Greatest ROCK Band and Rock Stars?

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

  1. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    What, no Night Ranger? [​IMG]

    As for me, I tend toward the Prog Rock side of things, so I'm a big fan of early Genesis, Marillion (while Fish was still the lead singer), some Yes, some Pink Floyd, and some ELP. However, I do recognize that prog rockers have the tendency to be incredibly self-indulgent and arrogant.

    I love the Stones and The Who. For some reason, though I respect their musical talent, I've never been a big Led Zeppelin fan. I really respect the Beatles as musicians and for what they did for rock, but, for me, they've always just been sort of there, but not a band I listen to over and over again. I've also always been a big Billy Joel fan, which I think just shows I have pretty eclectic tastes.

    I also like REM (although not as much since Bill Barry left), U2 (when they're not being incredibly full of themselves - when exactly is that, you might ask [​IMG] ), Blues Traveler, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Dave Matthews (who seems incredibly devisive).

    I've never been a big Bruce Springsteen fan, although I think The Rising is a terrific album. I think this has to do with the fact that whenever you mention him to anyone from New Jersey, they instantly fall to their knees, look up toward the heavens, and proclaim his greatness.
     


  2. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,751
    Likes Received:
    6,809
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Location:
    DMV
    http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/7/11moe.html
     


  3. Aristocrat

    Aristocrat Senior member

    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Location:
    Where abstract become reality
    Hard-fi, The Kooks, Queen.
     


  4. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Location:
    The Capital
    You're all wrong.

    NEW ORDER.


    And I'll give a nod to VersaceMan's vote for David Bowie as best solo. The Thin White Duke cannot be beaten.


    bob
     


  5. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

    Messages:
    14,506
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    And Ziggy Stardust doesn't suck too bad either.
     


  6. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

    Messages:
    13,630
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    I'm an old fart! At least relative to the age of others on this Forum. But that allowed me to go to the Fillmore East on 2nd Ave. in NYC, in the late 60's and early 70's. I saw legends such as the Dead(with Pigpen), Jim Morrison, Janis, Jimi, and many others.

    And now, The best(live at least) The Jimi Hendrix Experience!!!! I still remember him doing "All Along the Watchtower"! And it's been 36 years. I also saw Hendrix at Woodstock. Perhaps more important historically, but the music wasn't as good.
     


  7. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

    Messages:
    14,506
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    I'm an old fart!
    No kidding!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    (From one to another.)
     


  8. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

    Messages:
    4,649
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006


  9. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

    Messages:
    13,630
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Led Zep.

    I saw them too, at the Fillmore East.
     


  10. countdemoney

    countdemoney Senior member

    Messages:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Location:
    USSA
    You're all wrong.

    NEW ORDER.


    And I'll give a nod to VersaceMan's vote for David Bowie as best solo. The Thin White Duke cannot be beaten.


    bob


    "three ways, four ways, anyways . . . hit the floor!"

    The kids from Manchester did know how to party. For rock, I think I'll take Joy Division's live version of Disorder. Sex Pistols and The Clash cannot be underestimated.

    If you're talking arena style rock, I really do respect the stones. "Shattered", "undercover of the night", "Tumbling Dice", "Gimme Shelter".

    The Who and "you better, you bet" is a fantastic track. Also, "Why don't you all just f-f-f-f-faaade away", "substitute", "Baba O'Riley"

    A controversial one, but can be backed up -- Fleetwood Mac. Dynamite Rythm section who could really drive it. Just listen to a live version of "go your own way". Power.

    Foreigner 4.

    Last, Any group that has a story about them sodomizing a groupie with a fish - and everyone believes it! -- has got to be rock-n-roll.
     


  11. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    Last, Any group that has a story about them sodomizing a groupie with a fish - and everyone believes it! -- has got to be rock-n-roll.

    Edgewater Hotel, Seattle WA -

    You can fish out the window of your hotel room. Ask for the Led Zepplin suite.
     


  12. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

    Messages:
    6,860
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto
    They invented rock and roll as we know it today.

    [​IMG]
     


  13. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    about U2 being full of themselves.. don't say that. Give credit where credit is due. Bono is full of himself. Edge is just so fucking happy to have all those rack effects in front of him, Adam Clayton just liked staring at the crowd, and Mullen is a drummer, so he's just happy anyone called him for a gig (and he looks 20 somehow).
     


  14. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

    Messages:
    2,748
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Location:
    The People's Republic of Galveston
    [​IMG]
     


  15. mrpologuy

    mrpologuy Senior member

    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    Hamtramck or Hamtown
    Gene Simmoms created a band with only 2 goals in mind and has done quite well at both:make lots of money and get loads of foxy tail. Now that is a true rock star.[​IMG]
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by