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Favorite Non-Beatles Band?
14 August 2012
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JET!
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mr. Sun king coming together said
I'm in love with the Tragically Hip right now. It's funny – they're known as such a hard rock band, but their best songs are all their ballads – like Wheat Kings 

Hey me too! I wonder if they're as popular elsewhere as they are in Canada.

I've been loving Two Door Cinema Club and Radiohead lately.

And Dire Straits as well, my dad and I just got tickets to Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler! I'm pretty excited, Knopfler is a virtuoso.

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14 August 2012
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I don't think the Hip really have any following outside Canada, except in border cities like Detroit

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
15 August 2012
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Ah okay. Sometimes the music that gets airplay in Canada isn't all that great because of the radio laws that require a certain percentage of Canadian content but the Hip certainly deserve whatever they can get IMO.

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15 August 2012
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JET! said

Ah okay. Sometimes the music that gets airplay in Canada isn't all that great .

You got that right! (*coughNickelbackcough*)

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
15 August 2012
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EXACTLY. and, like, Simple Plan. Just because it's Canadian doesn't mean it's good… Not everyone is Arcade Fire.

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16 August 2012
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JET! said
Just because it's Canadian doesn't mean it's good… Not everyone is Arcade Fire.

…or Hey Rosetta, or City And Colour, or Feist, or Sam Roberts, or Serena Ryder, or Arkells, or Neil Young, or Plants and Animals, or the Sheepdogs… I could go on. CanCon regulations are brilliant and useless for the same reason – alternative stations can just load up on the bands I list, but crappy stations are forced playing Bieber and Nickelback (who are truly crap).

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
16 August 2012
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Very true, the results of the regulations go both ways. Unfortunately, if you live where I do where the radio stationscountry, or top 40, you generally get the bad end of the deal. I stick to my CDs as of late.
I've been getting into the Sheepdogs and Arkells a bit, what are Plants and Animals like?

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16 August 2012
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Plants and Animals are hard to describe, and frankly, a video tells a million words: Lightshow.

Now, I still consider the Can Con regulations good, because it means that good radio stations are legally forced to play good music (Of which there is considerable Canadian selection). I still think they`re worth it.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
16 August 2012
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If I may add something to the Canadian-music discussion, I'd like to name-drop Sloan.

 

Sloan came out of Halifax during the early-90s Grunge explosion, but they quickly re-defined themselves as Beatlesque power-pop craftsmen.

All four members write, sing and play multiple instruments.  One of the truest democracies in music, almost every album runs 12 songs with each member contributing 3 apiece.  

If you like stuff like Big Star, Cheap Trick or Matthew Sweet, you could do worse.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Are you Canadian, by chance?

 

Sloan has one great song that I know – The Other Man, which I now have to listen to.

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Satan is Canadian.  Now it can be said.

 

Sloan has a number of great songs I could recommend.  They did a hits compilation back around 2006 called 'A Sides Win', which I heartily endorse.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Where in the Great White North? I`m an Ottawa boy, born and bred.

I actually saw Sloan do a free show on Canada Day (2011). They sounded okay, but The Other man is such a good song. I may take a listen.

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16 August 2012
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Originally from Halifax, now in Kitchener.

 

I've also done time on Vancouver Island and wayyyy up North.

 

I'm actually friends with Jay Ferguson from Sloan.  They've been releasing their own bootlegs on vinyl recently, and I supplied the tapes for the last one which was a 1999 Australia show.

'Twice Removed' is recognized as one of the finest Canadian albums ever made.  If you go to Youtube, you can hear it in its entirety.

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16 August 2012
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David Bowie- forgot to mention him, genius.

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16 August 2012
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You guys need to post the A-Z lists like so many of us did!

(If you have a lot of favourites and can't decide)

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17 August 2012
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New A-Z:

Arcade Fire

Blue Rodeo (Assuming the Beatles are a given)

City and Colour

Dean Martin

Eric Clapton

Feist/Florence and the Machine (can't decide)

Guess Who

Hey! Rosetta

I (none)

James Taylor

Kings Of Leon

Leary, Denis (it counts)
Mumford and Sons
Nirvana
Oasis
Plants and Animals
Queen
Roberts, Sam
Sheepdogs
Tragically Hip
Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker

Verve (Bittersweet Symphony is so kickass – the ultimate one hit wonder)
W
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Young, Neil

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
17 August 2012
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mr. Sun king coming together said

Verve (Bittersweet Symphony is so kickass – the ultimate one hit wonder)

Agreed it's kickass, but I wouldn't call them a one hit wonder. They had a few other fairly successful singles.

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17 August 2012
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I don't think I could make it through the whole alphabet -- but I can find some of my favourite bands in the first six letters:

 

America

Badfinger

Chicago  (awesome band -- and so often overlooked these days)

Dire Straits

Eagles

Fogarty, John  (aka Creedence Clearwater Revival)

 

Then throw in   Moody Blues, Matchbox 20 and Roy Orbison and we're good 

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17 August 2012
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Ben Ramon said

mr. Sun king coming together said

Verve (Bittersweet Symphony is so kickass – the ultimate one hit wonder)

Agreed it's kickass, but I wouldn't call them a one hit wonder. They had a few other fairly successful singles.

Definitely not one hit wonder, but I guess that song was the only one that was so popular. Whole "Urban Hymns" album was very popular, and it is a very good album.

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17 August 2012
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I skipped a couple of letters, but it still works…

Adele 
Beach Boys
Coldplay
Drake Bell
Ed Sheeran
Florence + the Machine

No Doubt/Nirvana
Paramore

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sara Bareilles
Taylor Swift (Though I wasn't pleased with her new single. Who thought we'd see the day when Taylor went pop…)

Aaaannnnd…I'm pretty much stuck for the rest.

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