/ Best Rock & Roll band

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Skyfall - on 19 Jul 2014
As in the best at the time and which has stood the test of time.

I give you:

Led Zep
AC / DC

Your thoughts?
ian Ll-J - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

Pink Floyd
Led Zep
Skyfall - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to ian Ll-J:

Yes, how could I omit the Floyd ?!

Just listening to some Led Zep, simply ground breaking / superb.

Ac /Dc were great at the time, back in black hasn't aged, tracks used all the time.

Maybe those are the big three, until the next addition :)

Oh yes, the Beetles....
stroppygob - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:


Not meaning to throw a spanner in the works, but I think you need to narow your criteria, and/or define "Rock and Roll".

I wouldn't consider Floyd "Rock and Roll", and The Beetles were a pop band.
Skyfall - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to stroppygob:

I agree. The Floyd were prog rock. The Beetles, hmmm.

Hence my original choices.

I'm was just trying to be inclusive. Though I love them all.
Skyfall - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to stroppygob:

Your choices from my original criteria?
stroppygob - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:
AC/DC have certainly stood the test of time, though I'm not a fan.

Led Zep are ancient history now.

Sabbath are still kicking the can about.

"Yes" will be playing here soon, or at least 3/5 of what I consider Yes will be.

Purple are still touring, or 3/5 of them are.

Are you asking which band, or which band's music?


ETA:

Zep at Knebworth 79

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV7i7eaQtmU

1.04 - 1.05 mins, kid with blonde hair and a black waistcoat? A young me. :-) Last ever gig with Bonzo on drums :-(
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aln - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

Who're the Beetles you and stroppygob are talking about?
stroppygob - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to aln:

I'm not whoring any beetles?
paul__in_sheffield - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:
My criteria is brilliant at the time, still listen to them now, would go to see them live again if poss, and kick-ass rock and roll. Fave album in brackets.

Led Zep (physical graffiti)
AC/DC (back in black, powerage, if you want blood)
Deep Purple (made in Japan)
Who (live at Leeds)
Nirvana (nevermind)
Sabbath (heaven and hell)
Dr Feelgood (Stupidity Live)
Aerosmith (pump, permanent vacation, live bootleg, nine lives)
Rainbow (on stage)
Motörhead (ace of spades, no sleep till Hammersmith)
Scorpions (Tokyo tapes)

How's that for a good playlist?
PS the best is Zeppelin obvs.
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paul__in_sheffield - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

And another thing.......

That whole Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age thing with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, totally rock and roll!
felt - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to stroppygob:

> Last ever gig with Bonzo on drums :-(

No it wasn't. This suggests it was Berlin's Eissporthalle on 7 July 1980. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_Over_Europe_1980
ow arm - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

Dio
tim000 - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

> As in the best at the time and which has stood the test of time.

> I give you:

> Led Zep

> AC / DC

> Your thoughts?


+1
stroppygob - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to felt:

My bad, it was his last UK gig though.
felt - on 21 Jul 2014
In reply to stroppygob:

Must have been a great occasion, although not as good as the 4 Aug gig, by all accounts, to which I went. Lousy support acts, mind.
stroppygob - on 21 Jul 2014
In reply to felt:

Agreed. Utter sh!te.
The Pylon King on 21 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

Joy Division

Killing Joke

The Birthday Party
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 21 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:
Van Halen - Van Halen 1 was released in 1978 and it still sounds totally current. Awesome album.

Metallica - Ride The Lightning was released 30 years ago (Master of Puppets 28 years ago) and Glastonbury a few weeks ago suggests they are still rocking good (imo)

Rush - Still going after 46 years

Whitesnake - Fool for your Lovin appeared on Ready an Willing in 1980. Great tune played only yesterday in my car. 1987 still kicks ass with John Sykes on guitar (ok some bad tunes for American charts, but otherwise solid)

That's off the top of my head, will give it some more thought


How could I forget Scorpions - In Trance 1975...brilliant album (and album cover) as a good example...still going. Ulri Roth is a bit of a hero of mine
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Bulls Crack - on 22 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

Rock and Roll? The Stones.
WyeValleyClimber - on 22 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

Surely the only answer to the question as framed is indeed The Rolling Stones?
biped - on 22 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

It would have been The Ramones if they hadn't started doing MTV songs in the 80s.
pasbury on 23 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

I'd vote for Shawaddywaddy or Shakin' Stevens.
markK6 on 23 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:


UFO in my opinoin relesed the best double live album of them all with Strangers In The Night. Narrowly pipping The Song Remains The Same by my all time faves LZ.

Rush
Thin Lizzy
Bruce Springsteen.

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jack_44 - on 23 Jul 2014
In reply to Skyfall:

What about the Kinks!!!!!?????

Or Hendrix???

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