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They were part of the Merseybeat explosion which was in the north of England but in London at the same time there was another music explosion. Groups like The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Them, The Downliners sect, The Pretty things, The Yardbirds etc... were mainly influenced by the raw sounds of fifties Rock and Roll and Rhythm and Blues. They were really different groups than The Beatles. The Beatles were the first to get big success in the United States. Other " different groups followed the " British invasion " but had also a bigger influence than The Beatles over there. Just listen to mid-sixties US Garage punk rock and it's obvious that groups like Them, The Yardbirds, The Animals, The Kinks were bigger in influence than The Beatles. What in fact did The Beatles exactly ever do during the British invasion? They started by finding a new form of American music to imitate ( Motown, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley... ) which they combined with a little ...more
You say you want a revolution? Well you know, we all want to change the world. But not many rock bands can do it. - PetSounds
They influenced Numerous musicians and still do today. A lot of pioneering, creative work. - BillyvV1 Comment
The inventors of heavy metal. Should be #2 behind The Beatles - ryanrimmel
Ritchie Blackmore did something revolutionary: he first created rock songs based on scales typically used in classical music. All other rock bands used mostly blues scales to create rock/hard rock, or - in the case of Black Sabbath (70s) - to create heavy blues rock.
This was the biggest invention in the 20th century music because it was the pattern of metal music as we know it now. Heavy metal is a non bluesy genre.
Deep Purple first used double bass drumming on an early metal song. They were also the loudest band of the 70s. And last but not least - the most talented band, a band of masters.
Conclusion: Deep Purple is the most revolutionary rock/metal band. - Metal_Treasure
Yeah, I made this list. And I'm sorry to say this, there is no way Deep Purple is the most revolutionary band. No way they were more influential than The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Queen, etc. It's pretty ridiculous to have them voted #1 - ryanrimmel
They don't get a lot of credit, but they were the best hard rock band of their time and helped influence heavy metal. - ryanrimmel
Deep Purple didn't help influence heavy metal - they invented it. - Metal_TreasureV1 Comment
Smells like teen spirit, but not just that song. All the sounds they made in their songs changed the interests in music over the globe.
They basically made Grunge awesome.
Should be number 2 after Beatles
Jim Morrison is the prototype of the rock band frontman even to this day.
Everyone from Axl Rose, to Steven Tyler, to Anthony Kaedis clearly followed in Jim's footsteps, as is just about every modern hard-rocker wearing leather pants.
They're not un-metal... Anyway, they revolutionised what you could write about when producing music. Writing about complex and specific political concepts, stories of the lesser fortunate and rebellions against. Morello developed techniques that changed the way people looked at the guitar and both Commerford and Wilk were real virtuosos. Rage deserve to be higher on this list.
They were not the first to write politically at all. Bad Religion, Napalm Death, Dead Kennedys, and Anti-Flag all did that before them - ryanrimmel
They get too much credit and are for that matter overrated. Pop-Art mixed with music was before them already in groups like " The Who ", " The Creation "... and monotone singing style techniques were also before them used by groups like " The Deep ", " Question mark & the mysterians ", " The Seeds "... Their originality is in more soft songs, but then again, is this revolutionary in Rock?
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2. Pink Floyd
2. Black Sabbath
3. The Beatles
2. Black Sabbath
3. Rolling Stones