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Old 06-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys think are the top 10 classic rock albums? Why? What is the greatest classic rock band? The Doors? The Stones? The Who? AC/DC?
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Classic rock is more of a radio format than a genre of music. It's like having a "Top 10 Easy Listening albums". If you went off of what is played on the classic rock radio station where I live, the top ten would consist of Journey, Foreigner, and Supertramp.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does Led Zeppelin 1 and 2, and Pink Floyd Wish you were here qualify?
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...and they said it best as well, "It's not a matter of us being the #1 rock band in the world, it's about how much farther ahead we are of #2".

Sure, there are plenty of detractors now, sure the critics hated them initially, sure the music is predictable and played out by this point; but that's because every other rock band that's sprung up since the 70s has been directly influenced by them. Whether or not they were trying to 1up them like so many hair metal bands, or trying to decry their worth to society and culture like so many punk bands who wanted to strip away the excess and debauchery of the arena rock largesse, it was all still as a result of the one and only.


I also agree with CaptainCaptain that Classic Rock is more of a radio format than genre, my local 'classic' rock station routinely plays Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. A more proper definition of Classic Rock is needed to better organize a Top 10.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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When Soundgarden Rocks asks for classic rock albums, I`m 99% certain that he`s referring to essential rock albums so here are 10 essentials from the 1960`s and Soundgarden if you already have any of these, I`ll replace them with other albums. All these albums have 1960`s release dates, I`ll suggest some 70`s stuff later.

Beatles- Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Beatles- Abbey Road
Beatles- White Album
Kinks- The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Kinks- Something Else By the Kinks
Buffalo Springfield- Buffalo Springfield Again
Byrds- Fifth Dimension
Byrds- Younger Than Yesterday
Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin I
Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin II
Free- Tons of Sobs
Doors- Doors
Doors- Strange Days
Love- Forever Changes
Jimi Hendrix- Are You Experienced?
Jimi Hendrix- Electric Ladyland
MC5- Kick Out the Jams
Captain Beefheart- Trout Mask Replica
Grateful Dead- Aoxomoxoa
Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow
King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King
Creedence Clearwater Revival- Green River
The Band- Music From Big Pink
Zombies- Odessey and Oracle
Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed
Mothers of Invention- Freak Out!
Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat
Who- The Who Sell Out
Who-Tommy
Pretty Things- S.F Sorrow

BTW there`s a bit more than 10 here But any serious music lovers should have these albums in their collection imo.

BTW I don`t like the Rolling Stones but even I`ve got "Beggars Banquet" and "Let it Bleed" so maybe you want to consider these and even the borefest called Bob Dylan.
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...and they said it best as well, "It's not a matter of us being the #1 rock band in the world, it's about how much farther ahead we are of #2".

Sure, there are plenty of detractors now, sure the critics hated them initially, sure the music is predictable and played out by this point; but that's because every other rock band that's sprung up since the 70s has been directly influenced by them. Whether or not they were trying to 1up them like so many hair metal bands, or trying to decry their worth to society and culture like so many punk bands who wanted to strip away the excess and debauchery of the arena rock largesse, it was all still as a result of the one and only.


I also agree with CaptainCaptain that Classic Rock is more of a radio format than genre, my local 'classic' rock station routinely plays Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. A more proper definition of Classic Rock is needed to better organize a Top 10.
Led Zeppelin are the most influential for sure. In the 70s they were the highest paying band of all time for live concerts.

I myself, suggest Ozzy Osbourne-Blizzard of Ozz as a candidate. Debut of Randy Roads. Ozzy has introduced an array of rock guitarist through the years.
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Derek & The Dominos ~ Layla and other assorted love songs
The Beatles ~ Abbey Road
Bob Dylan ~ Blood On The Tracks
The Who ~ Who's Next
The Doors ~ The Doors
The Rolling Stones ~ Let It Bleed
Led Zeppelin ~ II
The Kinks ~ The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Creedence Clearwater Revival ~ Cosmo's Factory
The Band ~ Music From Big Pink
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Led Zep-1, 2 and 3
Bob Dylan-Blonde on Blonde
The Beatles-Revolver
Pink Floyd-Wish you were here
The Stones-Beggars` Banquet
Deep Purple-In Rock
Derek and the Dominoes-Layla and other assorted love songs
Leonard Cohen-Songs of Love and Hate
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i'll stick to the 70s (classic rock stations here mostly play 70s stuff):-

1. Led Zeppelin 2
2. Who's Next
3. Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
4. Red - King Crimson
5. Blood on the Tracks - Dylan
6. Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
7. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
8. Deep Purple in Rock
9. Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
10. Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
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From my definition, which is albums with songs I would generally hear on classic rock radio:
1. The White Album- The Beatles
2. Ziggy Stadust- David Bowie
3. Abbey Road- The Beatles
4. Van Halen
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band- The Beatles
6. Led Zeppelin IV
7. The Who Sell Out
8. Outlandos D'Amour- The Police
9. Appetite for Destruction- Guns N' Roses
10. Led Zeppelin II
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