Who are your favorite musical artists? We’re always looking for new stuff for our iPods!
Neil Diamond, Davy Jones, Sinatra
Tommy’s a tough act to follow, but I’ll try….
Older stuff – Dixie Dregs, Return to Forever, PFM, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Cardiacs
Newer stuff – Porcupine Tree, Flying Colors, Transatlantic, The Reasoning, Oceansize, William D Drake
…so much great music out there
AC/DC, Coldplay, U2
Listening to Larry Carlton & Robben Ford right this second. Was listening to Daniel Ho last night. Steve Lukather & Travis Carlton have also drawn serious attention, lately.
So many great ones to choose from but number 1 is easy.
Honorable mention would be
The Moody Blues
Loggins and Messina
Simon and Garfunkel
Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66
older stuff-reminds me of a story
I was telling my sister that I like the oldies.
Our grandma said ” What do you consider oldies?”
Stevie Ray Vaughan- saw him live 4 times- I can’t enjoy another guitarist since- hearing him play live was a religious experience.
Roomful of Blues- Under One Roof- one of the best discs start to finish I have ever heard.
I’m partial to some Weezy too. First (and so far only) concert I ever went to, was Weezy last year. OMG. It was unbelievable. The best part is when he played Green and Yellow and everyone booed him.
Better than EZRA. Not to be confused with the lesser known ‘BABIP-Better than ERA’.
For those that care, I got an out of the blue call from Sherm yesterday. He is alive and well behind the Orange curtain, working 70 hour weeks building his widget business. He promises to swing by every now and again and write us a song.
Oh how nice to hear from/about him. Glad he is doing well. He still holds the record for SOF (Songwriting On the Fly)
I’m partial to the singer/songwriter variety of music … David Gray, Liz Longley, Lee Coulter, Erik Hassle, David Gray, The Weepies, Matt White, Joshua Radin, and acoustic remakes of almost anything.
Finally, someone I could hang with and listen to some real music with…
I have over 20 groups on Spotify, spanning the spectrum. Almost any southern gospel and for contemporary, Michael Card . And for a real dose of oldies, that Wolfy Mozart wasn’t half bad.
Beatles, solo McCartney, Floyd, Radiohead, Rush, U2, Wilco, the Atomic Furrrrrnts
Jars of Clay
Blessid Union of Souls
I saw Jars of Clay live in the late 90′s….good show.
Tommy: I agree with you about Wolfie.
Menudo – but ONLY the Ralphy Rodriguez version of Menudo.
Megadeth, WarMachine, Sepultura, Old Metallica (b4 they became Selloutica), CCR, Allman Bro, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, They Might be Giants, Blues Brothers, Chuck Ragan & Austin Lucas, Hank 1 and 2, Kingston Trio, Saigon Kick, Tesla, Overkill, Arlo Guthrie and random Armenian music…
Pearl Jam, Lifehouse, Alice in Chains, Nirvana…if you like softer stuff try Boyce Avenue. Their original stuff isn’t that great but they have some killer remakes like Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” among others. They have a big following on Youtube!
All time faves include Elvis Costello, Smoking Popes, The Beatles, Flight of the Conchords, Weezer, and anything from Ennio Morricone.
Wow! Ennio Morricone! There’s a Lizzie right there!! Good Choice!
The Palermo Brothers
Tom T. Hall
The Kingston Trio- now that’s going back a ways
Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Kris Kristofferson, Dan Bern, John Prine, Michelle Shocked, Steve Earle, Harry Nilsson, Van Morrison, A.J. Croce, Beatles, Blood Sweat & Tears, Mary Karlzen….
If you are not familier with A.J. Croce, he is worth checking out.
Lizzie- Did you see your prospect crush Brett Jackson is on the Cubs website in a video interview talking about playing hard? I think he means playing with hustle, sorry to disappoint.
I am particularly fond of “Worried Man,” “Poverty Hill,” “My Ramblin’ Boy,” “Gotta Travel On,” “Them Poems,” and their rendition of “Tom Dooley.”
You know how some people have an innate aversion to cilantro? I don’t have that affliction…tastes nothing like soap to me. I must have some sort of lesser know thing going on, wherein the electric guitar solo drives me crazy. Nothing worse than a guitar solo…sort of like giving the bassist, drummer, and dude on keys a giant middle finger.
Suffice to say that rock and roll is not my thing. I listen to Motown (Smokey), old country (Merle), hip-hop (Tribe) , and R&B (Maxwell) about equally on Spotify. I sort of dig a bunch of the British ladies and a few newer country artists, but always slip back to my norms.
Hmph. Missed it!
You know what the guitar players say: “Lyrics are just the fill between guitar solos”.
Michael Buble’ – for Mrs. Fly
And most of classic rock…
But nobody beats the Meatles
I mean Beatles..
Beat the Meatles was a national Lampoon sppof of Meat the Beatles many years ago. Great Magazine.
I have a spellchecker, just too lazy at the moment.
These are some of my favorites..
The tossers and the pogues..if you enjoy amazing song writing, wonderful musicianship, and soulful yet rugged singing, listen to everything these bands ever played.
Old crow medicine show..hands down the best and most talented live band I have ever seen..it’s pretty much the best blend of old timey, bluegrass, country, and americana ever put together on a stage
I could go on and list genres but it did ask for specific bands..but I will anyways..doo wop (almost all of it), motown (smokey, temptations..), 1st wave ska (desmond dekker), 77 punk (eater, the vibrators), oi! (the business, cock sparrer), bluegrass (old crow medicine show), traditional/pub irish (the pogues, the tossers, the chieftains), british indie (infant sorrow, oasis), european industrial (rammstein, nitzer ebb), street punk rock n roll (street dogs, hudson falcons, pinkerton thugs), rockabilly, big band, thug rock (oxblood)
Spike Jones–well played! My grandfather is a huge fan, so I grew up listening to his stuff. Classic.
Not that it really matters, but I should have also included Johnny Cash in my list.