May 23rd, 2011, 05:08 PM #21
Do we have to only cite contemporary bands? I think the Beatles are the ultimate example.
May 23rd, 2011, 06:38 PM #22
May 23rd, 2011, 06:55 PM #23
I agree with Fugazi.
How about Green Day? Never been a huge fan, but you can tell they have learned to actually play their instruments better in more complex arrangements over the years, and not just power through punk chords.
May 23rd, 2011, 07:27 PM #24
as much hate as they get around here, i agree. i grew up listening to them and i think they've evolved successfully over the last 20+ years.
Originally Posted by KingThomas
for small town middle school aged me, green day was my gateway into punk (& pop punk) and they've aged along with me so that grown up me still enjoys their entire catalog.
May 23rd, 2011, 09:55 PM #25
I think Stadium Arcadium is a masterpiece.
Originally Posted by Luc SkyBomba
But I think their best album is "By The Way".
Every song is brilliant.
Especially the ones that didn't get the radio love, like "Midnight", "Universally Speaking", and "Dosed".
May 24th, 2011, 12:12 AM #26
Admittedly I'm not a huge fan, but I have several of their albums. I always kinda felt that they never fully lived up to their early promise - almost like they avoided it on purpose. And I don't mean commercially either.
Originally Posted by orpheus
May 24th, 2011, 08:21 AM #27
The best example would be the greatest band in the world....
In the City is a great record. However, Setting Sons is a masterpiece with songs such as Thick As Thieves, Private Hell, Smithers-Jones, Wasteland, Girl on the Phone, Saturdays Kids and Eton Rifles.
In the studio, they were superior. Their live performances were unmatched. F'ing brilliant!
"The morning slips away in a Valium haze & catalogs & numerous cups of coffee"
YouTube - ‪The Jam - Private Hell - Bingley Hall.mp4‬‏