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The next best (marketable) music pin


By Photopin

4 months ago



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    “Following the release of GnR and Led Zeppelin, what do you think would be the next best music themed pin to come out? ”

    • RUSH 20 votes
      11%
    • Ozzy 20 votes
      11%
    • Black Sabbath 24 votes
      13%
    • REO Speedwagon 1 vote
      1%
    • Insane Clown Posse 1 vote
      1%
    • Linkin Park 11 votes
      6%
    • Def Leppard 7 votes
      4%
    • Queen 67 votes
      35%
    • Styx 2 votes
      1%
    • Van Halen 28 votes
      15%
    • Barry Manilow 8 votes
      4%

    (189 votes)

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    #51 4 months ago

    I find the lack of ZZ Top in this thread truly disturbing.

    #52 4 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    Why not something to get people other than white dudes to play? Problem is.... what band/group?

    The Gap Band

    #53 4 months ago

    Beastie Boys
    Slayer
    Henrdix
    Motley Crue
    Motorhead
    Sabbath
    Ozzy

    I'd be happy with any of them

    #54 4 months ago

    Of the listed options, I was torn between Queen and Van Halen but gave Van Halen the edge. Of the "marketable" metal bands, I still think Slayer would be pretty awesome. I'm just not 100% sure that they are quite big enough compared to the other bands that pins have been based on. Maybe Spooky will do it at some point. They mentioned the idea, a while back.

    #55 4 months ago

    The music pins thus far all seem to be blaring from a WT Camaro driven by some hairy-chested Budweiser-swilling dude through New Jersey. Some of us were raised in cities. We didn't listen to metal.

    #56 4 months ago

    Steel Panther!

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    #57 4 months ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    The music pins thus far all seem to be blaring from a WT Camaro driven by some hairy-chested Budweiser-swilling dude through New Jersey. Some of us were raised in cities. We didn't listen to metal.

    I agree. I actually don’t have anything against hard rock or metal, but a little variety would be nice. I think a Grateful Dead pin would be super cool. It could incorporate not only Dead culture but ‘60s culture in general.

    #58 4 months ago
    Quoted from RVH:

    Steel Panther!

    'It's Not Gonna Suck Itself' Multiball

    #59 4 months ago

    A Rock Band license would work well with pinball rules
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    I hope JJP is taking this approach with GNR. We don't need another jukebox pin.

    #60 4 months ago
    Quoted from rai:

    Pink Floyd

    Quoted from frosken:

    Pink Floyd (already suggested)

    You press the game's start button and hear . . . "welcome to the (pinball) machine."

    #61 4 months ago
    Quoted from guitarded:

    'It's Not Gonna Suck Itself' Multiball

    I was thinking glory hole or pussy melter multiball

    #62 4 months ago

    Not really a band but "The Blues Brothers"

    So much good music and loads of classic scenes, the modes would basically write themselves:

    Go see the Penguin
    Get the band back together
    Battle the Illinois Nazis
    Collect instruments from Ray's Music Exchange
    The gig at Bob's Country Bunker
    Promote the gig round Chicago in the Blues-mobile
    Play the gig collecting enough money
    Huge car chase
    Jailhouse rock

    Shame it will never happen, I’m guessing licensing the whole soundtrack and all the video assets would be a nightmare and cost a fortune!

    #63 4 months ago

    I'd love a Foo Fighters pin. Maybe not broad appeal to the hobby overall, but my favorite band and they are still relevant today.

    #64 4 months ago

    Not rock but, Jimmy Buffett/Margaritaville. There are enough Parrotheads to propel one song into a lifestyle brand with everything from food/beverage, beer/liquor, clothing, furniture, bar/restaurants, housing communities, resorts/casinos, and now marijuana.

    It would be a band pin based on fun - margarita glasses, beaches, volcanos, sharks attacking bikini clad girls, etc.

    In a recent interview Buffett said unlike perception, his fan base is growing from the children of the children of his original fans. He no longer sells music to old guys in Hawaiian shirts, he sells escapism to everyone.

    #65 4 months ago

    i think, Pink Floyd, Jimmy Buffett, ZZ Top, and Grateful Dead, would all make good themes, with lots of fun things to incorporate. Gotta have the flyin pig.

    #66 4 months ago

    I think a Bowie has material that would be great for a pin. Could be a great art package with Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Diamond Dogs . . . . Wham Bam thank you Maam!

    #67 4 months ago

    Two that are missing is Motley Crew and Prince. Both would sell like hot cakes. I agree Van Halen, Def Leopard, Ozzy and Queen would do well.

    #68 4 months ago
    Quoted from Seven9er:

    I'd love a Foo Fighters pin. Maybe not broad appeal to the hobby overall, but my favorite band and they are still relevant today.

    seven9er

    Somewhere in the U.S. Southeast there's a Foo Fighters home brew. It appears at SFGE in Atlanta most years. I don't remember well but think it might be derived from Stern Rolling Stones.

    #69 4 months ago
    Quoted from PinballBJB:

    seven9er
    Somewhere in the U.S. Southeast there's a Foo Fighters home brew. It appears at SFGE in Atlanta most years. I don't remember well but think it might be derived from Stern Rolling Stones.

    So is that Dave on a stick instead of Mick? Haha

    I'd love to see how it turned out if anyone has pictures.

    #70 4 months ago

    Daft Punk
    The Chemical Brothers
    Justice
    Those are electronic music bands with some killer tracks, and it would differ from those rocks bands from the 80’s and artwork could be great. By the way some Tron music is from Daft Punk and it works in pinball!

    #71 4 months ago

    Bowie. Jimi. James Brown.

    If they made a Jimmy Buffet Machine I’d self immolate in protest on the steps of Expo.

    #72 4 months ago

    I busted out laughing when I saw Barry Manilow in the poll

    #73 4 months ago

    Thunder Pussy
    The Warning
    The Runaways/Joan Jett

    Chick bands Rule!

    #74 4 months ago
    Quoted from FrankJ:

    Not rock but, Jimmy Buffett/Margaritaville. There are enough Parrotheads to propel one song into a lifestyle brand with everything from food/beverage, beer/liquor, clothing, furniture, bar/restaurants, housing communities, resorts/casinos, and now marijuana.
    It would be a band pin based on fun - margarita glasses, beaches, volcanos, sharks attacking bikini clad girls, etc.
    In a recent interview Buffett said unlike perception, his fan base is growing from the children of the children of his original fans. He no longer sells music to old guys in Hawaiian shirts, he sells escapism to everyone.

    Jimmy Buffett would be awesome, instant buy

    #75 4 months ago

    I think Rush, Ozzy, and Van Halen would all make good machines and be successful.

    But I want Abba or Babymetal

    #76 4 months ago

    Yes, I should have included ZZ Top, Scorpions, Motley Crue, Prince and Pink Floyd in the poll. I just didn't think of them at the time.
    A Queensryche "Operation Mindcrime" pin would be awesome. A Nazareth pin would also rock.
    I don't think anyone could get the rights for a Michael Jackson pin. Same would probably hold true for Queen.
    As far as other genres: Charlie Daniels Band, Sinatra (Isn't there a home brew out there of this), Blues Brothers, Carrie Underwood (they did Dolly, so why not?)

    #77 4 months ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Glen Campbell. How long do I have to wait?

    This actually popped into my head when I was putting the poll together. Instead I went with Manilow.

    #78 4 months ago

    Queen would definitely be the most popular and best game of that list. A diverse catalog of music, and Freddie's theatrics are a perfect fit for pinball.

    My dream music game would be Judas Priest. Like Maiden, it would be based on the "lore" of the different songs rather than the band themselves. You'd play as the Painkiller, defending the survivors of ruined Earth from the other mechanical beasts featured on Priest album covers, like the Hellion and the Metallion. In one small nod to the actual band members, I thought of a Hell Bent for Leather mode where you race Rob on his Harley.

    #79 4 months ago

    Lol that one lone juggalo who voted for ICP.

    #80 4 months ago

    Black Sabbath please.

    #81 4 months ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    The music pins thus far all seem to be blaring from a WT Camaro driven by some hairy-chested Budweiser-swilling dude through New Jersey. Some of us were raised in cities. We didn't listen to metal.

    Except not for me who you know loves his rock n roll in a Vet

    #82 4 months ago

    Yeah Sabbath would pretty much be an insta-buy as would Prince. Would prefer an original non-licensed theme but that isn’t happening.

    #83 4 months ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    The music pins thus far all seem to be blaring from a WT Camaro driven by some hairy-chested Budweiser-swilling dude through New Jersey. Some of us were raised in cities. We didn't listen to metal.

    Wow that is spectacularly stupid. Whats City music?

    #84 4 months ago

    the ramones

    #85 4 months ago

    Queen is easily the most Marketable pinball and would do well in sales if executed nicely at a fair price point.

    I voted Ozzy as has he a decent chance of good sales, well known, crazy character. again, solid execution with great art, fun layout with killer audio. proper marketing and affordable price point would deliver sales that exceed Mr Alice Cooper, and not taking anything away from Spooky Pinball for delivering that music gem. buy hey even a thousand pins may not be worth it for Stern ? unless priced to the hilt !

    Black Sabbath, Yes please, but it wont happen.

    The one that has the greatest chance for viable sales is Megadeth, no brainer if done right with Dave Mustaine, Vic Rattlehead mascot and some of the greatest artists of the 80's-90's. Hey, One of the Big 4. We already have Metallica ........

    Now, don't get me started on SLAYER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    F*ck yeah................

    I actually believe Slayer could easily go Head to Head with Queen and the results would be close.

    #86 4 months ago

    Black Sabbath, please
    Ozzy solo, also very nice

    Sorry, but Queen is just okay for me
    I own Night at the Opera and Queens greatest hits and that’s enough
    Pretty good, but IMO they’re a bit overrated (though Freddie rules!)

    #87 4 months ago

    Is Led Zeppelin really happening?
    Calling Bruce first thing on Monday
    LE baby!

    #88 4 months ago

    Yes Led Zep will be next................... Perhaps

    I love what 'The King' SR does for Pinball and can't wait to see his next Gem.

    I will throw a confusing clip in here just to bend the mid a little.

    So no doubt Immigrant song will be the standout on Zepp.

    I kinda liked seeing/hearing it mashed with Thor for a super cool combo.............
    One can only hope !

    #89 4 months ago

    Queen, Pink Floyd not enough for me sorry, good bands but not for pins, But if had to guess PF would sell better, Rock n roll Out

    #90 4 months ago

    Another one came to me- Heart

    #91 4 months ago

    What happened to the Bon Jovi pin?

    #92 4 months ago
    Quoted from FrankJ:

    Not rock but, Jimmy Buffett/Margaritaville. There are enough Parrotheads to propel one song into a lifestyle brand with everything from food/beverage, beer/liquor, clothing, furniture, bar/restaurants, housing communities, resorts/casinos, and now marijuana.
    It would be a band pin based on fun - margarita glasses, beaches, volcanos, sharks attacking bikini clad girls, etc.
    In a recent interview Buffett said unlike perception, his fan base is growing from the children of the children of his original fans. He no longer sells music to old guys in Hawaiian shirts, he sells escapism to everyone.

    I'm shocked that there hasn't been a parrothead/ margaritaville pin yet. Pure gold.

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    #93 4 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    I would LOVE this, but i don’t think it’s a great band for pinball.

    Floyd would be amazing.
    The Wall alone screams to be made into a pinball.

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    #94 4 months ago

    Either The Clash or Queen

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    #95 23 days ago

    Anyone else dreaming of a JJP GnR reskin to match their favorite rock pinball machine? I'm not a big enough GnR fan to be in for that machine but if it was reskinned as AC/DC.... oh my, sorry wife, we're selling one of the kids kidneys.

    #96 23 days ago

    I voted for Rush....since Pink Floyd wasn't an option.

    #97 23 days ago

    Personally, I'd be interested in a U2 pin.

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