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#1
My question to you is what Classic Rock band/group/artist do you think produced the best harmonies. If you're going to say a band like the Allman Brothers because of guitar harmonies, make you mention it's guitar.

Mine would have to be the Beatles for vocals and Led Zeppelin with guitar harmonies. Jimmy Page didn't abuse the hell out of harmony but when he used it he nailed it. There is nothing to say about Beatles' harmony but godly.
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I really like VH's chorus vocal harmonies that stagger from Roth's singing. I hope that made sense.
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#5
beatles for vocals obviously, then ill go ahead and agree by saying the allman brothers for guitar. Pink Floyd also had some great vocal harmonies as well as instrumental.
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the beatles basically 'invented' harmonies in rock'n'roll, and were the best at it. the who had harmonies in the early days, not necessarily good because Pete and Keith weren't known as 'singer's' but still tasetfull.
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#9
I don't think the Beatles harmonies could hold a candle to the Beach Boys', personally. Their voices are better, technically, as well.

The Pretty Things have good Beatles-style harmonies. "Scene One" off their album "Parachute" is one of my favorites.

The Zombies also have some great ones, especially "Changes" off of "Odyssey And Oracle."

These are all vocal harmonies by the way.
#11
Good idea for a thread

There is no question that the best vocal harmonies come from either CSNY or the Eagles.

Guitar harmonies is a different story. Boston probably takes my vote for that (I only have the first album, but it's a great one). Allman Brothers are a good choice as well.
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#12
I love when Led Zeppelin harmonize the guitar and vocals, like in Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, and Nobody's Fault But Mine
#13
CSNY are my favorite for vocals.

For CR guitar... hmm. Brian May has probably been the most influential for me, harmony-wise.
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^^that's another good one...Queen were great both with both vocal harmonies and guitar harmonies.
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No mention of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds yet?
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CSNY. 3rded.

Allman Bros. for guitar.

I don't think anyone in CR is much better than that.
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#19
Queen were kick-ass with vocal harmonies.
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#20
The Band had some lovely harmonies, so ill go for them.
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#21
Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song (Singing)" and "Stairway to Heaven (guitar)". Queen also had good harmonies always singing with there acopelo. Not sure if you'd really can't Jim Morrison's (lead singer for the doors) singing "good harmonies"...but if you would it'd definately have to be him. His voice was just mezmorizing.
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Agreed. Close this thread now.

Oh, and shal0mnurh0me, your sig is wrong. Jim Morrison wasn't a true poet... IN MY OPINION

****ers... stop overanalyzing everything.
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^how wasnt jim morrison a true poet?


There are many more poets that are underrated and ignored. Jim Morrison didn't have half the talent that Bob Dylan does and Bob hardly gets any attention because he doesn't have Morrison's looks or voice. Morrison just took acid drank a fifth and wrote **** down.
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^^that doesn't mean he is wrong. That's only what you think. Others may think otherwise.
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There are many more poets that are underrated and ignored. Jim Morrison didn't have half the talent that Bob Dylan does and Bob hardly gets any attention because he doesn't have Morrison's looks or voice. Morrison just took acid drank a fifth and wrote **** down.




are you serious?

EDIT: that statement reminds me of when FreddieMercury said that people don't give Freddie Mercury any recognition as a singer
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#28
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Agreed. Close this thread now.

Oh, and shal0mnurh0me, your sig is wrong. Jim Morrison wasn't a true poet...


Why should this thread be closed? I thought by putting an actual interesting thread to see the opinions of different people on a cool subject I could start a nice discussion. Just because you have a strong opinion about a band doesn't mean that you are right and all else is wrong and the case is closed. You're ignorant and you seem to have the maturity of a cardboard box.

Any body like the Stones' harmonies? They give more of a southern/country feel.
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Why should this thread be closed? I thought by putting an actual interesting thread to see the opinions of different people on a cool subject I could start a nice discussion. Just because you have a strong opinion about a band doesn't mean that you are right and all else is wrong and the case is closed. You're ignorant and you seem to have the maturity of a cardboard box.

Any body like the Stones' harmonies? They give more of a southern/country feel.


I was kidding about the closing part. Everyone here needs to chill out. Everyone is so high strung around here.. I am not ignorant, you just take offense far too easily. Remember kids, this is the internet.

Edit: IPlayGuitar, around where I live everyone gives me **** for liking Bob Dylan. Nobody stops to listen to any of his music, they just mock me. I try to explain it to them and they just say 'He can't sing, he sucks.' Maybe not where you live, but around here, nobody gives him credit.
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#30
Dylan is a genious is was and will always be, but this is a thread about harmony let's get back to the point here. Why don't you give some good Dylan harmony if any? I like the chorus of Just Like a Woman at Bangledesh.
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Oh, and shal0mnurh0me, your sig is wrong. Jim Morrison wasn't a true poet... IN MY OPINION

****ers... stop overanalyzing everything.
well, that's a start, but there is no good reason as to why he's wrong
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#32
CSNY or Simon and Garfunkel for vocals.
Thin Lizzy for guitar
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well, that's a start, but there is no good reason as to why he's wrong


but he said, his sig is wrong, saying that his opinion is above shal0mnurh0me´s, plus i just wanted to know his reasons
#35
Queen for vocals definatly. 3 band members sang in the background almost every song. and then you have freddie coming out with one of the best voices ever man.. it cant be beaten.
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2 of the 4 members have there own songs that they sing and freddie has no part of. but in some songs that need background Freddie,may, and taylor all sing together to make the harmonies so.. no freddie doesnt do it ALL but every one helps
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#38
The Eagles- mainly because of the live version of "Seven Bridges Road"
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Eagles come to mind. simon and garfunkel, beach boys for vocals obviously. allman bros particularly jessica, one of my personal favs.
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