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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. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT????? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    66
    Jun 4, 2010
    Bacliff by Galveston bay

    Don't tell the Poles!
     

  2. ryapou

    ryapou Strat-Talker

    328
    May 28, 2012
    Germany
    Give me the portal gun, Morty. Wouldn't want to live in that kind of universe.
     

  3. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Would a band like Fleetwood Mac be British or American?
     

  4. fezz parka

    fezz parka Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    The british didn't sell it back to the Blasters. Both Phil and Dave were students of the old school. :D

    Me and Phil a few years back, talking about Jimmy Reed and Ronnie Dawson.

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  5. rolandson

    rolandson Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 13, 2015
    Cascadia
    Poland don't give a ****, Polka is Czech.

    Guess it would be British music. I could never part with Miles or Bird...
     

  6. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Strat-Talker

    Age:
    53
    277
    Jun 30, 2016
    Heart O' Dixie
    I'm not getting the question. Give up what?

    Listening to [blank] music?
    Playing [blank] music?
    And are you talking about music performed or written BY citizens of [blank]?
    Or just published in [blank]?
    And is this all music, like American country music versus British rock and roll?
    Or American R&B versus Northumbrian piping?
    Bluegrass versus British pop?

    And are you talking about music from the past, already published, or music in the future?

    And, isn't all American music traceable to something that came earlier in the states such as blues, jazz, ragtime, old-time, etc?
    And isn't it also true that the British lost all traceability to their earlier music (is there a traditional British music?).
    So most all British music survived today derived from something American?
    Unless you go back far enough, in which case all American music is derived from early traditional music from the UK countries, fused with music from Africa and Europe.

    In summation, is there American music without British music without American music without music from other countries?
     
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  7. Neil.C

    Neil.C Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    I'd give up American music.

    Jimi is an honorary Englishman after all. :D
     
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  8. CaseCandy

    CaseCandy Senior Stratmaster

    May 9, 2015
    UK/Ireland
    Version 1 with Peter Green British.
    Version 2 3:2 British American.

    I'll ask the same question about Spinal Tap .... :)
     
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  9. crashbelt

    crashbelt Strat-Talker

    177
    Feb 27, 2012
    England
    Impossible question unless broken down by era/genre.

    Rock'n'roll jazz blues soul/Motown- no question US originated with top performers writers innovators.

    60s edged by UK - Beatles Stones etc.

    70s rock even split for me.

    Don't care for much after that.
     

  10. Elvie

    Elvie Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    427
    Jan 26, 2014
    Singapore
    Easy decision for me as I loathe most Brit music.
     

  11. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    39
    714
    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    How can you loathe brit music and love american music ? (It's a real question !)

    I keep british music, the pink floyd and the beatles are enough for me to choose. But there's no Beatles without Elvis, Chuck berry or Buddy Holly...etc...

    Being a European is, I think, a big part of my "choice", and that may be true for most of people voting.

    We should try a poll : "I keep the music from the other continent" vs "I keep the music from my continent"...
     

  12. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada

    Kool,was just using that as you had posted it. No insults all around.
    As a fan I have a large Rockabilly collection ( time took away the hair to go with it....lol) large majority of it from the second wave was British and European. Had I reffered to an American or Canadian band it would have been propably obtuse. Stray Cats maybe as they went over and came back. What a great band. My personal favorite is Robert Gordon. Totally Amazing.

    Thanks for the update. Love the Blasters material and Marie Marie is stilll one of my favorites. On the Canadian side I could mention Jack Dekeyzer with Mean Steve Piano in the Bopcats....
     

  13. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    Hey! Accordion players deserve respect
     

  14. Rudi

    Rudi Strat-O-Master

    884
    Apr 19, 2016
    Brisvegas
    I'd keep the British because of the language.
     

  15. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    If I was forced to choose, I'd switch to listening to polkas, of course.
     
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  16. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    or zydeco..
     
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  17. CaseCandy

    CaseCandy Senior Stratmaster

    May 9, 2015
    UK/Ireland
    When a Brit band uses imagery and geographic location in songs, you don't get many lyrics like Knopfler's "way on down south, London Town" because imagery isn't evocative of Rock and Roll.

    I mean imagine changing:

    "get your kicks...on route...66"

    to

    "waste your life... on the M.... Twenty Five"

    It's just never going to work.
     
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  18. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    I already listen to zydeco, being from South Louisiana.
     
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  19. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    blues with an accordion. Good music.
     
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  20. sam_in_cali

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

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    You are thinking about it too hard. Where the band comes from (i.e.: Def Leppard = British, Johnny Cash = American, etc...). Its just a hypothetical question meant to spurn discussion...nobody is going make you choose ;)