March 30, 2004 at 7:52 am #46873March 30, 2004 at 8:13 am #100949
Here`s what I think…
1-Beatles-what a surprise! yeah ok but I don`t listen to them that often but had my Beatle phase when I was younger
2-Stones-they were good up to the early `70s
3-U2-most overated band?yep. I can`t stand Bono
4-Grateful Dead-tried to listen to them last year a bit but I think Bomb The Mars Hotel by 11th Dream Day might be a good idea…
6-Led Zeppelin-ok if you can stand Rubber Plant ripped off alot of old blues music(at least the Stones gave credit to their heroes)it`s hard not to like John Bonham`s drumming though
8-Pink Floyd-the most sad thing about PF is that Syd Barrett started this band and never got to see the sucess of it because of his mental state
9-Marley-he`s ok with me though reggae is`nt something I`ve listened to that much but do like.
10-Sly And Family Stone-yeah,that`s cool with me but i`m not sure if he should be in the top 10.
Earth Wind And Fire-
Buddy Holly-I guess so
Prince-what would Spaceboy say
What about The Stooges and MC5?(and a number of others)March 30, 2004 at 4:45 pm #100950
His honorable mentions are better than his top 10
….and the list of bands that he forgets to mention is even better…April 17, 2004 at 4:03 pm #100951
Umm. . .
Doesn’t Fugazi deserve a place on this list, few bands have been as consistant for a 10 year period.
Also, Nirvana wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the Pixies, omitting them from any list is pretty crappy.April 17, 2004 at 4:43 pm #100952
where are europe and tnt? or helloween? skid row?April 17, 2004 at 4:45 pm #100953
that awas a joke.. by the wayApril 19, 2004 at 11:44 am #100954
king of carrot flowersParticipant
sonic youth?April 20, 2004 at 1:34 pm #100955
How about the worst bands:
The Doors made this list too plus those canadians Crash Test DummiesApril 20, 2004 at 6:40 pm #100956
creed definitely deserved the nomination :aliensmile:
There has to be some dishonourable mentions…
another canadian, shania twain !
Blender recently put out the 50 worst songs…
‘We Built This City’ ranks as the worst record ever
By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
We Built This City is the single worst single ever constructed, according to Blender’s ranking of reeking tunes.
Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby ranks as the fifth-worst song, according to Blender.
The magazine’s list of "The 50 Worst Songs Ever," which hits newsstands Tuesday in New York and Los Angeles and April 27 nationwide, distills the lamest popular rock-era records into one sonic landfill.
Starship’s 1985 anthem, the runaway No. 1 stinker, "seems to inspire the most virulent feelings of outrage," editor Craig Marks says. "It purports to be anti-commercial but reeks of ’80s corporate-rock commercialism. It’s a real reflection of what practically killed rock music in the ’80s."
Also sealing the song’s fate were Starship’s steep fall from grace as the admired Jefferson Airplane and "the sheer dumbness of the lyrics," Marks says.
BOTTOM OF THE BARREL
1. We Built This City Starship 1985
2. Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus 1992
3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung 1986
4. Rollin’ Limpbizkit 2000
5. Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice 1990
6. The Heart of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis & The News 1984
7. Don’t Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin 1988
8. Party All the Time Eddie Murphy 1985
9. American Life Madonna 2003
10. Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder 1982
The May issue, a sequel to the 2003 roundup of history’s worst bands, coincides with a Blender/VH1 special, The 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever, which airs May 12.
Harvesting clunkers that range from The Doors’ The End to Aqua’s Barbie Girl entailed more digging than expected.
Each dud had to be a hit to make the hit list. Though Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy got in, such novelties as Macarena and Who Let the Dogs Out, which by design are cheesy, were nixed. The jury also whittled down the bulk of "rotten, excruciatingly bad low-hanging fruit from the ’70s," Marks says.
Blender had no qualms about riding herd on sacred cows, inducting The Beatles’ Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, R.E.M.’s Shiny Happy People and John Mayer’s Your Body Is a Wonderland. The entry most likely to peeve fans is Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sounds of Silence.
"It’s the freshman-poetry meaningfulness that got our goat," Marks says. "With self-important lyrics like, ‘Hear my words that I might teach you,’ it’s almost a parody of pretentious ’60s folk-rock.
"If Frasier Crane wrote a song, this would be it."
To accommodate coming horrors, the list can’t be considered definitive. Noting that Clay Aiken’s Invisible landed at No. 11, Marks predicts that "as soon as the American Idol season is finished, there will be a new entry."
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