Top Ten Music Genres Which Work Best with RockBritgirl
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Better than "Here she comes agin'" ;P - Britgirl
Have I heard of Bessie Smith? What am I, a Tibetan monk?
@Britgirl, yes. Led Zeppelin is a very blues band. Jimmy Page, their guitarist, was originally a blues guitarist. he played hard rock with mixture of blues rock - zxm
Hard to argue with Muddy: "The blues had a baby; and they called it rock 'n' roll."V 43 Comments
That's why there's a genre of music call Punk Rock because it a great combo! - Curti2594
Punk is a subgenre of rcok - RecklessGreed
Two words: The Band.
Yodeling doesn't help. Oh, I don't know though... :). - Britgirl
Ah, V: I hope I didn't offend you by asking that. I didn't mean "do you suggest any old random song" I asked because the lyrics to a few of them seem so personal... (a certain Elmore James and a Little Walter song in particular) Do you know what I mean?
Sorry if I offended you or completely misread the situation. It's not your fault I overthink things sometimes.:). - Britgirl
Was a different life, T. Different person, long time ago. playing' the bars, fergettin' who you are, or who you're s'posed to be. "Whippin' Post" is killer, right? Always wanted Gregg Allman's voice. But he's a tenor, so... "One Way Out" is actually an Elmore James cover. Might wanna give the original a shake. Not the same power and energy, but still...:).V 12 Comments
Linkin Park is a band that raps, but it is not lame rap like Drake and Lil Wayne. Linkin Park actually is a good band.
Alone, rap sucks, but with rock music, it's actually pretty good. May I remind you that linkin park raps - AnonymousChick
@visitor - agreed! But regardless of what we think (and a few others) rap is *ahem* a popular genre. Made slightly less bad with rock.
A satisfactory compromise, yes? :). - Britgirl
Have to take issue with rap being called a "music" genre. Nothing musical about it.
RE Avantasia - they are a very diverse band with different types of songs and not all of them are metal: some are rock/hard rock. And yes - they have some poppy songs: for this reason Avantasia are liked by non-metal fans. But the songs you checked out aren't the ones I had in mind (these aren't even among my favorite by Avantasia). - Metal_Treasure
Yes, it's called rock opera (ex. Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber). Currently a good rock opera band is Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a good metal opera band is Avantasia. - Metal_Treasure
Avantasia. Hmm... Listened to five cuts: "Sleepwalking;" "Lost In Space;" "Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose;" "Farewell;" and "The Wicked Symphony." The first is pure pop. The second is pop-rock. The third is pop-rock, and sounds remarkably like Meat Loaf. The fourth is medieval English plus rock. The last sounds like a rock movie score. I heard no metal as you define it, and nothing "operatic" or "classically influenced."
A Cajun rock opera. I'd give my lucky armadillo boots to see that.
I'd gladly give you my Cajun rock opera tickets to see your lucky armadillo boots! - Britgirl
Lucky for me. For him, not so much.
(I'll see your recommended song, and raise you Ry Cooder, "If Walls Could Talk"-- studio, of course
Hmm...Ry Cooder "If Walls Could Talk" well, that wasn't bad at all! ;). - Britgirl
Folk is a good genre. But folk rock is always better! - zxm
V, have you heard of British Folk singer, Donovan? Would like you to listen to "Catch The Wind". Beautiful. See what you think :).
Have a gorgeous day :). - Britgirl
I'm ok, V. Just wasn't quite the response I expected (such a wishful thinker) :) I'm happy you like it. I only heard it myself yesterday because my mum mentioned it. Fell in love with the lyrics...
Ha! Therapist. You seem to have life pretty much sussed but you're still welcome to my leather couch (with ottoman) Just shout me if you need...anything ;). - Britgirl
Ah, can't win 'em all, V. I'm not a great lover of Folk either (never have been) but that song caught me. Just thought I'd share it. It's not to your taste. It's ok! :)
Anyway... :). - Britgirl
Melanie Safka, T., "Candles In The Rain." Little hippie-dippy come-by-ya for this ol' rebel, but gotta admit it's gorgeous.
Nice. Very very nice. Very hypnotic, happy and calming "Candles in the Rain" I like! So this is how the ol' rebel winds down, eh? Rebel? Are you sure...? ;). - Britgirl
Mornin,T-Cup: Etta James, "God's Song." Have a sparkling, effervescent day (or at least don't stub a toe;)).
"Calming? " See, now, I find it rousing and a mite goosebumpy. Born a bit too far north to be an o-ffficial rebel. But mah heart absitively belongs in Dixie. Ya know, the song does elicit
warm feelings for an idealized sense of community, shared suffering, blah, blah... But in the real world of human nature, embracing such idealized visions inevitably leads to the dehumanization and misery of such "big ideas" as communism. Gotta take care which dreams overtake you. They are, after all, only dreams... as are nightmares. So endeth the sermon.:).
Yes, this combination exists - it's called heavy metal. Metal music is rock music inspired by classical and not by blues. I guess this is my favorite combination since metal is my favorite genre. Progressive rock is also classically inspired. - Metal_Treasure
Can just picture the Sex Pistols rendition of "Waltz Of The Flowers."
Will be a great combination. - zxm
Rock guitar riffs and jazz drumming will work good - zxm
Ever listened to King Crimson? You'll see why this genre goes well after listening to the crazy instrumentals in Starless and 21st Century Schizoid Man.
Ooh...V: "Your Mind is on Vacation" stinging lyrics (not a bad song though). I have an idea on who you have in mind, just hope it doesn't apply to me too... - Britgirl
"Work Song," Butterfield Blues Band.
(Give it a second shot, T., now you've got a few more chops under yer belt... perhaps I should rephrase that;)).
Coldplay, Goo Goo Dolls, Echosmith, Imagone Dragons - ProPanda
Time was, T, "pop" included stuff like "Chain of Fools," "Mustang Sally," "Take Me For A Little While," "Dock Of The Bay," "Sunshine Of Your Love," "Want To Take You Higher," "Snowbird" (so pretty), "Without You"... What the hell happened?!
Hey, when's the last time you listened to "I Put A Spell On You" (Arthur Brown)?
"Has no soul." You struck the essence in three little words. T.res bien, belle amie:).
*sigh* V, all those songs you mentioned (especially Dock Of The Bay) made my heart warm. I was a teenager in the 1990s and even then, I didn't really connect to the songs that other teenagers did. I always loved "Sumner Breeze" and "Dock Of The Bay" and the others you mentioned. Pop music has changed so much. Most has no soul and very little meaning in the lyrics. I don't know...in a way I'm glad. It gives us somewhere in our head to escape to to reminisce about the "good ol' days" ;)
Oh, I know "I Put A Spell On You" but it was only last night I heard Arthur Brown's version (which I really liked). :). - Britgirl
I don't understand this item - Heavy Metal is already rock and it's a rock subgenre: I don't see how metal could be combined with rock more than it is. Metal is rock. - Metal_Treasure
With rare exception, metal is noise.
Yes, rock and heavy metal will be a great combination. but heavy metal songs sometimes contain a lot of rock music elements. I mean, heavy metal and rock is pretty close. heavy metal is a sub-genre of rock (many say). but anyway, if its like that a song has some heavy metal elements, and some rock elements. then it could be like prog metal. then it'll sound very amazing - zxm
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