/ Bands that see you through the hard times....
Queens Of The Stone Age
Peter Hammill's been there for me a few times when I needed someone to articulate what I couldn't express.
other bands beginning with E are available
I am Kloot
The Beta Band
Here we go Magic
Zeppelin and Soundgarden
Ice T, Bodycount, Dre, Snoop
Sepultura, Pantera, Korn
Stranglers, Damned and Dead Kennedys
see me through just about anything, even other people listening to Radiohead ;-(
There's accepting your melancholy or there's using as fuel for your indignation (I suspect you indulge in the latter judging by your playlist) there's a place for both approaches I believe
At the drive in
Zappa and Beefheart
Yes (so important they needed to go in twice!)
Tool - easy to lose yourself in the song structures and different time signatures plus plenty of cathartic shouty bits.
Dark Dark Dark - beautiful melancholy tunes and Nona Marie Invie’s lovely deep voice.
Toots and the Maytals - musical Prozac. Can’t stay sad listening to Toots.
Portishead - you want sad? We’ll give you sad.
K McCarty (specifically her Daniel Johnston covers album)
and to give it some balance both in terms of gender and in style and material, The Triffids and Two Gallants
> Tool - easy to lose yourself in the song structures and different time signatures plus plenty of cathartic shouty bits.
If you're going through hard times surely Tool would tip you over the edge?
Unless you're just going for the Henry Rollins pep talk on Bottom?
> other bands beginning with E are available
> If you're going through hard times surely Tool would tip you over the edge?
> Unless you're just going for the Henry Rollins pep talk on Bottom?
Ha! The early stuff is pretty bleak but from Aenima onwards I’d say some of it is pretty transcendental.
Or just e.
The red hot chilli peppers. Not been the same since jelly roll Morton left though...
> Ha! The early stuff is pretty bleak but from Aenima onwards I’d say some of it is pretty transcendental.
A Perfect Circle recently released a new album. Not got round to it yet though.
Edit: unintended crap pun.
Choice is mood dependant...
Interesting gender bias on this thread. Aside from my female-heavy posting, plus others naming PJ Harvey and Portishead, and let's put Pixies in there too as Kim Deal was a key member, all these bands are very male (I don't know all line-ups, and I know Paz "new Kim Deal" Lenchantin was in A Perfect Circle)
I'm not really making any strong point here, it's just an observation
Hard times demand acoustic, folky stuff! So,
Bonnie Prince Billie
Willie Tea Taylor
Some good suggestions above, but I think Massive Attack’s Mezzanine is perfect if you need a melodramatic soundtrack to wallow to.
> There's accepting your melancholy or there's using as fuel for your indignation (I suspect you indulge in the latter judging by your playlist) there's a place for both approaches I believe
I think you're assumption is correct, it's amazing how musical tastes can be a reflection of our personalities....
Thanks for all the suggestions above, I'll check out the ones I'm not familiar with.
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