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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:04 pm 
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List your top ten bands or artists based on how much money you have spent on them in your lifetime on records, CDs, tapes, concert tickets, merchandise, etc. Zappa's easily my number one and a few others are locks but I want to put some thought into this. If you are so inclined you can list an estimate of how much money you think you have spent. It would be real hard to adjust for inflation so don't. I'll be back when I have mine figured out but feel free to get things rolling.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:31 am 
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hmm.
i like this thread.

ok,
10 - 7 = blues/country
6 - 4 = metal (& the numerous subgenres of)
3 - 2 = experimental/"weird"
1 = mike patton/bungle/bungle guys' side projects

ku3, i know you asked for band names.
i can still do that if'n anyone is interested.

let us continue.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:34 am 
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I'll get back to you. This is interesting.

Zappa is definitely at the top. Bought the entire catalog minus downloads in less than a year.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:43 am 
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Zappa
Pink Floyd
Yes
King Crimson
Rush

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:52 am 
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lapsed maps wrote:
hmm.
i like this thread.

ok,
10 - 7 = blues/country
6 - 4 = metal (& the numerous subgenres of)
3 - 2 = experimental/"weird"
1 = mike patton/bungle/bungle guys' side projects

ku3, i know you asked for band names.
i can still do that if'n anyone is interested.

let us continue.

Yes, we are interested. That was the idea. It's ok to bundle like you did with Patton/Bungle, etc. For example, you could bundle Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour solo stuff with Pink Floyd.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:04 am 
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fair enough.
i will fill in the blanks when i get home from work.


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1. anything with Robert Fripp on it.
2. Frank Zappa
3. The Beatles (and solos) ...lots of collections and international pressings)
4. Tangerine Dream
5. Genesis (and solos...lots of Steve Hackett)
6. Crosby, Stills Nash & Young (and various combinations thereof)
7. Hawkwind
8. Alice Cooper
9. Jethro Tull
10. Yes

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Genesis
Peter Gabriel
Egberto Gismonti
Miles Davis

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Zappa (by a mile)
Hendrix
Rory
System of a Down
Sepultura / Soulfly
Peter Gabriel
Beethoven
Mozart
Black Sabbath (many years back)
Led Zep (many years back)
Deep Purple (many years back)

Everything else is one or two albums
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:34 pm 
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blues = (boxsets and cd releases)
robert johnson
lightnin' hopkins
howlin' wolf
john lee hooker
furry lewis
blind willie johnson
son house
hound dog taylor
rl burnside
junior kimbrough
there have been more (compilations and other artists), those were the main cats.

country =
hank sr
hank jr
george jones
bob wills
patsy cline
dolly
loretta
tanya tucker
david allan coe
willie
waylon
gary stewart
dwight yoakam
junior brown
dale watson

metal =
oh boy... went through a hair/glam/cockrock phase - don't really need to name those candyasses -
metallica
slayer
anthrax
megadeth
suicidal tendencies
pantera
soilent green
damaged
converge
dillinger escape plan
... to name a few

experimental/"weird"=
devo
butthole surfers
john zorn/naked city
brainiac
melt banana
ween
nomeansno
various horror/sci-fi soundtracks


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Frank Zappa
King Crimson
Miles Davis
Jackie McLean
Bobby Hutcherson
Sun Ra
The Residents
Grant Green
Wayne Horvitz
Grateful Dead (nothing past '74 for me,thanks)
Soft Machine
Jack Bruce
I know that's 12, but what the heck.


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AC/DC
Judas Priest
Kiss
Megadeth
Deep Purple
Black Sabbath
Dio
King's X

Those are in no particular order. I didn't try to sit down, and figure out what I've spent on each band

Recently just dropped quite a bit of green on:
Thin Lizzy {and I already had all the albums} :mrgreen:


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This is not really a fair comparison, as I bought the complete Florence Foster Jenkins for 7 euros...

Zappa
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Primus
Saint-Saëns
Wagner
DAAU
Mozart
Beethoven
Chopin
Iron Maiden
Dir En Grey

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Philostopher wrote:
AC/DC
Judas Priest
Kiss
Megadeth
Deep Purple
Black Sabbath
Dio
King's X

Those are in no particular order. I didn't try to sit down, and figure out what I've spent on each band

Recently just dropped quite a bit of green on:
Thin Lizzy {and I already had all the albums} :mrgreen:

I didn't realize you were such a metal head, philo! :twisted: :mrgreen:


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My first four or five were pretty easy but the road got kind of blurry after that. In the case of a tie I decided to go with artists who I am likely to continue buying new product and seeking new shows in the future.

1. Zappa
2a. Todd Rundgren/Utopia
2b. Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson
4. Steve Vai
5. Captain Beefheart
6. Rolling Stones
7. Adrian Belew (solo + King Crimson)
8. The Tubes
9. Primus/Les Claypool
10.Living Colour/Vernon Reid


Honorable mention: The Beatles and solo, Pink Floyd and solo, Joe Jackson, Midnight Oil, Faith No More/Mike Patton, etc., Ween, Michael Schenker (UFO & MSG), Gary Moore, Joe Satriani, Meat Puppets, Thin Lizzy, King's X, Cracker, Robin Trower, Van Halen, Buckethead, Mike Keneally, Reverend Horton Heat, Brian Setzer/Stray Cats, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top


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KUIII wrote:
Philostopher wrote:
AC/DC
Judas Priest
Kiss
Megadeth
Deep Purple
Black Sabbath
Dio
King's X

Those are in no particular order. I didn't try to sit down, and figure out what I've spent on each band

Recently just dropped quite a bit of green on:
Thin Lizzy {and I already had all the albums} :mrgreen:

I didn't realize you were such a metal head, philo! :twisted: :mrgreen:


Just a little bit. :wink:

You can this to my list:
Rush


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Good thread!

Off the top of my head, in no particular order:

FZ
King Crimson
Yes
Genesis (includes Hackett, Gabriel)
Jethro Tull
Pink Floyd
Grateful Dead
Beatles
Stones
ELP

This accounts for vinyl, then first edition cd, then remastered cd's, then remixed remasters, remastered remixes, 5.1 mixes, etc.
I keep buying the same stuff over and over.

But I have unquestionably spent the most money on classical music.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:59 pm 
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1. Frank Zappa
2. Rush
3. INXS
4. Dream Theater
5. Prince
6. Pink Floyd
7. Yes
8. David Bowie
9. Roxy Music
10. Neil Young

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Disco Boy wrote:
1. Frank Zappa
2. Rush
3. INXS
4. Dream Theater
5. Prince
6. Pink Floyd
7. Yes
8. David Bowie
9. Roxy Music
10. Neil Young

I quite like your taste in music though I'm not a big Prince guy. Your INXS is maybe comparable to my The Tubes. A band that most music fans or critics would deem not that important in the big picture but to us has a lot of under appreciated value and obviously are personal favorites.


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1. Frank Zappa
2. Rush
3. Little Feat
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. Miles Davis
6. Mike Patton et al (FNM, Fantomas, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, solo, Kaada, Executioners, etc.)
7. Phish
8. Grateful Dead
9. 311
10. Gentle Giant

The last 4 are probably a tie.


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damn. yeah, i could have put the chili peppers in my top 3 as well,
considering all the $ that went toward records, cassettes, CDs, videos, t-shirts, live shows, etc.


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Disco Boy wrote:
1. Frank Zappa
2. Rush
3. INXS
4. Dream Theater
5. Prince
6. Pink Floyd
7. Yes
8. David Bowie
9. Roxy Music
10. Neil Young


Bowie and Neil Young are definitely my honorable mentions.

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I respect Neil Young less after reading Graham Nash's book. I understand that is Graham's opinion, but he worked with the guy and said he was an asshole. He left tours in the middle of the night by leaving notes. That's like leaving the band via email or text today. He is responsible for some good music, and does a lot of charity work. But, not one of my favorites.


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Philostopher wrote:
I respect Neil Young less after reading Graham Nash's book. I understand that is Graham's opinion, but he worked with the guy and said he was an asshole. He left tours in the middle of the night by leaving notes. That's like leaving the band via email or text today. He is responsible for some good music, and does a lot of charity work. But, not one of my favorites.

I was always more of a Neil Young solo fan than a CSN&Y or a CSN fan. It seems there is a lot of asshole pointing in the world of rock and I learned not to judge anyone too harshly and just enjoy what I enjoy. Being a Zappa fan taught me that.


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KUIII wrote:
Disco Boy wrote:
1. Frank Zappa
2. Rush
3. INXS
4. Dream Theater
5. Prince
6. Pink Floyd
7. Yes
8. David Bowie
9. Roxy Music
10. Neil Young

I quite like your taste in music though I'm not a big Prince guy.


Thank you. I dug your list too. Living Colour/Vernon Reid are an interesting choice. I'm only familiar with some of their material. I'll have to check more of their stuff out soon...

KUIII wrote:
Your INXS is maybe comparable to my The Tubes. A band that most music fans or critics would deem not that important in the big picture but to us has a lot of under appreciated value and obviously are personal favorites.


If The Tubes had more albums (though I'm not really an '80s Tubes fan) and toured Canada (they don't any more), they might of made my top 10 list!

And as far as I'm concerned, INXS, is, hands down, THE most underrated band in music history, especially live. It's just mind-blowing to me that while they sold a shit-ton of albums in the late '80s / early '90s (1 out of 24 Canadians own Kick), that they didn't sustain that level of commercial success afterwards, especially since they got even more creative after that era - but then again, that's probably partly why. Not only that, but most critics & hard-core music fans refer to them as an, "'80s band", or, "'80s pop", etc. And while there is some truth to that, those are still incredibly odd statements to me because they started in 1977 and were blending pop, rock, soul, funk, r&b, hard rock, disco, new wave and even ska & reggae. And not one album sounds the same. Now, how many white boys were doing that 30+ years ago?! Maybe FZ?! If there were, there definitely weren't many...

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Disco Boy wrote:
1. Frank Zappa
2. Rush
3. INXS
4. Dream Theater
5. Prince
6. Pink Floyd
7. Yes
8. David Bowie
9. Roxy Music
10. Neil Young


Bowie and Neil Young are definitely my honorable mentions.


No surprises there. And WAY too many great albums to mention. Btw, Genesis just missed my top 10. :wink:

KUIII wrote:
Philostopher wrote:
I respect Neil Young less after reading Graham Nash's book. I understand that is Graham's opinion, but he worked with the guy and said he was an asshole. He left tours in the middle of the night by leaving notes. That's like leaving the band via email or text today. He is responsible for some good music, and does a lot of charity work. But, not one of my favorites.

I was always more of a Neil Young solo fan than a CSN&Y or a CSN fan. It seems there is a lot of asshole pointing in the world of rock and I learned not to judge anyone too harshly and just enjoy what I enjoy. Being a Zappa fan taught me that.


Actually, I don't dig much of Neil's more recent material because he's too political lyrically...

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