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Welcome to my music thread, where I'll share my sampling of interesting new music I discover, mixed with favorites collected over the years.

Today's theme is - what else - a sampling of recent guitar rock groups. We'll start by featuring a song I like from a number of bands. Later, we'll take a more detailed look at some of my favorite new guitar rockers.

OK, let's start with a group I've mentioned before - the hardest working two guys around, the amazing Royal Blood:
Royal Blood – Figure It Out
Royal Blood perform 'Figure It Out' | BRIT Awards 2015 - YouTube


Here's a few retro rockers, the first two are newer, the third has been around for a while:
King Tuff – Black Moon Spell
King Tuff - Black Moon Spell [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube

Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
Death From Above 1979 - Trainwreck 1979 [Official Video] - YouTube


Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spread Your Love


These two are more in the vein of punk:
Parquet Courts – Stoned and Starving


Wavves – Demon to Lean On


And finally, two veteran modern rockers:
Strokes - New York City Cop



Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine



I encourage you to look further into whichever bands strike a chord with you.
 
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scotchandcigar

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You really like music!
My father got us 3 kids into music. My older brother (who went on to get a music degree) introduced me to music when I was 8. Chicago, BS&T, Zeppelin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty. I was in school band, had band friends, and it never wore out on me.

I listen to new music all day at work and in my car. So I hear these bands often - they're not obscure to me, like they would be to a casual listener.

It's amazing how much of this music ends up as background in TV commercials.
 

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Fun fact - Death From Above 1979 was originally Death From Above, a reference to Apocalypse Now. They got sued by a movie production company, so they added 1979, the birth year of the bandleader.
 
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Great stuff Scotch!
Parquet Courts and Death From Above are killer.

BTW, I'm tinkering with the links to try to get the vids to show up, but they are being stubborn for some reason. I'll keep trying.
Usually, you can just cut and paste the address from the YouTube page into the text of your post. The only other thing you usually have to do is delete the "s" from the https:\ so it reads http:\ but I'm not sure why they aren't showin up right. At least they work.
 

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I got a message saying that no more than 5 media clips can be inserted, fut that doesn't make much sense. I'll try again later. I'm running low on time, and this might be easier if I'm not using my iPad. At least I got most of them to show.
 

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I got a message saying that no more than 5 media clips can be inserted, fut that doesn't make much sense. I'll try again later. I'm running low on time, and this might be easier if I'm not using my iPad. At least I got most of them to show.
Yes, I see 5 of them, thanks.
 

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My father got us 3 kids into music. My older brother (who went on to get a music degree) introduced me to music when I was 8. Chicago, BS&T, Zeppelin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty. I was in school band, had band friends, and it never wore out on me.

I listen to new music all day at work and in my car. So I hear these bands often - they're not obscure to me, like they would be to a casual listener.

It's amazing how much of this music ends up as background in TV commercials.

Chicago was one of my favorites. I still enjoy that Chicago Transit Authority album. They almost played at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair.
 

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Continuing to focus on current guitar rockers, I’m going to feature a few of the leading artists making music today. Prolific LA rocker Ty Segall began in the lo-fi garage rock underground, known for his intense live performances. He’s matured to incorporate a wide variety of styles in his music. He’s a ferocious guitarist who’s been cranking out album after album, both under his name, and as a collaborator with several other bands.

His first album to make the charts is “Slaughterhouse” by The Ty Segall Band. It’s a contemporary take on classic heavy metal rock, in the vein of Black Sabbath and Motorhead. The song “I Bought My Eyes” is about a soldier wounded in war.

Later in the same year he released “Twins” as a solo album. It mixes retro hard rock with punk and psychedelia. “Would You Be My Love” was one of the radio single tracks.

In the next year, he played drums in a heavy metal project called “Fuzz”. And he released the acoustic solo album “Sleeper”.

Last year he released the double album “Manipulator”. It’s somewhat of a concept album, with a connecting theme. The songs are more sophisticated, with greater variety and a more finished studio sound. Enjoy.
Feel – from Manipulator
Susie Thumb – from Manipulator (audio)
The Hand – from Manipulator (audio)
Ty Segall - The Hand - YouTube
 

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Continuing with our tour of contemporary guitar bands, Queens of the Stone Age is now a veteran band of the new millennium. The Josh Homme fronted band first charted in 2002, with release of the landmark album Songs for the Deaf. With Dave Grohl on the drums, plus contributions by Mark Lanegan and Trent Reznor, it was a real supergroup. The album produced the hits No One Knows and Go with the Flow.

Here’s a live performance of the track Song for the Dead from that album, with a legendary performance by Grohl, and Lanegan on vocals.

They followed that album with 2005’s Lullabies to Paralyze, and 2007’s Era Vulgaris. The 2005 album produced the hit Little Sister, while the 2007 album contained the hit 3’s and 7’s, performed here

Following this, the band took a break, with Homme fronting another supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures, in 2011. That band had Grohl on drums and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones on bass.

QOTSA reformed to release 2013’s …Like Clockwork, with Grohl on drums for the recording, although not part of the touring band. The 2014 concert (below) includes the new album’s hits, My God Is the Sun and I Sat by the Ocean, plus many of the other songs mentioned. (The concert begins with a Songs for the Deaf track that was used in a T-mobile commercial – seen here
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2014 concert
Track listing:
00:34You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
03:16No One Knows
08:12My God Is the Sun
12:22I'm Designer
16:25Smooth Sailing
21:40Burn the Witch
26:14I Sat by the Ocean
31:30The Vampyre of Time and Memory
35:12If I Had a Tail
40:59Little Sister
44:19Feel Good Hit of the Summer
49:50Do It Again
53:05Make It Wit Chu
57:35I Appear Missing
01:07:15Sick, Sick, Sick
01:10:39Go With the Flow
01:14:00A Song for the Dead
 

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For those who don’t want to skip around the entire concert above, here’s the 2 singles from their latest album (…Like Clockwork) performed on Letterman

My God is the Sun

I Sat by the Ocean

And for those interested in the side project Them Crooked Vultures, here’s 2 videos

No One Loves Me, Neither Do I

New Fang
 

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Continuing with our tour of contemporary guitar bands, Queens of the Stone Age is now a veteran band of the new millennium. The Josh Homme fronted band first charted in 2002, with release of the landmark album Songs for the Deaf. With Dave Grohl on the drums, plus contributions by Mark Lanegan and Trent Reznor, it was a real supergroup. The album produced the hits No One Knows and Go with the Flow.

Here’s a live performance of the track Song for the Dead from that album, with a legendary performance by Grohl, and Lanegan on vocals.

They followed that album with 2005’s Lullabies to Paralyze, and 2007’s Era Vulgaris. The 2005 album produced the hit Little Sister, while the 2007 album contained the hit 3’s and 7’s, performed here

Following this, the band took a break, with Homme fronting another supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures, in 2011. That band had Grohl on drums and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones on bass.

QOTSA reformed to release 2013’s …Like Clockwork, with Grohl on drums for the recording, although not part of the touring band. The 2014 concert (below) includes the new album’s hits, My God Is the Sun and I Sat by the Ocean, plus many of the other songs mentioned. (The concert begins with a Songs for the Deaf track that was used in a T-mobile commercial – seen here
)

2014 concert
Track listing:
00:34You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
03:16No One Knows
08:12My God Is the Sun
12:22I'm Designer
16:25Smooth Sailing
21:40Burn the Witch
26:14I Sat by the Ocean
31:30The Vampyre of Time and Memory
35:12If I Had a Tail
40:59Little Sister
44:19Feel Good Hit of the Summer
49:50Do It Again
53:05Make It Wit Chu
57:35I Appear Missing
01:07:15Sick, Sick, Sick
01:10:39Go With the Flow
01:14:00A Song for the Dead
Good stuff. I like the second song best. This is not my usual music, but it's enjoyable.

I can't sit thru the concert. Maybe if I'm having a nice, warm bath, or something
 
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For those who don’t want to skip around the entire concert above, here’s the 2 singles from their latest album (…Like Clockwork) performed on Letterman

My God is the Sun

I Sat by the Ocean

And for those interested in the side project Them Crooked Vultures, here’s 2 videos

No One Loves Me, Neither Do I

New Fang
I like the first & last songs best.

Love John Paul Jones
 
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The Dead Weather dropped a new disk.
Good guitar based stuff.
Here's a performance of "I Feel Love" off the new album "Dodge & Burn"

That's Jack White on drums, the guitarist is from Queens of the Stone Age, and the lead singer is Alison Mosshart from The Kills, which is a cool alternative duo that's been around for a decade.
Here's 2 of their most popular songs performed live (The Kills, that is)

The Good Ones

Sour Cherry
 
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