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  • What Are *Your* Ten Favorite Rock Bands or Artists of All Time?

    Add an extra star of two for their live performance too!

    In no particular order mine are:

    1) David Bowie
    2) The Beatles
    3) The Rolling Stones
    4) Nirvana
    5) Bob Dylan
    6) Bruce Springsteen
    7) Neil Young
    8) U2
    9) Elton John
    10) The Doors
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  • #2
    In no particular order
    1. Queen
    2. Peter Gabriel
    3. Supertramp
    4. Journey
    5. Little Feat
    6. Doobie Brothers
    7. Bad Company
    8. Alan Parsons Project
    9. Boston
    10. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
    Last edited by nc42acc; 03-04-2016, 09:54 AM. Reason: Chganged my mind
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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      The only one on that list I haven't been able to get into is Little Feat. I can't remember if I have one or two LPs by them, but I might give them a listen on the weekend.

    • nc42acc
      nc42acc commented
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      John start with this album.

  • #3
    Alan Parsons Project
    Beatles
    David Bowie
    Genesis
    Harmonium
    Neil Young
    Peter Gabriel
    Pink Floyd
    Steve Winwood
    Supertramp

    Bonus: John Lennon and Paul McCartney (both solo and tied for 11th.



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    • #4
      Wow some major differences going on here! Let's see some more members weigh in here!
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      • #5
        Neil Young
        Peter Himmelman
        Richard Thompson
        The Byrds
        The Beatles
        Traffic
        Jefferson Airplane
        Wilco
        Dylan
        Dead

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        • #6
          1a) The Rolling Stones
          1b) The Clash

          3) Prince
          4) Led Zeppelin
          5) Los Lobos
          6) X
          7) Velvet Underground
          8) Nirvana
          9) Calexico
          10) Lynyrd Skynyrd

          My 2nd ten...

          11) The Kinks...was between them and Led Zep for #10
          12) Bad Brains
          13) Neil Young
          14) Beatles
          15) Cream
          16) Opeth
          17) Elvis Costello
          18) Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds
          19) Elton John
          20) Little Richard
          Last edited by jazdoc; 03-05-2016, 12:49 PM.

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          • #7
            Pink Floyd
            Beatles
            Stones
            Led Zeppelin
            Cream
            Jimi Hendrix
            Doors
            Neil Young
            Skynyrd
            Jethro Tull
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            • #8
              Maybe I need to make mine a top 20?

              Originally posted by jazdoc View Post
              1a) The Rolling Stones
              1b) The Clash

              3) Prince
              4) Led Zeppelin
              5) Los Lobos
              6) X
              7) Velvet Underground
              8) Nirvana
              9) Calexico
              10) Lynyrd Skynyrd
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              • #9
                I may be the odd man out, but I will like a band for a particular album, even though I have many or all of their other albums. Thus,
                Led Zep, mainly for the 1st album, though I listen to select things from others;
                Tull, mainly for Stand Up, though again, listen to other albums.
                Having recently gone back to the well on Skynyrd, those guys just got better and better.
                Jimi- to me, Are You Experienced is the one, though I love the long version of Red House on Hendrix in the West
                Blind Faith- for a couple songs, particularly Can't Find My Way Back Home (and the only decent sounding copy I have heard is the first UK pressing).
                Hard to ignore the Beatles, but again, I'm selective, though they exhibited continual brilliance throughout- if I had to pick, it would be side 2 of Abbey Road.
                I was never a Stones fan, but Gimme Shelter off Let it Bleed still gives me goosebumps.
                And so on....
                I'm sure there are many other artists I dearly love for particular records, but the above come to mind immediately. (Some of the stuff in the Vertigo catalog will get played here, as will Chris Whitley and Trixie, his daughter, but there are also acts I've seen live that don't translate as well to record).

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                • #10
                  My listening patterns are so cross-genre that I apologize in advance if some don't consider all of these artists "rock". More than that, I try to come up with this kind of list from time to time and it's never the same twice, so if I end up posting in this topic again I may be thinking of a different group of artists than these

                  1) Grateful Dead (and side projects to a much lesser extent)
                  2) String Cheese Incident
                  3) Jimi Hendrix (all "groups")
                  4) The Beatles
                  5) Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson
                  6) Jimmy Buffett
                  7) The Who (at least through Keith Moon's demise)
                  8) Eric Clapton (inc. Cream, Derek, etc)
                  9) The Allman Brothers Band
                  10) Railroad Earth

                  pretty much all of these (except perhaps The Beatles) are my "favorites" based on live performance rather than albums, so I guess the whole list deserves an asterisk or a couple of stars
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
                    Alan Parsons Project
                    Beatles
                    Genesis
                    Harmonium
                    Jimi Hendrix
                    Neil Young
                    Peter Gabriel
                    Pink Floyd
                    Steve Winwood
                    Supertramp

                    Bonus: John Lennon and Paul McCartney (both solo and tied for 11th.


                    I'm editing my list and replacing David Bowie with Jimi Hendrix.
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                    • #12
                      This is really difficult for me. I see the above lists and I like most of the bands/groups on there, but some just for particular songs/albums and not everything they did. Sort of what Bill Hart said actually. And I agree with Bill about Lynyrd Skynyrd. I loved their sound and their songs up until the plane crash. What was left of the band after the crash was a pale imitation and they simply couldn't play the songs correctly IMO.

                      ​Easy picks that put you in the club:

                      Beatles
                      Stones
                      Jimi Hendrix
                      The Who
                      Led Zep
                      Doors
                      Janis Joplin
                      ZZ Top
                      Pink Floyd
                      Cream
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                      • #13
                        Growing up top 10

                        U2
                        The Cult
                        The Beatles
                        Smashing Pumpkins
                        Soundgarden/C.Cornell
                        RHCP
                        The Police
                        INXS
                        Rush
                        Metallica

                        left field 10

                        Japan (Sakamoto/Sylvian/Karn)
                        Sisters of Mercy
                        Bauhaus
                        Bolshoi
                        very early The Cure
                        The Glove
                        Muse
                        Psychedelic Furs
                        Fields of the Nephilim
                        This Mortal Coil

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                        • Johnny Vinyl
                          Johnny Vinyl commented
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                          Hi Jack - Never realized you were such a headbanger. No EDM either?

                      • #14
                        My drinking holes of choice in college were the equivalent of your road houses. I have lists for Electronica too.

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                        • allenh
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                          Would love to see your list your Electronica, Jack!

                      • #15
                        I love the agreement and at the same time the diversity of choices! Some bands that weren't on my list and other people's lists I did consider, others I have no idea about and will certainly check out now!
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                        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
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