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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

    32 vote(s)
    56.1%
  2. I'd give up American music

    25 vote(s)
    43.9%
  1. IronSchef

    IronSchef Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    55
    852
    May 17, 2012
    Fox Point, WI
    very interesting question - thankfully none of us HAVE to make the choice! :)

    For me, it is a different answer depending on whether you are asking about NOW music or THEN music.

    60s/70s - I would (reluctantly) have to give up the Americans
    80s, I'd rather not talk about AT ALL
    90s, its probably about equal, can't really make a choice

    ... but if you are talking about NEW stuff, like say 2000 and later, I think I might (reluctantly, again) have to give up the bands from across the pond
     
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  2. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Nice one, Fezz!!!
     
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  3. sam_in_cali

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

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Interesting...so far the results are pretty close between American, British and 'I can't possibly answer this question'

    Its not meant to be an easy choice, that's the whole point! :p

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  4. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    USA
    Ditto here. I just can't do it.

    Dammit Jim, I'm a musician not an atom splitter! ;)
     
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  5. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    As long as I can keep this I'm cool either way.

     
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  6. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    48
    Jul 16, 2011
    Richmond Annex, CA
    If I had to, I would just give up both USA & UK and go with my own music.
     
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  7. lonegroover

    lonegroover Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Mar 5, 2016
    England
    I don't think there's a lot of American rock music that I really need in my life but I'd certainly miss some of the American jazz and soul artists. I'd certainly miss Todd Rundgren.

    However - I'm certainly not going without British Sea Power, Prefab Sprout, The Smiths, EBTG and others so it's an easy one.
     

  8. DickBanks

    DickBanks Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    56
    31
    May 2, 2017
    Olathe, KS
    British, but I would be in a major bummed-out situation...
     

  9. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    This is an impossible choice.
    No Stones or no Hendrix?
    No Zeppelin or no Doors?
    Can’t choose!
     
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  10. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX
    I could give up everything but Jethro Tull.

    And Led Zep. And Bowie (have the tattoo). And the Beatles. And Steven Wilson. And the Stones (have that tattoo, too).

    I think I figured it out.
     

  11. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    This is the correct answer. Sorry @sam_in_cali, I ain’t playin.
     
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  12. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    76
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Hows about American groups playing British...
    Or
    Vicey versa

    What is
    American music, Mitch Miller, Roger Miller?

    You know I can't be straight.
     

  13. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    what's the difference?
     
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  14. sam_in_cali

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

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Same here. Made a command decision. Like pulling off a band-aid. Thought about going back to change it at least twice now though. but no, I'm sticking with it.
     

  15. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 1, 2016
    England & France
    And wot language are you lot using to warble in eh!.. why.. 'Ingleesh' of coarse.. :sneaky:

    Sorry Fezz.. I couldn't help myself.. :D
     
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  16. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Strat-O-Master

    808
    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    I voted to give up British music, here's why:

    Almost all of the British bands and music that I love are heavily American influenced. Furthermore, American music, specifically Rock & Roll, is to me a wonderful blend of African; Field Hollers; Bluegrass; R&B; Blues and Folk. Most all the players of the UK cite American music as their influences...

    BUT (and this is a big "But") much of our Americana has IT'S roots in the music of the British Isles; their folk music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, etc.

    So, really, we can't have one without the other- not and still have the music as we know it (and love it).

    Brian
     

  17. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada

    Nice one absolutely but if you follow the logic.

    Original Rockabilly was American.
    Second wave was British and the American bands re embraced it. Like the Blasters doing Blaster music.

    So as it reinvented and revisited by the British is it truly americsn anymore so by default in this case the Blasters are not a good example...

    Sorry had to say it. Love the Blasters BTW and was a big part of the second wave here in Toronto during the heyday. Awesome tunes, thank you Chuck, Gene, Eddie and the rest.
     
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  18. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    If I could give up American music but still have British, Canadian, Australian and European that would be OK.
     
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  19. CaseCandy

    CaseCandy Senior Stratmaster

    May 9, 2015
    UK/Ireland
    It's all American music. British people playing American music. I would say it's taproot is blues, and blues can trace a line back to Africa.

    But if pushed, I would never give up The Beatles.

    Edit: just checked my phone to see what music I carry..... Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and some 70s glam for light relief.

    Edit2: My American music in my iTunes library: Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Brian Wilson (Pet Sounds), Blondie and 2/5 of Fleetwood Mac version 2.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017

  20. T Guitar Floyd

    T Guitar Floyd Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 27, 2014
    Arizona
    Yeah . . . couldn't give up the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Hank Marvin (or even Cliff), but what kind of punishment would I receive for sneaking a listen to Petty or Chuck or Eagles? :confused:
     
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