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Sean_CaseyRules
01-02-2006, 12:24 AM
1. AC/DC
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Franz Ferdinand
4. Weezer
5. The White Stripes

I know that there are people who think that maybe my list is total crap, but i like them, and i wanted to see if anyone shared any same views of music as i do

pedro
01-02-2006, 01:46 AM
Beatles
Rolling Stones
Yo La Tengo
Dinasour Jr.
Grateful Dead

LvJ
01-02-2006, 01:56 AM
I like Franz and the White Stripes. Weezer aren't bad either.

- Tool
- Nine Inch Nails
- The Decemberists
- The Dresden Dolls
- Elliott Smith (not a band)

Dom Heffner
01-02-2006, 02:29 AM
Rolling Stones (I'll take Paint it Black over anything the Beatles did ever)
U2
Coldplay
REM
Springsteen and the E Street Band (Thunder Road is about as good as it gets for me).

Perhaps in a few years: System of a Down
Honorable mention: The Bee Gees

How white bread am I?

Learning to Appreciate: The Who and Led Zeppelin

GAC
01-02-2006, 05:57 AM
Beatles
Led Zep
Pink Floyd
Who
Deep Purple

There's a few more, but we're only allowed five. ;)

dman
01-02-2006, 06:06 AM
GnR
Skid Row
Switchfoot
Dokken
Dio

KittyDuran
01-02-2006, 08:03 AM
Duran Duran
Beatles
Led Zep
Aerosmith
Rolling Stones

Honorable mentions... Monkees, Beach Boys and Bee Gees

StillFunkyB
01-02-2006, 09:59 AM
Breaking Benjamin
Seven Mary Three
Flickerstick
Third Day
Skillet

MrCinatit
01-02-2006, 11:18 AM
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Who
Pink Floyd
Sonic Youth

westofyou
01-02-2006, 11:34 AM
Pre-Walkman

Beatles
Stones - 1979
Bruce - Up to Nebraska
Neil Young
Kinks

Post-Walkman

REM
Pixies
Replacements
Pavement
Wilco

RedsBaron
01-02-2006, 11:41 AM
Beatles
Beach Boys
Bangles
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Alabama

MWM
01-02-2006, 11:43 AM
Alabama
Manhatten Transfer
Sawyer Brown
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Rascall Flats

BoydsOfSummer
01-02-2006, 12:21 PM
Maiden
SRV and Double Trouble
Metallica
Rush
Dio
Kiss

IowaRed
01-02-2006, 01:00 PM
New Order
Depeche Mode
Devo
Pearl Jam
Oingo Boingo

cincinnati chili
01-02-2006, 01:21 PM
Pre-Walkman
Beatles
Frank Zappa's 1970's lineups when Ike Willis sang lead
Led Zepp.
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Yes (up until people started wearing rubber bracelets)

Intra-Walkman
Police

Post-Walkman
Phish
They Might Be Giants
Barenaked Ladies

Post Ipod
Queens of the Stone Age
System of a Down

RedRoser
01-02-2006, 01:25 PM
No way I could do just five---but here's my top 10 (or 11 :thumbup: )

1. Journey
2. Aerosmith
3. Guns n Roses
4. Lynrd Skynrd
5. AC/DC
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Kiss
8. ZZ Top
9. Rolling Stones
10.Neil Young/Beatles (Tie)

---RedRoser

RFS62
01-02-2006, 01:26 PM
Pre-Walkman

Beatles
Yes
Zepp
Tull
early Springsteen


Post-Walkman

Phish
Wilco
U2
Spocks Beard
Dave Matthews

Falls City Beer
01-02-2006, 02:07 PM
Silver Jews--Dave Berman's getting real close to being better than Black Sabbath

Beatles

AC/DC (Bon Scott years exclusively)

Black Sabbath (Ozzy years exclusively)

Roxy Music

All of these bands have aged perfectly. And with the exception of AC/DC/ Black Sabbath, they all got out while the gettin' was good. I would include the Rolling Stones or the Pixies and Pavement, but they either went on too long as is the case with the former, or not long enough, the latter.

I'll echo what others have said, that it's impossible to narrow a list down to 5, but what I've done is to list the 5 bands that I've returned to most frequently in my life only to find them in perfect shape each time.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-02-2006, 02:09 PM
AC/DC (Bon Scott years exclusively)


This was the time of my favorite songs, i can't stand to hear Brian "Donald Duck" Johnson sing :bang:

Ravenlord
01-02-2006, 02:20 PM
1. Savatage
2.-8. Megadeth
Shadows Fall
Johnny Cash
Children of Bodom
Willie Nelson
Type O Negative
Iced Earth (Matt Barlow years)

M2
01-02-2006, 02:39 PM
My top 5 changes practically every week.

In no specific order:

Rocket from the Crypt
The Pixies
The Hives
Jesus and Mary Chain
The Ramones

And from the world of vinyl (not picking the Ramones twice):

Judas Priest
The Clash
Bad Brains
Pink Floyd
Elvis Costello
The Kinks

Cyclone792
01-02-2006, 02:39 PM
In no particular order ...

Led Zeppelin
Dave Matthews Band
Counting Crows
Pearl Jam
Linkin Park

Dom Heffner
01-02-2006, 03:01 PM
Flickerstick

Why do I know this name? Didn't they win some contest on VH-1 or something?

Blimpie
01-02-2006, 05:04 PM
The Best:
The Who

The Rest in Decending Order:
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Any band with Eric Clapton
The Rolling Stones
Rush (pre-"Grace Under Pressure")
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
The Kinks (pre-"Give the People What They Want")
Yes
U2 (pre-"Achtung Baby")
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
James Taylor
Neil Young
The Pretenders
Audioslave
Pearl Jam
Billy Joel
Jimmy Buffet

RFS62
01-02-2006, 05:08 PM
Thats a great list, Blimpie. You did cheat, however.


:p:

Blimpie
01-02-2006, 05:10 PM
Thats a great list, Blimpie. You did cheat, however.


:p:I know, but Top 5 !?! That's like asking me to pick my favorite blondes....or brunettes.

Nugget
01-02-2006, 06:17 PM
A little bit on the foriegn side but best 5 bands

Crowded House
Icehouse
Little River Band
U2
The Police

Dom Heffner
01-02-2006, 06:32 PM
Crowded House
Icehouse
Little River Band
U2
The Police

I was like, wow, you like those Aussies!

I understand now.

LRB was awesome at the time. Crowded House is one of my all-time faves. "Woodface" was gorgeous- "Fall At Your Feet" and the song that had the line, "We owed it all to Frank Sinatra...the song was playng as she came into the room..." And She Goes On, or something like that. Good stuff.

deltachi8
01-02-2006, 06:46 PM
The Beatles
Spinal Tap

the rest depends on the day....

redsfanmia
01-02-2006, 07:10 PM
The Beatles
The Who
Neil Young
Radiohead
The Clash

Stewie
01-02-2006, 09:52 PM
Tough to narrow it down to just 5, but as of right now, I'd have to say my faves are:

The Who
Pixies
Mission of Burma
Belle and Sebastian
Joy Division

Jaycint
01-02-2006, 09:59 PM
No particular order:

Korn
System of a Down
HIM
Audioslave
Dropkick Murphys

Nugget
01-02-2006, 11:15 PM
I was like, wow, you like those Aussies!

I understand now.

LRB was awesome at the time. Crowded House is one of my all-time faves. "Woodface" was gorgeous- "Fall At Your Feet" and the song that had the line, "We owed it all to Frank Sinatra...the song was playng as she came into the room..." And She Goes On, or something like that. Good stuff.

Before we Aussies get pummelled by our friends across the Tasman just need to point out that technically Crowded House is a New Zealand band as both the Finns are Kiwis.

RBA
01-02-2006, 11:20 PM
1. Rubber
2. Band-Aides
3. Ray-Bands
4. Wrist Band
5. Wedding Band (shhh, I tell my wife, this is number 1)

registerthis
01-03-2006, 09:59 AM
Depeche Mode
Manic Street Preachers
Crowded House/Neil Finn
Catherine Wheel
Pre-2000s U2

registerthis
01-03-2006, 10:01 AM
A little bit on the foriegn side but best 5 bands

Crowded House
Icehouse
Little River Band
U2
The Police

That's awesome, you know Icehouse. Not many people do!

When I was in Autralia last year I got the chance to pick up a number of Icehouse albums that aren't in print in the U.S. anymore. It was like finding that long-lost CD or rare book.

Also, have you heard the new Finn Bros. album? It's ace. :)

registerthis
01-03-2006, 10:04 AM
LRB was awesome at the time. Crowded House is one of my all-time faves. "Woodface" was gorgeous- "Fall At Your Feet" and the song that had the line, "We owed it all to Frank Sinatra...the song was playng as she came into the room..." And She Goes On, or something like that. Good stuff.

The Frank Sinatra line was from "She Goes On" I think. Also liked Whispers and Moans. the song with the line " And I will catch the taxi driver weaping like a wounded beast." Great album, indeed. I also loved "Weather With You".

I used to play "Fall At Your Feet" at the acoustic open mics at the Thirsty Ear in Grandview--back when Donna M. was still hosting and it was actually good.

oneupper
01-03-2006, 10:25 AM
Top Five:

The Who
AC/DC
Bon Jovi
Police
Scorpions

Honorable Mentions:

Blink-182
Guns N' Roses
Foreigner
The Cars

I Grew up with the Stones and Beatles...but kind of outgrew them...

Puffy
01-03-2006, 11:23 AM
(1) Metallica
(2) Guns n Roses
(3) Pearl Jam
(4) Bob Marley and the Wailers
(5) Britney Spears (pre White Trash days)

bucksfan
01-03-2006, 02:35 PM
- Todd Snider and the Nervous Wrecks
- Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
- The Indigo Girls
- AC/DC
- Grateful Dead

Red Leader
01-03-2006, 02:45 PM
Top 5

The Beatles
Simon and Garfunkel
Grateful Dead
U2
Radiohead

SunDeck
01-03-2006, 05:33 PM
Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Clash
Who
A-Ha

That last pick is always tough.

Betterread
01-03-2006, 08:57 PM
I can't keep it to five:

Lee Perry and the Upsetters
The Ramones
Parliament
Sonic Youth
The Stooges
Velvet Underground

bomarl1969
01-03-2006, 09:29 PM
These are my favorites in order

1. Motley f'n Crue-Best live band I ever saw
2. Guns n' f'n Roses-IMO the best American hard rock band EVER
3. Van Halen/Van Hagar, but not Van Cherone, great live band
4. Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne-godfathers of metal and hard rock, nuff said
5. Megadeth-great kick @$$ band, song wise, lyric wise, and live

Dom Heffner
01-03-2006, 10:52 PM
Anyone here like Funeral for a Friend?

pedro
01-03-2006, 11:17 PM
Anyone here like Funeral for a Friend?


I do.

Michael Allred
01-04-2006, 03:57 PM
Queen
Oasis
U2
The White Stripes
Bad Company

Johnny Footstool
01-04-2006, 05:45 PM
Nirvana
Soul Coughing
Pixies
Dinosaur Jr.
U2 (the only ones on my list still making music)

TRF
01-04-2006, 06:02 PM
The Cure
Simple Minds
The Smithereens
The E Street Band
10,000 Maniacs

Sweetstop
01-04-2006, 06:14 PM
The Beatles, The Band, The Funk Brothers, Pink Floyd, I guess The Stones

marcshoe
01-07-2006, 11:29 PM
Not in order, necessarily

Beatles (liked them as a little kid, back when they were still around, never stopped liking them)
ELO (not saying they were as good as all the other bands on this list, but they were my favorite band as a teen, and will always stay on the list)
Split Enz (the band that was before Crowded House, popular when I lived in Sydney, again, memories attached)
E-Street Band (huge difference in Springsteen with and without them. Can listen to them for hours and hours. Probably wouldn't have considered them fair game if others hadn't included them, since they were backup for a guy with a name, but if they are, they definitely belong on the list.)
The Who/The Stones/U2 (can't pick really. Sorry. Strange thing is, I'm only now starting to give the Stones their due, but I've been listening to them a lot lately.)

Tony Cloninger
01-18-2006, 04:33 PM
Led Zeppelin
Beatles
Buzzcocks
Clash
U2

On the Taxi Squad....... The Sex Pistols.... Kinks... James Gang... Eagles

CrackerJack
01-18-2006, 04:41 PM
I like too many, but if I HAD to name 5:

The Stones
U2 (sans the newest CD - ugh)
The Pixies
Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker
Nirvana
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Honorable mentions: Peter Gabriel, The Grateful Dead, Interpol, XTC, The Ocean Blue, others.

Tony Cloninger
01-18-2006, 04:49 PM
I forgot XTC....Gang Of Four....and of course...The Who.

I guess it should be Top 10+..or something.

RedFanAlways1966
01-19-2006, 08:02 AM
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Metallica
Dream Theater
Queensryche/Dokken/Pantera/Dio

Hap
01-19-2006, 01:56 PM
AC/DC (The Bon Scott Era)

Pink Floyd (when Gilmour and Waters were still friends)

Rush (Moving Pictures and before)

The Beatles (before Yoko)

Metallica (before the grunge)

pedro
01-19-2006, 03:15 PM
I like too many, but if I HAD to name 5:

The Stones
U2 (sans the newest CD - ugh)
The Pixies
Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker
Nirvana
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Honorable mentions: Peter Gabriel, The Grateful Dead, Interpol, XTC, The Ocean Blue, others.


That's a good list CJ. I agree about the new U2 album. They lost me there. WOY and I went and saw CVB/Cracker on new years, it was really good.

max venable
01-20-2006, 11:57 PM
I've read everyone's posts and maybe I missed it but I don' think so...how does a thread about top 5 band of all-time and not person mentions The Eagles? I'm stunned.

Ravenlord
01-21-2006, 08:13 AM
I've read everyone's posts and maybe I missed it but I don' think so...how does a thread about top 5 band of all-time and not person mentions The Eagles? I'm stunned.
outside of "Hotel California," i hate The Eagles.

RedsBaron
01-21-2006, 09:33 AM
I've read everyone's posts and maybe I missed it but I don' think so...how does a thread about top 5 band of all-time and not person mentions The Eagles? I'm stunned.
I like the Eagles.

westofyou
01-21-2006, 10:52 AM
I've read everyone's posts and maybe I missed it but I don' think so...how does a thread about top 5 band of all-time and not person mentions The Eagles? I'm stunned.
Desparado and Hotel California are the only 2 good albums, the others have some hits, but as a whole are forgettable.

Plus the Eagles have been shoved down our gullet for the past 30 years,

RANDY IN INDY
01-21-2006, 11:24 AM
Dave Matthews
Led Zeppelin
Yes
Lynyrd Skynrd
Boston

OldRightHander
01-21-2006, 03:27 PM
Since nobody mentioned what kind of bands, I feel that I can chime in here. Maybe someone else will actually have heard of some of them, but I won't hold my breath.

1. The Bothy Band-They're no longer together, but they didn some great stuff in the 70s.

2. Matt Molloy-Used to be with the Bothy Band, but does solo stuff now.

3. Kevin Burke

4. Dervish

5. Rich Mullins-sadly no longer with us, but did some great stuff

Caveat Emperor
01-21-2006, 03:40 PM
Top Five:
1. Dave Matthews Band (I'd say "pre-Everyday" but I don't think any band could live up to the genius of a CD like Before These Crowded Streets)
2. Oasis
3. The Who
4. Flogging Molly
5. The Beatles

Honorable Mention:
- Carbon Leaf
- R.E.M
- Dropkick Murphys
- O.A.R.
- Toad The Wet Sprocket

Matt700wlw
01-21-2006, 03:54 PM
I can't pick 5...I have too many favorites, and like too many styles....but I'd say somewhere in the mix, Metallica has to be mentioned.

Matt700wlw
01-21-2006, 04:02 PM
That's awesome, you know Icehouse. Not many people do!



I've drank Icehouse...

M2
01-21-2006, 04:02 PM
Caveat, nice inclusion on Flogging Molly there.

Used to see the Dave Matthews Band all the time when they were on the Virginia circuit. Can't say I've ever liked them, but there's only so many things to do in Harrisonburg, VA. Plus, it drives fans crazy when you tell them about how you used to tip beers with the band (mind you, they smoked more than they drank).

marcshoe
01-21-2006, 05:49 PM
I've drank Icehouse...

I missed it; who named Icehouse? I have a worn-out cassette around here somewhere of the Australian release of their first album (I lived there then), when the band was called "Flowers" and the album was called "Icehouse."

The Devil lives inside the Icehouse
At least that's what the old ones say,
(They say, "he came a long time ago"),
He came here with the winter snow,
and now it's colder every day...

There's no love inside the Icehouse....



edit: Of course! It was the Australian!

RedsIn07
01-22-2006, 03:01 AM
Top Five:
1. Dave Matthews Band (I'd say "pre-Everyday" but I don't think any band could live up to the genius of a CD like Before These Crowded Streets)
2. Oasis
3. The Who
4. Flogging Molly
5. The Beatles

Honorable Mention:
- Carbon Leaf
- R.E.M
- Dropkick Murphys
- O.A.R.
- Toad The Wet Sprocket
Before These Crowded Streets was a great album from start (Pantala Naga Pampa->Rapunzel) to finish (Spoon->The Last Stop Reprise). Each song has a great moment and overall the album flows beautifully.

The Lillywhite Sessions/The Summer So Far had some absolute gems, despite many of the songs being so raw. I think if that record could of been completely finished with Lillywhiteit could have of rivaled BTCS (I feel that Busted Stuff while decent never did the songs justice although it did produce You Never Know). The Captain recording for example of those sessions sounds beautiful to me and its too bad that songs like JTR and the Sweet Up and Down never made it to an official studio release and have fallen out of the bands favor over the past few years.

But unfortunately the sessions went sour and then along came Glen Ballard and Everyday. The band is said to be going back in the studio with Mark Batson (Ugh.) again this March and hopefully it will turn out better than Stand Up did. But the most important part to me is how the band is live and many of the Stand Up songs grew over the past two tours but if next tour they continue to play the 13 minute Dreamgirl I will be :angry: .

GAC
01-22-2006, 06:02 AM
That's awesome, you know Icehouse. Not many people do!

An old GF, from many, many years ago, was a huge Icehouse fan. It's why I broke up with her. ;)

max venable
01-22-2006, 03:54 PM
Obviously this is all just about personal taste. With that in mind, here are mine (as if anyone cares :rolleyes: )

1. The Eagles
2. The Police
3. Foreigner
4. Van Halen
5. U2

(has anybody else mentioned Foreigner yet?)

Caveat Emperor
01-22-2006, 03:58 PM
(has anybody else mentioned Foreigner yet?)

Not sure, but this feels like the first time...

RFS62
01-22-2006, 04:06 PM
Not sure, but this feels like the first time...



:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

max venable
01-22-2006, 04:07 PM
Not sure, but this feels like the first time...
Caveat...I've been waiting for a girl like you.

VI_RedsFan
01-22-2006, 04:28 PM
John Mayer Trio
Coldplay
Maroon 5
Foo Fighters
Hoobastank