Which is the best rock band in the world
If you are a fan of progressive, melodic rock with deep soulful vocals, then I would highly recommend that you check out the Texas rock trio King’s X. They have been churning out great music for more than twenty years, and yet they have been shamefully overlooked and under appreciated by most in the music world. Even after all the time that has passed, and in spite of the fiercely loyal audience they have built for themselves, mainstream success has remained just beyond their reach. In my opinion, this is a grievous injustice which demands to be rectified!
I first became acquainted with this band in 1989, after seeing the video for their song “Over My Head,” which MTV rarely bothered to play. Over the next couple of years, I heard a few of their other songs that I also dug quite a bit. Although I liked the tunes I had heard, I still remained only a casual fan. It wasn’t until about 1992 that my now sixteen year love affair with this great band truly got its start.
That was the year that I first saw them in concert. I was in college at the time, and a good friend of mine asked me to go with him. He’d gotten stuck with an extra ticket because one of his other friends had canceled on him. I was hesitant at first, since I had only heard a handful of the band’s songs. After thinking it over, though, I figured that I had nothing to lose since it was a free ticket, so I took him up on it.
That evening was one that I will always remember. I was impressed with them from the moment that they started to play. They had a completely original sound; no other band I had ever heard sounded like they did. Their sound was massive and intense. I couldn’t believe that a trio could generate such a large sound. Up until that point, I had never liked a group who made use of dropped tunings in their music. I had always felt that tuning low just made everything sound like mush, but they created great melodies that came through even when they were detuned.
As the show continued, it became more obvious to me that these guys were truly seasoned musicians who had been playing together for a very long time. They not only played well, but they played well TOGETHER too! They were one of the tightest bands I have ever seen! During quite a few of the songs, they added long improvised sections. As they played, it almost seemed that they could read each other’s minds. Each of them seemed to easily anticipate the other’s next musical idea, and was able to complement it perfectly.
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