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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

good band with unique sounds or instruments?

or style?

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    1 decade ago
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    Cheap Trick, their collection of rare and unique instruments is simply amazing :)

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    Cheap Trick is known for its use - and large collection - of unusual guitars and basses.

    Robin Zander has played a 1950s Rickenbacker Combo 450 Mapleglo since the late 1970s, as well as a Hamer 12-string guitar, a Gibson Firebird, and various Fender Telecaster-styled guitars.

    Rick Nielsen is an avid collector who, despite rationalizing his guitar collection, still has over 250 pieces in his possession. He has collaborated with Hamer on trademark 'themed' guitars, some based on Cheap Trick albums such as "Rockford," "The Doctor," and even songs such as "Gonna Raise Hell." Hamer has also made unique five-necked guitars and electric mandocellos for Nielsen.

    Tom Petersson is generally credited for having the initial idea for a 12-string bass. He previously had used a Gibson Thunderbird, and Alembic[21][22] and Hagstrom 8-string basses, and asked Jol Dantzig of Hamer Guitars to make a 12-string bass. The company initially made him a 10-string bass. Following the successful trial use of that bass, the prototype 12-string bass, The Hamer 'Quad', was produced. Petersson later used 12-string basses made by Kids (a Japanese guitar maker), Chandler, and signature models from Waterstone as well as an impressive array of 4, 5 and 8 stringed basses from other guitar makers.

    Bun E. Carlos has played with many different commercial drum accessories, including Ludwig and Slingerland Radio King drums, Zildjian cymbals, rare Billy Gladstone snare drums, and Capella drum sticks. He is also an avid collector of vintage drums and buys, sells and trades with a few other Rockford, Illinois traders, mainly Randy Rainwater. Each year Rainwater and Carlos' collection can be seen at several drum shows in the Midwest.

    Carlos has also recorded and written songs for many Rockford bands, such as Mark Willer and The Blues Hawks and also put together the short-lived Bun E. Carlos Experience, which also included Jon Brandt, who replaced Tom Petersson in the mid '80s, on bass.

    Michael Anthony also has a really cool collection of basses, his current band is Chickenfoot:

    Anthony is known for his stage antics, his effects-laden live solos, and his number of custom-made bass guitars including a Jack Daniel's model shaped like a whiskey bottle. He also has a signature Yamaha bass guitar series. In total, Anthony is known to have in excess of 150 bass guitars. In addition to his musical career with Van Halen and other acts, Anthony markets a line of hot sauces and related products named Mad Anthony.

    Both Cheap Trick and Chickenfoot put out new albums this year that are really good.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Avalanches-Since I Left You. That album is made up of over 3000 samples.

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry-Super Ape.

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor-Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antenna To Heaven.

    Beirut-Gulag Orkestar

    Burial-Untrue

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre-Thank God Gor Mental Illness

    Crystal Castles-Crystal Castles

    Four Tet-Rounds

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  • 1 decade ago

    I agree, Beirut is a good one.

    Xiu Xiu, Gogol Bordello, Cocorosie, and Broken Social Scene are interesting too.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pink Floyd

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I agree with JackHoleJaike Pink Floyd has a unique sound.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the residents have a long history of performance art, sound and concept.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrRCmHFO7A4

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Residents

    david bowie outside good album sounds and vocals

    good song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyMm4rJemtI

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    kraftwerk

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kraftw...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Gorillaz. They have a blend of electronic, rap, and rock that is appealing to me. (And I'm one who usually likes just rock)

    MGMT is interesting too. See their songs Time to Pretend and Kids, I believe those are their most popular.

    If you're up for really weird, check out Modest Mouse... some of their better songs are Dashboard and Float On.

    Finally, if you're up for classical/rock, check out Muse... some of their songs are very rock-ish (like Plug In Baby) and some are practically modern classical pieces (Exogenesis).

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  • 1 decade ago

    IWrestledABearOnce.

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