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Old 05-11-2014, 01:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Pretty quiet here these days so I don't know if this will work but if it dies it dies no biggie.

I've listed 20 classic alternative bands. Everyone votes the bands off until there is one left standing to be proclaimed the greatest alternative band of all time!

The bands:

1. The Cure
2. The Smiths
3. Public Image
4. Joy Division
5. Bauhaus
6. Killing Joke
7. The Cramps
8. Siouxie and the banshees
9. Ministry
10. Sonic Youth
11. Nick cave & the Bad Seeds
12. Birthday Party
13. Dead can Dance
14. Violent Femmes
15. Sisters of Mercy
16. The Pogues
17. The Jesus and Mary Chain
18. Skinny Puppy
19. The Cult
20. The Dead Milkmen
21. Pixies
22. Echo & the Bunnymen (added)
23. Gang of Four (added)
24. Mission of Burma (added)

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1. You vote off two bands you don't like until we get to the top 10 than it is one band

2. I will let this sit for a week, to see if enough people want to play, than I will set a two day closing time for voting, but you can start voting now

3. If there are bands that you think should be added by all means let me know, I edited off some of my favs to go with the familiar.

4. Example how you play. I don't really like The Pixies or Sonic Youth so I vote

Pixies
Sonic Youth


so feel free to vote away

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Old 05-11-2014, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I vote The Cult and The Pogues off and throw Echo And The Bunnymen in for consideration.
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I'm in on this.....but itrequires much thought
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd say Ministry and The Cult are my least favourite of those.
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Yeah The Cult has to go....and I'd say knock of Dead Can Dance but only because I don't think they stand a chance against the big names up there
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I also vote The Pogues and The Cult out.

And I'll suggest Gang of Four and Cocteau Twins for additions to the list.
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I agree on The cult but i say keep the Pogues.

shouldn't they be eliminated after a set amount of votes? you should maybe specify that number..
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11. Nick cave & the Bad Seeds/Birthday Party
Why are both bands down for Nick Cave, and the same was not for the members for Joy Division? Following that logic shouldn't it be 4. Joy Division/New Order?

11. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds/Birthday Party are really not one of my favorites on that list.
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Shouldn't they be eliminated after a set amount of votes? you should maybe specify that number..

Maybe once a band gets five votes they're eliminated? Also, how many times can we vote? It wouldn't be fair to vote over and over in order to get the five needed to eliminate, but there's only going to be so many people interested in the thread. Maybe one vote per round? I dunno, just throwing it out there. This could be a lot of fun, I'd hate to see it die.
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I'll vote off The Cult and Sisters Of Mercy.
I'd suggest R.E.M., The Replacements and Hüsker Dü. I also second Gang Of Four.
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