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Old 03-21-2006, 04:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Although at one point they had 4 members born in Britain

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Old 03-21-2006, 04:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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assuming that most band generally come from Britan as well i asumed, so don't fuss to much at me...
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Rage Against the Machine
Smashing Pumpkins
Jeff Buckley
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Blur (ex-britpopper, what can I say!)
Led Zepellin
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When Pete plays it is 100% live , your music if that's what you call it doesn't sound so good either? so you can't really critercize can you ?
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Urban Hatemonger
Well , with no Robert Johnson there would be no Rolling Stones , no Led Zep (Just to name 2 , probably all the British guitarist of the 60s also) ,and without just those 2 bands the whole face of music would be very very different.
Actually Little Richard was the first person to make the transition from blues to rock. Blues-rock bands like Led Zep are less primitive to me and much more tasteful but their roots are not quite as close to home as the days of Elvis and such.

correct me if i'm wrong, but ac/dc is australian no?
I would say technically it shouldn't count since their origins were are distinctly aussie - not to complain or anything.
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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What a funny thread! Are we talking about our all time favorites? The most influential bands? The bands with the biggest followings? Most records sold? Most talent?

The word "Top" implies many things!

Ac/Dc is Australian. Wiki that to double check my facts.
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
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My list is a mix of all-time favorite bands and influences on my music. You could do that or either or.

Incidentally, I need to correct/update my list:

1. Pink Floyd
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Beatles
4. Jethro Tull
5. Peter Gabriel (+ any pre-Collins as singer Genesis)

1. Neil Young
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Fishbone
4. Nirvana
5. Tom Waits

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Old 03-24-2006, 08:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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My Bloody Valentine
Black Sabbath
Joy Division


The Mothers (of Invention)
Husker Du
The Doors

That's my list for maybe the next five minutes.
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
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UK- Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Radiohead, The Stone Roses
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Old 03-25-2006, 01:05 PM   #19 (permalink)
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By the decades.


Brits - The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Cream.

Yanks - Jimi Hendrix (still a UK act so to speak), Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, James Brown.


Brits - Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, The Sex Pistols.

Yanks - Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Ramones, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Parliament/Funkadelic.


Brits - The Smiths, The Cure, The Clash, Joy Division, Iron Maiden.

Yanks - Sonic Youth, Pixies, The Minutemen, Husker Du, Talking Heads.


Brits - Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Massive Attack, PJ Harvey.

Yanks - Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

But when going by all time.

Brits - The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Clash

Yanks - Elvis, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix.

However, im been the topic of just "rock music" this whole time, and i think the brits take us in that category...If we are including all genres, then the US scores a lot of points for Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, John Coltrane, T Monk...Etc.
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Old 03-25-2006, 02:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You know- I've been poring over both of these threads, I have yet to see a couple of KEY bands/individuals mentioned very much or at all!...

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
I've only seen Bob Dylan mentioned a couple times... though that could be just me missing it.
Fleetwood Mac.
Robert Johnson.
The Band.
The Eagles.
Muddy Waters.
Joe Walsh.
Allman Brothers.
James Taylor.
Simon and Garfunkel.
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band.
Guns N Roses.
Sly and the Family Stone.
Michael Jackson.
Billy Joel.
Otis Redding.
The Zombies (thought the brits would be all over this band!)
Paul Simon.
Buddy Holly.
Creedence Clearwater Revival! (How'd we miss this Statesiders?)
Frank Sinatra.
Cream. (Hello US?)
The Yardbirds.
The Byrds.
Janis ****ing Joplin.
The Mamas and the Papas.
B.B. King.
Crosby, Stills, Nash...
Jefferson Airplane (NOT STARSHIP)
The Pretenders
The Beastie Boys.
T. Rex.
Green Day. (As much as you might hate them, they are extremely influential - a lot of bands credit them with providing influence... I'll provide a list if need be)
Clapton's solo career.
Nine Inch Nails.
Bo Diddley.
The Kinks.
The Mothers of Invention.
Jerry Lee Lewis. ( How could we forget this when we mentioned Elvis - the entire Sun Records 1950's line up is the stuff of epic legends.)
The Jesus and Mary Chain. (although they are scottish...)
The Cars.
The Police.
Motor City 5 haven't been getting any ****ing respect.
Jane's Addiction.
No Doubt. (Talk about bringing ska to the forefront... Gwen is a damn joke now, though)
The Cure.
Jethro Tull.
Depeche Mode.
Meat Loaf.

I'll post more later, I have to go get my hairs cut!
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