10 favourite British bands?/10 favourite American bands?

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  1. theneverplayedsymphony

    theneverplayedsymphony The World's Forgotten Boy

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    British:
    The Smiths
    The Damned
    Buzzcocks
    The Kinks
    The Fall
    T-Rex
    Magazine
    The Exploited
    X-Ray Spex
    The Jam
    Public Image Ltd.

    American:
    The Stooges
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
    The Velvet Underground
    MC5
    Brian Jonestown Massacre
    The Doors
    The New York Dolls
    Ramones
    Sparks
    Pixies
     
  2. maynardmorrissey

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    British:
    The Smiths
    Mansun
    Porcupine Tree
    Depeche Mode
    Manics
    Oasis
    Portishead
    Pink Floyd
    Editors
    Ocean Colour Scene

    American:
    Tool
    A Perfect Circle
    QOTSA
    dredg
    NIN
    Deftones
    The Mars Volta
    Mouth Of The Architect
    Rob Zombie
    Disturbed
     
  3. Corrissey

    Corrissey lovable loser

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    I was listening to Feeling that Way and must add these guys to my list. :guitar:

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    These guys were the shit (that means great)!. Great rollerskating music, too. cool::p I wore my Journey concert t-shirt to school a lot. :cool:
     
  4. down_in_albion

    down_in_albion Clandestine global evil

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    Ha. Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Ha.

    Sorry :p
     
  5. Corrissey

    Corrissey lovable loser

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    Are you laughing at the music or their hair/clothes? Or me? :eek::p Have you ever heard Journey's music? I think you had to live in that magical time and space to appreciate. I know nugz 'gets' me.

    Thought of you today as I read an old piece on The National. I'd share it with you, but you've pissed me off. :mad: :p
     
  6. down_in_albion

    down_in_albion Clandestine global evil

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    A combination of all three actually ;):p

    But I've been drinking so you have to forgive me and tell me about the National thing:cool::D
     
  7. Corrissey

    Corrissey lovable loser

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    Jeesh...Just like the people who don't "get" Morrissey. :rolleyes:

    Always, I do forgive you. :) I wish I had some beer :p Since I'm glad you're back around...here 'tis =o)

    It's a short article from Rolling Stone, June 14, 2007. I was throwing away a ton of them the other night and noticed that they make a reference to The Smiths (oops, wrong thread!) and it caught my eye.

    Re: Matt Berninger ... His affinity for that narrative style emerged during adolescence, after his older sister introduced him to artists like the Replacements, the Violent Femmes and, especially, the Smiths. "When I was a kid, I worked at a driving range where I had to go pick up the golf balls in this cart with a cage over the top. I would listen to The Queen is Dead on my headphones and drive around the range, this bitter eighth-grader being pelted by golf balls. That's when I realized that rock & roll could be more meaningful."

    :cool:

    I think based on that they echo' Leonard Cohen & Nick Cave -and obviously Moz??? and your recommendations, I may just purchase something of theirs... Boxers? You had me buy Up the Bracket ;) and I wasn't disappointed.
     
  8. down_in_albion

    down_in_albion Clandestine global evil

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    Morrissey? Never heard of 'im.

    I have wine. I would send it by airmail but it would probably be too late ;)

    That's cool. thanks.

    My favourite is Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers but Boxer is good too. Boxer that is not Boxers, which is something else entirely :D





    If you don't like these songs...well, well, something. Meh.
     
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  9. Corrissey

    Corrissey lovable loser

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    Guess I'm not Meh. :) Here's where you say "Told ya so!" ;):p I will check them out further, thanks.

    I just read a blip on the same page about Tiger Army, that the group looks to Carl Perkins and Morrissey for inspiration. "We have a sense of history. Some younger bands have influences they're not even aware of". It notes they are "a psychobilly punk" band from LA. Think I'll check them out too.

    I obvs didn't read my RS from June of 07. :o

    p.s. unopened wine keeps a long time ;) will keep an eye on my mailbox.
     
  10. down_in_albion

    down_in_albion Clandestine global evil

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    I used to be into that psychobilly stuff. Tiger Army supported Moz from what I remember. Their tattoo's rock, but the music is bleh. ;)



    I also didn't realise anyone still read Rolling Stone. There seemed no point after HST passed. :p

    Now I'm nearly out of wine...it's now either start on the Vodka or go to bed. Heh.
     
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  11. Corrissey

    Corrissey lovable loser

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    Oh, right :o I don't think I've heard anything of theirs, tho. and your post was (disabled :().

    Yes, I went thru the RS decline. HST RIP :( I don't subscribe anymore, but no harm looking at the pictures. :D I'll occasionally pick one up depending on the cover story/articles. Most times, I just thumb through it looking for (& expectingany :o) references to Morrissey. :D I've been doing that for along time now... and I still wonder, is he still 'referenceable'?, meaning will he always be an influence? and I think (and hope!) ... yes. :)
     
  12. bysshe

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    Oh, I love that song! I like Greg Rolie's voice. :)

    Love Journey. :D

    It's too hard for me to narrow down to 10. If I can manage to do that one day, I may post my list. :o
     
  13. down_in_albion

    down_in_albion Clandestine global evil

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    Didn't realise it had embedding disabled. Oh well, you didn't miss anything. They suck. ;)

    I don't even remember the last paper copy I saw of RS. The one with Cobain on the cover about a year or more ago I think.
     
  14. Corrissey

    Corrissey lovable loser

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    The last couple I bought were in July (w/Obama on the cover) and August (Rbt Downey Jr :horny: on the cover). RS has changed their format, too.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/ente...80812?feedType=RSS&feedName=entertainmentNews

    It does look 'classier', but it's yet another step away from what I once knew & loved.
     
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  15. Lib

    Lib French Dog Blues

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    journey are totally the shit!
     
  16. puuk

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    UK:

    The Cure
    Cocteau Twins
    The Sundays
    The Smiths
    Slowdive
    The Police
    Joy Division
    U2
    The Beatles
    Joe Jackson

    US:

    The Doors
    Velvet Underground
    Prince
    Michael Jackson
    James Brown
    Victims Family
    Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Miles Davis
    Chick Corea
    John Scofield
     
  17. nugz

    nugz SUPAHSTAR!

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    i just wanted to quote this. :)
     
  18. ellay mort

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    absolutely no-way to limit english to 10:

    the smiths
    pulp
    buzzcocks
    pink floyd
    the long blondes
    belle & sebastian
    the divine comedy
    the stone roses, oasis, suede
    beatles, the kinks etc

    i'm leaving out loads...


    american:

    the ramones
    simon & garfunkel
    the doors
     
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  19. Ellen

    Ellen One hell of a retard.

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    In order of preference.

    1) The Smiths
    2) Belle and Sebastian
    3) Radiohead
    4) The Wedding Present
    5) Pulp
    6) Suede
    7) The Beatles
    8) Elvis Costello and the Attractions
    9) The Fall
    10)The Teardrop Explodes

    (no I haven't forgotten Joy Division, I just don't like them that much.)


    1) Pavement
    2) Blondie
    3) Sparks
    4) Bright Eyes
    5) Pixies
    6) The Velvet Underground
    7) The Beach Boys
    8) Nirvana
    9) New York Dolls
    10) LCD Soundsystem

    (FLEETWOOD MAC are also amazing but they don't deserve to be in such a serious list. Ha. Also a lot of 'groups' such as The Shangri-Las and The Ronettes which I love to pieces aren't there cos they're not really bands innit.)
     
  20. boyleastlikelyto

    boyleastlikelyto well, that's the story of my life..

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    A lot of the bands on My lists have split up and their members formed new bands, done solo work or have stayed together and had side-projects. So I'm counting them as one with their original band (if I like their new band/solo work, that is) a couple of them overlap.

    British Top Ten

    1. The Smiths - Morrissey solo - Electronic - Johnny Marr and the Healers
    2. The Libertines - Babyshambles - Dirty Pretty Things
    3. The Buzzcocks - Magazine - Pete Shelley Solo - Howard Devoto Solo
    4. Joy Division - New Order - Electronic - Revenge - Monaco - The Other Two
    5. The Clash - Joe Strummer solo - Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - The Good, The Bad and The Queen
    6. The Jam - The Style Council - Paul Weller solo
    7. David Bowie
    8.The Cure - The Glove
    9. Placebo
    10. Arctic Monkeys - The Last Shadow Puppets

    American Top Ten

    1. Thursday
    2. Cursive - The Good Life - Slowdown Virginia
    3. Bright Eyes - Desaparecidos - Conor Oberst solo - the Faint
    4. The Moving Units
    5. The Doors
    6. Rilo Kiley - Jenny Lewis solo - The Postal Service
    7. The Rapture
    8. Modest Mouse - Ugly Cassanova
    9. The Faint - Broken Spindles - The Cocoon
    10. The Misfits - Misfits '95 - Samhaim - Danzig - Undead - Graves - Gotham RD. - Michale Graves solo - Dr. Chudd's X-Ward
     
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