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02-15-2013, 01:44 PM
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I'd like to bring up one of the most underrated bands of all time, in my opinion. I brought it up on another forum, but I'll discuss it here as well. While the band Electric Light Orchestra is primarily known for many of their hits from the latter half of the 1970s, the band brought a rich diversity and incredible songwriting from album to album. Jeff Lynne, the founder and driving force behind the band, is a disciple of The Beatles, having been heavily influenced by them, following their songwriting philosophy, and becoming very close friends with Paul, George, and Ringo. John Lennon once called the band "Sons of the Beatles."

The band had enormous success in the 1970s and 80s, with more Top 40 hits in the US and UK combined between 1972 and 1986 than any other band on the planet. After shutting down ELO, Lynne went on to become a Traveling Wilbury with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. He would also produce and co-write many of the songs on Tom Petty's first solo album, "Full Moon Fever" and co-write his two major hits, "Learning to Fly" and "Free Fallin'." He produced Orbison's last album as well, and co-wrote "You Got It" with both him and Petty. He would also produce Harrison's 1987 album "Cloud Nine" and Ringo Starr's successful comeback album "Time Takes Time" amongst other albums by other artists. Most recently, he produced Regina Spektor's 2009 album "Far."
Its a damn shame The Traveling Wilburys never did a tour. That was a supergroup!



The first time I heard these songs as an adult it spurred a memory of hearing them before as a kid. Great songs.

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02-18-2013, 03:00 AM
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Absolutely beautiful song and a stunning rendition by Natalie Weiss!

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People here don't like 1D?


But seriously, my favourite band right now is probably Beirut. Been listening to a lot of the xx and Black Kids too. Just starting to get into this type of music (away from the usual rock listed in this thread which I want a bit of a change from). So any new music that is similar would be cool.

ELO is also definitely an underrated band, love them. Discovered them around the same time as I found the band that I associate them with in my head, The Grateful Dead (another of my faves).

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Alabama Shakes killed it live on SNL on Saturday



^ song has a Kings Of Leon feel



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02-19-2013, 05:36 PM
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ELO is also definitely an underrated band, love them. Discovered them around the same time as I found the band that I associate them with in my head, The Grateful Dead (another of my faves).
This is going to take some explanation - how does ELO get linked with the Dead?!

I'm not arguing, I'm genuinely curious.

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From the indie rock dept. for interested parties, here's Steve Albini on 'Couldn't You Wait?',

"Just watched the documentary, god damn. It's like the "finished" movie I saw a year ago was only an outline. Probably the most comprehensive, loving movie about a band ever.

It's what everybody who loves the band would want it to be. The tone suits the people involved and it's not over-full of information, crappy live audio or meaningless talking. Most band documentaries, in the interest of completeness, go through a meticulous laundry list of career talking points, without appreciating that certain episodes just aren't that interesting. This documentary is like human memory -- the dull parts are acknowledged but not paid lip-service and don't burn up your attention span. The essence of the band and the people comes across better than any other attempt at a movie like this.

Just magnificent.

Absolutely astonishing, loving, perfectly-voiced appreciation of a great band of good dudes. I haven't liked a music movie this much probably since AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock," and that is a much smaller enterprise, and burdened by a 10-minute version of "She's Got the Jack."


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Some awesome old live footage of one of my faves...


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One of my favourites from Pete Gabriel:


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This song gives me chills every time. I'm such a sucker for a cappella.



Lyric translations from Irish Gaelic:

Return, return, O my love,
Return, O my love, and do not leave me.
Return to me my darling and dearest,
And you will see the Heavenly Glory if you return.

I have travelled far and wide,
Throughout Moate where I was born
And I have never yet seen such a wonder, As Father O Dónaill turned Minister.

Chorus

You denied Peter And Paul,
Because of the gold and the silver.
You denied the Queen of Glory,
You turned your coat and became a Minister.

Return, return, O my love,
Return, O my love, and do not leave me.
If you return today or some other time,
Return to the Order in which you were ordained.

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My tastes run similar to Rev's, so it's easiest to just edit his post.

Favourite Genre: Anything except hip hop.
Favourite Band(s) or Artist(s): I'm just looking at my most played list on my phone - includes U2, Dire Straits, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, The Beach Boys, The Stones, The Beatles, The Doors, Kansas, Journey, The Who, Neil Young, Train, Green Day, The Eagles, Oasis, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Mellencamp, John Hyatt, The Dixie Chicks, Lyle Lovett, Steely Dan, many more.
Favourite Songs: I don't really have a favourite song - it really depends on what mood I'm in.
Best Album(s) ever made: Exile on Main St., Revolver, The Doors, The Joshua Tree, Born to Run, Rumours, Led Zep IV, Crime of the Century,
Least Favourite Genre: Hip Hop.
Least Appreciated Band or Artist(s): All of the producer artists/bands - where a producer finds a face, teaches him/her to sing, dance, dress, and act marketable, then hires a writer and a studio band to create an album.
A song that you like from and artist you don't like: Can't think of any off hand.
Favourite Song from your birth year: My birth year (1963) was epic. The Kingsmen topped the charts with "Louie Louie", the Beatles had "She Loves You", "I want to hold your hand" and "I saw her standing there", The Beach Boys had "Surfin' USA" and "Little Deuce Coupe", Bob Dylan put out "Blowin in the Wind" and Johnny Cash release "Ring of Fire".


Instruments you play: Guitar, piano/keyboards, percussion, vocals, sax.
Musical Experience: I've played in cover bands / bar bands but not recently. I've I still play for enjoyment, and if an opportunity came to play out again, and it worked with my family and career, i'd jump at it.

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Beautiful and heartbreaking rendition of this song. Makes me sad that people like Selena Gomez are more well-known than her.

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Just discovered this cool Canadian band called Half Moon Run. Pretty impressed by them so far, I think there debut album came out in 2012.


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Who likes Weird Al here?


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Yeah, Amish Paradise is awesome, as well as being funny. Although I find Weird Al has around 3-4 really good songs and the rest are mostly "meh".

OneRepublic's come out with a new album, here's my favourite song from it:


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Got tickets to Les Mis in June for the finale show then City and Colour in July. Saw Alexisonfire in December. Pretty stoked for the summer.

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I guess I'm the only guy here who's into EDM...

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Got tickets to Les Mis in June for the finale show then City and Colour in July. Saw Alexisonfire in December. Pretty stoked for the summer.
You have tickets to the June 23rd show? I'll be there too!

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Yeah, Amish Paradise is awesome, as well as being funny. Although I find Weird Al has around 3-4 really good songs and the rest are mostly "meh".

OneRepublic's come out with a new album, here's my favourite song from it:

Mine is "Something I Need." I love a lot of their songs.

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Got tickets to Les Mis in June for the finale show then City and Colour in July. Saw Alexisonfire in December. Pretty stoked for the summer.
Saw AoF as well. It was a pretty good concert, I find City and Colour to be a bit bland though so I won't be at that one. Got tickets to Mumford in May, Ben Howard on Wednesday and will probably go to a few more shows this summer.

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Really? I like City and Colour. For what it is, it's damn good modern folk music.

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