I’m not too into the post Ozzy stuff. Did you see that Rolling Stones Movie.”..something Circus something or other”.
It’s 1968-69. Beggars Banquet Debut, plus other guest bands. Tony Iommi is playing with Jethro Tull. Wielding the Black SG.
I like the post-Sabbath Ozzy stuff, myself. Obviously very different from Sabbath, though. I did (well still do technically) enjoy Randy Rhoades guitar work.
That sounds interesting, I’ll have to look for it. Tony playing for Tull, trippy! I never would have suspected. Maybe he was just sitting in? Since, if memory serves, Sabbath was at its hey-day around then. (And broke up in ‘71?)
Perhaps when I win the lottery, I’ll see if Tony Iommi will be my guitar teacher.
To bring this back on topic, I do enjoy a lot of the traditional Christmas songs/hymns. Other than that I’m not sure I really listen to anything that would be called Christian. (Certainly some bluegrass has religious topics/overtones.)
I don’t know the details. 69 would have been right around the time Sabbath was forming. Jethro Tull was just getting established too.
I think he was just sitting in. Maybe hedging his bets. Don’t know.
(Certainly some bluegrass has religious topics/overtones.)
More than overtones, much bluegrass is explicitly gospel, and very Christian. I do confess to having a soft spot for simple bluegrass, a cappella or acoustic music. Also, as asanta intimated at the start of this thread, many of the early masses or requiems are gorgeous. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is amazing, as is his B Minor Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, early polyphonic music by Tallis, Palestrina, Lassus, etc., etc. There’s a lot of fantastic music written on Christian themes. As there is a lot of great architecture in Christian cathedrals. And Islamic mosques, Jewish synagogues, Buddhist and Hindu temples and stupas, etc. On and on with paintings, sculpture ...
OP=Original Poster. In this case, Parture, who was here just to start arguments.
ThinkingMom, the OP of this thread was banned a few days after he appeared here. There are religious zealots out there prowling the Internet spamming forums with their pets idiocies. They tend to last longer here than on other forums because the moderators here are too nice. We should ignore the zealots when they come around, but sometimes it is fun to watch them strain their already thin logic well past the breaking point. Sort of a cat and mouse game we play in these parts.
To answer the question, I find all contemporary Christian music to be musically boring and very, very annoying.
I share your opinion for *most* “contemporary Christian music.” The contemporary christian marketplace encourages creativity and quality perhaps even less than the popular music market in general (you know, the one that made Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson rich?).
Leaving aside for the moment the lively debate as to how we define “Christian music,” here are a few examples of outstanding musical artistry by Christians where their Christianity indelibly marks the work:
“Darn Floor Big Bite”—Da (aka DA, Daniel Amos).
“Faith, Hope, Love”—King’s X
“The Grape Prophet”—LSU (Life Savers Underground)
“I Predict 1990”—Steve Taylor
“Notes from the Lost Civilization”—Tonio K
“The Seventy Sevens”—The Seventy Sevens (77’s) (very positive review in “Rolling Stone,” btw)
“Chase the Kangaroo”—The Choir
“Audible Sigh”—Vigilantes of Love
“Hammers and Nails”—Mark Heard
“Nothing is Sound”—Switchfoot
“Book of Kells”—Iona
The music business as such does little to encourage artistry (at least as it has traditionally been structured), and it doesn’t much matter what audience is targeted.
They tend to last longer here than on other forums because the moderators here are too nice.
I’m crushed. Here I’d been working so hard to be the obnoxious, crotchety old fud, and fotobits includes me in the group of those who are “too nice”. I guess I’ll just have to work harder at being an S.O.B.
And, yes, ThinkingMom, it’s a tough call between trying to allow a wide variety of opinions and avoiding unnecessary censorship but getting rid of someone who is here and posting just for disruption.
In spite of my views regarding the story of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, I really enjoy classical Christmas music, along with Jazz and Blues Christmas music.
My husband and younger son are serious bagpipers, so maybe some would say I would listen to anything
I’ve always kinda considered bagpipe music just noise, and mostly ignored it. Two weeks ago Saturday I was lying on the living room couch reading a book when I thought I heard bagpipes outside. Curious, i wnet out to the front porch and saw a man strolling on the sidewalk playing bagpipes. The sound of the music echoing among the houses was beautiful. I stood out there for about one minute until the man was out of sight and the sound was fading. Those few seconds changed my mind about bagpipes.
Maybe I’m just getting old. I’m even developing a taste for accordions.