View Full Version : So what bands/genres do you like?

06-28-2009, 11:03 PM
I am mostly Classical/Jazz, with select teckno songs. My favorite band atm is probably the Klazz Brothers, Classic meets Cuba is blowing my mind.

06-29-2009, 03:48 AM
movie soundtracks

Here are some samples of great themes or intros or whatever.

Pro military themes are almost always nice:



Or space themes:





Fantasy themes are great too:



This theme by Ennio Morricone made me want to learn the trumpet, so god damn good:


And another great by Ennio with a native american theme toward the end, again sounds fantastic:


And I always loved the first part of this theme that pops up in those films from time to time, simple and very catchy. One of those themes you can listen to over and over.


06-29-2009, 03:59 AM
evidence from a previous life (http://www.iorr.org/talk/profile.php?1,6185)

uncle ebeneezer
06-29-2009, 03:59 PM
Jazz: Brad Mehldau, Ben Allison, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Parks, Josh Redman, Loka, Michel Camilo, Miles, Coltrane, Mingus, Monk etc.

Classic Rock: Zeppelin, Beatles, Jimi, Van Halen, Bowie, Zappa, etc. etc.

Modern Rock: Queens of Stone Age, Wilco, Apes & Androids, Eagles of Death Metal, Death Cab for Cutie, Elbow, Radiohead

Heavy: TOOL, Metallica (old school), Pantera, Deftones, Converge, Refused, Snapcase

Jambands: Phish, Jerry Band, Raq, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Codetalkers

Singer Songwriters: Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake

Guilty pleasures: ELO, West Side Story, Hall & Oates, Supertramp

And roughly a billion others!!

And the greatest of all: www.superduperband.com

07-02-2009, 12:51 PM
most of what Uncle ebb said, plus

harder stuff:
suicidal tendencies
faith no more

weirder stuff:
Captain beefheart
the flaming lips

and also:
patsy cline
mazzy star
Iron and Wine!!!!!!!!!!! (check out woman king)

and my guiltier pleasures:
guns n roses - appetite for destruction
oingo boingo - only a lad

uncle ebeneezer
07-02-2009, 02:01 PM
Hey PK, since you like weird stuff too, check out Ninja Academy, Gooferman and Apes & Androids.

NA is a pretty awesome LA band that we are trying to book a gig with. Very fun. Ridiculous.

Gooferman is a clown/trance/hip-hop/funk thing (some good vids on youtube) from San Fran.

And Apes & Androids is a New Wave sounding rock band (current) with Queen-style mega harmonies.

Oh yeah, how did I forget to put PRIMUS on my initial list?!!!

07-02-2009, 03:05 PM

Frizzle Fry blew my mind, that was quite an oversight.

uncle ebeneezer
07-02-2009, 03:16 PM
Re Primus: Check out their Hallucinogenetics 2004 DVD. They play FF in it's entirety as a second set. Pretty awesome. Great film-work, lights etc. And of course Les is one of the most captivating characters I have ever seen on a stage.

07-06-2009, 07:42 AM
In no particular order:

Steely Dan/Donald Fagan
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Big Head Todd and the Monsters (Go Colorado bands!)
Los Lobos
Talking Heads
Weather Report
Bruce Cockburn
Tom Petty (and those Heartbreakers too)
Blues Traveler
The White Stripes (what little I've heard)
Dire Straits/Mark Knoffler (sp?)

And for all you devotees of Christian music out there (all three of you):

Phil Keaggy
Sixpence None the Richer
Daniel Amos
Steve Taylor/Chagall Guevara
Mark Heard/Ideola
Larry Norman
DC Talk

And a few of Japanese pop/folk bands:
Love Psychedelico
Sano Motoharu
Ito Takio
Rinken Band

Hmm, guess I've dated myself well enough now.

uncle ebeneezer
07-15-2009, 04:58 PM
If any of you are Weezer fans, this was pretty interesting:


07-16-2009, 03:53 AM
If any of you are Weezer fans, this was pretty interesting:


I was prepared to sneer when I saw the title (and I'm not enough of a Weezer fan to read the whole thing), but I gotta admit, the first couple of sections did make the thesis sound fairly worthwhile.

uncle ebeneezer
07-16-2009, 04:29 AM
Sneer away, buddy! Sneer away.

I like Weezer alot (at least their first album) but this was even a bit too much for me. The analysis is pretty interesting and could be applied to any major band that went through substantial changes in how they were received/perceived by critics and fans throughout their career. The most interesting aspect to me was of the different labels that Weezer were given (sugar-pop, ironic, hipster etc.) and why and how subjective those labels were (always are.) In the end this paper was a bit too long and ponderous for me to go through the whole thing, but the sections that I read were impressive. Unfortunately I can just as easily read a Chuck Klosterman book that would tell me much of the same stuff about bands that I care(d) more about, and would be alot funnier.

07-16-2009, 04:42 AM
.... I can just as easily read a Chuck Klosterman book that would tell me much of the same stuff about bands that I care(d) more about, and would be alot funnier.

Ah, give him time. Poor kid's just a Very Serious undergrad right now. (Or maybe he knows his thesis advisor has no sense of humor?)

uncle ebeneezer
07-16-2009, 01:15 PM
Yeah, I wasn't knocking it (too much.) He takes that scholarly approach that a Harvard thesis should, whereas Klosterman is mostly for amusement with bits of insight sprinkled in for good measure.