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    This thread is about bands who as a collective unit are the most talented.

    Led Zeppelin
    Rush
    Alice in Chains
    Iron Maiden
    Tool

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    Deep Purple
    Kansas
    Moody Blues
    Yes
    ZZ Top....


    I could add so many more Greg, I'll sneak them in later when you're not paying attention.

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    If you include Prog...then you must include YES and Genesis...

    Just look ay YES' lineup....collectively, I would give them 1st prize...Wakeman tops the keys world...Howe (and Rabin are wicked)...and then there's Squire...Bruford, etc, etc, etc....some of the best players known to man.

    Definitely Rush!

    Maiden, yup!

    (if you include ALL bands, then Bela Fleck better be on the list too, those guys are freaks of nature.

    Marillion has some amazing players too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Grendel View Post
    Deep Purple
    Kansas
    Moody Blues
    Yes
    ZZ Top....


    I could add so many more Greg, I'll sneak them in later when you're not paying attention.
    I can handle the first 4...but ZZ????, are you serious?...I mean they are amazing and all, but kings of simplicity, you might as well add Def Lep to the pile then.- hahahaha

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    I like ZZ Top, probably the best three piece band I have seen live in concert, and Billy Gibbons is a very talented guitarist, Dusty Hill plays good funky bass lines, and Frank Beard keeps everything together...and I don't see Your list up yet buddy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Grendel View Post
    I like ZZ Top, probably the best three piece band I have seen live in concert, and Billy Gibbons is a very talented guitarist, Dusty Hill plays good funky bass lines, and Frank Beard keeps everything together...and I don't see Your list up yet buddy...

    YES
    Rush
    (early) Genesis
    Maiden
    and YES (just pick a different lineup - hahaha)

    Oh, and I am interested in you showing me the funky bass lines you speak of...most of his lines are 16+ bars of the same note in 8th notes....I can't say I've heard any lines that took me by surprize, please lead me to one.
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    I was going to add King Crimson but after the first two years it would be impossible to follow the line-up...lol.

    Nice list, I might put Van Halen's original line-up from 77-80 ahead of Maiden, but that's just being fussy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Grendel View Post
    I was going to add King Crimson but after the first two years it would be impossible to follow the line-up...lol.

    Nice list, I might put Van Halen's original line-up from 77-80 ahead of Maiden, but that's just being fussy...
    I'd say VH too, but you have to include Roth's voice - hahahaha, and although good, he's a better performer than singer IMO.

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    Saw two great concerts in '77 and '79 and Van Halen was knocking the walls down. Some of the best raw energy in a concert I have ever experienced. Agreed about David Lee, but he does carry a concert like a true professional showman, and has a lot of fun which is contagious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzoid View Post
    I can handle the first 4...but ZZ????, are you serious?...I mean they are amazing and all, but kings of simplicity, you might as well add Def Lep to the pile then.- hahahaha
    And, exactly what is wrong with Def Leppard? j/k, hehe

    I like Greg's list, but I'd add Soundgarden, and for a more current band probably the Foo Fighters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey View Post
    And, exactly what is wrong with Def Leppard? j/k, hehe
    Absolutely nothing at all....in fact, for collective talent, albeit the play stuff that any beginner guitarist can whip out, they sure cracked the simplicity code.....That's what I love about them. They are one of my all time faves....and I use them for ALL my gtr students.....they can pick it up fast, and it is fun as hell to play. I have listened to Hysteria, more than any album ever (except Moving Pictures - Rush) and I myself have used there gtr playing as a learning tool for my own playing.....I love, love love 'em....but alas, this isn't their thread - hahaha

    But I think the issue in this thread is collective talent, and it would be silly to compare the talent of Geddy or Squire to Def's bassist, it's simply not a fair fight.

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    30 Second To Mars
    Foo Fighters
    There For Tomorrow
    Paramore
    Pink Floyd

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    I luv ya Venom, but Paramore, really? Out of all the collectively talented band, these guys make your list?......may I ask why?

    If someone says FOB, I'm gonna hurl.

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    I find Hayley Williams talented and Influential. imo, she inspires me.
    I was gonna add Evanescence but they arnt rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demolition Venom View Post
    I find Hayley Williams talented and Influential. imo, she inspires me.
    I was gonna add Evanescence but they arnt rock.

    She is great, I love her.....but I find that none of the musicians stand out in any way, they are good at what they do, but I wouldn't compare their bassist to Geddy, or Guitarist to Eddie, that's for sure.

    Just keeping up with the topic, of "Collectively Talented".....IMO any band member of Paramore (minus the singer) could be replaced, and you would barely notice, but if you try to replace (let's say) Chris Squire in YES, there would be a massive difference.

    Again JMO.

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