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|Jan-04-12|| ||harrylime: Top five American bands versus top five British bands. |
1.The Beach Boys
|Jan-04-12|| ||frogbert: <None of the numbers you cite are closer than two decimal places to one another, so extending the 'accuracy' to nine places is a kind of statistical numerology.>|
certainly. i was just being lazy when i copied the numbers (mind you, i didn't do any of the math manually).
|Jan-04-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Harry Lime, your list is too subjective. You didn't include Wizzard, for example.|
|Jan-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: Do you really think Nirvana was around long enough, put out enough material, to be a "best ever" band? I though longevity should have something to do with it. I think there are only 3 original Nirvana studio albums, put out while Kurt Cobain was still alive.|
The Doors were only together for five years, though their six original albums are superb. A shame that Morrison couldn't have stayed with us a bit longer.
R.E.M. was around a long time, but don't really have "great albums", on a par with the Beach Boy's Pet Sounds.
A more fair assessment of the yanks would be to look at our solo performers. We seem to excel in putting out the individual stars: Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Lou Reed, Aretha Franklin, James Brown. The UK seems to have the better gruoups, but we have the individual stars.
I would put the Mama's and the Papas and Creedence Clearwater Revival in top five, and remove R.E.M. and Nirvana.
|Jan-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: Vegas has the Rodgers 9-5 favorites to win the Superbowl. The Tebows are 120-1 underdogs. That might be a good bet, the Denver Broncos and the huge odds. Hey, you never know...|
|Jan-04-12|| ||Jim Bartle: If we're looking at only bands, I would certainly include The Band, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane in the top five. I guess I'd keep the Beach Boys and REM from the original list.|
But it does cut out a lot when you say "bands," since the music of people like Neil Young, John Hiatt, Ry Cooder and a lot of others is similar to that of the groups, it's just that there's a frontman.
|Jan-04-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: I don't agree with HeMateMe that all The Doors' albums were superb and will pass on the cheesy brass and strings on "The Soft Parade".|
|Jan-04-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: The bands mentioned so far are probably right. I would add The Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd.|
|Jan-04-12|| ||Domdaniel: My favorite musicians (composers, singers, etc) are Scott Walker and John Cale. One is an American who has lived in London for most of the past 45 years, the other a Welshman living in New York for most of that time.|
Whatever this means.
|Jan-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: Oh geez, forgot the Dead and the Jeff Airplane. And Crosby, Stills and Nash. Hard to pick just five.|
|Jan-04-12|| ||JoergWalter: <Domdaniel: Whatever this means.>|
there is a balance: 1-1 in exchanging musicians.
|Jan-04-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Domdaniel,
it means you like the two most celebrated avant garde artists in pop/rock.
|Jan-04-12|| ||frogbert: <Brits
i think i might have included a small band that had a couple of hits in the 60s and early 70s. why haven't we seen sir paul doing commercials for the vw beetle yet? or have "we"?!?
|Jan-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: What a job! Subway Packers in Japan:
|Jan-04-12|| ||harrylime: Gotta say I forgot about The Velvet Underground.. uber cool and uber influential band ! |
I was aware of the Dead and Jeff airplane.. and The Byrds ect.. They were all fighting for that fifth spot on my list..
|Jan-04-12|| ||harrylime: < frogbert: <Brits |
i think i might have included a small band that had a couple of hits in the 60s and early 70s. why haven't we seen sir paul doing commercials for the vw beetle yet? or have "we"?!? >
Who you on about ?!
|Jan-04-12|| ||frogbert: some liverpool band i still like listening to. maybe you haven't heard about them.|
|Jan-04-12|| ||Deus Ex Alekhina: It seems the corpse of a young woman has been found on the Queen's estate in England. Does history repeat itself? Over one hundred years ago, a member of the Royal family was suspected of being Jack the Ripper.|
|Jan-04-12|| ||harrylime: < Deus Ex Alekhina: It seems the corpse of a young woman has been found on the Queen's estate in England. Does history repeat itself? Over one hundred years ago, a member of the Royal family was suspected of being Jack the Ripper. >|
The Daily Star has it's own site.. check it out sometime.. I think you'll do well on there ..
|Jan-04-12|| ||frogbert: what do you think about this one for a game compilation title, dom: <"my most decisive games">|
inspired by the euphoria over lack of draws in reggio emilia, of course. in the first 214 classical, rated games i played (which i know because that was when i gave up on adding every game i played into chessbase) my wld stats were like this:
+95 -80 =39 - drawing 19% of my games
it's a knock out on the guys in italy, whose drawing rate is a ghastly 29%. cowards ...
|Jan-04-12|| ||harrylime: <frogbert: some liverpool band i still like listening to. maybe you haven't heard about them. >|
No..Who are you on about ? Echo and the Bunnies ? The La's The Mighty Wah ? The Lotus Eaters ? OMD ? ? lol
|Jan-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: <It seems the corpse of a young woman has been found on the Queen's estate in England.>|
Maybe Princess Kate expired, due to not eating for five days?
|Jan-04-12|| ||frogbert: maybe i was wrong. possibly they weren't that big. i might have noticed simply because they were a bit into norwegian timber. here in norway we're so small and peasantly surprised every time foreigners take the tiniest interest in us, whether it's our fjords or forests ...|
|Jan-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: Well, we all loved the Lilihammer Olympics. First rate. And, there was Nancy and Tonya!|
|Jan-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: A racially motivated murder in England is solved, after 19 years, using new forensic tools.|
The claim is that London's Met Police force is racist in makeup, thus allowing this kind of thing to go unpunished.
<...Changes brought about as a result of the Macpherson Report in 1999 -- which labeled the Metropolitan Police force "institutionally racist" and said its investigation of the murder was fundamentally flawed -- continue to impact how the police and legal system operate today.>
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