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Help! I'm tired of my MUSIC collection! What do you recommend? List your top 3 bands.

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#21 D3M0NX


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:39 AM

Tom Petty
Joe Walsh
and deffently some Kotton Mouth Kings

#22 Shroomette


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:56 AM

Tori Amos
Fiona Apple
Bad Company
Jimmy Hendrix
The Doors
The Who
I could go forever listing but, won't :lol: you need something upbeat? or just relaxing? etc...

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:44 AM

For me I'm a bit of a metal head myself. Here is what I have been listening to.

Theory of a Deadman

All pretty upbeat. If you have never listened to Dope you should check them out. They are pretty tight.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:59 AM

Thievery Corporation
The Grateful Dead
Pnuma Trio
Umphrey's Mcgee
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Talking Heads

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:47 AM

I've always found the late greats to be the best to trip to.

Pink Floyd - Not necessarily a happy place always, but Gilmour's emotional guitar pieces are phenomenal, especially when you've got a trip focused on it.

Led Zeppelin - Not the same kind of emotions as Floyd. They just make me happy, upbeat, okay with life. For me, they're a good bad trip stopper.

Jimi Hendrix - The fuckin' man.

and for a much more recent one that still puts me in a great place during any trip is Tom Petty.

I know those don't really fall under your request for modern/alternative/retro/80's-ish, but i figure if you haven't at least tried these, you're missing out.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:21 PM

the expendables-- sensimilla, road trip, bowl for two
easy star all stars-- whole dub side of the moon album
mood docs-- syrian rue

if you like reggae:
sugar minott

Dont forget Easy Star All Stars - Radiodread (album- all radiohead covers done amazingly well)

Dont Forget Slightly Stoopid, off their new album Chronchitis: 2AM, breakbeat, and Above the clouds {YouTube them!}


King Tubby
Agustus Pablo

#27 squizzlix


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:24 PM

of Montreal
the legendary pink dots
Syd Barrett (solo work)(and the piper at the gates of dawn)

#28 TastyBeverage


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:45 PM

Conjure One
Queen :evil:

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:55 PM

John Mayall
Slim Harpo

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:27 PM

I hit the same place about 10 years ago. Since then I've relied less on "Classic Rock" and have searched/sought out bands/performers who have been influenced by those eras but that aren't playing the SAME SONGS over and over again. In short..I am looking for music to take me forward through the rest of my life rather than getting stuck on the same stuff I have heard 1000's of times. (still nowhere "new")

The 80's encompasses a bunch of sounds. Maybe if you list a few bands that are your favs from the era and that will give folks something to go on as a baseline as to what type of music you migrate to.

OK.... suggestions....and some links to back em up.

Ever listen to any Swedish Pop? It runs the gamut...but in short/IMO...a lot of it sounds like the HEYDEY of 70's radio-ready/AOR rock inh the USA.

this one has a great synth influence and geetars...more 80's than 70's, IMO. (New Wave)


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The Merrymakers

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And from all places...Texas. This band is called Future Clouds and Radar... more of a Lennonesque sound than 80's...but different and trippy vids for homegrown fare...

Dr. No

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Holy Janet Comes on in waves

same guy..different band...but a Beatlesque and dreamy tune. (video sucks....shut yer eyes, crank it...and listen)

There's a world of pop out there via homegrown recordings that few folks have heard but that is every bit as good (IMO) as some of the stuff we grew up on in the 60's-70's-80's. Name a band...someone out there is payin homage to 'em! (and they're not just doing "cover tunes")

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#31 Mahi



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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:56 PM


the books
animal collective
brightblack morning light

p.s. Any of my southern brothers and sisters seeing the wailers on the 31st?

#32 Ben Dover

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:36 PM

I second G. Love & Special Sauce and Keller Williams

also, Dark Star Orchestra
Bela Fleck
Warren Haynes

#33 coastalite


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:07 AM

OP here. Wow, thanks for everyone's input - will keep me busy - fo' sho'.

just to reiterate... i don't like anything too hard sounding when tripping because it takes me to a bad place. when i say hard i mean any kind of metal or any music where the lead singer is screaming with rage and full of angst - when tripping it sounds evil to me. while tripping i'm really sensitive to evil sounding music and need positive vibes to keep me in a happy place. last thing i want to do is get scared thinking about demons and aliens and what not. i know, weird.

love reggae but have tons of it. love classic rock and have it all too. tired of both.

some of the best stuff i've heard that puts me in a really euphoric place is a band out of sweden called "the radio dept". i believe they are classified as "shoegaze".

can anyone suggest any good "shoegaze" music?

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:43 AM

Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Eurythmics - Here comes the rain again
Mc Miker & Dj Sven - Holiday Rap

Kyuss - Demon Cleaner
The James Gang - Rocky Mountain Way
Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
Primus - Mr Krinkle

Thats kind of eclectic but if you happen to like any of those songs you might as well dig a little deeper.

edit: Had to plug the texas boys: Pantera, Damage Plan, Superjoint, Down (All bands)

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:04 PM

Acid Mother's Temple
Pygmy Lush
Ghastly City Sleep

Random bands. Good bands.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:24 PM

godspeed you dark emperor - Trippy shit some a little dark but not angry.
yonder mountain string band - Bluegrass re-dos of famous songs plus a large amount of original stuff, very bouncy and fun.
Mood Docs are always wonderful to listen to while trippin.
Modest mouse is ok if your in that kinda mood.
And always the dick's picks albums of the dead. They did it best live while trippin balls!

#37 lysergic


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:05 PM

Thievery Corporation
Ozric Tentacles
!!! (pronounced chik chik chik)

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:18 PM

JJ Grey & Mofro

Thank you MrChen Kinda grooving on this now.


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:31 PM

Jim Nabors:headbang:

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:51 PM

1. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
2. Built to Spill - You in Reverse
3. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Also, consider using an internet radio service like Pandora (which is FREE, btw). They do an excellent job of introducing you to music based on your stated musical preferences.

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