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Which one is most synonymous with rock music?

  1. The Rolling Stones (11 votes [29.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.73%

  2. Aerosmith (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  3. AC/DC (9 votes [24.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

  4. Van Halen (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  5. Foo Fighters (bonus 5th choice!) (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  6. Other (please specify!) (10 votes [27.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.03%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:29 AM

So for me, four or five bands most acutely represent rock music in my mind. These are the bands that come to mind immediately when I think of rock. But which of these bands best represents rock music to you, and why? Also feel free to choose a different band and post about them instead!

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 03:32 AM

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:28 AM

let's see....

Stones - rock knows when to retire after 30 years of shit material
aerosmith - once upon a time yes, but not after years of pussy power ballads
ac/dc - all about rock, nothing but rock. no pretension.
van halen - more about shitshow drama than eddie's prowess.
foo fighters - possible, but not quite.

ac/dc it is.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:57 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 22 September 2019 - 07:28 AM, said:

let's see....

Stones - rock knows when to retire after 30 years of shit material
aerosmith - once upon a time yes, but not after years of pussy power ballads
ac/dc - all about rock, nothing but rock. no pretension.
van halen - more about shitshow drama than eddie's prowess.
foo fighters - possible, but not quite.

ac/dc it is.

2005’s A Bigger Bang, 1994’s Voodoo Lounge and 1989’s Steel Wheels, all great rock albums, take us back 30 years.  Tattoo You was released in 1981.  Some Girls was released in 1978.  Exile on Main Street was released in 1972.  Beggars Banquet was released in 1968.  They weren’t active in 1938.  What 30 years do you mean?

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:59 AM

All the bands you referenced qualify, except Foo Fighters IMO.  I’d add Zeppelin and Sabbath as bands that leap to mind when someone says “rock bands.”

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:42 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 22 September 2019 - 07:28 AM, said:

let's see....

ac/dc - all about rock, nothing but rock. no pretension.

ac/dc it is.
Yeah, if we're looking for a no-nonsense definition of rock, AC/DC is it.  For further evidence, what do they have, like 47 songs with the word "rock" in the title?

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:15 AM

Of the list, AC/DC (which is a damned fine choice, regardless)

Given a potentially different set of nominees? Led Zeppelin would be my first pick.

Motorhead for a sneaky choice?

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:29 AM

If the question were "rock and roll", I'd say the Stones.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:54 AM

I chose my least favorite band on the list, The Stones. Why? Because they’re of that rock pioneering generation, they helped invent the various genres of rock.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:13 PM

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:27 PM

Foo Fighters lol

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:29 PM

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Umm, neither rock nor roll. Fail.

As for the list, I voted AC/DC because to the best of my knowledge, they never played a ballad. All rock, all the time.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:50 PM

The list is incomplete.

"Other" doesn't even start to cover it.

Edited by stoopid, 22 September 2019 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:53 PM

I have to go with the Stones! They were there at the beginning, still here now, play solid blues based rock that is the best rock sound,imo.

Plus, when you talk about the rock lifestyle, they were it. Shout out to AC/DC though, and Led Zeppelin and Sabbath.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:05 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 22 September 2019 - 12:29 PM, said:

I voted AC/DC because to the best of my knowledge, they never played a ballad.
Google "AC/DC Love Song"

The guitar intro is killer, but then a crooning Bon sets in on some romance.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:06 PM

Immediately thought of The Stones when I read the thread title. I voted for them but could easily change it to Aerosmith or AC/DC. But the Stones have always been there. They are my dad's favorite band and I grew up listening to all of their records. I can't remember a time where they weren't a part of my life.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:08 PM

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Umm, neither rock nor roll. Fail.

As for the list, I voted AC/DC because to the best of my knowledge, they never played a ballad. All rock, all the time.

Huh? You mean The Jack wasn't a ballad?

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:14 PM

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Umm, neither rock nor roll. Fail.

As for the list, I voted AC/DC because to the best of my knowledge, they never played a ballad. All rock, all the time.

Huh? You mean The Jack wasn't a ballad?
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:39 PM

Ah yes! Zeppelin is another great contender. For some reason they never come to mind as often as the first four bands on the list, but I can find no great reason why they shouldn’t except that perhaps they were the most experimental of the bunch (of course The Stones have had their share of experiments too).

As for the Foo Fighters, I included them because they represent modern rock to be in a way no other band can match. Every other latter day rock band seems like a slight deviation from the modern rock playbook compared to them.

And I chose Aerosmith because, in spite of the ballads, no other band screams rock quite like them. When I picture a great rock band, I picture a band comparable to Aerosmith. Just the right guitar tones, just the right back beats, just the right bass lines, just the right lead vocals. And just the right image as well. In my head The Stones are a bit too bluesy/southern (just a bit), AC/DC are too hard, and Van Halen is too high energy. These aren’t cons for any of them, but just slight differences from what I see as Aerosmith’s pure rock formula.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:44 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 22 September 2019 - 01:39 PM, said:

Ah yes! Zeppelin is another great contender. For some reason they never come to mind as often as the first four bands on the list, but I can find no great reason why they shouldn’t except that perhaps they were the most experimental of the bunch (of course The Stones have had their share of experiments too).

As for the Foo Fighters, I included them because they represent modern rock to be in a way no other band can match. Every other latter day rock band seems like a slight deviation from the modern rock playbook compared to them.

And I chose Aerosmith because, in spite of the ballads, no other band screams rock quite like them. When I picture a great rock band, I picture a band comparable to Aerosmith. Just the right guitar tones, just the right back beats, just the right bass lines, just the right lead vocals. And just the right image as well. In my head The Stones are a bit too bluesy/southern (just a bit), AC/DC are too hard, and Van Halen is too high energy. These aren’t cons for any of them, but just slight differences from what I see as Aerosmith’s pure rock formula.
70s Aerosmith, for sure.





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