What are your top favorite bands?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rbranstner, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Yup, I think ABBA is the best thing to come from Sweden, but them being a Swede, I might be a tad prejudiced.[​IMG]

    Never been there, but I would love to go.
  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I know I don't post much on this forum, but this thread caught my eye...

    Motley Crue
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Guns N' Roses
    Alice in Chains
  3. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    James Taylor
    Bob Marley
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Big bands... Miller, Dorsey, etc.
    Marching bands and competitions.
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Funny how Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson seem to span through numerous generations.[​IMG]

    Old guys like me & some of you young pups like them.

  6. tryin to bring an ole thread back to life,,,,, id have to say duane allman and warren haynes ,,,love the slide johnny winter included,,,,,emerson lake and palmer,,,,,,johnny cash,,,,,frank zappa
  7. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Fanatic

    Just showing my age here.

    1) Van Halen

    2) Triumph

    3) Chicago

    4) Journey

    5) Little River Band

  8. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower

    1.  The Beatles

    2.  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (No love for them!?!?!)

    3.  Queen
    I can't believe it took that long to finally bring up the greatest of all time.
    About as eclectic a list as I've ever seen.  Buffet AND Black Eyed Peas?  Whack job is right ;).
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Old school...

    1. Eagles

    2. Beatles

    3. Boston

    4. Pink Floyd

    5. Willie and Waylon

    Honorable Mention: Stones, Led Zepplin, Journey, Foreigner, Styx

  10. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    so many to chose from but right now the Black Keys.

    over the long haul.

    genesis + solo of Pter and Phil

    Nine inch Nails


    jethro tull

    Melissa Etheridge


    Buddy guy
  11. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mine are:

    1) Bonnie Raitt

    2) Journey

    3) YES

    4) ZZ Top

    5) ACDC

    6)Rascal Flatts

    and I need to stop.....could fill the page.

  12. i grew up in the 80's and i like th Big Hair bands

    #1 MOTLEY CRUE  [​IMG]

    #2 VANHALEN both dave and the red rocker

    #3 RATT

    #4 AC/DC

    #4 WASP

    of course others but that would take to long !!
  13. Beatles

    Johnny Cash

    Willie Nelson

    Neil Young

    Rolling Stones

    Gordon Lightfoot
  14. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    There is NOOOOOO band equal to Blue Rodeo. Never, Ever, Ever
  15. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

  16. sigmo

    sigmo Smoking Fanatic

    I probably have more classical CDs and LPs in my collection than anything else, but that's still likely to be only about 15% of the total because I love a LOT of different music.

    It was interesting reading through what everyone posted because I was nodding my head, saying "YES" to a whole lot of it.

    Frank Zappa was an exceptional genius, not only in composition, but also at playing and maybe most of all, choosing great people to be in his band over the years!  The absolute best concert I've ever seen was Zappa and his band of the time, in the mid '70s in Denver.  The venue should have had horrible acoustics (basketball arena), but they got the sound to be amazingly good.  And they didn't play so loud that you needed hearing protection. It just sounded clear and pleasant.  Also, they never stopped playing - I mean there wasn't one single point where the music stopped - for the full 2 1/2 hours.

    It's awesome to see and hear real musicians actually playing incredibly complex music, live, with precision, accuracy, feeling, and just plain fun like that. What a blast. Pretty hard not to smile just remembering it.

    Another memorable concert was James Taylor in my relatively small town not too long ago.  He really responded to the fans and they responded to him, and the concert brought tears to the eyes.  The same could be said of Elton John, who, again, was touched by the crowd and touched the crowd as well.  Outstanding performers in my opinion.

    Here's the list I made just by poaching people that others mentioned earlier in the thread and adding my own:

    Frank Zappa
    James Taylor
    Elton John
    Pink Floyd
    Van Halen
    Carlos Santana
    Buddy Rich
    Rolling Stones
    Led Zepplin
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Eric Clapton
    The Beatles
    Jethro Tull
    Bob Marley & The Wailers
    Jimmy Cliff
    Talking Heads
    Allman Brothers
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Tina Turner
    Lyle Lovett
    Asleep at the Wheel
    Riders in the Sky
    ZZ Top
    Tom Petty
    Warren Zevon
    Harry Nilsson
    The Cars
    The Grateful Dead
    The Eagles
    The Who
    Bonnie Raitt
    Flat and Skruggs

    Elvis Costello
    John Hartford
    David Grisman
    David Bromberg
    The Berlin Philharmonic
    Maurice Andre (the world's best trumpet player. RIP)

    Pops 6927 mentioned: Big bands... Miller, Dorsey, etc.
    Marching bands and competitions.

    Don't forget Count Basie, and of course anything by John Philps Sousa!

    slimbo mentioned Emerson Lake and Palmer and Zappa.  RIght on!

    Any Jazz
    Any Bluegrass
    Any "classic Rock"
    Any Classical
    Any Big Band
    Any Ragtime

    Stuff by Ennio Morricone (Gotta love the music for the Spaghetti Westerns, right?)

    or Jerry Goldsmith (remember the music for the movie "Patton"? - incredible).

    Geeze.  I know I'm forgetting LOTs of stuff I love.  Oh well.
  17. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Gawd I love it when old threads get resurrected... hey am I the only one that listens to Dick Dale?
  18. zappa was the first show i ever went to 75 or 76 ,,,, after seeing and hearing the show i went to atleast ten more of his shows,,,,,i do have to throw in 1 of the first punkers for their show ,,,,the outrageous tubes,,,,,,  herb albert  boots randolph
  19. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nope....we have several CDs of Dick Dale's.....and love the Beach Guitar.

  20. C'mon sigmo!

    I'm dissappointed in ya'll!!

    "There are only two kinds of people in this world...those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don't!"

    bonus points to the poster who recognises that quote :D

    also, Styx, Gordon Lightfoot...

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