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tehjiggles

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'Frisco bands by the decade.
« on: 01 Mar 2009, 19:17 »

I'm sure I'm not the only one on here that loves the classic San Francisco sound. There's something about the way the fog rolls in that transmutes itself into beautiful tones. The politics of the city help a bit too. What are your favorite 'Frisco bands of the past couple decades?

1960s:

Jefferson Airplane. Not only did they have some of the most interesting and listenable freakouts [A small package will come to you Shortly], the Airplane brought the pain live [listen to 'Blessed It's Pointed Little Head'], had memorable tunes, and cemented the tones that would become a staple of the city. A far better band than Frumious, Moby Grape, Quicksilver, and, dare I say, the Dead.

1970s

Steve Miller Band. Frumious Bandersnatch's recorded material stinks, but all members of that band are forgiven through "Fly Like an Eagle".

1980s

The Dead Kennedys.

1990s

Brian Jonestown Massacre.

2000s:

Wooden Shjips or Vetiver. Maybe I made this thread to plug Vetiver's sublimely Blind-Mellonish "Tight Knit". Wooden Shjips aren't as engaging, but each release is solidly built around the very essence of the Bay Area.
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #1 on: 01 Mar 2009, 19:24 »

A. Frisco?

Fucking FRISCO? PEOPLE ACTUALLY STILL CALL IT THAT?

 :-D

B. To answer your actual query, Jawbreaker is probably my favorite band out of SF from the 1990s, while these days Maus Haus and The Lovely Public are my favorite bands out of the city right now. Silian Rail is also pretty awesome.

Of course, expanding the range of this scene to involve most of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley would also draw in bands like Ugly Winner, Worker Bee, Guitar vs. Gravity... tl;dr bay area is pretty awesome. Sorry to hijack the thread.
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #2 on: 01 Mar 2009, 20:24 »

San Fransisco? I mean, Portraits of Past, Funeral Diner, and ...Who Calls So Loud are pretty good.
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #4 on: 03 Mar 2009, 21:16 »

Also, this and this

If we're goin older, I would suggest this or perhaps this
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #5 on: 03 Mar 2009, 21:21 »

You might have heard of this band.
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #6 on: 03 Mar 2009, 21:23 »

Oh man you just ruined my (semi)ninja edit

There's also these guys
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #7 on: 04 Mar 2009, 11:42 »

this

I think the OP was interested in bands that don't suck.
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #8 on: 04 Mar 2009, 11:44 »

Oh so that's why he mentioned Steve Miller band?
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #9 on: 04 Mar 2009, 13:01 »

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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #10 on: 04 Mar 2009, 13:21 »

this

I think the OP was interested in bands that don't suck.

Actually...

What are your favorite 'Frisco bands of the past couple decades?

I'm pretty sure that still fits
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #11 on: 04 Mar 2009, 14:22 »

You're obviously not a member of the Anti-Deerhoof Society, or else you'd know that Shane is the founder and patron saint of our organization.
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #12 on: 04 Mar 2009, 14:31 »

I am aware, but that wasn't really my point
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Re: 'Frisco bands by the decade.
« Reply #13 on: 05 Mar 2009, 04:56 »

Guys, speaking of Bay Area bands, I still have a soft spot for Operation Ivy.
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