Spin names Top 50 Influential Bands...

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  1. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    So the fabulous publication know as Spin has selected it's 50 most influential bands...

    1. THE BEATLES
    2. RAMONES
    3. LED ZEPPELIN
    4. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
    5. NIRVANA
    6. PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC
    7. THE CLASH
    8. PUBLIC ENEMY
    9. THE ROLLING STONES
    10. BEASTIE BOYS
    11. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
    12. SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
    13. U2
    14. RUN-D.M.C.
    15. RADIOHEAD
    16. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
    17. SONIC YOUTH
    18. AC/DC
    19. THE STOOGES
    20. METALLICA
    21. THE SMITHS
    22. PATTI SMITH GROUP
    23. N.W.A.
    24. KRAFTWERK
    25. THE SEX PISTOLS
    26. PEARL JAM
    27. GRATEFUL DEAD
    28. R.E.M.
    29. BLACK SABBATH
    30. PAVEMENT
    31. FUGAZI
    32. KISS
    33. PRETENDERS
    34. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
    35. FELA KUTI & AFRIKA 70/EGYPT 80
    36. DAVID BOWIE AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
    37. BLONDIE
    38. BAD BRAINS
    39. THE WHO
    40. GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE
    41. NEW ORDER
    42. HUSKER DU
    43. GUNS N' ROSES
    44. OUTKAST
    45. THE BEACH BOYS
    46. MASSIVE ATTACK
    47. LYNYRD SKYNYRD
    48. KORN
    49. PINK FLOYD
    50. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

    in retrospect, who would you pick as your most influential "musicians"...i'm still thinking of mine...however the debate rages around nirvana in my mind as i believe they ulitmately have led to the destruction of alternative music in the 90's...influential to me should mean innovative...something that changes the not just the music, but the people who listen & make the music...

    your thoughts...

    jc
     
  2. *SiLver*RoBoT*

    *SiLver*RoBoT* TRIBE Member

    I still think Radiohead should be in the top 10...but I'm not Spin Magazine.

    *over*and*out*

    *SiLver*RoBoT*
     
  3. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    where's o-town? i mean ... c'mon!

    --craig
     
  4. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    missing:

    QUEEN
    THE POLICE
    DEPECHE MODE
    NEIL YOUNG
    BOB DYLAN
    JIMI HENDRIX
    THE DOORS
     
  5. Moez

    Moez TRIBE Member


    I honestly couldn't agree more.

    I think they are missing a few highly influential artists.

    But I suppose with only 50 spots you can't name them all.
     
  6. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    The Ramones #2? Pink Floyd #49?

    I understand this isn't a "best" list but rather a "most influential" ... still...
     
  7. CFCS+Killerbees

    CFCS+Killerbees TRIBE Member

    They name NIN as band of the year 3 years in a row and says that they pushed Industrial music into the spotlight. That list is bullshit anyway.
     
  8. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    no - no you aren't :p
     
  9. SUNKIST

    SUNKIST TRIBE Member

    where are the Smashing Pumpkins? Jane's Addiction?
    clearly that list is trash.
     
  10. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    actually matt, it is a best list (sorry) i just misread the title so you are correct...

    anyways...missing pixies so many bands claim frank was their inspiration...i seen these guys live 3 times & still to this day i haven't seen anyone go through guitar strings like that santiago kid...

    jc
     
  11. Nesta

    Nesta TRIBE Member

    I personally feel they should be top 5...but then again they are my fave band evar. [​IMG]
     
  12. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    actually i'm not sure what this list is supposed to represent...it's labelled best, but they also talk about influence which is where i got mixed up when posting the thread...

    They also had to clearly influence today's music in undeniable ways. Finally, they had to be bands that spawned a special emotional attachment to their fans

    jc
     
  13. outofcontrol

    outofcontrol TRIBE Member

    the police yes there are missing, the doors they are missing, jimi hendrix is in there...
     
  14. outofcontrol

    outofcontrol TRIBE Member

    that list looks just about right in my opinion. However I think Elvis should be in there, seeing that he influenced probably everyone of those groups..
     
  15. Housey D

    Housey D TRIBE Member

    I liked Nirvana, but there's no way they should be number 5.
    And David Bowie's only at number 36?? There goes the validity of this list. I hate Spin.
     
  16. ADT

    ADT TRIBE Member

    Why the fuck is Sonic Youth so high...?

    and who the fuck are

    35. FELA KUTI & AFRIKA 70/EGYPT 80

    ^^^^^???????

    v..abstractdatatype
     
  17. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    GET IN THE RING!!!
     
  18. willis

    willis TRIBE Member

    toplists are always bullshit, whocares
     
  19. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    from the little i know about fela, he is an african musician...very influential in the 70's...he did some great work with roy ayers & exposed african music to the world...i believe had a lot of influence on kerri chandler...

    jc
     
  20. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    if you're only looking at influential bands, that list is pretty accurate

    as much as i love the smashing pumpkins, in terms of causing the american grunge revolution, they were no nirvana
     
  21. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    The reason why Neil and some other solo artists, et al are not on the list is beacuse it is a list of bands not solo artists, hence Bowie is included with the Spiders From Mars and Iggy Pop is listed with the Stooges, Jimi is listed with the Experience and so on.

    As much as I adore Radiohead and some of the other bands, they havent been around long enough to influence and inspire people as much a a band like the Ramones have. The Ramones were ugly, working class dudes from Queens who made a big dent and showed a lot of people three chords played hard and fast could rock crowd. I competely argree that they were more influential than Pink Floyd. There are far more thrashy, garage punk bands than epic, 3 min guitar solo stoner bands
     
  22. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Any of those should of bumped OutKast, sorry I love OutKast and hip-hop.

    But they don't deserve to be in this list.

    I'd put Big Daddy Kane or Boogie Down Productions over Outkast if you wanna keep the hip-hop.. [​IMG]

    pr0n
     
  23. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    how can a band that is less than 5 years old be considered 'influential'?

    motorhead should be in there! those guys changed the face of metal [​IMG]
     
  24. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    ^^ Agree completely.

    I think they left out Motorhead cuz of that thing on Lemmy's face.
     
  25. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    it's also a slap in the face to classic motown. oh well.
     

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