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Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« 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
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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 11:50:23 pm »
The Meatmen
Negative Approach


is that 10?

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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #3 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


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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #4 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 ;)
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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #6 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...
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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #7 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


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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 10:39:18 am »
Nobody's mentioned Kid Rock.  Or the "born and raised in south detroit" pretender, Steve Perry.

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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #9 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. 

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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #10 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...
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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 11:11:34 am »
Detroit Cobras

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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 11:21:29 am »
Crenshaw!  C'mon.

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Re: Your top 10 all time Detroit Area music acts
« Reply #14 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.