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    Hi Patient,

    I agree, we do need a band or solo artist to come along and kick the industry in the ass.

    I think it's important to have that one dominant band at the top of the pyramid, regardless of whether we like them or not. It's gives the whole thing a healthy shape. There is no pyramid now...only a square. Squares really have no utility.

    Until that one band comes along, the rest of 'em won't even realize how stale they've become. There must be a standard or baseline, and right now I'm not sure it exists. It's the old stalwarts like U2 and The Rolling Stones that still sell out the most stadiums worldwide. I love both those bands, but that's a bad sign. It might be indicative of a trend suggesting creativity is on the decline...which wouldn't be surprising in the least, since no one reads anymore, or has the patience to seriously indulge a discipline like guiitar....what with everyone's head being buried in cell phones these days.
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    Hi Patient,

    I agree, we do need a band or solo artist to come along and kick the industry in the ass.

    I think it's important to have that one dominant band at the top of the pyramid, regardless of whether we like them or not. It's gives the whole thing a healthy shape. There is no pyramid now...only a square. Squares really have no utility.

    Until that one hand comes along, the rest of 'em won't even realize how stale they've become. There must be a standard or baseline, and right now I'm not sure it exists. It's the old stalwarts like U2 and The Rolling Stones that still sell out the most stadiums worldwide. I love both those bands, but that's a bad sign. It might be indicative of a trend suggesting creativity is on the decline...which wouldn't be surprising in the least, since no one reads anymore, or has the patience to seriously indulge a discipline like guiitar....what with everyone's head being buried in cell phones these days.
    I would Give George Ezra a listen.
    His latest CD is the fastest selling in UK this year
    His first release at at age 17 made platinum.
    He writes his own material---sometime repetitive endings but--vocal style he has.
    He has just turnfun ed 20
    Here is a recent video clip with a famous actor of Hobbit fame.

    I agree though that there is no leading group at the moment
    While im off topic
    I would mention The Spencer Davis Group with a young Stevie Winwood.
    The bands then were instantly identifiable.

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    I thought of you Mike, this morning, while listening to an Oasis song being sung in a completely different cover, on the local university public radio station. The lyrics were instantly recognizable, though I didn't catch the name of the band.
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    I thought Quentin Alexander showed some promise as an artist on American Idol a few years ago, but then, he got into some kind of verbal tiff with judge Harry Connick Jr. and the following week, he was sent home. I always felt that he got thrown under the bus for being too outspoken. I think it speaks volumes about the music industry—how they can make or break a career on a whim. It’s a pity because he reminded me of a young Michael Hutchence from INXS.

    Here’s one of his performances on Idol:

    And a video that he has made since leaving Idol:

    Speaking of INXS, I met Michael Hutchence back in 1980. At the time, I didn’t know he played in a band, but his charisma was already off the charts. Although (in my opinion) they did their best work in the 1980’s, INXS played a memorable concert at Wembley Stadium in 1991.


    It just occurred to me that both Alexander AND Hutchence were victims of the music industry as Hutchence died (likely by suicide) in November, 1997.
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    This one was released in November 1989, but would have been on the radio in 1990.

    This Midnight Oil tune about an asbestos mine in Australia was released in 1990.

    The Tragically Hip’s song “Nautical Disaster” about WWII came out in 1994. The lead singer Gord Downie was a Canadian icon—our national poet/storyteller. He spent the last months of his life bringing awareness to indigenous causes. Collectively, we wept as a nation when he died from a brain tumour in October 2017.

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    Out of the Army in July of 91, back to school at an HBCU, Prairie View A&M in Texas. Hip Hop immersion, after almost 5 years in Germany and some serious clubbing. Life was good as I got re acclimated to the US of A and its music as the shift from the Golden Age of Hip Hop became Gangsta Rap and the cooptation of the music. There were still some gems being made, though, of course. Can't fully hide the light, nor will the darkness ever be total.

    This jam took it to the next level.


    The beastie boys had real competition.


    Gangsta rap with soul.


    Early summer of 91, this was my jam before heading back to the states.

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    Rahkyt, I love the Summertime video you posted, especially the line “as the old folks dance at your family reunion.” What a hoot!
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    Quote Posted by Mike (here)
    Thanks Crosby. It's overdue. Sometimes all that excessive caution and insecurity and paranoia needs smashing. It's bad for the soul. I'm not involved in social media, so this is about as demonstrative as I get. But I'll likely have Bukowski back up there within a week


    Hey Mike....I see you shaved your head (lol). I've been saying for years that hair was over-rated.

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    Adding to EFO’s 90s from around the globe collection, Australia -

    One of my favourite bands due to their dedication to making themselves accessible and affordable for their fans, that and their music is excellent. I saw them for 20 something dollars at my local pub, their last words were, “If your favourite bands don’t come to you, don’t buy their albums, goodnight!”

    Rock


    Punk


    Cause I'm a brat
    and I know everything
    and I talk back
    'cause I'm not listening aaaaany thing you say
    And if you count to 3
    123!
    you’ll see it's no emergency
    you’ll see I'm not the enemy
    just a prisoner of society
    ”. ...90s were mid teens to mid 20s for me, so I loved that one.

    Silverchair were still in high school when they won a competition with this song -

    Grunge


    And here they are roughly five years later -


    Electro-pop (I think)


    Greybeard, I saw Neil Finn at Bluesfest last year, he was outstanding in every way.
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    Hi Dave, yep, shaved it close. No choice. I'm receding to the moon. I'm like Burt Reynolds at high tide. You know how you know it's time to shave your head? It's when the following happens on a regular basis - you wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror and say "You can't possibly be f#cking serious man!" That's how you know. Yep, any attempt at growing my hair out will only result in me resembling Phil f#cking Collins. But I'm not bitter or anything (yes I am)

    Speaking of Phil...he certainly deserves an honorable mention here. I've never posted YouTube stuff from my phone though. Let's see if I can pull it off...



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    Rach that quote is brilliant (..the one about not buying the records if the band doesn t come too see you)
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    It's funny, back in high school (mid 80's)...and even through college...my hair was so important. I took so much pride in my hair back in the day..had it decked out down past my shoulders and used expensive hair products (Joico / Redkin). Through my 20's however, I always said that if I was ever to lose my hair that I would simply shave it all off rather than look silly with a comb-over or a toupee or something (or worse...a transplant)...as I never wanted to be "that guy". Once I hit my 30's, I started losing it down the middle and it was really noticeable once I cut my hair short. At 35 I said f*ck it, took a razor to my scalp...and I never looked back. Long flowing hair is nice and all...but I really dig the "just got out of prison" look with the goatee. Sooooo much less money spent on products and haircuts...and soooooooooooo much less time in front of a mirror in the mornings (more time for sleep). Ride the wave, brother.

    I'll throw in some Mellencamp here. His hey-day was in the 80's, but I think some of his stuff put out in the 90's was way better.





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    hey Dave, you're pulling it off well my friend. i like Mellencamp too.

    (thx Rach for sorting that out)


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    You’ve gone way back into the 80s with this one Mike (good call though). Wow, talk about music being a time machine, this just reminded me of one of the coolest shows I ever saw. Not Phil Collins, unfortunately, it was a sky show in Townsville in the early 90s. The crowd was on the beach and it was coming to the end of sunset when the organisers directed us to all lay on our backs and look only at the sky for the finale.

    This song was playing through the speakers around the beach, so we were listening to the epic intro when a B52 bomber from USA flew directly over us. I was laying on the bend in the beach in the middle, so the bomber came from behind and flew directly over me. I thought I was going to have a heart attack, it was so enormous and low that it utterly eclipsed my view and it looked like I could just reach up and touch its belly. Then as the bomber flew from our view the fireworks display began with the first ones exploding in perfect time with each bang of the drums in this song. I was breathless at that point and watched the rest of the display in a bit of a daze, the effect was like the experience beat the song into the depths of my soul, epic show, epic song.

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    Rach that story is epic! So cool. Music events, at their best, can offer those types of communal experiences that you simply can't get anywhere else.

    Crowds of any kind usually make me run. But I've been fortunate enough to have a couple great experiences at music events. I went and saw the band "Live" with my first love, and it's a lovely memory now.

    I'll get off my Oasis kick after this last one here. It's live, and the crowd is participating heavily and the energy is great. Might have been a cool show to have been at:


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    I love this thread! It is so much fun and such a great resource. I’d forgotten how much I loved music back then.

    Your story Rachel reminded me of an Alice Cooper concert that I attended in the early ‘70’s. At the end of it, a ton of feathers came pouring down from the ceiling onto the crowd. A white cloud of them. It was unexpected and seemed magical in the moment, but the feathers ruined the navy melton cloth coat I was wearing.

    That concert also had something called “festival seating” meaning no reserved seats. They just opened the arena doors and the crowd swept in en masse. I remember the terror of being swept along with the crowd as it surged towards the doors—feeling like I was going to a) suffocate and die or b) be trampled underfoot.

    In December 1979, eleven people died at a Who concert with festival seating.
    See: http://ew.com/article/1992/12/04/whos-concert-tragedy/

    Sadly, it happened again on January 18, 1991 at an AC/DC concert in Utah. Three fans were killed. See: http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle...0118-2011.aspx

    AC/DC’s song “Thunderstruck” was released in 1990.
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    Quote Posted by Mike (here)
    Hi Patient,

    I agree, we do need a band or solo artist to come along and kick the industry in the ass.

    I think it's important to have that one dominant band at the top of the pyramid, regardless of whether we like them or not. It's gives the whole thing a healthy shape. There is no pyramid now...only a square. Squares really have no utility.

    Until that one band comes along, the rest of 'em won't even realize how stale they've become. There must be a standard or baseline, and right now I'm not sure it exists. It's the old stalwarts like U2 and The Rolling Stones that still sell out the most stadiums worldwide. I love both those bands, but that's a bad sign. It might be indicative of a trend suggesting creativity is on the decline...which wouldn't be surprising in the least, since no one reads anymore, or has the patience to seriously indulge a discipline like guiitar....what with everyone's head being buried in cell phones these days.
    Well, hopefully when the bottom drops out some band will come around and wake the kids up. Then they can create a tsunami that will travel the world!

    You know, it's funny as a parent. Both my wife and I have always been into music big time, and when we started our family we thought that we would be the parents of the kids who had their friends over to hang out and "jam". We have the gear around for any of them to pick up, but our kids are just not that into it yet. So funny how things turn. Our kids are like, "Oh no, not Dad's music!" Lol!

    Yeah, it feels like the days of big stadium gigs are disappearing. EDM is owning those large crowds recently. Go into a music store and you do not see that many people trying out guitars like there use to be. Soon we will probably see signs posted in the guitar section that say "Please play Stairway to Heaven and Seven Nation Army - please!" LOL! (hopefully not though)

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    Cranberries were awesome: then came bad wolves with a remake of zombie >sorry that this one isn't 90's, but I had to post it<



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    And the Man in the Rain picked up his bag of Secrets
    And journeyed up the mountainside far above the clouds
    And nothing was ever heard of him again
    Except with the sound of tubular bells



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