It’s been a while since we had a fun little crowd participation thread and when I saw this question run across my Facebook wall I decided I’d give it a shot here.

So: If you could only listen to the discography of 3 artists/bands for the remainder of your life. Who would they be?

Me: Merle Haggard, The Beastie Boys and The Drive-By Truckers up through The Dirty South.


50 thoughts on “GIMME THREE:”

  1. Assuming that this also includes FUTURE recordings as well as current records…

    Miserylab, iVardensphere, and Webb Wilder.

    1. oh, the Ramones. Those recently released remasters sound great and the added bonus tracks are fun to listen to

  2. AC/DC – at least through Back In Black
    Neil Young – there’s a ton of good stuff old and new. Plus, mayve I would finally ‘get’ Trans
    David Lowery – cause then I can include both Camper van Beethoven and Cracker

  3. The Grateful Dead, Robert Earl Keen, and Paul Simon. I think that between the three you can get a taste of just about any genre of music, and they’re all perennial favorites of mine.

  4. The Hold Steady



    Almost thought about putting the Slapstick family tree (larry arms, Trio, Falcon, etc) but figured that would be cheating.

  5. Old Crow Medicine Show, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings

    Thats tough… if we were taking future discography I would probably say Justin Townes Earle and Joe Pug would take out Bob and Waylon.

  6. Does my heart good to see Rilo Kiley, Lou Reed, Thin Lizzy, and John Martyn up there.

  7. going for quality, variety and depth of catalog, I’d have to say

    James Brown

  8. A discography question



    Tom Adams (banjer)

    Green Day

    Wow, such a great question

    These list are disappointing. @autopsy c’mon man ‘after dirty south’. Get right little feat almost made it… Don’t open that door

  9. This is really, really hard.

    Stevie Ray Vaughan and…Can I cheat?

    Waylon (cause, Waylon…and there would bits of Willie, Tompall, Kris, Johnny, Jerry and all those Hank songs he did a few years back)

    and then…aghh…Warren Haynes maybe? Hughie maybe? Burnside or Hooker?

    How did you all pick just three???

  10. in alphabetical order, since i couldn’t order them another way: Drag the River, Slobberbone, Two Cow Garage

  11. At first I thought this was an easy one..
    and I rambled off…
    The Replacements
    The Ramones
    Two Cow Garage
    Maybe Tupelo
    Maybe the .357 String Band
    ….then I saw the word—discography..and took that to mean all albums.
    Could I listen to Don’t Tell a Soul or Halfway to Sanity again without wanting to snap these CDs in half…not likely. Give me the Mats throught Pleased to Meet Me and Ramones thru Too Tough To Die (with a few Mondo Bizarro and Adios Amigos tracks)…
    I could listen to all CDS…Two Cow is a band that is still on the way up…(still in an upward trajectory) as was Tupelo and .357. The Mats and Ramones best days and were behind them…those final albums should never have seen the light of day..

    1. Ah, Don’t Tell a Soul and All Shook Down aren’t so bad: Talent Show, Achin’ To Be, I’ll Be You, Portland, Sadly Beautiful, and Attitude are all hella sweet. But, I hear what you’re saying and obviously one doesn’t spin those front to back as one would Let It Be or anything from the glory days.

  12. 1. Hood (DBT, solo, Bettye, Booker etc)

    2. Tweedy (Tupelo, Wilco, solo etc)

    3. Lennon

    Cash and Springsteen on the bench in case of injuries,

  13. The Band
    Howling Wolf
    Left Lane Cruiser
    (tough to argue with Drive-By Truckers, Tom Waits, Ten Foot Polecats & Lucero though)

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