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For the sake of clarity, they're appalling and anyone who plays one is also appalling.
They're perfectly fine, thanks.
and the accordion can be good in the right hands (backing tom waits; pirates; pirates backing tom waits)
the rest of them^ can fuck off though.
Would honestly, probably be alright with country and folk music if the stopped using stupid instruments.
Love accordions. Definitely the most tolerable busking instrument because a) really difficult for them to sing along and b) has a very 'full' sound so they never play with a backing track.
There I said it. Fuck out you twangy, constant volume'd twat
never thought an instrument could ruin a world cup, well that and all the shit football being played.
Get a reed you shit
all instruments are amazing.
This had so much potential. The Timbre can be beautiful. Then along came a million dreadlocked buskers taking full advantage o the diatonic tunings just hitting any old fucking thing and ruined it.
That and the fact there is a fucking multiple year waiting list/lottery to buy one and the second hand market has a 1000% mark up on the new price.
It should be uninvented.
Mainly cultivated a hatred of this from the permanent buskers on sauchiehall street who pretend to play them when it couldn't be more obvious that theyre part of the backing track theyre playing at full volume
guitars for surfer's who say lush a lot
This isn't Zelda and you are not Link.
it's for your own good though
At least with the bagpipes you don't get some absolute cunt bringing them to the park on a sunny day.
not the instrument. And yes, massive IDIOT DICKHEADS.
Agree with you on acoustic guitars. Would probably put it at no. 11 but we'll see what else comes out of this thread first
fuck you, Bill Bailey
The guy I was arguing with was like "it is shit in all instances, a totally annoying noise". I argued that while you could never really use it as a lead instrument, it was good in some backing instrument situations (gave examples like Radiohead, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion etc).
Then I found this following video and changed my mind. Not really sure what I changed my mind to, but it certainly changed.
Says you're wrong.
The worst is that plastic piano thing that you blow into that all the quirky indie guitar bands like to pull out for that one not-quite-so-guitary number. But it's shit. I think they're called a melodica. UNMELODICA more like.
Clinic. Won't have a word said against 'em.
Clinic. I mean they had that punky one (including said instrument) and the Twisty Levis one...but otherwise.
I saw them live four times c. 2000, twice with Radiohead, and they were just fairly boring.
Then I saw them again 2006 at ATP and they appeared to have exactly the same, slightly beige set.
But to put it above the ukulele is loco.
I think your average diser is prejudiced against traditional folk instruments cos they only really hear them being played by people who should just accept they're in a bog standard indie band and go back to the acoustic guitar.
Go listen to some Cajun music and zydeco and tell me you don't fuckin live the accordion. Wipe out the banjo from old time music and say goodbye to rock n roll ever happening.
the world music one
as it stood for something like World of Music and Dance, I think.
But get this: it happens worldwide and the Australian one is in Adelaide so they called it: WOMADelaide
Remember 'Swamp Thing' by The Grid?
the guy at the party with dreadlocks and a pair of bongos - the worst guy at the party
(in a guitar band context)
cause I'm sure Mr Hahn is ready to go!
Bagpipes - good
Accordion - wonderful
Banjo - amazing
Didgeridoo - ur racist
Ukelele - can be a bit shit
Keytar - can be a bit shit
Ukes are good, they don't have to sound twee they can be pretty bleak. banjo sounds awful when doing hillbilly stuff but played more simply and it is really nice.
maybe some keyboard effect or other and a bass guitar with an effect?, but the hold music for GHA (Glasgow Housing Association) has made me feel quite violent recently. I'm not in a particular hurry, and it's never on for long, but there's something about it which seems to be making an attempt to be as neutral and inoffensive and possible, whilst remaining a rung above muzak, which sets me right on edge.
...whilst being on hold to GHA?!
Congratulations paisan, you're a proper Glaswegian now! :)
Gonna use it as my motivation music for when I need to do some shitkicking.
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The flute can suck my dick though
if only you could all adopt the life-positive attitude of meths.
although I will say that I'm not a fan of really tacky midi piano sounds. like that Kwik-Save muzak sound.
traditional instruments get a bad rep because the efforts of tepid anti-musicians are all people hear of them.
Reminds me of that that icky plasticky Rhodesy sound from the late 80s/early 90s. It was everywhere, from Phil Collins albums to bank adverts on the telly. I blame the Yamaha DX7
or best instrument?:
that is amazing
it broke very quickly, and wasn't as fun as i'd hoped
where it's a piece of hollowed out wood with ridges on it, and you just run a stick up and down the outside. Don't insult my abilities, Mrs Moss, you prick, get me on one of those xylophones where the real action is, my mum's coming to watch this.
no results. pfah.
the trumpet is a good instrument, especially if you like ska punk and 18th century concertos. and jazz. and lots of things, in fact.
the cornet is its pathetic loser kid brother, mostly relegated to areas of the UK with high-level industrial decline and inbreeding. so, where there are lots of brass bands. fun fact! the cornet used to be cooler, in EARLY JAZZ. then it got mostly replaced by the trumpet. that's right, even jazz fans think the cornet's a loser instrument.
if you wanted any further evidence: i played cornet for 10 years, and i'm a loser.