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Just interested in what peoples favourite time was for music.

I'm not sure if it always has something to do with when you were born.

Some of my mates love much of the music from the 70's.

I love 90's British Indie (I hate the term Brit-Pop)............ Echobelly,Longpigs,Ocean Colour Scene,The Stereophonics,Stone Roses,The bluetones etc.

And some of the dance music around at the time .......... Future sound of London,Fat Boy Slim,Orbital etc

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from mid 79 until the jam split at the end of 82 for me

it was my early teens, and there were bands like the Jam the specials, madness, the clash and stiff little fingers the music was just so different from what i had been bought up listening to, which was mainly what me mum and dad liked (my old man was a massive bob dylan fan)

and i liked the fashion that came with the music

jeans, 18 hole dm's, fred perry t-shirts , harrington jackets (crombie in the winter) and the most colourful pair of braces you could find hanging down, two tone trousers, and brogues when going out on a date so you looked smart

even now no matter what i listen to it allways ends up back with the music from the afore mentioned bands, mainly the jam and slf

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:D you had to ask so I have indulged myself. :D My favorite subject behind The Blues is The Blues ïŠ â€¦ acoustic that is….. “Electric guitar is a Fraud†Mance Lispscombe

My personal favorite is 1920’s 1930’s… I consider myself a keen amateur ethnomusicologists and particular interested in the music of this era. In Particular guitar players like Blind Blake, Rev Gary Davis, Blind Lemon Jefferson.

It was the 1930’s depression in America that killed the recording of this music as the record companies all went bust…I reckon modern music would have taken a total different direction if these guys had continued a recording career into the electric age.

All we have is old scratch 78’s left of these guys, and a few grainy photographs (except a few who were rediscovered in the 1960’s folk Revival such as Rev Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James) but if you can hear past these scratchy records and hear the lyrics and playing, it is far more advanced of anything since.

Apart from that to listen to in the car etc.. I like Ska.. The Specials, The Beat, Early Madness etc.. B)

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from mid 79 until the jam split at the end of 82 for me

it was my early teens, and there were bands like the Jam the specials, madness, the clash and stiff little fingers the music was just so different from what i had been bought up listening to, which was mainly what me mum and dad liked (my old man was a massive bob dylan fan)

and i liked the fashion that came with the music

jeans, 18 hole dm's, fred perry t-shirts , harrington jackets (crombie in the winter) and the most colourful pair of braces you could find hanging down, two tone trousers, and brogues when going out on a date so you looked smart

even now no matter what i listen to it allways ends up back with the music from the afore mentioned bands, mainly the jam and slf

Blimey Mr Chelsea - you could be me (or I you!!). From '77 through to 80/81 can never be bettered musically for me. For a start, the Jam were at their peak from All Mod Cons to Sound Affects and as you say, even now, I still go back to those albums as my all time faves. But I guess it also has a lot to do with the fact that I'd have been a teenager at the time. No mortgage, wife, kids and music was all about going up to my room and playing it full blast (or with the headphones on) and being able to read and learn all the lyrics to every song. And songs that I could relate to that meant something to me.

That's why I rate The Arctic Monkeys so highly now, as musically and lyrically they have a lot of substance and I know that if I was a teenager now, they would be "my band" just like the The Jam were some 30 years ago.

Bit sad, by I still wear a harrington now and have a fish tail parka for the winter. Once a mod.......................

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Blimey Mr Chelsea - you could be me (or I you!!). From '77 through to 80/81 can never be bettered musically for me. For a start, the Jam were at their peak from All Mod Cons to Sound Affects and as you say, even now, I still go back to those albums as my all time faves. But I guess it also has a lot to do with the fact that I'd have been a teenager at the time. No mortgage, wife, kids and music was all about going up to my room and playing it full blast (or with the headphones on) and being able to read and learn all the lyrics to every song. And songs that I could relate to that meant something to me.

That's why I rate The Arctic Monkeys so highly now, as musically and lyrically they have a lot of substance and I know that if I was a teenager now, they would be "my band" just like the The Jam were some 30 years ago.

Bit sad, by I still wear a harrington now and have a fish tail parka for the winter. Once a mod.......................

a lot of todays stuff is influenced from the music of that era, i quite like a lot of todays stuff, but it doesnt seem to have the same edge and rawness of the music from that era, maybe i'm just to old

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Brillaint time for music, and I agree with you on so many accounts. The only other time that could rival this, is the late 60's into early 70

s, the beatles almost done, the Stones hitting some great tracks, and the who, and the kinks, and led Zep.

Late 70's because of the clash, the jam, the Damned, the sex pistols, ACDC, the list then is something to be admired

Scott

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60s for me - it saw the very best of people like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, The Kinks, The WHo, the Bee gees and also some of Bowie (though the 70s was probably Bwie's strongest era) and kick started the career of Joni Mitchell with I believe is her best album (although I accept that most people think Blue is her best album and that was early 70s)

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I hate to say this, as it shows the state of music these days, but I seriously doubt anyone will be looking back in 20 years to the "great music of the 2000's"

This is an Era void of any meaningful musicians and bands. There have always been some movements throughout the years, but not really now. There are some great bands, some that will never get any play time because the juggernaught of the musical industry won't find them marketable enough. Instead we get pre-teens, and teenagers, being sexed up to appeal to a mass audience, and then they are over produced and sold to make some fat cat millions.

I just wish some of the indie bands that are out there, producing good music, would get the attention they deserve

Scott

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Im not a 60's fan apart from The Kinks, Stones, Beech boys and Marvin Gaye. The 70's was all over the place , Glam rock , Disco, Punk, Superbands and naff one hit wonders but i will admit to liking a lot of 70's music. The emergence of Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers as a songwriting duo saw Disco music reach a peak and was responsible for House music of the 90's and today, Abba love them or hate them, they were the BEST pop group ever and you get milage out of most of their music. T.Rex , Roxy Music, Blondie, Police , Oddysey, E.L.O. Supertramp, Chic, Specials, Wings, The Clash,are just a few of the artists i still listen to.And of course, The Sex Pistols The 80's was for me the best , loved the new romantic era while it lasted, Visage, Duran Duran, Spandau, Yazoo, Depeche Mode [Early], Human League , then we saw Madness produce some fantastic music with fun lyrics and catchy tunes, Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, Madonna [for the dancefloors], Frankie Goes to Hollywood with 3 great pop tunes and one superb album thanks soley to Trevor Horne, Sade, Motly Crew[crazy bar stewards], ZZ Top, The Smiths, U2, Eurythmics, New Order etc etc, but then we also had groups like 5 Star to interrupt the fun. Late 80's stood out for me as the dance scene exploded. Italian house music led to Acid House which was originally started in Chicago, a great period for me anyway and it was the beginning of a whole new era for youth culture. Future Sound of London , as was alreay mentioned, Orbital, The Beatmasters, D.Mob, 808 State,Phuture , Josh Wink and the gigs were f*****g amazing. 90's dance started well with Massive Attack ,Mantronicks, Shamen, followed later by Prodigy , Chemical Bros , and a large selection of dance music producers . Dance is not as strong as it was because of crap hitting the masinstream and gangsta rap flodding the airwaves. Other 90's include for me, Oasis, Blur, The Beloved, , the 90's had a lot of good music but like every era, a lot of complete garbage too.

80'S and 90'S gets my vote.

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. Future Sound of London , as was alreay mentioned, Orbital, The Beatmasters, D.Mob, 808 State,Phuture , Josh Wink and the gigs were f*****g amazing. 90's dance started well with Massive Attack ,Mantronicks, Shamen, followed later by Prodigy , Chemical Bros , and a large selection of dance music producers . Dance is not as strong as it was because of crap hitting the masinstream and gangsta rap flodding the airwaves.

Get down on your knees and salute this man!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Get down on your knees and salute this man!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm an era free zone myself, if it sounds good to your ears it must be good no matter when it was made. But, there's always a but, recording techniques have changed so much it makes you wonder what say some groups from the sixities would sould like if they had had today's technical resources available to them, groups like the Move, Small Faces, or bands from the seventies for that matter.

Strange really is that the equipment used to record music gets better and better but the ways we listen to it nowadays takes more and more of it away.

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I can't select just one era / genre but this would be my top 3:

1. 1960's English beat combos: Beatles / Stones / Kinks / Small Faces etc. Simply some of the best songwriting ever undertaken, originators of white cool and attitude.

2. 1960's soul: Stax / Atlantic / Motown. Otis / Aretha / Wilson / Sam & Dave / Isaac (RIP) / Temps / Four Tops / Gladys / JB etc. The greatest collection of singers ever amassed in one generation

3. 1970's new wave: Costello / Clash / Jam / Damned / Banshees etc. My teenage years and indelibly imprinted upon my heart forever.

As for today, all I can stomach nowadays is female singer / songwriters in Americana / alt country, e.g. Gillian Welch, Dawne Landes, Alison Krauss etc. I'm bored sh*tless of modern white indie bands (all regurgitated ego-fuelled crap), despise rap/hip-hop and would like to see Coldplay, Keane and Snow Patrol all die in an excrutiating manner, hopefully involving giant anacondas.

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