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    OT: favorite 'punk' 'reggae' 'jazz' 'classical' 'indie' or what have you band and why

    I tried really hard to jump into the metal thread and I just read one too many "Iron Maiden" and "Pantera" replies....it's not that I don't like metal, either, but I love music almost as much as mountain biking, and my musical tastes are far broader and, as I age, much less about pumped up balls to the wall aggression and much more about musical freedom and creativity, though I'll admit I prefer it with a bit of an edge most of the time. That being said, my playlists of late

    Polvo
    Other Men/Pinback/Rob Crow
    Hayden
    Palace Brothers
    The Minutemen - (a desert Island band)
    early meat puppets
    Mice parade
    the Ruins (japanese prog geniuses)
    shellac
    unwound
    tortoise
    the sea and cake
    the anomoanon
    mason jennings - (best singer-songwriter since Dylan)
    the police
    Led Zeppelin
    John Fahey
    Modest Mouse
    The Mercury Program
    Hella
    Trans Am
    Built to spill
    Mississippi John Hurt
    John Coltrane
    Steve Reich
    the Talking Heads
    90 day men
    Beck-('one foot in the grave' is a desert island album)


    and so on....just a small taste there, really.

    post up what you love here that ISN'T considered metal.....or is that all MTB fanatics listen to?

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    I agree. My musical tastes touch many genres which surprises many people. I'm only 26 and sometimes I bust out some crazy music trivia that I'm even amazed that I know.... here goes.

    In no order (and basically only good examples, no complete lists)

    The Mars Volta
    Bela Fleck
    Grateful Dead
    Arctic Monkeys
    Soul Coughing
    Black Flag
    NoMeansNo
    Hank III
    Foghat
    Modest Mouse
    Ol Dirty Bastard
    Wu-Tang
    Atmosphere
    Don Caballero
    Amon Tobin
    Phish
    SCI
    OM Trio
    MMW (and Scofield)
    Hall & Oats
    Jethro Tull
    Steely Dan
    The Bad Plus
    ...and You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead...

    If it went on and on, you'd all be pissed and stop reading. Currently my iPod is holding 5687 songs at 29.8 Gb with many more to come.

    I do not endorse pirated music, but I have bought so many CDs that have been ripped off from me and had to repurchase them over and over, so wtf? Here's a sweet forum I found that holds too much info for me to not pass it along.

    http://www.zona-musical.com/viewforu...a0bdd57ca6872e

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    Do we need a "What kind of music you listen to" forum. Or maybe even a Musiceveiws.com.

    Just a thought

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    Oh it's all in fun.

    Do we really need anything on the internetS?
    "Good health is the slowest possible way one can die."

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    Today I listened to Jesse Cook on the way to work, 'Tull on the way home( Stand Up). C-Ball Adderly on the way to the ride, and Ben Folds going home again. Been listening to a lot of Naked Raygun and Blackball the last two weeks too.
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    My favorite all time Punk/Reggae/Jazz/Indie band would definitely have to be Less Than Jake! I'm not sure there are many other bands that can fit into that many categories though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    My favorite all time Punk/Reggae/Jazz/Indie band would definitely have to be Less Than Jake! I'm not sure there are many other bands that can fit into that many categories though.
    The Clash

    The only band that matters

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    I'll go with

    Sonic Youth
    Gorillaz
    Dandy Warhols
    Son Volt
    Detroit Grand Pubahs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    My favorite all time Punk/Reggae/Jazz/Indie band would definitely have to be Less Than Jake! I'm not sure there are many other bands that can fit into that many categories though.


    Fueled By Ramen Records for the win!

    In addition to LTJ my other top bands/artists are 311, Sublime, Pepper, NOFX, Face to Face, Bob Marley, The Offspring and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

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    Blink 182. I dont know. Its just something about their energy on stage, the lyrics, etc. Especially their older stuff that was more skate punk.

    Also, Chronic future, and 3OH!3

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    I'll go with

    Sonic Youth
    Gorillaz
    Dandy Warhols
    Son Volt
    Detroit Grand Pubahs
    aggression
    dead kennedy's
    sunny day real estate
    ramones
    X
    social D
    Pixies
    clash
    cure
    cars
    sublime
    bob marely
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Punk: MxPx - they got me into the underground music
    Indie: Starflyer 59, Death Cab, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Pavement.. the list goes on and on.
    Funk: Flaming Lips - They're great.

    There's just too many favorites in various genres to list them all. It really depends on the mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    aggression
    dead kennedy's
    sunny day real estate
    ramones
    X
    social D
    Pixies
    clash
    cure
    cars
    sublime
    bob marely
    Hats off to Pixies, DK, SDRE, the clash....hell, I dig on all but 2 of these.....X, and Social D............this is classics stuff here......

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    Palehead
    Shellac
    CopShootCop
    Clockhammer
    Crime&the City Solution
    Fugazi
    Geraldine Fibbers
    Corner Shop
    Melvins
    Nick Cave & the Badseeds
    Portishead
    Tones on Tail
    Embrace
    Butthole surfers
    Life in every breath

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    aggression
    dead kennedy's
    sunny day real estate
    ramones
    X
    social D
    Pixies
    clash
    cure
    cars
    sublime
    bob marely
    OOH, good call on Pixies and SDRE. Forgot about them.

    And I had a feeling someone would bring up BHS.

    Let's not forget;

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    Now this is more my speed. Like the OP, I like metal enough - but I just don't listen to it much any longer. I'm not that angry any more I guess.

    Clap your Hands Say yeah
    Atmosphere
    arcade fire
    Wilco ( ALL of it. Love the old. Love the new.)
    Son Volt (trace and older)
    Cash
    Hank III
    Ryan Adams
    Micheal Franti
    Fugazi (Instrument specifically, but I like 'em all)
    Sonic Youth (daydream nation is stunning.
    Joy Division

    The list can go on, and doesn't even hit the bluegrass/oldtime stuff. Music is good. Music makes my life easier.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Eh, you know how it is having a harddrive with 4000 albums on it, but if I had to name a few favorites, they'd be the big ones:

    Ravel, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Mozart, Satie, Zeppelin (mostly the outtakes), early Floyd, early & middle Stones, Nick Drake, Tom Waits, Rufus Wainright, Grandaddy, Radiohead, and Muse is kind of interesting.

    Isao Tomita for serious mental escapism, when I'm trapped at work with nothing to do, like now. Can't close your eyes though, or you might forget how to open them again.

    Oddly, in this whole library, I have no female vocalists. Huh.

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    +1 on the LTJ
    The Specials
    The Clash
    Velvet Underground
    Flogging Molly
    Rancid
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs

    Just to name a few...

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    while i'm getting ready to ride i usually put one

    slightly stoopid
    expendables
    pepper
    sublim
    bob marley
    grounddation
    led zepplin
    reel big fish
    who

    and a bunch more... these are top played sometimes i have even been know to put a little country

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitCHu ONe
    I agree. My musical tastes touch many genres which surprises many people. I'm only 26 and sometimes I bust out some crazy music trivia that I'm even amazed that I know.... here goes.

    In no order (and basically only good examples, no complete lists)

    The Mars Volta
    Bela Fleck
    Grateful Dead
    Arctic Monkeys
    Soul Coughing
    Black Flag
    NoMeansNo
    Hank III
    Foghat
    Modest Mouse
    Ol Dirty Bastard
    Wu-Tang
    Atmosphere
    Don Caballero
    Amon Tobin
    Phish
    SCI
    OM Trio
    MMW (and Scofield)
    Hall & Oats
    Jethro Tull
    Steely Dan
    The Bad Plus
    ...and You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead...

    If it went on and on, you'd all be pissed and stop reading. Currently my iPod is holding 5687 songs at 29.8 Gb with many more to come.

    I do not endorse pirated music, but I have bought so many CDs that have been ripped off from me and had to repurchase them over and over, so wtf? Here's a sweet forum I found that holds too much info for me to not pass it along.

    http://www.zona-musical.com/viewforu...a0bdd57ca6872e

    Have fun!
    ...Ha. I got 8238 songs over 53.74 Gb of my Zune80.....clearly I love music far more than you......
    ....but seriously, I think we have some similar tastes (except for Hall and Oates)....my two biggest obsessions over the last 4 years or so have been Don Caballero (I guess I've been obsessing over Don cab for closer to 8 years - different albums, different years) and, more recently, Rob Crow. He's half of Pinback, but also releases solo albums, was the creative force behind heavy vegetable and thingy, both extremely awesome bands, is currently involved in The Ladies, Other Men (same members of Heavy Vegetable)...played in optagonally yours and also a goofy metal band called Goblin Cock, as a sort of joke....The guy can turn a pile of dog droppings into a gorgeous and fascinating melody, I swear. He is to my late 20's what the pixies were to my late teens....musical revelation wrapped up in enjoyable listening.
    I tried to check out your link but it did not work....thanks anyway.

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    Current Favorites

    Wow, there seem to be quite a few more developed tastes in music in this thread. Quite a few great bands have been listed, here a few of my current favorites:

    The Hold Steady
    Los Campesinos
    Tokyo Police Club
    Cold War Kids
    Tracy Chapman
    WALE
    Why?
    Jay Reatard
    Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild soundtrack)
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Lupe Fiasco
    Sage Francis
    SS is like beer...its an acquired taste.

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    Turbonegro!

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    Bad Brains.

    FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuCsaT
    Bad Brains.

    FTW
    "We got that PMA!"....well, I shoot for it anyhow....

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    Second that and add...

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    aggression
    dead kennedy's
    sunny day real estate
    ramones
    X
    social D
    Pixies
    clash
    cure
    cars
    sublime
    bob marely
    Bad Religion
    Rancid
    and anything that Ian McKaye ever touched
    CruisenSurly

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