Talkbass Influence Music on You?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Tyler Hole, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Ok, I know there was a thread a little while ago asking if there was any type of music that you thought you would never listen to, but now listen to. But this is different... Ever since you have been here at talkbass (might be harderer to answer for the newer people), have you found yourself listening to different music due to there being bands that TB members are in that post links to a song of theirs and you listen to it and get into that type of music?

    Please discuss :D ~ Tyler


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    ...***, where did my posts go :confused:

    i already posted here and it said:

  3. Maybe it was deleted due to the fact that it was a stupid comment with nothing to do with this post.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    if so it would be nice of the mod that did it to let us know :( i figured tb had a hiccup and lost our posts or something
  5. Seriously though, I want peoples opinions on this. I don't want this to be a stupid thread where DEFELDUS and possibly Osama_Spears go back and forth at eachother making stupid comments.
  6. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Well TB started me on Dream Theater, Rush, Radiohead, Metallica and a couple others, but now DT's my favorite band, Metallica is one of my favorites, and I enjoy listening to Radiohead, but Rush wasn't a good experience for me... But still, I'm DAMN glad that I got onto DT, it's done wonders for my technique!

    Thanks TB!:cool: :bassist:
  7. BaroqueBass


    Jul 8, 2000
    Salem, OR
    JimK helped me navigate the harrowing halls of Cecil Taylor. :eek: that guy is amazing.
  8. Great post Masterbass_43, thanks for making a REAL one. That's great the TB has done that for you. Still waiting to hear others thoughts on this.
  9. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB

    Awwww! Thanks!:D

    Oh yeah, I forgot Liquid Tension Experiment, they have some insane stuff too!:bassist:
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I listen to more hiphop, punk and death metal than I did before I joined Talkbass.
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    When I first started here on TB I was changing my tastes anywyay and I was getting in to Jazz a lot more and many of the members here have recommended albums that I have bought and liked.

    When I first was on TB - most of the members seemed to be Double Bass players and hence more into Jazz, whereas I didn't often find people where I lived who were into Jazz.

    So Ed Fuqua and JimK shaped my taste in Jazz a lot and although Ed is gone - I still look out for things he recommended - so I bought Lee Konitz' 'Motion' - a few weeks ago in a specialist Jazz shop near Kings Cross Station in London!

    Chris F also reminded me that I had never got into Scriabin - which is a gap in my collection I have since filled.

    I also have loads fo bass-related CDs I wouldn't have bought apart from TB - so like Steve Lawson's - and I realy like Craig Garfinkel's album.

    I also wouldn't have gone to the Steve Lawson Michael Manring clinic if it hadn't been for TB and I really enjoyed the music made there as well - but, despite my best efforts, I still haven't managed to buy a Michael Manring Cd yet!! ;)
  12. mz91


    Apr 19, 2002
    Zug, Switzerland
    When i got into Talkbass i listened to alot of Flea and RHCP for Bass inspiration. He was one of my favourite players...But through talkbass i started hearing about all the solo bassists that i didnt hear to much about since i wasnt really into jazz or so. So i began to hear about Marcus Miller, Stu Hamm, Jaco, and all those guys that i previously didnt really know....Needless to say i got really into that kind of music becuase of its application to bass...Later i started reading up on funk threads...where bands like the meters and sly and the family stone came up. then i got into that music and bought a whole bunch of funk albums that i dont think i would have been exposed to before...:D recently i checked out mudvayne cause of their presence here on as you can see talkbass has been responsible for quite a bit of musical inspiration for me! :D
  13. I started listening to jazz, hip-hop, soul and generally being more open to music in general after coming to TB.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL

    seriously though, talkbass hasnt really changed what i listen to at all. ive always listened to and played a huge variety of music (jazz, rock, prog, christian rock, classical). so far i havent been turned on to anything new from coming here. but hey, at least i already have a huge variety of taste in music to draw inspiration from :)
  15. Well DEFELDUS, there is also the fact that you haven't been here as long as some others to really have anyone get you into any other styles.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    well bite me :spit:
  17. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Neither have you ;)
  18. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I started listening to all kinds of stuff after I came here.. Like Gwar, Opeth, Strapping Young Lad and Steely Dan
  19. Well actually I have...the music I listened to before I came here was pretty much limited to rock, metal, Punk and Ska. Now I listnen to Rock, Metal, Punk, Ska Jazz, Funk, and Prog Rock.
  20. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    I never knew about Jaco untill TB.