Post by ymymeatemup on Aug 29, 2005 0:10:44 GMT -5
Aw, yes, the ultimate loaded question. I'll break it down to the various genres:
Rock: I grew up being obsessed with the Beatles, and also added the Stones and the Kinks to my record collection pretty early on. Later, I got into Led Zeppelin and the Who, and these five bands are easily my favorites among the Brits. Across the Atlantic, I guess the biggies are Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. From the punk era, I'd add the Clash and the Pretenders. But there are really many, many more I can add to this list.
R&B: I don't really collect a lot of R&B, but there are certain people I like a lot, like Otis Redding, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, etc., etc., etc.
Jazz: I didn't listen to a lot of jazz until recently, but my favorite is Duke Ellington, particularly the early stuff like "The Mooche." From later years, maybe I'd go with Charles Mingus.
Classical: I'm mostly familiar with the well-known stuff, but there's a lot of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, etc., that I enjoy hearing, but I don't really collect a lot of it.
Post by sidewayscap on Aug 29, 2005 9:17:36 GMT -5
My favourite band is a Christian Rock group called Reliant K(after the car). Other than that I listen to music on a canadian station called AM 740( Bobby Dean, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, The Andrews Sisters etc. yeah fogey music), and now and then a little classical. It's a really weird mix. I also like Gordon Lightfoot. I really like the songs "Daylight Katy","Summertime Dream' and "Sweet Guineviere"
Rock- I love rock, mostly metal, grunge, and the poppy Crossfade silly stuff they play on the radio. My favorite band is Incubus, but I like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Bush, Nirvana, etc etc.
Lezzie/softer rock- Yes, I know the name sounds bad, but I'm a fan of the stuff they played at Lilith Fair (my first concert- haha). Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, John Mayer... etc. Not really emo b/c their voices are actually good.
Jeff Buckley- I put him into his own catagory because of my intense love for him. He's unlike anything else.
20s Jazz and 30s Big Band- Benny Goodman, Helen Ward, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, etc etc.
Post by beatnik1968 on Oct 19, 2005 20:34:41 GMT -5
My favorite music is psychedelic rock, hard rock, jazz, alternative and international rock, anf folk.
my favorite albums are:
10- A Night at The opera [Queen] 9- Kiss Me Kiss Me [The Cure]- an absolute masterpiece 8- Quadrophenia [The Who] 7- Hot Tuna [Hot Tuna] 6- Hyje! [Traband] an excellent czech rock band 5- Let It Be [The Beatles] 4- Call It Anything:At The Isle Of Wight [Miles Davis] 3- Band of Gypsies [Jimi Hendrix] 2- At Woodstock [Jimi Hendrix] 1- Volunteers [Jefferson Airplane]
I lost interest in Joss Stone, Evanescence, and Michael Buble, so scratch that off the list! I still like Ray Charles a lot, but The Beatles have taken over to be in my top 10 favorites now. One thing that certainly hasn't changed is Christina Aguilera is still my top favorite singer. Her voice is legendary.
EDIT: Ok, my original post is now edited and up to date!
Post by ymymeatemup on Oct 16, 2007 19:36:33 GMT -5
I can definitely relate more to your list now than previously, Mark, not only because of the three Beatles albums, but because I'm also a fan of "Pet Sounds." But then, I'm hopelessly out-of-date - my music-listening habits are like my movie-watching habits.
Post by imnotallenhoskins on Oct 18, 2007 14:04:01 GMT -5
Paul McCartney of The Beatles said...
"We probably seem to be anti-religious. . . none of us believes in God." (Hit Parader, Jan 1970, p.15)
Band member, John Lennon said...
"Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that. I'm right and will be proved right. . . .We're more popular than Jesus now." (San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1966, p.26)
John Lennon, in his book, A Spaniard in the Works, portrays Jesus Christ as...
"Jesus El Pifico, a garlic-eating, stinking little yellow, greasy fascist bastard catholic Spaniard." (A Spaniard in the Works, p.14).
I have Sgt. Pepper's, but I wanted to try not to put too much Beatles in there, because then you guys wouldn't see who else I'm into. The "A Day in the Life" recording from this album is the best they've ever done!! I love "With a Little Help from my Friends," and the beat and guitar in the beginning of "...Club Band (Reprise)" sounds so modern I can't believe it was done 40 years ago!
And I'm a proud Christina fan ;D. She keeps adding to her credibility after singing with Tony Bennett, The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Elton John, Patti Labelle, Andrea Bocelli, Herbie Hancock, and the rumored duet with Aretha Franklin coming soon. I'm still waiting for the day when the general public doesn't react badly when her name is mentioned, just because "she's a today artist." There's still ignorance going on about her, but not as bad as it used to be.