View Poll Results: Who Rocked Hardest?

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  • Alanis Morissette

    5 8.77%
  • Ann Wilson (Heart)

    15 26.32%
  • Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)

    9 15.79%
  • Debbie Harry (Blondie)

    7 12.28%
  • Janis Joplin

    28 49.12%
  • Joan Jett

    9 15.79%
  • Linda Ronstadt

    2 3.51%
  • Melissa Etheridge

    1 1.75%
  • Pat Benatar

    4 7.02%
  • Patti Smith

    6 10.53%
  • Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)

    5 8.77%
  • Tina Turner

    8 14.04%
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    Who Rocked Hardest?

    Vote in the poll for the overall work. But if you want some cool live examples...

    Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR6mEu5-egA

    Ann Wilson (Heart) – Barracude (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cxyaUhPdTw

    Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) – Precious (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9_xfCebbx4

    Debbie Harry (Blondie) – One Way Or Another (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74xiXRxkKxc

    Janis Joplin – Cry Baby (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnoGHHm_gTA

    Joan Jett – Do You Wanna Touch Me (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aodjk78t2dQ

    Linda Ronstadt – Tumbling Dice (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKucFpkq5T4

    Melissa Etheridge – Bring Me Some Water (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRc6ph5yG7M

    Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeU9ruRpcAo

    Patti Smith – Because The Night (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxKhzoEQrTk

    Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) – Edge of Seventeen (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyTBBbJ4GOo

    Tina Turner – Back Where You Started (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57dONOHWxuY
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    And some honourable mentions:

    Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) – Missionary Man
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eyIPmdJHrI

    Cher (Black Rose) – Julie (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_nSB_IGzSg

    Courtney Love (Hole) – Doll Parts (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKAuMloXHOg

    Cyndi Lauper – Money Changes Everything (Live with Beverly McClellan on The Voice)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5Oxqu1YK5c

    Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) – Somebody To Live (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDLGAPJhDts

    Marianne Faithful – Broken English (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9eVhgxoj-c

    Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHd2B9Az2hk

    Suzi Quatro – Your Mama Won’t Like Me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMZEy-2iztE

    And I know I already posted a Tina Turner clip, but this one is too good to not share as well.

    Tina Turner – Show Some Respect (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjHgDwBLaTQ
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Grace Slick wuzrobbed of inclusion in the first list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    Grace Slick wuzrobbed of inclusion in the first list.
    Other than "Somebody To Love", the only Grace Slick song vocal I could even think of was "White Rabbit" which only rocks in its' last twenty seconds. Did she have lead vocals on any other Jefferson Airplane songs? Plus her four solo albums flopped...which does not rock.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    ....No mention of Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde)?

    Fracking amazing bass player with an incredible voice :

    God Is A Bullet

    Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (radio edit)

    Caroline

    Still In Hollywood

    The Sky Is A Poisonous Garden

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Other than "Somebody To Love", the only Grace Slick song vocal I could even think of was "White Rabbit" which only rocks in its' last twenty seconds. Did she have lead vocals on any other Jefferson Airplane songs? Plus her four solo albums flopped...which does not rock.
    Ahem.

    By which I mean, fair enough.
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    There should've been an 'other' option. Then I could vote with Lita Ford in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    ....No mention of Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde)?
    DOH!!! Concrete Blonde is one of my favourites. One of my friends went to see them in concert last year and I didn't know they were in town. I was so mad at him afterwards for going and not saying anything about their being in town! But to be fair to the poll-maker, I reviewed about four "best of" lists and Concrete Blonde wasn't on there. Instead, they had Alicia Keys and Joni Mitchell and lots of singers that I don't remember doing anything I'd consider rock...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudy_Gumdrops View Post
    There should've been an 'other' option. Then I could vote with Lita Ford in mind.
    Another artist I love. I think I've got everything she recorded. Wonder if I'll ever get to see her live? She looks like an AMAZING live performer in this: Kiss Me Deadly
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    DOH!!! Concrete Blonde is one of my favourites. One of my friends went to see them in concert last year and I didn't know they were in town. I was so mad at him afterwards for going and not saying anything about their being in town! But to be fair to the poll-maker, I reviewed about four "best of" lists and Concrete Blonde wasn't on there. Instead, they had Alicia Keys and Joni Mitchell and lots of singers that I don't remember doing anything I'd consider rock... [/URL]
    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to PeterG again."

    ...Alicia Keys.....as a rocker?

    A few years ago, vh1 did a countdown of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock, and the list was an absolute joke -- they omitted some of the greatest female rock musicians and singers in favor of "artists" who are autotuned to the nth degree or are in no way "rock" whatsoever.

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    Exene Cervenka from the band X (she was gorgeous )

    Kim Deal from The Pixies/The Breeders. Two cornerstone bands in 90's American rock music.

    Poison Ivy Rorschach. From the band The Cramps and one of my favorite lead guitarists ever.

    Pj Harvey. yeah.

    The unbelievably freaky and amazing Nina Hagen. A trained opera singer....and I love the pacifiers for earrings. Her vocals at the 2:00 mark are

    Joan Armatrading. Not sure about "rocker" although her work borrows from that genre. One of the finest singer/songwriters of all time.

    Then there's Kate Bush. She's often included in "greatest rocker of all time" lists (particularly European ones) but you may not consider her "rock" per se.

    And why no Christine McVie love?

    One of my guilty pleasures.....Shonen Knife.
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    ...And of course, my namesake, Siouxsie Sioux

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    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    Then there's Kate Bush. She's often included in "greatest rocker of all time" lists (particularly European ones) but you may not consider her "rock" per se.
    Agree - she's in a category of her own. Same with Stevie Nicks IMO, which is why I didn't vote for her, even though I think she's an incredible artist whose legacy continues to grow.

    I went with Ann Wilson and Pat Benetar - others on the list are great too, but these two gals ROCKED.

    In fact, Ann still does - I am going to see Heart + Jason Bonham next month - can't wait!!

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    I wish I could have voted for 2. I had a hard time choosing between Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks.
    I finally choose Janis, but Stevie Nicks is God.

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    hmmm, there's best vocals, and there's rocking hardest. When you combine the two, I'd probably say Ann Wilson and/or Pat Benetar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latte View Post
    I wish I could have voted for 2. I had a hard time choosing between Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks.
    I finally choose Janis, but Stevie Nicks is God.
    The poll is multiple choice. Which means anyone can vote for all twelve options.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    hmmm, there's best vocals, and there's rocking hardest. When you combine the two, I'd probably say Ann Wilson and/or Pat Benetar
    Pat Benatar had very strong vocals, but could not perform her way out of a wet paper bag. I voted for Ann Wilson, because I was a huge early Heart fan. My preference aside, the title of hardest rocker will probably always be worn by Janis Joplin.

    Posting this in honour of Nancy Wilson, the lady who inspired many young girls to pick up a guitar.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVcl0Iw3fs8

    Ann and Nancy performing Stairway to Heaven last year at the Kennedy Centre. Worth watching, brought Robert Plant to tears:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf2O3OAQjng
    Last edited by algonquin; 06-11-2013 at 02:28 AM.

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    I just found out that Melissa Etheridge is opening the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) this year. (That's Vancouver's summer fair.) I've never seen her live, but her live performances on youtube are amazing, so I CAN'T WAIT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    The unbelievably freaky and amazing Nina Hagen. A trained opera singer....and I love the pacifiers for earrings. Her vocals at the 2:00 mark are
    Umm...interesting... But captivating!!

    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    And why no Christine McVie love?
    I'm not sure that she really rocked... (let alone rocked HARD)....

    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    hmmm, there's best vocals, and there's rocking hardest. When you combine the two, I'd probably say Ann Wilson and/or Pat Benetar
    That's a double bill I'd attend! :respect:
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I voted for Heart. I saw them in concert two or three years ago, and they've still got it.

    Bonnie Raitt is someone I've never seen in concert who I'd really like to see.

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    Janis Joplin. No one else comes close.

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    last weekend the Experience Music Project opened their newest exhibit, Women Who Rock, and I went to the opening night concert. The "house band" had Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's) on guitar and Patty Schemel (Hole) on drums, with Dominque Davalos on bass and Shae Padilla on lead guitar. I had to look up the last one, because she is clearly in her early 20s and I had never heard of her. Turns out she was part of some teen girl group that was originally mentored by The Go-Go's and later became sort of some producer's tween group. I wouldn't have believed it because this girl (and I mean girl - I think she's only 20 now) was amazing!

    The set included rotating guest singers, interspersing some local artists (most notably Choklate and the unbelievable Star Anna) with more well known artists: Donita Sparks (L7), Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow!!!), Kim Shattuck (the Muffs). It was completely awesome, and they all, indeed, rocked hard.
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