All time Favorite Band

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  1. dParis

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    Put me in the "most 242 fans" camp. While I liked 06:21:03:11 Evil, I can barely even consider Off a Front 242 album. By the Off release, I felt they were being reeled in by the electronic music collective. Off was a venture away from their "core competencies" but instead of initiating the artistic direction of the music, it was more a reaction to the electronic music of the time.

    Front 242 was good to Chicago, and Chicago good to Front 242 - due, in part, to one of their record lables being headquartered there. They played there often and I was able to see them live three times. The shows were great, especially considering the difficulty of translating the studio product to a three man live stage.
     
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  2. vandre

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    winger>let the flaming commence!
     
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  3. Dedans Penthouse

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    breasts
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  4. jdubbs

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    The Replacements
    jane's addiction
    midnite
     
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  5. Cesc Fabregas

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    The original Mothers.
     
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  6. FastFreddy

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    Led Zeppelin
    Black Sabbath
    Descendants
    Agnostic Front
     
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  7. Chris De Tone

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    Genesis...the Gabriel years and the Collins years...
     
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  8. diredesire

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    Counting Crows is my #1 all time.

    Out of your guys' two lists above, who would you recommend if i'm a CC fan?
     
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  9. TommieF

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    ACDC. Rolling Stones a distant 2nd
     
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  10. sdont

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    Right now, it's a tie between:
    Animal Collective
    Deerhoof
    The Fiery Furnaces
    Wye Oak

    Not far behind:
    Electrelane
    The Residents
    Suuns
    Do Make Say Think
    Dodos
    Ponytail
    Rage against the Machine
     
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  11. jaggy

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    Can are worthy of a mention too, Krautrock ftw
     
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  12. Fugazi

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    How about Tortoise then!
     
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  13. Chuck

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    It's been mentioned before. At any point in your life, a favorite band might change. But there will always that group or groups that you dust off the old CD's from time to time. I'll show my age
    - Allman Brothers Band, Eat a Peach
    - Jethro Tull, Aqualung
    - The Who, Who's Next
    - Black Sabbath, Self Titled (I think it was their debut album)
    - Crosby Stills & Nash, Self Titled (It was their debut album)

    This thread is kind of like the old discussion "If you were stranded on a deserted island, which albums would you want to have?"
     
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  14. Jack the Hack

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    With their respective hits, I'm kind of surprised these two haven't been mentioned so far:

    U2 - The best concert I've ever seen was U2 in Houston in '92, with the Pixies as the opening act. (The Pixies were great also - Frank Black is a hoot.) I've seen U2 twice since then, and their live shows are always epic. I think I own every U2 album, plus a bunch of bootleg recordings. I believe they have sold over 150 million records, and have won 22 Grammy awards (more than any other band).

    The Cure - I was also fortunate to see these guys in person toward the end of their mainstream popularity. Great show, and I've got most of their albums.
     
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  15. grimmbomb21

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    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
     
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  16. MikeHitsHard93

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    Breaking Benjamin or Red
     
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    These! ^

    And:
    The Pretenders
    Sky
    Azra
     
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  18. Tyler91

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    Great thread. Can't limit it to one band... and I'm not sure about the exact order but this is close...

    1. Pink Floyd
    2. Tool
    3. Led Zep
    4. Metallica
    6. Black Sabbath
    7. Clutch
    8. Mastodon
    9. Frank Zappa
    10. Rush
     
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