Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Hombre, Aug 27, 2020.
...is the American counterpart of the British band, Ultravox:
MC5 - Sex Pistols
Mother Love Bone (USA)
The Music (UK)
Three Dog Night - Zombies
Tracy Chapman - Joan Armatrading
Mountain - Ten Years After
Stray Cats - Rockpile
Blondie - Altered Images ( Clare Grogan )
The Grateful Dead complete the trio.
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
The Plasmatics ( Wendy O. Williams ) - Vice Squad ( Beki Bondage )
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?
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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.
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"?
I think this person was comparing only early Pink Floyd to Velvet Underground. They were more raw and experimental to begin with.
I haven't seen a single comparison on this thread that I think works.
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.
Sha-Na-Na / Showaddywaddy
some good points but musically i would say Pavement
Big Star/ Teenage Fanclub
Blondie / Pretenders
Bo Diddley / Downliner Sect
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!
God help me, I’ve just scrolled up this page too. It’s not letting up is it?!
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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