advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: MacJeepster
Date: December 09, 2012 01:49PM
Poll
134 votes were received.
All visitors can vote.
What's the best rock band of all time?




Let's have some fun



-mj
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Tommie Milwaukee
Date: December 09, 2012 01:50PM
It's too subjective a subject, but I voted anyway.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Tommie Milwaukee
Date: December 09, 2012 01:51PM
I don't know why my vote didn't show up, though.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Tommie Milwaukee
Date: December 09, 2012 01:53PM
Can I vote again???
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: MacJeepster
Date: December 09, 2012 02:01PM
I think it'll just let you vote once, however you have to hit the "Vote" button. I goofed and hit the "View Results" button the first time I tried to vote, and my vote wasn't recorded either. In that case, I think it'll let you vote again.



-mj
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 09, 2012 02:03PM
This poll is doomed to fail, but i'm not sure poll success is the point. mullet smiley

Should be a fun thread to read!



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: December 09, 2012 02:04PM
Beach Boys
==

Awesome harmonies.

///



Sometimes it is what it is...
and then there's times when it's really better.



==
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 09, 2012 02:07PM
I voted for Led, always been a pretty big fan.



Grateful11
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: bwicklander
Date: December 09, 2012 02:19PM
Prince and the Revolution were a great overall rock/funk/pop band. Prince can shred as well and even better than some of these guitarist mentioned.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 09, 2012 02:50PM
The Modern Lovers
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: December 09, 2012 02:50PM
Hard pressed to choose between the Stones and The Who, but I went with the Stones after just having listened to Exile On Main Street again last night.

The thread will inevitably come down to comparing the Beatles and the Stones, which is like comparing tea and whiskey.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: December 09, 2012 02:51PM
Quote
Buzz
Beach Boys
==

Awesome harmonies.

///

Second.



Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty? - Cicero

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: December 09, 2012 02:55PM
I would normally give my vote to the Grateful Dead, but in this case, I gotta give it to The Stones for longevity. 50 years is a long time to work the same job with the same guys.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 09, 2012 03:02PM
Quote
Grateful11
I voted for Led, always been a pretty big fan.

Right there with you. grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: December 09, 2012 03:18PM
What is Rock? Too many are in different categories in one poll. With a little work I should be able to come up with poll of seven bands, five of which would be chosen to siphon off votes from The Beatles and leave Zep a massive win.



In tha 360. MRF User Map
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: msglee
Date: December 09, 2012 03:36PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 09, 2012 03:37PM
Where is Country Joe and the Fish?


GIVE ME AN "F"!



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/09/2012 03:38PM by Ombligo.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: December 09, 2012 03:49PM
Quote
Ombligo
Where is Country Joe and the Fish?

I bought the first three CJ and the F albums when they came out, as imports here in the UK. Only place to get them was One Stop records in South Moulton Street in London's West End, an absolute treasure chest of US imports that were otherwise unobtainable.

Ah, happy memories!

Paul

PS I voted for another band.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 09, 2012 03:50PM
I find it incomprehensible that not everyone picks the Beatles.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: December 09, 2012 04:01PM
Quote
Dennis S
I find it incomprehensible that not everyone picks the Beatles.

Well, I didn't. Yes, they were important and led a large change in music, but their run was not long enough to be "best" in my opinion. In fact, I even thought of them as being "it" for the previous half-generation, only gained a better appreciation for their music in the decades since. I know a number of others who have similar thoughts on the Beatles, however they have different choices for best than I do.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 09, 2012 04:24PM
Quote
JoeH
Quote
Dennis S
I find it incomprehensible that not everyone picks the Beatles.

Well, I didn't. Yes, they were important and led a large change in music, but their run was not long enough to be "best" in my opinion. In fact, I even thought of them as being "it" for the previous half-generation, only gained a better appreciation for their music in the decades since. I know a number of others who have similar thoughts on the Beatles, however they have different choices for best than I do.

I think of the Beatles as more of a Pop/Rock band. Trailblazers and the first MegaBand for sure, but not really hard Rock. Some of their later stuff was getting into harder rock, but that was arround the time they were going their separate ways.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 09, 2012 04:31PM
The beatles wrote a lot of nice songs, but when I think, ROCK BAND... first that comes to mind is the Who... and the Stones... Zeppelin etc...

but Who came first!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Spock
Date: December 09, 2012 04:40PM
Quote
Dennis S
I find it incomprehensible that not everyone picks the Beatles.

I may be one of the few people on the forum that has seen the Beatles live yet I voted for the Stones. They are the performers.



Comedy Central: Best news channel that isn't a news channel.

Fox News: Best comedy channel that isn't a comedy channel.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 09, 2012 04:41PM
Wow, a lot of groups were just skipped over...
The Beach Boys (as noted previously)
ELO
Moody Blues
Pink Floyd
Talking Heads
Genesis (The Peter Gabriel flavor!)
Grateful Dead
The Kinks
The Yardbirds
The Byrds
The Eagles
Cheap Trick
AC/DC
Queen
Van Halen
Deep Purple
Yes
Journey
Boston
Rush
Supertramp
Little Feat
SRV & Double Trouble
The Doors
Eurythmics
...and many more I can't remember right now thumbsup smiley



39°36'17"N 75°44'43"W

DuckDuckGo
The search engine that doesn't track you.

DemComm Records 2021 Greatest Hits
includes:
Taxman by Joe & Nancy's Rich Ice Cream Band
The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

patriot smiley
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: MacJeepster
Date: December 09, 2012 04:44PM
Quote
Ombligo
Where is Country Joe and the Fish?

Yeah, I left out 10 Year After, The Doors, Canned Heat, Big Brother and the Holding Co. and Black Sabbath, too. That's the perquisite of of coming up with the poll.
Absolute power, man...



-mj
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 09, 2012 04:56PM
was there a decade minimum involved here.. ?

Hendrix' Experience was only around for a handful of years, and my guess is that he would have gone heavy into funk if he had lived. and, man, wouldn't it have been awesome.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 09, 2012 05:14PM
Quote
mrbigstuff
was there a decade minimum involved here.. ?

Hendrix' Experience was only around for a handful of years, and my guess is that he would have gone heavy into funk if he had lived. and, man, wouldn't it have been awesome.

Intriguing! I've never been much of a funk fan, but funk bass is awesome and has blended in with many other styles. If Hendrix has gone funk, funk itself would be quite different...

I've always felt that he'd get bored with rock and would have branched into a new thread of jazz... maybe we're talking about the same thing :-)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: December 09, 2012 05:15PM
No CSN&Y, no Eagles?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: December 09, 2012 05:37PM
Apparently The Beatles are only "winning" due to a glaring omission. At least according to this recent article.

[www.salon.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Black
Date: December 09, 2012 05:49PM
Not even difficult.
The Who paved the way for what came after more-so than any other band, including the Beatles.




New forum user map 8/2015: [www.zeemaps.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: December 09, 2012 05:53PM
If you have ever seen the Boss live, then you know there is no choice but Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Photo added for emphasis...nobody else even cared enough about their #1 band to do that. I win. smiling smiley





“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Black
Date: December 09, 2012 05:57PM
Quote
Markintosh
If you have ever seen the Boss live, then you know there is no choice but Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Photo added for emphasis...nobody else even cared enough about their #1 band to do that. I win. smiling smiley


Does he still do the fruity 80s dance when he performs this song live?
[www.youtube.com]




New forum user map 8/2015: [www.zeemaps.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: December 09, 2012 06:42PM
The Monkees



Ways to improve web conference image and sound quality. [forums.macresource.com]


Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: December 09, 2012 07:12PM
Quote
Black

Does he still do the fruity 80s dance when he performs this song live?
[www.youtube.com]

Maybe so...haven't gone to see him since the early 80's. While I have moved on to other music and other bands, I have not run across another band quite as good.



“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 09, 2012 08:17PM
Back before there was something called 'rock', there was 'rock and roll'. And there was Buddy Holly and the Crickets, singing "That'll Be the Day."

/Mr Lynn



"Hillbilly at Harvard"
Honky-tonk Country and Bluegrass
Founded in 1948 by Pappy Ben Minnich
Saturdays 9am - 11am Eastern
WHRB-FM, Cambridge, MA
Streaming at [www.WHRB.org]
Be there!

The HAH weblog: [hillbillyatharvard.wordpress.com]

Topical weblog: [walkingcreekworld.wordpress.com]

On the river in Saxonville.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Tommie Milwaukee
Date: December 09, 2012 09:01PM
Quote
mrlynn
Back before there was something called 'rock', there was 'rock and roll'. And there was Buddy Holly and the Crickets, singing "That'll Be the Day."

/Mr Lynn

I fully agree with that assessment of rock'n'roll & rock being 2 separate & distinct genres. Certain acts have sustained the spirit of true rock & roll ... Springsteen & the Stones being just 2 of them. There are many others (Dave Edmunds & John Hiatt come to mind).
The Beatles may have been the greatest songwriters & best studio band, but not the purest rockers around.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: decay
Date: December 09, 2012 09:19PM
red herring: "Zepplin" ?



---
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: December 09, 2012 09:45PM
While I certainly can understand The Beatles and Led ZeppElin leading the list, I don't understand why The Rolling Stones have only 12 votes. I guess I could say the same thing about The Who, which would have been my second choice (again, despite being a reformed, semi-Deadhead).
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: decay
Date: December 09, 2012 10:00PM
while i really love The Stones and Zep, and The Beatles, i think The Who just slightly edges them out (for me).

no way to declare one 'the best' ... too many great rock n roll bands.



---
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 09, 2012 10:07PM
[www.youtube.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: December 09, 2012 10:25PM
I certainly love the Beatles and consider myself a fan, but they also seem like the New Direction for our parents or grandparents generation.

I would also be surprised if those of us voting for Zep here, also don't love the Stones and the Who. All great bands, so that is a hard choice.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Acer
Date: December 09, 2012 10:29PM
List needs more prog rock.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Bosco
Date: December 09, 2012 10:35PM
Quote
mrbigstuff
was there a decade minimum involved here.. ?

Hendrix' Experience was only around for a handful of years, and my guess is that he would have gone heavy into funk if he had lived. and, man, wouldn't it have been awesome.

I agree!!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 09, 2012 11:02PM
Quote
mrbigstuff
The Modern Lovers

Greatest Song of All Time, in the Entire Universe, IMHO



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: December 09, 2012 11:54PM
I'm really torn. I voted for the Beatles but I like zeppelin better



**************************************
MacResource User Map: [www.zeemaps.com]#
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: decay
Date: December 09, 2012 11:56PM
The Heartbreakers deserve a mention, dammit.



---
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 10, 2012 12:14AM
Quote
michaelb
I certainly love the Beatles and consider myself a fan, but they also seem like the New Direction for our parents or grandparents generation.

Given the strong influence the Beatles exert on popular music to this very day, I am going to go ahead and declare that to be one of the most ridiculous statements ever made in this forum.

Get back to me in 2062 and we can reassess One Direction's influence on pop music over the previous fifty years. Who knows - perhaps I'll be proven wrong.



It is what it is.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: December 10, 2012 03:21AM
Quote
bwicklander
Prince and the Revolution were a great overall rock/funk/pop band. Prince can shred as well and even better than some of these guitarist mentioned.

Short story. When the daughter was 14 she asked if she could go with friends to the Stones tour at the LA Coliseum. Good luck with that kid.

I took her and she sat on my shoulders at about the 20th-30th row of standees in front of the stage. Opening act was George Thorogood and the Destroyers who went over well with the crowd. Bridge act was a then unknown Prince. One thing you don't do with a Stones crowd is prance onstage in fishnets and hope to hold the audience. By the end of his second set he was pelted with so many sneakers and anything else at hand that he exited early.

It was only a year or two later he rocketed to fame and fortune on his own merit, Prince recordings are still hard to find in the library of Stones diehards.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: December 10, 2012 07:02AM
Quote
N-OS X-tasy!
Quote
michaelb
I certainly love the Beatles and consider myself a fan, but they also seem like the New Direction for our parents or grandparents generation.

Given the strong influence the Beatles exert on popular music to this very day, I am going to go ahead and declare that to be one of the most ridiculous statements ever made in this forum.

Get back to me in 2062 and we can reassess One Direction's influence on pop music over the previous fifty years. Who knows - perhaps I'll be proven wrong.

The point being that the Beatles have a lot of crappy sappy songs in their catalog. It is not all Sgt. Peppers and Abbey Road. That is and has always been the reason to pick the Stones or Zeppelin over them as the best all time. If you can overlook the Beatles boy band image and marketing, then yes, they are the "best rock band of all time".
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Which of these is the best rock band of all time?
Posted by: pinion
Date: December 10, 2012 08:05AM
Pink Floyd. No explanation needed.



---“What you permit, you promote. What you allow, you encourage. What you condone, you own.”
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 126
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020