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post #1 of 22
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I listen to Led Zeppelin, mostly the first album, dark side of the moon, and music like that. Can ya'll recommend me some other groups?

Thanks!
post #2 of 22

Please tell me this a joke or is that just a badly formed sentence? I read it as Dark Side of the Moon is Led Zeppelin's first album.

 

If not, off the top of the head:

The Who

The Rolling Stones

Neil Young

The Doors

Black Sabbath

Cream

Rush

Deep Purple

Yes

Boston

The Yardbirds

The Kinks


Edited by Radioking59 - 8/27/13 at 4:48pm
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Radioking59 View Post

Please tell me this a joke or is that just a badly formed sentence?

If not, off the top of the head:
The Who
The Rolling Stones
Neil Young
The Doors
Black Sabbath
Cream

Forgive the sentence I'm on my phone.
post #4 of 22
Four and a half decades of music - I'd suggest starting with the rock and roll hall of fame.

Alternately, pick a service like pandora, last.fm, or spotify and see what they recommend based on your start points.


Oh, and the White Stripes. Maybe the Raconteurs, too.
post #5 of 22

I would add:

Aerosmith
Ted Nugent
Blue Oyster Cult
Eagles
Genesis
Jethro Tull
Santana
Journey
Judas Priest
UFO
Scorpions
Moody Blues
Emerson Lake & Palmer
Lucifer's Friend
Uriah Heep
Van Halen
Ten Years After
Jimi Hendrix
Montrose
Focus
Queen
Foreigner
Kiss
Allman Brothers Band
Steely Dan
AC/DC
Thin Lizzy
Robin Trower

Rick Derringer

post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

I would add:


Aerosmith

Ted Nugent

Blue Oyster Cult

Eagles

Genesis

Jethro Tull

Santana

Journey

Judas Priest

UFO

Scorpions

Moody Blues

Emerson Lake & Palmer

Lucifer's Friend

Uriah Heep

Van Halen

Ten Years After

Jimi Hendrix

Montrose

Focus

Queen

Foreigner

Kiss

Allman Brothers Band

Steely Dan

AC/DC

Thin Lizzy

Robin Trower
Rick Derringer

Oh I'm a big Aerosmith fanboy. I listened to their albums so much that I'm a bit tired of it. Lol what I need to do is buy a iPod loaded with lossless rock music.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Radioking59 View Post

Please tell me this a joke or is that just a badly formed sentence? I read it as Dark Side of the Moon is Led Zeppelin's first album.

I meant I listened to Zeppelin's first album "I" a lot, but I also listened to Dark Side Of The Moon way too much as well. I have DSOFM on Vinyl as well as CD. I need more music.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post

Four and a half decades of music - I'd suggest starting with the rock and roll hall of fame.

Alternately, pick a service like pandora, last.fm, or spotify and see what they recommend based on your start points.


Oh, and the White Stripes. Maybe the Raconteurs, too.

Seven Nation Army was ridiculously good biggrin.gif
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by vampire5003 View Post

I listen to Led Zeppelin, mostly the first album, dark side of the moon, and music like that. Can ya'll recommend me some other groups?

Thanks!

 

 

Here's a few I've got in my iTunes. 

 

Eric Clapton / Cream / Derek & the Dominos

 

The Beatles

 

The Rolling Stones

 

Van Halen

 

Eddie Money

 

Black Sabbath

 

Eagles

 

The Who

 

 

 

 

I would just go on iTunes or something like that and start listening to everything, maybe write down stuff you like and look around for the CD.  The format iTunes sells sounds pretty good, but it's still lossy, and I think in quite a few cases, the CD sounds better.

 

Also, check out some of Led Zeppelin's and Pink Floyd's other albums.  I REALLY liked the 2011 Experience Edition of Wish You Were Here.

post #10 of 22

Essential 70s and 80s hard rock:

 

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti is by far my favorite. I also love Houses of the Holy and III, and of course the debut. IMO those four albums hold up so much better than II and IV which get all the acclaim but don't have the staying power. I haven't listened to IV in years, but I listen to Physical Graffiti probably once a week and that's after almost 20 years since I got into Zeppelin. I find Presence to be underrated too.

 

AC/DC - I thought I knew what AC/DC was all about, then I got some of the stuff they did before Highway to Hell and Back in Black. HOLY S***!!! Their old stuff is so mean-sounding, unapologetically dirty, funny as hell and has amazing production value. One crunchy guitar in each speaker snarling nastiness at you while the bass hits you right in the chest. High Voltage is a visceral experience. Powerage, Let There Be Rock, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. All amazing. The later stuff is still good up through the mid-80's, but it lacks the throat-punch impact of the old stuff.

 

UFO - An underrated proto-metal band that has never gotten credit for all the influence it had. Their albums can be uneven, but Lights Out, Force It and No Heavy Petting are all solid albums, and of course Strangers in the Night is universally recognized as one of the top live albums ever made.

 

Van Halen - My favorite is the criminally underrated Fair Warning which is kind of dark and twisted. The first four albums (I, II, Women and Children First and Fair Warning) are all top-notch stuff.

 

Pink Floyd - If you love DSOTM (and there's no reason you should not) then you will also like Wish You Were Here. I would also recommend Meddle, which is IMO when they really figured out what kind of band they were going to be. A lot of people like Animals, but I never "got" that album. Same for The Wall, which has genius moments and ideas but makes too many musical sacrifices for the sake of the story. Same reason I can't listen to The Who's Tommy for example.

 

King Crimson - This is a little more out there but rewarding if you get into it. Try Court of the Crimson King, Larks Tongues in Aspic and Red. Those are probably the most accessibly "hard rock" things they've done.

 

There are so many places you can jump to into more modern music from these few bands. Pink Floyd and King Crimson influences alone probably encompass 90% of the best rock music from the last 20 years, everything from spacey Brit-pop to grunge, alt, post-rock, mathcore, prog metal, you name it, most anything you hear will come from somewhere in those two bands catalogues.

post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

I would add:

Aerosmith
Ted Nugent
Blue Oyster Cult
Eagles
Genesis
Jethro Tull
Santana
Journey
Judas Priest
UFO
Scorpions
Moody Blues
Emerson Lake & Palmer
Lucifer's Friend
Uriah Heep
Van Halen
Ten Years After
Jimi Hendrix
Montrose
Focus
Queen
Foreigner
Kiss
Allman Brothers Band
Steely Dan
AC/DC
Thin Lizzy
Robin Trower

Rick Derringer

Great great recommendations list.

 

Also Robin Trower's Bridge of Sighs, by god does it sound wonderful. Fantastic album and recording. Not to say his other great records.

 

Also some modern acts that are pretty great at harking back to the 70s stoner/sabbath sound

 

The Sword

Spirit Caravan

 

Also Atomic Rooster are worth a check out for something from the 70s similar to Sabbath. Blue Cheer as well.

post #12 of 22

I need to add King's X to the above recs. Awesome, awesome band, deep roots in 70's hard rock and prog with a hint of grunge coming through several years before anybody had ever heard of Pearl Jam. Their first five albums are killer. I truly think they may be the most underrated American rock band ever.

 


Edited by Roboturner913 - 8/30/13 at 2:12pm
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post

The Sword

Yes!

 

Try Red Fang.  They rock out.

 

post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

I would add:

Aerosmith
Ted Nugent
Blue Oyster Cult
Eagles
Genesis
Jethro Tull
Santana
Journey
Judas Priest
UFO
Scorpions
Moody Blues
Emerson Lake & Palmer
Lucifer's Friend
Uriah Heep
Van Halen
Ten Years After
Jimi Hendrix
Montrose
Focus
Queen
Foreigner
Kiss
Allman Brothers Band
Steely Dan
AC/DC
Thin Lizzy
Robin Trower

Rick Derringer

 

Yep....great list , sir.

post #15 of 22

the best start for "classic" rock IMO is rolling stone magazines top 500 albums list.  most of it is in the classic rock genre, and there are some serious gems in there.  it took me years to collect the entire list.

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