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The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists

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Over the years, the best shock rock bands have managed to rankle the status quo and scare people outside of the music fans. Shock rock, which incorporates elements of glam rock, hard rock and metal, is one of the most theatrical genres of rock music. The best shock rock bands are known for their edgy, over-the-top live performances. Shock rock peaked in the 1970s when some of the top shock rock bands emerged and the sensational shows laid the groundwork for bands to come in the future.

So, who can be considered the best shock rock bands? For starters, any list of shock rock bands can't be complete without the likes shock rock artists like Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. Though Osbourne may be known more as a heavy metal and hard rock singer, his antics on-stage fall in line with the definition of what shock rock is. As for Cooper, with his use of imagery and makeup, he helped pave the way for the likes KISS and GWAR and other shock rock bands. 

That said, it's up to you to determind wha tare the best shock rock bands. Taking a look at this poll, all shock rock bands should be included on here. This list answers the questions "who are the best shock rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest shock rock musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular shock rock bands that you might've heard of. (96 items)
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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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    Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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    Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Glam metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    Horror punk, Glam metal, Progressive metal

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    Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

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    I.D.S.F.A. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shock Rock Bands/Artists

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    Shock Metal, Shock Rock, Punk Metal

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    Spoken word, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Shock rock, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Black metal, Heavy metal, Blackened death metal

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Black metal

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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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    Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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    Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

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    Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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    Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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    Thrash metal, Technical death metal, Black metal

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    Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Heavy metal, Death metal

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    Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

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    Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Brutal death metal, Death metal

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    Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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    Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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    Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Deathgrind, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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    Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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    Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

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    Rock music, Shock rock, Rock and roll

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    Rock music, Shock rock, Pop rock

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    Thrash metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    New Wave, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    Pop punk, Garage punk, Shock rock

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    Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Scum punk, Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Shock rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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    Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

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    Shock rock, Punk rock

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    Shock Rock, Heavy Metal Heavy Metal,Shock Rock,Hard Rock http://shoutoffical.webs.com/https://www.facebook.com/shoutofficalhttp://shoutoffical.bandcamp.com/album/monsterious

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Rock music, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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