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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, 09:35 PM   #241 (permalink)
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^ I thought you were trying to say that you could only think of two Australian bands and hence Australia doesn't have any good music. I think other people might have thought this, too.
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:39 PM   #242 (permalink)
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Or going by his past record he's just talking a load of crap to start another pointless aside.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:24 PM   #243 (permalink)
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Can't forget Nick Cave.

I need to discover some more good Australian bands. Partially because being born there and spending most of my life there means that a couple of my flatmates consider me amenable for anything negative about Australia... and on the topic of good Australian music, I don't know enough about it to adequately defend them in that arena.

Suggestions?
This list is for you Seltzer (I got the Lateralus & the guys to help me compose it)

The Church
Thw Vines
The Hoodoo Gurus
INXS
Men at Work
Nick Cave,
The Birthday Party,
Midnight Oil,
The Seekers,
The Cat Empire,
Gotye,
Karnivool,
Cog,
Dead Can Dance
Yothu Yindi,
Silverchair,
Paul Kelly,
John Butler Trio,
Crowded House,
The Living End,
Sleep Parade,
Grinspoon,
Dead Letter Circus,
Josh Pyke
The Saints,
The Triffids,
Radio Birdman,
The Celibate Rifles,
The Go-Betweens,
The Drones,
Models

Bands voted down:
The Easybeats
The Bee Gees (aslo claimed by Manchester)
Savage Garden
Three Dog Night
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #244 (permalink)
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I guess it's a good thing I voted for "Other"
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:44 PM   #245 (permalink)
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This list is for you Seltzer (I got the Lateralus & the guys to help me compose it)

The Church
Thw Vines
The Hoodoo Gurus
INXS
Men at Work
Nick Cave,
The Birthday Party,
Midnight Oil,
The Seekers,
The Cat Empire,
Gotye,
Karnivool,
Cog,
Dead Can Dance
Yothu Yindi,
Silverchair,
Paul Kelly,
John Butler Trio,
Crowded House,
The Living End,
Sleep Parade,
Grinspoon,
Dead Letter Circus,
Josh Pyke
The Saints,
The Triffids,
Radio Birdman,
The Celibate Rifles,
The Go-Betweens,
The Drones,
Models

Bands voted down:
The Easybeats
The Bee Gees (aslo claimed by Manchester)
Savage Garden
Three Dog Night
Cheers. I've heard most of that list up until the ones Urban posted. I guess I'll need to hunt down some more Aussie indie and post-punk.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:53 PM   #246 (permalink)
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Cheers. I've heard most of that list up until the ones Urban posted. I guess I'll need to hunt down some more Aussie indie and post-punk.
How about The Mexican Spitfires do you like them?
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:50 AM   #247 (permalink)
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The Bee Gees (aslo claimed by Manchester)
You were right to leave these out, but not for the reason you bracketed.
I've had the Bee Gee debate before and just as a point of interest only one of the 3 were born in Manchester (the eldest). The other two were born in The Isle of Man.
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You were right to leave these out, but not for the reason you bracketed.
I've had the Bee Gee debate before and just as a point of interest only one of the 3 were born in Manchester (the eldest). The other two were born in The Isle of Man.
Yeah that's what I thought when they were mentioned, even though I don't consider them an 'Australian' band I'd like to point out that the Gibb brothers grew up in Australia for the most part and started their musical career there before moving back UK when they'd achieved chart success in Australia. Pretty much all bands formed in Australia or New Zealand have to move to either the US or the UK if they want any chances of making their music known. Which is another point I was making earlier.

You can debate for hours about which country 'owns' all these culturally-hybrid bands but I don't think there is a right or a wrong. Most of my siblings were born overseas but they consider themselves Australian since they grew up and forged their personalities here. Just like to point that out
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:48 AM   #249 (permalink)
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I think the parents (or at least one) moved back to Manchester where the brothers grew up and got into music before moving to Australia while they were still pretty young.
Your siblings are right about where they consider themselves to come from and using that as a rule, then I guess it's up to the Bee Gees to settle the matter of where they belong.
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