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Old 08-31-2015, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sometimes we can be late to the game when it comes to an artist and decide to check it out after all the hype. With some artists this can be kind of difficult because they have massive discographies (classical artists and jazz musicians come to mind) and it's difficult to know where to start. So the purpose of this thread is for people to ask for recommendations on where to begin with any artist that they've been ignoring or have been unaware of. It may help to say what type of music gets you off in your post if the artist has a lot of variety in their discography.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm only familiar with Apostrophe and his Mothers of Invention album Freak Out! Everything else is too daunting to tackle. I'd like five albums besides the two I mentioned please.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Overnite Sensation
Hot Rats
Absolutely Free
Lather
The Perfect Stranger

Everyone loves Joe's Garage and I don't get the hype, but I guess that's worth checking out too.
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Drudkh. Been very impressed by them, but should I start at the beginning or which are their best albums/ones to avoid? Also, for the crack, gimme a Zorn album I might actually enjoy, o font of avant-gardeness. I'm serious.
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Help me crack into Zorn's discog so far I've only heard the Naked City debut.
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o font of avant-gardeness.
Could you explain what you mean by this? I'll give you a couple of good starter albums when I understand what you'd like. I only know a little Drudkh, sorry.

I think you would really like his album with Bill Laswell called The Dream Membrane.

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Spy vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman
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Marc Ribot - Boof of Angels: Asmodeus
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I love Zorn's work on Masada. Every time I hear those albums I feel like I'm walking down a alley in Istanbul or any other Eurasia city.
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You ought to watch this, Trollheart. You already heard one song from it, but the whole performance is great.

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The Rolling stones.

I never got into them even though ive heard their mainstream hits.
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The Song Project might be Zorn at his most accessible, at least most of the songs are.



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