Before I commence, I'd like to put in a plug for my father's website:
The website is filled with albums and 45's on sale from his own personal collection (over 1,000,000 items in collection).
Hope that doesn't bother the mods (pm me if it does, I'll remove the plug).
Anyway, it's very difficult for me to choose my five favorite bands because I feel like I'm doing other bands an injustice in selecting one over another. I also find myself slipping in bands who I think are better over bands who I particularly like more. So instead of an organized list, I'm just going to name a bunch of bands.
is probably my favorite band. They're an indie group originally from Connecticut that relocated to Southern California (near my home). The band no longer plays; their drummer left the band to join Finch
, who is another one of my favorite bands. A few other contemporary groups I enjoy are A.F.I.
, Minus the Bear
, and Saosin
(who I just saw live at Soma on Saturday).
As far as individual artists are concerned, I'd have to say Jimi Hendrix
and Jack Johnson
are my two favorites.
Then there's the 'artistic music'-savvy piece of me. From this part of me I really enjoy listening to Yes
(the "Heart of the Sunrise" or "Nous Sommes Du Soleil" stuff), the Moody Blues
, as well as Pink Floyd
Past that I like what mostly everyone else likes. The Beatles
, Rolling Stones
, and Led Zeppelin
are always fine by me.
There are 1000's of bands/artists I've left out; I feel bad!
Oh well, you get a rough blueprint of what I like.