21st century blues

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  1. liquidswords

    liquidswords Member

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    Just like I hate Fenders.
    Just like I can't stand the snow.
    Just like my hand-me-down truck that I miss so much,
    even with no stereo.

    And just like ****ing with a condom on,
    though I've got no ****ing disease.
    Like getting tested for a brand new girl
    who just turns around and leaves.

    Like full-time school, a part time job,
    A niece I never see.
    Like headwinds. Girls with boyfriends.
    No money for no TV.

    Like that headstone with my name engraved
    from a generation passed.
    Like being twenty-three on Thursday.
    Like growing up too ******* fast.

    Like a cell phone full of numbers
    Not one soul I want to call.
    Like half-read books read by well-read eyes
    that pretend to have read them all.

    Like following a dream
    that cripples you with debt.
    Like laughing at a joke
    that hasn't caught up with you yet.

    Because I once knew why in those Kris Kross days.
    Spin the bottle and she moves in mysterious ways.
    Like a stupor.
    A Winnie Cooper.
    But now nothing makes sense to me.


    Patiently awaiting blues snobs to get mad about the thread title. :sarcasm
     
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  2. ak301

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    i thought this was gonna be about Robin Trower!
     
  3. liquidswords

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    I'll admit that I was hoping for that! :D
     
  4. Chrome Dinette

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    I would say that Captain Beefheart and company were playing 21st century blues well before the end of the 20th century.

    I always also thought that bands like Arab On Radar or US Maple were the ultimate modern blues bands. Not that all of their music sounds like what the bowling shirt crowd wants to hear, but I kind of get the same feeling from it as some old blues stuff that i like.





    See also related bands Shorty and Dead Rider:



     
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