Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Marx&Recreation, Aug 23, 2021.
A general chat thread for the music forum
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?
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Don't tell me what to do
This is actually a necessary thread that I'm surprised doesn't exist
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
I’ve maintained for decades at this point that a sax has never made a song worse.
This really is a good idea. I often stumble across random cool articles on random music and never know where to put them.
thinking about how steely dan is the best band of all time
I learned just yesterday that the guys in Steely Dan used to jam with Chevy Chase in college
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Listen to Arthur Russell’s disco songs. And then his other songs
I watched the Arthur Russell documentary a few months ago, very good if not a bit short
I like music
yeah, it's not bad
you going to any of the Orpheum gigs?
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
Same thing happened to Billie Holiday’s birth name when I made a thread for her
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
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.