posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 12:47 AM
I think there are too many good rock bands (and musicians in general) out there to choose just one. But, anyone who has ever read some of my posts in
certain threads knows that I have an affinity for Guns N' F'n Roses. I have listened to so much music over the years and I still can't quite find
a rock band (or musicians in general) that can top GNR. Axl Rose is probably the greatest lyricist to have come around in the music world. Don't
believe me? Listen to Use Your Illusion I and II all the way through. Listen to the lyrics. There is some amazing stuff there. And it's not just
the lyrics, it's the music too. Incredible stuff.
Axl, Slash, Izzy, Steven (on Appetite for Destruction), Dizzy, Duff, Matt, and Gilby have crafted some enlightening music. Although most of the music
was actually created by Axl, Slash, Izzy, and Duff. Matt and Gilby were replacements for Steven and Izzy. Steven was kicked out of GNR for not
cleaning up, and Izzy doesn't like to tour - as well as having a kind of falling out with Axl. Dizzy was added because UYI I & II has some very
complex music on it and they needed another pianist other than Axl. UYI I & II are technically one album, and I would choose them over Appetite, even
though I also like Appetite greatly. UYI I & II were definately a different route from Appetite. The music is more introspective for Axl, as well as
other members methinks. I can find and feel every type of human emotion and feeling on UYI I & II.
Anyways, for those who don't like GNR because your friend, or your friend's friend said they suck; take another look! And like I said, you have to
listen to it all to really to understand it and appreciate it. The old GNR are some of the finest musicians in the world. I really hope Axl sees a
shrink, I'd like to see them back together before they all croak. :-D
But, I can't just choose one rock band.
A Perfect Circle
Two great bands with one commonality - Maynard James Kennan! An extraordinary singer and songwriter. But, I can't just give props to him, both
bands have some great musicians.
The Smashing Pumpkins
Another great, great rock band. Billy Corgan is a great musician all around, as well as a songwriter. The rest of the band is great as well. I know
they will get back together, it is inevitable.
Talk about a one man show. :-D
We are talking about Rock, and Rock is a very broad category. Rock and Roll is one of the few true genres of music. Metal, punk, industrial, etc...
All sub-genres. Think about it. Most music is just a sub-genre. There aren't as many genres as most people think.
Tears for Fears
Definately one of the best 80's acts ever. Songs from the Big Chair was an incredible album. Very original stuff there.
Say what you like, but they are not short of talent. One of the few bands I know to have so many catchy pieces.
Nothing need be said. :-D
An awe-inspiring three man group.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
If you don't know Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, crawl out from out of that whole you're under.
Nine Inch Nails
One man's creation... incredible.
Definate influence on NIN.
The early years - Ten and Vs. I just can't seem to get into their new stuff.
I can't praise them enough.
The Rolling Stones
Words can't express how good this band is.
Type O' Negative
You have to love Peter Steele's humor in his "dark" lyrics. :-D And that voice is like a "dark" version of Barry White's voice, lol.
Alice in Chains
Truly one of the greats. I just wish Layne Staley had gotten help for his drug addiction. I miss that voice.
Well, I haven't covered everything. But I have covered a good range of sub-genres of Rock and Roll, as well as straight up Rock. I definately have
broad taste for Rock. That isn't the only "type" of music I listen to though. :-D If any of you haven't heard some of these bands/musicians on
here, I highly recommend them.
[Edited on 6-16-2004 by EmbryonicEssence]