Best of Manchester

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I know...The Verve are Wigan, but that still counts

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Herman's Hermits 19
The Smiths 16
New Order 12
Stone Roses 11
The Fall 10
808 State 5
Buzzcocks 5
Joy Division 5
Happy Mondays 4
A Guy Called Gerald 4
Oasis 2
James 1
The Verve1
Magazine 0
Doves 0
Charlatans 0
Inspiral Carpets 0


liamail, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

10CC

Dom Passantino, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm voting Buzzcocks

liamail, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

10CC...ahahaha!!!

liamail, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Hollies

novamax, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

No way!!!! They shouldn't be disgracing the likes of Morrissey and Noel.

liamail, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

How does Wigan count? In fact, how does Northwich count? (not that anyone's going to vote for the Charlatans anyway, are they?)

ailsa, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Right, how many other notables come from Wigan? Or Northwich for that matter?

Not that I was expecting (m)any votes for Charlatans, but the Verve were pretty great.

liamail, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

^ban

Dom Passantino, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Huh?

liamail, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

Do the Bee Gees count?

novamax, Saturday, 26 January 2008 15:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Nah...but maybe I'll put them in an other poll on manchester, if I do one...big "if", though

liamail, Saturday, 26 January 2008 16:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Toughie. Almost went to JD/NO, but had to go with Los Buzzcocks

Alex in NYC, Saturday, 26 January 2008 16:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

aka anywhere that gets granada tv but isn't liverpool poll.

or something, Saturday, 26 January 2008 17:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

none of the above can be described as anything close to the 'best' of manchester. unless you're some sort of tedious fuckwit, of course, in which case go wild.

seriously, that's one seriously grim unexciting unfemale list of dullardry. did you buy your taste from the back of Q magazine?

thelightshineson, Saturday, 26 January 2008 20:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

except maybe HH and gerald. possibly 808 but not really.

thelightshineson, Saturday, 26 January 2008 20:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

nah who am i kidding, even they're not the best, merely ok.

thelightshineson, Saturday, 26 January 2008 20:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

DO OVER!! I messed up my vote... Buzzcocks are the way to go on this.

Saxby D. Elder, Saturday, 26 January 2008 21:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

No 10cc or Hollies no credibility.
Voted Oasis though.

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 27 January 2008 02:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Where are the Blue Orchids?

deedeedeextrovert, Sunday, 27 January 2008 04:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Aww man I forgot so many.....but, thelightshineson, who exactly have I forgotten? 10CC don't even come close to Joy Division.

liamail, Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

This is somebody having a laugh, right?

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

What do you mean by that?

liamail, Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

It is.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh, I'm SO SORRY that THE HOLLIES aren't on there...even though they are shit.

liamail, Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

This poll would have been more sense hadn't Herman's Hermits been among the options. Then it would be a Manchester indie poll rather than a Manchester poll.

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

I only really threw HH in there as a joke pick....I din't think anyone would take them over The Buzzcocks or The Smiths...oh well.

liamail, Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hermits, no. But Hollies are better than any of the current indie stuff. None of Manchester's recent indie heroes have ever released an album as good as "Butterfly". Even though I love Oasis and Stone Roses.

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 27 January 2008 13:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

What about Working For A Nuclear Free City? They're a good modern indie band.

(note: the rason they aren't on the list is because they've only got one album at this point, which I don't think is enough for a band that is still going)

liamail, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Fall obv

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

I voted for A Guy Called Gerald.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

salford != manchester

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Trudat. But which of these are from Salford?

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

the verve -- well, near enough.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's all "oop north".

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Noodle OTM re:Clash of the Titans

I think we should all vote for Inspiral Carpets just because I'd fall on the floor laughing if they won.

Bimble, Sunday, 27 January 2008 17:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

That whole Madchester thing was some real meathead shit.

Bodrick III, Sunday, 27 January 2008 17:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

while I did spend a happy bunch of seconds musing on who I would have included in the Manchester list (where were Big Flame from?) and to be honest I love 75% of the bands listed, but no tactical voting here so its The Buzzcocks. (though it would be nice if Magazine got a few votes)

Sandy Blair, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

who will be the 2nd after The Fall?

Zeno, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

No, Madchester wasn't all meathead shit.

Well, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays weren't....all else were.

liamail, Sunday, 27 January 2008 19:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Those are the main culprits! Totally responsible for loads of studes swaggering around trying to be hard and working class, the association of being working class with being thick and violent and the glamourisation of that (very dodgy) idea. "Hallelujah" is a great song, though.

Bodrick III, Sunday, 27 January 2008 19:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

WTF?! It's not Shaun Ryder's fault that the world is full of cunts.

But his new record does suck cock though....

liamail, Sunday, 27 January 2008 19:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

who will be the 2nd after The Fall?

I'll guess Buzzcocks or maybe Joy Division

steampig67, Sunday, 27 January 2008 19:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

HERMANS

Confounded, Sunday, 27 January 2008 20:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well, I'd guess The Smiths for numero deux.

liamail, Sunday, 27 January 2008 20:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol nub

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 January 2008 20:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

samdude14 (16 hours ago)
I dont get it . He was looking 4 a job and he found one , so how is he miserable ?

hatemachine777 (16 hours ago)
Well, jobs are usually miserable. You obviously want to do something much more fun, like hang out all day or something.

Bodrick III, Sunday, 27 January 2008 20:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Monday, 28 January 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

that's all very well but that doesn't mean it's not a shit poll

electricsound, Monday, 28 January 2008 06:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

heeheehee

who'd i miss then?

liamail, Monday, 28 January 2008 19:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Obviously lacking a lot, but if I just ignore Herman's Hermits being in there, I can easily go for Oasis as the best Manchester new wave/indie act, followed by Magazine, perhaps. :)

Geir Hongro, Monday, 28 January 2008 21:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Magazine 0 makes me sad.

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 00:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wow, I thought The Fall would romp this in, what with it being ILM.

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 00:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

ILM is contrarian as always although I believe this is mainly a matter of a number of people taking the piss to annoy the poll poster :)

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 00:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

surely these results have been sabotaged?

stephen, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 01:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

crappiest results ever.

Saxby D. Elder, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 03:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

seems about right to me

jabba hands, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 05:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

where is durutti column????????

jessie monster, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 05:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Me and my tulpa demand proportional voting in ILM polls. Its what Howard would want.

I'd have liked to be able to vote for Slaughter and the Dogs too, though I wouldn't have.

Sandy Blair, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 06:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol good work guyz fuck a 16 po-faced smiths voters tho but

Noodle Vague, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 07:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

In the end it was a straightforward choice between Sweet Sensation and the Ruthless Rap Assassins.

Dingbod Kesterson, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 08:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

OK, Everybody!!! (or, 19 of you anyway...)

"Years May Come!"
"years may come.."

Mark G, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 09:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Should have included Ludus just to fuck with everyone.

King Boy Pato, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 12:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

By the way, the correct answer to this poll is: STOCKHOLM MONSTERS

King Boy Pato, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 12:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's CRISPY AMBULANCE I feel sorry for.

Dingbod Kesterson, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 12:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Where'd liamail go? He hasn't commented on the results yet...

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 13:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Chameleons, anyone?

André, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 13:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Glad to see there's no Oasis fanboys here - 2 votes = good.

Buzzcocks only 5 votes? Ok...

Inspiral Carpets = 0 votes = clever people must use this site

Magazine deserved a few votes. Not the most, but a few wold have been nice.

How's about a Best of Grunge poll?

liamail, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 17:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hey, did you ever release a followup to "The Neverending Story"?

HI DERE, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 17:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Which - Pulp or Scooter?

liamail, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 17:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the Chameleons?

Lostandfound, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 19:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

(Also, I think when you're doing a big city, you have to extend it to the "Greater ______" area, in which case Wigan can count. But not Northwich!)

Lostandfound, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 19:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Herman's Hermits? waht the?

SeekAltRoute, Wednesday, 30 January 2008 11:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

Who needs miserabilism when you've got "I'm 'Enery The Eighth I Am?"

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 30 January 2008 11:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

second verse, same as the first

Mark G, Wednesday, 30 January 2008 11:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

That's a difficult smile.

Mark G, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:31 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

What would feature on a "Best of Manchester, post-2015 version"?

I guess that could include the "classic" bands if they'd released anything good since then.

djh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:54 (one week ago) Permalink

xp. that bobbins group that sounds like bad inxs

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:21 (one week ago) Permalink

x-post: Are you sure that meets the criteria?

djh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:00 (one week ago) Permalink

No, you're right, he's from Rochdale not Manchester, apologies.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:06 (one week ago) Permalink

I still prefer A Tatlock to the fucking Smiths, any day!

calzino, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:13 (one week ago) Permalink

good job all the rest of these bands are strictly from MANCHESTER tho:P

calzino, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:17 (one week ago) Permalink


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