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Every Good Boy Deserves Favor

Poll #1289600 Musical Co-Chairs

All right, then! "The ________ are the only band that matters!" You know the drill ....

The Clash
The Kinks
The Turtles
Them? They're Rubbish! It's the ____
I don't do music and/or quizzes



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Nov. 2nd, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
I picked The Kinks because I like them best of those, but I'm not sure I have a favorite band. I'm much more likely to have favorite singers.
Nov. 2nd, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
So, what singers do you like? I've never asked, and that's part of why I put this silly thing together!
(no subject) - mjlayman - Nov. 2nd, 2008 05:35 am (UTC) - Expand
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Nov. 2nd, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
[T}he ____. Hands down. Of course, after ____ ____ had his little ____, they were never the same. But I'll always think of them right at their peak, between '__ and '__. Nothing compares to that.
Nov. 2nd, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Of course when their lead singer _____ became an acolyte of _____, his voice went from counter-tenor to _____. I blame the ____. But I agree that his "_____" was the themed-vinyl _____ of a generation.
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Nov. 2nd, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
The Replacements, of course!

I kid a bit, because I see the value of The Clash and The Kinks (I'm unfamiliar with The Turtles, I'll have to look them up) and because I'm at the beginning of my 40-year plan to become and 80-year-old blues guitarist. The latter is leaving me steeped in the sorts of Son House, Elmore James, Charlie Patton and Muddy Waters.

I do think, however, that a lot of modern rock owes a debt to The Replacements and, well, I like them a lot.
Nov. 2nd, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
And here I am in the city where they broke up, on stage!

Wait, you're unfamiliar with The Turtles? Hmmmm. "So Happy Together?" Flo and Eddie, One of Frank Zappa's only brain trusts outside his own head?
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Nov. 2nd, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Tough choice between the Kinks and the Clash. I choose the Kinks just because they were before the Clash.

In reality I don't usually make the 'the best ever' type of distinctions when to me it is obvious that so many groups and individuals have contributed so much.

My current favourite to have playing in the car, where I listen to music the most, is still The Weakerthans.
Nov. 2nd, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I chose the Kinks, too, but it was a difficult choice. Ultimately, they got my vote because they were the parents, or co-parents, of so many different schools of music. Punk, metal, pop, prog, folk-rock, you fill in the blank. The Kinks share with the Beatles one of the most glorious abilities in the world: every single song may sound completely different, but the listener knows who they're listening to.
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
No, the question is wrong.
There's an old proverb I made up: “There’s only one band, they just don’t all play together at the same time.” If there were a winner in your poll, and you asked them, do you think they'd name themselves??
I attribute to Bill Graham (OBM), “There are two kinds of music. Good and bad.”
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Actually, the first time I saw the comment - which originally developed as a call to arms for Clash devotees - was years ago, in The Reader personals. If I recall, it substituted The Turtles (who were a fantastic band in and of themselves) and I always thought that was hilarious. Which is why I put the comment up here.

I really like your instant Old Proverb!

Nov. 2nd, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Rush. Always the band Rush. :)
Nov. 2nd, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's Canadian content, says the ex-pat Canuck, so I can't complain!
Nov. 2nd, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Umm... Led Zeppelin.

But clearly I need to listen to more of the Clash and the Kinks.
Nov. 2nd, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
mack, my dear, you never cease to amaze and impress me! The older I get, the more I love Led Zepp, but I do recommend that you introduce yourself to the Kinks. They rock, they rock most completely.
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Nov. 3rd, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
This Just In
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
Re: This Just In
A fond farewell to little Quebecois poseur - and absolutely amazing vocalist - Amy Camus.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Dude. I didn't know much at all about The Kinks, but after listening to a few tracks... they are awesome. And I can hear how they influenced The Who, too!

Thanks for giving me motivation to try out new (to me) music! :)
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like them!
(no subject) - dr_whuh - Nov. 3rd, 2008 08:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 3rd, 2008 08:31 am (UTC)
Actually, Them was (oops! They're Brits) Them were a great band! Van Morrison on lead vocals, and their version of Gloria -- the original, better, and one line dirtier -- kicked The Shadows of Night's version's fucking ass!

But the Turtles are the only band that matters.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
It's true. Flo and Eddie changed the game for backing vocals in music. There's no way in hell you'd have T. Rex making the impact without their sublime harmonies in the Slider or Electric Warrior. And they're just plain cool. I mean, Frank Zappa used 'em!
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