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Dock

"The 90's are gonna make the..............

.........80's look like the 50's did to the 60's"

So said Dennis Hopper to Kiefer Sutherland in the criminally underrated film Flashback in 1990.

I know that all of us on Reg are open-minded and willing to give different kinds of music from different era's a listen and that's why I love you all n' that, but just as a daft kind of scenario if you were given an ultimatum of you can only have music from one specific decade in your music collection which decade would it be and why? Which would probably raise another question of artists you couldn't live without listening to.

Cutsyke

60s. Why? Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Motown, Stax, West Coast Love etc....
fartcatcher

I'd go for 60's as well. Just on this side of the Atlantic there was The Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Small Faces, Spencer Davis, Hollies, Animals, Yardbirds.

All writing and performing their own music rather than just standing in front of a mike, singing, grinning and waving their arms about.
smiling badger

70's - The Jam, The Clash, The Specials, AC/DC, Black Sabbath..
Forest

1580's - Greensleeves, has this tune ever been bettered. Only Nirvanas 'Teen Spirit' has ever come close in my opinion.
fartcatcher

Forest wrote:
1580's - Greensleeves, has this tune ever been bettered. Only Nirvanas 'Teen Spirit' has ever come close in my opinion.


 
Late Doors

Good question. You've got the Mississippi blues of the '30s, the swing of the 40s, 50s blues and RnR even before our decades
yeah the 60 probably spawned the most original music but to the answer the question in the spirit it was intended I'm going to say the noughties. Although a lot of the stuff is derivative of previous decades there are loads of genres, you'd get styles from previous decades as well as the creativity of that decade. You'd get everything.
Frazier Cranium

I'd pick the 70s and then borrow everyone's sixties vinyl collection.
sheeps

Forest wrote:
1580's - Greensleeves, has this tune ever been bettered. Only Nirvanas 'Teen Spirit' has ever come close in my opinion.




Winifred Attwell for me.
Heyho

Late Doors wrote:
Good question. You've got the Mississippi blues of the '30s, the swing of the 40s, 50s blues and RnR even before our decades.


I went to New Orleans about 25 years ago in search of that authentic blues sound. Did my research and went to a couple of 'legendary' blues bars. First was called Jimmies. Went in and it was a thrash metal night. Got literally thrown out because it was a no alcohol night and I had a pint in my hand (from the bar next door). When I very politely asked the native indian who threw me out (politely because he towered over me and I am 6ft 5") why seeing as everyone else was drinking I was told 'cos they had brought their liquor in half pint glasses. I didn't argue. The police thought it was funny as well.

Anyway I then walked down a very quiet neighbourhood to this shack full of local blacks. There was a bloke there playing a knackered piano and harmonica. I'd found the blues and the locals were great.

Anyway I then made for Tipatinas a legendary blues bar owned by the Neville brothers. Turns out to be a funk, rap night. I wasn't amused.

I digress. Music. I'd probably straddle two decades 1976 - 86 to take in punk, new wave, early electronic and indie.

Although I've always fancied myself in drain pipes and winkle pickers listening to the late 60's sound or even a tie died t-shirt and flowers in my hair
Dock

Sixties for me. It wasn't just the songs, it was how they were produced and the sound they had. Even though I have a broad taste in music I would say 80% of my listening time is taken up with records from between 1960 and 1969. It's not a snobbish or exclusionist thing, it's just that listening to Dylan or certain soul records excites me on every single listen. As does listening to The Beatles, The Byrds, The Velvet Underground, The Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Love, The Doors, Otis Redding, Martha Reeves, The Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Scott Walker, The Beach Boys, The Band, Small Faces, Lee Hazlewood, Aretha Franklin............................
Heyho

Dock wrote:
Sixties for me. It wasn't just the songs, it was how they were produced and the sound they had. Even though I have a broad taste in music I would say 80% of my listening time is taken up with records from between 1960 and 1969. It's not a snobbish or exclusionist thing, it's just that listening to Dylan or certain soul records excites me on every single listen. As does listening to The Beatles, The Byrds, The Velvet Underground, The Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Love, The Doors, Otis Redding, Martha Reeves, The Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Scott Walker, The Beach Boys, The Band, Small Faces, Lee Hazlewood, Aretha Franklin............................


The one thing I love about a lot of those tracks from back in the 60's is that 'stereo' sound. Ok production has come on leaps and bounds, just listen to the likes of Muse, but that bass out of left speaker, tambourine out of right etc is so cool.
Frazier Cranium

Got a Best Of of The Byrds if anyone wants it.  PM me your address if so, they're overrated imo

An UNDERrated 60s band though were Herman's Hermits, so dig that, bizarre as it might sound, my sentimental friends.
Grind

They should've got out more.
Dock

Heyho wrote:
Dock wrote:
Sixties for me. It wasn't just the songs, it was how they were produced and the sound they had. Even though I have a broad taste in music I would say 80% of my listening time is taken up with records from between 1960 and 1969. It's not a snobbish or exclusionist thing, it's just that listening to Dylan or certain soul records excites me on every single listen. As does listening to The Beatles, The Byrds, The Velvet Underground, The Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Love, The Doors, Otis Redding, Martha Reeves, The Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Scott Walker, The Beach Boys, The Band, Small Faces, Lee Hazlewood, Aretha Franklin............................


The one thing I love about a lot of those tracks from back in the 60's is that 'stereo' sound. Ok production has come on leaps and bounds, just listen to the likes of Muse, but that bass out of left speaker, tambourine out of right etc is so cool.


Exactly. Couldn't agree more H.

Re Muse. I don't know much of their stuff but they did a song on last Friday's Graham Norton Show and I thought it was baba. If that is what sells millions of albums these days then I'm glad I'm not down with the yoof! Overrated knackers if you ask me..........I know you won't.
fartcatcher

I don't like Van Morrison. He's been a miserable cunt for five decades.
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
I don't like Van Morrison. He's been a miserable cunt for five decades.


It's a Transitional phase.
Dock

Grind wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
I don't like Van Morrison. He's been a miserable cunt for five decades.


It's a Transitional phase.


Ooh ooh, I get that one. Van transitional Transit Van. I love comedy me.
Heyho

fartcatcher wrote:
I don't like Van Morrison. He's been a miserable cunt for five decades.


Saw him many a moon ago. Wasn't (and still aren't) a big fan of his. He walks on stage (late) does around 45 - 50 minutes of songs then buggers off. The crowd waits around expectantly but he never re-appeared. Walks out muttering 'well that was a waste of money' only to be chastised by an ardent fan telling me 'oooh he's like that you know, sometimes when he is miserable he doesn't do much'.

Well I'm sure he had a wry smile on his face when he collected his pay cheque. Cunt
Grind

Trucked off.
fartcatcher

You're clearly a man of taste, Heyho.

Anyone who needs confirmation -  type 'Van Morrison miserable bastard' into Google.
Grind

Was that the tricky third album?
Late Doors

Went to the Bishopstock blues fest to see John Lee Hooker a few years ago but sadly he had to pull out due to illness.

So who did they get to replace him? Yep Van the man and he seemed to begrudge every sulking painstaking second he trudged around the stage mumbling incoherent tuneless  dirge over a pedestrian backdrop of shopping mall muzak. Fucking terrible.
fartcatcher

fartcatcher wrote:
I don't like Van Morrison. He's been a miserable cunt for five decades.


They've just done this to wind me up. Arise Sir Miserable Bastard and play us another one of your tuneless dirges

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/u...onours-Van-Morrison-knighted.html

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