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Pub rock

Brinsley Schwarz
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Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers
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Ducks Deluxe
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Dr. Feelgood
4
67%
Eddie & The Hot Rods
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Kilburn & The High Roads
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33%
Rockpile
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Ace
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Dave Edmunds
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No votes
 
Total votes: 6

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 19, 2007 18:14

Ok, proper pub rock at last! That back to basics stuff of the 70s that ultimately merged into, influenced, and became the meat & potatoes of punk rock!


I'm deliberately not including the big name, new wave, "pub rock" type bands that made it really big after punk's first flourish i.e. no Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Dire Straits or Pretenders here. I've also not inlcuded The 101'ers, because they never recorded anything mid 70s. It was 1981 before they made an album. And no "Man" either, because they were a
kind of porgressive proto-pub rock band, so disqualified by my rules.

SO only pre-punk proper back to basisc early to mid 70s pub rock here.

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Postby Batesy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 18:29

I'm generally not very good at this but what about The Faces? In my head* they are the archetypal pub rock band. 'Pool Hall Richard' and 'Stay With Me' make everything else Rod Stewart has ever done perfectly excusable.

*Admitedly, the 'truth' and what's in my head are frequently very different.

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 19, 2007 18:36

No, no, no The Faces were more loose, sloppy bluesy rock n roll with the odd hard rock bit and occasional R 'n B lick! They were basically too good to be called pub rock.

Pub rock was real back to basics rock almost roots rock, three chords, singing to a rock n roll beat, meat & potatoes drumming, no unnecessary ornamentation.

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Postby dogsetc. » Mon Mar 19, 2007 18:44

Stoneage Dinosaurs wrote:They were basically too good to be called pub rock.


Haha. That sentence Stoneage sums up my feelings perfectly, and why i won't be voting in this one. (Nothing against pubs though.)

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Postby Ady » Mon Mar 19, 2007 18:51

didn't ace do that song that goes"oh oh oh its magic-y'knowww"

guilty pleasure if it is :)

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 19, 2007 18:58

Ady wrote:didn't ace do that song that goes"oh oh oh its magic-y'knowww"

guilty pleasure if it is :)


I don't know, but they did that awful love ballad "How Long" in 74, which was a huge hit but didn't really sound like anything else they did, perhaps why it was a hit, because let's face it, pub rock had a pretty short shelf life, it was all over really by 76-77.

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Postby Ady » Mon Mar 19, 2007 19:10

i just found out what i was on about-it was the band pilot.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Mar 19, 2007 20:23

By a country mile, Dr Feelgood stand out, although Kilburn & The High Roads is a good shout...

If you have never heard Stupidity, Dr Feelgood's classic live album and one of the best live albums ever, then get your act together and check it out... :evil:

To be honest most pub rock acts were twee...

The Feelgoods rocked though, mainly thanks to Wilko's manic guitar playing... :D

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Postby dogsetc. » Mon Mar 19, 2007 20:33

dogsetc. wrote:
Stoneage Dinosaurs wrote:They were basically too good to be called pub rock.


Haha. That sentence Stoneage sums up my feelings perfectly, and why i won't be voting in this one. (Nothing against pubs though.)


Proxy vote for the missus -- Dr Feelgood (with Wilco, she insists).

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Postby Mr Dogstand » Mon Mar 19, 2007 20:53

We booked Eddie and the Hot Rods to do a Rock Against Racism gig in the late seventies. They came in at £200 thirty years ago, and about the same amount we had to shell out to supply them with amphetamines..

Good entertainment, though not strictly my cup of tea.
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Postby dogsetc. » Mon Mar 19, 2007 20:57

Ms Dogs says that Eddie and the Hot Rods made her ears ring longer (days*) than any other...





*she had to take the next day off work, because she couldn't hear anything.

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Postby brother abnego » Mon Mar 19, 2007 22:39

...Doctor Feelgood for me...two words; Wilko Johnson...

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Postby Pet Lamb » Fri Mar 23, 2007 21:08

dogsetc. wrote:Dr Feelgood (with Wilco, she insists)


I think you will find that Wilco have nothing at all to do with Dr Feelgood...whereas Wilko Johnson does...

Sorry Mr Dogs...I thought I would let you know that before Fu does a major rant...he's very picky about things like that... :wink:

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Postby dogsetc. » Fri Mar 23, 2007 21:21

Pet Lamb wrote:
dogsetc. wrote:Dr Feelgood (with Wilco, she insists)


I think you will find that Wilco have nothing at all to do with Dr Feelgood...whereas Wilko Johnson does...

Sorry Mr Dogs...I thought I would let you know that before Fu does a major rant...he's very picky about things like that... :wink:


Ah, now (wriggling out mode) i was being dictated to by the missus*, "with Wilko" she shouted from downstairs -- i was the wrong-speller. I then noticed abnego's different spelling, and assumed he would be right (what with his brain being an information super-highway), but thought it extra-sad to check, and edit my post.
There, that's sorted -- and a peaceful night in Dunfermline.

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*must stop this 'missus' business, not married so not accurate, sometimes she's posted as 'ms dogsetc.', and that's nonsense too -- Judith, that's better.

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Postby Pet Lamb » Fri Mar 23, 2007 23:17

dogsetc. wrote:and a peaceful night in Dunfermline


All is quiet on the Scottish front Mr Dogs... :wink: