Couldn't agree more CJSF, I've been listening to a wide variety of music for about 30 years now. Was fortunate enough to see Scottish Opera's acclaimed Ring Cycle over three Edinburgh International Festival's, a fan of Radio 3's Late Junction for a while, Tom Robinson on 6 Music, the artists that came out of Peter Gabriel's WOMAD, other classical, minimalist or atonal music such as that from Philip Glass, Schoenberg or Stockhausen and various other bits and pieces.
I listen to all sorts of stuff - that's the beauty of music... suddenly you can discover a whole stack of stuff you''ve never heard before that totally rocks your world. I bang on about last.fm - I just find it the best way to find new stuff, especially once you've been using it fo a while. Have been listening to loads of 1930s Mariachi stuff, music I would have probably never found without the internet.
Folk music from all over the world is doing it for me right now - Celtic, Balkan, Klezmer, Mexican, whatever.
Back on topic, there's a moment in 1952 Black Vincent Lightning where Thompson goes bonkers on his guitar. Try from about 2' 10" on the version from Rumor & Sigh - it's a bit gorgeous, the whole song generally. There's a live version somewhere that's even better, but can't recall it off the top of my head.
There are some amazing covers of this song too - The Mammals, Todd Menton, Jim Henry and so on.
Would love to hear Slayer cover it!
Eunuch Boy by The Descendents.
Ha! Love the Descendents, gonna have to give this a listen now. Listening now - yes, it rocks!
Black Flag - TV Party... great opening 20 seconds too!
Can I have 3 favourites, please?
The (ahem - bit cheesy) sax bit in Buddy Holly's 'True Love Ways' always makes me melt into another world.
The whole thing is a bit lovely though!
Lisa Gerrard - Towards The Tower (7.55 to 9.15)
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Been trying to listen to a bit of everything everyone has suggested, some of it totally unpalitable (sorry!).
All the way through this, thinking... hmm, this sounds like something else - then remembered she was Dead Can Dance, makes sense now!
You should check out the whole of Love's Secret Domain by Coil. You might like it - listen to the whole thing, it's very different track to track.
Oops, I've posted too many times here, will shut up now! Maybe.
First 20 seconds of The Sad Skinhead by Faust. And then the rest of it!
I'll shut up now honestly!
Yes, Lisa Gerrard is part of Dead Can Dance.
I'll listen to Love's Secret Domain. Thanks for the recommendation
Btw, what are you doing up at this time of the night?
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I listened to the whole track. Not sure if it can be classified as being actual music but it does sound interesting. I'll have a listen to the rest of the album some time.
But that is quite an interesting concept, if you find that sort of thing interesting. What is music, and what is not music?
A lot of what John Coltrane was doing was derided as being "not music" - but now he is considered one of the finest jazz musicians ever. And then he took it further, making "jazz" music that jazz purists derided again. Same with all the great jazz dudes - Eric Dolphy, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Marion Brown etc.
Much like art, I think if it's intended as "music" then it is "music".
I listen to a lot of stuff that many people would consider to be just noise - Borbetomagus, Merzbow, Fushitsusha, Astral Social Club, Total, Sunroof etc. - but to me it is very beautiful music for sure.
Personally I don't really care if something is "music" or not - if it sounds AWESOME coming out of my speakers then I'm happy!
Trying to paint, but drinking cider and smoking rollies instead!
Oh, and trying to listen to 20 seconds of everybody's recommendations!
And what are you doing up at this time?
The first 20 seconds of anything by Ennio Morricone kind of sets the scene perfectly.
I haven't shut up yet have I?
Can't beleive we're up top page five and no one has mentioned Jimi Hendrix "burning of the midnight lamp"?
Baba o'riley is a fair punt, but is it really better than 'wont get fooled again'?
You're on a roll
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