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Hi,
well for any fans, it's easy to see I'm a big Slipknot fan. ajb007/cheers

They're an acquired taste I guess, but if you're a fan let me know and I'm sure we'll get on.

I also love AC/DC, Guns 'N Roses, Pantera, Dead Kennedys and other bands.

I'd like to get to know some members and thought this would be a good conversation starter.

What sort of music are the rest of you in to? ajb007/smile

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742617000027 wrote:

What sort of music are the rest of you in to? ajb007/smile

John Barry, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Mike Oldfield, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Robbie Williams. Probably not your bag at all! ajb007/rolleyes

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Easiest question I've ever answered. Some of my favorites include, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Godsmack, Evergrey, Lacuna Coil, U2, Coldplay. There's more, but can't think right now.

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Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope

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Barbel wrote:
742617000027 wrote:

What sort of music are the rest of you in to? ajb007/smile

John Barry, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Mike Oldfield, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Robbie Williams. Probably not your bag at all! ajb007/rolleyes

The Beatles are legends.
White Album I think is the greatest album ever made.

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Sorry to repeat myself but is that on vinyl or CD? Vinyl sounds great...

Drinking champagne at the wrong temperature is like listening to Slipknot without earmuffs... ajb007/biggrin

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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742617000027 wrote:

The Beatles are legends.
White Album I think is the greatest album ever made.

I agree with you fully on your first point (despite my silence when that topic recently arose elsewhere), but I'm one of those people who think that George Martin should have got his way with the White Album- ie, cut it down to a single album containing the best tracks and removing what Martin called "scribble".

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Yes, but what defines the scribble? Opinions differ. Obv Rev no 9 and the other one, Yer Blues perhaps...

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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I like a lot of this 'House' mumbo jumbo, plus Daft Punk and that sort of sound.

Also, classic performers like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Steppenwolf, etc...

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Beatles are definitely one of my favourites. i'm very happy with the fact that we're now learning about them in music. ajb007/biggrin Of course I know pretty much all of what they're telling us but it's still great. ajb007/lol
I like Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Zutons, Artic Monkeys and really I think that's about it on favourites. Though I do like Elton John also quite a bit. ajb007/smile
But I just have to say that I utterly despise practically all rap and hip hop, apart from a few Eminem songs that do actually have a point.

Relax darling, I'm on top of the situation ajb007/martini

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I like tons of different styles of music.  It's probably easier to list what I don't care for:
-- Current mainstream country western (Kenny Chesney, etc.)
-- Super-extreme metal (Cannibal Corpse, all the Norwegian idiots, etc.)
-- Hardcore gangsta rap...for that matter, most R&B and hip-hop, except that with a real sense of humor
-- The Grateful Dead

Aside from that, pretty much anything goes. ajb007/smile

Hilly...you old devil!

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I have a varied taste in music. I love The Small Faces, The Kinks, The Beatles, Whitesnake, Metallica, Jack Johnson and Corinne Bailey Rae.

I told you it was varied, didn't I? ajb007/wink

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I like all kinds of music, but my main taste is for what we call "roots" music in the States:  Acoustic "country" blues (which I play myself on the guitar);  bluegrass; folk;  jazz (swing to bebop); classic Country (Hank Williams Sr., Hank Snow, George Jones, Haggard, Cash etc ... can't stand the crap that comes of Nashville today). Looking back, I've never been a huge rock fan although I love the Beatles and the Stones. I'm a huge fan of the Grateful Dead (pre-1979), I suppose because their musical tastes seem to mirror my own (Jerry Garcia did begin his career as a banjo-playing folkie) and I'm familiar through other sources with a lot of the material they covered over the years. I don't think Jerry Garcia is "the best" rock guitar player of his generation (a ridiculous designation). But he is, hands-down, the most unique-sounding. Put him in a room with a hundred other well-known players and have them all play 8 bars: Garcia's approach will make him immediately recognizable. Take any other guitar god you want: Clapton can sound like B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn can sound like Hendrix, etc ... For better or worse, Garcia could never sound like anyone but Garcia. I value that "uniqueness of sound" more than anything else in a musician.

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Yes, but what defines the scribble? Opinions differ. Obv Rev no 9 and the other one, Yer Blues perhaps...

Clearly George Martin should have been the judge on what defines scribble. My tuppence worth would put, eg,  "Revolution 9" and "Wild Honey Pie" as the obvious droppers but after that there's no clear choices (and I suppose even those two tracks have their fans). I'd happily drop "Rocky Raccoon" and "Bungalow Bill", but I'm sure someone loves them. As you say, opinions differ.

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Barbel wrote:
Napoleon Plural wrote:

Yes, but what defines the scribble? Opinions differ. Obv Rev no 9 and the other one, Yer Blues perhaps...

Clearly George Martin should have been the judge on what defines scribble. My tuppence worth would put, eg,  "Revolution 9" and "Wild Honey Pie" as the obvious droppers but after that there's no clear choices (and I suppose even those two tracks have their fans). I'd happily drop "Rocky Raccoon" and "Bungalow Bill", but I'm sure someone loves them. As you say, opinions differ.

Yupp. Rocky Raccoon is one of my favourites on that album ajb007/smile.

Great amount of legendary music from the Beatles, I guess some songs just don't catch others as much as they would another fan.

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There's something enjoyable about the meanding quality of the White Album, esp on a cool summer's day... Record 1 is the better, and I guess insert Helter Skelter, Long Long Long, Honey Pie... but Cry Baby Cry and Sexy Sadie and Savoy Truffle are pretty good too.

Ditch Ringo's rubbish song... still I like the momentum of Record 1 as it is...

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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I can't decide whether I like Back In the USSR. It sounds like the Beach Boys. It's the only song that makes the album sound like an early Beatles album. And IMO, the late 60s material was far better.

This topic soon turned to just be about The Beatles ajb007/tongue. So much for Slipknot then.

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742617000027 wrote:

This topic soon turned to just be about The Beatles ajb007/tongue.

Well, cheer up, The Beatles were the dog's b*llocks, after all. And for an oldster like me (check out who I listen to! Apart from Robbie, they're all old or dead.) there's not much to say about Slipknot- that's not a slight on Slipknot, just my way of saying I don't know enough about them to discuss their music.

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I've always been a fan of jazz, particularly when it involves the saxophone (which I used to play) and the guitar. I'm very picky though and generally stay away from "free jazz" forms or dissonant, atonal stuff. Above all, there has to be a discenrable melody for the musician to start with and take off from.

Some favorites include Stan Getz, Paul Desmond and Gato Barbieri on the sax and Kenny Burrell, George Benson and Pat Metheny on the guitar.

Pat Metheny is my favorite; he has one of the most unique and instantly recognizable sounds even though he plays a myriad of different kinds of guitars. Whether he's playing solo or with an ensemble, all you need to hear is 4 or 5 bars and you can instantly recognize that it's him. His stuff as frontman of The Pat Metheny Group consistently blows me away and he has put on some of the best live concerts I've ever heard.

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742617000027 wrote:

I can't decide whether I like Back In the USSR. It sounds like the Beach Boys. It's the only song that makes the album sound like an early Beatles album. And IMO, the late 60s material was far better.

This topic soon turned to just be about The Beatles ajb007/tongue. So much for Slipknot then.

Sorry again, Slipknot. It's not your fault:  there's just always a little more to talk about when the subject is the Beatles, because there's more going on. A song as seemingly basic as "Back in the USSR" is a case in point.
"Back in the USSR" is one of the classics that really demonstrates the kind of creativity and sophistication the Beatles routinely displayed. Some of it may be lost on people who are not old folks like me.
It does sound like the Beach Boys -- complete with the oo-oo harmonies. In fact, it's a deliberate choice to sound like the quintessential, teen fun-in-the-sun band, if you consider the lyrics. The song is designed to remind the listener of those odes to teen life in the United States that were common in '50s-early '60s rock 'n' roll ("California Girls," "Surfin USA," Chuck Berry's "Back in the USA"). Except that in this case the song references the Soviet Union, a rather dull, grey, drab place that few in those days would associate with teen culture (the Beatles and their decadent Western music were banned there for years) or the kind of stuff mentioned suggested in the lyrics. And it's not just the Beatles thumbing their noses at the USSR. There's an implicit suggestion that teen culture in the West is mindless fluff.
"Back in the USSR" is just a clever bit of '60s irony, courtesy of John, Paul, George and Ringo, that spoke volumes about the differences between East and West during the Cold War.

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Thanks for the explaination ajb007/smile.

And I don't mind talking about the Beatles at all. One of the greatest bands ever.

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742617000027 wrote:

Thanks for the explaination ajb007/smile.

And I don't mind talking about the Beatles at all. One of the greatest bands ever.

I hope I wasn't being a know it all. One of the most interesting things about pop music from the '60s onward is the genesis for certain songs. In fact, there is a book out that I haven't read, but that sounds terrific, to my ears anyway. It's "Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads" by Greil Marcus, about the writing and recording of "Like A Rolling Stone." Sounds like it would be awfully interesting, given the influence of the song in the rock 'n' roll world.

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742617000027 wrote:

Thanks for the explaination ajb007/smile.

And I don't mind talking about the Beatles at all. One of the greatest bands ever.

Oh, so Slipknot are one of your local bands... just reading about them on wikipedia.

Why did those ex-band members leave?

Where do you stand on the nu-metal/heavy metal debate?

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Big fan of Tom Lehrer, Australian drinking songs, Dire Straights, Jethro Tull, Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Alice Cooper, T-Rex, Hawkwind, Captain Beefheart, Black Sabbath, Badfinger, (compliments of Hardy), Stooges, Pistols, UK Subs, New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers, Buzzcocks, Early Rod Stewart in Faces, Kraftwerk and Garbage, (last two compliments of M5),

And a whole host of others I'm definitely forgetting.

Mozart, Bach, Wagner, etc. etc.

Best tune in the world? Maggie May - Thank you Rod!

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Napoleon Plural wrote:
742617000027 wrote:

Thanks for the explaination ajb007/smile.

And I don't mind talking about the Beatles at all. One of the greatest bands ever.

Oh, so Slipknot are one of your local bands... just reading about them on wikipedia.

Why did those ex-band members leave?

Where do you stand on the nu-metal/heavy metal debate?

Slipknot rule the nu-metal world. ajb007/smile.

The members switched around at first because they decided to change from having three drummers to one drummer when they found Joey Jordison. Singer was replaced by Corey Taylor...

Best line-up they ever had is as it is now.

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So which album would represent the nursery slopes for early listeners...?  ajb007/wink

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017