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Is it just me, or do others also suddenly take note of artists or bands who have been around for years?

I only recently started to realised Pulp were actually a good band.  I didn't listen to them before, but might actually buy a CD.  This isn't the first time this has happened, I suddenly realised I liked Bryan Adams about 6 years ago.no  Maybe I'm just a bit slow.



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Jules wrote:

Is it just me, or do others also suddenly take note of artists or bands who have been around for years?

I only recently started to realised Pulp were actually a good band. 

 

Only just!  Me namedropping them constantly in the last 6 years or so  has finally had an effect smile

Yes,  I do suddenly get into bands a lot more long after their demise.  I really discovered Velvet Underground and Ramones about three years ago when zavvi went into administration and I picked up a few of their LPs which they were selling for about £3 each.  More recently, I have discovered The Stooges, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Pixies among others thanks to Fopp selling off their back catalogue at £2 a pop or less.  Oddly there was a bit of going back from Iggy Pop & Lou Reed in discovering them.  I had heard of all the bands/acts but never really had a chance to listen to them in detail.  Spotify is useful for trying out bands that you may not have listened to in great depth before.

Looking back I missed The Stone Roses at the time.  I was working abroad for a couple of years and by the time I had come back they had come and gone into a dispute with their record company.



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There is just so much music that this is inevitable. Nobody can be so in  touch that they get to hear everything when it is released.

Even in any particular genre eg punk, folk, metal or whatever there is such a long list of acts/artists going back forty years there is always something to be discovered.Sometimes we miss it the first time around but as they say "better late than never".

Hope you enjoyed Erasure. [Reply to Jules, forgot to quote]



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Forgot Scott Walker and Leonard Cohen, a couple of more recent discoveries.



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noelindublin wrote:

There is just so much music that this is inevitable. Nobody can be so in  touch that they get to hear everything when it is released.


With everything pre- 1973 I was just too young smile .   I remember listening to music from 1973-1975, but then I joined Scouts and was out when TOTP was on, so it was around 1978 when I started to listen to stuff again until perhaps 1982 when I went to university.

1982-1990 is all a bit of a blank to me.  I didn't really like anything new in the mainstream.  Odd because I was at university and saw loads of bands live there, but none I really remember too much (none really made an impact).  

The 1990s was probably when I went to most gigs and discovered most of the music I like. And is the decade I like most.

The last ten years bar a blip around 2004 when things got interesting for a while have been spent discovering/re-discovering the sixties and seventies.



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ArrGee wrote:

Forgot Scott Walker and Leonard Cohen, a couple of more recent discoveries.


 I got into Leonard just before his comeback in 2008 and how was lucky was I that I did after all that has followed since! (I know I have mentioned here before about meeting him!!!)
I'm trying to think of who else fits this category for me and I guess Bruce Springsteen is the only one cos even though I have always loved his songs I'd only consider myself a massive fan since 2008. Music is and always has being the biggest part of my life and I tended to buy a lot of albums on just knowing one or two songs from the artist so I guess that is why I can't think of anyone else to put here. My only problem is so much music I love and not enough time to listen to it!!!



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