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Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« on: August 20, 2011, 09:14:12 am »
What's your favourite band of this genre?  In the 80s we had All About Eve and Katrina And The Waves.  The 70s had Blondie.  Now the kids have Florence And The Machine, who I haven't heard but I understand suck a fairly large one.

(Note: it doesn't have to be exactly three blokes, as long as they're faceless).
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 09:24:40 am »
Blondie is the all-time best.  Other favourites of mine include the Sundays, Goldfrapp and Catatonia. 
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 09:28:40 am »
Texas
Garbage

Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 09:29:50 am »
I'd forgotten The Sundays.  Yes, they'd be my favourite.  Will they ever get a fourth album out? I suppose Harriet is about 45 now.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 09:44:40 am »
Republica.

Garbage should be disallowed because Butch Vig is hardly a faceless bloke.

Eighth Wonder are the template. A vanity project for the vacuous Patsy Kensit.

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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 09:48:20 am »
Martha and the Muffins. Too many people, but so what. Also good music.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 09:53:57 am »
The Cranberries.

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No Doubt.

I'm finding this quite depressing, there's only one girl-fronted band that cuts the mustard IMO (apart from the previously mentioned Garbage) and that's The Pretenders, then again, they weren't three faceless blokes either. Well, two are now. Funnily enough, had a chat with Martin Chambers at Cornbury the other week. He told me, in a right broad Hereford accent, about his barn renovations. He likes digging. Oh, and he told me about the young falcons he has on his land. "They can fly alright, they just caaaan't bloody laaaand". Nice bloke.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 10:35:28 am »
Whatever happened to Echobelly?

The Muffs are very good pop-punk with cartoon attitude, but with the tunes to back it up.

Throwing Muses.
Belly.
Lone Justice.

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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 10:45:54 am »
Bands with TWO birds upfront don't count, so Throwing Muses only counts since Tanya Donelly left.  By the way, check out:
http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/36386-kristin-hersh-set-for-edinburgh-festival-show/

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More than 50% of the bands I like are fronted by women.  Blokes just don't sound as interesting.

Sundays 4th album?  I'm not too hopeful.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 10:56:04 am »
Camera Obscura is another one I've recently got into.  A singer with a deeply affecting unusual voice, backed by blokes I wouldn't recognise.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 11:18:53 am »
Transvision Vamp?

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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 11:22:03 am »
The Primatives!  That's more like it.  They recently released a new downloadable 4-track EP.  It's pretty good.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 11:24:06 am »
Transvision Vamp?
There's an apocryphal story about a TV gig where, as commonly happened, a fat oaf in the moshpit howled at Wendy James, "Get your tits out!".

At which she responded, "What's wrong with yours?".
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 11:26:26 am »
Elastica

They were all girls except for a token bloke.  Which is another type of band. The Corrs also fit that one.....
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2011, 11:28:46 am »
Mazzy Star.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2011, 11:39:26 am »
Catatonia. Cerys Matthews is my all-time heroine.

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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2011, 11:40:40 am »
Catatonia. Cerys Matthews is my all-time heroine.

I love her too.  Do you listen to her radio show on 6Music?
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2011, 11:41:57 am »
Elastica

They were all girls except for a token bloke.  Which is another type of band. The Corrs also fit that one.....
Jim Corr was the most miserable bloke in pop, I think.  No-one was the remotest bit interested in him.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2011, 11:45:39 am »
Powder were one of many mid 90s Britpop bands that fit the "Three faceless blokes and a bird up front" bill. They weren't very good.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2011, 11:46:20 am »
Catatonia. Cerys Matthews is my all-time heroine.

I love her too.  Do you listen to her radio show on 6Music?

Yes. Her music tastes are wildly varying, which totally rocks. She read out a message that I had sent her once. Awesome chick.

Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2011, 11:52:56 am »
Catatonia. Cerys Matthews is my all-time heroine.
Ah yes - a classic example of the genre.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2011, 12:56:09 pm »
Jim Corr was the most miserable bloke in pop, I think.  No-one was the remotest bit interested in him.

Now he's the David Icke of pop www.jimcorr.com/

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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2011, 01:42:59 pm »
Jim Corr was the most miserable bloke in pop, I think.  No-one was the remotest bit interested in him.

Now he's the David Icke of pop www.jimcorr.com/
My goodness.  This is probably all about Bono being invited to Davos, rather than him.
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Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2011, 01:44:48 pm »
The Pretenders, Portishead (2 blokes?), Suzi Quatro and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Re: Three faceless blokes and a bird up front
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2011, 01:50:57 pm »
Saint Etienne were one of the only girl-fronted bands I liked in the 90s.
Of late, I've developed a liking for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They'll probably split up now ::-)

All time best has to be Blondie though.