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gareth

Long Term Muso Super Heroes?

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There is a thread about how Noel Gallagher dislikes jazz, to which my response is, who cares what he thinks - in other words to me his opinion is worthless, just as Sting's (yes the man who is helping global warming by having 20+ properties throughout the world) opinion on global warming is worthless

Anyways it got me thinking about bands like Oasis, Blur, REM. All of which I remember being told, often by the band members (and their egos) that they were the greatest bands ever.

Well not in my book. None have lasted the course, timewise, by creating an important body of music over a long period of time

So my long term super hero musicians would include, in no particular order

The Beatles
The stones
Elvis
Bob Dylan
Van Morrison
Joni Mitchell
Paul Simon
Jimi Hendrix


Anymore?

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Rush
Pink Floyd
Supertramp
Genesis
Deep Purple
Jack Bruce
Rainbow

I reckon there's probably quite a few i could list as the bands were important to me and maybe not so much to the general public.

I'm curious to see what else comes back on this thread. Nice one.

Dave

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Eric Clapton, The Who, The Stones and The Beatles. All were done or close to by the time I was born, and yet quite possibly my favourite 4 acts. They all have songs that will be remembered for many many years.

EDIT:
Add Bowie too Edited by Harryburke14

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Posted (edited)
Agree with those already mentioned above and would add for starters;

The Who
David Bowie
Kate Bush
Queen
Leonard Cohen
Stevie Wonder
Johnny Cash Edited by silverfoxnik

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Pixies
Metallica (although they have tried hard these last 25 years to prove me wrong)
Zakk Wylde / Pride & Glory / Black Label Society
Stevie Ray Vaughan
AC/DC
Bolt Thrower
Death
Slayer
Buddy Guy

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All of the above +

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Wonder
AC/DC
David Bowie

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Posted (edited)
Add Black Sabbath.

Edit

Also Yes and Led Zep Edited by Paul S

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[quote name='gareth' timestamp='1483889229' post='3210860']
There is a thread about how Noel Gallagher dislikes jazz, to which my response is, who cares what he thinks - in other words to me his opinion is worthless, just as Sting's (yes the man who is helping global warming by having 20+ properties throughout the world) opinion on global warming is worthless
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Anyone else hear that grinding noise ?

;)

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[quote name='gareth' timestamp='1483889229' post='3210860']
So my long term super hero musicians would include,[/quote]


Who cares..? :D :P

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[quote name='ahpook' timestamp='1483891182' post='3210892']
Anyone else hear that grinding noise ?

;)
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[quote name='Coilte' timestamp='1483891664' post='3210895']
Who cares..? :D :P
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The OP walked right into those two.
:)

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BB King
Willie Dixon
John Mayall
Peter Green
Kraftwerk
Kate Bush
All of the Stax, Motown and Muscle Shoals session guys.

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I'd add BB King, but otherwise broadly agree with the previous suggestions.

The Stones, yes, but Jagger less so after he accepted a knighthood. Keef went right up in my estimation when he refused his.

Oh, and I'd add Van der Graff generator and Focus, but appreciate they're not so mainstream - guess you had to be there :)

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[quote name='Downdown' timestamp='1483892313' post='3210904']
I'd add BB King, but otherwise broadly agree with the previous suggestions.

The Stones, yes, but Jagger less so after he accepted a knighthood. Keef went right up in my estimation when he refused his.

Oh, and I'd add Van der Graff generator and Focus, but appreciate they're not so mainstream - guess you had to be there :)
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Yes, I was quite surprised to see Clapton get on the list before BB!

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In no particular order, The Kinks, Therapy?, Stiff little fingers, Nirvana, Smashing pumpkins, The Cure, The Sex pistols, Iron Maiden, The Cult, Beck, System of a Down, Paw, Rage against the machine, NiN.

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[quote name='T-Bay' timestamp='1483892953' post='3210909']
In no particular order, The Kinks, Therapy?, Stiff little fingers, Nirvana, Smashing pumpkins, The Cure, The Sex pistols, Iron Maiden, The Cult, Beck, System of a Down, Paw, Rage against the machine, NiN.
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Nothing wrong with those acts, its your taste, but the OP said...

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]("Well not in my book. None have lasted the course, timewise, by creating an important body of music over a long period of time") (Quote)[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]How many albums did the Pistols and Nirvana record, even between them?[/font][/color]

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[quote name='mikel' timestamp='1483893491' post='3210913']


Nothing wrong with those acts, its your taste, but the OP said...

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]("Well not in my book. None have lasted the course, timewise, by creating an important body of music over a long period of time") (Quote)[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]How many albums did the Pistols and Nirvana record, even between them?[/font][/color]
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But can you name two more influential acts of the respective decades? Never mind the bollocks is a masterpiece, Nirvana's Bleach is perfection to me and Nevermind continues to sound fresh more than twenty years on.

What you are suggesting is that we should only list bands who drudge on for years and years? A case of 'never mind the quality, feel the width' as it were. I would much rather one or two superb albums than loads of mediocre ones. I can only list about ten bands/ artists that have more than five albums in my collection, out of a total of several hundred.

I have never bought into the 'I liked the first album so MUST buy ever other one' mentality. Each is judged on its own merits.

Edit: looking through other lists there are people on there of similar short existence. I took the OPs meaning as the length of the influence on you as much as anything and it seems others have as well.

I presume you aren't a fan of either The pistols or Nirvana? Oh well, that's a shame.......... Edited by T-Bay

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I don't really have heroes, but I certainly listen to a lot of varying styles, genres (old and new).
My list would be endless (including a couple from the OP above), so here are a few from my home collection.

Miles Davies
Duke Ellington
Frank Sinatra
Nate King Cole
Burt Bacharach
Bach
Beethoven
Tchaikovsky
John Williams (Film Composer)
Ennio Morricone
John Barry
Steely Dan
Leonard Bernstein
Vaughan Williams
Gustav Holst
Sting and The Police
Count Basie
Louis Armstrong
Henry Mancini
Tito Puente
Led Zepplin
ABBA
Prince
Lalo Schifrin Edited by lowdown

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[quote name='T-Bay' timestamp='1483895017' post='3210935']
But can you name two more influential acts of the respective decades? Never mind the bollocks is a masterpiece, Nirvana's Bleach is perfection to me and Nevermind continues to sound fresh more than twenty years on.

What you are suggesting is that we should only list bands who drudge on for years and years? A case of 'never mind the quality, feel the width' as it were. I would much rather one or two superb albums than loads of mediocre ones. I can only list about ten bands/ artists that have more than five albums in my collection, out of a total of several hundred.

I have never bought into the 'I liked the first album so MUST buy ever other one' mentality. Each is judged on its own merits.

Edit: looking through other lists there are people on there of similar short existence. I took the OPs meaning as the length of the influence on you as much as anything and it seems others have as well.

I presume you aren't a fan of either The pistols or Nirvana? Oh well, that's a shame..........
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Think this was my worry about this thread that a lot depends on the individuals preferances and what they have continued to enjoy since an album release.
Some have released great albums that have lasted and stood the test of time whereas others have made 10's or 100's different albums but only a few real classic songs.
I didn't realise Hendrix had released so many albums till i looked while reading this post but i could only name a few of his hits.
Van Morrison has been on the go for such a long time but i only know a few of his songs.

I put Rainbow down but they only made a handful of albums in comparison but they are regarded as Rock classics by many.

Not sure where you draw the line on this but it does make for an interesting thread.

Dave

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[quote name='dmccombe7' timestamp='1483899987' post='3210981']


Think this was my worry about this thread that a lot depends on the individuals preferances and what they have continued to enjoy since an album release.
Some have released great albums that have lasted and stood the test of time whereas others have made 10's or 100's different albums but only a few real classic songs.
I didn't realise Hendrix had released so many albums till i looked while reading this post but i could only name a few of his hits.
Van Morrison has been on the go for such a long time but i only know a few of his songs.

I put Rainbow down but they only made a handful of albums in comparison but they are regarded as Rock classics by many.

Not sure where you draw the line on this but it does make for an interesting thread.

Dave
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I think the key is what's important to you. Did you love it for a year then never listen to it again? Or do you still pick it up every week after twenty years or more? I love a couple of Rainbow tracks, they haven't been a major influence on me but the tracks I love are up there with the best to me. I don't think you need to draw a line, if something has influenced someone over a long time then it's worthy of inclusion surely? There is far too much snobbery in music as it is without setting a minimum album count before someone is counted as worthy.

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[quote name='FinnDave' timestamp='1483900193' post='3210982']
I'd have to add Dave Brock and Jerry Garcia to the list.
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Definitely Hawkwind and the Grateful Dead.

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[quote name='Number6' timestamp='1483901540' post='3210997']
Definitely Hawkwind and the Grateful Dead.
[/quote] :) :)

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The band that got me into music and still my all tine favourite: Mott The Hoople and then the lead singer of the band Ian Hunter's solo stuff, he has just released an amazing CD called 'Fingers Crossed' at the age of 77 !!! :)

Other's I loved as a teen, Status Quo, Led Zep, The Stones, The Eagles and many many more !!

Current faves include:Blackberry Smoke, Ryan Adams, Jo Harman, Freddie Stevenson, James Maddock, The Winery dogs, Ritchie Kotzen :)

John

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