What rock band ballad?

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  • What rock band ballad?
  • johndoh
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    I have always believed that rock/metal bands do the best ballads – add your favourite to the list…

    My top three are probably

    Black Sabbath – Changes
    Green Day – Time of Our Life
    G n’ R – Patience

    nickhit3
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    Still in Love With You – Thin lizzy

    darrell
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    Always Somewhere – Scorpions
    Fantastic Place – Marillion

    Pigface
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    Home sweet home Motley Crue, a guilty pleasure

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    I have always believed that rock/metal bands do the best ballads

    Surely that kind of thing should be left to the likes of Céline Dion?

    That’s just my opinion. Mrs Binners opinion is more in line with yours. Christ! The shite I’ve had to listen to! Most of which is likely to now be listed on this thread 😥

    tazzymtb
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    Death angel- Room with a View

    Metallica -Fade to black

    Akercoke- Epode (its a love song to satan, bless their little black metal socks)

    darrell
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    Ghost – He Is

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    I have always believed that rock/metal bands do the best ballads

    Rock ballads eh?

    Hateful things.

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    I’m generally of the opinion they are cr@p but I’ll offer you

    Led Zeppelin- Thank You

    Rob Hilton
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    Hateful things.

    Yep. Except November Rain.

    Coyote
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    Queen – Those Were The Days Of Our Lives. Poignant.

    jerrys
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    UFO – Try Me
    Deep Purple – Soldier of Fortune

    Coyote
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    Queen – Who Wants to Live Forever

    LS
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    When a Blind Man Cries by Deep Purple (basically a better version of Soldier of Fortune above, although that’s still fantastic)
    Love Walked In by Thunder
    Be My Friend by Free
    Still In Love With You has already been done but I’ll second that one.

    Does ‘It’s Late’ by Queen count as a ballad? If so, add that.

    stumpy01
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    Generally not keen on them myself, but if I had to think of a few:

    Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
    More Than Words – Extreme
    Don’t wanna miss a thing – Aerosmith

    Possibly an exception as I love this song – not sure of it’s ballad status though…:

    Black – Pearl Jam

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    Be My Friend by Free

    No no no. A proper rock ballad starts out all sloppy and acoustic then runs into an extended widdle-fest before returning to some pathetic anti-climax. Be My Friend is just a good song.

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    And an absolutely unforgivably terrible 80’s video featuring multiple air-grabs while sporting a facial expression like you’re trying to shit a lego garage?

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    Every Rose has its Thorn – Poison

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    darrell
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    It sounds like Binners has some issues here.

    Perhaps a secret history of going to Jillies in Manchester or one of the cr4ppy rock clubs in Bolton during the 80s

    hodgynd
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    Extend that to blues rock ?
    Joe Bonamassa ..Happier Times ..but also another nod to Free..Be My Friend

    johndoh
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    Home sweet home Motley Crue

    Just hearing the title gives me flashbacks to my teenage bedroom listening to non-stop LPs. I was 18 when it came out.

    johnx2
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    Purple Rain

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    Thunder – Love Walked In.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6qNNtVNeYs[/video]

    fasthaggis
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    End of the night wedding songs,people that never dance,dancing.
    People that would never,ever pout,pouting and wondering about lycra and doing the best air guitar….eva. 😛

    Ro5ey
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    Tribute … Tenacious D

    LS
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    No no no. A proper rock ballad starts out all sloppy and acoustic then runs into an extended widdle-fest before returning to some pathetic anti-climax. Be My Friend is just a good song.

    Fair point!

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    It sounds like Binners has some issues here.

    Perhaps a secret history of going to Jillies in Manchester or one of the cr4ppy rock clubs in Bolton during the 80s

    I used to go to Megadog allnighters at Jillies. Highly unlikely to feature any rock ballads 😀

    mikey74
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    Dream Theater: Ministry of Lost Souls.

    johnx2
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    Surely this is Freebird and Stairway territory?

    LS
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    Neither of those two end as ballads though, they just start slow and build. If you want to include them then you’re getting into Heaven and Hell/Falling Off The Edge Of The World territory, and they most certainly aren’t ballads!

    johnx2
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    A proper rock ballad starts out all sloppy and acoustic then runs into an extended widdle-fest before returning to some pathetic anti-climax.

    = “takes you on a musical journey” 😆 And I would contend that “stairway” does indeed return to a pathetic anti-climax.

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    AC/DC – Ride On

    plumber
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    Every Rose has its Thorn – Poison

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    I’ll raise you the mighty – something to believe in

    wrightyson
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    Pantera:
    Cemetery gates or hollow.

    mikey74
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    Cinderella: Coming Home

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    Queen – Who Wants to Live Forever

    We had this at my Mom’s funeral a few weeks back – I’d forgotten how good it was.

    I’ll also go with:
    Metallica – Nothing Else Matters (played at our wedding as we walked back up the isle)
    Extreme – More Than Words
    Guns ‘N Roses – November Rain & Patience

    [video]https://youtu.be/jhat-xUQ6dw[/video]

    Or Disturbed Sound of Silence
    I was introduced to Queensryche by the brilliant Tommy Vance.

    Add to the list –
    Whitesnake Is This Love
    Def Leppard – Love Bites
    Magnum – Just like an Arrow

    johndoh
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    Good call Monkeysfeet (on Silent Lucidity)

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