The Slightly Obscure Music Discussion And Quizzy Thread (4 Viewers)

ColinEssex

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Just watched an HBO documentary on the Bee-Gees. I'll give it a "B" rating. I've always enjoyed the Bee-Gees, but never realized the depth of their music. I guess that I had it stuck in my head that they were a Disco band, which they are not after watching the documentary. A good documentary to watch.
Yes, I preferred their stuff from the 60's when Robin Gibb took the lead. The disco era was OK but I wasn't keen on Barry Gibb falsetto- nowhere near as good as Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons. But good on the Bee Gees, they made a mint of money.
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Yes, I preferred their stuff from the 60's when Robin Gibb took the lead. The disco era was OK but I wasn't keen on Barry Gibb falsetto- nowhere near as good as Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons. But good on the Bee Gees, they made a mint of money.
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Got to agree with you there, Col. Frankie Valli led the way in that era. Lots of doo-wop groups had a falsetto singer, but the Four Seasons produced some of the most indelible hits. When playing around at my home keyboards, I still play a few of their numbers.
 

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Awesome band! See if they put a smile on your face.

 

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Their background intro reminds me of the DOOM music.

Can't say they do anything much for me. For some reason I was reminded of Kill Bill vol 1, last segment before the confrontation between the bride and GoGo. Crazy 88s came in later, similar kind of music representing a frenetic environment. Which it was.
 

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They created a new genre called Kawaii Metal, which is an unusual blend of J-pop and metal. I like it!
 

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They created a new genre called Kawaii Metal, which is an unusual blend of J-pop and metal. I like it!
Not bad well arranged and well played - some complain about a loss of musicianship in modern bands but when you see songs like that you can see there are still people around and able to craft excellent music. I kind of prefer it to most K pop but not sure that K popl is my thing.

I ve just scored tickets to see Yuja Wang in Edinburgh in August so I am chuffed.
 

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Not bad well arranged and well played - some complain about a loss of musicianship in modern bands but when you see songs like that you can see there are still people around and able to craft excellent music. I kind of prefer it to most K pop but not sure that K popl is my thing.

I ve just scored tickets to see Yuja Wang in Edinburgh in August so I am chuffed.
I liked the contrast of heavy and cute pop. It's like Roast Pork and apple sauce! They got 178M views on that video so it seems others think the same.

One of my favourite musicians is Angelina Jordan. I mentioned her on the forums before, but she was 13 at the time. Well, she has now turned 17 and she gave backing music to some model competition in Germany. Her vocals are amazing!

 

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Stumbled across this song and then subsequently the band (Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats) yesterday. Mighty fine....

 

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This is a bit of a crossover post to the ChatGPT post and the other posts about it snowing all over the place and, although a bit late for xmas, its close enough I think.

Steven Wilson (lead singer of Porcupine Tree) with his first ever xmas tune.
Lyrics and visuals by AI.

"Challenged by a friend last week on why I’d never done a Christmas song, I protested it wasn't really me, and besides I didn’t think I had it in me to write suitably Christmassy lyrics. "No problem”, he said, "we’ll get ChatGPT to do it for you!", upon which he instructed the AI to generate Christmas lyrics in the style of Steven Wilson. Which it proceeded to do so. By the yard, in fact, I was shocked at how instantaneous and easy it was to guide it ("don’t actually mention Christmas" we said to it, "make it feel more lonely”…etc)

I’m still not entirely sure what I think about AI, the knee-jerk reaction is to consider it a threat to a musician like me, but it’s clearly not going away, so this is my experiment to try embracing it and using it as a tool in the creative process. And of course also to have some fun doing something I would never normally have thought about doing, the archetypal seasonal song. December Skies is the result, swiftly recorded last weekend and written in collaboration with an Artificial Intelligence version of myself. I wonder what people will make of it. I wonder what I make of it.

In keeping with the artificial intelligence theme, the visualiser for December Skies has also been generated using a purpose built AI system created by Miles Skarin. The video is based on imagery drawn from some of my previous videos then placed into 2D and 3D backdrops"

 

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Music has a unique power to transport us to another world, whether we're playing or listening. The harmonies of The Everly Brothers or the Beach Boys can whisk us away, while emulating guitarists like Hank Marvin adds to the joy of playing. Keep strumming and enjoying the journey!
 

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Music has a unique power to transport us to another world, whether we're playing or listening. The harmonies of The Everly Brothers or the Beach Boys can whisk us away, while emulating guitarists like Hank Marvin adds to the joy of playing. Keep strumming and enjoying the journey!
Totally agree. I've been in bands since the late 60's. Now I play at home, I try to be like Hank and enjoy trying to recreate the 'Shadows sound'.
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