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Thread started 11/17/20 10:27am

SantanaMaitrey
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What's the best band ever?

Only one choice allowed! No runners up, no top ten, no top three, no honourable mentions, only one! Your favourite band ever! Backup bands like the E Street Band or The Revolution also count.
Mine is Sly & the Family Stone, the way they combined pip and soul music was Fantastic and Sly was one great songwriter.
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Reply #1 posted 11/17/20 11:31am

KoolEaze

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The 1993-1996 line-up of the New Power Generation.

They were fantastic. Incredibly tight, incredibly versatile, incredible chemistry and they sounded so great. I liked his other bands, too, and I know the Lovesexy/SOTT band was probably more inspiring and creative but this incarnation of the NPG was phenomenal and were able to play a huge repertoire of songs.

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Reply #2 posted 11/17/20 1:41pm

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I'ma go with those 4 dudes from Liverpool

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #3 posted 11/17/20 2:25pm

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KoolEaze said:

The 1993-1996 line-up of the New Power Generation.


They were fantastic. Incredibly tight, incredibly versatile, incredible chemistry and they sounded so great. I liked his other bands, too, and I know the Lovesexy/SOTT band was probably more inspiring and creative but this incarnation of the NPG was phenomenal and were able to play a huge repertoire of songs.


Yeah, that stripped down version of the NPG was probably the funkiest band he ever had. Sonny & Michael were a humping, bumping and stomping rhythm section! It was just a shame that they used so many samples.
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Reply #4 posted 11/17/20 2:26pm

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MickyDolenz said:

I'ma go with those 4 dudes from Liverpool


Yeah, I knew the Fab Four were going to come along.
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Reply #5 posted 11/17/20 7:48pm

SoulAlive

Earth Wind and Fire.

Their music is so positive,spiritual and uplifting.Maurice White was a genius.The way they combined funk,soul,pop,Afro,Latin sounds and jazzy grooves!
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Reply #6 posted 11/17/20 8:09pm

alphastreet

I’m going with Jackson 5
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Reply #7 posted 11/17/20 8:17pm

Margot

-Zed Leppelin

-Jimi Hendrix & Experience.

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Reply #8 posted 11/17/20 11:59pm

TrivialPursuit

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I've considered the bands listed, and then I thought further - who is still together? Who's doing stuff out there?

Then I thought, oh. Fleetwood Mac. Everyone had such a different musical skill, style, and aesthetic. Together they made some incredible stuff.

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Reply #9 posted 11/18/20 5:13am

ForbiddenFruit

The Doors

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Reply #10 posted 11/18/20 4:04pm

slyjackson

Sly and The Family Stone

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Reply #11 posted 11/18/20 4:18pm

Goddess4Real

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AC/DC with Bon Scott, Let There Be Rock (1978) headbang https://www.youtube.com/w...f2g4RMfhS0

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #12 posted 11/19/20 1:08pm

KoolEaze

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SantanaMaitreya said:

KoolEaze said:

The 1993-1996 line-up of the New Power Generation.

They were fantastic. Incredibly tight, incredibly versatile, incredible chemistry and they sounded so great. I liked his other bands, too, and I know the Lovesexy/SOTT band was probably more inspiring and creative but this incarnation of the NPG was phenomenal and were able to play a huge repertoire of songs.

Yeah, that stripped down version of the NPG was probably the funkiest band he ever had. Sonny & Michael were a humping, bumping and stomping rhythm section! It was just a shame that they used so many samples.

Yes, the samples were a tad too much for my taste as well but I´ve seen a couple of aftershows were they didn´t use those samples as heavily, for example the Paradiso aftershow, and I think they were his funkiest and most versatile band.

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Reply #13 posted 11/20/20 6:32am

Vannormal

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Band(s) ?

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The Beatles.

Led Zeppelin.

The Rolling Stones.

Iggy Pop & The Stooges.

David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars.

Radiohead.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The Patti Smith Group.

Bon Iver.

Talk Talk.

The Eagles.

The Doobie Brothers.

Japan.

Abba.

In no particular order...

...but in fact I can't shoose and my list will be endless if I keep going on.

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Why did I actually answered this unneeded question. wink

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Reply #14 posted 11/20/20 9:31am

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Impossible for me to say best-----too subjective, too many different parameters, and not enough common frames of reference---

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but my favorite band would probably be Earth Wind and Fire...

....probably....

...although some others could fit into that spot.....

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" I've got six things on my mind --you're no longer one of them." - Paddy McAloon, Prefab Sprout
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Reply #15 posted 11/20/20 11:20am

mb71

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Felt.

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Reply #16 posted 11/20/20 12:02pm

RJOrion

Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit (1976, Vinyl) | Discogs

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Reply #17 posted 11/20/20 4:29pm

wilmer

The Wu-tang Clan biggrin
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Reply #18 posted 11/20/20 5:19pm

woogiebear

-Sly & The Family Stone

-The Time (The ORIGINAL 7ven, NOT 'Part-Time")

-Band Of Gypsys

-The J.B.'s

-Parliament/Funkadelic

Everybody Else is AFTER THAT!!!

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Reply #19 posted 11/20/20 5:37pm

RJOrion

wilmer said:

The Wu-tang Clan biggrin



them too
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Reply #20 posted 11/20/20 5:38pm

RJOrion

Wu wasnt a band tho
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Reply #21 posted 11/20/20 7:05pm

SoulAlive

RJOrion said:

Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit (1976, Vinyl) | Discogs




worship my favorite band

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Reply #22 posted 11/20/20 7:10pm

SoulAlive

speaking of EW&F....on Maurice White’s Facebook page,his estate has been posting some rare live performances,including an amazing EW&F show from the 1976 ‘Spirit’ tour! I hope they put this stuff on DVD soon.
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Reply #23 posted 11/21/20 2:43am

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"Band"? The Cure.

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Reply #24 posted 11/21/20 11:43am

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Crowded House(mk 1) or U2 (pre 2005)
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Reply #25 posted 11/21/20 12:38pm

uPtoWnNY

Alice in Chains - great songs, killer guitar riffs and amazing harmonies between Layne & Jerry. Layne was one of rock's greatest vocalists.

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Reply #26 posted 11/21/20 3:02pm

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The Rolling Stones... Numero Uno !

Followed by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, The Beach Boys, Parliament-Funkadelic, Earth Wind and Fire, The Clash, The J Geils Band
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Reply #27 posted 11/21/20 4:59pm

khill95

Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes followed by the Modernaires

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Reply #28 posted 11/22/20 8:01pm

Superstition

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Even when artists like Prince and Stevie weren't advertised as being part of a band (ie. NPG or Wonderlove), they've still toured with some of the tightest bands I've ever seen - large ones too.

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Reply #29 posted 11/23/20 1:33pm

SantanaMaitrey
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woogiebear said:

-Sly & The Family Stone


-The Time (The ORIGINAL 7ven, NOT 'Part-Time")


-Band Of Gypsys


-The J.B.'s


-Parliament/Funkadelic



Everybody Else is AFTER THAT!!!




Band of Gypsys! Yeah! Good choice. It was a shame that they never really became a band for all sorts of reasons that had nothing to do with the music.
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