• 12-31-2012
    squashyo
    0ff T0ff1c: Is there a better band than Led Zeppelin?
    Well?
  • 12-31-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Well?

    Nope. But please ... no playing stairway to heaven in the music store ! :D
  • 12-31-2012
    Nelson34
    Pink Floyd may be-
  • 12-31-2012
    Nelson34
    The doors I would say third-oh wait Hendrix. Hmm the Beatles? How about pre rocknroll? Eddie Cochran? Cliff Gallup was quite the guitar slinger. I've always been a Brian Setzer fan.
  • 12-31-2012
    Nelson34
    Your asking for a band that actually knew how to play instruments then? Not like the music of today?
  • 12-31-2012
    Nelson34
    Also a huge fan of house music-nothing like a chill club in SF and good house music.
  • 12-31-2012
    Nelson34
    Cars had a good guitarist-Eliot Easton. Mark knoffler had a great sound. Pearl Jam. The Edge was lucky. Of course Van Halen. I guess this question depends on what type of music your talking about-
  • 12-31-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Lots of kickass rock bands from the U.K., but I think the top honours go to Pink Floyd. In many ways not as “rockin’” as Led Zeppelin, but I am more in sync personally with Pink Floyd’s music/lyrics than Zeppelin. Personal preference.

    Pink Floyd Pigs (three different ones) Animal - YouTube

    ^ best tune ever probably from Pink Floyd. :band:
  • 12-31-2012
    Nelson34
    My fav Floyd is Comfortably Numb. Oh the Who! AC/DC. George Thorogood. Sorry for spelling.
  • 12-31-2012
    edmorales
    the stones
  • 12-31-2012
    ancient rascal
    Zep's drummer #1
    John Bonham Best drummer ever. Class act shutting down the band after his death knowing they would never sound the same. They prolly had a few killer albums left had he lived !:yesnod:
  • 12-31-2012
    Nelson34
    Best drummer maybe Keith Moon?
  • 12-31-2012
    edmorales
    best drummer? ginger baker
  • 12-31-2012
    TheMachinist
    Best drummer? Sorry to skip the 60s and 70s, but Virgil Donati takes that one.

    I realize this is all in fun, but these guys take what Led Zeppelin started and keep it going into the next century.

    Planet X @ Live in Bulgaria (2001) - YouTube
  • 12-31-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edmorales View Post
    best drummer? ginger baker

    We give him a #2 ... ginger baker please ! Your showing your age ... eh? :p
  • 12-31-2012
    edmorales
    yeah man, i'm 52
  • 12-31-2012
    d-bug
    Best band for me is Tool.

    My bro always loved buddy rich as the best drummer ever.
  • 12-31-2012
    ancient rascal
    Was a whole lotta band
  • 12-31-2012
    Jayem
    No, Zeppelin was a lot more than just a band, it captured the essence of many different lands in sound. The BBC sessions are a good start to really get into it. They simply overpowered any competing rock band at the time. They had their own jet.

    2nd, well, I listen to a LOT of different music, so I'm by no means only a metal-head, but I gotta say that Iron Maiden is pretty amazing, with some pretty melodic compositions, it's not quite as collective, at least it hasn't always been, but it's amazing to have seen so many "metal" acts come and go, in both their presence and their musical ability, while maiden has endured. There's a lot of good singers, but that's a good singer in a good band, and it's hard to get the idea of how their seen internationally from the US, but other parts of the world still go nuts when they tour. They have their own jet.

    I think of Tool a little more like Pink Floyd, with one composition rolling into the next, complex sounds but also melodic at times. I think Tool is getting off track though, they've gone from very simple loud songs to more melodic compositions to bongo-drums and flutes or something for 9 minutes. I think there was a definite sweet-spot in there, around Lateralus and Aenema, it seems like the newest stuff is getting strung even more out and starting to fall apart musically, as if it's it's getting so complex it's losing what defines it.
  • 12-31-2012
    Tone's
    Pink floyd is not even in the same book as Zeppelin, nor is the the Beetles or any other of that dribble,
    Zeppelin stands alone on the top of the heap for musical genius and class..
    With Mother Love Bone right up there.......
  • 12-31-2012
    fc
    depeche mode!
  • 12-31-2012
    S.O.B.
    These two bands ROCKED!





    Ha ha, Happy New Year...This is what happens when you go on a juice diet and then drink alcohol all evening! Thank god for spell check! :D
  • 01-01-2013
    Tone's
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    depeche mode!

    LOL, Theres one in every bunch isnt there.....:skep::rolleyes:
  • 01-01-2013
    zarr
    Muddy Waters,Little Walter, and Howlin' Wolf to name a few.
    ...and B.B. King.
    Watch the movie: "Capital Records".
  • 01-01-2013
    Tone's
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Muddy Waters,Little Walter, and Howlin' Wolf to name a few.
    ...and B.B. King.
    Watch the movie: "Capital Records".

    Some killer acts there Zarr, i love a bit of BBking and Howlin wolf, great stuff..
  • 01-01-2013
    Nelson34
    Zztop-have to say between gilmour and page-gilmour-although it's a close race. But no one can touch Hendrix. Setzer rocks cause he brought back Gretsch guitars and can front a orchestra.
  • 01-01-2013
    JACKL
    I'm not going to call them the best, but Zepplin is definitely in the hunt.

    I'm a big fan of Bonham. Listen carefully to his playing. It's easy to miss, but he never plays it 100% straight. There is something just a little loose and off-balance about his style that gave Zep that little extra. Most of the time he is subtle about it, but it's always there. Love it.

    Take a good listen to the Physical Graffiti double album. 15 songs, and no two songs sound even REMOTELY the same. It contains 15 completely different musical styles in one album. How did they do that?
  • 01-01-2013
    gregk2001
    Led Zep is my #2.

    #1 is Pink Floyd
  • 01-01-2013
    sumgai
    Rush > all other bands combined and they're still making new music and touring every year. No other band can say that. No other band has the talent of Alex, Geddy, and Neil.
  • 01-01-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gregk2001 View Post
    Led Zep is my #2.

    #1 is Pink Floyd

    You must be tired ... Aussigreg! ... please go to bed. :p
  • 01-01-2013
    TahoeBC
    They are definitely a close second after Culture Club.

    Made this video Jan 14th last year, cool but I hope to never do it that time a year again.

    10 years gone
    Freel Pass Jan 14th 2012 - YouTube
  • 01-01-2013
    jrm
    Physical Graffiti
    remains in the playlist. The BBC stuff is great as well
  • 01-01-2013
    ssulljm
    Saw LZ live a few times in the 60's, when their 1st+2nd albums were fresh on the scene.
    1 show at Winterlandin SF, the stage was placed on the covered ice,and required the band to be walked through the crowd to get onstage.
    Remember being near the front of the stage, then, this big ol black hand just moves me over a foot or so, the ,walking behind this gentle giant, are the 3 members of LZ.
    Plant w his magnificent mane of hair, Page w his Axe, Bonham w his sticks....Fkkn Rawk Gawds...
    Up on stage they hopped, plugged in+threw down.
    Many of the previously mentioned faves are great bands,
    For me, LZ wasn't no sit down+be entertained band...they were a no sittin allowed rock show.

    I'm unlucky now to be old+semi deaf...but damn fortunate to have seen LZ,Lee Michaels,Savoy Brown,The Faces,Albert King,Country Joe,Quicksilver,Mike Bloomfield,Cream,Grateful Dead,Sons of Champlin,Tower of Power,CCR,Felix Cavaliere,Cold Blood...the list goes on...in their 1960's glory here in SF.
    As far as the best...all situational for me....
    Best memories are generally the crowd...Albert King really sticks out as weaving the fun during his shows.
    Watch-listen to this whole damn song, and just remember, The blues had a baby and they named it Rock n Roll
    Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (Live in Sweden 1980).mp4 - YouTube
  • 01-01-2013
    nordy643
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sumgai View Post
    rush

    + 1
  • 01-01-2013
    EBrider
    Great tribute too Zeppelin on the Kennedy center honors a few days ago. Definitely worth checking out if you can.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
  • 01-01-2013
    AaGro
    Hands down Led Zeppelin is #1. Remember, they were a manufactured supergroup with no ties other than the music and 9 albums later they have a song library that would make everyone but the Beatles jealous.

    But...have a think about a couple of short-lived incredibly innovative bands.
    2. Rage Against The Machine - Tom Morelo creating that wall of sound with his guitar, experimental like Page but in a modern style. Zach screaming out his anger. They flat rock.
    2. Nirvana - Kurt, Dave Grohl, Novaselic. Northwest post punk that hit new heights when they turned it all back to acoustic. Real genius in there.

    The list of great bands is long and I have left out the great solo artists, the Robert Johnson's, Buddy Guys, BB Kings, Neil Youngs, Jay-Z, Tupac, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Bonnie Rait, etc, etc, etc...but these 3 share a special place at the top of my list and are always in heavy rotation.
  • 01-01-2013
    Couch Bike Dude
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    Nuf said!
  • 01-01-2013
    GuruAtma
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EBrider View Post
    Great tribute too Zeppelin on the Kennedy center honors a few days ago. Definitely worth checking out if you can.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

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    Cool to see the Prez singing along to Whole Lotta Love and to see Robert Plant get all teary when the chorus joins in on Stairway. I think Heart were the only ones who really did justice to the vocals. You could tell Dave Grohl was in heaven playing drums.
  • 01-01-2013
    shredchic
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GuruAtma View Post

    Cool to see the Prez singing along to Whole Lotta Love and to see Robert Plant get all teary when the chorus joins in on Stairway. I think Heart were the only ones who really did justice to the vocals. You could tell Dave Grohl was in heaven playing drums.

    Yay! We were just watching this clip recently, too. Loved seeing Robert Plant try to hold back tears, & Jimmy Page beaming the whole time. That was a brilliant rendition of Stairway - every musician there was just completely ecstatic.
  • 01-01-2013
    X-FXR
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sumgai View Post
    Rush > all other bands combined and they're still making new music and touring every year. No other band can say that. No other band has the talent of Alex, Geddy, and Neil.

    A big fan of Rush....But even a hardcore fan needs to admit the music sucked from Hold Your Fire on. Before that they were rock band that put out music that wasn't main stream and pushed some of the music boundaries....still making music isn't a qualification that necessarily makes you the best. In fact some bands loose their way and never recaptured the glory days.
  • 01-01-2013
    X-FXR
    The best band in the world is tough to define with all the genre and everyone's music tastes. However, the effect on the music world and the complexity of music and pushing the limits the world has experienced is a method to which rate a band. Led Zepplin essentially stopped after Bonham's death.... that in it self helped the band keep itself at the top. The turmoil of and breakup of Floyd makes it difficult to follow the band, but most of their songs are better when sedated. Led Zepplin can play songs the capture the essence of Flyod but also add so much more dynamically to the music. My favorite album of LZ is How the West Was Won...digitally remastered, though not much ahead honestly of song remains the same
  • 01-01-2013
    Jayem
    I've always liked Moon as a drummer more than Bonham. Bonham was good, excellent in fact, but too measured and precise at times. He could do "anything", but the drumming wasn't to that level on every song. Sometimes better live, but on many recordings he was an equal part of the band, and I liked the collective efforts of LZ better than the Who. But when it comes to drumming, I didn't think that Bonham had the same creativity level of Moon. If he was, he didn't exploit it at all. Just the drumming of The Who was a magical ride, just as the songs of LZ were.
  • 01-01-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

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    Cool to see the Prez singing along to Whole Lotta Love and to see Robert Plant get all teary when the chorus joins in on Stairway. I think Heart were the only ones who really did justice to the vocals. You could tell Dave Grohl was in heaven playing drums.

    OMG that was really something ! + rep :thumbsup:
  • 01-01-2013
    Procter
    I gotta go Pink Floyd with Zep, Rush, Tool, Black Sabbath, Porcupine Tree a tie for second.

    Zep was musically very, very talented, but Pink Floyd has their talent (omitting Nick Mason's drums, which were good but nothing ground breaking), plus an extraordinary artistic creativity in their concept albums (mostly Waters), combined with more intelligent, meaningful & symbolic lyrics (again mostly Waters).

    "Been workin from seven,
    To eleven every night
    Really makes my life a drag
    I don't think that's right"

    "Forward he cried from the rear
    And the front ranks died
    The general sat
    And the lines on the map moved from side to side"
  • 01-01-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    A big fan of Rush....But even a hardcore fan needs to admit the music sucked from Hold Your Fire on. Before that they were rock band that put out music that wasn't main stream and pushed some of the music boundaries....still making music isn't a qualification that necessarily makes you the best. In fact some bands loose their way and never recaptured the glory days.

    They rocked from Rush all the way through Signals, and after that I believe their sound started to get a bit wimpy for my tastes. Favourite album from them probably is a toss-up between 2112, Caress of Steel, or Permanent Waves. I borrowed their latest album from my boss, listened to it two times through, but it didn’t grow on me.

    Now, the new Van Halen (A Different Kind of Truth), on the other hand… ROCKIN’!!!:cornut::band::cornut:
  • 01-01-2013
    Jayem
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ddprocter View Post
    I gotta go Pink Floyd with Zep, Rush, Tool, Black Sabbath, Porcupine Tree a tie for second.

    Zep was musically very, very talented, but Pink Floyd has their talent (omitting Nick Mason's drums, which were good but nothing ground breaking), plus an extraordinary artistic creativity in their concept albums (mostly Waters), combined with more intelligent, meaningful & symbolic lyrics (again mostly Waters).

    "Been workin from seven,
    To eleven every night
    Really makes my life a drag
    I don't think that's right"

    "Forward he cried from the rear
    And the front ranks died
    The general sat
    And the lines on the map moved from side to side"

    You could counter with the tales of nordic gods, india, and other influences in Zeppelin that caught the beauty of a land. Different music. I think the world was starting to become connected while Led Zeppelin was doing their thing, and I think they caught that essence.
  • 01-01-2013
    dirtvert
    I've never enjoyed listening to Zep. Just doesn't work for me!

    But I think the answer to the question is: Sex Pistols.
  • 01-01-2013
    zarr
    Slave,Brass Construction,Zapp,Fatback Band.
    ...and James Marshall Hendrix.
    ...and The Roots.
  • 01-01-2013
    sfgiantsfan
    Dont forget Metallica, I saw them this summer in SF at Outside Lands, they still kick ass, Lars was getting a bit tired at the end though.
    I also saw Jack White, that guy is so underrated in my opinion, he popped up in the middle of the trees and did an hour for about 300 people smashed in there together.
    Check out the movie, It Might Get Loud, Its Jack White, Jimmy Page and The Edge talking guitars and music styles, Its a great documentary and Jimmy Page is a god
  • 01-01-2013
    PACS
    No.