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36. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2020, 16:24  Mr. Tact 
 
Is that what Dave Mathews is? Always wondered, was never particularly impressed by his music.  



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35. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2020, 15:49  Beamer 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 11:22:
Beamer wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 09:47:
For me, it's really just certain bands ...
Yeah, I don't think I ever veto'ed a band as a whole (outside the country genre). However there are bands I look at and realize that I apparently "just don't get it". Like the Grateful Dead, they have a few good songs but other than that.... I don't understand the cult-like following... But hey, whatever. Different stokes for different folks.

Jam bands, I guess, should be the other genre. Whether it's true jam, like The Dead or Phish, or sort of jam, like Dave Matthews, I just don't get it. Any time you describe something as "noodling," I'm out, whether it's with instruments, to catch catfish, or limp sex...
 



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34. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2020, 11:22  Mr. Tact 
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 09:47:
For me, it's really just certain bands ...
Yeah, I don't think I ever veto'ed a band as a whole (outside the country genre). However there are bands I look at and realize that I apparently "just don't get it". Like the Grateful Dead, they have a few good songs but other than that.... I don't understand the cult-like following... But hey, whatever. Different stokes for different folks.
 



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33. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2020, 09:47  Beamer 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 09:12:
I listened to the radio a lot in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I pretty much listened to everything. Hence my CD rack has Metal, Hair Bands, Soft Rock, Jazz, Rap, R&B, Soul, DIsco, pretty much everything from Frank Sinatra to Ice-T, from Classical to Heavy Metal. The sole exception being what I consider traditional country music. That twangy sound is something I can not stomach.

Within all those types of music -- some of it I like, some of it I don't.

For me, it's really just certain bands (Rush), and modern country. Traditional country, or classic, and bluegrass, I can do. But the Tobey Keith Urban, my wife left me and took my dog and my tractor but left my red solo cup *finger snaps* stuff is unlistenable garbage to me. The only genre I can't find any redeeming songs, or parts of songs. I think that's what you were referring to, as well.
 



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32. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2020, 09:12  Mr. Tact 
 
I listened to the radio a lot in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I pretty much listened to everything. Hence my CD rack has Metal, Hair Bands, Soft Rock, Jazz, Rap, R&B, Soul, DIsco, pretty much everything from Frank Sinatra to Ice-T, from Classical to Heavy Metal. The sole exception being what I consider traditional country music. That twangy sound is something I can not stomach.

Within all those types of music -- some of it I like, some of it I don't.
 



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31. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2020, 03:12  jdreyer 
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 22:45:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 17:25:
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:05:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 11:28:
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 07:29:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 02:19:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 14:43:
People always talk about his drumming but never mention the fact that he was the bandís primary songwriter. Amazing talent! RIP
His lyrics are what initially drew me to the band. Finally, a band that sang about something other than drugs, women, and partying.

He also wrote graphic novels.


I could never get past the weird voice of the woman singing.
Well, it's truly music for the discerning.

You should check out that series "What Makes This Song Great" that I posted below. The guy does about 80 songs, and it's fascinating if rock music is your thing.

Rock, yes. 70s prog, no.
While much of what I listen to, from Cult of Luna to Mastodon, may be influenced by it, 70s prog is one of the few areas of rock I have zero interest. Too much trippy jamming. Too... nerdy.

Not just 70s rock:
Alice in Chains
Metallica
Nirvana
Chili Peppers
Smashing Pumpkins
Foo Fighters
Radiohead
Soundgarden

Anyway, you get the idea. Great series. Amazing that this guy did like 80 of these in about a year.

Oh, yeah: Mastadon

Oh, I just meant Rush, not those videos. My distaste for Rush is fairly visceral.

You, sir, are a heathen.
 
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30. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2020, 22:45  Beamer 
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 17:25:
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:05:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 11:28:
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 07:29:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 02:19:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 14:43:
People always talk about his drumming but never mention the fact that he was the bandís primary songwriter. Amazing talent! RIP
His lyrics are what initially drew me to the band. Finally, a band that sang about something other than drugs, women, and partying.

He also wrote graphic novels.


I could never get past the weird voice of the woman singing.
Well, it's truly music for the discerning.

You should check out that series "What Makes This Song Great" that I posted below. The guy does about 80 songs, and it's fascinating if rock music is your thing.

Rock, yes. 70s prog, no.
While much of what I listen to, from Cult of Luna to Mastodon, may be influenced by it, 70s prog is one of the few areas of rock I have zero interest. Too much trippy jamming. Too... nerdy.

Not just 70s rock:
Alice in Chains
Metallica
Nirvana
Chili Peppers
Smashing Pumpkins
Foo Fighters
Radiohead
Soundgarden

Anyway, you get the idea. Great series. Amazing that this guy did like 80 of these in about a year.

Oh, yeah: Mastadon

Oh, I just meant Rush, not those videos. My distaste for Rush is fairly visceral.
 



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29. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2020, 17:25  jdreyer 
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:05:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 11:28:
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 07:29:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 02:19:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 14:43:
People always talk about his drumming but never mention the fact that he was the bandís primary songwriter. Amazing talent! RIP
His lyrics are what initially drew me to the band. Finally, a band that sang about something other than drugs, women, and partying.

He also wrote graphic novels.


I could never get past the weird voice of the woman singing.
Well, it's truly music for the discerning.

You should check out that series "What Makes This Song Great" that I posted below. The guy does about 80 songs, and it's fascinating if rock music is your thing.

Rock, yes. 70s prog, no.
While much of what I listen to, from Cult of Luna to Mastodon, may be influenced by it, 70s prog is one of the few areas of rock I have zero interest. Too much trippy jamming. Too... nerdy.

Not just 70s rock:
Alice in Chains
Metallica
Nirvana
Chili Peppers
Smashing Pumpkins
Foo Fighters
Radiohead
Soundgarden

Anyway, you get the idea. Great series. Amazing that this guy did like 80 of these in about a year.

Oh, yeah: Mastadon
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2020, 13:39  RedEye9 
 
Blue wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:53:
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:05:
Rock, yes. 70s prog, no.
While much of what I listen to, from Cult of Luna to Mastodon, may be influenced by it, 70s prog is one of the few areas of rock I have zero interest. Too much trippy jamming. Too... nerdy.
I must confess to feeling much the same way. With one exception: I love Jethro Tull.
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2020, 13:30  Beamer 
 
Blue wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:53:
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:05:
Rock, yes. 70s prog, no.
While much of what I listen to, from Cult of Luna to Mastodon, may be influenced by it, 70s prog is one of the few areas of rock I have zero interest. Too much trippy jamming. Too... nerdy.
I must confess to feeling much the same way. With one exception: I love Jethro Tull.

Jethro Tull?! You ruined Metallica!

I don't really know what my issue is with the 70s, but I dislike most 70s music. There's something about it that I struggle with, maybe just the production. There are exceptions, but the music I listen to mostly starts in the 80s, or is very heavily influenced by the 80s and New Wave. With the exception of Nine Inch Nails, who I still unabashedly love, and who basically wrote disco.

Rush being one I particularly dislike. It's too... operatic? Self-important? Basement D&Dish?
 



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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2020, 12:53  Blue 
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:05:
Rock, yes. 70s prog, no.
While much of what I listen to, from Cult of Luna to Mastodon, may be influenced by it, 70s prog is one of the few areas of rock I have zero interest. Too much trippy jamming. Too... nerdy.
I must confess to feeling much the same way. With one exception: I love Jethro Tull.
 
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25. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2020, 12:05  Beamer 
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 11:28:
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 07:29:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 02:19:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 14:43:
People always talk about his drumming but never mention the fact that he was the bandís primary songwriter. Amazing talent! RIP
His lyrics are what initially drew me to the band. Finally, a band that sang about something other than drugs, women, and partying.

He also wrote graphic novels.

I could never get past the weird voice of the woman singing.
Well, it's truly music for the discerning.

You should check out that series "What Makes This Song Great" that I posted below. The guy does about 80 songs, and it's fascinating if rock music is your thing.

Rock, yes. 70s prog, no.
While much of what I listen to, from Cult of Luna to Mastodon, may be influenced by it, 70s prog is one of the few areas of rock I have zero interest. Too much trippy jamming. Too... nerdy.
 



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24. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2020, 11:28  jdreyer 
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 07:29:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 02:19:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 14:43:
People always talk about his drumming but never mention the fact that he was the bandís primary songwriter. Amazing talent! RIP
His lyrics are what initially drew me to the band. Finally, a band that sang about something other than drugs, women, and partying.

He also wrote graphic novels.

I could never get past the weird voice of the woman singing.
Well, it's truly music for the discerning.

You should check out that series "What Makes This Song Great" that I posted below. The guy does about 80 songs, and it's fascinating if rock music is your thing.
 
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23. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2020, 07:29  Beamer 
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 02:19:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 14:43:
People always talk about his drumming but never mention the fact that he was the bandís primary songwriter. Amazing talent! RIP
His lyrics are what initially drew me to the band. Finally, a band that sang about something other than drugs, women, and partying.

He also wrote graphic novels.

I could never get past the weird voice of the woman singing.
 



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22. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2020, 02:19  jdreyer 
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 14:43:
People always talk about his drumming but never mention the fact that he was the bandís primary songwriter. Amazing talent! RIP
His lyrics are what initially drew me to the band. Finally, a band that sang about something other than drugs, women, and partying.

He also wrote graphic novels.
 
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21. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2020, 02:08  jdreyer 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2020, 20:20:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 11, 2020, 19:08:
What Makes This Song Great - Rush, Limelight.
Thanks.
I subbed.
Careful, that's a deep rabbit hole. I spent three hours on it yesterday.
 
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20. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2020, 02:07  jdreyer 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 11, 2020, 20:05:
2112 -- the best rock opera album ever.

FUCK YES.

Listen to that album side today and it totally holds up. Alex Lifeson really solidified his signature use of minor seventh and sus 2 chords in this song.

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19. Re: Into the Black Jan 12, 2020, 14:43 Steele Johnson
 
People always talk about his drumming but never mention the fact that he was the bandís primary songwriter. Amazing talent! RIP  
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18. Re: Into the Black Jan 12, 2020, 11:42  RedEye9 
 
Remembering Neil Peart, A Monster Drummer With A Poet's Heart
" When Canadian prog-rock innovators Rush were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, it was both somewhat surprising and totally appropriate that drummer Neil Peart opened the trio's acceptance speech. The musician and author, famously eschewed the spotlight and rarely gave interviews."

The accompanying video of the acceptance speech is a must watch, these guys genuinely liked each other and enjoyed what they did.

Like onions?
After Rush wrapped up their 40th-anniversary R40 Tour in 2015 and effectively called it a day, Peart retreated from the spotlight, noting in a late 2015 Drumhead interview that his then 6-year-old daughter, Olivia, "has been introducing me to new friends at school as 'my dad ó he's a retired drummer.' True to say ó funny to hear."
 
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17. Re: Into the Black Jan 11, 2020, 20:20  RedEye9 
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 11, 2020, 19:08:
What Makes This Song Great - Rush, Limelight.
Thanks.
I subbed.
 
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