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Old 02-28-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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Most influential bands in your eyes?

hey hey folks

just wondering if you were to start a band and write music who would you list as your great influences?

mine would be:

U2 - i want to write a song or sing a song like One make a billion bucks from it and never have to work another day again in my whole life

David Bowie - the ability to 'change' yourself

Depeche Mode - song writing, and anton corbijn

The Cure


last but not least

Living Colour - they are black and they play rock music, this philosophy applies especially for me, given i am chinese, and the generalisation is that chinese people make nothing but piss weak attempts at copying backstreet boys!

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The Clash, The Beatles, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Le Tigre

Wow, that would produce some fucked up songs!
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The Clash, The Beatles, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Le Tigre

Wow, that would produce some fucked up songs!

not as fucked up as mine would be

everything you listen to influences you in some that would mean i'd probably be listening agnostic front and the barenaked ladies next to each other...

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Metallica (the Old One)
Black Sabbath
Apocaliptica (I would call a pair of friends to play their violins there)

we would destroy the stage...
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Lyrically -- Ed Harcourt, Idlewild, Elbow, Super Furry Animals, Ryan Adams, Doves, Tom McRae
Musically -- Ed Harcourt, Tom McRae, Damien Rice, Mojave 3, Ryan Adams, Seafood, Starsailor, The Delgados, Camera Obscura, Gemma Hayes, Beth Orton, U2
Vocally -- Mazzy Star, Granada, The Delgados, Lisa Hannigan, Gemma Hayes

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Genesis , music , lyrics , everything is so damn good about them , and they can play thier instruments , btw
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