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What is your favorite band or music from another country?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 5, 2011

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“German metal”

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“Mumford & Sons.”

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“Spanish guitar music.”

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“Mumford & Sons.”

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zikzak 2 years, 5 months ago

Kwoon, a French post rock band. Check out I lived on the Moon on you tube. Beautifully done.

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RedOctober 2 years, 5 months ago

Corky Buczek from Kazakhstan with his pop single "Bing Beng"

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puddleglum 2 years, 5 months ago

that ol rammsteins a good act, but how can you top DURAN DURAN?

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tange 2 years, 5 months ago

Lately, I've spent too much time listening to the latest, extended release by UNKLE, stringing together long songs for daily commutes or afternoon runs. Here's a shortened eye-candy version of one of the songs I like to run to...

In a longer version (below), it reminds me of a woman I used to see, about the time the tenor and base (synth?) horns kick in, toward the end of the song. Hmm... on second thought, the whole song reminds me of her. Anyway...

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true_patriot 2 years, 5 months ago

Turbonegro Bulgarian Women's Choir Thin Lizzy Elis Regina Masshysteri AC/DC Polysics Maura O'Connell Budgie Rush Kvelertak Sugarcubes Pilot Birthday Party UFO Curved Air Mando Diao Plastics

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Liberal 2 years, 5 months ago

Manu Chao or Rodrigo y Gabriella

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 5 months ago

Brother http://www.brothermusic.com/ Never ran into anything like these guys. They call themselves a "mongrel band". They're from Australia and they use bagpipes and didgeridoo and African drums and all sorts of other weird stuff. They use aboriginal themes and rock and you name it. Love them lots. Not quite AfroCelt, not quite not.

The Pogues Couldn't be young(ish) and Irish without getting into Shane McGowan, although it was a bit of a "Whaa??" to hear his voice in a car commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q97IfB...

Runrig For the Scots on my list. Time to get homesick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsNwgv...

Adiemus And for the Welsh among us... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXpulL...

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

methamphetamine is a hell of a drug .....I'm Rick James b(tch!

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tange 2 years, 5 months ago

prospector (anonymous) says… "Did everybody get there new periodic table with darmstadtium (Ds), roentgenium (Rg) and copernicium (Cn) ?"

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

And hey, if the question is ever about music you can expect me to run worse than an 1890 T. Crapper toilet.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

This will be #35 today, Babboy. Sorry, it's the Adderal. My mom makes me take it. Autie likes this crappy band called Tripwire. He follows them everywhere. This was probably at some RV show. Autie's the guy wandering around alone in the sexy black outfit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-2U9V...

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BABBOY 2 years, 5 months ago

By the way, did Rara-avis discover the computer or just going for 1000 posts today

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BABBOY 2 years, 5 months ago

Rammstein

Clash

(I do admitt to being an old Rush fan but they pissed me off after they abandoned the Moving Pictures and odd direction they went)

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Bea, I still can't believe you saw Skynard in Oakland in '77. What a trip.

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beatrice 2 years, 5 months ago

Beatles and Pink Floyd for popular music.

Ali Farka Toure for best African blues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBDU6X...

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

Anybody got a link to Jan and Dean's "Schlock Rod"?

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

A special one for Rara (Rare Earth) Avis....you know what I mean...

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Liberty275 2 years, 5 months ago

Shakira before she got too old.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

I will say that I am a very beautiful man. And I make a good girlfriend, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEk-g0...

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

" It is about dealing with the fairer sex and that you can't win for losing is universal." -prospector

You got that right, although it's on the wind that you got a pretty good one yourself, as women go.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

I had this trashy girlfriend from Opelika, AL. Evidently, they are Auburn fans. Their cheer is "Roll Tide Roll! Around the Bowl and Down the Hole! Roll Tide Roll!"

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g_rock 2 years, 5 months ago

Well, I'd say Sugarcubes because it was better before the solo Bpork. But I don't wanna tangle with Rara. But there are lots of odd Swedish and whatnot Rockabilly bands so I'll go with that.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 5 months ago

"You know, due to the incessant and immature posting of Rara_Avis, I don't think I would trust that idiots opinion on anything, much less music. You're a complete and utter jerk, and nothing your 'opinions' mean nothing, to anyone. Grow up, little one." Fretster

Then don't read his posts. Jeebus. Who peed in your bran oat flakes?

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Good stuff! I actually have a Kufi cap. Here, I'll show ya. http://tinypic.com/r/2u5qqhh/5

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rockchalker52 2 years, 5 months ago

"incessant and immature..." blah, blah..

Sometimes the only frets worth listening to come from the guitars on these fine links my fellow posters have shared.

Its free tuition day, Rock History - graduate level, courtesy R_A. Let him roll, troll. right in his wheelhouse. prose deluxe.

That's all i'ma say aboutit. It's Sat & there's football. I'm out 'til after the big game tonite. Roll Tide.

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prospector 2 years, 5 months ago

Rara, screw the pictures, listen to the words. It is about dealing with the fairer sex and that you can't win for losing is universal.

This one I use when life suxs.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

Hey Fretster, get over yourself. This not North Korea. If you don't like it, don't read it.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Now that's what I'm talking about. Depressing propaganda vidoes made by Afrikaaners! Prospector, you just righted yourself. I do secretly like some Stones songs, especially this little acknowledged gem. It's just that looking at Mick makes me physically ill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2pgGi...

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Fretster 2 years, 5 months ago

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Kyle Neuer 2 years, 5 months ago

Kora music from Mali, Soukous, Highlife, Orchestra Baobab.

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prospector 2 years, 5 months ago

Rara, you are right, that was pretty lame. Hope this makes you feel better.

I should have remember S E Rogie.

From "Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana"

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 5 months ago

I was (and still am) fond of the Scorpions.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

If anyone can find "Missy How You Let Me Down" by Richard Thompson online, anywhere, please let me know. I've tried the youtube, the bing. Nothing.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Finally! Some footage of Ronaldo tripping the light fantastic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJh5rf...

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

I forgot it's Saturday. I may just be here by myself all day. That's okay, I'm really liking this question. It's Rara Avis Day.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

There weren't one bit of political correctness in Miles. Not one bit. I really miss you, Sugar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmeLKQ...

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

oopssillyme, Hocus Pocus rocks! I don't even remember them. I'm gonna make me a band like that, but I want Dog the Bounty Hunter as the front man. That would be really cool.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Radiohead. Okay, thanks. Now I just vomited all over my keyboard. They had one good song. One. Creep. Then They started trying to be Pink Floyd and now are just embarrassing. They were on SNL recently and I bit through my tongue and my toes are still curled up after viewing that spectacle.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Oh yeah, how could I forget the Buttholes. That was that Beach Boys rip off band from England, the guys that were together for seven years and hated each others guts. Then they went off to be hippies and died or got murdered. Oh, and they never would have written anything cool if Dylan didn't turn them on to pot in '64. Sorry folks, the LJW finally asked a question that I have all the answers to. Holla!

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

And their is no mystery about Keith's long existance on drugs. Being sort of an expert in the field, I knew it all along. In his recent book, Keith answers the question of the ages with two simple points. He only does really good quality stuff, and he's a master of moderation, something I know nothing about, so I've had to quit all that crap because I don't want to die. Yet.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

With all credit due, none, the Rolling Stones are awful. Mick Jagger is nothing but a poser with an Accounting Degree. Why do you think they're so rich? He's the businessman, Keith is the Real Deal. Mick couldn't car less about continuing to embarass himself as an octogenarian pretending to rock. He's rich. They all are. Keith, on the other hand, couldn't breath without playing. What really pisses me off is after 90-ish Bill Wyman went insane, they got Darryl Jones, one of the greatest young bassists ever. He was available after Miles died. But is Darryl a Rolling Stone? Nooooooo. He's a "salaried employee". Yeah okay Mick, after you killed Brian Jones, who became worthless anyway, you let Mick Taylor be a Rolling Stone. The you let Ron Wood be a Stone, but Darryl. No, we can't have a young black Rolling Stone. You jerk.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Oh great. Prospector just had to say the Rolling Turds. Thanks for ruining my day.

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labmonkey 2 years, 5 months ago

Apocalyptica, covering a Rammstein song, sung by Nina Hagen.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

I'll go with Lee on this one. Van Morrison is the greatest soul version of Bob Dylan ever. I think Babboy will agree that this is really a stupid question. Everyone knows that all the best music is from the good ol' USA. Especially Rock and Roll, which originated in work songs sung by the slaves from places like Alabama and Louisiana. I would say Huddy Ledbetter started rock and roll/blues. Then when it fused with Jazz it went on to become Bill Haley and Elvis. The rest is history. From then on the R&R from other places was pretty much an answer to or cheap imitation of American Rock and Roll. The Beatles, The Stones, The Who were all answers to Elvis and Chuck Berry. Donovan(snicker) was the UK's answer to Bob Dylan, who is probably the most impersonated and influential American musician of all time. The UK even tried to answer Nirvana with that crappy band Bush.

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prospector 2 years, 5 months ago

The Rolling Stones

Did everybody get there new periodic table with darmstadtium (Ds), roentgenium (Rg) and copernicium (Cn) ?

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oopssillyme 2 years, 5 months ago

Radiohead, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Erasure.

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tomatogrower 2 years, 5 months ago

I love music from all over the world, but I love the Irish most. Clannad is great, but I don't think they are together anymore, so I'm dating myself.

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Gandalf 2 years, 5 months ago

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 5 months ago

1: Powderfinger- a great alt rock back from Australia

2: Rammstein - 'nuff said

3: Spiderbait - another Australian rock band

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Bill Lee 2 years, 5 months ago

The Walker Brothers from England even though all three were Americans living there. I like Scott's solo stuff most of all.

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Sorry for my rants and posts. Was pent up for while.....

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Who is R[h]onda, Dammit?!

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

The Commodores, before Lionel Richie left to go be Liberace.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

They say these folk tour in a VW mini bus. I bet it looks like a porcupine goin' down the road . . .

Swiss Alphorn Players Einfach mal Zuhoeren

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

It don't matter who's in Austin, Bob Wills is still the king.

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Looking for a RonaThon. Seriously, if it could be found, I bet Ron could find it. RON?

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

RON H. What do you think?

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Mumford and Sons, neo Celtic folk music, blah, blah, blah. Here today, gone tomorrow.

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

You got it R_A. That guy, Foley, and other -- how should I say--"Classical/Jazz Bassets" can only play that way from learning on an upright without frets. Is actually easy to see in the way his right hand, mostly, but left hand too, MOVE one the instrument. It is a cross over art that is not picked up these days.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

Okay, how bout this . . .

Xavier Rudd - Didjeridoo Jammimg (live)

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

Missouri is a foreign country . . right?

"The Lawrence Massacre" by a Band of Missouri Ruffians (Led by William Quantrill)

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Bjork, and the many other genres of music indigenous to Iceland. And certain demonstrations of the Swiss Alpine Horn.

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Ok....This one makes me misty eyed...Dammit!

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labmonkey 2 years, 5 months ago

Rhonda's gonna be pissed at this OTS. Isn't this her territory?

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Favorite band used to be a musical group but now I think they are call "Occupy Miami".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crh323wcdpw

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 5 months ago

Morbid Goat Fornicator - Chilean Death Metal one-man band.

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labmonkey 2 years, 5 months ago

Rammstein, System of a Down, and Apocalyptica.

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