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On the back of the thread of "Bands and artists you just never got" how about a thread about Bands and Artists you loved and totally got and dig playing on your HiFi, I'll kick this one off with one of my favourite Harmonica players, I get and dig this guy even though he has passed away 

 

 

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Marillion, they just keep evolving.

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Allan Holdsworth

Steven Wilson

Eric Gales

Drive by Truckers

Eric Steckel

Jason Isbell

Eclipse

Alter Bridge

Walter Trout

Eric Johnson

 

Regards Cazzesman

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Pete Townshend as a writer and as a singer has always seemed to find ways into my very core. Quadrophenia and Empty Glass are the two albums that I consider the apotheosis of his powers in that regard, though it's a only by a whisker over any of the others.

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Wow... a long list, but it depends on my mood.   Right now (looking at my current playlist...)

 

Radiohead

Tool

Muse

Everything Everything

Karnivool

 

... later on tonight, I would say almost any release on the Anjunadeep label.

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Much better idea for a thread!

 

Love at first sight, with no break-ups? Still remember the day we first met?

 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – seeing the Refugee video on Sounds Unlimited one Saturday morning in 1979. Age 11, hooked for life.

 

The Church – Unguarded Moment video on Simon Townsend Wonderworld after school in 1981. Still interested in all things Steve Kilbey.

 

Teenage Fanclub – God Knows It’s True on Rage in 1990. New favourite band time.

 

Wilco – Outtasite on JJJ in 1997. Pushed my Replacements and guitars buttons. It’s been a great journey with them so far.

 

Many other long term loves, but they were in the “slow burn” or “playing hard” to get category 🙂

 

 

 

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Hmm...i'll limit to today's impression of a baker's dozen

 

The Veils (esp. Finn Andrews)

Dirty Three (and by extension Warren)

Mogwai

Radiohead (Thom and Jonny)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Efrim)

A Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la Band

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Sarah Blasko

Bill Evans

John Coltrane

Alfred Brendel

John Eliot Gardiner

School of Seven Bells

 

The Frames (when The Frames are The Frames and not a Glen Hansard vanity project...I would have said Hansard until he jumped the shark after Once)

 

Maybe a take on this could be a variation on Desert Island Disc concept.  If you could only ever hear the work (past and potential) of 10 artists/bands for the remainder of your conscious existence, who would they be?

 

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Guest Eggcup The Daft

Julian Bream

Jan Akkerman (including the Focus albums he played on)

Pentangle

The Broadside Band

Jean-Luc Ponty

Kraftwerk (especially the early stuff)

Lyle Mays

Alan Stivell

Sydney Guitar Trio/Duo Agostino

Gryphon

 

These are the bands and artists that I got/get every time I heard/listen to them. There are lot more that come close...

 

 

 

 

 

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The folk who threw out the rulebook and turned jazz on it's head. The ushering in of true improv. and free jazz.

 

Monk

Miles Davis

Ornette Coleman 

Eric Dolphy

Oscar Peterson 

 

among others...

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The greatness of Paul Butterfield??  Indeed!!  Michael Bloomfield too.  I was priviledged to see them twice in the mid/late 1960s.  Another great white blues harp player was Corky Siegal.  Check this out:

 

Others:

Taj Mahal with the great Jessie Edwin Davis - Bacon Fat

Jeff Beck - Wired - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

John Abercrombie and Jan Hammer - Timeless

Emil Gilels - any Beethoven Piano Sonata

Mitsoko Uchida - Mozart Piano Sonatas

Ralph Towner - Oregon and his many magnificent ECM recordings

Little Feat and the great Lowell George - Rock n Roll Doctor, Dixie Chicken and others

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way and many others (yes, including Kind of Blue)

Bill Evans - Consecration and lots and LOTS of others

Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven #9, 1977 recording, especially the slow movement (#3) - perhaps the finest music ever written

 

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HORSLIPS...... fantastic.

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23 hours ago, brumby said:

The greatness of Paul Butterfield??  Indeed!!  Michael Bloomfield too.  I was priviledged to see them twice in the mid/late 1960s.  Another great white blues harp player was Corky Siegal.  Check this out:

 

Others:

Taj Mahal with the great Jessie Edwin Davis - Bacon Fat

Jeff Beck - Wired - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

John Abercrombie and Jan Hammer - Timeless

Emil Gilels - any Beethoven Piano Sonata

Mitsoko Uchida - Mozart Piano Sonatas

Ralph Towner - Oregon and his many magnificent ECM recordings

Little Feat and the great Lowell George - Rock n Roll Doctor, Dixie Chicken and others

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way and many others (yes, including Kind of Blue)

Bill Evans - Consecration and lots and LOTS of others

Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven #9, 1977 recording, especially the slow movement (#3) - perhaps the finest music ever written

 

Great song loved it, this band reminds me of these guys 

 

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On 23/11/2018 at 5:40 PM, enikoy said:

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – seeing the Refugee video on Sounds Unlimited one Saturday morning in 1979. Age 11, hooked for life.

Refugee did it for me too as regards Petty. Heard it on the radio in the UK on first release and have been a welded on fan ever since.

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Mike Oldfield. First heard his music when I was 10 and my sister bought Tubular Bells when it was first released. Even his ordinary stuff (and he's released a fair amount of that over the years) has me hooked. What I regard as his brilliant music I can listen to a thousand times and it still moves something in me. I never tire of the opening notes of Tubular Bells no matter how many times I hear it.

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On the back of the thread of "Bands and artists you just never got" how about a thread about Bands and Artists you loved and totally got and dig playing on your HiFi, I'll kick this one off with one of my favourite Harmonica players, I get and dig this guy even though he has passed away 
 
 

Is that Paul Butterfield?

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Black Sabbath

Lou Reed

ZZ Top

JJ Cale

Julian Cope

Bachman Turner Overdrive

Doug MacLeod

Tool

John Campbell

Hank Williams III

The Modern Lovers

Roy Buchanan

 

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From my 70”s period....JJ Cale, Taj Mahal.

Later on....Peter Green (Fleetwood mac) Seasick Steve, Lightnin” Hopkins, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, David Munyon. George Harrison(solo stuff)

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20 hours ago, Mr 57 said:

From my 70”s period....JJ Cale, Taj Mahal.

Later on....Peter Green (Fleetwood mac) Seasick Steve, Lightnin” Hopkins, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, David Munyon. George Harrison(solo stuff)

Wow Peter Green was Fleetwood Mac, a great Bluesman and musician, when I think of "Fleetwood Mac" it's Peter Green 

 

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Really enjoying Peter Green’s music. And I read he was here in Oz last year ?

How much does his vocals and blues guitar style sound like EC ?

No wonder he replaced EC in John Myall’s band.

Any particular recommendations of his albums I should look for ?

Love the blues !

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39 minutes ago, Mr 57 said:

Really enjoying Peter Green’s music. And I read he was here in Oz last year ?

How much does his vocals and blues guitar style sound like EC ?

No wonder he replaced EC in John Myall’s band.

Any particular recommendations of his albums I should look for ?

Love the blues !

Another Greenie fan here. Maybe I've been listening (and trying to play the guitar) too long, but find them quite distinct. EC to me is more aggressive (like Albert King) and PG much smoother and sweeter (like BB King). Nearly all the vocals on the Bluesbreakers albums are John Mayall himself. Eric didn't really sing much until after Cream.

 

Key Peter Green start points would be John Mayall's Bluesbreakers "Hard Road" and Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits (the one from 1971). Also there are 2 other great and underrated guitarists (Jeremy Spencer & Danny Kirwan) in the Fleetwood Mac mix to confuse you!

 

220px-Greatest_Hits_(1971_Fleetwood_Mac_

 

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Formative years

Boston

Toto

Journey

Blue Oyster Cult

ELO

Church

Angels

Angel

Jefferson Startship

Scorpions

 

Those bands are the reason I like what I do now.

 

Later additions

Dream Theatre

Opeth

Gershwin

Bach

Nightwish

Scott Cossu

Steely Dan

Miles Davis

Robert Johnson

Son House

 

 

Last 10 years

Ne Obliviscarus

TesseracT

Fall Out Boy

Alter Bridge

Voyager

Amaranthe

 

 

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Elvis Costello ( the first 10 or so albums)
Van Morrison ( again the earlier stuff)
The Smiths
Tom Waits
Pearl Jam
Miles Davis
Charlie Haden
James Marshall Hendrix
His Holiness the Bobster ( up until Desire)
Little Feat
John Coltrane

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