Originally posted by WhoBettahThanDeionNo, the whole "Dave" movement has made it's wat a bit further south than that. It's moved to Columbus, down through Dayton, in the Ohio's for sure. I know, I've been there.
As for my opinion on them, I just never really got into their sound. Not my style. Even though when you go to College everyone seems to like them, just not my style. I'm more of a G. Love man. If there are any others, please speak up.
As for Linkin Park, they can go back where they came from, back with those guys that sing "I feel so alive." I don't know, it seems as if those bands all popped up at the same time, and it's almost as if they're imitating someone or something, I just can't figure out what.
Yeah, I *heart* G. Love & Special Sauce. 'Specially Philadelphonic... love the bluesy stuff mixed with Philly soul.
Originally posted by WhoBettahThanDeionG. Love deserves all the respect in the world for giving Jack Johnson his first national exposure.
Really? I'd never listened to Jack Johnson's solo stuff. So, I guess when that big fat paycheck I get rolling in for doing nothing and loaning my roommates money rolls in, I'll have to give it a listen. Wha tother songs has he done with G. other than "Rodeo Clowns" if anything, I remember him saying his name, but I never took the time to look at the credits once I lost the case and book.
As far as I know, it's the only song, the only one on Philadelphonic, the only G. Love album I own, anyways.
But it was the lead single(at least, the only song I heard off the radio), and Johnson's solo album is just brilliant.
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I have to interject that the whole ``Dave'' phenomenon was in full swing in Virginia in 1994. My freshman roommate had one of those ``tape suitcase'' things almost full of DMB bootlegs from shows around the South (mostly). Dave & Co. were just making the jump from frat parties to arena shows (Remember Two Things came out partway through that year) and everyone on my campus was falling over themselves talking about the guy; even then the whole band was generally referred to as `Dave'.
I appreciate the monstrous talent in that group of musicians, but I don't own any albums or anything. Part of that might be that I remember the original arrangements of a lot of those songs and don't so much like the ones appearing on Under the Table and Dreaming and subsequent albums. And yes, I'm aware that in a lot of ways the earlier arrangements are more `poppy'; I just happen to like them, that's all.
As for OLP, TRUST Company, and Linkin Park:
I'm Canadian, so I'm not actually allowed to dislike OLP. I agree that they're somewhat pretentious, but no more so than a ton of other bands (Smashing Pumpkins comes to mind). So I'm not offended by OLP, but I own none of their stuff. I don't need to, living here.
That guy in Linkin Park sure can scream. I give his voice two years. I don't mind hearing their music, but again, I own none of their albums.
TRUST Company. Who?
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OLB: Bland generic band. Whatever #2 was: I don't know, don't care. DMB: Overplayed all their decent stuff to the point where I can't stand it anymore. They try to much "Music Theory" type stuff and not enough "Hey, I like that, let's do something with it" stuff. In other words, their new stuff seems way to forced and like they're not enjoying it in the least. Linkin Park: ALright, I will defend this band. It's easily the best pre-fab type hyped band since the Beatles (and yes, that's how they started, though don't read into any comparison; Beatles these guys ain't.) Anyhoo, they have pretty decent lyrics, the lead vocals are hit and miss, but they hit more than they miss. And they generally seem to be enjoying themselves and seem like they like the music they play. Personally, I think they have potential far greater than the other three bands. Of course, they need a competent drummer first.
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Originally posted by SarumanDMB: Overplayed all their decent stuff to the point where I can't stand it anymore. They try to much "Music Theory" type stuff and not enough "Hey, I like that, let's do something with it" stuff. In other words, their new stuff seems way to forced and like they're not enjoying it in the least.
After reading that thread, I could weep for the joy of remembering the obscure bands I saw mentioned there. TMBG is my favorite all-time band. Their latest releases "The Spine" and "Here Come The A-B-C's" are fantastic.