Great Rock And Metal Bands Of The 70's And 80's



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08.02.2012 - 21:27
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kual21
I'm listening again the discography of UFO, one of the greatest names of rock and metal history...

Also, recently I wrote an article about Captain Beyond, a promising and amazing band that disappeared in the 70's...go check the article if you want more information about the band.


What's in your opinion the greatest rock bands in the 70's and 80's? It doesn't matter if they are famous or not...Captain Beyond is not that famous at all and are an amazing band...

Give me your top 5.. Thanks..
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09.02.2012 - 00:49
IronAngel
Haha, what a topic. What do you mean by rock? Hard rock, glam rock and that type of thing specifically, or anything loosely categorized as rock? Rock over two decades is a lot of ground to cover. >_>

If we're sticking to bands rather than solo artists, and try to avoid borderline cases (like the Cocteau Twins) my quick list might look something like this:

The Cure
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Joy Division
Black Sabbath
The Smiths

Those are the kind of big bands that immediately come to mind when I think of the 70s or 80s. With some work, I could probably make a much more accurate list. It's pretty boring to list the best bands when those decades were really a high point for solo artists:

Joni Mitchell
Kate Bush
Tom Waits
Brian Eno
Paul Simon
Leonard Cohen
Nick Drake
Laura Nyro

Could go on and on, but I think the best thing about especially the 70s were the folky singer-songwriters. The 80s saw plenty of interesting new genres and movements. Rock was really not a strong point for either decade.
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09.02.2012 - 01:47
metalheadpunk
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Pink Floyd
Joe Walsh
Kansas
Boston
Dire Straits
Fleetwood Mac
Toto
Grateful Dead
Rainbow
UFO
There is alot of that hard rock and classic rock that i enjoy. Righteous stuff.
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09.02.2012 - 02:00
Boxcar Willy
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Boston
AC/DC
Rainbow
Iron Butterfly
Ratt
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09.02.2012 - 09:30
Valentin B
Iconoclast
I think Axe is one of those "forgotten" bands, they play basically a more straightforward version of Deep Purple / UFO version of keyboard hard rock. Some amazing songs from them include "Burn This City Down", "Silent Soldiers" and one of my newly favorite ballads ever, "Battles", which features an absolutely beastly powerful chorus and guitar solo.

I discovered them while checking out the bands in this year's Sweden Rock Festival line-up.
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10.02.2012 - 23:35
Apatheria
How 'bout Lucifer's Friend? Another forgotten band, but they have a damn fine s/t record from 1970.
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18.04.2015 - 16:34
JohnDoe
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Blue Oyster Cult (highly recommended)
Budgie (everyone should know this I dare say)
Bloodrock (American hard rock but quite adventurous)
Epitaph (German band, their early albums are great)
Trapeze (Glenn Hughes's first band)

I'll be back with some more.
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08.09.2015 - 18:57
In Bone Factory
Pink Floyd
The Allman Brothers Band
Led Zeppelin
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Rush
Camel
Queen
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bob Dylan
Blue Öyster Cult
Cheap Trick
Fleetwood Mac
Ramones
Dire Straits
AC/DC
Creedence Clearwater Revival
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09.09.2015 - 10:47
slim pickings
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Written by In Bone Factory on 08.09.2015 at 18:57

Pink Floyd
The Allman Brothers Band
Led Zeppelin
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Rush
Camel
Queen
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bob Dylan
Blue Öyster Cult
Cheap Trick
Fleetwood Mac
Ramones
Dire Straits
AC/DC
Creedence Clearwater Revival


great list, the only thing is that I wouldn't put Dylan and CCR as examples of 70s music when they both released their essential works in the 60s.

I love 70s progressive rock, too many bands to mention, nice to see Camel in your list, one of my favorite bands.
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09.09.2015 - 17:00
In Bone Factory
Written by Guest on 09.09.2015 at 10:47

Written by In Bone Factory on 08.09.2015 at 18:57

Pink Floyd
The Allman Brothers Band
Led Zeppelin
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Rush
Camel
Queen
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bob Dylan
Blue Öyster Cult
Cheap Trick
Fleetwood Mac
Ramones
Dire Straits
AC/DC
Creedence Clearwater Revival


great list, the only thing is that I wouldn't put Dylan and CCR as examples of 70s music when they both released their essential works in the 60s.

I love 70s progressive rock, too many bands to mention, nice to see Camel in your list, one of my favorite bands.


You're right pal. I just didnt want my list to miss them. And yeah Camel is great.
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01.02.2016 - 19:02
dark2711
For 70s hard rock my favourites are,

Rainbow
Whitesnake
UFO
Status Quo
Deep Purple
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18.02.2016 - 21:38
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Zebra
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06.03.2016 - 12:40
Samedi
Top 5 70´s Hard Rock

1.KISS
2.Alice Cooper
3.Van Halen
4.Judas Priest
5.Black Sabbath
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09.03.2016 - 13:44
Jtbmetal123
So Many bands, classics.
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