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Which was the greatest band in the history of music?

 
 
kev
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 02:52 pm
BillW,

I went to see the animals in blackpool somewhere around 1966 they were the worst band I've ever seen, totally without any semblance of skill or professionalism, absolute rubbish.

In fairness to them, it was typical of the time, most bands I went to see were a huge let down for me because none of them sounded anything like their records, I was even disapointed with the stones and the beatles, perhaps I was at an unforgiving age.

When your'e fifteen years old it can be a huge crapper when your heroes turn out to be even less than mortal.
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BillW
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 03:10 pm
They didn't have the equipment in those days to reproduce sound in huge areas - plus, don't forget that most (if not all records) are multiple tracks that minimize and blend mistakes........

Still, House of the Rising Sun stands apart!!!!!
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 03:28 pm
William Shatner.
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Equus
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 04:13 pm
The Nairobi String Quartet.
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BillW
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 04:33 pm
30 Odd Foot of Grunts (that is a maximum sh!t Smile )
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kev
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 05:40 pm
Cjhsa,

William Shatner?????????????????????
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BillW
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 05:53 pm
http://www.pathcom.com/~boby/lsd.htm

For the brave at heart -
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kev
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 05:56 pm
Thank you Bill for sharing that with us, however would we have managed without it?
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BillW
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 06:03 pm
Your better off not asking, but this too shall pass!!!!
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petunia555555
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2003 06:16 pm
Have we mentioned Abba? Isn't there a broadway show about them or their music?

Engelberg Humperdink

OMG, William Shatner...the think I admire about him is his willingness to laugh at himself!
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2003 06:07 am
What was that song Telly Savalas ( Kojak ) did some years ago. That was very cringe inducing
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kev
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2003 05:32 pm
OAK, the only one I know of from telly savalas was that spoken version that started " If a face can launch a thousand ships" I think a lot of females found his deep voice kinda sexy, If I'm not mistaken britside it charted pretty high.

I've just remembered it was actually called "If"

Not my cuppa tea, but I wouldn't put it in the crapper region of all time by any means.
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kev
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2003 05:40 pm
petunia555555 wrote:
Have we mentioned Abba? Isn't there a broadway show about them or their music?

Engelberg Humperdink

OMG, William Shatner...the think I admire about him is his willingness to laugh at himself!


Petunia, what I find most remarkable about Mr. Shatners foray into music, is that he has demonstrated to us all what he has stood for all these years, that he truly

"will boldly go where nobody with any semblance of intelligence would dare to tread"
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2003 03:28 pm
oldandknew wrote:
I almost forgot, for lightrelief --- The Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band


The Bonzos! Yes!

I'm the Urban Spaceman, baby,
Here comes a twist--
I don't exist.


I was going to nominate the early Who, c. "Happy Jack" but now I hear it as background music for a HHMVEE ad. Sad...
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2003 03:41 pm
And, regarding the bands in that bogus poll: The Turtles were several cuts above those other groups. They deserve better!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2003 04:44 pm
I noticed someone mentioned Led Zeppelin. Are you kidding me? Putting Led Zeppelin in the same category as The Monkees. Please!
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2003 05:52 pm
You´re missing quite a few:

1910 Fruitgum Company
Ohio Express
The Partrridge Family
The Cowsills
The Banana Splits
Josie and the Pussycats
and, of course,
THE JACKSON FIVE.
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2003 07:44 pm
Don't forget the Bay City Rollers. Loved those cropped plaid pants.
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2003 08:09 pm
Frizzle Sizzle. Definitely.

And who can forget those timeless Kelly Family songs, especially the old ones. Forget "David's Song" - listen to the B side, the Knick Knack Song!

I can't help having been rather partial to that legendary 80s German EuroVision Song Festival winner as well, "Ein bisschen Frieden". By Nicole (you remember her!). Though it wasnt hardly as genius as the wit in that 1990s techno anthem we've all hummed along to, "Ein, zwei, Polizei"!

Then again, the best video clip of the eighties must have been the one that so charmingly accompanied Sabrina's "Boys Boys Boys (I'm Looking for a Good Time)".

Talking of video clips, Robert Palmer, surely a gentleman in the world of music!

I could go on forever ...

but don't touch the Monkees. The Monkees are cool.

<nods>

('k, and now I'm really off)
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2003 09:33 pm
Slim Whitman deserved the 'King of Pop' title way more than Michael Jackson...that falsetto rocked...
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