American counterparts of British bands

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  1. skisdlimit

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    ...is the American counterpart of the British band, Ultravox:

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  2. speedracer

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    MC5 - Sex Pistols
     
  3. Slash-n-burn

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    Mother Love Bone (USA)
    The Music (UK)
     
  4. Colin M

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    Three Dog Night - Zombies
     
  5. mike sullivan

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    Tracy Chapman - Joan Armatrading
    Mountain - Ten Years After
    Stray Cats - Rockpile
     
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  6. mike sullivan

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    Blondie - Altered Images ( Clare Grogan )
     
  7. notesfrom

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    The Grateful Dead complete the trio.
     
  8. notesfrom

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    Beatles - Beach Boys
    Bob Dylan - Rolling Stones
    Byrds - Yardbirds
    Led Zeppelin - CSNY
    Joni Mitchell - Sandy Denny
    Stray Cats - The Jam
    The Cure - The Cars
    Todd Rundgren - T.Rex
    Bruce Springsteen - David Bowie
    Vanilla Fudge - Cream
    Blue Cheer - Deep Purple
    Steely Dan - Thin Lizzy
     
  9. mike sullivan

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    The Plasmatics ( Wendy O. Williams ) - Vice Squad ( Beki Bondage )
     
  10. I think CSN(&Y) are more counterpoint to The Hollies than The Beach Boys.

    Aerosmith's lead singer Mick Tyler bears a striking resemblance to The Stones' lead singer Steven Jagger. Or did I get them mixed up? :nyah:
     
  11. ognirats

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    The rutles and weird al
     
  12. Slash-n-burn

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    Here are the differences:

    - The Velvet Underground aren’t pretentious. Pink Floyd is the dictionary entry for pretentious.

    - Punk rockers love VU. They detest Pink Floyd.

    - VU had a raw, original sound. Pink Floyd played a style of music that a that a thousand others played better (Caravan for one)

    To summarise, I can’t think of a band LESS like the Velvet Underground than Pink Floyd.
     
  13. Slash-n-burn

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    Nirvana and Bush.

    Two unspeakably talented bands who combined 70s punk/rock and 80s indie influences to create their own dark, brooding sounds, who both released breakthrough albums in the early 1990s packed with riffs, dynamics and hooks.

    The people who say "Bush are just a Nirvana ripoff" can have a day off; Nirvana and Bush share a lot of similar influences - Neil Young for one - and if two people use similar ingredients to make a pie and the two pies taste similar, why react with such stupid allegations in the face of the musical equivalent? Also, when did Nirvana ever do anything like "Machinehead" or "Body"?
     
  14. mbd40

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    I think this person was comparing only early Pink Floyd to Velvet Underground. They were more raw and experimental to begin with.
     
  15. Frip

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    I haven't seen a single comparison on this thread that I think works.
     
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  16. TheSeldomSeenKid

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    When I first heard The Dandy Warhols, I had assumed they were from the UK and part of the Brit Pop Era. I then found out they were from Portland, Oregon. So, not comparing them to a specific British Band, but just sounded like they were one of several British Bands, who started out in the Mid 1990s, although their most well known Album was released in 2000.
     
  17. mike sullivan

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    I have.
     
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  18. SPF2001

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    Sha-Na-Na / Showaddywaddy
     
  19. Frip

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    PJ Proby
    PJ Harvey
     
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  20. dlemaudit

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    some good points but musically i would say Pavement
     
  21. dlemaudit

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    Big Star/ Teenage Fanclub
    Blondie / Pretenders
    Bo Diddley / Downliner Sect
     
  22. Jmac1979

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    hello, Aerosmith?
     
  23. Tom Wabe

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    I’ve only read the first three pages of this and... stone me!
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a whacked out collection of demented perception. What the hell are some of you hearing? There’s too much crazy here to be explained away as simple trolling surely?
    Van Halen / Public Image!
    Amazing.
     
  24. Tom Wabe

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    God help me, I’ve just scrolled up this page too. It’s not letting up is it?!
     
  25. Essan

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    I was thinking exactly the same. In most case it's 2 bands who sound completely different.

    The only genuine (IMO) comparison I have seen is Dylan / Donovan

    Although a case might be made for CCR and Status Quo - especially given that Quo's best known song is a cover of a John Fogerty track (Rocking all over the world)?
     

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