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BongoBob
04-02-2007, 02:56 AM
Well I've gotten into more classic rock lately, and purchased GNR - Appetite For Destruction and AC/DC - Highway to hell. I already have Ozzy Ozbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz and David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust on my list of albums to acquire, and I was hoping that the classic rock lovers here could give me some more suggestions to add to the list. I know Z already told me to get Queen - A Night At The Opera and Aerosmith - Rocks. So please help me out my fellow swampies.

*goes off huming Paradise City*

Boba Rhett
04-02-2007, 04:57 AM
Forgive me for using the term Classic Rock very loosely in my choices(because I just shove it under my awesomeness category) but in the end, I hope you'll thank me because I'm listing staples I feel everyone should have. :D Get a pen and open up itunes (or whatever), my lad.

*takes deep breath*


AC/DC - Back In Black

AC/DC - Hells Bells

AC/DC - Thunderstruck

AC/DC - TNT

AC/DC - Who Made Who

Aerosmith - Eat The Rich

Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion

Aerosmith - What It Takes

Alice Cooper - Schools Out For The Summer

Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Black Sabbath - Iron Man

Black Sabbath - Crazy Train

Blues Traveler - Secret Agent Man

Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69

Chris Isaak - Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing

Credence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner

Credence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising

Credence Clearwater Revival - Brown Eyed Girl

Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love

David Bowie - Golden years

David Bowie - Major Tom

David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

David Bowie - Under Pressure

Death By Stereo - Little Fighter

Deep Purple - Smoke Over Water

Def Leopard - Pour Some Sugar On Me

Dick Dale - Miserlou

Don Mclean - American Pie

Donovan - Sunshine Superman

Doors, The - Riders On The Storm

Duran Duran - A View To A Kill

Eagles - Hotel California

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus

GNR - Welcome to the Jungle

GNR - Live and Let Die

GNR - Don't Cry

GNR - Sweet Child O' Mine

GNR - Pantience

GNR - November Rain

GNR - You Could Be Mine

GNR - Yesterdays

GNR - Civil War

George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone

Hollies - Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress

Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be Square

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Jimmy Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

Jimmy Hendrix - Little Wing

Jimmy Hendrix - Purple Haze

Kinks, The - All Day And All Of The Night

Kinks, The - You've Really Got Me

Knack, The - My Sharona

Led Zeppelin - Over the Hills and Far Away

Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop

Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song

Led Zeppelin - Ramble On

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin - Black Mountain Side

Led Zeppelin - Tangerine

Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman

Roy Orbison - Dream Baby

Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

Rolling Stones - Satisfaction

Safaris - Wipe out

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane

Styx - Lady

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride

Troggs - Wild Thing

Tesla - Love Song

Ted Nugent - Stranglehold

Tom Petty - Last Dance With Mary Jane

Tom Petty - Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Tom Petty - Won't Back Down

Tommy Tutone - 867-5309

Verve, The - Bittersweet Symphony

Ventures - Walk Don't Run

Van Halen - Eruption

Van Halen - Jump

Van Halen - Panama



*huff huff huff* I'm sure I'll think of more later. Have fun!

BongoBob
04-02-2007, 06:03 AM
That is quite a list Rhett. Thanks man :thumbsup:

Btw, Ozzy did Crazy Train on his own and not with Sabbath if I'm not mistaken >.> <.<

Pho3nix
04-02-2007, 07:39 AM
That is quite a list Rhett. Thanks man :thumbsup:

Btw, Ozzy did Crazy Train on his own and not with Sabbath if I'm not mistaken >.> <.<

Yes.

And Rhett there's an extra 'e' in Creedence Clearwater Revival. :p

Another good CCR song is Fortunate Son.

Det. Bart Lasiter
04-02-2007, 09:01 AM
Not here in the U.S. of A. there isn't.

Jeff
04-02-2007, 11:17 AM
My classic rock faves are David Bowie, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Elton John.

TiE23
04-02-2007, 11:46 AM
I've been listening to the Guitar Hero 2 sound track a hell-uv-a-lot lately. My favorite songs:


"Hangar 18" - Megadeth (Song turns awesome at 2:50)

"Institutionalized" - Suicidal Tendencies (Just like it...)

"Misirlou" - Dick Dale (Fast....)

"Beast and the Harlot" - Avenged Sevenfold (Most pure rock song I've heard)

"Jessica" - The Allman Brothers Band (Not heavy at all, fun)

"Madhouse" - Anthrax (Starting is funny)

"Who Was in My Room Last Night?" - Butthole Surfers (Very catchy)

"Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - The Rolling Stones (Addictive song)

"Woman" - Wolfmother (Catchy stuff)

"Psychobilly Freakout" - The Reverend Horton Heat (Crazy)

"Elephant Bones" - That Handsome Devil (Funny lyrics)

"Gemini" - Brian Kahanek

"Jordan" - Buckethead

"Stop!" - Jane's Addiction

"Less Talk More Rokk" - Freezepop (Starts out good, gets kinda annoying later though)

And this...

"Yes We Can" - Made in Mexico

I actually never listened to it before on my Zen but when I fell asleep with the thing on I woke-up during this song. I thought I was getting attacked by ghosts or something.

BongoBob
04-02-2007, 02:04 PM
Those are the songs I constantly listen to as well TiE, GH1 and 2 is what got me into alot of good classic rock.

Tyrion
04-02-2007, 03:14 PM
The Beatles - Everything. EVERYTHING. At the very least, Strawberry Fields Forever.

Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Nobody's Fault but Mine, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, The Immigrant Song, and Black Dog.

The Who - Baba O'Riley, I Can See for Miles, Happy Jack, and Pinball Wizard.

ACDC - Back in Black, You Shook Me All Night Long

GNR - Sweet Child o' Mine

Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing, Castles Made of Sand, Purple Haze, Voodoo Child, Machine Gun, All Along the Watchtower, and Bold as Love.

Van Halen - Panama, Jump, You Really Got Me, and Ain't Talkin' Bout Love.

Rush - Tom Sawyer, Subdivisions.

Pixies - Where is my Mind?, Debaser, Monkey Gone to Heaven.

Pink Floyd - Time, Comfortably Numb, Interstellar Overdrive, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, and Dogs.

Jethro Tull - Aqualung

Metallica - Pretty much all of the Master of Puppets album, One, Enter Sandman.

Megadeth - Pretty much all of Rust in Peace, in particular Hangar 18 and The Punishment Due.

Cream - Tales of Brave Ulysses, Sunshine of your Love.

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Wooden Ships, Shadow Captain, and Daylight Again. Possibly Woodstock, but I'd much rather recommend the Joni Mitchell original version.

Bruce Springsteen - The River, Born to Run, Born in the USA.

Prince - Purple Rain

Funkadelic/Parliament - Maggot Brain(YESYESYESYESYESYES! If you love sweet awesome epic [insert adjectives of praise ad infinitum] guitar work, listen to the song.)

JKLE_Cougar
04-02-2007, 03:33 PM
all you need is some good ol Creedence Clearwater Revival :p

ZBomber
04-02-2007, 04:19 PM
I gotta go but...

Elton John - Captain Fantastic
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Animals

Those are all albums as well as the 2 I listed before, because as you go through classic rock you'll find the best songs are the ones you never hear on the radio ;)

Negative Sun
04-02-2007, 05:07 PM
I'm talking albums here:

T.Rex ~ The Slider (amazing Classic Rock/Glam Rock album)
Ramones ~ Ramones, Road To Ruin, Rocket To Russia, Brain Drain, Pleasant Dreams (Incredible 70s Punk Rock band, the godfathers of Punk and almost all the alternative scene that came after)
Judas Priest ~ British Steel, Screaming For Vengeance
Nazareth ~ Hair of the Dog, Expect no Mercy
Dire Straits ~ Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms

Tinny
04-02-2007, 05:19 PM
Long lists but no Queen?


....:'(

Negative Sun
04-02-2007, 05:57 PM
Queen - A Night At The Opera
What do you call that?

ZBomber
04-02-2007, 06:09 PM
Mostly everything on my Last.FM is classic rock, and all of it is gold

http://www.last.fm/user/ZBomber/

EDIT - Oh, and I definetly said Queen. Queen is the best classic rock band ever. Seriously. RIP Freddie.

milo
04-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a prayer

WHOAAAAAAAA LIVIN' ON A PRAYYYER TAKE MAH HAND WE'LL MAKE IT AHHH SWEAAARRR WHOAAAAAAAA

YEAH \m/

Also, listen to Dio - Rainbow in the Dark, Rush - Spirit of Radio, and Guns n' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine.

Not sure if that all fits under classic rock, but w/e it's all good stuff.

ZBomber
04-02-2007, 06:34 PM
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a prayer

I can do that on talkbox <3

Rush is an incredible band too... the 2112 album is awesome. Neil Peart is the best drummer ever and Geddy Lee is the best bassist ever. Seeing them this June.

Mike Windu
04-02-2007, 07:21 PM
Sweet Child o Mine is my favorite song, ever.

Guitar Hero songs not withstanding...

Billy Joel - Piano Man

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire

The Hollies - Long Cool Woman

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky

Any Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin/Queen

Jimi Hendrix - Red House

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle (Seal's cover of the same song on the Space Jam soundtrack is nice. Personally I like Seal's cover because that's what I grew up with)

The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

The Police - Roxanne

The Monkees - Daydream Believer

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused

Cat Stevens - Peace Train

If you're looking into a general soundtrack of badassity - Remember the Titans has a good mix of classic rock and soul/disco stuff.


I might get more stuff later. My tastes are kinda varied in terms of classic rock though.

Hermie
04-02-2007, 09:16 PM
I agree with Zed (<3), what should be named are albums, not specific songs. Not only are most albums a single experience, with a certain feel or mood to each and every one, one might also discover new favourite songs that never were played on the radio.



As far as AC/DC goes, Highway to Hell and Back in Black are definetly the very peak of their albums so far. Also worth a check-out are the live albums If You Want Blood (You've Got It) and AC/DC LIVE.

Deep Purple are also really worth checking out, especially their Mk II line-up albums, like Machine Head and In Rock. They have what I think is the perfect blend between driving rythms, a hard-hitting yet melodic dynamic between guitar and organ, and solid, high-pitched screamed vocals with just witty enough lyrics.

Led Zeppelin cannot go unmentioned, and although a lot of people say IV is the best album, I find I prefer II, because of the harder edge it has.

The Rolling Stones are also givens, I can sit and listen to Beggar's Banquet and Exile on Main Street over and over, and never cease to be amazed by the energy the band produces in their music.


Far too few people are aware of The Doors. They play psychedelic blues rock that grips you by the heart, and just wont let go. If you can, check out their selftitled album.



That's it for now, do tell if you want more, or more indepth about a band... <.<

swphreak
04-02-2007, 09:17 PM
Iron Man!

I'm not a diehard classic rock listener, but I do listen to it when it's on the radio. This station is pretty decent, you can listen over the net (their morning show is awesome). (www.rock105i.com)

I've also been listening to some ACDC, Def Leppard, Scorpians, Boston, ZZ Top, and whatever is playing on that station.

Fish.Stapler
04-02-2007, 09:30 PM
Definitely look into Rush. There's a lot of good stuff there. It's so good I don't even know where to start reccommending stuff, their popular songs and lesser-known songs are equally good, but it's definitely not often radio-worthy (satellite radio ftw) and can be a major acquired taste. Natural Science, Tom Sawyer, Earthshine, The Spirit of Radio, 2112, Something for Nothing...you've got me started and I won't shut up now :D.

Look into IV and II by Led Zeppelin, and basically everything the other people have said. It's all good.

MrWally
04-02-2007, 09:59 PM
Queen. Just listen to them. Platinum Collection is great but I'd definitely suggest "A Night at the Opera" with "The Prophet's Song" being their best song :D

Also:

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (more prog rock I guess, but still great)
Electric Light Orchestra
Styx
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
Jethro Tull
THE BEATLES

I'll think of more after I go though my music library :D

BongoBob
04-03-2007, 02:10 AM
TBH, I was hoping for more Album Suggestions than Specific songs.

Thanks everyone for all the advice though. My next purchases are going to be Blizzard Of Ozz and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust, then hopefully Led Zeppelin II or IV.

FiEND_138
04-03-2007, 03:27 AM
Far too few people are aware of The Doors. They play psychedelic blues rock that grips you by the heart, and just wont let go. If you can, check out their selftitled album.
:thmbup1: Or maybe have a listen to Morrison Hotel or the L.A. Woman album if your looking for some pure good old fashioned rock n' roll.

Suicidal Tendencies - Prime Cuts (Just to cover the basic ST stuff.)

Carnivore - Retaliation - (If your into Type O Negative & want to hear them before they took the heavier vampire influenced feel)

Iron Maiden - Killers & Number of the Beast

Misfits - Static Age & Earth A.D.

MrWally
04-03-2007, 06:17 PM
TBH, I was hoping for more Album Suggestions than Specific songs.

Thanks everyone for all the advice though. My next purchases are going to be Blizzard Of Ozz and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust, then hopefully Led Zeppelin II or IV.


I prefer IV, if I remember correctly.

Commander Obi-Wan
04-03-2007, 08:10 PM
How'bout some Lynyrd Skynyrd? Maybe....

"Sweet Home Alabama!"

ZBomber
04-03-2007, 08:25 PM
II is better in my opinion. IV is too commercial, but thats just me. Half the album was released as singles. You'd maybe be getting 4 songs you havent heard before.

And another album for the day:
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

I <3 Hermie... listen to everything he says

Tyrion
04-03-2007, 09:34 PM
In terms of albums, I'd recommend Axis:Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix as must-buy albums. For Led Zeppelin, IV has most of the songs everyone loves but Houses of the Holy is a better buy in my opinion; No Quarter, Song Remains the Same, and Over the Hills and Far Away are all excellent songs.

Besides that, I'd recommend Abbey Road and Revolver by the Beatles. Actually, I'm not even going to recommend it, I'll yell it out:

BUY ABBEY ROAD AND REVOLVER!!!

It's a cardinal sin to not listen to those albums at least once in your life.

GonkH8er
04-03-2007, 10:28 PM
Sure the beatles are good. But its not music that makes you sit there afterwards and go "wow...". I wouldnt classify them as MUST LISTEN albums, and I enjoy the beatles as much as the next guy.

Albums like Dark Side of the Moon on the other hand....

El Sitherino
04-03-2007, 10:46 PM
The only good song by Led Zeppelin is Dazed and Confused, after that Zeppelin sucks. And even that isn't an amazing song, simply a fun song.

If you want kickass jams, go with The Who.

Curt-Man
04-03-2007, 11:09 PM
I know its your opinion and your not supposed ot argue wiht opinion but...What the heck are you talking about!??!?

milo
04-03-2007, 11:55 PM
The only good song by Led Zeppelin is Dazed and Confused, after that Zeppelin sucks. And even that isn't an amazing song, simply a fun song.

If you want kickass jams, go with The Who.
*cough* Black Dog *cough*

MrWally
04-03-2007, 11:57 PM
Yeah, The Who is very nice.

Presence is also a nice Zeppelin album, if you are interested.

And definitely check out Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" ...You won't regret it :D

ZBomber
04-04-2007, 12:00 AM
Physical Grafitti is the definite Zeppelin to me

RoxStar
04-04-2007, 12:18 AM
The only good song by Led Zeppelin is Dazed and Confused, after that Zeppelin sucks.


The gauntlet has been thrown.

Boba Rhett
04-04-2007, 12:40 AM
I'm not entirely sure on the dynamics of the rule but I'm fairly certain such Zeppelin slander must immediately be followed by a battle royale.

Q
04-04-2007, 01:18 AM
Funkadelic/Parliament - Maggot Brain(YESYESYESYESYESYES! If you love sweet awesome epic [insert adjectives of praise ad infinitum] guitar work, listen to the song.)
OH, F*** YEAH! Tyrion knows what's up!:thumbsup:

I'd add Funkintelechy to that because my favorite Clinton quote is in that song, as well as in my sig.

Det. Bart Lasiter
04-04-2007, 01:31 AM
I'm not entirely sure on the dynamics of the rule but I'm fairly certain such Zeppelin slander must immediately be followed by a battle royale.
That movie was awesome.

Tyrion
04-04-2007, 02:19 AM
Sure the beatles are good. But its not music that makes you sit there afterwards and go "wow...". I wouldnt classify them as MUST LISTEN albums, and I enjoy the beatles as much as the next guy.

Albums like Dark Side of the Moon on the other hand....

It's funny, I had the reverse experiences on my end. Beatles songs like Strawberry Fields Forever and A Day in the Life never cease to amaze me, but Dark Side of the Moon wasn't terribly interesting to me; in fact, I think it's the worst of the post-Meddle Pink Floyd albums. Wish You Were Here has a special place in my heart, to tell you the truth...

Jeff
04-04-2007, 11:11 AM
It's funny, I had the reverse experiences on my end. Beatles songs like Strawberry Fields Forever and A Day in the Life never cease to amaze me, but Dark Side of the Moon wasn't terribly interesting to me; in fact, I think it's the worst of the post-Meddle Pink Floyd albums. Wish You Were Here has a special place in my heart, to tell you the truth...I like Dark Side of the Moon alright but Wish You Were Here is my favorite of their albums.

Mace MacLeod
04-05-2007, 08:18 PM
The Who: Who's next, Greatest Hits.

Van Halen: I, II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, Diver Down, 1984.

Deep Purple: When We Rock We Rock, When We Roll We Roll; Perfect Strangers.

Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol. IV.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Whichever album has "Saturday Night Special" on it.

Judas Priest: Rocka Rolla, Sad Wings of Destiny, Sinner.

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland, Are You Experienced?

The Dead Kennedys: Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death (for you young'uns who want to know what real punk sounds like).

Boston: Boston.

I'm sure (as always) I'll think of about 50 others after I log off...