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2nd tier FM radio dinosaurs from the '70s

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rank em! (this is my ranking):


Steely Dan
The Doobie Brothers
Heart
Journey
Bad Company
Kansas
Foreigner
Styx
The Eagles
Bob Seger
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tinnitus photography wrote:rank em! (this is my ranking):


Steely Dan
The Doobie Brothers
Heart
Journey
Bad Company
Kansas
Foreigner
Styx
The Eagles
Bob Seger



That's a good list but you forgot Boston, Meat Loaf and Blue Oyster Cult.
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Boston for sure. Maybe even Queen. I only recall a couple of songs from Mr. Loaf.


BOC is a personal fave of mine, and they have no business being lumped in w/ that crew (which has a precipitously steep drop after the Doobies).
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tinnitus photography wrote:rank em! (this is my ranking):


Steely Dan
The Doobie Brothers
Heart
Journey
Bad Company
Kansas
Foreigner
Styx
The Eagles
Bob Seger


I'll rank Tinnitus's pool

Steely Dan
The Eagles
Bob Seger
Heart
The Doobie Brothers
Bad Company
Kansas
Journey
Foreigner
Styx

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No Frampton, Jethro Tull, Supertramp, ELO, Santana, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Steve Miller Band, or Chicago?
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Steely Dan
Jethro Tull
The Doobie Brothers
Steve Miller Band
Heart
Boston
Journey
Bad Company
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
ELO
Kansas
Chicago
Foreigner
Supertramp
Frampton
Santana
Styx
The Eagles
Bob Seger
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Not sure about the term 2nd tier, but I do know Steely Dan belongs nowhere near the rest of those guys.
add BTO to it though.

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I'd add 38 Special but I guess they weren't really getting radio play until the early 80s.
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Steely Dan is pretty much in the first tier of any list I'm making of bands from the 70s.

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The Dan suffered from incidental Michael McDonald contact.


Skunk was cool, though.
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tinnitus photography wrote:incidental Michael McDonald contact.

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WTF? Steely Dan a second tier band? You've got to be kidding.

Santana was a lot of bands some of which might belong on this list but some (many? most?) of which don't. Ye gods tinnitus. When I'm standing at the pearly gates I hope that's not you w/ a clipboard in your hand.
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Where does Manfred Mann's Earth Band fit in? 3rd tier?

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i can only recall one MMB song on the radio (Blinded By The Light).
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.....and how about the softer stuff: Bread, America, Jim Croce, etc. I guess that stuff's more "AM" than FM, yes?

(oh, and agree that Steely Dan doesn't belong on the 2nd tier list - others are right on target....although you could argue Seger and Santana)

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tinnitus photography wrote:i can only recall one MMB song on the radio (Blinded By The Light).


We also got these two a lot around here (Raleigh), maybe more though these are by Manfred Mann not Manfred Mann's Earth Band.



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1960s = DQ
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Iowan wrote:
tinnitus photography wrote:rank em! (this is my ranking):


Steely Dan
The Doobie Brothers
Heart
Journey
Bad Company
Kansas
Foreigner
Styx
The Eagles
Bob Seger


I'll rank Tinnitus's pool

Steely Dan
The Eagles
Bob Seger
Heart
The Doobie Brothers
Bad Company
Kansas
Journey
Foreigner
Styx


Way too long. Here's mine:

Steely Dan
Heart
Everyone Else
The Duppie Brothers
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tinnitus photography wrote:amended


Steely Dan
Jethro Tull
The Doobie Brothers
Steve Miller Band
Heart
Boston
Journey
Bad Company
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
ELO
Kansas
Chicago
Foreigner
Supertramp
Frampton
Santana
Styx
The Eagles
Bob Seger


I never did have any sense:

Steely Dan
Santana
Jethro Tull
Heart
Steve Miller Band
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
All that other stuff
The Duppie Brothers

I do question the top three being on any sort of shit list. Some days I'd put Tull on top. Other days I'd stir ELP into the other stuff. It just depends. And no doubt I might've been too cool back in the day to judge some of the others fairly.
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Agree with all those who feel the Dan is definitely first tier. Relisten to "Katy Lied" or "Aja" and argue otherwise.
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To paraphrase Jeff Tweedy, regarding Bad Company:
Don't you like rock?
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Arent they all awful?

Thats what 18-25 year old me would have said. 50 year old me agrees with 25 year old me, mostly.

The best band of the 1970's you say? The Sex Pistols. Followed by The Clash. Followed by Talking Heads, The Ramones and a host of others.

I have come to appreciate, in later years, (much much later years) some Eagles, and I own a Bob Seger album (there I said it).. as for the rest ot them? Not my thing.
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I hated Steely Dan for 35 years. Actually that's too soft a word, despised is better. Somehow when I turned 50 I started to dig them and now I listen regularly. Early Doobie Brothers was great stuff, ditto early Chicago, I can't understand how Bad Company makes such a list and a pretty large portion of Steve Miller's work is pretty great. I also don't mind Seger. The rest? Pretty sucky. I don't think there's a word to describe just how awful Styx and Kansas were.
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i think there's been some misunderstanding of this thread, based on some of the replies.

I love Steely Dan; the list wasn't meant to just cherry pick bands that i don't like...the meaning of '2nd tier' was to differentiate them from the huge rock stars of that era (ie, Stones, Springsteen, Who, Zep, Floyd, etc) that were also on the radio all the time.



and the FM radio dinosaurs from the 70s would obviously disqualify The Pistols, Clash, et al. Unless your local FM station was a lot different from mine.
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tinnitus photography wrote:i think there's been some misunderstanding of this thread, based on some of the replies.

I love Steely Dan; the list wasn't meant to just cherry pick bands that i don't like...the meaning of '2nd tier' was to differentiate them from the huge rock stars of that era (ie, Stones, Springsteen, Who, Zep, Floyd, etc) that were also on the radio all the time.



and the FM radio dinosaurs from the 70s would obviously disqualify The Pistols, Clash, et al. Unless your local FM station was a lot different from mine.


This seemed pretty clear, IMO.

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maybe it was just me and you...


I do question the top three being on any sort of shit list.


Agree with all those who feel the Dan is definitely first tier


The best band of the 1970's you say? The Sex Pistols. Followed by The Clash. Followed by Talking Heads, The Ramones and a host of others.


WTF? Steely Dan a second tier band?


Steely Dan is pretty much in the first tier of any list I'm making of bands from the 70s.
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tinnitus photography wrote:maybe it was just me and you...


I do question the top three being on any sort of shit list.


Agree with all those who feel the Dan is definitely first tier


The best band of the 1970's you say? The Sex Pistols. Followed by The Clash. Followed by Talking Heads, The Ramones and a host of others.


WTF? Steely Dan a second tier band?


Steely Dan is pretty much in the first tier of any list I'm making of bands from the 70s.


Clearly.

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