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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby der nister » 11 Jul 2011, 20:48

toomanyhatz wrote:
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toomanyhatz wrote:Isn't Mr. P-Orridge no longer a Mr.?

He and the late Lady Jaye had surgery to make themselves look more like one another, but stopped short of altering/removing their genitals. They wanted to merge as one, but to remove something that creates pleasure was not what their project was about.


I thought there was some breast enhancement (on his part) involved as well, but I may not remember correctly.


the Brits have a way of taking that kinky stuff to the next level

ode to Mick Jagger's androgyny:
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Loki » 11 Jul 2011, 22:45

The Prof wrote:Of course it can't compare to the absolute beacon of originality that is Fotheringay


Lovely song. Odd, tho.....I wonder which castle they're using as Fotheringay in the video.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Quaco » 11 Jul 2011, 22:49

Loki wrote:
The Prof wrote:Of course it can't compare to the absolute beacon of originality that is Fotheringay


Lovely song. Odd, tho.....I wonder which castle they're using as Fotheringay in the video.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Loki » 11 Jul 2011, 22:53

Thanx!
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Ranking Ted » 12 Jul 2011, 00:14

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

Roxy Music
Led Zeppelin
Sex Pistols
Clash

any other suggestions are silly.

He speaketh the truth. Throw in the Stones and The Jam and you've got it covered. Roxy win it, with The Clash in second, for me.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby algroth » 12 Jul 2011, 00:51

zphage wrote:
Jeff K wrote:
zphage wrote:at one time Cabaret Voltaire would have been serious electronic contenders, more so than TG


I wouldn't say 'more so' but they're up there for sure. Red Mecca still gets a lot of plays.


Voltaire seemed to get more attention for the music (particularly 12") than the shenanigans,

and BS philosphy that TG always had to drape themselves

I've always paid attention to TG (and Cabaret Voltaire, for that matter) for its music. I don't know much about their philosophy, to be honest, but for the most part they seem to be openly lifting from Burroughs and Ballard and both of them are incredibly interesting writers. In any case, I'd love to learn more about the concept behind their transformation.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby algroth » 12 Jul 2011, 00:52

Has Van der Graaf Generator been mentioned yet? They'd surely rank among the best for me, most likely in a top 5. Their run from H To He to World Record is immaculate.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby blue sky » 12 Jul 2011, 01:05

T Rex!

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Seymore Porn » 12 Jul 2011, 08:21

blue sky wrote:T Rex!

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby no one » 12 Jul 2011, 08:29

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



It is.


case closed....... NNNNNNNNEXT!

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby C » 12 Jul 2011, 08:37

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



It is.


case closed....... NNNNNNNNEXT!


I'm looking for a band with originality..

Jethro Tull?
Gong?
King Crimson?





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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby no one » 12 Jul 2011, 08:46

zphage wrote:ode to Mick Jagger's androgyny:

Gilda.... oh how i miss her.... she was hilarious in everything she did :D

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby no one » 12 Jul 2011, 08:48

C wrote:
I'm looking for a band with originality..


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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby kath » 12 Jul 2011, 09:00

C wrote: I'm looking for a band with originality..

Jethro Tull?
Gong?
King Crimson?


oh, here we go again.

don't MAKE me beset you with strange pseudo-freudian, potentially pervy, genesissian, lamb -based, intertwining snakes of indeterminate origin and intent.

the *best* zep is, forsooth, the zep that lets loose in the 70s and grows into its own warped lil zephood.

and zep is best.

that being said, you know right well that my list right 'neath zep is long, packed, dense, complex, conflicted, and often rife with bizarre beats involving unwieldy fractions. and that's not counting the imaginary numbers.

i cannot deal with this right now. i'm still trying to figure out what i wanna say about the lamb, fer fucque's sake.

p.s. i know tull beats crimson. and crimson beats gong.

p.p.s. i think the prog list should somehow float all on its own, separate from, say, a regular rock list. why? cuz (a) prog has chemically enhanced pixie dust, of sorts; and (b) i need more spaces.

p.p.p.s. oh... wait. i'm sorry. i thought this was the best chamber of 32 bands of the 70s . never mind.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Modernist » 12 Jul 2011, 09:14

zphage wrote:
Jeff K wrote:
zphage wrote:at one time Cabaret Voltaire would have been serious electronic contenders, more so than TG


I wouldn't say 'more so' but they're up there for sure. Red Mecca still gets a lot of plays.


Voltaire seemed to get more attention for the music (particularly 12") than the shenanigans,

and BS philosphy that TG always had to drape themselves


Cabaret Voltaire were much,much better.
In a way the music was never the point with TG, they were more of an art project based around shock and transgression. Genesis has always been a bit of a tit really.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby mantochanga » 12 Jul 2011, 13:24

I'm torn on this.

I love Yes, Caravan and Gentle Giant.

But I was a kid at the time and dug (and still do) the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and Joy Division.

If this was a poll I'd vote Pink Floyd as they dominated the entire decade. I hate Animals and The Wall, but they were huge and punk did nothing to knock them off their perch.

If I had to pick just one catalogue though, it would be Wings (if I could have Ram and the first solo album included).

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby algroth » 12 Jul 2011, 13:56

TopCat G wrote:In a way the music was never the point with TG, they were more of an art project based around shock and transgression. Genesis has always been a bit of a tit really.


I agree with the part about their music being about shock and trangression, and Genesis being an arse. That they were an art project is also correct, but they used their music as the medium of expression, and thus the music was where the point was made.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Mar 2018, 03:11

GeorgeBraque wrote:Hmmmm no The Who? In the past I would have said Zep, but I have been discovering The Who over the last couple of years.

Sabbath were incredibly influential, but within a narrower Metal sphere.

So for me it's out of

Zep
The Who
Sabbath
Clash
Floyd


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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Darkness_Fish » 03 Mar 2018, 11:41

So, are we all agreed that the correct answer was indeed Throbbing Gristle?
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Rayge » 03 Mar 2018, 12:15

The seventies were definitely a decade of two halves, or, more mathematically, of one two-thirds and one third
first two-thirds: Roxy Music, Wizzard, T Rex
third third: Pistols, Joy Division, Doll by Doll, Only Ones, Damned, Clash, Buzzcocks, Rezillos, Undertones, Human League, Penguin Cafe Orchestra (had more but most came into their own in the 80s, I discovered while checking)

pile of shite: all prog without exception, Led Zeppelin, NWOBHM, 9/10 of glam, moddy punks, pub rock punks, etc.
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