Best act of 1966

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Beatles
23
14%
Beach Boys
22
13%
Dylan
21
13%
Stones
16
10%
Kinks
14
9%
Who
9
6%
Clapton
6
4%
Byrds
7
4%
Simon & Garfunkel
7
4%
Seeds
3
2%
Yardbirds
3
2%
Lovin' Spoonful
3
2%
Mothers of Invention
6
4%
Mamas & Papas
1
1%
Airplane
0
No votes
Springfield
2
1%
Monkees
2
1%
Donovan
1
1%
Otis
4
2%
Animals
3
2%
Elevators
6
4%
Love
4
2%
 
Total votes: 163

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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby soundchaser » 16 Apr 2018, 20:07

The Beatles.
Beach Boys.
Dylan.
Kinks.
Clapton.

But lots of my albums here.

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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 16 Apr 2018, 20:11

Depressing - but not altogether surprising - to see the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle beating the more colourful Love, 13th Floor Elevators and the Monkees.
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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 16 Apr 2018, 20:14

algroth wrote:I went with Byrds, Beach Boys and Mothers, but the best act of this year is clearly Trane.


For Ascension and Meditation? Yeah, I figured not enough BCBers knew those albums though. Just like Phil Ochs, The Association, Small Faces (though I probably should've included them), Everly Bros, Wilson Pickett, Hollies, etc.
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Postby Quaco » 16 Apr 2018, 20:16

*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:Depressing - but not altogether surprising - to see the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle beating the more colourful Love, 13th Floor Elevators and the Monkees.

It wasn't an especially good year for The Monkees, but it was (IMO) the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle's best.
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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby Rayge » 16 Apr 2018, 20:22

oh fuck it I voted for the Mothers when I meant to go for the Mamas and the Papas, who had by far the best run of singles for that year: California Dreamin', Monday Monday, Words Of Love and Look Through My Window. What a fucking travesty they have no votes. The Who and Spoonful had some great singles that year too. I filled up with Dylan and the Byrds, but could have been any number of others with nothing but albums to choose between
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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 16 Apr 2018, 20:24

Quaco wrote:
*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:Depressing - but not altogether surprising - to see the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle beating the more colourful Love, 13th Floor Elevators and the Monkees.

It wasn't an especially good year for The Monkees, but it was (IMO) the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle's best.


Are you kidding? I'd say "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer" are as good as any other two hits they ever had.
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Postby Rayge » 16 Apr 2018, 20:26

Matt Wilson wrote:
Quaco wrote:
*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:Depressing - but not altogether surprising - to see the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle beating the more colourful Love, 13th Floor Elevators and the Monkees.

It wasn't an especially good year for The Monkees, but it was (IMO) the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle's best.


Are you kidding? I'd say "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer" are as good as any other two hits they ever had.

Hell Yeah. I should have voted for them rather than Dylan
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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 16 Apr 2018, 20:27

Rayge wrote:oh fuck it I voted for the Mothers when I meant to go for the Mamas and the Papas, who had by far the best run of singles for that year: California Dreamin', Monday Monday, Words Of Love and Look Through My Window. What a fucking travesty they have no votes. The Who and Spoonful had some great singles that year too. I filled up with Dylan and the Byrds, but could have been any number of others with nothing but albums to choose between


You're right! I'd forgotten they released two album in '66. Oh well, I think if I edit it, all the votes will be lost.
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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby soundchaser » 16 Apr 2018, 20:27

Quaco wrote:It wasn't an especially good year for The Monkees, but it was (IMO) the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle's best.


The Monkees were an incredible singles band, but their albums were always a bit of a let down.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme, remains a very satisfying listen and I agree it is S & G’s best.

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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby Quaco » 16 Apr 2018, 20:32

Matt Wilson wrote:
Quaco wrote:
*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:Depressing - but not altogether surprising - to see the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle beating the more colourful Love, 13th Floor Elevators and the Monkees.

It wasn't an especially good year for The Monkees, but it was (IMO) the insipid Simeon and Carbuncle's best.


Are you kidding? I'd say "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer" are as good as any other two hits they ever had.

Two great songs and a not-great debut album. Their 1967, however, was amazing!
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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 16 Apr 2018, 20:32

Rayge wrote:oh fuck it I voted for the Mothers when I meant to go for the Mamas and the Papas, who had by far the best run of singles for that year: California Dreamin', Monday Monday, Words Of Love and Look Through My Window. What a fucking travesty they have no votes.


They have no votes because CLOWN TROUSERS only gave us FIVE VOTES

and in a poll that features huge favourites such as the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Beach Boys and Dylan, what did you expect?

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Postby Matt Wilson » 16 Apr 2018, 20:37

The discipline is paring it down to your top five, John - not just voting for all the artists you like.
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*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:
Rayge wrote:oh fuck it I voted for the Mothers when I meant to go for the Mamas and the Papas, who had by far the best run of singles for that year: California Dreamin', Monday Monday, Words Of Love and Look Through My Window. What a fucking travesty they have no votes.


They have no votes because CLOWN TROUSERS only gave us FIVE VOTES

and in a poll that features huge favourites such as the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Beach Boys and Dylan, what did you expect?

travesty indeed

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Postby toomanyhatz » 16 Apr 2018, 20:49

Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks, Who, and Stones. Anything else is madness, unless you want to make a case that Dylan edges up there. Most of these acts were better the year before or after. Honorable mention to the Spoonful, who don't make it up to this exalted level, but had by far their best and most active year.
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toomanyhatz wrote:Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks, Who, and Stones. Anything else is madness, unless you want to make a case that Dylan edges up there. Most of these acts were better the year before or after. Honorable mention to the Spoonful, who don't make it up to this exalted level, but had by far their best and most active year.


I don't think one needs to 'make the case' for Blonde on Blonde.
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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 16 Apr 2018, 21:01

Matt Wilson wrote:The discipline is paring it down to your top five, John - not just voting for all the artists you like.


But many people's top five in this particular poll will be the same.

Whatever.
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Re: Best act of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 16 Apr 2018, 21:02

I don't think the top five would change all that much if I gave you ten votes.
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Postby Quaco » 16 Apr 2018, 21:10

True, as most people would still vote for the big ones even if they were enjoying votes 6-10 more.
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Matt, next time, for John, just have people vote for their sixth most favorite band!
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Postby Rayge » 16 Apr 2018, 21:11

*FRESH 'N' SEXY* wrote:They have no votes because CLOWN TROUSERS only gave us FIVE VOTES

and in a poll that features huge favourites such as the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Beach Boys and Dylan, what did you expect?


Didn't expect - this is canon conformity central - anyone other than those to be winning, but I kind of hoped there would be some kind of breakout in favour of the greatest of all mid-sixties vocal groups, especially as I accidentally gave their vote to the Mothers. I just thought a bit of spread around would be nice, that some among the grazers would, like me, see this as an opportunity to big up a slightly more egregious aspect of their taste, rather than chew the rancid canon cud one more time. I mean, this was the year I turned 18, peak engagement, and none of those acts are duds: the Airplane's debut wasn't all that, and probably deserves 0, but the Springfield's debut was pretty fucking ace, even sodding Donovan had a great year.
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