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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    Bands You Like, But Shouldn't, Because of Your Demographic

    I'm much too old to like the music I am into right now. About six moths ago I started liking bands my 20 something sons like.

    Five Finger Death Punch
    Avenged Sevenfold
    Stone Sour
    3 Days Grace
    Halestorm
    Godsmack


    Well you get the idea...

    By the way, this is the best video, ever. Watch the whole thing, the end gives me chills.

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    I am a white straight male.

    I like Opera and Musicals. There I said it. What about it?


    I also like piano rock, classical rock, and country. <--( I felt like I needed to add that to make sure I was still sane)
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    I really like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

    ...says the 28 year old
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    I'm a mid 30's straight male but I love Justin Beiber Omg omg omg!!!!!!

    just kidding.

    I'll second zman though about Sinatra. I'm also really big into some old cats like Junior Wells, Son House, Howling Wolf.
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    I'm a straight male, yet I like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston's Bodyguard album, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, and most power ballads.

    I'm 23, but I like classic rock (too many bands to mention), even classic rock bands that don't make new music any more like Foreigner, Bad Company, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin. Oh and I also like Frank Sinatra.

    I'm white, but I enjoy rap music, particularly Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, and Outkast. And not just the hits.
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    Singers/standards/jazz from the 1930s through 1960s, including 1950's pre-rock 'n roll popular music. You know, the music that Dan is always complaining about from his childhood.

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    I almost said bluegrass but then it occurred to me that the average bluegrass listener in 2010 is neither shoeless nor gap-toothed, but is rather more likely to make annual support pledges to NPR.

    Let's see demographics I don't fit....Oh, I know - I like lots of doo-wop music!

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post

    I'm white, but I enjoy rap music, particularly Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, and Outkast. And not just the hits.
    I think white is actually IS the correct corresponding demographic for the above....
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    I don't know how to define my demographic let alone decide which music genres are inappropriate to it. I like what I like.
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    Quote Originally posted by giff57 View post
    I'm much too old to like the music I am into right now. About six moths ago I started liking bands my 20 something sons like.

    Five Finger Death Punch......
    Intense video, giff. Strength to you, your son, and family. Get them all home safe and sound.

    BTW, I also enjoy Five Finger Death Punch. Which I'm too old for....

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    I'm a straight male, yet I like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston's Bodyguard album, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, and most power ballads.
    Hmm. One really has to wonder how straight you actually are.

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I think white is actually IS the correct corresponding demographic for the above....
    I actually thought the same thing when I was writing that, which is why I added "and not just the hits", but even that I guess doesn't really make up for anything. Which makes me wonder, what kind of music would be odd for white people to like?

    Quote Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat
    Hmm. One really has to wonder how straight you actually are.
    I really could care less what people think about me. I like catchy pop tunes and I'm not afraid to admit it. From my experience (and this isn't directed at you, so don't take offense), it's the people that are so insecure about themselves that they automatically pass judgements on others based on trivial things like musical tastes that you have to wonder about.
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Intense video, giff. Strength to you, your son, and family. Get them all home safe and sound.

    BTW, I also enjoy Five Finger Death Punch. Which I'm too old for....
    Talked to Clint today, plans are to stay on the base and do his job. He runs a very expensive, very protected piece of equipment, so he will be relatively safe. At least until the army changes plans. Thanks for the thoughts.
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I think white is actually IS the correct corresponding demographic for the above....
    lol!
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    I'm a white male in my early 30s, grew up on a farm and now live in the suburbs with a wife and baby, both my wife and I have advanced degrees... blah blah blah

    But I really enjoy (and even more so the last couple of years) late-1960s - 1970s funk, soul, and R&B and new music that is sort of a revival of that scene. Lately I've been listening to a lot of Parliament, Gil Scott-Heron, Funkadelic, Andre Williams, Sharon Jones, The Sugarman 3...

    I also absolutely love Randy Newman, Loudon Wainwright III, and Harry Nilsson... despite not liking cheesy movie soundtrack songs. When they are writing serious stuff, I always find Newman and Wainwright to be two of the best and most poignant lyricists I've ever heard and Nilsson, who died entirely too early, was able to write some of the most perfect pop songs and could make those he didn't write equally great.
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    I don't speak a lick of Italian, let me just get that out of the way. When I was in Rome for an Urban Design semester, I had the chance to see Sting play at the Circo. He was outdone though by Biagio Antonacci. I went out and bought two of his albums. Don't understand a word, but know most of the lyrics. Top 40 Italian...hope that qualifies
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    I grew up listening to 'the best of the 60's, 70's, 80's' etc so i feel very comfortable with music of that era- which in my younger days wasn't a popular or normal thing to like, but now it seems so mainstream to like music of that era for my demographic.

    I dont mind the Glenn Miller Band and i have a big soft spot for Disney movie songs
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    OK, fine. I have a 15 year old daughter, right? So the Bandslam soundtrack made it's way into my collection and I'm sorry but it's awesome. Wilco, Nick Drake, bunch of kids doing a ska cover of Bread...I feel like a pedophile when people see it on my i-pod, but it's awesome. Confession over.
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    Honestly, I don't think there is necessarily a specific demographic -- at least, not in terms of age -- with a lot of music these days. I know too many people who have attended concerts and shared CDs/MP3s with their children or parents. I wasn't even the oldest person in attendance at an Interpol concert a few weeks ago, and I'm pushing 50.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Honestly, I don't think there is necessarily a specific demographic -- at least, not in terms of age -- with a lot of music these days. I know too many people who have attended concerts and shared CDs/MP3s with their children or parents. I wasn't even the oldest person in attendance at an Interpol concert a few weeks ago, and I'm pushing 50.
    I concur. I keep trying to come up with bands that I like but shouldn't, but every time I do, I come up with a good demographically-based reason why I should/do like them.

    For anyone born post-1960 (and I'm just throwing out a date here), the only thing that I think would be "weird" to like based on demographics, is big band music. Music is just so ubiquitous now and everything is mainstream at some point.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Music is just so ubiquitous now and everything is mainstream at some point.
    This is a interesting point too. It seems that between the advent of the classic rock radio format and the Great Fracturing that occurred sometime in the 1990's, the relevance/importance of age demographics has diminished. You see a lot of folks in their 20's that seem to have almost as much familiarity with music that was popular before they were born as the generations that grew up with it first hand.

    Every type of music is available almost everywhere nowadays.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Honestly, I don't think there is necessarily a specific demographic -- at least, not in terms of age -- with a lot of music these days. I know too many people who have attended concerts and shared CDs/MP3s with their children or parents. I wasn't even the oldest person in attendance at an Interpol concert a few weeks ago, and I'm pushing 50.
    I Interpol! But in my late 20's...

    I really think pop music like Rhiana is catchy and good, despite my indie/modern rock music leanings...I can't tell my friends
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post


    I really could care less what people think about me. I like catchy pop tunes and I'm not afraid to admit it. From my experience (and this isn't directed at you, so don't take offense), it's the people that are so insecure about themselves that they automatically pass judgements on others based on trivial things like musical tastes that you have to wonder about.

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    Coldplay.

    I also like Nickelback.

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    32 year old white male here.

    I've always enjoyed Christina Aguilera and Pink. As opposed to the Britney Spears of the world, these two can actually sing.
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