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#1 Robin

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:45 PM

Sound Opinions is planning a show on the best "One Note Wonders" in popular music. We'd love to hear your nominations. What are some great bands who really only do one thing--but do it very well. Email interact@soundopinions.org or post here and we can contact you to be on the show.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:49 PM

obligatory Ramones, AC/DC, Motorhead post
Aren't there any girls out their who like good music? I need to and want to meet them. My favorite bands are Overkill River, The Nife, Songs:Ohio, and Nuetral Milk Hotel. Please let me know if your into indy music and like to go to show's and drink beer's and makeout.

#3 Badger

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 02:52 PM

Clinic fit in here I guess but I'm not sure they'd thank me for saying so.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:44 AM

Fu Manchu

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:40 AM

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:43 AM

Enya White Stripes Chuck Berry Kraftwerk (don't bother contacting me, thanks)

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:58 AM

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#8 Agrimorfee

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:16 AM

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Well...<novelty song nerd thinks it over>
OK, his modus operandi was covering any song that he thought was *good*, no matter it's contextual quality or style--so one could say he did it quite well-- but he didn't always sing like his pants were twisted onto his groin. ;)

Put Weird Al on this list, too, as well as Tom Lerher & Stan Freberg, since we are traversing the comedy route.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:23 AM

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Gogol Bordello, tovariches.

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#10 Bob Loblaw

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:32 AM

Presidents of the USA. One note music played on a total of five strings. I heard their new album leaked a couple weeks ago. Anyone have that?

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:04 AM

Montana

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:05 AM

It's beginning to look like The Go Team! has just the one trick up their sleeve.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:07 AM

It's beginning to look like The Go Team! has just the one trick up their sleeve.

I was going to post this as soon as I remembered what their name was.

Still waiting for Slackmo to delete this thread.


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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:41 AM

Chuck Berry

Yes and no. Sure a lot of his hits had the same guitar intro, but he had a lot of stuff like Wee Wee Hours, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Havana Moon, Memphis, Bye Bye Johnny, Nadine, You Never Can Tell, Downbound Train, Drifting Heart and others that drew from traditional pop, blues and latin influences.

I made a 2-disk set of his stuff a while back. Let me know if you want me to dig it out and send you a copy. you might be surprised by some of what you hear. ;)

#15 Meldrick Lewis

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:47 AM

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Also Mark E. Smith, not necessarily in that order.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:21 PM

kings of leon (though "very well" could be debated)

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:44 PM

Bad Religion? re: Chuck Berry: yeah, Havana Moon and Bye Bye Johnny and Downbound Train. Chuck Berry's "Downbound Train" ~ Bruce Springsteen's "Downboand Train".
Sorry, I was being pretentious. Please don't mess with my stars.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:28 PM

White Stripes

They have lots of different styles of music that they play, but they should be on this list because of this.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:53 AM

Better to have played one great note, than three hundred mediocre ones.
Every Sunday morning I wake up
I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
- The Felice Brothers

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:04 PM

The Jesus & Mary Chain The Ravonettes (see The Jesus & Mary Chain)