Bands that matter...

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by 655321, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    It's tough, isn't it?? Music today is so throw away, marketed and generally crappy, that respectable, creative and forward thinking groups are pretty rare. Who does it for you??

    Mine has to be Primal Scream.
  2. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. joshdcu

    joshdcu New Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Washington, DC
    I was going to say Spiritualized, but (as much as I like them) one could argue that they're looking back to the past as much as they're looking forward.

    This is a tough one, I'll have to get back to you...
  4. billyireland

    billyireland Member+

    May 4, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    The White Stripes, The Coral & The Thrills
  5. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Aug 19, 2002
    Club Brugge KV
    Millionaire, The White Stripes, ...

    Damn, that's about all I can think of, if I only include recent bands. Just shows what a sorry state music is in...
  6. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    No doubt, those guys are great. It took me a couple of listenings, but I'm fully into it now.

    There's also a bunch of good hip-hop acts around like MF Doom and MF Grimm and what not that are doing some cool stuff. Not to mention DJ Spooky, who I have nothing but respect for.
  7. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
  8. ThrashBoy

    ThrashBoy New Member

    Aug 28, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    A Perfect Circle
    Sigur Ros
  9. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fighting Gravity
  10. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    Super Furry animals and Rammstein.
  11. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    I can't believe I forgot about them when I started this...
  12. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Zone 14
    Columbus Crew
    Rufus Wainwright
    My Morning Jacket
  13. sonicdream

    sonicdream Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    West of Suez canal
    AFC Ajax
    Fighting Gravity ??!

    They're your local band; not too bad, but I wouldn't rank them as a "bands that matter" category, no offense intended.
  14. PSUdude

    PSUdude New Member

    Dec 15, 1998
    Elmhurst, Queens, NY
    White Stripes
  15. Rambler

    Rambler New Member

    May 6, 2003
    The Darkness
  16. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Oh christ :rolleyes:
  17. Rambler

    Rambler New Member

    May 6, 2003
    Whats your problem ? Better than any of that *#*#*#*# currently coming out of Yanksville
  18. idi amin

    idi amin New Member

    A Tottenham fan blinded by flash, too predictable
  19. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Easy there, chief. Read my original post when I started this thread. Now even a Darkness fan can admit they are not a "creative, forward thinking" rock band, am I right??

    Oh, yea...if you're going to draw the line in the sand over UK and US music, do try to have a better example than the Darkness, eh??
  20. Soccernova78

    Soccernova78 Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Beyond The Infinite
    Wow. I think it's official. I am OLD. I haven't heard of half these bands you guys are bringing up.

    Oh well, a few of the groups that I think matter are Coldplay, Radiohead, The Roots, Cherrywine and Audioslave.
  21. Jawz10

    Jawz10 Moderator

    Feb 27, 1999
    AC Milan
  22. idi amin

    idi amin New Member

    The Mars Volta,the Shins,BRMC,Incredible Moses Leroy,Lambchop,Shadows Fall, Libertines ,Warlocks,Beatnuts,De La Soul,Gangstar,MOP,the Coup to name a few.

    Regarding Coldplay, they are nothing but this century's Christopher Cross. Witness how their song clocks is always used on t.v. when canned emotion is required- too damn obvious. And as a preemptive strike against anyone who mentions King of Leon, that prefabricated derivitive crap aint nothing but a southern fried O-Town crossed with a Confederate Monkees.
  23. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Agreed, those dudes are clowns.
  24. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Wasn't the Clash the only band that mattered?

    I don't know if bands look to make that much of a "real" impact nowadays - either by design or by accident. Bands like The Beatles commanded world-wide attention when they did something. Now we get such silly tidbits about Britney & JLo that it's almost inane info. overload. I'm not a huge U2 fan but Bono is one of the few people who can get attention around the world. And I believe he genuinely likes to help people.

    Can you imagine a Band Aid or USA for Africa being done today? I can't.

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