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June 8th, 2003

"My All-Time Top 5 Favorite Bands" @ 11:33 am

hapavox:
In Order of Importance:

1. Joy Division
2. U2
3. The Smiths
4. Radiohead
5. The Beatles

Only #2 you ask? For various reasons........
 
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From:ex_kstewart284
Date:June 8th, 2003 09:56 am (UTC)
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Only #2?

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From:hapavox
Date:June 8th, 2003 10:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah, really. I actually think the above bands are interwoven together. They all have somewhat of an intrinsic connection. They've all worked with the same people at one point or another in their musical careers.

The list is almost like a hiearchy or a pantheon of bands...without sounding like I"m full of shiet!:)
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From:cherry_divinity
Date:June 8th, 2003 11:00 am (UTC)
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I like your list!! :) I love all those bands..:) xox
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From:hapavox
Date:June 8th, 2003 11:57 am (UTC)

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Haha. Then, I presume that you have EXCELLENT TASTE in music!:)

Put these bands together and you have something to the effect of a McDonald's advert...."OVER A BILLION SERVED WORLDWIDE!"
From:ecchinkgrl
Date:June 8th, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC)

let's see...

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i'm only 17 1/2, and i've only been exposed to so much music, but i have to agree with you on the U2 and radiohead fronts...joy division - i've never heard, the smiths - i've heard 4 or 5 songs, very likable band, and the beatles - self explanatory, i guess. i think my taste reflects my age a bit..

as for my top 5-10 bands.. (in no particular order)

u2
radiohead
coldplay
the rolling stones
PINK FLOYD
travis
the clash
oasis
aerosmith

solo artists...
jimi hendrix
jeff buckley
elton john
billy joel
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From:hapavox
Date:June 8th, 2003 03:03 pm (UTC)

Re: let's see...

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All great choices you have. And again...everything is all subjective and it really depends on one's tates and so forth. I do remember being in that age range of 15-18 when I also discovered all these other bands/artists that I continue to listen to this day(about a few years later!). And I guess...anybody can get 'into' the music at any age...I believe it doesn't matter at all. I'm really pleased and amazed when somebody can get into the music of a band like U2 at age 10 or 11. Though, I do question whether or not they're really getting the 'depth' of the music itself because I think part of loving and appreciating good music is finding a meaning and a purpose behind what is being communicated.

Thanks for your list though. I appreciate your input as well. Keep on rockin'!!!!!!! You have the whole world ahead of you...
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From:alligatorgirl
Date:June 8th, 2003 04:34 pm (UTC)
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nice choices, although you are going to have to educate me on joy division...was this/is this a punk band? (<-- just a sort of guess, not meant to be rude or anything ;)

if i were to pick 5, which i have to say is really hard i would say:

1) the beatles
2) u2
3) pearl jam
4) dar williams
5) coldplay

**but you can have george harrison, simon&garfunkel, rem, or the who floating around those 4 & 5 spots on any given day
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From:hapavox
Date:June 8th, 2003 06:21 pm (UTC)

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Ahh yes....Joy Division...the band that was and could've been. They were a quartet comprised of Ian Curtis(vocalist), Bernard Sumner(guitarist), Peter Hooke(bassist), and Stephen Morris(drums), that grew out of Manchester England in the mid '70s. Their music was influenced by the early punk movement as they came up with the likes of the Sex Pistols and Iggy(Pop) & the Stooges. Now, Joy Division's music is classified as Post Modern-Punk. They put out two of the most influential studio albums to date, Uknown Pleasures, Still, and the compilation Substance via Factory Records.

Joy Division's sudden demise can be easily attributed to the infamous and legendary lead singer's apparent suicide in 1980 months before the band were about to embark on their first tour of the U.S. But 1975-1980(approx.) there rose a movement primarily in Manchester(see the film, 24 Hour Party People) of music that would inspire countless of other bands(like our beloved U2). Oddly enough, the surving members of Joy Division would later become NewOrder. If you've ever heard of live bootlegs containing "With Or Without You"(see the boot, Rock's Hottest Ticket: Live in Chicago 1987) with a snippet of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at the end...it's basically Bono's tribute to Joy Division. Or an obvious one is the soundtrack to the movie, The Crow, with Nine Inch Nails doing a version of "Dead Souls" on the disc which is another Joy Division classic remake.

Ok...that's a really quick crash course on Joy Division. I like your list with The Beatles rounding off with number 1. REM would also have to be in
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From:boomtownrat
Date:June 8th, 2003 08:50 pm (UTC)
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My Top-Five Artists, a la High Fidelity (no, I won't limit it to bands :p)

1. U2
2. Joy Division
3. Elvis Costello & the Attractions
4. Brian Eno
5. Billy Bragg

I won't even try to limit it to bands, as it gets a little murkier for me once I get beyond the top two. There are a lot of bands I love, but I'm not sure which I love more among bands like Pet Shop Boys, The Fall, Depeche Mode, The Buzzcocks, Madness, The Legendary Pink Dots, Coil, Slowdive... I could go on for days if allowed, heh.
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From:hapavox
Date:June 10th, 2003 09:49 am (UTC)
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The Elvis Costello and the Eno choices are good ones. I'm not too familiar with Billy Bragg's music but I have heard of the name dropped before. And yes, things do get murky...but I suppose if were stuck in that imaginary fantasy island...then my above 5 choices would be desired if I were in that predicament.

We could go on for days and weeks with all of this.
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From:courtknee
Date:June 8th, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC)
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I have an unhealthy obsession with High Fidelity, so I've had my top five favorite bands in my head for quite awhile, a long with other top fives...

1. U2
2. Barenaked Ladies
3. Blink-182
4. Foo Fighters
5. The Beatles

Anyway, I turn 16 on Friday, so I'm still young yet. I have a world of awesome music I have yet to discover, so who knows? This list is very very interchangeable. A year ago, Barenaked Ladies wouldn't have been in there. 2 years ago, U2 probably wouldn't either. I'm glad I discovered them, they've openned up a lot of doors for me, musically and otherwise. :-D
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From:hapavox
Date:June 10th, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)
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I suppose the Barenaked Ladies have paid their dues in North America especially in their native Canada. They write good catchy tunes with melodies stuck in your head for a while. I think before I would choose the Foo Fighters I would have to list Nirvana ahead...for obvious reasons. Without Nirvana...there would be no FOO!:)

Glad you discovered U2 and a whole world of music. Happy bday in advance to ya! I appreciate your input on this...
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From:corianderstem
Date:June 9th, 2003 12:24 pm (UTC)
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Fun! My list*:

1. U2
2. REM
3. The Beatles
4. Tori Amos
5. Bruce Springsteen

*bottom three on the list may change from one hour to the next; by 2:00 I might put Stevie Wonder in place of Bruce *g*
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From:hapavox
Date:June 10th, 2003 09:54 am (UTC)
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I like your choices. Springsteen and REM will always have a special place in every American's heart...just because they're probably one of the best mainstream artists that America has produced in the last 20+ years or so.

Stevie's a legend in his own category. He may make my solo artist list soon.
From:brahe
Date:June 10th, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC)

My list

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1. U2
2. Paul Kelly
3. Joy Division / New Order
4. The Cure
5. Smiths

These are pretty much the bands/artists that have moulded what I like in music.
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From:hapavox
Date:June 11th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)

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I like your list. Thanks for sharing......

I failed to add NewOrder in addition to Joy Division but without 'JD' there would be no' NO'...know what I mean?
From:loopaygirl
Date:June 12th, 2003 08:57 pm (UTC)
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1 U2
2 Police
3 Sting
4 Beatles
5 Gin Blossoms

runners up- Elton John and Something Corporate.
AM I the only U2/SoCo fan out there?
I know I can't be the only one! :D
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From:hapavox
Date:June 13th, 2003 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Police, Sting, and Gin Blossoms. Good choices! I've never heard of 'Something Corporate' at all. Yet, again I've got so much record and song hunting to do as a result! Thanks for sharing your list...:)

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