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#1113536 - 08/18/16 08:08 PM American Influenced Album From Italian Pop Rock Band The General  
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From Naples, Italy, the five piece band The General Brothers recently released a video for their song “Bye Bye Baby” on their YouTube page.

The band recently released their self-titled debut (all songs in English) available for FREE DOWNLOAD. The album features seven tracks of original English spoken music written by the band’s lead singer Angelo Esposito. Before adding the rest of the band’s lineup, Esposito started the band as an acoustic duo with his brother Andrea until they later decided to go for a more developed sound. They are influenced by a variety of genres from folk and rhythm and blues all the way to electronic and funk.

Their unique sound and passion shine through in their music and performances. Follow them on Instagram, visit their YouTube channel, and their official website here: www.TheGeneralBrothers.com


#1113722 - 08/21/16 05:26 PM Re: American Influenced Album From Italian Pop Rock Band The General [Re: Purpledarts]  
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Seems to me that while northern Europe and Scandinavia have been greatly influenced by American rock 'n' roll, southern Europe has been largely unaffected.

#1125347 - 03/14/17 11:11 AM Re: American Influenced Album From Italian Pop Rock Band The General [Re: Purpledarts]  
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France is one of the only Euro countries that still feature a large % of music made by people in France and French lyrics. Most of the rest sound like any UK or major market US radio station.


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#1128176 - 06/01/17 06:05 PM Re: American Influenced Album From Italian Pop Rock Band The General [Re: Purpledarts]  
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Hmm, maybe so a few years ago but by now, not so much anymore. I hear more French lyrics when I drive through Quebec than when I visit France. Looking at the current top 10 in the French charts, there is only one song with French lyrics and it's not really a "French" sounding song, by a French/Moroccan rapper.

There is slightly more French music/lyrics when you go down the charts, rank 30+ but still not that much.

Similar situation in Germany. However, the Spanish charts, at least at this very moment feature 8 Spanish lyrics in the top 10. Obviously, many familiar names in it such as Shakira or Enrique Iglesias but still, 8 out of 10 being Spanish.


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