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Old 12-23-2008, 02:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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People kept telling me the music I made was strange. I still don't think what I was doing at that time was odd by most standards, although some of what I've done since might be... Anyway, you get told you're a freak enough times, you go looking for some other ones. I found stuff WAY more outside than anything I'd ever conceived of, though often along similar logical lines, and then in turn I was influenced by that music to get perhaps legitimately stranger in my own sounds. Or maybe not. I like to write a good rocknroll song, and I also like to make a bunch of weird noise. Or both at once.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
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It was around 1997.

Can had just released their Sacrilege remix album & Primal Scream had just put out Vanishing Point. Melody Maker got Holger Czukay & Bobby Gillespie to interview each other which raised my interest enough for me to rush out & buy Tago Mago. I loved what I heard & never looked back.

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Old 12-24-2008, 12:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I got into Tanya Tagaq after hearing her on the Bjork album Medulla, then heard Mike Patton on Tagaq's new album and wow! I don't know how many times I've heard the MB albums in the last month, too many to count. Love all of Patton's other stuff too.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The internet is what opened the door for me...I guess that my entry points would be: Genesis, King Crimson, and Zappa. After this, I started listening to Gentle Giant, Yes, Camel, etc. After that, it got kind of out of hand: Magma, Brand X, Hatfield and the North, Weather Report, Bill Bruford, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Can, Neu!, etc.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:37 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:19 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Captain Beefheart's sense of humor. At first I ultimately hated his music and found no real way to get into TMR, then I watched a Beefheart interview and loved the guy instantly. If I had the chance to meet Beefheart but had to give a toe, I'd surely do it.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:34 AM   #19 (permalink)
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It started with Jazz

This was high school days (1991-ish) when me and a friend started going through his parents' records. We found Miles Davis. At first it was Kind of Blue, then Filles de Kilimanjaro, Sketches of Spain, and then the electric stuff (namely Bitches Brew). Eventually, I had listened to Ornette Coleman's 'Free Jazz' album enough times that it sounded like written music to me - I could anticipate every note and change.

Then came college. While I was still into the standard 'alt-rock', British Pop and Punk from my high school days, the Jazz got more and more important and then I realized that rock bands were doing the same thing. I'm not talking Sonic Youth and such (although Thurston Moore's recommendations were always a great resource), rather, I wanted improvised rock music made the way Miles and Ornette made music. After I discovered Skullflower, I went through a period where I didn't want to hear anything that had a traditional verse-chorus-verse structure and the less vocals the better. This led to all kinds of math rock and the like while I continued to gobble improvised jazz and a handful of other composers like John Cage. Eventually I wanted to hear some nice and easy music again and I returned to the independent rock scenes of the 90s with a much keener ear for avant-garde.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Engine, your story is somewhat similar to mine. I discovered Mr. Bungle and hated it, but still wanted to listen to it again for some reason until I eventually loved it. After that came a long period of me only listening to avant-garde bands. I guess you could say I was kind of pretentious about it, I still don't like how I limited myself soley to experimental music. But I think I was just so surprised by there being so much more to music then I thought before. As of about half of a year ago, though, I expanded my tastes to pretty much all other forms of music. Experimental music still makes up a large part of my tastes though.
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