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Posted: 3/10/2011 4:07:16 AM
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Posted: 3/12/2011 9:53:39 AM
late 80s, early 90s for hip hop.
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Posted: 3/13/2011 11:11:02 PM
add one more to the 60's-70's Rock crowd
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Posted: 3/31/2011 2:09:37 PM
89'-99'....end of story
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Posted: 4/10/2011 4:10:08 PM
mid to late '60s, the 70s, and the very early '80s.

Everything else is crap.


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Posted: 4/13/2011 2:07:42 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by djspurlz:

It all depends on your taste of music.

The late 60's and through the 70's had tons of classic rock that people still enjoy.  That type of music isn't my bag - but I understand it's popular to many people.

For me personally the best music has def. come out of the 80's and the early 90's.

The music I liked then - and still enjoy today; most of it came out in the early to mid 80's.

Here's just a tip of the iceberg.

The Smiths

Morrissey

The Cure

Depeche Mode

Joy Division

New Order

Bauhaus

Echo and the Bunnymen

U2

REM

The Pixies

The Stone Roses

etc.......  I could go on - so many great artist's made incredible music in the 80's - but it's always subjective to opinion.

I love A Flock of Seagulls, but you may think they were complete garbage.  You might be in love with Aerosmith ( or another classic rock group ) and I could care less about them.

It's harder to find better music today but it's out there.

 



Can we just go ahead and put ya down for the 80s bubba? 

All fun stuff you mentioned of course.....

I love Echo and the Bunnymen, and obviously some of the bigger ones you mentioned.....Nice list of good 80s groups.
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Posted: 4/14/2011 7:40:24 PM

What kills me is people complaining about whatever music being bad for our kids. It's usually used with the phrase "Boy, no wonder this country is going to hell. These kids listening to that damn...."

Lady Gaga

Rap music

Grunge crap outta Seattle

Depressing Depeche Mode

Metal

Van Halen

Southern Rock

Black Sabbath

Led Zepplin

Jimi Hendrix

Those damn long-haired Beatles and The British Invasion

Rock and Roll

Elvis (just shoot him from the waist up)

There are good and bad bands from every era. I stopped at The King, because that would be about the age limit around here. But think about all those great jazz clubs in the 30s/40s/50s with Duke Ellington, etc., stompin' at The Savoy that a lot of people looked down on just because the musicians were not the right color......

 

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Posted: 4/15/2011 3:12:12 AM

The roots of jazz & the blues along with the latin beat has influenced just about all of this stuff big-time to 1 degree or another. As Townes Van Zandt once said, "You got the blues & everything else is zippitydoodah" 

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Posted: 4/15/2011 10:39:48 PM
by everyones answers you can tell generally there age, or the influence of their parnets music onto them...70's music is FAR, FAR cry from being the best "era" of American music..jesus christ who are we talking about here 3dog night? ac/dc? friggin disco? cmon man!! 70's doesnt have garbage on some of the other decades in U.S. history as far as creativity and originality...
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Posted: 5/8/2011 12:32:19 PM

This is such an interesting debate.  Of course it really is subjective but I find myself listening to music from all eras so very tough to pick a favourite. 

My favourite genre of music is punk so mid to late 70s to me is all about The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam, Buzzcocks, etc.  Throw in the amazing Reggae coming out of Jamaica around this time and the best R&B and you have some brilliant music being made.  To me though the 70s also produced some of the worst music....boring, self-indulgent rock bands, awful pop music, progressive rock.....yuck! 

To me the 60s were about the Stones, the Beatles and the Psychedelic movement.  A ton of great music was created. 

I love old, hardcore, honkytonk country music.  I listen to this all the time.  Hank Williams Sr., Webb Pierce, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell, Carl Smith, etc.  Throw in the birth of rock n' roll and some amazing Blues music from the southern US and the late 40s and to the end of the 50s was just brilliant. 

I love the new wave scene of the 80s which was born out of the punk scene.  New Order, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, etc.  The 80s also gave us the birth of the American Hardcore scene and the birth of Rap so a ton of great music was being made during this decade.  Unfortunately it also gave us some awful rock music like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Areosmith, etc. 

The 90s were brilliant for Nirvana, Canadian rock, Industrial, Rap and Hip Hop.  The best dance music also came out of the early 90s. 

I too am finding it hard to list what made the 2000s as good as some of the other eras but time sometimes help you put things like that in perspective. 

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Posted: 5/12/2011 1:08:13 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by misfit_aka:

by everyones answers you can tell generally there age, or the influence of their parnets music onto them...70's music is FAR, FAR cry from being the best "era" of American music..jesus christ who are we talking about here 3dog night? ac/dc? friggin disco? cmon man!! 70's doesnt have garbage on some of the other decades in U.S. history as far as creativity and originality...

 1st things 1st, AC/DC isn't an American band............2nd, the thread wasn't asking about the best era of American music. .............but let's see........The Eagles, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Foreigner, Kansas, Styx, Ted Nugent, Blue oyster Cult, Montrose/Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon, Lynrd Skynrd, Alice Cooper, Iron Butterfly, The Doors, CCR, Doobie Bros., Jefferson Starship, Journey..............all American bands that produced (arguably) their best albums in the 70's. I'm sure I've missed a few but that's a damn good sample & a damn good argument for the 70's, especially if you add in all the English/European bands.

 There's really no other era that comes close.......
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Posted: 5/12/2011 1:25:37 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by THEMUGG:


 1st things 1st, AC/DC isn't an American band............2nd, the thread wasn't asking about the best era of American music. .............but let's see........The Eagles, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Foreigner, Kansas, Styx, Ted Nugent, Blue oyster Cult, Montrose/Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon, Lynrd Skynrd, Alice Cooper, Iron Butterfly, The Doors, CCR, Doobie Bros., Jefferson Starship, Journey..............all American bands that produced (arguably) their best albums in the 70's. I'm sure I've missed a few but that's a damn good sample & a damn good argument for the 70's, especially if you add in all the English/European bands.

 There's really no other era that comes close.......
Spot on,and yeah there is a few missing. lol
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Posted: 5/12/2011 1:28:29 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by misfit_aka:

by everyones answers you can tell generally there age, or the influence of their parnets music onto them...70's music is FAR, FAR cry from being the best "era" of American music..jesus christ who are we talking about here 3dog night? ac/dc? friggin disco? cmon man!! 70's doesnt have garbage on some of the other decades in U.S. history as far as creativity and originality...
The 60's & 70's laid the ground work for damn near everything thats followed.End of story my friend.
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Posted: 5/15/2011 10:16:45 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Biscuiteater1:

The 60's & 70's laid the ground work for damn near everything thats followed.End of story my friend.


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Posted: 6/6/2011 5:37:33 PM

Great Taste..........Less Filling

Bud Light.........Miller Lite

Mcdonalds........Burger King

Home Depot........Loewes

They all have their upsides and downsides...its what you prefer.

quite frankly, if you asked most of the musicians of these bands you will find that they got their roots from the great American Blues and Country composers from the early years of the USA.

I was born in 1963 so for me the 70s were my teen listening years. I really did like anything coming from the sixties...although some great stuff came out of the sixties. I appreciate the Stones and the Beatles more now than I did then. Right now I listen to so many different genres its not even funny. Metalica is my car right now...next week I would'nt be surprised if Willie Nelson is playing.

Good Thread.

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Posted: 6/6/2011 7:43:53 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by dennishopson:

For classic rock, Totoy, you nailed it...'70s of course....

Alternative/progressive....'80-1st half '90s...

I get today's award for stating the obvious....





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Posted: 6/6/2011 7:46:56 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by totoyturok:

and the worst is now



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Posted: 6/6/2011 7:51:21 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by dennishopson:

For classic rock, Totoy, you nailed it...'70s of course....

Alternative/progressive....'80-1st half '90s...

I get today's award for stating the obvious....





I do think you forgot the last half of the sixties though. Excellent, excellent music from that period of time.
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Posted: 6/6/2011 8:03:23 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sugarhouse:


Answer these two questions and perhaps I'll be able to enlighten you. What kind of stuff gave you chills when you first heard it? 
What still gives you that, 'holy-garbage-this-is-awesome' feeling?


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Jethro tull, the who, iron butterfly, ah, toto(hold on now,collection of top musicians), ah, quicksilver messenger service, hold on everybody, check some live youtube....tears for fears, INXS, queen, jethro tull again please, and the beatles. Enlighten me.
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QUOTE Originally Posted by SOBLATANT:



OK
Jethro tull, the who, iron butterfly, ah, toto(hold on now,collection of top musicians), ah, quicksilver messenger service, hold on everybody, check some live youtube....tears for fears, INXS, queen, jethro tull again please, and the beatles. Enlighten me.
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Posted: 6/7/2011 8:44:13 AM
70's?

Lot of good stuff right now too.

P.S. 90's had some solid garbage too.
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Posted: 6/8/2011 8:58:09 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sugarhouse:

The glorious 70's in its glorious splendor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gNYVia2rg

I am so close to debate whether or not the 70's produced music which I deem inferior to the 60's, 80's, 90's and beyond.


i agree completely. Lets refine and say the good musc was from 1970-1974, then 1979-. Lots of crap in between that time frame.

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Posted: 6/8/2011 11:56:25 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Ed-Collins:

mid to late '60s, the 70s, and the very early '80s.

Everything else is crap.



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Posted: 6/9/2011 8:25:30 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sugarhouse:

The glorious 70's in its glorious splendor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gNYVia2rg

I am so close to debate whether or not the 70's produced music which I deem inferior to the 60's, 80's, 90's and beyond.


And this is supposed to prove what. That during any 10 year period a lot of garbage is produced duh.
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