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sYnistersYnister Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
i find that my music tastes are limited to the mainstream and that is disturbing me as im sure im missing out on a lot of stuff. so far my Zune is packed with:

-Foo Fighters
-Queens of the Stone Age
-System of a Down / Serj Tankian
-Phil Collins
-the Guitar Hero 3 soundtrack
-Aerosmith
-Guns n' Roses
-Metallica

reccomend me some music H/A
im mostly interested in things sounding like the Foo Fighters, QOTSA, Phil Collins and some stuff from GH3 like Mississippi Queen, Lay Down and Cliffs of Dover

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    reddogreddog The Mountain Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Check out Biffy Clyro. They're like Foo Fighters but from the UK. The new album Puzzle is great.

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    Sword_of_LightSword_of_Light Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    sYnister wrote: »
    i find that my music tastes are limited to the mainstream and that is disturbing me as im sure im missing out on a lot of stuff. so far my Zune is packed with:

    -Foo Fighters
    -Queens of the Stone Age
    -System of a Down / Serj Tankian
    -Phil Collins
    -the Guitar Hero 3 soundtrack
    -Aerosmith
    -Guns n' Roses
    -Metallica

    reccomend me some music H/A
    im mostly interested in things sounding like the Foo Fighters, QOTSA, Phil Collins and some stuff from GH3 like Mississippi Queen, Lay Down and Cliffs of Dover


    If you like Aerosmith you might like Deep Purple - Machinehead is a good album to start with, and individual songs that arent mainstream (aka Smoke on the Water) would be "Fireball", "Burn", or the live version of "Speed King".

    GnR and Metallica - check out Motorhead. They were speed metal before there was such a thing. "Ace of Spades" is a good song to start out with.

    GH3 - Mississippi Queen - try Foghat's "Slow Ride" or perhapse Rainbow's "All Night Long" - which may well have the single worst lyrics in all of rock. For Southern Rock with a driving beat, Molly Hatchet is a good bet, or check out the Outlaw's first album, "The Outlaws".

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    whuppinswhuppins Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Cliffs of Dover is on GH3? That's awesome; maybe I'll finally get around to playing one a' them Guitar Hero games. It can't be any harder than playing the song on a real guitar, as anyone who has tried can tell you that it's fucking impossible.

    Anyway, for more instrumental melodic electric guitar virtuosity that often veers into wankery (but come on, that just comes with the territory), check out Joe Satriani or Steve Vai.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    Have you seen what www.pandora.com throws up?

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Cake. Everyone loves Cake.

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    corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You need more Beatles.

    Admittedly you cannot possibly get more mainstream, but it's still awesome.

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    whuppinswhuppins Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    corcorigan wrote: »
    You need more Beatles.

    Admittedly you cannot possibly get more mainstream, but it's still awesome.

    I'm as big a fan of the Beatles as anyone, but they don't really bear much resemblance to the bands the OP mentioned. He's asking for stuff that sounds similar.

    Speaking of which, maybe you just didn't list them because they're too obvious, but if you like Dave Grohl and the melodic grunge-pop sound, you should obviously check out Nirvana. Foo Fighters' entire first album was basically a Nirvana ripoff (in a good way).

    Edit: And it goes without saying that if you like Phil Collins you should check out Peter Gabriel and/or Genesis. Peter Gabriel is like the good Phil Collins (sorry, the truth hurts).

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    Sword_of_LightSword_of_Light Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    whuppins wrote: »

    Edit: And it goes without saying that if you like Phil Collins you should check out Peter Gabriel and/or Genesis. Peter Gabriel is like the good Phil Collins (sorry, the truth hurts).


    Oh, I donno - when Collins took over the vocals from Grabriel it was some good stuff. Not a huge fan of any of the lot (though Peter Gabriel's Passion is a must for any collection.)

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    whuppinswhuppins Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Yeah, the Genesis stuff is pretty much the same... I was comparing their subsequent solo careers.

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    ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    sYnister wrote: »
    i find that my music tastes are limited to the mainstream and that is disturbing me as im sure im missing out on a lot of stuff. so far my Zune is packed with:

    -Foo Fighters
    -Queens of the Stone Age
    -System of a Down / Serj Tankian
    -Phil Collins
    -the Guitar Hero 3 soundtrack
    -Aerosmith
    -Guns n' Roses
    -Metallica

    reccomend me some music H/A
    im mostly interested in things sounding like the Foo Fighters, QOTSA, Phil Collins and some stuff from GH3 like Mississippi Queen, Lay Down and Cliffs of Dover

    Foo Fighters/QotSA sound: Look back at their influences. If you want to go into classic stuff, check out Led Zeppelin, the Who and Rolling Stones. Further from that, there are early '90s bands that are hard to miss like Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Jane's Addiction and the Toadies if the grunge sound is your thing.

    Newer stuff, I can tell you Wolfmother will not disappoint you. Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Velvet Revolver are similar in tastes with all the above bands.

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    JeffHJeffH Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    OP would probably dig The Sword

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    Sword_of_LightSword_of_Light Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Arikado wrote: »
    sYnister wrote: »
    i find that my music tastes are limited to the mainstream and that is disturbing me as im sure im missing out on a lot of stuff. so far my Zune is packed with:

    -Foo Fighters
    -Queens of the Stone Age
    -System of a Down / Serj Tankian
    -Phil Collins
    -the Guitar Hero 3 soundtrack
    -Aerosmith
    -Guns n' Roses
    -Metallica

    reccomend me some music H/A
    im mostly interested in things sounding like the Foo Fighters, QOTSA, Phil Collins and some stuff from GH3 like Mississippi Queen, Lay Down and Cliffs of Dover

    Foo Fighters/QotSA sound: Look back at their influences. If you want to go into classic stuff, check out Led Zeppelin, the Who and Rolling Stones. Further from that, there are early '90s bands that are hard to miss like Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Jane's Addiction and the Toadies if the grunge sound is your thing.

    Newer stuff, I can tell you Wolfmother will not disappoint you. Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Velvet Revolver are similar in tastes with all the above bands.

    That reminds me - Oasis had some fun little ditties - "Cigarettes & Alcohol" has this great distorted gitaur sound, and then the lead gituar is so beautifully clear it just rises out of the noise. "Supersonic" sounds like it was written by They Might Be Giants, but its a catchy piece.

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    JivesJives Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Coheed and Cambria are pretty damn good, and are quite similar to the op bands, We are scientists would also be good. You'd probably like Test Icicles aswell, there quite different, but very good and not mainstream at all.

    also the mars volta, they're nothing like any of the bands you posted, but EVERYONE should love the mars volta.

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    RocketSauceRocketSauce Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think you'd like the White Stripes.

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    JeffHJeffH Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Jives wrote: »
    You'd probably like Test Icicles aswell, there quite different, but very good and not mainstream at all.

    I like test icicles quite a bit, but I'd place a good bet on the OP hating them

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