Battle of the Bands


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Battle of the Bands

Postby Dixon » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:21 pm

round one

ZZ Top vs Iron Butterfly
The Grateful Dead vs Steppenwolf
The Moody Blues vs Vanilla Fudge
The Clash vs The Allman Brothers
CCR vs Motley Crue
The Eagles vs Humble Pie
The Animals vs Cat Stevens
Joe Cocker vs The Doors
Pink Floyd vs Leon Russell
The Steve Miller Band vs Foreigner
The Jefferson Airplane vs Them
Donovan vs Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company
Buffalo Springfield vs Molly Hatchet
Crosby, Stills & Nash vs Queen
Country Joe & The Fish vs Bob Seeger & The Silver Bullet Band
Traffic vs Savoy Brown

Yes I know some heavy hitters aren't there.
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby Marlow » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:33 pm

Dixon wrote:round one

ZZ Top
Steppenwolf
The Moody Blues
The Allman Brothers
CCR
The Eagles
The Animals
The Doors
Pink Floyd
The Steve Miller Band
The Jefferson Airplane
Janis Joplin
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Bob Seeger & The Silver Bullet Band
Traffic

I have
CCR, Animals, Janis, CS&N in the semis.
I'm smelling an upset in the final (CCR)

Of, course you couldn't include the Stones, Led Zep or the Fab 4 or it would have been all over.
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby Dixon » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:13 pm

Marlow wrote:
Dixon wrote:round one

ZZ Top
Steppenwolf
The Moody Blues
The Allman Brothers
CCR
The Eagles
The Animals
The Doors
Pink Floyd
The Steve Miller Band
The Jefferson Airplane
Janis Joplin
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Bob Seeger & The Silver Bullet Band
Traffic

I have
CCR, Animals, Janis, CS&N in the semis.
I'm smelling an upset in the final (CCR)

Of, course you couldn't include the Stones, Led Zep or the Fab 4 or it would have been all over.


Let's see what happens Marlow :D

Yes I couldn't have those you mentioned or Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. That would have taken the mystery out of this. I have my final four also, we agree on one 8-)
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby kuha » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:08 am

Dixon wrote:round one

ZZ Top
The Grateful Dead
Vanilla Fudge
The Clash
CCR
The Eagles
The Animals
The Doors
Pink Floyd
The Steve Miller Band
The Jefferson Airplane
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Country Joe & The Fish
Traffic


For what it's worth, here's my vote. Toughest was the Clash vs. Allman Brothers; in their prime, both were great.
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby Dixon » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:21 pm

Really surprised this topic isn't better received.

If I get a couple more will move on to round two.

Never really warmed up to The Clash. London Calling way over rated.
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby Blues » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:54 pm

round one

Iron Butterfly
The Grateful Dead
The Moody Blues
The Allman Brothers
CCR
Humble Pie
The Animals
The Doors
Pink Floyd
The Steve Miller Band
The Jefferson Airplane
Donovan
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Country Joe & The Fish
Traffic



Those are mine... A couple were tough, and I changed my vote on one or two after thinking about which of the two I liked better back then as opposed to now. Lots of respect for Janis Joplin/Big Brother and the Holding Company, but a few of the first songs I learned on guitar as a kid were Donovan recordings (Universal Soldier, Catch the Wind, Colours) so I had to go with him based on nostalgia.. And I can't believe that one of my votes was decided solely because of a single 17 minute song. :oops:

It was interesting that Van Morrison's band Them was a choice, since the first song I ever learned on guitar (since it was simple and involved about 3 chords) was "Gloria" by Them, but I had to vote for the Airplane based on sheer volume of good songs and out of respect for guitarist Jorma Kaukonen whose guitar talents I still really appreciate, especially acoustic. ("Quah" is an excellent acoustic album from the 70's.) And no disrespect to Them, but I preferred the Shadows of Knight version of "Gloria" anyway, since it's the one that got the airplay on our Ohio radio stations. The original Them version was released a year or two earlier, but I never heard it back then.
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby jhc68 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:43 pm

You guys are mostly right EXCEPT that Joe Cocker and Leon Russell destroy the Doors and Pink Floyd respectively... ptoeey!
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby lonewolf » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:47 am

I don't have a clue what this thread is about but it seems the appropriate place to ask a question.
Yesterday my daughter flew in from Seattle. Her seat mate was a 60ish, long haired musician over whom the stewardess/hostess fawned and hovered all the way from Salt Lake City to Oklahoma City.
When she got to my house, she headed straight to the computer and figured out the guy was David Cloverdale of the band White Snake and is appearing at a couple of Indian owned casinos in Oklahoma this week. Neither of us had ever heard of him or White Snake.
Question: Anyone here familiar with David Cloverdale/White Snake? Is/are he/they worthy of such adulation?
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby jhc68 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:21 am

Nah... not worthy.
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby user4 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:31 am

lonewolf wrote:I don't have a clue what this thread is about but it seems the appropriate place to ask a question.
Yesterday my daughter flew in from Seattle. Her seat mate was a 60ish, long haired musician over whom the stewardess/hostess fawned and hovered all the way from Salt Lake City to Oklahoma City.
When she got to my house, she headed straight to the computer and figured out the guy was David Cloverdale of the band White Snake and is appearing at a couple of Indian owned casinos in Oklahoma this week. Neither of us had ever heard of him or White Snake.
Question: Anyone here familiar with David Cloverdale/White Snake? Is/are he/they worthy of such adulation?


Im old enough to remember David Coverdale as the replacement singer for Deep Purple after Ian Gillian left that band. ... He was a marginal talent, didnt have the voice power to match a Gillian let alone the top tier greats like a Freddie Mercury or a Robert Plant etc.
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby Cooter Brown » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:12 am

ZZ Top
The Grateful Dead
Vanilla Fudge
The Clash
CCR
The Eagles
Cat Stevens
The Doors
Pink Floyd
The Steve Miller Band
The Jefferson Airplane
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company
Buffalo Springfield
Queen
Country Joe & The Fish
Traffic
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby Dixon » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:25 am

lonewolf wrote:I don't have a clue what this thread is about but it seems the appropriate place to ask a question.
Yesterday my daughter flew in from Seattle. Her seat mate was a 60ish, long haired musician over whom the stewardess/hostess fawned and hovered all the way from Salt Lake City to Oklahoma City.
When she got to my house, she headed straight to the computer and figured out the guy was David Cloverdale of the band White Snake and is appearing at a couple of Indian owned casinos in Oklahoma this week. Neither of us had ever heard of him or White Snake.
Question: Anyone here familiar with David Cloverdale/White Snake? Is/are he/they worthy of such adulation?


It's really that complex?
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby Dixon » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:30 am

Good stuff up there :D

I'm actually a blues guy, ya know Muddy, Howlin' Wolf. Hooker and those ancient cats like Blind Lemon, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and tons of...who? So I like the rockers with a blues feel like Van Morrison, Jaanis Joplin, Joe Cocker etc.

Let's see where we're at Monday, will then move on to round two.
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Re: Battle of the Bands

Postby Dixon » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:33 am

I got...

ZZ Top
The Grateful Dead
The Moody Blues
The Allman Brothers
CCR
The Eagles
The Animals
The Doors
Leon Russell
The Steve Miller Band
Them
anis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Country Joe & The Fish
Savoy Brown
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