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guns4ever
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does anybody know any modern day blues rock bands that would be good to listen to? i love hard rock acts with a blues edge but everything today is nu-metal and emo, and i dont have time to search for the less popular bands out there nowadays, although i know theyre there somewhere.
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ZZ Top. Probably THE best blues-rock band ever.
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i dont know if theyre that much blues rock but if you like blues rock bands like acdc and zeppelin then you should check out silvertide
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Blues Traveler, Gov't Mule, Rose Hill Drive, The Black Crowes...try those on for size
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..Some of Robben fords stuff

Try "a handful of blues" albumn.


yeah, bit weak on the rock link..but it's robben ford so....

em, what about the jeff healey band, gary moore.
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I don't know any new blues-rock bands, except maybe The Derek Trucks Band, The Black Keys, and Gov't Mule, but for some older blues-rock bands try Led Zeppelin, Ten Years After, The Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Robin Trower, etc.
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Johnny Winter, Taste, early Sabbath (first two albums), Five Horse Johnson.

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em, what about the jeff healey band


Is it right that jeff Healey is completely blind?

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yeah, from eye cancer since he was 6

That will be why he plays guitar on his lap.

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A swedish band called Sky High. Awesome stuff.
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#12
AMERICAN MINOR!! Check them out. Also, stones white stripes, black keys, silvertide, Robben Ford (who is incredible livw by the way), ccr/fogerty....
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I don't know any new blues-rock bands, except maybe The Derek Trucks Band, The Black Keys, and Gov't Mule, but for some older blues-rock bands try Led Zeppelin, Ten Years After, The Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Robin Trower, etc.

good call on a few of those. if your after a more southern-blues-rock, go wtih skynyrd, maybe SRV, if your comparing it to some types of blues. for a more modern rock inspired aproach, Govt Mule is the way to go (though obviously southern inspired too). for a little of everything, Derek Trucks Band all the way. ZZ Top for texas/swing blues. all good stuff, check them all out.

EDIT: ^American Minor, that band JUST added me on myspace, they actually do kick ass. a LOT like govt mule, too. good stuff.
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Fug me, nobody has mentioned "Free" yet...

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Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Joe Bonamassa.
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#17
Definitely the Black Keys, White Stripes (first 3 albums especially - 'The white Stripes', 'De Stijl' and 'White Blood Cells') and Black Crowes, but also the 22-20s, named after the Skip James song, (broke up this year after making just one live EP, '05-03' and one album, '22-20s') who were in my opinion the best blues-oriented band of the last thirty years. You might also like the Dirtbombs, the Mooney Suzuki and the BellRays, all a bit more rock'n'soul, but the Mooney Suzuki definitely bluesy. Two older bands - Humble Pie and Foghat, and Rory Gallagher if you don't him already
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There are a lot of good suggestions in here, but i must disagree with those who have suggested the White Stripes............just my opinion.
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^ I agree ... dont want to start an argument but I dont consider them blues AT ALL.

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^^^ ............enough said, i wont start insulting Jack White, lol.
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IrishBlues
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Yeah Rolling Stones magazine placed him as 17 on the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Buddy Guy was 30 ...

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Yeah Rolling Stones magazine placed him as 17 on the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Buddy Guy was 30 ...


Well, i think its pretty much the consensus that Rolling Stone Magazine is a piece of crap.
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Ill go with that.

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Personally, I'd say stay WELL clear of SRV and Gary Moore


dude? wtf? are you serious, they are two great guitar players and you say stay away from them? im shocked
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I'm confused about that, too.
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ash grunwald... hes a one man band and really good
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I'm confused about that, too.

I just don't like the fact that they play(ed in SRV's case) such cheesy, uninventive wailing that has no rawness and, in my opinion, no soul. That's just my opinion; they do absolutely nothing for me whatsoever - I don't listen to music because of the technical skill involved in its making, and with guitarists such as the two aforementioned, that's all I hear, quite apart from the fact that it's horribly clichéd, and to me sounds far more dated already than anything recorded by Johnny Shines, Jimmy Reed...the list goes on. Anyway, I like expression, rawness and dirtiness in my music and I don't hear that in this kind of thing (by which I mean guitarists like the 2 aforementioned, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Lang, occasionally even Clapton - I'm sure you get my drift). That AND I'm not a fan of the strat. But that's just my taste, as I said
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TNfootballfan62
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I just don't like the fact that they play(ed in SRV's case) such cheesy, uninventive wailing that has no rawness and, in my opinion, no soul. That's just my opinion; they do absolutely nothing for me whatsoever - I don't listen to music because of the technical skill involved in its making, and with guitarists such as the two aforementioned, that's all I hear, quite apart from the fact that it's horribly clichéd, and to me sounds far more dated already than anything recorded by Johnny Shines, Jimmy Reed...the list goes on. Anyway, I like expression, rawness and dirtiness in my music and I don't hear that in this kind of thing (by which I mean guitarists like the 2 aforementioned, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Lang, occasionally even Clapton - I'm sure you get my drift). That I'm not a fan of the strat. But that's just my taste, as I said


Then the two of us completely disagree, lol. Everything that you dont hear in SRV's music comes out loud and clear to me. Specifically soul. You can play fast and have technical skill and still have soul. (just ask the shredders ) I hear tons of soul and passion in Stevie Ray Vaughan's music. Expression.....quite evident in SRV's music, to me. Rawness and dirtiness........you may have something there, but Texas Flood, in my opinion, was a very raw album. His later albums were a bit more polished, yes, but thats something that comes with experience and time spent in the studio.

EDIT: And the strat thing should have nothing to do with your opinion of a guitar players soul, expression, etc.
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#34
That's actually a hard question (well, for me anyway). Because so many bands today have totally gone maintream and forgotten the blues. The solos (if any) today are also fading from the world of rock n' roll. Believe me, some of the stuff out there is very good, but I think we'd all like to see a band bring back pure blues.
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^^^There are bands out there that play the blues, they just aren't mainstream. Do i want to see a mainstream band play the blues? No. The last thing i want is for every punk 13 year old running around that listens to whatever's popular to make the blues his next fad.
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^^^There are bands out there that play the blues, they just aren't mainstream. Do i want to see a mainstream band play the blues? No. The last thing i want is for every punk 13 year old running around that listens to whatever's popular to make the blues his next fad.


exactly, very good point mate.
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I don't know if they're allowed to be called blues rock, but I reckon Danko Jones tend to play a bit?
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Quote by distilledspirit
That's actually a hard question (well, for me anyway). Because so many bands today have totally gone maintream and forgotten the blues. The solos (if any) today are also fading from the world of rock n' roll. Believe me, some of the stuff out there is very good, but I think we'd all like to see a band bring back pure blues.


I'd just like to see a band bring back good music. There's a lot of bands that are new and that are very talented, but they're less known to people because they aren't just in the music for the money.

And I agree with TNfootballfan62 - it's one thing if someone is able to "bring blues back", but it's totally different if they're some piece of **** talentless person who thinks that by playing the blues they can appeal to people like us who know what we're talking about and in that effort try and get our money by us buying their CDs.
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but they're less known to people because they aren't just in the music for the money.

and thats where the line is drawn between rock stars and musicians. blues guitarists have always been musicians about the music, about their roots and about playing with soul. thats where "pop" music loses its substance, in its lack of creative fluidity, and its restrictions of popular taste.
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^^Yeah, like I'm tired of seeing actors and actresses experiment with singing even though they can't, and they end up becoming huge pop stars. Then their siblings get record deals to because they're related to a famous person.
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