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Old 01-12-09, 11:15 PM   #1
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Iron Butterfly and the Association

US psychedelic and pop bands from the late 60's.

What do you think would have happened to American Rock and Roll without the Beatles?

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Old 01-13-09, 05:31 AM   #2
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Paul Revere and the Raiders would have remained the Newoms and never left Idaho?
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Old 01-13-09, 07:46 AM   #5
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all these and many more were on the jukebox of my favorite biker bar in the late 70's. Good stuff!
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Beach boys would have ruled. We'd all be surfing now, cause everyone's learning how, and we're all going on safari to stay.

And GM and Ford would be making woodies.
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so GM and Ford would be like you every morning?
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Old 01-13-09, 03:51 PM   #8
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I saw the Association in about 1965 I think. They came on stage in suits -- The Association Machine. Some 60s band.
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Something would have broken the ice. The Stones, maybe. The Kinks.
Jimi Hendrix, The Doors,
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I saw the Association in about 1965 I think. They came on stage in suits -- The Association Machine. Some 60s band.
So did the Beatles. It was how bands got their foot in the door of the Big Mainstream Money Machine at the time. When it comes to truly long hair and flashy clothes and that sort of stuff, "The Sixties" didn't really start until 1967 or so. Right about the time "Sgt. Pepper's" came out. Don't believe me? Take a look at any photo or footage from a Beatles concert, up to and including their last gig at Candlestick Park, SF, 1966. Check out the fans. Other than slightly longer hair, the boys all look like they came straight out the Mickey Mouse Club. And the girls all look like their hair and glasses style advice came from the women in "The Far Side." The real style explosion was still a year or two away.

As for The Association -- yeah, a bit namby-pamby for my taste. But "Requiem for the Masses" (the flip side of the "Never My Love" 45) was okay.
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Something would have broken the ice. The Stones, maybe. The Kinks.
Jimi Hendrix, The Doors,
I'm not so sure. The Beatles were the ice-breakers for all of the above. Thanks to the greatness of their music and marketing genius of Brian Epstein, they were cool enough for the young and juuuuuust safe enough for the parents to put up with (and sometimes even enjoy) them, thereby opeing the floodgates for what came after. It's very hard to picture any of the above - or the Who, or Cream, or anyone else - being able to walk that line first the way the Beatles did.

I fear we would have been cursed with more Pat Boone and Neal Sedaka.
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I fear we would have been cursed with more Pat Boone and Neal Sedaka.
that's a horrifying thought.
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I don't know what would have happened, but I don't care much. Few of the bands I like drew or draw strong influence from the Beatles.
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that's a horrifying thought.
Among the horrifyingest I've ever had.




And that covers a fair amount of ground . . . .
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Old 01-13-09, 04:27 PM   #16
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Johnny Burnette, live fast die young baby

Although he'd already demonstrably fizzled by the time the Beatles made it to the US. But what about those Brit blues scholars, Yardbirds/Stones et al I'm thinking they were independent of the Beatles, although they also might not have made it to the US w/o the Beatles leading the way.

Otherwise, Bobby Darin it is I guess.

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JB trio is still some of the damn finest driving music ever made. Paul Burlison ftw.
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Old 01-13-09, 04:46 PM   #18
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Wait gang....you had Motown. Elvis brought R&B to a wider audience. Beach music, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were about. Remember it was the American Influences on the Brits that changed their music. That American Influenced Music came wafting back across the pond!

We still had Pat Boone like ballads with Bobby Goldsboro......remember "Honey"?

Music would have changed and progressed with or without the Beatles!
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man.... don't insult bobby goldsboro by comparing him to Pat Boone
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I fear we would have been cursed with more Pat Boone and Neal Sedaka.
That's what gave birth to the likes of Celine Dion. *shudder*
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man.... don't insult bobby goldsboro by comparing him to Pat Boone
Actually Pat Boone is one of the top ten in record sales of all time. Just what is wrong with Pat Boone?

Pat is the Vanilla Ice Cream of the Music World.
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Actually Pat Boone is one of the top ten in record sales of all time. Just what is wrong with Pat Boone?

Pat is the Vanilla Ice Cream of the Music World.
Check this record and get back to me

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Fixed if for you.




Nothing is wrong with Pat Boone, if you want background music for a nap. The fact that he sold a lot of records proves nothing in terms of quality or lasting impact. Once upon a time, Alvin and the Chipmunks sold a lot of records, too.
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