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Coolest-Sounding Bands

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 01:46 AM
What bands do you think have sounded the coolest of all-time?

Here are my top five along with when I think they peaked.

1. "Never Enough" - The Cure

I suppose this would have to be my choice for "coolest-sounding song of all-time."

2. "Voodoo Medicine Man" - Aerosmith

3. "Silver Gun Superman" - Stone Temple Pilots

4. "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" - Digable Planets

5. "Crystal" - New Order
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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 01:59 AM
a reply to: Profusion

Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, Grateful Dead.

In more modern times, TOOL, Nine Inch Nails, & Smashing Pumpkins.

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:21 AM
Here are some more cool-sounding bands and when I think they peaked in terms of sounding cool...

"Double Talkin' Jive" - Guns N' Roses

"Set the Ray to Jerry" - The Smashing Pumpkins

"Stairway To Heaven" - Led Zeppelin

"More than A Feeling" - Boston

"Wherever I May Roam" - Metallica

This is an almost impossible thing to pick...

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:49 AM
I love 30 seconds to Mars, Simple Plan and Coldplay. They're very good. I like them. I can write my personal statement on this topic.

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 02:50 AM
What makes a "cool" sound?

Cool, as in relaxed and laind back - "Coooooool man".
Cool, as in what sounds best on your ear. Could be the anything.

Which "cool" do you mean because it sound like the "Could be anything" option is the one you mean. In that case, here's a "cool on my playlist" at the moment, but then I like English folk.

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 04:31 AM
a reply to: Profusion

Long term .....the mothers of invention
Flavor of the moment.....die antwoord

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 06:04 AM
Cool? Very subjective, but I'll bite. Simple, New York baby!! Ramones and Beastie Boys!! Throw in a bit of Sex Pistols.....British tribute.

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 06:35 AM
coolest sounding band of all time imo has gotta be zz top. brant bjork and lynyrd skynyrd right up there. zz shred most of the time but their slower stuff is super cool. brant takes laid back to another level and skynyrd just have a unique coolness to their sound. and stones, their intros are way cool

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 07:26 AM
Tool - pick any album, any song...creativity at its finest.

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 07:47 AM
a reply to: Profusion

ETA: I just noticed you said bands, so I removed a couple songs I posted that were just solo artists. Left Ceephax. He's not a band, but he does have an Acid Crew...

S&F! I seem to find myself posting in music threads these days, but still lurk on most other subjects! I'm with you on The Cure and New Order. Hard to choose.

Anyway, IMHO, This guy is the epitome of "Cool"... Check out that Reebok Sovereign Ring at 0:43!

Oh, and these robots are pretty cool too (sequenced by Ceephax' brother, Squarepusher).

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:02 AM
a reply to: Profusion

Primus Primus
And Primus

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:44 AM

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:48 AM
I'll add a couple so that I can get a full 12-song album out of this. How could I forget ZZ Top?

"La Grange" - ZZ Top

"4th of July" - Soundgarden

This is my ultimate cool album at the moment:

1. Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" - Digable Planets
2. "Crystal" - New Order
3. "Set the Ray to Jerry" - The Smashing Pumpkins
4. "4th of July" - Soundgarden
5. "Voodoo Medicine Man" - Aerosmith
6. "Silver Gun Superman" - Stone Temple Pilots
7. "Wherever I May Roam" - Metallica
8. "La Grange" - ZZ Top
9. "Never Enough" - The Cure
10. "More than A Feeling" - Boston
11. "Double Talkin' Jive" - Guns N' Roses
12. "Stairway To Heaven" - Led Zeppelin

That's why these threads are worthwhile. That just may be favorite album of all-time. I would never have come up with that without this thread.

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:57 AM
A few more (cool in a very different way from Elvis cool)


Oh yeah, back to the Elvis-type cool:

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:02 AM
Can't forget this kind of cool!

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 10:52 AM
a reply to: TinySickTears

Damnit you stole my answer.

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 12:29 PM
Hear are my two sense!

Any song that is not played on the radio by these guys. Blandest, Opinion, Oh The Guilt, Aerozepplin, The Money Will Roll Right In (cover), Old Age… shows a band with a sound that is not the Teen Spirit burned out sound it would become. And there is this one

Nirvana – Talk To Me (Live)

I saw a show that called Pearl Jam “the grandfathers of grunge” which is total sh#. These guys are what every band in Seattle wanted to be. Mudhoney, Sound Garden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, all wanted to be these guys but could not play guitar good enough to sound like them! So most went to the anti-song with no guitar solo, slow everything down, and play the punk chord progression backwards—grunge. These guys are the grandfathers of that sound.

Sweet Water – Everything Will Be Alright

Lot of cool songs so far! I love that Cure song btw!

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Ok Ill jump in here by my take of the cool sound. Im going to go with something unique sounding for its time. Maybe ahead of its time or just....different.

Led Zep-Dazed and Confused....Jimmy Page plays the guitar with a violin bow

Not a huge fan of Bob Dylan; but only found out recently that the Animals didn't write this song. Psychedelic folk song in 1962. Far out. I actually like this one better at the moment.

Early drum n bass. Known as "uk 'ardcore" when it was released in the early 90's. Was the first song that used pitch shifting (2:40 mark) This was a rave classic.

RIchie Havens-Just recently passed away. This tune in 1980 sounds like it could have been release in 1990. Ive played the "guess the year of this tune" with my house music mates and nobody has even come close. This sound took the world by storm in the club/rave scene of the late eighties and early nineties.

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 04:57 PM
The Melvins are the godfathers of grunge!

my favorite cool bands:

1 Melvins Anything from Eggnog!

2 Cattle Decapitation "Forced Gender Reassignment Surgery"

3 Killer be Killed "Curb Crush"

4 Primus "My Name is Mud"

5 Husker Du "I Apologize"

6 Black Sabbath "Die Young"

7 Jethro Tull "Steel Monkey"

8 Blue Oyster Cult "The Golden age of Leather

9 Dave Brubeck Quartet "Take Five"

10 Beastie Boys, "Gratitude"

I know nobody will agree with my choices as every has a different idea what a cool band or song is! As an amateur guitarist I prefer music with a lot of edge to it

posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 06:02 PM
a reply to: Profusion

Those are some pretty great songs! I also enjoy:

The Smiths-This Charming Man

Pink Floyd-Pigs On the Wing

The Cure-Killing An Arab

Bob Marley-Rastaman Vibration

The Specials-Gangsters

Three-Eleven-Stealing Happy Hours

Jeff Beck-Freeway Jam

Jethro Tull-Thick As A Brick

Pavement-Range Life

God Lives Underwater-Weight

Just some of my favorite songs that sound cool, and I think, are pretty unique...

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