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Music Madness: The Best CLASSIC ROCK artist on FANIQ is...... (Edited 06/22/13 10:07AM by )
Poll ends on Thursday.

The final 2 in this genre, are 

#1 PINK FLOYD vs #3 LED ZEPPELIN

#'s are based on http://top100bands.com

Music Madness: The Best CLASSIC ROCK artist on FANIQ is...... <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 06/22/13 10:07AM by )</span> Photo vs Music Madness: The Best CLASSIC ROCK artist on FANIQ is...... <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 06/22/13 10:07AM by )</span> Photo
| Closed on 06/27/13 at 11:45PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
25 Fans 
40%a. #1 PINK FLOYD
60%b. #3 LED ZEPPELIN

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#1 | 425 days ago

take my vote and split it between them.  that's how tough it is to choose.yes
#1 PINK FLOYD  
  
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#1 | 425 days ago

take my vote and split it between them.  that's how tough it is to choose.yes
#1 PINK FLOYD  
#2 | 425 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Tough, tough choice!  These 2 are my top 2 bands of all time!  I was heavily leaning towards Floyd because ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL really got my music juices going and helped paved the way for my passion for music today, BUT, Zeppelin was sooo huge in my life during my teenage years and today, so, I went with them.
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#3 | 425 days ago

tough one..Zep was good but my opinion, Pink Floyd was a touch better...
#1 PINK FLOYD  
#4 | 425 days ago

Beans is the correct answer.

I can't pick Zep over Floyd or vice versa.
#5 | 424 days ago

This is very hard for me, one can be a favorite one month and then the other the next one. I had to give the edge to Floyd, I've been listening to them more often lately. Comfortably Numb is what lead me to choosing them. I am a bit tired of Zep for the time being. The only other Classic Rock band that compares to them for me is CCR, which I love more at the time being.

My 5 favorite songs:

Comfortably Numb
Learning to Fly
Hey You
Wish You Were Here
Brain Damage

Stairway to Heaven
Heartbreaker / Living Loving Maid
Over the Hills & Far Away
Immigrant Song
Kashmir
#1 PINK FLOYD  
#6 | 424 days ago

Opening Post:   "#'s are based on http://top100bands.com"

That list is an utter joke, in my opinion

Steely Dan & The Pixies and The Cure rank higher than the likes of AC/DC, CCR, and the Clash?

Tom Petty doesn't make it onto the list, but Blind Melon does? They only had one hit song, while Petty had a string of hits over a period spanning 20 years. He has at least 5 songs that still get more airplay than No Rain does to this day.

WTF! is Eminem doing on there? He's not a classic rock artist.
#1 PINK FLOYD  
#7 | 424 days ago

Kenne wrote:
Opening Post:   "#'s are based on http://top100bands.com"

That list is an utter joke, in my opinion

Steely Dan & The Pixies and The Cure rank higher than the likes of AC/DC, CCR, and the Clash?

Tom Petty doesn't make it onto the list, but Blind Melon does? They only had one hit song, while Petty had a string of hits over a period spanning 20 years. He has at least 5 songs that still get more airplay than No Rain does to this day.

WTF! is Eminem doing on there? He's not a classic rock artist.
That's not how they got in this poll...there were 800 polls that we voted in. He just put those to show where they ranked there, not how they made it to this round.
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#8 | 424 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
That's not how they got in this poll...there were 800 polls that we voted in. He just put those to show where they ranked there, not how they made it to this round.
I'm convinced Ken-neh's just trolling us everywhere today.
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#9 | 424 days ago

Jess wrote:
I'm convinced Ken-neh's just trolling us everywhere today.
That's quite possible, or he's intoxicated. lol
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#10 | 424 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
That's not how they got in this poll...there were 800 polls that we voted in. He just put those to show where they ranked there, not how they made it to this round.
I realize that, but the brackets were based on that list. I was discussing how off I think that list is in a separate topic, not meant to be directed at this poll.
#1 PINK FLOYD  
#11 | 423 days ago

Tie. That is like trying to take one of the 'r' words out of Rock 'n' Roll.
#12 | 423 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Kenne wrote:
Opening Post:   "#'s are based on http://top100bands.com"

That list is an utter joke, in my opinion

Steely Dan & The Pixies and The Cure rank higher than the likes of AC/DC, CCR, and the Clash?

Tom Petty doesn't make it onto the list, but Blind Melon does? They only had one hit song, while Petty had a string of hits over a period spanning 20 years. He has at least 5 songs that still get more airplay than No Rain does to this day.

WTF! is Eminem doing on there? He's not a classic rock artist.
chilllllax!  I was just looking for seed #'s to use.....it means absolutely nothing.

Breathe, Kenne, breathe!
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#13 | 423 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
Kenne wrote:
I realize that, but the brackets were based on that list. I was discussing how off I think that list is in a separate topic, not meant to be directed at this poll.
The brackets WERE NOT based on this list.

The brackets, as far as match ups go, were randomly chosen.  As for the bands that were initially chosen for each genre, that was extremely difficult.  I spent 4-5 weeks researching and figuring out which artists to use.

This was not an easy poll to create.
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#14 | 423 days ago

TOUGH ONE!!!
#1 PINK FLOYD  
#15 | 423 days ago

Pink Floyd is overrated.
#16 | 423 days ago

Kenne wrote:
I realize that, but the brackets were based on that list. I was discussing how off I think that list is in a separate topic, not meant to be directed at this poll.
I see.
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#17 | 423 days ago

It's win win here....and Jason..STFU...that is SACRILEGE!!!!!!!
#1 PINK FLOYD  
#18 | 423 days ago
Nick__ (+)

JenX63 wrote:
It's win win here....and Jason..STFU...that is SACRILEGE!!!!!!!
You tell him, Jen!
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#19 | 423 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
It's win win here....and Jason..STFU...that is SACRILEGE!!!!!!!
I lump Floyd in with Phish and The Greatful Dead as crappy bands that maybe got more credit than they ever deserved because a cross section of pot heads and LSD users made them popular.
#20 | 423 days ago

Jason_ wrote:
I lump Floyd in with Phish and The Greatful Dead as crappy bands that maybe got more credit than they ever deserved because a cross section of pot heads and LSD users made them popular.
YOUR MOM!!!!!!!!!!


(again, STFU.....don't judge me)
#1 PINK FLOYD  
#21 | 423 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
Jason_ wrote:
I lump Floyd in with Phish and The Greatful Dead as crappy bands that maybe got more credit than they ever deserved because a cross section of pot heads and LSD users made them popular.
HEY!  I resembled that comment!!  

Except for Phish, you are treading on very thin ice now!!  angry  
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#22 | 423 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
YOUR MOM!!!!!!!!!!


(again, STFU.....don't judge me)
No..even my mom knows bad music when she hears it.
#23 | 423 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Jason_ wrote:
No..even my mom knows bad music when she hears it.
Here you go, JACK!

15 BRAIN MELTING Facts



1. Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright all initially met as architecture students at London Polytechnic in 1963 (Syd Barrett joined later and left his other musical projects once he reconnected with Roger Waters, his childhood friend, after moving to London for art school. Moreover, Waters and Mason couldn’t read actual music, so they used architectural diagrams when physically laying out the arrangements of their songs.).

2. Lead singer Syd Barrett named the band by fusing together the names of two East Coast blues men known for their bass-driven fInger-picking style of play – Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

3. The band was signed to their first record deal with EMI in 1967 – a mere month after recording their first single, “Arnold Layne.”

4. Their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, was recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 – directly adjacent to The Beatles, who were recording Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at the same time.

5. The band headlined the first-ever live concert in London’s Hyde Park on June 29, 1968 (Other bands on the bill included T. Rex and Jethro Tull.).

6.They were the first rock band to pioneer live surround sound, in the form of the Azimuth Co-Ordinator quadrophonic sound system (Richard Wright used joysticks to propel sound 270 degrees around the auditoriums they played beginning in 1967. In 1972, they upgraded to a system that created 360-degree surround sound.).

7.Despite being the longest-running member of the band, Nick Mason’s vocals appear on one song in the band’s entire catalog: “One of These Days” from Meddle (In fact, it’s one sentence, and it’s filtered through slowed-down tape to sound incredibly scary.).

8.Stanley Kubrick asked the band if they’d offer the “Atom Heart Mother Suite” to serve as the soundtrack for A Clockwork Orange. They declined.

9. The Dark Side of the Moon is the third best-selling album of all time, and the longest-running LP on the Billboard 200, charting over 800 weeks straight. Enough copies have been sold that 1 in 12 people in the ENTIRE WORLD own the record.

10. Despite their enormous record-breaking chart success with The Dark Side of the Moon, they’ve only topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart ONCE, with “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. II,” hitting #1 in 1979.

11. Never known to skimp on live production, the band generated a series of venue bans after increasing risk with pyrotechnics and inflicting damages with their huge sets (The most prominent offense was after they played a floating stage in Venice, Italy in 1989. 200,000 people showed up and the production ruined bridges and marble that were centuries old.)

12. The band’s 1988 live album, Delicate Sound of Thunder, was the first rock record to ever be played in space (Russian cosmonauts took it with them onto the MIR space station during mission Soyuz TM-7 in 1989. It was also the band’s only official Russian album release in their career, through a state-owned label).

13. Portions of the band’s last two studio records were recorded at the Astoria – David Gilmour’s custom-built studio inside of a houseboat (He set up the intentionally comfortable space on the river Thames after a career of recording in spaces with no light or windows).

14. In 2010, their legacy was commemorated with a Royal Mail postage stamp series of classic album covers.

15. The animals featured in much of the band’s iconography have names! The flying pig’s name is Algie, and the cow from Atom Heart Mother is named Lulubelle III.
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#24 | 423 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
Here you go, JACK!

15 BRAIN MELTING Facts



1. Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright all initially met as architecture students at London Polytechnic in 1963 (Syd Barrett joined later and left his other musical projects once he reconnected with Roger Waters, his childhood friend, after moving to London for art school. Moreover, Waters and Mason couldn’t read actual music, so they used architectural diagrams when physically laying out the arrangements of their songs.).

2. Lead singer Syd Barrett named the band by fusing together the names of two East Coast blues men known for their bass-driven fInger-picking style of play – Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

3. The band was signed to their first record deal with EMI in 1967 – a mere month after recording their first single, “Arnold Layne.”

4. Their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, was recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 – directly adjacent to The Beatles, who were recording Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at the same time.

5. The band headlined the first-ever live concert in London’s Hyde Park on June 29, 1968 (Other bands on the bill included T. Rex and Jethro Tull.).

6.They were the first rock band to pioneer live surround sound, in the form of the Azimuth Co-Ordinator quadrophonic sound system (Richard Wright used joysticks to propel sound 270 degrees around the auditoriums they played beginning in 1967. In 1972, they upgraded to a system that created 360-degree surround sound.).

7.Despite being the longest-running member of the band, Nick Mason’s vocals appear on one song in the band’s entire catalog: “One of These Days” from Meddle (In fact, it’s one sentence, and it’s filtered through slowed-down tape to sound incredibly scary.).

8.Stanley Kubrick asked the band if they’d offer the “Atom Heart Mother Suite” to serve as the soundtrack for A Clockwork Orange. They declined.

9. The Dark Side of the Moon is the third best-selling album of all time, and the longest-running LP on the Billboard 200, charting over 800 weeks straight. Enough copies have been sold that 1 in 12 people in the ENTIRE WORLD own the record.

10. Despite their enormous record-breaking chart success with The Dark Side of the Moon, they’ve only topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart ONCE, with “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. II,” hitting #1 in 1979.

11. Never known to skimp on live production, the band generated a series of venue bans after increasing risk with pyrotechnics and inflicting damages with their huge sets (The most prominent offense was after they played a floating stage in Venice, Italy in 1989. 200,000 people showed up and the production ruined bridges and marble that were centuries old.)

12. The band’s 1988 live album, Delicate Sound of Thunder, was the first rock record to ever be played in space (Russian cosmonauts took it with them onto the MIR space station during mission Soyuz TM-7 in 1989. It was also the band’s only official Russian album release in their career, through a state-owned label).

13. Portions of the band’s last two studio records were recorded at the Astoria – David Gilmour’s custom-built studio inside of a houseboat (He set up the intentionally comfortable space on the river Thames after a career of recording in spaces with no light or windows).

14. In 2010, their legacy was commemorated with a Royal Mail postage stamp series of classic album covers.

15. The animals featured in much of the band’s iconography have names! The flying pig’s name is Algie, and the cow from Atom Heart Mother is named Lulubelle III.
I really adored #3 'Arnold Layne' esp.the lyrics...Way back when in high school,all 'students' would echo #10 'Brick in the Wall'....  Also I must've worn out my 'Dark Side of the Moon' tapes?sad
Gotta pick Zeppelin -
Also in 1979 Spanish class,were playing "Stairway to Heaven" on the loudspeakers....our teacher was 'steamed'
Around 1982 When i worked at Cumberland Farms convenient store I always played my Zep tapes...store manager would comment on "When the Levee Breaks",' blushsounds like hundred chairs scraping the floor'. 
#3 LED ZEPPELIN  
#25 | 421 days ago

where's the winner's poll?



(slacker) 
#1 PINK FLOYD  

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