Greatest Rock Bands of the '70sisoldmysoulforrocknroll
The Contenders: Page 3
Amazing band and incredibly underrated
Ray Davies is still performing, and still good. Or is it John? Whatever. Top 10 of 60's even 70's
Just great fun loving music style with a smile
So underrated, and so amazing.V 1 Comment
Every band you have listed above the Grateful Dead is B.S. I toured with the GFD 5 tours, the biggest money grossing band of all time, and not of studio produced albums, off ticket Sales alone, and the fact they toured year round from the late 1960's to summer tour of 1995, you are way,way off having the Grateful Dead ranked this low, they proved they were the number one band of all time by playing thousands of shows every night for 4 decades, I would re-evaluate the rank of this band to the number one spot, obviously whoever has them ranked this low knows nothing about the Grateful Dead, or they would be sitting at the top spot, and looking at the bands you have ranked ahead of them on this ranking list is a complete joke. Learn about the band then you will see why they should be sitting at the top spot, if you are going to rank bands, at least rank them correctly! I find your rank of them insulting and obviously your rank of them proves this sites lack of knowledge of the band! It ...more
I realize the dead isn't for everyone, but for those of us that get it, jerry garcia guitar playing, with the dead or the jgb just satisfies my soul
Pity they didn't do anything else that approached Anthem of the Sun.
Too too laid back for meV 1 Comment
Burton Cummings had a great voice and wrote songs even better. Unfortunately he can't sing for nuts these days.But in the day one of the top bands and a must-have in collection.
Really. Well lets just start counting Top ten hits.
I love this band great rock and roll
Very very underrated band one good song after anotherV 1 Comment
Hard rock pioneers with a great sense of melody and insightful lyrics from the late great Phil Lynott. Known for developing a twin harmony lead guitar attack supported by rock solid drumming from Brian Downey. Although known principally for their hit The Boys are Back In Town, they certainly were no one trick pony and have an extensive catalog of excellent music that is widely varied. Do yourself a favor and explore this great band's catalog. Any album from Fighting released in 1975 through Black Rose released in 1979 is sure to please any rock fan
Get their live video for a real treat. Phil Lynott is a more energetic guitarist than Hendrix and comparable. I'd rank in the top 15 although if I'm watching them live much higher.
One of the most unheard of and underrated bands of the 70s who had greats such as Phil Lynott and Gary Moore lead them. They released epic songs such as emerald, Chinatown, whiskey in the jar, the boys are back in town, the rocker, jailbreak, the list goes on. They also had some of the most awesome guitar riffs I have ever heard making them definitely one of or the best rock bands of the 70s
Dam good under rated bandV 3 Comments
Th Doors definitely deserve a higher spot on this list, the way Jim Morrison could blend his poetry with rock music makes the best songs that have a deeper meaning in the lyrics.
Jim Morrison was a drunken degenerate who only made it to 25. However they were very popular and had a lot of great music. In the top 20 of best ever musically.
Most authentic rock band - a revolution
I honestly never liked them. I am ready for people to attack/kill me for saying that.V 6 Comments
The average rock listener won't catch the magic that was 70s YES music, which is why they normally don't make generic top 10 lists and aren't considered by most to be mainstream. However, the construction of YES music is far superior to other bands due to their very complex arrangements and inspirational thematic elements. To truly appreciate this you have to listen close to tracks on albums such as The Yes Album, Fragile, and Close to the Edge, listen closely to hear what each individual musician is contributing and how they are interwoven (the average listener may not have the patience). While analyzing what they are doing, it is good to do so from the perspective of how difficult it would be to reproduce these efforts. YES members have always been the most proficient musicians. One other outstanding aspect of this band is that their messages were largely positive, not just pandering to teens who have always clamored for music that reflects an attitude of "Let's party" and "Drugs, ...more
The 70's are so long ago people just don't remember, plus 7-9 minute songs found little airplay until the advent of FM stations. Before the 70's AM played top 40 and FM played classical - mostly. I am not arguing who is best, etc. , but Yes has a plethora of works that last the test of time. They were one of the original Stadium Bands where nearly 130K showed up in Philly to watch their ethereal, Laser Light laden show. This was 1976! What was Iron Maiden (RU Kidding), Aerosmith and Deep Purple doing then? Hell, Peter Frampton - during the Frampton Comes Alive height - OPENED for Yes. They were individually unmatched musicians within the top 5 at any instrument and there music so inventive that they practically invented Progressive Rock. Not saying the "best" and in the recent years seem to be just out there for the buck, but not 46. 46? Really?
Once upon a time Yes ruled the universe. Dinosaurs roared and curry was eaten on stage. The kiddies these days who know Dream Theater and Rush need to wake up to the band who inspired them and put prog rock on the map.
Yes not appreciated anymore but seriously good even if dated. Anyone with an open mind who appreciates good music of any kind should enjoy. Top 20 bandV 6 Comments
Unique and groundbreaking with what they brought the world of rock & roll! Nothing like em'.
Best of best for his style of musicV 2 Comments
You can go either way with dire the songs I like great songs the rest so so
To quote Molly Meldrum, "they are very very good, but very very boring". Well that may be partly due to having 15 minute arrangements and repeating the same chord and riff throughout. But still, entertaining, and a top band.
You have this band very under rated
Best guitar I have heard.V 1 Comment
Prog Genesis - so the Hackett/Gabriel years- are easily on a par with Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Yes, the last four albums were mostly trashy pop, but up to 1976 Genesis were sublime.
Peter Gabriel's costumes and eccentric stage persona, allied to superb musicianship from Banks, Collins, Rutherford and Hackett, made Genesis one of the must see bands of the seventies
Classic classic classic masterful best of the best
Brilliant. Phil Collins is a part-time genius musically
They had so many songs better than entire careers of some of these artistsV 1 Comment
Great filler for any collection. Worth a listen if only for the nostalgia. But really they were good, and I don't knock them as many do.
Solid Rock band that blew it up in the 70's!
This band can jam you can't go wrong with the grand funk railroad
Should be higherV 4 Comments
Unbelievable that they are not even mentioned yet. Better than Yes in their early days. For their early masterpieces they deserve a top 50 ranking 'til the end of time. So, someone give them a ladder...
ELP on album or live was unbelievable. I saw Palmer recently solo. Him and Neal Pearl are top 5 with Phil Collins on drums. Bonham and Moon. What, they are TOP 10 with Yes. Who did this survey, a deaf man.
Best band in the 70's until "Love Beach" was released. Then they went from first to worst. Everything they have produced since then is garbage!V 3 Comments
The sweet? Nice! Most of the glam rock bands are really underrated. It's good to see some appreciation here! - AlexandeHoyte
Not the best. But if Queen is at no. 2 Sweet should be higher. They were the first to bring the high pitched harmonics in rock. Very overlooked band from the 70s.
Yes should be higher after led zeppelin this band influenced more heavy metal bands in the 80s than anybody else
Underrated band in my opinion. The Sweet had it all. Looks, vocals and great songwriters.V 7 Comments
Terrific band. Love em live or anyhowV 2 Comments
Very underrated first band ever to have 3 consecutive singles go straight to number 1 in British charts. Deserve to be in top 20
Great Band check out their later albums like Rogues Gallery... I think you'll be surprised
Very talented 70's punk rockers. Good stuff and should be ranked higher than 52. More like top 20.
Simply the best live band I've ever seen!. Should be in the top 5.V 4 Comments
King Crimson should really be given credit for creating the Progressive Rock genre. Robert Fripp is known to be Jimi Hendrix favorite rock guitarist. How about the early work with master guitarist, bassist, singer and song writer Greg Lake.
Interesting, I will need to give them listening time
Listen to Red. It's got Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, and John Wetton (pre-Asia). This is one of the greatest bands of all time because they could always find a new sound and still be original.V 1 Comment
Rock band? Although Best reggae band ever...V 1 Comment
Related ListsBest British Punk Rock Bands From the '70s and '80s Best Rock Bands of the '60s and '70s Best Hard Rock Bands of the 70s Top Ten Hard Rock Bands from the 70s, 80s, and 90s Top Ten Rock Bands That Were Active During the '70s, '80s, '90s, and '00s
List StatsUpdated 20 Jan 2017
5 years, 163 days old
Top Remixes (29)
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Pink Floyd
2. The Who
3. Led Zeppelin
3. The Who
View All 29