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warioswoods

61. Posted:

@Kid_A

That was not sarcasm, I was making a joke about the other thread. Here's the story, because I don't think you've been filled in:

1) I posted in that thread about Flea, and ended my post with the statement "Radiohead is the most innovative band of the past decade."
2) I returned to the thread and saw your remark of "I'm surprised to see you of all people saying that." I looked back at my post, and saw that someone had edited it to say the exact opposite of what it originally said (changed to "most overrated"). Very obnoxious, and no Mod has owned up to it yet.
3) A couple minutes later, I was complaining about the incident on the Chat, and someone changed my username to wariosbutthole (something only a mod could do). I'm not joking. Shortly thereafter, Corbie showed up and restored my username, and said he didn't know anything about who was doing these things.
4) So I posted here just to reiterate my real pro-Radiohead stance, ha, to make up for that other nonsense, and I made sure to reference the Flea thread and jab at anyone in that thread (there were a couple) who actually preferred the Peppers to Radiohead, ie. lunacy.
5) It was not Chicken, by the way, and he also didn't create that fake "OK_Computer" account. So who knows who is behind all this.

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The_Fox

62. Posted:

Machu wrote:

The most important band in my world is Queen.

Queen has to be up near the top. I can promise once you start this one up in a bar you'll have everyone singing in 30 seconds.

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Machu

63. Posted:

He's a true legend, and if I ever went gay, Freddie would be the one, bless him. :'(

Thanks for posting that Fox, you've got me in the mood now. :D

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The_Fox

64. Posted:

@Machu

Right on! I've always had a feeling if someone doesn't like Queen they have no taste at all.

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65. Posted:

Queen was one of the first rock bands I ever listened to as a kid. I used to play Crazy Little Thing Called Love over and over again. Great, GREAT band.

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Machu

66. Posted:

I'm gonna be listening to Queen for the rest of the day now, yay. :) So many great album's, but I'm starting with A Day at the Races. I was at Wembley for the tribute, James Hetfield alongside Queen, Axl and Elton doing Bohemian, Bowie and Lennox, I will never ever forget that day.

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SonicMaster

67. Posted:

The Beatles. EPIC WIN :)

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cheetahman91

68. Posted:

Beatles, ACDC, Queen, I could go on for rock and pop.
As for country though, it would definetly Alabama. They were a part of a group of certain country singers that put country in the top 20 for the Billboard, plus they had important crossover albums that were platinum. I could make a list on how important they were to country music but I'll just end it now.
But they aren't as important as the bands I listed above. I just wanted to broaden the range a little bit. :)

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SilentJ

69. Posted:

@Machu
ARE YOU FREAKIN' SERIOUS?!!! YOU WERE THERE?!!!!
I've been to more concerts than I can count but I can't express how jealous I am right now. That is just too awesome! At least I kinda know someone who was there now.

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Machu

70. Posted:

@SilentJ: I was only 15 and heavily into Metallica at the time, it was amazing. I still thank my Mum for taking me. :) Freddie wasn't there though. :(

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71. Posted:

Lady Gaga is the most influencial.....for being so godamn crap LMAO

Only kidding...hmm id say the Beatles to be honest

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72. Posted:

It has to be the Beatles.

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73. Posted:

The Beatles
The Velvet Underground
The Sex Pistols
Nirvana

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SilentJ

74. Posted:

@Machu
You're so lucky! I didn't see Metallica until the 2000 Summer Sanitarium Tour at the L.A. Coliseum. I was in the pit and it was awesome but I wish I could go back in time and see them at their prime. One of my favorite dvds is "Metallica : A Year and a Half in the Life of..." It includes the Enter Sandman performance from the Queen Tribute at Wembley. That was a huge crowd!!!

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75. Posted:

u2 and nirvana

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goodbyegalaxy

76. Posted:

I'm sure many peeps will exclaim sacrilege, but Radiohead just isn't as innovative as they get credit for. If you judge them next to the pop culture mainstream bands of today, sure, they seem musically ambitious... but only in that context. It's not that I never got into them- I was Radiohead-mad for a couple years after I discovered Amnesiac and Kid A. I'd still give those albums a nod, but to say they're the most influential band in modern music is a little crazy. Radiohead write generic-sounding songs with great melodies. That's about it.

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warioswoods

77. Posted:

@goodbyeeuphony

I disagree from a musical perspective. You're correct about the great melodies -- Thom has a natural gift for them that has often been overshadowed by the more experimental parts of their music. But to say that the melodies are all that distinguishes these songs from those produced by other artists is simply false. Radiohead's music is tremendously nuanced in several areas, not just general texture / atmosphere and melody.

Rhythmic complexity is one area in which they're head-and-shoulders above nearly every other popular artist out there today. It's not just that they often eschew easy time signatures in favor of units of 5 or other oddities, but also Thom's knack for producing a harmonic density that sits oddly against the underlying measures, producing an almost polyrhythmic feel until your ear is oriented. Pyramid song is a good example of that, if you listen closely to how his piano's chords are played in time, and then how they fit within the otherwise simple meter once the drums join him (or the piano part in Down is the New Up, for another example). Many of their songs also exploit some version of a 3-to-2 relationship, like the repeating arpeggios in Weird Fishes. None of this would immediately dazzle a musicologist on paper, but managing to work in so many techniques foreign to popular music with such a level of polish is a real accomplishment. Their harmonic progressions also contain some bold choices, but that's another discussion.

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anthonyb

78. Posted:

Vendetta wrote:

Radiohead is incredible, no doubt. Classically trained and extremely talented. (Hello... Spinning Plates live? Last Flowers? Makes life worth living.)

BUT... I would have to say Nine Inch Nails, myself. For sooooo many reasons.

EDIT: In existence, that is. It would be hard to top the Beatles on the All Time list.

NIN = yes.

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79. Posted:

Aplogies @Kid_A I realise that you specified "the most influential band in the world RIGHT NOW", but I'm travelling back to the 1980's for my choice.
Minneapolis's Hüsker Dü are massively important to me, they started in '79 as rip roaring, angry/happy intelligent hardcore punkers and evolved to become one of the most influential bands in alternative rock. A great mix of songwriting, lyrical content and vocal styles between Grant Hart (Drums/Vocals) and Bob Mould (Guitar/Vocals) led them to develop into a real rock great. Their songs have not aged, they often had the melodic edge, which ensured that they stood the test of time (they split in '88).
Look at the list of bands that have been influenced by them, anything from the awesome Pixies, the brilliance of Superchunk, to more mainstream bands like Foo Fighters and Nirvana. Also be sure to check out Bob Mould's band Sugar, who took Hüsker Dü's alternative rock legacy and continued it into the '90s.
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80. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

@goodbyeeuphony

I disagree from a musical perspective. You're correct about the great melodies -- Thom has a natural gift for them that has often been overshadowed by the more experimental parts of their music. But to say that the melodies are all that distinguishes these songs from those produced by other artists is simply false. Radiohead's music is tremendously nuanced in several areas, not just general texture / atmosphere and melody.

Rhythmic complexity is one area in which they're head-and-shoulders above nearly every other popular artist out there today. It's not just that they often eschew easy time signatures in favor of units of 5 or other oddities, but also Thom's knack for producing a harmonic density that sits oddly against the underlying measures, producing an almost polyrhythmic feel until your ear is oriented. Pyramid song is a good example of that, if you listen closely to how his piano's chords are played in time, and then how they fit within the otherwise simple meter once the drums join him (or the piano part in Down is the New Up, for another example). Many of their songs also exploit some version of a 3-to-2 relationship, like the repeating arpeggios in Weird Fishes. None of this would immediately dazzle a musicologist on paper, but managing to work in so many techniques foreign to popular music with such a level of polish is a real accomplishment. Their harmonic progressions also contain some bold choices, but that's another discussion.

I'm talking mainly about the general sound and direction of the band. It's nothing new- Radiohead just execute it better than most popular bands around. Regarding the technicality of their music, you can play a 12-stringed guitar upside-down in 5/4 with your butt and elbows and still sound like Chevelle.

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