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Bands that transcend eras

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posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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I may have posted something like this before but I don't think so.

Anyway I got in this discussion with a good friend, bands that transcend era's, generations, ages. By that we meant that peopled loved them when they came out, people listen to them now and feel the same joy and some young kid in 20 years will put on that band and get it then. We wanted to use bands that had or have long expansive careers , multiple albums that are timeless and a unique sound.

Right now our list consists of the following, not in any order:

Queen
The Beatles
Pink Floyd
U2
The Cure
Led Zepplin
The Who
Jimi Hendrix (obviously he died young but we put him on this list just based off his version of All Along the Watchtower as we could imagine a kid in 100 years hearing that song and feeling something

Who else should be on that list?




posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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opethPA
we could imagine a kid in 100 years hearing that song and feeling something

That could be just about anything.

If we're only naming classic rock:

Allman Brothers
America
Beatles
Black Sabbath
Bob Dylan
Bob Marley
CCR
Elton John
Fleetwood Mac
Grateful Dead
Jimi Hendrix
Led zeppelin
Lynard Skynard
Neil Young
Pink Floyd
Rush
The Doors
The Eagles
The Rolling Stones

That's about 1/2 of my short list from a quick glance.


Newer Music:

Alice In Chains
Bush
Daft Punk
Muse
Nirvana
Oasis
Pantera
Pearl Jam
Sublime
The Cure
The Smashing Pumpkins
Tool


It's hard for me to exclude so much stuff that isn't mainstream. It wouldn't help the thread to name something that 0.5% of people have heard



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:07 AM
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RUSH
That's just me, but I think that they should last a long time .
Your choices are all correct in my opinion.



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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The Doors.

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posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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You are also forgetting The Animals.en.wikipedia.org...
They bridged the gap into modern rock , but also transended it in many ways, but ya I guess that they do not really have the huge body of work that your going for here (its a good topic tho)

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posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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Aerosmith
GFR"Grand funk railroad"
CCR"Creedance clear water revival"
Judas priest
Lynard Skynard
AC/DC
Black Sabbath
GNR

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posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:32 AM
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Steely Dan
Jefferson Airplane

Bo Diddly
Janis Joplin

James Brown
Stepenwolf

and how could you forget Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis



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posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:40 AM
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The Moody Blues one of favorites!
Charlie Daniels band
Chicago
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posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 11:06 AM
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The Beach Boys
The Temptations
The Rolling Stones
Electric Light Orchestra
Earth, Wind and Fire



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 11:08 AM
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great list....although not sure about the Cure.

My additions:

Bob Dylan
David Bowie
Boz Skaggs
Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young

The Rolling Stones
Yes



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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Metallica anyone?





posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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Oh definitely AC/DC.

Take, "It's a Long Way to the Top (if you wanna rock'n roll)". It was released in 1975...I was a kid. Now nearly 40 years later...it's still edgy and rock! (Bagpipes....it's got freakin' bagpipes!!)

Also Black Sabbath!!

jacygirl



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 11:25 AM
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Skinny Puppy! They pressed their first vinyl in 1978. A very prolific band, and lyrically they are as valid then as they were 2 decades ago. I also noticed no one has yet mentioned THE RAMONES!



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 11:59 AM
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opethPA



Jimi Hendrix (obviously he died young but we put him on this list just based off his version of All Along the Watchtower as we could imagine a kid in 100 years hearing that song and feeling something


Did you really mean to say that you put Jimi on this list strictly for that? That one song. Just that one cover song and no other reason, was why you put him on this list?



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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StarlightNine

opethPA



Jimi Hendrix (obviously he died young but we put him on this list just based off his version of All Along the Watchtower as we could imagine a kid in 100 years hearing that song and feeling something


Did you really mean to say that you put Jimi on this list strictly for that? That one song. Just that one cover song and no other reason, was why you put him on this list?



Hendrix is included because he was and still is the iconic guitar player, copied, revered and even worshiped for his mastery of the guitar. He set the stage for today's contemporary rock.



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 12:15 PM
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olaru12

StarlightNine

opethPA



Jimi Hendrix (obviously he died young but we put him on this list just based off his version of All Along the Watchtower as we could imagine a kid in 100 years hearing that song and feeling something


Did you really mean to say that you put Jimi on this list strictly for that? That one song. Just that one cover song and no other reason, was why you put him on this list?



Hendrix is included because he was and still is the iconic guitar player, copied, revered and even worshiped for his mastery of the guitar. He set the stage for today's contemporary rock.


Indeed. And therefore, my confusion in why the post was worded to say that he is included strictly for that one song. Albeit, his own vision of it--which Dylan himself says he adores. However, his own creative body of work should be the reason he is included on that list, not solely for "one song" and that is what caused me to comment at all.
In saying that, his nature wasn't to be 'worshipped.' So though I know Americans do that, they truly shouldn't. 'Getting it' would be more along the lines of how he would more than likely want people to view his work. The way it was worded, was what caused me to question.



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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Bo Diddley may have done more by the strings than Jimi, imho Bo could shred far better than Jimi. And I like Jimi



and maybe even BB King, Chuck Berry too
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posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 12:36 PM
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AC/DC
INXS
The Chemical Brothers
Midnight Oil
Crowded House



posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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I had the good fortune to meet Bo when his career had tanked and he was making a living working on cars in New Mexico.
And his iconic "shave and a haircut" rhythm lick is a staple in all guitar players arsenal.

Thankfully his comeback was a resounding success.

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posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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uhhhh....

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