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Does it matter to you where a musician is from?

Asked by auhsojsa (2516points) January 24th, 2012

I’m referring to location. Like do you take into serious condition whether a band is from New York, San Diego, Canada, Omaha, etc as it pertains to a musicians sound? Do you have expectations of a musician coming from a particular place?

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marinelife's avatar

Not at all. I don’t usually even take notice of that.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

No, I don’t think so.

stardust's avatar

No, not at all. It’s about the music of course

MilkyWay's avatar

Nope. All about their music.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

I don’t take it seriously, but I do like to know where the band I listen to comes from.
I don’t think you can really expect a certain “sound” out of any one place. Lots of bands I listen to just happen to be from New York, but they all sound very, very, different.
Just listen to a song from Fun. and then one from Samuel….and then one from Matt & Kim.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@auhsojsa Does it matter to you where your bands come from?

fundevogel's avatar

Only if it’s metal. It’s very hard to be an American metal band and get into my itunes library. The European metal scene is so much richer than America’s. The Nordic countries in particular produce some fine metal.

I suspect it has something to do with vikings.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Mott was from Hoople and it didn’t make a difference.

glastonburyian's avatar

I’ve frequently come across a new (to me) band or artist, and not even known where they were from. In fact some of the music on my mp3 player is by bands that I honestly couldn’t say where they come from.
I always judge music by what I like, not where the band come from.

blueiiznh's avatar

Nope. It’s abot the music.

Would it matter where a poet, writer, artist was from?

I think not. Artistic talent has no geographic bound.

mangeons's avatar

It doesn’t really matter to me. I don’t even know where half the bands/artists I listen to are from, it doesn’t really make a difference.

downtide's avatar

It doesn’t matter to me. Although there was a very particular style of music coming from Manchester in the 80s and early 90s (bands like Joy Division, New Order, the Stone Roses, the Smiths, etc. This all faded out when the Hacienda nightclub (where most Manchester bands started their careers) closed down.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

A few areas have been associated with different music styles, Seatle, Nashville, Ireland, etc but it’s whether it sounds good to my ear that I go by. Even when I’m listening to a group from one of those areas I often find a really good sound totally different than my initial thoughts.

zenvelo's avatar

Doesn’t matter to me at all. But it is sometimes a surprise, there was a rash of groups from Scotland a few years back- Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall, Franz Ferdinand.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

NO not all,there are great and bad musicians from all parts of the world,if they are good I will buy and listen to their music,if they are bad I wont and could care less to where they are from.

auhsojsa's avatar

@Aesthetic_Mess Nope I’m on the same boat as most of the answers. But I’m always curious where an artist is from. I do look for shits and giggles try and get a sense of a place of inspiration, although I just think too much anyhow.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

I could not care less.

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