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    For a rap song the Nate Dogg one was alright but it was pretty easy Clutch - The Regulator takes it. Loved the guitar line.

    To further confuse

    One - U2
    One - Metallica
    One - Ed Sheran
    One - Johnny Cash

    I could go on but that will do I think.

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    I've got to go with Johnny Cash. I know picking the Cash cover version of things over the originals has become something of a cliche in recent years, but I do think it's the better version. And I don't like Metallica's One either. Think it's probably their most overrated song and gets a bit inflated because of the weighty subject matter.

    I feel like going back to some hair metal stuff.

    Cinderella, 'Gypsy Road', 1988

    or

    Warrant, 'Cherry Pie', 1990

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    For whatever reason I could never stand listening to the singer from Cinderella's voice. Catchy songs for sure, but listening was like hearing vocal cords raked across broken glass. On the flip side, I saw Warrant open for Poison back in the 80's on their Cherry Pie tour. They were entertaining as hell. Their third album is actually really good, and a lot deeper than their earlier stuff. It also didn't do as well probably for the same reasons. It's called Dog Eat Dog. If you haven't heard it I highly suggest it.

    So yeah, Cherry Pie

    My turn I guess huh?

    Let's go with some other hair metal

    Extreme

    or Whitesnake

    I saw both of them, fan of both.

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    Extreme never made much of an impact on me, not even the big single. So Whitesnake.

    Aerosmith

    Or

    Guns 'N Roses

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    Aerosmith for no other reason than Dream On.

    The Black Keys
    or
    The White Stripes

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    That's a tough one. I like them both, but don't love everything by either of them. I'd give the edge to The White Stripes but it's not by much of a distance.

    I was digging some of the Nu Metal options from a few pages back, made me feel young again. So, in that vein, two that are still going and I'm led to believe making new albums as we speak:

    Papa Roach

    or

    Disturbed?

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    Disturbed by a good margin. I like a lot more of their stuff than Papa Roach for sure

    Britney

    or

    Christina

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    Ha, that's a good one. Both outside my usual stuff but have some catchy enough pop songs. Have been insanely attracted to both of them at one time or another. I will give it to Christina - a much more impressive voice, I think.

    Was tempted to throw up a couple of boybands just to see if anyone would answer, but I'm going to try and keep the thread going instead....

    No Doubt

    or

    Garbage?

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    Hey Mr. Don't speak No Doubt are Hella Good but gotta go with Garbage simply becuase I don't like how it becmae hte Gwen Steffani Experience after a while.

    Another pop one, reviving the feud:

    Taylor Swift
    OR
    Katy Perry

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    Taylor Swift. She's crazy as a loon but I actually like singing along with her stuff with the kids more than Katy Perry's

    OK, let's see where I want to go with this one........

    The Soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop

    or

    The Soundtrack to Top Gun

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    Danger Zone has got to be one of the best 80's pop rock songs going. Gets it for that alone.

    Lion King
    Or
    Frozen
    Or
    Another Disney Musical (too many to list).

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    Not going to run through all the Disney but will take Lion King of those two.

    The Buzzcocks

    Or

    The Stranglers?

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    Well, I didn't know either of them very well so I listened to whatever YouTube pulled up for me. I think The Buzzcocks, but I really wasn't fond of either.

    Slow Hand by the Pointer Sisters

    or

    Slow Hand by Conway Twitty

    or

    Slow Hands by Niall Horan

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    Don't like the new one at all. Would have gone with Twitty from the way it starts but when he starts singing... I dunno, something about it is really creepy, man. So it's Pointer Sisters. And actually, it's not a bad version at all.

    Umbrella (Rihanna)

    or

    Umbrella (Biffy Clyro)

    or

    Umbrella (Manic Street Preachers)

    or

    Umbrella (McFly)

    or

    Umbrella (Lillasyster)


    OK, that's enough choices for now....

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    So I listened to all of them and I liked the Manic Street Preachers one the most. I've heard Clyro before, I think that was the first cover I heard of it and it is good but I like the energy of the rock ones more. It came down to Manic Street Preachers and McFly and I think McFly was just a little too pop-punk for my liking. Cool covers though.

    Probably Australia's two biggest musical exports

    AC/DC
    Or
    The Wiggles

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    I don't know about worldwide but Kylie Minogue is probably bigger than either of them here in the UK.

    Surprise surprise, AC/DC.

    Two rock albums apparently tied in the bestseller stakes with around 12m a piece.

    Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet

    or

    Def Leppard, Hysteria

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    Hysteria, easily. I like Bon Jovi alright, but Hysteria is a fucking monster of an album. I'm especially fond of the title track, which is probably my favorite Def Lep song.

    Here's an interesting one, pitting the two best singers of the Seattle Sound against one another.


    Chris Cornell

    or

    Layne Staley

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    Chris Cornell has one of the best voices in popular music across any genre over the last 30 years. His vocal control and range is phenomenal but he can still add enough grit and growl for any rock song. His version of Billie Jean is just jaw dropping.

    On that note:

    Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
    OR
    Billie Jean - Chris Cornell

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    There's no doubting that Cornell is the best vocalist of that era and genre from a technical perspective, for sure. But I always found him probably the least evocative of the lot of them. There's no way I'd put him above either Staley or Vedder on a personal level, and I'd probably have to go behind Cobain and Weiland, too. Can't really justify that by pointing to anything about the voice per se, more of an x-factor that I always thought the others had more of. But then, it could be because I like most of the other bands more, too - though Audioslave never worked as well as RATM for me either.

    Cornell's version is very impressive but I'd still take the original if I am completely honest about it.


    Right then. Two of the bigger Rock albums from 1988.


    Megdeth, So Far, So Good, So What?

    or

    Living Color, Vivid

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    I would have to go with Living Colour, just more up my alley.

    So two of the biggest songs for 2017:
    Bodak Yellow - Cardi B
    Or
    HUMBLE - Kendrick Lamar

    From previous picks I'm guessing neither of these are completely up our alley but there is no denying that the songs seems Ed to be all over the place this year.

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    Ewww they both totally suck. I'll go with Kendrick just about.

    There's no doubting that Cornell is the best vocalist of that era and genre from a technical perspective, for sure. But I always found him probably the least evocative of the lot of them. There's no way I'd put him above either Staley or Vedder on a personal level, and I'd probably have to go behind Cobain and Weiland, too. Can't really justify that by pointing to anything about the voice per se, more of an x-factor that I always thought the others had more of. But then, it could be because I like most of the other bands more, too - though Audioslave never worked as well as RATM for me either.
    I agree. I think it can be put quite simply, Staley just had more soul. His music was always more personal lyric wise and he always sang straight from the heart.

    Black Sabbath - With Ozzy

    or

    Black Sabbath - With Dio

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    Gotta go with the original Sabbath with Ozzy. Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, some of the greatest rock songs of all time.

    Similar vein of question:
    Audioslave
    Or
    Rage Against the Machine
    Or
    Soundgarden

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    Rage Against the Machine for me.

    Slight change of pace, Katy Perry or Rihanna?

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    Rihanna. She's got a amazing voice.

    6 String Guitar

    or

    7 string

    or even

    8 string??

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    If we're talking to play I've always preferred the classic six string.

    Back to back UK number ones by American artists from 1999.

    Blondie, Maria

    Or

    Lenny Kravitz, Flyaway?

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    Actually I was talking about listening to (or at least that's what I was thinking when I typed but it doesn't matter). Same here. I tried 7 string and no thanks. Can't begin to understand why anyone would want to play with even more. I'm getting deja vu. Might have done this before...

    Blondie - Maria (My mum always sings that song for some reason)

    Anyway, I figured since I'm The Dude and everything...

    The Eagles or Creedence?

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    Credence for me. Fortunate Son is an anthem but manages to have such great lyrical depth and that isn't even to mention songs like Bad Moon Rising and Have Youth Ever Seen The Rain.

    Bitpop or Grunge?

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    Totally agree with the above.

    I like both but prefer grunge.

    The two genre's that dominated Kerrang and the like when I was about 18.

    Pop punk or nu-metal.

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    I'll go with Nu-Metal because I do remember some pretty awesome mosh pits at different discos or socials when I was growing up that were fuel by Nu-Metal songs.

    70s Stadium Rock or 70s Punk Rock

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    Stadium rock for me.

    Taken as a whole - the music of the sixties or the music of the seventies?

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    As I can't name one 60's song off the top of my head I gotta go with 70's. Right? :P

    Eminem or 2Pac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddieg2005 View Post
    As I can't name one 60's song off the top of my head I gotta go with 70's. Right? :P
    I think that just means you have to learn the 1960s.

    Not the biggest rap fan so it's not really in my area but if pressed I'd pick 2pac. I like a few by each, but can't claim to know either too extensively.

    Maybe a strange choice but they've sold roughly the same number of records, so I'll throw it out there: Maroon 5 or the Black Eyed Peas? And a swift ban for anyone who cheats and says neither!

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    I honestly tnever really got the Maroon 5 hate. Sure it is the most middle of the road music you could ever fine but it still sounds good to me. I heard She Will Be Loved om radio recently and I found myself singing along much better than The Black Eyed Peas. I actually have a theory that My Humps popularity was the point when it became ok for pop songs to be about nothing. Fun song no doubt but if that is true then it has a lot to answer for.

    The big Bitpop questions: Oasis or Blur?

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