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...after reading the Marshall Mathers post, I had to wonder what music Finn fans like. I always find it interesting how the artists I admire have connections to one another, for example Sheryl Crow and Neil, Pearl Jam and Split Enz...I also find that alot of the same session people and producers work on artists I love. So, who does everyone like?

Here's my list:
Aimee Mann
Michael Penn (How happy was I when they married?)
Squeeze (so connected to both above artists)
Indigo Girls (I once heard them do "Persuasion")
Grant Lee Buffalo (frequent Neil show guest)
Soul Coughing (Ahh...how happy was I when SS joined Neil's band???)
Jayhawks
Wilco
Tracy Chapman
Pearl Jam
The Who (obvious)
The Monkees (I am serious, plus they sound like CH sort of)
The Beatles (obviously)
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A freind of mine said I was one of those "loyal type of fans" - she goes for the moment, where she loves just a particular song or album, but nothing more from the artist. I tend to find a sound or style I love and never shake it. I know I seem entrenched in all things 80's, but I just keep following the same bunch! Like Lloyd Cole, nearly 20 yrs ago a old boyfriend made me a tape with Christine Lavin on one side and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions on the other, I was immediately HOOKED on both of them and still follow them. But, hey, there was that moment in my life 20-some odd years ago when I saw a video with these really cute boys from New Zealand singing about a "leaky boat" and that has brought me all the way to here! I can't even imagine my life without Enz, CH, Neil, Tim or any of the other songs I have carried with me for so long!

The Jam, Style Council & Paul Weller
Squeeze, Difford & Tilbrook
Lloyd Cole
Elvis Costello
Aztec Camera
Xtc
Aimee Mann
Spandau Ballet & Tony Hadley (stop groaning at me!)
ABC (I said stop it!) - luv Lexicon of Love
Christine Lavin - such a fine!
Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como - all the standards
Brian Setzer

I know I am forgetting tons! Chalk it up to a long day with the kids!

Patti
I'm a new fan and I've been listening to Finn material of one kind or another straight for almost a month.
lol, but I *used* to listen to:

The Beatles
Radiohead (7WC--yay!)
Elvis Costello
Tom Waits
BeeGees
Spacehog
Greenday
many others, but these are my big faves-- you know, the ones whose albums I'd buy at full price without hearing anything on them first. ;o)

I think Neil would probably be tied with Radiohead for 2nd place now. Red FaceD
Apart from Neil and the Enz i listen to.

R.E.M
Smashing Pumpkins
Tori Amos
Lisa Loeb
Nirvana
The Corrs
Queen (And Queen related such as the solo stuff from Freddie Mercury and Brian May)
Bic Runga
Jewel
Radiohead
Everclear
The Ataris
Extreme
Heather Nova
Killing Heidi
Tadpole
Feelers
Fur Patrol
Foo Fighters
Enigma
Enya

They're the main artists i listen to.
The list of other artists I like is stupidly long if I put them all in, so I'll just stick to the most listened to of the moment -

Biffy Clyro
The D4
The Raveonettes
Aqualung/The 45s
Hell Is For Heroes
Athelete
Pavement/Stephen Malkmus
Hidingwithgirls
Jetplane Landing
thisGirl
The Wannadies
Garageland
Goodshirt
Betchadupa
Tom McRae
Ed Harcourt
Budapest
The Undertones
No Doubt
The Darkness
Electric 6
Interpol
The Thrills
The Sleepy Jackson
Instruction
The Clean
Headless Chickens
Aerogramme

There's loads more but I won't bore you all with them...
I feel so mainstream! I've often told my hubby that he has the most obscure taste in music that I know -- now I can see that he's actually the normal Frenz-type!!

OK.. my list is full of guilty pleasures (in no particular order)...


  • Semisonic (even before I knew they did "I See Red")
    Harry Connick Jr
    Savage Garden
    Wendy Matthews
    Sarah McLachlan
    Enya (stop groaning -- it's good dinner-party music)
    most of the Beatles repertoire -- except the White Album (I know, I'm in the minority)
    U2
    Billy Joel (early years)
    Wham! (my guiltiest pleasure)
    Duran Duran
    the Wiggles (especially "It's a long way to the top" from the Andrew Denton Musical Challenge CD)
    Bachelor Girl (another great Aussie duo)
    Hunters and Collectors (ahhh, the good old days)
    Barenaked Ladies (for pure silliness)

That's enough for now... time to go put in another CD now that I'm all inspired!
Well, this list certainly ages me...sigh...oh well, here goes...

Steely Dan
Donald Fagen
The Police
Peter Gabriel
The Who
The Beatles (duh!! Razzer )
Paul Simon
Ben Folds
Joni Mitchell
Laura Nyro
Loggins & Messina
Emmylou Harris
Renaissance
Bette Midler
Doobie Bros.
Fleetwood Mac
Eric Clapton
Manhattan Transfer
Bernadette Peters

...and here's 2 polar opposites...

Barry Manilow Wink
Greenday (probably the band I listen to most...luv, luv, luv them!! Cool )
Okay, my list would be ENORMOUS (I am a musical pig) if I wrote them all, and I'm definitely a child of the 70s/80s. Here's just a few that I can think of right now (I know that I'll forget about 20):

The Smiths (second in my heart only to Neil/CH)
The Beatles
They Might Be Giants
The Police
Depeche Mode (not nec. the most recent stuff)
Style Council
The Sundays
Rufus Wainwright
Jonathan Richman
Trash Can Sinatras
Kings of Convenience
Erasure
Pet Shop Boys
Abba
The Housemartins
Stevie Wonder (the funky stuff)
Earth Wind and Fire
Ben Folds
Rhett Miller/Old 97s (new fan!)
Afro-Cuban Allstars (most Cuban music, really)
Joao Gilberto
My list, in no particular order:

Elvis Costello
The Police
Genesis
Steely Dan
The Clash
Dave Dobbyn
Bic Runga
Neil Young
Neil Diamond
The Band
Van Morrison
Joni Mitchell
Blondie
The Pretenders
ABBA
Lionel Ritchie/The Commodores
SOS Band
Tears For Fears
Duran Duran
Willie Nelson
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughn

I have moved on to an 80's obsession from my over a decade long 70's obsession, but I'm still not quite in the hear and now as far as music is concerned...pathetic I know... Wink
in no particular order, and bound to miss someone out:
Thomas Dolby
The Beatles
Aztec Camera/Roddy Frame
Del Amitri
XTC
Prefab Sprout
Supergrass
Bob Dylan
Led Zeppelin
Scritti Politti
U2
The Who
Foo Fighters
Weezer
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Danny Wilson/Gary Clark
Cheap Trick
David Gray
Steely Dan/Donald Fagen
Japan/David Sylvian
Echo & The Bunnymen
Level 42
REM (up to Automatic)
Peter Gabriel
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Simple Minds (1980's version)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Nils Lofgren
The Blue Nile
The Jam/Paul Weller
Ultravox
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Coldplay (if they keep up their impressive start)
Love
The Pale Fountains (half of Pale Fountains became Shack, who then toured with Arthur Lee of Love!)
Bruce Springsteen (up to The River)
Warren Zevon
Pet Shop Boys
Squeeze

and probably another 50 on top...
quote:
Originally posted by grace0418:
[qb]Okay, my list would be ENORMOUS (I am a musical pig) if I wrote them all, and I'm definitely a child of the 70s/80s. [/qb]
I'll drink to that, Grace... moi aussi, darls, (on all points contained in that there sentence) Big Grin

The ones that immediately come to mind:

Jeff Buckley (FrenchFan, KillEye, I know you're with me here!)
Sting
The Police
The Cure
The Clouds (Aussie band of the 90's, for those who're going "huh?")
Frente! (see above)
Seven Stories (likewise)
Boom Crash Opera
Richard Pleasance
Suzanne Vega
Tori Amos
Headless Chickens (kiwi dance music at its finest)

... and more but my mind is dull right now, for reasons best not gone into... Frowner
For me:

Prefab Sprout
Steely Dan
The Blue Nile
The Beatles
Stevie Wonder
Scritti Politti
Tom Waits
Aztec Camera
Michael Franks
Love And Money
Kraftwerk
Level 42
Tim Buckley
Nick Drake
Thomas Dolby
Sparks
Joe Jackson
The Human League
Kate Bush
Paul Brady
Joni Mitchell
Ian Dury and The Blockheads
Weather Report
Pat Metheny
Style Council
Martin Stephenson

Any 80s English synth-pop and lots of New Romantic bands. Folk music. Bit of AC/DC sometimes. Introspective singer-songwriters. Jazz. Lots of different things, really Smiler
*posts newly updated list of favorite bands long enough to rival the great wall of china*
(plus new additions - i think this one's fairly comprehensive)

mwahahahahah*coughhack*
in no pertickyuler order:

radiohead (hoping to catch them on tour this summer!)
bjork
dj shadow
cinematic orchestra
boards of canada
sigur ros
mark eitzel
arab strap
cornershop (dig their version of "norwegian wood")
beck
bebel/astrud gilberto
american music club
dismemberment plan
busy signals
disco inferno
the microphones
cat power
pizzicato five
sundays
echo and the bunnymen
the smiths
prince (up to "sign of the times")
badly drawn boy
pj harvey
tori amos (pre "to venus and back")
ani difranco
crass
beatles
beth orton
rhett miller (recent convert)
devo
thompson twins
tears for fears
frankie goes to hollywood
broken social scene
charlatans u.k.
david bowie
underworld
elbow
goldie
the velvet teen
squarepusher
bright eyes
tortoise
autechre
the church
james
spiritualized
madness
mohammed rafi
american analog set
roni size
thievery corporation
st. etienne
eels
dj shadow
sasha and digweed
new york dolls
chris isaak
roots manuva
talib kweli (w/ hi-tek)
blackalicious
digable planets
miles davis
elvin jones
john coltrane
weather report
elvis costello
craig armstrong
ron sexsmith
soul coughing
jacqueline du pre
morrissey
james
haircut 100/nick heyward
blur
suede (first two or three albums)
oasis (first two albums)
ride
verve
charlatans uk
buffalo daughter
jeff buckley
john barry
vangelis
supergrass
broadcast
goldfrapp
ladytron
stereolab
the church
squeeze
velvet underground
elton john (early work)
the the
new order
flaming lips
eels
lamb
fiona apple
roni size
goldie
spiritualized
smashing pumpkins
r.e.m.
nick drake
depeche mode
air
aimee mann
michael penn
arto lindsay
talking heads
dee-lite
cardigans
doves
duran duran (early work)
kid koala
jimi hendrix
luna
the clash (r.i.p. joe strummer)
nick cave
pavement
stephen malkmus
rufus wainwright
sugarcubes
b-52's
wilco
billie holiday
bessie smith
etta james
john lee hooker
lee scratch perry
the breeders
pixies
mazzy star
jesus and mary chain
pulp
lush
jaco pastorius
wayne shorter
belly
catherine wheel (just re-discovered "black metallic")

i feel like i may have repeated myself a couple of times. apologies if i did.
but there it is.

Smiler
quote:
Originally posted by sister madly in da house:
Sara, you like Biffy AND the Darkness AND Aereogramme AND Interpol? cool Big Grin Cool
Biffy are fantastic, greatest underrated band there is. Shame that the entire music press seems to hate them (Kerrang! hate them, the NME hate them, Rocksound aren't too keen, MTV & MTV2 don't really like them...) and their record companies bizarre logic of not producing a video for the new single (The Ideal Height out on March 24th people! New album Vertigo of Bliss coming in May). I saw them on tuesday in Cambridge, seeing them again tonight in Tunbridge Wells... Big Grin (poor ickle Simons got a sore throat though).

The Darkness are sheer comedy. Fantastic. London Astoria April 5th.

Aerogrammes new album is getting rave reviews, top marks from all the major magazines. They play the Camden barfly on March 21st, bet thats the last time you'll ever see them play somewhere that small! I'm hoping the stage times for Betchadupa at the Waterrats and Aerogramme at the Barfly don't overlap at all, cos then I can race over from Kings Cross to Camden and see them both. *crosses fingers*
Oh boy, here's a can of worms!! I'm a TOTAL child of the 80's, and lots of bands have already been mentioned! DOH! Here goes:

FOO FIGHTERS
SHERYL CROW
LEVEL 42
REM (Green and previous)
Weezer
Abba
Duran Duran
The Connells
10,000 Maniacs
Adam Ant
the Bangles
Beastie Boys
Better Than Ezra
Cake
the Church
the Cure
Dead Milkmen
Diana Ross
ELO
Eagles
Echo and the Bunnymen
Eurythmics
Everclear
Go-Go's
Green Day
Howard Jones
INXS
Jill Sobule
Johnny Cash
Kool & the Gang
Lisa Loeb
LIVE
Lloyd Cole
the Monkees
New Order
Nine Inch Nails
No Doubt
OINGO BOINGO/Danny Elfman
Peter Gabriel
Phil Collins (No Jacket Required and previous)
Prefab Sprout
Queen
Radiohead
ROBYN HITCHCOCK
Rush
Sarah McLachlan
the Smithereens
SMITHS
Squeeze
Stone Temple Pilots
Tears for Fears
the Verve Pipe
They Might Be Giants
Toad the Wet Sprocket
TONIC
Ultravox/Midge Ure
U2 (Joshua Tree and previous)
Yaz

*bands in CAPS are all-time favorites.

I also like old country (Buck Owens, George Jones, etc.) and Chris and I usually listen to Disco Saturday Nights on a local Seattle station whilst making our weekend dinner! I'm sure there are MANY I've forgotten......

PS....Am I REALLY the only Oingo Boingo fan here?!?

Gen
Here's a huge list...

Alice In Chains
ABBA
B-52's
Bauhaus
Ben Folds (Five)
Cowboy Junkies
The Church
Chris Isaak
Duran Duran
Dave Matthews Band
Duncan Sheik
Erasure
Eurythmics
Eminem
Faith No More
Fiona Apple
Garbage
George Michael
Henry Rollins
Indigo Girls
INXS
Icehouse
James
Jane's Addiction
Jeff Buckley
Jars of Clay
k.d. lang
Lenny Kravitz
Madonna
Me'Shell Ndegeocello
Melissa Etheridge
Men At Work
Morrissey
Midnight Oil
Moby
New Order
Nine Inch Nails
Nirvana
Olive
Prince
Pixies
Primus
Portishead
Pet Shop Boys
Queen
Radiohead
R.E.M.
Robbie Williams
Suzanne Vega
Sugarcubes
Sundays
Sting
Sade
Shawn Colvin
Sinead O'Connor
Smashing Pumpkins
Tracy Chapman
Tears For Fears
Til Tuesday
Throwing Muses
They Might Be Giants
Talking Heads
U2
Violent Femmes
Weezer
XTC
Yaz
ZZ Top (hehe) Razzer
I've been reading through the forum for months now and I've been wondering about this topic...

My short list:

Bic Runga
Dave Dobbyn
David Gray
Dave Matthews
Paul Kelly
Peter Gabriel
Sarah MacLachlan
Sting
U2

Minor observation: I didn't see Paul Kelly in anyone else's list. I assumed that Paul would definitely be on people's lists. Am I missing something here?
Let's see... short list...

THE CLASSICS
*Beatles
*Bob Dylan
*Led Zeppelin
*Hendrix
*Rolling Stones

COLLEGE YEARS
*REM -- favorite band of all time, prior to discovering the Finns (and prior to Bill Berry leaving)
*U2
*Sting/The Police
*Indigo Girls
*Public Enemy ("which one of these things is not like the others...")
*Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
*Chicago blues guitar -- Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, and others

MORE RECENT TASTES
*Uncle Tupelo, and offshoots -- Son Volt and Wilco
*Ron Sexsmith
*David Gray (wife and I disagree on this one -- she mockingly refers to him as "the sheep guy")
*Shawn Colvin
*Lyle Lovett
*Bic Runga
*Dave Dobbyn
*Possibly Teddy Thompson, once we have more than one album to judge on.
*and based on this recent Neil tour, add Rhett Miller/Old 97's.

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