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Finally got my hands on some Apocalyptica, Plastic. It's great though some parts translate better than others. The violin solo on "One" is incredible. Sounds almost just like the guitar version, but without any string bends.

What does everyone think of The White Stripes? My 14 year old cousin just recently turned me on to them. I'm not really into the popular and semi popular bands these days but I must say I really like The White Stripes. Though it's just guitar and drums with a little keyboard here and there, they reminds me a lot of Led Zeppelin. Cool Smilie
You made the move 'jes fine' Val. Smile Smilie Now you know why I seldom move posts, and always wish I would have made the move sooner. Got The Blues Smilie Usually I just hope that tangents, if left alone, will be short lived, and will come back on topic without intervention by the 'Thought Police'. Police Smilie Big Smile Smilie

I don't know Prog Rock, but remember first hearing "Rock Around the Clock" in the summer of '54. Bill Haley and The Comets were the biggies when I started rocking. I grew up on Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and The Big Bopper. The Beatles and Eddie Van Halen later made fine music. My taste is now more attuned to the 250 year old then pop music of Vivaldi and JS Bach. Look Around Smilie
Hey Grondy, pleased to see that someone besides myself likes classical music Big Smile Smilie I love The Four Seasons. I enjoy everything from Wagner to Mozart, although more Wagner than Mozart - I like dramatic music.

I think Classical Music suggests images to the imagination much more powerfully than modern music. If provides excellent mood inspiration for writing. Big Smile Smilie
On 13/7/02 Grondmaster posted
The last part of this thread ought to be moved to a Tavern under a new topic called PROG ROCK in case Val wants to try his hand at moving it. (Val: one of my paragraphs in today's Council topic tells how I would do it.)

Okay, job done. Hope that's okay, Grondy.
Phew, that took some doing. I feel like Aule must have felt after building a mountain... Pauses to wipe away sweat... Now to delete the originals from the other thread. Hope I don't do a Melkor and bring the whole site down Shocked Smilie
Big Smile Smilie Cool! One of the things I like about Prog Rock is that a great deal of it is inspired by classical and folk music. Combining the drama of classical with the raw power of rock and metal, need I say more? That's part of the reason that Prog has fallen out of the mainstream, so few people these days really "get" classical music, and the bizarre things that can happen when you combine it with rock styles send most people running for the hills. There's an Italian(?) Progressive Metal band called Rhapsody that can best be described as a cross between Handel and Metallica ( yes, you read it right) and it's absolutely WONDERFUL! Of course, that's just my opinion, but it's probably not what you think. I would say they are more Handel than Metallica. Dream Theater also come to mind. Their album "Scenes From A Memory" is about as epic as you get, as concept albums go, and it's VERY heavily influenced by classical music. Their pianist/keyboardist, Jordan Rudess, is like Franz Liszt reincarnated, and the guitarist, John Petrucci, puts Van Halen and Malmsteen to shame.

As far as pure Classical, I love Liszt's 'Hungarian Rhapsody', Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata', 'Ode to Joy' and, of course, Symphony No. 5, some Mozart, Paganini (which is definitely an acquired taste), Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Flight of the Bumblebee', Holst's "Planet Suite" especially 'Mars' and 'Uranus', and if you love classical then you have to love Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons". There are tons more but I think you get the picture. I could ramble on like this forever! Disturbed Smilie
Good crossovers you might like would be....

ELPs Pictures at an Exhibition (I also have the london symphony orchestras recording, and it's a toss up betwenn the two)
and, Apocalyptica, who are a string group (you know, violins and cellos etc. who have covered the entire Metallica back catalogue, you have to hear this, it's fantastic)
As to Floyd, Syd Barret was god, and they never really recovered, Piper is their definitive perfect album.

And yeah, it's probably my fault Val, sorry...
I have Emerson Lake and Palmers 'Pictures at an Exhibition' and it IS stunning how well they've translated it to a rock piece. I'm definitely gonna look into Apocalyptica. Sounds like it's right up my alley!

Have you heard Kashmir: Symphonic Led Zeppelin? I know, symphonic tribute albums are usually lame but this one is different. It was scored and arranged by Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke and is done with utmost respect for the original material. A full symphony orchestra tearing through 'When the Levee Breaks' has to be heard to be believed and 'Stairway to Heaven' is second only to the original IMNSHO. If you like Led Zep and you like orchestral music, you HAVE to get this.
You're right, I think I do have to get that.
Another good Classical/Rock crossover is, "The fall of the House of Usher" by the Alan Parsons Project, on the album Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe. It begins purely classical, and ends as a rock piece, but the cross over point (including a fantastic thunder storm) is one of my favourite pieces of music.

Incidently, for any of you who know the piece... I once read somewhere that the band spent all day searching through BBC recordings of storms but failed to find quite what they were looking for. On leaving the studio, however, they found a storm to be going on, which they recorded.

As to Floyd, Syd Barret was god, and they never really recovered, Piper is their definitive perfect album.
Unsure whether to agree with you or not on that one, Plastic. They were different. Syd was a genius, but I don't think Floyd would have made DSOTM, WYWH or the Wall if they hadn't got rid of him. Mind you, they would probably have made the best album of all time instead, that we have all been deprived of.
I must admit, something about Syd Barret era Floyd gives me the heebee jeebeez. Is Syd still alive? Someone told me he was in the loony bin...

I have The Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parsons Project...It's ok...a little soft-rockish for my tastes but I still find myself popping it in the player for a spin once in a while...

Does anyone like Kansas? Very under appreciated prog band... most people only know a couple of their songs (Carry On Wayward Son and Dust in the Wind) which is a shame 'cause it's not representative of most of their work.
The last I heard of Syd was that he was living in a Cambridge cellar eating loads of beefburgers.
In a Floyd interview, one of them mentions that while recording Shine on you Crazy Diamond, which is about him, this fat dude turned up in the studio and asked about doing his bit. Turned out it was him, but they had a job recognising him. As that was back in 1975, however, I've no idea what's happened to him since. A couple of years ago I did hear rumour of a new album by him, but I've heard nothing about it since.
I did manage to get my hands on a couple of bootlegs ( Paranoid Smilie ) a few months ago, and there's some really early stuff on one of them (pre Gates of Dawn era). Several of the tracks I'd never even heard of before, and I've always concidered myself to be a bit of a Floyd freak.
Have you ever seen the Pink Floyd video 'Pulse'? That is one of the most amazing spectacles I have ever seen! What I wouldn't give to see that in person! I know a lot of people are down on Floyd after Waters left but I like Gilmours Floyd just fine.
29th October 1994, Earls Court, just ten rows back from the stage... I was there, Prog... Last night of the Pulse tour. And, yes, it was breathtaking. I actually spent as much time looking behind me at the various lights as I spent looking at the stage. It was sensory overload. Best gig I've ever been to.
As for post-Waters Floyd, Division Bell is actually my favourite album. Gilmour is God as far as I am concerned, and in my opinion Waters was beginning to drown the band in a pit of melancholy before he left.
Must admit though, I do like the solo albums he has recorded since then.
I haven't liked anything since Delicate Sound of Thunder (and I didn't like that much) it just doesn't seem as good as it was, and there's too much formulaic sh*t going on.
Have you guys got Barrett and The Madcap Laughs? great albums, truly fantastic.
BTW, I don't suppose you guys are into Beefheart, Zappa, Residents, White Noise and any other serious noise merchants?
I like some Zappa...what little I've heard. 'My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mamma" is a classic in my book. I like Steve Vai who is anything BUT formulaic... Probably because of his association with Zappa. I also like The Bogmen who are a bit 'out there'. I've often tried to pin down my taste in music and I can't seem to do it. My CD collection would give some people a heart attack, not because of its size (somewhere around 700 which, if I remember correctly, ain't sh*t compared to yours Plastic) but because of the variety in it. Almost every genre of music is represented. I have everything from Vangelis (new age) to Opeth (death metal) and everything in between. Blues, rock, metal, classical, prog, pop, and even a little country. I like Metallica, but I also like Tori Amos...there's just no pattern there. I know what I like when I hear it, but I just can't put a name to it.
Hee hee! Mine is much the same mate! I've got the Misfits right next to Mantovani, and Primal Scream next to Pinky and Perky, while Bill Withers props up Whitesnake. I just like Music, that's about as narrow as you can define my taste.
Yes asked Vangelis to join after one of the many times Rick Wakeman left but Vangelis said no. He did work with them on one of their recent albums but he's not an official member I don't think. Jon Anderson has recorded a couple albums with him.

The song Chariots of Fire is what originally drew me to Vangelis. He has a HUGE catalogue of albums,with songs ranging from trite new age melodies to bizarre experimental electronica. Listening to his earliest work from the seventies, it's safe to say he was far ahead of his time.
Okay here are some song lyics that I have moved from Tommy's Quotes Thread over in the The Ivy Bush Tavern even though we don't normally moderate taverns for being off topic, They just better fit the scenery over here, something about ambiance I think (seldom if ever at all).

PlasticSquirrel posted on 13/9/2002 at 12:27
Love Tori Amos as well, good one Prog.
Thumbs Up Smilie ProgHead777 posted on 13/9/2002 at 16:47
So Tori isn't a no-no? Well, in that case I just HAVE to do this.
Some of my favorite lyrics from any song. And it's not just the words but the delivery.

Excuse me but
can I be you for a while?
My dog won't bite
if you sit real still.
I got the anti-Christ
in the kitchen
yellin' at me again.
Yeah I can hear that...

Been saved again
by the garbage truck.
I got something to say,
you know, but NOTHING comes.
Yes I know what you think of me
you never shut up.
Yeah I can hear that...

But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his
with her name still on it?
Hey, but I don't care
Cause sometimes, I said
sometimes I hear my voice
and it's been

... silent all these years

So you found a girl
who thinks really deep thoughts?
What's so amazing
about really deep thoughts?
Boy you best pray
that I bleed real soon...
...How's that thought for you?

My scream got lost in a paper cup.
You think there's a heaven
where some screams have gone.
I got 25 bucks and a cracker
do you think it's enough
To get us there?

But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his
with her name still on it?
Hey, but I don't care
Cause sometimes, I said
sometimes I hear my voice and it's been

... silent all these ...

...Years go by will I still be waiting
For somebody else to understand?
Years go by if I'm stripped of my beauty
And the orange clouds raining in my head.
Years go by will I choke on my tears
Till finally there is nothing left?
One more casualty
You know we're to easy easy easy

Well I love the way we communicate.
Your eyes focus on my funny lip shape.
Let's hear what you think of me now,
but baby don't look up...

...The sky is falling

Your mother shows up in a nasty dress and
It's your turn now to stand where I stand:
Everybody lookin' at you...
Here, take hold of my hand
Yeah I can hear them...

But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his with her name still on it?
Hey, but I don't care
Cause sometimes I said
sometimes I hear my voice
I hear my voice
I hear my voice
And it's been HERE...

...silent all these years

I've been here

Silent all these years
Silent all these
Silent all these years

"Silent All These Years" by Tori Amos

Sorry about that, I guess I got carried away. Oh well, it took too long to go back and delete now...
Smile Smilie Ungoliant posted on 13/9/2002 at 17:28
Woohoo! Tori Amos session! One of my favourites, Prog!

Happy Phantom
And if I die today I'll be the HAPPY Phantom
And I'll go chasin' the nuns out in the yard
And I'll run naked through the streets without my mask on
And I will never need umbrellas in the rain
I'll wake up in strawberry fields every day
And the atrocities of school I can forgive
The HAPPY phantom has no right to *****
Oo who the time is getting close
Oo who time to be a ghost
Oo who every day we're getting closer
The sun is getting dim
Will we pay for who we been

So if I die today I'll be the HAPPY phantom
And I'll go wearin' my NAUGHTIES like a jewel
They'll be my ticket to the universal opera
There's Judy Garland taking Buddha by the hand
And then these seven little men get up to dance
they say Confucius does his crossword with a pen
I'm still the angel to a girl who hates to SIN

Oo who the time is getting close
Oo who time to be a ghost
Oo who every day we're getting closer
The sun is getting dim
Will I pay for who I been

Or will I see you dear and wish I could come back
You found a girl that you could TRULY love again
Will you still call for me when she falls asleep
Or do we soon forget the things we cannot see

Oo who the time is getting close
Oo who time to be a ghost
Oo who every day we're getting closer
The sun is getting dim
Will I pay for who I been

And if I die today
And if I die today
And if I die today
Chasin' the nuns out in the yard
Ungoliant posted on 13/9/2002 at 17:33
"When you gonna make up your mind?
When you gonna love you as much as I do?"

The last chrous when she sings that really sends chills up my spine. Still love that album, after all these years. **** I'm old! Sad Smilie
ProgHead777 posted on 14/9/2002 at 06:16
Golly, I love "Happy Phantom". Not many songs out there about death that are quite so upbeat and...well...happy." Winter" is also one of my favorites (actually, every song Tori's ever written is one of my favorites!). I know what your saying about the last chorus, very moving the way she sings it. The WHOLE song is moving. Oh hell, here I go again... no one minds, do they?

Snow can wait
I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose
Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter
I put my hand in my father's glove

I run off where the drifts get deeper
Sleeping beauty trips me with a frown
I hear a voice
"You must learn to stand up
For yourself
'Cause I can't always be around"

He says,
When you gonna make up your mind?
When you gonna love you as much as I do?
When you gonna make up your mind ?
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun
Years go by and I'm here still waiting
Withering where some snowman was
Mirror mirror where's the crystal palace?
But I only can see myself
skating around the truth who I am
But I know dad, the ice is getting thin

When you gonna make up your mind?
When you gonna love you as much as I do?
When you gonna make up your mind ?
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Hair is grey and the fires are burning
So many dreams on the shelf
You say I wanted you to be proud of me
I always wanted that myself...

When you gonna make up your mind?
When you gonna love you as much as I do?
When you gonna make up your mind?
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the WHITE HORSES have gone ahead
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

"Winter" by Tori Amos

For those who aren't familiar with Tori (despite the fact that she's sold millions of albums around the world, she still seems to be relatively unknown), I should mention that the main instrument in nearly all of her songs is the piano. Her voice is rather unique and her singing style is very emotional and powerful, if a bit quirky. Her first album, Little Earthquakes, from which all of the above songs are taken with the exception of "The Waitress", is unquestionably one of the best albums of the 1990's. After LE, her songs have become successively more cryptic and thought provoking. If you like brilliant lyrics with real depth and feeling, you MUST hear Tori's work.

God, I sound like a rock journalist or something...
Cool Smilie Ungoliant posted on 14/9/2002 at 20:31
Man, I love Winter! Brilliant song, that. I only bought the first two albums - how are the rest? Are they worth buying?

*hunts around for old Tori Amos album*

Can't find it!

I think that her lyrics are superb, and only second to Kate Bush's. Now, those are strange ones...but deep, often moving and yet funny at the same time. I've said elsewhere that I thought that Tori was the '90s version of Kate Bush.

Check out Babooshka, Army Dreamers, Rocket's Tail, In Search of Peter Pan, Cloudbusting, Moving, In Search of Peter Pan, The Wedding List, Oh England My Lionheart, Wuthering Heights, Egypt, Hello Earth, Deeper Understanding...gosh, now I'm getting carried away. Great songs as well...

A very good site for her lyrics is this one:
ProgHead777 posted on 15/9/2002 at 02:03
Man, I love Winter! Brilliant song, that. I only bought the first two albums - how are the rest? Are they worth buying?
That's a pretty tough question. My first thought was to respond a definite YES but after Under The Pink, her second disc, things get really strange and her lyrics become quite cryptic and even more risque, and comparisons to Kate Bush become far less warranted.

Boys For Pele, her 3rd album, is very dark and actually downright creepy in places. In addition to the piano, she also plays the harpsichord on a lot of the tracks which, believe it or not, works very well and lends a semi-heavy-metal feel to the album. Overall I really like it a lot but I've heard some other fans of LE and UTP weren't exactly thrilled by it because it is so very different.

Her fourth is "From The Choirgirl Hotel" and is another departure in that she uses a lot of electronica and synths along side her usually brilliant piano work but the harpsichord is gone. The lyrics on this one are only slightly more accessible than those on BFP, with the acceptions of "Spark" and "Playboy Mommy" which are her most accessible since Little Earthquakes and are about a miscarriage she had recently experienced. "Spark" is especially personal reminding me a little of "Me And A Gun" on LE in the way it sort of haunts you:

She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's afraid of a light in the dark
Are you sure where my Spark is?
Here, here, here

She's convinced she could hold back a glacier
but she couldn't keep Baby alive
Doubting if there's a woman in there somewhere
Here, here, here

Say you don't want it
Again and again
But she don't, she don't really mean it
Say you don't want it
This circus we're in
But she don't, don't really mean it

Her next 2 discs are"To Venus And Back" which is a double album consisting of half live tracks and half new studio work, and "Strange Little Girls" which is made up entirely of cover songs with a twist: originally written by men but performed by an assortment of female characters of Tori's own creation. They take on some pretty surprising new meanings. For instance, Eminem's "Bonnie And Clyde '97" from his first CD provoked one of two reactions from people when they heard it: outrage or morbid laughter. But with Tori's version, all you feel is a sense of horror and disgust at what is truly a sick, sick individual, namely, Eminem. And she accomplishes this without changing one single word.

Her next disc will be called Scarlet's Walk and will be out at the end of October.

Anyway, I've rambled on long enough. Perhaps we should take this discussion to another thread before we get ourselves moderated. Super Scared Smilie That is of course, if your interested.

BTW, I'm gonna check out the Kate Bush songs you recommended.

Tommy, sorry about taking up all this room in your thread. I get on certain subjects and I can't help myself! Ignore Smilie
Prog's thought was my desire; therefore his unspoken wish was my command.
BTW, I don't suppose you guys are into Beefheart, Zappa, Residents, White Noise and any other serious noise merchants?
I've got a video of Zappa's City of Tiny Lines. Serious head stuff, but also the best plasticine animation I've ever seen - particularly for it's time. Super Wow Smilie
Any of you like Tangerine Dream or Hawkwind?
I LOVE Tangerine Dream. I first discovered them in the film Firestarter (wish I could find the soundtrack!!) I've been a junky ever since.

I've heard a lot about Hawkwind but I've never actually heard their music. I hear it's rather odd, but I like odd. How would you describe it Val?
How do you describe Hawkwind?
My first impression of an answer was to say a cross between Pink Floyd and Motorhead, but thats not really true. Their music's not really that wierd either, in that they have a really strong rhythm section (with Motorhead's Lemmy on bass for the early stuff, they would have). Over-riding everything on most of their tracks though is a lot of synthesiser, but again these are not playing wierd sounds etc, but adding to the rhythm, giving everything depth. Hidden among the "sound", the singing is kind of a dirge, hiding within the music rather than coming to the fore. The whole effect is a "travelling through space" type of feeling.
Strongly recommend "Warrior on the edge of Time", "Hall of the Mountain Grill", "Xenon Codex", "Live Chronicles" and maybe "Masters of the Universe".
Live, they were great. Lots of smoke, lights, lazers, backdrops, firebreathing naked ladies etc. I once saw them and there was so much ice drifting across the stage, all you saw of the band were vague shadows occasionally appearing out of the mist before disappearing again. Very atmospheric. After Floyd, they're probably my favourite band (depending on the mood I'm in)

If you like Tangerine Dream, Prog, I recommend "Cyclone" if you haven't already heard it. Unlike all their other stuff, it's actually got lyrics.
Cyclone....never seen that one. But then again the Tangerine Dream bin at my local music store isn't exactly overflowing. Lyrics you say? As long as they dont interfere with the music that should be quite interesting. I like instrumentals though. Do you know Yngwie Malmsteen? His instrumentals are absolutely brilliant but his vocal songs are fluff in it's purest form. At least that's my opinion. An instrumental prog rock band that I can't recommend enough is Liquid Tension Experiment. Three members of Dream Theater and bass/chapman stick god Tony Levin...they're f***ing brilliant.

Lemmy Kilmister?!! From Motorhead?!! Now that's interesting! I'll see if I can track down some MP3's on the net or something as I'm fairly certain that the aforementioned music store will not have any Hawkwind.

Live, they were great. Lots of smoke, lights, lazers, backdrops, firebreathing naked ladies etc.

I knew there was something missing from the modern rock show! Big Laugh Smilie
Hawkwind had a reputation for being either brilliant or totally pants live, depending on the night. Fortunately, whenever I've seen them, they've been great.
You must have a pretty cr*p music store if they don't stock Hawkwind. They're a pretty big band (on this side of the pond at any rate).

Lyrics you say? As long as they dont interfere with the music that should be quite interesting.
Actually on the track concerned, the lyrics are kind of like a guide to getting off your head in a spiritual sense "let the music be the key to the door..", "fleeting dreams that pass you by.." etc. Smoke Smilie Wink Smilie Animated Wink Smilie The only problem with the track is it's just not long enough (15mins)... You just don't want it to end.

Now opening myself to a ton of abuse here from dedicated rockers, I must admit to being partial to Enigma. A few years back I found it too shallow and commercial, but now I prefer it to a lot of the older stuff. Out of the first four albums, I haven't found a track that I don't like, and it's very relaxing.
Must admit, I like the energy Darude creates too. Get in a club where it's blasting out so that you can feel it hammering on your chest and you just feel so alive. Great driving music too.
Cool, you guys are into Hawkwind and Tangerine Dream as well. You have seriously good taste (except for Malmsteen, let us never speak his name in polite society again Wink Smilie )
I saw Hawkwind a couple of times about 10 years ago, fantastic live with the mad fat dancing ladies and fire breathing and stuff. I actually bought some gear off of Dave Brock a few years back, so I own a couple of old Hawkwind effects processors, really cool noises, trust me.
However, I hardly ever listen to Tangerine Dream anymore, as I used to listen to them a lot back when I was off my head all the time, and it tends to freak me out still (as does In search of Space). So still no residents fans around here then?
I managed to find ONE (!!!!) Hawkwind MP3!! It's called The Forge of Vulcan and it's pretty cool. Reminds me of early to middle Floyd. Is this a good representation of their music or should I keep hunting?
It's fairly representitive of laid-back Hawkwind (I'd have said a lot like Tangerine Dream), but it lacks the Lemmy touch. A lot of their stuff starts like this one and then kind of errupt into something a bit more manic.
Keep searching, Prog.
By the way, did you get my e-mail?
By the way, did you get my e-mail?

So I did! I'm afraid I've been neglecting my mail for a while ::looks sheepish:: I'll write a response right now. Sorry 'bout that!

think Classical Music suggests images to the imagination much more powerfully than modern music. If provides excellent mood inspiration for writing.

Allyssa, you've been listening to the wrong modern music then! Wink Smilie
(I know, I know...I'm kinda late on that one and it seems only three people even come in here anymore. But I was reading over the old posts and the thought struck me so...)

[Edited on 8/12/02 by ProgHead777]
We've gone through the laid-back, head music. Anyone into the heavier stuff like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Dio etc? I grew up on a diet of these bands, but never really got into the new wave of heavy metal or the thrash bands.
Ahhh, Zeppelin, Hammer of the Gods. Ramble On is one of the best driving songs I know, Thank You is probably the most beautiful love song, The Immigrant Song is pure headbanging bliss, and you haven't been truly creeped out until you've listened to No Quarter while 'under the influence', if you know what I'm saying. Wink Smilie Not many other bands that offer you that much variety, now is there? They were, and remain, the epitome of Cool Smilie
Yeah, Zeppelin changed my life when I was 13 and got given a copy of Zep4. After spending all my time before that listening to Whitesnake, Leppard et al, it was a real education. First bit of Vinyl I ever bought (about a week after the Zep album came my way) was Sabbath vol. 4. Saw the original lineup at Ozfest a couple of years ago. Fantastic. Thrashwise I go up as far as Slayer, and a little Death (Leprosy was a great album).
I've just set up a new band precisely for the reason that we want to go play Sabbath, AC/DC, Zep, Alex Harvey, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple etc. etc. Love it, there was a very good reason that I used to be identified from all the other Daves in the world as "Heavy Metal Dave".
Death was a great band. It's a shame about Chuck Schuldiner, he was an amazing guitarist and musician in general.

Iron Maiden is one of my favorite bands. Powerslave and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son are easily among my favorite albums ever and Infinite Dreams was one of the first songs I learned to play all the way through. Have you heard any of Bruce Dickinson's more recent solo stuff? Chemical Wedding is awesome enough to make one forgive and forget Tattooed Millionaire. Accident of Birth is pretty good too.

[Edited on 8/22/02 by ProgHead777]
Maidenwise, it's got to be either the eponymous first album, Number of the Beast, or Killers every time. And yes, I subscribe to the Paul Di'ano was 2000 times better than Dickinson theory. Didn't go a whole lot on his solo stuff at all.
Somehow I thought you'd say that. Obviously I like later Maiden up to, but not really including Fear of the Dark (blah). I liked Brave New World too. For some reason, Maiden without BD isn't really Maiden to me. I suppose it's because I heard BD era Maiden before the older stuff.
Yes! Nick Drake is fantastic! Couldn't agree more, nice smiley btw.
Don't know White Stripes or Apocalyptica so I think this is not my kinda thread here.

*heads off in search for a tavern* Oh wait, I'm in one. Big Smile Smilie
Nick Drake, kind of folksy singer-songwriter from Cambridge, he's dead now. Very atmospheric and bloody fantastic to be frank. If you like Roy Harper you'll like Nick Drake (and vice versa)
I see some people like classical music. Can I call movie soundtracks classical? I like movie soundtracks so much, I listen the LOTR soundtrack over and over again. Apart from the movie, I think LOTR has the best soundtrack ever. I also have lot's of John Williams, James Horner, James Newton Howard. But I also like rap/trance/pop, etc. So you can say I'm a real music fanatic Smoke Smilie.
Hi Misk,
I agree that Howard Shore's soundtrack is the best I have ever heard. It is the only soundtrack I have ever been able to listen to, close my eyes and see the movie scene. I love all music with the exception of Country and Western. Even Bluegrass is better than C&W. I listen to the music gendre which fits my mood at the moment and for some reason I cannot find a fitting mood for C&W.
I still like to listen to Queen, Cream, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Santana. Today I am having a Great Big Sea day. Big Smile Smilie
*interrupting shamelessly* Do the Dubliners stir anyone/anything?
So you like Queen, eh Red? They're a good example of a classic prog band. Bohemian Rhapsody is a perfect example of Progressive Rock's typical genre blending and bending.
Bohemian Rhapsody is probably my all time favorite, Prog. I was packing up some of my son's vinyl to ship out to him and I must say I am impressed with his collection. I taught him well! Big Smile Smilie
AAAAAGGGHHHH!!!! I Hate Bohemian Crapsody! How can a band like Queen who did so many great Album tracks (Great King Rat, '39, Drowse etc. etc.) release so many totally sucky singles that people wank on about endlessly and think are really great when in fact they're utter, utter toss? e.g. Radio go the hell away and shut up, Killer Spleen and Crappy little thing called love.
I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche! Scaramouche!
Will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolts and lightning
very very frightening me!
Galileo, Galileo
Galileo, Galileo
Galileo figaro

... nothing really matters
anyone can see
nothing really matters
nothing really matters me

any way the wind blows... Very Sad Smilie
That's the first time I've heard the lyrics to a modern song without the tune getting in the way. Tongue Smilie Now what was the tune? This from one who hasn't recognized any of the bands or their music in this thread. Yes, I'm clueless Fast Asleep Smilie about any pop music after the mid-sixties. The music of the Beatles I know, while that of the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones I don't, nor even that of Jimmy Hendrix who happened to grow up in this neck of the woods. Shaking Head Smilie

What a loser am I. Very Big Grin Smilie
You are so passionate, Plastic. My fondness for Queen is not limited to Rapsody. Perhaps Highlander has much to do with it. Maybe not the best actor in the world, Christopher Lambert sure is nice to look at. And Sean Connery, well, what can I say?

Hey, Beatles I know Grondy.
Highlander, great Movie, yeah. And as soon as I found out that they weren't saying "Spare him his life from his Pork Sausages" I went right off Bohemian Crapsody, well, Waynes World had a lot to do with it as well...
LOL! Yeah, many people can't seem to think of anything but Wayne's World when they hear Bohemian RHAPSODY these days which is not really a good thing. However, the song took on a completely different meaning after Freddy Mercury's death and WW sort of brought that to everyones attention.

Goodbye everybody
I've got to go
Got to leave you all behind
and face the truth

Mamma, oooh
I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all... Sad Smilie

Rock had never before and may never hear again such an amazing voice as Freddy Mercury's.

Grondy, the quote from my previous post and this one too are from Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Despite what The Squirrel says, it is one of the all time greatest rock songs and you should DEFINITELY go out of your way to hear it. Perhaps I could send you an MP3?

Oh yeah! Princes of the Universe, AKA, The Highlander Theme!

I am immortal,
I have inside me blood of kings.
I have no rivals,
No man can be my equal.
Take me to the future of your world!

Very dramatic. Cool Smilie

[Edited on 9/3/2002 by ProgHead777]
Did you ever get the last cd that Freddy did with Queen? It was actully released after his death. It is called Made in Heaven. The music and the words are a little sadder and it has a bit more of a bluesy sound to it. Awesome cd. The inside back cover says :
Dedicated to the immortal spirit of Freddie Mercury
He truely was amazing. The range in his voice was just inspiring. One of my favorite songs is Under Pressure with David Bowie. Little Robbie loves We Will Rock You.

Mother Love
I don't want to sleep with you
I don't need the passion too
I don't want a stormy affair
To make me feel my life is heading somewhere
All I want is the comfort and care
Just to know that my woman gives me sweet -
Mother Love

I've walked too long in the lonely lane
I've had enough of this same old game
I'm a man of the world and they say that I'm strong
But my heart is heavy, and my hope is gone

Out in the city, in the cold world outside
I don't want pity, just a safe place to hide
Mama please, let me back inside

I don't want to make no waves
But you can give me all the love that I crave
I can't take it if you see me cry
I long for peace before I die
All I want is to know that you're there
You're gonna give me all your sweet -
Mother Love

My body's aching but I can't sleep
My dreams are all the company I keep
Got such a feeling as the sun goes down
I'm coming home to my sweet -
Mother Love

[Edited on 4/9/2002 by MelliotSandybanks]
Made in Heaven? Really? Bloody terrible album, rearrange these words:
Horse Flogging Dead A.

Posthumous albums always, always (without exception) suck as the poor guy who made it has no say in the post production, and they leave in a whole load of cock ups that shouldn't be there. Who remembers the Beatles stuff they put out a couple of years ago, the songs weren't considered good enough by John Lennon to go on the 3 or 4 albums he made after recording them so why the hell should anyone presume to go f***ing with a great man's work after he's dead? Leave well alone! (BTW, the Beatles were overrated s**t anyway)
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