1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Bands that still made good music after their "golden era"?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Heavy Formvar, May 6, 2020.

  1. davidge1

    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,997
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    The Rolling Stones made a whole career out of adapting to whatever music was modern at any given time. Trends in music were probably their biggest source of inspiration, and the reason they were able to sustain their career over so many decades. I think they made some good music in the '80s and '90s and probably later than that too.

    I don't agree that bands shouldn't adapt to new trends. It's what you do with it that counts.
     
    cdwillis and Deathray like this.
  2. Mick Sullivan

    Mick Sullivan Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    273
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2019
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
    Bob Dylan - Desire
    Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    Santana - Supernatural
    The Traveling Wilburys - Vol 1
     
    Twang Deluxe, gwjensen and Bonhoeffer like this.
  3. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    3,005
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2016
    Location:
    Crawfordville, FL
    Little Feat. Do solo artists count? John Prine! Donald Fagen, Clapton (obviously), John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon.

    I thought this was a decent album...

     
  4. Deathray

    Deathray Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    56
    Posts:
    1,614
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Location:
    Central illinois
    Robin Trower.
    His last few releases have been filled with great, bluesy tunes.
     
  5. mugen74

    mugen74 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    648
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2019
    Location:
    Ohio
    The Bouncing Souls were and remain to be forgettable at best. And Rancid has three solid albums, the first three. After Wolves, they should have dipped out. They just became a parody of a punk band in the last 10 years or so.

    jh
     
  6. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    67
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Out of curiosity, how old are you?
     
  7. mugen74

    mugen74 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    648
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2019
    Location:
    Ohio
    45. I was there when all that stuff was going on in the 90’s. That was my life at one point.

    jh
     
  8. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    67
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Cool! I think the Rancid 2000 S/T is their best, but different strokes right?

    As far as Bouncing Souls being forgettable, not for me. As a 13 year old skate rat in 1995, Maniacal Laughter was pretty dang memorable.

    If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short time, it’s that there’s always someone too cool for the things you love.
     
    cdwillis and fretWalkr like this.
  9. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    67
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    But also, I’m a bassist first, so Rancid and Bouncing Souls we’re quite formative.
     
  10. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    67
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    *were.
     
  11. mugen74

    mugen74 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    648
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2019
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ain’t that the truth. If the Souls work for you, it’s all good. Wasn’t my thing. And yes, 2000 was the last thing they did that was listenable. Not a fan of Life Won’t Wait.

    jh
     
  12. mugen74

    mugen74 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    648
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2019
    Location:
    Ohio
    That makes sense. Matt Freeman is a beast. Bouncing Souls I can’t recall the bass lines cause like I said, they weren’t my thing, but a lot of those bands had great musicians in them. Good song writing.

    jh
     
    billiam5billion likes this.
  13. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    67
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    the older I get the more I realize how much life won’t wait was a failed copy of London calling.
     
    mugen74 likes this.
  14. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    73
    Posts:
    1,714
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Reston, Virginia
    NRBQ
    Flamin' Groovies
    Sir Doug Sahm
    Willy Deville
    Van Morrison
    Muddy Waters
    Otis Clay
    Al Green


    RJ
     
    Jim W, gwjensen, elihu and 1 other person like this.
  15. EspyHop

    EspyHop Tele-Holic

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    785
    Joined:
    May 28, 2018
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Agreed! I hope Fleetwood Mac records an album. An album with Mike Campbell and Neil Finn would be pretty mind blowing.
     
  16. EspyHop

    EspyHop Tele-Holic

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    785
    Joined:
    May 28, 2018
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Roy Orbison
     
    brookdalebill likes this.
  17. EllroyJames

    EllroyJames Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,026
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Location:
    Sweden
    Muddy’s Blue Sky recordings

     
    Jim W, gwjensen and rjtwangs like this.
  18. Ignatius

    Ignatius Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,901
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    This is gonna seem like a weird one maybe, but Tears For Fears made some great, great albums after their 80s pop explosion. I far prefer that era to their earliest synth pop stuff.
     
    Turtleneck likes this.
  19. Heavy Formvar

    Heavy Formvar TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    84
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2020
    Location:
    under the friggin bakelite pickguard!
    I was gonna bring up the Stones as a counterpoint, I saw they had been mentioned before. Their golden era lasted till Some Girls, but after that...the Steel Wheels stuff...nah.
     
  20. matmosphere

    matmosphere Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,021
    Joined:
    May 27, 2015
    Location:
    earth
    As mentioned before, Dinosaur Jr

    They could be the poster children for this. Hugely influential in the late eighties. Carried on in various forms in the nineties before finally calling it quits.

    came back later with the original lineup and put out an album that’s as good as anything they’d ever made. Done three really good records since then as well.
     
    Canner likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.