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Best band of all time


By guss

3 months ago



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#51 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Didn’t say I danced

#52 3 months ago

Dang forgot about Bowie. Another one I wish I’d be able to see in person.

#53 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

My top 5 in no order:
Phish
Talking heads
Pink Floyd
Bob Marley and the Wailers
Led Zeppelin

Lost me at phish.

#54 3 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

chuckwurt nice list, though never heard of Phish.....need to check them out if they’re in that list.
For me Talking Heads has proven the most timeless in that list - likely since they were so unique and ahead of their time originally. But listening to them now, they just get better and better. Even young hipsters agree.

Take lots of drugs before listening to phish otherwise they will sound horrible.

#55 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Dang forgot about Bowie. Another one I wish I’d be able to see in person.

I was lucky enough to see him thrice. First time was in 1995 on that weird double bill with nine inch nails. It was ok but really not a great vibe with all new stuff and half the arena leaving after nin was done.

2000 at rose land ballroom was just amazing. A perfect set too, 1/3 classics, 1/3 new stuff and 1/3 deep cuts. It was an amazing show in a small venue. $50. Really felt lucky to be there.

Saw him a year or two later a queens college. That was a fun show too but I don’t really remember much about it.

You gotta see these legends when you have the chance. At least if they can still deliver. I declined a chance to see chuck berry when he was 80 something, based on the clips I saw I don’t think it would have been a good show.

#56 3 months ago

Not enough Motörhead in this thread.

#57 3 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

You gotta see these legends when you have the chance. At least if they can still deliver.

No matter which band you like. If you get a chance to see them when they are at the top of their game. Do so.

I saw Led Zepplin in 1975 at the Guthrie in Minneapolis. A great show. I saw them in 1978 at the Met Sports Center in Bloomington. What a disaster. Show started 2 hours and 40 minutes late. They were still in Chicago when they should have opened here. Played a couple hours of the crappiest music ever. Came out for an encore. Only a couple hundred people were left, and they weren't applauding for an encore, they were leaving.

LTG : )

#58 3 months ago

My top five
Sabbath
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Pantera
Rush

#59 3 months ago

Take my money with the best - Sabbath or ziggy pins.

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#60 3 months ago

Floyd?

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#62 3 months ago

I'm shocked. NO guns and roses?
Kaneda has been all over my ass for a month because I questioned that they needed a second pin. He assured me that I was wrong and it wasn't debatable that GNR was the best and most loved band of all time.
Don't you guys know that they made $5000 trillion dollars on their last 6 year tour yada yada blah blah...

But for me personally, Kid Rock, but it has to be back when Uncle Kracker was on turntables.

Sorry franchi

#63 3 months ago

50s ELVIS 60s Beatles 70s LED motha F%#!*%? ZEPPELIN 80s Iron Maiden/Metallica 90s Velvet Revolver 10s Foo Fighters 10s no pick used to split IM/MET

#64 3 months ago

Soooooo what I’m trying to say is the 90s need a group Pin !!!! Gotta have limp Biz rollin ,monkey wrench ,slither ,on n on 90s pin would rock can do 2 songs 6 bands a lot to work with !!

#65 3 months ago

#66 3 months ago

Velvet revolver,limp biz,foo fighters n Korn ....2 songs each give it to me !!!!call it 9oZilla!!!

#68 3 months ago

Some really good names thrown out there. Agree with most of them. All I know is the older I get the more I enjoy The Doors. Just surprised no one mentioned them yet.

#69 3 months ago

1. Black Sabbath
2. Motorhead
3. Who fuckin cares?

#70 3 months ago

I DO.
Deicide in there too.

#71 3 months ago
Quoted from freeplay3:

Some really good names thrown out there. Agree with most of them. All I know is the older I get the more I enjoy The Doors. Just surprised no one mentioned them yet.

Yeah I agree can’t leave them out ..but the 90s thing could you imagine a “break your Fing face tonight” multiball!!!!!

#72 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Dang forgot about Bowie. Another one I wish I’d be able to see in person.

Saw him during his Ziggy Stardust days it wasn't just his music it was a show. The biggest show in Rock was Alice Cooper in the early to mid 70's.

#73 3 months ago

Yeah those kinds of shows are sooo good. That’s what David Byrne’s tour was last year. A must see.

#74 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Dang forgot about Bowie. Another one I wish I’d be able to see in person.

I saw him perform at his Let's Dance tour, and Stevie Ray Vaughn was his guitarist. This was just before Stevie Ray Vaughn released his first record. Great show.

#75 3 months ago

Too generic of a question for me, it depends on your tastes.

Beatles for sure, changed the landscape. Having seen 30+ rock bands live in their heyday in the late 70's to early 80's when tickets were $5.50 to $8.50 my top 7 concerts I saw (not in any order):

1) Van Halen 1st tour lead off for Black Sabbath
2) Motley Crue lead off for Black Sabbath
3) Foreigner lead off for Lynryd Skynyrd
4) Queen Bicycle tour
5) Pink Floyd The Wall in NYC
6) Aerosmith (3X)
7) Bruce Springsteen- never liked him till a friend bought the ticket and insisted I go. Amazing show.

Honorable mention:

1) ELO. Spaceship on stage which opened up to form the stage. Loudest band ever to the point of pain.
2) The Ramones- live at a bar in Jersey. Amazing
3) Frank Zappa- Mann Music Center Philly. Chick's were wearing Zappa mustaches and goatees. Weird but wild.

#76 3 months ago

ACE OF BASE. hands down. or maybe 98 degrees

#77 3 months ago

when I think of the best band, I think of live performances I've seen.
My taste will be different a bit.
Tightest band for me is weird, Steve Miller...just so polished...older, and seasoned.
Best show was The Stones.
Wildest The Ramones
Most memorable U2 and The Police

#78 3 months ago

Best Pop Band Beatles
Best Rock Band Led Zeppelin (honorable mention to the Stones)
Best Solo Artist Eric Clapton (honorable mention to David Bowie and BB King*)

*I saw BB King perform at the Golden Bear, a small 150 capacity club in Huntington Beach, CA in 1983. I was graduating high school, and I checked local concerts and I read that BB King was playing at the Golden Bear, a local legend for all the bands that played there when they were starting out. I grabbed three of my friends and we went to see the show. We sat 20 feet from the stage, and it was the best, most intimate show I've ever seen. I've seen Bowie, Clapton many times, Whitesnake, Steely Dan, Stones, etc. in large concerts, but that was the best show. I assumed that he was down on his luck playing small clubs in the 80s. Decades later I learned that he was performing the next night at the San Diego Sports Arena, a 15,000 person concert. He wanted to play a smaller club while on tour and picked the Golden Bear.

#79 3 months ago

Pat Metheny Group best 80’s infusion band... me like a lot...

#80 3 months ago

You guys are old... teenager of the 90’s:

Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden

#81 3 months ago
Quoted from ShooterMcD:

You guys are old... teenager of the 90’s:
Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden

You missed AIC, Tool, and NIN

#82 3 months ago

I could never pick just one. Here’s my list by decade.
60’s - The Beatles
70’s - Black Sabbath, LED Zeppelin, KISS
80’s - Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer
90’ - Pantera, Megadeth, Slayer, and Testament
2000’s - Disturbed and Megadeth
2010’s - Megadeth

#83 3 months ago
Quoted from ShooterMcD:

You guys are old...

Speak up, I can’t hear you!

#84 3 months ago
Quoted from ShooterMcD:

You guys are old... teenager of the 90’s:
Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden

All great, but Best Of All Time?

#85 3 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

All great, but Best Of All Time?

I hear you... but isn’t it about time we get a music pin that breaks the mold here a bit?

#88 3 months ago
Quoted from ShooterMcD:

I hear you... but isn’t it about time we get a music pin that breaks the mold here a bit?

Quoted from HEAD_boss_HOG:

ACE OF BASE. hands down.

Edit: Thanks a lot head_boss_hog , now I can’t get “All that she wants” out of my head.

#89 3 months ago
Quoted from ShooterMcD:

I hear you... but isn’t it about time we get a music pin that breaks the mold here a bit?

100%.

Wonder how many bands from the current generation will ever be considered “greatest of all time”. Hate to say it, but I think the whole concept is finished in today’s culture.

#90 3 months ago

Andrew W.K.
Misfits

Both need their own pins. Andrew W.K. loves pinball!

#92 3 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

Floyd?
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"An some cleaning products...."

#93 3 months ago

Rush would be my favorite now I guess. I saw signals then decades later time machine tour.

I also saw the final rush tour.

In the begining and closer to the end perhaps.

Rush, for me.

My theme song was provided to me so long ago. Digital man.

#94 3 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Yeah those kinds of shows are sooo good. That’s what David Byrne’s tour was last year. A must see.

Saw that same tour down here. Was a fantastic concert. He’s a musical genius no doubt.

#97 3 months ago

Man it's hard not to say The Jimi Henrix Experience for me. Jimi's the greatest guitarist to ever live but these four badasses from Birmingham are by far my favorite band. The bells and the storm sound before the opening chords of Black Sabbath are etched in my mind forever

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#98 3 months ago

Zeppelin!

Best range of sound, from acoustic through metal.

Solid songwriting, obvious knowledge of music theory and structure. Some rock bands just "jam" to create a song and don't know what they're doing and they're just reinventing the wheel over and over again. Not Zeppelin: when they wrote songs they shot with a silencer and a laser sight!

Extensive catalogue of material, dozens of hits.

They hit the sweet spot of complexity: deep and interesting without becoming bland and long-winded "prog rock".

...and they often had excellent hair cuts!

#99 3 months ago
Quoted from ShooterMcD:

I hear you... but isn’t it about time we get a music pin that breaks the mold here a bit?

What does this thread have to do about music themed pinball machines?

#100 3 months ago

Beatles
The Band

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