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Greatest ROCK Band and Rock Stars?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Soph, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. metaphysician

    metaphysician Senior member

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    I think Appetite for Destruction exceeds anything the Stones/Aerosmith have done as a whole as far as Rock goes.

    Stones/Aerosmith etc. are great, but listen to the entire AFD album sometime, and it makes you want to be a freak'in RockStar! Its timeless. The album bleeds energy, rebellion and is simply hell on wheels.[​IMG]

    Aersosmith/Stones is actually more commerical to me where GnR did some stuff that was just ridiculously anti commercial. That is what made them so great.


    Aerosmith is probably the most derivative band in the history of rock. Mick Jagger never had a good voice, but his shaping of musical lines, his diction, and a truly electrifying stage presence more than made up for what his voice lacked in power and range (and since rock is amplified, neither power nor range really matter anyway). Tyler, at his best, manages a hackneyed impression of Jagger's (already rather) mannered style and reminds me of an average Joe six drinks deep at a karaoke bar rather than an actual musician. Aerosmith simply never had anyone nearly as talented as Brian Jones or Mick Taylor, Joe Perry clearly pines to be Keith Richards, and the Stones boast one of the most understated and solid rhythm sections in rock.

    Appetite for Destruction doesn't touch Exile on Main Street, which is a blooze masterpiece that betters any of the other usual suspects in the running for 'best rock album.' (e.g. the perennially overrated and almost offensively boring Sgt. Pepper's; Highway 61 Revisited; All Things Must Pass, etc.) You'll have to clue me in as to what 'commercial' signifies and why the Stones' alleged 'commercialism' crowns Rose and Slash (who has flushed his career down the toilet) as the kings of rock.
     


  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    I'm going to have to agree with GnR Appetite For Destruction. One of the top 20 greatest rock albums ever IMO.

    I'm also going to agree with The Who, Queen, and The Clash.

    I'll add AC-DC to the mix. Even though 99% of their material is the same exact song, only with different sexual innuendo, It's still a great song.

    And as far as it goes, they have been rocking the F* out; using the same 4 chords for over 30 years.

    My favorite "Rock Stars"? Glenn Danzig gets my vote, hands down. Voice, style, song writing, image, and etc. Last Caress is quite possibly the greatest song ever written, and Static Age is a drastically underrated album.

    As far as "modern" rock goes, Tool.
     


  3. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

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    Aerosmith is probably the most derivative band in the history of rock. Mick Jagger never had a good voice, but his shaping of musical lines, his diction, and a truly electrifying stage presence more than made up for what his voice lacked in power and range (and since rock is amplified, neither power nor range really matter anyway). Tyler, at his best, manages a hackneyed impression of Jagger's (already rather) mannered style and reminds me of an average Joe six drinks deep at a karaoke bar rather than an actual musician. Aerosmith simply never had anyone nearly as talented as Brian Jones or Mick Taylor, Joe Perry clearly pines to be Keith Richards, and the Stones boast one of the most understated and solid rhythm sections in rock.

    Appetite for Destruction doesn't touch Exile on Main Street, which is a blooze masterpiece that betters any of the other usual suspects in the running for 'best rock album.' (e.g. the perennially overrated and almost offensively boring Sgt. Pepper's; Highway 61 Revisited; All Things Must Pass, etc.) You'll have to clue me in as to what 'commercial' signifies and why the Stones' alleged 'commercialism' crowns Rose and Slash (who has flushed his career down the toilet) as the kings of rock.


    I have to agree with Soph, I've never liked the Rolling stones. I think they're sound is lame... I've seen them twice live and the first time I left half way through (and I used to go to A LOT of shows). I think GnR does what The Rolling Stones tried to do (at least in the street grit) department 1000% better. Ya, they invented it, but Guns perfected it. Everything the Beatles did still sounds fresh to my ears... The ROlling Stones sound extremely dated... I can't stand the guitars, and in fact, nothing excites me at all. I know they're like the gods of rock, but really, besides Street Fighting Man and maybe Paint it Black, I think their entire catalogue sounds super lame.

    Joe Perry doesn't "pine" to be Keith Richards. Who the hell would pine to be the worst guitar player ever next to Fred Durst? Joe Perry (one of the toxic twins) probably did as many drugs as Richards... honestly, Rolling Stones are the most overated band in history as far as I'm concerned. They gave the more rambunctious teenagers who were sick of The Beatles something to go crazy over. Without The Beatles, the Stones would be nothing.
     


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  5. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    I'll add AC-DC to the mix. Even though 99% of their material is the same exact song, only with different sexual innuendo, It's still a great song.

    And as far as it goes, they have been rocking the F* out; using the same 4 chords for over 30 years.

    yup Slim, thats exactly what I was thinking...Australian bias aside...just been banging out great head-noddin-stupid-grin-on-your-face rock n roll for decades.
     


  6. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Yep, ACDC

    Still sounds as fresh today as when released:
    Highway to Hell
    Hells Bells
    Back in Black
    Have a Drink on Me
     


  7. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    Yep, ACDC

    Still sounds as fresh today as when released:
    Highway to Hell
    Hells Bells
    Back in Black
    Have a Drink on Me

    i think You shook me all night long is one of the greatest rock songs of all time
     


  8. Tokyo Slim

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    i think You shook me all night long is one of the greatest rock songs of all time
    I think its the most romantic song ever. [​IMG]
     


  9. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I think its the most romantic song ever. [​IMG]


    Makes you want to cuddle[​IMG][​IMG]
     


  10. mrpologuy

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    This topic starts and ends with KISS. They put ont he best show I have ever seen.
     


  11. otterhound

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    Jethro Tull. Truly unique.
     


  12. cheapmutha

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  13. Violinist

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    good picks Versace...

    Kiss is definately up there. Any guitarist can tell you that he was probably the most influential instrumentalists of the 1970s... in fact, more "guitar gods" (after he came on the scene) credit him than anyone else...
     


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    This topic starts and ends with KISS. They put ont he best show I have ever seen.
    Although they were no musical geniuses, I concur. What they sang about is what most teenaged boys had on their minds: I want to Rock and Roll all night and party every day...... Actually, all their early songs is almost sonic teen hormones...
     


  15. acidboy

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    Makes you want to cuddle[​IMG][​IMG]

    IS AC/DC CALIFORNIAN? [​IMG]
     


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