« on: November 13, 2004, 12:04 AM »
Always a tough thing to do, but here it is the way I see it.
1) The Beatles. They were revolutionaries, pure and simple.
2) Elvis Presley. The King deserves his due. Just listen to his Sun Records work with Bill Black and Scotty Moore. That was the original rock band, and they defined it in the mid 50's.
3) The Rolling Stones. Not a fan per se, but they hold their own.
4) The Jimi Hendrix Experience. There hasn't been anyone like him since.
5) Black Sabbath. The true fathers of Heavy Metal.
6) Led Zeppelin. A tremendously influential band.
7) The Clash. Punk and politics. They were actually important.
8) Bob Marley and the Wailers. Another true revolutionary.
9) The Ramones. The progenitors of the NY punk scene, and yes I DO KNOW about the NY Dolls. The Ramones had far more of an impact.
10) Sex Pistols. They made punk rock dangerous, regaining the spirit that rock had lost in the 70's.