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Initial post: Mar 7, 2012 1:42:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 1:43:24 PM PST
BigBadAzz says:
And that means any bands/singers/musicians who don't originally come from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia or New Zealand etc.

Mine would be the following:
Scorpions (Germany)
ABBA (Sweden)
Eloy (Germany)
Flower Kings (Sweden)
Gong (France, albeit there's a mix of different nationalities there)
Can (West Germany)
Kaveret (Israel)
Dungen (Sweden again)

What are your faves?

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 1:50:32 PM PST
Music Lover says:
BigBad-I realize that in looking through my whole collection I only found:

Flower Kings

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 1:53:37 PM PST
The Devil's Blood (Holland)
King Diamond (Denmark)
Sister Sin (Sweden)
Triosphere (Norway)
Crucified Barbara (Sweden)
Lullacry (Finland)
Nightwish (Finland)

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 1:57:25 PM PST
Mike B. says:
Gasolin' (from Denmark). Producer Roy Thomas Baker worked with them on 5 albums during the same period he was producing Queen. All through the 70's their albums and singles topped the Scandinavian charts, and the band played to sold-out stadiums. Great rockin' stuff!

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 1:57:59 PM PST
W.H. says:
Marlene Dietrich (Germany)
Serge Gainsbough (France)
France Gall (France)
Astrud Gilberto (Brazil)
Juliette Greco (France)
Francoise Hardy (France)
Hildegard Knef (Germany)
Ute Lemper (Germany)
Nico (Germany)
Luciana Souza (Brazil)

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 1:59:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 3:50:42 PM PST
Mario Frangoulis - a very handsome Greek tenor :D

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 2:07:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 3:00:56 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Kraftwerk (Germany)
Cocktail Slippers (Norway)
Shonen Knife (Japan)
Teengenerate (Japan)
Los Saicos (Somewhere in South America)
Los Yorks (Ditto)
Les Terribles (France)
Plasticenes (France)
NEU! (Germany)
CAN (Germany)
Serge Gainsbourg (sp?) (France)

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 2:09:46 PM PST
Ravi Shankar (India)

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 2:11:03 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 7, 2012 2:25:23 PM PST
BigBadAzz says:
Demis Roussos & Vangelis are both from Greece. They started off together in a late 60's prog rock band called Aphrodite's Child.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 3:26:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 3:31:05 PM PST
S. Rice says:
I was surprised to see how many artists I own are from Iceland

The Sugarcubes, Björk
Bang Gang
Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Hildur Guđnadóttir
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Ólafur Arnalds

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 3:30:50 PM PST
Klaus Schulze
Ravi Shankar
Ali Farka Toure
Anouar Brahem
Dino Saluzzi
Djivan Gasparyan
Hamza el Din
Jan Garbarek
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahim Alhaj
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Stephan Micus
Terje Rypdal
Tomasz Stanko
Toumani Diabate

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 3:32:57 PM PST
B L T says:
Abdullah Ibrahim - South Africa
Anouar Brahem - Tunisia
Arild Andersen - Norway
Dino Saluzzi - Argentina
Eberhard Weber - Germany
Edward Simon - Venezuela
Enrico Rava - Italy
Ferenc Snétberger - Hungary
Jan Garbarek - Norway
Jean-Louis Matinier - France
Julia Hulsmann - Germany
Manu Katche - France
Marcin Wasilewski - Poland
Markus Stockhausen - Germany
Mathias Eick - Norway
Nik Bartsch - Switzerland
Renaud Garcia-Fons - France
Tomasz Stanko - Poland
Tord Gustavsen - Norway
Trygve Seim - Norway
Wolfert Brederode - Netherlands

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 4:42:11 PM PST
TJ says:
Atari Teenage Riot
Physio Assassin

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 4:49:40 PM PST
Golden Earring (from that country in Europe)
Focus (from that other country in Europe)
And, a few thousand bands that played in those bars in Olongapo City, Philippines in the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's (until that volcano exploded over Luzon!)

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 6:03:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 6:04:26 PM PST
Kraftwerk (Germany)
Nico (Germany)
Hanoi Rocks (Finland)
Air (France)

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 6:16:49 PM PST
Am I missing it? Did someone seriously not say Carla Bruni yet?

Because if they didn't .... I'll do it, because she's easily the best modern singer alive in my opinion, and most of her songs are in French.. Actually, she's first lady of France! :P.

Carla Bruni - France.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 6:24:41 PM PST
BigBadAzz says:
Some great international prog rock bands:
Magma (France)
Premiata Forneria Marconi (Italy)
Wigwam (Finland)
Ange (France)
Nektar (English, but originally based in Germany)
Le Orme (Italy)
Ash Ra Tempel (Germany)
Clearlight (France)
Banco (Italy)
Amon Düül (Germany)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 6:25:27 PM PST
I see you are another big fan of the ECM label.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 7:05:54 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Forgot Die Toten Hosen, I did (Germany again)
and, not so much for the music as the frontwomen
Lacuna Coil (Italy)
Within Temptation (Holland)

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 7:13:16 PM PST
JJMMWGDuPree says:
Ridin' Thumb
Vanessa & the O's
Fela Kuti
Old Shatterhand
Bolland & Bolland
Muhammed Mounir
Tilahoun Gessesse
The Jango
Salif Kieta
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Transatlantic Soul Express
Jorge Ben
The Smiles
Orchestra Baobab
Angelique Kidjo
Dolly Dots
Trijntje Oosterhuis

As soon as I post this I'll remember the names of the ones I've missed....

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 7:22:02 PM PST
Ain't that always the way.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 8:04:30 PM PST
B L T says:
Here For The Music,

Yeah, I'm a big fan of ECM. There's a lot of fine music to be discovered once you start down the ECM road.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 8:12:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 8:16:39 PM PST
sergio mendes--Brazil
Jean Luc-Ponty--France
Marcos Valle--Brazil
Filo Machado--Brazil
Manfredo Fest--Brazil
Bebel Gilberto--Brazil
Gato Barbieri--Argentina
Flora Purim--Brazil
Joyce (Moreno)--Brazil

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 8:20:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 8:22:24 PM PST
Sepultura (Brazil)
Kreator (Germany)
Overkill (New Jersey)
Yngwie Malmsteen(Sweden)
Nightwish (Finland)
Michael Schenker (Germany)
Uli Jon Roth (Germany)

Previously mentioned
King Diamond
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