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This randomly showed up in my recommendations and it broke my brain in the best way.

canon in D but it keeps getting jazzier

Tscott wrote:

This randomly showed up in my recommendations and it broke my brain in the best way.

canon in D but it keeps getting jazzier

That is amazing! I especially love the notes on the sheet music with her funny vocalizations and other things. BTW, Blues Traveler's Hook is the same progression in A with some bluesy 7th chords.

That reminds me, I've never posted my favorite modern piano composition here. If you're a music head that likes weird chord changes I think you'll like it.

Short TV version that has the essence:

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Well, sh*t. Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters died. The Colour and the Shape is one of the most influential albums of my life. I remember fellow high schoolers a year up from me covering Everlong and I know how hard that drumbeat is to do. Dammit.

Tragedy and a massive loss.

I loved that he was the voice behind the bulk of their covers.

give it a minute to get going

I like music a lot. I listen to most everything going and have since I was a kid. I'm 47 years old and just discovered the Remain in Light album by Talking Heads. I don't know how I missed it but I'm glad I found it. It's like I've found a new genre of music that has been waiting for me my whole life! I'm blown away.

Homard wrote:

It's like I've found a new genre of music that has been waiting for me my whole life! I'm blown away.

I love it when that happens. I've done that a few times... like when I discovered Television's Marquee Moon and The The's Infected.

Homard, there are a group of bands from that time period (late 70’s) that are incredibly influential. REM, of course. Talking Heads, as you found out. B-52s. But also Wire (check out Pink Flag). Iggy and the Stooges. Blondie. The Buzzc*cks. The Clash. Madness. And of course Joy Division. And the inimitable Bauhaus.

Any of these that you don’t know of are well worth a bit of time on Youtube.

Thanks Robear. Got them all, but missed Talking Heads. Early Cars albums fit here too I think. They were something else. The only other time I've felt close to this way about hearing something brand new was probably the first time I heard MF Doom. As a big rap fan in the late 80's and early 90's ( De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising is still in my top 10) it turned my view of rap completely on its head in a good way.

I don’t really see The Cars as influential, though. More as exemplars of a form. Psychedelic Furs, though… Influential. Sisters of Mercy? More influential and less successful than either of them…

Robear wrote:

I don’t really see The Cars as influential, though. More as exemplars of a form. Psychedelic Furs, though… Influential. Sisters of Mercy? More influential and less successful than either of them…

Overall for the entire platform? Sure, not as much as others or the ones you mentioned, but they can be individually though. Definitely were for me.

The Cars first album from '78 is timeless in a way most albums aren't. This is one of my main qualifications for something being influential. If I can listen to it in 2022 and think it would be a great album if it came out today, they've got something. It's original, catchy, complex and makes me want to listen to it again right after I've finished.
I guess Rage against the Machine fits this too. They didn't do anything new but what they did was like nothing else anyone had done up to that point.
Last but not least, I think music is as personal as it gets so everybody gets to have a say and nobody is wrong IMO.

Yeah, sorry, I meant for other artists. My bad. Everyone has their own touchpoints.

I bet I just saw this here on GWJ and am posting it BACK to GWJ but on the off chance I'm not senile, enjoy. Really clean.

It's been almost 20 years and this is still my favorite break-up song of all time. You know who you are.

The next song on the album, "Race Cars and Goth Rock" is a close second.

Had to go to YouTube to figure out the name. That lettering makes it look like “Button Wanker” to me.

Living in the south and watching acts rise through ranks in the early 00s was an absolute joy. Seeing him in ATL in clubs and then graduating to large scale shows and festivals was cool.

New Black Star!

This surfaced on a Spotify playlist for me, and I'm really digging it. Gives me quite a Billy Joel vibe, actually.

New Kendrick Lamar...

New My Chemical Romance: