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Spin names Top 50 Influential Bands...

djcheezwhiz

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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
 

Moez

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Klubmasta Will:
missing:

QUEEN
THE POLICE
DEPECHE MODE
NEIL YOUNG
BOB DYLAN
JIMI HENDRIX
THE DOORS
</font>

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.
 
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coleridge

TRIBE Member
The Ramones #2? Pink Floyd #49?

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

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.
 

Cheeka

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by *SiLver*RoBoT*:
I still think Radiohead should be in the top 10...but I'm not Spin Magazine.

*over*and*out*

*SiLver*RoBoT*
</font>
no - no you aren't :p
 

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
 
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Nesta

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by *SiLver*RoBoT*:
I still think Radiohead should be in the top 10...but I'm not Spin Magazine.

*over*and*out*

*SiLver*RoBoT*
</font>
I personally feel they should be top 5...but then again they are my fave band evar.
 

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
 

outofcontrol

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Klubmasta Will:
missing:

QUEEN
THE POLICE
DEPECHE MODE
NEIL YOUNG
BOB DYLAN
JIMI HENDRIX
THE DOORS
</font>
the police yes there are missing, the doors they are missing, jimi hendrix is in there...
 

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..
 

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.
 
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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
 

willis

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by CFCS+Killerbees:
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.</font>
toplists are always bullshit, whocares
 

djcheezwhiz

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ADT:

and who the fuck are

35. FELA KUTI & AFRIKA 70/EGYPT 80

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

v..abstractdatatype
</font>
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
 

zoo

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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
 
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Hal-9000

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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
 

pr0nstar

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Klubmasta Will:
missing:

QUEEN
THE POLICE
DEPECHE MODE
NEIL YOUNG
BOB DYLAN
JIMI HENDRIX
THE DOORS
</font>
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..


pr0n
 

Rosey

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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
 
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