Poll: most influential band ever?
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View poll results: most influential band ever?
the beatles
62 41%
led zeppelin
21 14%
the who
3 2%
black sabbath
18 12%
ac/dc
1 1%
other (reason)
23 15%
search bar
23 15%
Voters: 151.
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#6
sabbath.. they are the godfathers of metal

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#8
The Who, by far.

First uses of the Marshall stack.

First smashing of instruments on a stage.

Windmill technique, power slide, etc.

John's 'lead bass' playing, Keith's drumming

Among the first to use feedback in a recording

Among the first to use a whole array of laser lights in a show

These are not only innovations, but many things to draw influence from, and which have been drawn from.
#9
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#10
The Beatles. They changed music more than anyone ever has or will, and this is why:

When they hit the popular music world in 1962, there weren't a great deal of different genres in popular music. There was rock and roll, (and blues and jazz and so forth, but I'm not talking about those), but really only the one style of rock and roll. With their experimentations, they invented new subgenres.

Nowadays, if you take a variation on rock and roll, it's not something new, it's in another sub-genre. Those subgenres can all trace their roots back to The Beatles, who made rock and roll branch out into all its various incarnations.

That is to say, they planted the seeds that turned into punk (Revolution), metal (Helter Skelter), psychedelia (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds), even rap, I'd argue (Come Together). They made the precursor to the concept album with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

So because of the musical atmosphere then and now, there just aren't as many opportunities to create something entirely new, never before seen. Which is not to say that modern bands can't be creative, but no one will be able to revolutionize music like The Beatles did.
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#13
It's probably the beatles.

But I voted Sabbath cus I don't like The Beatles.

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#14
*facepalm*

i didnt see the search bar option...
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#16
these polls seriously blow.


besides the correct answer is N'Sync.

Also, you didn't put Bob Dylan on the poll, and he was just as influential as the Beatles, actually he was big Influence on the Beatles.
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#18
If you're talking about straight up rock then The Rolling Stones.
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#21
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i did the other guys post sucked and didn't give options so i thought i would add something needed to it

My post did not suck, do you know how much the NY Dolls did for music? This is not the kind of thing you do a poll for.
#24
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yes it is

No, it's not, all you did was put generic classic rock bands up there. There are far too many bands for a poll. Too many different people are influenced by different things for a poll. The Who are amazing though.
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#25
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That is to say, they planted the seeds that turned into punk (Revolution), metal (Helter Skelter), psychedelia (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds), even rap, I'd argue (Come Together). They made the precursor to the concept album with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

I think the ones who really influenced punk and metal are The Who, James Brown did a "rap song" way before The Beatles, and obviously The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" pioneered psychedelic music first. The very first concept album was also The Who's Tommy. Of course The Beatles were very influential, but they weren't the only ones or first ones to do it by any means.
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#26
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No, it's not, all you did was put generic classic rock bands up there. There are far too many bands for a poll.

and who isn't influenced by classic rock other than people who influenced classic rock and for the people older or less influential i put other and search bar and you spelled influential wrong on your's
#27
Jimi Hendrix!

He did all the things the who did
and yes, he did it before them
if not, they just so happened to think of it at the same time

REGARDLESS, Jimi out classed them in crazyness AND style

Not to mention a whole ****load of the pedals that are used today were designed SPECIFICALLY for him, and he mastered them better than anyone else has thus far

He's not the fastest shredder, but he could make a melody that'd make you cry and have wicked psycadelic funk on top with a little bit of crazy distorted hippie metal.

He Wins.
#28
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Jimi Hendrix!

He did all the things the who did
and yes, he did it before them
if not, they just so happened to think of it at the same time

REGARDLESS, Jimi out classed them in crazyness AND style

Not to mention a whole ****load of the pedals that are used today were designed SPECIFICALLY for him, and he mastered them better than anyone else has thus far

He's not the fastest shredder, but he could make a melody that'd make you cry and have wicked psycadelic funk on top with a little bit of crazy distorted hippie metal.

He Wins.

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#29
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and who isn't influenced by classic rock other than people who influenced classic rock and for the people older or less influential i put other and search bar and you spelled influential wrong on your's

Whatever, it's not worth arguing with you. I'm not influenced by classic rock in the slightest, it's not the only genre you know?
#30
the very first concept album released was some folk album from the 20's also I think Jethro Tulls Thick as a Brick came out before Tommy.
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#31
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Whatever, it's not worth arguing with you. I'm not influenced by classic rock in the slightest, it's not the only genre you know?

well i'm sorry you listen to bands that are influenced by classic rock and btw i meant bands that are most influential to modern day music in your opinion not specifcly to you
#33
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well i'm sorry you listen to bands that are influenced by classic rock and btw i meant bands that are most influential to modern day music in your opinion not specifcly to you

I actually don't listen to bands that are influenced by classic rock and yes I listen to modern music. Most modern music is influenced more so than punk than classic rock anyway.
#34
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#37
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ok then what you're saying is you're an emo?

No, I'm not emo, but I do love a ton of emo music. I listen to punk, ska, reggae, indie, emo, new wave, and rap and hip hop.
#38
Anyone who thinks classic rock "influenced" more than a band or two doesn't know music. Classic rock brought nothing new to the table. It is simply a combination of different styles. Any classic rock song can be broken down into their basic roots.

jeremessmore, you fail at creating decent threads.
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