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|Rec Me No-bs Rock|
Although I grew up loving - and still do love - big long songs and progressive
music and 'soundscapes' and all that, this is a day and age where life is busy and I
have neither the time nor patience to sit through 15 minute songs and listen to
something twenty times to 'get' it on any sort of regular basis. This type of music
certainly still holds it's place in my heart but as of late I've found myself wanting
more simple, perfectly crafted, no bullshit, actual songs. I use the term 'rock'
lightly here, I'll settle for anything that (not just by being loud or 'heavy') grabs
you by the balls in some way or another but lets go quick enough that you don't
forget that it's grabbing your balls in the first place. Any style will do, as long as it
isn't shit, really - list will give you ideas of what I'm listening to at the moment.
There's definitely an art to condensing a musical idea into four or five minutes of
pure musical release without sacrificing any of the original concept to do so.
|1||The War on Drugs|
Lost in the Dream
'Red Eyes' - This is what I mean. Five minutes of pure, no bullshit, songwriting. Everything is
placed perfectly. Not to mention it's just so damn fun.
Live at Massey Hall
'I'm a Window' - Purely for the lyric "Don't fuck the princess/Fuck the maid." Stupid in the
cleverest kind of way.
|3||Gary Clark Jr.|
Blak and Blu
'Bright Lights' - Thick and sleazy and bluesy and just plain awesome. Obviously he is a great
guitarist but there's no meandering, fun-to-play-but-tedious-to-listen-to jams here. The solos
are concise and effective.
Welcome to Sky Valley
'Gardenia' - Definitely on the heavier side of the music on this list; and yeah, Kyuss write
some long songs (this one's like 6 or 7 minutes I think) but they don't overstay their welcome.
No bullshit, just a good song.
'Methamphetamine Blues' - This is nothing short of the most badass 3 minutes you'll lay your
ears on. Lanegan is a killer vocalist and this song storms in, kicks you square in the nuts, and
then storms right back out because not much else needs to be said about that.
'Bloodbuzz Ohio' - Big pounding drums. Weaving atmospheric guitars. Overly-understated
vocals. The National condensed into four minutes of bliss.
|7|| ||Fair to Midland|
Arrows & Anchors
'Amarillo Sleeps on My Pillow' - This band proves that you can take big adventurous musical
ideas and still make good, no bullshit songs with them. I should mention that A) Darroh
Sudderth's vocals are insane, B) I cant stand shitty vocals so pls dont rec bands with shitty
'Left of the Dial' or 'Bastards of Young' or 'I'll Buy' or 'Dose of Thunder' or...
|9||Faith No More|
'Land of Sunshine' - Original, interesting, totally unique, smart; and anything but boring!
'Romeo and Juliet' - A kick in the feels can be as hard-hitting as the aforementioned ball-kicking
Born to Run
'Thunder Road' - One of the all-time greats. Structurally simple; but emotionally, anything but.
|12||A Perfect Circle|
Mer De Noms
'The Hollow' - Obviously not in the same vein as Springsteen but this is a great, simple,
you get the idea
shit that doesnt suck
shit that is free of pretentious wankery
|What you need is some power & jangle pop|
The Posies - Golden Blunders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdAl_CSjjY0
The La's - There She Goes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu2iv-vMKT8
The Lilac Time - American Eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl_GNZWLMxE (these guys, man. Wait for the chorus)
XTC - Season Cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCOsYs41PaQ
If you really want straight forward rock music, go with Creedence Clearwater Revival's first 5
albums. They have some longer songs, but the majority of them are with in the 2-5 minute
range and based around awesome 60s blues riffs.
|fugazi - caustic acrostic|
botch - mondrian was a liar
gospel - congratulations... you've hit bottom!
rage against the machine - bombtrack
rush - yyz
fear before the march of flames - high as a horse
bomb the music industry! - sick, later
devin townsend - regulator
pepe deluxe - a night and a day
glassjaw - mu empire
|rush - yyz |
rush - xanadu
|xanadu is 11 minutes long|
|Fugazi - argument|
|Meat puppets - in a car|
|The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow, The Queen is Dead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XqNYnV0W6o|
The Flaming Lips - Soft Bulliten https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtd2ceS_l1o
|townes van zandt|
|'xanadu is 11 minutes long'|
hah, i didn't read the thread lol
|joyce manor s/t|
|listen to chevelle if you want simple, quality rock|
|Pixies - Doolitte|
Propagandhi - Supporting Caste
|Local H - Whatever Happened to PJ Soles?|
|Gotta check some 60s baroque pop! |
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Left Banke - The Left Banke
The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
|I suppose all of Menzingers - On The Impossible Past|
|Here are some songs I've been enjoying at the moment that may relate to the ones you posted in some way (I love tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12, haven't heard the rest though or simply don't recall listening to them):|
+The Shins - "Australia" and/or "Simple Song"
+Autopilot Off - "Clockwork"
+Smile Empty Soul - "To the Ground"
+Cage the Elephant - "Cigarette Daydreams"
+The Afghan Whigs - "Algiers" and/or "Debonair"
+Trapt - "Stand Up"
+The Rolling Stones - "Get Off of My Cloud"
+Anti-Flag - "You've Gotta Die for Your Government"
+Black Star - "Definition"
+Days of the New - "Shelf in the Room" and/or "Touch, Peel and Stand"
+Flyleaf - "Set Me on Fire"
+Sevendust - "Bonfire" and/or "Home"
+Hopsin - "Nocturnal Rainbows"
+Jay-Z - "Can I Live"
+Mercyful Fate - "Evil"
+Death - "Scavenger of Human Sorrow"
+The Damned Things - "We've Got a Situation Here"
+Alexisonfire - "Hey It's Your Funeral, Mama"
+Eazy-E - "No More ?'s"
+Kendrick Lamar - "i"
+The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"
+Nothing More - "Mr. MTV"
+Ra - "Do You Call My Name" and/or "The Voice in My Head"
+The Who - "Eminence Front"
+The Explosion - "Here I Am"
Got lots more left to list, but I'll leave it at that for now. Hope you enjoy some of those tracks.
|deep purple. doesn't rock much harder than that|
|do you even rock out with your cock out|
|joyce manor self titled for SURE. all the songs are under 3min |
|Nick Cave - Lay Me Low|
Tom Waits - 16 shells from a thirty ought six
Pig Destroyer - Mapplethorpe Grey
His Hero Is Gone - Professional Mindfuckers
The Antlers - Revisited
King Crimson - Easy Money
Deerhunter - Revival
The Reign of Kindo - Do You Realize
Ken Mode - I Simply am Not There
Cursed - Hell Comes Home
Chelsea Wolfe - Lone
|"Tom Waits - 16 shells from a thirty ought six"|
tom waits is a fantastic human being agreed
|Creedence Clearwater Revival|
Early 80s Rush
Queens of the Stone Age
All Them Witches
Guns n Roses (only their first album)
|Santeria - Year of the Knife|
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Neutral Milk Hotel
And of course, anything else by Springsteen
|Derek & the Dominos - Layla|
|anything by budgie|