a21schizoidman's Favorite Musician's List

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited July 2009 in History of Rock
Since the thread was getting too crowded for lists, I figured I'd start a new thread


50 Favorite Guitarists
Jan Akkerman (Focus)
Duane Allman (Derek & the Dominos, Allman Bros. Band)
Chet Atkins
Jeff Beck (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, Beck Bogert Appice)
Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow, Deep Purple)
Tommy Bolin (Solo, James Gang, Deep Purple)
Joe Bonamassa
Roy Buchanan
Larry Coryell (Eleventh House)
Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs)
Al Di Meola (Return to Forever)
Peter Frampton (Humble Pie, solo)
Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
Rory Gallagher
J Geils (J Geils Band)
Lowell George (Little Feat)
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top, Moving Sidewalks)
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd, solo)
Buddy Guy
Terry Kath (Chicago)
Albert King
Wayne Kramer & Fred "Sonic" Smith (MC5)
Steve Hackett (Genesis)
Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
Jimi Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band of Gypsys)
Steve Howe (Yes, Asia)
Jonny Lang
Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
Paco de Lucia
John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Steve Miller (Steve Miller Band)
Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
Les Paul
Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
Mick Ronson (David Bowie)
Carlos Santana (Santana)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Hughie Thomasson (Outlaws)
Robin Trower (Procol Harum, Robin Trower)
Stevie Ray Vaughan (Double Trouble)
Carl Weathersby
Johnny Winter
Frank Zappa (Mothers of Invention)


30 Favorite Bassists
Max Collins (Evэ 6)
Kevin Ayers (Soft Machine)
Michael Lepond (Symphony X)
Joe DiBiase (Fates Warning)
Bruce Foxton (The Jam)
Mike Watt (fIREHOSE)
Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus)
Jack Bruce (Cream)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Jack Casady (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
Peter Cetera (Chicago)
Stanley Clarke (Return to Forever)
Bootsy Collins (Funkadelic)
Donald Dunn (Booker T and the MGs)
Mass Giorgini (Squirtgun, Screeching Weasel)
John Entwistle (The Who)
Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone)
Greg Lake (Emerson Lake & Palmer, King Crimson)
Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
Paul McCartney (Wings, The Beatles, solo)
John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
Marcus Miller
Mike Oldfield
Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report)
Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick)
Greg Ridley (Humble Pie)
Chris Squire (Yes)
Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones)


30 Favorite Vocalists
Marvin Lee Aday (Meat Loaf)
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
Captain Beefheart (Magic Band)
James Brown
Eric Burdon (Animals)
David Byrne (Talking Heads)
Joe Cocker
Rick Davies (Supertramp)
Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Elf, Black Sabbath, solo)
Aretha Franklin
Ian Gillian (Deep Purple)
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
Peter Hamill (Van der Graaf Generator)
Ritche Havens
Buddy Holly (Crickets)
Michael Hutchence (INXS)
Billy Joel
Janis Joplin (Big Brother and the Holding Company)
Lonnie Jordan (War)
John Kay (Steppenwolf)
Ed Kowalczyk (Live)
Greg Lake (Emerson Lake & Palmer, King Crimson)
Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders)
Steve Marriott (Small Faces, Humble Pie)
Dean Martin (Rat Pack)
Jim Morrison (the Doors)
Roy Orbison
Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
Iggy Pop (Stooges)
Diana Ross
Simone Simons (Epica)
Frank Sinatra (Rat Pack)
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)
Michael Stipe (REM)
Tom Waits


30 Favorite Drummers
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
Ginger Baker (Cream)
Frank Beard (ZZ Top)
Terry Bozzio (Mothers of Invention)
Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)
Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson)
Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
Clem Burke (Blondie)
Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly)
Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)
Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel)
Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
Steve Gadd (Steely Dan)
Michael Giles (King Crimson)
Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
Bobby Jarzombek (Demons & Wizards, Iced Earth)
Chris Karp (Crawpuppies)
Gene Krupa
Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Keith Moon (The Who)
Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
Carl Palmer (ELP, Atomic Rooster, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, 3, Asia)
Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
Cozy Powell (Rainbow)
Buddy Rich
Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
Mel Taylor (the Ventures)
Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)


25 Key-masters
Rod Argent (Zombies, Argent)
Tony Banks (Genesis)
Dr. John
George Duke (Mothers of Invention, solo)
Keith Emerson (ELP, The Nice)
Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)
Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
Mort Garson
Jan Hammer
Herbie Hancock
Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople)
Ralf Hütter (Kraftwerk)
Billy Joel
Jerry Lee Lewis
Liberace
Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
Manfred Mann
Ray Manzerek (the Doors)
Alan Price (Animals)
Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey)
Irmin Schmidt (Can)
Thijs van Leer (Focus)
Tom Waits
Rick Wakeman (Yes)
Kit Watkins (Happy the Man)

Comments

  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited January 2009
    KingProgdor;1766927 said:
    You have Keith Emerson and Thijs van Leer on your keyboardists list.

    You win the game.

    Though, you're missing Peter Hammill from Van Der Graaf Generator on your vocalists list. The guy's brilliant.
    he just missed the cut
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited January 2009
    Gowienczyk;1766915 said:
    Only complaint I have is:

    TOO MUCH CLASSIC RAWK MANG
    well, just considering my music collection is about 73.2% pre-2000 its what makes it that way...
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited January 2009
    That greatly disappoints me.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited January 2009
    Gowienczyk;1767013 said:
    That greatly disappoints me.
    ive started branching out in the last year

    give me bout 2 more years and ill have more on that list
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited January 2009
    I try to balance my collection, but it still leans towards post-1989 than pre-1989. Haha.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited January 2009
    Gowienczyk;1767051 said:
    I try to balance my collection, but it still leans towards post-1989 than pre-1989. Haha.
    i tried to balance more based on genre rather than time period, (though I feel I failed even at that, massively)

    i dont believe in dividing music by year, you can't really learn anything or get into other music by doing so,

    like me, I love progressive rock/metal so I try to branch out myself to similar genres and bands that fall within those genres no matter what time period the band is from
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited January 2009
    a21schizoidman;1767092 said:
    i tried to balance more based on genre rather than time period, (though I feel I failed even at that, massively)

    i dont believe in dividing music by year, you can't really learn anything or get into other music by doing so,

    like me, I love progressive rock/metal so I try to branch out myself to similar genres and bands that fall within those genres no matter what time period the band is from
    I don't think I set standards. It's mostly if it sounds good to me or not. I just seem to prefer music made after the "classic rock" era, I guess.
  • TopazDolphinTopazDolphin Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Gowienczyk;1766915 said:
    Only complaint I have is:

    TOO MUCH CLASSIC RAWK MANG
    You can never have too much. :cool:
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited January 2009
    TopazDolphin;1768189 said:
    You can never have too much. :cool:
    Yes, Yes you can.
  • TopazDolphinTopazDolphin Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Gowienczyk;1768193 said:
    Yes, Yes you can.
    Well, that's true. There are limits.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited January 2009
    i alphabetized the list for readability
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Yea! Love for Rod Argent!
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited March 2009
    im just showing the vastness of my list (yeah, i know, its not), due to the new top 5 thread
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    I approve of Chicago. They need more love.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Did I start the bumping of these old threads, I wonder?
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited July 2009
    Favorite Bands (since i don't want to take up space with a new thread):

    BEHOLD MY BLAND GENERIC TASTE!

    [alphabetical order]
    10,000 Maniacs
    ABBA
    AC/DC
    Aerosmith
    Abnormality
    Agalloch
    Alan Parsons Project
    Alphataurus
    Al Di Meola
    Alice Cooper
    Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
    Allman Brothers Band
    Animals
    Arlo Guthrie
    Atlanta Rhythm Section
    Atheist
    Atomic Rooster
    Bad Company
    Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
    Beatles
    Beach Boys
    Beastie Boys
    Beck
    Ben Folds Five
    Bill Haley & His Comets
    Billy Joel
    Black Crowes
    Black Oak Arkansas
    Black Sabbath
    Blind Guardian
    Blind Melon (Chitlin!)
    Blondie
    Blue Cheer
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Blues Traveler
    Bob Dylan
    Bob Seger
    Boston
    Bread
    Buddy Guy
    Buddy Holly
    the Byrds
    Cactus
    Camel
    Canned Heat
    Captain Beefheart
    Captain Beyond
    Caravan
    Carl Weathersby
    the Cars
    Cat Stevens
    Cheap Trick
    Cher
    Chicago
    Chuck Mangione
    the Clash
    Crawpuppies
    Cream
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Crosby Stills & Nash
    the Cure
    Cynic
    Cyndi Lauper
    Cypress Hill
    David Bowie
    David Gilmour
    Dead Kennedys
    Deep Purple
    Demons & Wizards
    Devo
    Dio
    Dire Straits
    Dokken
    Donovan
    the Doors
    Eddie Money
    Egg
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Eloy
    Elton John
    Elvis Costello
    Emerson Lake & Palmer
    Epica
    Eve 6
    Faith No More
    Fates Warning
    Firefall
    the Firm
    Fleetwood Mac
    Flower Kings
    Foghat
    Foreigner
    Frank Sinatra
    Frank Zappa
    Garbage
    Genesis
    Gentle Giant
    Glass Hammer
    Grand Funk Railroad
    Grandmaster Flash
    Golden Earring
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Goo Goo Dolls
    Guess Who
    Hawkwind
    Head East
    Heart
    Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
    Herbie Hancock
    Herman's Hermits
    High and Mighty Color
    High on Fire
    Honeydrippers
    Hot Tuna
    Humble Pie
    Hunted Horse & the Blackberry Blues
    the Hush Now
    Husker Du
    INXS
    Iron Butterfly
    Jackson Browne
    James Gang
    Jane's Addiction
    Jan Hammer
    Janis Joplin
    Jeff Beck
    Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship
    Jesus & Mary Chain
    Jethro Tull
    J. Geils Band
    Jimi Hendrix (Experience and other acts)
    Joan Jett
    Joe Bonamassa
    Joe Cocker
    Joe Walsh
    John Cougar Mellencamp
    Johnny Winter
    Jon Klemmer
    Jonny Lang
    Joy Division
    Judas Priest
    Kansas
    Kenny Loggins
    Knight Area
    King Crimson
    Kingston Trio
    King's X
    the Kinks
    Kinsey Report
    Kraftwerk
    Krokus
    Led Zeppelin
    Leonard Cohen
    Les Paul
    Little Feat
    Live
    Living Colour
    Lou Reed
    Lush
    M&R Rush
    Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Marillion
    Marshall Tucker Band
    Massive Attack
    MC5
    Meat Loaf
    Meghan McDonough
    Michael Jackson
    Michelle Branch (yes, flame away)
    Mike Oldfield
    Midnight Oil
    Molly Hatchet
    Moody Blues
    Mountain
    Mort Garson
    Nazareth
    Nektar
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Outlaws
    Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    Ozric Tentacles
    Paco de Lucia
    Paul Revere & the Raiders
    P-Funk
    Pink Floyd
    Porcupine Tree
    the Pretenders
    Premiata Forneria Marconi
    Pure Prairie League
    Queen
    Queensryche
    Quicksilver Messenger Servce
    Rage Against the Machine
    Rainbow
    Ramones
    Rare Earth
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    R.E.M.
    Renaissance
    REO Speedwagon
    Return to Forever
    the Residents
    Ricky Nelson
    Robert Plant
    Robin Trower
    Rolling Stones
    Rory Gallagher
    Roy Buchanan
    Rush
    Santana
    Scorpions
    Seals & Crofts
    Simon & Garfunkel (and Paul Simon solo)
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Soft Machine
    Sonic Youth
    Spock's Beard
    Stanley Clarke
    Stemage (Metroid Metal)
    Steppenwolf
    Steve Miller Band
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Styx
    Sugarhill Gang
    Supertramp
    the Supremes
    Syd Barrett
    Symphony X
    Talking Heads
    Television
    Ten Years After
    Thin Lizzy
    Three Dog Night
    Triumph
    Triumvirat
    Tommy Bolin
    Tommy James & the Shondells
    Tom Waits
    Toto
    Traffic
    UFO
    Uriah Heep
    Utopia
    U2
    Van der Graaf Generator
    Van Halen
    Vanilla Fudge
    Velvet Underground
    Ventures
    WAR
    Weather Report
    the Who
    Wings
    Yardbirds
    Yes
    ZZ Top
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    Your list of bassists is the best.
  • ChainedsoulzChainedsoulz Rising Star
    edited July 2009
  • ImHotterThanYouImHotterThanYou Opening Act
    edited July 2009
    Gowienczyk;1766915 said:
    Only complaint I have is:

    TOO MUCH CLASSIC RAWK MANG
    Needs more.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    Glass Hammer makes me happy I still need to hear Lex Rex and Culture Of Ascent, but I am sure you love Chronomotree :D
  • sonicnerd23sonicnerd23 Road Warrior
    edited July 2009
  • ImHotterThanYouImHotterThanYou Opening Act
    edited July 2009
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited July 2009
    Mega-Tallica;2734412 said:
    Your list of bassists is the best.
    thank ye
    Chainedsoulz;2734418 said:
    No Geddy Lee ):
    he's just kinda meh
    ImHotterThanYou;2734439 said:
    No Jimmy Page =(
    i've stated my opinion of Page more than enough around here
  • ImHotterThanYouImHotterThanYou Opening Act
    edited July 2009
    a21schizoidman;2734446 said:



    i've stated my opinion of Page more than enough around here
    I will use the search button.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    Bass and Keys choices are awesome :)

    No Zonder :(
  • QuinarvyQuinarvy Road Warrior
    edited July 2009
    I approve of these long lists.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited July 2009
    Fizzeler;2734478 said:
    Bass and Keys choices are awesome :)

    No Zonder :(
    note the day i made the list, back before i liked Zonder a lot
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    Keyboardists list needs some Thelonious Monk and Mike Garson.

    Solid stuff though man.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    a21schizoidman;2734486 said:
    note the day i made the list, back before i liked Zonder a lot
    Understandable I do not even want to see my old musician list out of how much different it would be if I made it now
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited July 2009
    Since I never I commented on the list, your love of Cheap Trick satisfies me in all your favorite musician lists. :) I do not agree on Geddy Lee on being meh on bass, because hey, you wanna a meh bassist, here's one for ya. :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veLGBk1mE5U

    (I do dig him, but he is sorta meh).
Sign In or Register to comment.