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BCB 100

Postby geoffcowgill » 12 Jun 2006, 16:03

Not exactly just another list thread. I propose we more or less come to a consensus about what the 100 most BCB-approved acts are, and then every day I'll put a thread up about one of them and we can pick our favorite song and album and generally discuss their merits. In the end I can tally the 'votes' and post the 100 most loved songs and albums by our 100 most loved artists, but the main thing is the discussion. Let's get to our cores, here, people.

I've put together an attempted objective list of 100 artists, but it was drawn from my collection and is probably at least a bit subjective. So, from this initial list, let's spend a couple of days refining it. For organizations sake, everyone can list up to three acts that should be jettisoned as long as each one of these is given a replacement. If four people agree on an artist being scrapped, it's gone. But no willfully perverse nonsense, like trying to toss the Beatles out. Also, it seems a bit ridiculous to consider an act that had no more than two albums, but if you can make a serious case for the inclusion of such, go for it.

Initial proposed list-

The Band
Beach Boys
Beatles
Beck
Chuck Berry
Big Star
Bjork
Blur
David Bowie
James Brown
Byrds
Can
Johnny Cash
Nick Cave
Ray Charles
Clash
Leonard Cohen
Elvis Costello
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Nick Drake
Bob Dylan
Everly Brothers
Faces
Fairport Convention
Flaming Lips
Four Tops
Aretha Franklin
Marvin Gaye
Genesis
Go-Betweens
Al Green
PJ Harvey
Jimi Hendrix
Husker Du
Jam
Joy Division
Kinks
Kraftwerk
Led Zeppelin
Little Richard
Love
Nick Lowe
Curtis Mayfield
Paul McCartney
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Nirvana
OutKast
Parliament
Pavement
Pink Floyd
Pixies
Pogues
Elvis Presley
Pretty Things
Prince
Public Enemy
Radiohead
Ramones
Otis Redding
REM
Replacements
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Rolling Stones
Roxy Music
Simon & Garfunkel
Sly & The Family Stone
Patti Smith
Smiths
Sonic Youth
Dusty Springfield
Bruce Springsteen
Squeeze
Rod Stewart
Stone Roses
Stooges
Super Furry Animals
Supergrass
Supremes
Talking Heads
Teenage Fanclub
Temptations
Richard Thompson
T. Rex
U2
Velvet Underground
Tom Waits
Scott Walker
White Stripes
Who
Wilco
Hank Williams
Lucinda Williams
Wire
Stevie Wonder
X
XTC
Yes
Neil Young
Zombies

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Postby KeithPratt » 12 Jun 2006, 16:05

Take out Squeeze and replace it with either Eric B & Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul or DJ Shadow.

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Postby the masked man » 12 Jun 2006, 16:06

Although I like them personally, I'm not sure that Squeeze are particularly well-liked here - I can't remember them being discussed much, so I'd ditch them and replace them with My Bloody Valentine.

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Postby KeithPratt » 12 Jun 2006, 16:08

Replace P J Harvey with Tangerine Dream.

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Postby The Modernist » 12 Jun 2006, 16:09

I suppose we could come up with an objective list, but I'm not sure how insightful it would be. In a way, it's people's subjective opinions that are more interesting.
If you do want to be objective though, you have to say Bob Marley is a bit more important than Lucinda Williams!

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Postby geoffcowgill » 12 Jun 2006, 16:09

Poor Squeeze.

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Re: BCB 100

Postby bhoywonder » 12 Jun 2006, 16:09

Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke, Spiritualized, Morning Star, Dinosaur Jr, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sinatra...etc and so on.

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Postby geoffcowgill » 12 Jun 2006, 16:12

The Unique Modernist! wrote:I suppose we could come up with an objective list, but I'm not sure how insightful it would be. In a way, it's people's subjective opinions that are more interesting.
If you do want to be objective though, you have to say Bob Marley is a bit more important than Lucinda Williams!


I was just trying to be objective in putting out an initial list. Although, Marley would be a bit more of a shoe-in than LW, I guess. There's where the subjective bit came in, I guess. But the point of the exercise is not purely a canonical, 'most important/influential' list, but to come up with the 100 that mean the most to us as a group.

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Re: BCB 100

Postby geoffcowgill » 12 Jun 2006, 16:13

it's a bhoy, mrs walker wrote:Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke, Spiritualized, Morning Star, Dinosaur Jr, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sinatra...etc and so on.


Who should get the boot to make room for this bounty?

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Postby My name is Spaulding » 12 Jun 2006, 16:13

New Big Prinz of Piss wrote:Replace P J Harvey with Tangerine Dream.


no way!!

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Re: BCB 100

Postby My name is Spaulding » 12 Jun 2006, 16:15

it's a bhoy, mrs walker wrote:Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke, Sinatra


These three I agree with (they really should be up on the list)
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Re: BCB 100

Postby My name is Spaulding » 12 Jun 2006, 16:16

geoffcowgill wrote:Super Furry Animals


Meh :)
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Postby Prince Of Peace » 12 Jun 2006, 16:17

Kate bush. Black Sabbath.
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Re: BCB 100

Postby The Modernist » 12 Jun 2006, 16:21

Captain Spaulding wrote:
it's a bhoy, mrs walker wrote:Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke, Sinatra


These three I agree with (they really should be up on the list)


I always feel I should play Soloman Burke more than I do, I know his reputation but his stuff just doesn't stand out for me.

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Re: BCB 100

Postby bhoywonder » 12 Jun 2006, 16:25

Captain Spaulding wrote:
geoffcowgill wrote:Super Furry Animals


Meh :)


I'm with you there!

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Postby lemon » 12 Jun 2006, 16:33

What did the Beatles ever do?

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Postby Leg of lamb » 12 Jun 2006, 16:43

I'd suggest someone like Lee Perry but I think having any more reggae than Bob Marley might be a bit disingenuous. I dunno.

And, I mean, I'd really like to see Solomon Burke on there (been on a helluva Sol kick lately) but I can't really remember any enthusiastic discussion either way on the man. I'm sure no one would feel strongly enough to want him off, and conversely a few people might feel that he really should be there, but in general? Probably the usual fear of stepping on soulful toes but he evidently doesn't mean that much to most of us (not including myself in that number, just to reiterate).

Anyway, I'm probably thinking too hard about this. I would say, however, that someone like XTC should be on there, regardless of whether or not four people vote them off. The amount of real affection and interest they spark is evident - every time a thread is started on them, it's almost guaranteed to reach at least 3 pages.

Oh and Bleep's first suggestion should be taken on board too.

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Postby Django » 12 Jun 2006, 17:38

Get rid of Nick Lowe and put Miles Davis in.

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Postby Oscar » 12 Jun 2006, 18:03

New Big Prinz of Piss wrote:Take out Squeeze and replace it with either Eric B & Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul or DJ Shadow.
Definitely DJ Shadow.


it's a bhoy, mrs walker wrote:Sinatra
Definitely Sinatra.


django wrote:Get rid of Nick Lowe and put Miles Davis in.
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Postby brilleaux » 12 Jun 2006, 18:06

django wrote:Get rid of Nick Lowe and put Miles Davis in.


I'd second that.
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