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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:05 pm 
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All this talk about the Grateful Dead got me thinking. They're probably the biggest band in rock history that I've never purchased at least one album. What about you?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:14 pm 
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I have one song on a Warner Brothers various artists album ("New Speedway Boogie"), and the live stuff on the Woodstock 40th Anniv. Box.
And that's everything out of over 3,000 albums.
I like "New Speedway Boogie", but found the Woodstock performance waaaaay too long-winded.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:20 pm 
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zero albums, zero singles, zero cd's, zero downloads, zero dvd's, no t-shirts [tie-die or otherwise], no patches, roachclips or bongs emblazoned with the bear, the skull, the rose etc. ... ok, went to a free 1989 dead concert in golden gate park, santana & a bunch of other bands playing that day


edit: found one mp3; a 2-minute boot of the dead doing louie louie

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:39 pm 
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polydigm wrote:
The Rolling Stones

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The Beatles

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and Kanye West
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:28 am 
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I have the "Brown Sugar" single. Bought it at a 5¢ sale. That's all I have by the Rolling Stones ..... unless you count Mick Jagger playing guitar on one of my Leslie West albums ("The Great Fatsby")

Got no Michael Jackson, either.

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From the artists on the list of top-selling albums (40 million or more):

No Eagles, Michael Jackson, Meat Loaf, AC/DC, Whitney Houston

(Yes to Pink Floyd, Bee Gees, and Fleetwood Mac, but the Floyd is the only one where I own the album that got them on the list.)


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Trying to come up with something considered "cool," and all I can think of is The Clash. Never bought into the hype there.


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There aren't many "mainstream" bands I've never bought (or acquired in some way), but here are some artists I've never bought, and in some cases never even heard their music.

King Crimson-talked about all over this forum, but I've yet to acquire any of their music, and outside of a couple of songs that got some airplay, I've heard nothing. They seem to have a vast catalog, where would one start? What's their "Hot Rats" equivalent?

Genesis-I do not own and have heard nothing from the pre-1980 years (which is a lot of material).

Tom Waits-who is this guy??

The Residents - in recent years I've heard their music, but haven't bought any.

George Clinton et al - been listening to his bands recently, but don't own any. Good stuff.

Those are a few that come to mind. I would be curious as to the opposite of this thread-who do ya'll own everything by?


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bracton wrote:
King Crimson-talked about all over this forum, but I've yet to acquire any of their music, and outside of a couple of songs that got some airplay, I've heard nothing. They seem to have a vast catalog, where would one start? What's their "Hot Rats" equivalent?


Actually, for a band that's been around (off and on) since 1969, there really aren't that many studio albums--13 by my rough count--although there are a billion live releases. The debut, In the Court of the Crimson King, is the most accessible starting point and probably the closest thing to a "Hot Rats equivalent," except that it's fairly vocal-oriented. For a more hard-core, instrumental approach, Larks' Tongues in Aspic. Like FZ, they could change radically from one album to the next, so there's no such thing as a representative Crimson album.


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I have a couple GD songs on mixed CD's, but I really like that cover band in LA Cubensis, they're a $100 band that charges $10...they are very talented and do some incredible stuff..last time i saw them they were doing some GD song (I don't know tites sorry) and it eventually resolved into Eleanor Rigby dueling guiters, really good!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:53 pm 
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After reading some of the other posts, I can say I've never owned Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston either though I WAS digging on "Beat It" when that came out. But I wasn't really thinking of pop artists like that (I imagine Mariah Carey and Celine Dion has sold a big butt load of albums too). We're mostly rock fans veering into the jazz world so that's where I was coming from.

The only other big rock band besides the Dead that I don't think I've ever bought any product (though I have seen them live twice) is Santana. The closest to whiffing on any other best-selling bands is Metallica, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, and Kiss (one album each).


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It might be easier for me to list the bands/artists that I have spent money on. I might start putting a list together and post it later.

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I bought "How the West Was Won" and like it. I find the first four Zep LPs listenable, but I think Physical Graffiti sucks so much it is a valid reason for not having any of their music in your collection.

There are good rock musicians who can't write songs, like Be-Bop Deluxe and Rory Gallagher, why buy 'em?

Also, and worth a mention I FUCKING HATE the Sex Pistols.

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I've got thousands of albums. As far as music goes, I'll pretty much try anything once.

But...

...I never bought a KISS album.

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I never bought a Kiss album, either. CHROME defined my hard rock period. And I gratefully don't have anything by the Dead, apart from John Oswald's Grayfolded ( which I like).

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No Kiss here...or Queen.


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Dang. I bought 'double platinum' when I was about 14.
I took it back the next day cos it was shit. Does that count?
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Uncle Bernie wrote:
No Kiss here...or Queen.
This is what I mean about the list of those I have bought being shorter. No Meatloaf either. The thread theme is "Biggest Band" so maybe my first mentioned, the Rolling Stones, is the correct answer for me, but then we'd have to debate about the correct order for determining "Biggest" I guess. There are several bands/artists I only ever bought one single of way back when, Johnny Cash, Status Quo, The Who, John Mayall, that I can remember.

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The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, U2

All 3 are useless dreck!!

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