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Classic bands/artists you've seen, and those you've missed...
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Re: Classic bands/artists you've seen, and those you've missed...

Squirrel M. Nutter wrote:
Some of these bands elicit a "who the fuck are they" so not classic, imo:
Tiger Lillies
Dropkick Murphys
The Reverend Horton Heat
The New Pornographers
The View
The Go! Team
The Grates
Arcade Fire
Katie Melua

The Groop are arguably the ultimate cult band. They approach classicism, as they've, at times, transcended whatever genre they might be in, they are iconic, influential, they've had a long career...but, I know to a large part of the population, they'd still elicit a "Who the fuck are they?"

One thing which I failed to contradict was that many people would question who the above bands/artists were. I take Squirrel's point with some of the above, but do have to say that Mariza should be considered a 'classic'. Just because Squirrel and the pop music public have no idea who she is, does not in it self bar her from being considered as 'classic'.
She is currently the most well known Portuguese Fado singer, and is in demand the World over. I saw her perform at the Royal Albert Hall. It was packed, and tickets sold out very quickly. They don't let any old unknown perform at that venue.

Feb 19, 2011, 20:45


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