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View Poll Results: Which English-speaking country produce the best music?
The United Kingdom 99 40.57%
Ireland 4 1.64%
The United States 106 43.44%
Canada 14 5.74%
Australia 8 3.28%
New Zealand 4 1.64%
Jamaica 2 0.82%
Other (which?) 7 2.87%
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:19 PM   #231 (permalink)
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I didn't say good music didn't come from Australia, INXS and Men at Work were awesome 80's band. And they're still played on US radio.

Crowed House, Neil Finn comes from New Zealand, either country they're one of my favorites.

The Easybeats
The Bee Gees (aslo claimed by Manchester)
Three Dog Night
The Hoodoo Gurus (great band)
Savage Garden


(Midnight Oil is hideously awful)
Neil Finn comes from New Zealand but Crowded House, which didn't contain all of the same members of Split Enz, was actually formed and based in Melbourne. Interesting fact if anyone wanted to know. But yeah, definitely one of my favourites too!

The Hoodoo Gurus are awesome, great choice. Same with INXS. Not much of a fan of the others though.

Edit: Yeah Midnight Oil seem to be either a love them or hate them band, I personally love them and the individuality and political stances they brought to the Aussie rock scene at that time.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:26 PM   #232 (permalink)
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I didn't say good music didn't come from Australia, INXS and Men at Work were awesome 80's bands. And they're still played on US radio.

Crowed House, Neil Finn comes from New Zealand, either country they're one of my favorites.

The Easybeats
The Bee Gees (aslo claimed by Manchester)
Three Dog Night
The Hoodoo Gurus (great band)
Savage Garden


(Midnight Oil is hideously awful)
irony much?
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^ ironicly only when I'm not deliberate about it
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Neil Finn comes from New Zealand but Crowded House, which didn't contain all of the same members of Split Enz, was actually formed and based in Melbourne. Interesting fact if anyone wanted to know. But yeah, definitely one of my favourites too!

The Hoodoo Gurus are awesome, great choice. Same with INXS. Not much of a fan of the others though.
I like The Beatles and 70's Rock bands that were influenced by them and I think Three Dog Dog Night kinda continued that Beatlesque sound. The Easybeats did "Friday on My Mind" the original to David Bowie's cover of the song.
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I like The Beatles and 70's Rock bands that were influenced by them and I think Three Dog Dog Night kinda continued that Beatlesque sound. The Easybeats did "Friday on My Mind" the original to David Bowie's cover of the song.
Yeah, fair enough. However Friday on My Mind is probably one of the reasons why I've never bothered to check out more of their stuff. I really dislike the song, probably due to the fact that over here it is immensely overplayed on classic radio stations and given way too much hype than I think it deserves. It just seems unoriginal and just like a blatant kind-of copy of other music from that era.
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The Church, The Vines and um...
The Saints, The Triffids, Radio Birdman, The Celibate Rifles, The Go-Betweens, The Drones, Models....

Just to name a few more not mentioned to show how wrong you are.
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The Saints, The Triffids, Radio Birdman, The Celibate Rifles, The Go-Betweens, The Drones, Models....

Just to name a few more not mentioned to show how wrong you are.
let's not forget The Birthday Party. probably the best thing to come out of Melbourne.
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let's not forget The Birthday Party. probably the best thing to come out of Melbourne.
Yeah I mentioned The Birthday Party. It's odd, for the fact that they had so little commercial success during their time, their influence seems to be pretty far-reaching and I've heard people mention them several times on here which always surprises me.
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I think the reason The Birthday Party are so well known is because they pretty much based themselves in London most of the time they were active, which was where most of the indie press were based too.
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Yeah I mentioned The Birthday Party. It's odd, for the fact that they had so little commercial success during their time, their influence seems to be pretty far-reaching and I've heard people mention them several times on here which always surprises me.
oh i'd say they're far more influential than the Bad Seeds ever will be. you had a veritable revolution at the onset of the eighties, bands willing to use noise as a medium rather than a hindrance, and i think the Birthday Party successfully earned their place in history. and if you look back on the alternative epochs of the late eighties, bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., The Jesus Lizard, and so on, it's pretty easy to see where they draw influence from, and i think the Birthday Party is well within those limits.
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The Saints, The Triffids, Radio Birdman, The Celibate Rifles, The Go-Betweens, The Drones, Models....

Just to name a few more not mentioned to show how wrong you are.
What you don't like The Church, The Vines, INXS, Men at Work, The Hoodoo Gurus?? ok I not going to stake my musical reputation on these guys but I did also mention Three Dog Night, The Bee Gee's, The Easy Beats and Savage Garden.

Hatemonger, I wasn't trying to name every Australian band I was trying to name the best, my response was to Mick who said

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Australia makes some pretty good music. Might not be the best but I voted for them anyway
He said " Might not be the best " and The Church and The Vines imo are bands that can be considered as the best, it's a rebutal to his self-deprecating attitude of Australian music.

So in what way did you show I was wrong?
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