My Rock and Roll blind spot

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  1. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    Being as old as rock and roll, I can't say I've any 'blind spots'. If I ever heard a band name that's new to me I found and listened to some of their stuff. I suppose I'm just naturally curious, but I've discovered some great new (to me) music. And of course the internet has made it much easier to track down, wish it had been around when I was a teenager :)
     
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    Somehow I missed Megadeth. They were pretty good!
     
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    I guess I'm like your parents. :lol:
     
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  4. Mike Eskimo

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    My biggest blind spot was Krautrock.

    I loooooooooved prog as a teenager/early 20’s and I’d see CAN records in Camelot Music or Full Moon Records and never pick them up.
    Right after I fell into punk and new wave so that stuff woulda been right up my alley.

    Even Hawkwind - I was always vaguely aware but never checked it out.
     
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    bcorig Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I get it.
    At age 23, when I got to a California from NYC in 1973 I locked in on the Eagles/Poco/Loggins and Messina/Ronstadt “Country Rock” genre and left the Beatles , the Stones, Led Zeppelin Grateful Dead behind. Stumbled onto Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs but completely missed Tom Petty, which is a huge blind spot fo someone in my age group.
    Playing catch up can be fun.
     
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  6. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

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    The internet has made it a lot easier to be a music fan. You can search a song's refrain and find out who it is almost instantly.

    I remember going to a Warehouse Music store and singing a song's guitar part to an employee, hoping they'd recognize it and point me to the artist. It could have been my singing, but the employee had no idea.

    Fast forward about 20 years later, and I learned the song was "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult.
     
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    Yeah.

    Van Morrison is not Rock n Roll, and then neither is Bob Dylan.

    We called this stuff "new wave" and I was totally sold. Associates, Microdisney, Simple Minds, Monochrome Set, Orange Juice, Josek F, Teardrop Explodes, Virgin Prunes, Scritti Politti, Prefab Sprout. The list goes on and on. I think that's a yawning abyss, not a little spot.
     
  8. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

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    No Whiskeytown?
     
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    Too bad I wasn't in there. I remember the first album was by the "Southern Death Cult". They were in that sub genre with Gene Loves Jezebel.
     
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    Same for me. I missed the whole Uncle Tupelo thing while it was happening. I happened to be reading a story about this new band called Son Volt and sorta backed into it.
     
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    For me, definitely metal. At this point, I can't understand anything that can take itself so seriously while basically being conceived in some 14-year-old boy's fantasy life. I'm not sure I even got it when I was 14. Chops-heavy riffing bores me. too. Even talking about it feels claustrophobic. I need air.
     
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    Good call. That's hilarious. I was literally racking my brain for the one I love but was missing. That's it.
     
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    Uncle Tupelo is prototype Whiskeytown IMO

    And of course, the argument could easily be made that Graham Parsons is prototype Uncle Tupelo
     
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