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Is there an EastCoast rock sound ? Springsteen/Sha Na Na/Tom Petty/"Guitar" Bands

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Mike Eskimo, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. supersoldier71

    supersoldier71 Tele-Holic

    Nov 22, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    Depending on how rigid we want to be with our classifications of "rock", Philly had it's own thing...still does, really. D.C. has some regional flavors that you won't find anywhere else.

    Probably more homogenized now that everything is a Google-search away.
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  2. Jakeboy

    Jakeboy Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sedalia, MO
    You know, one thing I have always loved about TP was that he kept the Guitars first and foremost in the mix...lots of guitar solos too...FOR THE ENTIRE 40 years....

    Truly a guitar band. Benmont is present and very important, but he is mixed a bit deeper in the mix.

    Whereas, Bruce featured Guitars, sax prominently, piano, organ, accordion, glockenspiel, and anything else he felt would make the song. I do wish he would make a strong guitar album in the studio now.

    But TP was all about him and MC’s guitars. Hell, Mojo was built around MC’s newly acquired burst. Great guitar band that always stayed that way.
  3. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Yeah, I think that's it, and I have always found some of the big classic Springsteen songs to be too crowded - Born To Run and so on. I love his stripped down stuff though and there is plenty of it.
  4. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Reston, Virginia
    NYC, Lou Reed, Dion, Patti Smith, Willie Nile, Garland Jeffreys, the Del Lords, Talking Heads, Ramones, Willy Mink Deville, Blondie, Richard Hell, Jake & the Family Jewels....and while in New England, don't forget the Incredible Casuals.....

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  5. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Friend of Leo's

    Apr 27, 2016
    According to this very detailed map, the west coast is mostly tree and plant based, while the east coast is more of a lighthouse/lightbulb/boat/Liberty barn.
  6. BradL

    BradL Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Feb 9, 2009
    Sussex, UK
    Television, Cars, Sonic Youth, Strokes. Garage Band sort of thing.

    Or the folk of Woody Guthrie, Simon and Garfunkel. I'd kind of add Springsteen to this list.
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  7. Rasmuth

    Rasmuth Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 10, 2006
    Churchville, NY
    No true east coast sound in my opinion. I grew up in New England...and in just Boston alone you had Aerosmith and The J. Geils Band coming through there at the same time...and very different bands. Don't think you can truly identify an east coast sound.
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