From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 maximum

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Justin Playfair

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

Does this mean that the Ink Spots aren't eligible? Just kidding:). I like the Ink Spots though, they were my Grandma's favorite musical group.

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The Ink Spots.



Here's my personal Top Ten favorites (in numerical order)....


#1, my favorite) Morrissey

#2) The Smashing Pumpkins

#3) Morcheeba

#4) The Smiths

#5) Echobelly. I also include a lot of the beautiful calm of zero songs that Sonya & Glenn have created. Songs such as "Something That Remains," "Silence on the Radio," "Reign On," and "Faces in the Mirror." Beautiful songs all! (Unfortunately, YouTube doesn't offer any of the studio versions, so I can't post any of these wonderful songs.)

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Sonya & Glenn.



#6) Ice-T, the rap artist. Thanks Ice-T, your music literally saved my life for an entire year, and I'll never, ever forget that. (I don't like his hard rock group Body Count very much though. I like maybe two of their songs.) If anyone wants to read a wonderful, and starkly honest autobiography, then please read this one....


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#7) Elton John. Thanks, Elton. Your beautiful music, along with Bernie and Tim's beautiful lyrics, have always brought peace and joy to me, throughout the decades. Always.

#8) Siouxsie & the Banshees

#9) The Cure. I've hardly posted any of their magnificent songs on Morrissey-Solo. Here's my favorite song by them.....



"A Forest" by The Cure



-a masterpiece.



#10) Neil Young (solo, with Crazy Horse, with C,S,N, & Y, etc.)




Here's my other fifteen favorite musical artists of all-time. They aren't in numerical order; they are instead in alphabetical order (iTunes alphabetical order) ....


....I have to go to a fantasy football draft, that I frankly want no part of. More info coming soon.....
 
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Hornyssey

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

Too many to mention:

Favorite solo singer:

Elvis Presley
Mikel Erentxun (Spanish)

Favorite Band:

The Smiths
Entre Ríos (Spanish)
 

Chickpea

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

Narrowed down from 50+ to exactly 35, and I'm sure I'm making some horrible omission that's going to wake me up in the middle of the night.

Alphabetically, to reduce further anxiety:

A Certain Ratio
And Also the Trees
Beastie Boys
Bauhaus
David Bowie
The Chameleons
Cocteau Twins
The Cure
Current 93
Death In June
Depeche Mode
Echo and the Bunnymen
Felt
Michael Jackson/J5
Joy Division
John Lennon
Love and Rockets
Lowlife
Janelle Monae
Morrissey
New Order
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Police
Prince
The Psychedelic Furs
Public Enemy
Ramones
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Sisters of Mercy
Skinny Puppy
The Smiths
Talking Heads
Tears For Fears
Television
Wire
 

Detritus

Teenage Lightning
Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

This was tough. Here's my 35 (in no particular order):

Talking Heads
Coil
Swans
The Smiths
Morrissey
Joni Mitchell
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Tom Waits
Charles Mingus
Einsturzende Neubauten
of Montreal
Throbbing Gristle
Rufus Wainwright
The Shangri-Las
Kate Bush
Sigur Ros
Foetus
The Roots
The Supremes
The B-52s
Simon & Garfunkel
Death in June
Joanna Newsom
John Zorn
Skinny Puppy
Tori Amos
Leonard Cohen
Tom Ze
Bauhaus
The Magnetic Fields
Killing Joke
Depeche Mode
Portishead
Xiu Xiu


We have some overlap, Chickpea.
 
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Anonymous

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

in no order..


nirvana
the smiths
suede
belle and sebastian
talking heads
beastie boys
the replacements
sublime
marilyn manson
the manic street preachers

pulp
r.e.m
mindless self indulgence
sonic youth my bloody valentine
the pixies
fugazi
black flag
t.rex
the doors
the beatles

the velvet underground
the flying burrrito brothers
the descendents
the blood brothers
at the drive in

this is an impossible list for me to make. i love music. in all its forms to some degree and i could go on forever depending on my mood and the time given. this was off the top of my head in this one sitting. it could all change tomorrow and back again the next day.

p.s. i also didnt include the solo artists. i.e people billed under there own name but still with a band line lou reed (berlin), david bowie (aladinsane), iggy pop (kill city), costello (my aim is true), gram parsons (grievous angel), so many bob dyan albums, so many donovon albums, so many cat stevens albums, so many nick drake albums (ok not so many), sam cooke (night beat), paul westerberg(14 songs), richard hell etc etc etc. i feel like thats another list and you asked for bands.
 
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looks like i tried to cheat by putting sonic youth and mbv together. um yeah so 26 i guess
 

Chickpea

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

We have some overlap, Chickpea.
After seeing your and Anon's lists, I'm feeling ashamed for leaving out Kate Bush, Tom Waits, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, and Suede. :eek:

Edit: Argh, and Pet Shop Boys!

Edit edit: DEVO!!! I hate myself.
 
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fredkocherpepsi

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

I'm going to attempt this later when I get on the computer. I'm going to steal Chickpea's idea and do it alphabetically.
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

Morrissey
Built to Spill
Pavement
Calexico
Simon & Garfunkel
Pinback
Beatles
Joan Baez
Bob Dylan*
Solex
Spoon
Grandaddy
Arcade Fire
Cat Power
Menomena
Pixies*
Yo La Tengo*
M. Ward
Radiohead
Fiona Apple
Sigur Ros*
White Stripes
Rolling Stones
Kinks

Bob Marley
Modest Mouse
Mogwai
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs*
Emily Wells
Sister Crayon
Beach Boys
Beck
Ike & Tina Turner
Belle & Sebastian

Elliot Smith
Peter Bjorn and John
The Postal Service*
The Shins
They Might Be Giants

Neutral Milk Hotel
Blonde Redhead
Iron & Wine
The National

Velvet Underground
New Pornographers
Nick Drake
Depeche Mode

The Clash
Neil Young*
Mozart
Grieg
Sibelius
Animal Collective

T. Rex
Crosby Stills Nash Young
Tom Petty
Moody Blues
Little Wings

Talking Heads
B-52s
Gorillaz
Beastie Boys
OMD
Peter, Paul & Mary

Gordon Lightfoot*
Neil Diamond*
Chicago
Styx (they fucking rock so stfu)
Dave Brubeck
Thelonious Monk
Lionel Richie

Hank Williams*
Merle Haggard
Patsy Cline
Dolly


Have I got 35 yet? :p

* Bonus
 
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Anonymous

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CG

I adore The Postal Service
 
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Anonymous

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thats a good list crystal. merle haggard, hank williams and motzart (sic) are all good company. still cant take the national but you picked some good ones. no one remembers grandaddy anymore and they made two really really good albums. one i cant listen to cause it makes me sad
 

Tibby

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

1. Morrissey
2.The Smiths
3.Elvis
5.Jeff Buckley
6. Radiohead
7.R.E.M.
8.The Ramones
9.Lou Reed
10.The Doors
11.Depeche Mode
12.Nirvana
13.David Bowie
14.Bob Marley
15.The Shirelles
16.Pearl Jam
17.Soundgarden
18.The Pogues
19.Red Hot Chili Peppers
20.Blur
21.Siouxsie and The Banshees
22.Bjork
23.The Beatles
24.The B-52`S
25.The Clash
 
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Anonymous

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The Smiths
Beach Boys
The Screamers
Rocket From The Crypt (all John Reis projects actually, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Sultans, Night Marchers)
Scott Walker (old and new)
Pixies (not the Kim-less version)
David Bowie
Archers Of Loaf
T. Rex
Marvin Gaye
Aphex Twin
Ariel Pink
Sparks
Jeff Buckley
Kool Keith
Kim Wilde (early 80s)
Belle & Sebastian
Cranes
Sleater-Kinney
At The Drive-In
Les Savy Fav
Xiu Xiu
Captain Beefheart
Radiohead
US Maple
 
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Anonymous

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Brilliant list.

1. Morrissey
2.The Smiths
3.Elvis
5.Jeff Buckley
6. Radiohead
7.R.E.M.
8.The Ramones
9.Lou Reed
10.The Doors
11.Depeche Mode
12.Nirvana
13.David Bowie
14.Bob Marley
15.The Shirelles
16.Pearl Jam
17.Soundgarden
18.The Pogues
19.Red Hot Chili Peppers
20.Blur
21.Siouxsie and The Banshees
22.Bjork
23.The Beatles
24.The B-52`S
25.The Clash
 
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Justin Playfair

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

The Smiths

Morrissey

Depeche Mode

The Cure

R.E.M.

Siouxsie & The Banshees

David Bowie

Elvis Presley

The Beatles

Bjork

Sade

U2

Joy Division / New Order

Bob Dylan

Kraftwerk

Talking Heads

Johnny Cash

Bob Marley

The Clash

The Ramones

The Kinks

The Doors

Roy Orbison

The Police

Simple Minds

Beastie Boys

Belle and Sebastian

The Psychedelic Furs

Talk Talk

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

A-ha

The Cranberries

Madonna

Prince

bonus plus: The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend, The Killers, The White Stripes


Beautiful choice.


"King of Sorrow" by Sade





After seeing your and Anon's lists, I'm feeling ashamed for leaving out Kate Bush, Tom Waits, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, and Suede. :eek:

Edit: Argh, and Pet Shop Boys!

Edit edit: DEVO!!! I hate myself.


I couldn't agree more, and I've only heard two of their songs. However, this Phenomenal song & video take them over the top for me. Stoned posted it in the "What Are You Listening to Now" thread five or six months ago, it was the first time I ever heard the song or saw the video.


"Domino Dancing" by Pet Shop Boys

 
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Justin Playfair

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

1. Morrissey
2.The Smiths
3.Elvis
5.Jeff Buckley
6. Radiohead
7.R.E.M.
8.The Ramones
9.Lou Reed
10.The Doors
11.Depeche Mode
12.Nirvana
13.David Bowie
14.Bob Marley
15.The Shirelles
16.Pearl Jam
17.Soundgarden
18.The Pogues
19.Red Hot Chili Peppers
20.Blur
21.Siouxsie and The Banshees
22.Bjork
23.The Beatles
24.The B-52`S
25.The Clash


^^^^ Great list!!:)


I never finished my list so I guess I'll finish it now. (My Top Ten are up above.)


-From 11 to 35 (not in numerical order, but in iTunes style alphabetical order)...


* 10,000 Maniacs


"Like the Weather" by 10,000 Maniacs



-Absolutely beautiful.



* The B-52's

* B.B. King

* The Beau Brummels


"Magic Hollow" by The Beau Brummels



-Stunning. The first 1:26 of this song is incredibly beautiful, and then starting at 1:27, it becomes even ten times more beautiful.



* Billy Joel

* Chic. Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards are one of the very best songwriting teams of all-time. They wrote and composed dozens of tremendous Chic songs. They wrote and composed all of Sister Sledge's best songs ( "He's the Greatest Dancer," "Thinking of You," "Lost in Music," and the number one smash, "We Are Family.") They wrote and composed the phenomenal Norma Jean single "High Society!" Nile played lead guitar on all of these tracks, and Bernard of course played his beautiful bass guitar on all of them. Nile also is a wonderful producer. He's done some outstanding production work for artists such as The B-52's, Madonna, David Bowie, etc., etc. Johnny Marr loves Chic. Johnny has exquisite taste!


"He's the Greatest Dancer" by Sister Sledge




* The Doobie Brothers. One of the most underrated musical artists of all-time. Dozens of outstanding songs from two incredible songwriters (Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons), and one inconsistent, and yet at times brilliant one (Michael McDonald.)

* The Durutti Column. Vini Reilly, Wow! I had barely heard of them before posting on Moz-Solo. I found this incredible video on the "What Are You Listening to Now" thread. It was posted by Irregular Regular.


"Never Known" by The Durutti Column




* Dwight Yoakam

* Eric B. & Rakim (rap artists)

* Frank Sinatra

* The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"Little Wing" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience



In May of 2012 I traveled to Renton, Washington, to visit Jimi Hendrix's gravesite. I was able to spend twenty minutes alone at his gravesite, until a family of four showed up. They were a very nice family. It was a beautiful late afternoon in Renton. A very peaceful experience. Very peaceful.

Here are a few pictures from that May day....

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-Those are actual lipstick marks (all of them.)


Here are two other gravesites that caught my attention in the cemetery....

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Rest in Peace.



* Johnny Marr


"Easy Money" by Johnny Marr


-October can not come soon enough. I can't wait for this new album to surface.



* Kirsty MacColl

* Kristin Hersh

* Nirvana (Kurt, Krist, & Dave.)

* Red Hot Chili Peppers. Another incredibly underrated artist. I don't care about their great album sales, they're still very underrated.

* The Robert Cray Band

* Rush. A phenomenal band, in every sense of the word ( at least in respect to the 12, to 15, of their emerald-like songs.)

* Soundgarden

* The Spinners. They showcased two spectacular lead vocalists, Bobby Smith and Philippe' Wynne. And the music is as special as the vocals.

* Steely Dan

* Temples. Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher both enthusiastically trumpet Temples as the best new band in the UK. For my money, they're the best new band in the world! I never heard of them until one of their songs was posted on the "What Are You Listening to Now" thread. The song was posted by Irregular Regular. Here is the song that he posted....


"Colours to Life" by Temples




* Throwing Muses. There are rare times when they are my favorite musical artist. Better than Morrissey, better than the Pumpkins, they're that damn good.


"Hazing" by Throwing Muses


- This is one of their dozen-plus masterpieces. Kristin Hersh is simply phenomenal.



* Weezer. I'm really excited about their new album! I've heard snippets from three of the songs on the new album, and they're all liquid dynamite. Weezer has put out more bad songs than good, but that scarcely matters. The 20 to 25 special songs that they've put out, are what matter. Even the bad songs have tremendous heart. Every last one of them has tremendous heart. (Well, maybe except for "Beverly Hills.")
 
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Chickpea

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

I couldn't agree more, and I've only heard two of their songs. However, this Phenomenal song & video take them over the top for me. Stoned posted it in the "What Are You Listening to Now" thread five or six months ago, it was the first time I ever heard the song or saw the video.

"Domino Dancing" by Pet Shop Boys
That video is SO ridiculous and I love it.

I always considered myself a casual fan of the Pet Shop Boys until I saw them live. That's what put them over the top for me! I've now seen them twice and can't wait until they come around again.

My favorite PSB song (with a great Bruce Weber video):

 
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Belligerent Ghoul

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Re: From Buddy Holly to present, list your top 25 bands with 10 bonus picks (if you must), so 35 max

Note: I had 40, so I had to cut it down, as per my own rule.

The Smiths

Morrissey

Depeche Mode

The Cure

R.E.M.

Siouxsie & The Banshees

David Bowie

Elvis Presley

The Beatles

Bjork

Sade

U2

Joy Division / New Order

Bob Dylan

Kraftwerk

Talking Heads

Johnny Cash

Bob Marley

The Clash

The Ramones

The Kinks

The Doors

Roy Orbison

The Police

Simple Minds

Beastie Boys

Belle and Sebastian

The Psychedelic Furs

Talk Talk

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

A-ha

The Cranberries

Madonna

Pet Shop Boys
 
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Anonymous

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i to consider myself a casual fan of the pet shop boys but ive never seen that video so thanks for that. liked it and dont know if i would have sought it out myself. i still think my fav song by them is rent.
 
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