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    Hmmm... seeing as some folks on here are going retro anyway (*looking at SEEN*)... and like 70's classic and hard rock... just thought I'm gonna start this thread.

    I mean... we all know that (in alphabetical order) Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin were the rock Gods of the early 70's.

    Kinda hard to pick a fav of those tho... I personally like 'em all. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    Just depends on my mood who of the three I'd prefer to crank up on a certain day, I guess. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    So... everyone's personal preference and comments welcome! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Deep Purple for me, which I'm sure will come as a great surprise [img]smile.gif[/img] It's all about the live performance and those guys ruled that field. They had two lead instrumentalists who communicated almost telepathically in the early days. Gillan is by far my favourite singer, as is Paice my fav. drummer - for the groove baby

    Sabbath is a close second though. Mid 70s they released a string of innovative hard rock albums which no one has ever matched nor ever will. Bill Ward is grossly underrated as a drummer - listen carefully, he has that Moon like percussion as a lead instrument thing going.

    Zep is a distant third. I can see they are a great band, but they don't do much for me. I know all their albums inside out and have done for twenty years. But, I dunno - they're kind of the budweiser of hard rock. Decent and very popular - but they don't have the power of Sabbath, the virtuosity of Purple, the blues sleaze of the Stones or the bombastity (is that a word?) of The Who. Jack of All Trades, master of none IMO - Plant's voice grates, Page is a great arranger but a sloppy lead player, Bonham was great - but I'd take Moon, Paice or Ward.

    [ February 13, 2002 at 05:23 PM: Message edited by: Jonathan ]</p>
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    Deep Purple: If they would've toned down the keyboards I'd probably like them more. It's not the presence of the keyboards, but the sound they make - very grating (to me).
    Black Sabbath: I like a lot of what they did musically - I don't have any albums - just a crummy tape of Paranoid that I made with my *soundesign* in college. Should get that CD someday. Would like them better if they weren't so into evil and darkness and all that.
    Led Zeppelin - have all their albums except the two greatest hits packages that came out a year or so ago. Very uneven band - when they were good, they kicked a**, but when they weren't... Production isn't always what it could be I don't think either. Still, since they are the only one of the 3 that I own any albums from, I guess I'd have to say that they were my favourite out of this group. But for the '70s, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, KISS and probably some others I'm not thinking of right now would be ahead...

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    Musically I have to vote for Sabbath as the TRUE originators of Heavy Metal. While Purple was doing Neil Diamond covers and Zeppelin was dividing their albums between hippy folk music and straight blues covers, Ozzy and friends were launching the all out assault of distortion and Satanism that metal would be synonymous with.

    In terms of integrity, I would have to vote for Zeppelin. Even though Page has recently done some lame things, like collaborate with Covercheeseball and Puffy, they never exploited the name of Led Zeppelin on a band that WASN'T. Where on the other hand, both Sabbath and Purple have become JOKES with their revolving door lineups.
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    Led Zeppelin will always be my second-favorite band behind VH. Black Sabbath is somewhere in my top five. I got into Deep Purple a while ago, but I like Zeppelin and Sabbath a lot more.
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    I would place Black Sabbath first, Zep second, and Purple last.

    Black Sabbath is eerie, bonecrushing and swinging all at the same time. Faeries Wear Boots is a prime example of this. I LOVE CLASSIC BLACK SABBATH!

    Zep had it's arrangements, compositions and the blues, but they never hooked me like Sabbath.

    I never really got into Purple - no partivular reason, just never did much for me...

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    Zeppelin is my third favorite band behind VH and AC/DC. When your talking about the best had rock bands of all time though, I agree with the VH1 list, these guys are the cream of the crop. They have so many great songs and they have probably the single best hard rock album of all time in Zep 4.

    I'm just starting to get more and more into Black Sabbath. My brother just got me Black Sabbath/ The Last Supper DVD and it's great. Ozzy cracks me up! Bill Ward, Geezer, Tony Iommi, these guys are all superb musicians and together with Ozzy well let's just say that they were bound to shake up the world which is exactly what they did.

    I don't know much about Deep Purple or many of their songs except for "Knocking at Your Back Door". So, I really can't comment on them.
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    Originally posted by billy007:
    Would like them better if they weren't so into evil and darkness and all that.
    As far as I know, Jimmy Page was more into satanism and evil stuff than all 4 members of Black Sabbath together. He even bought Aleister Crowleys house. to Sabbath, their image was a bit of a joke.

    Anyway, 1st for me is Black Sabbath,
    and Deep Purple and Led Zep are both on a shared second place. I prefer Rainbow over DP though! one of my favourite bands with any singer except that short-haired bloke. (forgot his name)

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    Originally posted by m4rk0:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by billy007:
    Would like them better if they weren't so into evil and darkness and all that.
    As far as I know, Jimmy Page was more into satanism and evil stuff than all 4 members of Black Sabbath together. He even bought Aleister Crowleys house. to Sabbath, their image was a bit of a joke.

    Anyway, 1st for me is Black Sabbath,
    and Deep Purple and Led Zep are both on a shared second place. I prefer Rainbow over DP though! one of my favourite bands with any singer except that short-haired bloke. (forgot his name)
    </font>[/QUOTE]Short-haired bloke?! As for Sabbath, you could mean Tony Martin then.

    As for Rainbow... short-haired singers?!?!

    Anyway... yeah, Rainbow kicked ass. Especially in the Dio era. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    My fav DP song still is Perfect Strangers, btw.
    I'm a Dirty-Faced Kid... so could some cute female do me the favor and lick me clean, please?!<br /><br />"Nobody rules these streets at night but me... the ATOMIC PUNK!" - DLR (1978)<br /><br />"This must be just like living in paradise... and I don't wanna go home" - DLR (1988)<br /><br />"So put it off until judgment day... I bear the cross on judgment day" - Sammy Hagar (1991)<br /><br />Obey the DFK!<br /><br /><b>IF YOU'RE DFK... YOU'RE DFK 4 LIFE!</b>

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    Originally posted by Atomic Punk DLR:

    As for Rainbow... short-haired singers?!?!
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    Originally posted by Jonathan:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Atomic Punk DLR:

    As for Rainbow... short-haired singers?!?!
    Graham Bonnet</font>[/QUOTE]Ahh yeah... I like Bonnet's voice. Just not seen too many pix of him, since his stint with the band was quite short.
    I'm a Dirty-Faced Kid... so could some cute female do me the favor and lick me clean, please?!<br /><br />"Nobody rules these streets at night but me... the ATOMIC PUNK!" - DLR (1978)<br /><br />"This must be just like living in paradise... and I don't wanna go home" - DLR (1988)<br /><br />"So put it off until judgment day... I bear the cross on judgment day" - Sammy Hagar (1991)<br /><br />Obey the DFK!<br /><br /><b>IF YOU'RE DFK... YOU'RE DFK 4 LIFE!</b>

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    Originally posted by Jonathan:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Atomic Punk DLR:

    As for Rainbow... short-haired singers?!?!
    Graham Bonnet</font>[/QUOTE]that's the one..
    But it's not that I don't like his voice. I just didn't think down to earth was as good as the other albums.
    I actually thought he was great with Yngwie!

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    Zeppelin definitely. If they hadn't come about, Sabbath and Purple wouldn't have broke nearly as big. I agree with FORD's integrity issue. They had the grace to bow out with style. They had it all. Some people love or hate Plant's voice, but in it's time it was something to behold. Jimmy Page may not have been the best live player, but his talents in the studio as both player and producer broke major ground in rock recording. John Paul Jones was (and is) just a stellar musician, period. Not many rock bands have guys that can write entire symphony arrangements. Plus he had one of the best bass groove styles ever. John Bonham is the drummer that all other power drummers are compared to. He could practically play double bass on one foot! And just look at the styles of music they explored. They switch so many gears on just Houses of the Holy alone.
    I do love Black Sabbath as well. They are the essence of heavy metal. They were never truly evil. Just listening to their lyrics closely shows that. Their power holds up against anything today. I always thought slower metal is so much more powerful than thrash or speed. I just wish they had some true remasters out.
    Never got into Deep Purple. I just don't like the whole 70's keyboard thing. All of those bands sound the same to me whether it's DP, Kansas, Boston, you name it. Thank god Van Halen came around and gave rock a much-needed kick to the balls. Although I'd say that AC/DC with Bon Scott comes right behind Zep and Sabbath for me in the 70's. They absolutely slayed in their time.
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    I dig em all!!!!!!!!!! But I LOVE SABBATH!!!!! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    I think I am a little sick of Zep...

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    Deep Purple, fantastic with In Rock, Machine Head, Made in Japan and Burn, lost it after that.
    Led Zep, ditto with the first 5 albums, Zep 2 for me is their best.
    Sabbath, wow, those first 4 albums are magic. The whole Satanic thing was a joke for them, they were embarrassed when Anton Levey did his whole Satanic ceremony album release thing in the US. Ozzy mentioned these wierd people would turn up with candles at hotels chanting, the band would go sing Happy Birthday and blow them out!
    How about Thin Lizzy? Another fantastic guitar band, who really let rip with the onslaught of Jailbreak, Johnny the Fox, Live and Dangerous, Bad Reputation and Black Rose. Check out the video Live at the Rainbow from 1978 to see what I mean.
    Budgie was another although under appreciated, Metallica have covered their Breadfan and Crash Course in Brain Surgery songs.
    I think the British had the whole rock scene wrapped up for most of the 70's, then hit back in the early 80's with Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard. All good for music in general I say.
    Here's hoping another metal revival whether from the US, UK, Europe or Australasia is on its way!

 

 

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