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Maybe get something off your chest? Maybe end up in a fight?

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I like Jane's Addiction. A lot. I can still listen to their albums - they're killer. But "Jane Says" is a lame song. Don't ever need to hear it again.
 

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I second this.

I saw them live. Fishbone, STP (original line up), RHCP. All of my friends were so excited about RHCP. I thought I knew a lot of their stuff, but I guess I really didn't.

We get to the concert venue (The World amphitheater in Chicago). We see one or two of the guys from Fishbone running laps around the parking lot. I think the guy ran 3-4 miles. Before their show!

I didn't know a single song of theirs, but it was fun and had good energy.

Then, STP hits the Stage and puts on probably one of the best 45 minute sets I've ever seen. No lighting, no pyro, just great music, and a ton of energy. Scott Weiland was a slithering snake force of nature. I didn't own a single one of their CD's.. I realized I knew everything they played, and I loved their music. I bought one album within the week, and I think another soon after.

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Then they're done.. audio equipment is being swapped out. .the sun is starting to set.

RHCP finally take the stage. Pretty cool lighting. I knew like 4-5 of their songs.. the rest were pretty boring. The only interesting person on stage was Flea. Flea is another force of nature.. everyone else sucks. maybe they used to be fun, or interesting, but they were just sorta chill, except for Flea. The thing I loved about Flea was that he was the "filler" between almost every song. But by the end of their set, I had started to get a headache (no drinking, maybe from a long day in the heat), and their music was boring me. Their final song was some sort of slow jam song, that ended with just a ton of guitar feedback/distortion.. sounded awful.

I seriously felt like STP should be the headliner.

Something close to this, without the lighting.

Fishbone is awesome- never understood why they didn’t hit it bigger
 
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The only reason I ever listened to RHCP was because of Flea and Chad Smith. Chad Smith is a very good drummer and one of my influences. Admittedly, I never owned an RHCP album past Blood Sugar Sex Magic.
It's really the only essential one . . . but damn it's good.
 

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Fishbone is awesome- never understood why they didn’t hit it bigger
I think the Ska/pop that hit bigger was (as I just called it), more pop like. You'd have thought they'd hit bigger with No Doubt, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Reel Big Fish entering the scene. Of course, only No Doubt sort of stayed big.

MMB is a fun live band. Still small enough to actually get up there. RBF is probably the same, but I missed an opportunity to see them live recently (like 4-6 years ago).
 

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I really thought the swing/rock music thing was going to last longer than it did.
I still have my Soda Pop Spys CD.
 
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Bass players should get more solos. The few who do it.. it's always great.
A long time ago I was in a band that did original songs. One of my favorites had a (brief) bass solo. There was a transition that was sticking us early on - and then one day I told the bass player to just funk it up for measure, and it all just came together.
 

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Nirvana wasn't even in the top 5 best bands of the grunge era. They are held in the light that they are purely because they're seen as the innovators of the movement. But they are nowhere near one of the best bands of the genre.

Also:
- EDM isn't bad. It's got more heart to it than most anything from the 2000s.
- The Eagles and Aerosmith are both pure garbage. I know they have some talented musicians, but their music is dog ****
 

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A long time ago I was in a band that did original songs. One of my favorites had a (brief) bass solo. There was a transition that was sticking us early on - and then one day I told the bass player to just funk it up for measure, and it all just came together.
1 measure isn't a solo! It's a fill.
 

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