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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby the masked man » 03 Mar 2018, 18:15

Can I say Joy Division, given that they only had one LP out in the 70s?

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Moleskin » 03 Mar 2018, 18:16

I thought this was gonna be a Free thread.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Slider » 05 Mar 2018, 08:05

I read the first two pages and only saw one reference to The Who.

You people.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Mar 2018, 08:50

The Slider wrote:I read the first two pages and only saw one reference to The Who.

You people.


"Who's Next " and "Quadrophenia"..... great albums of course. But that's really it, isn't it?
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby NMB » 05 Mar 2018, 10:03

Diamond Dog wrote:
The Slider wrote:I read the first two pages and only saw one reference to The Who.

You people.


"Who's Next " and "Quadrophenia"..... great albums of course. But that's really it, isn't it?


Well those and the greatest live album ever, plus their live act in general. By Numbers is pretty decent too. Oh and half a dozen great singles independent of the albums.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Mar 2018, 10:15

NMB wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
The Slider wrote:I read the first two pages and only saw one reference to The Who.

You people.


"Who's Next " and "Quadrophenia"..... great albums of course. But that's really it, isn't it?


Well those and the greatest live album ever, plus their live act in general. By Numbers is pretty decent too. Oh and half a dozen great singles independent of the albums.



Of course Live At Leeds.... but Led Zeppelin's live act was every bit as good and lasted longer into the decade. And there's III, IV, HOTH, Physical Graffiti... plus Presence & ITTOD (which are both superior to By Numbers).
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Re: best British band of the 70s

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Diamond Dog wrote: Led Zeppelin's live act was every bit as good


It really wasn't

Really.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

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The Slider wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote: Led Zeppelin's live act was every bit as good


It really wasn't

Really.



They were at least comparable.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

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der nister wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:Do you really think This Heat are serious contenders for best British band of the whole decade?


more so than the Clash and Pistols, easily


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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 05 Mar 2018, 13:04

The Clash, obvs.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Rayge » 05 Mar 2018, 13:14

THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:
der nister wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:Do you really think This Heat are serious contenders for best British band of the whole decade?


more so than the Clash and Pistols, easily


he was SUCH a card

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Dr Markus » 05 Mar 2018, 13:17

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Mar 2018, 13:21

Dr Markus wrote:The Allman Brothers



You may want to reconsider, Rayge.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 05 Mar 2018, 14:07

Rayge wrote:
THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:
der nister wrote:
more so than the Clash and Pistols, easily


he was SUCH a card

Yep, the deuce of chumps


I enjoyed his efforts, a decent provocateur with a distinct voice and fun anti-Limey stance.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

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Re: best British band of the 70s

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Modernist » 06 Mar 2018, 02:57

nev gash wrote:
Rayge wrote:
THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:
he was SUCH a card

Yep, the deuce of chumps


I enjoyed his efforts, a decent provocateur .


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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Quaco » 06 Mar 2018, 05:08

NMB wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
The Slider wrote:I read the first two pages and only saw one reference to The Who.

You people.


"Who's Next " and "Quadrophenia"..... great albums of course. But that's really it, isn't it?


Well those and the greatest live album ever, plus their live act in general. By Numbers is pretty decent too. Oh and half a dozen great singles independent of the albums.

I also would say The Who. I include their general ethos/creativity, Townshend interviews, etc.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Jimbo » 06 Mar 2018, 07:58

meetthesonics wrote:Matty Red Sox wrote:

The Stones had a pretty good 70's


50/50 really. Three OK to good albums. Three Godawful embarrassments. It's a draw.


1970 - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! *****
1971 - Sticky Fingers *****
1972 - Exile On Main Street ****
1973 - Goats Head Soup ****
1974 - It's Only Rock 'N' Roll ****
1975 - Black and Blue ***
1976 - Love You Live ****
1978 - Some Girls *****

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Slider » 07 Mar 2018, 07:42

Quaco wrote:
NMB wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
"Who's Next " and "Quadrophenia"..... great albums of course. But that's really it, isn't it?


Well those and the greatest live album ever, plus their live act in general. By Numbers is pretty decent too. Oh and half a dozen great singles independent of the albums.

I also would say The Who. I include their general ethos/creativity, Townshend interviews, etc.


Townshend's work outside the band too, come to that.
Who came First and Rough Mix are both chock-full of magic.
And Empty Glass was mostly recorded in the 70s too.
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