Music you wished you'd discovered earlier
Arcade Fire. If I’d found them earlier, I would have seen them play Bristol. And I missed them! Other than that, I can’t really think of anyone else specifically; listening to 6Music, and reading mags like Uncut and The Word, (now defunct), with their great review sections and free sample CD’s, I get to find lots of interesting stuff fairly early on.Posted 5 years ago
Watching the Folk Awards on telly at the mo’ has given me a bunch of newcomers to look out for as well. There’s really too much out there, though, something will always pass you by, there’s always gonna be stuff that has you thinking: “damnation, how could I have missed something that good, for so long!”
Muse took me ages to discover, despite playing the sort of over the top, squeally guitar with Queen-like theatrics that I quite like.
Ironically, I’m glad i discovered Muse in the early days; i much prefer their early stuff, before they started doing their Stadium Rock stuff….Posted 5 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Couldn’t agree more.
I was one of those irritatingly proud youngsters because I was into Muse before anyone else I knew. Saw them a couple of times and reckon the gig at the Manchester Apollo was the best gig I’ve ever been to. Then they started playing “spot the influences” on their albums; Queen I could cope with, but Abba took the biscuit. Now I barely listen to them.Posted 5 years agoTriconeMember
Noteeth…… John Fahey is an utter musical genius!! He is not a new discovery for me though having known about him since the 1970s.
For me it is Mississippi Hill Country Blues – Robert Belfour, Junior Kimborough, R L Burnside, Jesse Mae Hemphill, etc. How did i miss most of these for so long?Posted 5 years agoTriconeMember
The Black Keys are totally indebted to Mississippi Hill country blues (their early best stuff especially). So much so that they did a whole album dedicated to only Junior Kimbrough covers – Chulahoma. Awesome stuff – almost as good as the originals.
adstick – I too have tried to play John Fahey pieces for many years. Impossible to get that melancholy otherworldly atmosphere and timing though I have found (fun to try however). In fact sadly I am trying to be a Fahey clone so much that I have a weissenborn guitar on order!Posted 5 years ago
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