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Reply #60 posted 05/21/20 2:20am

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Slave lol

I know Slave is primarily known for funk but it's their early records like Slide, Drac Is Back, Stellar Fungk, Coming Soon, etc. that were guitar heavy

that made me get into rock music. Definitely hard to pick a favorite when it was bands outside

the U.S that had a huge impact on rock.

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Reply #61 posted 05/21/20 5:15am

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phunkdaddy said:


Slave lol



I know Slave is primarily known for funk but it's their early records like Slide, Drac Is Back, Stellar Fungk, Coming Soon, etc. that were guitar heavy


that made me get into rock music. Definitely hard to pick a favorite when it was bands outside


the U.S that had a huge impact on rock.


If we're going to include funkrock, then I nominate Mother's Finest.
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Reply #62 posted 05/21/20 1:39pm

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namepeace said:

funkaholic1972 said:

I would like to try using "the Jimi Hendrix experience" as an answer. The band was formed around Jimi who was an American, the other two were Brits obviously but the band's focus and centerpoint was Jimi. Plus he is the most influential rock guitar player, so definately needs a mention here.


You're right. Grave oversight to date. Heck, Little Richard and Chuck Berry created rock and roll, and Jimi arguably reinvented it.

I do believe Jimi Hendrix was in Little Richards back up band "The Upsetters"

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Reply #63 posted 05/21/20 1:51pm

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kpowers said:

namepeace said:


You're right. Grave oversight to date. Heck, Little Richard and Chuck Berry created rock and roll, and Jimi arguably reinvented it.

I do believe Jimi Hendrix was in Little Richards back up band "The Upsetters"

Yup.

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Reply #64 posted 05/21/20 9:45pm

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SantanaMaitreya said:

phunkdaddy said:

Slave lol

I know Slave is primarily known for funk but it's their early records like Slide, Drac Is Back, Stellar Fungk, Coming Soon, etc. that were guitar heavy

that made me get into rock music. Definitely hard to pick a favorite when it was bands outside

the U.S that had a huge impact on rock.

If we're going to include funkrock, then I nominate Mother's Finest.

That's a great choice. I remember my Uncle had the Mother Factor album and I used to listen

to it all the time. Ironically I have my grandfather's 8 track of that album. lol

I first heard of them via Baby Love. It wasn't until a decade later that I realized they were actually

more rock than funk when they released the album Black Radio Won't Play This Record around 1989.

They are a great band live. They used to play Charlotte often in the 2000's.

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Reply #65 posted 05/22/20 10:30am

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^Yeah, I saw them live a couple of times in the 90s. They're still touring, or would be if it wasn't for you know what... sigh
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Reply #66 posted 05/24/20 7:47am

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I work with a guy who often claims Destinys Child was the greatest band of all time.
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Reply #67 posted 05/26/20 4:43am

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thedoorkeeper said:

I work with a guy who often claims Destinys Child was the greatest band of all time.

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Reply #68 posted 05/26/20 9:21am

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thedoorkeeper said:

I work with a guy who often claims Destinys Child was the greatest band of all time.

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Reply #69 posted 05/26/20 12:35pm

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kpowers said:

thedoorkeeper said:

I work with a guy who often claims Destinys Child was the greatest band of all time.

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Ha, ha, I just watched this movie again. Hadn't seen it in 25 years. It was still hilarious.

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Reply #70 posted 05/27/20 10:49am

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Steely Dan. By a mile.

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Reply #71 posted 05/27/20 2:14pm

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Has anyone mentioned Chicago/CTA yet? They're a great ecclectic rock band...

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nod I'm a huge fan of Chicago and guitarist Terry Kath.

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Reply #72 posted 05/27/20 6:23pm

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Boston

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Reply #73 posted 05/27/20 10:24pm

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So the number 1 and number 3 highest certified selling albums in the US are by the Eagles - that's nothing to sneeze at.
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Reply #74 posted 05/28/20 12:54am

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Grand Funk Railroad, when They were a Trio!!!! Their first few Albums are Their BEST!!!! They got kicked off a Zeppelin Tour for upstaging Them, qnd they sold out Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles! Yet, for some reason, they are NOT in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame yet! But ABBA is?? FUCK JANN WENNER & His ass-kissing Gatekeepers of the RRHOF!!! Grand Funk should have BEEN in there: Before ANY Disco Artist & ANY Rapper!!! And b4 Y'all get it fucked up, I'm a Black Man who loves Rock & Hip-Hop!!!!

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Reply #75 posted 05/28/20 1:50am

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For me it would most likely be Steely Dan, Van Halen or the Eagles, probably in that order. The Doors are up there as well as Grand Funk, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, Funkadellic(i thnk they were almost as much as a rock band as well as a funk band.), Blue Oyster Cult(underrated), The Doobie Brothers, War and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. l also see that people listed Chicago and Sly and the Family Stone as two of the greats, and i would agree.
So, personally, it would be Steely Dan, if you could call them a Band. The British though, they took care of business. Besides black American artists, the Brits had a major influence on popular music. Black artists though, they influence a lot s shit(as we all know). And that should always be acknowledged. thumbs up! peace

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Reply #76 posted 05/28/20 11:42pm

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woogiebear said:

Grand Funk Railroad, when They were a Trio!!!! Their first few Albums are Their BEST!!!! They got kicked off a Zeppelin Tour for upstaging Them, qnd they sold out Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles! Yet, for some reason, they are NOT in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame yet! But ABBA is?? FUCK JANN WENNER & His ass-kissing Gatekeepers of the RRHOF!!! Grand Funk should have BEEN in there: Before ANY Disco Artist & ANY Rapper!!! And b4 Y'all get it fucked up, I'm a Black Man who loves Rock & Hip-Hop!!!!


cool cool cool



ABBA is just in there because of their massive international drawing power - their musical Mamma Mia has grossed more than 4 billion dollars in sales - they've sold hundreds of millions of albums worldwide - a strictly "Rock N Roll" Hall of Fame actually has a pretty narrow appeal.
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Reply #77 posted 05/29/20 1:30am

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mynameisnotsusan said:

woogiebear said:

Grand Funk Railroad, when They were a Trio!!!! Their first few Albums are Their BEST!!!! They got kicked off a Zeppelin Tour for upstaging Them, qnd they sold out Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles! Yet, for some reason, they are NOT in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame yet! But ABBA is?? FUCK JANN WENNER & His ass-kissing Gatekeepers of the RRHOF!!! Grand Funk should have BEEN in there: Before ANY Disco Artist & ANY Rapper!!! And b4 Y'all get it fucked up, I'm a Black Man who loves Rock & Hip-Hop!!!!

cool cool cool

ABBA is just in there because of their massive international drawing power - their musical Mamma Mia has grossed more than 4 billion dollars in sales - they've sold hundreds of millions of albums worldwide - a strictly "Rock N Roll" Hall of Fame actually has a pretty narrow appeal.

I'm for that big time. I doubt it would have a narrow appeal. I'm also for a Music hall of fame as well which would have all genre of music such as Rock, Country, Soul, Jazz, Disco, Pop, Polka, Hawaiian and so.

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Reply #78 posted 05/29/20 1:38am

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Boston

I wish they put out more albums. A eight year break from Don't look back to Third stage. Took 6 years to make Third stage

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Reply #79 posted 05/29/20 8:13am

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kpowers said:

I doubt it would have a narrow appeal.

Sure it would. The audience for rock music for the most part has always primarily been white males, especially for sub-genres like heavy metal & progressive rock. Most of the biggest sellers in rock have been white male bands & singers. I've heard lots of black people call rock n roll "white boy music". lol It was the white rock fan base who started the "disco sucks" thing in the 1970s. Disco appealed to more different kinds of people than rock did, although rock in general sold more. Disco also had more artists of different races and had popular women artists. How many female artists have become really popular in the rock field? Very few. Notice that Run-DMC was the first rap act to really crossover to the mainstream. That was likely because they had songs with the "white" rock guitar sound and did not have the R&B/funk/disco sound of most of the hip hop acts before them.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #80 posted 05/29/20 9:03am

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MickyDolenz said:

kpowers said:

I doubt it would have a narrow appeal.

Sure it would. The audience for rock music for the most part has always primarily been white males, especially for sub-genres like heavy metal & progressive rock. Most of the biggest sellers in rock have been white male bands & singers. I've heard lots of black people call rock n roll "white boy music". lol It was the white rock fan base who started the "disco sucks" thing in the 1970s. Disco appealed to more different kinds of people than rock did, although rock in general sold more. Disco also had more artists of different races and had popular women artists. How many female artists have become really popular in the rock field? Very few. Notice that Run-DMC was the first rap act to really crossover to the mainstream. That was likely because they had songs with the "white" rock guitar sound and did not have the R&B/funk/disco sound of most of the hip hop acts before them.

And no comment on my Music Hall of fame???????????

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Reply #81 posted 05/29/20 10:05am

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MickyDolenz said:

kpowers said:

I doubt it would have a narrow appeal.

Sure it would. The audience for rock music for the most part has always primarily been white males, especially for sub-genres like heavy metal & progressive rock. Most of the biggest sellers in rock have been white male bands & singers. I've heard lots of black people call rock n roll "white boy music". lol It was the white rock fan base who started the "disco sucks" thing in the 1970s. Disco appealed to more different kinds of people than rock did, although rock in general sold more. Disco also had more artists of different races and had popular women artists. How many female artists have become really popular in the rock field? Very few. Notice that Run-DMC was the first rap act to really crossover to the mainstream. That was likely because they had songs with the "white" rock guitar sound and did not have the R&B/funk/disco sound of most of the hip hop acts before them.

You make some valid points but I was talking about just having a museum that featured just Rock and Roll. It's not Disneyland, it's a museum. Yes sure most will be White males, but hey who were all those women going to the concerts back in the day??? Trust me white women love Pat Benatar. Yes I wish there were more women in rock, Heart, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, The Pretenders, and Blondie (yeah she kinda rocked as well) are some of my favorites. Hey lots af Asian Americans love classic rock and I think even woogiebear would go lol

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Reply #82 posted 05/31/20 8:17am

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kpowers said:

You make some valid points but I was talking about just having a museum that featured just Rock and Roll. It's not Disneyland, it's a museum. Yes sure most will be White males, but hey who were all those women going to the concerts back in the day??? Trust me white women love Pat Benatar. Yes I wish there were more women in rock, Heart, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, The Pretenders, and Blondie (yeah she kinda rocked as well) are some of my favorites. Hey lots af Asian Americans love classic rock and I think even woogiebear would go lol

Rock n roll was originally about rebellion. That's part of the reason it appealed to 1950s teenagers and it was in the soundtracks of juvenile delinquent movies. There's nothing "rebel" about a museum. That just means rock became the establishment like Pat Boone. razz It sells stuff to people like KISS Kaskets, Beatle Lego sets, and Metallica Monopoly games.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #83 posted 05/31/20 9:29am

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Does the E-Street Band count? ... when I think of the words 'American band' they're the first guys and gals that come to mind.

In terms of the UK looking across the pond to the States, the Foo Fighters have been our biggest American rock band for a good number of years now, no one has really come close. I'm guessing most people would count them out though as they're too 'now' when compared to the been-and-gone legends.

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Reply #84 posted 05/31/20 12:08pm

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MickyDolenz said:

kpowers said:

You make some valid points but I was talking about just having a museum that featured just Rock and Roll. It's not Disneyland, it's a museum. Yes sure most will be White males, but hey who were all those women going to the concerts back in the day??? Trust me white women love Pat Benatar. Yes I wish there were more women in rock, Heart, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, The Pretenders, and Blondie (yeah she kinda rocked as well) are some of my favorites. Hey lots af Asian Americans love classic rock and I think even woogiebear would go lol

Rock n roll was originally about rebellion. That's part of the reason it appealed to 1950s teenagers and it was in the soundtracks of juvenile delinquent movies. There's nothing "rebel" about a museum. That just means rock became the establishment like Pat Boone. razz It sells stuff to people like KISS Kaskets, Beatle Lego sets, and Metallica Monopoly games.

Irrelevant

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Reply #85 posted 05/31/20 1:18pm

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DaveT said:

Does the E-Street Band count? ... when I think of the words 'American band' they're the first guys and gals that come to mind.

In terms of the UK looking across the pond to the States, the Foo Fighters have been our biggest American rock band for a good number of years now, no one has really come close. I'm guessing most people would count them out though as they're too 'now' when compared to the been-and-gone legends.

Speaking of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band I just picked up Gary U.S Bonds Cd's Dedication & On the line. Both great CD's.

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Reply #86 posted 05/31/20 2:03pm

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kpowers said:

Irrelevant

Nope, you can look at who's been inducted in recent years. Such as Bon Jovi, Journey, KISS, & Chicago. Bands that Rolling Stone used to put down in their magazine, but happened to be really popular in their day. If Rolling Stone thought they were bad "corporate arena rock" or "hair metal" or "rock for girls" then, how do they now consider them to be qualified to be in their museum? It's the exact same records, they haven't changed to something else. lol Also they've inducted rap acts right away on the first year of eligibility. When other acts have had multiple nominations and still haven gotten in or haven't been nominated at all. Probably because hip hop has been the most popular genre in the mainstream for years now. So they're inducting acts who will get younger people to watch their TV broadcast since they are running out of popular boomer era acts to induct.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #87 posted 05/31/20 2:05pm

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MickyDolenz said:

kpowers said:

Irrelevant

Nope, you can look at who's been inducted in recent years. Such as Bon Jovi, Journey, KISS, & Chicago. Bands that Rolling Stone used to put down in their magazine, but happened to be really popular in their day. If Rolling Stone thought they were bad "corporate arena rock" or "hair metal" or "rock for girls" then, how do they now consider them to be qualified to be in their museum? It's the exact same records, they haven't changed to something else. lol Also they've inducted rap acts right away on the first year of eligibility. When other acts have had multiple nominations and still haven gotten in or haven't been nominated at all. Probably because hip hop has been the most popular genre in the mainstream for years now. So they're inducting acts who will get younger people to watch their TV broadcast since they are running out of popular boomer era acts to induct.

Nope, and Irrelevant

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Reply #88 posted 05/31/20 2:25pm

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kpowers said:

Irrelevant

To what? You were the one talking about a rock n roll only museum. So that implies you have a problem with some of the acts whos in now, since you replied to comments about ABBA. I explained that a rock only museum does not have the same appeal to the general public than the way the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame does now. A rock only museum would have mostly inductees who are white & male, so would not have as wide a varity of people visiting it.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #89 posted 05/31/20 2:43pm

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MickyDolenz said:

kpowers said:

You make some valid points but I was talking about just having a museum that featured just Rock and Roll. It's not Disneyland, it's a museum. Yes sure most will be White males, but hey who were all those women going to the concerts back in the day??? Trust me white women love Pat Benatar. Yes I wish there were more women in rock, Heart, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, The Pretenders, and Blondie (yeah she kinda rocked as well) are some of my favorites. Hey lots af Asian Americans love classic rock and I think even woogiebear would go lol

Rock n roll was originally about rebellion. That's part of the reason it appealed to 1950s teenagers and it was in the soundtracks of juvenile delinquent movies. There's nothing "rebel" about a museum. That just means rock became the establishment like Pat Boone. razz It sells stuff to people like KISS Kaskets, Beatle Lego sets, and Metallica Monopoly games.

Irrelevant

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