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Would you rather:
« on: June 04, 2011, 04:13:44 AM »

Listen to an old record or a new one, from the band you love the most?

A certain amount of intrigue goes into this. The thought came to mind when I was watching the tail-end of a documentary for the Foo Fighters on the BBC. They were playing a small show to fans who didn't know the record, and only prior to that were talking about the crazy effect of 'All My Life', and how they need to play it at every show, and I was wondering about the mood of the fans. In one way, you're bubbling with excitement over hearing a new record, but at the same time, you can't forget why you're there in the first place. It's to hear 'that' band. The one you love.

Anyway, without further elaboration, let's hear your preferences and let's debate the f**k out of the f**ker.
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 05:38:05 AM »

Anyway, without further elaboration, let's hear your preferences and let's debate the f**k out of the f**ker.

I move that this phrase be changed to "without further buggery or elaboration, which are naught more than codswallop, let's hear your preferences (you cunts) and debate the f**k out of this sad shitty second son of a topic-bitch".


Other than that.

Probably an old record, in general.
Listening to new songs makes me want to go back to old ones, even (especially?) new songs that stand on their own. I like to compare/contrast.  It's not that I always find the old songs "better" than the new ones, but they're listenable. Eventually a new album will attain similar "old" status, at which point they're... not interchangeable precisely, but of same priority/preference levels.

PS: I hate 'All My Life'.
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 09:52:52 AM »

although i do like a trip down memory lane, i also like discovering new music... a lot... so i'd go for a new album
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 03:01:23 PM »

Meh. Songs is songs. New or old, it really depends on how they sounds mates!
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 05:10:42 PM »

aye, but the idea is that you choose kiks
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 01:04:12 PM »

Choosing is for people who don't have the backbone to remain on the fence!
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 06:05:25 PM »

being on the fence was not an option
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 12:54:16 PM »

Fine. I choose Old skool. It's usuallly the first releases of people that get you to like them, and then your pre-disposed favouritism to them makes it easier to like the shit that comes later.
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 01:57:32 PM »

see, that wasn't too hard now was it?
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 03:07:28 PM »

You have no idea Baz!
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 07:15:15 PM »

Old stuff I guess. Although with some of my favorite bands its definitely the newer stuff since they refined their craft (or canned a crappy singer, etc.)

But, your asking me to choose based on general principal, not specifics. So i choose old stuff.
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 12:26:46 PM »

All depends on the band I suppose. Vega hit upon it. Some get worse, some get better and some just change. I'll go through phase of listening to newest Iron Maiden album to get familar with it then it goes on the MP3 player to be shuffle played with all their older ones.
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 01:42:07 PM »

Depends on the band. Sure, I love Propagandhi's first album. It was one of the first punk albums I ever listened to (along with NOFX's Ribbed). But every album they've put out since has been better. Every single one. So if we were talking about Propagandhi my answer would be "new one, any day."

What about The Weakerthans? They're my favourite band. Fallow had its moments and Left and Leaving was stellar. And sure, one might say they followed Propagandhi's theme and kept putting out better records with each successive release, but I'll always go back to Reconstruction Site. Always.

And that other band I mentioned? NOFX? I haven't even listened to all of Coaster, and Wolves in Wolves' Clothing was terrible. The War On Errorism was okay, I suppose, but Pump Up the Valuum was medio-core. So if we're talking NOFX my answer is "old stuff, but..." And, you see, that "but" is there because their old stuff -- Liberal Animation and even S&M Airlines -- f**king blows. Ribbed through So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes is about the only portion of their catalogue I'll listen to (with the notable inclusion of The Decline).

Or what about The Fullblast? Okay, so they're not making new music any more, but I guess the question would be first album or second? But I've never separated the two, having bought them on the same day and listened to them back-to-back for as long as I can remember. Their entire catalogue is what it is, neither old nor new to me. And I love it all.

And don't even get me started on The Beatles. One might argue that it's all "old stuff" but I like a shitload of Beatles tracks from every era.

So I guess my answer is that this question was about as insightful as asking me to rattle off a bunch of musical genres. I just like music. The end.
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 02:18:06 PM »

i often look forward to new releases of bands i admire, but its the older work that made you fall in love with them in the first place...

but yeah, in this regard all songs by The Beatles are old work.
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2011, 01:31:36 AM »

As far as 'Fallow' having it's moments, I'd certainly agree. In fact, it has my favourite song by the Weakerthans. Top stuff.


ETA: Although, Pamphleteer comes damn close. Anyways, *kills*
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Re: Would you rather:
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2011, 07:26:40 PM »

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I'll go through phase of listening to newest Iron Maiden album to get familar with it then it goes on the MP3 player to be shuffle played with all their older ones.

That's so funny you say that, Maiden was exactly one of the bands I was thinking of, but i didnt think anyone would know what i was talking about. Paul Dianno and the early Maiden has a certain charm, but it took Bruce Dickinson to get them to the next level. Then you have their old classic stuff like Number of The Beast, but some of their newer stuff, in particular "A Matter of Life and Death" is really good.

So, yeah...
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