Who was better, The Jam or The Clash? [but now with poll!]

Backslapping time. Well done us. We are fantastic.

So who really WAS better?

The Clash
37
62%
The Jam
23
38%
 
Total votes: 60

The Modernist

Postby The Modernist » 04 Oct 2004, 23:37

A UK v US music debate and it took ten pages to mention Morrissey. Is this a record?

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 04 Oct 2004, 23:38

TheProf wrote:
Sweet Black Angel wrote:"Here, Grandad, can we have our ball back?"


Piss off, perrishin' whippersnapper :x


You smell of wee.
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Postby German Dave » 04 Oct 2004, 23:38

yomptepi wrote:He lost his muse, and didn't have the guts to stop.


i think he had the guts to change.
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Postby The Prof » 04 Oct 2004, 23:38

ElModernisto wrote:
Nancy Von Eldritch wrote: Paul Weller wrote some of the finest quintessential English songs that possessed the consistent quality to themselves being imbued with the vanity and integrity of the working-class mod ethic.
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She's right, you know.


:P God bless the Queen of copy & paste.

:wink:

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Postby The Prof » 04 Oct 2004, 23:40

Nikki Gradual wrote:
TheProf wrote:
Sweet Black Angel wrote:"Here, Grandad, can we have our ball back?"


Piss off, perrishin' whippersnapper :x


You smell of wee.


so?

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Postby 010101010101 » 04 Oct 2004, 23:40

TheProf wrote:
Nikki Gradual wrote:
TheProf wrote:
Sweet Black Angel wrote:"Here, Grandad, can we have our ball back?"


Piss off, perrishin' whippersnapper :x


You smell of wee.


so?


Poo.

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 04 Oct 2004, 23:41

TheProf wrote:
Nikki Gradual wrote:
TheProf wrote:
Sweet Black Angel wrote:"Here, Grandad, can we have our ball back?"


Piss off, perrishin' whippersnapper :x


You smell of wee.


so?


It's distracting me from listening to your 110dB snoring.
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Postby The Prof » 04 Oct 2004, 23:43

That's because I'm awake

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Postby NancyL21st » 04 Oct 2004, 23:43

TheProf wrote:
ElModernisto wrote:
Nancy Von Eldritch wrote: Paul Weller wrote some of the finest quintessential English songs that possessed the consistent quality to themselves being imbued with the vanity and integrity of the working-class mod ethic.
.


She's right, you know.


:P God bless the Queen of copy & paste.

:wink:


:lol:

*shakes head*

You're incredible!
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Pin me down
Beg enough
Shoot me down...

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Postby 010101010101 » 04 Oct 2004, 23:44

Nancy Von Eldritch wrote:
TheProf wrote:
ElModernisto wrote:
Nancy Von Eldritch wrote: Paul Weller wrote some of the finest quintessential English songs that possessed the consistent quality to themselves being imbued with the vanity and integrity of the working-class mod ethic.
.


She's right, you know.


:P God bless the Queen of copy & paste.

:wink:


:lol:

*shakes head*

You're incredible!


He's something, alright. Dunno if I'd use that word.

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Postby NancyL21st » 04 Oct 2004, 23:50

Sweet Black Angel wrote:
Nancy Von Eldritch wrote:
TheProf wrote:
ElModernisto wrote:
Nancy Von Eldritch wrote: Paul Weller wrote some of the finest quintessential English songs that possessed the consistent quality to themselves being imbued with the vanity and integrity of the working-class mod ethic.
.


She's right, you know.


:P God bless the Queen of copy & paste.

:wink:


:lol:

*shakes head*

You're incredible!


He's something, alright. Dunno if I'd use that word.


Sure, he is. Dunno if I'd use that word either! It might get very dangerous if we would, you know. :lol: :wink:
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Pin me down
Beg enough
Shoot me down...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBZDzjCwf2w
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Postby The Prof » 04 Oct 2004, 23:51

:shock:

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Postby 010101010101 » 04 Oct 2004, 23:52

Nancy Von Eldritch wrote:
Sure, he is. Dunno if I'd use that word either! It might get very dangerous if we would, you know. :lol: :wink:


You've confused him now, Nancy

Poor Prof, he's not as young as he once was

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Postby Magilla » 05 Oct 2004, 00:03

There is no fucking way I'm trawling through 11 pages just to get the gist of how this thread has evolved, so I'll simply say:

I voted for The Clash. Their music always appealed to me a great deal more than The Jam. I completely understand why people love The Jam, but they're just not my cup of tea.
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Postby The Prof » 05 Oct 2004, 00:07

Magilla wrote:There is no fucking way I'm trawling through 11 pages just to get the gist of how this thread has evolved,


Oh you should do - It's like watching a soap opera you know very well.

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Postby NancyL21st » 05 Oct 2004, 00:08

Sweet Black Angel wrote:
Nancy Von Eldritch wrote:
Sure, he is. Dunno if I'd use that word either! It might get very dangerous if we would, you know. :lol: :wink:


You've confused him now, Nancy

Poor Prof, he's not as young as he once was

:D


:lol:

Absolutely! :shock: :lol: :wink:
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Beg enough
Shoot me down...

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Postby German Dave » 05 Oct 2004, 00:10

TheProf wrote:
Magilla wrote:There is no fucking way I'm trawling through 11 pages just to get the gist of how this thread has evolved,


Oh you should do - It's like watching a soap opera you know very well.


it is a belter, actually.

i've been away from the site since last thursday (unheard of, i know) and yet i've hardly strayed from the thread. at one point, kiss were the best band in the universe, i think.

"classic thread" stuff.
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Postby meetthesonics » 05 Oct 2004, 01:07

Can't answer that. It's like asking which is better: Ticket to Ride, You Really Got Me or Get Off Of My Cloud? Senseless to even wonder. Just enjoy.

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Postby Gato_Negro » 05 Oct 2004, 02:17

The Clash vs. In The City= one round to The Clash (barely)
Give 'em Enough Rope vs This is The Modern World= round to The Clash
London Calling vs All Mod Cons= round to The Clash
Sandinista vs Setting Sons= round to The Jam
Combat Rock vs Sound Affects= round to The Jam
Cut The Crap vs The Gift= KO by The Jam in the sixth round.

Closest round is number one and the supposedly controversial round three is no contest because of the double album dominance over the barely 40 minute effort put forth by Weller and Company. The Jam literally changed the way I look at music, society, and politics. Weller was amazing and to think he broke up the band at age 25!

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Postby Brother Spoon » 05 Oct 2004, 08:15

TheBoyGiraffe wrote:
Hip Priest wrote:
nathan wrote:To me they are two bands with some of the best singles ever recorded and also some really boring LP's full of much ado about nothing.


Word.


it must have been awful growing up on the american continent. still, at least you had kiss, rush and cheap trick.

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