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  1. There is some bluesy rap songs. But my personal opinion is rap evolved out of mixing black, urban street poetry and... Disco. Rapper's Delight is considered one of the first rap songs. The beat is very Disco oriented.
  2. Lemmy's problem is his acknowledging the shitty rap that is on the radio. They use one sample and it's mediocre. Good rap artists (mostly the groups) use a collage of samples and manage to create something new. On Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet" (one of my all time favorite albums) there are over 120 samples on 15 out of 20 tracks to create these sonic murals over the raping. It's infinitely, better than the sampling the Beastie Boys used on the overrated "Licensed to Ill", where it was a drum beat and a guitar riff. And even then, Beastie Boys next album "Paul's Boutique" uses over
  3. Right after Neil Young, these guys were the best music Canada ever produced. Sorry Rush fans...
  4. ?uestlove is the drummer for a rap/rock group called the Roots.
  5. A couple guys who deserved some love... Carmine Appice (The man is an amazing drummer and even more amazing person) Mitch Mitchell (Just imagine how good Jimi Hendrix had to be to outshine this guy!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS01e0ogmEc Art Blakey (Appropriatly titled "Drum Thunder Suite" for a reason...)
  6. It doesn't get much more unbiased than another country's news source...
  7. 1. Harder rock does not equal evolving taste in music. Look at the majority of death metal bands... would you call that evolving taste? 2. Talent is a good thing, but its not as valuable as people think. Bob Dylan doesn't play guitar or sing at a level above and beyond an average Joe with some music lessons. But he's one of the most influential and best known artists in history. Conversely, Asia was a supergroup with some the most talented musicians in rock music. Would anyone accuse them of being good? 3. Robert Plant has some great individual vocals, and that is unchallenged. But it
  8. If anyone likes rap/is at least open to it or is a fan of the Black Keys... you should check out the Blakroc album. Give it a chance. It's one of the albums that helped me get over my distaste for rap. There is good rap and the crap you hear on the radio. This is the good stuff. I promise.
  9. I was confused. I saw Motley Crue on the list and figured it was a worst of all time list.
  10. It would help if the radio stations I was near played anything other than Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir and Fool in the Rain on a regular basis. There are 80+ songs and live cuts too......
  11. Personally, I'm more interested in the other, far superior, bird-themed supergroup formed in 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF8Hug8ISMQ
  12. I searched for a thread on these guys and I did not see one. And frankly, I was shocked. They are one of the greatest bands of all time, and probably the best band America ever gave to the world. The relationship between Brian Wilson and Lennon/McCartney always interested me. The greatest song writers of all time. Watching each band release albums that would be considered all time greats and seeing them manage on one-up each other. You can only imagine if SMiLE had become the album Brian Wilson dreamed it to be. And, speaking of SMiLE, I think we can all agree Brian Wilson has one of the most
  13. In order of how I found them in my library... At San Quentin- Johnny Cash Blakroc- Blakroc Check Your Head- Beasite Boys Fear of a Black Planet- Public Enemy In a Silent Way- Miles Davis In the Court of the Crimson King- King Crimson Kick Out the Jams- MC5 Live at the Star Club, Hamburg- Jerry Lee Lewis Moanin'- Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers My Arms Your Hearse- Opeth Pet Sounds- The Beach Boys Revolver- The Beatles Songs for the Deaf- Queens of the Stone Age Vanilla Fudge- Vanilla Fudge What's Going On- Marvin Gaye
  14. The Doors never had a bass player. I never realized their whole act was a gimmick.... Until now!
  15. Short socks Popcorn or Pretzels?
  16. If they really wanted to honor female rockers and their role in integrating the music, they should have inducted Heart many years ago. Ann and Nancy Wilson are great examples of leading a good hard rock band, in a male led genre. Especially Nancy. It was rare to see a female non-vocalist in a band that wasn't an all girl group. True pioneers who should be honored as so.
  17. Can- Similar to Faust. Very avant-garde and minimalist. But they're smoother around the edges. Kraftwerk- Came to define the sound of "krautrock" and electronic music. If you're into rap/hip-hop, they were frequently sampled and used in the early years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hitRhTAGXDA The Monks- Technically made of American G.I.s based in Germany, but described as the "ultimate punk band" for their simplicity and 'I'm pissed at everybody' mentality.
  18. Frumpy- Bluesy Prog Rock Faust- Very avant-garde, but influential too. Had a song called "Krautrock" that gave the genre it's label. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oepHLeTG92s
  19. With the end of the White Stripes, I think it's safe to say the "Garage Rock Revival" of the early 2000's is officially dead: if it wasn't already. I remember the 4 "The" bands that were gonna be the "saviors of rock and roll".... -The Hives: Probably the most consistent of the 4, but they never managed to break through to the mainstream. -The Strokes: Is This It is also in the running for best album of the 2000's. But it's been a constant slump since then. -The Vines: A couple of popular singles (they can probably send their grandchildren to college with the royalties from "Ride") a
  20. I'm glad you liked them! They are incredibly catchy! That "Tastebuds" song I mentioned is incredibly catchy and is as disgusting in the lyrics as it is crunchy and catchy in the sound. It's a winning combination. haha Check it out!
  21. The King Khan & BBQ Show (2002-2010) are one of my favorite bands and they have a style and obvious lo-fi sound that you can trace straight back to 60's garage rock. It also has some elements of punk and even doo-wop, with surreal undertones. They just broke up, but they left behind 3 great garage rock flavored LP's. They do have some salty language in a fair number of their songs. One of their bigger songs, "Tastebuds", may as well be a musical rendition of George Carlin's "7 Words You Can't Say on Television". But we're all adults, right? Here is a sampling from each of their 3 albu
  22. Not to mention they released the title track for the album, "Helplessness Blues". It's a free download on their website too. I hear a little more Simon & Garfunkel, rather than Crosby, Stills, Nash and (sometimes) Young. But rarely do I hear a artist's new material and get the same feeling as the first time you heard them. And in this case, I'm just as, or even more, blown away by this track. May 3rd can't come soon enough! --------------------------------------- EDIT: Sorry Rock n Rollin Man... I missed the top part of your paragraph where you say exactly the same thing I posted
  23. Something I've become more and more interested in is the lineage and history of rock music. Looking at what genres were born from and looking at influences that led to new sounds in the music. From when I was young, even before I was listening to anything close to Rock and Roll, I knew one thing: Elvis was the "King of Rock and Roll". It's something you remember always hearing and feeling like it's a fact since the beginning of time. But, have you ever stopped to think about it: Why would Elvis be called the King? What separates him from Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Buddy
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