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getblown
04-26-2004, 10:51 PM
Just checkin' up on what kind of music we all listen to, now don't bother with what other people think and just shout out your absolute
FAVORITE BAND OF ALL TIME...

If you know me at all... Ive been a cold soldier from 2001 and that will never change, powerful concerts and even more powerful lyrics. Listening to cold, im in a trance that i dont want to get out of and it makes getting out of my SC that much worse .

COLD - become part of the army!

jOe

metalman
04-26-2004, 11:17 PM
Dream Theater & Rush

With Dream Theater, there is no better group musicians that has the technical proficiency, musical virtuosity, and phenominal creativity that stimulates the brain, moves your heart and touches your soul!

And Rush...come on...it's Rush. Fathers of modern progressive rock/metal. 3 of the most influential musicians on their respective instruments in the past 30 years.

I am a drummer and percussionist by the way. As well as a music teacher, private instructor and own a music transcribing company, "Progressive Transcriptions".

I appreciate musicians who know there craft. We have too many "bubble gum" and "flavor of the month bands" that are millionaires with a two chords song and whinny lyrics about there relationship problems or some bs like that.

Peace,
Metalman

wezar
04-26-2004, 11:19 PM
Black Sabbath.

nastybird93sc
04-26-2004, 11:28 PM
this might be kind of korny but my favorite has always been meat loaf the lyrics to me are just powerful but if that won't do my second choice would have to be ozzy, when randy rhoads was his guitar player cause i still have not heard anyone play as well as randy i noticed that most guitarest are rated on hjow well they can make a guitar talk but randy rhoads was the only one that i have seen that could make a guitar sing not worth much but just my thoughts :)

HappyHourHero
04-26-2004, 11:29 PM
moe.
primus & dispatch are up there too

J57ltr
04-26-2004, 11:46 PM
Primus Sucks!, Pink Floyd.

Jeff

89_Red_Xr7
04-26-2004, 11:47 PM
As for my favorite all time band, it's Metallica :cool:
I like all sorts of metal, Megadeth, Sabbath, Slayer, Iron Maiden.
It's all good!
I've recently been listening to Avenged Sevenfold, they rock!

Andrew :cool:

89SCK@t
04-26-2004, 11:48 PM
TOOL and A Perfect Circle..

Kurt K
04-26-2004, 11:51 PM
I'd have to say Queensryche. They sound as good live as on the albums. The only other band I've heard live that sounds almost as good is Dream Theater.


On a side note: The best concert I have ever been to, was Metallica / Guns & Roses at Arrowhead Stadium. General Admission and I managed to get front row!

J57ltr
04-27-2004, 12:05 AM
I can't pick favorites. Add Queensryche and Tool in there as well.

Jeff

dirtybird91
04-27-2004, 12:34 AM
O U T K A S T :p

T-bird4vr
04-27-2004, 12:40 AM
Anything but Rush.
I mean is it a guy, is it a girl singing?? I just find the vocals so anoying, but the music itself is good. I will give you that. (Just playing with ya by the way)

Mine would be Smashing pumpkins, siamiese dream got me hooked. Unfortunatly it was about the last one worth anything. I really do love that album though. Brings back a lot of good HS memories. ;)

Darkside
04-27-2004, 01:23 AM
Rush and Megadeth. Two of the most talented groups of musicians out there. Being a musician myself, I tend to listen to songs as a whole, instead of just for a catchy melody or blazing guitar solo. Neil Peart is the most talented and dedicated drummer that I have ever heard, plus one the best lyricists. Dave Mustaine is the best all around metal guitarist ever. If you really sit and listen to his rythems and all the little things that are going on during a Megadeth song you might see where I'm coming from. :D Just my opinions.

Oh Yeah, I love me some Suicidal Tendencies....and Kreator..........and Testament..........and...........old Ice Cube!

LightY3arZ
04-27-2004, 01:27 AM
Opeth....Because its far more brutal than Metallica, megadeth, slayer, and sabbath combined. Darkside, you should check them out I think you'd appreciate it.

Dirtybird, when it comes to hip-hop, I would have to go with oldschool Mos-Def, and Telib Kweli (blackstar), or the king himself KRS-One. :)

Darkside
04-27-2004, 01:42 AM
Opeth....Because its far more brutal than Metallica, megadeth, slayer, and sabbath combined. Darkside, you should check them out I think you'd appreciate it.

Heard em. In my CD wallet: Obituary, Sepultura, Death, Sodom, Exodus, Pantera, S.O.D., D.R.I., Metallica upto ...And Justice for All, after that album there's no point, and Monster Ballads? :eek: It's um, the um, wife's. Yeah, that's it. It's the wife's. ;)

MercsSC
04-27-2004, 06:49 AM
Led Zepplin ...enough said ....dave

SC90_Pete
04-27-2004, 10:28 AM
Radiohead, saw them last summer in Wisconsin and it was by far the best concert I've ever been too.

Iron Raven
04-27-2004, 12:35 PM
Metallica and Fear Factory (Check out the remanufacture album, great driving fast music) :cool:

T-bird4vr
04-27-2004, 12:50 PM
Have you guys checked out Jimmy Chamberlands <spelling for the smashing pumkins? I'm not a drummer but I love his beats. Maybe it spawns from rush or something. I used to play the guitar pretty heavily so that is about all I listen to (the guitar in music).

It is funny how playing an instrument for a while will completly f up how you listen to music. (good and bad) much like an SC.

metalman
04-27-2004, 01:25 PM
Have you guys checked out Jimmy Chamberlands <spelling for the smashing pumkins? I'm not a drummer but I love his beats. Maybe it spawns from rush or something. I used to play the guitar pretty heavily so that is about all I listen to (the guitar in music).

It is funny how playing an instrument for a while will completly f up how you listen to music. (good and bad) much like an SC.


I know what you mean. Being a musician and a fan of bands such as Dream Theater and Rush is why I can't stand most of the MTV and radio crap. The more you know your craft, the more you can pick out the frauds and bad players :)

Kinda like looking at a ricer :)

joe debattista
04-27-2004, 01:28 PM
The Deftones. Sacramento, California.

joenintiesc
04-27-2004, 02:55 PM
Godflesh, In Flames, NIN, Meshuggah. Really liked that first Mudvayne, too...

ThunderDave
04-27-2004, 05:14 PM
Van Halen, with Dave or Sammy, they both rock in their own way. Rock on!!!!

David

instawookie210
04-27-2004, 05:25 PM
I'm a Shinedown fan thier not to well known so heres a link http://www.shinedown.com/shinedownsite/news/default.asp :)

supercatxr7
04-27-2004, 05:31 PM
Somewhat varied in my tastes; Life of Agony, Beatles, Iron Maiden. Favorite album: Temple of the Dog with Chris Cornell on vocals.

brandonhgt
04-27-2004, 05:33 PM
My favorite band of all time is Rage Against the Machine, I seem to like the bands that are a little out there. Used to love metallica until the napster fiasco. Other than that Ill pretty much listen to anything :rolleyes:

Sweet90SC
04-27-2004, 06:16 PM
Zep!
Rick in FL :cool:

LightY3arZ
04-27-2004, 06:18 PM
Temple of the Dogg was good stuff!...damn now I am going to have to go dig up that record. So far I have to say I am very immpressed with alot of the choices you guys are making. I Kinda thought there would not be this many hard music fans.

No way on the Van Halen with Hagar though. Van Halen will only be Van Halen when fronted by Diamond Dave.

Darkside
04-27-2004, 06:43 PM
No way on the Van Halen with Hagar though. Van Halen will only be Van Halen when fronted by Diamond Dave.

You got that backwards I think, didn't you LightY3arZ? It should be the other way around. Diamond Dave was just a frontpiece, just a clown. He didn't contribute to their music. Just my observations. :D Although, please correct me if I'm wrong.

mannysc
04-27-2004, 08:40 PM
the partridge family

because they suck and I like people who suck.

you can do alot of things wrong but nobody ever said they didnt like a good suck

Jake
04-27-2004, 09:37 PM
Am I the only one who likes REO Speedwagon? Lynyrd Skynyrd and CCR also. I mostly listen to country but like most everything except Van Halen (I don't care who is singing), the Police,and the Doors.

Hughgley
04-27-2004, 09:55 PM
I can't really choose a favorite. Static-X and Breaking Benjamin are definitley in the top 2 though.

ddw350
04-27-2004, 11:09 PM
i dont pay much attention to national acts anymore,but if i had to pick my all time fav.....RAMONES would be it. dudes listen up..ive been a huge supporter and follower of local heavy stuff for like 12 yrs.if your into hardcore/metalcore,slugecore etc..you HAVE to check these 2 bands out.i guess thier kinda local for me,they put on shows that would embarras some national acts.they are...
...ABRAHAMS MEAT PLOW...mason dixon metal[heavy as hell,awesome live show]
...STUCK IN KAOS...blend of hardcore,i dont know how KORN made it and these guys didnt.best live show i ever seen and ive seen plenty...and these guys are LOCAL!!
this is no promotion or ad,i see alot of bands when i see something worth mentioning i spread the news.they do have web sites too.not often do i leave a show and say"damn,that was pretty good!"

stocker 89
04-28-2004, 12:01 AM
You got bands like slipnot and tool or is it a perfect circle or stone sour... Whatever it is too many bands not enough rock stars.. These guys got to be doing it for the attention.. No way you could make a living.. You would have to burn your own CDs to even have a chance it has got too be a joke.... I got to have new music...Hears it once next time is twice = bummer radio station cons...Ya all want a hit so suck that suck that suck it....

stocker 89
04-28-2004, 12:07 AM
You got that backwards I think, didn't you LightY3arZ? It should be the other way around. Diamond Dave was just a frontpiece, just a clown. He didn't contribute to their music. Just my observations. :D Although, please correct me if I'm wrong.


Diamond Dave has got to be the MAN! He is never around... What is up? Seems like he is always missing I thought there would have been a tour for the last greatest hits there wasn't ... Dave has got to be a ahhhh JERK...

stocker 89
04-28-2004, 12:12 AM
STP!!!!! Core is my least favorite.....

quick35th
04-28-2004, 01:06 AM
Lets see here, its gotta be either Godsmack, or Staind. Re-Align and So Far Away are amoung some of my favorite songs of all time. I listen to them constantly in the SC.

Some of the other bands I love: Audioslave (Like A Stone rocks!), Chevelle, Collective Soal, Creed, Default, Disturbed, Hoobastank, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seether, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, and some others here and there.

Shane

T-bird4vr
04-28-2004, 01:19 AM
Lets see here, its gotta be either Godsmack, or Staind. Re-Align and So Far Away are amoung some of my favorite songs of all time. I listen to them constantly in the SC.

Some of the other bands I love: Audioslave (Like A Stone rocks!), Chevelle, Collective Soal, Creed, Default, Disturbed, Hoobastank, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seether, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, and some others here and there.
Shane
Nice Tastes. I never did really care for Audioslave. I don't know why, but I have the rest in my collection.

kevenj90sc
04-28-2004, 01:47 AM
Dire Straits. am i the only one? :-) ........ Steve Miller band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, are Right up there too....... oh and Tom Petty and John Mellencamp.....

SC UL8R1990
04-28-2004, 02:12 AM
Hanson






























mmmmmmmmbop

LightY3arZ
04-28-2004, 02:23 AM
You got that backwards I think, didn't you LightY3arZ? It should be the other way around. Diamond Dave was just a frontpiece, just a clown. He didn't contribute to their music. Just my observations. :D Although, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Oh you are probably right in that Sammy contributed more to the music, but I think that David Lee Roth being such a clown made for a much more entertaining front man. :p Van Halen was the first music I was really exposed too when I was around four or five, by my bigger brother. A few years later I inherited all of the David Lee Roth/Van Halen albums (as well as some other choice stuff such as Quite Riot :p ) and I could'nt really stay with them when they got with Sammy and started getting all serious.

Despite the fact that I now listen to mainly brutal, gloomy music these days, I still appreciate the Roth/Halen stuff for the fact that it was extremely fun/stupid.



Lets see here, its gotta be either Godsmack, or Staind. Re-Align and So Far Away are amoung some of my favorite songs of all time. I listen to them constantly in the SC.


Nice Tastes. I never did really care for Audioslave. I don't know why, but I have the rest in my collection.

Personally I dislike all of those bands, the only one I find mildly tolerable out of all of them is AudioSlave, simply because Chris Cornell is one of the most talented voices in Rock today, and because Rage against the machine has a great rythym section. Do not much care for Audioslave as a band though.

Just my opinions and tastes..to each their own. :cool:

93XR7
04-28-2004, 05:14 AM
i like most of the ones already mentioned but i will add, ac/dc, and alice-n-chains to the list

BikerSC
04-28-2004, 08:06 AM
I have to go with Led Zeppelin. I stick with the older groups. I have a lot of CCR, Queen, CSN&Y, Eagles.

I like a few new ones like Coldplay and Dave Matthews.

-Steve

David Neibert
04-28-2004, 09:04 AM
It'a toss up between Aerosmith and The Partridge Family ;)

David

Andy 94SC
04-28-2004, 09:12 AM
Van Halen, with Gery Cherone out front.



I seriously don't think I have one favorite band of all time. I had to write a paper about this in college once. I concluded that my favorite band changed as often as my mood did.

However, I can say that the band whose CD's actually spend the most time in my CD player would be Clutch The new one, Blast Tyrant, has been in the player for almost a week straight. Check them out at www.pro-rock.com, they don't get nearly enough attention.

supercatxr7
04-28-2004, 09:57 AM
Always been a fan, since the beginning love the song Space Grass.

scbird1
04-28-2004, 09:58 AM
Pink Floyd, but Ted Nugent goes good with the car,Strangle hold or Cat scratch fever :D

Andy 94SC
04-28-2004, 10:02 AM
Always been a fan, since the beginning love the song Space Grass.

Well Damn Mark, I didn't know that. We should meet up for a show next time they play here. They play the Machine Shop in Flint a couple of times a year. I missed the last couple of shows because my wife won't go with me because she doesn't like that place. The last time we went she got really pissed because two girls sat down by us and started making out. :rolleyes:

chuck93sc
04-28-2004, 10:24 AM
the bad seeds

J57ltr
04-28-2004, 11:25 AM
Anybody ever heard of The String Cheese Incident?

I went to a concert in Colorado, but don't really remember much other than looking for my Wife and there where a lot of Hippies. Oh ya, Then the next morning the Sheriff showed up and were escorted from the hotel. Seems there was about 25 people in the other room, and their dog took a dump on the floor.

Things I learned:

Never let a guy you don't know well pay you cash for a hotel room, so you will put it on your credit card.

Don't eat chocolate that looks like it was made in an ice cube tray

It was a wild night for sure. I think.

Jeff

JAFO
04-28-2004, 02:07 PM
Need I say more?

JAFO
04-28-2004, 02:11 PM
You got that backwards I think, didn't you LightY3arZ? It should be the other way around. Diamond Dave was just a frontpiece, just a clown. He didn't contribute to their music. Just my observations. :D Although, please correct me if I'm wrong.


:mad:

Just kidding.
Sammy was better solo, IMO. VH with him was still really good, but it doesn't compare to Red, Bad Motor Scooter, Heavy Metal, Can't Drive 55...just wasn't really his style.

supercatxr7
04-28-2004, 09:26 PM
Yea Andy, sounds good. I, unlike your wife, would be quite intrigued at two girls making out! I was thinking of going to the other shows too, but always had something going on with work.

VicRattlehead
04-29-2004, 09:19 PM
well take a look at the username!!!

/v|egadet|-\

Darkside
04-29-2004, 10:53 PM
well take a look at the username!!!

/v|egadet|-\

"Rattle your God **** Head!"

Darkside
04-29-2004, 10:58 PM
:mad:

Just kidding.
Sammy was better solo, IMO. VH with him was still really good, but it doesn't compare to Red, Bad Motor Scooter, Heavy Metal, Can't Drive 55...just wasn't really his style.

Exactly. Sammy could still make good music solo. What does that tell you? Diamond Dave on the othe hand, still had to get talented showpiece musicians to back him up, like Steve Vai for example. :eek: ;) :)

Shooter_Jay
04-29-2004, 11:20 PM
duh...anybody that doesn't say Led Zeppelin obviously either drives a mitsubishi or rides on the short bus...

Darkside
04-30-2004, 12:28 AM
duh...anybody that doesn't say Led Zeppelin obviously either drives a mitsubishi or rides on the short bus...

Led Zeppelin is tired. :rolleyes: "Hey lady, you've got the love I need......" If I have to hear that song one more time........ :mad: Man I get tired of hearing the same ol Zeppelin songs on the radio. And then there's Pink Floyd, one of THE most sleep inducing bands ever. :( Dire Straits-good, Skynerd-they're a given, and most of the other bands listed by everyone are good or great. Zeppelin and Floyd though, ugh. I respect their music, I can't stand it, but I respect it.

I also listen to Ratt, Tesla, The Cars, Sacred Reich, Flotsam & Jetsam, R.E.M., Matchbox 20, Dwight Yoakam, and all kinds of country. I just love music period. All kinds.

seawalkersee
04-30-2004, 01:12 AM
Im kinda screwed up... I like good metal as well, Rage, Audioslave, Mudvayne, Breaking Benjemen, etc. I also like country, Conway, Stright, Alan, ohhh yeah the good ones.

Best CD I have lately is The Very Best Of by The Eagles.

Chris

LJGriggs
04-30-2004, 12:40 PM
It's hard to argue with Pink Floyd, they are/were in a class by themselves... But, for me, there is nothing that compares to the Allman Brothers Band in the early years. Duane Allman compiled an incredible catalogue as a studio musician, and as the driving force behind the ABB, before his fatal motorcycle accident in 1971 (just short of his 25th birthday). Eric Clapton was so impressed with Duane's mastery of slide guitar that the entire "Derick and the Dominos" album was re-recorded after Duane sat in on one song near the end of the session. "Live at Fillmore East" is probably the ultimate showcase for Duane's abilities. There are a lot of great guitarists out there, but there are very few that can use the instrument as a window to their soul like Duane did.
But, this is just the opinion of a guy that grew up in Macon, GA.......

HappyHourHero
04-30-2004, 12:57 PM
J57ltr, string cheese rocks! sounds like you had a good time at the show :D
i believe they are playing lollapalooza this year.

LJGriggs, well said!

p.s. speaking of music, if anyone cares you can check out the link on the bottom of my signature. its a small page for my band, smiley bowman. theres a few songs on it, there not too great though. fans of harder music probaly wont like it.

MercsSC
04-30-2004, 04:16 PM
5 pages of posts and no dead heads ? nobodys Great Full ......dave

Scott Long
05-01-2004, 12:13 AM
#1: Disturbed!

close close close 2nd: Tool

3rd: Staind

Others I like are metallica (early years), seether, RAGE, Dope, P.O.D., Korn, Chevelle, Taproot, Sevendust, Godsmack, 12 stones. AC/DC, Lynard Skynard, Eagles, but mostly heavy ****.

brian93sc
05-02-2004, 11:48 AM
Killswitch Engage

Shooter_Jay
05-02-2004, 12:11 PM
I must be getting old(31) because I know most of these bands yous speak of and would much rather throw in a mix of zep, hendrix, doors, sabbath...I mean really, disturbed? some catchy stuff, but all-time fave? ok, where'd I leave my walker?

LightY3arZ
05-02-2004, 11:35 PM
Killswitch Engage


Good stuff!

thewood
05-03-2004, 12:13 AM
Of all the band from the 60's to today (I'm showing my age) The Who is my all-time favorite, then Keith Moon died and the band was never the same. There's no drummer that could product a sound like he did.

Grims95SC
05-03-2004, 12:58 AM
Ok for modern rock I say The Offspring. Close runners up are Dropkick Murphys, Rammstein, KMFDM and KoRn.
For classic rock I say AC/DC. Close runners up are Zep, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.
gotta give Apocolyptica honnerable mention. I mean they don't play regular rock instruments but they cover Metallica and Rammstein with just chellos. VERY COOL!

92TBurnSC
05-03-2004, 10:29 AM
Modern stuff: (in English) Rage, SOAD, Audioslave, The White Stripes, The Vines. (in German) Rammstein, Stahlhammer, Tanzwut, Oomph!, in Extremo

Old stuff: Led Zeppelin (these guys had ten times the talent while taking a dump than most bands today), AC/DC (Angus Young is truely one of the few gods of blues guitar), Rush (sometimes I just get in a mood), Pink Floyd (sometimes I just get in a strange mood), the Jimi Hendrix Experience (no explanation needed), the Doors, the Who, anything with Eric Clapton.

True Blues: BB King, Muddy Waters, Jeff Beck, Howlin' Wolf, Eric Clapton (again...anyone listen to Ridin' With the King?), Janis Joplin, Son House...and I just heard some of the stuff from Aerosmith's blues album...I think it's some of the best stuff they have ever done. I have a newfound respect for them...not to mention they put on one HELLUVA concert. Saw them in Champaign a couple years ago.

Tazer999
05-03-2004, 10:34 AM
Three Six Mafia followed by AC / DC

JSC
05-05-2004, 01:15 AM
Year : 1980
Band : Van Halen
Album : Women and Children First
My Mom : " That is the worst sounding band of all time,it sounds like two cats and half a dozen steak knives rolling around in a clothes dryer!"
Me : A fan for life......... :D

cary Jackson
05-06-2004, 06:30 PM
Hey i'm old school, but stones, doors, santana's first four,floyd,aerosmith, hendrix,sabbath,traffic, too many good bands to pick a favorite but I think you know what i'm talkin about here.

Sweet90SC
05-06-2004, 07:10 PM
Perry Como, Percy Faith, Herb Alpert, Barry Manillow, Culture Club, :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D


...... :cool:

seawalkersee
05-06-2004, 11:20 PM
So...you guys are sayin that your out on the Limp Bizkit and Damage Plan I guess. :cool:

Chris

ThunderDave
05-07-2004, 04:45 AM
Oh, besides VH being tops, has anyone else heard of Nantucket or PKM? They were local to this area (NC), but did do some tourning back in the late 70's and early 80's. Also, 707????

David

V6TERROR
05-07-2004, 08:25 AM
Come on guys what about Linkin Park????? Pure genius... :D

pdennis93
05-07-2004, 02:06 PM
um yea.....Green day

or everclear

3 doors down is good too

SCrazy
05-07-2004, 02:58 PM
I like alot of stuff mostly 80's music VanHalen, Def Leppard, even Garth Brooks but if I need to escape it's always a BOSTON disk that I'm sliding into the dash.

x182dan
08-12-2004, 11:20 PM
It's a tie for me The Who and AC/DC