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There are always competitions for who's the biggest rockstar, who's the best band ever, which song is the best song ever?
this friday here in sweden they held a competition for best song ever...Stairway to heaven by Led Zeppelin won. How 'bout that...personally I think it has been played to many times, which, even though it's a very good song, makes it a bit worn out..

So, why don't we see what this fine board thinks? Which is
A, the best group ever?
B, the best solo-artist?
C, the best song ever written?

though one...
my abc would have to be something like
A, Pink Floyd,
B, Tim Curry,
C, Word on a Wing by David Bowie...but those one's are very classic aren't they?

runner-ups for bands, for me, would be rats, T-rex or J Geils Band, solo-artists would be David Bowie, Ian dury, frank zappa or Tom waits
also very classic....


come on...WE NEED ACTION HERE!! So hit us with your rythmstick, hit us, hit us, !

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oh my, this is pretty difficult...

A. Marilyn Manson/BTR/Oingo Boingo
B. David Bowie/Ozzy Osbourne
C. really...too, too many to choose from!

that's awesome that you think Curry's the best solo artist. I've heard some of his stuff, it's pretty good

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god yes...got all three of the curry soloalbums, they are fantastic....

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This is pretty damn good! Odeyo (part 1) - see the band: Stukas Boys.  But I don't think I could ever pick a best one, either band or song.

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Notice the fast bell-like guitar and catchy bass runs in "Odeyo" and the Stukas two guitarists compliment each other, plus the vocal harmonies make it sound like one voice. STUKAS ROOL! You guys are lucky to have the opportunity to see this clip. I'll bet Sir Bob would dig it too. My favorite living guitarists (besides 8 or so Conglolese guitarists) are Gary Moore from Thin Lizzy and Chris Spedding who played a lot of sessions including Sex Pistols, plus I liked the Ramones a lot and of course Boomtown Rats "Looking After Number One". 


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The rats, i dont like mondays, of course!!!

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A, Sex Pistols
B, Johnny cash
C, What a Wonderful World



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A.Pulp


B. Bowie


C. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet (Though this changes on a very regular basis, was Reward - Teardrop Explodes the other day, and Razzmatazz - Pulp before that)



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then again theres


bowie- ashes 2 ashes


simple minds- dont you (forget about me)


duran duran- hungry like the wolf


dire starits- money for nothing


crowded house- weather with you


blue swede- hooked on a feeling


i could go on like this for hours



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ArrGee wrote:

A. Pulp

B. Bowie

C. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet (Though this changes on a very regular basis, was Reward - Teardrop Explodes the other day, and Razzmatazz - Pulp before that)


A and B the same.  Not much changed in last ten years.

C.  Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who



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ArrGee wrote:
C.  Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

 I've never got the appeal of that song, despite numerous listens and ample benefit of doubt. Always puzzles me why so popular, so to see best ever is staggering to me, but fully appreciate each to his or her own.

Like you I think my song would/will change, but on balance I'd probably go with Down In the Tube Station.

Solo artist, your turn to be staggered, Robbie Williams...but that took some thinking as it's occurred to me (only took 50 years) I really do favour bands. Only Morrissey might compete, but I'll take the showman over the no-show man.

Band? Hmmm....assuming not Rats then a wafer between Jam/Pogues/Carter/Clash/Madness, but would have to say the Jam...for now



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Band? Hmmm....assuming not Rats then a wafer between Jam/Pogues/Carter/Clash/Madness, but would have to say the Jam...for now

 You can have The Rats if you like. I would be amazed if The Jam ranked higher for you.



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suss wrote:
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C.  Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

 I've never got the appeal of that song, despite numerous listens and ample benefit of doubt. Always puzzles me why so popular, so to see best ever is staggering to me, but fully appreciate each to his or her own.


Unusual for me to like a popular Rawk song, but I suppose seeing them live last night affected my decision somewhat. I have got into The Who a bit in recent months, Baba O Reilly and Love Reign Over Me are real epics.   In the top ten in this list, so I can't be the only one.

 http://www.planetrock.com/music/backstage/the-rock-lists/the-greatest-ever-rock-song/



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A) Bon Jovi
B) Richie Sambora
C) Blood on Blood

(Little bit of a theme going on!!)

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Whenever there are one of these what other stuff you like threads I am amazed at how little everyone on here has in common!

I am sadly predictable generally only liking music from Britain and North East America (mainly NYC) from 1964 - present.  Excluding Bon Jovi though.  And err, Robbie Williams.

And as usual changed my mind again regarding C.

C. Just by Radiohead

 



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ArrGee wrote:
suss wrote:
Band? Hmmm....assuming not Rats then a wafer between Jam/Pogues/Carter/Clash/Madness, but would have to say the Jam...for now

 You can have The Rats if you like. I would be amazed if The Jam ranked higher for you.


 Rats #1 easy...but Jam if we're excluding the obvious. although did note you put Pulp ahead. Fair play.

That said, they're personal. I'd concede Beatles as best ever band, and possibly not to be surpassed.

Funnily enough Tube Station narrowly defeated Creep by Radiohead, a track I never tire of.

Agreed we all seem to agree to disagree , apart from vast majority agreeing Bon Jovi are pants. Sorry Loops



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I'd concede Beatles as best ever band, and possibly not to be surpassed.

Wouldn't be the best for me, though I acknowledge they were the first.  Rubber Soul and Abbey Road are mostly superb as are a number of other tracks, but they aren't a band I would choose to listen to above many others.  I find the nursery rhymes, vaudeville, pseudo psychedelia and Ringo singing a bit off putting on a lot of their albums.  The White Album is a bit of a trial.



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Excluding the Rats, choices as of right now and subject to change by the morning;
A) The Pogues
B) Amanda Palmer
C) The Who - I've Had Enough, or possibly Love Reign O'er Me, hard to have one without the other (always used to say Sultans of Swing but overplayed it for a while)

Tube Stations a cracker I'd forgotten about, though admit I've got quite a soft spot for the Bad Shepherds version

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suss wrote:

Agreed we all seem to agree to disagree , apart from vast majority agreeing Bon Jovi are pants. Sorry Loops


 Haha thats something I'm quite used to, in fact I'm always surprised there are so many people at their concerts! Hardly anyone I know likes them



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) , apart from vast majority agreeing Bon Jovi are pants. Sorry Loops

 I wouldn't say they are pants, they have made some half decent records, just nothing special for me. But Robbie Williams, now he is pants. In the same league as Phil Collins.  Romford Sunday Pub division 9. 



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Arrgee,  I stumbled across your review of a Phil Collins album on Amazon the other week  - class piece! 



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Arrgee,  I stumbled across your review of a Phil Collins album on Amazon the other week  - class piece! 


I'd forgotten about that!    I should review one of  Robbie Williams' albums...



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A. Kinks
B. Bowie (though I also like Robbie!)
C. Wires by Athlete - at the moment anyway - so difficult to choose an all time best as it changes ... But so many great songs - Bowie, Dire Straits, Kinks, Kirsty McColl, Tourists, Madness etc etc etc!!!

And yes, obviously this excludes the Rats ...

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Lisa wrote:

obviously this excludes the Rats ...


There is no reason to exclude the Rats.  Had I done this in 1979, it would have been A. Rats B. Bowie C. Rat Trap  Would have been the same all the way through the 1980s.

My favorite song also changes frequently. Too difficult to rate the best song as they are all perfect in their own ways.



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A- Best Band Ever- The Boomtown Rats, followed by Xtcsmile

B Solo artist-Momus-aka Scottish songwriter Nicky Currie 

C Song- this one is impossible but my current favorite song is Pete Shelley's Guess I Must Have Been In love With Myself. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzvOVt0TTgs



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Well, if I didn't put these answers you'd think there was something wrong:
A) Rats
B) BG
C) too many to chose from...

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Jules wrote:

Well, if I didn't put these answers you'd think there was something wrong:
A) Rats
B) BG
C) too many to chose from...


 Ah the only truly devoted fan!  I bet C is a Rats/Geldof song as well



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 Ah the only truly devoted fan!  I bet C is a Rats/Geldof song as well


 Maybe it is biggrin



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