RE: Hi Ace...
Posted by: Don ()
Date: November 30, 2000 06:58AM

First off, let me get this off my chest:


I just spent about 15-20 minutes writing a detailed response to your questions. As I was finishing it up, I hit a button on the keyboard and everything just disappeared. That's not the first time that's happened to me. I wish I knew which button it was that does that. I'd be a lot more careful. Anyways, onward...

Ace wrote:
Hey your post, you mentioned the band Moist....I've never heard of them. Of the current crop of new bands out there, who's music do they sound like...are they more like Creed, Kid Rock, Marv 3, Matchbox 20?

...Hmmm. Good question. You know the way some of the bands we've mentioned have retained a little bit of the grunge (I know, that's a dirty word these days) sound? I'm thinking about actsl like Creed and 3 Doors Down. Their sound isn't all that upbeat, and doesn't seem as punk influenced as acts like Marvelous 3, Eve 6, Blink 182, etc. Well, Moist is like that. Their overall sound is actually a little melancholy in places, but is, at the same time, quite haunting in terms of its melodies. Some of their songs ("Resurrection" and "Breathe" come immediately to mind) just seem to lodge themselves in my brain for days after I've heard them. Of all of the modern bands that have been discussed, I guess I'd have to say that Moist's overall sound reminds me most of Collective Soul's. The vocals are considerably different, but musically, they're reasonably similar. If you visit A & B Sound's website ( and look up the various artists compilation "Big Shiny Tunes 4," you can check out some brief soundbytes of "Breathe").

Also, I thought that Savage Garden was supposed to be mellow....are there rock tunes on their cd or is it all mellow stuff? Thanks.

...You are right, Savage Garden would definitely not be considered a rock band, especially by anyone posting on this board. In my mind, I've always considered them to be a modern-day equivalent to Air Supply. And yet, that comparison also seems somewhat unfair, as I have never been all that fond of A.S. and IMO, S.G. aren't nearly as lightweight and cheesy as A.S. (sorry if I've offended any A.S. fans). What S.G. are is a first-rater pop band which oozes class. Both of their albums are, IMO, pop classics and I'd have a hard time deciding which one to recommend over the other to someone who isn't familiar with their work. The first album contains "Truly Madly Deeply," wich is one of the slickest and most beautiful ballads I've ever heard. The second album, "Affirmation," contains several gems, including the title track and the totally infectious "Crash and Burn." If you enjoy pop music at all, I would recommend that you check this band out. But again, don't expect music with an edge, 'cuz despite the fact that they use the word "Savage" in their name, these guys are as tame as pussycats. Hope that this has been at least somewhat helpful. Cheers.

p.s. - Unless you haven't turned a radio on in the last 5 years, I'd be shocked if you hadn't actually heard some Savage Garden tunes. Their hits seem to permeate the airwaves. I'm sure that if you checked out some soundbytes, you'd recognize lots of what you heard.

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