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greatest rock band ever?

 
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The Song Remains The Same Ha ha!
 
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[HST]: Shriek! Jim and I have similar tastes in music, ignorng the bits in between.

So it would seem. Scary, eh? But before you get too worried, rest assured that although I have heard of Kajagoogoo, I wouldn't dream of mentioning them as a candidate for best rock band.

Genesis has to get a mention!!! [shocked]

From the 70's to the 00's our boys from Surrey have appeared pretty consistently on the charts.


Ummmm - what charts are you looking at, that have Genesis extending into the 90's and 00's? No one bought their last studio album, ...Calling All Stations... (1997). Their previous studio album was in 1991. What, are you counting reissues and boxed sets? :roll:

Now having said that, I am in fact a huge Genesis fan. I didn't mention them this time, because the question was about greatest rock band, and I think of Genesis as a prog band. In the seventies that is, before they became a pop band. :roll: Admittedly, prog is a subgenre of rock, but for me there's enough difference that "best rock" and "best prog" are not the same thing.

Jethro Tull is another band that falls between genres, for me. I wouldn't call them best rock, or best prog, or best folk - but they are the best at something, darnit - whatever we the heck may call it.

For those who care, some of our past musical discussions can be found here, here, and here.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:


So it would seem. Scary, eh? But before you get too worried, rest assured that although I have heard of Kajagoogoo, I wouldn't dream of mentioning them as a candidate for best rock band.


Yes, better to have mentioned Dire Straights.

Genesis can be a bit boring some times but they have produced a lot.

I think additional criteria is needed to narrow down the candidates for best rock band.

A band cannot be the greatest if they cannot light up a stage playing live.

So who gets crossed off the list? Ever been to one of the recommended greatests playing live and not been electrified ? If you have cross them off.
Some bands blasting from the late 80's are Van Halen, REM, Doors, Talking Heads.
Those who haven't heard (of) any of these were disco-loving jerks!
[ October 10, 2004: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]
 
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
Some bands blasting from the late 80's are Van Halen, REM, Doors, Talking Heads.

Late 80's? Talking Heads were done with their best stuff before the late 80's. I first heard them at CBGB's in 1976 or 1977. They were edgy but not punk and got a lot of boos. Of course the Doors were finished in 1971 when Jim Morrison died.
 
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I heard them between '86 and '89 via work but I appreciate they were big in the mid to late 70s.
 
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Either Toto or Dire Straits.
R.E.M. makes a good third.

All that indeed after the Beatles.
 
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
Ziggy Stardust, Lynnard Skynnard, Procol Harum.

greatest for the band names.



Ziggy Stardust didn't even exist. It's a pseudonym for David Bowie, one of the greatest rock solo artists of all time.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Late 80's? Talking Heads were done with their best stuff before the late 80's. I first heard them at CBGB's in 1976 or 1977. They were edgy but not punk and got a lot of boos. Of course the Doors were finished in 1971 when Jim Morrison died.



R.E.M. published their first album in 1983 with IRS records and had performed several years before that locally in Athens Ga.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Late 80's? Talking Heads were done with their best stuff before the late 80's. I first heard them at CBGB's in 1976 or 1977. They were edgy but not punk and got a lot of boos. Of course the Doors were finished in 1971 when Jim Morrison died.



And I heard them (Talking Heads) first those SAME years at "My Father's Place" in Roslyn (LI). Did you ever go there?

I went to CBGB's in those years and saw Squeeze (called UK Squeeze then; I think they are the same...)

At MFP (again, during 1977-8) I saw Blondie, John Mayall, Muddy Waters...
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Originally posted by Stan James:
Queen, but I was a music major and value songs with more than three chords. Just the right mix of not-too-serious classical references and good gutsy R&R.



I didn't know Queen broke into a third chord.
 
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Originally posted by Nick George:


I didn't know Queen broke into a third chord.



once or twice, by mistake
 
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The Beatles!
 
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Led Zeppelin is the best band of all time.

You've got arguably the best guitar player ever.
Arguably the best drummer ever.
Jonesy was an amazing arranger.
Plant was a great songwriter.

And their chemistry playing together was amazing.
 
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Jam Walnut and the BBQs
 
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