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  1. #1181
    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Boro, in all seriousness, is there anything from recent times you have passion for, musicly? Just curious.
    Honestly, no. Or, I should say, not with the same passion I had for the music of the late 60s into the mid 70s.

    As I've said before, other than the original rock & roll era of the 50s, this period was--IMO--the greatest in rock music. That's not saying I have not appreciated/loved music since that time, just that I never achieved the same intrinsic connection.

    The last three records which prompted a similar feeling were American Idiot by Greenday (an album which I believe would have fit perfectly with those released by The Who and others of that early 70s era), Appetite for Destruction, by G&R (stunning first effort which the Stones would have been proud to release in their hey day), and Five Leaves Left, by Nick Drake.

    Nick Drake? What? Not sure how, but I never heard Drake's records back in the day. It wasn't until a chance visit to a record shop in California in the late 90s ("Day is Done" was playing on the shop's sound system which prompted me to ask the store clerk for the artist's identity) that I became a huge fan of the late singer/songwriter.

  2. #1182
    Quote Originally Posted by Apache 51 View Post
    My two favorite Roxy tunes. Absolutely hypnotic efforts with perfect execution by the band. The beat, sound and vibe of "More Than This" belongs in a "sex music" collection. maybe "Avalon", too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9PAu...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDql1Rw--U4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Honestly, no. Or, I should say, not with the same passion I had for the music of the late 60s into the mid 70s.

    As I've said before, other than the original rock & roll era of the 50s, this period was--IMO--the greatest in rock music. That's not saying I have not appreciated/loved music since that time, just that I never achieved the same intrinsic connection.

    The last three records which prompted a similar feeling were American Idiot by Greenday (an album which I believe would have fit perfectly with those released by The Who and others of that early 70s era), Appetite for Destruction, by G&R (stunning first effort which the Stones would have been proud to release in their hey day), and Five Leaves Left, by Nick Drake.

    Nick Drake? What? Not sure how, but I never heard Drake's records back in the day. It wasn't until a chance visit to a record shop in California in the late 90s ("Day is Done" was playing on the shop's sound system which prompted me to ask the store clerk for the artist's identity) that I became a huge fan of the late singer/songwriter.
    There has not been much good rock music in the past two decades - unless one enjoys metal, which is not IMO, the same genre as Zeppelin, Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and the Who, even though many in my generation think of rock as encompassing everything from Zeppelin to Nirvana to Pantera.

    But there have been several great albums in the past decade for Rock. I would recommend these:

    Songs for the Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcHKOC64KnE

    Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not - The Arctic Monkeys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK7egZaT3hs

    Both are complete albums, worthy of a full listen through even in this age of iTunes and individual song purchases.

    I'd also recommend any Black Keys album.

  4. #1184
    Quote Originally Posted by SafetyBlitz View Post
    There has not been much good rock music in the past two decades - unless one enjoys metal, which is not IMO, the same genre as Zeppelin, Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and the Who.

    But there have been several great albums in the past decade for Rock. I would recommend these:

    Songs for the Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age


    Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not - The Arctic Monkeys


    Both are complete albums, worthy of a full listen through even in this age of iTunes and individual song purchases.

    I'd also recommend any Black Keys album.
    Thanks for the thoughtful response. I bought the QOTSA the day it was released (advance hype, and Dave Grohl's participation, prompted my purchase). Although I dig Josh Homme and the band, I would not put that debut album in the classic category. Good, just not great.

    Lots of folks--including my wife--have tried to get me to like Arctic Monkeys and The Black keys. Again, I appreciate their talent, but don't connect with the music. Seems oddly derivative. (Just my opinion with no disrespect meant. WTF do I know, anyway?)

    I mentioned Dave Grohl above. I apologize to Dave for not including his initial effort, Foo Fighters, as recent records which impacted me. From "This is a Call" on, that music slams/jumps right into your face. It's another record which would have worked in that 70s era. (I still have trouble believing all the Foo music is being created by "Nirvan'a's drummer". Who the f**k knew he had all that talent as a guitar player/songwriter? Wow.)

  5. #1185
    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Honestly, no. Or, I should say, not with the same passion I had for the music of the late 60s into the mid 70s.

    As I've said before, other than the original rock & roll era of the 50s, this period was--IMO--the greatest in rock music. That's not saying I have not appreciated/loved music since that time, just that I never achieved the same intrinsic connection.

    The last three records which prompted a similar feeling were American Idiot by Greenday (an album which I believe would have fit perfectly with those released by The Who and others of that early 70s era), Appetite for Destruction, by G&R (stunning first effort which the Stones would have been proud to release in their hey day), and Five Leaves Left, by Nick Drake.

    Nick Drake? What? Not sure how, but I never heard Drake's records back in the day. It wasn't until a chance visit to a record shop in California in the late 90s ("Day is Done" was playing on the shop's sound system which prompted me to ask the store clerk for the artist's identity) that I became a huge fan of the late singer/songwriter.
    Appreciate the thought out reply.

    But I mourn for the idea that you seem to think the best that can ever be has already been done. It is my view that there is no shortage of music being created today that is as good as the very best ever created, 70's, 50's and otherwise.

    And don't worry about not knowing Drake. Almost no one did during his lifetime. A perfect example of genius almost totally overlooked.

    An apt point, actually, on this discussion as well.

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  11. #1191
    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post

    The late Tony Thompson is a drum monster.
    You got that right. My favorite drummer of all time. By a wide margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Honestly, no. Or, I should say, not with the same passion I had for the music of the late 60s into the mid 70s.

    As I've said before, other than the original rock & roll era of the 50s, this period was--IMO--the greatest in rock music. That's not saying I have not appreciated/loved music since that time, just that I never achieved the same intrinsic connection.

    The last three records which prompted a similar feeling were American Idiot by Greenday (an album which I believe would have fit perfectly with those released by The Who and others of that early 70s era), Appetite for Destruction, by G&R (stunning first effort which the Stones would have been proud to release in their hey day), and Five Leaves Left, by Nick Drake.

    Nick Drake? What? Not sure how, but I never heard Drake's records back in the day. It wasn't until a chance visit to a record shop in California in the late 90s ("Day is Done" was playing on the shop's sound system which prompted me to ask the store clerk for the artist's identity) that I became a huge fan of the late singer/songwriter.
    I would think you'd be a big fan of Black Country Communion, theyre as old school as it gets. A kick ass Zeppelin-esque band

  15. #1195
    Quote Originally Posted by Mohegangreen View Post
    I would think you'd be a big fan of Black Country Communion, theyre as old school as it gets. A kick ass Zeppelin-esque band
    I have tried to like the band, but it just does not connect with me. They're good, just not for me.

    No disrespect, but they're as derivative as it gets. I'd rather listen to the original bands they are trying to copy, or Hughes during his days with Purple. My biggest gripe is that I don't like Bonamassa in this format; rather see him in a blues outfit. Plus, I don't dig Jason Bonham.

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    Heard this in Starbucks yesterday

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcG7V...ature=youtu.be

  17. #1197
    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    I have tried to like the band, but it just does not connect with me. They're good, just not for me.

    No disrespect, but they're as derivative as it gets. I'd rather listen to the original bands they are trying to copy, or Hughes during his days with Purple. My biggest gripe is that I don't like Bonamassa in this format; rather see him in a blues outfit. Plus, I don't dig Jason Bonham.
    No disrespect taken, to each their own, I enjoy them.

    What about Wolfmother or Kings of Leon or jack White's bands, you ever try them out?

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    For Borgo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMD8hBsA-RI


    'cuz...they're great musicians....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohegangreen View Post
    No disrespect taken, to each their own, I enjoy them.

    What about Wolfmother or Kings of Leon or jack White's bands, you ever try them out?
    I like some of Wolfmother's work, but they are as derivative as they come. This one sounds like early Black Sabbath. I suspect Borgo will not be amused.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVJYY5-s1Pw

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFCEastFan View Post
    I like some of Wolfmother's work, but they are as derivative as they come. This one sounds like early Black Sabbath. I suspect Borgo will not be amused.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVJYY5-s1Pw
    Lol, I figured that, I just thought I'd throw a few suggestions out, but he'll probably shoot them down

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