Italo anything-o

Slothrop

Tight but Polite
So yeah, for various complicated reasons I'm meant to be learning a bit of Italian. As a bit of a side exercise in listening comprehension, I thought it'd be good to track down some decent italophone music to listen to.

So suggest some...

Any style is good provided it's got halfway comprehensible lyrics (no black metal, no grand opera, no instrumentals) and preferably isn't completely impossible to get hold of.

Thanks in advance!
 

Slothrop

Tight but Polite
It's not that I don't like Italian opera per se, it just doesn't seem ideal as a way of exposing myself to the language...
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I don't see why not. It might be better. You could wander Venetian piazzas and palazzi talking in a grandly inflated and dramatic style. You'd probably pull.
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
Italy had a spectacularly excellent hardcore scene in the early-mid 80s, right up there w/Finland, Sweden, Japan etc

Wretched, Disperazione, Negazione, Indigesti, Infezione, Declino, Peggio Punx, etc

all sing in Italian, mostly reasonably decipherably
 
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padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
actually, Italian Oi might be even better for your purposes

especially Nabat, who were 1) totally fucking awesome and 2) the bass player later went to be in Luther Blissett/Wu Ming

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