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=> GENERAL DISCUSSION => Topic started by: kosmo vinyl on June 12, 2013, 06:50:20 pm

Title: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 12, 2013, 06:50:20 pm
Next time I head to Detroit, I like to do it James Ford style and listen to loads of Detroit stuff on the way.  Help me out by posting your top 10 Detroit music acts of all time.

Here's my top 10

1. Juan Atkins (Cybertron / Model 500)
2. The Funk Brothers
3. Iggy Pop and Stooges
4. Carl Craig (Paperclip People/Innerzone Orchestra)
5. Mood Elevator
6. The Dirtbombs
7. J. J. Barnes
8. Brendan Benson
9. The Waxwings
10. Bettye Lavette
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: StoneTheCrow on June 12, 2013, 11:50:23 pm
The Meatmen
Negative Approach


is that 10?
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 12, 2013, 11:59:58 pm
Next time I head to Detroit, I like to do it James Ford style and listen to loads of Detroit stuff on the way.  Help me out by posting your top 10 Detroit music acts of all time.

Here's my top 10

1. Juan Atkins (Cybertron / Model 500)
2. The Funk Brothers
3. Iggy Pop and Stooges
4. Carl Craig (Paperclip People/Innerzone Orchestra)
5. Mood Elevator
6. The Dirtbombs
7. J. J. Barnes
8. Brendan Benson
9. The Waxwings
10. Bettye Lavette

I think you forgot Motown ever existed.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 13, 2013, 12:12:34 am
Supremes/Diana Ross
Stevie Wonder
Temptations
White Stripes
Suzi Quatro
Parliment Funkadelic
Phil Ochs
The Romantics
Spinners
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 07:32:23 am
Yup I completely forgot Motown existed  ::)

also I went to High School with the singer of Negative Approach, he was one of the Burnout/Freak crowd and once donned Alice Cooper make-up for a HS battle of the bands.  He later was in Laughing Hyenas and Easy Action ;)
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 13, 2013, 10:02:31 am
Yup I completely forgot Motown existed  ::)

also I went to High School with the singer of Negative Approach, he was one of the Burnout/Freak crowd and once donned Alice Cooper make-up for a HS battle of the bands.  He later was in Laughing Hyenas and Easy Action ;)

No offense but I am begining to think you are tone death.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 10:17:41 am
Why because I happen to know that the Funk Brothers were the studio musicians who backed all the Motown SINGERS you mentioned.  Without the Funk Brothers most of the early Motown releases would have been a cappella.  I choose at this to acknowledge the legacy of the Motown musicians.  Some of whom considered my dad a friend.  Watch Standing in the shadows...
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: hutch on June 13, 2013, 10:34:59 am
theres got to be some killer jazz cats from detroit

also some of the early Bob Seger is great... and was pretty big regionally

Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: Flat Moon Truther on June 13, 2013, 10:39:18 am
Nobody's mentioned Kid Rock.  Or the "born and raised in south detroit" pretender, Steve Perry.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 13, 2013, 10:40:50 am
Why because I happen to know that the Funk Brothers were the studio musicians who backed all the Motown SINGERS you mentioned.  Without the Funk Brothers most of the early Motown releases would have been a cappella.  I choose at this to acknowledge the legacy of the Motown musicians.  Some of whom considered my dad a friend.  Watch Standing in the shadows...

Because you left off the Supremes and picked Brendon Benson.  Picking studio musicians doesn't count. 
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 10:53:18 am
Not that it really matters, because you'll shout me down, but the Supremes are one of my lest favorite Motown acts...
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 13, 2013, 11:08:34 am
Not that it really matters, because you'll shout me down, but the Supremes are one of my lest favorite Motown acts...

 Supremes had 12 #1 hits and that isn't even including Diana Ross' solo hits.  So I think you might be in the minority in this one. I guess it is like saying the Beatles were your least favorite British invasion band and you think the Mock Turtles are the better Liverpool band.  You might not be the only one with this opinion but you are in a very small minority.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: Bagley on June 13, 2013, 11:11:34 am
Detroit Cobras
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: shemptiness on June 13, 2013, 11:21:29 am
Crenshaw!  C'mon.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on June 13, 2013, 11:27:55 am
Nobody's mentioned Kid Rock. 

While KR is dedicated to the metro area and seems like an overall good dude, he fucking sucks as a musician.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 11:45:37 am
Bagley and Shemp both point out why making lists is hard.  Let's just say they are in the next 10 ;)
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: James Ford on June 13, 2013, 11:48:53 am
The title of the thread is YOUR top 10. Not THE top 10.

Not that it really matters, because you'll shout me down, but the Supremes are one of my lest favorite Motown acts...

 Supremes had 12 #1 hits and that isn't even including Diana Ross' solo hits.  So I think you might be in the minority in this one. I guess it is like saying the Beatles were your least favorite British invasion band and you think the Mock Turtles are the better Liverpool band.  You might not be the only one with this opinion but you are in a very small minority.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: vansmack on June 13, 2013, 11:55:36 am
Not that it really matters, because you'll shout me down, but the Supremes are one of my lest favorite Motown acts...

Start using all caps then so we know when you're serious as opposed to just typing loudly.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: vansmack on June 13, 2013, 11:57:16 am
No offense but I am begining to think you are tone death.

I'm not sure what "tone death" is but I'm definitely stealing that for my next heavy metel band.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: hutch on June 13, 2013, 12:53:11 pm
Detroit Cobras

good one..the bottom seemed to fall out pretty quickly though...

btw they used to play here all the time and its been a while..
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: shemptiness on June 13, 2013, 12:57:36 pm
No offense but I am begining to think you are tone death.

I'm not sure what "tone death" is but I'm definitely stealing that for my next heavy metel band.

http://www.tonedeaf.ca/

Funny.  I read the original as 'deaf', not 'death'. 
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: slappy on June 13, 2013, 01:03:53 pm
2 pages an no mention of J Dilla, Al Green or even Aretha???  :o


Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 13, 2013, 01:08:40 pm
2 pages an no mention of J Dilla, Al Green or even Aretha???  :o




In fairness only Kosmo and I made lists and Kosmo filled it with people no one ever heard of before. 
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: Flat Moon Truther on June 13, 2013, 01:13:00 pm
So its all your fault.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 13, 2013, 01:15:03 pm
So its all your fault.

Yeah it is. I thought about Aretha but there a lot of great acts from Detroit.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: slappy on June 13, 2013, 01:35:59 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TTiJl8mrczI/Tq7VtPOnoEI/AAAAAAAAGrg/0SQIoeWs9R0/s1600/Sonny_Bono_300.jpg)

(http://cdn.songonlyrics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Uncle-Kracker-Rescue.jpg)

(http://991.com/newGallery/Glenn-Frey-No-Fun-Aloud-303785.jpg)

(http://freakoutnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Nugent.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Re4Tx6ipL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

(http://img0097.popscreencdn.com/108576422_-rpm-picture-sleeve---lech-mich-im-arschmountain-girl-.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/Wax4TrackPromo.png)

(http://www.rap-artists.org/pics/d12-9tn.jpg)

(http://www.discodelos80.com.ar/artimg/wasNotwas.jpg)
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 01:56:11 pm
Now don't be including Was (not was) in with that riff-raf
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 02:13:03 pm
While I don't listen to much Rap, j fills is one artist I've been meaning to checkout.  Any good starting points?
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 02:13:49 pm
Stupid autocorrect j-dilla
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 13, 2013, 02:21:08 pm
I thought about including Sonny but weren't him and Cher in the LA scene? 
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: chaz on June 13, 2013, 02:39:09 pm
er...

Stooges
MC5
Negative Approach
Detroit Cobras
Dirtbombs
Necros

Outside of Motown can't really think of that many acts from detroit
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 03:07:48 pm
Necros are from Ohio

And in the Garage Rock category don't forget

The Gories
The Henchmen
Outrageous Cherry
The paybacks
The Go
The High Strung
The Sights
The Von Bondies
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 13, 2013, 03:12:07 pm
Also The Rationals/Scott Morgan
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: atomicfront on June 13, 2013, 03:28:31 pm
Funny how everyone is skipping by far the best rock band in the history of Detroit.
Title: Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
Post by: slappy on June 14, 2013, 05:14:17 pm
While I don't listen to much Rap, j fills is one artist I've been meaning to checkout.  Any good starting points?

Free tributes
http://www.soulculture.co.uk/music-blog/newmusic/free-downloads/questlove-pays-homage-to-j-dilla-with-a-tribute-mix-free-download/ (http://www.soulculture.co.uk/music-blog/newmusic/free-downloads/questlove-pays-homage-to-j-dilla-with-a-tribute-mix-free-download/)

https://soundcloud.com/benji-b/benji-b-j-dilla-inspirations (https://soundcloud.com/benji-b/benji-b-j-dilla-inspirations)

https://soundcloud.com/benji-b/benji-b-j-dilla-tribute-bbc (https://soundcloud.com/benji-b/benji-b-j-dilla-tribute-bbc)

Arguably best album...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e6/Theshiningalbum.gif/220px-Theshiningalbum.gif)

Heads will probably go with this instrumental album as best. But it's more about ideas than full pieces.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/14/Dilladonutscover.jpg/220px-Dilladonutscover.jpg)