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Subject: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: LittleMissUsername on 05/24/07 at 9:11 am

the artists have to be some what matched, like..

Missing Persons Vs. Siouxie and the Banshees (they both have female leads)
or
Joe Jackson Vs.  Elvis Costello (solo artist)
and
B52's  Vs.  ABC  (both have fun and silly songs)


The winners.... Missing Persons, Elvis Costello and B52's  .....Yay U.S.A.
There's really no point, other than it's  fun  to do :P


Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: ladybug316 on 05/24/07 at 9:24 am

This is a cute idea for a topic.  I would like to point out though, that both Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello are English.

Anyhoo, Bangles vs. Bananarama.  I'd choose the Bangles.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: LittleMissUsername on 05/24/07 at 9:42 am


This is a cute idea for a topic.  I would like to point out though, that both Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello are English.





Dho! *homersimpson*

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: thereshegoes on 05/24/07 at 10:37 am

Sex Pistols vs The Ramones

US - 1
UK -null

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: robby76 on 05/24/07 at 10:45 am

Five Star vs The Jets

UK = 1
US = 0.5

:D

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Duracell on 05/24/07 at 12:36 pm

i love missing persons! :)

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: bastid5150 on 05/24/07 at 2:53 pm

Van Halen  8)
vs
Def Leppard  :\'(


US= winner
Uk= loser

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/24/07 at 2:59 pm


Van Halen  8)
vs
Def Leppard  :\'(


US= winner
Uk= loser


I totally disagree!

I think Def Leppard are an awesome group...

...much better than Van Halen (who are just 'okay', IMHO)!


For the most part, I think English groups of the 80's had a much better sound than their American counterparts... :)

 

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: bastid5150 on 05/24/07 at 3:15 pm


I totally disagree!

I think Def Leppard are an awesome group...

...much better than Van Halen (who are just 'okay', IMHO)!


For the most part, I think English groups of the 80's had a much better sound than their American counterparts... :)

 
I knew I would ruffle a few feathers with this one.

But I think Def Leppard's first couple of albums are awesome, but beginning with Hysteria, they have all been crap.
Nothing can compare to the first 6 VH albums. Nothing. They are all pure masterpieces. IMHO

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/24/07 at 3:24 pm


I knew I would ruffle a few feathers with this one.

But I think Def Leppard's first couple of albums are awesome, but beginning with Hysteria, they have all been crap.
Nothing can compare to the first 6 VH albums. Nothing. They are all pure masterpieces. IMHO


Def Leppard's Pyromania album is fantastic!  8)

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: LittleMissUsername on 05/24/07 at 4:04 pm

Black Flag Vs The Clash.....

  U.K. wins.

I've been trying to think up who would win against the Poilce...any ideas

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Satish on 05/24/07 at 7:58 pm

Metallica vs. Iron Maiden........



USA wins!

It's Metallica, for sure!  :)

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Gis on 05/25/07 at 1:26 am


Metallica vs. Iron Maiden........



USA wins!

It's Metallica, for sure!  :)
I don't think that is a good comparison, yes they are both metal but very different styles of it.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: La Roche on 05/25/07 at 2:00 am


Metallica vs. Iron Maiden........



USA wins!

It's Metallica, for sure!  :)


Ahem.. I suppose I'd better get involved here.

Venom (UK) - Metallica (USA)

Metallica Wins.

Mötley Crüe (USA) - Iron Maiden (UK)

Maiden wins, no doubt.

Hard to compare Maiden though, seeing as they were a New Wave of BRITISH heavy metal band.. and most American bands never really worked that out, they all took that and bastardized it in to thrash (which I'm all for - Bastardization is beautiful.)

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: thereshegoes on 05/25/07 at 9:44 am


Black Flag Vs The Clash.....

  U.K. wins.

I've been trying to think up who would win against the Poilce...any ideas



:-\\ What about The Cars?

The Police vs. The Cars

But then UK wins again...

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: ladybug316 on 05/25/07 at 10:58 am


:-\\ What about The Cars?

The Police vs. The Cars

But then UK wins again...


Apples and Oranges.  The Police were steeped in that punk/reggae groove and the Cars were slick and synthesized!  IMHO, they each are peerless in their respective venues.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: LittleMissUsername on 05/25/07 at 11:45 am


:-\\ What about The Cars?

The Police vs. The Cars

But then UK wins again...




Yeah, totally, Sting Vs Rick Ocasic (ms)????  The Car were very popular, Did they do well any were but in the states?



Rick Springfield Vs Billy Idol



I can't decide, but I'm pretty sure that in a  bar room brawl, Billy would mop the floor with pretty boy Springfield.  Who wins???

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/25/07 at 1:54 pm


Rick Springfield Vs Billy Idol



I can't decide, but I'm pretty sure that in a  bar room brawl, Billy would mop the floor with pretty boy Springfield.  Who wins???


I'd definitely say Billy Idol!  8)

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Paul on 05/25/07 at 2:07 pm

A 'boy bland' spectacular!

Bros (UK) vs. New Kids On The Block (US)

Heh! I'll let you lot fight it out...I couldn't care less for either!

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: bastid5150 on 05/25/07 at 3:00 pm

Aerosmith vs Queen

Now that is a tough one.

I prefer Queen but they are both Awesome.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Satish on 05/25/07 at 6:16 pm


Rick Springfield Vs Billy Idol



I can't decide, but I'm pretty sure that in a  bar room brawl, Billy would mop the floor with pretty boy Springfield.  Who wins???


Hang on, isn't Rick Springfield from Australia, not the US?  ???

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Satish on 05/25/07 at 6:24 pm

Prince(US) vs. George Michael(UK)....

USA wins

They're both absolutely brilliant, but I gotta give it to Prince, since to me, he's the greatest musical genius of the past hundred years!

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: LittleMissUsername on 05/25/07 at 7:12 pm


Hang on, isn't Rick Springfield from Australia, not the US?  ???


*curses*Shakes fist*

you people and your "facts"..... ;)

OK

Billy idol and Billy Joel..a Billy Battle !  still undecided.  somebody pick for me. 

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Tanya1976 on 05/26/07 at 9:45 am

Piano Men

Elton John vs. Billy Joel

I have to give this to Elton!

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/07 at 10:19 am

The Bee Gees vs Hanson

Bee Gees win again

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: jaytee on 05/26/07 at 10:52 am


Aerosmith vs Queen

Now that is a tough one.

I prefer Queen but they are both Awesome.


Not tough at all - Queen by miles and miles.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/07 at 11:20 am


Aerosmith vs Queen

Now that is a tough one.

I prefer Queen but they are both Awesome.
Queen out right!

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Tia on 05/26/07 at 11:32 am


Sex Pistols vs The Ramones

US - 1
UK -null
sex pistols, way better than the ramones. although i can see why people might get that mixed up.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Tia on 05/26/07 at 11:33 am


Black Flag Vs The Clash.....

  U.K. wins.

I've been trying to think up who would win against the Poilce...any ideas

black flag is way better than the clash. scientists are still trying to figure out how to rock harder and rawer than black flag. so far... no progress.

the clash is pop punk.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Tia on 05/26/07 at 11:34 am


:-\\ What about The Cars?

The Police vs. The Cars

But then UK wins again...


that's a tough one, but the police just edge it out. both great bands.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/07 at 12:37 pm


sex pistols, way better than the ramones. although i can see why people might get that mixed up.


You mean, mixed up like.. the sex pistols being a bunch of passe wankers who now own country estates, whereas the Ramones were actually seriously troubled f**kjobs who are mostly dead now?

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Tia on 05/26/07 at 1:02 pm

i have yet to figure out why anyone likes the ramones. i actually saw them once! they opened for white zombie, which is an actual GOOD band.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/07 at 1:08 pm


i have yet to figure out why anyone likes the ramones. i actually saw them once! they opened for white zombie, which is an actual GOOD band.


Bollocks.

Well, not to White Zombie, they're good.

I personally like The Ramones, they're more listenable than most of the 'punk-era' bands, who were just a whole bag of wank.

I can honestly say that anybody who was a punk fan back in the day would be a huge grindcore addict because the same basic elements are there. Unintelligible lyrics, an exceptionally fast bass and drum line, no solos.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Tia on 05/26/07 at 1:13 pm


Bollocks.

Well, not to White Zombie, they're good.

I personally like The Ramones, they're more listenable than most of the 'punk-era' bands, who were just a whole bag of wank.

I can honestly say that anybody who was a punk fan back in the day would be a huge grindcore addict because the same basic elements are there. Unintelligible lyrics, an exceptionally fast bass and drum line, no solos.
i dunno, a lot of people whose musical tastes i respect like the ramones. i just have never been able to hear what they're hearing. it's weird. i owe them no ill will, i just dunno why people like them.

i remember from back in the day the distinction between punk and hardcore was pretty much carved in stone. and a lot of those bands, DK and black flag and marginal man, that i liked were hardcore, not punk. sex pistols were about the only punk band i liked.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/07 at 3:14 pm


i dunno, a lot of people whose musical tastes i respect like the ramones. i just have never been able to hear what they're hearing. it's weird. i owe them no ill will, i just dunno why people like them.

i remember from back in the day the distinction between punk and hardcore was pretty much carved in stone. and a lot of those bands, DK and black flag and marginal man, that i liked were hardcore, not punk. sex pistols were about the only punk band i liked.


Hardcore is far better.

I'm all about Minor Threat, Budgie, Anti-Nowhere etc.. can't say I'm a fan of Black Flag though. California or U.K hardcore bands were the only ones really worth listening to.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: LittleMissUsername on 05/26/07 at 7:24 pm

Black Flag was good, and had a few good songs. I think that  mostly guys liked Black Flag.  I always recall the Skaters and BMX dudes blasting it. (along with drawing the logo all over)

Now, the Clash had  wider appeal.  And I feel, better musicians.
I'm sure to some they were posers because they got some radio play. 
8) The Clash are still the winners! 8)
Maybe it wasn't a fair and even pairing.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Davester on 05/27/07 at 6:22 am

  Psychedelic sixties or Jon Anderson vs. Marty Balin...

   U.K. - Yes

   U.S. - Jefferson Airplane

   H-m-m, tough one...

   I'll take Yes.  U.K. shoots, U.K. scores..!   


  This is the 80s section...oh well, I still take Yes...

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: loki 13 on 05/27/07 at 10:10 am


  Psychedelic sixties or Jon Anderson vs. Marty Balin...

   U.K. - Yes

   U.S. - Jefferson Airplane

   H-m-m, tough one...

   I'll take Yes.  U.K. shoots, U.K. scores..!   


   This is the 80s section...oh well, I still take Yes...


How about a minor compromise:

U.K. ---- Asia ( Carl Palmer of ELP and Steve Howe of YES)

U.S. ---- The Starship

The score still counts it belongs to the U.K.

Subject: Re: U.K. Vs. U.S. battle of the bands

Written By: Davester on 05/27/07 at 9:47 pm


How about a minor compromise:

U.K. ---- Asia ( Carl Palmer of ELP and Steve Howe of YES)

U.S. ---- The Starship

The score still counts it belongs to the U.K.


  I'll go with that... 8)

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