You have to check out their release, "Fragile" with the track "Roundabout". They were one of my favorite bands way back in the day.TexPat said:Astounded by the fact that there is a band called Yes, I played some of Tales from a Topographic Ocean for my son followed by some No Means No.
This is what happens when you don't visit the forum often enough. Kvinto beat me to the Yes suggestion of Roundabout. I'm with you on "I've Seen All Good People". Great music!Kvinto said:
Sorry, guess I was a bit unclear. It was my son who was astounded by the band known as Yes!Angliru said:You have to check out their release, "Fragile" with the track "Roundabout". They were one of my favorite bands way back in the day.
and I beat him to Roundabout here: http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?p=656437&highlight=roundabout#post656437Angliru said:This is what happens when you don't visit the forum often enough. Kvinto beat me to the Yes suggestion of Roundabout. I'm with you on "I've Seen All Good People". Great music!
I thought you might like a heavy blues numberon3m@n@rmy said:Finally! Someone finally broke open the bottle of Led for your Head. Anytime I listen to Led Zepp I have to listen to that Levee song with that driving beat by John Bonham.
Re Sorcerer's Apprentice: I didn't know that. I guess it makes sense, since it was a contemporary concept piece by an obscure composer (although, in my defence Rite of Spring was a pretty contemporary concept piece).The Hitch said:Sorceres's Aprentice was created by Disney for the film.
Pastoral Symphony has a good story but it doesnt make the piece that much better.
Same with The nutcracker Suite other than the iconic dance of Mushrooms.
The piece which Fantasia really works miracles with is the Dance of the Hours,.
Rite of Spring was always a great piece Fantasia just found a perfect fit.
But Dance of the Hours is a piece which Fantasia improves.
U2 were the band who dragged me kicking and screaming out of New Romanticism (I was very much a teenager of the 80s). I first saw them on the Joshua Tree tour and love "Running to a Stand Still". My favourite albums are Unforgettable Fire and Achtung Baby, but the A side of Joshua Tree rocked. So yes from that era (1983-1993). More on VU latermortand said:Ok, first installment of my 33 recommendations. I'm just gonna do it chronologically. My musical taste isn't quite as eclectic as Tank Engine and fedaia (I assume), and 75 % of these albums are probably too whiny for their own good and they're probably not even my 33 favorites, but...you know...they're all fabulous. Oh yeah, I'm very much a kid of the 90's - it shows.
1. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground (1969). This is the quiet VU album and my personal favorite of that bunch. You can't f... up an album that includes songs like 'Candy Says', 'Pale Blue Eyes', 'What Goes On', 'I'm Set Free' and so on. Not to mention 'The Murder Mystery', nine messy minutes of oddness. This album was quite a departure from the predecessor, the manically noisy "White Light/White Heat". It's actually very pretty - musically, that is.
Pale Blue Eyes
2. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969). This one may seem short, including just seven songs, but oh my! that's seven songs of length and, best of all, brilliance. There's the famous guitar rockouts ('Cinnamon Girl', 'Down by the River', 'Cowgirl in the Sand') the gorgeous ballad 'Round & Round (It Won't Be Long)' and I have to mention my unlikely favorite, the clumsy country stomper '(When You're on) The Losing End'. Not an obvious Neil Young-favorite, but I can't resist the melancholy chorus and the strange howls and yelps here and there.
(When You're on) The Losing End
3. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983). Huge jump in time. Primitive and angsty acoustic punk rock, or something like that. Violent Femmes are probably a love-it-or-hate-it thing, but I'm totally in awe of this masterpiece. 'Blister in the Sun', 'Kiss Off' and 'Add It Up' are the most well-known songs, but my favorite is the driving 'Promise'. Nothing more to say about this - it's short and fantastic.
4. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987). The album that sparked my interest in music, I think. I was eight years old when it was released, and my older sister bought the cassette, which I couldn't stop listening to. Especially the a side, the one with all the singles. Oh well, everybody knows this one, no need to go on for hours about it, but in my mind this album is timeless. U2 were pretty much untouchable from "War" (1983) to "Zooropa" (1993). This was their peak, though, and 'Running to Stand Still' is an all time favorite in this household.
Running to Stand Still
Tom is no. 33 on the list, so he'll probably appear in 4-5 days, if that's OK.fedaia said:would mr limerick please give me a few more hours before revealing his favourite Waits?
"The Unforgettable Fire" and "Achtung Baby" rank highly in my world, both including some tremendous tracks. I think that I enjoy "Zooropa" more today, though, which is funny because in the beginning I couldn't really get a grasp of it. 'Lemon'? 'Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car'? What was that about? Both are way over the top, without heading to 'Discotheque' territory. Now there's one I'll never understand.Tank Engine said:U2 were the band who dragged me kicking and screaming out of New Romanticism (I was very much a teenager of the 80s). I first saw them on the Joshua Tree tour and love "Running to a Stand Still". My favourite albums are Unforgettable Fire and Achtung Baby, but the A side of Joshua Tree rocked. So yes from that era (1983-1993).
I haven't really been digging too deep into Violent Femmes' discography (yet), but I'm familiar with "Hallowed Ground". It hasn't quite hit me like the debut, but perhaps time and further listening will teach me a lesson.meat puppet said:the femmes' hallowed ground is one of my fave albums ever. a visit into gordon gano's head is good now and again, but i sure wouldnt want to live there. also the hits from the first record are very fine indeed, waiting for the bus is my fave i guess.
I'll have to check out EST. They provided the strings and backup on Spain's "She Haunts My Dreams", an old favorite of mine. More about Spain later by the way.Tank Engine said:16. Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Seven Days of Falling.
A superb Swedish trio whose frontman/pianist tragically died in a car crash a few years ago. It's difficult for me to pick out a favourite EST album, but this is the one that introduced to them and remains one of my favourites. Ballad for the Unborn is a good example of their subtle, crystalline music. However, later work, in particular Leucocyte, can be more edgy.
Yay! I almost feel bad for not including DCD and Swans here, but as much as I like both of them, they just ain't quite up there. But close. My favorites are "Spleen and Ideal" and "Children of God", respectively. And as fantastic Lisa Gerrard is (this is one of the most mindblowing pieces of music I've ever heard), I actually prefer Brendan Perry's solo stuff. More Walkabouts later - or perhaps the same? Haven't quite made up my mind on that one.fedaia said:Dead Can Dance * The Serpent's Egg, The Walkabouts * Devil's Road, Swans * White Light from the Mouth of Infinity