best British band of the 70s

Do talk back
Bungo the Mungo

best British band of the 70s

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Jul 2011, 23:30

It's Led Zeppelin, isn't it?

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 31847
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Jul 2011, 23:34

Following on from the suggestions in the other thread I'm gonna suggest MUD.






yes I know they started in the 60s
Last edited by Goat Boy on 09 Jul 2011, 23:35, edited 1 time in total.
Diamond Dog wrote:Everyone else hates us.

Fuck you all.

We won.


The Modernist wrote:Griff writes the best political posts.

User avatar
Balboa
Posts: 17579
Joined: 17 Jul 2003, 13:31

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Balboa » 09 Jul 2011, 23:35

Well Jeff K said we could have Steely Dan, so Steely Dan it is!
Of course, I was mostly stoned at the time.

User avatar
der nister
Posts: 15564
Joined: 30 Sep 2008, 18:42

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby der nister » 09 Jul 2011, 23:35

Sabbath




the Beatards can't touch this decade, but the Stonads will be along...
Last edited by der nister on 09 Jul 2011, 23:38, edited 2 times in total.
It's kinda depressing for a music forum to be proud of not knowing musicians.

Bungo the Mungo

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Jul 2011, 23:36

Goat Boy wrote:Following on from the suggestions in the other thread I'm gonna suggest MUD.






yes I know they started in the 60s


Yeah - we don't want to show them up, do we?

User avatar
Balboa
Posts: 17579
Joined: 17 Jul 2003, 13:31

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Balboa » 09 Jul 2011, 23:37

Roxy Music
Led Zep
Black Sabbath
Genesis
Pink Floyd
Yes
Of course, I was mostly stoned at the time.

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 31847
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Jul 2011, 23:38

Sir John Coan wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Following on from the suggestions in the other thread I'm gonna suggest MUD.






yes I know they started in the 60s


Yeah - we don't want to show them up, do we?



YY would die without them but sadly they are clueless.
Diamond Dog wrote:Everyone else hates us.

Fuck you all.

We won.


The Modernist wrote:Griff writes the best political posts.

Bungo the Mungo

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Jul 2011, 23:40

Roxy Music! Of course.

Well, as far as I'm concerned that's it settled. You can fuss and fight all you want about the longhairs and the leftovers.

User avatar
Jeff K
The Original K
Posts: 32690
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 23:08
Location: Pennsylvania USA
Contact:

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Jeff K » 09 Jul 2011, 23:49

Random order, okay?

Roxy Music
Slade
The Sex Pistols
T. Rex
The Clash
Mott the Hoople
Hawkwind
The Damned
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band ( although I guess they're technically Scottish)
Throbbing Gristle
Patto
Free
The Buzzcocks
Magazine
the science eel experiment wrote:Jesus Christ can't save BCB, i believe i can.

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 31847
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Jul 2011, 23:51

Jeff K wrote:Random order, okay?


The Sensational Alex Harvey Band ( although I guess they're technically Scottish)


How long have you been on BCB now? :lol:
Diamond Dog wrote:Everyone else hates us.

Fuck you all.

We won.


The Modernist wrote:Griff writes the best political posts.

User avatar
John Mc
Posts: 14493
Joined: 22 Oct 2003, 17:25
Location: Wilde animal

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby John Mc » 09 Jul 2011, 23:59

Roxy
Bowie and Spiders
Hawkwind
Softs
quix wrote:If you want to really live then you have to open yourself up to love... some you'll win, some you'll lose... but what is the point if being human if you don't dare?

Piggly Wiggly

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 10 Jul 2011, 00:10

Sir John Coan wrote:It's Led Zeppelin, isn't it?


Believe me, by the looks of our showing, us Americans would have KILLED for a Led Zeppelin.

Of course it's them.

User avatar
Jeff K
The Original K
Posts: 32690
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 23:08
Location: Pennsylvania USA
Contact:

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Jeff K » 10 Jul 2011, 00:11

Jimmy Jazz wrote:
Jeff K wrote:Random order, okay?

Roxy Music
Slade
The Sex Pistols
T. Rex
The Clash
Mott the Hoople
Hawkwind
The Damned
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band ( although I guess they're technically Scottish)
Throbbing Gristle
Patto
Free
The Buzzcocks
Magazine


Throbbing Gristle ??? :lol:

I mean there's another few on that list that are dubious but TG ?? You're taking the piss surely.


Not at all. I love TG. I might be the only one on BCB who does but I don't care.
the science eel experiment wrote:Jesus Christ can't save BCB, i believe i can.

User avatar
BlueMeanie
Posts: 5697
Joined: 22 Nov 2009, 11:41
Location: A place where no one says please
Contact:

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby BlueMeanie » 10 Jul 2011, 11:42

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. No contest.
Betty Denim wrote:The first time I saw a strange man's cock was in a queue for a Belgian breakfast buffet.

GoogaMooga wrote:I do have standards.

Bungo the Mungo

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 10 Jul 2011, 11:51

It's one of these four:

Roxy Music
Led Zeppelin
Sex Pistols
Clash

any other suggestions are silly.

The Modernist

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jul 2011, 12:05

Sir John Coan wrote:It's one of these four:

Roxy Music
Led Zeppelin
Sex Pistols
Clash

any other suggestions are silly.


True. For me Roxy Music win quite convincingly.

User avatar
der nister
Posts: 15564
Joined: 30 Sep 2008, 18:42

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby der nister » 10 Jul 2011, 12:15

Sir John Coan wrote:It's one of these four:

Roxy Music
Led Zeppelin
Sex Pistols
Clash

any other suggestions are silly.


symbolically The Clash and Pistols are nice, but artistically they can't stand with the other two
It's kinda depressing for a music forum to be proud of not knowing musicians.

Bungo the Mungo

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 10 Jul 2011, 12:16

zphage wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:It's one of these four:

Roxy Music
Led Zeppelin
Sex Pistols
Clash

any other suggestions are silly.


symbolically The Clash and Pistols are nice, but artistically they can't stand with the other two


Yes, that's fair.

The Modernist

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jul 2011, 12:17

Artistically The Clash can certainly stand with Led Zep. Why couldn't they?

Bungo the Mungo

Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 10 Jul 2011, 12:27

I probably prefer the Clash's peaks, but they weren't at all consistent and pissed about unconvincingly in several genres.

Led Zeppelin managed almost as many good years as the Beatles, and I think it's inarguable that there are more great songs in their back catalogue.