The most rocking rock-n-roll songs I know.

Discussion in 'Music and Recordings' started by dalethorn, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I don't have a very precise definition for these, but of all the genres and tunes made by the so-called rock-n-roll bands, these are my favorites for having the kind of driving rhythm and synchronization that makes a nearly-perfect rock song. Drive would be my keyword here.

    Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot (following the intro)
    Rolling Stones - She's So Cold
    Rod Stewart - Hot Legs
    Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
    R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
    Ramones - I Just Wanna Have Something To Do
    Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
    New Order - Ceremony
    Love - Seven And Seven Is
    Le Tigre - TKO
    Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
    Joy Division - Disorder
    Johnny Thunders - Get Off The Phone
    INXS - The One Thing
    Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power
    Greg Kihn Band - Breakup Song
    Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
    Germs - Forming
    Elastica - Annie
    David Bowie - Suffragette City
    Clash - Janie Jones
    Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
    Billy Squire - Everybody Wants You
    Billy Idol - White Wedding
    Belly - Slow Dog
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  2. Richard

    Richard AGC Rookie

    Sep 15, 2016
    How about:

    The Who - Substitute
    The B52s - Roam
    George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
    Peter Gabriel - Big Time
    Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You
    Cream - I Feel Free
    The Jam - Going Underground
    Blondie - Union City Blue
    Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin
    The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary

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  3. PaulJ

    PaulJ AGC Regular

    Oct 3, 2016
    Interesting lists and some great artists / tracks listed. Mine might be a bit "different" but, if you're not familiar with a few of them, I'd say it's worth checking Spotify (or similar) to have a listen (well, I would, wouldn't I?)

    Alex Lifeson - The Big Dance (from album Victor)
    Audioslave - Show me how to live
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Dixie Dregs - Take it off the top
    Doris Brendel - The devil closed the door on me
    Dr Feelgood - She does it right
    Flying Colors - Shoulda coulda woulda
    Graham Parker and the Rumour - Don't ask me questions
    Heart - Beautiful Broken
    Jack White - Sixteen saltines
    Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic
    Joe Bonamassa - Mountain Climbing
    Johnny Marr - Easy Money
    KXM - Rescue Me
    Max Webster - Check
    No Doubt - Excuse Me Mr
    Rammstein - Links 2 3 4
    Richie Kotzen - Go Faster
    Rush - Headlong Flight
    Soundgarden - Spoonman
    Talking Heads - Burning down the house
    Wishbone Ash - Insomnia
    ZZ Top - Heard it on the X
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  4. rbelyell

    rbelyell AGC Regular

    Aug 30, 2016
    i just love the variety within everyones lists, very cool. well if we're doing 'driving rythyms', then its 'pick your stones song' for me. they dont call keith richards 'the human riff' for nothin'! my personal favorite of theirs is Bitch, but their live version of Let it Rock, well thats pretty 'drivin'.i,ll also go with:
    D&D: Why Does Love Gotta be Soooo Sad
    Almans: Whippin Post
    Zep: Whole Lotta Love
    Thunders: Chatterbox
    Who: Punk vs Godfather
    now dig this! London Calling
    Lou: Heroin
    Patti Smith: Horses Horses Horses
    Doors: Soft Parade
    jeez, i cant keep doin this, its an all day project!
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