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The Smiths 7 29.17%
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The Smiths Or The Stone Roses?

Which is the best Manchester based band of all time?
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Re: The Smiths Or The Stone Roses?

Neither of them - both very over-rated in my opinion.

The Verve probably.
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Re: The Smiths Or The Stone Roses?

This is not really an either or question for me — they are both my equal favourite bands, though if pushed, I would probably have to say The Smiths for their more prolific output.
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Re: The Smiths Or The Stone Roses?

Oh wait .. I meant to click other - Joy Division / New Order!
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Yeah, I wouldn't say either were the best Manchester band, though I liked bits of both. Mind you, 'She Bangs the Drum' would figure in my Top Songs of all time list, but I doubt a Smiths song would.

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Showing your age when you miss Manchesters finest...Hermans Hermits!
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Neither of them - both very over-rated in my opinion.

The Verve probably.
With Fraser on this, the Verve were pretty good....but The Smiths rate as one of the poorest groups EVER in my book

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the chemical brothers......like

(are they from manchester?)
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the verve are good, but you can't mention manchester without mentioning the gallachers ?



there's also inspiral carpets, and unless i'm mistaken, weren't the bee gees originally a manchester based band ??
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the verve are good, but you can't mention manchester without mentioning the gallachers.
There would be no Oasis without their inspiration - Ian Brown & Johnny Marr.
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the verve are good, but you can't mention manchester without mentioning the gallachers ?



there's also inspiral carpets, and unless i'm mistaken, weren't the bee gees originally a manchester based band ??

m people were from m/chester i think also
badly drawn boy i think, buzzcocks also i think.....

i am probably wrong though
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Re: The Smiths Or The Stone Roses?

I love both, and grew up listening to both. but The Smiths did it for me. Johnny Marr = great musician. Morrissey can get a bit dull , but still a great songwriter, with a good sence of humour.
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The Verve were from Wigan not Manchester (nit picking maybe?) but Wigan is Wigan yeah..great band. I voted The Smiths but theres not much in it. Oasis' first two albums were awesome..bit woefull since with the exception of a few tracks off each susequent album!
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The Smiths, for great song writing by Morrissey, great guitar playing by Marr. A truly innovative band whose output will endure.
 
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Other. Joy Division/New Order not just best Manchester band, but best band of its time, period.

Perhaps best of all time???
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Undoubtedly best dance band.
 
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Undoubtedly best dance band.

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No, the Who were definaetly NOT a dance band!




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Re: The Smiths Or The Stone Roses?

off to see a tribute to the stone roses tonight, in heywood (manchester ish) the clone roses, an they are good
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