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Best Seattle Band/Artist

Unread postby buckeyefan78 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:34 pm

Your favorite/best band/artist from the Seattle area...

Alice in Chains
Blood Circus
Candlebox
Green River
Gruntruck
Hammerbox
Jimi Hendrix
Love Battery
Mad Season
Malfunkshun
Melvins
Mono Men
Mother Love Bone
Mudhoney
My Sister's Machine
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Presidents of the United States
Queensryche
Screaming Trees
Seven Year Bitch
Skin Yard
Soundgarden
Tad
Temple of the Dog
The U-Men

Did I get 'em all?

Pearl Jam for me. :mrgreen:
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Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:00 pm

you forgot Heart


I'm partial to Soundgarden
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Unread postby Joens » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:46 pm

Jimi Hendrix

Nirvana aint bad either :mrgreen:
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Unread postby mswerb » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:50 pm

I am not from Seattle, so who cares where they are from?
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Unread postby swerb » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:53 pm

Obviously not you.

Jimi Hendrix ... a slam dunk. Just don't get much better than a 25 minute LSD induced version of Machine Gun.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:08 pm

Calling all of these bands from Seattle is a big reach.

Cripe, Eddie Vedder was born in Illinois and raised in San Diego. He actually only went to Seattle because Gossard and Ament invited him to audition....
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Unread postby dmiles » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:43 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Calling all of these bands from Seattle is a big reach.

Cripe, Eddie Vedder was born in Illinois and raised in San Diego. He actually only went to Seattle because Gossard and Ament invited him to audition....


Yep Vedder went to HS right here where I live in Encinitas. Sure the band got there start in Seattle, and maybe 80% of the players were from Seattle. Let's say a bunch of HS kids move to LA from say St. Louis, achieve some notoriety, and play the Whiskey and all those hotspots in Hollywood before signing some big deal. Are they an LA band or still kids from the midwest?

Wasn't Jerry Cantrell from Oklahoma or some place?
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Unread postby FUDU » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:00 pm

Calling all of these bands from Seattle is a big reach.


So is saying that those bands put out actual music.
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Unread postby Joens » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:00 pm

So is saying that those bands put out actual music.


so what kind of music you into?
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Unread postby FUDU » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:03 pm

There isn't just one kind of music I am into.
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Unread postby Joens » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:04 pm

so your saying Jimi Hendrix didn't put out real music?

right.....
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Unread postby FUDU » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:07 pm

Wow, where did I ever say that?

...and when did Jimi Hendrix fit into the band category?

I think my point was very obvious, if you missed it sorry.
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Unread postby Guest » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:40 pm

Alice in Chains, no doubt.
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Unread postby buckeyefan78 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:52 pm

This thread is going well.

:roll :roll:

I'm glad I started it.

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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:04 pm

Alice in Chains and Jimi. Alice in Chains always got lumped into that shitty grunge sceene but to me they were Hard Rock with metal undertones.
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Unread postby paddio » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:13 am

I agree Cerebral_DownTime, Alice In Chains was just a dam good hard rock band
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Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:29 am

Alice in Chains and Jimi.


I agree with that. I'm also partial to T.O.D. as well, good sound.
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Unread postby General » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:59 am

Doesn't that area also churn out alot of serial killers? Must be the combo of rain and coffee. :twisted:
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Unread postby gumby30 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:18 am

i have to say nirvana. Just because without them making it big we would more then likely never heard of any of those other bands from the 90s.
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Unread postby Stolliosis » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:53 am

I don't see Citizen Dick on that list. :P :-P :razz:
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Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:08 pm

don't see Citizen Dick on that list


they're too busy rocking Portland!
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:02 pm

Alice in Chains for me
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Unread postby waborat » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:13 am

Early Ryche was awesome, but my vote goes to AIC without a doubt....Cantrell is a genious
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Unread postby yogi » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:59 pm

I'm thinking a list of Artists from New Jersey can hang with any from the rest of the nation, maybe the world....
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:54 pm

yogi wrote:I'm thinking a list of Artists from New Jersey can hang with any from the rest of the nation, maybe the world....


Any State that unleashed the hell that is Bon Jovi upon the world should be banished from producing, listening, or even saying the word "music."
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Unread postby FUDU » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:53 pm

Is The Boss enough to counter the negative effects of Bon Jovi?
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Unread postby General » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:17 pm

For Jersey don't forget Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:26 pm

FUDU wrote:Is The Boss enough to counter the negative effects of Bon Jovi?


No. The Boss is average at best to me, I mean he didn't even use historical accuracy in Youngstown. Cannon balls were in fact never made there during the Civil War....

Bon Jovi is very possibly the worst of all time.
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Unread postby yogi » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:07 am

for historical purposes then, how about ol' blue eyes?

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Unread postby mattvan1 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:20 am

e0y2e3 wrote:
FUDU wrote:Is The Boss enough to counter the negative effects of Bon Jovi?


No. The Boss is average at best to me, I mean he didn't even use historical accuracy in Youngstown. Cannon balls were in fact never made there during the Civil War....

Bon Jovi is very possibly the worst of all time.


Re Springsteen - His early stuff was exceptional - truly unique and cutting edge for that time. The man has (or had) a great gift as a songwriter. Darkness on the Edge of Town is one of my 5 "desert island" albums.

Unfortunately, his last good commercial album was The River. His last good non commercial album was Nebraska - and that was early 80's. I understand why the guy is an icon, but I haven't really followed any of his music for the last 20 years. YMMV

I've missed the Y-Town and cannonball reference, however.
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:27 am

yogi wrote:I'm thinking a list of Artists from New Jersey can hang with any from the rest of the nation, maybe the world....


Don't you need to separate NJ into two different entities - North Jersey and South Jersey? All South Jersey residents seem to want it that way..... :? :-? :???:
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:33 am

re splitting Jersey: Matt, all Jersey resident want it that way.

re Bruce: Either way, Bruce's best and most interesting album (musically) was The Ghost of Tom Joad, problem was he ruined it for me by writing a song about Youngstown without doing *ANY* research. Pretty much convinced me he wrote the song just to sell more albums in Ohio....

The Lyrics:


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN lyrics - Youngstown

Here in northeast Ohio
Back in eighteen-o-three
James and Dan Heaton
Found the ore that was linin' Yellow Creek
They built a blast furnace
Here along the shore
And they made the cannonballs
That helped the Union win the war

In all reality cannonballs to help the Union win the war were not made in Y-town.
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Unread postby waborat » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:41 am

mattvan1 wrote:
Re Springsteen - His early stuff was exceptional - truly unique and cutting edge for that time. The man has (or had) a great gift as a songwriter. Darkness on the Edge of Town is one of my 5 "desert island" albums.

Unfortunately, his last good commercial album was The River. His last good non commercial album was Nebraska - and that was early 80's. I understand why the guy is an icon, but I haven't really followed any of his music for the last 20 years. YMMV

I've missed the Y-Town and cannonball reference, however.


I totally agree with your post....Bruce has had a lot of filler on his albums since "The River"...although in the 70's he was one of the best

"Youngstown" was on his (very boring) Ghost of Tom Joad album...the live electric version with the E Street is much better

Not really sure about Jersey rivalling any other city in the world for artists though? I'll give Frank & Bruce/E Street, but who else really made a difference?

Frankie Valli? ...liked him better in the Sopranos
Bon Jovi?....Just terrible
Southside?....a good party band to listen to, but pretty much owes everything to Bruce
Dr Hook?...once again, a good party band
Whitney "CrackHead" Houston?......good grief
Blues Traveler/Spin Doctors/Debbie Harry?....lol

Not a whole lot to choose from IMO....Les Paul might have been THE most important one to come out of the Trash State?
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Unread postby waborat » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:47 am

e0y2e3 wrote:re splitting Jersey: Matt, all Jersey resident want it that way.

re Bruce: Either way, Bruce's best and most interesting album (musically) was The Ghost of Tom Joad, problem was he ruined it for me by writing a song about Youngstown without doing *ANY* research. Pretty much convinced me he wrote the song just to sell more albums in Ohio....

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN lyrics - Youngstown

Here in northeast Ohio
Back in eighteen-o-three
James and Dan Heaton
Found the ore that was linin' Yellow Creek
They built a blast furnace
Here along the shore
And they made the cannonballs
That helped the Union win the war

In all reality cannonballs to help the Union win the war were not made in Y-town.


I guess it was better to make something up than sing about the KKK and Arthur Treacher's?
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Unread postby yogi » Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:27 am

Not really sure about Jersey rivalling any other city in the world for artists though? I'll give Frank & Bruce/E Street, but who else really made a difference?


2 of the top 10 music acts ever from 1 State, but you're looking for a list.

Good catch on Les Paul though!
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Unread postby HoodooMan » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:39 am

This guy:

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Huge Springsteen fan.

It's music for dorks.
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Unread postby waborat » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:27 am

yogi wrote:
Not really sure about Jersey rivalling any other city in the world for artists though? I'll give Frank & Bruce/E Street, but who else really made a difference?


2 of the top 10 music acts ever from 1 State, but you're looking for a list.

Good catch on Les Paul though!


Not too sure where this post is going? Are we talking any musical artists? Are we talking music sales? Popularity? Influence? Significance?

Sorry, I just don't see Bruce in THE top 10 of all-time....he was influenced by Dylan & Guthrie

The top states by far are California, Michigan & Tennessee as far as having more significant artists...

If we are going to include artists like Sinatra then we need to include his influence...the #2 selling artist of all-time...Bing Crosby....who is from where? The State of Washington!!!
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:34 am

Jimi baby its all jimi

nearly all on that list are garbage

Seattle isnt a hotbed for good music is it really?
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Unread postby FUDU » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:14 pm

Seattle isnt a hotbed for good music is it really?


No, not at all.

Seattle's 15 minutes started in the early 90's when all the people that felt sorry for themselves learned how to play a guitar.

Remember we're talking about the city known as the suicide capital of the world (or maybe just the US).

Which reminds me of a joke from a stand up I once saw. He says I live in New York City, the murder capital of the world, I moved here from Seattle the suicide capital...I was never much of a do it yourself kind of guy.
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:15 pm

FUDU wrote:
Seattle isnt a hotbed for good music is it really?


No, not at all.

Seattle's 15 minutes started in the early 90's when all the people that felt sorry for themselves learned how to play a guitar.


Kinda harsh, don't ya think? I mean with the holidays and all. You may not be able to appreciate grunge, but at least it was something different. I mean, no offense to GnR or Deff Leppard, but rock was in a huge abyss at that time, with the exception of U2. Pearl Jam, Nirvana, ALice in Chains at least had something to say (even if dark) and presented it in a new way. Beats the hell outta MC Hammer. YMMV
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Unread postby FUDU » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:31 pm

Without video camera's 75% of bands (since videos) would not even be considered musical artists.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:41 pm

FUDU wrote:Without video camera's 75% of bands (since videos) would not even be considered musical artists.


Agreed, but I would think that without the grunge era that stat would rise to 90%.

What do you want musically, Kanye or The Pussycat Dolls?
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Unread postby Joens » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:48 pm

well part of the reasons it suicidal town number 1 is because it rains 150 days out of the year for christ sakes.
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Unread postby FUDU » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:33 am

What do you want musically, Kanye or The Pussycat Dolls?

I want something I can enjoy musically without having to rely on what the video does for the song/lack of musical integrity.

It is astonishing what passes for music any more, the way I look at it is a good litmus test for good music is if you can enjoy the song without having any idea what the music video is like.

Think about it, before music videos music was actually based on the music.

If it weren't for the Casio SK-1's of the world half these idiots would be broke and serving us fries or picking our garbage for the rest of all our lives.
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Unread postby Spin » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:23 am

I gotta go with Alice in Chains. Unrefined, uncommercialized, blazing new trails. A unique sound. Not "pretty" enough for a lot of MTV run.

Like the original metal bands before the hair took over and crashed the party.
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Unread postby buckeyefan78 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:01 pm

Is it just me or does FUDU have enough angst to start his own Seattle band?

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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:43 pm

Ahhh New Jersey the place so shitty New York didnt want it.
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