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Old 02-03-2010, 03:09 PM   #111 (permalink)
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The best current band in Manchester is Stranger Son Of WB, although they have trouble getting arrested even over here. If you can find any of their stuff, 'Hot Banana Wave', 'Engine' and 'Snakes' are all superb. The middle track there is on their LP 'Einstein's Getaway' from last year. They've had a few line up changes last few years, which hasn't helped their cause too much.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:10 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Best ever has to be New Order or The Fall.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:11 PM   #113 (permalink)
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The best current band in Manchester is Stranger Son Of WB, although they have trouble getting arrested even over here. If you can find any of their stuff, 'Hot Banana Wave', 'Engine' and 'Snakes' are all superb. The middle track there is on their LP 'Einstein's Getaway' from last year. They've had a few line up changes last few years, which hasn't helped their cause too much.
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First time I saw them they were heavily indebted to The Fall. Guttural drum and bass heavy post-punk sound. The new line-up has more of a keyboard influence, shades of Magazine/Joy Divison. At times they remind me of Tar or any of those other Amphetamine Reptile type bands, noisy art-rock if you like.

Recommended if you like any of those.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:17 PM   #115 (permalink)
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First time I saw them they were heavily indebted to The Fall. Guttural drum and bass heavy post-punk sound. The new line-up has more of a keyboard influence, shades of Magazine/Joy Divison. At times they remind me of Tar or any of those other Amphetamine Reptile type bands, noisy art-rock if you like.

Recommended if you like any of those.
done, thanks..Ill check them out.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:50 PM   #116 (permalink)
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The Smiths without a doubt.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:36 PM   #117 (permalink)
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The Stone Roses
Happy Mondays
The Smiths
Oasis
New Order
Joy Division
Elbow

As for most influential...hard to narrow it down to one. Probably The Smiths or Stone Roses since nearly every British alternative band since they were around has been influenced by at least one of them.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:04 PM   #118 (permalink)
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As for most influential...hard to narrow it down to one. Probably The Smiths or Stone Roses since nearly every British alternative band since they were around has been influenced by at least one of them.
This.

Although the best has to be The Smiths. Johnny Marr is ridiculously good.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:38 AM   #119 (permalink)
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Buzz****s are really taking a bashing here it's a shame. They are defo better than oasis and probably better than the rest. As for best it has to go like this:
Joy Division
The Fall
The Smiths
Buzz****s
Stone Roses
New Order
Happy Mondays
Elbow
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:18 PM   #120 (permalink)
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This.

Although the best has to be The Smiths. Johnny Marr is ridiculously good.
Johnny Marr alone would qualify The Smiths as the best (musically) IMO.

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Buzz****s are really taking a bashing here it's a shame. They are defo better than oasis and probably better than the rest. As for best it has to go like this:
Joy Division
The Fall
The Smiths
Buzz****s
Stone Roses
New Order
Happy Mondays
Elbow
^ As a best list, this fails.
For influence, I'd say you've got the top 4 in the right order...more or less.
The exception would have to be a swap of places. Smiths for Buzzcocks.
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