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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.

  1. SCOTCH WHISKEO

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

    Discussion started by SCOTCH WHISKEO - Jun 25, 2001

    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...
     
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    mental invalid - Replied Jun 25, 2001

    ..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.
     
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    TOY - Replied Jun 25, 2001

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    TOY - Replied Jun 25, 2001

    and theyre still coming out with new shit.
     
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    jointhedotz - Replied Jun 25, 2001

    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
     
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    *ZEMONEDOE$ - Replied Jun 25, 2001

    in a six double oh,bumpin Isley.
    marvins new song wit the other half of epmd,is great music.
     
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    Tanner - Replied Jun 25, 2001

    isley brothers aint nuthin copared to george clinton and p funk
     
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    Smart - Replied Jun 25, 2001

    Tanner, you're wrong... not to dis on Pfunk, but...

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    2 Can Sam
     
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    ohnoone - Replied Jun 25, 2001

    no doubt.

    isely brothers are the heat
     
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