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Best band in HISTORY!!!! ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 8:10 AM

JAMERON4EVA


Okay, here is my list for best bamds in the world,

1: Black Sabbath,

2:AC/DC,

3:Led Zepplin,

4:Poison,

5:Guns n' Roses,

6:Slipknot,

There are others but those are in the forefront.

What's your take?

"Mom, he has her chip. He has her."
John Connor,"Born To Run", TSCC EP 2x22

"Back in Black"- AC/DC - Second best selling album in history, behind "Thriller"

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:21 AM

PEACEKEEPER

Keeping order in every verse


POISON----POISON!!!!. Are you frickin serious.Dude,that is just sooooo wrong.lol

Motorhead, Iron Maiden,Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and I've a soft spot for Queensryche. Oh, and don;t forget Queen. But Poison, OMG!!!.lol
Peacekeeper---keeping order in every verse!!!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:52 AM

JONGSSTRAW

We carry in our hearts the true country, and that cannot be stolen.


"Best" lists are kind of silly since music is a very personal thing, but if you step back and appreciate the history of it without over-emphasizing personal or current favorites, you might come up with something like this:

1. The Beatles
2. The Rolling Stones
3. U-2
4. The Who
5. Led Zeppelin

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 3:41 PM

STORYMARK


Good list, objectively. Though I might swap Queen for maybe The Who, since The Who's style is simmilar to a couple of the others, and Queen would kinda bring the glam/operatic element that was rather influencial.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 7:08 PM

KAREL

Flying on duct tape and a damaged registry.


"Nothin' but blues and Elvis, and somebody else's favorite song!" ~ Steely Dan.


"Whatever is wrong with you is so right for me." -- Marillion.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:17 PM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by Jongsstraw:
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1. The Beatles

Thank you, Jong. I was gonna mention the Four lads from Liverpool.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 2:11 AM

JONGSSTRAW

We carry in our hearts the true country, and that cannot be stolen.


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
Good list, objectively. Though I might swap Queen for maybe The Who, since The Who's style is simmilar to a couple of the others, and Queen would kinda bring the glam/operatic element that was rather influencial.



Queen's legendary music endures. They definitely rate high up in rock band status.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 3:08 AM

BIGRICHARD


Am I the only one who thinks U2 is way overrated?


Beatles, Stones, Who, Zepp, Queen I can all get on board with, but I just never cared much for U2. They have a few good songs, but I just don't much see the reason they're so huge. But again, this IS all down to personal opinion.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 3:22 AM

JONGSSTRAW

We carry in our hearts the true country, and that cannot be stolen.


Quote:

Originally posted by BigRichard:
Am I the only one who thinks U2 is way overrated?


Beatles, Stones, Who, Zepp, Queen I can all get on board with, but I just never cared much for U2. They have a few good songs, but I just don't much see the reason they're so huge. But again, this IS all down to personal opinion.


I was not much of an early U2 fan myself, that is until the late 80's when I saw their concert movie Rattle and Hum that featured many Joshua Tree songs. If you haven't seen it you've missed something pretty special. But since then, these last 20 years, they have not lived up to that glory, imho.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 3:30 AM

BIGRICHARD


haven't seen that movie, but I've heard Joshua Tree. Still worth seeing if I wasn't blown away by Joshua Tree?

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Friday, December 4, 2009 3:34 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Radiohead.


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Friday, December 4, 2009 3:59 AM

JONGSSTRAW

We carry in our hearts the true country, and that cannot be stolen.


Quote:

Originally posted by BigRichard:
haven't seen that movie, but I've heard Joshua Tree. Still worth seeing if I wasn't blown away by Joshua Tree?


Perhaps. The movie puts you in the front row so you can really see and appreciate the Edge's amazing abilities on guitar. The film has them doing all their earlier hits as well. And there is a segment with B.B. King that is priceless.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 4:26 AM

BIGRICHARD


well I like B.B. King.

I saw the It Might Get Loud documentary recently, part of which is about The Edge, and he was very interesting, but at the same time, I felt like he's more of a sound engineer than a guitarist...or something like that. Don't get me wrong, he's great at getting what he wants from the guitar, I just wouldn't say he's one of the greatest guitarists, as many lists have claimed him to be. The perfection he puts into getting the right sound though, is fantastic. That documentary is worth a watch btw.

I'll see if I can find a copy of Rattle and Hum, might be worth a watch.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 7:53 AM

JAMERON4EVA


Quote:

Originally posted by BigRichard:
Am I the only one who thinks U2 is way overrated?


Beatles, Stones, Who, Zepp, Queen I can all get on board with, but I just never cared much for U2. They have a few good songs, but I just don't much see the reason they're so huge. But again, this IS all down to personal opinion.



U2 is overrated man.

"Mom, he has her chip. He has her."
John Connor,"Born To Run", TSCC EP 2x22

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Friday, December 4, 2009 9:42 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by Jongsstraw:
Quote:

Originally posted by BigRichard:
Am I the only one who thinks U2 is way overrated?


Beatles, Stones, Who, Zepp, Queen I can all get on board with, but I just never cared much for U2. They have a few good songs, but I just don't much see the reason they're so huge. But again, this IS all down to personal opinion.


I was not much of an early U2 fan myself, that is until the late 80's when I saw their concert movie Rattle and Hum that featured many Joshua Tree songs. If you haven't seen it you've missed something pretty special. But since then, these last 20 years, they have not lived up to that glory, imho.




Funny, because I pretty much gave up on them AFTER Rattle and Hum. Loved their early stuff, War, Boy, and the like. I was just listening to "Bad" in the car the other day. Still poignant, still moving.


As for best bands in HISTORY, that's a toughie.

I have to give props to the Rolling Stones. They're not my favorite band, not even in the top ten, really, but they ARE an enormous musical presence and force. And where every other rock band their age and younger seems to constantly be breaking up and reuniting (I'm lookin' at YOU, The Who and Eagles and Aerosmith!), the Stones have just kept chugging along. They've put out some clunkers, but they've also put out some songs that come damned close to musical perfection.

Pink Floyd. "By the way, which one's Pink?" If there ever was a "Pink" in the band, it was Syd Barret. For me, though, there was never any doubt about who "Floyd" was - that was Roger Waters. It was his band, through and through, and never more so than after Syd left and was replaced with some male model-slash-guitarist. :) Pink Floyd officially ended in 1983, with the release of The Final Cut. Roger wanted it that way. That's why the last line of the album IS the last line of the band: "We were all equal in The End." As he said of the later abomination that called itself by his band's name, "It's my music. It's my words. It's my PIG! It's their dry ice." Apparently he didn't think David Gilmore's version of Pink Floyd brought much to the table, though I did like a couple of his songs. But with Waters, I like entire albums' worth, and still do.

Black Sabbath. I don't think I'd put them on a list of best bands in history. And please note that the very first album I ever owned, that I bought with my very own hard-earned money, was Black Sabbath's "Master of Reality" in 1971. I still own every one of the Sabbath albums with Ozzy Osbourne. They pretty much invented heavy metal and injected it with its dark imagery. Influential? Hell to the yeah. But "best"? Tony Iommi was never a great guitarist, but he did the best with what he had (he lost the tips of two fingers on his "fret hand" in an accident as a teenager). He pretty much single-handedly invented the deep, plodding guitar style that became heavy metal.

Led Zeppelin. Love 'em or hate 'em - and critics universally hated them - Zep was the sound of rock in the seventies. Their influence on the world of rock, blues-rock, and hard rock simply can't be overstated. It wasn't technical prowess that made an impact (I swear you can hear Jimmy Page's fingers just falling off the damn guitar neck on his sloppy-ass solos), it was just the sheer power of that guitar, that voice, that bass, and those drums.

Thing is, those are all rock bands. What about country? Blues? Swing? Folk? Pop? I've rarely heard any band as tight and well-oiled as Los Lobos (give their "Kiko" album a try sometime, not just their "La Bamba" soundtrack), except when I went and saw Little Feat live in concert, and was simply floored by them. How about Elvis Costello and the Attractions? They do punk, pop, country, bluegrass (!), soul, and just about any other style you can name, and do it all ridiculously well.

Talking Heads?

King Crimson?

The Beatles? Has any rock band had more of an overall influence on rock and pop music in history than they have?

Joy Division/New Order? I put them together, since one is basically a continuation of the other, and both set the standard of the sound of the eighties and led the way with the "Manchester Sound" that brought other bands like The Smiths, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, Happy Mondays, James, and more.

"Best" is whoever you like the most right now, I think. At times, everyone I've listed has been on my "best" list. And at the moment, I'm listening to The Decembrists a lot. And The Arcade Fire. And My Morning Jacket.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 2:14 PM

MEATPUPPET42


#1 Van Halen with david lee roth

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Friday, December 4, 2009 2:26 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Y'know, Meatpuppet, I almost put them on my list. Eddie Van Halen's performance on "Eruption" alone sent every other rock guitarist running back to the shed for some new lessons.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 2:35 PM

JAMERON4EVA


AC/DC Has the second best selling album in the WORLD,("Back in Black", with over 200 million units sold, and Kwicko never even mentions them! What's up with that man? I mean you have the masterfully energetic Angus Young on the lead guitar, his brother Malcom is his back up, Phil Rdd on the drums, BOTH Brian Johnson, and Mister BON "FRIGGIN'" SCOTT, ( R.I.P.), And you don't have them on your list? Man they were the most influential in the 80's, they have produced multiple hit albums, here in the US, and internationally, they have had a major sound change in the vox department, AND ARE STILL GOING STRONG INTO 2010! So why aren't they on your list Kwicko? By the way, "Black Ice", is a GREAT album, it needs more sells.

"Mom, he has her chip. He has her."
John Connor,"Born To Run", TSCC EP 2x22

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Friday, December 4, 2009 2:36 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Trying to differentiate between "best" and "favorite" is always a difficult task.

I have always had a preference for bands that incorporate multiple influences into their work, most especially blues, folk, country and rock. Steve Earle is the epitome of that style today, although he is a solo performer for the most part.

There is a segment in The Last Waltz where Scorcese is interviewing Levon Helm, and they are talking about Memphis.

LEVON: That's sort of the middle of the country there. Bluegrass or country music, if it comes down to that area and it mixes with rhythm, and it dances, then you have a combination of all those different kinds of music...country, bluegrass, blues music, show music.

SCORCESE: What's it called then?

LEVON: Rock 'n' Roll!

That's just one of the reasons that The Band was, is, and always will be my favorite musical group.



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Friday, December 4, 2009 6:03 PM

DMAANLILEILTT


I would say that The Beatles (because how can you not), The Who (because Townshend was a damn good songwriter, Daltrey was a damn good singer and Entwhistle and Moon were damn good rhythmists), The Clash (you want variety London Calling has it in shitloads), AC/DC (because they have sold a more than a few albums), Pink Floyd (say what you want David Gilmour was a fucking brilliant guitarist and singer), Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton (both amazing musicians), and maybe Aerosmith or The Rolling Stones or Guns 'N Roses (just to cover that section) as probably the most important rock n roll bands and musicians. But I would probably also count some of the blues legends like Robert Johnson.

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Friday, December 4, 2009 7:10 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

AC/DC Has the second best selling album in the WORLD,("Back in Black", with over 200 million units sold, and Kwicko never even mentions them! What's up with that man? I mean you have the masterfully energetic Angus Young on the lead guitar, his brother Malcom is his back up, Phil Rdd on the drums, BOTH Brian Johnson, and Mister BON "FRIGGIN'" SCOTT, ( R.I.P.), And you don't have them on your list? Man they were the most influential in the 80's, they have produced multiple hit albums, here in the US, and internationally, they have had a major sound change in the vox department, AND ARE STILL GOING STRONG INTO 2010! So why aren't they on your list Kwicko? By the way, "Black Ice", is a GREAT album, it needs more sells.



1) Are we basing "best" purely on number of sales? If so, bow down before Michael Jackson, the best band in the world. You seem to confuse "best" and "most popular". Look at the most popular student in your school. Is he or she THE BEST student, just by getting more votes (sales)?

2) I just never cared for AC/DC. I tried, I really did. I bought Powerage when it came out (I think it was their second or third album, Bon Scott was still alive and kicking, Brion Jones was still singing with some little outfit called "Geordie" or some such), and I found it derivative. It was the same old standard blues-rock that so many before had ground out, and that Zeppelin were still doing better than most. So I never found AC/DC to be that influential or that great. Sorry. Your mileage may vary.

You can feel free to include them on your list, though. I didn't list Queen, either, but I find them quite good AND quite influential. There's never been a pure rock singer with the chops of Freddie Mercury before, or since, and the band's harmonies were amazing, and to this day, nobody has figured out Brian May's guitar sound.

Heck, for that matter, I could list Les Paul and Mary Ford as the best band in history. After all, Les Paul gave us the electric guitar, multi-track recording, overdubbing of voices for a fuller chorus sound, etc. He did more for rock music than anyone, with the possible exceptions of Elvis (who popularized the form), The Beatles (who actually forced critics to accept that "rock and roll" could be ART), and Jimi Hendrix (who changed so much about the ideas of what a guitarist was and how feedback and effects in the studio could be used to explore sonic landscapes).

I also didn't list The Doors. Jim Morrison was something else entirely. He was Frank Sinatra, if Old Blue Eyes had just returned from the Manson Family Picnic. At his heart, he was a crooner, a romantic, a singer of tortured torch songs, a poet, a prophet, and amused to be a muse. Ray Manzarek channelled Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht and pushed it all through a mad-calliope swirling, whirling organ, while Robbie Krieger tried to ground the band in some kind of reality, but usually ended up going off on his own fantastic tangents, all while seeming to keep the band on track and on course - no matter where that course might take them!

See? You make your own list, of the music that matters. What's the stuff that you'd want to have on a desert island if you were marooned? Find your ten "desert island discs", but be careful about some of the newer ones, because you might find that they're just a flash in the pan.

I don't care for that much of Bruce Springsteen's work, but I'd hate to have to go long without hearing the entire "Born To Run" album. It's important enough TO ME (note: it's important TO ME, but may not do a thing FOR YOU) that I've bought it three times on vinyl, twice on cassette, and I'm currently on my fourth copy of the CD. If I gank a copy off Limewire for my iTunes collection, do you think they'll come after me for the royalties? :)
For all that, I know people who can't stand that record. I married one of them!

The Clash: Certainly important, clearly influential.
Green Day: Not so much. They're cute, and their music is fine, but I refer to them as "BubblePunk"; they aren't real punk. Listen to The Buzzcocks' 1977 album "Singles Going Steady" and tell me if Green Day ever really needed to record an album. ;)

What about alt-country, outlaw country, guys like Steve Earle and John Hiatt? Hell, even Dwight Yoakam and k.d. lang, the people that Nashville ran out of town? Or the original outlaws, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams (Sr, that is) and Johnny Cash? What about THEIR influence? Heck, I've heard Willie to everything from Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" to the Eagles' "Take It To The Limit" and Daniel Lanois's "The Maker", and every single song he sings, he makes his own and puts his indelible stamp on it, and USUALLY makes it better than the original. Can AC/DC make that claim? Can ANYONE?

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Friday, December 4, 2009 7:21 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by dmaanlileiltt:
I would say that The Beatles (because how can you not), The Who (because Townshend was a damn good songwriter, Daltrey was a damn good singer and Entwhistle and Moon were damn good rhythmists), The Clash (you want variety London Calling has it in shitloads), AC/DC (because they have sold a more than a few albums), Pink Floyd (say what you want David Gilmour was a fucking brilliant guitarist and singer), Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton (both amazing musicians), and maybe Aerosmith or The Rolling Stones or Guns 'N Roses (just to cover that section) as probably the most important rock n roll bands and musicians. But I would probably also count some of the blues legends like Robert Johnson.



Agreed on The Who - good points. Ditto The Clash. Pink Floyd I loved, but only with Waters. Gilmour and Waters NEED each other; they don't work nearly as well without each other, like Johnny Marr and Morrissey. :)

Clapton, I hesitate, just because he can be so hit and miss. I love some of his work, but a huge amount of it just bores me. His 1979 double live album, "Just One Night", is in my estimation one of the very best live albums ever recorded. The songs are songs you've heard before ("Lay Down Sally", "Wonderful Tonight", "Cocaine", etc.), but never with this kind of energy. He did do some rather amazing guitar work on Roger Waters's "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" album, just after Waters left Pink Floyd. It's some of my favorite of Clapton's work, I think because Waters was probably pushing him to a peak of creativity Clapton himself might otherwise not push as hard for.

G-n-R, I'll give a grudging nod. They actually spurred my interest back into the SoCal rock scene, after plastic acts like Poison and Motley Crue had ruined the hard rock genre for me in the early 80s. G-n-R had a gritty viciousness that assuaged my angry inner punk, and they had the hard edge that appealed to my headbanging metal-head side as well.

And yes, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Guitar Slim, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Buddy Guy... all those guys are high up in the pantheon, because without them, acts like Clapton, the Stones, Zeppelin, AC/DC, and even The Beatles wouldn't have had any music to learn on!

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
- Oscar Wilde

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Friday, December 4, 2009 7:38 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


By the way, sorry to keep rambling on; I *do* loves me some music! And I'll listen to just about anything. My iTunes cache is not over 30Gb of music. It says if I put it on play with no repeats, it will play for over eighteen days straight. And I don't even have my CDs downloaded to my computer yet! Not to mention the 2000 vinyl albums I've still got tucked away.

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
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Friday, December 4, 2009 7:58 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by BigRichard:
well I like B.B. King.

I saw the It Might Get Loud documentary recently, part of which is about The Edge, and he was very interesting, but at the same time, I felt like he's more of a sound engineer than a guitarist...or something like that. Don't get me wrong, he's great at getting what he wants from the guitar, I just wouldn't say he's one of the greatest guitarists, as many lists have claimed him to be. The perfection he puts into getting the right sound though, is fantastic. That documentary is worth a watch btw.

I'll see if I can find a copy of Rattle and Hum, might be worth a watch.



That's about where I come out on The Edge - he's great at shaping a sound and toying with the effects, but if you strip out all the echo and effects, there's not that much actual fretwork going on. Still, sound matters, and The Edge does have a unique sound.

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
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Friday, December 4, 2009 8:04 PM

JAMERON4EVA


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
By the way, sorry to keep rambling on; I *do* loves me some music! And I'll listen to just about anything. My iTunes cache is not over 30Gb of music. It says if I put it on play with no repeats, it will play for over eighteen days straight. And I don't even have my CDs downloaded to my computer yet! Not to mention the 2000 vinyl albums I've still got tucked away.

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
- Oscar Wilde



DAMN!!!! That's a LOT of money man, where you get all that? I mean job, bills, and food, and car and gas takes up a good chunk of the phat cash.

"Mom, he has her chip. He has her."
John Connor,"Born To Run", TSCC EP 2x22

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 2:58 AM

BIGRICHARD


that Just One Night album IS great. Kudos on mentioning it.

I'm in a similar boat with Clapton, although in my opinion, the guy has done enough to warrant being loved by me. Sure, some of it is kinda samey and boring, but in my opinion he's done enough classics to the point where you can forgive him for the others.

What about Dire Straits? I don't think I've seen them mentioned on here?
Maybe not the best band ever, but I'll be damned if their Brothers in Arms CD isn't absolute brilliance.
One of my favourite performances by Mark Knopfler:




Also, I noticed Buddy Guy was mentioned. If anyone has the opportunity to see him live, do it. Don't even hesitate. If you like his music, and you like guitars, and solos, and a great time, get tickets. He may be 73, but damn that guy has energy.

Buddy Guy at the Crossroads concert:


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Saturday, December 5, 2009 4:19 AM

BRIGLAD


Not sure about the "Best" heading because as most have said, many of the artists listed previously are peoples favorites.

So here's mine...

Beatles... One of the best but not a huge favorite of mine.

Queen... No doubt, one of the best.

Same for Pink Floyd.

One not mentioned that I like is Kansas. The blending of Classical strings as primary instruments along with the standard guitars.

Another group not mentioned that was both unique and innovative is Genesis. Both with and without Peter Gabriel.

Same can be said for Rush. Prog Rock that rocks. Innovative and sometimes strange/Scifi (By-tor and the snow dog?) but still good stuff.

Someone mentioned Little Feat... I got taken in by one of their more mainstream hits, bought the Live at Neon Park CD and was blown away.

No one mentioned Heart. While their music was fairly mainstream and admittedly influenced by groups like Zeppelin, they proved that girls could rock!

My tastes are varied. My MP3 list has everything from Buffett to Metalica with a little of everything thrown in the middle.


Bri


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Saturday, December 5, 2009 12:11 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by jameron4eva:

DAMN!!!! That's a LOT of money man, where you get all that? I mean job, bills, and food, and car and gas takes up a good chunk of the phat cash.



1) I work my ass off. And have been doing so since I was 13.

2) I've accumulated music roughly since I was about 9 years old, when I bought that Black Sabbath album. Yeah, Sabbath at age nine MIGHT have something to do with my twisted and cynical sensibilities... ;)

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009 2:05 PM

DMAANLILEILTT


i can't believe i forgot Queen and Dire Straits but i would also have those.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 3:51 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Yuppers. Dire Straits was (were?) amazing. I'm particularly fond of their debut album, but really, everything up through Brothers In Arms was unsurpassed.

See what Imean? There's just too many that have to go on a "best" list; how can you choose just one "best"?

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
- Oscar Wilde

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 3:57 PM

RAHLMACLAREN

"Damn yokels, can't even tell a transport ship ain't got no guns on it." - Jayne Cobb


Some bands I have been known to listen to.

Metallica (NOT St. Anger)
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Boston
Rush
Heart
ZZ Top
Queensryche
Iron Maiden
Faith No More

Are they the best?

Who knows. Who cares.



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Find here the Serenity you seek. -Tara Maclay

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Sunday, December 6, 2009 3:44 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:


Are they the best?

Who knows. Who cares.



Bingo. It's like asking "What's the best food?"

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Sunday, December 6, 2009 12:35 PM

BIGRICHARD


Burritos.

OH AND PIZZA.

OH AND BUTTER CHICKEN.

AND ROAST POTATOES.




....you did ask.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009 1:42 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Silly British man...






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Sunday, December 6, 2009 4:42 PM

RALLEM


On my list of top ten is:

Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osborne
Foghat
AC/DC
April Wine
Deep Purple
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
Cream

Number one is easily Led Zeppelin, in my opinion, but after that the names could be shuffled around since the l thought them up in no particular order.




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Sunday, December 6, 2009 6:10 PM

BORIS


Cold Chisel is the Best Band in History...too bad they did not adhere to the Australian music industry expected standards in the 70's and 80's so the rest of the world never got a taste for how damn good they were...and are. they reunite once a year. most music loving Aussies revere their music. their songs are oft requested at pubs and from Dj's. They reflect a real aussie flavour.

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Monday, December 7, 2009 4:06 PM

DMAANLILEILTT


I forgot Cold Chisel as well. they are probably close to the best aussie band ever. East and Circus Animals are two of my favourite albums of all time

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Monday, December 7, 2009 4:45 PM

RALLEM


I'll try to find cold chisel on youtube when I get home from work.



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Monday, December 7, 2009 5:08 PM

BORIS


Circus animals and East are my fave albums. Twentieth Century isn't bad either.

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Monday, December 7, 2009 6:44 PM

CALHOUN


Bombers!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:48 AM

JAMERON4EVA


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
Quote:

Originally posted by jameron4eva:

DAMN!!!! That's a LOT of money man, where you get all that? I mean job, bills, and food, and car and gas takes up a good chunk of the phat cash.



1) I work my ass off. And have been doing so since I was 13.

2) I've accumulated music roughly since I was about 9 years old, when I bought that Black Sabbath album. Yeah, Sabbath at age nine MIGHT have something to do with my twisted and cynical sensibilities... ;)

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
- Oscar Wilde



Your talking to a kid who watched TERMINATOR, ALIENS, ALIEN, FRIDAY THE 13th, and a buch of Three Stooges when i was five. Hmm.... maybe that's why i had those creepy ass dreams involving red eyes when i was a kid.

"Mom, he has her chip. He has her."
John Connor,"Born To Run", TSCC EP 2x22

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:51 AM

JAMERON4EVA


What was the band that sang....


"Rock you like a hurricane"? I can never find them out.

Oh and by the way, wasn't Black Sabbath Psychedelic rock?

"Mom, he has her chip. He has her."
John Connor,"Born To Run", TSCC EP 2x22

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:58 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Scorpions did "Rock You Like A Hurricane".

I liked their first few albums, when Ulrich Roth was playing lead guitar. Saw 'em in concert a bunch of times, including once when Michael Schenker was their lead guitarist, alongside his brother, rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker. Michael did several albums as lead guitarist for brit-rockers UFO, a short stint with German metal band Scorpions ("Lovedrive" album), then embarked on his own with The Michael Schenker Group. That's about where I lost interest in all of them, around 1979 or so...

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
- Oscar Wilde

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Monday, December 14, 2009 11:38 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Beatles
Led Zepp
Eric Clapton and anyone
Santana
Queen

Not gonna comment on others choices because its all relative and there's really no wrong answer.

Ok, maybe the Poison choice, but that's it..........maybe U2 (I too tend to think they're style over substance). Ok that's really it.

Stay shiny!


SGG

Tawabawho?

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:58 PM

SERYN


I'm going to completely ignore the usuals (Zepp, Queen et al)(and the Beatles but thats just because I personally loathe them) and just give my faves -

Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green era, unless they ain't RAWK enough)
Radiohead
The Foo Fighters
Muse
NIN
Placebo
Elbow

and my latest musical crush Wojtek Godzisz (feckin' A live)

there are bound to be many that I will regret leaving off.

Someone mentioned 'Desert Island Discs though and its funny how that list would be completely different to the one above - those are my fave rock bands, but the ones I couldn't live without ever hearing again are Tori Amos, Kate Bush, early Elton John and earlier Fleetwood Mac, Beethovens' Sonatas and Bowie, Florence and the Machine (i'll never tire of her voice) and Elbow
and Roxy Music and The Cure and Fairport Convention.

Yup, mum was a hippie.
(and this post was bought to you by being up way past my bed time.)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:17 PM

JAMERON4EVA


OHHHH..... Musn't forget Linkin Park. "I've become so numb....."

"Mom, he has her chip. He has her."
John Connor,"Born To Run", TSCC EP 2x22

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:22 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Whoa - somebody mentioned Fairport Convention... I'd definitely put some of Richard Thompson's work on my Desert Island Discs list.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 5:36 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I forgot to add..............

Steve Winwood and Traffic
Blind Faith

It's great to see that music is still very much alive and important in people's lives, as the man said - ROCK ON!!!!


SGG

Tawabawho?

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:13 PM

SERYN


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
Whoa - somebody mentioned Fairport Convention... I'd definitely put some of Richard Thompson's work on my Desert Island Discs list.



his playing is amazing and Crazy Man Michael is one of my favorites.

I'd go absolutly bonkers without music, one of my biggest fears is loosing my hearing.

(and this post was bought to you by being up way past my bed time.)

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