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Ishotdanieljohnston

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Accoustic for a rap fan
« on: 23 Sep 2007, 03:03 »

One of my freinds, whose never really moved beyond the rap genre, has asked if i could reccomend him any good acoustic stuff.
So far i've reccomended:

     Elliott Smith- Either/Or
     Nick Drake- Pink Moon
     Mark Kozelek- Little Drummer Boy
     

Who am i missing?
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #1 on: 23 Sep 2007, 04:56 »

Yeah, I've seen it argued in places that 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' can be considered a sort of proto-rap.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #2 on: 23 Sep 2007, 05:30 »

yeah, i was considerin this (and i agree that song is very rap like) and bob dylan really is my god, but i think this guy might consider himself too cool to listen to dylan, to really give him a chance.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #3 on: 23 Sep 2007, 07:18 »

I've got to add another check for Dylan. The album Bringing It All Back Home is the one you want to start him on; that's got one side of the acoustic - with particularly 'It's Alright Ma' sounding like rap and metal all at once, played on an acoustic guitar - and one of electric, featuring the aforementioned 'Subterranean Homesick Blues.' Shows the best of Dylan's acoustic side, introduces his electric side and also proves his influence on rap.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #4 on: 23 Sep 2007, 07:31 »

Simon & Garfunkel!  Not all their stuff is acoustic though.  :|
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #5 on: 23 Sep 2007, 08:10 »

If you really want to ease him into it, check out Jay-Z's MTV Unplugged with the Roots as his backup band.  From what i remember the performance is all acoustic.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #6 on: 28 Sep 2007, 09:12 »

For modern acoustic rock, it doesn't get much better (IMHO) than:

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I wouldn't mind hearing suggestions for good contemporary acapella style rap though.  There's a genre I don't hear much of.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #7 on: 28 Sep 2007, 09:30 »

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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #8 on: 28 Sep 2007, 10:05 »

If he doesn't mind instrumental-only, recommend him John Fahey and Jack Rose.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #9 on: 28 Sep 2007, 10:12 »

Anyone who thinks they are too cool for Bob Dylan needs to listen to Hurricane and One More Cup of Coffee.
Then we'll see what's what.

Seriously, make him listen to Dylan.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #10 on: 29 Sep 2007, 04:56 »

I think Dylan would qualify because at the height of his creative powers as a lyricist he could fit a lot of detail into his songs, whether surrealist, socio-political or depply personal. Likewise, the first couple of Phil Ochs albums have this in common.

If the Roots can cover "Masters of War" any hip-hop fan should be able to appreciate his lyrical abilities.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #11 on: 06 Oct 2007, 08:04 »

I'm surprised no one has jokingly suggested Ben Folds.
Do you all not know about his cover of Bitches Ain't Shit?
(Heehee. A couple of my friends have memorized every word of it.)
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #12 on: 06 Oct 2007, 17:19 »

I'm surprised no one has jokingly suggested Ben Folds.
Do you all not know about his cover of Bitches Ain't Shit?
(Heehee. A couple of my friends have memorized every word of it.)

"Jokingly"?
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #13 on: 07 Oct 2007, 12:40 »

I'm surprised no one has suggested Ben Folds.

Well, if you want to be obvious...
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #14 on: 09 Oct 2007, 12:20 »

Two words for you:

JAMES. TAYLOR.

Stevie Ray Vaughan's acoustic stuff is really good too. Just don't ever play Clapton's acoustic version of "Layla" for this dude or he will NEVER branch off from rap. "Tears in Heaven" is acceptable-ish. "Gallows Pole" by Zeppelin, as well as "Bron-Yr-Aur" and "Black Country Woman"... eh. They're heavy acoustic but acoustic nonetheless, and definitely in the "win" category.

I'll also throw down "ELM" by the Seatbelts as my high card, as well as put a second on Simon and Garfunkel. If you can find the acoustic version of "Try Honesty" by Billy Talent, do it. Got any Sondre Lerche? Do it.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #15 on: 09 Oct 2007, 12:31 »

Billy Talent covered a Simon & Garfunkel song?
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #16 on: 09 Oct 2007, 12:35 »

I got James Taylor confused with John Tesh for a second.

This is important because Tesh's very existence infuriates me.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #17 on: 10 Oct 2007, 03:40 »

Billy Talent covered a Simon & Garfunkel song?

No, "Try Honesty" is an original Billy Talent. If you can find the acoustic version, it's pretty good, even if the vocals are shit.
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Re: Accoustic for a rap fan
« Reply #18 on: 10 Oct 2007, 07:34 »

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