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Which decade do you think was best for music

GUEST,stargroovin70 22 Apr 03 - 08:13 PM
Deckman 22 Apr 03 - 08:28 PM
Allan C. 22 Apr 03 - 09:03 PM
Deckman 22 Apr 03 - 09:33 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 22 Apr 03 - 10:12 PM
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Amos 22 Apr 03 - 10:25 PM
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GUEST,T-boy 23 Apr 03 - 08:10 AM
alanabit 23 Apr 03 - 08:19 AM
Alio 23 Apr 03 - 08:59 AM
Sooz 23 Apr 03 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,Russ 23 Apr 03 - 09:37 AM
red max 23 Apr 03 - 09:39 AM
wysiwyg 23 Apr 03 - 10:03 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 23 Apr 03 - 10:44 AM
CraigS 23 Apr 03 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,THeBigPinkLad 23 Apr 03 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,Pat Cooksey. 23 Apr 03 - 07:15 PM
khandu 23 Apr 03 - 09:08 PM
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Subject: Which decade do you think was best for..
From: GUEST,stargroovin70
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 08:13 PM

Which decade do you think was best for music…?

The 2000's (so far), the 90s, the 80s (or for the older crowd, the 70s or 60s?)… which decade do you think spawned the best songs overall?


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for..
From: Deckman
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 08:28 PM

I think the 60's were GREAT! Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for..
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 09:03 PM

I don't mean to sound unfriendly or unkind; but who gives a rat's ass? What difference does my opinion (or anyone else's) make as to deciding which decade was supposedly better than another? This seems to me to be just another in a seemingly endless line of senseless opinion polls that really have no use other than as a place for a lot of people to register opinions about things of little conseqence.

If I submit my opinion, will it change yours? I doubt it. So, what's the purpose?


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for..
From: Deckman
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 09:33 PM

Hi Allen C ... Got up on the wrong side of bed, did you? CHEERS and best wishes. Bob


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for..
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 10:12 PM

The 30's.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for..
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 10:16 PM

I think it was to make us all feel older, Allan.:-)


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for..
From: Amos
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 10:25 PM

The best songs were all written by the time the 70's were half-over. Exceptions are few. The really best were written between 1890 and 1965.

This is not an opinion, but a scientific fact, bast on empirical measurment.

A


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Blackcatter
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 11:11 PM

The 1450's was pretty good too


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,T-boy
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 08:10 AM

I was going to suggest the 1680's (birth of Handel and J.S. Bach).


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: alanabit
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 08:19 AM

You are probably right Blackcatter, but I guess you had to be there.I liked the sixties songs best of what I've heard so far. On the whole, the seventies were dire. Allen C is right in saying it doesn't matter a buggers. On the other hand, it doesn't matter a buggers whether Ruud Gullet was a better midfield player than Zico - but I have a lot of fun idly passing the day by talking about that too.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Alio
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 08:59 AM

Come on Allan C, get into the spirit of things!

It has to be the 60's for me, especially when Flower Power was all the rage. I loved walking round long skirts, and painting flowers on my face.....come to think of it, nothing's changed really!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Sooz
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 09:12 AM

This one - it just gets better and better and we have all the previous decades to source material from. Long live the folk tradition!


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 09:37 AM

20s. The decade of the Bristol Sessions.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: red max
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 09:39 AM

The seventies. That's not an opinion, it's a fact. If you don't believe me, ask Homer Simpson


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 10:03 AM

The 2010's, because you really hit your stride then. I know I did! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 10:44 AM

This is easy... the decade when you were in your teens to mid-20's. Music to wash your car by, when you're in your 50's. The only difficulty is if you spanned two decades between your teenage years and mid-twenties, then you have to choose teen-angst versus mid twenties "maturity." I'd be curious to see if anyone breaks this rule...

The other exception is if you continue to enjoy popular music beyond your twenties... I could pick the 40's (when I was not a teenager, as easily as the 80's (when I wasn't in my mid-twenties.)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: CraigS
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:46 PM

For folk music, 1964-1973
For rock 1965-1974
For jazz and country blues 1928-1937
For R&B 1951-1960
For rock&roll 1952-1961

A decade is ten years - who says all the years in a decade got to run from 0 to 9?


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,THeBigPinkLad
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:52 PM

January 15th


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,Pat Cooksey.
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 07:15 PM

All depends which decade you are asking about, IMHO as regards folk
music I believe the sixties and early seventies produced the best
contemporary music around today, including the rubbish I wrote.
Compared to the giants of yesteryear, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms,
et al, what we created pales into insignificace, but I like it
anyway.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: khandu
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 09:08 PM

I vote for Allan C!

khandu


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 09:15 PM

Yeah....I'm with Allan too. I think we've been around here for so long and played so damn many of these threads that they've pretty well lost all interest anymore. But I will play........first though:

Define "Music"
Define "Best"
Have at least 100 people agree on your definitions.

Get back to me and I'll take a shot at it.........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 12:16 AM

I guess we can all come up with decades and reasons to justify them.

For me and just looking at the part of folk music I enjoy the most, I would suggest the 1970s. Planxty and the Bothy Band really did set standards then that I don't think have ever been bettered.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Little Robyn
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 01:02 AM

For me it was the 60s but we were reaching backwards into earlier decades for some of our music.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 01:52 AM

The last ten years of Mozart's life.
I think he was the best musician and composer that ever lived. And, his stuff is easy to play on a guitar.

Try "Variations on a theme in F" You don't have to play all the variations, just do the easy ones.

And you don't have to play it in "F"

Jody


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,stargroovin70
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 05:31 PM

Ask Homer. That's funny. Yeah, he'd say the seventies. How much has your musical tastes changed in the last 5 years. What did you like then that you may not like now and visversa?


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: reggie miles
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 06:24 PM

I think the first decade was best. The one when music was just born. Back then everything was folk music, passed down from one person to another. Of course no one remembers that one. It must have been a magical time. There were no definitions, labels, genres, or restrictions then, describing what it was or where or to whom it could be performed. It was just mankind taking his very first steps into a larger and more fascinating world of communicating with those around him in that very special way.

I wonder what prompted it all. I tend to think it might have been our curiosity and perhaps imitation of how other creatures on the planet communicated with each other. I wonder who was the first Johnny Appleseed to have sung or whistled the recognizable pattern of tones and got this big crazy ball rolling.

I know, in the vast scheme of my puny, measly, life on the planet, what does it matter, who sang, hummed, whistled or grunted the first musical tones. It's just that, with the way we've wrenched and twisted it for decades and centuries and used it and perverted it, it would be nice to hop on a way back machine to see who if any one person started it all and how it all began. Hey, can I help it? I'm a history freak.

If I don't see ya in the future, I'll saw ya in the pasture.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Peg
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 07:02 PM

rock and roll wise? 1965-75...


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Ed.
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 07:12 PM

The 1960s.

It's an odd question in so much as the answer is so obvouis...

My answer isn't opinion. It's fact!


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 01:23 AM

"Decades" are (mostly) a marketing concept used to repackage and sell music from previous eras. The so-called "fifties," "sixties," and "seventies," as well as all the others are more full of diversity than any one defining style. Time and events don't really fit into neatly packaged blocks, beginning with a given year and ending with another. Any "decade" you care to look at will contain a variety of musical styles and genres. The "sixties" were not all "peace, love, dove" any more than the seventies were all about disco. Even if you narrow the scope of your queston to a single year, you will still have a diversity of country, classical, "pop," jazz, folk, ethnic, etc. All of these forms of music and many more are, at their best, all constantly evolving and offering something different than whatever came before. When you attempt to label a group of years as a "decade," you are limiting yourself and placing a false construct on something that by nature, resists such false limitations.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Kaleea
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 01:19 AM

Decade? Decade of which century? I quite enjoy the music of the 40's--1740's, that is. Handel was busy writing his "Messiah" and good ol' Johann Sebastian Bach was well into his job as Cantor of St. Thomas's in Leipzig, being cappelmeister, seeing to it that his 10 kids had a good education, groovin' with his fugue, writing his "Well-Tempered Clavier" & lots of music for the royal court. Then Martin Luther was writing some beautiful lyrics & hymns till he went to his reeward in 1546. 'Course, I liked the music of the 1940's too--I really dig that jive from Lionel Hampton! And the music of Gene Krupa really rocks--it is said that his drum solos were so beautiful they brought tears to people's eyes. Come to think of it, I enjoy beautiful music from most any era.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,Stargroovin70
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 03:57 PM

I think that decades of music generally are defined as something to define it as something. Why, who knows. When a new decade rolls out, I think either artists or labels decide, let's change things up a bit. Then music changes. It's all just opinion. Nowadays, I think that the trip hop genre is really innovative and creative. Massive Attack, Hooverphonic, Weekend Players. All great. Anyone know WP's? (http://www.ffrr.com/artists/weekendplayers/index.mgi2) You can hear some of their studd there. It's really amazing stuff.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,Stargroovin70
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 04:35 PM

Oops, that was supposed to be stuff not studd. Also, the track to check out is "Jericho." I love it!


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: GUEST,Dr Who
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 07:34 AM

I think there can be very little doubt that the music of the 2340's on Vantic prime is the best music ever performed, of cause I'm thinking of the great masters Pywin Drasbable and Veesha Rash. Drasbables faltless rutaling on the Swainbing is just astounding in it's profound simplicity and rythmic eligance, and Veeshas mastery of the fourh Zang has to be heard to be believed.

DrWho

PS Enyone got a spair Chamelion Circuit?
Mine's on the Fritz.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: CraigS
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 08:35 PM

Oh yeah? Can that be arranged for sarod and mellotron?


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: clansfolk
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 06:47 AM

It has to be the 60's every kind of music came to the fore...

and I got me first (of many) gig!!


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: paulo
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 03:27 PM

Mine - and I'm getting old

Paulo


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Padre
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 03:47 PM

The 1920's, when old-time music was first being recorded and made available to a large audience, and before it was hijacked in the name of politics.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 07:33 PM

The 1960's and just at the start of the 1970's. Pop music broke out of the box for a short while. I remember how exciting it was hearing new stuff on an almost DAILY basis.

Then it stopped.

CB


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Joe_F
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 07:35 PM

I haven't gotten around to taking statistics on the songs I like. Peak around 1900, maybe.


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 07:43 PM

1890s

And Allan...what do you mean my opinion doesn't matter? I'll bet you believe that size doesn't matter either! Where's Bert these days, by the way?


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Subject: RE: Which decade do you think was best for music
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 08:40 PM

I know a 5-string banjo picker who would love to have been alive around 1910. He says that was the classic age of banjo. He does a lot of melodic stuff on the banjo I haven't heard anyone else do.


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