#1
Would you consider some of their songs played live during thier 1970-71 era to be proto metal? With songs like Young Man Blues, Heaven and Hell and Magic Bus I think so.What do you think?
#2
Hard Blues Rock? Yes.
Metal? Most certainly not.
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Ah ok, what's the definition of proto-metal?
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#5
Definitey some proto-metal and proto-punk even more so.

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#6
Early Elements of Heavy Metal.Black Sabbath was Heavy Metal. What Led Zeppelin would be considered, setting up the genre of Heavy Metal along with Deep Purple.The Beatle's Helter Skelter was influenced by a song by the Who and Helter Skelter was proto-metal. Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild is also considered proto-metal.So do you think that the Who's early 70's music was proto-metal?
#7
whats proto-metal?
Is it like heavier blues rock or like very early metal?
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#8
Hmm possibly, certainly not Young Man Blues, that's definitely a blues rock song.
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#10
I would say The Who's "Live at Leeds" era could be considered some kind of proto-metal. I also think you can say that "Quadrophenia" is proto-prog rock, and The Who were definitely proto-punk. They broke a lot of ground.
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I believe Young Man Blues was also originally by a Jazz musician.


yes it was Roger tells us his name on live at leeds album before the song starts but i can't quite pick up who it is.

Edit: Mose Allison the song eyesight to the blind was picked up from him to.
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#13
You can definitly see influence from The Who in modern punk bands. By the way, the song "We're not gonna take it anymore" is the most amazing song evaaaa by the Who.
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I believe Young Man Blues was also originally by a Jazz musician.


Any Ideas who?
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#16
I always thought of the Who as the godfathers of punk music... and even the stage antics of smashing up the instruments
#17
Hey Polaroid what do you consider the best Who song?
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I would say The Who's "Live at Leeds" era could be considered some kind of proto-metal. I also think you can say that "Quadrophenia" is proto-prog rock, and The Who were definitely proto-punk. They broke a lot of ground.


This.. they weren't proto-metal at all imo..

Also take this to The Who thread..