The Non-Pop Thread

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    Jun 04, 2013 7:45 AM GMT
    Off the back of my "Gays Love Pop" thread, post here vids/streams of anything non-pop.

    So, classical, jazz, blues, folk, funk. krautrock electronica, hip hop, indie, soul, drone, roots, glitch, "world", klezmer, kuduro, gabba, rock, metal, psychedelic, avant-garde, ambient, noise, ghetto-tech, shoegaze, breakcore, bigbeat, country, latin, goth, reggae, jungle/D&B, punk, etc.

    ANYTHING BUT POP!

    But... leave a comment/opinion on the video above you before posting.



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    Jun 04, 2013 1:25 PM GMT
    Sarah Vaughan.

    A musical director friend of mine exposed me to her by having me listen to first her voice and then to Madonna. Back to back, first Sarah and then Madonna.
    First, this strong clear voice with amazing range, then Madonna. Painful comparison.

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    Jun 04, 2013 1:27 PM GMT
    You failed. The rule is:

    But... leave a comment/opinion on the video above before posting.


    Otherwise it's just people posting videos that no one ever views, which is pointless.
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    Jun 04, 2013 1:34 PM GMT
    *looks around. leaves*







    HI ICEBLINK!!! lol
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:12 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidYou failed. The rule is:

    But... leave a comment/opinion on the video above before posting.


    Otherwise it's just people posting videos that no one ever views, which is pointless.


    LOOK ABOVE the video I posted for my comment/opinion.
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:19 PM GMT
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    gayinterest saidYou failed. The rule is:
    But... leave a comment/opinion on the video above before posting.

    Otherwise it's just people posting videos that no one ever views, which is pointless.
    LOOK ABOVE the video I posted for my comment/opinion.
    He wants you to comment on his video. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:46 PM GMT
    My taste ranges from the border between punk and rock through straight-up rock and into folk, classical and sacred.

    A favorite tune by one of the bands I like, Rise Against. The guy who wrote this left the band since then, and I have never had the chance to hear them play this one live:



    They also wrote this one about the affects of bullying after the rash of kids killed themselves within one month:



    I like this band, Streetlight Manifesto, formerly Catch 22. They are from NJ (as am I) and kinda in the same vein as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones:



    This is another band I follow, the Vansaders:



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    Jun 04, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    Masculism said
    blazerblue said
    gayinterest saidYou failed. The rule is:
    But... leave a comment/opinion on the video above before posting.

    Otherwise it's just people posting videos that no one ever views, which is pointless.
    LOOK ABOVE the video I posted for my comment/opinion.>
    He wants you to comment on his video.

    Oh Please Gawd, I hope not. Did you watch it? I did. 'Depressing' is my only comment and I say this with no effort to be rude. I suppose I could elaborate on the tone and pace representing some sort of futility to living, or of a certain type of living. I'm sure it could speak to someone. That's the nature of art.

    I presented Sarah Vaughan as a single example of music I find worthwhile outside of current pop. I don't know how interesting it will be to know what the next person to post thinks of her---nor do I want them to feel compelled to listen to the full video before they can present an example of what they appreciate.
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    Jun 04, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    It's not a problem if you don't like the video above you. Nor do you have to commit yourself to the entirety.

    Bbut with these music threads, people post their own shit, and no one else EVER listens to anything else anyone posts. Making it entirely pointless and non-interactive. The point of a forum is that it is interactive.

    If you don't like it; just say. But try to be constructive about it.
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    Jun 04, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    Sarah Vaughn - Fever
    Love this song, but I'm a fan of the stripped down version by Peggy Lee with just voice, drums and double bass:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYxoAJ3Boyc

    Rise Against - Streetlight Manifesto - Vansaders
    This is the sort of (ska)/rock I think works best when you're listening in North America. I think it suits the American psyche - can't explain why. It's summery - we don't get much Sun over here.

    My next offering....
    So, you found Asa Chang & Junray depressing. Fair enough. To me, it's simultaneously uplifting and melancholy.

    Here's something fun and silly.
    Max Tundra - Which Song
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    Jun 04, 2013 6:29 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidIt's not a problem if you don't like the video above you. Nor do you have to commit yourself to the entirety.

    Bbut with these music threads, people post their own shit, and no one else EVER listens to anything else anyone posts. Making it entirely pointless and non-interactive. The point of a forum is that it is interactive.

    If you don't like it; just say. But try to be constructive about it.


    You're right, I didn't, and it would make it more interesting, so I promise I will dive in later. I was on a conference call so couldn't start jamming out yet. I look forward to checking out everybody's posts.

    And you are right, Vansaders actually has a song called "highway to the sun" which is my favorite of theirs. The music I like is very much about the deck party, going down the shore with the top down, doing stupid things on skateboards, etc. Our winter is long and I think I mentally need to be in the few months of good weather, so the music takes me there.
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    Jun 04, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]gayinterest said[/cite]Sarah Vaughn - Fever
    Love this song, but I'm a fan of the stripped down version by Peggy Lee with just voice, drums and double bass:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYxoAJ3Boyc

    I was very alarmed to discover that Anne Murray also recorded this. I don't want to think of Anne Murray and "sultry" in the same sentence.

    That song reminded me of this one, another standard recorded here by Joni Mitchell. If I didn't know who it was, I would have thought this was a much older recording.

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    Jun 05, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:04 AM GMT
    Just discovered "Death" through friends, guess they are classified as a protopunk bank, originally from the early 70's but recently reformed. Punk before punk icon_eek.gif



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    Jun 05, 2013 5:23 AM GMT
    The 2 death songs were good! The only parts I didn't like in them were the ones where it was kinda like a medium paced rap with the occasional rock instrument cutting in...It was just too hectic for me. Other than that I thought they were good. Def. have that old school sound to them.

    Heres mine: just my 2 fav songs from my fav band of all time. First one is more power, second is more emotion.



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    Jun 05, 2013 6:00 AM GMT

    But... leave a comment/opinion on the video above you before posting...what am i supposed to say when i dont know the artist? sorry OP, i usually dont express my opinion on other people taste in music, but here is something you will like.....

    80's one hit wonders!, not just 80's, but one hits, I have quite the collection on MP3 now, prob most of you have never heard of, but growing up with the real MTV, thats music TV, video (VHS or Beta) was all new to us teenagers at the time, so was cable in general, MTV is now 32 years old, some of you were not even born yet, icon_wink.gif, these were all hits but faded into nowhere, i could add a ton more if i could find them, but you get the idea










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    Jun 05, 2013 7:42 AM GMT
    A lot to commment on.- thanks for sharing!

    Joni Mitchell - nice to hear Joni doing jazz. My partner's a big fan of hers. I like the recording of this too; very old school. If I was the producer, I'd have been tempted to go further and even record some old 78 vinyl crackle underneath.

    Death - really liked that! Never really liked guitar-based music as a teen, but as I've got older I've grown to like more and more of it. These vids reminded me a bit of a band I saw play live recently, so the video I post will be a response to these.

    Not a fan of Evanescence, I have to say, Not so much because of the song-writing, but because of the production of it. I find it too clean, balanced and "well-mixed/compressed". I like my guitars and drums recorded a little more raw and dirty.

    Scruff-LA's posts. Ahhh. I remember when MTV played music videos too! My first MTV exposure was MTV Asia - when I lived in Pakistan. There, I was exposed to not just Western pop, but Asian as well. I have an aversion to 80s guitar music I admit. It all feels a bit Dad-rockish, but that's just my own prejudice. The Kings was my least favourite. Children of the Sun my favourrite; I like the synth atmospheres and vocal harmonies. You can be critical of something without being offensive to the poster.

    I saw this band - HOT HEAD SHOW - at a friend's (ware)house party a while back, and they blew me away. Amazing energy and great musicianship. I shared a bill recently with another amazingly funny musician/film maker who has since become a friend, and it turns out he made/starred in a video for them. The band blend elements of punk, jazz and funk and is executed stunningly!
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    Jun 05, 2013 8:31 AM GMT
    calibro saidlady gaga


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    Jun 05, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    I thought Death's sound was neat! I agree that it's a little chaotic but I like that about it.

    I like the beat in the first Evanescence track... kind of reminded me of What Is Sadness? By Device. I remember dancing to various mixes of this in clubs.



    Wow, Planet P! I was a big Tony Carey (lead singer/keyboardist) fan when I was younger. He's still performing, particularly in Germany, and looking more and more like Meat Loaf. My last band covered this one Scruff, maybe you remember this video; it was on heavy rotation on MTV in the early days. BTW all of the original VJ's now work for Sirius/XM.



    I enjoyed that video by the Kings, too... always like that keyboard sound. Will definitely look for more from them and check out the others you shared.

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    Last year my dad and I were in Manitoba for a festival and ran into these guys playing on the street. I really like their sound... kinda nostalgic of American Bandstand or somesuch, without sounding dated. Sorry for the quality... these are live and pretty low-tech.







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    Jun 07, 2013 9:27 AM GMT
    The Noble Thiefs were cool - it's like Motwon/Northern Soul for a new generation.

    Cultural History Lesson 1.1: In the 60s mods in Northern England became obsessed with black american soul music, particularly the fast Motown stuff, and a huge club and dance scene evolved around it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_soul
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    My favourite live band is 'Why? '. Anything Yoni Wolf touches turns to gold.
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    Jun 07, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    I just wanna start off by saying that La Roux, Robyn, Calvin Harris, and Little Boots are not mainstream in North America, so I figure that since you're from the UK that's why you consider them mainstream pop.

    Anyways, on to the music.

    Asa-chang: Not sure if you like them because they're "obscure" japanese music or not, but I've heard of Asa-chang before and that particular song reminds me of Rei Harakami, Shigeto, and some of Cornelius' music without the rock edge, especially on the Sensuous album.
    Rei Harakami - New Flower
    Shigeto - After the smoke
    Cornelius - Like a rolling stone

    Max Tundra: YMO??? de de mouse - japanese girl + funk?
    Yellow Magic Orchestra - Rydeen
    De De Mouse - Like your magic (especially after 1:00)
    De De Mouse - My favorite swing (lol they have really long intros)

    Hot Head Show: didn't red hot chili peppers invent that sound?

    WHY?: I'll tell you why. The Four Horsemen, that's why.



    In closing,
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    Jun 07, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    ^ awful,

    It's cute how you know how to use the youtube/spotify "related" menu and google.
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    Moving on...
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    Jun 07, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    gayinterest said^ awful,
    It's cute how you know how to use the youtube/spotify "related" menu and google.
    No, I just have 24 more years of music experience than you do.
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    Jun 07, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    also sorry if i don't reply any longer since i had a fucking seizure from that extreme DDR remix shit
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    Jun 07, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    So what you're suggesting me to is that, judging by your years of musical "education" you must be, what, 40+yrs of age...

    and THIS is how you interact with people? Have you ever considered developing your emotional intelligence and communication skills?