Best Manchester band

Best Manchester band

The Hollies
1
4%
Joy Division/New Order
4
14%
The Buzzcocks
2
7%
The Smiths
10
36%
The Stone Roses
6
21%
The Happy Mondays/Black Grape
0
No votes
The Fall
2
7%
Oasis
1
4%
Other
1
4%
None whatsoever, they're all crap.
1
4%
 
Total votes : 28

Best Manchester band

Postby MATT on Tue Oct 21, 2003 6:15 pm

(Subtitled not another bloody list thread)


I was in enemy territory ( :wink: only joking) t'other week and was debating the musical merits of Manchesters finest.
Who tickled your fancy?

I'm abstaining for the time being.

Unfortunately I was not able to fit in Simply Red or Take That due to the limited number of choices allowed.
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Postby themanwithsalthair on Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:47 pm

I'd probably say The Stone Roses in theory, but they were so over-played in my student days that I got sick of them.

So I think I'd go for The Charlatans, though aren't they actually from Cheshire?
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Postby Guest on Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:03 pm

inspiral carpets for me. new single's ace!
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Postby matzerath on Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:17 pm

Roses definitely.

Aren't The Charlatans from Walsall or Wolverhampton?
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Postby Guest on Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:41 pm

is that ocean colour scene you're thinking of?
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Postby Narodnaia Volia on Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:42 pm

that's a difficult one as i love Joy Division, Smiths and Stone Roses... can't choose one i'm afraid.
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Postby Pinoi101 on Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:48 pm

(Thinking)............. :? (still thinking)........... :?
Darn, this is too hard.......(thinking again)...... :x
OK, i narrowed it down into two bands.......( stone roses, smiths)
(thinking)........ :? :? :?
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Postby Rhoobarb on Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:52 pm

Tim Burgess is from Northwich and the rest were from Wolverhampton.
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Postby theRealJimA on Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:29 pm

The Fall, even if Murk E. Smith refers to them as The Salford Band :roll:
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Postby dogonwheels on Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:00 pm

I can't really choose as I'm a big fan of them all. Stone Roses, Smiths,Joy Division/New Order, Carpets, 10CC, Charlatans,Fall, Oasis (early years), Hollies. All produced all time classics and I can't really pick one above the others.
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Postby Maui on Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:28 pm

Joy Division had only one vote... so i decided to vote for them
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Postby MATT on Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:41 pm

voted for the Smiths in the end cos I love them and such a wealth of material in only five lbums deserves it,

Roses were close but, hand on heart, I haven't listend to Second Coming for years. Is one album reason enough? It is good though!!!
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Postby DMK on Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:13 am

Has to be either the Roses or The Smiths. I've voted for the Roses cos of what they've meant to me growing up and their debut is my fave album ever. Second Coming is under rated too in my opinion.

The Smiths had more material and kept up such a high standard throughout their body of work. Anyone with any interest in The Smiths MUST read "Songs That Saved Your Life" by Simon Goddard which is the definitive book of their career and looks at each one of their songs individually while giving a comprehensive narrative of their career.

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Postby siobhan's dad on Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:14 am

One of : Magazine, Joy Division, The Smiths

Honourable mentions - The Fall, Durutti Column
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Postby bithead on Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:18 am

The Stone Roses for me.but if there is "they're all great" post option,I'll choose it :D
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