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    5 Bands. Give it up.

    Most everyone is influenced by music. It tells a lot about a person -- yet it might not tell that much when all things are considered. But when one volunteers their most influential bands or music in their life, it's interesting -- at least to me. They are offering a very crude polaroid of a portion of their life.

    Are you willing to share that polaroid?

    Here are my 5 bands in order of when they came into my life.

    1. Billy Joel.
    2. Violent Femmes.
    3. Pixies.
    4. Pegboy.
    5. Gogol Bordello.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiledbroth View Post
    Chronological
    - boards of Canada
    - Pink Floyd, primarily the Barrett era
    - Nujabes
    - Willy Hutch
    - LTJ Bukem
    If Pink Floyd had been more my contemporary, it would have been 1.5 in my list. But my favorite album was Wish You Were Here and that was released when I was four years old. It had the play time, just not the traction for my youth.

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    Does it have to be bands? If it's artists that were connected to phases of my life, mine would be

    1) Elvis
    2) John Lee Hooker
    3) Konstantin Wecker (leftist German songwriter)
    4) Victor Jara (leftist Chilean songwriter)
    5) Ella Fitzgerald

    it has been a strange journey...

    Stefan

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    Yeah, you are right, artists (bands) same thing, good point. Btw, I saw John Lee Hooker at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1990. To this day, it is one of the most memorable sets I have ever seen and it ended in a way that was totally John Lee. They were just finishing up and everyone was doing their final solos and right before they get to John Lee Hooker, the power blows and everything goes dark. And all we hear after that is a weary old man saying: "Well, I guess that's all folks. Good-bye." I never even saw him leave the stage, but I waited in those off-stage seats for 4 hours to get to see him play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Does it have to be bands? If it's artists that were connected to phases of my life, mine would be

    1) Elvis
    2) John Lee Hooker
    3) Konstantin Wecker (leftist German songwriter)
    4) Victor Jara (leftist Chilean songwriter)
    5) Ella Fitzgerald

    it has been a strange journey...

    Stefan
    There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” -- Isaac Asimov

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    1) backstreet Boys
    2) Wildecker Herzbuben
    3) Böhse Onkelz
    4) Heroes del Silencio
    5) ABBA

    I might have had one too many. I might be joking. Or am I?

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    Beatles
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    Phish

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    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Grateful Dead
    Asbury Jukes (Southside Johnny)
    El Rayo-X (David Lindley)
    Ramones
    Brian Eno

    Had to revise this.
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    Beatles
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