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    some might disagree but Springsteen for me all the way.

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    Having started with a choice that would be hard pushed to fill a slow morning on the beach, my second choice should keep me in music for a good while:-

    #2 - Frank Sinatra

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I've been weighing up a metal option for my second choice. Initially I thought Ozzy, but (shock! horror!) I'm not so keen on his solo stuff, then I thought Sabbath but I've always much preferred the Ozzy era Sabbath, then it hit me:

    Number 2: Tony Iommi
    ...

    The Riffmeister. When I was learning the guitar back in the '80s, I got into Sabbath as you could play most tunes with a movable fifth chord. Symptom of the Universe is a stonking opening track.

    By chance, I (re)listened to Ozzy's 'Tribute' album with the late, great Randy Rhodes on guitar. Possibly the finest, most musical guitarist of the genre. A supreme talent. Oddly, I find Eddie Van Halen the most unmusical guitarist. Talented - no question, but his solos are more like carpentry than music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    The Riffmeister. When I was learning the guitar back in the '80s, I got into Sabbath as you could play most tunes with a movable fifth chord.
    From what I can tell, Curt Cobain went to the same school of song writing. I like movable fifth's - I can play them

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    The Riffmeister. When I was learning the guitar back in the '80s, I got into Sabbath as you could play most tunes with a movable fifth chord. Symptom of the Universe is a stonking opening track.
    The first riff I learned (not counting Smoke on the Water...) was Paranoid - still one of my favourites to this day also Iron Man, War Pigs and Black Sabbath; all tracks to make your mates think you're a guitar god with nothing more than a handful of power chords

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    Number 3 for me - Weird Al Yankovic. Decades of excellent parodies. Some of them better than the originals by far. Plus some great long songs such as Albuquerque and Trapped in the Drive Thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Led Zeppelin
    Quoted for truth.

    Obvious choice that I'm surprised no-one else has mentioned yet, and I'm happy to even if it's not obscure and cool: The Beatles. So much range and variety.

    I'm also going to plump for the collected compositions of Phillip Glass, even over older classical music, because there's something in his style that tickles me just so. Metamorphosis I - V is a remarkable work to my ear, even though it's not to everyone's taste.

    I'm up to five, then: Radiohead, White Stripes, Led Zeppelin, Beatles and Phillip Glass. Only three choices left; they must be made carefully...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Metamorphosis I - V is a remarkable work to my ear, even though it's not to everyone's taste.
    Absolutely. One of my favourite albums. Don't think I'd choose him as an artist to take though.

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    Dream Theatre, if you going on album back catalogues. Take the album Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, two disc epic. The 2nd disc is one 42 minute monster! Plus Train of Thought will go down as the album all other Metal bands wish they could make.

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    Van Morrison. I think I'd get a lot of bonus collaborations as well as Them and The Chieftains, but he would be a strong contender just for "Hard Nose the Highway". It also covers a bit of blues and Jazz and I need some of that from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    definately need queen in there as well
    Number 3

    I've always prefered 80's Queen to 70's Queen. Don't know why, but I prefer bands to spend some proper time in a studio with a proper producer instead of recording to a scratchy 8-track in somebodys basement and calling it "raw". Maybe I listened to too much radio as a kid?

    Being a Highlander fan (see sig, yes that's where it comes from) "A Kind of Magic" is an essential album in any collection and, despite the difficult circumstances it was recorded under, "Innuendo" contains alot of the bands finest output - period.

    Sure you've got Freddy's solo career for filler, and Brian did that song for a Ford car ad, but it's Roger Taylor who to my mind is often over looked. His late 80's spin-off The Cross is well worth discovering if you haven't already. If not only for the original version of the post-Freddy Queen anthem "Heaven For Everyone".

    Of course we shouldn't forget John Deacon's contribution to musical greatness with the, er-um, brillant (wrong word) theme track to the, er-um, brillant (wrong word) 80's movie Biggles - "No Turning Back". Oh dear!
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    The Supremes - if this is music for a desert island, then we need something to sing to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    The Supremes - if this is music for a desert island, then we need something to sing to!
    #3 - Holland / Dozier / Holland - one the basis that each of them had at least one release as an artist I'm shoehorning in the songwriting team of the 60's and early 70's. Just about every genre of music has picked up on one or more of their compositions and recorded their version of it.

    And they're jolly nice sing-a-long tunes too

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    Van Morrison. I think I'd get a lot of bonus collaborations as well as Them and The Chieftains, but he would be a strong contender just for "Hard Nose the Highway". It also covers a bit of blues and Jazz and I need some of that from time to time.
    I'm going to see him end of July. 'Bright Side of The Road', one of the happiest songs I know. Always cheers me up when I hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    I'm going to see him end of July. 'Bright Side of The Road', one of the happiest songs I know. Always cheers me up when I hear it.
    I hope he turns up/faces the audience/in is a bad mood (as opposed to a foul one).

    I think he is brilliant and have seen him live, but he can be very temperamental.



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