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Recommendations for heavy grooving

wilson brother

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Hey guys-

Do you have any recommendations for heavy grooving rock music?..I prefer sunny lyrics and a pulsing beat to get me moving in the morning



-Danny Wilson
 

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Curtis Mayfield
The Itals
Toots & The Maytals
(those last two are more rock than reggae, but I assume you don't mind)
Three Dog Night
Queen
The Cars
Talking Heads
Everclear
The Grateful Dead if you're judicious in your song choices
Frank Zappa with the same qualification (plus the sunniness is generally sardonic)

The "sunny lyrics" part is really throwing me . . .
 

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yes most lyrics these days aren't exactly sunny...
 

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Heavy + sunny lyrics = {}

However, if you want some really heavy stuff, heavier than fast metal could ever be, check out Sleep. "Dopesmoker" is good. It'll fucking streamroll your mind.
 

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Originally Posted by wilson brother
I prefer sunny lyrics and a pulsing beat to get me moving in the morning

What you want is power-pop. There are your early proto-power-pop bands like the Beatles, or The Who, who later went all artsy-fartsy or arena-rock. IMO, the first real PP band would have to be Big Star. PP's commercial peak was around the late 70s, and early 80s, riding the coat-tails of punk, new wave and mod revival. Tons of British acts, and Yank groups that tried to sound British, like The Romantics, The Knack, etc.

The list of kick ass power pop groups is just too big.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._pop_musicians

Or, just get everything that Teenage Fanclub has ever done and that should keep you entertained for a long time.

Oh, and Tamla-Motown, early soul, R&B, and Stax also has a deep groove with good lyrics. Any Holland-Dozier-Holland song would make for killer morning music.
 

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not necessarily rock but Daft Punk comes to mind.


-Jeff
 

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akin to Daft Punk is Leftfield.
 

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I find Leftfield to be more slow tribalish DnB rather than powerfull get up and move kinda music. Although their second album (the one with Afrika Bombata, I forgot the name) has some speedier stuff.
 

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I really liked the new Chemical Bros until it started being beaten to death in commercials, etc. But now that it's back mostly off the radar, I can pull it out again.
 
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the kinks: Lola Vs. Powerman
Spirit: The family that plays together
queen: a night at the opera

tough question, heavy/sunny

very difficult
 

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Hey guys-

Thanks for all the recommendations..I will see if DJ Ricks has any of these tracks.

I think the Stone Roses has both great riffings and sunny lyrics
..but man I listened to their CD so much I can almost see the other side.



-Danny Wilson
 

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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Frank Zappa with the same qualification (plus the sunniness is generally sardonic)

The "sunny lyrics" part is really throwing me . . .


Valley Girl/No Not Now from Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch.

Great groove, great bass, bouncy, light and fun.

"Stringbeans to Utah (yum, yum!) . . ."
 

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Gabba hey-

I just discovered the Romones
today -does anyone know this band?

I think their lyrics are rather sunny and the groove is pretty heavy too
..the perfect combination if you ask me




-Danny Wilson
 

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Originally Posted by wilson brother
Gabba hey-

I just discovered the Romones
today -does anyone know this band?

I think their lyrics are rather sunny and the groove is pretty heavy too
..the perfect combination if you ask me




-Danny Wilson


The Ramones! I don't know why we didn't think of that before. Perfect for you. The album "Acid Eaters" has a lot of surf tunes...they even do a cover of Surf City by the Beach Boys.


Wow, that is the first reply I have given to Danny that didn't carry any sarcasm at all.
 

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Good call, I've been rocking the Ramones in my car the last couple days and it's been good for my trodden soul. Also on the disc are the Cars, which you might try. And the Clash.
 

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