Post by Friendly Destroyer on Dec 8, 2010 14:13:03 GMT -8
Bruce Springsteen (Part of my love for his music is the connection I feel to the values he represents in his songwriting - humans are complex in a very simple way, nothing is black and white, and the consistent dissection of how family, tradition, fear, and social infrastructure influence almost everything in our lives)
Neil Young (my first in depth explorations into what a "subtle studio wizard" can do to your brain)
The Beatles (my first exploration into what full on studio magic can do to your brain)
Tom Waits (This could be a thread for 60% of us I'm sure)
The Drive-By Truckers (Again due to both my values and line of work I have an incredibly strong connection to both who they are as people and the characters they write about)
I don't get Joanna Newsom. I always feel like I'm listening to Rasputina.
I'd say I'm insulted but that's really fucking funny.
I can't get enough of her. She's just a really talented musician, composer, songwriter and lyricist, and ambitious as hell. And I've never seen her live, but I don't think there are many bands I'd rather see and haven't.