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Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Xepher on August 14, 2005, 07:50:10 am
So yeah... What bands are your favorite. I don't want the huge list of all the bands you like, but just those that really hold a special place in your heart. The music you listen to when you're drunk and you can lay on the floor and raise your fist at the sky and just be happy. The songs that let you cry and scream and boast... the music that gives you strength to get through the day... the melody that lets you continue the fight.


For me, that changes depending on my mood. But right now, it's Social Distortion. On the long term though, They Might Be Giants, Iron & Wine, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Bowling for Soup, and Less than Jake usually cover it.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Tye on August 14, 2005, 08:10:45 am
wow you like Enya too!!!!!......

 I like just about any thing( it's all about the feel of the music to me)
 from hard rock, pop,rap, all the way to classic(I love Beethoven), etc.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Databits on August 14, 2005, 04:00:28 pm
I'm a rock person myself. Like Xepher, it kinda depends on the mood I'm in too. Things like Alter Bridge, Creed (now Alter Bridge except for singer), Tantric, Metallica, Nickleback, Kid Rock, Lynard Skynard, Velvet Revolver, Disturbed, God Smack, Aerosmith, Journy, REO Speedwagon, etc...
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Lei on August 14, 2005, 04:47:54 pm
techno, rock, things like that for me.
I don't get a lot of music, but right now, I've taken a huge liking to Scooter. I like about everything else though.
Awesome bands Data :D
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Xepher on August 14, 2005, 06:58:30 pm
Scooter! Ashley just introduced me to Scooter the other night, and now I've got the complete discography. Oh, and after I mentioned that one particular song reminded me of the lemur rave in "Madagascar" she made this. Hilarious!

(http://xepher.xepher.net/downloads/lemur-fish.jpg)


Right now I'm listening to an album called "Punk Goes 80s." Buncha awesome covers! Although I'm disappointed that "I'll Melt With You" is the one from Sugarcult, and not the one from Mest that was on the Sky High soundtrack.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: trekkie1701c on August 15, 2005, 12:28:17 pm
Going to be really hard to figure out what band I like, isn't it? (Avatar, Signature, etc).

Yep.  I'm one of those Pink Floyd fans.  If you don't like them, you haven't heard some of their good songs, like "Wish You Were Here", "Comfortably Numb", "Money", "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" and "Time".

I also like a few other bands.  Lynard Skynard, Black Sabbath (or just Ozzy himself), Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, The Beatles, etc.  But Pink Floyd's my favorite.  I'm planning on getting their not-so-well-known first ablum "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" at some point, if I get another job (I tutor kids during the school year).
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: griever on August 15, 2005, 07:55:28 pm
I like the Barenaked Ladies, Bowling for Soup, Enya, KOTOKO, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Ruppina, and Siam Shade.  I'd have to say that those are my all time favorites.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: MPSinclair on August 15, 2005, 08:27:47 pm
Loreena McKennit, definately. These two aren't really "bands", but are excellent for mood music: Hans Zimmer and Hennie Bekker. :)

Hmm... and I've been introduced to great music by other artists too... so many, so many... :P
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Post by: Gwyn on August 16, 2005, 01:50:32 am
Blue October, and Roxette
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Post by: otrstf on August 24, 2005, 11:20:27 pm
Rush. lots and lots of Rush, even if I think each album for the last 15 years has been pitched at frequencies only gerbils and hummingbirds can hear.  Can sing every word on the "Signals" and "2112" albums (and do, loudly, when alone in the car:).  Also trying to rebuild my essential Jethro Tull collection.  Then Pink Floyd, and on occasion, Queen.

--got to listen to some bands younger than me one of these day...
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: robynie on August 25, 2005, 01:03:33 am
What I listen to really depends on my mood, so I have a pretty broad range of stuff I like, but Better Than Ezra and Soul Asylum are my all time favorites.  

Lately I've been listening to a lot of the Dresden Dolls and Tiger Army, so those are my "newer" favorites.

And my boyfriend got me in to country, so I have determined Pat Green is my favorite of the country genre.

^__^
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Xepher on August 25, 2005, 03:44:36 am
Yeah, going to school at A&M, Pat Green was a local favorite, along with Robert Earl Keen and Cory Morrow. Funny thing is, I move halfway 'cross the country to Steamboat, and over the first winter here, every single one of them played concerts here. Not that I got to go, as I was too busy driving the bus and taking all the drunks home from such things... So glad that's behind me now!
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Post by: gracey on August 25, 2005, 07:57:35 pm
I'm more on the old school tip. I'm into almost everything.
I have punk covers - ultimate fav being Me First and the Gimme Gimme's take on "Everything's Going to Be Alright" and any punk band's take on Cure songs.

My ultimate favfav is, always will be Radiohead. But I have a close relationship to all my Weezer albums and Green Day's "Dookie" album.

My favorite artist is a tie between Erykah Badu and Madonna. Girl power I always say.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Xepher on August 26, 2005, 08:08:47 pm
Me First have some great covers. I like most of them much better than the originals. I think "I am a rock" is their best cover though.

FYI, Gracey, hilarious signature. Not many people quote Coupling... that show is hilarious. I'm talking the original british version, the short-lived amercian hack version was possibly the worst butchery ever. Really proves that point that England and America are two countries "divided by a common language."
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 28, 2005, 03:12:15 am
Incubus, Green Day, Scooter, Bowling for Soup, older Something Corporate, older Aerosmith, Eagles, REO Speedwagon, Aquabats [shakes Vader fist at Xepher],  Rogers and Hammerstein, James Horner, Michael Kamen, Straylight Run, My Chemical Romance, New Found Glory, Weezer, Craig Armstrong, Dschingis Khan, Rammstein, Bryan Adams, Nerf Herder, Dave Matthews Band, Mozart, Counting Crows, Falco, The Killers, Beethoven (older stuff), Jimmy Eat World . . . the list is pretty extensive.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: thefemnazi on August 28, 2005, 03:23:46 am
I pretty much love it all.....but Gailec Storm is GREAT music to get drunk with.  And I'm just gonna jump on the Ashley band-wagon for almost everything on her list.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Xepher on August 28, 2005, 04:28:19 am
Gaelic Storm! How did I forget them... I listened to that so much that I got known all over town as "That Irish Bus Driver"
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 28, 2005, 04:37:58 am
You know Harm, we really need to get trashed in Seattle to Gaelic Storm now, cause I totally forgot to mention them.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: thefemnazi on August 28, 2005, 04:32:14 pm
Pina Coloda in a Pint Glass for all!  Yeah, I just need to find the good clubs.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Xepher on August 28, 2005, 06:52:54 pm
Ugh... I was drinking Pina Coloda by the pint last night, which is somewhat regretful now. FYI, as I was telling Ashley, SoBe Lizz Blizz + Whaler's Black Rum is an excellant Pina Coloda, but once you get to the point where you're mixing more rum than SoBe, you should really stop drinking. At the very least, you shouldn't go and mix a pint-sized White Russian simply because you finished off the whole bottle of rum already. :-)
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: thefemnazi on August 28, 2005, 09:17:06 pm
note to self....after you have finished all the rum, do not mix more drinks.....simply repeat to self: "Why is the rum gone?"
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Xepher on August 28, 2005, 09:55:45 pm
Oh, trust me, that scene is quoted quite frequently in this house.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: thefemnazi on August 28, 2005, 10:05:37 pm
I only wish I got to repeat that scene more...
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 29, 2005, 12:05:50 am
Don't you have the DVD?
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 29, 2005, 03:35:50 am
Holy crap. I totally forgot the man in black. Please forgive me.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: thefemnazi on August 29, 2005, 04:04:22 am
I do have the DVD, but enjoying rum is frowned upon in this house.  As are my tattoos and my religion.  I really need my own damn apartment.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 29, 2005, 01:30:11 pm
Waitaminute, care to clarify that?
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: gracey on August 31, 2005, 04:50:15 am
Quote from: Xepher
Me First have some great covers. I like most of them much better than the originals. I think "I am a rock" is their best cover though.

FYI, Gracey, hilarious signature. Not many people quote Coupling... that show is hilarious. I'm talking the original british version, the short-lived amercian hack version was possibly the worst butchery ever. Really proves that point that England and America are two countries "divided by a common language."
Coupling is one of the funniest shows I've ever encountered. And I love Birtish TV. I'm addicted to Little Britain right now. The American remakes are always terrible though...I can't even stand to see the Office being butchered.

And I just found a punk cover of "Fraggle Rock"!!! I'm rocking on right now!!!
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: RoxorFuxor on August 31, 2005, 11:22:06 pm
Quote from: trekkie1701c
Going to be really hard to figure out what band I like, isn't it? (Avatar, Signature, etc).

Yep.  I'm one of those Pink Floyd fans.  If you don't like them, you haven't heard some of their good songs, like "Wish You Were Here", "Comfortably Numb", "Money", "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" and "Time".
I am a pretty big classic rock fan, but Pink Floyd doesn't really float my boat.  I don't like the vocals on most of their songs, but they have some good ones.  And I think everyone has heard "money" ;).

My favorite bands are Black Sabbath, Simon & Garfunkel and the Grateful Dead.   I also like Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Neil Young as well as classic southern rock (Allman Brothers Band, CCR and Lynyrd Skynyrd).  

I am currently going through an Aerosmith phase, too.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 31, 2005, 11:49:18 pm
Quote from: RoxorFuxor
I am currently going through an Aerosmith phase, too.
I was introduced to Aerosmith when I was 6. The love affair has only lessened when they wrote Jaded.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Databits on September 01, 2005, 01:16:55 am
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I was introduced to Aerosmith when I was 6. The love affair has only lessened when they wrote Jaded.
Yeah, I agree... Aerosmith really kinda hurt their reputation in my opinion when they came out with that album. Granted it seemed to be targeted at a newer generation, but it just... wasn't Aerosmith.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on September 01, 2005, 01:39:30 am
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Quote from: Ashley_Rose
I was introduced to Aerosmith when I was 6. The love affair has only lessened when they wrote Jaded.
Yeah, I agree... Aerosmith really kinda hurt their reputation in my opinion when they came out with that album. Granted it seemed to be targeted at a newer generation, but it just... wasn't Aerosmith.
Yeah, I felt a little hurt by that. I mean. Really, that was crap.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Databits on September 01, 2005, 02:16:53 am
I guess all good things come to and end. Maybe some day they will redeem themselves.
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Post by: thefemnazi on September 03, 2005, 05:50:09 am
I like jaded, but only if I pretend it's an Aerosmith worship type band.  And my gramma Kay doesn't like tattoos or drinking in any amount.  And both Alex's brothers constantly try to tell me I'm going to hell for being Pagan.  It's to the point where i pretend to listen, and you know me and the subject of people getting on my case for being me.
Title: Yet Another Favorite Band Thread...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on September 03, 2005, 05:57:30 am
Maybe we could pool our resources and hire a hitman?
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Post by: thefemnazi on September 03, 2005, 06:00:01 am
ehh, wait it out, they'll earn Darwins.