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Old 08-24-2011, 07:46 AM   #46
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Exactly.

And he was in a band (unlike the hired musicians in his Vegas years), he was only billed as Elvis later on precisely because he stood out live.

And Bruce owes a lot to a great backing band.
You are factually incorrect on your batshit argument.

Heartbreak Hotel, verymuch an Elvis solo recording, came out in 1956. The blue moon boys were less relevant than the other 4 Jackson's... by a long shot.

If you want to just argue that Elvis should be in the argument regardless because of his talent, okay fine... but to try and argue that Elvis was simply a part of a band until later in his career is just plain wrong.

But hey, never let facts get in the way of a good argument.

As for Bruce? Yes, obviously the E Street had a lot to do with developing his sound. But considering that all of the songs are written by Bruce, I think the E Street owe a tad more to Bruce then he does to them, and every one of them has pretty much said just that.
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Bob Marley...and there's no valid debate whether he belongs in the discussion in terms of solo vs band because he was always the lead singer of The Wailers, and at least two other Wailers had successful solo careers independantly of the band.

He's legendary, he really stood out..and inspired many many artists across many genres, not just reggae. Honestly, I do believe he belongs in probably the top 10 frontmen of all time.
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Nope - must be a band only, not solo. Thats the rules
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At least 3 of the initial 5 artists listed have/had solo careers.
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U2 aside, my homer pick is Mikel Jollet from The Airborne Toxic Event.

Bono-esque, climbing the speakers, walking on the roof, running across the bar (and grabbing a bottle of Grey Goose and drinking just a sip or two for the audience!). Had the whole punk rock reel to him as well when they came out for the encore doing The Clash's "I Fought the Law" with a sleeveless leather jacket running into the crowd and hanging simply separating the barrier between band and audience.
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Still going the old fashion way with a wired microphone......and a bottle of wine.
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You are factually incorrect on your batshit argument.

Heartbreak Hotel, verymuch an Elvis solo recording, came out in 1956. The blue moon boys were less relevant than the other 4 Jackson's... by a long shot.

If you want to just argue that Elvis should be in the argument regardless because of his talent, okay fine... but to try and argue that Elvis was simply a part of a band until later in his career is just plain wrong.

But hey, never let facts get in the way of a good argument.

As for Bruce? Yes, obviously the E Street had a lot to do with developing his sound. But considering that all of the songs are written by Bruce, I think the E Street owe a tad more to Bruce then he does to them, and every one of them has pretty much said just that.
That was the argument several people have made... Elvis being on a list like this should be a given, based on his talent and moreso his influence on ... pretty much every lead singer in rock that stands out.

The "not being in a band" argument only came in later. If you don't want to consider the BMB a band (bearing in mind the explosion of classic songwriting bands didn't really happen until the British invasion years later, which doesn't mean that all bands that didn't write their music get scrapped) that doesn't change Elvis should be on this list.

I wasn't talking about the sound or songwriting. I'm saying majority of people still associate Bruce with E street very closely. In comparison to the most of guys debated here, who most people would recognise even without knowing the name of their band.

but to try and argue that Elvis was simply a part of a band until later in his career is just plain wrong. It is indeed wrong. Re-read the point I was making.
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