What rock band ballad?
Silent Lucidity is just Queensryche doing their ultimate compilation of Pink Floyd bits isn’t it? It sounds like they’ve sampled several parts of The Wall and jumbled them together.Posted 3 years ago
What’s the other one of theirs that sound like the beginning of Empty Spaces?
Not sure LS, but any excuse to play this…Posted 3 years ago
Motorhead – I ain’t no nice guyPosted 3 years ago
Black Sabbath – Changes
maybe, but the Ozzy and Kelly version was bloody awful
Also, why do folks keep saying Queen is rock?Posted 3 years ago
Probably because they started out as a rock band ..before they became a pop bandPosted 3 years ago
Does this count?Posted 3 years ago
Also, why do folks keep saying Queen is rock?
Probably because they started out as a rock band ..before they became a pop band
This is an argument that:
a) past its sell-by-date in about 1985
b) should only be allowed if all protagonists are clad in double denim.
+1 for Every Rose Has its Thorn as the apotheosis of the genre.Posted 3 years ago
My Immortal by Evanescence.Posted 3 years ago
The Best of Times – STYX from Paradise Theatre.
Babe – STYX from CornerstonePosted 3 years ago
Testament – Return to Serenity.Posted 3 years ago
Live, Queen were always very much a rock band. On record, they were a rock up to, and including, A Kind of Magic, at least.Posted 3 years ago
I used to go to Megadog allnighters at Jillies. Highly unlikely to feature any rock ballads
I used to go to One Tree IslandPosted 3 years ago
A rock ballad thread and not one mention of Meatloaf?Posted 3 years ago
Motorhead – 1916.Posted 3 years ago
Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Ballad of Curtis Loew.
[video]https://youtu.be/H7vk5keNbRc[/video]Posted 3 years ago
Slayer’s Reign in Blood surely?!Posted 3 years ago
Marillion – Kayleigh, soft rock cheesefest.Posted 3 years ago
Can’t believe no one’s mentioned Aerosmith yet.. Don’t want to close my eyes.
Also of worthy note Bryan Adams, every thing I do.Posted 3 years ago
What I love best about that song other than being a legitimate great ballad, is that the powers that be, in the Robin hood film, for which it was commissioned, hated it so much they just used it as music for the end credits, the song went on to stay in the charts for longer than the known universe has existed.
Alice Cooper- PoisonPosted 3 years ago
Ozzy Osbourne- Mama I’m Comin’ Home.
A rock ballad thread and not one mention of Meatloaf?
Ah of course, which proves my point about how rubbish rock ballads are.Posted 3 years ago
Let us not forget this master piece..
[video]https://youtu.be/ofA3URC1wyk[/video]Posted 3 years ago
I’ve got a soft spot for rock ballads, apart from Extreme More Than Words which is just makes my skin crawlPosted 3 years ago
Heart – Alone
Ann Wilson. The best female voice in Rock. 😀Posted 3 years ago
Can I have a cover version as it is waaay better than the original? Nine Inch Nails ‘Hurt’ but the Johnny Cash version. Haunting to say the least.Posted 3 years ago
Mikey 74 ..Queen..I saw them ( I’m guessing the year before you were born)in ’73 at Newcastle City Hall and they were very much a rock band ..stayed with them up to and including ” A Night At The Opera”..that was about as much as I could stomach in terms of their commercialism / pop sensibilities ..Posted 3 years ago
Ann Wilson. The best
femalevoice in Rock
Fixed that for you 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Dream Theater – Wither
[video]https://youtu.be/PpMDEQSwXjw[/video]Posted 3 years ago
Can I have a cover version as it is waaay better than the original?
I don’t know about better but janis joplins version of me and Bobby mcgee is certainly equivalent to kris kristophersons.
Not strictly rock though, more country.
Although sheryl crow nails it here, shame kris kinda ruined it by being out of time..
[video]https://youtu.be/UKJ-49RbIjA[/video]Posted 3 years ago
No no no. A
propercrappy 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.
A good song is a good song, regardless of the ‘genre’, for want of a better word. A good rock ballad should have the same sort of power as any good rock song, only carrying more emotional content.Posted 3 years ago
Christ knows there’s loads of crap rock songs, G’n’R’s entire back catalogue makes up a significant portion! 😉
Never been quite sure whether this could be classed as a ‘power-ballad’ or not, it certainly opens with an acoustic guitar…
Mother Love Bone.
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HffbME_B7JQ[/video]Posted 3 years ago
Mother Love Bone ..brilliant band and over way too soon..nice onePosted 3 years ago
While I do like a bit of cheese and a lot of metal, there are many rock ballads that are neither. And some deserve a mention:
[video]https://youtu.be/iYYRH4apXDo[/video]Posted 3 years ago
And the best rock-band ballad to ever be dedicated to Cthulhu (not to mention the most disturbing video ever to feature Bojo, Bliar and Busch all in one place). In fact the whole thing (incredible as it is) should probably be classified as unsafe for owt:
[video]https://youtu.be/YBT-UhVYpVg[/video]Posted 3 years ago
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