5 Favorite Bands/Musicians of All Time

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  1. BasX

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (GMJigga @ Jan 12 2008, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BasX @ Jan 12 2008, 11:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (GMJigga @ Jan 12 2008, 10:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>The Roots - If you're only generally aware, then forget about their recent radio hits and go pick up "Illadelph Halflife." Thank me later</div>
    Everything they have done is amazing IMO, but your right, Illadelph Halflife is amazing
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    oh god how great are the songs "The Hypnotic," and "No Alibi?"
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    amazing, simply amazing
     
  2. Voodoo Child

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (AEM @ Jan 12 2008, 10:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Max @ Jan 12 2008, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BG7 Lavigne @ Jan 9 2008, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>I'd have to say <u>Avril Lavigne, Green Day</u>, The Beatles, <u>Shakira,</u> and Queen.</div>

    I'm speechless. Those 3 [​IMG]
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    To be fair, it's favorite musicians/groups, not best all time - at least in this thread...
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    True, but it's still odd that he'd (?) listen to acts like Avril Lavigne, Green Day, and Shakira, and then listen to the Beatles. It's his preferrence, but it's still inconsistent and strange.

    Then again, if we're talking about pre-Revolver Beatles, I can sort of see the similarities.

    As for the Roots, I'll echo the sentiments --- amazing. I got to see them live a few months ago with Big Daddy Kane and Mos Def. It was hands down the best rap show I've been to (in hindsight though, it's the only real "rap" show I've been to; I'd consider the others more "hip-hop," like Lil' Wayne).
     
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    RHCP
    Staind
    Incubus
    RATM
    Van Halen
     
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    Eminem

    Dr. Dre

    Snoop Dogg

    Wu Tang Clan

    Xzibit
     
  5. cpawfan

    cpawfan Monsters do exist

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    I've attempted this three times and I've come to the conclusion that I can't limit it down to five. Heck, I have a hard enough time narrowing it down for an individual genres. I enjoy classic rock, classic motown, punk, hard rock, heavy metal, late 80's/early 90's rap, 80's new wave and on and on.

    So I'm just going to list 6 that most people wouldn't think about

    Jimmy Buffett
    Jim Croce
    Ramones
    Harry Chapin
    The Who
    Talking Heads


    Buffett is just an absolute blast live (especially in Cincinnati). There is nothing significant, difficult or overly deep about his music, but I can put in a live CD of his and it will forever put a smile on my face.

    Croce and Chapin were taken from us far too early. They both were phenomenal live and managed to blend a few musical styles.

    Ramones were an incredibly influential punk band

    The Who tends to get overlooked in these type of lists, yet they were an incredible live band and there influence can be felt in many different bands.

    Talking Heads blended and blurred the lines of new wave, punk and art rock. All of the RHCP fans should be sure to check out the Talking Heads because they were an influence.
     
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    Jay-Z
    Biggie
    Nas
    Rakim
    All Rocafella artists
     
  7. Dumpy

    Dumpy Yi-ha!!

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cpawfan @ Jan 13 2008, 02:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>I've attempted this three times and I've come to the conclusion that I can't limit it down to five. Heck, I have a hard enough time narrowing it down for an individual genres. I enjoy classic rock, classic motown, punk, hard rock, heavy metal, late 80's/early 90's rap, 80's new wave and on and on.

    So I'm just going to list 6 that most people wouldn't think about

    Jimmy Buffett
    Jim Croce
    Ramones
    Harry Chapin
    The Who
    Talking Heads


    Buffett is just an absolute blast live (especially in Cincinnati). There is nothing significant, difficult or overly deep about his music, but I can put in a live CD of his and it will forever put a smile on my face.

    Croce and Chapin were taken from us far too early. They both were phenomenal live and managed to blend a few musical styles.

    Ramones were an incredibly influential punk band

    The Who tends to get overlooked in these type of lists, yet they were an incredible live band and there influence can be felt in many different bands.

    Talking Heads blended and blurred the lines of new wave, punk and art rock. All of the RHCP fans should be sure to check out the Talking Heads because they were an influence.</div>

    finally some bands I've heard of! oh wait, you're the old guy.
     
  8. huevonkiller

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Voodoo Child @ Jan 10 2008, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>This thread is inviting me to ramble...

    1) Red Hot Chili Peppers (including John Frusciante's solo works)
    2t.) The Beatles
    2t.) The Doors
    2t.) Jimi Hendrix (Experience, Band of Gypsys, etc.)

    I have a clear #1, the Chilis. I think their music is immaculate, and I could go on for days about it, so I'll stop with that. However, I'm just as big of a fan of the Beatles, the Doors, and Hendrix. I think the Beatles' later stuff (Rubber Soul and onward) is much more listenable and relevant than their early material, whereas I see it as being the other way around for the Doors, who really sort of tailed off with the Soft Parade due to Morrison's addictions. Hendrix never had a bad album. I just wish he lived to make more of them. After those three, there's hundreds of bands that I'll consider favorites, but none are really enduring. I've gone through stretches of Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Pink Floyd, Smashing Pumpkins, Lynard Skynard, Incubus, Kings of Leon, the Allman Brothers, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Gov't Mule, and hell, even the Turtles, to name a few. I'm still big fans of each of those bands, but I don't think I could pick one over the other.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BG7 Lavigne @ Jan 9 2008, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>I'd have to say Avril Lavigne, Green Day, The Beatles, Shakira, and Queen.</div>

    The Beatles in the same breath as Avril Lavigne, Green Day, and Shakira?

    I've got to figure out your age, gender, background, etc.; I thought you were a 12 year old girl, but if I remember correctly, you're actually a guy? I'm intrigued.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'>Led Zeppelin- My favorite band of all time. The founder of hard rock and (unfortunately) heavy metal. Not only could they play the greatest, loudest songs of the time, they could also throw down a soft acoustic song at you. Those were just as good, if not better, than their heavier songs. The best example of their work is Stairway to Heaven; it shows both their acoustic and their heavy side in the same song.</div>

    You've got really good taste in music, but I wouldn't call Zeppelin the founder of hard rock, when they stole most of what they wrote on the first three albums. "Stairway to Heaven," was actually ripped from a band called Spirit, which Zeppelin opened up for back in the day. "Dazed and Confused," was taken note for note from Jake Holmes. "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "Whole Lotta Love," were written by Willie Dixon. "We're Gonna Groove," is by Ben E. King. "You Shook Me," was written by J.B. Lenoir. "The Lemon Song," was written by Howlin' Wolf. "When the Levee Breaks," was Memphis Minnie. Etc.

    The worst part is, Page and Plant didn't even give any credit to the musicians they ripped off. Every credit on their original albums was to Page and Plant. It was only after they were sued in recent years that they had to go back and change their credits, meaning you can't really defend the guys as "covering" old blues songs, as there was really no intent to let people know the original authors.

    With that said, I'm still a Led Zeppelin fan. They wrote a lot of great original tracks (as far as I know, "Black Dog" and "Kashmir" are both original), and if you look at the songs they stole as covers, they were good at taking other people's music and putting a different spin on it, but it's just always been hard for me to view them as covers given the way they tried to pass it off as their original work, and given the way that most of the world stills sees it that way.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'>DJ Tiesto</div>

    I saw him live at Voodoo Fest and had an amazing time. I'd probably rank it as one of the three or four best shows I've ever seen live. I'm just not sure how listenable his music is out of that setting. In a rave-like environment with thousands of other people, he was amazing, but I've never given him a chance in any other environment.
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    Led Zeppelin has a similar rift in the intro to Stairway to Heaven as that Spirit band, but if I remember correctly, the songs are not that similar after that.

    The reason they didn't give Jake Holmes credit for Dazed and Confused is because it sounds totally different than the original. Kind of like when Whitney Houston stole "I will always love" From Dolly Parton. No one gives a **** about Dolly's version and it is quite different and inferior.

    In different news, BG7 has terrible taste in music, along with many rap fans here (not all), but I've come to terms with this, lol.

    I love those alternative rock bands from the early 90's like Pearl Jam, AiC, and Soundgarden (not nirvana though). Led Zeppelin is also great of course.
     
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    Alternative:
    Jane's Addiction
    Porno For Pyros
    Deconstruction
    Beck
    Radiohead
    Pearl Jam
    Nirvana
    Soul Coughing

    Metal:
    Tool
    Alice In Chains
    Nine Inch Nails (no other category suitable for them that I'm going to list)
    Rage Against The Machine
    SMILE

    Overall:

    1. Jane's Addiction
    2. Deconstruction
    3. Porno For Pyros
    4. Radiohead
    5. Beatles

    Runner ups: Soul Coughing, Tool
     
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    I cant do a top 5, but i can do a top 10. here it is

    1. The Doors (morrison is just amazing, the music led by ray's most amazing playing on keyboard and bass keys, densmores drumming is spectacular, and kreiger is a very much underappreciated guitarist)
    2. John Frusciante ( his solo work, i own every album he has made as a solo artist and it is all just amazing stuff)
    3. The Damned (just really fun punk music, some of the innovaters of punk rock)
    4. Iggy Pop ( the godfather of punk rock and the second greatest lead singer in history, morrison is first of course)
    5. Muddy Waters (oh muddy, how could we resist, a blues legend)
    6. Charlie Parker (Whenever i am reading kerouac or ginsberg, burroughs or any of the other beat writers/poets i have charlie parker in my head, he is a genius)
    7. Jimi Hendrix (enough said)
    8. Neil Young ( god father of grunge, young is an amazing lyricist and is still going to this day, he is very very cool man)
    9. Robert Johnson (plain and simple southern blues)
    10. Deep Purple (just cool hard rock music)
     
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    10 musicians

    1. Jimi Hendrix
    2. Bootsy Collins
    3. Thelonius Monk
    4. Miles Davis
    5. Eddie Van Halen
    6. Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
    7. John Coltrane
    8. Les Claypool (Primus)
    9. Blackmore/Lord (Deep purple, incorperating classical scales into rock music)
    10. Tony Iommi (Sabbath. Without Tony there is no metal/hard rock/grunge/etc)
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (.cabangbang)</div><div class='quotemain'>Soul Coughing</div>
    I'm pretty much convinced that Lazybones is the best song ever.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sasha @ Feb 10 2008, 01:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (.cabangbang)</div><div class='quotemain'>Soul Coughing</div>
    I'm pretty much convinced that Lazybones is the best song ever.
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    Sugar Free Jazz is up there as well. Soul Coughing is awesome. I can listen to them for days and not got sick of them.
     
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    IDK...

    Lauren London's voice is music to my ears. Khrysti Hill screaming my name is music to my ears to.
     
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    My favorites musicianship wise, I don't if "greatest" thats a heavy word.

    1. Metallica
    2. Black Sabbath
    3. Iron Maiden
    4. In Flames
    5. At The Drive In

    honorable mentions: The Pixies, Zeppelin, Cream
     
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    1. Queensryche

    the other 4 in no particular order; Genesis, Megadeth, Collective Soul, & Tesla.

    For those of you w/ XM Satellite Radio, the channels I like are; Boneyard, Big Tracks, & Squizz.
     
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    It's quite for me to narrow it down to five, but we'll see what I can do.

    1. Metallica - I love all of their stuff...for the most part. St. Anger....well...it was ok. It's unfortunate for them that their '80s stuff was so unbelievable because they just haven't topped it. After Master of Puppets and Justice, my two fav albums from them, all their '90s stuff just seems so mediocre. And it's not to say that it's bad, it's just their '80s stuff was that good.

    2. Staind - One of the bands that got me into the more hard rock genre. I own all their albums, including the tough-to-find Tormented and I've seen them twice. I love them, period.

    3. Slipknot - My 2nd favorite heavy metal band of all time. I still consider Iowa to be one of the best modern heavy metal albums released in the past decade. Even though Vol. 3 was a huge departure for them and sounded more like Stone Sour, it was still damn good.

    4. Trivium - My favorite current heavy metal band. Ascendancy might be the best heavy metal album released this decade while The Crusade showed they can do more than screaming, death metal-esque vocals. With how young these guys are (Matt Heafy is only 20 freakin' years old!), I full expect some pretty damn good things from them in the future.

    5. And here's where I really can't choose, so I'm just going to throw a whole bunch of bands here. Sinch, Three Doors Down, Fuel, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, RHCP, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Goo Goo Dolls, Avenged Sevenfold, etc. I'd say of all these listed....I might say Sabbath is my favorite. However, Sinch also released what I consider to be the best album of the decade with their self-titled effort back in 2001. But then again, I love the Goo Goo Dolls, and Three Doors Down is one of the bands that got me into rock music. I also love Iron Maiden and am a huge fan of the Foo Fighters (I actually think Cobain's death was a blessing in disguise for Grohl). So, you can see my predicament. Narrowing it down to five is basically impossible. Hell, two through four could change on a daily basis depending on my mood, as the only one that won't be leaving it's spot any time soon is Metallica.
     

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