Author Topic: Your top 10 all time New York music acts  (Read 12542 times)

atomicfront

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Re: Your top 10 all time New York music acts
« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2013, 04:56:33 pm »
If by "love" it you mean she will insist that I turn the car around and drive straight home, you are correct.

Neil Diamond and Frank Sinatra would be likely to evoke similiar responses. Though I actually did play Neil Diamond on a beach trip a couple years ago, and actually managed to hear a few songs over the top of her bitching about how much it sucked.


Yeah, that's basically it.

Of course my selection is limited to the 10,000 or so songs I have on my ipod.

i still . . . dont understand the point of this thread.
Rhett wants to be in a New York State of Mind for his drive up to the big apple and wanted suggestions on essential NY acts for the soundtrack to accompany is trip.  I think?

Cop Shoot Cop.  Celeste will love it.

Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond are nowhere comparable.

Bitching about Neil Diamond I could see but Sinatra? ... Those 50s Capitol records were cut by the creme de la creme of jazz musicians, feature the best of the American Songbook, and were arranged by the very best (Riddle, May, etc.)...

Hopefully you're just selling your wife short... I can't imagine many women listening to Frank Sinatra and complaining. Of course if all you know of Frank is New York New York because you heard it after a baseball game..well, that would explain your ignorance.

I mean who the fuck doesn't like the Sinatra-Jobim record or Swingin' Lovers?

Don't sell Neil Diamond short.  He wrote a ton of great songs.  I mean the Monkees and UB 40 had hits covering him.  I went to a show at 930 club a few years back and there was a dj opener and he played Neil Diamond songs and all the kids were singing along.  Frank is good as well and I always do a Frank song when I do Karaoke. 

HoyaSaxa03

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Re: Your top 10 all time New York music acts
« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2013, 12:23:22 am »
Beastie Boys
Blondie
Miles Davis
De La Soul
Bob Dylan
Ella Fitzgerald
Billie Holliday
Jay-Z
LCD Soundsystem
The Magnetic Fields (Why do we still live here / In this repulsive town? / All our friends are in New York)
Nas
The Notorious B.I.G.
Ramones
Paul Simon
Frank Sinatra
Sonic Youth
The Strokes
Talking Heads
A Tribe Called Quest
Vampire Weekend
The Velvet Underground
The Walkmen
The Wu-Tang Clan
(o|o)

James Ford

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Re: Your top 10 all time New York music acts
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2013, 10:56:27 am »
Nice list. I could probably pick ten off that list and have enough there to keep borh my wife and myself satisfied musically.


Beastie Boys
Blondie
Miles Davis
De La Soul
Bob Dylan
Ella Fitzgerald
Billie Holliday
Jay-Z
LCD Soundsystem
The Magnetic Fields (Why do we still live here / In this repulsive town? / All our friends are in New York)
Nas
The Notorious B.I.G.
Ramones
Paul Simon
Frank Sinatra
Sonic Youth
The Strokes
Talking Heads
A Tribe Called Quest
Vampire Weekend
The Velvet Underground
The Walkmen
The Wu-Tang Clan

James Ford

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Re: Your top 10 all time New York music acts
« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2013, 03:03:20 pm »
I don't think anybody ever mentioned my wife's favorite NYC band, Nada Surf.

atomicfront

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Re: Your top 10 all time New York music acts
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2013, 04:49:05 pm »
I don't think anybody ever mentioned my wife's favorite NYC band, Nada Surf.

That is because people only know one song by them and.that song sucks.

James Ford

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Re: Your top 10 all time New York music acts
« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2013, 08:07:16 am »
NYC Roadtrip Playlist 2013:

Northbound:

Liberation Music: Spiritual Jazz and the Art of Protest on Flying Dutchman Records 1969-1974
Paul Simon: Negotiations
Vampire Weekend: Contra
The Ramones: Anthology
The National: High Violet
Nada Surf: Let Go

Southbound:

The Strokes: Is This It?
The Walkmen: Heaven
The Velvet Underground&Nico
The Toasters: Ska-Boom
The Talking Heads: 77
Etta James: At Last

I realize the last one doesn't have specific NYC connotations, but screw it, it sounded good.