What do these songs have in common, and where can I find more like them?
October 7, 2012 10:25 AM Subscribe
I'm an huge Everlast fan. Finding others songs or artists that are like his rap-heavy songs is easy; please help me find more like his acoustic guitar-heavy songs.
posted by Room 641-A to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
These examples have something -- or things -- in common. I really don't have the musical vocabulary to describe what that is except the acoustic guitar and the fact that they grooooove hard, so I'll let the music speak for itself:
To start, lets use Today (Watch Me Shine) is the platonic ideal
Here's a slower example: Black Coffee
Black Jesus has a heavier metal sound and is a little more...spare?
What It's Like isn't purely acoustic, but it's simpler than the other examples. And maybe the drums?
God Wanna leans more towards funk and rap.
So basically more of that. And feel free to go down the Everlast collaboration rabbit hole.
What I'm not
looking for: acoustic versions of songs, power ballads, and other purely hiphop artists that share that part of his sound
These songs would definitely be marked best answer, but they're still missing that je ne sais quoi
that the Everlast songs have:
Soundgarden - Burden In My Hand
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
Love & Rockets - No New Tale To Tell
If you don't know of any songs but can drop some musical terms that describe what I'm talking about that would also be helpful, e.g., syncopated to describe "salsa dancing drumming".