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  1. Syrinx

    Syrinx Scan It...

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    It's been awhile since we've done this. It's always fascinating to me to see the different groups and music people are listening to. Fill out the survey below and add whatever you want including videos, band sites, backstage stories, tour riders, etc.

    If you don't know what tour riders are, go look up your favorite band here - some are entertaining, some are stupid.

    Be nice. Contrary to what some here believe, Metal is not the only music that doesn't suck.

    All-Time Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists
    Top-5 Albums
    Top-5 Songs

    Current Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now
    First album you just thought about
    5 CDs on the player right now (I realize some of you have never seen a CD - please play along :))
    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded

    Concerts
    Best Concert You've Ever Been To
    Last Concert You Went To
    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To
    Biggest Concert Dissappointment
    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with
    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen

    Styles of Music
    Favorite styles
    Styles you don't listen to

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)
     
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    Sounds cool.

     
  3. Crafton

    Crafton Liver-Eating Johnson

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    All-Time Bands/Music

    Top-5 Bands/Artists:

    Jazz:
    John Coltrane
    David S. Ware
    Fred Anderson
    Cecil Taylor
    Clifford Brown or Lee Morgan, can't decide right now

    Not Jazz:
    The Band
    Bob Dylan
    Talking Heads
    on any given day one of these krautrock acts: Can/Faust/Cluster/Neu
    Sonic Youth

    Top-5 Albums

    Jazz:
    1967-John Coltrane-Interstellar Space
    1970-Joe McPhee-Nation Time
    1955-Clifford Brown and Max Roach-Study in Brown
    1993-Charles Gayle, William Parker & Rashied Ali-Touchin' on Trane
    1998-William Parker & In Order to Survive-The Peach Orchard

    Not Jazz:
    1977-Television-Marquee Moon
    1975-Bob Dylan-Blood on the Tracks [i prefer the bootleged NY Sessions]
    1988-Sonic Youth-Daydream Nation
    1998-Silver Jews-American Water
    1978-The Spinners-Spinners [lol, like i'd put a Philly album here. lets go with 1991-My Bloody Valentine-Loveless]

    Top-5 Songs
    Irma Thomas-Wish Someone Would Care
    Townes Van Zandt-Be Here To Love Me
    James Carr-The Dark End of the Street
    Bob Dylan-Blind Willie McTell
    Silver Jews-Random Rules

    Current Bands/Music

    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now
    Liars
    The Walkmen
    Destroyer
    Camera Obscura (haven't heard the latest album but i played the hell out of the last two)
    Low/Yo La Tengo/Dinosaur Jr. (indie bands from 80s/90s still going strong)

    First album you just thought about
    1971-Link Wray-Link Wray. the album the Stones have spent their entire career trying to record.

    5 CDs on the player right now (I realize some of you have never seen a CD - please play along :))

    my car has a six-CD changer:
    1. Miles Davis-A Tribute to Jack Johnson
    2. Sonic Youth-Murray Street
    3. Marty Robbins-Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
    4. Can-Tago Mago
    5. Henry Grimes-The Call (60s Free Jazz)
    6. Johnnie Taylor-One Step Beyond (70s Southern Soul)

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded
    1. Eleanor Friedberger-Personal Record
    2. Rob Brown-Unknown Skies (no, not that Rob Brown!)
    3. Califone-Stitches
    4. King Crimson-Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal
    5. Popol Vuh-Aguirre OST (check it out Big)

    Concerts

    Best Concert You've Ever Been To
    Dinosaur Jr. at the Fillmore. seeing Merle Haggard with Kris Kristofferson and Joan Baez was pretty neat.

    Last Concert You Went To
    I saw Cynic at Slims. i'm not a metal person at all. interesting experience.

    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To
    I walked away while the Shins were playing at CMU during Carnival. lol. they weren't bad and they're actually a band a like (can anyone really hate the Shins?) but i was bored and hungry and it was an outdoor venue. think i went to go get a burrito.

    Biggest Concert Disappointment
    i got nothing, i don't usually shell out big bucks on concerts so i rarely have anything to gripe about.

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with
    Lou Reed, Mark E. Smith (the Fall), John Prine (country/folk singer, hilarious wit), Dennis González (trumpeter, seems like a warm intellectual), George Lewis (trombonist, another jazz intellectual), Leonard Cohen

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen
    Fred Anderson. David S. Ware. Bill Dixon. going with guys who were alive a few years ago but aren't anymore, as opposed to guys who i'd never have had a chance to see anyways.

    Styles of Music

    Favorite styles
    -avant-garde/free jazz
    -krautrock
    -old school southern soul. even Memphis might be too far North for my taste /sarcasm.
    -whatever brand of americana/country-rock/folk-rock you want to claim that Dylan, Neil Young, the Band, CCR, Gram Parsons, Gene Clark fall under
    -that strain of post-punk/new-wave/no-wave music that would encompass Joy Division, Talking Heads, PiL, Gang of Four, Television, Magazine, This Heat, Tuxedomoon stretching towards their current imitators (Interpol, Liars, These New Puritans, LCD Soundsystem, etc)

    Styles you hate
    i've never been able to get into metal.
    the last rap artist i cared for was Eazy-E.
    at first blush i'd say i'm not big into electronic music but i like Autechre, Caribou, Tim Hecker and drone stuff.

    Bonus Coverage

    Favorite Soul Singers:
    Arthur Alexander
    James Carr
    Doris Duke
    O.V. Wright
    Al Green

    Favorite Chopin Pianists:
    Vladimir Sofronitsky
    Alfred Cortot
    György Cziffra
    John Browning
    Grigory Sokolov

    Favorite Blues Albums (for RPP and BlindWillieMcTell)
    1928-Mississippi John Hurt-Avalon Blues (not technically an album, but the compilation is 13 songs over 38 minutes. that's pretty damn album-like)
    1961-Robert Pete Williams-Free Again
    1971-Hubert Sumlin-Kings of Chicago Blues, Vol. 2
    1968-Magic Sam-West Side Soul
    1962-Memphis Slim-All Kinds of Blues

    Favorite Pittsburgh Artist
    Art Blakey
     
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  4. LetangInTheSO

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    All ordered chronologically, not 1-5

    Top-5 Bands/Artists

    The Beatles
    Led Zeppelin
    Talking Heads
    A Tribe Called Quest
    Brian Jonestown Massacre

    Top-5 Albums
    Beatles - Abbey Road
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
    NaS - Illmatic
    Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take It From the Man!

    Top-5 Songs
    Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression
    Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
    NaS - It Ain't Hard to Tell
    Brian Jonestown Massacre - Straight Up & Down
    Radiohead - Paranoid Android

    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now

    My Bloody Valentine
    Radiohead
    Gorillaz
    Black Keys
    Brian Jonestown Massacre

    First album you just thought about
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light

    5 CDs on the player right now
    [Last 5 played on my iTunes]
    Brian Jonestown Massacre - Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    Gorillaz - Gorillaz
    Outkast - ATLiens
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded

    [Last 5 added to my iTunes library]
    Frank Zappa - Jazz from Hell
    My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
    Jungle Brothers - Straight out the Jungle
    Outkast - Stankonia
    J. Cole - Born Sinner

    Best Concert You've Ever Been To

    Paul McCartney's first performance at CitiField (they made a DVD of it, great show)
    Rock the Bells (I try to go annually)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers front row on the floor in 1999 (my first concert)
    Sasquatch (went annually in the early 00s)

    Last Concert You Went To
    Forget the artist: jazz music in my neighborhood (Harlem)...was spectacular

    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To
    Weezer at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver

    Biggest Concert Dissappointment
    Coldplay in GM Place in Vancouver

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with
    John Frusciante seems like a dude with a lot of stories...he might be too much though.

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen

    Led Zeppelin

    Favorite styles

    Rock (that's vague but I enjoy most subgenres of rock)
    Jazz
    Hip-hop
    Psychedelic anything
    Slowly dabbling into more electronic stuff but don't know my way around yet
    Any fusion of the above

    Styles you don't listen to
    Country
     
  5. BrunoPuntzJones

    BrunoPuntzJones Biscuit Scorer

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    Psssh, Crafton, Cynic barely counts as metal. Assuming this is reunion era it probably doesn't count at all! *flexes in leather and spikes*

    All-Time Bands/Music
    I find listing almost impossible but I always do it anyway.

    Top-5 Bands/Artists
    Iron Maiden
    Kate Bush
    Depeche Mode
    Husker Dü
    Thin Lizzy

    Top-5 Albums
    Brats - 1980
    Slayer - Show No Mercy
    Judas Priest - Stained Class
    Lowlife - Diminuendo
    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

    Top-5 Songs
    I just can't do this. I'm really album-oriented.


    Current Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now
    I'm doing an A-Z listening project right now, so I can't really answer this properly. I started recently and I'm only on the Bs, but the bands with the most plays on last.fm so far are:
    Black Sabbath
    Blind Guardian
    Asphyx
    Autopsy
    Anthrax


    First album you just thought about
    Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

    5 CDs on the player right now (I realize some of you have never seen a CD - please play along :)
    I also have a six CD changer, which currently contains:
    Jawbox - Grippe
    Katatonia - Tonight's Decision
    Killers (French band) - Miss aux points
    Killers (UK band with Paul Di'anno of Iron Maiden fame) - Murder One
    King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
    Kiss - Kiss
    (To make things easier on myself I just grab albums in alphabetical order off the shelves rather than painstakingly deciding what to put in.)

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded
    Sauron - Thrash Assault
    Barón Rojo - Volume brutal
    Amebix - Arise! +2
    Grinder - Nothing Is Sacred
    Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier

    Concerts
    Concerts aren't really a big part of my musical experience. I'm a record collector at heart. Most of what I like is old, so the bands are broken up or washed up or just don't tour near me. Most of the shows I've seen have been at public festival/fair deals or friends' bands at house shows.

    Styles of Music
    Favorite styles
    My roots are in old metal, but I love lots of stuff. I always find it hard to explain my tastes without making people listen to stuff. I find myself kind of biased towards the period of like 1975-1995 regardless of style. It's not a "That was REAL music, man," thing, it just worked out that way.

    Styles you don't listen to
    I don't think I really dislike any styles outright. What I don't currently listen to or know about I just consider something I might explore later. Lately I've been curious about country so I've bought stuff by The Louvin Brothers, Marty Robbins, Townes van Zandt, Gram Parsons, and The Flying Burrito Brothers recently.

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)
    Lowlife - Diminuendo. I would want to wallow in my isolation.

    Bonus tracks - favorite Pittsburgh band:
    Dream Death
     
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  6. Freeptop

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    All-Time Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists
    Nine Inch Nails
    Pink Floyd
    U2
    Dismantled
    Project Pitchfork

    Top-5 Albums
    NIN - The Downward Spiral
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    U2 - Achtung Baby
    NIN - Pretty Hate Machine

    Top-5 Songs
    NIN - Gave Up
    Pink Floyd - Echoes
    U2 - Until the End of the World
    NIN - Something I Can Never Have
    Dismantled - Purity

    Current Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now
    Acretongue
    Neuroticfish
    [:SITD:]
    Boxed Warning

    First album you just thought about
    Acretongue - Strange Cargo

    5 CDs on the player right now (I realize some of you have never seen a CD - please play along :))
    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded
    Zeromancer - Bye Bye Borderline
    Ghost & Writer - Red Flags
    Rein[Forced] - X Amount of Stab Wounds in the Back
    Machineries of Joy Vol 5
    Boxed Warning - Magnifier

    Concerts
    Best Concert You've Ever Been To
    Roger Waters - September 2010 The Wall at Consol Energy Center
    Nine Inch Nails - November 1994 Self Destruction Tour at the Civic Arena
    U2 - August 1992 Zoo TV at Three Rivers Stadium

    Sorry, after going to 77 concerts, it was just impossible to limit my "best" to a single concert, so I went with a top 3.

    Last Concert You Went To
    KMFDM - March 2013 at Mr. Smalls Theater

    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To
    Dismantled - July 2005 at Shady Brady's in Roseville, CA. The local opening acts were bad, and ran too long, and then the bar's sound system didn't work properly, so the music the headline act was playing couldn't be heard. One of the opening acts actually stopped in the middle of a song and announced, "hold on, I have to tune my guitar". Another opening act featured the "Bloodmaster 3000", and a Cookie Monster hand puppet (though not at the same time). Actually, that one was at least a bit entertaining...
    When they finally went on, Dismantled attempted two songs that didn't work at all, did the third song entirely acoustically despite being an electronic band, and then the venue said it was closing time so everyone had to leave.

    Biggest Concert Dissappointment
    Informatik - May 2004 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Fortunately the opening acts (Swarf and Inertia) still made it worth going to.

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with
    Either Ronan Harris of VNV Nation, or Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. They have two very different personalities, but talking to them would be interesting.

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen
    Pink Floyd. I've actually seen all the members of Pink Floyd (except for Syd Barrett) perform, just not at the same time (I saw Nick Mason with Roger Waters and Richard Wright with David Gilmour).

    Styles of Music
    Favorite styles
    EBM/Industrial/Goth/Futurepop
    Grunge
    Classic Rock
    Psychedelic Rock
    80's New Wave

    Styles you don't listen to
    Sturgeon's Law applies - 99% of everything is crap. On the flip side, I've yet to find a genre where I can't find at least one artist that I can enjoy listening to.
    That said, my tolerance for Country may well be the lowest.

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)
    Acretongue - Strange Cargo


    Random musician story:
    When I was living in the SF Bay Area, I got to know a musician in the Industrial genre from CA, and was talking with him and his wife one time when it came up that his wife had painted the statues for the "Walking to the Sky" sculpture out on the Cut on CMU's campus. (She wasn't the original sculptor, just someone contracted to help with painting the piece). As a CMU alumnus, I was polite about it... at least until she pointed out how she thought it was a rather odd sculpture that seemed out of place there as well :laugh:
     
  7. Crafton

    Crafton Liver-Eating Johnson

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    lol. that 'sculpture' was terrible.
     
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    Warm Cookies Return of the Matt

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    All-Time Top Bands/Artists:
    Howlin Wolf
    Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
    Fela Kuti
    Iggy and the Stooges
    James Brown
    Dixie Hummingbirds
    Can
    King Tubby
    Al Green
    Louis Armstrong
    Duke Ellington
    Parliament/Funkadelic/Bootsy
    Sly Stone

    5 CDs on the player right now:
    Nigeria 70 - Various
    Walk Among Us - Misfits
    The Album - Fear
    Expensive **** - Fela Kuti
    Taking Over - Overkill

    Best Concert:
    Hubert Sumlin...favourite guitar player in top form, sexy Greek professor belly-dancing to the music before moving to Argentina to do it professionally. Yeah.

    Last Concert:
    Paul McCartney. Played a great Beatles and Wings heavy set for 3 hours, including a couple encores.

    Worst Concert:
    Disturbed...they were opening for Danzig, and the lead singer gets wheeled out on a Hannibal Lecter gurney. It was the corniest thing I've ever seen.

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with:
    Definitely Captain Beefheart...the most interesting interview I've ever read because he likes playing with words and going off on absurd tangents rather than answering questions, haha. He was a totally unique person.

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen:
    Probably Howlin Wolf's band in the early '60s

    Styles of Music:
    I guess I lean towards funk and '40s-'50s gospel more than anything these days, but I think just about every genre has some incredible artists I really enjoy. Don't really listen to electronic dance music...I don't think much of it was made for posterity.

    Desert Island Album:
    Lick My Decals Off, Baby - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

    It always resets me when the rest of contemporary music seems too normal, too humourless, and too limited in scope/ambition. I wish it would have changed the world, but nobody could really do what they did.

    I've also purposely left out classical. But if I had put it in, my desert island "disc" (hey, it could fit on a data disc!) would be Beethoven's string quartets played by the Vegh Quartet, because it's the most amazing music I've ever heard.

    You ever listen to the Die Like A Dog Quartet (Peter Brötzmann, Wiliam Parker, Hamid Drake, Toshinori Kondo)? I used to own "Little Birds Have Fast Hearts" and I really liked it.

    The burrito is a harsh mistress.

    Since you like old-school southern soul, you might dig old-school gospel. The "hard" (ie Wilson Pickett) and "sweet" (ie Al Green) singers basically got their schtick from the contrasting leads in the old gospel quartets. I love the rich sound and energy of a small group singing together too, usually with only a bit of drum and/or guitar for accompaniment.





    Not for everybody, but I love it. I started out listening to it just to delve a little deeper into the roots of rock and soul, but now I prefer it to either, even as an atheist. Weird how that works.

    Attaboy! Love that Robert Pete Williams. Never have a damn clue what he's singing but he's a helluva guitar player, haha.
     
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    I'm all over the map.

    That's actually a pretty damn good choice.
     
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  10. Crafton

    Crafton Liver-Eating Johnson

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    he's an amazing guitarist. his presence on those Howlin' Wolf records is indispensable. speaking of Chicago Blues guitarists i also dig Jimmy Dawkins, Luther Allison, Earl Hooker and Magic Sam.

    great band. i think i have most of their records. there's an iteration of the band with Roy Campbell Jr. in the trumpet chair and they absolutely kill. i think Campbell is one of the most underrated trumpeters of this generation. basically any album with a rhythm section of William Parker and Hamid Drake is self-recommending.

    i've been working my way through this set:

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    excellent stuff. as a heathen it doesn't completely speak to me, but the intensity carries the day.

    love the Wicked Pickett. have you ever heard his take on 'Hey Jude' with Duane Allman on guitar? he sings the hell out of that song.

    i'd love to see your list of 'top/favorite' blues albums.
     
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    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now... In no order, Devin Townsend (and any of his projects), Mike Patton (and any of his projects), Neutral Milk Hotel, Tom Waits, Gojira
    Top 5 albums...
    Devin Townsend - Terria
    Faith No More - Angel Dust
    Incubus - A Crow Left Of The Murder (a seriously great and underrated album)
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Tom Waits - Mule Variations

    First album you just thought about... Death Grips - The Money Store
    5 CDs on the player right now...
    Deafheaven - Sunbather
    Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (a permanent fixture)
    Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods
    Soilwork - The Living Infinite

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded...
    Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury
    Deafheaven - Sunbather
    Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork
    Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods
    Tomahawk - Oddfellows

    Concerts
    Best Concert You've Ever Been To... either Iron Maiden or Nevermore, both in 2010. Maiden put on a better show (an incredible show, even), but I got to sing with Nevermore, so that was fun.
    Last Concert You Went To... Gojira, Devin Townsend, and The Atlas Moth this past February. I've been low on funds since.
    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To... none stick out. been to a few lousy local shows though.
    Biggest Concert Dissappointment... Between The Buried And Me. insufferable live.
    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with... Devin Townsend, even if it meant drinking herbal tea.
    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen... Faith No More :(

    Favorite styles Anything that moves me.
    Styles you don't listen to I like at least a little bit of everything, or at least I like to think I do :sarcasm:

    Desert Island Album ...

    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea OR Devin Townsend - Terria
     
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    Someone on HF has been to a Cynic concert. Didn't see that coming.
     
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    I've been to one too, although they weren't headlining. Paul Masvidal is a strange guy.
     
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    Gallatin A Banksy of Goonism

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    I am curious Syrinx - was your handle inspired by mythology, biology, or Hamilton?

    Top-5 Bands/Artists

    Radiohead
    Miles Davis
    Bjork
    Zep
    Massive Attack

    Top-5 Albums

    Radiohead - Kid A
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    U2 - Joshua Tree
    Davis - Kind of Blue
    Bjork - Post

    Top-5 Songs
    This is impossible, but I'll take a shot....

    Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
    Radiohead - Reckoner
    Bjork - Bachelorette
    Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
    Zep - Kashmir



    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now

    Air
    Gorillaz
    Cocteau Twins
    Deerhunter
    Radiohead

    First album you just thought about

    Gorillaz - Demon Days

    5 CDs on the player right now

    Deerhunter - Cryptograms
    Gorillaz - Demon Days
    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    Putumayo Presents Gypsy Groove

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded

    Air - Pocket Symphony
    UNKLE - Psyence Fiction
    UNKLE - War Stories
    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
    Deerhunter - Fluorescent Grey

    Best Concert You've Ever Been To

    Local Band - Crisis Car - Lava Lounge 11/27/1999

    Last Concert You Went To

    The Turpentiners - The Thunderbird 06/14/2113

    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To

    Can't think of one....

    Biggest Concert Disappointment

    Rusted Root - Palumbo Center - 1995

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with

    I don't worship entertainers, but Moby seems like an interesting bloke to chat with.

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen

    Miles Davis ensemble Sextet

    Favorite styles

    Alternative
    Indie
    Psychedelia
    Trance
    Trip-Hop
    Rock
    Old School Hip-Hop
    Electronica
    World Beat

    Styles you don't listen to

    Metal
    modern main stream hip-op
    Boy-Bands

    Desert Island Album

    Radiohead - In Rainbows
     
  15. Ogrezilla

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    All-Time Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists
    The Beatles
    The Offspring
    Blink 182
    Matchbox 20
    Cake

    Top-5 Albums (I listen to very little music in album form)
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Blink 182 - Enema of the State
    Blink 182 - Take of your Pants and Jacket
    Matchbox 20 - Exile on Mainstream
    Counting Crows - August and Everything After

    Top-5 Songs
    Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
    Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
    Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
    Cake - Italian Leather Sofa
    The Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far Kid

    Current Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now

    I have absolutely no idea

    First album you just thought about

    Ixnay on the Hombre because random put on an offspring song. from a different album :laugh:

    5 CDs on the player right now (I realize some of you have never seen a CD - please play along :))

    A blink 182 mix cd
    an Eminem mix cd
    a TV Theme song and Disney movie song mix cd (I rocked the **** out to A Whole New World on my way home from work)
    Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
    two random mix cds

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded

    Jackson Brown doing acoustic stuff
    Lights doing acoustic stuff
    Mulan soundtrack
    6 Pence None the Richer
    New Found Glory Hits


    Concerts
    Best Concert You've Ever Been To
    Rush 30th anniversary
    or
    Roger Waters The Wall

    Last Concert You Went To
    Lights at Mr. Smalls with the wife

    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To
    Punchline

    Biggest Concert Dissappointment
    The Clarks playing for free at my college. They just purely went through the motions. It was like listening to an album. And then I got kicked out of the free concert.

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with
    Snoop

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen
    The Beatles I guess

    Styles of Music
    Favorite styles
    Alt Rock
    anything I can sing along to in my car

    Styles you don't listen to
    most metal
    most country
    dub step
    anything where they scream more than occasionally

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)
    The Beatles - 1
     
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  16. Syrinx

    Syrinx Scan It...

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    It's stolen from that...I just liked the sound of it and they are one of my favorite bands.

    BTW - I love reading this stuff. I'll get to my own answers after I've had the chance to pour through some more youtubes of bands you all have mentioned that I'm not familiar with. ;)
     
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    Obviously a piano piece, but Moonlight Sonata may be one of the greatest pieces of music in the history of music.
     
  18. SomeDude

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    All-Time Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Elliott Smith, David Ford, Jack White, Conor Oberst, HM to Arcade Fire

    Top-5 Albums
    Pink Floyd - The Wall, Arcade Fire - The Suburbs , Jack White - Blunderbuss, The Postal Service - Give Up, Bright Eyes - Cassadega

    Top-5 Songs
    I'll just list one from each of my favorite artists
    David Ford - Every Time, Tom Petty - Wake Up Time, Elliott Smith - Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Conor Oberst (Monsters of Folk) - Map of the World, Jack White (Raconteurs) - Carolina Drama, Arcade Fire - Intervention


    Current Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now
    All of my favorite artists are still putting out albums, but for newer bands, I don't mind Muse and The Black Keys

    First album you just thought about
    Tom Petty & THB upcoming album

    5 CDs on the player right now
    I actually realized the other day I've never made use of my car's CD changer so I pulled out 6 CD's just to have in there. They are Jack White - Blunderbuss and 5 Mix CD's from high school

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded
    David Ford - Charge, Boyz II Men - Greatest Hits, Jack White - Blunderbuss, Tom Petty - Live Anthology, Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

    Concerts
    Best Concert You've Ever Been To
    My 2nd Tom Petty concert in 2010 at the Pavilion. Had about 20 friends there, just a very fun day.
    HM to Hall and Oates at Stage AE (again because I went with a large group) and The Temptations and Four Tops at the Benedum (just a very fun show)


    Last Concert You Went To
    Tom Petty @ Consol in June

    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To
    Can't say I've ever had a concert I've ever regretted attending

    Biggest Concert Dissappointment
    Tom Petty @ Consol in June. Still put on a great show and I had a great time, but it was the first time I've seen them in an arena and the atmosphere wasn't anywhere close to an outdoor show.

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with
    Jack White. Look up his hour long interview with Conan O'brien on youtube, just a very well spoken and interesting guy.

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen
    Elliott Smith

    Styles of Music
    Favorite styles
    Just really love good song writing no matter the style, if you listen to the top songs I listed they all tell great stories. I listen to everything from Rock to Country to Motown to Folk, whatever fits my mood.

    Styles you don't listen to
    I'll give anything a chance but haven't really found anything I like techno-wise, and most rap

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)
    Never have an answer for this, too hard.
     
  19. Ogrezilla

    Ogrezilla Nerf Herder

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    yinz guys are weirdos
     
  20. Fordy

    Fordy the kid signify

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    come on son.

    Top-5 Bands/Artists:
    of Montreal
    Kool AD
    Kanye West
    The Mountain Goats
    Bob Dylan

    Top-5 Albums:
    Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
    Madvillain - Madvillainy
    Bone Thugs N Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal
    cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD

    Top-5 Songs:
    Kool AD - Dum Diary
    cLOUDDEAD - Apt. A (1) and (2)
    of Montreal - The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
    Future - Turn On The Lights
    The Grateful Dead - Ripple

    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now:
    Future
    Yung Lean
    Freddie Gibbs
    Drake
    Death Grips

    First album you just thought about:
    Future - Pluto 3D

    5 CDs on the player right now:
    Drake - Take Care
    Future - Pluto 3D
    Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
    Juicy J - Stay Trippy
    Kevin Gates - The Luca Brasi Story

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded
    A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord
    Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
    Freddie Gibbs - ESGN
    Gil-Scott Heron - I'm New Here
    Trinidad James - 10pc. Mild

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with:
    Kool AD

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen:
    Das Racist

    Favorite styles:
    Rap
    Hip-Hop
    Pop
    Folk
    whatever

    Styles you don't listen to:
    metal is essentially the only thing i literally cannot listen to

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity):
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
     
  21. Syrinx

    Syrinx Scan It...

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    That's a brutal list to fill out. And I realize my music never changes much and I like pretty standard stuff for the most part. You all have some interesting tastes.

    All-Time Bands/Music

    Top-5 Bands/Artists
    Led Zeppelin
    Pink Floyd
    RUSH
    DC Talk
    Tourniquet

    Top-5 Albums
    Physical Graffiti
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Led Zeppelin I or II (can't choose)
    Rush - 2112
    DC Talk - Jesus Freak

    Top-5 Songs
    Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You - AINEC - This, for me, is quintessential Led Zeppelin. This is everything they were distilled down to one song. Blues at its very core. Starts light and ends heavy. Best guitar solo in the history of rock and roll. Monster drums. Hammond B3 as good as it's ever been. Unequalled vocals. Total power.


    Pink Floyd - Time
    Rush - Spirit of Radio
    Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar
    Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone

    Current Bands/Music

    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now
    Third Day
    TobyMac
    RUSH
    Skillet
    (All I've got)

    First album you just thought about
    G&R - Appetite for Destruction

    5 CDs on the player right now (I realize some of you have never seen a CD - please play along :))
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    Pine Mountain Railroad - Pickin' Praisin' and Singin'
    Strings and Things: The Best in Bluegrass Vol. I
    True Bluegrass Essentials

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Strings and Things: The Best in Bluegrass Vol. I
    Pinecastle Records: Ultimate Bluegrass
    Bluegrass Mastery Vol. 1
    Whitesnake Greatest Hits

    Concerts
    Best Concert You've Ever Been To
    Tom Petty - 94 at the Convocation Center in Cleveland

    Last Concert You Went To
    TobyMac at a church in Durham, NC

    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To & Biggest Concert Dissappointment
    The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge tour at Cleveland Municipal - 5th row center stage - They were terrible even back then - I spent the show worried that they were going to break something.

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with
    I don't really have one. I'm most curious about Jimmy Paige but I'd like to leave it that way.

    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen
    Led Zeppelin

    Favorite styles
    Classic Rock
    Metal
    Bluegrass
    Some ProgRock

    Styles you don't listen to
    'New' Country
    99% Rap

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)
    Physical Graffiti
     
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    I'll play along. Feel free to judge me, I'm weird.

    All-Time Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists:
    Pearl Jam, the National, Dave Matthews Band, My Morning Jacket, Led Zep
    Top-5 Albums
    Pearl Jam-Vitalogy, Zep-Physical Graffiti, Floyd-the Wall, U2- Joshua Tree, National-Boxer
    Top-5 Songs
    PJ-Black, PJ-Immortality, U2-Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, MMJ- Run Thru, Counting Crows- Round Here

    Current Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now
    Gaslight Anthem, Head and the Heart, City and Colour, National, Elliot Smith
    First album you just thought about
    American Football-American Football
    5 CDs on the player right now (I realize some of you have never seen a CD - please play along :))
    American Football, The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die-Whenever, If Ever, Modest Mouse- Lonesome Crowded West, Two Door Cinema Club- Tourist History, Shins- Oh Inverted World
    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded
    Tallest Man on Earth-There's No Leaving Now, Sufjan Stevens- Michigan, Singles Soundtrack, Avett Brothers- Live, Volume 2, Tom Petty- Wildflowers

    Concerts
    Best Concert You've Ever Been To
    Pearl Jam at the Spectrum in Philly 10/31/09
    Last Concert You Went To
    Jimmy Eat World at Fillmore in CLT
    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To
    Haven't really been to a bad one
    Biggest Concert Dissappointment
    Dirty Projectors
    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with
    Eddie Vedder or Matt Berninger
    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen
    Full lineup Floyd, or U2 before Bono became a smug *****

    Styles of Music
    Favorite styles
    Rock, alt rock, alt, some hip hop/rap
    Styles you don't listen to
    Country
    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)
    Pearl Jam- Ten
     
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    Frank Gallagher "Alcohol is a gift"

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    All-Time Bands/Music
    Bands:
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Massive Attack
    Hollywood Undead
    Thousand Foot Krutch
    Anberlin

    HON: Apocalyptica, Franz Ferdinand

    Albums:
    By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Mezzanine - Massive Attack
    Notes From The Underground - Hollywood Undead
    Blueprints for the Black Market - Anberlin
    Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
    HON: Night Visions - Imagine Dragons

    Songs:

    Monarchy of Roses - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Believe - Hollywood Undead
    Matinee - Franz Ferdinand
    1979 - The Smashing Pumpkins

    HON: Helden - Apocalyptica (feat. Till Lindemann of Rammstein)

    Current Bands/Music

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Apocalyptica
    Hollywood Undead
    Moby
    Beware of Darkness*

    HON: Blackmill

    First Album I thought of:
    Hot Fuss - The Killers

    First Album I ever owned:
    Tubthumper - Chumbawamba

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded:

    Modwheelmood - Pearls to Pigs
    Orthodox - Beware of Darkness
    Trouble Will Find Me - The National
    Capital Cities - Capital Cities
    Simple Math - Manchester Orchestra

    5 Albums on The Player:

    Hot Fuss - The Killers
    Miracle - Blackmill
    Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
    I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child - Manchester Orchestra
    Demon Days - Gorillaz

    Concerts

    Best Concert You've Ever Been To:
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Last Concert You Went To:
    Hollywood Undead
    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To:
    Don't really have one, most were really good
    Biggest Concert Disappointment:
    Like I said, havn't really had a bad experience with any major band
    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with:
    The Smashing Pumpkins or Beware of Darkness (again)
    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen:
    Nirvana
    Avenged Sevenfold (with the Rev)
    Led Zeppelin
    The Doors

    Styles of Music:
    Too many! Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Indie, Metal, Symphonic Metal, Punk, Ska, Grunge, Electronic, Glitch, Drum & Bass, Dubstep (I know), Rap, Reggae Rock, Reggae Metal, Experimental, Trip-Hop, I listen to a LOT of music.
    Favorite styles:
    Indie, Alternative, Trip-Hop
    Styles you don't listen to:
    Country, Hardcore Rap

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity):

    Difficult!!!:help:

    Miracle by Blackmill or Drink the Sea by The Glitch Mob, both have immense replayability.
     
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    All-Time Bands/Music
    Top 5 Artists

    Kendrick Lamar
    Kanye West
    Drake
    Kid Cudi
    D-Why

    Top 5 Albums

    good kid m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar
    Take Care - Drake
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
    Don't Flatter Yourself - D-Why
    The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake

    Top-5 Songs


    Erase Me - Kid CuDi
    *****, Don't Kill My Vibe - Kendrick Lamar
    Blood on the Leaves - Kanye West
    Good Will Stunting - D-Why
    Soundtrack to my Life - Kid CuDi


    Current Bands/Music


    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now

    Kendrick Lamar
    Chance the Rapper
    Childish Gambino
    SchoolBoy Q
    Drake

    First album you just thought about

    Nothing Was The Same - Drake (Sep 24)

    5 CDs on the player right now

    Magna Carter Holy Grail - Jay Z
    Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
    Born Sinner - J Cole
    Yeezus - Kanye West
    good kid m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded

    Bought:

    Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
    Magna Carter Holy Grail - Jay Z
    The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
    The Wack Album - The Lonely Island
    Yeezus - Kanye West / Born Sinner - J Cole (Same day)

    Last 5 Mixtapes


    The Adventures of Joey Hollywood - Mike JOEY (formerly Mike Stacks)
    Beautiful Loser - KYLE
    Acid Rap - Chance the Rapper
    #10 Day - Chance the Rapper
    Big Sean - Hall of Fame (Album download)
    Styles of Music

    Rap
    Hip-hop
    Techno
    House


    Styles you don't listen to
    Country
    Pop
    Metal



    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)

    good kid m.A.A.d city
     
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    Lomez Too Awesome for Top 100

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    All-Time Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists

    Radiohead
    Radiohead ("You mentioned Radiohead twice." I like Radiohead.)
    Elbow
    Wilco
    Marcus Roberts

    Top-5 Albums

    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust - DB
    Good Morning Spider - Sparklehorse
    Blah Blah Blah (or Zombie Birdhouse) - Iggy
    Airbag/How am I driving - Radiohead
    The Rising - BS

    Top-5 Songs

    It's my Delight - The Melodians
    I'm Waiting for the Man - VU
    Helter Skelter
    If you don't know me by now - Harold Melvin
    Separator - Radiohead


    Current Bands/Music
    Top-5 Bands/Artists Right Now

    War on Drugs
    Deerhunter
    Grizzly Bear
    The National
    Elbow

    First album you just thought about

    Nixon - Lambchop

    5 CDs on the player right now (I realize some of you have never seen a CD - please play along :))

    MCII - Mikal Cronin
    Stax 50 - an Anniversary Collection
    Parallax - Atlas Sound
    Leaders of the Free World - Elbow
    Legacy - Bob Marley

    Last 5 Albums You Bought/Downloaded

    Standing at the Sky's Edge - Richard Hawley
    Psychedelic Pill - Neil Young
    Where you Stand - Travis
    The Messenger - Johnny Marr


    Concerts
    Best Concert You've Ever Been To

    Iggy Pop

    Last Concert You Went To

    IDK

    Worst Concert You've Ever Been To

    The Pretenders

    Biggest Concert Disappointment

    IDK

    Artist you'd most like to meet/drink with

    Ray Davies or Lou Reed


    Band that you'd love to see in concert but it can never happen

    Roxy Music

    Styles of Music
    Favorite styles

    Reggae
    Philly Soul
    Generic Pop
    Old Jazz
    English pop - 60's/90's


    Styles you don't listen to

    Country/Rap - never, ever.

    Desert Island Album (you get 1 album for eternity)[/QUOTE]

    The Kink Kronikles
     
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