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jd091
04-27-2011, 10:56 AM
I'm curious as to what other people listen to here. Personally, I'm a huge Phish fan, and classical music, especially Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin.

Also a fan of post-hardcore :dorky:

elturtleboy
04-27-2011, 11:06 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aPU8oYrNAzA/SxYC_yVAjoI/AAAAAAAAAe8/FlylkHfKYF0/s400/not_this_shit_again.jpg

idrinkwine732
04-27-2011, 11:24 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aPU8oYrNAzA/SxYC_yVAjoI/AAAAAAAAAe8/FlylkHfKYF0/s400/not_this_shit_again.jpg

While I generally would agree with this, I'll play along.

I'm curious as to what other people listen to here. Personally, I'm a huge Phish fan, and classical music, especially Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin.

Also a fan of post-hardcore :dorky:

While I'm also a casual fan of classical music (Vivaldi and Wagner), my non-metal interests are mainly rooted in post-rock, ambient and prog rock.

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 11:37 AM
I like a little bit of everything.

illuminatus917
04-27-2011, 11:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2s6LZUdYaU

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
04-27-2011, 11:55 AM
Little bit of everything, as well. Except for country.

My favorite non-metal would be Flamenco guitar music like Strunz & Farah.

christopher
04-27-2011, 11:56 AM
I love love love bluegrass, old time country songs and outlaw country way more than any metal band. I'm not talking about that shit they play on the radio, I'm talking about Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, DAC, Hank III, Webb Pierce, Hellbound Glory, JB Beverley, Jayke Orvis,etc...I could go on for a long time haha.

brutal_descent
04-27-2011, 11:56 AM
Indie, dub, post-rock, ambient, prog, folk, grunge, post-punk, pop-punk, big beat, industrial, and blues.

Old school hip-hop too.

christopher
04-27-2011, 11:58 AM
Little bit of everything, as well. Except for country.

Watch this and tell me if you change your mind. I'm sure you haven't hear of Hank III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgqcZD_2KO0

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
04-27-2011, 12:02 PM
Watch this and tell me if you change your mind. I'm sure you haven't hear of Hank III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgqcZD_2KO0

I'm familiar with Hank III and no, that doesn't change my mind. Don't care for country music. You can't escape it growing up in Texas.

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 12:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2s6LZUdYaU

:drool:

That was fucking awesome.

I need to listen to more Jazz. All I have is Miles Davis and Hiromi.

christopher
04-27-2011, 12:04 PM
I'm familiar with Hank III and no, that doesn't change my mind. Don't care for country music. You can't escape it growing up in Texas.

Oh I should've paid more attention to where you were from haha. Alright well I tried, to each their own.

illuminatus917
04-27-2011, 12:35 PM
:drool:

That was fucking awesome.

I need to listen to more Jazz. All I have is Miles Davis and Hiromi.

:lol: I prefer free jazz to Miles Davis and Hiromi. Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation by Ornette Coleman is awesome; you might want to check that out. John Coltrane is also a place to look. Free jazz, along with punk and a few other influences, is one of the reasons we have bands like A Silver Mt. Zion and GY!BE.

Thelonious Monk is extremely versatile and innovative, and had as much impact on his genre as Iron Maiden has had on metal.

smearCampaign
04-27-2011, 12:45 PM
I listen to a bit of electronic music and I really enjoy seeing bands like STS9 live, check out the 8th song down 'Arigato': http://www.iclips.net/watch/sts9-10

I heard a lot of people over the years talk about how electronic music is nothing but some people clicking around on a laptop, but you can't watch that and say Sound Tribe don't play instruments. And with a band like that you are never going to get the same set twice. This Friday will be my 9th STS9 show and they have not bored me yet.

Also EOTO is alot of fun live. They are the percussionists from The String Cheese Incident doing live improvised house and dubstep: http://vimeo.com/14240346

larvtard
04-27-2011, 01:18 PM
I listen to a bit of electronic music and I really enjoy seeing bands like STS9 live, check out the 8th song down 'Arigato': http://www.iclips.net/watch/sts9-10

I heard a lot of people over the years talk about how electronic music is nothing but some people clicking around on a laptop, but you can't watch that and say Sound Tribe don't play instruments. And with a band like that you are never going to get the same set twice. This Friday will be my 9th STS9 show and they have not bored me yet.

Also EOTO is alot of fun live. They are the percussionists from The String Cheese Incident doing live improvised house and dubstep: http://vimeo.com/14240346

I think STS9 are from where I live, they play here about 5 times a year at least. Never seen them live but from what I hear they're amazing live. Now that I hear it from someone I have common musical interests with, however... ;)

rjturtle9
04-27-2011, 01:31 PM
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee49/rjturtle9/Rush-band-1978.jpg

These guys!

DethMaiden
04-27-2011, 02:07 PM
My second favorite band is Clutch.

But yes, "I like everything."

evildeadjedi
04-27-2011, 02:18 PM
Everything except new country and teen pop.

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 02:46 PM
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee49/rjturtle9/Rush-band-1978.jpg

These guys!

:bowdown:

JRA
04-27-2011, 03:08 PM
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee49/rjturtle9/Rush-band-1978.jpg

These guys!

Lulz.

In terms of favorite genre I'd say classic rock and Hip Hop are tied.

christopher
04-27-2011, 03:10 PM
Everything except new country and teen pop.

So you listen to gospel, mariachi and tribal music? haha

Fe Maiden
04-27-2011, 03:21 PM
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee49/rjturtle9/Rush-band-1978.jpg

These guys!Hell Yes!

powerslave_85
04-27-2011, 03:26 PM
Rush are so beloved by metalheads they shouldn't even count.

mastodon421
04-27-2011, 03:26 PM
Mainly punk, other forms of rock, and rap(indie/underground, not the mainstream garbage) I would say my favorite non-metal artists are Muse,Atmosphere,Jedi Mind Tricks, MF Doom,Coheed and Cambria, Foo Fighters,Dropkick Murphys, and Queens Of The Stone Age(even though some would argue they are metal)

illuminatus917
04-27-2011, 03:35 PM
So you listen to gospel, mariachi and tribal music? haha

I enjoy mariachi...

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 04:22 PM
I enjoy mariachi...

This. I have to, or else I'd be a disappointment to my family

:mexico:

evildeadjedi
04-27-2011, 04:31 PM
So you listen to gospel, mariachi and tribal music? haha

Well I guess the "God" album of Johnny Cash could count as Gospel along with Robert Randolph and The Family Band. I love hearing some Mariachi while munching on some tasty Mexican food:D. Does Sepultura count as Tribal? ;)

ravenheart
04-27-2011, 04:31 PM
Old country (Jennings, Cash etc.), Paul Weller (until the most recent god-awful album), Depeche Mode, a lot of blues...

...oh, and a fuck-ton of rock (of most varieties, although AOR doesn't feature much).

People need to stop saying things like "I listen to everything". It's a lie and you know it.

mankvill
04-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Huge fan of Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five. Seen him in concert 7 times, going to be 8 in July.

Also probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite band of all time is Radiohead.

I'm also extremely (and un-ironically) into pop/punk. blink-182, New Found Glory, all that goodness.

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 04:56 PM
My favorite non-Metal bands/artists are Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Screaming Headless Torsos, Buckethead, Queen, Soundgarden, Misfits, Gentle Giant, The Blood Brothers, Yes, Paliament/Funkadelic, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Alice in Chains, and Dead Kennedys.

makethemsuffer12
04-27-2011, 05:06 PM
My favorite non-Metal bands/artists are Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Screaming Headless Torsos, Buckethead, Queen, Soundgarden, Misfits, Gentle Giant, The Blood Brothers, Yes, Paliament/Funkadelic, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Alice in Chains, and Dead Kennedys.

Ehh, very debatable.

Honestly, I don't listen to much outside of metal, and when I do it's pretty similar. But I do enjoy Muse, Foo Fighters, Scars On Broadway, Misfits, Coheed and Cambria, some classic rock. Hell, I even like a couple of Fall Out Boy songs, but I wouldn't consider myself HUGE fans of any of those bands (except for SOB, but they only have one freakin' album). Like I only know the more popular songs by them.

Div
04-27-2011, 05:09 PM
old school rock, blues, jazz, classical, rap... dont really like cuntree

was pretty much raised on led zeppelin and stuff of that era.

BloodoftheKings
04-27-2011, 05:18 PM
Punk, old school hip hop (some new ones too, really digging odd future), alot of alternative bands (some of which are kinda metal), and classic rock.

Dextrimental
04-27-2011, 05:32 PM
I actively listen to the following styles on a regular basis: Pop, Metal, Rock, Punk, Grunge, Classical, Acoustic, Indie, some Dance, Hip Hop/Rap, Funk, Jazz, Prog and everything in between, y'know, crossover stuff. Listing artists would be futile, theres afar too many, from the local circuit to the international circuit.

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 05:34 PM
Ehh, very debatable.


I've never considered AIC anything other than Grunge. I'd think Soundgarden is more debatable.

BloodoftheKings
04-27-2011, 05:44 PM
I've never considered AIC anything other than Grunge. I'd think Soundgarden is more debatable.

I don't think grunge is really a sound. It's just the name for alternative bands from Seattle that came out in the early 90's. You can't deny that AIC's metal influence if you listen to songs like We Die Young and Dam That River.

Dextrimental
04-27-2011, 06:03 PM
I don't think grunge is really a sound. It's just the name for alternative bands from Seattle that came out in the early 90's. You can't deny that AIC's metal influence if you listen to songs like We Die Young and Dam That River.

I see grunge the same way I view Emo and Nu Metal, its just a way of the media pidgeon holing certain bands so that kids will buy their music to seem trendy. Compare Nirvana to AiC, and then them both to Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. There is no definitive 'grunge' sound, in my view anyway.

illuminatus917
04-27-2011, 06:13 PM
I see grunge the same way I view Emo and Nu Metal, its just a way of the media pidgeon holing certain bands so that kids will buy their music to seem trendy. Compare Nirvana to AiC, and then them both to Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. There is no definitive 'grunge' sound, in my view anyway.

Disco of the 70's and hair metal of the 80's could be an extension of that, yes?

Dextrimental
04-27-2011, 06:21 PM
Disco of the 70's and hair metal of the 80's could be an extension of that, yes?

Hair metal I always just seen as Glam, which is just metal/rock really. And Disco I've not done as much research into, but yes, from hat I've heard, I would categorise it the same.

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 06:22 PM
I don't think grunge is really a sound. It's just the name for alternative bands from Seattle that came out in the early 90's. You can't deny that AIC's metal influence if you listen to songs like We Die Young and Dam That River.
I see grunge the same way I view Emo and Nu Metal, its just a way of the media pidgeon holing certain bands so that kids will buy their music to seem trendy. Compare Nirvana to AiC, and then them both to Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. There is no definitive 'grunge' sound, in my view anyway.

You both make good, valid points. But I still wouldn't call either Metal.

christopher
04-27-2011, 06:40 PM
People need to stop saying things like "I listen to everything". It's a lie and you know it.

THANK YOU!!! I listen to a lot of genres but I will never admit I listen to everthing because there is soo much pop and christian music I despise.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
04-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Jesus Christ Pose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn5OIo4FuPc&feature=related) is metal if I ever heard it.

Not saying Soundgarden is metal, but that song and parts of Badmotorfinger are definitely are.

That's the song that got me into them, way back when it was new.

illuminatus917
04-27-2011, 06:51 PM
THANK YOU!!! I listen to a lot of genres but I will never admit I listen to everthing because there is soo much pop and christian music I despise.

The "Christian" gene is a bit lacking, mostly because a lot of the Christian metal listeners like -core.

But:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL-qb5-U3xM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgu33z6YxF4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REabAR9HEBY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh63YueMyao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhkPnaHCcJ4

There's some fairly decent Christian metal out there if you search for it.

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 07:10 PM
People need to stop saying things like "I listen to everything". It's a lie and you know it.

I just said it at first to see if it'd piss some people off, but people started using it a lot. It bothers me a lot too.

christopher
04-27-2011, 08:07 PM
The "Christian" gene is a bit lacking, mostly because a lot of the Christian metal listeners like -core.

But:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL-qb5-U3xM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgu33z6YxF4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REabAR9HEBY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh63YueMyao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhkPnaHCcJ4

There's some fairly decent Christian metal out there if you search for it.

I need to clarify what I was saying when I said a lot of pop and christian music. I know if you look back to my earlier posts about old time country songs, there are a lot of gospel aspects to it. The songs may be beautiful, but I can't stand listening to people sing about praising Jebus. Its just something that annoys me. They can praise all they want, I just don't care to listen to it. Jimmy Martin has too many songs about the gospel that I always skip over haha. I know there are a lot of christian metal bands, most of which I don't care about but eh they're doing what they like so w/e. Creed is a band I really don't like, that was something I was referring to. For pop, I like pop punk, but other pop is very annoying to me.

goregutsbleed
04-27-2011, 08:16 PM
music i listen to besides metal/rock/punk would be country and classical

illuminatus917
04-27-2011, 08:46 PM
It always blows my mind that so many metalcore listeners are Jesus freaks.

bt11763
04-27-2011, 09:07 PM
Punk, old school hip hop (some new ones too, really digging odd future), alot of alternative bands (some of which are kinda metal), and classic rock.

this, plus Lady Gaga. and (real) hardcore, if that counts

oh, and some folk. i could go on for a while probably, but that's the main core i'd say

christopher
04-27-2011, 09:11 PM
It always blows my mind that so many metalcore listeners are Jesus freaks.

I agree, Sleeping Giant is the biggest example of that, ahh I hate that band!! haha

illuminatus917
04-27-2011, 09:22 PM
I agree, Sleeping Giant is the biggest example of that, ahh I hate that band!! haha

Yeah, it's just fucking ridiculous.

RAZOR
04-27-2011, 09:26 PM
I'm a big psychobilly fan. c:

slapguitarer
04-27-2011, 09:34 PM
I'm a big psychobilly fan. c:

:rocker:

powerslave_85
04-27-2011, 10:06 PM
Aside from the usual punk/indie/rock stuff that ya'll know about, I like a fair amount of hip-hop (Talib Kweli, Nas, Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang, et. al.), some old country, and folk/Americana stuff like Woodie Guthrie. I also like bluegrass.

christopher
04-27-2011, 10:27 PM
Those Poor Bastards. Gothic Country, here is a cover of the .357 String Band, its more aggressive but awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgF0JZOP2GU

Indestructible
04-27-2011, 10:45 PM
Billy Joel
Garth Brooks
Public Enemy
Immortal Technique
Weird Al
Huey Lewis And The News
Pink

MPF
04-27-2011, 11:19 PM
Really I'm just a fan of REAL musicians, playing REAL music.

If you can accomplish that, I'll probably dig your stuff.

Dextrimental
04-27-2011, 11:23 PM
Really I'm just a fan of REAL musicians, playing REAL music.

If you can accomplish that, I'll probably dig your stuff.

Essentially I'm the same. I try to find the positive in any musician I know is making their music for the right reasons, and if I know a band or artist are worth their weight in that department, I will listen to their at lentgh to that find that aspect I like.

jd091
04-28-2011, 12:28 AM
Those Poor Bastards. Gothic Country, here is a cover of the .357 String Band, its more aggressive but awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgF0JZOP2GU

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