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Old 12-14-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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Europe v's USA

Who has produced the greatest music over the last 50 years?(long time i know)Discuss.........
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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Over the last 50 years, I'd say USA. But over the past 25, I'd say Europe has produced more interesting music.
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Europe. Especially in recent years, and particularly right now. I guess it's hard to judge really - the USA have had the influential rappers, which accounts for alot.

Europe as a whole hasn't really produced masses of seminal music. It's more Britain and Ireland that carries Europe in terms of really influential musicians. It's always been obvious, but more so today. The rest of Europe has a completely different mainstream taste.
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:50 PM   #4
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well i'd say it depends.

as far as huge musical acts go--rolling stones, beatles, zeppelin, U2, Radiohead etc--I'd say Europe had the market cornered on great rockstars. (there are exceptions - Nirvana, REM, Pearl Jam....)

in punk, i'd say the same--Sham69, The Clash, The Business, hell all oi!, Crass, SLF, the Pogues....

in indie rock, it's all the USA. the VU, Glen Branca, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Black Flag, Dischord Records, and more recent stuff like the Liars, Lightning Bolt, Les Savy Fav, etc etc etc
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Europe, especially the British Isles, has a tendency to take good American things and perect them---

Elvis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard--->The Beatles, the Stones, the Who

Ramones-->The Clash (Sex Pistols don't count)

blues singers--->Zeppelin, Sabbath
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:23 PM   #6
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Since 1954?

Buddy Holly
Johnny Cash
Jimi Hendrix
SRV
Springsteen
The Velver Underground
The MC5
The Ramones
Nirvana
REM
Pearl Jam
The Doors
Willie Nelson
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Wonder
Otis Redding
Smokey Robinson
Sam Cooke
Aretha Franklin
Aimee Mann
The Beach Boys
Bob Dylan
Janes Addiction
The Replacements
James Brown
Jeff Buckley
Jellyfish
BB King
Prince
Grant Lee Buffalo
Janis Joplin
Jackie Wilson
Metallica
Wilco
Van Halen
The Allman Brothers
Skynard
RHCP
Pavement
The Greatful Dead
Phish
Dave Mathews

eh? That's all from the top of my head.

Even with U2, The Beatles, Zep, The Stones, The Cure, Bowie, Floyd, and The Who, it's not even close.
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I can speak for metal, in the 90's Europe has dominated in that genre, and in the 80's Europe dominated the alternative rock genre at least I think
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I don't think there's a need to compete, really. With that, though, the vast majority of albums I own come from the UK/Ireland.

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too many good bands in too many genres to compare the two...

only thing i can think of is probably oi!...amreicans don't really do that too well...but then you look at a band like the bruisers, that's some great music there. and i guess it would be about the opposite for hardcore. i can't think of ANY european hardcore bands, good or bad...
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I think this is a quality vrs. quantity issue.
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Easy win for Europe there.....(just like the golf)
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I think it's impossible to really say. I think both the U.S. and Europe have produced alot of really great talent.
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UK and Ireland own all no doubt
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