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Probably because of the 4 bands I listed, those were 3 of them.
Fair nuff.......am I too uptight? It's an English thing!

I enjoyed most of those bands back in the day (even the very early Banarama) and since I'll be there hope to catch a few, but I agree that going out of your way to see them would be a bit much.

I saw the Police last year and it was a good night out, but I always think there is something a bit odd about re-creating something from 20 years ago - it's a bit like driving around in a PT Cruser or a Mustang, when there are is so much new stuff to experience...WOW

Lotus Elise = White Stripes

old, but new, but old, but new, but....
 

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thanks for the lineup. no i didnt know all that was going on. I only get my news from LT. :p

Btw, I dont read Spin; I'm all Blender, all the time. Damn, theyre funny.

(Love Paul Weller, my band covers two of his songs, and it's easy to play 6 degrees of Paul Weller!)
OK, now I really feel bad for ranting!!! My apologies :bow:

I like to play some Weller stuff too, but it never sounds quite as good as he does it. I saw him play a couple of years ago in Germany - pure energy!!

.....now Oasis - there's a band that will make your covers look good - 3 chords all the way baby!! I play Bass so I really only need one string for most Oasis stuff!!
 

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Lotus Elise = White Stripes >> I agree, the Elise is unrefined just like Meg's playing!
 

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The advantage though of seeing the older bands is I much enjoy the smaller venues. So when a band I had to see in a stadium or arena, is now playing a casino (it is also a bit sad though), I get to see them up close.

Problem for me, is as I get older, it gets harder to stay current about the new stuff. I pretty much gave up some years ago. Though I do find myself discovering some new band here or there. My brother was heavily into music and guitar so he was a big influence when I was a kid, steering me to Mott the Hoople, Bowie, Cooper, Lou Reed, and more.

I recently discovered the band Pulp. Laugh now. :) And Love and Rockets. So I am finally catching up to the 80s. :)
 

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OK, now I really feel bad for ranting!!! My apologies :bow:

I like to play some Weller stuff too, but it never sounds quite as good as he does it. I saw him play a couple of years ago in Germany - pure energy!!

.....now Oasis - there's a band that will make your covers look good - 3 chords all the way baby!! I play Bass so I really only need one string for most Oasis stuff!!
god, at our gig last nite this one guy wouldnt stop yelling for Oasis...we told him that we had already played Dont Look Back but no, that wasnt good enuff...he kept wailing for more. That why we got a tip jar pal. :p

I like Weller as a solo artist more than with S Council or Jam, and his voice is so expressive, thats why he's hard to cover. He's got that 3 packs a day thing going on.
 

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Lotus Elise = White Stripes >> I agree, the Elise is unrefined just like Meg's playing!
rotfl rotfl rotfl rotfl rotfl

Now that's a thread all by itself "What Car = What Band (& Why)"

Squeeze = E-Type Jaguar
Classy. Cool. Collectable.
 

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The advantage though of seeing the older bands is I much enjoy the smaller venues. So when a band I had to see in a stadium or arena, is now playing a casino (it is also a bit sad though), I get to see them up close.

Problem for me, is as I get older, it gets harder to stay current about the new stuff. I pretty much gave up some years ago. Though I do find myself discovering some new band here or there. My brother was heavily into music and guitar so he was a big influence when I was a kid, steering me to Mott the Hoople, Bowie, Cooper, Lou Reed, and more.

I recently discovered the band Pulp. Laugh now. :) And Love and Rockets. So I am finally catching up to the 80s. :)
OK, well let's catapult you in the 00s with New Pornographers and Decemberists... then we'll ease you into Muse!!
 

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rotfl rotfl rotfl rotfl rotfl

Now that's a thread all by itself "What Car = What Band (& Why)"

Squeeze = E-Type Jaguar
Classy. Cool. Collectable.
OK, good idea... ready?

This is coming from a hard rock guitarist but here goes... FF Elise (or comparable Exige, you know 250hp+) and aftermkt exhaust and upgraded stereo paired with "Nottingham Lace" by Buckethead.

This must be played at max volume for full effect. I've seen him play it live.
 

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OK, well let's catapult you in the 00s with New Pornographers and Decemberists... then we'll ease you into Muse!!
Then try..........

Foo Fighters
Radiohead
Coldplay (even your Grandma will like them)
Jack Johnson (for your softer side)
The Artic Monkeys
The Fratellis


Can't go wrong with any of that eh Snuggles?
 

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OK, good idea... ready?

This is coming from a hard rock guitarist but here goes... FF Elise (or comparable Exige, you know 250hp+) and aftermkt exhaust and upgraded stereo paired with "Nottingham Lace" by Buckethead.

This must be played at max volume for full effect. I've seen him play it live.
Absolutley spot on!!

Now for something completely different.........

Rolling Stones = Ford Mustang

Started off fairly cool, but now just churning out the same old c**p
 

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Lotus Esprit = The Who

Classic. Powerful and Raw, yet could listen all day.



Maybe Randy would be kind enough to pull in the posts from the Motorshow thread?
 

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Then try..........

Foo Fighters
Radiohead
Coldplay (even your Grandma will like them)
Jack Johnson (for your softer side)
The Artic Monkeys
The Fratellis


Can't go wrong with any of that eh Snuggles?
Ha! only thing is my aversion to Coldplay. i mean, its all good, but personally, theyre like U2 for old people, albeit the new disc has shaprened the edges a little and its their most musically ambitious.

Arctic Monkeys f***ing ROCK! great rhythms!

(btw I used to live in Charlotte - we'd gig across the border into F Mill from time to time)
 

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Hmmm, I approached it from the car...so lets say u got an Elan. Would that pair up with, maybe, pre-1967 Beatles? I'm thinking Revolver? Help? (that was a pun)
 

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Ha! only thing is my aversion to Coldplay. i mean, its all good, but personally, theyre like U2 for old people, albeit the new disc has shaprened the edges a little and its their most musically ambitious.
rotfl Agree about Coldplay. I actually got their last album on-line coz I was too embarrassed to buy it over the counter!
It's for the wife.....honest!!

Arctic Monkeys f***ing ROCK! great rhythms!.
I want to play "A Certain Romance" live (1st album, last track) - Rocking intro :coolnana: but I would play it harder and faster!

(btw I used to live in Charlotte - we'd gig across the border into F Mill from time to time)
I live one mile from the border and generally go into Charlotte to hear live music.
Been here 2 years and still haven't found a band to play with - I'm confined to jamming in the basement with old guys that want to play 30 minute versions of "Bad Moon Rising"! D-C-G x1000
 

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Hmmm, I approached it from the car...so lets say u got an Elan. Would that pair up with, maybe, pre-1967 Beatles? I'm thinking Revolver? Help? (that was a pun)
rotfl rotfl


Lotus Eclat = Frank Zappa

Was always a bit bonkers. Mis-understood. Doesn't get out much, but fun when you do.
 

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SRT-4 = Butthole Surfers
'nuff said
 

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