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Offline Billzo

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Best first song for new listener?
« on: April 20, 2017, 12:08:40 PM »
So I've somehow managed to get a really cool girl interested in me, she knows I'm seeing DT on Sunday and she's asking me to introduce her to them.

She's into pop punk  :lol What the hell do I play her first!!?

For the record I played her my power metal band's album and she really liked it... so it may not be as tricky as I'm thinking  ???

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 12:15:30 PM »
Instrumedly.

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. Make sure she is reading the lyrics and contemplating the depth of existence while listening. Constantly remind her to be reading the lyrics as James sings, and always make sure she is aware of how technical everything is.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 12:16:39 PM »
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 12:35:25 PM »
Pull Me Under

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 01:22:18 PM »
Forsaken.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 01:24:31 PM »
I'd go with something recent, the older production on I&W might throw some people off... Maybe something straight forward like The Enemy Inside, The Looking Glass, On The Backs of Angels, etc...

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 01:56:17 PM »
These Walls.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 02:09:40 PM »
These Walls.

Oh yea, that's a good one as well.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 02:23:33 PM »
Instrumedly.

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. Make sure she is reading the lyrics and contemplating the depth of existence while listening. Constantly remind her to be reading the lyrics as James sings, and always make sure she is aware of how technical everything is.
Lol,  that will help his chances of not getting anywhere.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 02:37:03 PM »
The Mirror, These Walls or Forsaken.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 02:43:45 PM »
Just casually put in a DT cd when she's not paying attention and don't tell her who it is. That way you'll know if she honestly likes it if it catches her attention.
Octavarium is a safe place to start, or SC, ADTOE, DT12 are safe too imo..
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 02:47:01 PM »
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 03:11:05 PM »
Instrumedly.

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. Make sure she is reading the lyrics and contemplating the depth of existence while listening. Constantly remind her to be reading the lyrics as James sings, and always make sure she is aware of how technical everything is.
Lol,  that will help his chances of not getting anywhere.

Not sure if he was joking but my daughter is a huge Green Day/Blink fan and 6DOIT is by far her favorite DT album.  And she has heard them all....repeatedly
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2017, 03:31:10 PM »
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 04:40:58 PM »
Take the time
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 08:41:52 PM »
Pull Me Under

It was by far their biggest mainstream "hit" for a reason.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 09:02:58 PM »
Forsaken.


Agreed, either Forsaken or I Walk Beside You. The other options listed here are not a good bridge for a pop music fan.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 01:04:59 AM »
Take the Time is another good one in my experience. Anytime I'm listening to IaW around non-DT fans, that song always grabs their attention for some reason.
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 01:08:04 AM »
Pull Me Under

It was by far their biggest mainstream "hit" for a reason.

Well yea, back in the early 90's.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 11:17:10 AM »
Pull Me Under

It was by far their biggest mainstream "hit" for a reason.

Well yea, back in the early 90's.

How about OTBOA then?  Since that is the updated version of Pull Me Under, right?  :)

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2017, 06:08:07 AM »
The first few minutes of Instrumedley is what I've been showing first to everyone new to DT. I think it gives you a good idea of what makes DT unique.


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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2017, 06:47:57 AM »
Pull me under

I think it's just as catchy and powerful as it was back in the day.

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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2017, 07:29:42 AM »
If she truly has interest, play her I&W and Awake. You can't say you like a band or not based on one song.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2017, 08:09:18 AM »
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2017, 08:11:48 AM »
Pull Me Under

It was by far their biggest mainstream "hit" for a reason.

Well yea, back in the early 90's.

I think it's still their most instantly accessible tune, although Take the Time is a close second.

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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2017, 08:18:08 AM »
Well, with a better recording quality I think PMU has the potential to be hit in that era for the new listeners.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2017, 08:37:02 AM »
I think Under a Glass Moon would be a good introduction to DT.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2017, 11:36:03 AM »
You can't say you like a band or not based on one song.

This, although instead of a full album I'd rather make her listen to a compilation of a few songs; not too much songs either to not overwhelm her..
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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2017, 12:14:25 PM »
You can't say you like a band or not based on one song.

This, although instead of a full album I'd rather make her listen to a compilation of a few songs; not too much songs either to not overwhelm her..

I was going to say something similar. If someone is willing to listen to a new band, I don't think they'd be so narrowminded to refuse to ever listen to anything again after 30 seconds of a single song. Even when I'm most bored on YouTube and check out a song from a band I heard of but never listened to, I randomly skip through 2-3 songs to get a general idea. There is no need to pick one song with that song having the sole responsability of making a new fan or not, just suggest 3-4 songs maybe explaining the difference, as in "If you want something heavy, go for The Mirror, if you want something easier, pick Forsaken and These Walls, if you feel like trying to listen to a huge long song, listen to A Change of Seasons when you have 20 minutes to spare".
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2017, 04:46:34 PM »
6:00 was my first...and it floored me!

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2017, 08:17:38 PM »
Pull Me Under for sure

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2017, 08:40:26 AM »
Something from the Mangini era. Show 'em DT is current and relevant. Then bring in the classics.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2017, 10:20:19 AM »
About to Crash and About to Crash Reprise. They're catchy, hooky, good production, beautiful guitar and keyboard sound and a good representation of DT in my opinion.

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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2017, 11:08:03 AM »
When I met my wife, she was into Breaking Benjamin and stuff like that. So I hit her with Nightmare to Remember. She was wow'd!

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2017, 11:08:41 AM »
Did that song break her Benjamin?
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