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Topic: Favorite Bands?
Posted By: shooter07
Subject: Favorite Bands?
Date Posted: August/23/2010 at 20:53
So what did you guys grow up listening to? Who are some of your favorite bands?

My dad was a huge blues fan and i remember playing tapes from SVR "Texas Flood" (still one of my favorite albums of all time), Muddy Waters, James Cotton etc.....I still listen to a good amount of blues to this day because of my dad. Love the guitar sound that comes from the blues.

I enjoy a lot of the classic rockers, like ZZ Top, Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Stones, Hendrix. And yes i am only 26 but i prefer the older stuff, when music was damn good and less about the industry. Everything is incredibly corporate nowadays and sounds so much alike.

I actually didn't care much for country as a kid, but really got into it during high school,  and i was from a damn rural area lol. No traffic light in the entire county ought to tell ya something. Wink Brooks and Dunn, George Strait and the older Alan Jackson stuff occupies a lot of file space on my computer. Johnny Cash is way up there as well.

Alice in Chains is another band i love. So much raw emotion there and Layne Staley had one of the greatest voices in rock, ever.

What about you guys?


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Posted By: tman1965
Date Posted: August/23/2010 at 21:07
shooter... my taste in music runs rather eclectic as well, and all of those bands you mention are right up there on my favorites too! I would add clapton, aerosmith, nickel back, and gary alan. And hell, I still live in a rural town like that! The mail lady will call me on my cell phone if Im not home and ask me if she should leave a package for me on my porch, or with John across the street!!

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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: August/23/2010 at 21:30
I've always liked a wide range and variety of music, I try to teach my daughter to appreciate the same (alternative/soft/classic rock, blues, classical, country, jazz, oldies, pop, punk, raggae, r&b, soul, etc.)

I have way too many favorite bands to mention so to make it simple... the early years Zep was my top fav, today it's RHCP. The past couple of years I've listen mostly to country music on the radio. 

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: August/23/2010 at 21:37
i grew up with a lot of country music. i do like classic rock, as well as alternative and metal.

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375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: ckk1106
Date Posted: August/23/2010 at 22:54
Pink Floyd.


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: August/23/2010 at 23:19
70's classic rock, blues, funk, some country, jazz.  I like many different styles of music as long as it's well played.

I can't stand most pop "hit" music flooding the airwaves today.  No originality, no soul, no real talent.


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Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: bricat
Date Posted: August/24/2010 at 09:55
I have such a wide variety of musical tastes that I can't pick just one favorite. I graduated in 1985 so I am kinda partial to the "big hair bands"  Tesla and Poison are probably my favorites in that category. I am a HUGE Hall and Oates fan. I love Neil Diamond, John Denver and Sade. And let's not forget one of my all time favorites Mr. Ted Nugent - not just musically but because I like his attitude and find him quite entertaining. Just saw him in concert 3 weeks ago, I could give you a page long review of how great the concert was but I don't want to hijack the O.P.'s thread!

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Posted By: ckk1106
Date Posted: August/24/2010 at 10:32
Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

I have such a wide variety of musical tastes that I can't pick just one favorite. I graduated in 1985 so I am kinda partial to the "big hair bands"  Tesla and Poison are probably my favorites in that category. I am a HUGE Hall and Oates fan. I love Neil Diamond, John Denver and Sade. And let's not forget one of my all time favorites Mr. Ted Nugent - not just musically but because I like his attitude and find him quite entertaining. Just saw him in concert 3 weeks ago, I could give you a page long review of how great the concert was but I don't want to hijack the O.P.'s thread!




Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: August/24/2010 at 10:34
Thunbs Up


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Fish to Live, Live to Hunt


Posted By: stickbow46
Date Posted: August/24/2010 at 14:54
Do-Whop,they were all good!

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Posted By: BobC
Date Posted: August/26/2010 at 15:36
I now listen to Christian Rock most of the time my favorites being Third Day, Mercy Me, Jeromy Camp and News Boys.
Zeppelin. Pink Floyd and Clapton where my high school favorites. I strongly dislike most country and hate hair bands with a passion. I still have relapses into Zeppelin. Pink Floyd and Clapton on rare occasions.
I like some Blues, Jazz and even some Classical.
One of the very few newer rock bands I like is 3 Doors Down.  


Posted By: VYD
Date Posted: August/26/2010 at 21:42
Grew up on Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath, J. Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Doors, CCR, Grand Funk Railroad, Free, BS&T, Cream...to name a few Yippee


Posted By: eurolynn
Date Posted: August/26/2010 at 22:22
Pink Floyd
Beatles
Eagles
Heart
Willi Nelson
Jackson Browne
Bad Finger
Chuck berry
ELO
Jimmi Hendrix
KISS
Steve Miller
George Straigt
Garth Brooks
Queen
Tempations
Peter Framton
Manfred Mann
BTO
Van Halen
Boston
Doobie Brothers
Joni Mitchell
Linda Ronstadt
Buck Owens
Waylon Jennings
The Sweet
Springsteen
Meatloaf

This is just on my iPod. 

The only 'new' talent I like is Norah Jones, she's not a karioki act.  She even recorded with Willie.


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Posted By: ckk1106
Date Posted: August/26/2010 at 22:33
Originally posted by eurolynn eurolynn wrote:

Pink Floyd
Beatles
Eagles
Heart
Willi Nelson
Jackson Browne
Bad Finger
Chuck berry
ELO
Jimmi Hendrix
KISS
Steve Miller
George Straigt
Garth Brooks
Queen
Tempations
Peter Framton
Manfred Mann
BTO
Van Halen
Boston
Doobie Brothers
Joni Mitchell
Linda Ronstadt
Buck Owens
Waylon Jennings
The Sweet
Springsteen
Meatloaf

This is just on my iPod. 

The only 'new' talent I like is Norah Jones, she's not a karioki act.  She even recorded with Willie.

I like your list.Big Smile


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: August/26/2010 at 22:37
they all have weed in commonBucky

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: August/26/2010 at 22:44
Hippie


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Fish to Live, Live to Hunt


Posted By: VYD
Date Posted: August/27/2010 at 08:18
weed is the part of the culture. very important one Smoking


Posted By: OVERK!LL
Date Posted: August/27/2010 at 08:31
I listen to alot of Tool. My favorite genre is grunge but I listen to all different style. No rap and no country though.


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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: August/27/2010 at 08:47
I am not a big music listener.  Most folks have the radio going in the car when they drive and all.  I listen to the supercharger whine! lol  When i do have the radio on I listen to all types from country to rock.  Bout the only thing i dont' listen to is that beat your head against the wall heavy metal stuff.  My truck has a 6 disc changer adn I have no CD with one genre on it.  The one that get played the most has Rehab, everlast, country, nickleback, and believe it or not eminiem. lol

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Posted By: OVERK!LL
Date Posted: August/28/2010 at 06:59
Rehab? Now your talkin.

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OILFIELD TRASH!!!


Posted By: ckk1106
Date Posted: August/28/2010 at 23:49
Originally posted by OVERK!LL OVERK!LL wrote:

I listen to alot of Tool. My favorite genre is grunge but I listen to all different style. No rap and no country though.

I like the band Tool, also.




Posted By: bricat
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 00:45
You like huge tools?      ~

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 16:48
Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

I've always liked a wide range and variety of music, I try to teach my daughter to appreciate the same (alternative/soft/classic rock, blues, classical, country, jazz, oldies, pop, punk, raggae, r&b, soul, etc.)

I have way too many favorite bands to mention so to make it simple... the early years Zep was my top fav, today it's RHCP. The past couple of years I've listen mostly to country music on the radio. 
 
Whateva!!!  Roll Eyes
Don't let Mike 650's legendary modesty fool you, good people into thinking he's a casual rock listener. He's a certified rock oracle!! A PIMP!!  
He's forgot more about R&R than most people will ever know.
 
Keep on rockin, Mike!!  Head Bang 


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 16:50
What the....NO mentions of Thin Lizzy, April Wine, Steely Dan, Black Oak Arkansas...(gulp)...Humble Pie??   


Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 17:10
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

I've always liked a wide range and variety of music, I try to teach my daughter to appreciate the same (alternative/soft/classic rock, blues, classical, country, jazz, oldies, pop, punk, raggae, r&b, soul, etc.)

I have way too many favorite bands to mention so to make it simple... the early years Zep was my top fav, today it's RHCP. The past couple of years I've listen mostly to country music on the radio. 
 
Whateva!!!  Roll Eyes
Don't let Mike 650's legendary modesty fool you, good people into thinking he's a casual rock listener. He's a certified rock oracle!! A PIMP!!  
He's forgot more about R&R than most people will ever know.
 
Keep on rockin, Mike!!  Head Bang 


Shocked      Roll on Floor Laughing


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Fish to Live, Live to Hunt


Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 18:51
Yippee 
 
 
 
  Sad But no.....................................????????
 


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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 19:12
Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

Yippee 
 
 
 
  Sad But no.....................................????????
 

yeah mark "claims" that ac/dc died with bon scott, i always remind him that their best selling album ever was lead by brian johnson. cheap dont care.Shocked


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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 19:22
AC/DC continued to perform after Bon Scott??? I thought that was a tribute band.   Big Smile



(edited because I can't spell the lead singer's name that I like better) Bucky


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Fish to Live, Live to Hunt


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 19:30
you on that band wagon too mike??

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 19:49
 They STILL sound good to me!
 
 Been having server problems (about to go POSTAL!) for quite a while. Thought it was my side or anti-virus problems.  So if I ABRUPTLY leave don't take it personal.  Bucky


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"I ain't got time to bleed!"


Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 20:09
Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

you on that band wagon too mike??


Oh no, no band wagon my brother, it's well documented how I feel (on another thread)... I feel the same way about Van Halen and Van Hagar.

You're 100% correct that AC/DC's "Back in Black"  (first album with the "other guy") propelled them into "world wide super stardom". Brian Johnson was an excellent replacement, I just like Bon Scott better, that's the AC/DC band I grew up with.

I do like AC/DC II... "Knockin' me out with those American (Indian) thighs".... (Ahhh the memories...  Big Grin ... story for another time). 



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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 20:24
i obviously wasnt around when bon was alive, but i have plenty of ac/dc albums in my collection that he sang on, i miss the bagpipes so much. he was more of a show man than brian for sure.

im sorta split on the whole van halen van hagar thing, i really like For unlawful carnal knowledge as well as balance. to be honest the van hagar sound to me is a different version of the band. different style and a different sound. def leppard somewhat did that as well with some of the later albums they made slang and x both werent your typical def leppard records, and that was ok. the old def leppard stuff is by far my favorite, but as far as van halen goes eh im not sure, i will say that 1984 like back in black, was pretty much issued to anybody born in that era and for good reason.


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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 21:50
I heard VH is back in the studio right now making a new album with Diamond Dave back on vocals again.

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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: August/29/2010 at 22:08
i heard that as well, i wonder how it will go?

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/21/2011 at 08:55


Posted By: KY Hick
Date Posted: February/21/2011 at 13:05
Some good blues, Hank Jr, Charlie Daniels, and a good bottle of KY. Bourbon and I got a good night!!


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/21/2011 at 13:18
Originally posted by KY Hick KY Hick wrote:

Some good blues, Hank Jr, Charlie Daniels, and a good bottle of KY jelly. Bourbon and I got a good night!!
 
Thats how it would read if SVT wrote it.
 



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