Re: Is your taste in music eclectic?
posted at 3/7/2013 12:45 PM EST
I'm like others on this board.
I don't know how eclectic I am. I'm often late to the party when it comes to new bands. For example, I became a fan of 10,000 Maniacs after seeing the video of "Because The Night" from their MTV Unplugged set, which is right at the time Natalie Merchant left the band.
But I like what I like. Most of it is before 1990, unless a band/performer from that era produced something new after 1990. But it encompasses a wide range of genres -- classic rock, folk, singer/songwriter stuff from the '60 and '70s, pop music from the '50s through '80s, some hair band heavy metal from the 1980s, some blues, '80s power ballads, progressive and alternative rock from the '70s and '80s, psychadelic, art rock, Southern Rock etc. and there are some post 1990 band/performers that I like, although I probably don't own much of it.
I can easily go from Led Zep to Natalie Merchant to The Moody Blues to Neil Diamond to The Cars to Meat Loaf to Bonnie Tyler to Harry Chapin to Pink Floyd to Barry Manilow to Pat Benatar to Elvis to Air Supply to Guns 'N Roses to Simon and Garfunkel to Dio to Roger Whitaker (he has some ballads that I like) to The Who ... well, you get the point.
I don't like punk or grunge and there is not a lot of New Wave that I like.
I'm sure there are new bands or performers who began in the 1990s that I might like if someone introduced me to it, but I don't really go searching out new stuff. I'm more likely to search out stuff from performers I like that I never about. For example, I just came across some stuff that Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw did together after they left Damn Yankees.
And even in the era where there is a lot of stuff I like, I don't have much obscure stuff that others have.
I'm sure there are posters whose tastes range a lot wider than mine with all sorts of bands and performers that I never heard of.
But like I said -- I like what I like.