What are you Listening to ?

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  1. MikeAW

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    Deep Purple..."Live at the Rotterdam Ahoy 30th Oct. 2000"

    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell..."The Complete Duets"

    Evan Dando.."Live at the Brattle Theatre/griffith Sunset ep"

    The Third Power..."Believe"...Drew Abbott's first band

    Free..."Free", "Tons of Sobs", "Fire and Water" w/bonus trax

    ELO..."First Light"...first album + bonus trax CD + video

    The Carpenters..."As Time Goes By" Japanese rarity CD
     
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    Roger Waters - IN THE FLESH

    Pink Floyd - ANIMALS

    any jazz I can get my hands on
     
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    Five for Fighting - Superman
     
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    Opeth- Still Life

    Can heavy music get any better?
     
  5. MikeAW

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    Paul and Mike, I've never heard of these groups, share what you know about them, what their music is like, etc.
     
  6. Mike Broadman

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    Gladly! [​IMG]
    Opeth is, well, loud, for one thing.
    They are Swedish, but sing in English. They came out of the Swedish death metal scene, so if you don't like very heavy music, this will scare you. However, even when they began, they were head and shoulders beyond their peers.
    Opeth's songs are more like suites. Most are around the 10 minute mark and involve lots of changes. In one song, you'll get everything from gentle acoustic guitar passages to blistering mid-tempo crunch.
    The singer has two voices: death metal growl and gentle balladeer. He jumps between the two seemlessly.
    The amazing thing is, though they are very technical, they are not flashy at all. They never just "thrash" or play very fast. Somehow, in all the weirdness, there is a profound sense of melody and song that controls everything. After you listen to it a couple of times, it all makes perfect sense.
    Imagine a cross between 70s prog rock and Swedish technical metal, but without all the wanking solos that implies. There was a discussion about musical masturbation a while back. I can honestly say that Opeth cannot be accused of that. Yes, their songs are long and there is a lot of instrumental goings-on. But every note is crucial, everything somehow has a purpose.
    Their first two albums, Orchid and Morningrise, are pretty good, but they are still searching for their sound. Orchid leans more toward death metal, while Morningrise towards prog. After this, they changed their rhythm section. The most noticeable difference was the bass player. The first guy was more like Chris Squire or Geddy Lee- busier, more impressive. The new guy, however, sounds more solid and really puts his bass down in the bass. IMO, this improved their sound tremendously.
    Their third album, My Arms You Hearse, is nothing short of a masterpiece. It's a concept album, and flows together wonderfully. Their next album, Still Life, is even better. I recommend starting with these two if you're interested in checking them out. Their latest album, Blackwater Park, has songs that are more, well, song-ish, and was produced by the guy from Porcupine Tree (can't remember his name). It's amazing.
     
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    Now playing: "Duel with the Devil" by TransAtlantic

    Next up: "Out of the Ashes" by Symphony X
     
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    Currently: Kenny Burrell- Midnight Blue
     
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    Steve Smith and Buddy's Buddies. It's Steve Smith (former drummer for Journey) playing drums with some Buddy Rich allumni in a small combo. Buddy's cool charts of course--Nutville, Norw. Wood, etc.
     
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    Grant Green - Idle Moments
     
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    Presently the three disks in rotation are..

    Sevendust - Animosity

    Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (SACD)

    Maxwell - Now
     
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    Playing as I read this:

    Entombed - Chief Rebel Angel
     
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    Nine Inch Nails live: And All That Could Have Been.
     
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    Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers...good stuff.

    Hey! First Post! (hee hee)
     
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    Mike Henderson & The Bluebloods-Thicker Than Water, First Blood

    A Hound Dog Taylor compilation

    Jimmy D Lane-Long Gone, Legacy

    An Alice In Chains compilation

    Jane's Addiction-Ritual De LO Habitual

    Sonny Rollins-East Broadway Rundown

    Regards

    KrisM
     
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    new CD by Flaw on winamp right now
     
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    Currently listening to DJ Tiesto Flight643 from the new album In My Memory (trance/techno).

    On rotation in the CD player - Fiona Apple - Tidal, DMB - Crash, BT R&R, Delirium - Odyssey
     
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    a bunch of "dashboard confessional" a bad ass acoustic emo band/guy.!!
     
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    Five For Fighting - America Town
    Eric Clapton - Unplugged
    Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Score
    are currently in the disc changer.
     
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    Aimee Mann - Bachelor #2

    Lee Morgan - The Rumproller

    Phish - A Live One

    Djam Karet - New Dark Age

    Ozric Tentacles - Curious Corn

    Soul Brothers - Jive Explosion

    Finch - Glory Of The Inner Force
     

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