Friday, September 30, 2005

Either/Or

They're sitting around the bar on a Tuesday night just bullshitting, talking guy stuff, some baseball, and of course some music. Kerry asks Jay to list his favorite bands. "Top five," he says. Jay gives it a little more thought than necessary, then launches into the litany. "The Clash, Velvets, The Beatles, Rolling Stones--"

"Hold it right there," Kerry says. "You CANNOT list both the Beatles AND the Stones as your favorites. No way. You're either a Beatles person or a Stones person. There's a big difference. So which is it?"

Jay is nonplussed but gets the point. "Beatles," he says quickly.

An interesting idea - that splitting hairs among your preferences actually reveals more than a list of general likes and dislikes. So in the spirit that deep in your soul you're EITHER foremost a Stones person OR a Beatles person, here are a few other musical tests of primary allegiance.

The Beatles OR The Rolling Stones
John Lennon OR Paul McCartney
Sex Pistols OR The Clash
Billie Holiday OR Ella Fitzgerald
Iggy Pop OR David Bowie
Frank Zappa OR Capt. Beefheart
Al Green OR Marvin Gaye
New Order OR Joy Division
The Bee Gees OR ABBA
Biggie OR Tupac
Miles Davis OR John Coltrane
Husker Du OR The Replacements
John Bonham OR Keith Moon
Motown OR Stax
The Cure OR The Smiths
Howling Wolf OR Muddy Waters
Jerry Lee Lewis OR Little Richard
Roxy Music OR Brian Eno
The Stooges OR The MC5
Tori Amos OR Kate Bush
Parliament OR Funkadelic
Dr. Dre OR The RZA
Janis Joplin OR Tina Turner
Frank Sinatra OR Tony Bennett
Sam Cooke OR Otis Redding
Tom Waits pre-Swordfishtrombones OR Tom Waits post-Swordfishtrombones
Minor Threat OR Black Flag
Dolly Parton OR Loretta Lynn
Cecil Taylor OR Ornette Coleman
Ice Cube OR Ice-T
Fat Elvis OR Thin Elvis

BONUS BEATS:
Raw Power OR Fun House
Harry Smith OR Alan Lomax
Philip Glass OR Steve Reich
Quadraphenia OR Tommy
The O'Jays OR The Chi-Lites
Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett OR Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett
Sgt. Pepper's OR Pet Sounds
John Cale OR Lou Reed
Caetano Veloso OR Gilberto Gil

Post your answers in comments. "Yes" does not count, smart guy. Ditto for "neither." (List revamped 10/1)

23 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:48 PM  
Anonymous Strandedley said...

OK Chilly Jay - we ARE splitting hairs, aren't we? I guess....
1.) Beatles OR Stones - Beatles are better if you're happy or in love, The Stones are better when you've been dumped and you're pissed off. Beatles: better music, Stones: better attitude. I have to pick, right? OK.... BEATLES
2.) Lennon OR McCartney - same problem here. I'll go with....
McCARTNEY
3.) Sex Pistols OR The Clash - SEX PISTOLS
4.) Billie Holiday OR Ella Fitzgerald - Holiday lived the life more.... BILLIE HOLIDAY
5.) Iggy Pop OR David Bowie - Obviously Bowie is more of the musician but Iggy has the 'tude. I find I listen to Iggy more so.... IGGY POP
6.) Frank Zappa OR Capt. Beefheart - ZAPPA
7.) Al Green OR Marvin Gaye - AL GREEN
8.) New Order OR Joy Division - not my style - I'll pick the older one - JOY DIVISION
9.) The Bee Gees OR ABBA - ABBA
10.) Biggie or Tupac - I don't listen to hip hop - N/A
11.) Miles Davis OR John Coltrane - COLTRANE
12.) Husker Du OR Replacements -
HUSKER DU
13.) John Bonham OR Keith Moon - BONHAM
14.) Motown OR Stax - nothing against Motown but I confidently choose STAX
15.) The Cure OR The Smiths - more British whiny boys Hmmmm - I'll pick THE SMITHS (less whiny)
16.) Howling Wolf OR Muddy Waters - HOWLING WOLF (tough call)
17.) Jerry Lee Lewis OR Little Richard - LITTLE RICHARD
18.) Roxy Music OR Brian Eno - ROXY MUSIC (especially when Eno was in the band!)
19.) The Stooges OR The MC5 - for me - the hardest choice on here (except for maybe Beatles vs Stones) - right now I'll pick MC5.
20.) Tori Amos OR Kate Bush - TORI AMOS
21.) Parliament OR Funkadelic -
This one's easy for me - I gotta go with the heavier Eddie Hazel guitar stuff - FUNKADELIC
DAMN!!! - This is too long - I'll just answer from now on....
22.) N/A ? - I don't know rap
23.) JANIS JOPLIN
24.) FRANK SINATRA
25.) OTIS REDDING
26.) OLD TOM WAITS
27.) MINOR THREAT
28.) LORETTA LYNN
29.) CECIL TAYLOR
30.) ICE-T - I know I said I don't listen to hip hop, but Ice-T's originally from Jersey and he IS Cool!! He also did "Cop Killer" which was pretty cool for the time. It's one thing to say "Fuck Tha Police", but Ice-T went even further. And now he plays a cop on Law & Order - I love irony. Oh yeah, I said I wasn't going to ramble anymore. Sorry...
31.) THIN ELVIS - better music
FAT ELVIS - better pop culture image.
BONUS BEATS:
32.) RAW POWER
33.) ALAN LOMAX
34.) PHILIP GLASS
35.) TOMMY
36.) THE CHI-LITES (gotta go with Chicago - GO WHITE SOX!!!)
37.) PINK FLOYD WITHOUT SYD BARRETT - Afterall - Barrett's only on the first album & a half.
38.) SGT. PEPPER'S
39.) JOHN CALE - tough call....
40.) HUH? I HAVE NO IDEA...

You need to come up with a psychological analysis of people's answers to this.....
Strandedley

11:18 AM  
Blogger Prof. Drew LeDrew said...

John Lennon (easiest in the bunch)
The Clash
Billie Holiday (close call, but a little scatting goes a long way)
David Bowie (not incl. Stooges)
Capt. Beefheart
Al Green
New Order
ABBA
Biggie
John Coltrane (you're killing me here)
The Replacements
John Bonham
Stax
The Smiths
Howling Wolf
Jerry Lee Lewis
Roxy Music
The Stooges (kick out the kick out the jams mans)
Kate Bush
Funkadelic
Dr. Dre
Tina Turner
Frank Sinatra (2d easiest)
Sam Cooke
Tom Waits post-
Minor Threat (DC not LA)
Dolly Parton OR Loretta Lynn (recusing myself on account of ig'nance)
Ornette Coleman (tunes)
Ice Cube (on acting chops)
Thin Elvis (still can't watch that '77 TV special, even in my mind)

BONUS BEATS:
Raw Power (all good vs. mostly good)
Harry Smith (weirder)
Philip Glass (weirder)
Quadraphenia (less weird)
The Chi-Lites (for god's sake)
Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett (3d easiest)
Sgt. Pepper's (tough call, as both are so much weaker than the rest of the bands' respective catalogs, but I've always dug Lovely Rita)
Lou Reed (less weird, but what have you done for me lately, John?)
Gilberto Gil (didn't groove on that CV covers deal)

...and finally, Stones, I guess, though it hurts. Mostly it's a ubiquity thing. The Stones benefit from a larger cache of underplayed gems, while the Beatles... I mean, c'mon. But, in the spirit of the Strausbaugh rant I just finished, I have to qualify this by saying it's through 1970 (or maybe '72). If you factor in the whole of the Stones' existence, well, at least the Beatles had the good sense to get the hell of the stage when the getting was good.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Chilly Jay Chill said...

John Lennon
The Sex Pistols (hardest - more into Clash now but previously more impressed by legend and musical extremism of Malcolm's boys)
Billie Holiday
Iggy (eternally wins my heart for the live shows, if nothing else)
Capt. Beefheart
Al Green
New Order
ABBA
Biggie
Miles (second hardest - but I came to Miles first and saw him live twice; plus theres's the sheer breadth of his music)
The Replacements
Stax
The Smiths
Howling Wolf
Little Richard (the man! the mascara!)
Brian Eno (aka Brain Emo)
The Stooges
Kate Bush
Funkadelic
The RZA (shaolin, son)
Janis Joplin (her own ball & chain)
Sam Cooke (tough, but the nod for "A Change Is Gonna Come")
Weird Tom Waits
Minor Threat
Dolly Parton
Cecil Taylor (for all the notes; plus those head-cleansing gigs)
Ice-T
Thin Elvis (the one who could fit into that leather suit)

BONUS BEATS:
Fun House (best album EVER vs. a merely great one)
Harry Smith
Steve Reich
Quadraphenia (better tunes, better flick)
The Chi-Lites
Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett
Pet Sounds (god only knows why)
Lou Reed (for the bitchiness & the ego)
Gilberto Gil

As for Beatles vs. Stones, I got to say that was an easy one for me: The Stones. More blues, less musichall. And less sucking in the 70s. Even "Black and Blue" is far better than, say, "Venus and Mars" or "Walls & Bridges." As far as my CD collection is concerned, Mick & the Boys perished in a plane crash in the Andes in '83 while supporting "Tatto You." A shame.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Prof. Drew LeDrew said...

Ah, but that's cheating. Apples and not apples (apples and tongues?). You're comparing Mr. Silly Love Songs with the Stones; no fair.

3:18 PM  
Blogger McLean Deluxe said...

1)The Stones are undeniably great, but you can't beat the Beatles song catalogue or their creativity.
2)I used to favor McCartney, but I've been more into Lennon's solo and Beatles songs for the last few years. Must be the rebel attitude
3)I admire the Clash, but I love the Sex Pistols
4)Billie Holiday. Emotion always beats dazzling technique for me.
5)Iggy's got the attitude, but Bowie's got better song writing and more consistently good music (at least through Scary Monsters).
6)Beefheart. A unique and demented genius.
7)Gaye is great, but Green inspires wonder.
8)Huh? Didn't New Order do "Cool It Now"? Wait, that was New Edition.
9)ABBA - Catchier songwriting
10) I don't listen to either.
11)Maybe the toughest call. Miles made 2 of my favorite jazz albums. I'll pick him.
12) Replacements. (I'm less familiar w/ Husker Du)
13)Bonham -- Close, but tiebreaker goes to the superior Zep catalog, and Bonham plays it perfectly.
14) Stax - That one's easy. No offense, Motown
15) I don't listen to either
16) Toss up. I'll pick Muddy Waters today
17) Both are over the top and brilliant, but I'll take Mr. Penneman. His records define Rock and Roll.
18) Roxy Music
19) The Stooges
20) I don't listen to either
21) I don't listen to either
22) I don't listen to either
23) Janis
24) Sinatra
25) Otis - I'm more familiar w/ his work, and the emotion in his records is supreme
26) pre-swordfish Waits
27) n/a
28? n/a
29) Cecil Taylor. Close, but I've got to go with the piano player. Wilder music too.
30) n/a
31) Fat Elvis looked great, but Thin Elvis made better records

Bonus:

1) Raw Power - better songs
2) Harry Smith - brilliantly weird compilist
3) n/a
4) Tommy - only because I'm only vaguely familiar w/ Quadrophenia
5) n/a
6) I like the style of Barrett's Floyd, but the Waters version made better music
7) Sgt. Pepper -- Closer than I would have thought, but still the best
8) Lou Reed - Erratically brilliant since the Velvets. I need to hear more Cale to be fair though.
9) n/a

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Howlin' Thurston said...

1. The Rolling Stones - although I think enough is enough, I choose guitars over french horns
2. John Lennon - True colors were revealed post Beatles. C'mon who can think "somebody's knockin at the door" is good song writing.
3. The Clash - more of a body of work choice although the Sex Pistols get the nod for changing the rock world in the length of time it takes to change your oil.
4. Billie Holiday
5. Iggy Pop
6. Frank Zappa
7. Al Green
8. Joy Division
9. ABBA - at least the high voices are coming from girls
10. Tupac - this was tough but 2Pac gets it for his "I don't give a F***" 'tude
11. Miles Davis
12. Husker Du - very tough decision Bob's guitar work wins
13. Keith Moon - Bonham has been imitated countless times somewhat successfully. Moon simply can't be imitated
14. Stax - test of time has made Motown less cool
15. The Smiths
16. Howling Wolf
17. Jerry Lee Lewis - ultimate hetero over ultimate homo
18. Roxy Music
19. The Stooges
20. Tori Amos - dirtier
21. Funkadelic
22. The RZA
23. Janis Joplin
24. Frank Sinatra
25. Otis Redding
26. Tom Waits pre-Swordfishtrombones
27. Black Flag - body of work
28. Loretta Lynn
29. Ornette Coleman
30. Ice Cube - musician. Ice-T - actor
31. Thin Elvis

BONUS BEATS:
32. Fun House - very tough
33. Harry Smith - I love the CBS Morning Show
34. Philip Glass
35. Tommy
36. The O'Jays
73. Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett
74. Sgt. Pepper's
75. Lou Reed
76. You pretentious bastards!

Try these on for size:
Talking Heads OR Television
Joey Ramone OR Johnny Ramone
Rush OR Yes
Eric Clapton OR Jimmy Page
AC/DC w/Bon Scott OR AC/DC w/Brian Johnson
Interpol OR The Killers
Dick Dale or Link Wray
Maroon 5 OR a self inflicted gun shot to the head
RUN DMC OR Public Enemy
Bruce Lee OR Jackie Chan
Red Hot Chili Peppers OR Fishbone
Social Distortion OR Bad Religion
Eddie Van Halen OR Randy Rhodes
Judas Priest OR Iron Maiden

2:29 PM  
Anonymous ash said...

The Rolling Stones
John Lennon
The Clash
Ella Fitzgerald
Iggy Pop
Capt. Beefheart
Marvin Gaye
New Order
The Bee Gees
Biggie
Miles Davis
The Replacements
Keith Moon
Stax
The Cure
Muddy Waters
Jerry Lee Lewis
Roxy Music
The Stooges
Tori Amos
Parliament
Dr. Dre
Janis Joplin
Frank Sinatra
Otis Redding
Tom Waits pre-Swordfishtrombones
Black Flag
Dolly Parton
Ornette Coleman
Ice-T
Fat Elvis

BONUS BEATS:
Raw Power
Harry Smith
Philip Glass
Quadraphenia
The O'Jays
Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett
Pet Sounds
Lou Reed
Gilberto Gil

Television
Joey Ramone
Rush
Jimmy Page
AC/DC w/Bon Scott
The Killers
Link Wray
a self inflicted gun shot to the head
RUN DMC
Bruce Lee
Fishbone
Social Distortion
Randy Rhodes
Iron Maiden

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Cynthia said...

Attn Chilly J Chill:
Less sucking in the 70's for the Stones? But....The Beatles no longer EXISTED in the 70's.

1:33 PM  
Blogger japanesegodjesusrobot said...

1) The Beatles OR The Rolling Stones

Beatles

2)John Lennon OR Paul McCartney
Lennon

3) Sex Pistols OR The Clash
Clash

4) Billie Holiday OR Ella Fitzgerald

Billie Holliday

5) Iggy Pop OR David Bowie
Iggy

6) Frank Zappa OR Capt. Beefheart
Beefheart

7)Al Green OR Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye

8) New Order OR Joy Division
Joy Division

9) The Bee Gees OR ABBA
The Bee Gees

10) Biggie OR Tupac
Biggie


11) Miles Davis OR John Coltrane
Coltrane

12) Husker Du OR The Replacements
Replacements

13) John Bonham OR Keith Moon
Moon

14) Motown OR Stax
Motown

15) The Cure OR The Smiths
The Smiths

16) Howling Wolf OR Muddy Waters
Howlin' Wolf

17) Jerry Lee Lewis OR Little Richard
Little Richard

18) Roxy Music OR Brian Eno
Eno

19) The Stooges OR The MC5
Stooges

20) Tori Amos OR Kate Bush
Kate Bush

21) Parliament OR Funkadelic
Funkadelic

22) Dr. Dre OR The RZA
Dre

23) Janis Joplin OR Tina Turner
Tina Turner

24) Frank Sinatra OR Tony Bennett
Ol' Blue Eyes

25) Sam Cooke OR Otis Redding
Sam Cooke

26) Tom Waits pre-Swordfishtrombones OR Tom Waits post-Swordfishtrombones

pre-Swordfishtrombones

27) Minor Threat OR Black Flag
Black Flag

28) Dolly Parton OR Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn

29) Cecil Taylor OR Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman

30) Ice Cube OR Ice-T
Ice-T

31) Fat Elvis OR Thin Elvis
Thin Elvis

BONUS BEATS:
32) Raw Power OR Fun House
Fun House

33) Harry Smith OR Alan Lomax
Lomax

34) Philip Glass OR Steve Reich
Phillip Glass

35) Quadraphenia OR Tommy
Quadrophenia

36) The O'Jays OR The Chi-Lites
O'Jays

37) Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett OR Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett

w/Syd

38) Sgt. Pepper's OR Pet Sounds
Pet Sounds

39) John Cale OR Lou Reed
Lou Reed

40) Caetano Veloso OR Gilberto Gil
Caetano Voloso

1:46 PM  
Blogger japanesegodjesusrobot said...

P.S.Try these on for size:
Television
Joey Ramone
Rush
Jimmy Page
AC/DC w/Bon Scott
Interpol
Dick Dale
Maroon 5 (put just barely; I would only listen to them if forced to at gunpoint or something)
Public Enemy
Bruce Lee
Fishbone
Bad Religion
Randy Rhodes
Iron Maiden

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Peter Quilla said...

1.) Stones
2.) Lennon
3.) Sex Pistols
4.) Billie Holiday
5.) Iggy Pop
6.) I don't listen to either
7.) Marvin Gaye
8.) New Order
9.) ABBA (Erasure covered them and it showed how good their songs were.)
10.) Biggie
11.) John Coltrane
12.) Replacements
13.) John Bonham (When the Levee Breaks......I'm rhymin' and stealin'!!!!)
14.) Motown (for the legend)
15.) The Cure (If you need to serenade someone...learn "Just Like Heaven")
16.) Howling Wolf (I have his Chess Records best of in my car.)
17.) Jerry Lee Lewis
18.) Roxy Music
19.) The Stooges
20.) Tori Amos is hotter But I will pick Kate Bush for music.
21.) Parliament
22.) Dr. Dre (The Chronic!! It introduced Snoop Dog to the world!!!)
23.) JANIS JOPLIN
24.) FRANK SINATRA
25.) OTIS REDDING
26.) Which version of Waits wrote and sang "Jersey Girl"?
27.) Black Flag
28.) LORETTA LYNN
29.) I don't listen to either
30.) Ice-Cube for music -- NWA kinda sealed it.
31.) THIN ELVIS - better music
(Fat Elvis could've never pulled off "That's All Righ Mama" b/w "Blue Moon Of Kentucky")
32.) RAW POWER
33.) ALAN LOMAX
34.) I'm not that much of an art-fag to care about this one.
35.) I like "A Quick One While He's Away" for the opera stuff.
36.) The O'Jays (Don't disrespect the "Love Train"!)
37.) PINK FLOYD WITHOUT SYD BARRETT (Just listen to "Animals".)
38.) Revolver
39.) Lou Reed
40.) I don't know
41.) Television (I have "The Blow Up" on CD and it kicks ass guitar-wise)
42.) Johnny Ramone
43.) Yes (because of "Starship Trooper" and "I've Seen All Good People")
44.) You're killing me here on this one.....solo Page beats solo Clapton (post late 70's) by a long shot. However, solo Clapton (early 70's) beats bullshit like The Firm's second album and David Coverversion's project like there's no tomorrow. However, it gets sticky when you try to match up Cream versus Led Zep or Blind Faith versus Zep or Derek and the Dominoes versus Zep. Does Zep always win? Not necessarily.....however, I digress.....
45.) AC/DC w/Bon Scott (listen to "I'm A Rocker -- appreciate the psycho-punk tempo!!)
46.) The Killers (My stepson loves "Mr. Brightside".)
47.) Dick Dale
48.) Maroon 5 (Do not hate on "the 5" hehehehehe!!!!!! I kinda like their stuff -- Sunday Morning is actually a good lite jazz tune.)
49.) Public Enemy
50.) N/A
51.) Red Hot Chili Peppers
52.) Social Distortion
53.) Eddie Van Halen (funnier licks -- better videos)
54.) Judas Priest

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) The Beatles OR The Rolling Stones
Stones. Please.

2)John Lennon OR Paul McCartney
Lennon! PM writes THE most inane lyrics I've ever heard.

3) Sex Pistols OR The Clash
Clash allaway! Miss U bad, Joe :(

4) Billie Holiday OR Ella Fitzgerald
Holliday

5) Iggy Pop OR David Bowie
Iggy

6) Frank Zappa OR Capt. Beefheart
Zappa

7)Al Green OR Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye

8) New Order OR Joy Division
Joy Division

9) The Bee Gees OR ABBA
The Bee Gees

10) Biggie OR Tupac
Tupac

11) Miles Davis OR John Coltrane
Coltrane

12) Husker Du OR The Replacements
Replacements

13) John Bonham OR Keith Moon
Moon

14) Motown OR Stax
Motown

15) The Cure OR The Smiths
The Cure

16) Howling Wolf OR Muddy Waters
The Wolf

17) Jerry Lee Lewis OR Little Richard
Little Richard

18) Roxy Music OR Brian Eno
Roxy Music

19) The Stooges OR The MC5
Stooges

20) Tori Amos OR Kate Bush
equally shrill & annoying - tie

21) Parliament OR Funkadelic
Funkadelic

22) Dr. Dre OR The RZA
Dre

23) Janis Joplin OR Tina Turner
Janis - though I'd luv Tina's legs when I'm that old 'n' ragged

24) Frank Sinatra OR Tony Bennett
Tony

25) Sam Cooke OR Otis Redding
Otis

26) Tom Waits pre-Swordfishtrombones OR Tom Waits post-Swordfishtrombones
any Tom is good Tom

27) Minor Threat OR Black Flag
Black Flag - Henry rules :D

28) Dolly Parton OR Loretta Lynn
Dolly

29) Cecil Taylor OR Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman

30) Ice Cube OR Ice-T
Ice-T

31) Fat Elvis OR Thin Elvis
Thin Elvis

BONUS BEATS:
32) Raw Power OR Fun House
Fun House

33) Harry Smith OR Alan Lomax
Aren't they from "Death of a Salesman" or something?

34) Philip Glass OR Steve Reich
Phillip Glass

35) Quadraphenia OR Tommy
Quadrophenia

36) The O'Jays OR The Chi-Lites
O'Jays

37) Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett OR Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett
They're all pink insyd

38) Sgt. Pepper's OR Pet Sounds
Pet Sounds

39) John Cale OR Lou Reed
Lou Reed - King of New York

40) Caetano Veloso OR Gilberto Gil
who dey?

wait, did I pick all the dead people??
love, anonymous old bag

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Cesar Augusto Montesano said...

The Beatles***** OR The Rolling Stones
John Lennon***** OR Paul McCartney
Sex Pistols***** OR The Clash
Billie Holiday OR Ella Fitzgerald*****
Iggy Pop OR David Bowie*****
Frank Zappa***** OR Capt. Beefheart
Al Green OR Marvin Gaye*****
New Order OR Joy Division*****
The Bee Gees OR ABBA*****
Biggie OR Tupac*****
Miles Davis***** OR John Coltrane
Husker Du***** OR The Replacements
John Bonham OR Keith Moon*****
Motown OR Stax*****
The Cure OR The Smiths*****
Howling Wolf OR Muddy Waters*****
Jerry Lee Lewis OR Little Richard*****
Roxy Music OR Brian Eno*****
The Stooges***** OR The MC5
Tori Amos OR Kate Bush*****
Parliament OR Funkadelic*****
Dr. Dre OR The RZA*****
Janis Joplin***** OR Tina Turner
Frank Sinatra OR Tony Bennett*****
Sam Cooke***** OR Otis Redding
Tom Waits pre-Swordfishtrombones***** OR Tom Waits post-Swordfishtrombones
Minor Threat OR Black Flag DUNNO THEM
Dolly Parton OR Loretta Lynn*****
Cecil Taylor OR Ornette Coleman*****
Ice Cube***** OR Ice-T
Fat Elvis OR Thin Elvis*****

BONUS BEATS:
Raw Power OR Fun House*****
Harry Smith OR Alan Lomax DUNNO THESE
Philip Glass OR Steve Reich*****
Quadraphenia***** OR Tommy
The O'Jays***** OR The Chi-Lites
Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett***** OR Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett
Sgt. Pepper's***** OR Pet Sounds
John Cale***** OR Lou Reed
Caetano Veloso OR Gilberto Gil*****


PROGCZAR

3:15 PM  
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4:39 PM  
Anonymous Stan Denski said...

OK....

* Beatles
* McCartney (though Lennon's "God" is the best by Beatles, John or Paul)
* Clash (that was easy)
* Billie Holiday (that wasn't)
* Iggy Pop
* Capt. Beefheart
* Marvin Gaye
* Does anyone still care?
* See above
* See above above
* Miles Davis
* Replacements
* Kieth Moon
* Motown
* or boredom
* Muddy Waters
* Little Richard
* Don't care. Really don't care.
* Stooges, but see above anyway.
* Amos & Andy
* Parliment IS Funkadelic
* Dr. Dre
* Janis Joplin
* Frank Sinatra (and the Bill Evans/Tony Bennett LP)
* Otis Redding
* Or not Tom Waits
* Don't care. Really.
* Dolly Parton
* Ornette Coleman
* Iced Latte
* Thin Elvis

BONUS: Fun House, Harry Smith, Steve Reich, Chi-Lites, w/out Barrett, Pepper, Lou Reed, Caetano Veloso

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-Beatles by a hair
-Lennon
-Clash
-Ella
-Iggy
-Beefheart
-Al Green
-Joy Division
-Bee Gees
-n/a
-Coltrane (barely)
-Replacements
-Moon
-Stax
-Smiths
-Wolf
-Little Richard
-Roxy Music
-Stooges
-Kate Bush
-Parliament
-Dre
-Joplin
-Bennett
-Otis
-post-Swordfishtrombone (barely)
-Minor Threat
-Loretta Lynn
-Coleman
-Vanilla Ice
-Dead Elvis

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Beatles
John Lennon
Sex Pistols
Billie Holiday
Iggy Pop
Capt. Beefheart
Al Green
Joy Division
The Bee Gees
John Coltrane
Husker Du
Keith Moon
Stax
The Smiths
Howling Wolf
Jerry Lee Lewis
Brian Eno
The Stooges
Otis Redding
Tom Waits post-Swordfishtrombones
Minor Threat
Loretta Lynn
Cecil Taylor
Thin Elvis

BONUS BEATS:
Raw Power
Alan Lomax
Steve Reich
Quadraphenia
The O'Jays
Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett
Pet Sounds
John Cale
Caetano Veloso

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Indiesoc said...

The Beatles
Paul McCartney
The Clash
David Bowie
Capt. Beefheart
Marvin Gaye
New Order
The Bee Gees
John Coltrane
Husker Du
Keith Moon
Stax
The Smiths
Little Richard
Roxy Music
The Stooges
Kate Bush
Parliament
Tina Turner
Otis Redding
Tom Waits post-Swordfishtrombones
Minor Threat
Loretta Lynn
Ornette Coleman
Ice Cube

BONUS BEATS:
Raw Power
Alan Lomax
Philip Glass
Tommy
The O'Jays
Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett
Sgt. Pepper's
Lou Reed
Gilberto Gil

3:14 AM  
Anonymous cinchel said...

The Beatles
John Lennon
OR The Clash

David Bowie

Marvin Gaye
Joy Division
The Bee Gees(only for their first album)

Miles Davis OR John Coltrane (nope wont pick)
Husker Du
Keith Moon
The Smiths


Brian Eno
The Stooges
Tori Amos OR Kate Bush (tough call both have their ups and downs)




Minor Threat

Ornette Coleman
Ice Cube
Thin Elvis

BONUS BEATS:
Raw Power

Steve Reich
Tommy

Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett OR Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett
Pet Sounds

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting post - but not everything in life can be categorised and put into neat little boxes.

Therefore, I am, Beatles and Stones.

Cheers.

Woody.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Ben said...

The Beatles OR The Rolling Stones?
The Stones, especially if we can ignore the 90's.

John Lennon OR Paul McCartney?
Lennon

Sex Pistols OR The Clash?
Close.
Pistols

Billie Holiday OR Ella Fitzgerald?
Ella

Iggy Pop OR David Bowie?
Iggy

Frank Zappa OR Capt. Beefheart?
No fucking clue

Al Green OR Marvin Gaye?
Marvin

New Order OR Joy Division?
New Order

The Bee Gees OR ABBA?
Bee Gees, their non-disco stuff gives them the edge

Biggie OR Tupac?
I'm not in this fight.

Miles Davis OR John Coltrane?
Miles

Husker Du OR The Replacements?
Husker Du

John Bonham OR Keith Moon?
Bonzo

Motown OR Stax?
Despite hometown loyalty, I'm going with Stax

The Cure OR The Smiths?
The Smiths, but it's close

Howling Wolf OR Muddy Waters?
Muddy

Jerry Lee Lewis OR Little Richard?
Little Richard

Roxy Music OR Brian Eno?
Brian Eno, cause Ferry gets up my nose

The Stooges OR The MC5?
Hometown loyalty... just kidding
the Stooges

Tori Amos OR Kate Bush?
I dislike Tori Amos less

Parliament OR Funkadelic?
Homet... ok now it's just getting tired.
Funkadelic

Dr. Dre OR The RZA?
RZA

Janis Joplin OR Tina Turner?
Tina

Frank Sinatra OR Tony Bennett?
Frank

Sam Cooke OR Otis Redding?
Hard, very hard.
Otis

Tom Waits pre-Swordfishtrombones OR Tom Waits post-Swordfishtrombones?
No fucking clue.

Minor Threat OR Black Flag?
Close, very close.
Minor Threat

Dolly Parton OR Loretta Lynn?
Close.
Loretta

Cecil Taylor OR Ornette Coleman?
No fucking clue, but I really don't like Coleman, so Taylor

Ice Cube OR Ice-T?
Cube by a landslide. He's a better actor, too.

Fat Elvis OR Thin Elvis?
Thin by a landslide.

BONUS BEATS:
Raw Power OR Fun House?
Pass

Harry Smith OR Alan Lomax?
Pass

Philip Glass OR Steve Reich?
Pass

Quadraphenia OR Tommy?
Quadrophenia

The O'Jays OR The Chi-Lites?
Pass

Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett OR Pink
Floyd without Syd Barrett?
with Syd, though you couldn't guess it by the records I've bought already

Sgt. Pepper's OR Pet Sounds?
Pet Sounds. It would lose to Revolver, though. Or almost any other Beatle's besides Let It Be.

John Cale OR Lou Reed?
Lou, but I like their collabs a lot more than either of them solo

Caetano Veloso OR Gilberto Gil?
Pass


And Howlin' Thurston's extensions:
Talking Heads OR Television?
TV

Joey Ramone OR Johnny Ramone
Joey. I wept when he died.

Rush OR Yes
Rush is a bigger icon of music I hate, so I'll go with Yes

Eric Clapton OR Jimmy Page
Page, though in 1971 I'd have picked otherwise (though in 71, picking would have meant flinging a baby toy...)

AC/DC w/Bon Scott OR AC/DC w/Brian Johnson
I'm going with Bon, although I was just thinking that AC/DC is timeless and always good. I give props to the original.

Interpol OR The Killers
No clue about the Killers. Interpol only gets half a song out before I put on New Order, so I'm leaning to the band I've never heard.

Dick Dale or Link Wray
Link Wray, or Gus would kill me.

Maroon 5 OR a self inflicted gun shot to the head
I've gotta pick the Maroon 5. Picking between Yes and suicide would be a tougher choice.

RUN DMC OR Public Enemy
I won't do it, you can't make me choose.

Bruce Lee OR Jackie Chan
Lee's a better fighter, Jackie's funnier. My friends will pick Lee, but I've got Jackie Chan

Red Hot Chili Peppers OR Fishbone
Fishbone, duh.

Social Distortion OR Bad Religion
Bad Religion

Eddie Van Halen OR Randy Rhodes
tough one that I don't have a lot invested in. Eddie, I guess. Crazy Train, though...

Judas Priest OR Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden

1:28 AM  
Anonymous MattCrunk@aol.com said...

The Rolling Stones
McCartney - Lennon was too self-improtant
Sex Pistols
Billie Holiday
David Bowie
Frank Zappa
Marvin Gaye
New Order OR Joy Division - no idea who either are
The Bee Gees
Biggie OR Tupac - hate both
John Coltrane
Husker Du
Keith Moon
Stax
The Cure
Muddy Waters
Jerry Lee Lewis
Roxy Music
The MC5
Tori Amos
Parliament
Dr. Dre
Janis Joplin
Frank Sinatra
Sam Cooke
Tom Waits post-Swordfishtrombones
Black Flag
Dolly Parton
Cecil Taylor OR Ornette Coleman - don't know either
Ice-T
Thin Elvis (late 60s version)

BONUS BEATS:
Fun House
Alan Lomax
Philip Glass OR Steve Reich
Tommy
The O'Jays
Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett
Sgt. Pepper's
John Cale
Caetano Veloso OR Gilberto Gil -no idea who either are.

10:29 AM  

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