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Age: 24
From: Portugal

  08.02.2012 at 21:27
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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Age: 26
From: Finland

  09.02.2012 at 00:49
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 at 01:47
Pink Floyd
Joe Walsh
Dire Straits
Fleetwood Mac
Grateful Dead
There is alot of that hard rock and classic rock that i enjoy. Righteous stuff.
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Age: 18
From: Canada

  09.02.2012 at 02:00
Iron Butterfly
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Age: 25
From: Belgium

  09.02.2012 at 09:30
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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Age: 28
From: USA

  10.02.2012 at 23:35
How 'bout Lucifer's Friend? Another forgotten band, but they have a damn fine s/t record from 1970.
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Age: 39
From: Sweden
  28.01.2015 at 12:22
Tarantino's favorite Swedish actress in grindhouse hard rock video!

Lugnet - "All The Way" Grindhouse Video!
Featuring: Christina Lindberg "Thriller: They Call Her One Eye"

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From: Romania

  18.04.2015 at 16:34
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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