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Offline Bubbermiley

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Re: All purpose music thread!
« Reply #450 on: September 24, 2022, 09:06:53 am »
Most people aren't even aware of their influences.
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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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« Reply #451 on: September 24, 2022, 11:29:38 am »
I guess not - but I spent about 20 minutes reading "best band" and "best song" lists that he himself wrote with his own handwriting, said in his own words... probably 50-100 groups, songs etc.

Kind of strange that he wouldn't mention Young but it's all speculation from either of us here.  In terms of the "sound", he was 100% into "American ****" - that was what he listened to, and where he played.  So, yes, he listed Meet the Beatles and Aerosmith in an interview here and there but he played with the meat puppets, listed every record by Melvins, a couple by Half Japanese and some group called The Wipers that I never heard of...

Anyway... as I say it's guesswork.

That’s why my post said “I don’t know about Nirvana specifically” and then went on to talk about grunge in general.

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« Reply #452 on: September 26, 2022, 08:34:11 am »
Can't talk about Nirvana influences without these guys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPBbWVYuNLQ

Ok.  I listened to their first EP.... not a recommended option for a Monday AM. 

To be clear: THIS IS NOT MY KIND OF MUSIC.  I prefer Dave Brubeck Take Five day and night... BUT...

I am able to see influences, and cultural movement in all of these and it's fascinating.  For this EP I will confess I didn't see the worth but since it is cited so often I assume that it was original material.  Like a lot of influential stuff, it sounds kind of unremarkable maybe because it was diluted by galaxies of imitators.  I will continue to listen to more from Melvins.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=melvins+ep

The thing to note about it is that it's heavy and slow, much closer to the boomer rock of Black Sabbath and such... and that's perfectly ok.  ( I don't like that genre either by the way.  Sabbath was mocked when they came out, but then again so were The Smiths, The Monkees, Be Bop etc. etc.)

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« Reply #453 on: September 26, 2022, 11:13:36 pm »
If Elvis never listed southern gospel as an influence in a Teen Beat article, would that mean he wasn't influenced by it?

If you can find anything from the band saying that Neil Young was a significant influence on their sound by Nirvana then i'll be convinced.
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« Reply #454 on: September 26, 2022, 11:20:07 pm »
It is also exactly the style of music that Crazy Horse has always created.

Neil Young is from the 60's folk-rock scene and then distorted it.  He's not punk, he's not rebelling against the technical guitar solos of the 70's.  He's rhythm guitar guy who sometimes plays not very technical solos with the skill of a 1960's rhythm guitar guy.

Like I said, I think much of the similarity of their clothing style and sound is largely coincidental.  Working class dudes playing rock.  Their genres overlapped, and they wear similar clothes.
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« Reply #455 on: Today at 12:07:48 am »
If you can find anything from the band saying that Neil Young was a significant influence on their sound by Nirvana then i'll be convinced.

Cobain quoted Young’s lyrics in his suicide note…. And you’re saying there was no influence?

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« Reply #456 on: Today at 05:09:02 am »
If you look online, Kobain cited dozens and dozens of contemporaries and even older bands as influential, or just faves.  As I posted above, I couldn't find Young anywhere.

But obviously that song resonated for obvious reasons.

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« Reply #457 on: Today at 07:34:00 am »
Did he list Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby? They invented and popularized modern singing, respectively, so you really won't find anyone who isn't, in some way, influenced by them.
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