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« on: February 10, 2008, 12:02:31 PM »

I Know we're all writers/poets/scribes etc but I know for a fact you have msical influences.


SO NAME TO 4 MOST INFLUENTIAL PIECES OF MUSIC/ALBUMS/BANDS ON YOU AS A PERSON AND A WRITER!!

PLEASE!!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 02:22:06 AM »

king crimson.  i recommend listening
to "lark's tongues in aspic" in a dark room
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 01:51:27 PM »

My favorite albums are as follows:

The Clash: London Calling -- This album managed to mix so many styles of music: punk rock, reggae, rockabilly, etc.  I still think it is one of the best rock albums ever.

The Lawrence Arms: Oh! Calcutta- The Larry Arms are one of the finest American punk rock bands today, though not too well known.  The guys from Chicago churned out one of the most honest modern punk rock albums in a while with their last release.  The songs are fast, no more than a few chords and draw forceful sing-alongs at the band's shows.

Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisted -- I'm a sucker for Dylan, and chosing his best album is nearly impossible.  However, Highway 61 has some of his most epic songs, including "Desolation Row" and "Like a Rolling Stone."  The album is loaded with references to literature, religion, especially The Bible, and other cultural influences. 


Defiance, Ohio: The Great Depression -- This band wails gut-wrenching and honest lyrics over a few acoustic chords and offer a fine style of folk-punk.  The band manages to sing about America's ills, but does it without being preachy because they personalize the various policies and show how issues impact normal people.  This album has more passion than anything I have heard in a quite a few years.

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 07:23:28 PM »

nirvana - in utero

the beatles - abbey road

against me! - reinventing axl rose and/or new wave

bob dylan - no direction home
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 01:33:51 PM »

Is Dylan's No Direction Home a collection of songs that were from the documentary of the same name by the director who did the Godfather movies?  That documentary is great.

Reinventing Axl Rose is a great album, probably one of the most important punk rock albums in decades.  Can't say I like New Wave at all, though, too polished.  But old Against Me! will always mean a lot to me.  I've seen the band about half a dozen times, too, even interviewed them for a magazine I write for.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008, 03:11:23 PM »

yes, no direction home is a collection of live and unreleased demo recordings.  it's awesome.

i've seen AM! about the same number of times, and i met them for a CD release party for new wave, but that's awesome that you got to sit down and talk with them.  i like everything they've put out so far, a lot.  they're one of my favorite bands.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008, 12:10:45 AM »

4 good albums....if this thread picks up, it would be a lot of fun to read through.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

*A time where I thank Billy Corgan for his stubbornness to press a double-album after only achieving monumental success with "Siamese Dream".  Producers and critics though he was insane.  Went on to be one of the best written albums (double-album for that matter) in music history.  You can barely count on one hand the amount of amazing double-albums that exist.  Goddamn I miss the old Pumpkins

Oasis - What's The Story (Morning Glory)

*One of the bands that got me into British rock.  Such a well-written album, and every time I listen to it, I tell myself "Now this is rock n' roll."

Pink Floyd - The Wall

*An album in which helped to inspire me to write the way I do today.  An album that told me "It's okay Dare, you can rightfully imagine murdering an ex-lover."  Other than that, 'nuff said.  One of the best albums, period.

Deftones - White Pony

*So atmospheric and hard-hitting at the same time, but it has all the sense of comfort in the world when Chino Moreno sings.  This is one of those albums that you do listen to in the dark.

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 01:13:17 AM »

more albums for the list

Daft Punk Homework
                       downright addicting

Frank Zappa Hot Rats
                      jazz without the lame

The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
                  probably the only popular band today that still plays their instruments well

King Crimson Red
                   hard to describe...

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008, 01:21:00 AM »

if i had to choose JUST FOUR, then this is my current list....

(i must say, these sort of questions are extremely difficult)

artist: the velvet underground and nico album: self titled
artist: explosions in the sky album: "the earth is not a cold dead place"
artist: devendra banhart album: cripple crow
artist: brand new album: the devil and god are raging inside me


honestly, my list changes every day, every moment.

i find music, much like writing, (art in any form) is very mood-oriented.



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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 04:23:12 PM »

Tool-all albums

Modest Mouse-their early stuff...Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks especially

anything Nirvana and Bob Marley

Nine Inch Nails-And All That Could Have Been

I could go on and on
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2008, 07:28:38 PM »

Nirvanna-In Utero,
The Smiths-The Queen Is Dead,
Black Flag-My War,
Joy Division-Substance


to name a few...
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2008, 08:59:27 PM »

The Pixies kick ass too.
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2008, 09:24:01 PM »

damn right they do!!!!

so do The Vaelines,The Raincoats,Bikini Kill,Le Tigre,Sun O))),Bad Brains and Minor Threat


To name a few...
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2008, 01:18:40 PM »

I have no interest in picking certain bands/cds to like. I listen to everything that makes me happy from classical to Japanese pop. Everything except blues and ned music that goes on and on and on screeching at my ears until I want them to explode just to make the noise stop.

It all affects me. I daydream alot anyway but they go with the tone of the music if I happen to hear any.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2008, 10:52:37 PM »

Ooh, music I hear you say?  Why yes, I am partial to the stuff at times - I did use a Suede b-side as my mask to hide behind on here after all...

Anyways, some good stuff:
Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible.  Furious, furious stuff, with some of the most audacious and terrifying lyrics I've ever read.
Scott Walker - Scott 1-4. I can't choose between these four albums, they're all full of beautiful, melancholic odes.  His recent, more avant-garde-than-thou stuff is amazing too, albiet a much more 'aquired' taste...
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless.  The best 'guitar' album ever recorded.  "To Here Knows When" IS the sound of rock music being pushed over the edge, and then a bit further until this wonderful, alien noise is produced.  Remarkable stuff...
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Quite possibly the most significant and unique album of all time.  Unless you've actually heard it, descriptions are pretty useless, suffice to say that you really haven't heard anything like this before.

"Look at me, arn't I the cool one..."
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2008, 12:03:22 AM »

That's some wonderful choices straight outta my record collection.
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2008, 04:05:03 PM »

Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible (the finest album EVER!)
Cat Power - The Covers Record (a beautiful late-night listen)
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand (icy, fragile soundscapes)
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (a nervous breakdown in 13 parts)
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2008, 03:04:06 AM »

i can only pick 4!  bastards!

dai the ful - deftones

fur elise - beethoven

egmont overture - beethoven

waste - staind
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2008, 03:27:56 AM »

Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West
Nada Surf - Let Go
Jason Molina/Songs:Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co.
a lot of post-rock: Explosions in the Sky/ Sigur Ros/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor/ Tristeza/ Do Make Say Think/ Ghosts and Vodka/ Red Sparrowes/ Mono/ Mogwai


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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2008, 11:21:48 PM »

Portishead - Dummy

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Eels - Beautiful Freak

Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World

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Just a few of my favourite albums of all time but only choosing 4 is harsh Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2008, 03:55:35 PM »

Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West

Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks is my fave.
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2008, 04:41:02 PM »

i've actually been listening to that album lately. "here it comes" is such a kick ass song.
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2008, 08:29:46 PM »

I like pretty much all Modest Mouse up to The Moon and Antarctica.  After that, not so much. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2008, 05:41:00 AM »

I used to feel the same way for the longest time but then slowly I started liking The Moon and Antarctica and Good News for People Who Love Bad News and the latest album. But yeah, I do miss their sound up to LCW. They're definitely more of a rock band nowadays.
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2008, 10:22:05 AM »

Belle and Sebatian-Tiger Milk
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