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Old 08-25-10, 08:06 AM
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
This one's easy for me: Journey

They're derided as soulless arena rock, but I love their late 70s/early 80s albums. Just good, straightforward rock - and I think Steve Perry has one of rock's best voices. Their earlier albums are also good.

EDIT: I would have also mentioned Hall & Oates, but based on the recent poll here, they're pretty well appreciated.
My exact sentiments. You nailed it.
Old 08-26-10, 09:52 AM
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

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It's amazing to me how many new wave/80's fans there are here...wondering what the average DVDTalk(er) age is...I'm 37 and know most of these acts well but for someone, say, 25 and younger..would they know who Soft Cell or Gary Numan was?
I'm 39 and my little brother, gmal2003, is 25. He picked up on 80's music from listening to what I had playing 24/7.

I'll add Linkin Park. I assure you no one in these parts takes them seriously.
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

I'd prob say most recently.....Korn. And although I can understand why to a point....I pretty much mention it due to the bashing their new album is taken (not just here but pretty much everywhere) - it definitely doesn't deserver it IMO.

And about Gary Numan....I love this vid:

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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

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I'd prob say most recently.....Korn. And although I can understand why to a point....I pretty much mention it due to the bashing their new album is taken (not just here but pretty much everywhere) - it definitely doesn't deserver it IMO.

And about Gary Numan....I love this vid:

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Very cool video.
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

Journey for me. Also, I actually like most of Limp Bizkit's stuff.
Old 08-29-10, 11:19 PM
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Limp Bizkit is still one of my favorite bands so they would be at the top of my list. Also add in Linkin Park, Korn, and most nu-metal. It's just a genre I grew up with so I enjoy it.
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I don't know how I missed that NIN/Gary Numan video. That was fuckin' awesome!
Old 08-30-10, 11:00 PM
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Snow. Yes, that white guy who sang Informer almost 20 years ago. I own every single album of his.
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

Right now, on this board, I kind of get the feeling that it's ALL of the bands I like.
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Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Right now, on this board, I kind of get the feeling that it's ALL of the bands I like.
I feel your pain. There are tons of bands I love that I'm sure many folks here would scoff at, but ultimately, that does nothing to change the way I feel about said bands. While it's nice to talk about something you're really digging, and have others share your love of it, I still love listening to all the band's I've enjoyed over the years regardless of anyone else's opinion. Nothing's ever going to change that for me.
For instance, I've been on a big Journey kick for the past week, re-exploring all their albums, and loving every minute of it.

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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

I actually like this thread a lot for the honesty and how it's stayed calm - it's pretty cool to see what others like as well (that they may not have mentioned otherwise). Glad to see people like the Numan video as well....I've been starting every morning off at work for the last week with that one blasting.....People I work with like it too.
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

Rush.

That is all.
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Rush.

That is all.
Not taken seriously? Seriously?
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

Oingo Boingo

Outside of Southern California, they seem to be known only for Dead Man's Party and an appearance in Back to School. I love their stuff, and their concerts were amazing.
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

ABBA
Electric Light Orchestra
10cc
Boston
The Carpenters(best voice in the history of pop music with Karen Carpenter)

All three bands were slickly produced and had amazing arrangements. All were way ahead of their time but sold off as slick pop.
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

Great NIN/Gary Numan video!
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

"Weird" Al Yankovic
Gwar
Sykotik Sinfoney
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

Semisonic was one of the best bands of the '90s IMO, but most people don't know them apart from "Closing Time." Their have a really good catalog of songs though; for instance pretty much everything from their Great Divide album is fantastic.
Old 09-09-10, 08:18 PM
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Re: artists you like that aren't taken seriously

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Semisonic was one of the best bands of the '90s IMO, but most people don't know them apart from "Closing Time." Their have a really good catalog of songs though; for instance pretty much everything from their Great Divide album is fantastic.
Another band I'll wholeheartedly agree on. They never made a bad record. You should also check out Trip Shakespeare (pre Semisonic Dan Wilson and John Munson band, with Dan's brother Matt Wilson), as well as Dan Wilson's solo album which came out a few years back if you haven't.

And if anybody want's a great read on the inner workings of the music industry, I highly recommend reading Jacob Slichter's (Semisonic's drummer) book - So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star .

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