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01-25-2016, 03:32 PM
'Member pagers?

Anyway, this is not an original topic, let's get that out of the way up front. We gay? I was inspired by this article-- http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/where-is-rock-music-in-2016-a-new-compilation-may-hold-the-answer-20160122

The "Now That's What I Call-" series is coming out with their first rock compilation. This is the track list.

Bring Me The Horizon - Throne
Shinedown - Cut The Cord
Fall Out Boy - Uma Thurman
Royal Blood - Little Monster
Seether - Words As Weapons
Cage The Elephant - Mess Around
The Struts - Could Have Been Me
Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life
Cold War Kids - First
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
X Ambassadors - Renegades
Chris Cornell - Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
Florence & The Machine - Ship To Wreck
Borns - Electric Love
Breaking Benjamin - Failure
Red Sun Rising - The Otherside

Florence and the Machine? Rock?

And back to the article's first paragraph, Coldplay, rock?

But let's make this thread less complaining and "back in my day" and more of a showcase of the true rock that's still out there rocking.

Here's recent stuff that I dig

Gary Clark Jr


Benjamin Booker


Foxy Shazam, 2012, new enough :o


Cue Wilhelm

01-25-2016, 03:37 PM
King Khan's stuff (BBQ Show and The Shrines) and The Black Lips my favorite legit rock bands going right now. Benjamin Booker is rad. I saw him at a show a few months ago.




01-25-2016, 04:02 PM
Dig those first two Ben :up:

Not so much the 3rd

01-25-2016, 05:14 PM
Cue Wilhelm
DKB is not a haven for Rockers. :smh:
Let me just get these points out of the way though...

- People should at least...at least, have the decency to call Coldplay, "Pop".
Come on.
Coldplay has never "Rocked-Out" one time in their lives.
I've seen them "Rocking Out" live...
and it had all of the Rock Power of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

the true rock that's still out there rockingMee..:huh:..
It's over.
Let it go.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Wilhelm-Scream/Pictures/New Photobucket Sucks/ars_zpsqbfwfa69.png

I can tell you what I've heard that has true Rock staying power and isn't from "back in the day".
But it's now to the point, THAT stuff is "back in the day".
There's nothing but stacks of back-in-the-days.
And it did not used to be that way.

You used to like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Cars and AC/DC and Michael Jackson and Ozzy Osbourne and The Cult.
Rock was still alive in the '90s because: Soundgarden + STP.
And tiny slivers of Nu Metal were really just Rock and Roll with trace amounts of techno/rap mutations.

I noticed the eyes rolling back in Rock and Roll's head,
the labored breathing...
right around the same time I was feeling dismayed that this shitshow called, "American Idol" was becoming mega-popular.
Sure enough, I looked it up and American Idol started in 2002.

It was looking like it was going to be all right,
(not "Great", but all right)

...like it was just a cultural downturn,
like when New Kids on the Block or even Vanilla Ice, got big,

because of,






So let's say, it was slightly okay, up to like 2005?

But if you look at what developed over the past TEN years?

It's done.

Now you get to listen to people saying,
"There's always good music. You just have to find it. :)"
But that's the death.
"I think she's dead."
"No!, wait....listen...SHHH...listen, I can...I think I still hear a faint heartbeat!"

In the '70s if you wanted to check out good, new-or-contemporary music, you just turned on the radio and flipped around for a second.

In the 80's if you wanted to hear good music, you already were watching Mtv all day.

In the '90s, I just turned on The Box and that was like "The '90s" to me...just the Box playlist.

Now, I scan youtube like crazy and find like 1 good song out of every 500,000.

Now that I've got that out of the way, if I hear any faint lifesigns...gurgles, I will report them here.

01-25-2016, 05:29 PM
So in Wilhelm's mind, rock is on life support, the doctors say there's no chance, and I just can't pull the plug :(

Granted Wilhelm, no one is as picky with rock as you are. But it is pretty telling that we're in an era, probably the first since...1940? 50? That you can listen to a top 40 radio station all day, and not hear any rock.

Don't tell me Fallout Boy or Weeknd's MJ ripping. Top 40 does not recognize rock as alive. :(

01-25-2016, 05:51 PM
The new Iggy Pop sounds like it is probably a new Desert Sessions.

01-25-2016, 06:01 PM


Sounds like Leonard Cohen

The best thing about it was the comment,

Wait Iggy is wearing a shirt? Madness!

it is probably a new Desert Sessionsuhh, like, what song?

01-25-2016, 06:24 PM
Sorry, Mr. Literal. I meant the way it was recorded reminds me of how Desert Sessions was recorded. Homme took various musicians from random bands and had them go to his place in the desert to do drugs and record music.

01-25-2016, 06:43 PM
Sorry, Mr. Literal.No, ben. We're talking about music not behind-the-scenes recording methodology.
Perfectly reasonable to hear, like, "probably like the new Sgt. Peppers" and think it's about quality of music.


Love to dad...



01-25-2016, 06:46 PM
Nah brah you mistah literah

01-25-2016, 06:58 PM
Of course if I reply, I'm ruining Mee's thread by "making it about me", even though you just made it about me.
Seen it 1,000 times.
fuck off

01-25-2016, 07:10 PM

01-25-2016, 07:10 PM
That's a mod you're talkin to, mister

01-25-2016, 07:17 PM
mod of the year

01-25-2016, 07:18 PM
How does DKB feel about Kings of Leon? I dig a lot of their stuff. Some good rockers



People talk about their old stuff being better, but Come Around Sundown and Mechanical Bull still had some great songs. I can go my whole life without hearing Sex on Fire or Use Somebody ever again though.

01-25-2016, 07:21 PM
Their old stuff is great, but I really dislike their new stuff.

01-25-2016, 07:26 PM
Off headtop I can't think of a bigger bait+switch than them.

I thought this was pretty cool for another "'Member the '70s? Weren't they cooler?" - band, when it came out.


As commenter said:

I thought they would save rock music.. I wish they would go back to this sound.

'cause I was well-mortified when time passed and I heard their subsequent "stuff".

I like the fuzz-bass + pretty clean guitars on that Crawl one, and how it sounds like they scooped out a cavern inside the song for the clean voice to live in w/ echoes.
I've never heard that.
I just heard the Sex On Fire stuff and was like,
if puke was also spraying out of it's mouth.

01-25-2016, 07:46 PM
Their old stuff is great, but I really dislike their new stuff.

There's still good in them, I can FEEL it

Family Tree
Rock City
Mi Amigo

Gotta get past the singles, basically

01-25-2016, 07:57 PM
ay i like 2 see someone reppin king khan & bbq

The Amazing Lee
01-25-2016, 08:00 PM
Their first album is one of my favourites. It's got so much energy compared to their later albums.

01-25-2016, 08:07 PM
Oh, under "You just gotta find it. :)" there's this youtube guy who posts all the Doom Rock Stoner Bands no one has heard of, and some of it is lame-O, and a lot of it sounds exactly the same, even more formulaic than AC/DC, but some of it is just like old good Hard Rock.
Like you hit play on this, and after the harmonizer robo-blues-monks moaning intro, it's another throwaway Blooze-Oriented riff,
but when the drums come in, yeah.

Wouldn't ever get an All Them Witches tattoo, but they have multiple good songs that I have enjoyed while playing Fallout 4.

But then, that album was 2012.
Their 2015 album is too mellow, despite the "Let's make the drums on every song sound like the When The Levee Breaks - drums." - drums.

01-25-2016, 08:07 PM
ay i like 2 see someone reppin king khan & bbq

Oh yes, I love those 2 crazy bastards. I've seen them live a few times. They are a blast.

maxwell's demon
01-25-2016, 08:13 PM
you ever listen to khan's 90s stuff, ben?

01-25-2016, 08:16 PM
I've heard random Spaceshits songs, but not much. I have all his stuff with BBQ Show, Shrines, and Almighty Defenders.

01-25-2016, 08:30 PM
Their first album is one of my favourites. It's got so much energy compared to their later albums.

king khan? all i actually own is What's for Dinner?

The Amazing Lee
01-27-2016, 12:27 PM
king khan? all i actually own is What's for Dinner?

I actually meant kings of leon :o

The Amazing Lee
01-27-2016, 12:31 PM

02-06-2016, 01:54 PM
For consideration

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats



02-10-2016, 08:20 PM
For consideration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEc7tV30KJo&list=PLVprenVKTz9o1ltuSsZEAkxV tF1jn684O

02-11-2016, 12:29 PM
I hit play, jumped ahead to the middle, and immediately had to turn it off

02-11-2016, 02:08 PM
a misleading title

03-22-2016, 03:02 PM
I love the drums in this


03-22-2016, 03:45 PM
It does sound like John Bonham sat in with Randy Newman's sexier brother.

03-22-2016, 05:25 PM
As if


The Amazing Lee
03-22-2016, 09:31 PM
To be fair, on that list at the top, Royal Blood are pretty good!


03-23-2016, 01:40 PM
It does sound like John Bonham sat in with Randy Newman's sexier brother.

Here's another one from them they wish was a Led Zeppelin song


04-11-2016, 05:51 PM
When I'm talking about Rock and Roll I'm talking about Hard Rock and Roll and I like this.


Commenter, Neil Mcclelland got it right though:

Copy of a copy of a copy - but good though 

Sounds like Millionaire by QOTSA if they'd been born on Earth B.
Whatever, better than Adele.

Fetty APT
04-11-2016, 10:37 PM
anyone like pantera

04-11-2016, 11:24 PM
mm, I like when he says, "Are you talkin' to MAY?" in Walk, and the beginning of the solo.
That's all I know.

Fetty APT
04-12-2016, 12:52 AM
nigga what about cowboys from hell

04-12-2016, 01:01 AM
When I'm talking about Rock and Roll I'm talking about Hard Rock and Roll and I like this.


Commenter, Neil Mcclelland got it right though:

Sounds like Millionaire by QOTSA if they'd been born on Earth B.
Whatever, better than Adele.

This sounds pretty generic modern rock to me, turned it off 30 seconds in :(

08-17-2016, 11:31 AM
I dig this guy, but I think he should give up on the one man band thing and at least find a drummer




I love the electric mandolin?? kind of sound in this one ^

08-17-2016, 06:01 PM
Nice. I've always liked that first one, didn't realise it was just one guy.

08-17-2016, 06:34 PM
Well I did find other videos where he's playing with a drummer and bass player so I guess he's not always solo

08-17-2016, 06:39 PM
This one's good


The Amazing Lee
08-17-2016, 09:09 PM
Fairly old, almost like a bit of rock / blues rock mixed with 'The Cramps' with a side order of the Dead Kennedys and a little of the misfits. Not a new band and one of the songs of theirs was on Shaun of the dead. Great live as well!

Shaun of the dead track:




Dead Danson
09-27-2016, 06:21 AM
Lars is here to save you.


Dead Danson
09-27-2016, 06:22 AM

03-31-2017, 11:59 AM
I get major Prince vibes from this song


06-16-2017, 12:34 PM
New good rock alert

Band called The Shouting Matches

Recommend checking out tracks

Seven Sisters
I Had a Real Good Lover

07-06-2017, 12:36 AM
These guys know what's up

The drummer very much wants to be John Bonham


07-06-2017, 01:49 AM
It's not crap, but they're Zepplining so well that it only highlights why Led Zeppelin is so much better than everyone else who does that style.
The riff is weak (See: Black Dog, Heartbreaker, The Ocean for a real riff), doesn't move enough.
The lyrics are not sexy...more like a Bluesy preacher than a dirty old Blooze-Man.
The rhythm guitar during the vocals is bland.
The mellower guitar part sounds like a kid who got the basic chords to You're Time Is Gonna Come and he's playing it adequately, for an intermediate player.

They did learn about the power of Big Chord + Stop ...right before he says "SomeBAWDY" which is nice.
I hate Rock bands that never put any stops in.

Drummer is obviously the best guy in the band.
Very wicked, and not just because of the totally ripped-off Kashmir production on it.
His fuddle-OOSH fills like at 1:55 are not especially Bonhammy.

07-06-2017, 11:06 AM
Yeah I'm also pro-stopping, you can get a lot of power and feeling out of that

The guitar solo there isn't mind blowing but I dig it

07-07-2017, 05:49 AM
Whoa, this singer is gross but he's so gross in this that I think I might respect him for being so gross. haha
(But don't say "sugarshack" :huh: )


But anyway, the riff is a little better.

I love the solo how it sounds like it's all going to start falling apart like they're overloading circuits, it starts loud and then gets quiet like they blew a speaker.

And I like the guitar guy's look.
He has all of the parts of a Hipster, but he doesn't seem like a Hipster.
He reminds me more of the Rockstar version of Big Daddy Roth or Spain Rodriguez.

07-07-2017, 11:02 AM
Yeah they're not exactly lyrical wizards haha

There's an ice cream place by the beach here called The Sugar Shack

07-07-2017, 11:08 AM
This one is less Zeppelin and more Jack White w/ the Dead Weather

Other than the wimpy soft chorus


07-07-2017, 01:56 PM
I'm really getting into these guys, playing through their albums on Spotify.

This one has pretty great guitars/drums and I really like the spazzy distorted solo. Weak chorus lyrics aside


07-08-2017, 03:17 AM
Th^t one the singing is better 'cause it sounds '60s, and the singing on the one above it is the better kind of Blooze I like.
But there's a part where he sounds exactly like the singer for Foreigner.
Frustrating band in that drums are always perfect, the bass is good, the singer can sing and the guitarist can play, but it seems to always be that I like 3 things and don't like 2 things or I love 2 things but hate 1 thing.
Maybe they'll have their classic album someday where it all comes together and whole songs are hot.

07-08-2017, 03:34 PM
On that day, you can finally be at peace.

07-16-2017, 01:40 AM
Speaking of bands trying very hard to be Led Zeppelin:


This one especially:


I kind of like 'em though :shrug:

07-16-2017, 02:56 AM
The guitar and drums are great

But the singer just sounds like he's doing a Plant impression, makes it weird

07-16-2017, 03:36 AM
Hahaha, cracked me up when the vocals got going.
Why doesn't he just go to Robert Plant's house and open the front door and walk in and take off his shoes and grab a beer from the fridge and then crawl into bed with Robert Plant's wife and then wake up and go to Jack White's bank and make a withdrawal?

07-16-2017, 03:56 PM
Haha, his "ooh yeah"s at 2:55 here (https://soundcloud.com/user-929091655/flower-power) might as well be sampled.

02-24-2018, 12:40 PM
Here's some rockers I've been digging




03-24-2018, 11:39 PM
New Jack :inlove: