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100 unsexiest men 2009
50 Bands 50 States

New Hampshire

Who's the best from New Hampshire?
The current results are:
Jon Spencer (321 Votes)

Ronnie James Dio (397 Votes)

Okkervil River 

All-Time Best Band: Aerosmith
All-Time Best Solo Artist: Jon Spencer Vs. Ronnie James Dio
Best New Band: Okkervil River

There’s something so juicy about discovering that Boston’s biggest band, the almighty Aerosmith, is actually from New Hampshire. (The hair! The outfits! Now it all makes sense!) Even though they’re kind of a historic trainwreck now, we’re happy to tip our hats (cows, whichever) to the north. More than any other band from Sunapee who took it to the other side, Aerosmith have expanded upon the very edict of the state: live free, die, or just keep performing songs that make it harder and harder to give you credit for the ever-vanishing triumphs of your past. | When we became aware that the swaggering bluesy bluster of Jon Spencer came from the same New Hampshire dirt as did Ronnie James Dio (the very man to thank for popularizing heavy metal’s devil-horns hand gesture), we almost passed out from double-gasping. While we collect ourselves, do us the solid of calling this one yourselves by voting above. | And it may be a stretch to put them here (since they technically came together in Austin), but the Meriden high-school pals of Okkervil River continue to make some of the prettiest, most respectable indie-folk in all the land. (Probably would have been a different story if basement-blasting Bravo Fucking Bravo hadn’t split up.)

Video: Aerosmith
Video: Jon Spencer
Video: Ronnie James Dio

Listen: Aerosmith, "Rag Doll"

Listen: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, "Bell Bottoms"

Listen: Dio, "Holy Diver"

Listen: Okkervil River, "A Hand To Take Hold of the Scene"

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Re: New Hampshire
What no GG Allin option for the solo artist?
By bulavinaku on 07/04/2008 at 8:28:33
Re: New Hampshire
Hey, morons, Ronnie James Dio is from New York -- Cortland, to be precise. Do some research!
By MegaSpent on 07/09/2008 at 12:29:50
Re: New Hampshire
Members of O R were born in New Hampshire but the band was formed in Austin, TX
By pax vobiscum on 08/04/2008 at 6:25:21
Re: New Hampshire
According to Wiki, Absolutely no one from Aerosmith are from New Hampshire. Steven Tyler - Yonkers, N.Y., Joe Perry - Lawrence, Mass., Brad Whitford - Winchester, Mass., Tom Hamilton - Colorado Springs, Co., Joey Kramer - Bronx, N.Y., and being based in Boston pretty much forever...I believe that would make them a Massachusetts band.
By curtisloew on 03/30/2009 at 5:12:29

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