10 Greatest Rock Bands

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  1. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    we have been discussin the death of rock and who should or should not be called great, so i am wondering who it is that everyone thinks is great

    i would prefer that everyone ranks their top ten, but just listing 10 is cool as well... if your favorite band doesn't happen to be in the top ten, please list it below your 10 greatest, as your favorite


  2. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My top ten.

    1)Led Zeppelin
    2)The Beatles
    4)Rolling Stones
    5)The Kinks
    6)Pearl Jam

    ....geez...i cant think of anymore.

    this is a problem.
  3. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    1. Whitesnake
    2. Europe
    3. Heart
    4. Van Halen
    5. Kiss
    6. Poison
    7. Bon Jovi
    8. Boston
    9. Die Toten Hosen
    10. The Scorpions

    These are all true rock Gods :D.
  4. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    i was going to wait for a few people to provide some lists... give me some time to think about mine

    i guess i'll just list a ************-load of bands, don't know if it will help any

    rolling stones
    the who
    pink floyd
    the doors
    grateful dead
    led zeppelin
    tom petty and the heartbreakers
    bob dylan
    neil young
    van halen
    red hot chilli peppers
    motley crue
    pearl jam
    sound garden
    alice in chains

    tons more out there, but that's a list to at least kinda look at it for ideas
  5. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    I've heard about this 'Grateful Dead', but I have never heard any of their songs. And for some reason, I get this vibe that it's middle aged moderate rock like Meatloaf or Status Quo. Maybe that's because I heard Al Gore likes them.
  6. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1. The Beatles
    2. The Rolling Stones
    3. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    4. Led Zeppelin
    5. The Who
    6. Cream
    7. Nirvana
    8. U2
    9. Jane's Addiction
    10. Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band (any edition. Ringo's so damn good he had to be on the list twice)

    Since this is just rock bands I wasn't sure if Dylan was allowed or else I'd have him in there for Jane's Addiction.
  7. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001

    In no particular order

    Joy Division
    Yo La Tengo
    The Pixies
    Sonic Youth
    Massive Attack
    Talking Heads
    SIouxse and the Banshees
    Galaxie 500
  8. usa1950

    usa1950 Member

    Aug 18, 2000
    Indiana USA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Police must be there IMO
  9. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    i figure it's more up to the individual on whether or not they want to include him or not
  10. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    No order:

    Bob Dylan
    Jimi Hendrix Experience or Band of Gypsies
    The Doors
    The Beach Boys
    The Who
    The Beatles
    Chuck Berry
    Black Sabbath
    Rolling Stones
    Led Zeppelin
    Pink Floyd(And I hate Pink Floyd)
    Guns and Roses
  11. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    I like two of there songs, "Truckin" and "Touch of Grey". Those are the only two songs I've heard from them, but they are pretty good. You should download the mp3's and give them a listen.
  12. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Jeez, when I saw this list I was wondering whether I'd posted it myself and somehow forgotten.

    Doc, have you heard Def Leppard's lame new adult contemporary album?
  13. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    If we're talking RAWK...then it's

    Led Zeppelin
    The Clash
    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Guns N Roses
    Bob Dylan w/ the Hawks on electric tour in '66
    Rolling Stones

    If it's just guitar based bands, whether they are pop/soul/rock/experimental whatever...then it's

    Led Zeppelin
    Bob Dylan
    Joy Division/New Order
    Small Faces
    Sly and the Family Stone
    The Clash
  14. Foots

    Foots Member

    Jan 7, 2002
    Ellicott City, MD
    DC United
    1. The Rolling Stones
    2. Led Zeppelin
    3. Lynyrd Skynyrd
    4. Aerosmith
    5. Pink Floyd
    6. Guns N' Roses
    7. Rush
    8. The Doors
    9. Pearl Jam
    10. Boston
  15. Nobby

    Nobby New Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Kirkland, WA
    Top Ten Rock Bands.

    Sonic Youth
    Echo & the Bunnymen
    The Beatles
    The Cocteau Twins
    Led Zeppelin
    The Smiths
    The Yardbirds
    Joy Division

    Heavily weighted on the English side of things. Based exclusively on number of CD's I own with some selection required for the set of bands of whom I own 3 CD's. Nice distribution of 1960's to 1990's. By decade: '60's (2), '70's (2), '80's (3), '90's (3). Radiohead, Sonic Youth and maybe Blur are still active as creative forces.
  16. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    I try to avoid Def Lepard (who would have been in my list if I remembered) as much as possible. A bit of cheese like Iron Maiden is good, but not DL. They're worse than Bryan Adams !!.
  17. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This list is final, no other posts are needed because I am right and everybody else is wrong.

    1. Pink Floyd (Favorite Album: The Wall, Favorite Song:Shine on You Crazy Diamond Pts 1-12)

    2. Metallica (FA: Master of Puppets, FS: Tie-Orion and Wherever I May Roam)

    3. Led Zeppelin (FA: Led Zeppelin IV, FS: Immigrant Song)

    4. The Doors (FA: The Doors, FS: The End)

    5. Tool (FA: Lateralus, FS: Sober)

    6. Nirvana (FA: Nevermind, FS: All Apologies)

    7. The Rolling Stones (FA: Aftermath, FS: Sympathy for the Devil)

    8. The Beatles (FA: Magical Mystery Tour, FS: While My Guitar Gently Weeps)

    9. U2 (FA: War, FS: Where the Streets have No Name)

    10. The Smashing Pumpkins (FA: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, FS: Cherub Rock)
  18. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Nat'l Team:
    Pink Floyd
    The Police
    Led Zeppelin
    The Bee Gees(kidding)
    The Beatles (after Dylan met them)
    The Rolling Stones (even though I think they're little more than a glorified bar band)
  19. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Concord, Ca
    You put the BG's in as a joke, right? Also, Stamen is right about the dead, they never did anything too good or bad

    OK, here's mine:

    Led Zeppelin
    The Who
    Jethro Tull
    Judas Priest
    The Police
    Deep Purple

    I'd put Alice Cooper in there for Love it to Death-Killer-School's Out, but those three were surrounded by too many junk albums
  20. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    a great rock band doesn't mean they sell records or have a top 10 hit... it could be, but it doesn't have to

    the dead made touring what it is today, they brought in the whole concept of following a band around... their are dead today, but their recent show in alpine valley still shows the commitment of their fans and the legacy they have left behind
  21. Soccer-Six-Shooter

    Soccer-Six-Shooter New Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Arlington, VA
    Everyone has a good opinion. I think the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones are automatic. No question the top 3 of all time.

    Others that are worthy of respect:

    next tier:
    Beach Boys
    Elton John (rock?)
    Rod Stewart
    Aero Smith

    My pick of underated but made good
    The Cars
    The Replacements

    Popular but never wrote their songs:
    Michael Jackson
    Elvis Presley

    I probably left someone off due to memory loss.
  22. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    ok, i have waited long enough with my list

    1. bob dylan... you can't stop him, the original... godfather of rock... i don't know what contemporary music would be like today without him

    2. beatles... i can't say i like their stuff... but they made rock main stream, so that i could be considered pop

    3. rolling stones... like all rock, they come from blues and country... yet some of their original stuff is what i would still call country, made the hard life part of rock

    4. pink floyd... pyschedelic rock, concepts, fantastic imagery and blown out of proportion concerts

    5. the greatful dead... made touring and being a fan what it is today... the counter culture scene within the counter culture

    6. the ramones... making it known that rock doesn't need to keep getting more complex to be great... stayed true to who they were through out

    7/8. rem/u2... keeping the 80's alive and opening the door for the next order of rock

    9. nirvana... busting out and saying rock ain't dead... you can't kill it, you never will... brought apathy to an entire generation... re-established that drugs and rock will always be

    10. pearl jam... a band that resists what it should be, exploded out in the early 90's with the rest of the grunge scene, yet quickly throwing itself into a corner... very idealistic, straying away from the notion of being bigger than everything, a common rock myth

    favorite band: pearl jam... i love their style, their sound, their path... i will never back up their politics 100%, but i respect that they use their position as a platform for change and making others more active

    bands that were very close to making the cut:

    smashing pumpkins... billy is a god, the man is a creative genius and is unashamed to admit it... he doesn't care if you get it or not, it's his music, not yours... enjoy it if you can

    the who: pete townshend is a classic rock star... amazing on the guitar and a great song write... no matter when they die, their music never will... it will forever affect the bands of the future

    the doors: poet rock and ************ing with a crowd, a front man like no other

    led zeppelin: another great british rock band, made arena rock what it is today... wild times... with a sense of mystery
  23. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    What no Scorpions Jim? How do you expect me to take your list seriously?
  24. mikelley037

    mikelley037 New Member

    Aug 7, 2002
    1. nirvana
    2. van halen
    3. alice in chains
    4. stone temple pilots
    5. pearl jam
    6. led zepplin
    7. live
    8. metallica
    9. smashing pumpkins
    10. soundgarden
  25. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    Very difficult to argue with this, except for a few little differences:
    A) Favorite songs:
    Nirvana song is still Teen Spirit;
    U2 song is Bad;
    Metallica song is Fade to Black;
    Stones song is Gimme Shelter;

    B) I can't rank the Pumpkins in with these other great bands, replace them with Black Sabbath and move them to number 5 (FA: Paranoid, FS: War Pigs)

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