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Posted: 1/18/2002 2:19:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2002 2:24:49 PM EST by geezhound]
Hopefully there are some late sixties/early seventies experts here. Which band invented heavy metal as we know it today? Deep Purple,Black Sabbath or Uriah Heep?
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:23:55 PM EST
Actually, Led Zeppelin is credited with being the official inventor of the genre, but I would lean towards Blue Cheer. When I saw them in 1967, they were very metal-like, even back then.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:25:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hannah_Reitsch: Actually, Led Zeppelin is credited with being the official inventor of the genre, but I would lean towards Blue Cheer. When I saw them in 1967, they were very metal-like, even back then.
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Your right!I never thought of Blue Cheer.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:27:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:47:31 PM EST
Tons of bands? Not that many bands in that time period had the crunchy guitar sound of Black Sabbath,or the screaming lyrics of Deep Purple. They were pioneers of that sound. I guess it's more of an opinion question.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:49:08 PM EST
Don't forget Deodado or Hawkwind...
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:54:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 3:01:56 PM EST
what about jimmi?
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 3:20:35 PM EST
What about "Dark side of the moon".....1973?
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 3:28:02 PM EST
It was the band "Judas Priest" that coined the heavy metal genre of music. Or was it Cap'n Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters?? I love Deep Purple, Rainbow (Blackmore's band after the first of many breakup's with DP)and anything else "heavy metal"!!
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 3:33:37 PM EST
Led Zeppelin frank zappa
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 3:40:19 PM EST
Great sig line, Wolfpack! I'd have to say that there wasn't one band that pioneered heavy metal, but that it's rather an amalgamation of many different bands' styles. Who are some of the bands I'd include as "metal pioneers"? Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Zeppelin, BOC, Judas Priest, Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes, Rush....the list can go on and on.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 3:45:59 PM EST
Interesting question. I believe the phrase "heavy metal" was coined by Steppenwolf in 1968, on the classic "Born to be Wild" Led Zep I, was also in 1968. Yes first album was in 1969. Cream, while having earlier recordings, released "Sunshine of Your Love" in 1967. Jim Hendrix "Hey Joe", 1966. Hard to pin a crown on any of these, but my vote would be for Jimi.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 4:09:31 PM EST
Zepplin...but,it came to the late 70's and early 80's to "define" HEAVY metal...AC/DC and Van Halen come to mind...RUSH, Journey, Ozzy, Styx, AEROSMITH,Fleetwood Mac...did'nt think the "Glam" bands qualified...too much make-up to be considered rock and roll. Good question, [b][blue]NAKED[/blue][/b]
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 4:25:01 PM EST
Black Sabbath's debut was the first real metal record. The first few DP lps were just hippie rock until the In Rock album. Uriah Heap were kind of hit and miss with their material, though Bird of Prey is a great heavy tune. I never really considered LZ metal, too bluesy and eh, folk, for lack of a better word. Though LZ was probably the inspiration for HM as a concept. And yeah, Blue Cheer is in there somewhere. Stuffs like Pink Floyd, Journey and Fleetwood Mac are not HM (maybe if you have a mullet [:D]). Just hard rock, and then PF is barely that most of the time after DSotM.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 4:28:10 PM EST
Black oak arkansas????????......[argue]
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 6:05:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ghettoblaster: Black Sabbath's debut was the first real metal record.
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Thank you!
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 6:33:58 PM EST
Leave us not forget Mountain... (Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi. Felix was shot and killed by his ol'lady in 1983...)
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 6:39:19 PM EST
What about Vanilla Fudge? Weren't they popular around 67-68?
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 6:52:04 PM EST
I'd throw The Velvet Underground (aka Lou Reed and John Cale), 1964 ish, into the mix. Lots more distortion and dark lyrics than other bands in that era.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 7:00:15 PM EST
Oh lord. Steppenwolf has long been thought of as inventing both the term 'Heavy Metal' as well as the genre. Their debut single "Born To Be Wild" inculded the first use of the term. It hit #2 on July 20, 1968 after 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot-100 chart. As for who I think invented it? Nektar, hands down.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 7:41:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 7:56:03 PM EST
i juat cant think of zepplin as metal, im sorry, but im gonna say Priest, then motorhead to bring things up to speed, the rest is history. that other stuff just isnt fast/harsh enough.
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 3:32:22 AM EST
Bands like Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep and Deep Purple aren't what I consider heavy metal bands at any time in their careers. They are hard rock bands like Van Halen and Ted Nugent. The first heavy metal band plainly had to be Black Sabbath, who may of had influences from earlier rock and blues bands, but Sabbath's music was original in it's own way with their dark and evil sounding rhythms and lead the way to heavy metal bands like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, later evolving into speed and thrash metal bands like Metallica and Megadeth during the 80s and 90s. You also had the metal hair-bands like Poison and Warrant, but to me, those bands were more glamour rock than metal I don't know if any new band today can be labeled as "heavy metal". Today you have bands like Godsmack, Staind, Rob Zombie, Tool and Disturbed which are a combo of metal, hard rock and grunge. [b]ArmaLiter[/b]
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 3:49:27 AM EST
The first metal band I remember was Iron Butterfly.I always figured that Led Zepplin spun their name off them.I`m 46.Paul.
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 6:43:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By antiUSSA: Don't forget Deodado or Hawkwind...
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Yeah Hawkwind, saw them live at the ole Starwood in Hollywood. Still love the song Brainstorm
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 7:39:44 AM EST
I don't know the "official" answer, but as for me personally? No question about it. True "Metal" was started by Black Sabbath. [img]www.tdscripts.com/webgr/bsreunion.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 7:43:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By Wolfpack: I never did like Zep, Black Sab, Iron Butterfly or any of those.
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Then you don't care for real, original music then? Mostly image and big hair? Cool.
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 7:44:23 AM EST
Whoever said Steppenwolf had the right answer.
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