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WeeFuse’s Virtual Turntable: An Interactive Survey

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Music is a regular topic of discussion in my workplace and over the past few days we’ve had one of the more interesting discussions in recent memory.  I thought I’d share a version of it with you and see if it yields the same/different results.

Here we go!

  • What musician’s second group was the biggest disappointment?
  • Has there ever been a “super group” that was better than the bands from which it drew its personnel?  Or even “as good?”
  • What one concert would you see if you could go back in time?
  • You can prevent one untimely death in the world of music, whom do you save?
  • You can erase the music- and influence- of one group/artist from history, who is it?
  • One “overlooked” group/artist you like can finally get the credit they deserve, who it is it?

Finally, if I may make a personal appeal:  If you are going to participate please do so via the comments or an email (thetannerba@gmail.com).  A tweet to me that might only be seen by the two of us kind of defeats the whole purpose of this exercise.  Thanks!

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5 comments on “WeeFuse’s Virtual Turntable: An Interactive Survey

  1. finalynsh
    November 3, 2017

    1. Wings with Paul McCartney

    2. Cream. Sure the Yardbirds were great, but Baker and Bruce were far better in this band than in their previous ones, and Cream is where Clapton came into his own, in my opinion.

    3. U2, Long Beach Arena, 1986. thought about it, could have gone, ended up working overtime shift instead as semester had just ended and wanted to get some nice gifts for the family. It was epic.

    4. Hendrix

    5. Man, I never liked them, and never understood their huge popularity. Yes there are worse bands, but can we get rid of Foreigner?

    6. We’ve discussed them before, but The Alarm, and to pick a different one, my Aussie hobby horse, Icehouse.

  2. weefuse
    November 3, 2017

    1. Your choice was unanimous among my co-workers. How does that even happen- YOU WERE A BEATLE, ONE OF THE IMPORTANT BEATLES!!!

    2. I couldn’t think of one, although, in my opinion, Cream was the last (only?) good thing Clapton did. (ducks and covers).

    3. The Clash, Orpheum Theater, Boston, Sept 7/8, 1982. At the height of their power, Combat Rock was blowing up, they hadn’t gone into decline yet. I can’t even imagine going to another show after that.

    4. So many choices…but, for me, it has to be Stevie. The best was still to come.

    5. The Eagles…with Fleetwood Mac a VERY close second.

    6. I was tempted to say the Alarm, but they’re a band I really don’t want to share. So it’s Husker Du.

    • finalynsh
      November 3, 2017

      1. YOU WEREN’T RINGO! hehehe

  3. Kevin
    November 6, 2017

    OK, being up front that am not whatever the musical equivalent of a “foodie” is…I will enter in to this hoping that the ridicule will be minimal…

    1. What musician’s second group was the biggest disappointment?
    — I can agree with Paul McCartney.

    2. Has there ever been a “super group” that was better than the bands from which it drew its personnel? Or even “as good?”

    — I think you could make the case for “Emerson, Lake, and Palmer”, as well as “Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young”,..And for no other reason than the fun they have with covers, “Me First and the Gimme Gimmes”

    3. What one concert would you see if you could go back in time?

    —I never got to see a Grateful Dead show, and I think just for the experience that it would something memorable/special. (I did however get to see Frank Sinatra in one of his final appearances in Las Vegas, so maybe there’s some cosmic balance at work.)

    4. You can prevent one untimely death in the world of music, whom do you save?
    — The Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Big Bopper plane crash

    5. You can erase the music- and influence- of one group/artist from history, who is it?

    — I am gonna be a bit philosophical on this, because erasing the influence of one would likely also erase the counter push that follows…If there was no Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, would we have gotten The Ramones and/or The Clash? I realize they may not be the exact opposing forces, but I hope it gets my point across.

    6. One “overlooked” group/artist you like can finally get the credit they deserve, who it is it?

    — I don’t know if they were commercially or artistically motivated, but I think Martin Fry/ABC really tried a bunch of different things well.

    • weefuse
      November 6, 2017

      I don’t know what you were worried about, those were all…takes.

      But seriously, the only one that worries me is #4 and that’s because I know that just before his death Holly ditched the Crickets and was looking to become more of an “artiste” than just a singer. Dunno, I feel like it could have gone in a direction that I, personally, wouldn’t have been to keen on.

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