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How this band is BEHIND 47 others is mystifying! Timeless lyrics and memorable songs make this Winnipeg-bred group truly worthy of a very high ranking on any list.
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.
Los mejores de Canadá de todos los tiempos!V 2 Comments
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
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
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.
Dam good under rated bandV 3 Comments
Unique and groundbreaking with what they brought the world of rock & roll! Nothing like em'.
Best of best for his style of music
Santana is an under-rated guitar god.
They are just wonderfulV 1 Comment
Made great Metal in the 70's
They had so many songs better than entire careers of some of these artists
Underrated I say no more
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 can go either way with dire the songs I like great songs the rest so so
You have this band very under rated
Best guitar I have heard.V 1 Comment
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!
In the "round" in LA. Stage rotated 360 so there were no bad seats, late 70's. They were unbelievable when they were in synch! They must have had blood transfusions from 10yr olds before the performance they were so up!V 3 Comments
Frank Zappa should be in the top10 any musician will say they the best band was the the Mothers
Probably the most underrated guitarist in rock history.
Strange funky weird cool hot rats great album
FZ was more of a parody than a serious band. He was more an audacious showman than a singer. Still they are worth a listen to many. I wouldn't rank highly.
The Police are very underrated in my opinion. They made a song about a guy stalking a Woman, that made number 1 on the billboard top 100 chart, that was there for 8 WEEKS. I don't think many bands can do that. And if you need one more piece of evidence, there in the rock and roll hall of fame. Nice.
Wish they would have done more
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
The Sweet were a unique rock band with so many great songs which still sound amazing today.V 9 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.
Best band of the 70's. Anthem of my youth😄V 4 Comments
Awesome and under rated alternative rock at a time when that was ground breaking
This list is a joke, Paul and the Wings put out some of the biggest hits of the decade.
No way is Wings this far down the list. One of the Best bands
Ugh how on earth is this band even mentioned? Worst music ever. Best thing he ever did was yesterday...a truer word was never spoken
Wings at 56? They're Top 20 at the absolute worst. - DiamondJoyrideV 7 Comments
Completely awesome... Ann wilson voice is a powerhouse.
Belongs in the top ten!
I agree early stuff
Heart is high ranking material. But only the early stuff. IE until they went commercial and mercenaryV 3 Comments
The best American rock band of all time.
Best live band ever!
God save the queen says it all
No one rocked like Seger live in concert in the Seventies.
Some of the greatest songs ever written in my book.. Simple yet extraordinary.
Bob left memories that make me a wealthy soul...
Bob seger don't get the recongization that he deserves. him and the silver bullet band hands down put on one of the best rock shows ever!V 6 Comments
ZZ Top impacted rock bringing Southern Rock into classic rock great along with Lynyrd Skynyrd
From start to finish dam good music
Probably the most underrated band of the 70's
Best blues /rock band of early 70s
Free live great
Kossoff was a sad loss,the band were very underrated Rodgers one of the best front men of all time,recently seen him city hall Sheffield was brilliant.V 4 Comments
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.
If you were a teenager in the 60's and in your 20's in the 70's you heard some of the best Rock and Soul music of all time.This group should probably be ranked somewhere near 90-100. They just never matched the quality music of all the good & great groups of that era.I guarantee that 90% of the people that like them are 40 yrs. old and younger they weren't there so they have nothing to compare them to except the junk they call Rock now.V 2 Comments
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