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PhatBoy

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Interesting you should say that, as I would describe Diorama as their most sunshiny, melodic album. Neon Ballroom was actually pretty melodic too now I think about it, but a dark, brooding type of melodic.

I don't mind Pauly Mac haha
I don’t know why but something about him gives me the creeps.
 

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Yeh, Different strokes for Different Folks.

My all time favourite is hard to determine, but Black Sabbath , Led Zeppelin and AC/DC would be the main ones.
You're very much a 60s, 70s and some 80s rock/metal guy it seems
 

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Hahah pretty much mate. No doubt there are plenty of folks that cant see the hype about those three bands ...
I think all three of those bands have earned their place in rock hall of fame

I don't tend to get the urge to listen to them much, but I do respect all of them
 

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Right at the moment I could add any contemporary country - particularly American - band or singer.
How the f*** do people keep listening to the same story over and over again:

‘I don’t need to be rich to be happy I’ve got my high school sweetheart wife making me pumpkin pie and my American flag and that’s all I want.
Oh, and here’s a 1-4-5-dominant minor chord progression to go with it.’
 

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Right at the moment I could add any contemporary country - particularly American - band or singer.
How the f*** do people keep listening to the same story over and over again:

‘I don’t need to be rich to be happy I’ve got my high school sweetheart wife making me pumpkin pie and my American flag and that’s all I want.
Oh, and here’s a 1-4-5-dominant minor chord progression to go with it.’
Hahah I hear ya mate, Terrible genre of music IMO
 

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Right at the moment I could add any contemporary country - particularly American - band or singer.
How the f*** do people keep listening to the same story over and over again:

‘I don’t need to be rich to be happy I’ve got my high school sweetheart wife making me pumpkin pie and my American flag and that’s all I want.
Oh, and here’s a 1-4-5-dominant minor chord progression to go with it.’
Yep, not a huge fan of the old 'country and western', but you can blame John Denver, Kenny Rodgers, perhaps Willie Nelson for creating this niche and lucrative predominately US market/following - however occasionally someone in this genre will get off their arse write and perform a classic, like Alan Jackson did in 2003 with 'Remember When'.
Beautifully written and produced, it was played at a mates funeral a few years ago and I still struggle to get past the first minute...

 
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Yep, not a huge fan of the old 'country and western', but you can blame John Denver, Kenny Rodgers, perhaps Willie Nelson for creating this niche and lucrative predominately US market/following - however occasionally someone in this genre will get off their arse write and perform a classic, like Alan Jackson did in 2003 with 'Remember When'.
Beautifully written and produced, it was played at a mates funeral a few years ago and I still struggle to get past the first minute...


I have a soft spot for Alan Jackson due to Its 5 O’clock Somewhere’ which makes smile, and Chattahoochee which has a bit of cult status among my mates and I. I will have a listen to this one in a bit cheers mate
 

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Right at the moment I could add any contemporary country - particularly American - band or singer.
How the f*** do people keep listening to the same story over and over again:

‘I don’t need to be rich to be happy I’ve got my high school sweetheart wife making me pumpkin pie and my American flag and that’s all I want.
Oh, and here’s a 1-4-5-dominant minor chord progression to go with it.’
Good country is great!
Bad country is ******* horrible. (Like any genre really)
I must admit I didn’t like it until a bit later in life, but there is some great stuff out there.
This is an example. The first song he ever wrote apparently.
I first heard it on the tv series ‘Ozark’ and just had to find it.
Yeah, his voice sounds very ‘country’ but such dark lyrics.

 

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It took me quite a long time to really get Prince. I went through a massive funk & soul stage during my late teens and early 20s and during that time I couldn't get with Prince at all. It was only after I moved into a different phase of musical obsession (don't get me wrong though, I still love funk and soul) that I started to really love his stuff. But there is a bunch of terrible music he made too. The posthumous album that was just released is horribly unenjoyable.
 
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It took me quite a long time to really get Prince. I went through a massive funk & soul stage during my late teens and early 20s and during that time I couldn't get with Prince at all. It was only after I moved into a different phase of musical obsession (don't get me wrong though, I still love funk and soul) that I started to really love his stuff. But there is a bunch of terrible music he made too. The posthumous album that was just released is horribly unenjoyable.
What album would a good starting point be?
 

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The Drones.

I've tried. Lord knows I've tried. But they do absolutely nothing for me.
Shark Fin Blues is a great song, but otherwise I struggle with them. I appreciate that they are talented musicians and that Liddiard is a phenomenonal lyricist, but his vocals grate on me.

The Smiths as well for me. Excellent musicians, especially Johnny Marr (love the guitar in Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want) but Morrisey is a whiny campaigner who brings the band down.

Eagles just bore me.

 

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Right at the moment I could add any contemporary country - particularly American - band or singer.
How the f*** do people keep listening to the same story over and over again:

‘I don’t need to be rich to be happy I’ve got my high school sweetheart wife making me pumpkin pie and my American flag and that’s all I want.
Oh, and here’s a 1-4-5-dominant minor chord progression to go with it.’
FMD, sounds like you needed to live in the British music scene of early 80's to get away from all the pumpkin pie stuff and get the gloomy British mood of time into your soul.
 

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What album would a good starting point be?
I never really listened to any Prince myself until heard Sign of the Times album. But I remember as a kid, I did like the guitar riffs on Let' Go Crazy.
But since then gone back and listened to a lot of his stuff and so many different styles he had. The stuff I listen to least of his is some of jazzy stuff , but love the deep funky stuff or heavy guitar riff stuff the most. I probably heard less than 10% of his stuff. Can just go random on youtube and find any random jamming sessions recorded and half of them are amazing in themselves.
 

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Prince has a lot of decent albums in diverse styles that are worth owning, but yeah Sign of the Times is the only one I'd consider an all-time fave and essential.
 

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Prince has a lot of decent albums in diverse styles that are worth owning, but yeah Sign of the Times is the only one I'd consider an all-time fave and essential.
A 'super deluxe' version got reissued last that went for 4+ hours. Was my first true foray into Prince (only listened to his hits prior) and was fantastic.
 

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