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spin it
08-13-2003, 01:47 PM
OK,Ive looked through the posts and seen mentions of many bands that all you other Fixxtures enjoy listening to.Im playing nothing but Fixx music at the moment and although totally enjoyable I m trying to avoid overkill.
Please take the time to suggest another band I could also listen to and the best song to get me hooked.
I promise to try and test as many as I can.

regards to you all

Dave:cool:

SuperSurly
08-13-2003, 03:20 PM
Interpol - album: "Turn On The Bright Lights" song: "PDA"

Paloalto - album: "Heroes And Villains" song: "Last Way Out Of Here"

Rooney - album: "Rooney" song: "Blueside"

Fountains Of Wayne - album: "Welcome Interstate Managers" song: "Stacy's Mom"

Nada Surf - album: "Let Go" song: "Inside Of Love"

The Optimist
08-14-2003, 03:17 AM
THE MUSIC
part Great White, part Candlebox, part Rush, and two parts Led Zeppelin. Shake well.

http://www.themusicuk.com

Wilkie UK
08-14-2003, 03:28 AM
Give Saga a try; anything from 'Marathon' or 'Heads or Tales' :D :D :D

Steve Pariseau
08-14-2003, 07:53 AM
311 for sure Dude!
Their new album is probably their best (except for 1997s Transistor).

Get 311 - Evolver. The tune that went to radio is Creatures For A While although it is not the best track on the album, it still rocks big.

Rain
08-14-2003, 08:52 PM
dc Talk... they have a wide range of sound, from rock/pop to alt/rock to rap/rock... the track grabbing me at the moment is "Sugarcoat It". Their greatest hits is a great starter.

SilentGeoff
08-16-2003, 08:46 AM
I have a varied collection to choose from so here are some interesting ones:

Box Of Frogs - Box Of Frogs/Strangeland - try the tracks Back Where I Started From & Just A Boy Again. Blues based rock from some collected former members of The Yardbirds.

Frozen Ghost - S/T - the tracks Should I See & Soldiers Cry. Very similar sounding to The Fixx.

The Hives - Veni Vedi Vicious - the tracks Main Offender, Die All Right! & Hate To Say I Told You So. Kinda Pop/Punk.

Television - Marquee Moon - tracks See No Evil and Marquee Moon are great. Punk with some art rock leanings.

And from Duran Duran's John Taylor - Feelings Are Good And Other Lies - Heck, IMHO this whole CD deserves a listen but for a couple key tracks try Feeling's R Good & Always Wrong.

Enjoy,

Geoff

Steve Pariseau
08-16-2003, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by SilentGeoff
The Hives - Veni Vedi Vicious - the tracks Main Offender, Die All Right! & Hate To Say I Told You So. Kinda Pop/Punk.


I tried to get into the Hives after a friendly source suggested them. It was just to loud for me and seemed to lack direction. I felt I was listening to a well produced garage band of dropout teenagers. I gave it a good four or five fair listens, but it just didn't work for me.

Maybe Spin It will like it more than I.

SilentGeoff
08-16-2003, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by Steve Pariseau
I tried to get into the Hives after a friendly source suggested them. It was just to loud for me and seemed to lack direction. I felt I was listening to a well produced garage band of dropout teenagers. I gave it a good four or five fair listens, but it just didn't work for me.

Maybe Spin It will like it more than I.

The garage band quality and the general lack of direction was what I found to be most appealing. Sometimes chaos in music is a good thing. But, Steve, I can see what you are saying.

Geoff

magical
08-16-2003, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by SilentGeoff
And from Duran Duran's John Taylor - Feelings Are Good And Other Lies - Heck, IMHO this whole CD deserves a listen but for a couple key tracks try Feeling's R Good & Always Wrong.

WOW! I thought that I was the only one out here w/this CD! It is a good one! I definitely recommend it as well.

Tracy ~~ :p

SilentGeoff
08-16-2003, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by magical
WOW! I thought that I was the only one out here w/this CD! It is a good one! I definitely recommend it as well.

Tracy ~~ :p

I love this CD....especially because Taylor tries IMHO to be the exact opposite of the Duran Duran sound.

Geoff:D

Rain
08-16-2003, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by SilentGeoff
Frozen Ghost - S/T - the tracks Should I See & Soldiers Cry. Very similar sounding to The Fixx.

Round and Round is another great track by them. That's my favorite!

spin it
08-17-2003, 04:23 PM
Thanks everyone for the suggestions ,Im not familiar with any so far ,Im currently working on obtaining as many as possible ,fingers crossed for some good tunes.

regards
Dave:cool:

spin it
08-21-2003, 04:02 PM
Early favs are FROZEN GHOST love their track "dream come true".

Steve,I m still listening to 311."creatures" sounds to me like early midnight oil crossed with the chilli peppers interesting and definate listening potential. Like the pic cover for evolver album.

Keep the suggestions comming please ,so far so good.

cheers

Dave :cool:

preciousstone75
08-25-2003, 02:55 PM
Well, my listening archive consists of stuff as diverse as Type O Negative to Iron Maiden and Stevie Wonder. . . but a few cds I keep playing besides of all my Fixx and Queensryche stuff are Christopher Williams' "Changes", Seal's 1994 release, Color Me Badd's debut and follow up "Time and Chance" as well as Aaliyah's "One in a Million", "Age Ain't Nothin But a Number", and her final self title release as well as the "I Care For You" compiled after her death (RIP, miss you, girl- 1-16-79 to 8-25-01). I also have been twerking to Motley Crue's "Doctor Feelgood" and a lot of Billy Squire lately. . .

I guess I'm just a twisted sister!

Does anyone remember Reel Life? Australian band that graced us with "Send Me an Angel" and "Catch Me I'm Falling" circa 1982? Kinda reminds you of The Pet Shop Boys meets Bauhaus? I caught "Send Me an Angel" on a tape I made a few years back and was blown away all over again. . .

. . . and as always, the Thin White Duke is always an awesome choice. "Blue Jean", "Jean Genie" and all that great stuff! No wonder Trent Reznor adores him as much as I do!

spin it
08-25-2003, 04:56 PM
Didnt think id like John Taylor but "always wrong" is a cool track unexpectedly rocky.Interpols pda also really good.
No need to check out Aaliyah if it was not for that woman I would never have gotten up on a dancefloor."back and forth" is one of my highlights from the nineties and got me into a whole load of music that was a big part of my life in the mid ninetiees.
Friday and Saturday R&B nights at rosies in Chester loved it!!!!!
R.I.P Aaliyah and thanks.

regards

Dave:cool:

Clive3
01-21-2004, 01:54 PM
311 they are a great band and i personally suggest that u check them out..



Clive

spin it
01-21-2004, 02:54 PM
Clive I agree,

love "all mixed up" and "beautifull disaster"amongst others.

regards

Dave

Steve Pariseau
01-21-2004, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by spin it

love "all mixed up" and "beautifull disaster"amongst others.

regards

Dave

Yeah, so great to see that you've found those two. I've been an avid 311 fan since 1997 and of their 100+ tunes I can say that All Mixed Up and Beautiful Disaster are both in my top 10 fave 311 tunes. Great stuff there.

Don't miss Use of Time off Transistor though, that's my all time fave.
Click here (http://www.stevepariseau.com/Sounds/Use Of Time.mp3) (4.1 Meg)

Pretty sure you'll dig it.

Clive3
01-22-2004, 09:36 AM
Those are 2 great tunes, they have so many more i would love to start naming them hehe...

Keep on listening and u might take a really big lieking in them :P...


Clive

spin it
02-10-2004, 03:22 PM
Just got Evolver at long last ,first listen was very good gonna give it a blast on the way to work.
thanks guys for the tip

regards

Dave:D

Steve Pariseau
02-10-2004, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by spin it
Just got Evolver at long last ,first listen was very good

COOL!

I'm hopin' you like it. Sure is killer from my point of view.

Definately fill me in on your take of this album.

Steve

Clive3
02-10-2004, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by spin it
Just got Evolver at long last ,first listen was very good gonna give it a blast on the way to work.
thanks guys for the tip



Hey no problem they are a great band and they deserve moer resepect :)......



Clive

gazza
02-11-2004, 12:34 PM
Go to Ebay and type in "King Swamp".
They had 2 albums; a self titled and their 2nd album "Wiseblood",bluesy swamp voodoo rock.
These are 2 of my favourite albums and no one has ever heard of them.
You can pick them up on Ebay for about $1,give them a try.:)

Steve Pariseau
02-11-2004, 08:15 PM
I have a King Swamp CD single that I couldn't even GIVE away.

But that's OK, cause I kind of like the song. So, I'll keep it.

What ever happened to them anyway?

gazza
02-12-2004, 12:02 AM
They broke up :( .
Walter Wray,the lead singer put out a solo album which was ok.

preciousstone75
02-12-2004, 03:38 PM
I've been listening to a strange brew of music lately- particularly AMG's "B***h Betta Have My Money" and Lacuna Coil' "Comalies" as well. I came across Lacuna Coil while listening to the radio late last year . . . and I've been playin' them ever since :p

tenohtwo
04-18-2004, 07:40 PM
I recommend some underrated classics from the 'golden years':

The Chameleons - Script Of The Bridge (post-punk)
The Opposition - Breaking The Silence (post-punk)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Porcupine
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Tinderbox
New Order - ALL OF THEIR STUDIO ALBUMS (yes, even the dreadful "Republic"!)
Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain
Joy Division - Closer
The Cure - Disintegration
The Cure - Pornography
Xymox - Twist Of Shadows
U2 - Boy (debut album)
Ministry - Twitch

geez, I could go on for a while :)

1002

tenohtwo
04-18-2004, 07:43 PM
Oh, I also endorse the self-titled 1987 Frozen Ghost CD. It's not easy to find (check eBay), but it's worth it, esp. if you're a Fixx fan.

Another band who's sound bears similarities to The Fixx is 8 Seconds. They released an album (in '86 I believe) called Almacantar. If I'm not mistaken, Rupert Hine produced it (as well as the Frozen Ghost CD?), and it's very good late-80's synth-pop-rock.

Check both of these bands out, you'll be pleased.

1002

Clive3
04-20-2004, 09:15 AM
If you liked 311, you just might want to try Incubus, they are not the same but they have the same mood in some ways, just a suggestion :)



Clive

STUART
04-20-2004, 01:17 PM
thanks Gazza, just got a copy of the King Swamp CD - Wiseblood, sound amazing, quite partial to the swamp stomp rock sound, been listening to a great band called the Porchdogs, not strictly voodoo stomp but something about them puts wind in my sails.
Have a listen to "Orange Blossom Special" some great fiddle work on this.

Clive3
04-23-2004, 01:40 PM
Also if anyone is into Techno.... Eiffel65 is a great band in that catergory i strongly suggest them :)...


Clive

Steve Pariseau
05-01-2004, 02:27 PM
I'm thinkin' you guys are gonna like World Wide Spies
World Wide Spies is the featured artist this month at my website...
http://www.sightnsound.org

These boys opened for The Fixx in Hollywood in November and they just ROCKED .

If you are a SoCal'er they're playing quite a bit in the south land and AZ. Definately worth checking.

Cheers
Steve

pipsqueak
05-02-2004, 12:09 PM
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Fixxation
05-18-2004, 10:51 PM
Hello All,

The Waterboys early stuff is pretty good. I would recommend "This Is The Sea". There is a song called the Pan Within that just rocks!

Fixxation

Steve Pariseau
07-01-2004, 09:25 PM
Well It's been almost a year since Spin It started this thread.

I'm hungry for some NEW music.
What do you guys recommend?
Opti?
Geoff?
I recall Opti tossing White Stripes, The Music and others out here last year. I ended up digging the hell out of it.

So, whaddaya say this time around?

Wilkie UK
07-02-2004, 02:13 AM
You could try 'Keane' or 'Snow Patrol', both great bands :D

SilentGeoff
07-04-2004, 02:10 PM
so to say.

I haven't been listening to alot of the newer stuff lately. I really like that Jet CD "Get Born". Nice 70s sounding rock. I have really been into alot of Cracker's more recent CDs lately. Check out, if you haven't already, "Forever" from them. Solid lyrics and just a fun set of tunes.

Those and I got the re-release of Yes' "Drama" set. I like it alot more now than when it was originally released. It's to my way of thinking an under-rated set by these guys.

Geoff

Cygnet
09-25-2004, 11:09 AM
I've been reading the "What are you listening to now" thread and all I can say is: Man! I really need to get with it on the current music scene- I'm still listening to Yes and King Criimson (just the last 2 albums)...I guess with them and the Fixx, I'm musically satisfied...but I'll never know what I'm missing unless I explore. If you could help me narrow the field though, I'd appreciate it. I prefer intelligence and truth over grunge and hatred and scary stuff.
What would you recommend?
(I'm already into Coldplay) ...?

thefixxdotcom
09-25-2004, 04:09 PM
wow... there's soooo much
Right now I'm really hopeful of this new artist
http://www.myspace.com/jessicadobson
if you want to get in on the ground floor. She just signed with Atlantic so first CD is in the works.
Other facinating new acts - The Dresden Dolls and The Music. Snow Patrol is coldplayesque and Maroon 5 is like a matchbox twenty- All good.
As far as the kids go, I like Metric and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The new REM sounds good and I'm looking forward to the new U2 and Garbage.
Doing a tour in October is K's Choice. What an underrated band. Great in concert. Go.
I've always liked Alanis' writing and I'm just discovering Bruce Springsteen. Songs like "Lonesome Day" - great passion.
Songs by Prince like "Joy In Repetition." Breathtaking.
On the mellow there's Norah Jones and Jane Monheit. Try Ivy! Try Kate Bush "The Sensual World."
Sorry, I get about as Rap as Boomkat (listen to "Wastin' My Time" also on the 8 Mile Soundtrack!) and as country as Jackson Browne, so I'm no help there (but recommend both of them, too).
Right now I'm listening to UFO's "Strangers In The Night," so go figure...
only you can rock me rock me

Steve Pariseau
09-26-2004, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by The Optimist
THE MUSIC
part Great White, part Candlebox, part Rush, and two parts Led Zeppelin. Shake well.

http://www.themusicuk.com

Oh, and garnish with A Flock Of Seagulls

Cygnet, your plea for help matched the contents of this thread called "Who can you get me into" started some time ago, so I merged them. Read all the way back to when Spin It started it and you'll find oodles of great suggestions.

As for intelligance and truth - I suggest 311. The most recent release Evolver is 83% hard rocking and provides a deep well of subject matter from religion, humanity, hope, self esteem, conformity (or nonconformity), emotions, and much more. All on a positive note I might add.

Alannah86
09-26-2004, 03:54 AM
Originally posted by Wilkie UK
You could try 'Keane' or 'Snow Patrol', both great bands :D

Keane are a great band Wilkie, though I wonder if they are known across the pond? I am not familiar with Snow Patrol though, what do they sound like?

The Optimist
09-26-2004, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Steve Pariseau
Originally posted by The Optimist
THE MUSIC
part Great White, part Candlebox, part Rush, and two parts Led Zeppelin. Shake well.

http://www.themusicuk.com

I meant to compare to Tesla, but it came out Great White. matching voices, really.
Watch The Music video for "Take The Long Road And Walk It." It's fantanstic!
Snow Patrol was just on Letterman. I don't know the name of the song they did, but it's a hauntingly good one!

pipsqueak
09-26-2004, 01:47 PM
http://www.thetoydolls.com/disco/albums_menu/09/09_ditties.gif

Cygnet
09-26-2004, 05:40 PM
(Rush, U2, LeZep and Kate Bush are already some of my favorites)...I can't wait to go music hunting with these suggestions...and Ed, don't worry about the diversity- I like everything from the Beastie Boys to Lobo...
Does anybody remember Lobo (I had older sisters)? ("young girl in Calcutta...barely 8 years old...the flies that swarm the marketplace... will see she don't grow old...")
...memory lane again...time to look ahead... I'm off and humming... eager to discover. Thanks for your help!

skip63
09-27-2004, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Wilkie UK
Give Saga a try; anything from 'Marathon' or 'Heads or Tales' :D :D :D
Totally agree:cool:

MissFit
10-05-2004, 07:16 PM
I get my kicks above the waistline Sunshine ;).

skip63
10-05-2004, 08:13 PM
So Spin it has anything suggested on this thread made it to your CD player?

Steve Pariseau
10-05-2004, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by MissFit
I get my kicks above the waistline Sunshine ;).

WEIRD :eek:

I was SO about to use that same line for the (Lyrics) Name That Tune thread.

Tell me, MissFit, any chance of bumping into you at the Las Vegas show?

I'd love to meet you.

spin it
10-06-2004, 02:29 PM
Hi everyone,
Yeah skip 63,best find was definatly 311,thanks Steve and others.

Really like Keane,Saga (thanks Wilkie)also thanks Wilkie for getting me back into Todd Rundgren.

Really looking forward to hearing new album by Lucie Silvas saw her live as a support act in July she was awesome and even my wife reckoned her female keyboard player was a bit tasty!!!.

Thanx 4 all the suggestions people
keep em comming

regards

Dave:cool:

skip63
10-06-2004, 06:27 PM
Well my favorite band is Dream Theater. They can be very heavy at times and very mellow at times. Quality musicians, all are graduates from Berklee School of Music (N.Y.) except the keyboard player, Jordan Rudess, he entered Juliard at the age of 9 and taught at the age of 16. The album Images and Words is a masterpiece.
You might want to pick one up if you have the means , I highly recomend it.

preciousstone75
10-07-2004, 09:51 AM
They rock. I got into them back in like 89-93 when I was in high school. . . they were just touring with my boyz in the Ryche a few months back. . .

Does anyone remember a group named Thunder who did a song called "Love Walked In"? I came across it on an old cassette I made about 10-11 years ago. . . wonder what happened to them, because they rocked!!!

Anybody into Faster Pussycat?

skip63
10-07-2004, 06:34 PM
Anybody into Faster Pussycat?
I like their version of "Your so Vain"

Wilkie UK
10-08-2004, 03:09 AM
Originally posted by preciousstone75
They rock. I got into them back in like 89-93 when I was in high school. . . they were just touring with my boyz in the Ryche a few months back. . .

Does anyone remember a group named Thunder who did a song called "Love Walked In"? I came across it on an old cassette I made about 10-11 years ago. . . wonder what happened to them, because they rocked!!!


Do you mean these guys? Thunder (http://www.thunderonline.com)

preciousstone75
10-08-2004, 07:01 AM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!

DUDE! Tankz!!!!!!!!!!! I sure missed them, and am glad that they didn't die out like a lot of others when grunge hit. . . I've gotta catch up!!!! :D

Wilkie UK
10-08-2004, 07:24 AM
I was into Thunder, when they were still called Terraplane. Their record company really tried hard for them, and they were on every Saturday morning kids show, going.
They released two albums, and I have the first one 'Black & White' on cd. I also saw them support Foreigner at London's Wembley Arena, 3 nights running!!

MissFit
10-13-2004, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by
WEIRD :eek:

I was SO about to use that same line for the (Lyrics) Name That Tune thread.

Tell me, MissFit, any chance of bumping into you at the Las Vegas show?

I'd love to meet you.

http://www.thefixx.net//images/icons/icon14.gif

Noreen
10-13-2004, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by SilentGeoff
I love this CD....especially because Taylor tries IMHO to be the exact opposite of the Duran Duran sound.

Geoff:D

Mouth wide open...

Duuuudes I have this CD too! I even have two shirts that says "Feelings are Good" hahahahaahaha. I heart John Taylor. That man is still hot after all these years....

Snow Patrol!! Yes!!! (http://snowpatrol.net). Nice boys. ;) The drummer is yummy.

spin it
10-14-2004, 01:27 PM
Anyone remember The Fountainhead an Irish band I think.
I once heared them described as Simple Minds on acid!!!.They released at least two albums,and did a track called "The rain came down" which is class.
Probably best known for "Rythym method".

well worth a listen.

regards

Dave:cool: