I was a constant poster on the official Led Zeppelin forum for a few years, and on and off pretty recently. And I was the last registered member of a Beatles forum called "Nowhere Man" before it closed a week after I arrived. So, I've been looking for a music forum to be a part of, and this one looks like a winner to me.
I would like to think my musical tastes are pretty broad
-I LOVE classic 70's progressive rock and (ironically) 60's garage rock/proto-punk. I would have to say King Crimson is my favorite band of all time and my 'first band', Led Zeppelin, is still very near to my heart. Other artists I really like include Link Wray, The Sonics, MC5, Fleet Foxes The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Black Keys and many more.
-I was one of those people that despised the genre, even though I never gave it a chance. It's was listening to Beastie Boys' works beyond Licensed To Ill (Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head...) that helped me turn the corner on rap. Most of the acts I like are closer to the underground scene. I really like Public Enemy and The Roots. But my favorite rap group has to be Dälek (pronounced 'dialect'). They've toured with Tool, are big fans of the Melvins and made an album with Faust. Yes, THAT Faust . They are currently featured in my avatar.
-I took a jazz history class in college and I really helped me to appreciate and love a genre that always interested me, but I never perused. Miles Davis is probably the artist I've listened to the most. In a Silent Way has some of the most peaceful music ever recorded and Kind of Blue is perfection and stands head and shoulders above anything else in modern music. I also like Art Blakey and Mahavishnu Orchestra.
-I really like Johnny Cash and his live albums are incredible. But, beyond him, I haven't really been able to enjoy any other country. Maybe I will learn to do that here...
I think I've ranted enough... haha
Anyway I hope to teach and learn more about music here. Cheers!