Discussion in 'Music' started by manifold, Apr 3, 2008.
Which band do you think has a bigger influence on new music today?
Probably Black Sabbath. Zeppelin was huge, of course, but I bet more metal bands can trace musical roots to Sabbath. Not just bands like Candlemass or old ones like St. Vitus, but across the board.
Throughout the 80's Zeppelin's influence reigned supreme. But from grunge forward, I hear Sabbath influences more than any other.
Sabbath is the root of all things metal.
your question reminds me of the ole "which is the greatest rock band: the rolling stones or the beatles"
the answer, of course, being the stones since the beatles were a pop band making hits while the stones were stealing American blues.
That goes without saying.
But I didn't qualify the question as metal only.
eesh.. I was hoping that would suffice since I can't decide.
My conundrum lately has been which is the greater musical genius: Stevie Wonder or Willie Nelson. my first instinct is to say Stevie.. but then I listen to the Red Headed Stranger album by willie and take a gander at the list of songs he wrote.
That's actually a tough call.
But as long as we can all agree that U2 sucks donkey balls and Bono suffers from a messiah complex, then I think we'll have made real progress.
I have just gained a new level of respect for you, dude! I've ALWAYS hated that band. The Edge? gimme a break... The Suck is more like it.
You would have to define "new music today." What genre? LZ was by far the more popular band, but I really wouldn't classify them in the same genre as Black Sabbath. Zeppelin was more of a druggie-head music type band with some metal than heavy metal. Their style of music, IMO, was in its heyday then and they were just one of the best at it.
Sabbath was more of an early heavy metal band. You didn't put on the Sabbath LP to mellow out in the corner. Most of their stuff is good to work out on the heavy bag to.
I disagree. The Beatles made rock music what it is today. They trasnformed the genre from 50s-60s American pop to drug influenced heavy rock.
The Stones, IMO, are the flipside. They started out racier than the Beatles, but end up a pop band in the 80s.
I DO think they are a better inter-genre comparison than Zeppelin and Sabbath.
Whereabouts in there would you toss The Who? They were pretty badass until someone told Roger Daltrey he could act.
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