Which is the best rock band?

Which is the best rock band?

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“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#1 Feb 26, 2013
I can really get engrossed in politics, economics and religion but I always go back to music as an escape and to relax. I only wish I had musical ability, alas I don't so I make up for it by listening to music rather than creating it.

Having recently watched the Martin Scorcese biography of George Harrison and then watching the Concert for George performance from 2002 my Beatles interest was re-awakened. I have recently purchased a couple of the Beatles re-mastered 180gram vinyl LPs and am hearing different aspects of their music that I wasn't aware of in my earlier love of the Beatles music.

Also I picked up the Keith Richards autobiography and although only about 1/4 throughout am thoroughly enjoying it and remembering a lot of the Stones work over the years.

My favourite rock band is still the Beatles with the Stones a close second. Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn following closely behind. Oh, and Paul McCartneys' solo albums, A Bowl of Cherries and Ram, fall right in there with the Beatles.

What is your favourite rock band? And favourite album of that band.
Ruth

Shasta Lake, CA

#2 Feb 27, 2013
Love is the Sweetest Thing by Ray Noble & Orchestra featuring Al Bowly is my favourite love song.
Local

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

#3 Feb 27, 2013
Sam Lowree wrote:
I can really get engrossed in politics, economics and religion but I always go back to music as an escape and to relax. I only wish I had musical ability, alas I don't so I make up for it by listening to music rather than creating it.
Having recently watched the Martin Scorcese biography of George Harrison and then watching the Concert for George performance from 2002 my Beatles interest was re-awakened. I have recently purchased a couple of the Beatles re-mastered 180gram vinyl LPs and am hearing different aspects of their music that I wasn't aware of in my earlier love of the Beatles music.
Also I picked up the Keith Richards autobiography and although only about 1/4 throughout am thoroughly enjoying it and remembering a lot of the Stones work over the years.
My favourite rock band is still the Beatles with the Stones a close second. Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn following closely behind. Oh, and Paul McCartneys' solo albums, A Bowl of Cherries and Ram, fall right in there with the Beatles.
What is your favourite rock band? And favourite album of that band.
My favorite???wow, I have a varied taste in music, depnding upon the situation.
I share your appreciation of music.
Your choices are very good.
However, I have discovered that if you want to enjoy music(without full retreat or escape),
try these.

or
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

You may enjoy them as you go about your life/business.

btw, thanks for providing a change of subject matter.
Tea Party Solution

United States

#4 Feb 27, 2013
In current music I like Radiohead, Arcade Fire, and Citizen Cope. Earlier favorites include XTC, Joe Jackson, Genesis, and Van Morrison. From the sixties-- Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green), Beatles, Allman Bros.

Sam, pick up the third edition of the Eric Clapton Crossroads concerts, on dvd. Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy, and a bunch of the best guitarists around. Excellent production and sound quality.
Local

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Not rock music, but another timeless upbeat favorite......

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#6 Feb 27, 2013
You are welcome. There has to be more to life than constant bickering.:)

Yes, I do have my collection of more laid back music. I especially like a lot of the smooth jazz or will put on Norah Jones or someone similar.
Local wrote:
<quoted text>
My favorite???wow, I have a varied taste in music, depnding upon the situation.
I share your appreciation of music.
Your choices are very good.
However, I have discovered that if you want to enjoy music(without full retreat or escape),
try these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vCYk9CRx0g8XX
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
You may enjoy them as you go about your life/business.
btw, thanks for providing a change of subject matter.

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#7 Feb 27, 2013
Tea Party Solution wrote:
In current music I like Radiohead, Arcade Fire, and Citizen Cope. Earlier favorites include XTC, Joe Jackson, Genesis, and Van Morrison. From the sixties-- Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green), Beatles, Allman Bros.
Sam, pick up the third edition of the Eric Clapton Crossroads concerts, on dvd. Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy, and a bunch of the best guitarists around. Excellent production and sound quality.
I will look for that DVD, thanks for the recommendation. I have always liked Clapton. In the Harrison biography there are some very candid interviews with Clapton. I think Buddy Guy has never gotten his due as a "Blues Man".

I like some of XTCs stuff. There is a whole raft of other bands that I really enjoy(the Clash, Yes, Ten Years After) but I always end up back with the Beatles. Someone else whose music I really like, some of the lyrics are good some iffy, is Zappa. Zappa's music covered a wide range of styles. Some of his orchestral pieces are pretty good and he did have some of the best jazz musicians of the era playing with him.


http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#8 Feb 27, 2013
Local wrote:
Not rock music, but another timeless upbeat favorite......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Qb_jQBgzU-IXX
I have always liked classical and Mozart is one of my favourites.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Yatasaurus

Chico, CA

#9 Feb 28, 2013
Rolling Stones.
Yatasaurus

Chico, CA

#10 Feb 28, 2013
Local

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

#11 Feb 28, 2013
Progun

Weyers Cave, VA

#12 Feb 28, 2013
Hurray for no politics for a change! I am more of a hip hop and country guy (I know, its an odd mix haha) but if I had to choose a rock band I would have to say Sammy Hagar and his band, The Wabo's. He is just plain fun! I have seen him live a few times, excellent show. I know he doesnt compare to The Beatles and The Stones but I was never into them, they were my parents generation... I am assuming I am younger than some of you...

Again... Thanks for the break in politics!

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#13 Feb 28, 2013
Progun wrote:
Hurray for no politics for a change! I am more of a hip hop and country guy (I know, its an odd mix haha) but if I had to choose a rock band I would have to say Sammy Hagar and his band, The Wabo's. He is just plain fun! I have seen him live a few times, excellent show. I know he doesnt compare to The Beatles and The Stones but I was never into them, they were my parents generation... I am assuming I am younger than some of you...
Again... Thanks for the break in politics!
You are welcome. I am not one for Hip Hop but do like some stuff by the Red Hot Chili Peppers as well and Beastie Boys. I saw a few concerts growing up, TRex, Alice Cooper, Yes, Jethro Tull, etc. but the most entertaining one was Ted Nugent. This was in the early 80s when Ted was in his prime.
Tea Party Solution

Chico, CA

#14 Feb 28, 2013
Here's the best of two worlds-- Citizen Cope playing live with Clapton at the Crossroads concert in 2010:


It takes a couple of listens...
Local

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

#15 Feb 28, 2013
Tea Party Solution wrote:
Here's the best of two worlds-- Citizen Cope playing live with Clapton at the Crossroads concert in 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sntk58BwlPkXX
It takes a couple of listens...
choke..gasp....uh..er....very nice stuff.

Here another interesting combination including Dhani Harrison.....Steve Winwood, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, others.....and an amazing Prince solo in tribute to George Harrison.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Tea Party Solution

Chico, CA

#16 Feb 28, 2013
Local wrote:
<quoted text>
choke..gasp....uh..er....very nice stuff.
Here another interesting combination including Dhani Harrison.....Steve Winwood, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, others.....and an amazing Prince solo in tribute to George Harrison.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6SFNW5F8K9YXX
Yeah, it was a great concert. I have it on dvd. Tom Hanks was a fun addition.

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#17 Mar 1, 2013
I almost forgot about Queen. Queen is one of the best rock bands. I read a few years ago that Brian May, Queen's guitar player, went back to university and finished his doctorate. He is now a PhD in physics.

Is it me or do the British bands seem more educated than the American? I do know that Mick Jagger studied economics. Not that education is the be all and end all. Maybe it is just the British education system.
Rick

Chico, CA

#18 Mar 2, 2013
The Doors, live in concert.

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