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How else am I supposed to find songs from an artist I've never had any experience of without using the Internet?

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Once in a lifetime is mid-70s, not 80s - so if it sounds like typical 80s synth pop to you, that gets to mean they can take credit in your mind for creating that sound.

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Today's kids are spoilt! Why back in my day I would have to sit in front of MTV for hours on end in hopes of finding a songs I liked!

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I've only listened to Phsycho Killer and Once In A Lifetime. And I'm not making crazy judgments about the 80's thing, Wikipedia told me it was from 1981! Hahaha

If you reccomend me what you consider to be their best few tracks to listen to then I might be able to form a better opinion.

I agree with what you're saying about moulding that sound as I believe Joy Divisions sound (drumming in particular) is quite reminiscent of the 80's, but synths aren't a sound I particulary enjoy so I wouldn't really hail someone for pushing that into the mainstream

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then do enlighten me with who it is instead, and for what musical reason have the been a greater influence.

I can do with a laugh. :lol:

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Today's kids are spoilt! Why back in my day I would have to sit in front of MTV for hours on end in hopes of finding a songs I liked!

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As for most inspirational band, I'd probably argue Oasis . The amount of bands that say "I picked up a guitar after hearing Definitely Maybe" is unreal

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As much as I would like to indulge you with my opinions I won't because opinions are biased in this context but I do agree they are 'one of' the most influential bands of the last 40 years there is not 'one' band/artist that is more influential than everyone else, different things influence different people.

i don't disagree that different bands influence different genres and people, but very few bands have introduced a whole new angle into contemporary music and then seen that used across just about every genre of contemporary music since as Talking Heads have.

It's possible that another band has done something of that magnitude since, but no band is coming to mind.

And if what I'm meaning there hasn't come immediately into your mind, then you're not even aware of how they've had that influence. But it's no coincidence that the four ex-members are some of the most highly rated "musician's musicians" around.

And if you really want to expand your mind with one of the most excellent albums of the last 30 years - which still sounds exceedingly fresh today - then I suggest you check out Bryne & Eno's "My Life In The Bush of Ghosts", where you get to discover the massive influence they've had with yet-another angle (a different one to the one I've talked about above) to the music that's come since.

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I'm pretty sure that Remain In Light came out in 1980...

it did. For some mad reason I thought 'Psycho Killer' there when he said 'Once in a lifetime'. My bad. :lol:

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I've only listened to Phsycho Killer and Once In A Lifetime. And I'm not making crazy judgments about the 80's thing, Wikipedia told me it was from 1981! Hahaha

twqo of their worst songs.

And I messed up with the date cos I fpor some strange reason thought the first song when you said the 2nd.

If you reccomend me what you consider to be their best few tracks to listen to then I might be able to form a better opinion.

Check out any of their albums before (but not including) Speaking In Tongues.

I particularly recommend Remain In Light and The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads.

Also, 'My Life in The Bush Of Ghosts' by Byrne & Eno.

I agree with what you're saying about moulding that sound as I believe Joy Divisions sound (drumming in particular) is quite reminiscent of the 80's, but synths aren't a sound I particulary enjoy so I wouldn't really hail someone for pushing that into the mainstream

TH used synths, but that's not really anything they're known for.

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I really like Talking Heads. This is from childhood. The only reason i've loved them since I was very young is solely because of this...

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i don't disagree that different bands influence different genres and people, but very few bands have introduced a whole new angle into contemporary music and then seen that used across just about every genre of contemporary music since as Talking Heads have.

It's possible that another band has done something of that magnitude since, but no band is coming to mind.

And if what I'm meaning there hasn't come immediately into your mind, then you're not even aware of how they've had that influence. But it's no coincidence that the four ex-members are some of the most highly rated "musician's musicians" around.

And if you really want to expand your mind with one of the most excellent albums of the last 30 years - which still sounds exceedingly fresh today - then I suggest you check out Bryne & Eno's "My Life In The Bush of Ghosts", where you get to discover the massive influence they've had with yet-another angle (a different one to the one I've talked about above) to the music that's come since.

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Beat ya 49 of them!

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Listen to their albums, not individual tracks. The obvious thing to say is to start by listening to Remain In Light I guess.

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I will probably be opening a proverbial can of worms here but i haven't heard of many bands calling upon Talking Heads as an inspiration.

if you care to notice, I didn't actually say "inspiration", I said "influence".

But most would not know of the massive influence they've had. I'm guessing, but I'd put money on being correct, that you don't know how either.

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if you care to notice, I didn't actually say "inspiration", I said "influence".

But most would not know of the massive influence they've had. I'm guessing, but I'd put money on being correct, that you don't know how either.

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RHCP

SOAD

Talking Heads (Im 18, i know how good they are)

The Kinks (Very slim chance)

The Smiths (LAAAL)

Slipknot

Blink 182 (Despite being horrendous live)

Coldplay

Snow Patrol (Don't judge me)

Black Sabbath

Ratm

Metallica

Pixies

Pearl Jam

Foo Fighters

Stevie Wonder

Lionel Richie (WoooHooo What a feeling, Gotta admit that would be awesome)

Muse

Smashing Pumpkins

Kiss

Led Zep

Soundgarden

A7X

Blur

Arctics

KoL

Kasabian

The Courteeners (NME ;))

White Stripes

Off Top of my head :P I will no doubt forgot loads

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I've seen 50. I'm only 22 so it's pretty much just that I've seen all the modern bands on there, which does make an interesting point actually; I always complain that the lineup is predictable and I've seen everyone before, but even on a dream lineup I've seen 50 bands. Pretty tough job for Melvin when you put it like that.

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*snort of derision*

Neither of those bands had anything to do with creating a sound. Nothing. Nirvana may be the most famous grunge band, but they didn't inspire the genre, just w*nky post-grunge crap.

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I've seen 50. I'm only 22 so it's pretty much just that I've seen all the modern bands on there, which does make an interesting point actually; I always complain that the lineup is predictable and I've seen everyone before, but even on a dream lineup I've seen 50 bands. Pretty tough job for Melvin when you put it like that.

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Give up mate. He's got many years of knowledge and experience on you.

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And concerning Nirvana off the top of my head:- Biffy Clyro, Two Door Cinema

Club, Kasabian are all bands that picked up instruments because of Nevermind. I wouldn't exactly call them W*nky Grunge?

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Okay they didnt CREATE the scene, but they were no doubt both huge cornerstones in it! The influence they had, not on the sound, but actually getting people to stand up and make some music is amazing, wether you like them or not, the boost that they gave up and coming musicians to form bands has likely only come close to similiar with The Beatles or The Sex Pistols

And concerning Nirvana off the top of my head:- Biffy Clyro, Two Door Cinema

Club, Kasabian are all bands that picked up instruments because of Nevermind. I wouldn't exactly call them W*nky Grunge?

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