group to see live, love the use of all the percussion and getting the crowd into their music. I would definitely go see them again.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on December 02, 2014, 03:18:24 PM
So I went to a couple of concerts last month at the danforth music hall, mostly at my wife's behest, but I didn't mind at all.

So first I saw Peter Hook and his band (formerly of New Order). I've always been a casual new order fan, so I thought this would be fun.

Well the first thing I noticed was that I could barely hear him. Everything else was clear. So I thought that was weird. And then throughout almost every song, he would look offstage and point to his bass or mic and indicate up or down, but then nothing changed. In any case, he played for 3 hours straight. But he really came off as arrogant - didn't say a word to the crowd. Came on, started playing and when he was done, left the stage.I will say this though, he can play the hell out of the bass. He gets a really unique sound out of it.

In any case, 2 weeks later we saw Johnny Marr at the same venue. And everything was crystal clear. Vocals, everything. We saw him last year, and I was just as impressed with him then as I was this time, this guy is a rock star. He can play, sing... really good concert.

So it got me thinking that I felt quite ripped off by the Peter Hook concert - so I started looking up videos that concert goers have uploaded, and it was exactly the same experience I had - so this leads me to the conclusion that he can't sing...

Anyway, have a look for yourselves if you're curious. This may as well have been the concert I was at:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDW05Ea3wMs[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2014, 11:05:33 AM
A track by track breakdown of The Endless River (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/albums/pink-floyds-the-endless-river-track-by-track.html) by one of the contributors at Brain Damage.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on December 03, 2014, 01:06:49 PM
Saw Steve Hackett play Genesis Revisited at Massey Hall yesterday. Really good show! The guy is a guitar master. Wish they EQ'd the singer's voice better though.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2014, 01:51:05 PM
Joe - Nice one seeing Marr! Do you have his new album? He's on one of the tracks on the upcoming Noel Gallagher album, Manchester in the area! How many Smiths songs did he play?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on December 03, 2014, 02:23:37 PM
I think he played about 6 or so smith songs - again it's my wife that's the big Smiths fans, I'm more of a casual listener.

I don't have any of his solo stuff, but whatever songs were his that he sang were very catchy. He also sang Iggy Pop's lust for life, which was a little weird.

He also brought out one of the guys from broken social scene and they sang a few songs together.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 03, 2014, 02:27:55 PM
So it got me thinking that I felt quite ripped off by the Peter Hook concert - so I started looking up videos that concert goers have uploaded, and it was exactly the same experience I had - so this leads me to the conclusion that he can't sing...

That would really annoy me and make me feel like he's really taking advantage of people's nostalgia for New Order.  Not that all acts who made their name in decades past aren't doing that to some degree, but if you're unable to sing the songs it's another story.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on December 03, 2014, 02:55:38 PM
So it got me thinking that I felt quite ripped off by the Peter Hook concert - so I started looking up videos that concert goers have uploaded, and it was exactly the same experience I had - so this leads me to the conclusion that he can't sing...

That would really annoy me and make me feel like he's really taking advantage of people's nostalgia for New Order.  Not that all acts who made their name in decades past aren't doing that to some degree, but if you're unable to sing the songs it's another story.

Did you watch the video? Am I being too critical do you think?

I've been reading up on Peter Hook, and he comes across like quite the ego centric jerk. Apparently last year, or maybe the year before, he quit New Order, then tweeted, or something, that New Order had disbanded. The rest of the guys were stunned and released a statement that said they're still a band, Peter Hook just isn't part of it anymore.

But you see the arrogance there? If I'm not in the band anymore, then it's not new order anymore, end of story.

Seems like quite the tool to me.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2014, 03:27:31 PM
I think he played about 6 or so smith songs - again it's my wife that's the big Smiths fans, I'm more of a casual listener.

I don't have any of his solo stuff, but whatever songs were his that he sang were very catchy. He also sang Iggy Pop's lust for life, which was a little weird.

He also brought out one of the guys from broken social scene and they sang a few songs together.

From what I've read following the tour online Lust for Life and How Soon Is Now have been the encores most shows.  He's been bringing up different musicians / special guests based on where the show is most of the tour also. He's a pretty big deal in a lot of guitar circles - easily one of the most influential guitar players of the past 30 years. He certainly made Morrissey bearable for me haha
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Rob on December 03, 2014, 03:48:19 PM
So it got me thinking that I felt quite ripped off by the Peter Hook concert - so I started looking up videos that concert goers have uploaded, and it was exactly the same experience I had - so this leads me to the conclusion that he can't sing...

That would really annoy me and make me feel like he's really taking advantage of people's nostalgia for New Order.  Not that all acts who made their name in decades past aren't doing that to some degree, but if you're unable to sing the songs it's another story.

Did you watch the video? Am I being too critical do you think?

I've been reading up on Peter Hook, and he comes across like quite the ego centric jerk. Apparently last year, or maybe the year before, he quit New Order, then tweeted, or something, that New Order had disbanded. The rest of the guys were stunned and released a statement that said they're still a band, Peter Hook just isn't part of it anymore.

But you see the arrogance there? If I'm not in the band anymore, then it's not new order anymore, end of story.

Seems like quite the tool to me.


Oh no, you're quite right, Peter Hook is a giant dick.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Joe S. on December 03, 2014, 04:06:04 PM

From what I've read following the tour online Lust for Life and How Soon Is Now have been the encores most shows.  He's been bringing up different musicians / special guests based on where the show is most of the tour also. He's a pretty big deal in a lot of guitar circles - easily one of the most influential guitar players of the past 30 years. He certainly made Morrissey bearable for me haha

Yup those were the encores.

He definitely makes guitar playing seems effortless. He doesn't even look like he's trying. Why he isn't bigger than he is, I don't know.

Like I've said though, I've seen him twice, and was completely blown away by him both times.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2014, 05:26:33 PM

From what I've read following the tour online Lust for Life and How Soon Is Now have been the encores most shows.  He's been bringing up different musicians / special guests based on where the show is most of the tour also. He's a pretty big deal in a lot of guitar circles - easily one of the most influential guitar players of the past 30 years. He certainly made Morrissey bearable for me haha

Yup those were the encores.

He definitely makes guitar playing seems effortless. He doesn't even look like he's trying. Why he isn't bigger than he is, I don't know.

Like I've said though, I've seen him twice, and was completely blown away by him both times.

I think for casual music fans his input in The Smiths is just overshadowed by larger than life Morrissey. I think the 80's era in which he came out of plays into it also. Any guitar player who is worth their salt knows about him tho especially in the UK. Fender doesn't just give anybody their own signature guitar line...yeah he's a genius on the guitar there's no other way to put it really. John Squire and Paul Weller seem to suffer the same fate on this side of the Atlantic as well.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on December 23, 2014, 01:42:42 PM
Funny how opinions vary.. I saw Peter Hook and the Light back in November in bosoton and thoroughly enjoyed each second of the show. I am a way bigger Joy Division fan than new order fan so I was nuts about his first set which was all joy division.. I didn't find any problme with volume etc. Hooky does not have the best voice (definitely better with hitting Ian Curtis Joy Division notes over Bernard Sumner's New order notes) but still loved it. I also just finished his book. Sad he and Sumber are fueding but if you believe his book PH has integrity...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on June 28, 2015, 01:42:20 PM
Chris Squire died, poopy.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on July 06, 2015, 12:55:57 PM

So anyone taken a dive into any of the new streaming music services? I've gotten a month free of the Google Play one and while there are certain nice aspects to it it strikes me as a little buggy and limited. The curated Radio stations, for instance, seem to limit themselves to playing songs by 5 or 6 artists and then just going through their stuff.

But anyone tried Tidal or Apple and like them?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Frank E on July 06, 2015, 12:59:19 PM

So anyone taken a dive into any of the new streaming music services? I've gotten a month free of the Google Play one and while there are certain nice aspects to it it strikes me as a little buggy and limited. The curated Radio stations, for instance, seem to limit themselves to playing songs by 5 or 6 artists and then just going through their stuff.

But anyone tried Tidal or Apple and like them?

I'm glad you brought this up because I'm thinking about this as well.

As I understand it, with streaming you don't own a file, and so if that's the case, you can't listen to it (or store it in your phone) whenever you want if you're offline...correct?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on July 06, 2015, 01:05:11 PM
I'm glad you brought this up because I'm thinking about this as well.

As I understand it, with streaming you don't own a file, and so if that's the case, you can't listen to it (or store it in your phone) whenever you want if you're offline...correct?

Yes. That's been one of the other things. My wifi coverage is spotty on my deck so when I'm BBQing I'm either using my data plan or back stuck to whatever I've got on my phone.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Frank E on July 06, 2015, 01:12:45 PM
I'm glad you brought this up because I'm thinking about this as well.

As I understand it, with streaming you don't own a file, and so if that's the case, you can't listen to it (or store it in your phone) whenever you want if you're offline...correct?

Yes. That's been one of the other things. My wifi coverage is spotty on my deck so when I'm BBQing I'm either using my data plan or back stuck to whatever I've got on my phone.

Thanks Nik...Yeah, I think that's what's going to dissuade me.

What's everyone's favourite music sharing (file sharing) software these days?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: LuncheonMeat on July 06, 2015, 04:00:28 PM

So anyone taken a dive into any of the new streaming music services? I've gotten a month free of the Google Play one and while there are certain nice aspects to it it strikes me as a little buggy and limited. The curated Radio stations, for instance, seem to limit themselves to playing songs by 5 or 6 artists and then just going through their stuff.

But anyone tried Tidal or Apple and like them?

I'm glad you brought this up because I'm thinking about this as well.

As I understand it, with streaming you don't own a file, and so if that's the case, you can't listen to it (or store it in your phone) whenever you want if you're offline...correct?

Frank, have you tried Spotify?  Their paid subscription is just a few bucks a month, but it gives you access to music offline as well.  It's a pretty good deal.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on July 06, 2015, 04:02:46 PM
I haven't actually used them, but I do know that most services allow you to add a whole bunch of songs to some type of "offline listening" section so you don't need to be connected to the internet to access them.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Frank E on July 06, 2015, 04:28:55 PM
Thanks boys.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on July 24, 2015, 02:05:58 PM
This year I'm gonna participate in a big international songwriting competition, I can't sing, I don't understand chords or notes, I can't finish a song lyrics wise, but I'm still gonna do it, and in 6 weeks lol :D
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on July 30, 2015, 07:31:54 PM
New Puscifer single, album coming out in October, now if only that other band would do something soon too...

[youtube]qtZJiQSmJ9g[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Tigger on October 09, 2015, 09:21:58 PM
Iron Maiden is booked at the AC April 3, might have to go to that.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on November 13, 2015, 10:45:25 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGAP1Swj-dM[/youtube]

Watched Inside Llewyn Davis and now I need me some acoustic folk music. God I never knew The Boss could be so bleak.

*Edit SUCCESS!
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 13, 2015, 11:02:01 AM
[youtube]eGAP1Swj-dM[/youtube]

Watched Inside Llewyn Davis and now I need me some acoustic folk music. God I never knew The Boss could be so bleak.

Don't know why link won't preview in youtube.

There you go.

[youtube ]Whatever you want to link put it in here, just the part after the equals sign.[ /youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 13, 2015, 11:05:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGAP1Swj-dM

Watched Inside Llewyn Davis and now I need me some acoustic folk music. God I never knew The Boss could be so bleak.

Don't know why link won't preview in youtube.

I fixed it for you but then you took it down! Anyway the problem is for some reason youtube links often start with "https://", and the "s" throws off the youtube tag here. So just do exactly what you had previously but erase the s.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on December 04, 2015, 08:38:07 AM

Scott Weiland died which is, if not altogether surprising, still sad. I really liked STP in the day.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 04, 2015, 09:15:17 AM
Scott Weiland died which is, if not altogether surprising, still sad. I really liked STP in the day.

Definitely sad. Had the opportunity to see STP a few years ago, and they put on an excellent show. When he was on, Weiland was a fantastic, charismatic performer.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on December 04, 2015, 09:26:11 AM
Definitely sad. Had the opportunity to see STP a few years ago, and they put on an excellent show. When he was on, Weiland was a fantastic, charismatic performer.

Once they sort of shed the trappings of being a generic grunge-y band I think they're one of the few bands to come out of that scene that really did cool stuff after the initial hype.

Anyways, it's a bummer. I'm old. RIP Scott.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 04, 2015, 09:29:05 AM
Once they sort of shed the trappings of being a generic grunge-y band I think they're one of the few bands to come out of that scene that really did cool stuff after the initial hype.

Anyways, it's a bummer. I'm old. RIP Scott.

Yup. We're old. I felt the same way when I found out the Eddie Vedder turned 50 last year. That just doesn't seem right.

And, yeah, once they really embraced the blues-rock influence/background many of the band members had, STP really became one of the more interesting bands to come out of the early 90s. Definite bummer.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on December 04, 2015, 09:41:25 AM
Ah man. I was a fan of STP back in the day as well. So sad he couldn't get over his demons.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on December 04, 2015, 09:57:58 AM
Ah man. I was a fan of STP back in the day as well. So sad he couldn't get over his demons.

We don't know the cause of death yet but he had spoken earlier in the year about having actually made a lot of steps in his recovery from heroin addiction. So it may not have been not getting over his demons, just that having the demons for so long took a serious toll.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Frank E on December 04, 2015, 10:03:59 AM
Love STP.  I even liked the Velvet Revolver stuff.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on December 04, 2015, 10:07:11 AM
You're right Nik; it's not fair for me to be presumptuous. I have to assume though that the damage done in his past at least contributed to his passing. Sad either way.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on December 04, 2015, 10:12:47 AM
You're right Nik; it's not fair for me to be presumptuous. I have to assume though that the damage done in his past at least contributed to his passing. Sad either way.

No, I was agreeing with you. I'm making that same assumption.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on December 04, 2015, 10:45:07 AM
Ah, I see. I thought you thought I was presuming an overdose.


Anyway.... 48 seems both old and young. Old, because it's making me feel old that some of my heroes, like Vedder are 50, but so young to pass away.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Deebo on December 18, 2015, 01:38:39 AM
A little late and probably a little Cliche.

But the unplugged performance of Plush is probably my favourite thing he did:

[youtube]vXe7HIyDBdE[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on December 18, 2015, 07:35:52 AM
anyone listen to the Sleaford Mods out of UK? Good stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEYYI1ii0AU
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 02, 2016, 05:41:01 AM
"Unforgettable"...

Rest in peace, Natalie Cole.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/natalie-cole-grammy-winning-singer-daughter-nat-king-170444685.html (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/natalie-cole-grammy-winning-singer-daughter-nat-king-170444685.html)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on January 02, 2016, 12:38:48 PM
Viking rock :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzL4h1qveLU
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 14, 2016, 03:05:33 PM
Tomorrow night's the big night as the Grammy Awards be will be showcaed live from L.A.  Here's a list of Canucks -- thirty nominations in all -- with The Weekend rivalling Taylor Swift in that category:


http://globalnews.ca/news/2516975/canadians-are-ready-to-take-over-the-grammys/ (http://globalnews.ca/news/2516975/canadians-are-ready-to-take-over-the-grammys/)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 20, 2016, 02:19:57 PM
Last night's iHeartRadio's MMVAs:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/drake-wins-big-canadas-much-music-video-awards-035958753.html

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on October 13, 2016, 10:48:17 AM

Hey, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. That's neat.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 13, 2017, 12:59:32 AM
The Bee Gees forever!

40th Anniversary tribute by Demi Lovato, Little Big Town, Andria Day, at Sunday night's  2017 Grammy Awards, got the crowd dancin' & singin' including a beaming Barry Gibb, as "Night Fever" , "Stayin' Alive", and "How Deep Is Your Love" , all Bee Gees classic hits were performed.


[youtube]3yGmNfuTLJI[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 13, 2017, 01:04:03 AM
Here's the Prince tribute as performed by Bruno Mars, at Sunday night's 2017 Grammy Awards:


[youtube]ThAo3p1Ymsk[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 13, 2017, 01:08:34 AM
Adele's tribute to George Michael at Sunday night's 2017 Grammy Awards: (not without a 'hiccup')


[youtube]F4Hn-iYhEGI[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on February 17, 2017, 08:20:19 AM
Not sure if anyone has heard of these guys or is a fan, but going to see Sleaford Mods in Brooklyn NY in March.. only doing a few dates in States. Pretty psyched

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQZN01Cqzek
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on March 08, 2017, 09:58:42 PM
I did a thing recently...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkWt3ag0Amk[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Stebro on April 04, 2017, 01:07:07 PM
Great song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36V2FjRSHQc
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on May 18, 2017, 08:43:07 AM

Well, I'm bummed out to start the day.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBZs_Py-1_0[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: herman on May 18, 2017, 08:57:20 AM
Yes. That was sudden.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on May 18, 2017, 09:33:08 AM
Yeah, as someone who started getting into music in the early 90s, this one hurt.  Kurt, Layne and Chris all gone now.

Someone cover Eddie Vedder in bubble wrap, please...
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: bustaheims on May 18, 2017, 09:42:00 AM
Someone cover Eddie Vedder in bubble wrap, please...

Also, make sure he has a healthy an balanced diet, takes care of him self physically, gets plenty of rest, and has regular appointments with medical professionals.

This is definitely the most personal of the major musicians deaths in recent years, and one of the more unexpected.

[youtube]KhJ9IwYc5NU[/youtube]
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Arn on May 18, 2017, 09:49:06 AM
He played a show last night and was tweeting after it, so very sudden and unexpected.

What an incredible voice.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Frank E on May 18, 2017, 10:52:22 AM
This sucks.  Scott Weiland, now Chris Cornell...those were 2 of my favourite voices from that era.  Soundgarden and STP were among my favourite bands late in high school, and at Western...anyone from that time remembers beers at the Spoke listening to this stuff.

And later on, just like Scott Weiland with Velvet Revolver, I liked Chris Cornell with Audioslave stuff.

Not much new stuff that seems as good as they were in that genre, or am I missing something? 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 18, 2017, 03:01:11 PM
He played a show last night and was tweeting after it, so very sudden and unexpected.

What an incredible voice.

The coroner announced this afternoon it was a suicide by hanging.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on May 18, 2017, 06:00:36 PM
So sad. I'm so sorry for his family, especially his kids.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Andy on May 18, 2017, 06:08:03 PM
This one really hurts. God, he was so talented. I could never believe how he could play some of those tough Soundgarden songs with the off-timing and sing so well at the same time. Going to have a few drinks tonight and play only Soundgarden, Audioslave and Cornell tunes. RIP.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Arn on May 19, 2017, 06:33:51 AM
He played a show last night and was tweeting after it, so very sudden and unexpected.

What an incredible voice.

The coroner announced this afternoon it was a suicide by hanging.

That makes it tougher to get my head around. It's rare that you see how seemingly "normal*" someone is acting - playing a show, tweeting about how good it was - before then being in a place where they feel they need to take their own life.




*Normal is not the word I wanted to use, but I can't think of a better one, cos what is "normal"
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Arn on May 23, 2017, 07:36:52 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on May 23, 2017, 09:35:02 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 23, 2017, 09:42:10 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that. 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on May 23, 2017, 09:54:59 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because nothing else matters to them except death, destruction and mayhem (and killing for their made up invisible man in the sky).
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on May 23, 2017, 09:55:35 AM
Until we have more concrete info on who did this or why it may be best to not try to apportion blame to anything.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on May 23, 2017, 09:58:04 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

Fundamentalists are fundamentalists because they take scripture as seriously as they do. The only reason religion isn't as big a scourge as it used to be is because more reasoned thinking forces religious nonsense to take steps back from their more unreasoned ideas. Is a person crazy if they read a scripture saying kill non-believers and they do that thing or is the scripture itself erratic and crazy?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Bender on May 23, 2017, 09:58:36 AM
Until we have more concrete info on who did this or why it may be best to not try to apportion blame to anything.

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on May 23, 2017, 10:04:06 AM
Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Just like they did in Orlando which turned out to be the work of one messed up guy. Those idiots are desperate for attention and any sort of way to latch on to things that get them it.

There really is no danger in having all the facts before coming to a conclusion.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on May 23, 2017, 10:05:02 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

That is true, it's just my frustration at what people will do in the name of a 'god'. Far more harm has come from all religion, than any good it may do or may have done.

There is no end to this stuff, at least I don't see how there can be, with so many brainwashed people.

Maybe anyone under the age of 18, not be exposed to religion, but there is no way to enforce that.

I just wish that Science and facts were taught to everyone, from an early age, not religion. So maybe we can have critical thinking kids / adults, in the future. Our planet and future human kind, would thank us.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 23, 2017, 10:06:06 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

Fundamentalists are fundamentalists because they take scripture as seriously as they do. The only reason religion isn't as big a scourge as it used to be is because more reasoned thinking forces religious nonsense to take steps back from their more unreasoned ideas. Is a person crazy if they read a scripture saying kill non-believers and they do that thing or is the scripture itself erratic and crazy?

I understand, and I get that this gives people a more widespread cause to do something like this for, but at the end of the day, if you believe in something enough to blow yourself and several other up, then I think that is insane.  I don't draw a line between blowing themselves up in the name of a god, or blowing themselves up because they think if they do that, they will share the afterlife with a person they think spurned them.  Or blowing themselves up because some people bullied them.  When you get to the level where you bring explosives in to the mix, you are pretty far down.     
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on May 23, 2017, 10:08:41 AM
Until we have more concrete info on who did this or why it may be best to not try to apportion blame to anything.

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.

There are a lot of holes in their "claim" though - particularly getting a lot of the details wrong:

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 23, 2017, 10:09:22 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

That is true, it's just my frustration at what people will do in the name of a 'god'. Far more harm has come from all religion, than any good it may do or may have done.

There is no end to this stuff, at least I don't see how there can be, with so many brainwashed people.

Maybe anyone under the age of 18, not be exposed to religion, but there is no way to enforce that.

I just wish that Science and facts were taught to everyone, from an early age, not religion. So maybe we can have critical thinking kids / adults, in the future. Our planet and future human kind, would thank us.

I think our technology has advanced us past the point that most of humanity can handle. 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Arn on May 23, 2017, 10:11:13 AM
An 8 year old girl confirmed as one of those killed. Just horrible.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on May 23, 2017, 10:14:16 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

That is true, it's just my frustration at what people will do in the name of a 'god'. Far more harm has come from all religion, than any good it may do or may have done.

There is no end to this stuff, at least I don't see how there can be, with so many brainwashed people.

Maybe anyone under the age of 18, not be exposed to religion, but there is no way to enforce that.

I just wish that Science and facts were taught to everyone, from an early age, not religion. So maybe we can have critical thinking kids / adults, in the future. Our planet and future human kind, would thank us.

I think our technology has advanced us past the point that most of humanity can handle.

I'm not so sure of that.

https://creationmuseum.org/

One small example, of fiction passed as fact, and people gobble it up, in 'Murica.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on May 23, 2017, 10:15:09 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

That is true, it's just my frustration at what people will do in the name of a 'god'. Far more harm has come from all religion, than any good it may do or may have done.

There is no end to this stuff, at least I don't see how there can be, with so many brainwashed people.

Maybe anyone under the age of 18, not be exposed to religion, but there is no way to enforce that.

I just wish that Science and facts were taught to everyone, from an early age, not religion. So maybe we can have critical thinking kids / adults, in the future. Our planet and future human kind, would thank us.

For me, it's sociological, though; even if you were to get rid of religion somehow - as long as socioeconomic inequality exists in the world, there will be violence.  It will just be another reason for the basis of it.  Political?  Racial?  Other arbitrary drawn lines?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: bustaheims on May 23, 2017, 10:26:54 AM
For me, it's sociological, though; even if you were to get rid of religion somehow - as long as socioeconomic inequality exists in the world, there will be violence.  It will just be another reason for the basis of it.  Political?  Racial?  Other arbitrary drawn lines?

And, if we're really being honest here, the violence being carried out in the name of religion is really politically/racially/financially motivated any way. The leadership of these terrorist groups just use twisted versions of religion to brainwash their followers to commit atrocities for their "cause." Without religion, they'd just find another button to push to rally others to act for them.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on May 23, 2017, 10:27:19 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

That is true, it's just my frustration at what people will do in the name of a 'god'. Far more harm has come from all religion, than any good it may do or may have done.

There is no end to this stuff, at least I don't see how there can be, with so many brainwashed people.

Maybe anyone under the age of 18, not be exposed to religion, but there is no way to enforce that.

I just wish that Science and facts were taught to everyone, from an early age, not religion. So maybe we can have critical thinking kids / adults, in the future. Our planet and future human kind, would thank us.

I think our technology has advanced us past the point that most of humanity can handle.

I'm not so sure of that.

https://creationmuseum.org/

One small example, of fiction passed as fact, and people gobble it up, in 'Murica.

I think the internet and mobile phones and the constantly connected environment that we have created is more than we can handle.  It has preyed on the parts of ourselves that are the worst parts of ourselves. 

I'm a programmer so the fact that I am somewhat biting the hand that feeds is not lost on me.  I think we have given ourselves access to things that we shouldn't have given ourselves access to until as a society we were able to handle it.  I think we will adapt, but I think there will be dark times before we say as a society that enough is enough.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: herman on May 23, 2017, 10:44:57 AM
For me, it's sociological, though; even if you were to get rid of religion somehow - as long as socioeconomic inequality exists in the world, there will be violence.  It will just be another reason for the basis of it.  Political?  Racial?  Other arbitrary drawn lines?

And, if we're really being honest here, the violence being carried out in the name of religion is really politically/racially/financially motivated any way. The leadership of these terrorist groups just use twisted versions of religion to brainwash their followers to commit atrocities for their "cause." Without religion, they'd just find another button to push to rally others to act for them.

If I were to distill it further to its absolute root, it comes down to power: taking it and keeping it.

I think the internet and mobile phones and the constantly connected environment that we have created is more than we can handle.  It has preyed on the parts of ourselves that are the worst parts of ourselves. 

I'm a programmer so the fact that I am somewhat biting the hand that feeds is not lost on me.  I think we have given ourselves access to things that we shouldn't have given ourselves access to until as a society we were able to handle it.  I think we will adapt, but I think there will be dark times before we say as a society that enough is enough.

The problem isn't really the technology cited. It has simply made readily accessible and amplified what was already there by facilitating global echo chambers. Other forces, in seeking to maintain power, naturally try to limit critical thinking, so the general populace is defenseless.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 24, 2017, 01:59:34 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

That is true, it's just my frustration at what people will do in the name of a 'god'. Far more harm has come from all religion, than any good it may do or may have done.

There is no end to this stuff, at least I don't see how there can be, with so many brainwashed people.

Maybe anyone under the age of 18, not be exposed to religion, but there is no way to enforce that.

I just wish that Science and facts were taught to everyone, from an early age, not religion. So maybe we can have critical thinking kids / adults, in the future. Our planet and future human kind, would thank us.


You must be joking. Replace it with what? Satanism?  Wherever there exists a void, it will be filled with another belief, demogoue, or other.

Every religion has it's extremes -- be it Christian fundamentalism or Islamic fundamentalism -- in it's various forms.  They exist everywhere all over the planet. 

At the other end, there are sensible, practical people who are deeply religious yet flexible to understand how to apply the best and basic tenets of their religious beliefs to everyday life.

Evil's brand of religion isn't in the name of religion, which they  use as the excuse for martyrdom and revenge in it's most brutal form.

These people who apparently enjoy killing are either brainwashed or paid to undertake such dastardly endeavors. Who knows who finances terror groups?  Who is behind them?

Absolute cowardice.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on May 24, 2017, 10:44:58 AM
22 killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england

I mean, I don't understand why you'd attack any kind of concert, but one that is primarily being attended by teenagers and probably mostly teenage girls is even harder to try and fathom.

Because all religion is a plague on this planet and should be abolished?

I know where you are coming from, but the root cause of the issue is belief mixed with crazy, and I am not sure if you can abolish that.

That is true, it's just my frustration at what people will do in the name of a 'god'. Far more harm has come from all religion, than any good it may do or may have done.

There is no end to this stuff, at least I don't see how there can be, with so many brainwashed people.

Maybe anyone under the age of 18, not be exposed to religion, but there is no way to enforce that.

I just wish that Science and facts were taught to everyone, from an early age, not religion. So maybe we can have critical thinking kids / adults, in the future. Our planet and future human kind, would thank us.


You must be joking. Replace it with what? Satanism?  Wherever there exists a void, it will be filled with another belief, demogoue, or other.

Every religion has it's extremes -- be it Christian fundamentalism or Islamic fundamentalism -- in it's various forms.  They exist everywhere all over the planet. 

At the other end, there are sensible, practical people who are deeply religious yet flexible to understand how to apply the best and basic tenets of their religious beliefs to everyday life.

Evil's brand of religion isn't in the name of religion, which they  use as the excuse for martyrdom and revenge in it's most brutal form.

These people who apparently enjoy killing are either brainwashed or paid to undertake such dastardly endeavors. Who knows who finances terror groups?  Who is behind them?

Absolute cowardice.

Replace it with satanism? What????
Silly that you reference getting rid of religion, with a construct of religion (satan), which was meant to scare the population, and to control them with 'sin'....

How about teach people about facts and Science? Which I already referenced.

Not teach people from some fictional books and writings from thousands of years ago, you know, where there is zero evidence, which is why it's called 'faith'.  Religion was started because it was a way for a few, to hold power, over the many. Nothing has changed in that respect. Have you ever read the disturbing things written in the bible or koran.

All religion is the problem, there are so many too, there have been thousands of gods throughout history, but yet we still don't have any evidence for any. People kill for them and blindly believe in it. That is a problem, I have a problem with it, so does our world, as we have witnessed for a few thousand years. Killing in the name of.

This is a huge topic, which I wish more people would open their eyes too and discuss, but it's hard when there is blind faith.
 
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on May 24, 2017, 11:03:19 AM
on the topic of music I saw the PIXIES play in a small venue sunday night in Boston and they were fabulous. 2 hours of raw music. No theatrical stuff just great music
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: herman on May 24, 2017, 11:03:50 AM
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I too wish that more people would have internet discussions on the morality of religion vs science in a music thread and proceed with the same zeal and fanaticism decried against religions.

With great certainty, I can say that yelling at people from a keyboard and casting scorn and derision on their core values and beliefs is a time-tested and effective way of changing minds in a constructive manner.

Edit: sarcasm aside, I actually wouldn't mind engaging in that level of discussion in its own thread as long as participants do their best to refrain from ad hominem attacks, etc.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on May 24, 2017, 11:33:32 AM
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I too wish that more people would have internet discussions on the morality of religion vs science in a music thread and proceed with the same zeal and fanaticism decried against religions.

With great certainty, I can say that yelling at people from a keyboard and casting scorn and derision on their core values and beliefs is a time-tested and effective way of changing minds in a constructive manner.

Meh. The music thread was derailed when the topic of the bombing at a concert happened. Had nothing to do with music.
Could have been in another thread.

Yeah, I am passionate about the topic, I should have shown restraint. Has nothing to do with fanaticism and it will not change the minds of those who believe. Only they have the power to open their minds and question the doctrine.

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: herman on May 24, 2017, 11:45:18 AM
Yeah, I am passionate about the topic, I should have shown restraint. Has nothing to do with fanaticism and it will not change the minds of those who believe. Only they have the power to open their minds and question the doctrine.

I believe you and I understand where you're coming from even though we probably don't agree on a lot of those conclusions. I don't know you personally and can only gauge based on what words are used and how they are perceived to be used, so a confrontational stance from the get go is only going to beget fruitless confrontation despite the dream of a rational worldview and a noble desire for others to stop hate and violence (which I definitely admire).

I think the way some things were said earlier could very easily have hurt some members here if it hadn't already. People are already at each others' throats for hot-takes on hockey; this topic is about 4-5 levels up the emotional intensity meter.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: bustaheims on May 24, 2017, 12:14:29 PM
I too wish that more people would have internet discussions on the morality of religion vs science in a music thread and proceed with the same zeal and fanaticism decried against religions.

I think you really hit the nail on the head with this particular word (not in reference to leafsjunkie, but in terms of the discussion at hand). The problem the world needs to address is fanaticism, not religion. Fanaticism exists outside of religion, and it won't go away if religion goes away. The people who crave power will just find different buttons to push the fanatics to do despicable things for them.

Religion is an easy target, because it's the veil which fanaticism often hides behind in our world. It's the excuse people use to justify their hatred.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: leafsjunkie on May 24, 2017, 12:19:50 PM
Yeah, I am passionate about the topic, I should have shown restraint. Has nothing to do with fanaticism and it will not change the minds of those who believe. Only they have the power to open their minds and question the doctrine.

I believe you and I understand where you're coming from even though we probably don't agree on a lot of those conclusions. I don't know you personally and can only gauge based on what words are used and how they are perceived to be used, so a confrontational stance from the get go is only going to beget fruitless confrontation despite the dream of a rational worldview and a noble desire for others to stop hate and violence (which I definitely admire).

I think the way some things were said earlier could very easily have hurt some members here if it hadn't already. People are already at each others' throats for hot-takes on hockey; this topic is about 4-5 levels up the emotional intensity meter.

I will end on this note.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbwDbsKeyjc
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: herman on May 24, 2017, 12:22:10 PM
I too wish that more people would have internet discussions on the morality of religion vs science in a music thread and proceed with the same zeal and fanaticism decried against religions.

I think you really hit the nail on the head with this particular word (not in reference to leafsjunkie, but in terms of the discussion at hand). The problem the world needs to address is fanaticism, not religion. Fanaticism exists outside of religion, and it won't go away if religion goes away. The people who crave power will just find different buttons to push the fanatics to do despicable things for them.

Religion is an easy target, because it's the veil which fanaticism often hides behind in our world. It's the excuse people use to justify their hatred.

As hockeyfan1 mentioned, every religion has its extremes (on both ends of the spectrum), and I'd posit that this extends to any belief, secular or otherwise.

Fanaticism (which is literally part of this site's name, btw!), is one of those things that is part of our psychological (and physiological) build. I linked the Oatmeal's comic on the Backfire Effect earlier, but that's basically where I think it comes from: protectionism of core beliefs to the point of cognitive dissonance, wherein the core belief is exploited to consolidate power. As SI also alluded to earlier, technology makes it very easy to get caught up in our positive feedback loops of agreement.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: herman on May 24, 2017, 12:24:24 PM
I will end on this note.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbwDbsKeyjc

I'm only going on the first 20 seconds of this video that I'm presuming is a mic drop; this probably isn't going to help your cause.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on June 16, 2017, 10:23:05 AM
I now have concert tickets to a bunch of shows upcoming:

Echo n Bunnymen with Violent Femmes
X
Arcade Fire
The National
Courtney Barnett with Kurt Vile

Psyched for them all
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Andy on June 17, 2017, 10:04:43 AM
I have front row for The National. Pretty psyched as well. Going to Chili Peppers too next week.

On the release note, looking forward to picking up the new Royal Blood disc. Also love the National's first single.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Arn on June 17, 2017, 07:19:15 PM
I saw Arcade Fire on Tuesday night. Great gig with one of the most chilled out happy crowds for a gig I've seen in ages.

Seeing Radiohead this Tuesday for about the 15th time after first seeing them 20 years ago yesterday
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Arn on June 21, 2017, 09:16:51 AM
Radiohead gig last night was absolutely superb. Possibly the best
I've seen them and a great setlist with some great old classics in among the new stuff which translates really well to being played live.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on June 21, 2017, 09:28:05 AM
I have front row for The National. Pretty psyched as well. Going to Chili Peppers too next week.

On the release note, looking forward to picking up the new Royal Blood disc. Also love the National's first single.

I've seen the National about a half dozen times over the years. Amazing sound live.. Plus Matt Berninger gives it his all in every show
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on June 21, 2017, 09:28:33 AM
I saw Arcade Fire on Tuesday night. Great gig with one of the most chilled out happy crowds for a gig I've seen in ages.

Seeing Radiohead this Tuesday for about the 15th time after first seeing them 20 years ago yesterday

Nice
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: digdug on June 21, 2017, 09:48:29 AM
I saw Arcade Fire a few years ago. Fun concert.

One of the funniest lines I heard from a fellow member of the audience.

"Wow, I never expected so many parents to attend this concert."

This from an approx 20 year old man.

My friend and I were one of many attending that were approx 50 yrs old.

lol
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 13, 2017, 04:18:01 PM
Saw tool twice last month. Metallica coming up this Sunday.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Zee on July 14, 2017, 08:49:47 AM
Saw tool twice last month. Metallica coming up this Sunday.

What Tool is touring?  Are they ever releasing a new album?
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 14, 2017, 11:02:39 AM
Saw tool twice last month. Metallica coming up this Sunday.

What Tool is touring?  Are they ever releasing a new album?

Supposedly yes to a new album.

Didn't hear any new songs in either of the concerts I saw in Montreal or Toronto. Both shows were identical except for maybe 1 track. They sounded great.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Zee on July 14, 2017, 11:13:49 AM
Saw tool twice last month. Metallica coming up this Sunday.

What Tool is touring?  Are they ever releasing a new album?

Supposedly yes to a new album.

Didn't hear any new songs in either of the concerts I saw in Montreal or Toronto. Both shows were identical except for maybe 1 track. They sounded great.

 I still remember when they released 10,000 Days..I had one child that was under 6 months old.  Now I have 3 kids ages 11, 9 and 5.
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 14, 2017, 01:12:07 PM
Saw tool twice last month. Metallica coming up this Sunday.

What Tool is touring?  Are they ever releasing a new album?

Supposedly yes to a new album.

Didn't hear any new songs in either of the concerts I saw in Montreal or Toronto. Both shows were identical except for maybe 1 track. They sounded great.

 I still remember when they released 10,000 Days..I had one child that was under 6 months old.  Now I have 3 kids ages 11, 9 and 5.

I think I first saw Tool live 26 years ago.
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Post by: TheMightyOdin on July 21, 2017, 02:26:33 AM
Metallica on Sunday night in Toronto was awesome. I was also front row center😎
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Post by: Boston Leaf on September 03, 2017, 07:23:37 AM
Currently have concert tickets for 5 shows.. wondering if anyone has or will see any of these tours

Arcade Fire
The Chameleons Vox
The National
X
Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: Arn on September 03, 2017, 06:21:30 PM
I saw The Arcade Fire in Belfast a couple of months ago, first I'd seen them in about a decade. They were really good and the gig was fantastic.

Was also one of the most chilled out crowds I've seen at a gig in a long time which helped. Everyone just there to relax and enjoy the music. A lot of concerts here seem to attract a load of annoying drunk teenagers (or else I'm just getting old)
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 28, 2017, 07:52:11 PM
RIP Juliette Cavazzi.

She was 'Canada's sweetheart" back in the 1950' & '60s and had her own variety show called The Juliette Show.  She was simply known to Canadians as Juliette.

I remember having heard of her and had seen on tv in the '70s and early '80s.  It wasn't until I entered the Musicfest Canada competition in 1982 that I had met her in person.

She was one of many well-known Canadians from the field of music on the judging panel for this competition, and I clearly recall Juliette clapping & smiling when I was playing in front of the panel.

The CBC studios on Shuter St. In Toronto's Cabbagetown area was where competitors (from Ontario) showcased their talents.  Other Canadians from across the provinces had their own Musicfest judging panel & place.

I played on a Steinway grand piano, the first time I had ever layed my fingers on such a piano -- I was more familiar  with uprights and baby grands -- and became slightly apprehensive and perhaps a little nervous at the thought of having to play this grand piano.  Once I began my 10 minute repertoire (the slotted time given to everyone), I was put at ease conquering this grand behemoth of a musical instrument.  It was quite possibly the best-sounding piano ever, (Steinway & Sons has long had a reputation for manufacturing the best concert grands), and I've sampled many a different piano name.  My personal favourite for baby grands was the Wagner piano back in those days.

After I finished my presentation, as I got set to leave, Juliette came up to me and uttered some words of praise and she had a smile that was unforgettable.  No wonder people liked her.  She wore it well.

(For the record, I did not win the Musicfest Canada competition but nevertheless, it was a wonderful experience both in terms of preparation and learning.  I had chosen to play under the category of "Pop Classics", a combination of popular and some classical pieces).

This was my fond memory of Juliette.  Thank you for your kindness, your smile, and your graciousness.   That, in a nutshell, was vintage Juliette.


http://nationalpost.com/pmn/entertainment-pmn/canadian-television-pioneer-your-pet-juliette-dies-at-91-in-vancouver (http://nationalpost.com/pmn/entertainment-pmn/canadian-television-pioneer-your-pet-juliette-dies-at-91-in-vancouver)
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Post by: Boston Leaf on January 25, 2018, 09:45:25 AM
Rest in Peace Mark E. Smith from the Fall.. A game changer in music world. So unique, quirky and brilliant...
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 30, 2018, 03:21:26 AM
Italian-Canadian Alessia Cara, a Brampton native, became the first Canadian since 1959 to win a Grammy Award Sunday in the category of Best New Artist.

More:
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/blog/12-things-you-need-to-know-about-alessia-cara-canada-s-first-ever-best-new-artist-grammy-winner-1.4509275 (http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/blog/12-things-you-need-to-know-about-alessia-cara-canada-s-first-ever-best-new-artist-grammy-winner-1.4509275)
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Post by: Zee on January 30, 2018, 10:09:18 AM
Italian-Canadian Alessia Cara, a Brampton native, became the first Canadian since 1959 to win a Grammy Award Sunday in the category of Best New Artist.

More:
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/blog/12-things-you-need-to-know-about-alessia-cara-canada-s-first-ever-best-new-artist-grammy-winner-1.4509275 (http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/blog/12-things-you-need-to-know-about-alessia-cara-canada-s-first-ever-best-new-artist-grammy-winner-1.4509275)

I know all about her because of my daughters.  Seems like a down to earth kid, great achievements for her.
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Post by: Highlander on March 24, 2018, 06:27:09 PM
Johnny Mathis was playing Phoenix last night, my wife is crazy for him so using the Happy Wife Happy Life motto, I went along for the ride.  Thinking this guy is 82, how can he sing anymore, I didn't expect much. Boy was I surprised, not only is he moving well and looking great, his singing was as good as back when I heard Chances Are back in the 60's.  Every song was a story and his voice was strong and clear.  During his break he had a Canadian comedian knock the house down.  One of the best evenings of my life. If Johnny is showing up in your town, don't say, he is to old or what a fossil.  I am shocked to say, his show last night was better than Rod Stewart in Vegas a few years back. Rod mailed it in where Johnny was preaching the love stuff.
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on July 12, 2018, 01:46:29 AM
469+ songs!!  All-Canadian, too.  The Blue Jays reliever John Axford (who is Canadian) has a vast array of Canadiana. He posted this awhile ago (on Canada Day weekend):

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 16, 2018, 07:13:00 PM
Aretha Franklin, the legendary singer (& pianist) who was known as the "queen of soul"  passed away today:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/16/entertainment/aretha-franklin-dead/index.html
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Post by: louisstamos on October 04, 2018, 01:44:28 PM
My new band has an album coming out in November, and we filmed an actual music video for it recently.  It was a lot of fun - if you like punk/hardcore/weird music, this might be up your alley:


(I noticed the youtube embed doesn't work anymore, so here's a twitter posting. :P)
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on December 13, 2018, 09:47:35 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Leafs jam band -- Dermott on acoustic guitar, Holl on keyboard, & vocals, Sparks as music mixer/DJ, and Matthews on drums...


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We want them to have interests outside of hockey, to be able to express themselves as individuals, Dubas said in September. My philosophy has been if a person feels theyre at their best as an individual, theyre going to have their most to give to the team.

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Post by: Manson on February 06, 2019, 10:09:29 PM
My new band has an album coming out in November, and we filmed an actual music video for it recently.  It was a lot of fun - if you like punk/hardcore/weird music, this might be up your alley:


(I noticed the youtube embed doesn't work anymore, so here's a twitter posting. :P)

Hey man this is good. The vocals seem a bit off at first but then as you get into it, they fit well. The guys got a good voice. You guys have a unique sound. Watched My Life as a Cat too, I think that's you doin the lead vocals on that one...really good  cool shite man!
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 07, 2019, 03:19:21 AM
St.Louis Blues Ryan OReilly with The Ariels frontman Max Kerman:

Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: louisstamos on February 07, 2019, 01:12:55 PM
My new band has an album coming out in November, and we filmed an actual music video for it recently.  It was a lot of fun - if you like punk/hardcore/weird music, this might be up your alley:


(I noticed the youtube embed doesn't work anymore, so here's a twitter posting. :P)

Hey man this is good. The vocals seem a bit off at first but then as you get into it, they fit well. The guys got a good voice. You guys have a unique sound. Watched My Life as a Cat too, I think that's you doin the lead vocals on that one...really good  cool shite man!

Thanks Manson!  Yeah, I'm the singer in the clip above (although I'm not sure I'd call what I'd do singing  :P).  Your kind words mean a lot!
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 10, 2019, 06:13:13 PM
Speaking of music and hockey, this story is a bit unusual:  Ariana Grande a puck magnet in her younger years...kudos to her though for being pretty resilient in these circumstances.



https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/ariana-grande-no-longer-fan-hockey-wed-completely-understand-045042058.html (https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/ariana-grande-no-longer-fan-hockey-wed-completely-understand-045042058.html)
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 12, 2019, 05:57:33 AM
Hometown boy Drake wins Grammy and tells what he wants from T.O. & Mayor Tory:  paint the town gold

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Post by: Arn on March 04, 2019, 08:23:20 AM
Keith Flint of The Prodigy, dead at 49, seemingly a suicide

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/the-prodigys-keith-flint-dead-at-49

Very sad
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Post by: Bender on March 04, 2019, 09:01:39 AM
Keith Flint of The Prodigy, dead at 49, seemingly a suicide

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/the-prodigys-keith-flint-dead-at-49

Very sad

Didn't listen to them a lot but they were huge in my childhood in 1995-98. What a shame, they had a bit of a comeback a few years ago.
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 05, 2019, 07:13:10 PM
Air Piano, next?  😛🙂

https://theconversation.com/how-air-guitar-became-a-serious-sport-113154
Title: Re: Official Music Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 15, 2019, 07:01:07 PM
Gloria in all her glory-ia!

Dont know how many here are familiar with it, but I remember the late Laura Branigan and that song.

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Post by: Zee on June 15, 2019, 08:18:04 PM
Gloria in all her glory-ia!

Dont know how many here are familiar with it, but I remember the late Laura Branigan and that song.



Laura Branigan is dead?  I prefer the original by Umberto Tozzi
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 16, 2019, 07:19:39 AM
Laura Branigan passed away in 2004 at the age of 52 of a "ventricular brain aneurysm".  She obviously never sought medical attention for her severe recurring headaches.
Her death was unbeknownst to most people,  but thanks to the St.Louis Blues...

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Gloria" reappeared on the iTunes singles chart thanks to the trend, going to number 3 after the Blues won the Stanley Cup. The song's resurgence in popularity has led to Branigan's management getting numerous requests for live performances and public appearances, leading them to release a statement reminding the public that Branigan is deceased, as well as adding a note about this to her social media accounts.

Italian singer Umberto Tozzi released "Gloria" in 1979.
With permission and collaboration from Tozzi, the lyrics and music were tweaked, overhauled, and the rest is history.

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Gloria", an Italian love song recorded in 1979 by Umberto Tozzi and successful in several European countries, was released as the album's second single. Branigan's version was reworked with Tozzi's own arranger, Greg Mathieson, who updated its production with fellow producer Jack White to give it what Branigan called "an American kick" to match the new English lyrics. U.S. radio stations were initially unreceptive to "Gloria" but after it was embraced by dance clubs it eventually won them over, becoming one of the biggest hits of the 1980s. The album went gold, and the single was eventually certified platinum (sales of more than two million U.S. copies.


Source:  Wikipedia
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Post by: Nik the Trik on June 16, 2019, 12:00:40 PM

I don't really get the seemingly ironic appreciation of cheesy 80's stuff that seems to be running through hockey right now. Seems pretty hipster-ish to me in the least appealing way. I guess it's better than the super bro-y Jock Jams vibe the sport used to have but that at least seemed honest.
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Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 24, 2019, 09:10:16 AM
Raptors coach No CD Nurse & The Arkells...