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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2008, 07:25:54 PM »
- Everyone who won American Idol
- Every disco band
- All white rappers but Eminem
- Every "boy band"
- Madona

(is that cheating?)

I could tolerate the american idol winners if I could erase weird al yankovic.

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2008, 07:33:16 PM »
I could tolerate the american idol winners if I could erase weird al yankovic.

I was a really big Weird "Al" fan in his hey-day. I think I was 10. Nowdays, I could live without him.
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2008, 09:12:04 PM »
I was a really big Weird "Al" fan in his hey-day. I think I was 10. Nowdays, I could live without him.

I watched a Biography channel thing on Weird Al the other night.  He really has been more important to pop music than we want to remember.  Al's a decent guy too.  He turns 50 next year.

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2008, 11:34:32 PM »
The Cowsills (Jeezus, even the name conjures up bovine blech)

The Sex Pistols (lauded by the "piss stain" itself, that pile of cinder blocks in Cleveland thinly disguised as "The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame". Sid Vicious is rolling over in his grave

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (oh, God help me - this guy's so bad he had to form his own record company)

Bobby Goldsboro (dunno if he actually had a band behind him, but this guy should've been rendered speechless from birth)

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2008, 06:12:09 AM »
Madonna

Duran Duran: If it weren't for the birth of that accursed MTV, this band would never have gotten off the ground.

Boston: It's the same song. Again and again.

The Ramones: See the Boston entry.

The entire gangsta-rap genre, not only for the damage it has done to the cities, but to all those suburban, rhythmless, wealthy white kids who wear their pants around their thighs and their baseball caps askew.
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2008, 12:39:56 PM »
Who, in their right mind, would want to get rid of THIS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsfVw9xxoNY

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2008, 02:04:09 PM »
I like Weird Al......

And who is this Rick Astley y'all speak of??
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2008, 02:13:45 PM »
Dunno, but he looks a little like Goober on "Andy of Mayberry", except he has red hair.
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2008, 02:28:35 PM »
Bob Dylan - as if anything that lazy pothead ever did could objectively qualify as "music" in the first place;

The Beatles - I'm sorry but as the child of a pair of Beatles-aholics, I don't see what the ****in' big deal was, and I'm tired of all the hype 30+ years after they became has beens;

Madonna - You are the weakest link - ya hose-beast! - GOODBYE!;

Let's see, I'm thinking Run DMC was damned near the head of the [c]rap genre (I could be wrong, but it's a valid target nonetheless)  - remove the head and kill the rest of the pathetic genre;

And last but by no means least, that Diana Ross wannabe, Michael Jackson - get the **** outa here, ya pervert!



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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2008, 04:27:10 PM »

The Beatles - I'm sorry but as the child of a pair of Beatles-aholics, I don't see what the ****in' big deal was, and I'm tired of all the hype 30+ years after they became has beens;


I never was a crazed Beatles fan myself, but I do know something about that era.  The Beatles were responsible for turning popular music on its ear - in a good and positive way.

I was 9 years old when they arrived on the American scene via Ed Sullivan in 1964.  I was not impressed.  I carried a baseless bias against The Beatles until late in the decade.

Now I listen to their music with an opened mind and I'm amazed.  Their use of major and minor chords in vocal and rhythm harmonies alone is enough to put them in the Musical Genius Circle.

The Beatles' drug-fueled lack of musical inhibitions resulted in a spectacular period of creativity and musical exploration unmatched, especially today.  Their innovative energy gave permission to so many other artists to get outside the 4/4-time-in-a-formula-box and produce the most incredibly lasting works of musical art we still enjoy to this day. 

Musically speaking, we owe a great deal of credit and appreciation to those four boys who called themselves The Beatles.   Popular music's library wouldn't be half of what is today if The Beatles hadn't come along when they did.

So, stick it in your Octopus's Garden   :tongue:

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2008, 04:42:02 PM »
I read this a few weeks ago and found the analysis on "Eleanor Rigby" interesting:

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Melody and Harmony
   The melody here is in the Dorian mode; that's the one with the minor third but Major sixth and seventh, and it's a relatively uncommon choice for the Beatles, over the long run.
   The harmonic resources are quite spare, with a very small number of chords actually used, and those that are used make for relatively weak and modally "plagal" establishment of the home key. Aside from the large drone-like air play given to the e-minor i chord, we have no more than VI (C) and iv (a); the Major IV chord (a nice modal touch in context of a minor key) is implied as a passing chord over the e drone.
  Arrangement
   The backing arrangement for small string ensemble is well crafted by someone who clearly understood the string quartet idiom. Though eight players are used, the writing is in essentially four parts where, except for brief flashes of solo playing, each is doubled for strength.

What all this means is that the Beatles didn't necessarily walk into the studio with all this laid out on paper. They doodled. And McCartney was a pretty good doodler.

The producer's role in this is actually light-years beyond most music producers today. These are the goons that have dollar signs in their eyes and have absolutely no concept of music beyond what they think sells.

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2008, 04:46:16 PM »
I'd like to think that Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago had a good positive influence on music.
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2008, 04:47:52 PM »
I'd like to think that Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago had a good positive influence on music.

Al Kooper was/is a ****in' hippie dweeb, lost in himself and completely talentless.
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2008, 04:51:22 PM »
I'd like to think that Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago had a good positive influence on music.

They did indeed, but not before or without The Beatles plowing the road.

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2008, 05:27:02 PM »
1. Van Halen
2. Michael Jackson (the perv has to go)
3. Van Halen (with Hagar)
4. Herbie Hancock
5. Prussian Blue (you know why)

on edit:

Can I add Winger ?
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2008, 06:19:36 PM »
1. Bay City Rollers
2. Dexy's Midnight Runners
3. Wham!
4. Culture Club
5. Billy Joel

(I could probably name at least 20 more!)
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2008, 06:24:10 PM »
1. Bay City Rollers
2. Dexy's Midnight Runners
3. Wham!
4. Culture Club
5. Billy Joel

(I could probably name at least 20 more!)

Please do.  My palm is itchin' to slap the pure-t shet out of somebody.

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2008, 07:28:05 PM »
Please do.  My palm is itchin' to slap the pure-t shet out of somebody.
You talkin' to me? YOU TALKIN' TO ME?
6.Korn
7.Poison
8.Ace of Base
9.Toni Basil
10.UB40(Red, Red Wine Ugh!)
11.Taylor Dayne
12.Stryper
13.Europe (It's the final countdown! What a bunch of fags!)
14.Spice Girls
15.Britney Spears
16.The Hansons (Now known as The Jonas Brothers)
17.The Jonas Brothers
18.Milli Vinilli
19.New Kids On The Block
20.Right Said Fred
21.Color Me Badd
22.Gerardo (Rico Suave)
23.Sheila E.
24.Debby Boone
25.Vanilla Ice
26.Kenny G.
27.Four Non Blondes
28.Rikki Martin
29.Ringo Starr
30.George Harrison
(If the last two hadn't been in the Beatles, no one would have listened to them.)
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2008, 12:47:06 PM »
"Tiny" Tim , why is he unmentioned?


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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2008, 01:38:17 PM »
Rolling Stones.
Can I just erase them 5 times?
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2008, 01:59:24 PM »
"Tiny" Tim , why is he unmentioned?



Tiny Tim wasn't exactly a "band"...... (I'm not quite sure he was actually a "musician", either)
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2008, 05:25:51 PM »
Rolling Stones.
Can I just erase them 5 times?


Yes, please.
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2008, 05:36:05 PM »
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Rolling Stones.
Can I just erase them 5 times?
Yes, please.
You guys are so correct -- I have NEVER liked fag jagger. Gimme Shelter was the only good thing they ever wrote and GFR's cover blew the Stones version away.

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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2009, 09:54:52 PM »
Lessee . . .

Vanilla Ice  (He's on "Ice, Ice, Baby" as a DJ somewhere--really!)
Any gangsta-type rapper  (Look into the thread for one of the reasons)
Rick Astley  (The whole "Rickrolled" thing--the New York Mets damn near had that happen to them)
Celine Dion  (My hearing won't go on!)
Any number of "hardcore" metal bands  (Screaming words at the top of your lungs is not singing)

As for those who might be on someone's list, but shouldn't (IMO) . . .

Bee Gees--those songs were, and still, hot.  Barry's falsetto is entertaining enough for me--and he didn't have to get castrated to be able to sing that high!
Bruce Springsteen--cannot stand his politics, love the music and the songwriting ability.  He's had more than a few hits where he wasn't singing the song; he wrote it, and gave it to whomever to record it.
Johnny Cash--if you don't have at least one Cash album, IMO, there's something wrong.

There's others, but I think that you get my drift.
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Re: You get to erase five bands from music history. Who do you choose?
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2009, 12:37:09 PM »
The Rolling Uglies.....er....Stones made a number of good records. Personally, I liked "Spider and the Fly" and "Under Assistant West Coast Promotian Man"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSBYbyfTDxQ

A poor cover, but you get the idea:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxYAVlcVws

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