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04-05-2011, 07:16 PM
dialed in your mom
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Ether
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Just passing along the jams, my friend. It's actually my wife that finds all this music. I was a pretty serious punk fan through the 1990s (graduated from high school in '97). I loved old school stuff like the Germs and Black Flag, I loved new school stuff like Good Riddance, NOFX, Operation Ivy, I loved punk-ska like the Suicide Machines, Less Than Jake, some older ska like the Specials.
But, I got married and had a daughter when I was 20-21, and it really changed me. I know it's cliche, but I pretty much outgrew punk. I woke up one day, and it just didn't really rock anymore. It didn't mean what it once did, and it ceased to define me to myself. At that point, I pretty much ceded music finding duties to my wife, and she has much broader tastes. She got me to sit down and listen to some classic rock like Queen and the Beatles, she introduced me to a lot of British bands (she's Irish, grew up in Cork), and for the past few years it's been a lot of indie rock.
So, with that in mind, I submit my favorite (personal) post-punk band, the Arctic Monkeys.
Due to many reasons I have had to stay somewhat current and with kids (I was 20 when my first was born) who are now in their mid 20's I get spoon fed some amazing music as well. My granny is in Cobh (sp?). She married a fellow who owns part of a paper there called "The corkman" or something like it.
He came over and spent two weeks fishing with me and said that where I live in NewFoundland was allot like Cork in many ways. I think he was just being nice but whatever. I am going to go to visit them next August.
I have Stiff Little Fingers playing "the banks of my own lovely lee" from 86 live.
The Arctic Monkeys are a really good band and have written some good music since their debut record. They sound like a merging of "the last shadow puppets" and "babyshambles" or "The Strokes" to me but I like them.
All good stuff.
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