Best rock song of all time? JUST 1! Go!

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  1. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Don't he use "Shoot to Thrill"?
     
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  2. WD 3D

    WD 3D Green is the new blue...

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    I call foul... you can't cite a band with the ability to turn it up to 11! Unfair advantage.
     
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  3. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    ‘tonight i’m gonna rock you TONIGHT!’
     
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  4. Jmartin

    Jmartin New Member

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    I’m pretty sure that it’s universally recognized that Stairway to Heaven is the greatest rock song of all time. But I think Hotel California would come in a pretty close second.
     
  5. WD 3D

    WD 3D Green is the new blue...

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    The only thing universally recognized here is that none of us have enough guitars. Other than that, its up for grabs.
     
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  6. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    What he said. I've seen numerous guitar magazine polls where Stairway doesn't finish first.
     
  7. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    80s rock stations played ‘satisfaction’ and ‘sympathy for the devil’ so much i couldn’t listen to the stones again until 2003. and even then only brian jones era.

    so i guess i’m saying, the best american band was velvet underground because they invented a whole genre.
     
  8. DreamTheaterRules

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    Is Thin Lizzy a song? Can I get a ruling on this from the judges please?
     
  9. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    Maybe we should consider the one that some say started it all?
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe playing "Didn't It Rain" and doing a great job on her Gibson LP:

     
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  10. DreamTheaterRules

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    hmm, that one must not have gotten a lot of radio play, because I don't think I've heard it. Could you hum a few barz?
     
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  11. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I'll give it a 9.5 for originality, I am only deducting points for the wardrobe. :D
     
  12. bluenova

    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    All abooooooooooard!!!

    Crazy Train!!!
     
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  13. DreamTheaterRules

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    I'm going with....

    Madelaine!

    Ok, just kidding but it does kick PJN!
     
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  14. DreamTheaterRules

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    ohhhh, "deducting" for waredrobe! Not a tactic often used the the judges in a Rock and Roll context. Except of course for sock stuffed pants, which is a mandatory 3/10ths deduction.
     
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  15. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    WHAT!??? Never heard of it? I know, it"s a funky, insecure, neurotic, and emotional...think piece I've been working on...after midight of course...:D:p
     
  16. DreamTheaterRules

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    LMAO!
     
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  17. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    The only problem I have with "Stairway to Heaven" is that it's more than just a rock'n'roll song. That's why I stuck with what I consider "pure" rock songs.

    So, for example, I consider Rush the greatest pure rock'n'roll band ever, though there are other bands that I like more, but they're not really "just" rock'n'roll (Pink Floyd, Yes, Mike Oldfield, Vangelis, etc.).

    I do consider other songs by Led Zeppelin "pure" rock songs (Black Dog, Good Times Bad Times, Heartbreaker, Living Loving Maid, etc.), just not "Stairway to Heaven".
     
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  18. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    What?!?!?

    Methinks you are not familiar with rock history, if wardrobe is a criteria.
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  19. Wakester

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    Chili Peppers get style points but no bonus because they had fewer tats back then, Angus is always a 10 in those schoolboy shorts, and Axle, well Axle can't even fill out a plaid shirt well enough to score above a 5. :cool::p:D
     
  20. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    for me...UFO - Rock Bottom
     
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