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Old 12-10-2007, 04:24 AM   #1
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Am I the only one?

I really like discovering old music. I think it started with U2, then it branched to Depeche Mode, then INXS and the Cars and Tears For Fears and The Cure. Now I am way in to the Beach Boys and Chuck Berry.

I guess since I wasn't really around for the first time they became popular I have to discover their music for myself, and I really like it.
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Not at all . Many of the artists I consider my favorites have been making music for decades now. I watch VH1 Classic frequently, and have discovered many great songs/bands through that channel.

And I love '50s/'60s music. Sometimes at night I'll flip on the oldies Music Choice channel and listen to that as I'm going to sleep . The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, et al...good stuff.

I credit my family with keeping me interested in that stuff-I've been hearing it around my house ever since I was a little kid, so I've grown up loving music that was before my time (or that came out when I was too young to notice it).

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Old 12-10-2007, 04:45 AM   #3
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So what are some older artists that you are just recently getting in to?
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Ah, well, I'm still in the process of checking out more of Nick Lowe's music, for instance. I've heard a few of his albums, and a bunch of his well-known songs, and I want to find more of his work. Same situation with the Beatles, too. And I'm also kinda curious to hear more from the Kinks. There's a few off the top of my head.

You mentioned the Beach Boys and Chuck Berry, what are you particularly liking from them? And is there anyone else you're liking right now?

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I had heard about Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys for the longest time and finally downloaded it for the first time a few months ago. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I loved it from start to finish.

The great thing about discovering music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, is that, and it does sound cliché, if you haven't heard it before then it's like new music for you. And that, I think, is part of the fun of discovering old classics.
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You know you're getting old when people consider the Cars, Depeche Mode, INXS and Tears for Fears "old music".

That's the joy of music, or literature MM44. It's always waiting to be discovered by new generations. It's thrilling to be introduced to an artist or author that is new to you, and mine their catalogue. I'm 37 and still enjoy music that is new, and music that is simply new to me.

Enjoy your musical journey. Oh, and, try to make your way back to some Motown songs. You won't regret it.
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You know you're getting old when people consider the Cars, Depeche Mode, INXS and Tears for Fears "old music".
. Hey, it weirds me out seeing groups like Nirvana, Green Day, and Weezer showing up on VH1 Classic, so I hear ya.

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That's the joy of music, or literature MM44. It's always waiting to be discovered by new generations. It's thrilling to be introduced to an artist or author that is new to you, and mine their catalogue. I'm 37 and still enjoy music that is new, and music that is simply new to me.
Exactly. Only downside is that sometimes, if the artist isn't making any new music, it makes me wish I could've been around to see them or something. But you're right, seeing all this music you've yet to discover is very exciting.

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Oh, and, try to make your way back to some Motown songs. You won't regret it.
I wholeheartedly agree. '60s Motown . Some absolutely classic stuff from that time period.

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The Modern Lovers is a band I've just barely gotten into quite a bit this year. Jonathan Richman for ever.
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trust me your no the only one

I have listened to "old" bands since i was born alot of midnight oil, INXS, Icehouse all the good old aussie bands my parents where and are still into.

there music is great! old music is something that shouldn't be bagged out.

What most people dont know is to appreciate today's music and understand it you have got to know where there music came from.

Such as the beatles, Rolling stones, U2, INXS; just to name a few

I have discovered David Bowie in the past few months and I think he is brilliant!
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It all started here for me. I listened to the top 50 and that was it, then I got hutdab, then attyclub, then came here, and the rest is history.
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. Hey, it weirds me out seeing groups like Nirvana, Green Day, and Weezer showing up on VH1 Classic, so I hear ya.



I wholeheartedly agree. '60s Motown . Some absolutely classic stuff from that time period.

Angela

motown most other music pales in comparison
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It's what every person that has ever listened to music should do.

And don't stop at the 60s... go back further. You won't regret it. Go back as far as possible - you'll find a lot of cool ideas that sort have been lost to the sands of time. Like how mind blowing country music was in the 1920s, seriously!
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motown most other music pales in comparison
Yeah, the Detroit music scene of that time is pretty hard to beat .

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I have listened to "old" bands since i was born alot of midnight oil, INXS, Icehouse all the good old aussie bands my parents where and are still into.
All excellent bands.

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there music is great! old music is something that shouldn't be bagged out.

What most people dont know is to appreciate today's music and understand it you have got to know where there music came from.
Precisely. That's another reason I love older music-without it, some of the more recent bands I like would likely never exist. I always enjoy hearing newer bands cover older songs-not only do I get to see who their influences are and what older artists they like (it's always cool to realize that your favorite artists love some of the same music you do), but it's just neat seeing them pay homage to the classics and stating how important these legendary bands are.

There was mention of Pet Sounds in here earlier...I've certainly heard many great things about that album (I've heard a few songs off it already and liked them), so I'll definitely try and check that out as soon as possible.

(Oddly enough, the Beach Boys are on right now as I type this!)

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I actually prefer the Beach Boys to the Beatles... by a lot.
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I actually prefer the Beach Boys to the Beatles... by a lot.
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