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View Poll Results: The Most Influential Rock Artist
The Rolling Stones 12 3.74%
The Beatles 152 47.35%
The Who 12 3.74%
Led Zeppelin 28 8.72%
The Kinks 4 1.25%
Bob Dylan 41 12.77%
Jim Hendrix 37 11.53%
The Velvet Underground 35 10.90%
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:42 PM   #261 (permalink)
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The Velvets obviousry.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:02 PM   #262 (permalink)
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and all of their later work was basically just a natural progression from that starting point
I'm sorry, since when is it natural for bands to go from 'Love Me Do' to 'Happiness is a Warm Gun.' Go ahead and make the argument that Sabbath is more influential, but don't be ignorant.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:32 PM   #263 (permalink)
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The Beatles' early work was a direct ripoff of Chuck Berry
What? I'm sorry but I don't see the connection.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:08 PM   #264 (permalink)
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Seeing as how The Beatles' early work was a direct ripoff of Chuck Berry, and all of their later work was basically just a natural progression from that starting point (while being influenced by many contemporaries), I can't see the modern music scene being as drastically changed if they hadn't hit it big as if Black Sabbath hadn't existed. They essentially created heavy metal.
Lol, how is Day In The Life in anyway related to Chuck Berry?
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They essentially created heavy metal.
The creation of heavy metal was more or less inevitable in the late 60's, with Cream, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix among others who brought a heavier style of blues rock into the mainstream, and thus paves way for heavy metal. It would've happened regardless of Black Sabbath.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:35 AM   #266 (permalink)
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The Beatles biggest influence was when they started putting extra sounds on a 4 track. Instead of just assigning a single sound tro each track, they were the first to try loadsa sounds on each one, on Sgt Peppers. This was revolutionary and this is what every artist after them did, without exception.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:10 PM   #267 (permalink)
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This shouldn't be a poll. There are too many other acts.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:46 AM   #268 (permalink)
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you do any poll that you post on here is going to have me voting for the beatles..
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:24 PM   #269 (permalink)
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It's good to see somebody admit that. Cheers!
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:53 PM   #270 (permalink)
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I can’t believe that I’m the only person to vote for The Who. The Who are responsible for influencing so many acts it’s unbelievable. The influence of The Who regards rock performance cannot be overstated either.
I mean off the top of my head:
First band to stack up amplifiers.
First band to use stage lighting for effect.
First band to incorporate feedback in their sound on purpose.
First band to use overdubbing. (On a theatrical multi-track recorder usually used for movie soundtracks)
I haven’t even started on stage theatrics that people still copy to this day.

The Who were also classed as the original punks and named as the major influence for most British Punks when the movement started in the 70’s. This could also be claimed for most Birtpop artists as well. You only had to look at the way Britpop bands dressed to see where their influences came from.
It shouldn’t be forgotten either that The Who were responsible for entire youth culture movements that still prevail and influence people today.
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