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Which one is most synonymous with rock music?

  1. The Rolling Stones (12 votes [31.58%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  2. Aerosmith (2 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  3. AC/DC (9 votes [23.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.68%

  4. Van Halen (4 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  5. Foo Fighters (bonus 5th choice!) (1 votes [2.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

  6. Other (please specify!) (10 votes [26.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.32%

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#41 Principled Man

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:24 PM

View PostNova Carmina, on 23 September 2019 - 05:56 PM, said:

As much as I like Tull, if I were in charge of the "Rock Music" time capsule, I'm not sure they'd be in there. The folk-y, symphonic, pastoral influences are too prevalent for their whole body of work.

The Who is a good shout.

Nova, it would help a lot if you use the "QUOTE" function when replying to someone.  That way, people will know who you're talking to....


The "QUOTE" button is in the bottom right hand corner of everyone's posts.  :)

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:27 PM

Personally its rush

Realistically its led zeppelin by a large margin imo

Led Zeppelin is rock personified.  No one was cooler. Great playing all around and slways with the right vibe

Their image seems to live on too.
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Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:48 PM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 23 September 2019 - 06:24 PM, said:

View PostNova Carmina, on 23 September 2019 - 05:56 PM, said:

As much as I like Tull, if I were in charge of the "Rock Music" time capsule, I'm not sure they'd be in there. The folk-y, symphonic, pastoral influences are too prevalent for their whole body of work.

The Who is a good shout.

Nova, it would help a lot if you use the "QUOTE" function when replying to someone.  That way, people will know who you're talking to....


The "QUOTE" button is in the bottom right hand corner of everyone's posts.  :)

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(I suppose I was talking to everyone . . . but I see your point)

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 01:41 AM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 23 September 2019 - 04:48 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 23 September 2019 - 11:55 AM, said:

View PostThree Eyes, on 22 September 2019 - 05:31 PM, said:

If we're differentiating rock from rock 'n' roll, I'm going with the Beatles first followed by the rest of the British Invasion bands. Any post 60s band shouldn't even be considered, imo. Every band listed on the poll is hard rock excepting the Stones.
You put it in words for me.  Thank you.

But what if you didn't grow up with that decade of music or have little to no knowledge of it? There have been many different eras of music and a few different generations that have grown up over the last 50 something years. So what band best represents rock to an individual is a much wider net than those who pioneered and had influence over the genre back in the 60s.

Oh I was just trying to be objective about it. I looked at the term rock from a technical standpoint. When it started. How it developed. When it peaked. Who's in the genre, etc. I see all that happening in the 60s. But the term has always been malleable and I guess the OP is defining rock as an umbrella for the entire era of rock 'n' roll. More asking who best represents the attitude and vibe as well as the music of rock. I actually voted for AC/DC initially but then thought wait a minute, they're hard rock.

Edited by Three Eyes, 24 September 2019 - 02:13 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 10:16 AM

View PostThree Eyes, on 24 September 2019 - 01:41 AM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 23 September 2019 - 04:48 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 23 September 2019 - 11:55 AM, said:

View PostThree Eyes, on 22 September 2019 - 05:31 PM, said:

If we're differentiating rock from rock 'n' roll, I'm going with the Beatles first followed by the rest of the British Invasion bands. Any post 60s band shouldn't even be considered, imo. Every band listed on the poll is hard rock excepting the Stones.
You put it in words for me.  Thank you.

But what if you didn't grow up with that decade of music or have little to no knowledge of it? There have been many different eras of music and a few different generations that have grown up over the last 50 something years. So what band best represents rock to an individual is a much wider net than those who pioneered and had influence over the genre back in the 60s.

Oh I was just trying to be objective about it. I looked at the term rock from a technical standpoint. When it started. How it developed. When it peaked. Who's in the genre, etc. I see all that happening in the 60s. But the term has always been malleable and I guess the OP is defining rock as an umbrella for the entire era of rock 'n' roll. More asking who best represents the attitude and vibe as well as the music of rock. I actually voted for AC/DC initially but then thought wait a minute, they're hard rock.

Honestly, the way I see it, rock didn’t figure out quite what it wanted to be until the 60s were about over. Bands like Cream, Zep, and The Stones did get it figured out in the later 60s, but it wasn’t till the 70s that you’re average Joe rock band sounded much the way they still do today. That’s not very analytical of me, just the vibe I’ve perceived coming from either decade.

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 02:35 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 24 September 2019 - 10:16 AM, said:

View PostThree Eyes, on 24 September 2019 - 01:41 AM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 23 September 2019 - 04:48 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 23 September 2019 - 11:55 AM, said:

View PostThree Eyes, on 22 September 2019 - 05:31 PM, said:

If we're differentiating rock from rock 'n' roll, I'm going with the Beatles first followed by the rest of the British Invasion bands. Any post 60s band shouldn't even be considered, imo. Every band listed on the poll is hard rock excepting the Stones.
You put it in words for me.  Thank you.

But what if you didn't grow up with that decade of music or have little to no knowledge of it? There have been many different eras of music and a few different generations that have grown up over the last 50 something years. So what band best represents rock to an individual is a much wider net than those who pioneered and had influence over the genre back in the 60s.

Oh I was just trying to be objective about it. I looked at the term rock from a technical standpoint. When it started. How it developed. When it peaked. Who's in the genre, etc. I see all that happening in the 60s. But the term has always been malleable and I guess the OP is defining rock as an umbrella for the entire era of rock 'n' roll. More asking who best represents the attitude and vibe as well as the music of rock. I actually voted for AC/DC initially but then thought wait a minute, they're hard rock.

Honestly, the way I see it, rock didn’t figure out quite what it wanted to be until the 60s were about over. Bands like Cream, Zep, and The Stones did get it figured out in the later 60s, but it wasn’t till the 70s that you’re average Joe rock band sounded much the way they still do today. That’s not very analytical of me, just the vibe I’ve perceived coming from either decade.

The problem is once rock became figured out it lost much of its revolutionary spirit. It was a wild stallion in the 60s that the labels eventually tamed into entertainment product during the 70s. Punk and perhaps metal took up the role of taboo breaker with their own mini uprisings during the 70s and 80s but they themselves have become product long since. It's the taboo breakers that upset the old guard and get all the attention....that is until the labels figure out how to turn them into Big Macs. Nowadays rock appears to be dying out with the baby boomers and older gen-xers, at least as a viable commercial force but maybe even artistically. You only get to discover fire once.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 12:22 PM

I thought the stones before I even read the list ... my other would be Kiss .. GET UP AND GET YOUR GRANDMA OUTTA HERE!!

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 01:46 PM

Van Halen '78-'84 for me. Outrageous frontman + my favourite guitarist. Loved prime-DLR and the young, happy EVH.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 01:55 PM

View Poststoopid, on 22 September 2019 - 12:50 PM, said:

The list is incomplete.

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

Even

Close.

Early Seger, Alice Cooper, and the MC 5 would kick all these guys asses.
I saw Uncle Ted blow Aeroshit off the stage at the Silverdome.
Robin Trower and James Dewar would cream these pansies!
And don't even get me started on Jeff Beck, EJ, Billy Gibbons, etc.

Edited by pjbear05, 25 September 2019 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:29 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 22 September 2019 - 01:29 AM, said:

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!
Wait a minute that tag seems familiar... :ph34r:

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 04:46 PM

The Who

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:39 PM

View Postgrep, on 25 September 2019 - 04:46 PM, said:

The Who

It's hard to argue against the drums and guitar smashing Who.

Btw, is hotel room trashing part of the equation?

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:52 PM

View PostThree Eyes, on 25 September 2019 - 06:39 PM, said:

View Postgrep, on 25 September 2019 - 04:46 PM, said:

The Who

It's hard to argue against the drums and guitar smashing Who.

Btw, is hotel room trashing part of the equation?

If so, then I’m definitely going DLR-era Van Halen.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:09 PM

The BEATLES, RUSH, Iron Butterfly, B.O.C. UFO, The Who, Jethro Tull, Elton John, LED ZEPPELIN, YES, Robin Trower, Aerosmith, The Cars, The Police, Al DiMeola, Herbie Hancock, and Return to Forever, Caldera, All the original list etc.
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Posted 28 September 2019 - 04:42 AM

Hard to not choose The Rolling Stones, so I did.  It was almost Van Halen for me.

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:01 AM

View PostPresto-digitation, on 28 September 2019 - 04:42 AM, said:

Hard to not choose The Rolling Stones, so I did.  It was almost Van Halen for me.

You could've chosen both. I did. ;)

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 11:11 AM

View Postgrep, on 25 September 2019 - 04:46 PM, said:

The Who
I was going to change my vote to The Who a few days ago but didn't.
The Who, more than the Stones, would fit that category for me.
They've been around since I was in grammar school.

Edited by Lorraine, 28 September 2019 - 11:11 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:57 AM

View PostLorraine, on 28 September 2019 - 11:11 AM, said:

View Postgrep, on 25 September 2019 - 04:46 PM, said:

The Who
I was going to change my vote to The Who a few days ago but didn't.
The Who, more than the Stones, would fit that category for me.
They've been around since I was in grammar school.

They've been around since I was in KINDERGARTEN!  [elementary school]
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:56 AM

Other: rock gods Led Zeppelin

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 04:34 PM

View PostTexas King, on 02 October 2019 - 09:56 AM, said:

Other: rock gods Led Zeppelin

They would've been a great addition to the poll. My mind blanked on them when I wrote it.





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