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Bucky Ramone

1. Neu (influenced Bowie, Sonic Youth, invented punk on their Neu ’75 album, now they are a big influence on bands like Tortoise)
2. Ramones (prototype punk)
3. Minutemen (inventors of punk-funk-jazz)
4. Neil Young (prototype grunge)
5. Leonard Cohen (a very big infuence on my own humble person…)
6. Husker Du (raw power and great songs)
7. the Gun Club (dark Americana)
8. Lee Perry (invented a complete new form of freaked out dub-reggae)
9. James Brown (well, he’s probably the most-sampled guy in history, so he’s infuential!)
10. Captain Beefheart (well he influenced everyone from Zappa via PIL to Tortoise…)