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  • What rock band ballad?
  • Premier Icon LS
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    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.
    What’s the other one of theirs that sound like the beginning of Empty Spaces?

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Not sure LS, but any excuse to play this…
    [video]https://youtu.be/CNdOsL4Xe7Q[/video]

    Premier Icon markshires
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    Motorhead – I ain’t no nice guy

    Premier Icon CharlieMungus
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    Black Sabbath – Changes

    maybe, but the Ozzy and Kelly version was bloody awful

    Also, why do folks keep saying Queen is rock?

    Premier Icon hodgynd
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    Probably because they started out as a rock band ..before they became a pop band

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    [video]http://vimeo.com/34869601[/video]

    Does this count?

    Premier Icon edlong
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    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.

    Premier Icon unovolo
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    My Immortal by Evanescence.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    I’ll play..

    The Best of Times – STYX from Paradise Theatre.
    [video]https://youtu.be/_fzJGxpcenc[/video]

    And/Or

    Babe – STYX from Cornerstone
    [video]https://youtu.be/yaVyQS1T7TY[/video]

    Premier Icon porlus
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    Testament – Return to Serenity.

    Premier Icon mikey74
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    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.

    Premier Icon darrell
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    I used to go to Megadog allnighters at Jillies. Highly unlikely to feature any rock ballads

    Megadog -skanky

    I used to go to One Tree Island

    Premier Icon torsoinalake
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    A rock ballad thread and not one mention of Meatloaf?

    Premier Icon centralscrutinizer
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    Motorhead – 1916.
    Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Ballad of Curtis Loew.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    [video]https://youtu.be/H7vk5keNbRc[/video]

    Premier Icon rascal
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    Slayer’s Reign in Blood surely?!

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    Marillion – Kayleigh, soft rock cheesefest.

    Premier Icon mattyfez
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    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.
    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.

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Alice Cooper- Poison
    Or
    Ozzy Osbourne- Mama Iโ€™m Cominโ€™ Home.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    A rock ballad thread and not one mention of Meatloaf?

    Ah of course, which proves my point about how rubbish rock ballads are.

    Premier Icon mattyfez
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    Let us not forget this master piece..

    [video]https://youtu.be/ofA3URC1wyk[/video]

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    I’ve got a soft spot for rock ballads, apart from Extreme More Than Words which is just makes my skin crawl

    Premier Icon rumbledethumps
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    Heart – Alone

    Ann Wilson. The best female voice in Rock. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon lotto
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    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.

    Premier Icon hodgynd
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    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 ..

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Ann Wilson. The best female voice in Rock

    Fixed that for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon ji
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    Dream Theater – Wither

    [video]https://youtu.be/PpMDEQSwXjw[/video]

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    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.

    [video]https://youtu.be/G-J7mLyD3yc[/video]

    Joplin
    [video]https://youtu.be/c7CtqwyxHM0[/video]

    Although sheryl crow nails it here, shame kris kinda ruined it by being out of time..

    [video]https://youtu.be/UKJ-49RbIjA[/video]

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    No no no. A proper crappy 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.
    Christ knows there’s loads of crap rock songs, G’n’R’s entire back catalogue makes up a significant portion! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Never been quite sure whether this could be classed as a ‘power-ballad’ or not, it certainly opens with an acoustic guitar…
    [video]https://youtu.be/tz1DgHYYIPM[/video]

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    Mother Love Bone.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HffbME_B7JQ[/video]

    Premier Icon hodgynd
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    Mother Love Bone ..brilliant band and over way too soon..nice one

    Premier Icon Malvern Rider
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    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]
    [video]https://youtu.be/q4VWKbZkIcM[/video]
    [video]https://youtu.be/VpMGWOAAKs4[/video]

    Premier Icon Malvern Rider
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    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]

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