The Anti Chicks-with-Acoustic-Guitars Thread

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by GringoTex, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
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    With the exception of Lucinda Williams, they can all go to hell.

    Discuss.
     
  2. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
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    Bravo to chicks with basses.

    Electric basses.


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  3. amerifolklegend

    amerifolklegend New Member

    Jul 21, 1999
    Oakley, America
    The Indago Girls are the worst band in the history of music not to be called The Silver Bullet Band.
     
  4. snowsuit

    snowsuit New Member

    Oct 1, 2000
    san diego
    there is a female singer-songwriter who is "coming up", and she recently she sent her fans (through a mailing list) an email that basically asked those of 'alternative sexual preference' or some such to not show blatant displays of public affection with each other at her shows, because it was driving away the straight soccer mom audience that she wanted to cultivate. in other words, she basically told her lesbian fans to be stop being so gay at her shows. it is now assumed she only has exactly 2 fans left. classique.
     
  5. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Aw, come on! What's not to like about Jewel? ;)

    Melissa Auf Der Mer is damn hot though.
     
  6. TexanSoccer06

    TexanSoccer06 New Member

    Exceptions should be made for the Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, and Emmylou Harris.
     
  7. jmh30

    jmh30 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Brooklyn, NY
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    Re: Re: The Anti Chicks-with-Acoustic-Guitars Thread

    Duh. Her teeth.
     
  8. luxinluv

    luxinluv New Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Boston,MA
    screw that-
    Cat Power is amazing.
    Patti Smith definitely had some genius songs limited to her and an acoustic guitar
    Are we talking only about current artists? Because I could name about a dozen 60's/70's ones that make Ani DiFranco look like Britney Spears.
     
  9. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
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    Dixie Chicks and Patty Loveless? Eh, whatever. But Emmylou is pure class.

    Janis Ian and Patti Smith deserve exemptions as well. Also Aimee Mann for her solo material.
     
  10. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
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    Man, you have tapped into a genre that I hate like no other.

    This makes me want to go off on the whole "Coffehouse rock" genre. Coffehouse rock? Oh you mean, background noise? I get it, now, stop wasting plastic and paper manufacturing your CDs and leave the good music making up to someone else!
     
  11. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Re: Re: Re: The Anti Chicks-with-Acoustic-Guitars Thread

    There are many things I don't like about Jewel. The snaggle teeth are actually the more tolerable of her faults.
     
  12. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
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    Acceptable exceptions so far:

    Emmylou Harris
    Janis Ian
    Patti Smith
     
  13. Ted Cikowski

    Ted Cikowski Red Card

    May 31, 2000
    is Dido in this category?

    if she is, can we note her as an exception?
     
  14. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    YES !!!!!!!!!

    Although I'm thinking more of..................

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  15. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
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    Is this Kim Gordon? She was interviewed in Bass Player a few years ago. She couldn't even tell them what kind of strings she uses. Admittedly, strings aren't nearly as big an issue with electric basses as they are with uprights, but when you're going to be interviewed by a trade mag, rigs get discussed. She had to know that.

    Of course, if it ain't Kim, disregard this post.
     
  16. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
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    I'd like to add Tracy Chapman to this list.

    Yes, she has her soapbox for stupid causes, but she's also dealt with some real issues (racism) in her work. For that, I forgive her for her "coffeehouse appeal".
     
  17. TexanSoccer06

    TexanSoccer06 New Member

    Ok how bout Kelly Willis or Allison Krause (I'm not sure if Allison plays the fiddle or the guitar, but if it is the guitar, she should be an exception).
     
  18. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
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    Oct 20, 2000
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    I don't put Tracy Chapman in this category, because well, she's actually decent.

    The only other chick with an accoustical guitar I like is Ani DiFranco.

    The rest can bite me. I hate almost 99% of this genre.
     
  19. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
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    I heard Kelly Willis's new song off her new album Wednesday night as I got to the Metros game :). I'll start the Kelly Willis appreciation thread when it comes out if someone doesn't beat me to it.

    Kelly Willis is great. As a rule, I don't listen to country - a very smart way to be if the only stuff around is the pap played on awful 'Hot Country' stations - that's the situation here. I'm no country boy, and the only artists I seem to like in the genre are on the fringes of it or doing interesting things with it - Raul Malo, Dwight Yoakam, etc.

    But I think Willis has the best female country voice since Lurlene Lumpkin, and I'll listen to her sing anything anytime.
     
  20. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
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    Allison plays the fiddle and blows the doors off the joint when she does.

    Here are 2 that could be exceptions one minute and subject to full ACWAG emnity the next:

    Tish Hinojosa
    Iris Dement

    My nominee for ACWAG poster girl: Michelle Shocked. Saw her at a concert (they had her billed OVER Richard Thompson and Jimmy Dale Gilmore) and hated every second. The phony cow.
     
  21. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Concord, Ca
    Nobody mentioned the original "fingernails on the blackboard" acoustic chick:

    Joni Mitchell

    However, Joan Baez did some good stuff and could play the guitar, too
     
  22. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
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    Joan Baez? EEEEEEEuw!
    I'll take Joni over Joan any day of the week.
     
  23. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Requested exemptions thus far:

    Lucinda Williams
    Melissa Auf Der Mer
    Patti Smith
    Dixie Chicks
    Patty Loveless
    Emmylou Harris
    Janis Ian
    Aimee Mann
    Dido
    Tracy Chapman
    Kelly Willis
    Allison Krause
    Ani DiFranco
    Tish Hinojosa
    Iris Dement
    Joni Mitchell
    Joan Baez

    We have a problem here, because there aren't 17 CWAGs that don't suck.
     
  24. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
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  25. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Can we add India Arie to the "not suck" list?
     

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