Greatest Rock Bands of the '70sisoldmysoulforrocknroll
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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
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.
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!
Best BandV 2 Comments
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
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
Awesome and under rated alternative rock at a time when that was ground breaking
The best American rock band of all time.
Best live band ever!
God save the queen says it all
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
With paul at the helm what could be bad, nothing.V 5 Comments
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...
Hands down bob seger is the best rock and roll band there ever will beV 5 Comments
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
ZZ Top impacted rock bringing Southern Rock into classic rock great along with Lynyrd Skynyrd
From start to finish dam good music
Agree UFO and Thin Lizzy are awesome but Thin Lizzy are from Ireland. - Metal_Treasure
Force It is one of the best albums ever!
Rock bottom do I need to sat anymore!V 2 Comments
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