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Old 08-10-2005, 06:55 PM   #16
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nobody reads this

eh....

Nº1 = U2... through them, I've come to know and love a lot of music (Bob Dylan, Elvis, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones), and meet a lot of other artists (Lou Reed, BB King, Abba, The Killers, The Corrs, etc.)

Nº2 = Friends... just by beign in the beach last week, I happened to like a death metal band called Cradle Of Filth (or something like that), and that's how I got to meet Metallica, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Aeorsmith, Iron Maiden...

Nº3 = events... like Live 8, that opened my eyes to Stereophonics, cemented my Killers growing admiration and made me buy Coldplay's X&Y

Nº4 = Because they exist... that happens with people like Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan


that's it I think...
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:06 PM   #17
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I go for recommendations from friends and spending way too much time in HMV especially when theres a sale on..
So basically everyday? I love how HMV and Virgin always have a million "BIGGEST EVER!!!" sales a year.
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:29 PM   #18
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Mostly music magazines, or internet music-related sites. And quite often I just buy music on a hunch.
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:34 PM   #19
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http://www.thetripwire.com/home.php

you have to register but it's free - they have a tripwire top 30 every week - I've gotten exposed to great bands this way plus they keep up on all music news
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I have a couple of friends with similar musical taste, so I check out their recommendations (and the occasional mix cd).

I listen to bands/musicians that musicians I like recommend (Gersey was liked by SK; MWP picked Sea Ray to open for The Church last year -- I really quite like both bands now).

Read this forum and a similar forum on The Church bulletin board (got into Art of Fighting that way).

Very occasionally I'll just hear a song on one of the late night shows and it will pique my interest.

And there is one very small indie label I will buy everything they put out because generally I like it.
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On amazon.com they have a thing where if you go look at a cd, it'll show you other CDs that others have bought who also bought the CD you are looking at.

that's how i found out about death cab, from looking at a postal service cd
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:51 AM   #22
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i hear new music from the good people at this board plus about a half dozen others. i've bought a bunch of cds because of what people here alone have reccomended. i've bought a couple things as a result of ICDE mixes i've received

i go to shows where i see opening bands (or headliners on occasion when i go to see the opening bands) i've never heard of.

i read through the thank-yous on cds from bands i like and check out the bands they mention.

i look into side projects from people in bands i like, along with post-band work from ex-members.

i frequent the sites of record labels i like and dowload free mp3s they post. the most recent album i purchased based on a single mp3 was the new breed's "off the beaten path". that album is great, kind of a rock n roll-y type punk with some underlying rockabilly/psychobilly tendencies, i guess. i've downloaded and liked almost every single song from every single band on thorp records current roster.

various internet radio-type sites that i've found on message boards.

for a while i was listening to launch.com's radio. that was pretty cool. i'm considering getting online XM radio when i'm at school, depending on whether or not my connection likes it. i tried the free trial on my dial-up. it

every once in a while i'll go through itunes videos. i'm still not a huge fan of the idea of buying mp3s rather than albums. if i want to hear something before buying it, i'll find some other way of hearing it first. and then if i like it, i'll go buy it.

college radio. i rarely actually listen to college radio. i'm somewhat of a jerk, i hardly ever listen to my friends' shows. the longest stretch of time i can spend listening to anything that any college station i've ever heard plays is the 2 and a half hours a week where i'm doing my own show. i hear a lot of stuff going through the stacks of music while i'm looking for stuff to play, and when i'm reviewing stuff for music staff. i should really spend more time down there listening to music because i know there's a lot of great stuff i'm missing as it is.

i listen to the mainstream country stations around here. i used to listen to the mainstream rock stations and the oldies and classic station when we still had them. (technically we still have a classic rock station, but they play mostly stuff from the 80s and 90s now. i love pearl jam, but i'm sorry, they don't belong on a classic rock station. when they do decide to play "classic stuff", they don't play much more than the same 5 zeppelin songs over and over)
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:18 AM   #23
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Direct or indirect suggestion from artist I respect. that seems to carry the most critical weight for me.

Artists usually have the least to gain - unlike the usual hype machine.

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On amazon.com they have a thing where if you go look at a cd, it'll show you other CDs that others have bought who also bought the CD you are looking at.
Yeah - I have bought CD's on the basis of that as well. Other than that recommendations from friends or stuff via internet radio.
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Depends.

There are bands I discovered through my brother's stereo - Queen, U2.
some through radio - Crowded House, Beatles.
some through their legendary status and I just want to know more about them - Clash, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Springsteen, Dylan, Bowie, Elvis. (in this case, I will usually get a Best of)

And well, there's some bands I see on *ducks* MTV that get my interest - like The Killers, Coldplay, the Strokes.
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some through their legendary status and I just want to know more about them - Clash, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Springsteen, Dylan, Bowie, Elvis.


ah, yes. i forgot about that. "hmm, i should know stuff by this band, lemme check em out"

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(in this case, I will usually get a Best of)
that's too bad. especially with a band like the clash. although i'm biased as i've yet to see (at least i can't recall seeing one) a "best of" with "death or glory" on the track listing.
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Well for the Clash it was London Calling.
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:03 AM   #28
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I have several methods, most of which have been mentioned...

- Checking out bands/artists that other bands/artists that I like are into or have been influenced by.

- Checking out bands/artists that are similar to or related to the ones I already like.

- In the past I used to get recommendations from music mags, but I don't really do that anymore because they have been steadily going down the toilet.

- Sometimes I have even investigated music just because it's associated with certain labels or producers that I respect.

- When I was growing up, my older brother had a big CD collection that I used to go through and listen to. That was far and away the most important source during my formative years.

- I have shopped from music clubs for a long time and in the days before sampling music online was common, sometimes I would just buy stuff from their mail order catalogs because they made it sound interesting.
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This forum, the Ryan Adams board, and music magazines. I read a ton of them. Unfortunately, I spend all of my money reading about new music, and then I can't afford to buy the music.
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Well for the Clash it was London Calling.


ah, so you've got death or glory then

but you're missing out on straight to hell, white man in hammersmith palais, and safe european home. not to mention a bunch of other great songs

ok, i'll stop now.
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