Favorite Artists

By vantz vantz
updated over 4 years ago

To this list I'm adding people who had made music that deeply influenced me, changed my life and made it worth living. Music means very much to me, maybe the most important thing in my life, so to me these are very important people. I tried to maintain chronological order, but it's very hard and, thus, unprecise.

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven

    That's why I listen to music at all. 5th concerto, Oborin/Gauk. I remember, I know who is the most important person in my life.

  2. Béla Bartók

    This was my first step from "classical" music to "experimental" music. Though I had not realized that until much later.

  3. David Bowie

    In walked luck and you looked in time. Never look back, walk tall, act fine.
    What can I say? Bowie is more like a constant companion.

  4. The Rolling Stones

    Monkey men.

  5. King Crimson

    King Crimson were one of my earliest "non-classical" deep impressions. And my attachment to their music lives on.

  6. Tin Machine

    Take me anywhere.

  7. Jethro Tull

    The cup of crimson wonder.

  8. Fripp & Eno

    It's very personal, maybe one of the most important things in my life.

  9. Robert Fripp

    I'd like to mention RF separately from KC because listening to his own (solo) music was one of the best things which ever happened to me.

  10. Brian Eno

    He had more fruitful collaborations than anyone in the world!

  11. Talking Heads

    Turn like a wheel inside a wheel. That's the energy and hitting the spot. No more of that boring art-rock διάρροια

  12. Звуки Му

    Вы спросите: - Му! Где кого я видел? Я отвечу: - Всех вас видел. Где - не скажу!

  13. Roxy Music

    In every dream home a heartache.

  14. Сергей Курёхин

    4D music, he always wanted to get from music something more than music.

  15. Matching Mole

    Personal history. The first CD I've ever bought was Matching Mole (s/t).

  16. Robert Wyatt

    Robert Wyatt.

  17. Lou Reed

    Lou Reed.

  18. Soft Machine

    It begins with a blessing, it ends with a curse, making life easy by making it worse.
    That's how Mr. Wyatt came into my life.

  19. Аукцыон

    Ааа!.. Что ты ходишь?!!... Ааа!.. Чего ты хочешь?!!...

  20. Traveling Wilburys

    Personal history.

  21. Cocteau Twins

    That was one of my turns. Treasure.

  22. Frank Zappa

    Maybe his taste is dubious, but certainly he made a lot of very good music.

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    Gong

    Gong

    I am, you are, we are CRAZY!

  24. The Velvet Underground

    Music is a big thing. That's the message.

  25. Nico (3)

    Nico.