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Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

Posted on: April 23, 2008 12:57 pm
 
Following the success of the Greatest Album Ever in Rock and Roll history contest started by DDriver I thought the same type bracket challenge to determine who the users of these CBS boards would choose as the greatest Performer / Band in the same genre would be a natural.

I would like to run a bracket competition for both single artists as well as groups. I am pretty sure that many members of nominated bands will find themselves in the "singles" brackets also.

I am curious to see which of the non obvious choices will join The Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who and few others in the 16 for Bands as well as who joins Eric Clapton and others as single acts.

So let the nominations begin. Please submit your top ten for consideration in both categories.

I will compile the top 16 for both and submit any ties to the group for a vote off.
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Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: May 21, 2008 12:12 pm
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

I went back and played out the entire round of 16.  My personel winners were Rush and Hendrix.

But since i'm voting only in the finals, I went with:

The Beatles and Eric Clapton.

In my personel round of 8 I had a really tough time with The Who/Rush decision.  Had to go with Geddy, Alex, and Neil.  They are so freakin' good live!




Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2008 10:05 am
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

My picks are more for their influance than anything else

Pantera

Anthrax

Metallica

Perl Jam

Misfits

Offspring

ZZ Top

The Doors

Grateful Dead

Dio

One Less Reason

Bush




Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2008 12:27 am
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

The list must have Led Zeppelin is in the mix, as most folks do. I've only recently - last year- gotten into LZ, they rock out like crazy, it must have been awesome to see these guys live back in the day!



Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2008 6:30 pm
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Eagles
Aerosmith
Pink Floyd
AC/DC
Cream


Ozzy Osbourne
Bruce Springsteen
Jimi Hendrix
Elvis Presley
Tom Petty
Roy Orbison
Billy Joel
Stevie Ray Vaughn

Band Bracket:
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Eagles

Solo Acts Bracket:
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young
Elvis Presley




Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2008 12:32 pm
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

Rock and Roll is the most overrated, overplayed genre, somehow outdoing country music. Nonetheless, I'll put my 2 cents in.

In no particular order...

Carlos Santana

Grateful Dead

Bob Dylan

Peter Gabriel

Little Feat

AC-DC

U2

REM

Beatles

I could list about every blues artist that most of the "rockers" have ripped off over the years, but most of you clowns probably wouldn't know who they are.

The Rolling Stones have milked the art of the Greatest Hits tour bone dry. When's the last album they put out that anyone actually bought? Tattoo You from 25 years ago?

Nirvana? 5 albums of screaming and a premature death and suddenly they're "legends"?

I'll give Pink Floyd some points for originality, but frankly, I haven't hallucinated in years so I've got no use for them.

Metallica is an enigma inside a riddle. How on earth those guys made money by any means other than scrubbing toilets is beyond me.

Ozzy might be the most untalented illiterate shmuck to ever make a dime in music. Ooooh, he bites the head off a bat. The only thing more pathetic than his music is that his offspring have somehow parlayed daddy's fame into their own little sideshows.

 




Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2008 8:01 am
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

Oops, one short.

These are the first 16 that came to mind.  I am not necessarily a fan of all these artists, but tried to be objective and consider influence and staying power as well as personal taste.

1. Deep Purple

2. Black Sabbath

3. The Kinks

4. Jethro Tull

5. The Clash

6. Pink Floyd

7. U2

8. Rush

9. Led Zeppelin

10. Beatles

11. Rolling Stones

12. Jimi Hendrix

13. The Temptations

14. Dream Theater

15. The Who

16. The Jam




Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2008 8:00 am
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

These are the first 16 that came to mind.  I am not necessarily a fan of all these artists, but tried to be objective and consider influence and staying power as well as personal taste.

1. Deep Purple

2. Black Sabbath

3. The Kinks

4. Jethro Tull

5. The Clash

6. Pink Floyd

7. U2

8. Rush

9. Led Zeppelin

10. Beatles

11. Rolling Stones

12. Jimi Hendrix

13. The Temptations

14. Dream Theater

15. The Who




Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2008 2:44 pm
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

I saw the Cure earlier and was LMAO, that's just silly. Looking forward to the final vote!!

I will get you a list once I have put the proper thought into it.




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2008 1:01 am
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
The Who
U2
The Beatles
Metallica
David Bowie
Rolling Stones

I agree with Genesis up to and including the 1983 album Genesis.  Lamb Lies Down is a great album.  Unfortunately, that band completely jumped the shark when Phil Collins started doing solo stuff (Can't Hurry Love??) and also went on Miami Vice.  Looking back, the song "Illegal Alien" was the warning of things to come.




Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2008 9:26 am
 

Top 16 Bands / Artists of Rock & Roll

how can nirvana possibly be #1?? 


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