/ If you could pick one artist/band/group?
No lists, but you do have to explain your choice why.
First got into them when I was 12 and I still listen to them nearly every day. Extensive back catalogue to pick from and another two singers to listen to if I get bored of Brucie.
One of the Marsalis brothers.
I'd need to draw straws.
Aphex twin for me. He's produced such a wide variety of styles of music over the years, from beautiful orchestral style pieces to crazy techno, with all the beautiful ambience in between. there's a music for every mood in his back catalogue.
Bob Dylan, although after a few years I might like another one too.
Bob Dylan - 50 years of work, although only about 20 years worth of good stuff.
But it's all things, music, lyrics, poetry, politics, tragedy, comedy, romance, and the best storyteller.
Yeah good call. Would be a tough choice but would have to go for Maiden, never get bored of em.
Huge repertoire, and I'm sure there'd be something to suit whatever the mood.
I'm seeing them at Sydney Opera House in feb!!!
I've not listened to them in years. I didnt realise they were still on the go! I feel a spotify session coming on!
They sporadically reactivate, a bit like The Cure, when roused from Goth hibernation by the odour of filthy lucre :-) I was meant to see them in 2005 but a bust ankle put paid to that. Saw Lisa Gerrard in 2007 or 2008 though, and seen Mr Perry at the Scala around 2001, so that'll do me
Yep, Maiden for sure.
Miles is a good call but for even greater range of styles if we're allowed composers too I'd go for Ennio Morricone.
Every style of music you can think of, and words from the soul.
because i can put their entire catalogue on shuffle and not live in fear of 'the one shit album' that tarnishes every other bands career.
and they make me smile for all the right reasons.
> Tom Waits
New Model Army.
Never tire of their music or seeing them live (although it's been a while).
Obvious but the Beatles...or maybe Dylan...I wouldn't want to wear Genesis out.
Pink Floyd. Because it's been "one of these days.."
Neil Young, thought about Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen but for all round genius and diverse songwriting Young just edges it for me.
Mates with talent!!
Probably get spurned by the "Muso's" for this, but Queen.
Granted, they seemed to lose their way at times, but I just love the diversity of the songs they produced - I can pretty much find a track to match any mood or occasion.
Julian Bream. Quite simply the best classical guitarist ever. Beauty and passion in every note.
Chris de Burgh - amazing voice, huge variety of lyrics and style eg "Patricia the Stripper" to "No Borderline." (Ignore "Lady in Red" one of his worst!!!). I've seen him live 5 times from The Royal Albert Hall to outdoors at Powderham Castle. He gives a near 3 hour performance every time and never leaves the stage.....
The Grateful Dead.
A quickly selected sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REz4QFfjiM0
If I listened to complete live shows 24/7 it would still take years to hear it all and I don't think I would ever get sick of Jerry Garcia's guitar or the energy the band played with for 30 odd years after starting at the electric cool aid acid tests.
Richard Thompson. Amazing guitar virtuosity over a huge range of styles, acoustic folk, jazz to electric rock.
And if I had forever to listen maybe I could learn to play some of his simplest stuff. To learn to play Vincent Black Lightning 1952 would take longer than that.
Has to be The Wurzels. Timeless, thought provoking and emotional
Pink Floyd.....I have never stopped listening to Pink Floyd since my school days.
Probably Electrelane. They only made four albums and if I'm to be brutally honest, although there are a few diverse outlier tracks, it's all a bit samey (and 85% instrumental). But their existence has meant a huge amount to me since 2000, they are kind of woven into my soul, and I never tire of hearing them.
> Mates with talent!!
But I can't remember any of their songs :-(
> Richard Thompson. Amazing guitar virtuosity over a huge range of styles, acoustic folk, jazz to electric rock.
> And if I had forever to listen maybe I could learn to play some of his simplest stuff. To learn to play Vincent Black Lightning 1952 would take longer than that.
Good choice but has he reached the end of his particular seam?
This is indeed a hard choice to make and reading through the posts, I've found a name or two to check out and most importantly I can't make my own mind up.
Yes I can't choose one. Its my OP and my rules, so I'm going to break them. My choice would be
A memorable mention has to go to Frankie's Pleasure Dome. These contemporary wanabies should simply stop killing Holly's Power of Love. This has to be the only original that has worse covers.
Twenty years ago, my only answer would have been Maiden but for some reason they no longer are. Have I outgrown them? Is such a thing even possible?
> Twenty years ago, my only answer would have been Maiden but for some reason they no longer are. Have I outgrown them? Is such a thing even possible?
You're broken and need fixed. Silly boy.
Pantera, Slayer, Sepultura, Metallica,
But mostly Pantera..
> Good choice but has he reached the end of his particular seam?
I don't see much sign of it. His new abum is to be called Electric I think, so I don't think he's ready to retread old Fairport stiff.
Anyway if he just wanted to do covers that would be OK too if they were all as good as his Britney Spears!
> Pink Floyd.....I have never stopped listening to Pink Floyd since my school days.
i think it'd have to be Jethro Tull for the usual reason, some heavy, some folky, some catchy etc.
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