So, following on from the Next Listening Club thread, a few of us of decided that the best way to pick any future listening clubs would be to put all suggestions to a vote. So that’s what I’ve done - all suggestions from the previous thread have been added below, feel free to add to the wishlist (I’m assuming that options can be added once it’s been published, if not, I’ll create some more polls).
Right, let the name-calling, hair-pulling, tears and bitter recriminations begin!
ROUND ONE :
- Pet Shop Boys
- David Bowie
- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
- Talk Talk
- Dirty Three
- Go Betweens
- The Feelies
- Tom Waits
- The Fall
- The Wedding Present
- My Bloody Valentine
- The Cure
- Neil Young
- Cat Power
- Songs Ohia/Jason Molina/Electric Magnolia Co.
- International Harvesters
- Sonic Youth
- The Walkmen
- Sleater Kinney
- Talking Heads
- Steely Dan
- Captain Beefheart
- Frank Zappa
- Wilco/Uncle Tupelo
- Ryan Adams
- Neko Case
- Elephant 6 Collective
- Sarah Records
- Our Band Could Be Your Life (Canada Edition)
- Our Band Could Be Your Life (Scotland Edition)
By the way, I’m not pitting the bands off against each other in a round-robin style, I just couldn’t create one poll with so many options
Balls, sorry, forgot to add @native12’s choices :
- Depeche Mode
What are the those Canada and Scotland editions of OBCBYL?
It’s an idea that @thesewoodenideas came up with :
"Depends how in depth and far back you want to go and the stature of artists.
Do we include Leonard Cohen, Buffy St Marie, Neil Young, The Band?
I’d be happy for stuff like:
Mary Margaret O’Hara, The Tragically Hip, Plumtree, Sloan, New Pornographers, Hayden up to the early 2000s explosion of bands like Wolf Parade, Metric, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, The Besnard Lakes, Great Lake Swimmers, The Dears, Feist, Japandroids, Caibou, Owen Pallet, The Acorn, Woodpigeon etc"
So a collection of bands from a particular era of a particular country…similar to the Our Band Could Be Your Life book which grouped together Minutemen, Husker Du, The Replacements etc.
They dont really exist but I was saying something along those lines but for non USA would be pretty great.
This new book/CD seems to try to do it a bit for Scotland tho