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dutchy
21st April 2010, 02:20 PM
Once, a sensible Dutchy post.
I like the era mid 50's till mid 60's and the late 70's till 1995 orso.

Mike.
21st April 2010, 02:21 PM
No Poll??

90's dance was my ting, an ting an ting!!!!

dutchy
21st April 2010, 02:25 PM
No Poll??

90's dance was my ting, an ting an ting!!!!

You were to fast mike ;)

Nes B40
21st April 2010, 02:25 PM
This is a very dificult choice to make Dutchy, Think it would have to be early 80's to late 90's for me altho late 60's throu to the 70's was more my era and not to bad atall.

dutchy
21st April 2010, 02:28 PM
The swing era late 30's and 40's was kewl music too, the motown late 50's and 60's was very kewl too, the disco era late 70's was very kewl too, and the 80's is for me the best decade, but that's because i was young and not as dirty as i am now ;)

dutchy
21st April 2010, 02:30 PM
This is a very dificult choice to make Dutchy, Think it would have to be early 80's to late 90's for me altho late 60's throu to the 70's was more my era and not to bad atall.

Agree with you

JB40
22nd April 2010, 12:01 AM
Almost impossible to answer that one.

The seventies were amazing. Reggae, Funk, Tamla, dub. Great time to be a teenager.

The eighties had some great reggae and dancehall [steelie and cleevey, berris]. And it was also the decade for hip-hop and rap which, in the beginning was a revolution and swept the world. I loved it.

The nineties were even better. Dance music, chill-out, balearic, drum and bass, Nellie Hooper, paul Okenfold, L T J Bukem, Ecstacy, dancing till sunrise, the re-surgence of R&B. Fantastic !

The Noughties. Bit of a problem there. Indi guitar bands, 'quirky' nu_folk, Sophie Ellis Crapster, Lady Gaga, James Blun. . . [I was nearly sick then]
SH*TE !

rhondda rudie
22nd April 2010, 12:29 AM
My favourite music era is late 70s and early 80s but if I've got to pick one decade it'll have to be the 70s because of the incredible reggae that came out.

dutchy
22nd April 2010, 10:01 AM
Almost impossible to answer that one.

The seventies were amazing. Reggae, Funk, Tamla, dub. Great time to be a teenager.

The eighties had some great reggae and dancehall [steelie and cleevey, berris]. And it was also the decade for hip-hop and rap which, in the beginning was a revolution and swept the world. I loved it.

The nineties were even better. Dance music, chill-out, balearic, drum and bass, Nellie Hooper, paul Okenfold, L T J Bukem, Ecstacy, dancing till sunrise, the re-surgence of R&B. Fantastic !

The Noughties. Bit of a problem there. Indi guitar bands, 'quirky' nu_folk, Sophie Ellis Crapster, Lady Gaga, James Blun. . . [I was nearly sick then]
SH*TE !

Than vote all decades

aaron56
22nd April 2010, 01:24 PM
I really liked the 60's/70's music. Wish I was on this world in that decade. I love reggae, funk, and the classic rock of the 60's/70's. Well certain classic rock bands stand out to me such as Cream and Zeppelin kind of popularizing blues rock. Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix with their psychedelic classic rock sounds. And also the R&B sounds of the motown era. Can't forget that.

I do like metal from the 80's. The start of thrash metal. Just can't listen to much at a time but it's nice for those "in the moment" times when you just want to hear something dark and dirty. This is where I like UB40's work most though. I love the sound of those albums like Geffery Morgan, Self-titled, UB44, RITK. Not really into much of the other mainstream artists of the 80's though.

I like the alternative rock from the 90's. Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins Soundgarden, Nirvana, and a revival of funk, punk, rap and rock mixed in one from bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine. Also the time I grew up so it's what I was hearing at early stages of my life, along with the UB's.

And then I have to disagree with you about the indie bands Jimmy. I really like indie bands like Bombay Bicycle Club, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Interpol, Kings Of Leon, The Killers. I just love the atmosphere of those guitars dancing back and forth with those melodies and rhythms. Especially with nice stereo mixing. But I do agree with you on disliking Lady Gaga and James Blunt. I can barely stand mainstream music nowadays. It's all about just sex appeal all the time. Nothing really meaningful. On the bright side though, I'm really digging UB40's new material. 24/7, DS 1 and 2, and LOL 4 are rated high on my favorite UB albums. So I guess it's a tie between 60's through now :haha:.

Just feel like I can't really leave any of those era's out since I love so much from them. If I had to pick one though, It would be the 90's because it had a little bit of everything.

JB40
22nd April 2010, 08:52 PM
I agree with most of that aaron. But I can only think that maybe you are older than me. Most of the 60's stuff passed me by because i was just too young. Being born in 1957 means that I was 14 in 1971. And at that time it was soul music [mainly Tamla], and Reggae. Then, by mid seventies, Funk. What was going on in rock music didn't really impinge on me at all. There were a lot of suburban kids in my class at school, and they were all in to Yes and early Genesis and other 'prog rock' bands, but I could never relate to that. Being an inner-city working class boy music was about clothes, girls and the beat [I was already playing along to my favorite records using knitting needles and a couple of biscuit tins].
Although I was into some 'specialist' music. Being an aspiring drummer I really liked 'Jazz Fusion'. In the seventies I saw quite a few great bands like Chick Chorea, Billy Cobham [with the legendary Brecker Brothers on brass], and the Crusaders. And in the late 70's and early 80's I loved going to clubs that played 'Jazz Funk' because I loved the drums.
One thing that was constant through all the decades was my lack of familiarity with guitar music, which is why Indi guitar bands leave me cold. It's not a comment on the quality of the music, just my lack of familiarity.

Fairly recently someone posted the top selling bands for each decade. Most decades were a mixture of good and bad. But the noughties were terrible. Of all the acts listed I liked only ONE, that was Gnarles Barclay. The rest was insipid rubbish.

Starshine007
22nd April 2010, 09:03 PM
Not sure where to cast my vote, I'd rather have a poll for the least favourite decade.

Pity you didn't put a late 70s/early 80s option Dutchy, I think that's where my vote would have gone.

San Diego
22nd April 2010, 09:12 PM
Love Gnarles....this one hooked me,

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But this one made me come back for more....

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JB40
22nd April 2010, 09:22 PM
There's a Gnarles track on a car ad at the moment Fi. A big high energy gospel style song that makes you want to jump up and down like the gospel church scene in the blues Brothers movie.

San Diego
22nd April 2010, 09:33 PM
It's the one called Run that I just put up.

JB40
22nd April 2010, 09:37 PM
Yep, that's the very one Fi.
It's joyful and uplifting, but modern and knowing too. Love it.

San Diego
22nd April 2010, 09:41 PM
So....what you're trying to tell me is that you didn't take the time to listen to the vids I put up. See if I do you anymore kn favors... :roll:

JB40
22nd April 2010, 09:53 PM
I would have got round to it Fi.

But I'm afraid footy gets priority at the moment.

aaron56
23rd April 2010, 02:19 AM
I agree with most of that aaron. But I can only think that maybe you are older than me. Most of the 60's stuff passed me by because i was just too young. Being born in 1957 means that I was 14 in 1971. And at that time it was soul music [mainly Tamla], and Reggae. Then, by mid seventies, Funk. What was going on in rock music didn't really impinge on me at all. There were a lot of suburban kids in my class at school, and they were all in to Yes and early Genesis and other 'prog rock' bands, but I could never relate to that. Being an inner-city working class boy music was about clothes, girls and the beat [I was already playing along to my favorite records using knitting needles and a couple of biscuit tins].
Although I was into some 'specialist' music. Being an aspiring drummer I really liked 'Jazz Fusion'. In the seventies I saw quite a few great bands like Chick Chorea, Billy Cobham [with the legendary Brecker Brothers on brass], and the Crusaders. And in the late 70's and early 80's I loved going to clubs that played 'Jazz Funk' because I loved the drums.
One thing that was constant through all the decades was my lack of familiarity with guitar music, which is why Indi guitar bands leave me cold. It's not a comment on the quality of the music, just my lack of familiarity.

Fairly recently someone posted the top selling bands for each decade. Most decades were a mixture of good and bad. But the noughties were terrible. Of all the acts listed I liked only ONE, that was Gnarles Barclay. The rest was insipid rubbish.

Actually JB I'm a lot younger than you. I grew up listening to the albums you guys made and that was the first music I was introduced to. That's why I'm such a big fan. UB's will always be my favorite music cause it's what got me going in the first place.

I really like jazz-funk stuff too. As a guitarist/bassist, the grooves just really catch me. And also I love the sound of funky brass. Tower Of Power was the first of the jazz-funk i've been introduced to. They're great. James Brown(sex machine one not JB :haha:) was another one.

I can totally understand the unfamiliarity of guitar music. Some people just don't like the sound of riffing guitars as a leading instrument. All a matter of preference. Even for me guitars can be too much at times. Sometimes I just need to listen to a nice bass and drum groove.

Gnarls Barkley make some nice soulful music. Other things from this decade i've gotten into besides indie music are bands like Gorillaz who have done some nice fusion of hip hop and dub. And Jamiroquai. Some funky stuff from that band. I recommend those two to anyone who's interested.

Tango
23rd April 2010, 09:57 PM
I can't get enough of late70's early 80's music. I was heavily into the Ska scene at the time. I loved The Beat, The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Bodysnatchers etc, etc. In the middle of it all the UB's came along and the rest is HISTORY:bounce::bounceblack::bounce::bounceblack:

Nes B40
24th April 2010, 01:05 PM
I can't get enough of late70's early 80's music. I was heavily into the Ska scene at the time. I loved The Beat, The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Bodysnatchers etc, etc. In the middle of it all the UB's came along and the rest is HISTORY:bounce::bounceblack::bounce::bounceblack:

Can't fault this reply, Agreed entirly.

dutchy
24th April 2010, 01:23 PM
I can't get enough of late70's early 80's music. I was heavily into the Ska scene at the time. I loved The Beat, The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Bodysnatchers etc, etc. In the middle of it all the UB's came along and the rest is HISTORY:bounce::bounceblack::bounce::bounceblack:


Those where my favourites too, and ofcourse the bad manners ;)

Nes B40
24th April 2010, 01:35 PM
Those where my favourites too, and ofcourse the bad manners ;)

Yes good old Buster Bloodvesle, No longer with us I believe if my memory serves me rite.

Starshine007
24th April 2010, 01:43 PM
Your memory needs an overhaul Nes :lol: Buster is very much alive and kicking.

Mike.
24th April 2010, 01:45 PM
I voted 90's, for the likes of D-Ream, JX, N-Trance, Jam & Spoon.... Ahhhh!!!!

Nes B40
24th April 2010, 01:47 PM
ah well must be getting him mixed up with another artist, Yes come to think of it I am getting him mixed up with Ian Dury, Was around the same era thou lol.

Nizzy
24th April 2010, 01:51 PM
Your memory needs an overhaul Nes :lol: Buster is very much alive and kicking.

Think he's a much skinnier fella these days too. Aye, Bad Manners were a good laugh.

Starshine007
24th April 2010, 01:58 PM
Think he's a much skinnier fella these days too. Aye, Bad Manners were a good laugh.

Yeah he went on some mega diet didn't he? Good on him.

Saw Bad Manners the day school finished for the summer in 1981 at the now sadly defunct London Rainbow (as opposed to the Digbeth one we raised the roof for back in November). Bumped into so many friends there it was quite a night, but I'm still not sure why there was so many blokes in the ladies loo all evening :? :laff:

DreamBig
24th April 2010, 09:31 PM
I like stuff like UB40, Police, Frank Sinatra, Gorrilaz, Black Uhuru, Eddy Grant, maybe a bit of Queen and a bit of the Beatles. And bolywood music of course.

Where does that put me? All decades?

Nes B40
25th April 2010, 01:50 PM
I like stuff like UB40, Police, Frank Sinatra, Gorrilaz, Black Uhuru, Eddy Grant, maybe a bit of Queen and a bit of the Beatles. And bolywood music of course.

Where does that put me? All decades?

It puts you in a multi musical mind.

FRANCY B
29th April 2010, 01:31 PM
again a very difficult decision. Certainly tell you that I love music of all genres and all time.

Although I donīt know nothing about music, in my opinion I say that many artists have fallen in the way of writing their songs and dance.