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Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 04:23 AM
There's so damn many awesome rock bands out there, but who is the best?

Some notables that didn't make it to the poll:

- Soundgarden
- Greenday
- Jimmy Hendrix
- INXS
- The Offspring
- Blink 182

- Suggest some more!

GBFH
Sep 30th, 2004, 04:27 AM
a lot of those i would consider pop instead of rock....but of all the selections, i'd pick 'other'. rolling stones.

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 04:29 AM
How could I forget the Stones? I knew I'd miss a few biggies.

disposablehero
Sep 30th, 2004, 04:31 AM
I guess Foo Fighters was a more important inclusion than the Stones.

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 04:34 AM
The Foo Fighters did my favourite song of all time though (Monkey Wrench) so that's why I guess I thought of them and not Mick, Keith and the boys.

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 04:51 AM
Pearl Jam were a great band. In my view I think they were every bit as good as Nirvana.

Volcana
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:18 AM
The Beatles were far and away the greatest rock and of all time.

kabuki
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:20 AM
1 Beatles
2 Stones
3 Radiohead

disposablehero
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:23 AM
Pearl Jam were a great band. In my view I think they were every bit as good as Nirvana.
Not close, or close to close. Pearl Jam had about 5 good songs on their first album. Somehow, they are STILL coasting on that.

Dan23
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:23 AM
Pearl Jam were a great band. In my view I think they were every bit as good as Nirvana.
IMO Pearl Jam are a fair bit better than Nirvana...:D

Andy.
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:26 AM
I dont know much about this topic but im going led zeplin

kabuki
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:27 AM
IMO Pearl Jam are a fair bit better than Nirvana...:D

Whhhhaaaaaatttttt?!?!?!?!?!

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:28 AM
Thee's so many awesome rock bands they cant all fit on the poll.

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:30 AM
Whhhhaaaaaatttttt?!?!?!?!?!

They're both awesome. But theres more Pearl Jam songs that I love than Nirvana songs.

kabuki
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:38 AM
They're both awesome. But theres more Pearl Jam songs that I love than Nirvana songs.

Could be that PJ has twice as many studio albums and 4538 concert recordings.

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:44 AM
Haha maybe. Safety in numbers.

Ekkekko
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:40 AM
The beatles wins this handsdown..:hatoff: After which, is closely followed by Nirvana....

MisterQ
Sep 30th, 2004, 07:02 AM
I think The Beatles are the most amazing band in history in terms of creative output.
:worship: :music:

Admittedly, however, there are bands which simply ROCK harder than those boys from Liverpool. Led Zeppelin got my vote, for their tremendous influence on harder rock groups, their great songs and instrumental prowess. :rocker2:

Of recent bands, Radiohead stands out. an exceptional group!

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 08:41 AM
if I have to chose in the options: led zep....
otherwise:joy division! (post punk is also a form of rock....)

mandy7
Sep 30th, 2004, 08:45 AM
i picked Guns N Roses :)
also love Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
don't know why the Foo Fighters are there
they're good
but i'd rather see aerosmith in their place

Beat
Sep 30th, 2004, 09:10 AM
other: the pixies.

foo fighters? they're not even the best band dave grohl was ever in! ;)

chapel
Sep 30th, 2004, 09:25 AM
There's so damn many awesome rock bands out there, but who is the best?

Some notables that didn't make it to the poll:

- Soundgarden
- Greenday
- Jimmy Hendrix
- INXS
- The Offspring
- Blink 182

- Suggest some more!blink and greenday are punk. blink may pass as a rock band but definitely not greenday. i like them though.

......i can't make up my mind. im going for both nirvana and pearl jam. ............i never really liked guns 'n roses. .....probably coz of slash ...hehe

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 09:26 AM
the pixies indeed, how could I ever forget, Beat's right, no competition on that either :worship:
*puts death to the pixies on*

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 09:27 AM
blink and greenday are punk. blink may pass as a rock band but definitely not greenday. i like them though.

......i can't make up my mind. im going for both nirvana and pearl jam. ............i never really liked guns 'n roses. .....probably coz of slash ...hehe
greenday and blink punk? :lol:
pop would be more like it....

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 09:29 AM
usually I don't rep back, but dl could you please post somethin in here so I can rep you? ;)

Beat
Sep 30th, 2004, 09:40 AM
blink and greenday are punk.

rand's right - they most definitely aren't.

chapel
Sep 30th, 2004, 09:41 AM
okay, but definitely not rock

Minami
Sep 30th, 2004, 10:25 AM
I love "K's Choice", but unfortunateky they are not too much famous :sad:

chapel
Sep 30th, 2004, 10:36 AM
I love "K's Choice", but unfortunateky they are not too much famous :sad:
hi-5. but i think 1 of the reasons i like them is coz they're not that famous (actually, i wouldn't know coz they haven't crossed over to the US)

-Em-
Sep 30th, 2004, 10:50 AM
lots of bands, that are not included in this poll, however they definitely deserve that, like: the doors, the rolling stones, radiohead and some others...

Out of these mentioned, i pick pearl jam...

mandy7
Sep 30th, 2004, 10:56 AM
radiohead? seriously? you're on polish drugs again! :eek: :haha:

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 10:59 AM
I'm not a big fan of Radiohead, I only really like 2 of their songs (Karma Police and Creep [a Eurythmics cover])

-Em-
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:00 AM
radiohead? seriously? you're on polish drugs again! :eek: :haha:

Mandy...I've been seriously missing you :p

Yes, Radiohead, and no, I'm not on polish drugs again ;)

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:00 AM
I love "K's Choice", but unfortunateky they are not too much famous :sad:
haha I only know ONE of their songs!!! (Not an addict)

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:03 AM
I hate not an addict...so cheap....

decemberlove
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:07 AM
usually I don't rep back, but dl could you please post somethin in here so I can rep you? ;):p

i voted for led zep, just cos their songs are classic and most of the other bands on this list don't even compare to them.

but i've noticed reading through this thread that i much prefer solo artists over bands.

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:15 AM
:p

i voted for led zep, just cos their songs are classic and most of the other bands on this list don't even compare to them.

but i've noticed reading through this thread that i much prefer solo artists over bands.
oh there are a lot of great bands, but they don't really classify as rock
(coil, current 93, the sisters of mercy, numb, front 242, tangerine dream, kraftwerk..)
but I also agree I like solo artists more in general...

btw now I remember I forgot a few bands that qualify as best ones:the velvet underground and the stooges, and possibly motörhead :lol:

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:39 AM
The Velvet Underground sounds like a cross between The Union Underground and Velvet Revolver :p (both awesome rock bands)

!<blocparty>!
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:41 AM
from that list - nirvana. its boring to vote other

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:45 AM
The Velvet Underground sounds like a cross between The Union Underground and Velvet Revolver :p (both awesome rock bands)
ahem...the velvet underground is the godfather of all modern bands....
just listen to the "the velvet underground and nico" album, made in 1965....
Lou Reed and John Cale at their best, none of them ever equalled that album :worship:

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:46 AM
Thinking now... this thread could easily have done without a poll. There's too many awesome rock bands.

But I'm surprised that I'm the only one that thinks that the RHCP's are the best band ever... I think those guys just flat out rock. They simply can't make a bad song in my view. And they haven't gotten worse with age at all.

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:48 AM
ahem...the velvet underground is the godfather of all modern bands....
just listen to the "the velvet underground and nico" album, made in 1965....
Lou Reed and John Cale at their best, none of them ever equalled that album :worship:
I've got a few Lou Reed songs... I love the song "Dirty Boulevarde". It's on my playlist right now!

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:49 AM
Thinking now... this thread could easily have done without a poll. There's too many awesome rock bands.

But I'm surprised that I'm the only one that thinks that the RHCP's are the best band ever... I think those guys just flat out rock. They simply can't make a bad song in my view. And they haven't gotten worse with age at all.
Musically, I think they're ok...but I just find kiedis' voice too annoying to listen to one song without skipping it...

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:51 AM
I've got a few Lou Reed songs... I love the song "Dirty Boulevarde". It's on my playlist right now!
well, like I said he used to be much better when he was in the velvet underground...
dirty boulevard is a good song though....even if I liked "strawmen" better on the new york album, oh, and good evening Mr Walheim too...

Mathijs
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:52 AM
RHCP definitely, and also Radiohead that's my 2nd choice..........

Lemonskin.
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:53 AM
...but I just find kiedis' voice too annoying to listen to one song without skipping it...

Oh, man. I dont!

I just can't stop playing their Greatest Hits CD. The only bad thing about it is that thay couldn't fit all their awesome songs on! Songs like Can't Stop, Aeroplane, Around the World, Love Rollercoaster... they all missed out.

(BTW... anyone heard their song called "Yertle the Turtle"? It's mad! It's basically a narrative of a Dr Seuss book :p)

Mathijs
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:59 AM
Oh, man. I dont!

I just can't stop playing their Greatest Hits CD. The only bad thing about it is that thay couldn't fit all their awesome songs on! Songs like Can't Stop, Aeroplane, Around the World, Love Rollercoaster... they all missed out.

(BTW... anyone heard their song called "Yertle the Turtle"? It's mad! It's basically a narrative of a Dr Seuss book :p)
well i'm thinking of buying their Greatest Hits CD, i always like their videoclips, they are so good.....

Minami
Sep 30th, 2004, 02:01 PM
I hate not an addict...so cheap....

It's one of my favourite song of all the time... :sad:

rand
Sep 30th, 2004, 02:02 PM
sorry...
I just thinks it tries to be clever, but not succeeding...

Martian Willow
Sep 30th, 2004, 02:05 PM
The Beatles were not a rock band.

Cuckoo
Sep 30th, 2004, 02:19 PM
The Beatles
Queen and Freddy Mercury defintly right up there, How could you miss them ;)
Creedence Clearwater Revival
UB40
Fleetwood Mac
The Police and The Who
Roxette
U2

Minami
Sep 30th, 2004, 03:16 PM
sorry...
I just thinks it tries to be clever, but not succeeding...

:eek: i get your point.
I love the music, actually i have never paid too much attention to the lyrics :tape:
And I love Sarah's (the singer) voice, even if for moths i thought it was a man singing. Lol!!

The Crow
Sep 30th, 2004, 03:29 PM
The Beatles are rock? :eek:

I'd go for Radiohead, Pixies or Nirvana.

K's choice used to be good when they were still called The Choice. Their first album is truely fantastic.

Oh and I'd label Greenday punk. Blink is definitely pop(rock) though.

RHCP are shite :p

And I'm surprised Metallica isn't being named. Not that I like them though ;)

Minami
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:37 PM
The Beatles are rock? :eek:

I'd go for Radiohead, Pixies or Nirvana.

K's choice used to be good when they were still called The Choice. Their first album is truely fantastic.

Oh and I'd label Greenday punk. Blink is definitely pop(rock) though.

RHCP are shite :p

And I'm surprised Metallica isn't being named. Not that I like them though ;)

Wow! :eek: I did not know they were called "THE CHOICE".
I don't have any of their albums as "the choice". :sad:
How many albums did they do? :confused:

englishjenfan
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:42 PM
Nickelback Rock!

tfannis
Sep 30th, 2004, 07:12 PM
The Red Hot Chili Peppers :hearts: :worship:

I love K's choice too, especially their album 'Cocoon crash' and I just adore the song Breakfast, but that's not really what you call rock ;)
Didn't think non-Belgians would remember K's choice :tape:

kiwifan
Sep 30th, 2004, 07:16 PM
But I'm surprised that I'm the only one that thinks that the RHCP's are the best band ever... I think those guys just flat out rock. They simply can't make a bad song in my view. And they haven't gotten worse with age at all.
The Peppers are a very derivative band (by their own admission) although Blood Sugar... was one of the best CDs of the 90s. :yeah: My favorite thing about the Peppers is that many of their young fans eventually go out and discover "the Funk" (the music that inspired them).

You should check out Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits if you love the Chili Peppers. Specifically "If You Want Me To Stay" (compare with most Pepper slow hits) and "Thank you (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" (compare to most of Prince and the Chili Pepper's upbeat stuff).

Sly was the shit in his day (inspired most of the funk and rock and soul acts that followed him).

Voted for Led Zep which are miles better than any other group listed in this poll. ;)

Barrie_Dude
Sep 30th, 2004, 07:18 PM
The
Beatles

MisterQ
Sep 30th, 2004, 08:56 PM
The Beatles ARE a rock band, no doubt about it. Their early music was strongly influenced by 50's rock n' roll, and although they made significant contributions in terms of expanding the harmonic language of that type of music, they considered themselves rock and roll musicians, just like the Stones, for example. In the late '60s they frequently made returns to more basic rock n' roll (but with a harder sound), as many of the tracks from The White Album and Let It Be demonstrate. But it is true that the scope of their music ranged far outside of the confines of rock n' roll. Parodies of other styles ("When I'm 64"), music inspired by other cultures ("Within You Without You"), songs drawing on experimental genres ("Revolution No. 9, "A Day in the Life"), their numerous pop ballads ("Yesterday, In My Life, Let It Be"), and styles too light too feel like rock ("Penny Lane," "Ob La Di Ob La Da") demonstrate this.

I will grant, though, that there are MANY bands which "rock" harder than the Beatles. The Beatles were great for other factors than that... :) :rocker2: :music:

Minami
Sep 30th, 2004, 09:27 PM
The Red Hot Chili Peppers :hearts: :worship:

I love K's choice too, especially their album 'Cocoon crash' and I just adore the song Breakfast, but that's not really what you call rock ;)
Didn't think non-Belgians would remember K's choice :tape:

it's because i really like them. :bounce:
I was able to buy the CD "Paradise in me" here in italy, but for the others... fortunately i found them in Amsterdam. :rolleyes:
i even don't know if they are still palying or not. Any news?? :confused:

Chrissie-fan
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:36 PM
I voted for Led Zeppelin,but of course,The Beatles,The Rolling Stones,Fleetwood Mac,The Kinks,The Who and many others are amazing as well.

Fearful Jesuit
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:37 PM
The Beatles, no doubt at all.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:43 PM
Yep,the best funk/soul/rock outfit of all time. Prince couldn't have happened without them. Also check out George Clinton's Funkadelic. Weird,but funky as hell,and great once you get into them


You should check out Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits if you love the Chili Peppers.

mawi
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:48 PM
:worship: Pearl Jam :worship:

Chrissie-fan
Sep 30th, 2004, 11:54 PM
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney,even some of Harrison's) had the best songwriters of any band in history. They and Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys (with "Pet Sounds") were also responsible for making the LP the most important medium for popular music (as opposed to the single). The Stones have a quite different musical background,although they were in their own way just as important. The Beatles were mostly influenced by early rockers like Buddy Holly,Elvis,Little Richard,the Everly Brothers and the sound of early Motown. The Stones were/are more blues based and are the better live band. Also great songwriters of course,but where the Beatles are mostly about melody,the Stones' music is more riff-based.

The Beatles ARE a rock band, no doubt about it. Their early music was strongly influenced by 50's rock n' roll, and although they made significant contributions in terms of expanding the harmonic language of that type of music, they considered themselves rock and roll musicians, just like the Stones, for example. In the late '60s they frequently made returns to more basic rock n' roll (but with a harder sound), as many of the tracks from The White Album and Let It Be demonstrate. But it is true that the scope of their music ranged far outside of the confines of rock n' roll. Parodies of other styles ("When I'm 64"), music inspired by other cultures ("Within You Without You"), songs drawing on experimental genres ("Revolution No. 9, "A Day in the Life"), their numerous pop ballads ("Yesterday, In My Life, Let It Be"), and styles too light too feel like rock ("Penny Lane," "Ob La Di Ob La Da") demonstrate this.

I will grant, though, that there are MANY bands which "rock" harder than the Beatles. The Beatles were great for other factors than that... :) :rocker2: :music:

Martian Willow
Oct 1st, 2004, 12:37 AM
The Beatles ARE a rock band, no doubt about it. Their early music was strongly influenced by 50's rock n' roll, and although they made significant contributions in terms of expanding the harmonic language of that type of music, they considered themselves rock and roll musicians, just like the Stones, for example. In the late '60s they frequently made returns to more basic rock n' roll (but with a harder sound), as many of the tracks from The White Album and Let It Be demonstrate. But it is true that the scope of their music ranged far outside of the confines of rock n' roll. Parodies of other styles ("When I'm 64"), music inspired by other cultures ("Within You Without You"), songs drawing on experimental genres ("Revolution No. 9, "A Day in the Life"), their numerous pop ballads ("Yesterday, In My Life, Let It Be"), and styles too light too feel like rock ("Penny Lane," "Ob La Di Ob La Da") demonstrate this.

I will grant, though, that there are MANY bands which "rock" harder than the Beatles. The Beatles were great for other factors than that... :) :rocker2: :music:

Rock'n'roll and Rock are two different things. The Beatles were a pop group.

Mr_Molik
Oct 1st, 2004, 01:22 AM
1. chilli peppers
2. nirvana

MisterQ
Oct 1st, 2004, 01:25 AM
Rock'n'roll and Rock are two different things. The Beatles were a pop group.


You see it clearly, that's cool. To me it's a more complicated issue. I see a straight continuum from rock'n'roll through to modern rock, and I don't see any clear place to make a division between the two. I think some of the Beatles work shares the aesthetics and structures of modern rock to the extent that it has to be considered rock. At the same time, I agree with you that much of their music and much of their career history lies more along the lines of pop.

-=Safinette=-
Oct 1st, 2004, 03:59 AM
Nirvana is a revolutionary band!
They started a different genre of music called alternative.
And kurt is hot! :drool:
:lol:

Beefy
Oct 1st, 2004, 08:37 AM
Too many, but I would say U2, Oasis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Jam, Manic Street Preachers, INXS, Led Zepplin, can't think of any more right now, too many to pick from

rand
Oct 1st, 2004, 08:37 AM
Nirvana is a revolutionary band!
They started a different genre of music called alternative.
And kurt is hot! :drool:
:lol:
different genre of music? :confused: didn't they basically copy the stooges, like everyone else? :confused:

tfannis
Oct 1st, 2004, 08:48 AM
it's because i really like them. :bounce:
I was able to buy the CD "Paradise in me" here in italy, but for the others... fortunately i found them in Amsterdam. :rolleyes:
i even don't know if they are still palying or not. Any news?? :confused:They took a break :(...I don't know if they will ever reunite again...their last album was "Almost happy" (very very good imo). Sarah has gone solo now, she has a new album, but it's not a succes here in Belgium, let alone in the rest of the world. Her brother has solo plans to, but I haven't heard anything of him yet.
As in Sarah's private live...she has divorced her American man and lives together with her American girlfriend now, near the Bible belt in the US if I'm not mistaken:eek:

Minami
Oct 1st, 2004, 11:48 AM
They took a break :(...I don't know if they will ever reunite again...their last album was "Almost happy" (very very good imo). Sarah has gone solo now, she has a new album, but it's not a succes here in Belgium, let alone in the rest of the world. Her brother has solo plans to, but I haven't heard anything of him yet.
As in Sarah's private live...she has divorced her American man and lives together with her American girlfriend now, near the Bible belt in the US if I'm not mistaken:eek:

Thank you very much!!
i have the CD Almost Happy! :D but i did not know about Sarah's solo career.
Too bad her album is not that good. :sad:
Have you listen to it?? :confused:

Martian Willow
Oct 1st, 2004, 11:58 AM
Nirvana is a revolutionary band!
They started a different genre of music called alternative.
And kurt is hot! :drool:
:lol:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Martian Willow
Oct 1st, 2004, 12:03 PM
You see it clearly, that's cool. To me it's a more complicated issue. I see a straight continuum from rock'n'roll through to modern rock, and I don't see any clear place to make a division between the two. I think some of the Beatles work shares the aesthetics and structures of modern rock to the extent that it has to be considered rock. At the same time, I agree with you that much of their music and much of their career history lies more along the lines of pop.

That would be Led Zeppelin, who came after the Beatles. Also, there is a difference in spirit. Rock and roll is black and gay. Think Little Richard with his eyeliner and quiff. Rock is straight, white and male. Think poodle perms and spandex. I don't like much rock. :lol: This is also the essential difference between house and techno, for example, even if they are similar musically and in their lineage.

The Crow
Oct 1st, 2004, 12:13 PM
Wow! :eek: I did not know they were called "THE CHOICE".
I don't have any of their albums as "the choice". :sad:
How many albums did they do? :confused: I think they only did one album as "The Choice" (The Great Subconcious Club), but I'm guessing they released it as K's choice already abroad (they quite rapidly changed their name). The Great Subconcious Club is an excellent album with pearls as Breakfast, The ballad of Lea and Paul and I smoke a lot.

tfannis
Oct 1st, 2004, 12:25 PM
Thank you very much!!
i have the CD Almost Happy! :D but i did not know about Sarah's solo career.
Too bad her album is not that good. :sad:
Have you listen to it?? :confused:No I haven't...I've just heard her first single and it wasn't all that spectacular :sad: And if the album would be really something, it would have been hyped a lot here...Sarah is very popular, so it's not like they're going to ignore her work without a valid reason...

tfannis
Oct 1st, 2004, 12:29 PM
Oh btw..if I'm not mistaken her artist name is Sarah Beth now :confused:

Minami
Oct 1st, 2004, 12:39 PM
Oh btw..if I'm not mistaken her artist name is Sarah Beth now :confused:
Why did she change name??? :confused:
So i guess they are really famous in Belgium, aren't they??

The Crow
Oct 1st, 2004, 12:56 PM
They are quite famous in Belgium yes. Not an addict was a massive hit here....

The Crow
Oct 1st, 2004, 12:59 PM
And didn't she record a single in the past under the name Sarah Beth as well?

ToeTag
Oct 1st, 2004, 01:29 PM
Queen was the best!

KindaNice
Oct 1st, 2004, 01:40 PM
"of ALL time" is a pretty big statement, especially for some of these bands (although I LOVE RHCP, Pearl Jam)...but GnR?! Its funny because I just had this conversation last night, while listening to the radio on my way to have dinner. "Jumpin Jack Flash" came on the radio...and I mentioned that The Rolling Stones, was simply, unabashed rock n roll...I think they are without a doubt....the greatest of all time.

rand
Oct 1st, 2004, 01:59 PM
"of ALL time" is a pretty big statement, especially for some of these bands (although I LOVE RHCP, Pearl Jam)...but GnR?! Its funny because I just had this conversation last night, while listening to the radio on my way to have dinner. "Jumpin Jack Flash" came on the radio...and I mentioned that The Rolling Stones, was simply, unabashed rock n roll...I think they are without a doubt....the greatest of all time.
can't agree with that..although I think the stones are a good band, and they made some great songs....I keep thinking they are overrated....

tfannis
Oct 1st, 2004, 04:07 PM
Why did she change name??? :confused:
So i guess they are really famous in Belgium, aren't they??
Well it doesn't happen a lot that a Belgian band has an international breakthrough ;) (although we also own the singing nun :angel: ) That fact alone made her immensely popular here :)

I don't know why she changed her name....I guess she likes it better that way ;)

Minami
Oct 1st, 2004, 05:05 PM
Well it doesn't happen a lot that a Belgian band has an international breakthrough ;) (although we also own the singing nun :angel: ) That fact alone made her immensely popular here :)

I don't know why she changed her name....I guess she likes it better that way ;)

Ehm, plz, forgive my ignorance, but, what does it mean: "although we also own the singing nun" ?? :confused:

Barrie_Dude
Oct 1st, 2004, 05:20 PM
The Beatles "Sgt Pepper" Album is perhaps the most important album in rock history

Experimentee
Oct 1st, 2004, 05:21 PM
I like The Offspring the best out of the ones you mentioned, but i only like their old stuff, 1995 and before.
I like loads of other bands which I wouldnt call the best of all time. I'd probably give that to the Beatles, but I thought they were pop. I certainly cant imagine loads of screaming teenage girls for a real rock band.

Barrie_Dude
Oct 1st, 2004, 05:22 PM
I also would be remiss if I failed to mention "Fleetwood Mac" in this thread as a great Rock and Roll band! Mostly as a result of Stevie Nicks

kiwifan
Oct 1st, 2004, 05:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by -=Safinette=-
Nirvana is a revolutionary band!
They started a different genre of music called alternative.
And kurt is hot! :drool:
:lol:

different genre of music? :confused: didn't they basically copy the stooges, like everyone else? :confused:Actually I saw a old video in the '90s that made me :lol: ; have you ever heard of the James Gang? It was Joe Walsh's band before he joined the Eagles. They had a handfull of hits including "Funk 49" and radio mainstay, "Walk Away".

Well at the height of Nirvana's fame (and I love Nirvana - don't care for most of the rest of the "Seattle Bands") I saw this video for a live performance of "Walk Away" and the bands looked like carbon copies of each other [only the James Gang was about 17 years earlier]. Both are three piece bands the drummers play the same way and Joe Walsh looked like Kurt Cobain moved like him and even had the demented hair in the face, slightly retarded mannerisms. :lol: :lol: :tape:

And the music is similar (more like Teen Spirit than Come As You Are).

Nirvana probably didn't copy the Stooges because (and they like to play this down) Kurt Cobain was actually a classic rock kid not a punk rocker. :p He was already in bands and had a local following when he "added" the "I am punk" thing to his act. ;) ;) ;) Some books have stated that the first punk he was exposed to was that Melvins band and Kurt hadn't even heard the Sex Pistols by the middle of the 80s (and Kurt loved the Carpenters, I kid you not!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: )

By the way Kurt's not the biggest "Rock Star" to do this; Bob Dylan was a rock-n-roller when he was Bobby Zimmerman and only went into the Folk Rock thing because that's what was happening in New York when he arrived, "ready to Rock" ;) ;) ;)

Dylan went electric because that's who he really was; his folk rock troubador act was his real "sell out". :devil: :p :devil:

kiwifan
Oct 1st, 2004, 05:52 PM
can't agree with that..although I think the stones are a good band, and they made some great songs....I keep thinking they are overrated....
I agree Stones were Overrated. I've seen them in concert and love many of their songs ("Tattoo You" and earlier work) but I feel like the Stones were just the "brand name" rock band. :rolleyes:

If you didn't know anything about Rock you knew who Mick Jagger was and who the Rolling Stones were (which is because these supposed "bad boys of Rock" were always sucking up to the royals, upper class dorks and celeb/media types - Mick Jagger was a total media whore long before the MTV era when everyone had to be media whores). :p :p :p

tfannis
Oct 1st, 2004, 07:20 PM
Ehm, plz, forgive my ignorance, but, what does it mean: "although we also own the singing nun" ?? :confused:
lol, I forgive you ;)

There was this Belgian nun (Soeur sourire) back in the sixties (or earlier?) who had a number one hit around the world with 'Dominique'...it's even sung in a Simpsons episode (the one where Milhouse falls in love with a girl and Bart hates it).
Dominique, nique, nique s'en allait tout simplement Routier pauvre et chantant...:D
I think she still is the only nun with a number 1 song ;)

rand
Oct 4th, 2004, 09:17 AM
Actually I saw a old video in the '90s that made me :lol: ; have you ever heard of the James Gang? It was Joe Walsh's band before he joined the Eagles. They had a handfull of hits including "Funk 49" and radio mainstay, "Walk Away".

Well at the height of Nirvana's fame (and I love Nirvana - don't care for most of the rest of the "Seattle Bands") I saw this video for a live performance of "Walk Away" and the bands looked like carbon copies of each other [only the James Gang was about 17 years earlier]. Both are three piece bands the drummers play the same way and Joe Walsh looked like Kurt Cobain moved like him and even had the demented hair in the face, slightly retarded mannerisms. :lol: :lol: :tape:

And the music is similar (more like Teen Spirit than Come As You Are).

Nirvana probably didn't copy the Stooges because (and they like to play this down) Kurt Cobain was actually a classic rock kid not a punk rocker. :p He was already in bands and had a local following when he "added" the "I am punk" thing to his act. ;) ;) ;) Some books have stated that the first punk he was exposed to was that Melvins band and Kurt hadn't even heard the Sex Pistols by the middle of the 80s (and Kurt loved the Carpenters, I kid you not!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: )

By the way Kurt's not the biggest "Rock Star" to do this; Bob Dylan was a rock-n-roller when he was Bobby Zimmerman and only went into the Folk Rock thing because that's what was happening in New York when he arrived, "ready to Rock" ;) ;) ;)

Dylan went electric because that's who he really was; his folk rock troubador act was his real "sell out". :devil: :p :devil:
Always impressed by your musical knowledge kiwi :worship:

Minami
Oct 4th, 2004, 11:30 AM
lol, I forgive you ;)

There was this Belgian nun (Soeur sourire) back in the sixties (or earlier?) who had a number one hit around the world with 'Dominique'...it's even sung in a Simpsons episode (the one where Milhouse falls in love with a girl and Bart hates it).
Dominique, nique, nique s'en allait tout simplement Routier pauvre et chantant...:D
I think she still is the only nun with a number 1 song ;)

Thank you soooo much. :worship:

Doraemon
Oct 4th, 2004, 11:54 AM
Simple Plan hands down!

~ The Leopard ~
Oct 4th, 2004, 12:36 PM
Out of this lot, it has to be Led Zepplin. :worship:

Aphex
Oct 4th, 2004, 01:45 PM
The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Jesus & Mary Chain were awesome too.

Barrie_Dude
Oct 5th, 2004, 12:16 AM
The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Jesus & Mary Chain were awesome too.Jimi Hendrix was great. The band is forgettable

nitocris_tiger
Oct 5th, 2004, 04:56 AM
You've all missed what I thought was an obvious omission from the original list:

Rage Against the Machine

Bleach
Oct 5th, 2004, 05:08 AM
Hole.

AUSBOY
Oct 5th, 2004, 02:14 PM
Def Leppard!!!!!!

AjdeNate!
Oct 5th, 2004, 02:19 PM
No hair bands on your list? :lol:

Lemonskin.
Oct 6th, 2004, 12:17 PM
You've all missed what I thought was an obvious omission from the original list:

Rage Against the Machine
RATM = Pretty Good...

RATM - Lead singer + Chris Cornell = AWESOME BAND!!! (Audioslave)

OUT!
Oct 6th, 2004, 12:19 PM
The Beatles, from list U2

Nobody
Oct 6th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Led Zeppelin form taht list

lakeway11
Oct 6th, 2004, 07:17 PM
REM & The Eagles not on the list :scratch:

disposablehero
Oct 7th, 2004, 04:29 AM
The Beatles "Sgt Pepper" Album is perhaps the most important album in rock history
I think "Sgt Pepper" is vastly overrated. So they took some drugs, big deal. I don't think it made them better songwriters, in fact I think it made them worse. "Revolver" or "Rubber Soul" are both better.

Sean
Oct 7th, 2004, 07:08 PM
Nirvana, RHCP, Oasis are the greatest bands EVER!!!!!!

Masharapova
Oct 8th, 2004, 02:10 AM
Easy: The Wombles.

Mr_Molik
Oct 8th, 2004, 02:28 AM
Nirvana, RHCP, Oasis are the greatest bands EVER!!!!!!
agree :bowdown: