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The Isley Brothers...greatest Rock & Roll band of all time?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by SCOTCH WHISKEO, Jun 25, 2001.


    SCOTCH WHISKEO Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 8, 2001 Messages: 1,718 Likes Received: 0
    I caught some bullshit VH1 talkshow type program where all the guests had to vote for the greatest rock band of all time and I got to thinking...why are the Isley bros. not even mentioned here? Just doesn't make sense, everyone listed the Beatles, but the Beatles made their mark by covering Isley bros tunes.
    What makes a truely great band?
    Longevity? The Isleys have been doing it since the early 1950s and continue to make hit records. Can the Rolling Stones, The Beatles , The Dead, or Led Zeppelin say that?
    Innovation? These guys have been at the forefront of every movement from Rock to R&B ballads, from Funk to The "Psychadelic" sound with joints like "Who's That Lady" and "Fight the Power" and "Stand Up".They have even done quality Hip-Hop (check NAS's "Lookin out my Project Window", the only listenable song on his last album.)!
    Pure Musicianship? Come on now...this bands guitarist,(before Ernie Isley came of age to join the group) was a young, unknown kid named Jimi Hendrix...not to even mention the core members.
    Great Songs?...Is there REALLY any better song than "Footsteps in the Dark, pt.1 & 2"? Anywhere? EVER?
    Lasting Influence? Well, I already mentioned the Beatles covering "Twist and Shout" (and yes, the Isley's version is the better of the two, no contest!) and I guarantee the majority of the bands listed would site the Isleys as an influence if they were honest. I'm sure Mick Jagger would give Ron Isley head if given the opportunity. I just saw the Isley's new video, it's getting heavy rotation on B.E.T., my Daughter loves it and pointed it out to me! How many other bands from 1950 can still seem relevent to 12 year olds today??? Yet still America fails to recognize.What is this mass-delusion...or instituional racism? I cant call it...
  2. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    ..oh my god dad! i didnt know you were part of the 12oz gang!

    ...j/k...but he does dig em, guess i should pop one in eh?...r.
  3. TOY

    TOY New Jack

    Joined: May 16, 2001 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    yeah for real beatles blew up on isley brothers shit, they used to have elton john playing keyboard for them. i think jimi hendrix played for them too.
  4. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    Fooststeps in the Dark pt1&2… http://www.12ozprophet.com/ubb//wink.gif'>

    [i]I gotta say, today was a good day![/i]
    …nuff said.
  5. TOY

    TOY New Jack

    Joined: May 16, 2001 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    and theyre still coming out with new shit.
  6. jointhedotz

    jointhedotz Member

    Joined: Nov 28, 2000 Messages: 726 Likes Received: 0
    i just found their song 'ohio' on a compilation yesterday, and thought 'fucking hell thats not bad, got to get some more of that', and from that inspirational post i know i have to hunt out that vinyl, cheers

    *ZEMONEDOE$ Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 4, 2001 Messages: 6,137 Likes Received: 0
    in a six double oh,bumpin Isley.
    marvins new song wit the other half of epmd,is great music.
  8. Tanner

    Tanner Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2000 Messages: 1,001 Likes Received: 0
    isley brothers aint nuthin copared to george clinton and p funk
  9. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    Tanner, you're wrong... not to dis on Pfunk, but...

    2 Can Sam
  10. ohnoone

    ohnoone Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2001 Messages: 3,060 Likes Received: 164
    no doubt.

    isely brothers are the heat