I’ve searched around the community as well as done the, ever reliable, Google search but have struggled to find a thread that matches what the title suggests. If there does happen to be one, the please direct me there :D
So, the question is pretty obvious, I’m interested in what music you guys listen to; artists, genre etc and what album/song that you may be currently listening to on repeat.
Myself, while born in the 70’s, it was the 80’s that I discovered music and, therefore, the music of that decade is the music I listen to most. Now, I’m not talking of 80’s pop music, where it’s all neon and leg warmers, no, I’m a big listener of 80’s heavy metal/hair metal etc. From Iron Maiden to Poison, from Helloween to Motley Crue, I love it.
However, the band I love most are Guns n’ Roses. Appetite For Destruction was the album that really got listened to so much back in the 80’s (it still gets a lot of listening to today). Arguably the best debut album from a band, I was a fan from the beginning. It’s So Easy was the track that had me hooked after I heard a dodgy, little bootleg of it before the release of AFD. So that’s what I listen to most of the time but, occasionally, I do like to throw on the odd movie/television soundtrack/score to listen to as some of the music is just wonderful to listen to. Bond scores obviously get listened to a fair amount as well as some of the Murray Gold music from Doctor Who.
At the moment, and thanks to the fact that there is a mini reunion happening, I am listening to a lot of Guns n’ Roses from Appetite For Destruction to Chinese Democracy (no surprise). I know that there has been many changes within the band etc and that, recently, it’s been Axl and his Merry Men but I’ll always be a fan. With new gig dates coming out because of the reunion, I’m hoping that we’ll get some sort of UK tour. I’d rather a solo gig than a festival as, honestly, most of the bands that would be on the card, I wouldn’t listen to.
So, how about everyone else? I’d be interested in reading your own likes/dislikes etc.
P.s – if there is another thread, my apologies, but please feel free to merge this etc. Thanks.
Not keen on jazz, funk or soul - so when our local music fest continually gets in funk/soul fusion bands I'm a little disappointed. Keep it Rock, keep it Live, keep it MUSIC!
@tanaka123 - wow, that's some list you have put together there. Again, some of the artists there are ones I enjoy.
Tales From a Topographic Oceans (1974)
Fly From Here (2011)
Heaven & Earth (2014)
The Roger Dean vinyl artwork on their early albums is incredible. I used to draw sci-if comics that mimicked his style when I was a kid.
Anyway, right now I am listening to David Sylvian-Alchemy.
Obviously missed that. Apologies.
I listen mostly to Marc Bolan/T.Rex for sure. The depth and variety of his music is really astonishing. Total pleasure, from acoustic gems to full bore rocknroll.
In the past, I have also gotten into and really enjoyed: The Beatles, Led Zep, Jimi H., Neil Young, some of the Stones, Deep Purple (thru Made in Japan anyway), and some U2. Some Clapton and Bob Marley. Add a dash of Janis, Carly, Sting, and the Clash.
Charity shops are a haven for good vinyl and at cheap prices so I tend to go look through them all each time I'm in a town centre. Plus, car boot sales, another source of finding old records to add to my collection. I've found a good, few, diamonds I can tell you.
At the moment I'm on a mellow kick, and am listening to electronic jazz like the Cafe Del Mar collection and Thievery Corporation in my car, along with Koop.
Dean's artwork was amazing though his cover for Heaven & Earth in my opinion is a return to form (I loved Fly From here but hated the cover and the Ladder was just ok in terms of Dean artwork)
STAN RIDGWAY-THE BIG HEAT
Edit: Now to CR'67 OST
Beautiful and epic sound.
I am currently listening to Elliot Goldenthal's score for Batman & Robin.
I need to get a new record player someday, as I have lots of albums. Rats destroyed the one I last had.
Currently on my cassette player:
Now listening to: 1970 A Beard of Stars (Tyrannosaurus Rex; Marc Bolan)
No need to apologize, and this is a wider topic and might work better on the whole.
I'll come back later, since tackling this would take some time, and I can't do it now.
I'm currently chilling to this 2008 version which goes very well with the Tokyo train ride visuals. Who would have thought that something so repetitive could sound so sublime.
<a href=https://youtube.com/watch?v=epOf2RLqLdw target="_blank"> click here to watch a 2008 version of Tangerine Dream's Love on a Real Train on youtube</a>
THE SHAMEN-IN GORBACHEV WE TRUST