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Discussion in 'Happy Hour' started by Don Wassall, Feb 24, 2008.
You're welcome, Booth. I was hoping some of you guys would be encouraged by them.
I listen to a fairly vast library of music, everything from classical to maybe mid-2000's rock. Music these days I find somewhat lacking. Growing up in the 70's I'm partial to old-school rock but prefer more uplifting messages. So I gravitate to more metal Christian bands like Decyfer Down and maybe older Skillet. One of my favorites is Lifehouse and this one which is a live recording from Amsterdam:
Reminds me a lot of the sound of Creed, which was hugely popular for a while before the lead singer Scott Stapp became universally despised for reasons I never understood. More Whites hating on Whites probably. . .
Yes, the curious story of Creed. They were one of the pioneers of the Christian rock music genre, but unlike Lifehouse and other modern Christian rock bands there weren't dedicated Christian pop radio stations and a niche carved out for them. They were straight into the normal rock/pop marketplace with a Christian message. Of course that got them ridiculed right there, and if you liked Creed you were an empty-headed Jesus freak.
For people like Scott Stapp, apparently the pressure from all around was too much, so he ended up going out publically denying his Christianity either in an effort to appease his critics or to succumb to his own doubts and depression. All this did was to get him ostracized from the Christian rock community as well, and did nothing to silence his other critics. I myself think that he did/has wander from his faith at the time, I have not followed his story recently to see if the Lord has reigned him back in yet, but to write songs like this one would be difficult for someone who had not experienced the God's forgiveness:
Very talented young White man with Christian tendencies, must be beaten down. Perhaps he was the Tim Tebow of rock. . .
The way I remember it Creed was very popular with teenage girls who attended church, but they were a "spiritual" not a Christian band. Scott Stapp had grown up Christian, but he had rejected that belief for "spirituality" in general. They were into American Indian spirits and stuff like that. They certainly were openly engaged in the rock star lifestyle as well.
I was a teenager when Creed was at the height of their popularity.
From one of the greatest and most soulish guitarists in the world, and certainly one of my favorites. You will really enjoy this, guys. Trust me:
Some blues from the great Alvin Lee.
Thanks much Extra Point. Maybe you'll like this. Music of a different era but I'm old, so this is what I like.
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Some old school hard-driving rock:
I listened to the whole thing. It was pretty good and a type of music I haven't heard much of. It's nice to hear different types of music from the past.
Some more Alvin Lee. I'd Love to Change the World.
Thanks for the Alvin Lee stuff. A welcome addition to the thread, sir. And that lead in Bluest of Blue is outstanding, btw.
The great Vivaldi for my brethren. Some background music (and the video is also beautiful) to cheer you as you do your household chores. Phenomenally created, true artistry:
An excellent song by Nancy Sinatra. You Only Live Twice.
After Bill Cowsill left the Cowsills (Hair, I Love the Flower Girl) he was in different bands. One of them was The Blue Shadows, which was a pretty good band. Here's one of their songs, Runaway Train.
Some Irish music with the Dropkick Murphys. Rose Tattoo.
Here's a live version of Hey Joe by Alvin Lee and Ten Years Later. Many think Hey Joe was written by Jimi Hendrix but it wasn't. It was written by a white man, Billy Roberts. The arrangement Hendrix used was created by another white man, Tim Rose.
This is a song, Mr. Bojangles, done by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The song is a true story about how songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker met Mr. Bojangles in a jail cell where Walker was incarcerated for public intoxication.
The Mr. Bojangles of the song was not the black dancer Bill Robinson, who went by the name Bojangles, it was a white man who called himself "Mr. Bojangles," possibly borrowing the name from Robinson.
Happy Oktoberfest! Here’s a hard to find Rammstein video. They Rock this song live! If you like it watch their live version at MSG in 2015! Phenomenal Show in The City!
On my first tour we’d rock out to Rammstein to get amped up prior to stepping off. Good stuff.
Industrial Rock at its finest! Der Sonne by Rammstein
Really creative video from a Pop Punk band I love. Great song; and I feel this is a well done video.
I prefer this style of Rock. It’s called Pop Punk; because its to catchy to be punk, but its full of anger & angst; it is not main stream.