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Music Forum General Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Marx&Recreation, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. Marx&Recreation

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    A general chat thread for the music forum
     
  2. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    cool
     
  3. Marx&Recreation

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    I’ve always liked older soul/funk/etc, but it wasn’t until just the past couple years I’ve come to really appreciate disco and realize that the rockist dismissals of it I grew up being inundated by were essentially just the 70s equivalent of racially-charged dismissals of hip-hop today

    Though arguably even more ridiculous because, like, how do you hear songs like this and not immediately realize how much of a jam it is?

     
  4. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    post in the yearly threads
     
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  5. Marx&Recreation

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    Don't tell me what to do
     
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  6. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    This is actually a necessary thread that I'm surprised doesn't exist
     
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  7. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

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  8. Marx&Recreation

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    Has there ever been a song that has been lessened by a brass instrument/section? String sections can easily slip over into being corny and overwrought. But I’m struggling to think of a horn or sax that didn’t automatically elevate the song
     
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  9. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I’ve maintained for decades at this point that a sax has never made a song worse.
     
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  10. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    in
     
  11. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    This really is a good idea. I often stumble across random cool articles on random music and never know where to put them.
     
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  12. cherrywaves

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    Yo
     
  13. angrycandy

    your mustache is crooked Prestigious

    sup
     
  14. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    thinking about how steely dan is the best band of all time
     
  15. angrycandy

    your mustache is crooked Prestigious

    I learned just yesterday that the guys in Steely Dan used to jam with Chevy Chase in college
     
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  16. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

  17. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Listen to Arthur Russell’s disco songs. And then his other songs
     
  18. cherrywaves

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    I watched the Arthur Russell documentary a few months ago, very good if not a bit short
     
  19. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    I like music
     
  20. angrycandy

    your mustache is crooked Prestigious

    yeah, it's not bad
     
  21. cherrywaves

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    you going to any of the Orpheum gigs?
     
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  22. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    That'll be a game time decision for me, might try to make it Friday if it works out. My dad is going to the Oakdale one in CT but I can't make it. I'm mostly happy he'll get to go, he had tickets to one of Becker's last tours but got the night wrong and missed it, one of the most heartbreaking things I can imagine lmao. I WILL see ***en someday though I will not allow him to d*e before I can see him

    hmmm sorry to Donald ***en that your name gets censored but i get it
     
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  23. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Same thing happened to Billie Holiday’s birth name when I made a thread for her
     
  24. Marx&Recreation

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    The one example I potentially thought of is a small 00s post-punk band Black Eyes, who had one album that I still love but then the follow-up is all free-form and miserable. And there’s a recurring horn that is the most grating thing.

    But listening through it again now, it’s not like I would like any of these songs if the horn was gone lol. It doesn’t make or break the songs at all
     
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  25. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    To defend my axiom, I would then posit that their miserable free-form approach is what makes it bad, and not the presence of the horn.