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Post  Guest on 2013-03-28, 7:37 am

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10. Led Zeppelin

Why: His Band of Joy may have his full attention now, but back in the day Robert Plant was busy inspiring future generations of metalheads with his trademark shriek.
Essential track: “Whole Lotta Love”

9. Elvis Costello

Why: One of our 100 greatest living songwriters, Costello is a New Wave wordsmith of the highest order. His songs are witty, political and romantic—and he was rocking wide-framed glasses before all you hipsters were even born.
Essential track: “Pump it Up”

8. David Bowie

Why: No one does space-rock androgyny quite like Bowie.
Essential track: “Life On Mars?”

7. The Sex Pistols

Why: Many have come before them, but no band shook the United Kingdom to its core quite like the Sex Pistols. We may not fully understand it here in the States, but singing that the Queen “ain’t no human being” are fightin’ words. A threat to the monarchy if ever there was one.
Essential track: “Anarchy in the UK”

6. The Kinks

Why: Whether it’s through the satire of “Victoria” or the beauty of “Waterloo Sunset,” few can speak directly to the English soul like Ray Davies. His words and brother Dave’s unforgettable guitar riffs make these lads one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.
Essential track: “Waterloo Sunset”

5. The Clash

Why: London Calling is a masterpiece, and the group ranks among the all-time greats — punk or otherwise.
Essential track: “London Calling”

4. The Who

Why: There’s more to The Who than smashed-up guitars and Roger Daltrey’s scream (although those are certainly reasons to love them). They’re behind two of the most well-executed concept albums of all time, and while they’re known for blowing out drumkits and eardrums alike, they can also do quiet and introspective with the best of them.
Essential track: “My Generation”

3. Radiohead

Why: Thom Yorke and friends always seem to have something new up their sleeves, whether it’s penning a ‘90s classic like “Creep,” producing one of the finest albums of the past decade (Kid A), or redefining the music industry with their “pay-what-you-will” stunt.
Essential track: “Fake Plastic Trees”

2. The Rolling Stones

Why: Rock ‘n’ roll’s original bad boys, the Stones started off as an unlikely blues band and wound up laying the groundwork for generations to follow. Their sound is drenched in Americana, but it never feels inauthentic.
Essential track: “Satisfaction”

1. The Beatles

Why: Because of this.
Essential track: “A Hard Day’s Night”


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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-03-28, 7:39 am

Dont agree, would struggle to give you my best but dont rate many of those.

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Post  Silvers on 2013-03-28, 11:35 pm

No mention of the Shadows I see ...

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Post  Black Cat Kiwi on 2013-03-28, 11:40 pm

silvers wrote:No mention of the Shadows I see ...

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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-03-29, 8:14 am

I thought Freddie and his dreamers had something, never sure what, but something.

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Post  Guest on 2013-03-29, 9:20 am

I agree with Silvers. The Shadows were originally
called The Drifters but had to change their name because it clashed with
the US Drifters (Cyde McPhatter, Ben E. King &co). But before they
changed their name the Shadows (Drifters) had produced a few of the
finest early rock 'n' roll records with the leather-clad Cliff Richard.
Try 'Dynamite' and 'Move It'. They were first rate.

I saw Freddie & The Dreamers at Newcastle City Hall and they had the place in uproar. He was bloody crackers! I saw him a few times and he was never any different.
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Post  Guest on 2013-03-29, 9:40 am

commachio wrote:Agree or not?


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10. Led Zeppelin

Why: His Band of Joy may have his full attention now, but back in the day Robert Plant was busy inspiring future generations of metalheads with his trademark shriek.
Essential track: “Whole Lotta Love”

9. Elvis Costello

Why: One of our 100 greatest living songwriters, Costello is a New Wave wordsmith of the highest order. His songs are witty, political and romantic—and he was rocking wide-framed glasses before all you hipsters were even born.
Essential track: “Pump it Up”

8. David Bowie

Why: No one does space-rock androgyny quite like Bowie.
Essential track: “Life On Mars?”

7. The Sex Pistols

Why: Many have come before them, but no band shook the United Kingdom to its core quite like the Sex Pistols. We may not fully understand it here in the States, but singing that the Queen “ain’t no human being” are fightin’ words. A threat to the monarchy if ever there was one.
Essential track: “Anarchy in the UK”

6. The Kinks

Why: Whether it’s through the satire of “Victoria” or the beauty of “Waterloo Sunset,” few can speak directly to the English soul like Ray Davies. His words and brother Dave’s unforgettable guitar riffs make these lads one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.
Essential track: “Waterloo Sunset”

5. The Clash

Why: London Calling is a masterpiece, and the group ranks among the all-time greats — punk or otherwise.
Essential track: “London Calling”

4. The Who

Why: There’s more to The Who than smashed-up guitars and Roger Daltrey’s scream (although those are certainly reasons to love them). They’re behind two of the most well-executed concept albums of all time, and while they’re known for blowing out drumkits and eardrums alike, they can also do quiet and introspective with the best of them.
Essential track: “My Generation”

3. Radiohead

Why: Thom Yorke and friends always seem to have something new up their sleeves, whether it’s penning a ‘90s classic like “Creep,” producing one of the finest albums of the past decade (Kid A), or redefining the music industry with their “pay-what-you-will” stunt.
Essential track: “Fake Plastic Trees”

2. The Rolling Stones

Why: Rock ‘n’ roll’s original bad boys, the Stones started off as an unlikely blues band and wound up laying the groundwork for generations to follow. Their sound is drenched in Americana, but it never feels inauthentic.
Essential track: “Satisfaction”

1. The Beatles

Why: Because of this.
Essential track: “A Hard Day’s Night”


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A good list although I'm not sure about Radiohead - could just as easily had Coldplay.
In terms of alternatives though how about:
Squeeze - highly underrated and some fantastic lyrics - everybody remembers Cool for Cats and think they are a joke band, listen to their other stuff sometime, or
Dire Straights - a proper global band
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Simple Minds
Ultravox
Oasis
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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-03-29, 10:08 am

Any band with slow hand in it

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Post  canary-dave on 2013-03-29, 10:11 am

Did you use to be a "Pretty Thing" Syd?

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Post  Guest on 2013-03-31, 11:12 am

cyprussyd wrote:Any band with slow hand in it

The Yardbirds and John Mayalls Bluesbreakers but both for a short spell.
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Post  canary-dave on 2013-03-31, 12:29 pm

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cyprussyd wrote:Any band with slow hand in it

The Yardbirds and John Mayalls Bluesbreakers but both for a short spell.

And Derek and the Dominoes!

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Post  Silvers on 2013-03-31, 12:32 pm

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