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The Best "And The" Band Of All Time

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Thunderman, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Thunderman

    Thunderman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New York
    What do I mean by an "and the" band? Examples: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Graham Parker and the Rumour....

    So which 'and the' band was the greatest of them all?

    My pick? If ever there was a backing band that would be a dream to play with it would be....The Heartbreakers as in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

    Can you imagine being Tom Petty and going in to the studio with a simple song you wrote on acoustic guitar and knowing that the brilliant band you have with you will be able to flesh it out? Campbell, Lynch and Tench will be adding their parts.....WOW! Astonishing and creative players. The Heartbreakers: the best "And The" band of all time.

    Runner up --
    The Spiders From Mars simply because of Mick Ronson. Once again...imagine bringing a sketch of a song to the studio and it will be Mick Ronson who will be adding his guitar to it. Wow!
  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    E-Street, by a country mile.
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  3. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Booker T. & the MGs (and the Memphis Horns (= the MarKeys), and whichever singer(s) they were backing at the moment).
    lbgarcia, Tord, sekaer and 5 others like this.
  4. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    It's just a naming convention, I don't think it necessarily reflects any real difference in group dynamics vis a vis bands with more properly collective names.
    mark winstanley likes this.
  5. Black Cat Surfboards

    Black Cat Surfboards Forum Resident

    Delaware, USA
    Flash and the Pan
    hentaisensei, dheath and PsychoBabble like this.
  6. John Shaft

    John Shaft One Bad Motha....

    Cleveland, Ohio
    No contest here: Prince & The New Power Generation
    murphmanz and MKHopkins like this.
  7. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Reparata and the Delrons
    dlemaudit and popscene like this.
  8. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    & The Attractions
    & The Heartbreakers
    &The E Street Band
    linklinc, popscene and DTK like this.
  9. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

    New York, NY, USA
    Ned Nostril and the South Seas Paradise, Puts Your Blues On Ice, Cheap at Twice The Price Band. Ikky Ikky Ukky Ukky.
  10. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Brian Jones & The Rolling Stones
  11. ElvisOnoRoth

    ElvisOnoRoth Well-Known Member

    Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
    Gasman1003 likes this.
  12. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    Any recommendation?
  13. Filip1701

    Filip1701 Forum Resident

    Buddy Holly & The Crickets
    Elvis Presley and the "two unacknowledged guys that did more for the songs than the king himself"
  14. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    I wasn't being serious.
    One big hit in '65 with "Whenever A Teenager Cries".
    I could just as easily have said Ruby and the Romantics.:)
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  15. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
    Grand_Ennui and BeatlesBop like this.
  16. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    This is a great name, as is Brenda and the Tabulations.
    ralphb likes this.
  17. unfunkterrible

    unfunkterrible Forum Resident

    Johnny and The Moondogs. You all know there's always a way to turn any thread into a Beatles thread. :D
  18. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers of course.
    DJMurphy, ralphb and dlemaudit like this.
  19. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Cincinnati Ohio
    I agree 100% with the OP. For me, although I really like Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, and a few more, for me Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers are my absolute favorite "& The" group. Music, like any art, is subjective so I wouldn't say "best" but they are definitely my #1.
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  20. heepsterandrey

    heepsterandrey Forum Resident

    Iggy and The Stooges
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  21. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

  22. richierichie

    richierichie My glass is always full.

    RichieRichie & The Sweaty Jelly, they were my band and easily the Greatest `The Best And The Band Of All Time` :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
  23. sleepjar

    sleepjar Passionate Hobbyist

    Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    lbgarcia, sonofjim, polchik and 2 others like this.
  24. Talmi K

    Talmi K Forum Resident

    & The Bunnymen :)
    polchik and popscene like this.
  25. Chazzbo13

    Chazzbo13 Forum Resident

    Somerset, PA
    Jason & the Scorchers
    Ephi82, Tony Kaye and ralphb like this.

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