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    Favourite artist/Band of all time?

    I mentioned on another thread recently who my favourite band were, and got me wondering what kind of bands other people would feel the same way about. (I'm sure it's been asked before, but I didn't find it when I searched)

    I have a very eclectic taste in music, and the band that just tips it for me is quite a strange choice, that not too many (if any) people would agree on. For me, Dr Hook and the medicine Show, were the complete package.

    Typical of the time, they were all about two things. Being off their faces, and having a blast making music. A lot of the time their music was poor, because they were just so fucked, literally dropping things and falling over, but it didn't matter, you could see how much fun they were having, and they never fail to put a smile on my face.

    I'm never sure exactly what impact they have had on people in general. I'm fairly sure there will be a lot of people who, if they even bother to reply to this thread, will do so just to say how pony they were. But how aware of them are people in general? Do people under 40 even know who they are? Anyway, I'll admit they're not going to be every bodies cup of tea, but for some reason they just embody that era in the past were, musicians just got fucked and had fun making music.

    One of there biggest hits.



    One of my favourite songs of all time. How fucked must you be to find that so funny??



    One of their shows they could hardly stand up at!



    Finally one of their many, many nonsense songs.



    Like I said before, I know i'm in a small minority of people who would vote this as the best band of all time, so tell us who gets your vote and why.

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    Favourite band, too difficult to call but artist, still very difficult but for me has to be Stevie Wonder.

    Here he is with one of my favourite guitarists Jeff Beck.

    Stevie Wonder Superstition - Bing Videos#

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Favourite band, too difficult to call but artist, still very difficult but for me has to be Stevie Wonder.

    Here he is with one of my favourite guitarists Jeff Beck.

    Stevie Wonder Superstition - Bing Videos#
    Don't know much about Beck, but Wonder is a great performer with a great voice, no question.

    If you can't call your favourite 100%, just pick one of the contenders randomly. Or perhaps we should do a top 5/10 list as well?

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    if you or any other tasteless twat likes dr. hook then you're bound to like this.


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    Pink Floyd, pre Dark Side of The Moon influenced everything I listened to after.
    I saw them twice in 1973 and again in 1975. Genesis follows closely behind in influencing my tastes..
    My favourite musician for many years has been Pat Metheny.
    I saw Dr. Hook about 3 years ago in Vancouver. Just Dr Hook on vocals (is the other
    guy Ray Sawyer?). The wife of my oldest best friend wanted to see them. Probably the worst concert I ever went to. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    if you or any other tasteless twat likes dr. hook then you're bound to like this.
    Like Bob, think Vic Reeves is one of the most unfunny men on the planet, jointly with Lenny Henry.

    Not connected to this thread in any way. Bore of you simpleton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steevee View Post
    Pink Floyd, pre Dark Side of The Moon influenced everything I listened to after.
    I saw them twice in 1973 and again in 1975. Genesis follows closely behind in influencing my tastes..
    My favourite musician for many years has been Pat Metheny.
    I saw Dr. Hook about 3 years ago in Vancouver. Just Dr Hook on vocals (is the other
    guy Ray Sawyer?). The wife of my oldest best friend wanted to see them. Probably the worst concert I ever went to. Sorry.
    I think you would have seen Dennis. There was no actual Dr hook, although everybody assumed it was Ray Sawyer, making the connection with the eye patch. Did the guy you saw have an eye patch?

    Pink Floyd are one of those bands, that the stuff of theirs I like, I really love, but they have done so much that I really don't like as well, probably 70%, so because of that would never make a favourite list.

    Never heard of Pat Metheny, so will check him out.

    Not a huge Genesis fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logician
    Or perhaps we should do a top 5/10 list as well?
    OK, here I go with my Top 10 and based upon the mood I am in tonight.

    1. The Beatles.
    2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
    3. Led Zepplin.
    4. The Kinks.
    5. Steely Dan.
    6. The Commodores
    7. Bad Company/ Free.
    8. Cold Chisel.
    9. Queen.
    10. Pink Floyd.

    Artists.
    1. Stevie Wonder.
    2. David Bowie.
    3. James Taylor.
    4. Paul Simon.
    5. Elton John.

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    In no particular order:

    AC/DC
    Metallica
    Radiohead
    Smashed Raoul
    The Cooper Temple Clause
    Jeff Buckley
    Massive Attack
    Yngwie Malmsteen

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    Easy. The Global Village Trucking Company. Under rated and priceless. Lived in a commune in Norfolk and often played for free. Saw them play half a dozen times in the 70's. Always gave their best and left you feeling glad to be alive.




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    Good shout LT with the Chili Peppers . A proper rock band although with John Frusciante having left , maybe their new album will be a bit different .
    Logician I didn't realise Dr. Hook were such complete stoners - perhaps I'm a bit too young ?
    But for me the late Bob Marley had it all , in fact my daughter was only the other day singing his praises . How many other artists music could still have such relevance 30 years on ?

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    I had a feeling my tastes would be a lot softer than others.

    My list in no real order, off the top of my head. Would change if I went through my collection I'm sure.

    Dr Hook
    Hootie and the Blowfish
    Bob Dylan
    Tracy Chapman
    Ray Lamontagne
    Kings of Leon (First two albums mainly, before they were mainstream)
    Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam
    Jack Johnson
    Counting Crows
    Joan Armatrading

    I haven't even listened to the likes of Hootie or counting crows for years, but they still make it for the amount of pleasure they have given me in the past.
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    Sex Pistols
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tickiteboo View Post
    Good shout LT with the Chili Peppers . A proper rock band although with John Frusciante having left , maybe their new album will be a bit different .
    Logician I didn't realise Dr. Hook were such complete stoners - perhaps I'm a bit too young ?
    But for me the late Bob Marley had it all , in fact my daughter was only the other day singing his praises . How many other artists music could still have such relevance 30 years on ?
    Yeh good call. Marley would make everybodies top 30/40 wouldn't he? He has to be one of the most universally loved artist ever. Although that was mainly due to the connection with dope for a lot of people I'm sure.

    I've been trying to expand my collection of Reggae recently, who has much other than Bob in their collection? The best I came up with was Toots and The Maytals, but open to any other recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Easy. The Global Village Trucking Company. Under rated and priceless. Lived in a commune in Norfolk and often played for free. Saw them play half a dozen times in the 70's. Always gave their best and left you feeling glad to be alive.
    Never heard of them before, but after a first listen, right up my street. I will get hold of some more. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logician
    Marley would make everybodies top 30/40 wouldn't he? He has to be one of the most universally loved artist ever. Although that was mainly due to the connection with dope for a lot of people I'm sure.
    And the production work with session musicians in Island Record's London studio.

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    Depends on what mood I'm in, I like a wide range
    Hmmm
    Heres a quick trawl through my music folder

    Ocean Colour Scene
    The Jam
    Rolling Stones
    Green Day
    Faithless
    Arcade Fire
    Tracy Chapman
    Killers
    Usher
    Neil Diamond
    Rihanna
    Elvis
    Jason De Rulo
    Otis Redding
    Soloman Burke
    Stereophonics
    Leftfield
    Bruno Mars
    The Wanted
    Plan B
    R.E.M
    Chicane
    Kanye West
    The Beatles
    Dolly Parton
    Eminem
    2 Pac
    Adele
    David Gray
    Charlie Pride
    The Nolans
    Jimi Hendrix
    Jeff Buckley
    Kara Tai

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Depends on what mood I'm in, I like a wide range
    Hmmm
    Heres a quick trawl through my music folder

    Ocean Colour Scene
    The Jam
    Rolling Stones
    Green Day
    Faithless
    Arcade Fire
    Tracy Chapman
    Killers
    Usher
    Neil Diamond
    Rihanna
    Elvis
    Jason De Rulo
    Otis Redding
    Soloman Burke
    Stereophonics
    Leftfield
    Bruno Mars
    The Wanted
    Plan B
    R.E.M
    Chicane
    Kanye West
    The Beatles
    Dolly Parton
    Eminem
    2 Pac
    Adele
    David Gray
    Charlie Pride
    The Nolans
    Jimi Hendrix
    Jeff Buckley
    Kara Tai
    Come on 'sabaii Sabaii' you can do better than that. I'm talking about the one band that's made a difference to your life, or a small list of the same. You need to narrow it down a bit!

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    The Killers,
    The Hives,
    The Smiths,
    Pink Floyd,
    Stone Roses,
    The Strokes,
    Nirvana,
    Kings Of Leon,
    David Bowie,
    The Beatles,
    Joy Division,
    Yeah yeah yeahs,
    Arctic Monkeys,
    The White Stripes,
    Kasabian,
    Oasis,
    Blur,

    there'll be more to add to the list..........
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    Ok I will go with

    Ocean Colour Scene

    The Jam

    and

    Killers

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    In the order I became aware of them.

    Rolling Stones
    Parliament/Funkadelics
    Ramones
    The Pretenders
    R.E.M.
    Chilli Peppers

    If ya couldn't dance to it, I wasn't interested.

    My favorite singers are James Brown, Patty Smith, and Tom Waits.


    Now all on the oldies playlist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Ok I will go with

    Ocean Colour Scene

    The Jam

    and

    Killers
    Phew!! that's a relief. Out of that list, with shit loads of good stuff on, if you 'd of chosen Dolly Parton, the Nolans and Neil Diamond, I would have been really worried about you!

    I was a huge OCS fan years back. They've done some great stuff.

    Summer classic!


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    For me, i don't really have an all time favorite. But if i have to judge by the times i listen to an artist(s)? Then i'd have to say: Underworld, Depeche Mode and Genesis invisible touch for one track in particular, domino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logician
    Phew!! that's a relief. Out of that list, with shit loads of good stuff on, if you 'd of chosen Dolly Parton, the Nolans and Neil Diamond, I would have been really worried about you!
    It does need a good clean out, I've gotta stop drinking and downloading

    I dunno how Kara Tai got in there

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    Café Tacuba. OK, nothing they record is in English which limits their exposure. Pity, as their recordings are brilliant.

    Try this one for urban funk, Mexico City stylee...


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