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CottonWasKing
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound

CCR


lpgreat1
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
U2
Interpol
Green Day


SanDiegeauxSteve
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
Rush
AC/DC
The Doors
Steely Dan
Yes
Santana
The Cars
Boston
Jethro Tull
Steppenwolf
Foghat
George Thorogood & The Delaware Destroyers
Stray Cats/Brian Setzer Orchestra
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
The Guess Who


luvdatigahs
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
And bands, if you listen to them enough


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Salmon
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
I know they suck, but Korn has a pretty distinctive sound

just listen for the floppy bass


TIGRLEE
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
Rhcp
LZ
Doors


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TexasTiger1185
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
Grateful Dead


You can't miss Jerry Garcia's guitar.

Bob Dylan

The Gourds

Blind Melon?

Primus


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dexy82
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
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Talking Heads
quote:

The Cars
Nah not really.

David Byrnes wishes he was Bryan Ferry

hell he even 'jacked' his style

LINK

same with the cars

As I've said on this board before
Roxy Music ushered in everything you know from early 80's uk
from sound to style

the cure, U2, frick any band that even remotely resembles that sound. Pixies, whoever the frick
it's Roxy Music

LINK


but they did it in 75'


AlxTgr
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
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David Byrnes wishes he was Bryan Ferry
I don't hear that at all.


Pangloss1010
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
Beirut
Elliot Smith
Animal Collective
Mumford and Sons...it's the same song (strum, strum, strum)


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Baloo
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
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Pixies, whoever the frick

Yeah, when spouting off knowledge, perhaps you should know one of the most influential bands of the past 25 years.

U2 and the Pixies sound about as alike as the Velvet Underground and the Rolling Stones. Sure, they both have guitars.

And I like Roxy Music.


dexy82
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Yeah, when spouting off knowledge, perhaps you should know one of the most influential bands of the past 25 years.


love is a drug is umm..practically the same as psycho killer
how can you not hear that?

Don't be embarrassed because I burst your bubble on that call

And
btw
If listening to Roxys greatest hits or having a listen on Pandora is your extent of 'liking' Roxy
then you don't know Roxys

Listen to roxy's Siren album, David Byrne without a doubt listened to that album
1000 times , if not more


Um U2 and all those Bands have their own flavor for sure, but if you can't hear a lineage in music, then you just need to dig a little deeper

You say U2 and the Pixies don't sound alike.

I'd respect you more if you'd said West African Drumming and ELO were different.
those don't sound alike



LSUTygerFan
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
zz top
journey(steve perry version)


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tiger perry
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
old Journey...


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dexy82
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
and....I'm not done

since you are a fan of Talking Heads, you know Big Country by the Talking Heads

nothing but a slowed down version
of Roxy's 'Prarie Rose'
LINK

but don't take my word for it, just look it up..
LINK
but then again, you like Roxy's, so I didn't have to tell you that

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TigerPanzer
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
Cap'n Beefheart & His Magic Band. There'll never be another one like him.


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AlxTgr
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
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dexy82
Someone I know I can now ignore.


dexy82
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
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Someone I know I can now ignore.




Why?
this is a music board were people should be exposed as much as possible regardless of your opinion on specific singers
and...

I like both singers, but David Byrne is not nearly as impactful as Bryan Ferry was in the world of music.
I'm sorry, he's just not

I'm sure David Byrne would tell you the same thing.

But the problem with you is you have limited knowledge of Bryan Ferry, where as I have knowledge of both



Baloo
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
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love is a drug is umm..practically the same as psycho killer
how can you not hear that?

Oh, I know Roxy Music influenced Talking Heads. But the Heads are far more herky-jerky, have less disco influence and more of a punk influence, and don't have lyrics written by Bryan Ferry. Which is a positive. And Psycho Killer is from their first album, and the Heads sound grew a lot from there, adding a lot of funk and world music to the mix and away from their art-punk roots. Look, Brian Eno produced the Talking Heads, so the Roxy link is pretty obvious.

I have no problems saying Roxy Music influenced the Heads. I do have a problem saying Roxy Music influenced the Pixies and all music in the 80s all that heavily. I think Roxy Music heavily influenced 80s "new wave". I have no problem with that. And while U2 isn't a classic New Wave band, they certainly had strong ties to that scene.

But the Pixies? Hardcore explicitly rejected New Wave and its art school pretensions. Black Francis couldn't play an instrument at all at first, and Joey Santiago pretty much tried to squeal out bizarre sounds. Their experimentation with sound was far more rooted in Mission of Burma and the Minutemen than Roxy Music. If you want to go back to the 70s for the bands that came out of hardcore, there is an influence from T. Rex and the power pop of Big Star.

not everyone jerked off to English rock stars. In fact, one of the big movements of 80s American indie was the explicit rejection of anything European or even art school at all.

U2 and the Pixies don't have a lot in common other than they are both rock bands from the 80s that started outside the mainstream, albeit from entirely different places. U2 is European, anthemic, and heavily reliant on the echo pedal. The Edge is sort of a genius with that thing. The Pixies are a post-hardcore American DIY band which relied very little on musicianship at first, and took the softLOUDsoft formula to its extremes.

I like Roxy Music. they are incredibly influential. So influential there's no reason to make up their influence to things they didn't do. Their legacy is secure without claiming the aftermath of American hardcore.


mizzoukills
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re: Bands with an unmistakable sound
In. What's going on in this thread?

Anyone know my guess?


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