favorite band

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  1. highway jammin

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    I know that this kind of thing can be next to impossible to nail down, but what is your all time favorite band. For whatever reasons

    Mine, I'm pretty sure, is The Band. I always thought that their music is a more fun side of rock, that is perfectly balanced. The solos are well done, but are put in at the right spots. The lyrics are good and fun, and the Band helpd Bob Dylan become infamous.
     
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    Frank Marino and the Mahogany Rush. Frank continues to amaze me every time I hear him play.
     
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    Bruce Springsteen

    I think it's aweful hard to beat this.
     
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    The Beatles, for obvious reasons
     
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    Skynyrd...
     
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    The Beatles would have to be my "all time" favorite, but I sure do like the Allman Bros and listen to their stuff all the time. But if anyone asks, I'd say the Beatles.
     
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    Tough question. I agree with a lot of the choices in the previous posts, but I would probably have to categorize a little, which would make things even more complex. But, just for the sake of discussion:

    Overall rock band, yeah, the Beatles. I have been listening to them for 42 years, and they still amaze me. Very close second would probably be The Band. As highway jammin put it so well, "perfectly balanced." And, like the Beatles, great songs, and great playing, as Townes Van Zandt might say, "for the sake of the song." Number three here would be the Byrds. They didn't last as long, and they had a lot of personnel changes, but they did some great stuff.

    Blues-based rock: the Allman Brothers. I grew up near Cocoa, Florida, just down the road from Daytona, where Gregg and Duane grew up. I used to see the Allman Joys at Cocoa Beach Teen Town, a rock and roll dungeon for high school kids in the mid-60s. I liked them then, and I like the current ABB lineup now.

    Country-rock, Americana, whatever you want to call it: the Burrito Brothers and Gram Parsons. Whether with the Byrds, Burritos, or his solo stuff, I could and often do listen to this guy all day.

    Jazz: Miles Davis and alumni. I have owned Kind of Blue in LP, cassette, and CD formats over the years, but I don't really consider myself a jazz connisseur or anything. In the last few years, however, I have been picking up on John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, and a bunch of Miles' other albums. It doesn't surprise me that Duane Allman loved Kind of Blue.

    I better stop before I think of more categories and more artists.

    Mike
     
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    Re: Bruce Springsteen

    Killer video!

    Aaaah....I miss the 80's 8)

    My musical tastes are too eclectic for me to have a favorite band. Heck, I can't even think of a musical style that I don't like.
     
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    My all time two favorite artists are Carl Perkins and Danny Gatton.

    My favorite band would be the Stray Cats, and Led Zeppelin... thats a really hard question though. :eek:
     
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    There are a lot of them, mostly swing, hard rock, funk and 60s RnB. But if I have to say to single out just one, it'd be:

    JJ Cale.

    That's not a band, I know, but I don't care. :)
     
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Beatles

    The Beatles are easily my favorite band--no question about it, if I could only have one group to listen to, it would be the Beatles.

    That being said, my clear second choice would be the Clash.

    After these two, there are a number of others that are closely grouped--the Band, the Rolling Stones, Midnight Oil, Los Lobos, U2, REM, the Derailers and a few others.

    I should make a point to say that this only includes bands and not solo artists which is an entirely different kettle of fish.

    Cassady
     
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    hey, Oceanboy, (or anybody), can you help me with that Yourtube link: everytime i go to one of those, i get a screen that says "Loading..." and that's as far as it ever gets, how long do those videos usually take to load?
     
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    thunderbyrd,

    Try putting it on "pause" as soon as the page opens, then let it load for a few minutes. The grey bar will go all the way across the bottom when it is finished loading and you can listen/watch in its entirety.

    Mike
     
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    Well, i've never been able to wait long enuff so far for one of those videos to load. but i would like to say that i saw springsteen and the E-street band twice during the 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. and i have never seen anything since to equal it, for me rock and roll pretty much went downhill from there. that tour was great, off the scale, incredible, the peak - every superlative you can come up with. i know that alot of people really don't like springsteen and i kinda understand it - but none of those people saw them on that 1978 tour... you woulda never been the same!

    you know, there's something they say about the Velvet Underground: only 100 people or so ever heard them, but every one of those people went out and started a band after hearing them. After seeing bruce and e-street, i wanted to start a band so bad, i could see the contours and every aspect of it... but where i lived, i could just never make anybody understand.

    oh well, rock and roll will never be sweet unless it's bittersweet.
     
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    My favorite musician probably has to be Paul McCartney. His solo work, and Wings. I really enjoyed his songs and his touring band druing '89 to '93. The Beatles, are the root of it, and so I drift in to the Beatles and back out to McCartney. i don't really care much for the other Beatle's solo work, except for John's. John had some good stuff. After that would probably have to be Eric Clapton.
     
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    I was born 3 years after their debut album I believe - Boston
     
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    The Buffalo Springfield.

    The Beach Boys were the main act that night, I band I have a lot of fine thoughts about, but boy where they outmanned.


    Bubbanov
     
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    Favorite band? For me, this has changed at least a hundred times. Recently I have been listening to the Fabulous Thunderbirds/Jimmie Vaughn and Bill Kirchen, though.

    At different times I have really enjoyed the following.

    Jimi Hendrix
    The Doors
    Led Zepplin
    Rolling Stones
    Metallica
    DRI
    Accept
    Judas Priest
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Radiohead
    Robin Trower
    Robert Cray
    Johnny Cash
    etc...


    Ask me again next week. It will probably change.

    Bob
     
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    I must be the odd man out here....my current favorite is Arch Enemy.

    I'm a fan of many of the bands mentioned...but my tastes go mostly to metal in it's various forms.
     
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    This week my favorite is Albert King.

    Bob