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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:32 am 
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Which has been the best decade for music?
50's
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70's
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90's
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:17 pm 
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'70s, for me...particularly the early '70s.
King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, ELP, all hit their stride then, inspiring lots of others.
Lots of great heavy-metal back then, as well.

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just plain doug wrote:
'70s, for me...particularly the early '70s.
King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, ELP, all hit their stride then, inspiring lots of others.
Lots of great heavy-metal back then, as well.


I'd have to agree.

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The 60's must have been a great decade since a lot of stuff that was developed was new. Besides the 70's were exciting because of Prog, Hard Rock, Punk and New Wave.

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The 1920's...if only for Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:36 pm 
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The 70's rocked for me.

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It seems like being a teenager during the transition from the fifties to the sixties would have been a great time to be around.

Going to concerts, buying 45's, watching the kinds of variety shows and stuff like Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan, seeing the first real influence of teen culture on popular music. If I were a musician at that time, I'd like to see where music would have taken me through the sixties and into the seventies.

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70's for me


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just plain doug wrote:
'70s, for me...particularly the early '70s.
King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, ELP, all hit their stride then, inspiring lots of others.
Lots of great heavy-metal back then, as well.

Ditto

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Compared to what?

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Well I'm a Rock/Prog guy so I go with the 70's by far....

Zappa, Tull, Genesis, Alice Cooper, Rush, Bowie, Yes, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rainbow, Nazareth, Sabbath, Van Halen, Steely Dan, etc.

Those bands and so many more - so many monster albums, sure by '77 the cracks were starting to show but those first few years in the 70's was just an amazing period for great album after great album.

I can't speak to jazz, disco, house music, country, orchestral, or any other genre, because as I said, I'm a rock guy.

90's were better than the 80's and the 00's

Really the best decade would be more like '66-'75


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1920's

Varèse, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Prokofiev, Satie, Gershwin, Ellington, Shostakovich, Honegger, Milhaud, Ravel, Ives, Nancarrow, Bartok, Martinu, Hindemith, Weil, Poulenc, Copland, Antheil..to name a few..

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Spiritinthesky wrote:
Which has been the best decade for music?
50's
60's
70's
80's
90's
00's

from your list, I would have to go with the 50s, 60s and the 70s.

unica wrote:
1920's
Varèse, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Prokofiev, Satie, Gershwin, Ellington, Shostakovich, Honegger, Milhaud, Ravel, Ives, Nancarrow, Bartok, Martinu, Hindemith, Weil, Poulenc, Copland, Antheil..to name a few..

well said, unica.

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unica wrote:
1920's

Varèse, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Prokofiev, Satie, Gershwin, Ellington, Shostakovich, Honegger, Milhaud, Ravel, Ives, Nancarrow, Bartok, Martinu, Hindemith, Weil, Poulenc, Copland, Antheil..to name a few..


...and don't forget all the great blues and jazz. There was something special about the 20s that's never been matched.


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unica wrote:
1920's

Varèse, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Prokofiev, Satie, Gershwin, Ellington, Shostakovich, Honegger, Milhaud, Ravel, Ives, Nancarrow, Bartok, Martinu, Hindemith, Weil, Poulenc, Copland, Antheil..to name a few..


Unica knows his stuff :wink:

But let us not forget about Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five and Hot Seven :mrgreen:

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The 70's................ 8)

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the 70's

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The future. Now that we have the power to kick the asses of all the corporations and unions and now that even the sorriest composer can afford to have a reasonable rendition of his work, there will be so much music to breathe!

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The future. Now that we have the power to kick the asses of all the corporations and unions and now that even the sorriest composer can afford to have a reasonable rendition of his work, there will be so much music to breathe!

YES!

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I hope that works to my advantage sooner than later.

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50's Bird, Dizz, Miles, Mingus, Powell, and the list goes on and on.

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EXACTLY!

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Oh man! 70s by far! Although the 60s started the musical/artistic high point, the early 70s were the period of maturation and perfection of the new musical genre.

Honestly though, it'd have to be 66 to 75 (maybe as far as 77/79)

Starting with Freak Out! in 66, then Jimi Hendrix and the Doors in 67, We're Only in it For the Money and Electric Ladyland in 68, 69 starts with a bang - Led Zeppelin I and II! King Crimson's In the Court! ...and Tull's This Was!

However in 70, Led Zeppelin III is the more mature, more musically interesting sequel to the 60s Zeps. In 71 Zep IV is released and is the most majestic and structurally refined of all the Zeps. 72 is Thick as a Brick! 73 Crimson offer us Lark's Tongues in Aspic. 73 is also the year of Dark Side of the Moon, Overnite Sensation, and the lesser Houses of the Holy. In 74 Crimson release Starless and Bible Black and bloody Red! 74 also has Apostrophe. 75 is One Size Fits All, Wish You Were Here, King Crimson's USA album. 77 is the start of punk, however Pink Floyd release (my favorite) Animals. 77 was Never Mind the Bollocks and 79 was of course Sheik Yerbouti, another all time favorite.

What a fucking decade!

Although, being old enough to experience 89 to 94 would have been great too, if only to be there for bloody Nirvana! I would have loved to have been there to experience Nevermind being released. Even more so to experience the release of Incesticide, my second favorite album of all time, and In Utero. During a school trip I stated to a college mate that I thought the 90s were a hella lot better than the 80s, his reply: "Ya' think?"


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BBP wrote:
The future. Now that we have the power to kick the asses of all the corporations and unions and now that even the sorriest composer can afford to have a reasonable rendition of his work, there will be so much music to breathe!


I'm not sure that's such a good thing. There will be so much shit to wade through to find anything good. Every idiot with a computer (everyone) will think they're a fucking artist.


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