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Old Oct 6th 2004, 6:47 pm
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Default Best of British Music that Should Be Introduced to the Americans

A comment about the Jam in another thread on this forum has sparked an idea.

Which British and European bands/artists, past and present, did not/have not "make it big" in the US but deserve to be re/introduced to the Americans?

I didn't know that the Jam never became popular in the US. I guess tastes are that different.
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Old Oct 6th 2004, 6:52 pm
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I didn't know that the Jam never became popular in the US. I guess tastes are that different.
Simple Minds are so much more than the flippin Breakfast Club
Beautiful South
Manic Street Preachers
Texas

there's a couple of really great bands that never hit it off here/
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Are the Alabama 3 (A3 over there I think) cashing in on the Sopranos soundtrack yet?
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Well at the risk of having eggs thrown at me I miss Robbie Williams! Yes I know its probably a girl thing however he does have great music. He has tried to make it over here but as yet unsuccessfully. I love the fact he is funny and says what he wants, which is very refreshing when you have singers like Justin Timberlake always people pleasing...boring

Recently Jessica Simpson released his record 'Angels' and she completely hammered it to death Mariah Carey stye, shame.

Anyway thats who gets my vote.
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Depeche Mode
Gary Numan
Marillion
Gary Glitter (just for shits and giggles)
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Old Oct 6th 2004, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by ladylisa
Recently Jessica Simpson released his record 'Angels' and she completely hammered it to death Mariah Carey stye, shame.
Amen sister Lisa! That cover was against all that's holy. I never got why Robby didn't make it over here.
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Simple Minds are so much more than the flippin Breakfast Club
Beautiful South
Manic Street Preachers
Texas

there's a couple of really great bands that never hit it off here/
Manics yep,
Texas yep

Beautiful South?hmmm

What about The Charlatans?

Busted, Girls Aloud and Will Young, oh and Gggggggareth ggggates.
The state of the british music industry today...

Incidentaly a few brit bands breaking into the US market: Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol and Keane, worth a few quid if your after a cd.
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Beautiful South


Very Very good.. but.. I think lyrically.. they touch too many sore spots.
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Beautiful South


Very Very good.. but.. I think lyrically.. they touch too many sore spots.
Billy Bragg too, maybe for the same reasons.

You'd have thought Texas would have made it, with a name like that
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Portishead...
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Portishead...
that's proper slit the wrist material.
them and Radiohead, miserable twats the lot of them.
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that's proper slit the wrist material.
them and Radiohead, miserable twats the lot of them.
Yup, would have to agree...so would be perfect over here...

and Super Grass *l*
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and Super Grass *l*
feel alright

Deacon Blue though IMO were a ****ing cracking band.
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Default Re: Best of British Music that Should Be Introduced to the Americans

Originally Posted by ladylisa
Well at the risk of having eggs thrown at me I miss Robbie Williams! Yes I know its probably a girl thing however he does have great music. He has tried to make it over here but as yet unsuccessfully. I love the fact he is funny and says what he wants, which is very refreshing when you have singers like Justin Timberlake always people pleasing...boring

Recently Jessica Simpson released his record 'Angels' and she completely hammered it to death Mariah Carey stye, shame.

Anyway thats who gets my vote.

Robbie Williams made it big over here...what are you talking about? I love him too. Didn't you see him on MTV's cribs. Yeah i can't stand Jessica Simpson's version...

Robbie hit it big here with Millenium and Angels. I've seen him sing Come Undone and Feel on a few tv shows as well...so i think he's done alright over here.

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Default Re: Best of British Music that Should Be Introduced to the Americans

Originally Posted by rincewind
Depeche Mode
Gary Numan
Marillion
Gary Glitter (just for shits and giggles)

Depeche Mode was/is huge over here as well..i saw them in concert in the early 90's right after Dave Gahan tried to kill himself.

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