Greatest Rock Song of all time?
C_g wanted a definition of rock, well this is as good as any;Posted 4 years ago
Double kick-drum, check
Hammond organ, check
Screaming vocalist, check
Wall of Marshall amps, check
Notice the second kick-drum being brought in at the beginning; apparently, when they recorded it, they had to ‘borrow’ Keith Moon’s, which just happened to be conveniently to hand
To this I would also add
Nantucket Sleighride -Mountain
Join Together -Who
No One Knows -QUOTSAjohn_drummerMember
5.1 Punk rock
5.2 New wave
5.4 New waves and genres in heavy metal
5.5 Heartland rock
5.6 Emergence of alternative rock
if you’re doing this chronologically then you’ve missed out “goth” somewhere between 5.3 and 6. Unless it IS “6 Alternative”.Posted 4 years ago
There were at least two bands that started out as “punk” and morphed into “goth” during the 80s. I give you The Damned and Siouxsie And The Banshees – from New Rose & Love Song to Curtain Call and Sanctum Sanctorum, from Hong Kong Garden & Metal Postcard to Spellbound & Israel…Ro5eyMember
Love ad/cd…. But for me it’s Shoot to Thrill that unstoppably makes you nod your head.
And if that’s our definition, like someone has suggested….
Then I there is one band that does that better than any other…. And you may not like it, but it’s true ….. The Quo !
Someone post up a vid of Caroline please (can’t do it on me ipad)…. Ta
Oh and a special head nodding, air guitar playing mention to Thin Lizzy with The Boys are back in Town….. Best bass run everPosted 4 years ago_tom_Member
For me it’s probably this
Though something like Gimme Shelter is probably more timeless. And a **** brilliant song as well. So maybe my vote goes to that actually.
Can’t believe that we’ve got to page 3 and no one has suggested Radiohead’s The Bends.
I can’t believe some cretin is even mentioning Radiohead in a thread called “Greatest Rock Song of all time?”Posted 4 years agojamj1974Subscriber
If we mean rock rather than rock and roll, punk rock, blues rock, folk rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock or metal I would say probably something like: –
– You Really Got Me. The KinksPosted 4 years ago
– Louie Louie. The Sonics
– Born in the USA. Bruce Springsteen
– I Can See for Miles. The Who
– Immigrant Song. Led Zeppelin
– Teenage Kicks. The Undertones
– The Bends. Radiohead
– She Sells Sanctuary. The Cult
– Where the Streets Have No Name. U2
– Cum on Feel the Noize. Slade
– Start Me Up. The Rolling Stones
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