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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Barry on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:53 am

Canadian Zep fans can rejoice... Rolling Eyes


Be still my heart. Sleep

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by beavis on Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Barry wrote:Canadian Zep fans can rejoice... Rolling Eyes


Be still my heart. Sleep

Man, I dig Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford! Too bad Ratt ain't there with'em...

Brainfertilizer wrote:Interesting...you just missed my mention of Queen by scant minutes. May have been typing at the same time I was.

"Jazz" was generally reviled as a Queen album, from what I've seen. I think because the only "hits" from it were Fat Bottomed Girls and Bicycle Race, which were the weakest two songs on the album.

But I like Dead on Time because even the rhythm guitar part is fast/shredder like, lots of great guitar fills throughout. And in the album credits, they credit the Thunderclap sound to God. Which is kind of cool.

Oops, sorry Brain, I indeed hadn't seen that. Crediting God is definitely cool! Jazz is not my favorite but I find Queen were basically steady from start to finish, it's all good.

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by grogg on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:25 pm

Coming back to topic:-

So as I started this thread I am final judge and arbiter unless over-ruled by admin, the current arbitrary rankings are:-
1. All Along the Watchtower
2. Black Dog
3. Smoke on the Water

You have a limited timeframe to argue for a Queen or other track, I cant see Hollies being in contention.
PS Chemical Bros and Pet Shop Boys are non starters.

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by DuoFuzz on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:48 pm

I know I've donned my Captain Obvious hat and cape here, but I was surprised these haven't been mentioned already! In no particular order -

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
Free bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

(I also thinking of Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing and The Eagles Hotel California but I fear these aren't "Rock" enough, although great guitar tracks never the less!)

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by corsair on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:07 pm

If my pick doesn't win fairly, of course I'll change the result!! What... You think this is a democracy or summat?! Laughing

Hmmm... Sweet child's gotta be up there, but Ace of spades is perhaps a bit metal for this think tank? I dunno... There have been no boundaries set....

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by hobster on Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:31 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead


YES!!

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by G.A.S. man on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:12 pm

Some weird an not so weird ones..How about:-
Jo Jo Gunn, Run Run Run..
Focus, Hocus-pocus
The Doobie Brothers, Long train running
Jimi Hendrix, All along the watchtower
Black sabbath, War pigs
Aerosmith, Walk this way
Thin Lizzy, Don't Believe a word
Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac, Green Manalishi
Cream, White room
Led Zeppelin, When the levee breaks
The Easybeats, Friday on my mind
The Yarbirds, Over under sideways down
and Foghat, Slowride
Though Judas Priests, Electric eye does it for me...
Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:15 pm

What, no AC/DC :?:

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by EvilVOG on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:45 pm

in no particular order:

Led Zep - Song remains the same
Metallica - Orion
Allman brothers - Midnight rider
Primus - Fish on
Eagles - Hotel California


all i can think of off the top of my head

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:19 pm

Jimi Hendrix changed the lot. The rest followed.....baaa....baa... Laughing

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Barry on Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:48 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:...Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses...
Gag me with a spoon! Half the kids taking guitar lessons at the shop, and at the music studio cross town, want to play that thing. My kid is also teaching guitar now and I get to hear him practicing it at home too! AND they play it on the damn radio all the time too!! Rolling Eyes
(I also thinking of Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing and The Eagles Hotel California but I fear these aren't "Rock" enough, although great guitar tracks never the less!)
+1 Love Knoffler's playing and Eagles' harmonies.

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:09 pm

is it too late to call for Zappa's peaches en regalia?....maybe it doesnt fit in the Rock song category, but nevertheless a great song

also love The Eagles' Journey of the Sorcerer.



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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by corsair on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:58 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:also love The Eagles' Journey of the sorcerer

.... yeah, me too; it was one of the songs that me pick up the banjo! The Eagles were but a shadow of themselves without Bernie Leadon!! However, I'm afraid that it wouldn't even figure on a scale of the worlds best rock songs!

There's nothing wrong with SCOM, Barry; the reason it gets so much airplay is because it is a great song... real pissed off rock and roll, which is why all the kids wanna play it too! It has become something of a cliché these days, I agree, but it's still a goodie....

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Barry on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:43 pm

corsair wrote:...There's nothing wrong with SCOM, Barry...It has become something of a cliché these days...
Sweet child o mine is climbing the stairway to heaven! Oh Lord have mercy! Crying or Very sad

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Iceman on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:50 pm

Barry wrote:
corsair wrote:...There's nothing wrong with SCOM, Barry...It has become something of a cliché these days...
Sweet child o mine is climbing the stairway to heaven! Oh Lord have mercy! Crying or Very sad

So you're saying you do not have a Whole Lotta Love for GNR then, Barry?


Hmmmmm.... how about One of the Boys?

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by hobster on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:12 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:is it too late to call for Zappa's peaches en regalia?....maybe it doesnt fit in the Rock song category, but nevertheless a great song

also love The Eagles' Journey of the Sorcerer.



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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh... Frank. FZ is my all time favorite musician/writer bar none. I love Zappa and listen him more than anything, his music just appeals to me so much. There is nothing close to his brilliance and composition in rock music, his music is as valid as any classical composers IMHO. Its sophisticated, funny, beautiful and has some rockin riffs. He has a catalog of over 60 albums, so i highly reccomend checkin some out if you haven't! Long live Zappa!


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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by corsair on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:28 am

"Shut and play yer guitar" is a great record, but nothing of Franks enormous back catalogue qualifies as a contender for the greatest rock track of all time; not because they're unworthy but because they were always pretty hard for non-musos to understand, and hence didnt reach as many ears as they perhaps deserved to!

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Post by hobster on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:19 pm

corsair wrote:"Shut and play yer guitar" is a great record, but nothing of Franks enormous back catalogue qualifies as a contender for the greatest rock track of all time; not because they're unworthy but because they were always pretty hard for non-musos to understand, and hence didnt reach as many ears as they perhaps deserved to!

I totally agree with you, its a shame more people haven't been exposed to his huge library of music. One size fits all is one of his best albums from the 70's ( check it out if you haven't) but thats for another thread. Very Happy

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by grogg on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:05 pm

General popularity isnt a factor in my judging, why else would Black Dog be my candidate? So anything that a muso thinks fits the bill is in. Something from Beefcake must be a contender.

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:31 pm

Hot Rats has to be one of my all time favourite albums, and Frank has to be one of the most underrated guitarists ever. just sayin

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Westbone on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:44 am

God save the Queen...Sexpistols.

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by hobster on Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:47 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:Hot Rats has to be one of my all time favourite albums, and Frank has to be one of the most underrated guitarists ever. just sayin

Yeah, i would have to agree. Very Happy Zappa was pretty blues based "with alot of spice" like Steve Vai said, but sonically he made some of the coolest sounds and in that way he was one of the most innovated. He played some mean ugly notes with attitude too, i love his solos. His 1982 band with Vai was one of my favorites, awesome stuff.

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by beavis on Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:16 am

hobster wrote:
Sgt. Vimes wrote:Hot Rats has to be one of my all time favourite albums, and Frank has to be one of the most underrated guitarists ever. just sayin

Yeah, i would have to agree. Very Happy Zappa was pretty blues based "with alot of spice" like Steve Vai said, but sonically he made some of the coolest sounds and in that way he was one of the most innovated. He played some mean ugly notes with attitude too, i love his solos. His 1982 band with Vai was one of my favorites, awesome stuff.

The only time Vai did anything good in a band imho. The track "what's new in Baltimore" I think is the name is pretty sweet I must admit.

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:37 pm

another contender = Cochise by Audioslave

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by The Chad on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:08 am

The greatest rock track changes for me.

It's whatever makes me feel alive and on top of the world at that time.

Right now it's Soldiers Under Command by Stryper for some reason. Very Happy Just a fun song.

+1 to Cochise, also.

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by beavis on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:31 pm

The Chad wrote:Soldiers Under Command by Stryper for some reason. Very Happy Just a fun song.

+1 to Cochise, also.

Haha, man this makes me want to open a glam/hair metal thread and annihilate the world by posting wicked pics of dudes in leotards.

Time to go listen to some Vixen! :cat:

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Re: Best Rock Track of all time

Post by The Chad on Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:11 pm

beavis wrote:
The Chad wrote:Soldiers Under Command by Stryper for some reason. Very Happy Just a fun song.

+1 to Cochise, also.

Haha, man this makes me want to open a glam/hair metal thread and annihilate the world by posting wicked pics of dudes in leotards.

Time to go listen to some Vixen! :cat:

YES! Vixen was hot.

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