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aib799
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Defining bands of music genres
Curious to know what others think, but I have always held certain bands as the definition of some music genres. Meaning that if I were to meet a person that knows nothing about music and I could only select 1 band from each music genre to give them an example of what it sounded like, what band would it be. Doesn't mean most critically acclaimed, best selling, most hits, etc. Just the person or band that represents exactly what the genre is about and how it should sound.

Some of mine:

Rock: AC / DC
Grunge: Nirvana
Thrash: Metallica
Classic rock: Rolling Stones
Heavy metal: Black Sabbath
Progressive: Pink Floyd
Rap: Dr. Dre
Pop: Michael Jackson
Soul: Sam Cooke
Country: Hank Williams Jr.
Industrial: NIN
Techno: Crystal Method
French: The Balfa Bros.
Zydeco: Keith Frank

Let me know who is the better pick for any of them.


the crue
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re: Defining bands of music genres
pretty spot on, metallica could fall here or heavy metal


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SEClint
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Black Metal - Mayhem
Blackened Death Metal - Dissection
Death Metal - Cannibal Corpse/Death
(Real) Industrial - Skinny Puppy
This post was edited on 4/11 at 9:17 pm


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kciDAtaE
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Southern Rock - Allman Brothers


Marciano1
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Nu Metal - Korn


Melvin
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re: Defining bands of music genres
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Rock: AC / DC


Bass Tiger
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re: Defining bands of music genres
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Southern Rock - Allman Brothers


Allman Bros are probably my favorite band but if I’m being honest Lynyrd Skynyrd is the band that defined Southern Rock.


aib799
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Please elaborate


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kciDAtaE
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Yeah but the Allman invented it


aib799
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Even if he invented it, I am going with Skynrd as the true expression of what Southern Rock is and sounds like.


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re: Defining bands of music genres
Soul- Id probably place The Temptations in that spot over Sam
R&B- Jodeci
New Jack Swing- Bobby Brown
Neo Soul- Maxwell


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Gonna disagree with several of those
Metal: Iron Maiden
Progressive: Rush
Industrial: Ministry
Country: Hank Sr


Prog could have Rush, Yes, or King Crimson. Maybe Dream Theater. I like Pink Floyd but I don't think of them when it comes to prog.

I don't know how you can say Hank Jr over Sr. Johnny Cash Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Strait all come to mind before Hank Jr.


Mizooag94
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Grateful Dead.........Grateful Dead


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VOR
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re: Defining bands of music genres

I’ve always objected to the Allmans
being described as “southern rock”, because they’re so much more,I.e., blues, jazz, etc.


Rep520
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re: Defining bands of music genres
I'm not sure I'd differentiate rock and classic rock.

Soul--Marvin Gaye.
Rap--I love Dre, but he's a producer. I'd go 2Pac because he's spawned so many imitators.


WG_Dawg
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re: Defining bands of music genres
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I were to meet a person that knows nothing about music and I could only select 1 band from each music genre to give them an example of what it sounded like, what band would it be. Doesn't mean most critically acclaimed, best selling, most hits, etc. Just the person or band that represents exactly what the genre is about and how it should sound.



based on your criteria it's hard to argue too much with your picks. I think the "rock" and "rap" categories are so, SO vast though that you could pick damn near 100 people for each category and not necessarily be wrong.


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AlxTgr
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re: Defining bands of music genres
Jangle pop - The Byrds? Or, would it be something newer.
Power Pop - Big Star? Raspberries?


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Jester
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re: Defining bands of music genres
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Progressive: Pink Floyd


I love Pink Floyd, but King Crimson defines prog more.


AlxTgr
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I love Pink Floyd, but King Crimson defines prog more.

I was going to question that, but simply don't know enough about it. King Crimson has to be the band name most uttered and written yet no one knows a single thing they did.

I would have said Yes or ELP.


Pepe Lepew
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re: Defining bands of music genres
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Soul--Marvin Gaye.


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