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Bands that inspire you? - February 17th 2009, 12:00 AM

I guess I was just wondering... does anyone have a band/singer that really inspires them. Just someone's music that you can listen to and smile no matter how crappy your day seemed to go? I was just thinking about this, and I thought it would be cool to see what bands inspire everyone else.

I'd have to say that the band Switchfoot inspires me most out of any band I've heard, and in many ways they're my heroes because of the way their music inspires me.

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 17th 2009, 12:04 AM

For me, it's Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Mest, and Blink-182.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 17th 2009, 12:38 AM

Bright eyes, Against Me!, and Mindless self indulgence.
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 17th 2009, 12:43 AM

Simon and Garfunkel, Iron and Wine, Tom Waits, Django Reinhardt

I could listen to their music forever =)


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 17th 2009, 01:07 AM

Well I am always listening to Taylor Swift. She is just such an inspiration. Her songs are also up beat and when Im in a crappy mood she just cheers me up


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 17th 2009, 09:40 PM

Although he is no longer alive, and he was not really a good influence, Jimi Hendrix inspires me (since I do play guitar). The way that he played was just incredible (although being technically sloppy). He took music to a new level.

Also a violinist called Heifitz is very inspiring to me because he was technically perfect playing at any speed. He practiced so much, and performed at a level better than perfect.

Also, several people in my family are musicians. They reflect certain aspects of their life in their music and in their lyrics (if any). They inspire me a lot because I know what they had to go through in life, and I can directly ask them about what their music means, and they will gladly tell me.

I have many other musicians/bands that inspire me, but these are just a few.
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 17th 2009, 09:44 PM

Kate Bush.
I honestly just love her, she is so eccentric and was/is never afraid of what people thought of her - it never stopped her creativity, however, she also has good values and does seem to be a very "closed" person privately, she has an "anti-fame" type of attitude and only wants people to judge/be proud of her musical talent. She is very individual and has lots of songs about different subjects and the matter is often very complex and deep and some of her songs are extremely personal (sometimes to the point that it's uncomfortable). But yeah, I love her.
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 17th 2009, 09:51 PM

The Killers and Keane

They have written music for every emotion i go through The lyrics are just poetic and they've pulled me through some hard times
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 02:48 PM

Superchick, Linkin Park and Fiona Apple.

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 03:21 PM

My most inspirational band would have to be The All-American Rejects. Oh, and due to Jer's influence I also now find The Script inspirational.
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 04:18 PM

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Although he is no longer alive, and he was not really a good influence, Jimi Hendrix inspires me (since I do play guitar). The way that he played was just incredible (although being technically sloppy). He took music to a new level.
And because he managed to play the guitar upside down, I'm guessing there were not many left handed guitars then.

Iron Maiden inspire me - they show that with raw talent and hard work you can last for decades at the top and still perform excellent shows well into middle/old age
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 04:28 PM

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i could listen to the day & age album forever.
the lyrics are amazing.
especially A Dustland Fairytale
"...Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge,
don't you know the kingdoms under siege and everybody needs you..."

I also love Brett Dennen again his lyrics are absolutely beautiful.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 06:32 PM

Evanescence and Linkin Park are the main ones that inspire me, especially in song writing.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 06:35 PM

A band that inspires me is Credence Clearwater Revival. They are an old bands who played music a few decades ago. Most of their music has to do with the Vietnam war and fighting for rights. A.K.A Hippie music. My father is 60 years old, and a hippie. So I believe I was influenced by him when he was around, or it's just in my blood.

When I hear songs like "Fortune Son" or "Run Through The Jungle", It inspires me to stick out from the crowd and not be afraid to stand for peace.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 06:36 PM

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And because he managed to play the guitar upside down, I'm guessing there were not many left handed guitars then.

Iron Maiden inspire me - they show that with raw talent and hard work you can last for decades at the top and still perform excellent shows well into middle/old age
Jimi Hendrix "All Along The Watchtower" just strikes my soul.

And 80's hair bands... Are kings.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 07:39 PM

The Strokes and The Hives. Their music always gets me pumped! And it seems they each always have a song that describes the way I'm feelin


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 08:15 PM

Taylor Swift definitely. It helps to be able to relate to the lyrics in some way. I also really like listening to Michelle Branch, Kate Voegele, Hanson, Avril Lavigne and Keane.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 18th 2009, 11:56 PM

linkin park and the killers.
linkin park because their lyrics are just amazing.
and the killers because their new album is insane.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 19th 2009, 12:27 AM

Underoath because they always remind me how amazing God is and how he can help you through anything


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 19th 2009, 02:34 AM

Mayday Parade and Blink 182 , all of their lyrics mean the world to me.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 19th 2009, 07:28 AM

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 20th 2009, 09:17 PM

Skillet, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Queen, David Bowie, Superchick.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 21st 2009, 03:40 PM

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 21st 2009, 04:45 PM

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 21st 2009, 06:21 PM

Vampire Weekend, and Kings of Leon.
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 21st 2009, 07:05 PM

I'd say I have a favourite band for every mood I've ever been in. And that's a lot :-)

But at the moment the one band that's really influencing my keyboard playing, as well as being unbelievably upbeat, is Late Of The Pier. Incredible
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 22nd 2009, 07:09 AM

First of all is Girls Aloud - a British pop girl group. It doesn't sound very credible but they push the limits of pop music. Anyway, their songs can put a smile on my face whenever (or a few of them are just a good soundtrack for sadness).

Secondly, Emily Haines. Her solo album is like a journey... when people talk about reading books that take them places, that's what I feel her album does to me. I also love Broken Social Scene and Metric. Emily inspires my songwriting.

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 22nd 2009, 08:10 AM

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 23rd 2009, 12:02 AM

Biffy Clyro
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 23rd 2009, 12:56 AM

RHCPs always make me feel good.
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 23rd 2009, 02:23 AM

Otep inspires me
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 23rd 2009, 04:03 PM

Darren Styles, Ultrabeat, DJ Hixxy, GreenDay, Blink 182, Will Young, James Blunt, Akon, 50 Cent, Eminem & Linkin Park.

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 23rd 2009, 05:57 PM

All time low and mayday parade, lyrics are amazing.


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 26th 2009, 11:41 AM

Trance music, of course!!!
   
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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 26th 2009, 11:19 PM

T.I and Seventh Day Slumber


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Re: Bands that inspire you? - February 26th 2009, 11:36 PM

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - March 1st 2009, 06:22 AM

They aren't my favorite band... but Coldplay.

Their music is so calm, relaxing and beautiful...

Songs in particular... Lovers in Japan/In My Place/Yellow/The Scientist

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - March 1st 2009, 06:28 AM

Definitely Paramore, Flyleaf, Chevelle, All American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance.

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Re: Bands that inspire you? - March 1st 2009, 08:16 AM

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