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Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:06 am

Greetings,

For no real reason other than because I feel like it, I'm going to do a countdown of my favourite 100 bands and musicians! A new one each day...

Let's get this party started...

#100 - S*M*A*S*H




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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:16 am

How long do we have to wait for the Pet Shop Boys? Some West End girls would like to know.
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:17 am

Nice thread! Dont know the first band but im hoping your gonna have some metal in the countdown somewhere!!! \m/

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:28 am

Greetings,

bodom wrote:Nice thread! Dont know the first band but im hoping your gonna have some metal in the countdown somewhere!!!

Yes, but it's the exception rather than the norm.

tilt wrote:How long do we have to wait for the Pet Shop Boys?

Might be a while yet.... :D

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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:35 am

retrofuturist wrote:
tilt wrote:How long do we have to wait for the Pet Shop Boys?

Might be a while yet....
Oh, I cannot wait.
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:51 am

:thumbsup: Cool.

I am not as big of a music fan as Retro, but I love lists and countdowns. :tongue:

When I was younger I liked watching the "Top 100 music videos of all time" on MTV. I always thought it was kind of funny how the Top 10 seemed to be dominated by musicians who were currently in the Top 40 (of that time) for a so-called "all-time" best list.
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby alan » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:04 am

Bruce or No Bruce?
If there is to be no Springsteen, I'm not sure I can fully support this enterprise. http://www.brucespringsteen.net/news/index.html
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:06 am

tiltbillings wrote:How long do we have to wait for the Pet Shop Boys? Some West End girls would like to know.


Priceless!!
Thanks Tilt for the laugh.


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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:38 am

alan wrote:Bruce or No Bruce?
If there is to be no Springsteen, I'm not sure I can fully support this enterprise. http://www.brucespringsteen.net/news/index.html
I would want to see Tom Waits.
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby alan » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:56 am

Springsteen rocks as hard as anyone ever has. He's thoughtful, clear minded, and determined to use his talents to inspire. He's a national treasure.
And he can be funny. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/poet_robert_pinsky_rocker_bruc.html
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:49 am

alan wrote:Springsteen rocks as hard as anyone ever has. He's thoughtful, clear minded, and determined to use his talents to inspire. He's a national treasure.
And he can be funny. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/poet_robert_pinsky_rocker_bruc.html
No argument from me, but I am thinking retro's taste in music go off in a bit of a different, odder, direction, but who knows he could be a big Barry Manilow fan. We'll just have wait and see.
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby alan » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:07 am

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:34 pm

Greetings,

#99 - The Whip




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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:34 pm

Im diggin 'Trash' from The Whip. Never heard em before.

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:39 pm

Greetings Bodom,

bodom wrote:Im diggin 'Trash' from The Whip. Never heard em before.

They're from Manchester, have one album called "X Marks Destination" which contains the two songs linked to above, and are supposedly working on their second album. I like them mainly because they follow in the steps of other famous Manchester bands like New Order, who demonstrate that synthesizers and electric guitars needn't be kept separated, and in fact, go very well together! Until about 10 years ago, you would be surprised just how many bands were either guitar-only, or synth-only... with very little crossover.

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:46 pm

retrofuturist wrote:I like them mainly because they follow in the steps of other famous Manchester bands like New Order, who demonstrate that synthesizers and electric guitars needn't be kept separated, and in fact, go very well together! Until about 10 years ago, you would be surprised just how many bands were either guitar-only, or synth-only... with very little crossover.


My favorite band Children of Bodom, considered melodic death metal, rely very heavily on synths throughout all there songs. If you can use synthesizers in death metal you can use them in just about any style of music!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:48 pm

Greetings Bodom,

Yeah, my favourite metal bands often use(d) keyboards and synthesizers... probably the best two exponents of that combination IMO were Fear Factory and Type O Negative. Fear Factory in particular were pioneers, and others have since followed in their footsteps too, including the slightly crazy Strapping Young Lad whose track Detox is worth checking out if you don't know it. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrNOqVZbwWw )

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:49 pm

And of course Type O as well!

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:55 pm

Fear Factory! Love those guys. Got to see them once long time ago. I have heard S.Y.L before but its been awhile, ill have to refresh my memory. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:06 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Strapping Young Lad whose track Detox is worth checking out if you don't know it. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrNOqVZbwWw )


Wow brutal song. Ill have to start listening to these guys. Now that I think of it I seen these guys a few years back at Ozzfest. There were like 30 bands there and I guess I forgot I even seen them that day. Good stuff.

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