Forced Listening Thread(One for the History of Rock forum)

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  • NX013NX013 Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    EPICWIN!

    Im not even gonnapost a song, that song beats everything



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAhNdV0Habw

    tiny tim
  • Gargoyle2500Gargoyle2500 Opening Act
    edited August 2008
    That sounds very happy but I felt weird having Spongebob stare at me for as long as the song went on.. :eek:

    I'm annoyed that no one listened to the song I posted on the last page due to someone not reading the OP, So I'm posting it AGAIN!

    Computer One - Dear Enemy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkkO2TRWU58

    This is not the metal band "Dear Enemy"
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited August 2008
    it would be cool if people wrote more than one generic line about other people's videos. this thread, thus far, is probably actually generating less actual discussion than the polls that everyone was complaining about...
    i thought about making a thread specifically for people who are going to put a little more effort into their posts, but it would be great if we could just maybe turn this one around a bit...


    i really dug this song, gargoyle. i'm a big fan of 80's synthpop and this is quality stuff. i'm not sure i've ever heard it before, though it's one of those songs that halfway through it already feels somewhat familiar.
    the guy's voice sounds a bit weak at times, but i think that actually has a tendency to improve songs like this. i think it brings that extra touch of humanity to a synthesizer-heavy style.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF5e25LyCUA
    Mountain Goats - Song For An Old Friend (live courtesy of... AOL?!)
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited August 2008
    I can't think of any other way to say this: he really gets into the song. Well-written lyrics (from what I could interpret) and I love his unorthodox voice, too; kind of reminds me of John Linnell from They Might Be Giants. Do you know if there is an MP3 version of this performance?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pen4dMAv7zY
    Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You (the song actually starts at 0:48 if you don't want to wade through the video's silent intro)
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited August 2008
    I'm not quite sure if I have or haven't heard that song before. The song has a nice groove and I really like the vocals. It sounds like the vocalist is really drive emotion into the song. Nice song choice Runesmith.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbSWzK4nKQA

    Rush-La Ville Strangiato
  • CML207CML207 Opening Act
    edited August 2008
    2 songs...
    Band: Black Stone Cherry
    1st song: Lonely Train...Off their self-titled album
    2nd song: Blind Man...Off their new album "Folklore and Superstition"

    I think the band has a very nice sound...Most newer bands dont do anything for me, but these guys have released exactly 30 songs, and I am a fan of all 30...Hope you guys enjoy...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omo-fwok15E



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmr8D3JBsvg&feature=user
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited August 2008
    i'm skipping the dude who doesn't know how this thread works and didn't say a thing about the previous video...
    it might be a good idea to post some simple rules in the first post, jukeboxhero...


    i really like rush's "hemisphere" album, though this song has always bugged me a bit. i really enjoy the beginning, but as the song gets more tense towards the end i can't help but begin to lose interest... i'm definitely all for long instrumentals, but this one fails to really hold my attention all the way through.
    as for this specific live version, the intro is my favorite part due to the "dreamy" sound they achieved. i would have loved for them to have followed that theme more closely.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCxw52iNq0E
    Ride - Nowhere (live in 1992)
  • mysticnejimysticneji Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    ^ Wow, that song was pretty awesome. . . . . yea, that's pretty much it. I'm no good at breaking everything down. Sorry.

    Y&T - Hard Times

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zWdu_lwBeE
  • GalbrezuGalbrezu Opening Act
    edited August 2008
    ^ Not bad, not something I would seek out myself, but definitely something I wouldn't mind seeing in RB as your sig suggests :P

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuLr0B-EEcs

    Colonel Calypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains - Buckethead
  • Mystlyfe77Mystlyfe77 Big Fan
    edited August 2008
    Love that song. All the members are great on their instruments. C2B3 is terrific.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmuDxJjHcaY&feature=related
    Saviours - Cavern of Mind (Live)
  • mysticnejimysticneji Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    ^ The only thing I didn't like about that song was that you could hardly here the vocals. Maybe it's just me but I could barely make them out. Other then that it was pretty good.

    Last video I'm doing for these guys. And the only reason I'm posting this one is because last time I did, the guy after me didn't say anything about it.

    Y&T - Forever (live)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po-42c8AzGc

    Next video will be from a different band I swear!! lol.
  • idiotecidiotec Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    There is just nothing that makes that stand out IMO. Decent, but the vocals are weak, and the music is average.

    Something different....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfmLhRzgVMU
  • elfreakoelfreako Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    For once I get a chance to post right after you do. We seem to have similar tastes from what I can see (feeling lonely amongst the metalheads :-)). Unfortunatly this last one didn't really cut it for me. The melodic voice is attrocious, but hat's minor. To me the main "singer" has way too much of an american rapper style, and it just bugs me for the duration of the song. I really like the dirty backbeat atmosphere though, even if it didn't hook me enough for a second listen.

    Now since we've touched trip-hop

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=sO9UhxR29m8
    Muggs - Dead Flowers
  • mysticnejimysticneji Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    ^ The beat was pretty good in that song but the soft vocals didn't really do anything for me. The beginning kinda reminded of NIN though.

    Sanctity - Zeppo

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

    Told you it would be a different band this time, :D
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited August 2008
    mysticneji;1115078 said:
    Sanctity - Zeppo
    Not bad, not bad. Doesnt particularly grab me by the balls too much but it interests me enough. The main riffs are very stale to me. The harmonized, yet aggressive vocals are great and carry the melody while the riffs just chug. The solo was good and the drumming was pretty adequate. I give it a B... maybe B-. Very nice!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InOmV_ih3vs

    In Flames - Dialogue with the stars.
  • idiotecidiotec Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    ^ Hey, at least there were no crappy vocals to deal with on that one! :p They seem fine for what they do, but not my style.
    elfreako;1107179 said:
    feeling lonely amongst the metalheads :-)
    I know what you mean, one after another!!! ;)

    I listened to yours too. Good stuff, kind of a Massive Attack meets the Chemical Brothers.


    MORPHINE - Honey White

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXnGxASoXn0&feature=related
  • Insane3Insane3 Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    Cool song! I liked the vocals they are not actually impressive in the technical sense, but it just sounds cool.
    This song would fit perfectly in a Quentin Tarantino movie.

    For the Love of God live in Holland
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IrWyZ0KZuk
    (The end is too long. Much too long. But overall it's good)
  • mysticnejimysticneji Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    ^ That just sounds very peaceful. Something I should probably listen to when I'm angry or stressed out from work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHDvhzFN674

    Enjoy
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited August 2008
    A fun little tune, reminiscent of some of the hair metal. Definitely a surprise, seeing as it's Michael Bolton. I do like his voice on this song. There was even a fun little guitar solo, though I found it undermined by being layered below the main riff. Some bands can pull that off well (check out some of the solos on Sleep's Holy Mountain), but it didn't work here, in my opinion. And, a fadeout... Almost expected, but still disappointing. It was an okay song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpkvY_Y4jno
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited August 2008
    this was probably my favorite song from a pretty solid album. i hadn't heard this since around the time it came out so it was a nice little blast from the past (well, 4 or 5 years ago). i think the last half of the song is by far the coolest part.
    good pick, hungryfreak!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vRrGCVlMHk
    godspeed you black emperor! - moya
  • mysticnejimysticneji Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    ^Wow, that was great. Seems like if I want to find some good soft music I should come here, lol.

    Kamelot - Descent of the Archangel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1XOHeeerJc
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited August 2008
    I think the only thing I wasn't too crazy about were the vocals. To me, it sounded like the singer was trying too hard to give the song an epic feel, even though the instruments and the lyrics were definately expansive enough. The instrumentation was top-notch, and I think the synthesizer/keyboard intro was my favorite part, musically speaking. The intro reminded me of something I'd hear from a good j-pop song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMe15tWC6gc
    Hüsker Dü - Could You Be The One?
  • Mystlyfe77Mystlyfe77 Big Fan
    edited August 2008
    Not really a fan of Hüsker Dü (or much early alternative), especially not the vocalist. In general the song is too repetitive for me as well.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmZ8d3tq2B8&feature=related
    Byzantine - Cradle Song
  • mysticnejimysticneji Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    ^Didn't really like the vocals in that song. Everything else was pretty good though.

    Nanne Grönvall - "Håll Om Mig"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9197GTl1ASg

    Sorry about the fan-made video. Although I think the guy did an awesome job with it.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited September 2008
    i'm afraid this song didn't do anything for me. though the vocalist obviously has a good voice, the music was extremely weak and bland.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnlgegDh_w4
    andrew wk - never let down
  • elfreakoelfreako Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Hmmm, this is going to sound worst than what I actually think of it...

    Alright first I find the core of the song interesting and full of potential. The guys is obviously talented.

    I did find the melody to be way too poppy, or kiddish, and the lyrics need some serious work. That's very subjective of course. What I think is completly off with the song is how much it's over-produced. It sounds way too polished, and the repetitiveness of the song combined with the "epic" sound attempt is just anti-climatic, but in a bad way.

    I wish it was grittier, with more dirty piano and less artifacts.

    Now here comes 10 minutes of acquired taste. I give you the Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat. I dare you to listen to it 3 times before passing judgement.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6fktHmQQlc
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited September 2008
    I only listened to it once, because I didn't need to acquire the taste. I loved the song for all of its quirky goodness. I'm usually not a fan of female vocals (I don't know, I just don't like how they sound for the most part. Don't murder me) but they worked perfectly in this song. They managed to be weird without being too gimmicky or anything. The sound varied enough to keep interest and they even managed to work some of the very abrupt changes well. I might actually look into this band out further.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Ig_fhJ5r4
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited September 2008
    autopsy is one of my favorite death metal bands. not only did they combine a healthy dose of doom into their songs, but they were also kings at creating a filthy, unnerving atmosphere... the only death metal bands that seem to pull that off today are portal and coffins... bravo!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM1aFMp2pDk
    the wipers - mystery
  • elfreakoelfreako Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Man, and people keep claiming NIRVANA invented grunge. I have no idea how I could have missed out on these guys. This is right up my alley. You can hear so much in such a simple song. Pop, punk, new age (especially the volals), obviously grunge. Am I the only one that find they sound like a clean Pixies? I REALLY dig this, and I'll be looking more into them for sure.

    Crap I enjoyed this so much I forgot to find something to post. I'll edit :-)

    There. If the Furnaces didn't cause any commotion, then you can handle Deerhoof

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=1rrnTDDhVnw
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited September 2008
    while i still think their shining moment was "reveille", deerhoof have definitely never failed to impress me...
    any band that can pull off a mix of minimal pop and no wave skronk, yet keep it tame enough for indie rockers is definitely in control of their sound. thankfully, they have the vision to go along with the talent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R46beoBDBo
    Amesoeurs - Faiblesse Des Sens
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