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The king of 70's rock: poll and discussion
21 July 2016
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Who will win in the 70's rock ring, maybe Queen with such classics as Killer Queen, You're My Best Friend, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race, Don't Stop Me Now, Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and Under Pressure or maybe AC/DC with such classics as High Voltage, TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, Highway To Hell, Hell's Bells, Back In Black, You Shook Me All Night Long, and For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) or maybe even Black Sabbath with their classics in the name of Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs, and Children Of The Grave.

For me, I have to say Queen because I can't think of one band more versatile and influenced by The Beatles except for The Fab Four themselves and Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races, News Of The World, Jazz, Live Killers, and The Game are must haves for anybody (both the person who sang Hot And Cold and One were influenced by said band).

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21 July 2016
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AC/DC. But this needs a poll.[sp_show_poll id="128"]

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I don't think they're comparable whatsoever. They Are too stylistically different 2 compare. That said I will vote AC DC because I hate Queen. They ARe 1 of my least favorite bands ever.

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Although they are indeed very different regarding the musical style, thus impossible to compare, it's really no contest for me.

Queen, easily. And I'm not just saying that because I don't like AC/DC..or actually, I am.

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Necko said
I don't think they're comparable whatsoever. They Are too stylistically different 2 compare. That said I will vote AC DC because I hate Queen. They ARe 1 of my least favorite bands ever.  

I can't stand Queen either, except for the Flash Gordon soundtrack, and the songs Another One Bites the Dust, and Under Pressure with David Bowie. Those are all good, actually.

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Never been interested in AC/DC, sounds too much like noise to me. Queen therefore but far too much of theirs is overplayed and too much of the rest is distinctly average.

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AC/DC. But this needs a poll.[sp_show_poll id="128"]  

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Also, I personally consider both AC/DC and Queen 70's rock/classic rock/hard rock, although I also consider Queen progressive hard rock (first five albums and Flash Gordon) and pop rock (Hot Space onwards). By the way, Don't Stop Belevin' is far more overplayed than We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions (which even I will admit is overplayed).

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Hey!!! What about Led Zeppelin???!!!??! They couldn't qualify for the "king of 70's rock" title as well?!!??a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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Good thinking, although I don't know if I can redo the title or not.

22 July 2016
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It's not a competition. I like both bands in different ways. And there weren't only 2 70s rock bands out there, y'know... what about Zeppelin to name another?

 

And wow I can't believe that there is so much "I don't like Queen" so far. Hey, people like what they like, and that's okay. But even though I like both bands if I HAVE to choose I'll choose Queen. Freddie's voice (his range!) alone.

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22 July 2016
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Here are more great bands that were active and good the 70s:

Deep Purple

Aerosmith (came back even bigger in the 80s)

Thin Lizzy

Rush

CCR

Uriah Heep

Yes

T. Rex

ELP

Moody Blues

Allman Brothers Band

Eagles

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rush

Heart

To name a few. Not to mention The Who and the Stones were still (and are still) going strong.

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22 July 2016
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I can change the title and we can make a new poll. Before I do that, is there anyone else we want to include? Or, should I leave out names all together and let people say who they think the King of 70's rock was?

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Thank you @Ahhh Girl and @The Hippie Chick

I took your advice and added 10 bands and an other option.

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If you like the new topic title

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A lot of great 70's rock bands have been referenced, but no mention of Steely Dan? They were much, much more than an "Other".

Regardless, I would say that Elton John was the king in the 70's hands down, solely based on his world wide popularity. There are acts that may have been more popular in one or two countries, but overall, Elton was it. 

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Shocking on a forum such as this to at least not hear an argument for Wings. The Wings Over... tours of the mid-'70s were easily up there with the best stadium rock of the time.

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Agree, Wings and Steely Dan should be on my list too. 

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No Fleetwood Mac? Ok...

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Remember, I only put down 10 bands and an other section so I wasn't listing 50 different bands. Also, the reason I didn't include Wings is because I landslidingly prefer The Beatles over anything they did solo, therefore I didn't listen to a lot of their solo material.

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