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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going on holiday next month and would like something new to listen to.

I'm open to lots of different types, but have recently been listening to:

ZZ Top
The Darkness
The Donnas
Thunder
Electric Six


plus I like a bit of Queen, and all sorts of pop tunes from the last 50 years.

..so anything guitar-y with decent tunes would be good. Doesn't have to be "new" as such of course.

Go on, inspire me, and others...

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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if you already listen to them, but try Styx. They're one of my favorites. Some amazing songs include:
Come Sail Away
The Grand Illusion
Miss America
Renegade
And OH so many more.


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tears for Fears - Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
My favorite CD of late - it echoes back to the Sgt Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour era of The Beatles. Call Me Mellow is on the current mp3-player rotation.

Of course, I seem to be back into the synth-pop era of music, which I don't think helps your "guitar-y" request too much.


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never liked Tears For Fears, but thanks.

Will try a bit of Styx - a mate likes them and Toto (who I don't like so much) so am nervous that they'll be too prog-y.

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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Neil Young
Elvis Costello
Mark Knopfler (especially his newest album, All The Roadrunning)
Paul Simon (Graceland, Rhythm Of The Saints, and Surprise are very summery and holiday-y)

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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Erasure, always gets me in a good mood.


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I recommend letting Billy Joel into your catalogue if you haven't already. He's the one artist I've liked almost as much as Queen.

Other than the piano man, I'd recommend listening to some more Elton John and perhaps even some Black Sabbath and/or Kansas.


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Iron Maiden...I'm realllly starting to get into them.


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MUSE.

outstanding.

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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Random old bands... Badfinger, The Grass Roots, The Small Faces, The Faces, Humble Pie, ELO, and Max Webster. Max Webster is an old Canadian band, and they're probably our best kept secret.

Do you like progressive stuff? Try Rush's "Permanent Waves", "Moving Pictures", and "Signals". Yes... "Fragile" and "Close To The Edge". Pink Floyd's "Animals" is a good one too. Genesis... they have various sounds for their many time periods. If you want something a bit more pop, try "Duke". A little more obscure... really melodic prog... try Camel's "Mirage". Something really obscure: Il Baricentro. They are one of the most incredible progressive bands I've ever heard, and few people have ever heard of them.

More modern... Jakalope, Muse, Mobile, Avenged Sevenfold, and The Arcade Fire. Relatively modern... Jellyfish. They only put out two albums, but they were brilliant. Great songwriting, and a great fusion of Beatles, Beach Boys, and Queen, with their own unique twist.

Wanna get away from rock? Go for Stevie Wonder... anything from the 70s. Start with "Innervisions", and once you've really taken that one in, go for "Talking Book". And then if you're feeling ambitious, give "Songs In The Key Of Life" a try. After a couple listens, you'll be glad you did.

Jazz fusion... Dixie Dregs, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Pat Metheny. And of course, Frank Zappa... he has a vast catalogue, most of which is pure genius in so many forms. Start with "Hot Rats" and work your way forward. FZ is undoubtedly one of the modern era's greatest composers. "The Yellow Shark" is the hard evidence.

There's a genre of dance music called IDM (Intelligent Dance Music). It is what it says it is. It's dance, but it's created by well-trained musicians. Check out Luke Vibert and Squarepusher.

Still bored? Try Igor Stravinsky. The Rite Of Spring and the Firebird Suite should do it.

That'll keep you busy.



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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Still bored? Try Igor Stravinsky. The Rite Of Spring and the Firebird Suite should do it.



Oh yeeeeeees! That is just way beyond brilliant ( methinks).


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dream theater all the way baby!


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In case you don't know, PG, I'll pass along Lester's suggestion when I asked a similar questions months ago. www.pandora.com has been great in turning me on to new music.


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adolfo wrote:

dream theater all the way baby!


Ah yes... Scenes From New York and Octavarium... essential listening.



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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check my profile. Awesome stuff.


I find it difficult to navigate QZ at this very moment.
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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 20:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never thought I'd be recommending something that came from my sister (who went through a phase where blasting gangsta rap through my bedroom wall was her idea of good music) but she's out of that phase thank goodness and has gotten me into this new bad called The Devil Dolls. Yes, I know it sounds like some stupid R&B skanking out crap, but I find it brilliant. It's a great mixture of jazz and big band/swing with some alternative rock thrown in for good measure. Good vocals as well.
Here's a link to a youtube clip of them from a live show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6m-V9uhdQ

On the side bar are links to their song St. Christopher, which is a good one and a very big change from the first clip. Seriously, the whole album is very different from song to song, yet at the same time saying very connected.


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ERIN here...

Styx sucks...I saw them on Wed. with Foreigner and Def Leppard. At least, Dennis Deyoung isn't with them anymore, but the new guy was just as annoying.

Listen to the Foo Fighters. I LOVE me some Foo!
Or maybe Velvet Revolver or Buck Cherry...



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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 20:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AC/DC
Flies on Fire
Razorlight
Audioslave
Soundgarden


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 22:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Phillip Glass <Glassworks> or Dvorak, <Symphony No. 7>


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Posted: 25 Aug 07, 22:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Edward Van Halen
Steve Howe

The first guy is a really innovative guitarist I believe.