Battle of the Bands

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Okay people, it's time discuss music. Who is it that you believe is the greatest band ever and why?

As for me, I say The Who.

They played at Woodstock. They released two legendary rock operas: Tommy and Quadrophenia. They were known for their antics and destructive behavior onstage, and well, everywhere else. They all starred in a movie, Tommy. Greatest Work- Who's Next.

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Pete Townsend (Guitar)- One of the most iconic Guitarists ever. He was the enthusiast of the "Windmill" move, as well as being the originator of the smashed guitar.

John Entwistle (Bass)- Always comes to mind when you talk about the greatest bassists ever. He influenced the likes of Steve Harris, Les Claypool, and Cliff Burton. The quietest member of the band, hardly moving during many of their shows, clashing with the styles of the other band members. Nonetheless, he will always be considered one of the greatest.

Keith Moon (Drums) - Arguably the greatest drummer ever. His style was innovative - replacing basic back beats with a busy technique focused on fast, cascading rolls across the toms and cymbal crashes. Also known to be an alcoholic, his death being caused by an overdose of Heminevrin, a drug used to help him get over his alcoholism. He and Neil Peart are usually considered the two greatest drummers of all time.

Roger Daltrey (Vocals) - One of the two surviving members of the band today, Daltrey was the founder of The Who. Early on, Daltrey was the band's leader, earning a reputation for using his fists to exercise control when needed. Because of this, the band members kicked him of out the band for a few days in 1965. He was the face of the band that stood out amidst the 60's counterculture.

There ya go ladies and germs. Eh, I kinda went overboard on that... Anyways, Yours don't have to be this long. :sweatdrop:
 

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The Beatles

There is no other band in the history of music that has been so iconic as these guys. They're a house-hold name everywhere in the Western world. Everyone knows who they are, even if you've never heard any of their songs. The're pretty much unsurpassed in succesfulness.


But Barenaked Ladies is a pretty cool band too. Probably the greatest band from the 90s.
 
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Hmmm this is a pretty hard qeustion. Mainly because there are so many great bands. So I am going to give two answers. If your talking greatest band of all time, well then I might just have to give it to the Beetles. I do not even really like the beetles music. The only reason I would give the credit to them is because they were the first major movement in rock, also feeding the fuel of hippies, creating the peace movement.
Now considering a band that is kind of recent I would say Nirvana, because they also had a huge part in shifting the direction the way rock went. I do not think there is any other rock vocalist that could capture his feelings better than Kurt Cobain did. Thats just my opinion though.
 

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I say Queen
Because I remember they concert, For example Wembley, and because they wrote the soundtrack of my favourite Movie, Higlander.
Plus I think Freddy Mercury is the greatest singer ever.
 

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Avenged Sevenfold

Their fricken sweet, have an amazing drummer and guitarist. They also have some great albums.

No questions asked
 

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Avenged Sevenfold

Their fricken sweet, have an amazing drummer and guitarist. They also have some great albums.

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Are you kidding? Don't get me wrong, I like A7x, but they're not even close to the best band ever. They've had no influence to either rock, or metal as a whole. Zack and the Rev are good, but not good enough to be considered the best metal band, much less best band ever.
 

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Marilyn Manson, he changed darkwave forever. Sure I agree he's ****ed up, but his music is good.
 
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Although i'm not necesarily a fan of them I'd probably have to go with The Who as well.

As for bands who have changed music in an extreme way, the band "Talk Talk" was one of the first of its kind. They kinda sorta in a way tryed to start the whole rock n' roll era (says my uncle who is in to all that rock n' roll trivia stuff...)
 

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My own band of course, the Flying Evil Blood Banshee Red Evil Cult Death Demons! It consists of:

- Me on clarinet
- My friend on violin
- Two other guys singing (well, one screaming, one singing chords and church music)
- An Asian on keyboard

We're really a breakthrough band. We're revolutionizing the music industry!


Back off topic: It's really a toss-up between Simon and Garfunkel and the London Symphony Orchestra. That counts, right?

Simon and Garfunkel were introduced to me by none other than Tea himself, and I duely thank him for that! Really awesome poetic music, but it's also really pretty and melodic.

London Symphony Orchestra have just done so many amazing renditions of a broad selection of music. They're my favorite ensemble to date.
 

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I'll have to toss Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons into the mix. These guys defined the doo-wop sound of the 50s and early 60s, and though their name is not so popular, most Americans would be hard-pressed to have lived without getting to know (and love) at least one of their songs. You likely know one -- you just never knew it was Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons.
 

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you know who nobody ever mentions anymore? elvis.

why? elvis was the f*cking king!! no one has ever been or will ever be as big and great and influential as elvis presley. NO ONE!!

i love johnny cash, but his huge surge in popularity during the past five years or so has perplexed me in light of the fact that his music and sense of showmanship is largely derivative. i have made it my personal mission to bring back elvis. join me, brothers and sisters of ADISC, and pay tribute to the one who made rock 'n' roll what it is today!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We8P_Ww27hY&feature=related
 

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You're seriously going to make me choose? :( Too bad! :p I got a few, actually.

Black Sabbath- Who can forget the band who's had more than 20 members?! They must be one of the most influential Heavy Metal bands of all time. Heck, they helped make the genre as people see it today. Oh, and Geezer is king.

The Who- Honestly, they just flat out kick ass to the highest hemisphere. Most of the world knows who they are, that's how much of an influence they've had on the Rock culture and genre, especially in the early 1970s era.

Jefferson Airplane- One word, Woodstock. They totally pwn'd. Probably the most recognized 'hippie' band, too. Grace Slick.... do I really have to say more? People who like them can relate to what I'm saying. People who don't listen to them (or even heard of them :O) probably can't, and just see this as a bunch of rambling. Oh well :p

Led Zeppelin- You can't not like any of their songs. With Robert Plant on stage (especially in "I can't quit you babe"....yeah...) you drown in their music. Most people say they we're the first of the Heavy Metal genre.

Metallica- Who can resist banging their head to any song on Kill Em All, or watch their heart leap out of their chest from the Bass of Blackend on And Justice for All? (by the way, ever wonder what mm3 stood for? metallica~master~3 :)) Sadly, after And Justice for All, they slipped, in my opinion, and after The Black Album (Load, Reload, and St. Anger) they weren't Metallica anymore. They we're somebody completely different, IMHO.

Pink Floyd-
If there was a band out there that can make you drown and make you laugh at the same time, it was Pink Floyd. Anyone ever hear "Mother"? So serious, yet humorous. They are completely independent from any genre. No questions asked.


And even though he's not a band, I just can't not write Jimi Hendrix in this post. He's right up there with the Airplane and The Who. His music can't be defined unless you hear it.
 

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You're seriously going to make me choose? :( Too bad! :p I got a few, actually.

Black Sabbath- Who can forget the band who's had more than 20 members?! They must be one of the most influential Heavy Metal bands of all time. Heck, they helped make the genre as people see it today. Oh, and Geezer is king.
They're good, but I've become convince that Maiden is the better band. You can't beat Steve Harris on the bass.

Pink Floyd- If there was a band out there that can make you drown and make you laugh at the same time, it was Pink Floyd. Anyone ever hear "Mother"? So serious, yet humorous. They are completely independent from any genre. No questions asked.
I LOVE The Wall, but I'm not as fond of Dark Side of the Moon as everyone else seems to be...

And even though he's not a band, I just can't not write Jimi Hendrix in this post. He's right up there with the Airplane and The Who. His music can't be defined unless you hear it.
He is a band. It's called the Jimmi Hendrix Experience, and they flippin' ruled. Greatest guitarist ever.

Pretty much, if we made a band with Hendrix, Harris, Cobain, and Moon they'd be awesome (in principle, their styles might not match up).
 
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