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Who is your favourite heavy metal band??

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2012 01:51 pm
Blue Cheer's version of Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues is number 73 on Rolling Stone magazine's top 500 "greatest songs of all time." Blue Cheer recorded it in 1967, and released it on their 1968 album, Vincebus Eruptum. The single reached 14 on the Billboard top 100, and that pushed the album sales to number 11. This is psychedelic metal, and it came out months before In-A-Gada-Da-Vida and Born to Be Wild. Many "scholars" of rock and metal bands consider this to be the first heavy metal song to make the pop charts. Geddy Lee, frontman for the legendary Canadian rock band Rush, has said that Blue Cheer is the first heavy metal band.



Blue Cheer was one of the first three-man power bands, along with Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Band members said they decided to form a three-man power band after seeing Jimi Hendrix perform at Monterey. Later three-man power bands included Grand Funk Railroad, The James Gang, Motorhead, The Police, Z Z Top, Robin Trower, the Jam and, of course, Rush.
33export
 
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Reply Tue 20 Nov, 2012 03:57 pm
Carlos is okay for us geezers.

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taylorfan1
 
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Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2014 07:02 pm
@MatthewB7621,
I would have to say that KISS is my favorite heavy metal band of all time!!!
KISS FOREVER!!!
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2014 07:57 pm
@taylorfan1,
I'm fond of KC and the Sunshine Band
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 03:19 am

Toss up between Megadeth (but nothing after 1990), and Slayer.
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void123
 
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Reply Tue 29 Apr, 2014 10:34 pm
@MatthewB7621,
BURZUM
haiduk
 
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Reply Tue 6 Mar, 2018 03:18 pm
@void123,
Haiduk
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2018 12:45 pm
@Setanta,
Three-way tie for me:
Black Sabbath
Queen
Led Zeppelin
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2018 03:09 pm
@izzythepush,
I always liked Judas Priest-- you've got another thing coming.
I like other heavy metal, but I don't know the names of the Bands.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WtuoFv4dcwM
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2018 04:22 pm
@coluber2001,
I really like Hawkwind. I was into them a lot when I was a teenager and I've got back into them recently. I don't really think of them as heavy metal which never quite chimed with me. Then again I don't consider Motorhead heavy metal. I love hard thrashing rock, but never got the hm culture.

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McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2018 11:00 pm
Give this an honest appraisal... My favorite.

roger
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2018 11:38 pm
@McGentrix,
I've seen Babymetal before and the visuals have always been outstanding. Live and in person would be even better.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2018 11:52 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

I've seen Babymetal before and the visuals have always been outstanding. Live and in person would be even better.


It is truly a unique experience. They are an art show in motion really. I met some VERY interesting people in Toronto when I wen to see them there.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2018 12:58 am
@McGentrix,
You actually saw them! Great.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2018 10:09 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

You actually saw them! Great.


4 times now...

They just announced a new tour for the US this summer if you are interested. They really are a spectacle to see.
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