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(@rparker)
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I think of them as two itterations of the same band name. I never listened to a lot of the older, pre-rumours stuff. I think I was about 10 years old when that came out, so no exposure except some various You-Tubing in recent years.

Roy
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(@trguitar)
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Birmingham is still in England isn't it?

Black Sabbath!

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grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
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(@greybeard)
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Birmingham is still in England isn't it?
Maybe, but we would, certainly, never admit to it.

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(@fleaaaaaa)
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There's so many good british indie bands at the moment;

The cribs,
The wombats,
The pigeon detectives,

A lot more too that I can't currently think of, the cribs come from Wakefield though which is really close to me :mrgreen: .

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(@hyperborea)
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Hmmm, there's a big missing hole in the late 70's / early 80's. None of the ska / rude boys type bands are listed.

Specials
Squeeze
Madness
English Beat

In that same time period were the post-punk / early goth bands-

Joy Division
Bauhaus

Both of those movements came out of Britain and were / are highly influential on music following them.

Or the 70's art rock bands -

Genesis (particularly with Gabriel - after he left they slowly slipped in bland pop-dom over about 3-4 albums)
King Crimson
Klaatu (who were thought to be the Beatles under a pseudonym)
Jethro Tull

For guitar based bands surprisingly not mentioned were Led Zeppelin, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac (before he went mad and they went pop), John Mayall's Blues Breakers, or the Jeff Beck Group (or any of the other combos fronted by Beck).

For more modern stuff maybe The Bees and Portishead could be considered.

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(@boxboy)
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Hyper, maybe you've been living too long in SoCal, Klaatu were Canadian. :)

I'll add Roxy Music to the mix.
:)

Don


   
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(@greybeard)
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Let's not forget the Grumbleweeds................

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(@fleaaaaaa)
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The comedy act? I saw them in Blackpool, though I don't remember any singing though it was a long time ago. :lol:

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(@jesus-of-suburbia)
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ummm i dont like putting them in order that favouritism if thats a word.

Rolling stones
pink floyd
Muse
and some metal
moteorhead and black sabbath
And my new fav Biffy clyro


   
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