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Poll: If you had to choose between giving up British or American music, which would you choose?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by sam_in_cali, Nov 9, 2017.

If you had to choose between giving up British or American music, which would you give up?

  1. I'd give up British music

    33 vote(s)
  2. I'd give up American music

    25 vote(s)
  1. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Hey gang, saw an interesting poll question pop up on my FB feed this morning and thought it was worth asking on here. This is NOT meant to turn into a nasty thread--no need to bash anything to validate your pick, just simply pick one of the two and if you have a reason why, then list it.
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  2. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    I'd need to stick to swedish hard and glam rock no matter what... Seriously, I listen to swedish bands about 75% of the time. Two of them, mainly, but still.
    Other than that, I'm probably more UK-oriented.
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  3. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2012
    I'm into Pink Floyd, Queen, Dire Straits so I guess that answered your question... although I would be very sad If I had to abandon some great American music :thumbd:
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017
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  4. suncrush

    suncrush Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 25, 2014
    I mostly listen to Australian stuff.
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  5. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Ya, as much as I love the 80's LA metal scene, I think I would have to give up American music just because of NWOBHM.
  6. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    I cant make the choice. Too much to lose on both sides of the ocean.
  7. Recce

    Recce New Member!

    Nov 3, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    Neither but thanks for asking.
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  8. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    I can’t give up Tom Petty and Garbage and Bruce Springsteen and SRV and John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy.... but nor can I renounce the Stones and LZ and the Police and the Beatles and Pink Floyd and Bowie and the Kinks and The Cure ....
    I won’t and you can’t make me.
    So there.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017
  9. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    I’m pleading the 5th. No Beatles, Zep, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Robin Trower on one hand. No Chuck Berry, James Brown, BB King, SRV, Temptations, Sky & Family Stone and Santana on the other. Where does Jimi fit. An American that broke big in England first? This question is the Devil! A pox on it I say!
  10. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    Glad Canadian music wasn't on the poll. Now I can listen to Anvil in peace.:D
  11. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I would choose to stop listening to whichever one has more bagpipes.
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  12. xland

    xland Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 5, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I could not give up all American or British music but I would gladly like to forget 80's British Pop music.
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  13. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    I don't want to live in a world without the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, or SRV
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  14. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster

    I couldn't give up Sinatra...
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  15. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    I'm a Neil Young fan, can we take a continent into account?

    Also wouldn't like to be without Jimi's music, so.....
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  16. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Twofold answer...

    Id stick with European Metal, Glam, Hair metal, Rock... Ive been saying for years all the good stuff comes from Sweden , Finland , Germany then Britain.
    I love the American Hairmetal scene from the the USA but if I had to give it up id stick to European scene
    Why, it has longevity and just keeps getting better.

    Id stick with American Blues ( and yes I put Hendrix here...)
    Why, it started there and its roots are deep and real.
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  17. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Maybe it wasnt listed as an option as they know deep down we would win hands down....after all we invented Tim Hortons coffee, poutine, basketball etc.......

    No flames please the above was in
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  18. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    As long as I get to keep the air guitar contest I don't care!
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  19. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I could happily do without 99% of music made after 1960, wherever it was made.
  20. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    Since most modern British music is American music , I'd say the question is flawed.

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