Music

I have realised recently that i have random taste for music and like i like alot from classical, heavy metal, rock, dance, punk, and hip hop but when it comes to the performer ie band, singer or dj i only like one or two songs that they have done. There is a few bands that i like more than one song but not many just wondering what other  people think if they have the same view, only like one type music or just like one band and listen to only them. i just like that music its so varied each makes you feel and think differently. what are your views on music

  • There is a lot of 'unmanufactured' music out there, it just doesn't get played on the radio and you have to look for it.  A lot easier these days.  And you have to look tthrough a lot of absolute rubbish as well.

    But thank goodness for Spotify and You Tube.  I have found much to like on these and I'm glad it might not appeal to Simon Cow and his cronies. 

    As a 'folkie' I've always liked anti establishment music.  Ewan MacColl wrote some very powerful songs, but most people only know him for one song which he wrote - The first time ever I saw your face.  And I suppose most people don't even know who wrote that song anyway.  I'd love to go onto X factor and sing "Ballad of Accounting" and see the reaction!

    Ballad of Accounting

    Before they split up four years ago, I really liked the final incarnation of Chumbawamba.  Good tunes that when you listened to the words were very poignant and not a bit like their hit record Tubthumping. 

    Chumbawamba Wagner at the Opera

  • Trainspotter said:

    There is a lot of 'unmanufactured' music out there, it just doesn't get played on the radio and you have to look for it.  A lot easier these days.  And you have to look tthrough a lot of absolute rubbish as well.

    But thank goodness for Spotify and You Tube.  I have found much to like on these and I'm glad it might not appeal to Simon Cow and his cronies. 

    As a 'folkie' I've always liked anti establishment music.  Ewan MacColl wrote some very powerful songs, but most people only know him for one song which he wrote - The first time ever I saw your face.  And I suppose most people don't even know who wrote that song anyway.  I'd love to go onto X factor and sing "Ballad of Accounting" and see the reaction!

    Ballad of Accounting

    Before they split up four years ago, I really liked the final incarnation of Chumbawamba.  Good tunes that when you listened to the words were very poignant and not a bit like their hit record Tubthumping. 

    Chumbawamba Wagner at the Opera

    Same with me and anti-establishment music.  Anything anti-establishment, really!

    I liked Chumbawamba, too.  Saw them at a gig before they were famous.  Ewan MacColl, yes.  Pete Seeger.  Johnny Cash.  I also liked The Levellers and New Model Army.  The Pogues are favourites, too.  Anything that challenges.  The only thing that One Direction challenge is my patience!

    I agree about the 'rebranding' of Susan Boyle.  I never watch the shows as I hate that kind of thing, but I was curious about Susan Boyle and Paul Potts.  The panel and audience were so rude, dismissive and patronising to both of them.

  • I also love anti-establishment music. Got me wanting to listen to  Chumbawamba again

  • The problem with X factor and Britains Got Talent is that Simon Cowell can't see further than the end of his nose.

    He sees a need to mould the contestants to his ideas.  He is a controlling bully.  Even Paul Potts and Susan Boyle have succombed and I wonder how much say they have had in what they record and perform.

    This is of course nothing new.  Just listen to Sounds of the Sixties on Radio 2 and you will find out how much absolute rubbish there was even then.  For every Yardbirds or The Annimals or The Kinks there were an enormous number of performers you have forgotten about and a lot of those you remember you may wish you'd forgotten.

    For me the real talent of the sixties 'popular music' in addition to the above is Pentangle, Fleetwood Mac when Peter Green was with them,  and Pink Floyd, although Pentangle were playing music which on first hearing one would wonder why they were so successful (they were not successful chart wise but had an enormous cult following).  Their mix of Jazz and Folk and instrumental talent changed my music tastes forever.

    At present, I love the sound of the Mediaeval Baebes, they really do have a lot of talent and I wonder how they would have fared if they had been put on BGT or the X Factor.

    The problem with fashion in anything is that it becomes very old fashioned so quickly.  Quality however lasts forever even though it is never fashionable.

  •  "Anything anti-establishment, really!"

    Tell me you aint a loony lefy Tom, please! (Joking)