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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Seasicksailor, Sep 3, 2019.
Also the Ramones brought the influence base of rock back to the US, where it originated from
The experiment was in bringing it back where it belonged stylistically. away from the concept albums and the suburban country soft-rock and the orchestras and the discos and back to loud and primitive guitar and drums
Hmm... MC5 and The Stooges preceded that, no?
that argument could be made. but check where the clash and the pistols got their inspiration from. it was those early ramones shows
How about Paul Mccartney and Wings?
Bowie and his key collaborators by miles. Influenced everybody including Punk New Romantic Disco.....
Yeah, for me it would be The Clash. Innovative and experimental yes, but in the 70's I don't believe any band had the kind of influence that The Beatles had in the 60's.
They arrived in th late 70s.
While, at the same time, being massively popular and successful.
First one off the top of my head (other than the aforementioned Bowie) is Kraftwerk, but I am mostly here for the comments suggesting the Beatles were NONE of those things... they always make me laugh.
The Beatles didn't just play great music they changed the whole culture of the way we lived.
Bowie for sure.
The Beatles of the 80s was Prince.
Well, my off-the-cuff responses have already been mentioned - Bowie, Queen, and, yes, RAMONES. So, just to complicate matters, I'll add The Fall, and let y'all figure it out, if it's even possible
Who says there was another band that did what the Beatles did? I don't think anyone came close.
I would vote for Stevie Wonder or David Bowie.
Someone mentioned ELO. ELO wasn’t even a very good ELO, much less late period Beatles imitators.
Queen is a great rock band but for now on can we disregard most non-American opinions of them ?
The general American consensus was that aside from a couple tunes in the early 80s , the rock era of Queen was over. We had a little more realistic perspective on them. I don’t know what to make of all that crap they put out for the 5-8 yrs before Freddie died. But, they were still gigantic in the rest of the world. Ha! And we get slagged for bad taste a lot of the times…
But regardless of any of that, their 70s output cannot hold a candle to Bowie or Stevie Wonder.
Yes, Queen. They were innovators, great song writers, talented performers, influential. They carried on where the Beatles left off pushing the limits of the studio.
Like the Beatles they were greater that the sum of their parts. In fact they cite the Beatles as their greatest influence.
XTC have been extremely influential, although their work that has been so influential was more in the 80's. Steve Wilson is one example of someone who was heavily influenced by them, among others.
How is it I'm the first to mention them? They qualify for all three with room to spare. Yes, Genesis and Gentle Giant really drove progressive rock and influenced everyone from Rush, to Kansas and even ELO just to name a few. There were others, but those three are conspicuous in their effect in the 70's.
We are talking about the 70's (not later on) so I'd say Bowie and then Queen.
So many artists and bands who were noteworthy didn’t really turn the entire industry upside down like the Beatles did. In the 70s, there were so many splinter genres that came from rock and r&b, that everyone pretty much could have a space all their own.
No offense meant to the op, but I’m saying it is a trick question. There were no others since the Beatles when it came to transformation of an entire art form. Moreover, with the proliferation of the Information Age, it’s unlikely there ever will be again. Part of the reason the Beatles had such a great impact was that they took us by surprise. Those days are gone.
The band that replaced the Beatles for me in the 70's was Steely Dan.