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Posted Mar 29, '14 at 2:04pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

Hey guys.

Musician Spotlight is an idea I've had floating around for a while. The premise of the thread is for users to bring up any musician to discuss and share. Whether they be a guitarist, singer, drummer, pianist, an entire band, or anything else, it's good. It's basically like this thread but with the people who make the music!

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The first musician I would like to spotlight is the one and only Dave Grohl. If you don't know who he is you probably live under a rock or on Mars. The guy was, of course, the drummer for Nirvana during their giant hit Nevermind and more punk-esque follow-up In Utero. And, of course, he's the frontman of the Foo Fighters, one of the most commercially popular rock bands of the past 20 years. Not only that, but the guy has recorded with legends like Paul McCartney, NIN, Slash, Tom Petty, and David Bowie (plus a lot more). He's a great drummer, of course, and his singing is pretty iconic too. He plays a half decent rhythm guitar but really, who listens to the Foo Fighters to hear Dave play guitar? He does sound pretty darn good alongside Pat Smear.

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Posted Mar 29, '14 at 2:21pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,299 posts

Knight

Very very talented chap, same can't be said for many of the shorter lived bands and pop groups that multiply like rabbits these days. Not only can he play quite the array of instruments, but bloke can really write good songs and sing.

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 2:56pm

09philj

09philj

1,879 posts

My favourite musician ever is Andrew "Falco" Falkous. He was originally the frontman of the alternative rock band Mclusky, but when they split up he formed a new band, Future of the Left. He manages to fill every syllable he sings with hatred, sarcasm, weirdness, and/or humor. No-one else writes songs, or sings them, quite like this guy. He's an awesome guitarist too. You know what, just listen to Arming Eritrea, the first song from the second album. If you don't like that, you won't like any of it.

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Posted Mar 29, '14 at 3:52pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

I didn't know someone else here listened to Falco. D: Then again, I had no idea he was still making music. He's definitely one of my rather unknown favorites. Unless you were into some of his stuff in the 80's I doubt you'd know who he is.

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 6:04pm

09philj

09philj

1,879 posts

I didn't know someone else here listened to Falco.


Neither did I! Future of the Left is very much alive and kicking. They've produced 4 albums (The latest was crowdsourced), but Travels with Myself and Another is the best. Go listen to it in it's entirety.
 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 8:14pm

Pieguyme

Pieguyme

1,003 posts

One of my favorites is a picker by the name of Earl Scruggs. A banjo player who got his start as one of Bill Monroe's 1946 Bluegrass Boys, he blew away audiences with his new three-finger roll. This roll had never been seen or used before, so Scruggs is known as the father of the five string banjo. Eventually, he and Lester Flatt - another former Bluegrass Boy - started the band that brought bluegrass onto the national stage. The Foggy Mountain Boys traveled the world with an unrivaled sound. They recorded songs for two popular TV series, The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. After the band broke up in the early 70's, Scruggs formed yet another group, The Earl Scruggs Revue. When this group stopped performing, Earl continued to travel the nation, receiving a second Grammy for his 2001 recoding of Foggy Mountain Breakdown. He was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009. After three more years of touring and playing, Scruggs died of natural causes on March 28, 2012. He as 88 at the time. On January 11, 2014, the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, North Carolina opened. This museum is dedicated to the life and career of the famous innovator of the banjo, and serves as a source of knowledge to aspiring musicians, students, and anyone else who wishes to know more about the greatest five string picker there ever was.

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Posted Mar 30, '14 at 4:16am

Ernie15

Ernie15

13,419 posts

Knight

I didn't know someone else here listened to Falco. D: Then again, I had no idea he was still making music.


That's because the Falco you're referring to died in 1998, while the Falco he's referring to's musical career apparently didn't begin until 1996.

Falco
Andrew "Falco" Falkous

I'm sorry to break it to you both, but you two like two different Falcos (Falcoes?).
 

Posted Mar 30, '14 at 6:09am

09philj

09philj

1,879 posts

I'm sorry to break it to you both, but you two like two different Falcos (Falcoes?).


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Posted Mar 30, '14 at 5:07pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

At least we didn't mix up this Falco.

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Posted Apr 1, '14 at 9:03pm

Minotaur55

Minotaur55

1,318 posts

Knight

I didn't know someone else here listened to Falco. D:


*cough* Me. *cough* Ernie. *cough*

Let me know when we're going to talk about Steve Austin or Randy Blythe. That's good stuff right there.
 
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