favorite band: is it even possible?

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  1. rburd2

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    I think the timline thing is kinda neat. It's interesting to see how one person's tastes changed over time.

    5 - the Beach Boys

    12- Aerosmith

    14- Nirvana

    16- Counting Crows

    18- Matchbox20

    20- Pantera

    22- Counting Crows

    Now it's just whatever I feel like listening to. And it's not like I don't love a lot of other bands I listened to a lot during the years mentioned.
     
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    13-15-17 - The Beatles

    19 - Yes

    21 - Television

    23 - Elvis Costello

    25 - XTC

    27 - REM

    29 - XTC/Dukes of Stratosphear

    31 - The Replacements

    33 - The Pixies

    From this point I can't single out favorites, I spent a lot of time re-discovering artists and music from the previous two or three decades that I may have missed out on or neglected the first time around.

    60 - Captain Beefheart
     
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    I'll bite.

    13 Styx
    15 The Who
    17 The Clash
    18 Husker Du
    20 X
    30 The Who
    50 Blue Oyster Cult
     
  4. Obsessed

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    Okay, I'll give it a go:

    8 YO - Dick Dale and the Deltones
    10 YO- Beach Boys/Jan and Dean
    11 - Rolling Stones
    12 - Booker T & the MGs
    18 - Led Zep
    21 - Black Sabbath
    1980 - old Rolling Stones and anything old Surf guitar
    1993 - Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge
    1998 - White Stripes
    2002 - Gov't Mule
    2010 - Robert Johnson
     
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    OK, I'm in...

    10: Beatles
    15: Blue Oyster Cult
    20: Jimi Hendrix (all ensembles)
    25: same
    30: same
    35: The Who (although Hendrix...)
    40: same
    45: Bob Mould (but The Who...)
    50: The Who
    55: TBD when I get there
     
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    I couldn't even give you my favorite band in each genre. Way too much good music out there to be bothered working out which i like best.
     
  7. Minimalist518

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    That is a tough question. My go-to is the Clash.
    A couple years ago someone made a T-shirt taking the iconic photo of the DC hardcore band Minor Threat on the steps of Dischord House with the faces of the first Black Sabbath lineup photo-shopped onto their bodies. The copy on the website says, “No matter who you your two favorite bands are, these are your two favorite bands.” In the end, that might be a pretty compelling argument for me. IMG_2857.JPG IMG_2858.JPG
     
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    First band I liked was the Monkees as a kid watching the show. Still listen to them for Nostalgia purposes. In High School loved the Who, Stones and Ramones. College mostly the Who. Post college GnR and Living Colour.

    Now in my 50s I listen to anything I think is a good song, not bands per se.
     
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    pseudo-Bruce? Boss Lite? Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes? :p
     
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    if I had to get specific

    66-80 - none, didn't know FM existed until 7th grade
    80-84 - Skynyrd
    84-88 - Van Halen
    88-90 - Django Reinhardt
    90-00 - Dwight Yoakam
    00-10 - jazz, and Marc Ribot + Cubanos Postizos
    11-17 - Wayne Hancock, NRBQ etc

    but really, all over the place
     
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    5 Johnny Cash
    11 Guns and Roses
    12 Queen
    13 Mumford and Sons
    14 Green Day
    15-Now Jeff Buckley

    I'm not sure anyone will ever top Jeff as my personal favorite. I love listening to Zep, some Gypsy Jazz, various metal genres, a ton of alternative artists, some old country, and a whole load of 70's singer songwriter groups, but I haven't found anything that resonates with me quite the same way as Jeff's music does. It sounds strange to say, but his is the only music that's ever helped shape me as a human being. Powerful stuff.
     
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    Mid-60s, maybe 5 or 7 years old. The Byrds. Hey Mr. Tambourine Man hooked me.

    Mid-70s, 16 years old. Cream. Fresh Cream blew me away. Derek and the Dominoes was a close second. Clapton is still a favorite.

    A few years later: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Live Bullet recording was amazing.

    A couple years later: Grateful Dead. Willie Nelson Family would have been up there, too.

    Mid-80s. Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. Several other bluegrass or acoustic country bands could have been close second.

    Early 90s through 2005: Too many blues bands to pick one. Big Joe Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters--and whoever played on those records.

    These days: I'm probably back to the Dead, Cream (okay, maybe almost anything Clapton played on beginning with Mayall and through the late 70s or early 80s), and Seger.

    And I'm a big admirer of Springsteen, just would never have said he was my "favorite."
     
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    And at some point around 2000 it was Third Day for a little while.
     
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    STEELY DAN. (live)
     
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    Out of sheer love and longevity of my interest, the Grateful Dead.
    Bob Dylan and his many bands, a close second.
    The Melvins and Chthonic Youth are also scrambling for third. Or second, if we exclude Dylan.
     
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    Miles Davis circa 70-73 or so.
     
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    Funny thing is, I've never really cared for Bruce.
     
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    Tame Impala. They're not my number one favorite, but I'm sure those who are into John Lennon and early Pink Floyd might enjoy their music.

     
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    7 - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
    11 - The Monkees
    15 - Grand Funk Railroad & Deep Purple (tie)
    17 - Yes
    21 - Dire Straits
    23 to present - The Beatles
     
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    Eagles. Have loved their sound since they backed Linda Ronstadt till Glen Frey passed.
    I know he and Don Henley were no angels but it does not detract from the fact that all members have been exceptionally good musicians.JMHO
     
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