Friday OT - Desert Island Band

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  1. Angie

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    Somehow your life goes all Gilligan and you get stuck on a desert island for the remainder of it. (Let's say, 15 years.) You have to choose one band - you can take their entire catalog of songs and albums, but ONLY that band.

    Who do you choose? Do you go quantity over quality, or vice versa?
     
  2. Angie

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    I always have trouble with this. I usually come back to the Stones, but there are a lot of good contenders. I mean, a band like RHCP has been around for forever - and most of their recent music is just mediocre, but they had some good stuff back in the day. How do you decide?
     
  3. FarminCy

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    If I'm stuck on an island than it has to be Jimmy Buffett.
     
  4. Angie

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    I have to say - one full evening at Margaritaville did me in. I no longer like pina coladas or getting caught in the rain.
     
  5. erikbj

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    Probably the Doors or Zeppelin............lots of great music, plus they would bring enough drugs that we could have a good time before kick the bucket.
     
  6. cyfanatic

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    Easy for me...E Street Band! Can I bring all of the bootlegs I own with me as well?
     
  7. Angie

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    Works for me! :smile:

    I always waver on whether or not it's also okay to bring work by the band members as solo artists, but I think I have to say that's cheating.
     
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    I get what your saying. The reason I picked Jimmy is because of how large his collection of songs is and the fact that he at times is a cover band and has lots of cover songs on his albums so he could sing those for me too. Plus if I'm stuck on a desert island i'm not sure I would want a band that would depress me, I would probably need Jimmy and the Coral Reefers constantly pumping sunshine up my *** so I wouldn't go all Tom Hanks in Cast Away.
     
  10. Angie

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    The cheerful aspect is a very solid point. I don't think a lot of emo bands would be picked.
     
  11. CYCLNST8

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    My own band. :)

    I'd like to take classic Van Halen, but not sure I'd want all the drama...
     
  12. mctallerton

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    Not going to lie when I saw this thread I thought lonely island had a new song out and Angie didn't know it was lonely island not desert island. Sorry for doubting you Angie but now I'm sad there isn't a new lonely island song...
     
  13. Angie

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    I do love some Lonely Island!!
     
  14. 2020cy

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    I want a band that knows how to build a boat.
     
  15. CycloneNorth

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    Just to clarify, are we bringing the actual band or just their music?
     
  16. Angie

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    I've always pictured it with just their music - but I'm open to interpretation. :) I think I'd still go Stones, but maybe try to do it 30 years ago.
     
  17. Gonzo

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    I've always been a Smiths guy, but a lifetime of them and nothing but them alone on an island would drive me to engineer a potato gun and just end it all, which might be for the best. R.E.M. would be a contender, but everything after "Document" basically sucks so that would render more than half of their catalogue useless. Pavement is right up there.

    But if I can have one and only one, I'm going with The Replacements.
     
  18. CloneinWDSM

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    I would say a band like Red Hot, but after a while I feel like I would get annoyed with the intensity if I'm on an island.

    I like country, so I could go for Eric Church to be played on an island.
     
  19. bringmagicback

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    Cross Canadian Ragweed/The departed. Same band plus/minus a few people......They play all different genres of music so I wouldnt get tired of it.
     
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    I thought of two things immediately when I read this scenario.

    1. The band saying, "Hey man, where do we plug in?" (Unless professor built a bike generator.)

    2. Eventually saying, "If you play ******* Margaritaville one more time, I'll feed you to the sharks!"
     
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