Okay, Les...your rants about metal have to stop. You seem like an intelligent guy but what you know about metal couldn't fill a thimble. Most musicians who listen to, like, and play metal credit Sabbath, Zeppelin, and Purple as the genre's collective starting point. However, most credit Sabbath's decisively darker material as being metal's flash point. Their music was heavier and their subject material was more ominous. Zeppelin sang about scoring chicks and The Lord of the Rings (not that there's anything wrong with that...I love Zeppelin). But Led Zeppelin doesn't even like to be called 'heavy metal' and got their "lead" naming when Keith Moon told them, "You'll go over like a lead balloon." Sabbath embrace their metal ancestry. I don't even know why you comment on metal because this is the second time you've referred to it as "middle school music". Remember when you posted this?
Originally Posted by LSchefman
Unfortunately, however, none of the albums you listed was among them...
I mean, 80s metal? OK, I guess, if you're stuck in a middle school time warp (kidding, sorta
Seriously, "What You Need" by INXS, a classic. "Higher Love," Winwood. Good stuff. Bruce Hornsby's first hit. Elegant music for a more civilized age.
If you're into INXS, Steve Winwood, and Bruce Hornsby...maybe you should comment about Hall & Oates being on the list. Feel free to discuss their vast impact on the civilized and enlightened. Leave the heavy music tutelage to those to like it and know it.