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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

    Fifteen off the top of my head:

    Pavement
    The White Stripes
    Neil Young
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    The Apples in Stereo
    Circulatory System
    The Black Angels
    Califone
    Guided by Voices
    LCD Soundsystem
    The Silver Jews
    Ty Segall
    The 13th Floor Elevators
    Battles
    Biggie

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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

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    No--is that something they do? The pit was pretty big and they seemed to be loving it.

    For their encore, their new guitarist went down into the crowd, grabbed a kid, put him in a headlock, and dragged him onto the stage...
    Yeah, every time I've seen them (and Mclusky), they stopped the show to tell people to stop moshing. They said it was out of respect for everyone in the audience, but I have a feeling it might have been more related to preserving their gear.

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    Alice Cooper--a veritable god in the music pantheon. 40+ years later and he's still relavent and touring the world. Bob Dylan once called Alice the most underated song writer of the day (that was the early 80s) which i very much agree with-especially The Eyes of Alice Cooper and Brutal Planet albums.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h5g9hcsFQc

    Alice In Chains--i was always annoyed that they got pigeonholed into grunge just because they're from Seattle. i love how dark many of their songs are, especially the ones written by Layne Staley. i think Black Gives Way to Blue is my favorite of their albums, but i definetly miss Layne's lyrics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbpS2LfoTKU

    Arkona--an incredible pagan/folk metal band from Russia. the vocal range of Masha Scream is amazing--from operatic harmonies to death metal gutteral brutality. there's also a great diversity of feel from song-to-song. the happy-go-lucky vibe of "Stenka Na Stenku (Wall to Wall)", the spiritual call of "Slavia Rus", to the dark and brooding feeling of "Kolo Nav (Kolo of Nav)". but for me, the jewel in the crown of Arkona is "Na Moey Zemle (In My Land)" a 15 minute epic about a warrior who leaves his homeland to journey westward to find what makes one happy in other lands. as the song progresses (featuring the likes of Heidevolk, Manegarm, Obtest and others singing in their native tongues) he learns that what makes these odd people happy is the same as in his homeland.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt6_65LDZ60


    The Beatles--i don't really think explaination is in order here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI0Q8ytD44Y


    Bob Dylan--i still prefer to hear other people sing his songs, but i think his voice has gotten better as he's gotten older.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsR0Y-sWk-E


    Eluveitie--a Swiss folk metal band. my introduction to them was the song "Inis Mona" (the old Celtic name for the Isle of Anglesey). usually death metal vocals annoy me, but Chriegal Glanzzman has the ability to actually change keys and notes while doing it which i find absolutely wonderful. they were the first folk metal act i ever heard and i couldn't believe my ears hearing bagpipes, flutes, violins, hurdy-gurdy, and metal blended together.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iijKLHCQw5o


    Glittertind--a Norwegian folk metal band that concetrates very hard on late period pagan Norway and early period Christian Norway and the cultural shifts that go with it. as their guitarist and co-lead vocalist explains: "Glittertind understands that folk is first and foremost life affirming as opposed to hateful, morbid, anti-social, suicidal and racist. It is also simple and realistic - just like punk."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnd7F...eature=related

    Guns N Roses--Izzy's arrangements with Axl's lyrics with Slash and Duff's music. too bad they can't get along with a soberish Axl Rose.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kBbnozv-Lg


    Here Come the Mummies--they're just fun.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB5EE42So7I


    Izzy Stradlin--it amazes me how many of his solo songs show the most dominant aspect of his personality: his shyness.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKrj13nvjyk


    Kontrust--they're hard to explain. but they're Austrian (excpet the female vocalist who's Polish), and with that information, their odd styling makes far more sense. i would have thought mixing thrash metal, euro-dance, reggae, and hip-hop into one song and making it seemless would have been impossible. they however prove me wrong.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf--ISBmLno


    Korpiklaani--fun with Finnish folk/pagan metal. misrepresented heavily by English language media for being a party thrash band because of songs like "Happy Little Boozer" and "Beer Beer," but just one song out of 12 has to do with drinking (and in the case of "Tequila" it's not about drinking, it's about their first South American tour) and 11 songs about Finnish folk lore or singer Jonne Jarvella's expierience living with the Lapps. "Lonkaluut (Hipbones)" is one of the greatest songs i've ever heard, and i can't disgaree with its premise that the hips are the most important part of ancient life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ftwHWw7uZA


    Megadeth--everyone knows that Dave Mustaine can play, but i think he is one of the best lyricists ever. if you don't know it coming in "My Kingdom" just sounds like your normal bit of fantasy, but there's a hint in the song and the track before it (Shadow of Deth) that tell you this is actually about the end days of King Arthur Pendragon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wOTe0HtOZs


    Savatage/Jon Oliva/Trans-Siberian Orchestra--possibly my favorite band ever (in Savatage and Jon Oliva). there are three eras essentialy: thrash, progressive, and conceptual with a bit of overlap mixed in. i think Jon Oliva is the most underrated musician and lyricsyst i've ever heard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn2yN9F3_TE


    Paul Simon--great lyrics and great harmonies without being corny, gotta love it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvsX03LOMhI


    Shadows Fall--the kings of American thrash metal, Brian Fair's switching
    between clean vocals and thrash vocals i find hypnotic on most songs. i also like that they don't hide their Buddhist and Taoist influences in their lyrics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6hLUG4GPGQ


    Skyclad--one of the bands i've somewhat recently discovered, they're actually the pioneer and proginator of folk metal (along with Bathory). i love the double meanings to many of their songs, such as "Inequality Street" and "Thinking Aloud."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKBV2W6YIHg

    Slash--i think his career speaks for itself, to some he's overrated, to a few others he's somehow underrated. i think he gets overrated on his playing ability and underrated on his ability to write memorable songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wEnWc2pAZc

    Tom Petty--i don't know why i love Tom Petty's music as much as i do, but there's very few of his songs that i do not like.

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


    Tyr--a Viking metal band from the Faroe Islands. the overwhelming majority of their songs have to do with Faroese legend and Nordic mythology. "Eric the Red" is one of the best arguments i have ever heard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wTjIVMnraY


    Willie Nelson--i could have just as easily put Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, George Jones, or Bob Wayne here cause that's the style of country i love.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8A9Y1Dq_cQ
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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Yeah, every time I've seen them (and Mclusky), they stopped the show to tell people to stop moshing. They said it was out of respect for everyone in the audience, but I have a feeling it might have been more related to preserving their gear.
    I think this attitude change might be reflected in the lineup alteration they made in 2010 when they decided to add an extra guitarist. Falco said of the new member (Jimmy Watkins) "whose main role(s) in the band are to play guitar and act like a ****ing maniac" haha. He lived up to the billing!

    edit: They also weren't the headliners, so maybe it was out of respect to Jihad?
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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

    Pearl Jam
    Bruce Springsteen
    Foo Fighters
    Rise Against
    The Drop Kick Murphies
    Gaslight Anthem
    Kenny Chesney
    Zac Brown Band
    Coldplay
    U2
    The Offspring
    Metallica
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Elton John
    Billy Joel
    Garth Brooks
    Allice in Chains
    Jason Aldeen
    Mumford and Sons
    Linkin Park

    Damn its hard to come up with 20.

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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    Here Come the Mummies--they're just fun.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB5EE42So7I
    Going to see them play at Taft Saturday. Should be a good time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    Going to see them play at Taft Saturday. Should be a good time.
    i was hoping to get to see that show too, but we finally got confirmed for a show in Fort Wayne yesterday, so i have to go and do that job thing now.
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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

    Ravenlord, thank you for that post. It was awesome to hear some sounds that I've never heard before. I will be youtubing some of those bands later.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

    I like Alice Cooper. I don't think he can be described as relevant lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    I like Alice Cooper. I don't think he can be described as relevant lol...
    still selling out arenas world wide. i saw him a while back (i think in March) at US Bank Arena--sold out and a surprising number of people in there late 20s or younger (i'd say about 1/3 of the crowd).
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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    still selling out arenas world wide. i saw him a while back (i think in March) at US Bank Arena--sold out and a surprising number of people in there late 20s or younger (i'd say about 1/3 of the crowd).
    Is he still writing new music?
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    Yep. Just released Welcome to My Nightmare Part 2. It's not very good though. He has done some good stuff in the last few years though. Dragontown, Brutal Planet, The Eyes of Alice Cooper. (which I really liked)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    Yep. Just released Welcome to My Nightmare Part 2. It's not very good though.
    yeah, it got over Bob Ezrin-ed. . .much his 1981 release Special Forces and Kiss' 1979 album Dynasty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    yeah, it got over Bob Ezrin-ed. . .much his 1981 release Special Forces and Kiss' 1979 album Dynasty
    Ezrin didn't produce Dynasty. That was Vini Poncia. Ezrin did Destroyer, The Elder, and Revenge.

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    Re: Your Twenty Favorite Artists

    A little late to the party, but I've got a few that I haven't seen mentioned yet (highlighted)... Maybe someone will find a new favorite on this list!

    - Rolling Stones
    - Beatles
    - Tool
    - Monster Magnet
    - Black Keys
    - Beastie Boys

    - Afghan Whigs
    - The National
    - The White Stripes
    - Pixies
    - Black Mountain

    - Soundgarden
    - Eagles of Death Metal
    - Peter Gabriel
    - Ben Harper
    - Helmet
    - The Kills
    - Kings of Leon (first 3 albums)
    - Matisyahu
    - Rage Against the Machine
    - Damien Rice
    - Zuba


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