Name an act whose work best sums up a musical decade

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Bowie: singer-songwriter (more Anthony Newly than Jackson Browne...), glam (verging on metal? I'll let someone else make that call), Philly Soul, art/electronica/whatever, disco, new wave.

(I don't really get the Allman Brothers, YMP--weren't they as anchored in one genre, Southern Rock, as you could be? Unless Southern Rock chops up a few different ways.)

clemenza, Friday, 5 January 2018 17:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

70s: George Clinton
80s: Prince

kornrulez6969, Friday, 5 January 2018 17:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

'00s - girl talk, duh

fact checking cuz, Friday, 5 January 2018 17:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

Caribou really encapsulates something about the 00s for me,

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 5 January 2018 17:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

Okay, let's up the ante here: how about reducing it to a single song?

My '70s nomination:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPlSV5WmBfA

Bobby Buttrock (Old Lunch), Friday, 5 January 2018 18:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

I think my possible answers for the 2000s are P!nk, solo Gwen Stefani, and The Black Eyed Peas.

MarkoP, Friday, 5 January 2018 18:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

Jay-Z is another one I thought of for the 2000s since he worked with a lot of producers whose sounds really defined that decade like Neptunes, Timbaland, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Eminem, and even put out an album with Linkin Park.

MarkoP, Friday, 5 January 2018 18:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

One song for the '70s: "Surrender."

clemenza, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

One for the 90's: "Super Bon Bon"

frogbs, Friday, 5 January 2018 19:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

peter gabriel covered some ground in the 80s

mookieproof, Friday, 5 January 2018 20:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

a VERY small-scale mid-'90s one could be Madder Rose

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

50s miles davis
60s miles davis
70s miles davis

marcos, Friday, 5 January 2018 20:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

the man who sold the world to scary monsters is pretty amazing when you think about it. that's a whole lotta decade.

scott seward, Friday, 5 January 2018 20:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

Is the question in this thread "which band had a sound most representative of that decade" or "or which band combined the most sounds of that decade in their output?" Because folks are doing both.

Buttery males (Dan Peterson), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

The latter was my intention, but whatever, have a party.

Bobby Buttrock (Old Lunch), Friday, 5 January 2018 20:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

post correction: grey lagoons not grey gardens

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 5 January 2018 21:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Monkees are pretty representative of the '60s. they did both the mainstream tv bubblegum pop thing and the psychedelic garage thing, oftentimes on the same records.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 5 January 2018 21:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

i dunno, nothing sums up the 60's more than Revolver to me.

akm, Friday, 5 January 2018 21:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

^ yup

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 5 January 2018 22:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

idk james brown kinda summed up the 60s with a single song, "papa's got a brand new bag"

fact checking cuz, Friday, 5 January 2018 22:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

robert palmer forecast/mirrored mid 70s to 90 as well as you could, but i don't know that he sums up?

y'know, LIBS! libertarians, libertines, even liberians and librarians (Hunt3r), Friday, 5 January 2018 22:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

"papa's got a brand new bag"

i mean, i can hear the beatles and miles davis and the who and the four tops and the supremes and the shangri-las and bob dylan and so much more inside those two minutes.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 5 January 2018 22:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

Also, the sixties were the decade where men started carrying handbags.

Frederik B, Friday, 5 January 2018 22:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

håndtaske is danish for handbag

mookieproof, Friday, 5 January 2018 22:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

håndtaske is danish for handbag

― mookieproof, 5. januar 2018 23:57 (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Earlier today I couldn't log on ilx for some reason, and I seriously thought that joke had gotten me 51'd... I was a bit drunk yesterday.

Frederik B, Friday, 5 January 2018 23:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

idk james brown kinda summed up the 60s with a single song, "papa's got a brand new bag"

― fact checking cuz, Friday, January 5, 2018 5:15 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hell yes. would vote for JB.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Alanis Morisette for the 90s.

MarkoP, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

That's a ____________ choice. (Fill in some word that never turns up in real conversation, just on an Alanis Morissette lyric sheet.)

clemenza, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

I still believe the eighties were never more distilled down into one song/video more than in this example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Cure

flappy bird, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

Kanye nails the second half of the 00s imo.

austinb, Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

Honestly all of the aughts, especially if you include production work

austinb, Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

That's a ____________ choice. (Fill in some word that never turns up in real conversation, just on an Alanis Morissette lyric sheet.)

― clemenza, Sunday, January 7, 2018 3:45 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

mm i'm going to go with "cellularly"

budo jeru, Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

xp Kanye absolutely defines all of the 00s

flappy bird, Monday, 8 January 2018 00:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

Look at producers

flappy bird, Monday, 8 January 2018 00:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

1990-1995: Spin Doctors

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 8 January 2018 01:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

The entire '90s are obviously contained within Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe.

Haribo Hancock (sic), Monday, 8 January 2018 09:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

20s: Louis Armstrong's Hot Five & Hot Seven

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 8 January 2018 16:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

90s definitely some risible dance/heavy rock crossover like Apollo 440's 'Ain't Talking About Dub'.

chap, Monday, 8 January 2018 16:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

Crap thread.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Monday, 8 January 2018 16:44 (nine months ago) Permalink


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