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SFChrissy
09-30-2008, 08:57 AM
I came accross this article while trying to help a friend...

What do you thing??

http://www.ifc.com/music/indie-ear/2008/07/ifc-list-month-50-bands-your-k.php

IFC LIST MONTH: 50 Bands Your Kids Should Know (50-25)
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 | 1:44 PM



Being a good parent means showering your children with lots of love and affection, feeding them nutritional meals, getting them into the best schools, and of course, teaching them the difference between good music and bad music. That's why it's so confusing when many parents expose their kids to singing dinosaurs, high school musicals, and teenage pop tarts named after states, instead of starting them off with an early education on some of the most important bands and solo artists of our time.

Below are 50 Bands Your Kids Should Know. If they know about these 50 performers, not only will your kids be among the coolest in the neighborhood, but there's a good chance they'll be able to hold their own against any serious music fan (blogger, album reviewer, and college radio disc jockey alike).

We should point out that this is NOT a list of the 50 greatest bands of all-time. As a parent, you should know that getting your kids to eat a bowl of ice cream is a lot easier than having them down a plate of brussel sprouts. That being said, your children still need to eat their vegetables for a healthy nutrition. So think of this list as a balance of both--legendary trailblazers and more current day artists (mmm, ice cream).

As you'll soon find out, not every big name made the list (a couple Jims, a Neil, and a Janis are curiously missing). This was done for a couple reasons. First of all, not every influential band is necessarily accessible to children (sorry Velvet Underground). Secondly, we wouldn't be doing a good job of teaching your children if we didn't make them do some work on their own. This list of 50, whether they realize it now or not, will expose your young prodigies to thousands of other artists who were either influenced or inspired someone else on this list.

If you disagree with any of the picks, that's precisely why there's a comment section below:

HONORABLE MENTION:

The Shins
One of the most successful indie bands of the 2000's, though I'm sure Death Cab For Cutie and Arcade Fire would agree to disagree. The Shins deliver a very soothing brand of indie-rock, which can be enjoyed by hipsters and young children alike. Here's the best way to get your kids into them--show them the scene in Garden State where Natalie Portman hands Zack Braff a pair of headphones and tells him that The Shins will change his life. Then turn to your child and say, "See, Padme Amidala from Star Wars likes 'em, so should you."

Arctic Monkeys
Just for their name alone, your kids should get excited about Arctic (Barrel of) Monkeys. In 2001, Alex Turner and Jamie Cook received guitars for Christmas. They quickly taught themselves how to play, formed a band, built a legion of dedicated followers by posting their demos on-line, and within a few years became one of the most talked about bands in England. Two stellar albums and a side-project (The Last Shadow Puppets) later, Arctic Monkeys show no signs of slowing down. If Turner continues to flourish as a songwriter, he may be the toast of your children's generation.


50. The Flaming Lips
If you think about it, The Flaming Lips are a kid's band--non-stop confetti during concerts, Wayne Coyne being bounced around by the crowd in a huge rubber ball, furry animal costumes, and songs about robots and jelly. They also had a song on the Spongebob Squarepants Soundtrack, so your child may already know about them (naive to the fact that they're also well respected in many indie circles).

49. The Fugees
Even though they only existed for two albums, the Fugees brought a breath of fresh air to hip-hop in the mid-90's. If your daughter ever wants to spit some rhymes with a couple of the neighborhood boys, The Fugees would be the perfect blueprint for her. Lauren Hill, the group's lone female, not only had one of the best voices in music, but she spit furious freestyles and never had to sex herself up to be taken seriously by her male contemporaries. Wyclef Jean, the group's de facto leader, was also a hip-hop anomaly of sorts. How many east coast MC's are addicted to Bob Marley and can sweetly strum their acoustic guitar?

48. Bon Jovi
The template for "big" rock and roll done right. I'm sure if your children have been to a water park, sporting event, or ice skating rink they've heard some of Bon Jovi's biggest hits. After the first chorus, there's even a good chance your son or daughter pumped their fist in the air and sang along, "Whoooa! Living on a prayer!" Longevity, catchy hooks, the ability to sell out stadiums in seconds, and a lead singer who refuses to age--kids these are what we call "rock stars." While educating your family on music, it's important to let them know that Bon Jovi is the antithesis of shoe-gazing indie-rock. Which way will your children go? Well, that's up to them.

47. No Doubt
Your kids will not win over the neighborhood indie snobs by referencing No Doubt, but by knowing about Gwen Stefani, the group's front woman, they will be able to carry on a conversation at recess about pop music--which Stefani dived into while taking a break from her band in the 00's (if you want your children to be well rounded in music, knowing about all genres is a must). No Doubt, pop stars in their own right, used a catchy mix of pop-rock and ska to make a name for themselves in the late 90's. If your kids are digging the ska, No Doubt will surely lead them to influential groups like The Specials and Madness.

46. Joan Jett
Let's make this one simple: Joan Jett is the coolest punk rock chick of all-time. If your kids want any more info, tell them to Google "Runaways" and "Blackhearts."


45. Gorillaz
Finding out about animated (literally), multi-genre super group, Gorillaz, will not only expose your kids to Damon Albarn (whose day job is being the frontman of highly successful Britpop act, Blur), but they'll also get a crash course on everyone who has collaborated with group, including Bueno Vista Social Club crooner, Ibrahim Ferrer, sought after indie producers Dan the Automator and Danger Mouse, hip-hop vets, De La Soul and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, and Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays, among many others. This is also one of the few animated music groups (sorry MC Skat Kat) that carry serious clout among indie-minded music fans.

44. The Grateful Dead
When your child enters their "hippie" phase (which usually happens around 6th grade) it may be a good time to sit them down and talk about the importance of The Grateful Dead. Let them know that there would be no Bonnaroo, no Jam-Band culture, no live concert tape (now MP3) swapping, no non-stop touring bands (with non-stop touring fans) if it were not for The Grateful Dead. I'm sure all of the above would have happened in due time, but Jerry Garcia and crew got things a truckin' for all the bands that came after them--Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, and The String Cheese Incident.

43. AC/DC
Thanks to Jack Black's School Of Rock, your kid may already be a big AC/DC fan. In many ways, AC/DC seems very appropriate for children. Their name alone will help your kids with their ABC's, or in this case, their ADC's. Furthermore, their straight-up, power-chord-heavy brand of rock and roll is as immediate as a plateful of hot chocolate chip cookies. AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" and "You Shook Me All Night Long" pack the rock and roll fun, but maybe you want to skip these tunes until your child can better understand the meaning of "knocking me out with those American thighs."

42. The White Stripes
Color-coordinated stage outfits, songs about being friends, videos with Lego-animation, a starlight mint bass-drum head, and indie cred out the wazoo. It won't take much effort to get your kids into the White Stripes. If your young teen wants to win some brownie points with the older indie-minded music crowd, throwing around Jack White's name will only help matters out.

41. The Bouncing Souls
It's important for your children to know that a band doesn't necessarily need to rely on major labels or music television to build a successful career in music. Years ago, The Bouncing Souls decided to ban themselves from MTV. Why? Cause they wanted every ounce of their punk rock success to come on their own terms. Years later, The Bouncing Souls have no strings to hold them down, are looking like geniuses (since MTV and major labels are becoming less and less powerful every passing day), and are still one of the most respected--and catchy--punk rock bands touring the globe.

40. Ani DiFranco
If your daughter ever needs a boost of empowerment, it would be wise to turn her onto Ani DiFranco. Armed with an acoustic guitar, brilliant politically-minded lyrics, and a punk rock fervor, DiFranco built a grass roots movement in the 90's, making her one of the most respected D.I.Y. artists on the planet. She also started her own label, Righteous Babe Records, and even the logo--a silhouette of a woman flexing--shouts female empowerment. If you want your daughter to be a socially-conscious-folk-rebel-rouser, start with Ani DiFranco and then have her trace her way back to the highly influential Joan Baez.

39. Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most influential rock acts of the last 20 years, melding punk, funk, hip-hop, and hard rock for a distinct style to call their own. The Chili Peppers still boast a wildly entertaining live show, own a seemingly endless supply of road trip sing-a-long hits, posses the ability to write a radio-friendly ballad without losing their crusty West Coast edge, and are responsible for turning many punk kids onto the genius of George Clinton and Stevie Wonder.

38. Bob Marley
Peace and love, though necessities in this world, sometimes seem like corny concepts in music. However, reggae legend, Bob Marley, proved otherwise. He demonstrated that revolutionary protest music doesn't necessarily have to be sandwiched between thunderous drums and power chords. When today's artists complain about not having enough bottled water on stage, they should think back to some of Marley's live performances, concerts in which he performed, despite having certain political factions threatening to take his life.

37. Minor Threat
Though they weren't around for long, Minor Threat helped establish the "Straight Edge" movement (no smoking, no drinking, no pre-marital sex) and lay the groundwork for American hardcore music in the early 80's. The D.C. foursome delivered the perfect formula of message, anger, power, and punk--with a pinch of pop to spare (whether the band would admit this or not). When it came to making minute-and-a-half punk rock ditties, no one did it better than Minor Threat. Their frontman, Ian MacKaye, later formed highly respected indie group, Fugazi, another band your kid should know.

36. Aretha Franklin
Your kids may think Miley Cyrus has a good voice. Maybe they think Rihanna has some serious pipes. If their ears are a little more educated, they could even argue that Christina Aguilera is the best singer ever. But if you play them some of Aretha Franklin's classic recordings, it will take them two seconds to figure out that their favorite pop stars are still playing minor league ball. The Queen of Soul is the Queen of Soul for a reason. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, baby!


35. Daft Punk
In the 90's certain acts put a face on electronic/dance music (The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim)--a genre, which up to that point in time, had mostly gone faceless. That's why it was a bit odd (and awesome!) when Daft Punk burst onto the scene with their stellar, simple-but-to-the-point debut album, Homework. Instead of reaping the benefits of dance producer fame, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, refused to show their faces to anyone, usually appearing in press photos wearing some type of hilarious mask. Ironically, this made them bigger stars than if they would have shown their faces in the first place. Daft Punk's unique mix of traditional house music, big rock, robot-sounds, 80's pop, and of course, a little funk and punk attitude, make them unlike any other musical act on the planet. Your kids are going to love 'em!

34. Weezer
Your little guys and gals may already know about Weezer, considering the band teamed up with The Muppets for their "Keep Fishin'" video and their single "Island In The Sun" was featured in an Olsen Twins' movie, Holiday In The Sun. Your children should know though that Weezer's near-perfect debut album (The Blue Album) established them as college rock sweethearts in the mid-90's. Their sophomore effort, Pinkerton--which was at first deemed a commercial failure--became a cult hit, and its blunt (and bizarre) honesty was credited for inspiring a slew of emo bands at the turn of the century. Currently, Weezer are one of the few bands from the alternative-90's who continue to flourish, and though some may argue, still posses some of the college rock charm that made us fall in love with them 14 years ago.

33. Joni Mitchell
Just mentioning Joni Mitchell's name in a conversation will make your kids cooler. Knowing that serious music fans and fellow musicians revere her as one of the most influential female recording artists of the last 40 years will help put her legendary career in perspective. Creative, innovative, and knowing no boundaries, Mitchell started out as a folk musician and began experimenting and expanding her sound, long before it became the cool thing to do. Start your kids off with "Big Yellow Taxi" and they'll be begging you for more.

32. Queen
Some bands have talent. Some bands have mainstream appeal. Queen had them both. Though their name may suggest otherwise, Queen are the Kings of Big Rock. Their larger than life songs were meant to be played for thousands upon thousands in sold-out stadiums across the globe. "Bohemian Rhapsody" may be the greatest epic rock song of all time (sorry "Stairway to Heaven"), "Fat Bottomed Girls" proved that big bands still had a sense of humor, "Another One Bites The Dust," reminded people that white boys (sometimes) do have a place on urban radio, and "We Are The Champions" marks the perfect end to any sports season. The true genius of Queen may rest in the song, "We Will Rock You." How can a 2-minute song consisting of a couple bass drum kicks, hand claps, and a guitar solo turn out to be one of the most recognizable rock anthems of all-time?

31. The Pixies
Chances are, if you're into The Pixies, you know a thing or two about indie music. Though they always didn't get along, Frank Black and Kim Deal provided one of the most unique singing tandems in music history. Black's yelpy scream (which he should have trademarked when he had the chance) was the yin to Deal's yang--an angelic female voice that made male music nerds melt in their Chuck Taylor sneakers.


30. Bjork
You don't even have to tell your children that Bjork is one of the most respected and innovative musical artists of the last 15 years. Her cherub-like voice, child-like interviews, colorful videos, and famous swan dress will make your kids immediate fans. If they need any more convincing, show them the video for "It's Oh So Quiet" and they'll be a Bjork fan for life.

29. The Smiths
A proper indie rock education should always include The Smiths, a group who helped write the manual for it in the early 80's--one that has been followed by legions of British and stateside acts ever since. As synth-pop became the toast of popular music, The Smiths countered with a back-to-basics approach by crafting guitar-driven, pop-rock tunes that had their own unique sound and feel. Johnny Marr's jangly guitar contrasted beautifully with Morrissey's brilliantly sad lyrics. The good cop/bad cop routine didn't last for long as the group broke up in 1987. Maybe when your kid grows up (and if Marr and Morrissey can finally make peace), they'll be able to see them perform live at Coachella 2020. Don't hold your breath.

28. The Cure
Some parents may be cautious about getting their kids into The Cure, "The Cure? I don't want my kid to be some depressed, introverted goth." At face value, yes, a grown man with a crazy hairdo, pale face, and bright red lipstick may be a bit unsettling. And, yes, some of The Cure's earlier somber and tormented material is probably not ideal listening for a youngster who's just getting into music. On the other hand, Robert Smith has crafted some of the happiest, sweetest, alternative pop songs of all-time. His unique image (detailed above) also added some flair to the sometimes boring aesthetic of college/indie-minded rock.

27. David Bowie
Before you even talk about his music, you should first inform your children that every artist who ever wore make-up, dressed in bizarre costumes, gave themselves alter egos, or stretched the bounds of ambiguity owes a debt of gratitude to David Bowie. Marilyn Manson and Slim Shady, don't forget to write a "thank you" card to the Thin White Duke. David Bowie's androgynous Ziggy Stardust character stretched the bounds of glam rock in the early 70's. Throughout his career--and like Madonna would later be known for--Bowie constantly re-invented both his look and sound, even resurfacing in the 90's dabbling in industrial-alternative-rock and touring with the likes of Nine Inch Nails.

26. R.E.M.
Nirvana never hits pay-dirt in the early 90's if it wasn't for the success of R.E.M. in the 80's. Considered one of the first "college rock" and "alternative" breakout bands (aptly named because they were getting support from both campus radio stations and alternative outlets), R.E.M. gave hope to just about every underground band in the country when they signed to a major label in 1988. Hey, if they can do it, why can't we? When the alternative flood-gates opened in the 90's, R.E.M. became one of the world's biggest rock bands, but unlike rock stars from the previous decade, remained politically-minded and encouraged fans to participate in various environmental and human rights causes.

CalmerThanYou
09-30-2008, 09:02 AM
Daft Punk, The Beatles, many more...i approve.

I think pink floyd should be in there, but thats just me.

And to gorrilaz? Thats a bit of a stretch in my book...

MissingPerson
09-30-2008, 09:04 AM
The Shins? No, that kid's not going to grow into an adult I want to talk to. Especially if they want to talk about The Shins.

Courtney
09-30-2008, 09:05 AM
Second half of the article:


25. Buddy Holly
Though his career didn't last for long, Buddy Holly left an indelible mark on rock music. For starters, he took something rather nerdy--a pair of black-rimmed glasses--and turned them into a legendary rock and roll accessory. You won't hear any arguments from Donnie Iris, Elvis Costello, or Rivers Cuomo.

He also was one of the first artists to get experimental in the studio, introducing overdubbing into his recordings (a technique that uses various vocal takes, simultaneously, to add emphasis to certain parts of a song--which is now a staple in popular music). Holly's biggest accomplishment though, may be inspiring a group of kids who started a band called The Beatles.

24. Michael Jackson
Your children should know that Michael Jackson was scoring hits when he was--well--just a kid. Now we wouldn't recommend your kids sharing a bed with the "King of Pop," but knowing his catalog is a must for any well-rounded musical education. After stepping out from the shadow of the Jackson 5, MJ ruled the 1980's with a sequins-covered fist--setting sales and chart records that will never be broken, taking the art of music videos to a whole new level, performing jaw-dropping dance moves that to this day are still being imitated, and establishing precedent after precedent in pop music. Yes he's become the butt of many jokes, but talk to any serious music person, and they will still give Jackson his just due in music history.

23. The Rolling Stones
The Energizer Bunnies of rock music--they keep going, and going, and going. The Rolling Stones are highly regarded as one of the greatest bands--ever. Because they're still touring, they are one of the few "greatest bands ever" your child can still see live. The Rolling Stones are a good study for your youngsters, because by tracing their roots, your children will discover that the Stones had a serious jones for American Blues' musicians like Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley. They then took those inspirations and built their own rock legacy upon it, the same way bands influenced by the Rolling Stones have done. Your child will also be happy to discover that the Stones' Keith Richards is the inspiration for one of their favorite movie characters--Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of The Caribbean.

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22. Bruce Springsteen
It seems inconceivable that an artist who once released an album (Nebraska) recorded on a simple 4-track tape deck--in the midst of his career mind you--would still be able to sell out arenas and stadiums with relative ease. It also seems inconceivable that the artist in question, Bruce Springsteen, followed up that lo-fi effort with one of the biggest rock offerings of all time, Born In The U.S.A.--one of the best selling albums ever that spawned seven top-10 hits. Besides getting name-dropped in folk, pop, mainstream rock, and indie circles, it also feels appropriate to mention "The Boss'" name in conjunction with baseball and apple pie.

21. Dr. Dre
As a member of N.W.A., Dr. Dre helped put gangsta and West Coast rap on the map, but after he cut ties with the group in the early 90's, Dre became one of the most influential figures in all of hip-hop. While delivering his signature, authoritative rhymes on his solo debut, The Chronic, Dre also showed his talents as a producer, lacing together one of the most original sounding hip-hop albums of all time, ushering in the G-funk era. Before The Chronic, most hip-hop fans weren't interested in who produced what tracks for their favorite artists, but years later, Timbaland, Just Blaze, The Neptunes, and Scott Storch became household names. Besides being a hall-of-fame MC and producer, Dre also had an incredible eye for talent, making big stars out of Calvin Broadus and Marshall Mathers. You may know them as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
NOTE: Most of Dre's material is not child-appropriate. You may want to wait a few years before introducing your children to The Chronic.

20. Elvis Presley
First of all, your kids need to know that Elvis was more than a jumpsuit-wearing, chubby guy with sideburns and a curled lip. He was The King! You don't get that name if you're some type of novelty act. Elvis Presley's mix of rock, rhythm and blues, gospel, and country garnered him more #1 hits than any male artist in the history of music. Also, keep in mind that every shakin' booty you see on television owes a debt of gratitude to Elvis, the first person to shake his hips (causing mass hysteria in the process) on national TV. And the trend of music stars being so popular they only go by one name? You can thank Elvis for that too.

19. Guns N' Roses
Many people remember history like this: There was hair metal and then there was Nirvana. Though Nirvana did "save" music in the early 90's, they weren't the only ones responsible for burying the brand of rock categorized by poofy hair and spandex pants. That honor could very well go to Guns N' Roses. At one time, yes, the band members had big hair and wore really tight pants, but Guns N' Roses' sound and rock sensibility was much more aggressive than any of their late 80's/early 90's counterparts. It also didn't hurt that their catchy-as-sin songs appealed to everyone from devout metal fans to mainstream rock listeners. On top of it all, G N' R destroyed the notion of pretty-boy-rock-stars and re-introduced the element of "tough" back into rock music--which, sadly, frontman Axl Rose bought into a little too much.

18. Johnny Cash
Punk rockers, country musicians, folk artists, and lo-fi indie acts all derive inspiration from Johnny Cash's unique sound (and look). If you really think about it, Cash is arguably the Godfather of Punk, Alt-Country, and even Goth--considering his subject matter was dark and his choice wardrobe color was black. Hell, with a name like Johnny Cash, he could even be considered an early inspiration for hip-hop. Though he was never as "sexy" as fellow Sun Records alum, Elvis Presley, go into any punk rock dive bar today, and patrons will tell you that not only is Johnny Cash The Man In Black, but The King as well.

17. Madonna
The most successful female recording artist, according to the Guiness Book of World Records, Madonna began her world chart domination a quarter-century ago--that's several lifetimes in the realm of pop music. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multi-Grammy winner masterfully married memorable images and styles to her music, forever revolutionizing the landscape of pop with her theatrical live concert spectaculars and her lavish, sleek music videos. Familiarizing your progeny with the Queen of Pop is really a matter of cultural literacy, but that doesn't mean it won't be fun: Madonna's penchant for infectious dance beats and her keen ear for catchy hooks guarantee your kid will enjoy the journey through this phenom's oeuvre. Besides, what teen hasn't wanted to say, at one point or another, "Papa, don't preach!"?

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16. Radiohead
Though it may take your kids a while to grasp the complexity of Radiohead's later material, there's no question that Radiohead are one of the most respected, experimental, and innovative artists of the last 20 years. The earlier your child learns about Radiohead, the sooner they'll be able to get into musical arguments about them. For the most part, there are two types of Radiohead fans: 1.) Those who believe Radiohead's best two works of art were the more rock-influenced, The Bends and OK Computer, and 2.) Those that believe everything released after OK Computer marked Radiohead's creative zenith. During these spirited debates, your child will soon be introduced to bands that came before (Pink Floyd) and after (Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Muse) the almighty Radiohead.

15. Black Sabbath
To many youngsters--and like a handful of artists on this list--Ozzy Osbourne is known more for being a reality television star than a groundbreaking music artist. Some kids may also recognize "The Prince of Darkness" from his cameo on the Muppets' Kermit Unpigged album, where Ozzy sings a duet with Miss Piggy. Before he became a cute and cuddly mainstream attraction, Ozzy was biting the heads off of live bats and fronting the seminal (which, by the way, means "highly original and influential") heavy metal band, Black Sabbath. With tuned-down guitars and horror-inspired lyrics, Black Sabbath could not only be considered the Godfathers of Heavy Metal, but the Godfathers of Grunge as well, since many of the bands forming in the Pacific-Northwest were inspired by Sabbath's dark, sludgy, and powerful sound.

14. Run-DMC
Your kids may know Joseph Simmons as the lovable father on MTV's reality (but not really) show, Run's House, but before he was trading verbal quips with his children on television, Run was one-third of the legendary hip-hop group, Run-DMC. Run and DMC (Darryl McDaniels) supplied the powerful boasts, while Jam Master Jay acted as the group's band, manning the turntables. If you want to give your kids a quick Run-DMC history lesson, here's all you need to tell them, "Run-DMC was the group who took hip-hop from the streets and brought it to the masses." Listening to a lot of old-school hip now, Run-DMC still stand out from the rest of the pack--their rhyme-delivery was rougher and tougher, their beats more back-breaking, and their sound was unlike anything that came before or after them.

13. Metallica
A children's trash metal education should always start with Metallica. Quite simply, in their prime, no one did it better or were more accessible than the Bay-area thrash pioneers. Beneath their dark subject matter and ferocious sound always rested a pop sensibility. This came to fruition on their fifth studio release, The Black Album. Though many faithful Metallica fans felt alienated by the album's mainstream appeal, it did bring the band a whole new level of success, making them a household name and putting their songs in heavy rotation at sporting events ever since. After introducing your child to Metallica, don't be surprised if they get detention for drawing Metallica logos all over their desk at school.

12. U2
Proving once again that all good things start with punk. After U2 got better on their instruments they became one of the world's biggest rock bands in the 80's, and then accomplished the feat twice more, by catching fire at the beginning of the 90's with Achtung Baby, and then again in 2000, with a comeback album of sorts, All That You Can't Leave Behind. U2, maybe more so than any other band in history, used their high profile to make the world a better place. Bono is probably the only person in music who is on most world leaders' speed dials. On a music note, Edge's textured guitar sound has been duplicated by 20-year's worth of musicians. When your child hears that familiar guitar, they should know where it came from (though some My Bloody Valentine fans may beg to differ).

11. KRS-One
When turning your children onto hip-hop music, it's important to let them know about the greatest MC of all-time, KRS-One (an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone). Bronx born, KRS-One, one-half of the group, Boogie Down Productions, made his mark on the hip-hop world after wining a now legendary feud against MC Shan, who claimed hip-hop started out in Queensbridge. KRS-One brought a socially conscious, politically fueled, street sensibility to hip-hop, earning him the titles: "The Teacha," "The Blastmaster," and "The Philosopher." KRS-One is responsible for starting the "Stop The Violence" movement in hip-hop, as well as establishing The Temple of Hip-Hop, reminding the masses that: Rap is something you do, Hip-Hop is something you live!

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10. The Ramones
Introducing your offspring to The Ramones will not only give them an important education on early punk rock music, but they will also be given the tools to call out all their classmates who wear Ramones t-shirts, yet know nothing about the band. The history of The Ramones is simple: They were one of the very first "punk" bands, innovators of the 2-minute power-pop gem, their signature look of blue jeans, sneakers, and leather jackets has been replicated a gazillion times, and they never reaped the benefits enjoyed by the many bands that borrowed from their sound.


9. Public Enemy
Long before Flavor Flav become a sit-com and reality-TV star he was the energetic hypeman in Public Enemy, arguably, the most important hip-hop group of all-time. In the late-80's/early 90's Public Enemy brought their edgy, yet mainstream friendly protest music to the masses. While most hip-hop groups were rhyming about sneakers, gold chains, and fly honeys, Public Enemy were dealing with subject matter a little more serious: racism in America, corporate greed, and inner-city poverty. Chuck D's authoritative rhyme delivery, added with the Bomb Squad's brilliant music production, one of the most identifiable logos in music, and a live show that featured military soldiers (S1W) flanked on each side of the stage, gave Public Enemy a look, sound, and intensity that would never again be matched in the world of hip-hop.

8. Green Day
Why so high on the list? Well, when introducing your children to bands, I'm sure they'd like to be turned onto some acts that are currently touring and making albums. As proved by their last release, American Idiot, Green Day are still at the top of their game and are as relevant now as they were back when they were crafting pop-punk nuggets in the mid-90's. Factor in, all three members are cute as pie, have kid-like names (Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt), and deliver a spit-shine, near-perfect brand of punk that translates in both small cubs and huge football stadiums.

7. Bob Dylan
If you ever take your kids to New York City and stroll through the Lower East Side, you can simply point to all the unkempt hipsters wearing scarves, tight pants, and pointy shoes, and say, "See that kids, they're just trying to be Bob Dylan." If you want your kids to be chillin' like Bob Dylan, here are two things they need to know, 1.) In his prime Bob Dylan may have been the coolest human being to ever walk the planet. 2.) In the turbulent decade of the 60's, Dylan was the voice of counterculture, using his folk tunes to rally support for the civil rights and anti-war movements. You may recall the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have A Dream Speech"--guess who was on hand to play a couple songs?

6. The Clash
If an act is nicknamed, "The Only Band That Matters," it's a pretty good indicator that your kid should know about them. The Clash were a perfect punk rock storm--looking good, sounding great, practicing what they preached, and never afraid to add a little reggae and hip-hop into their punk rock sound. If your kid finds out about The Clash early enough in their childhood, they'll be able to use this rebuttal when smart asses in the lunch line start bragging about their favorite Warp Tour acts: "Yeah? Well they're just ripping off The Clash!"

5. Led Zeppelin
It would be fair, accurate, and almost unarguable to a point, to call Led Zeppelin the greatest band that ever lived. Whenever your kids hear a thick, blistering rock and roll track on their iPods, they should know who introduced that sound to the masses. Led Zeppelin brought an unequaled level of ferociousness and talent into rock music. Besides being thrown around with names like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in best-bands-of-all-time conversations, Led Zeppelin has also been credited by some as being the first heavy metal band. While creating some of the most treasured albums in rock history, Led Zeppelin also took the notion of "rock star" to unprecedented heights during their heyday in the 70's. C'mon, has there ever been a bigger rock star than Jimmy Page? Well, besides Robert Plant?

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4. The Beastie Boys
In many ways the Beastie Boys are the Forest Gump of modern music. During the early days of New York City hardcore--they were there. Opening up for Madonna on her first arena tour--they were there. Signing to Def Jam (when its headquarters was a dorm room) as hip-hop ascended into the mainstream--they were there. When alternative music flourished in the early 90's--they were there. And before one-stop summer festivals became all the rage in the U.S.--they were there--assembling the best bands of the day in an attempt to Free Tibet. Besides being the self-proclaimed Scientists of Sound, the Beastie Boys could also be considered the Kings of D.I.Y., doing most of their musical endeavors (recording, producing, video-making) in-house. It won't take much effort to get your children excited about the Beastie Boys, especially their music videos, which are right down a youngster's alley. What kid doesn't love robots, car chases, and grown men bouncing around in fuzzy costumes?

3. James Brown
Let's just start with the nicknames: The Amazing Mr. Please Please, The Star Of The Show, The Godfather of Soul, The King of Funk, The Hardest Working Man In Show Business...ladies and gentlemen, JAMES BROWN! Because of James Brown, many current day superstars bring a treadmill on tour with them. He set the bar high for a whole new level of intensity and athleticism in live music. His quick-shouting boasts, mile-a-minute dance routines, non-stop stage show, and revolutionary take on rhythm and blues, leaves his finger prints on practically every current-day genre of music. Without James Brown, their wouldn't be a lot of things, including hip-hop. Thousands upon thousands of hip-hop tracks have sampled Brown's catalog (let alone the break of "Funky Drummer"). Might as well add "Godfather of Hip-Hop" to the list too.

2. Nirvana
Though many bands before them helped lay the groundwork, Nirvana was THE band that saved music in the early 90's, ushering in a new era of sound, attitude, and creativity. Pop acts quickly fell off the charts, as alternative music boomed, making stars out of bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and shining a light on Nirvana-influences like Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, and The Melvins. In turn, this movement opened the door for groups like the Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Beck, and Weezer. Kurt Cobain's master plan was simple--combine Black Sabbath's sludgy riffs with the pop sensibility of The Beatles, add some punk rock fury, a drummer who likes to pummel the hell out of his kit, and a tall best friend who can play bass and banter on stage. Your sons and daughters need to know about Nirvana, because most of the bands around today were inspired by these three lovable losers (one of which is currently in a band called the Foo Fighters).

1. The Beatles
If your kids should know about one band on this list, it's The Beatles. Whether they'll admit it or not, every band listed here, who came about after The Beatles, were somehow inspired by them. The Beatles didn't create rock and roll, but they pretty much wrote the manual for it. They've seen and done it all. Creating bubblegum-pop-music? Check. Cranking out raw rock music? Check. Getting experimental, trippy, and challenging the hell out of their fan base? Check. Getting into creative arguments and eventually breaking up? Check. Looking good while doing it? Check. Check. Check. Check. Even various non-musical things were inspired by The Beatles. Every time someone exits an airplane on the tarmac and waves to an imaginary crowd, they're imitating The Beatles' first trip to America. Throwing up a peace sign? Most people--whether they realize it or not--are just trying to be John Lennon. If your kid wants to know about music, the Beatles are the first place to start.

Deviate_420
09-30-2008, 09:06 AM
I agree with the Bouncing Souls 100%. Pink Floyd should be on there as well as Abba and or Lil Wayne...

CalmerThanYou
09-30-2008, 09:07 AM
AND GREEN DAY @ #8?

OK, fuck this list.

FAIL.

Deviate_420
09-30-2008, 09:09 AM
How can you put Ani DiFranco on here but not Rage Against the Fucking Machine???

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 09:11 AM
35. Daft Punk
32. Queen
31. The Pixies
30. Bjork
29. The Smiths
28. The Cure
27. David Bowie
26. R.E.M.

I'll let my son play with Barbie's too...

Courtney
09-30-2008, 09:18 AM
Mostly these are good choices, but some are a little arbitrary (yes to Green Day, Ani Difranco and No Doubt, but no to the Sex Pistol, the Who, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads and Patti Smith? Gorillaz over Blur or even Oasis? And then what about entire missing genres like jazz or blues?)

BlackSwan
09-30-2008, 09:27 AM
Nirvana and Green Day in front of Radiohead is unacceptable... no Talking Heads = FAIL.

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 09:28 AM
Talking Heads are overrated.

Deviate_420
09-30-2008, 09:31 AM
Talking Heads are overrated.

Prepare to met the bitches that are the Coachella message board...

BlackSwan
09-30-2008, 09:35 AM
Talking Heads are overrated.

contrary opinions are overrated.

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 09:37 AM
contrary opinions are overrated.

contrary to mine...

Donaldj
09-30-2008, 09:48 AM
Nirvana were no doubt a great and influential band but Kurt dying pretty much sealed their fate as legendary like it or not. I sometimes think they might get too much credit. I wonder what would have happened if he had not died. I would guess they probably would have burned out and dropped off the radar only to do a revival tour in the mid 00s and sell out small size venues.

And it's always about the freaking Cure, what about Joy Division? Siouxsie and the Banshees?

humanoid
09-30-2008, 10:03 AM
I agree more with the 50-26 than 25-1....great bands almost all of them, but I have a hard time seeing most kids understanding or caring about Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Radiohead, KRS One, Pyblic Enemy, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, The Clash or James Brown....nothing against any of these artists, as some of them are among my absolute favorites, I just don't see many kids caring about some of these until they are significantly older

I've been trying to impart a fine musical education to my daughter for years, and it works sometimes, but kids are so influenced by trends and pop music, that it is a difficult task, she is 12 now, and developing a cool indie taste to some degree, but kids like so much crap too!!!!! Is fucking Lil Wayne in every other song created right now? I think he's in 8 songs or so that receive regular radio play.....go away!

humanoid
09-30-2008, 10:06 AM
Nirvana were no doubt a great and influential band but Kurt dying pretty much sealed their fate as legendary like it or not. I sometimes think they might get too much credit. I wonder what would have happened if he had not died. I would guess they probably would have burned out and dropped off the radar only to do a revival tour in the mid 00s and sell out small size venues.

And it's always about the freaking Cure, what about Joy Division? Siouxsie and the Banshees?

I absolutely love Joy Division, but what kids are going to want to listen to them?

Pixiessp
09-30-2008, 10:08 AM
many good choices on the list. Pixies being the best. :) I just don't know if i would want my 5 year old walking around singing "Uriah hit the crapper,the crapper". On second thought,that could be rather cute.

Donaldj
09-30-2008, 10:11 AM
I absolutely love Joy Division, but what kids are going to want to listen to them?

The same 12 year old who wants to play The Cure's Disintegration.

Pixiessp
09-30-2008, 10:12 AM
The same 12 year old who wants to play The Cure's Disintegration.

or Pornography.

Donaldj
09-30-2008, 10:15 AM
or Pornography.

Very true. Honestly the only 2 Cure albums that I can really see kids liking are
Three Imaginary Boys and The Head On The Door. Everything else, while good, is a bit on the dark and heavy side for kids imo anyway.

humanoid
09-30-2008, 10:19 AM
The same 12 year old who wants to play The Cure's Disintegration.

I understand much of the emotional material is similar, but to me The Cure has much more of a pop sensibility in several song on Disintegration than Joy Division has on all their songs combined that would be more appealing to kids. I honestly have a difficult time seeing too many kids getting into Joy Division


Joy Division is one of my favorite bands so nothing at all against them, I just disagree

humanoid
09-30-2008, 10:22 AM
Very true. Honestly the only 2 Cure albums that I can really see kids liking are
Three Imaginary Boys and The Head On The Door. Everything else, while good, is a bit on the dark and heavy side for kids imo anyway.

I don't really agree with the Cure or the Smiths either for most children...too much darkness for most kids to digest....

Does this article mention a specific age range? I didn't see it....it kept saying children though, so that makes me think younger, that definitely matters

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 10:26 AM
The article should've been named 50 Bands YOU Kids Should Know...

bug on your lip
09-30-2008, 10:35 AM
small ha

barely a ha

MissingPerson
09-30-2008, 10:37 AM
It's alright Jon, you look good for your age, I'm told. Your big, huge age.

bmack86
09-30-2008, 11:08 AM
I liked the Smiths when I was a kid. I remember loving them, R.E.M., Nirvana, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Et Al.

Boourns
09-30-2008, 11:59 AM
Where's Korn and Limp Bizkit?

tubescape
09-30-2008, 12:09 PM
helluva list. I might drop the Gorillaz, DiFranco and add the Doors, Pink Floyd, and Marvin Gaye into the mix instead. And when they thought they've heard it all, I'll throw on Slayer's 'Reign in Blood' album.

frozen pilgrim
09-30-2008, 12:10 PM
well written, and a hard task, but honestly, how do you omit pink floyd?

SFChrissy
09-30-2008, 12:12 PM
but no to the Sex Pistol, the Who, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads and Patti Smith? Gorillaz over Blur or even Oasis? And then what about entire missing genres like jazz or blues?)What no to sonic youth???

bmack86
09-30-2008, 12:27 PM
well written, and a hard task, but honestly, how do you omit pink floyd?

They say in the preamble exactly why. They're going for a mix of contemporary and classic bands, and not only great bands, but bands that are going to inspire kids to search further on their own. Like they mentioned in the Radiohead paragraph, they lend to each other well for aesthetic and philosophical reasons. However, Radiohead never released albums like Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother or Meddle, which would be difficult for a young, inexperienced listener to parse.

frozen pilgrim
09-30-2008, 12:34 PM
I suppose, it just seemed like that logic wasn't necessarily applied to the whole article. like, I would have thought the cure would have been a band that'd be omitted based on how the appropriateness/accessibility of their catalog is kind of 50/50. meh. still a good article. I'm just of the opinion that pink floyd is a good starting place for kids- the earlier, less digestible stuff has a very childlike, fairy tale-ish quality. but yeah.

I think we also now need a list of 50 bands your kids shouldn't know

bug on your lip
09-30-2008, 12:41 PM
50 bands your kids shouldn't know.

1) those fake lesbians from Russia

canexplain
09-30-2008, 12:42 PM
having seen all those bands except elvis and KRS-one, i agree with a lot of them ... i would throw in PF too of course , some bands that a lot of people maybe dont know, Love, Cream, Kinks, but that goes back to my old school years of course .... x****

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 12:45 PM
fire in the sky...

bmack86
09-30-2008, 12:47 PM
50 bands your kids shouldn't know.

1) those fake lesbians from Russia

2) Cannibal Corpse

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 12:50 PM
3) The Circle Jerks

greghead
09-30-2008, 12:54 PM
4) Panic at the Disco

frozen pilgrim
09-30-2008, 12:57 PM
5) nickelback

6) evanescence

betao
09-30-2008, 12:58 PM
7) Relient K

bug on your lip
09-30-2008, 12:59 PM
8) Silverchair

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 01:00 PM
9) Tegan and Sarah

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:05 PM
LAPTOP DJ APHEX TWIN SETS at Coachella.

Boourns
09-30-2008, 01:06 PM
10) R Kelly

sames44
09-30-2008, 01:08 PM
11) Britney Spears

zenidogx
09-30-2008, 01:09 PM
12) Incubus

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:09 PM
Britney post 2002. Cause I know most of you silly bitches had a crush on her before that, and had her albums and shit.

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:09 PM
12) Incubus

Hey now. First few records kicked ass.

frozen pilgrim
09-30-2008, 01:10 PM
12) ashlee simpson

13) simple plan

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:10 PM
14. INSANE CLOWN POSSE.

zenidogx
09-30-2008, 01:11 PM
Hey now. First few records kicked ass.

:nono
:sorry
:nono

frozen pilgrim
09-30-2008, 01:12 PM
:nono
:sorry
:nono

fungus amongus was a catchy record.
sorry, zeni. they're not on the list.

All That I Am
09-30-2008, 01:12 PM
I love how we just tear apart some filler article.

What no NIN this is BULLSHIT!

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:13 PM
15. UFFIE

zenidogx
09-30-2008, 01:13 PM
fungus amongus was a catchy record.
sorry, zeni. they're not on the list.

i saw them butcher two Who songs. two early Who songs at that. they should be on the list.

Boourns
09-30-2008, 01:16 PM
16. Hannah Montana
17. Jonas Brothers
18. Linkin Park
19. Raffi

zenidogx
09-30-2008, 01:17 PM
20. Limp Bizkit

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:26 PM
Limp Bizkit? really? when I know 2/3 of this board had significant other? seriously, there are other more worthy bands to bash.

SoulDischarge
09-30-2008, 01:28 PM
21. Gary Glitter

Boourns
09-30-2008, 01:32 PM
Limp Bizkit? really? when I know 2/3 of this board had significant other? seriously, there are other more worthy bands to bash.

PshLqgEaZu4

bug on your lip
09-30-2008, 01:34 PM
should we add chumbawumba to this list?

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:36 PM
PshLqgEaZu4

write FAIL all you want, post all the vids you want. you know it's true. You can honestly say you didn't like one song from Limp Bizkit or Korn back in the late 90's? not one?
I must admit that is one funny vid.

Boourns
09-30-2008, 01:36 PM
22. Maroon 5

Boourns
09-30-2008, 01:37 PM
write FAIL all you want, post all the vids you want. you know it's true. You can honestly say you didn't like one song from Limp Bizkit or Korn back in the late 90's? not one?

People also shit their pants when younger...doesn't make it right.

CalmerThanYou
09-30-2008, 01:39 PM
the WHEEL OF FAIL video wins...

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:43 PM
seriously great video. Fucking Boourns, I still gotta smoke you out. It will happen one day.

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 01:47 PM
23. Metro Station

24. Bloc Party

25. Pussycat Dolls

26. Soulja Boy

Boourns
09-30-2008, 01:49 PM
27. Fergie
28. Plain White T's

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:49 PM
29. D4L

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 01:50 PM
30. Vanilla Ice

31. James Blunt

32. Calvin Harris

zenidogx
09-30-2008, 01:51 PM
23. Metro Station

24. Bloc Party

25. Pussycat Dolls

26. Soulja Boy

mmhmm.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 01:52 PM
33. Papa Roach

34. Seether

35. Fuel

36. Staind

37. Puddle of Mud

38. Three Doors Down

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:52 PM
mmhmm.

my thoughts exactly, and Calvin harris PT? Really? step up man.

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:53 PM
33. Papa Roach

34. Seether

35. Fuel

36. Staind

37. Puddle of Mud

38. Three Doors Down

FTW.

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 01:53 PM
Both are fucking awful. End of story.

bmack86
09-30-2008, 01:53 PM
Everybody delete back one number, because Raffi is not allowed to be on there. That guy is awesome. French canadian children's troubadour.

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:53 PM
Both are fucking awful. End of story.

DOUBLE FAIL.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 01:54 PM
39. Lil Wayne

40. Lil Bow Wow

41. Lil Romeo

42. Lil Scrappy

43. Lil Fate

44. Lil Flip

45. Lil White

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:54 PM
Everybody delete back one number, because Raffi is not allowed to be on there. That guy is awesome. French canadian children's troubadour.

time passed. sorry.

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 01:54 PM
Lil Wayne, no. Everything else, yes.

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:55 PM
39. Lil Wayne

40. Lil Bow Wow

41. Lil Romeo

42. Lil Scrappy

43. Lil Fate

44. Lil Flip

45. Lil White
Lil Wayne? no man, you didn't.

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:55 PM
45. Lil Mama.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 01:55 PM
Lil Scrappy > Lil Wayne but they both suck so yea

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:56 PM
46. Yanni.

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 01:56 PM
DOUBLE FAIL.

I threw out the Calvin Harris "I Created Godawful Shit Music" CD here at the radio station so that I could spare the agony of anyone here having to ever listen to that shit pile of music ever again.

Unfortunately, enough people like Bloc Party to prevent me from doing the same... Damnit.

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:56 PM
47. Cher

bug on your lip
09-30-2008, 01:57 PM
Lil Yanni

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 01:57 PM
48. C&C Music Factory

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:58 PM
49. Avril Lavigne

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 01:59 PM
To end the list, 50. AKON

Backwater
09-30-2008, 01:59 PM
50. Tiesto

51. Death Cab for Cutie

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:00 PM
52. Thrice

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:02 PM
52. Thrice

where is supre. hahahahahahahahahaaha? Ok I can't laugh too much because I kinda like some of their material.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:02 PM
52. Thrice

Summoning supredouche ...

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:03 PM
How did we forget The Bravery?

stinkbutt
09-30-2008, 02:04 PM
More so how did everyone forget Coldplay

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:05 PM
How did we forget The Bravery?

speaking of The Bravery. How was the spaceland show this year guys?(supre). hahahahaahah.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:05 PM
I was going to put them but Passive would have lost it.

amyzzz
09-30-2008, 02:05 PM
having seen all those bands except elvis and KRS-one, i agree with a lot of them ... i would throw in PF too of course , some bands that a lot of people maybe dont know, Love, Cream, Kinks, but that goes back to my old school years of course .... x****
My parents have seen Elvis. Not that it matters. I don't think I can really count that as one-upping since it was my parents and not me. :p

Yay to The Smiths being on there, the ultimate lonely teenager band.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:07 PM
I really, really hate The Smiths but I've never given them an honest chance. What was their best album?

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 02:07 PM
I was going to put them but Passive would have lost it.

I would have? You guys already put Maroon 5, and yet you get more freaked out when I list Suck Party and Calvin "I'm a douchebag who makes awful fucking music" Harris. So... Yeah.

stinkbutt
09-30-2008, 02:08 PM
I really, really hate The Smiths but I've never given them an honest chance. What was their best album?

Don't bother Morrisey is bad for your soul

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 02:08 PM
I really, really hate The Smiths but I've never given them an honest chance. What was their best album?

Read my guide in the young'uns thread to find out, foo.

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:09 PM
Yay to The Smiths being on there, the ultimate lonely teenager band.

MCR of the new wave 80s? lol

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:11 PM
I would have?

I think it's funny that you like them at all so I was exaggerating.

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 02:13 PM
MCR of the new wave 80s? lol

Uh, not really. More like the Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes of British Indie scene 80s.

stinkbutt
09-30-2008, 02:15 PM
Wow you really know how to make a point PT the Bright Eyes analogy is just as bad

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:18 PM
No, she says The Smiths are the ultimate lonely teenager band. Sadly, MCR currently have that title.

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:18 PM
Wow you really know how to make a point PT the Bright Eyes analogy is just as bad

lol

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:21 PM
No, she says The Smiths are the ultimate lonely teenager band. Sadly, MCR currently have that title.

MCR?

sbessiso
09-30-2008, 02:21 PM
My Chemical Suck

and ewwwww Thrice blowzzz

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:22 PM
Maybe not. *=My Chemical Romance*

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:22 PM
Dude My Chemical Romance, The Black Parade was a really good album. I wasn't sure what MCR stood for because MCR hardly ever gets discussed in here.

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:23 PM
Dude My Chemical Romance, The Black Parade was a really good album.

Its awful, IMO.

paulb
09-30-2008, 02:24 PM
53. Good Charlotte

sbessiso
09-30-2008, 02:24 PM
Yikes! Sushov! C'mon now, you must have a fever or something, you're delirious

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:24 PM
54. Jupiters Rings

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:24 PM
I was really surprised with how good it was. My friend was playing it as background music once while playing madden, and I was really into it. I bought it and I still listen to it every once in a while.

Young blood
09-30-2008, 02:25 PM
oooh wowooot ooh oooht woowt.....

k99h5aikc4g&feature

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:25 PM
Yikes! Sushov! C'mon now, you must have a fever or something, you're delirious

I was shocked when I first realized I liked the black parade. Fuck it, I like what I like and that is that.

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 02:25 PM
55. System of a Down and anything Serj Tankian

Young blood
09-30-2008, 02:26 PM
Jersy city live free!!!!!!!!!!!1

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:26 PM
MCR strikes me as being into men.

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 02:26 PM
56. Kanye West

sbessiso
09-30-2008, 02:26 PM
I was shocked when I first realized I liked the black parade. Fuck it, I like what I like and that is that.

your fever is getting worse. do you smell burning toast?

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:26 PM
55. System of a Down and anything Serj Tankian

we are discussing bands that suck.

Young blood
09-30-2008, 02:26 PM
Randy sucked the Jovi's cock back in high school.

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:27 PM
your fever is getting worse. do you smell burning toast?

dude chill out, I like the CD and what can anyone do about that?

sbessiso
09-30-2008, 02:28 PM
MCR strikes me as being into men.

not that there's anything wrong with that

http://media.canada.com/67bc2623-9886-4c71-9f03-edf992a0aa3a/jseinfeld_375x375.jpg


c'mon sushi, I joking

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 02:28 PM
Whats that other sucky band that starts with A they are a lot like MCR

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:29 PM
55. System of a Down

First Bowie, The Cure, Queen, Pixies and a few other greats, now (to a lesser extent) Circle Jerks and SOAD? You've been ripping on a lot great bands in this thread, I'm curious what kind of music you like. Slightly Stoopid?

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 02:29 PM
57)AFI

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:29 PM
sushi > banana pancakes j/k

PassiveTheory
09-30-2008, 02:29 PM
Whats that other sucky band that starts with A they are a lot like MCR

Aiden.

Young blood
09-30-2008, 02:30 PM
Jon Blazed enjoys disco.

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 02:30 PM
First Bowie, The Cure, Queen, Pixies and a few other greats, now (to a lesser extent) Circle Jerks and SOAD? You've been ripping on a lot great bands in this thread, I'm curious what kind of music you like. Slightly Stoopid?

SOAD is fuckin horrible. The rest are jokes.

bmack86
09-30-2008, 02:30 PM
I feel that Bon Jovi should be on this list, not the one that children should listen to.

BlackSwan
09-30-2008, 02:31 PM
dude chill out, I like the CD and what can anyone do about that?

post random banana pancake pictures obviously...

http://s3-external-1.amazonaws.com/wootdesigncontestentries/SkekTek/Inspired_by_Banana_Pancakes-qvww39-s.jpg

idrive1life
09-30-2008, 02:31 PM
Aiden.

58. Jared Leto's band

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:32 PM
57)AFI

just stop. AFI was fucking AMAZING when they first started.

sbessiso
09-30-2008, 02:32 PM
58. Jared Leto's band

30 seconds to mars. they get a double YIKES!

and banana pancakes are so yummy! this thread put me in the mood for some

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:33 PM
30 seconds. I had to put up with that shit music for a good spot for Social D.

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 02:35 PM
59) Social D

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:39 PM
I feel that Bon Jovi should be on this list, not the one that children should listen to.

Agreed

"While educating your family on music, it's important to let them know that Bon Jovi is the antithesis of shoe-gazing indie-rock."

It's the antithesis of good music, not shoe-gazing specifically.

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 02:40 PM
59) Social D

FAIL. Plus I just read about you kidding around with a lot of the bands you listed(Bowie,Circle Jerks) so it's cool. No more Fail, except if you are serious about Social D.

sbessiso
09-30-2008, 02:40 PM
Bon Jovi have a few awesome songs

uhhhhhh I mean, they suck! :)

amyzzz
09-30-2008, 02:41 PM
No, she says The Smiths are the ultimate lonely teenager band. Sadly, MCR currently have that title.
By "ultimate" I meant good. Not crap.

Young blood
09-30-2008, 02:42 PM
mall rats.

Young blood
09-30-2008, 02:42 PM
tight rolled jeans.

sbessiso
09-30-2008, 02:43 PM
sbess you caught the fever too? oh noes

I'm a sucker for some of those anthems. Living on a prayer? C'mon, that song is sexcellent

uhhh. I mean they suck!!!

Young blood
09-30-2008, 02:46 PM
Sp-oDAxx8So&feature

Boourns
09-30-2008, 02:48 PM
60. Hinder
61. She Wants Revenge
62. Coheed & Cambria
63. The Eagles

chairmenmeow47
09-30-2008, 02:48 PM
I'm a sucker for some of those anthems. Living on a prayer? C'mon, that song is sexcellent

if you like having sex with mullet wearing people drunk off bud light in cut-up band tee-shirts and tight ass pants then TOTALLY SEXCELLENT! :P

Boourns
09-30-2008, 02:49 PM
tight-ass acid-washed pants, to be exact

SoulDischarge
09-30-2008, 02:50 PM
if you like having sex with mullet wearing people drunk off bud light in cut-up band tee-shirts and tight ass pants then TOTALLY SEXCELLENT! :P

I don't really like Bon Jovi, but if that's part of the package, maybe it's time to give them a second chance.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:51 PM
64. Shinedown

Boourns
09-30-2008, 02:52 PM
65. Slipknot

Backwater
09-30-2008, 02:54 PM
66. Crazy Town

67. Three Days Grace

68. Smile Empty Soul

Boourns
09-30-2008, 02:57 PM
69. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

SoulDischarge
09-30-2008, 02:58 PM
69. That one local band that went on for way too long in an undeserved opening spot for a far superior band.

70. That annoying one hit wonder that was everywhere for a month when I was 14 but have disappeared from existence, at least until Rhino unearths them in an attempt to make more profit from half assed nostalgia.

Donaldj
09-30-2008, 03:01 PM
The Bloodhound Gang

Jon Blazed
09-30-2008, 03:01 PM
Everlast

Backwater
09-30-2008, 03:08 PM
Nah, those last two aren't that bad. There are plenty of worse bands to list.

CalmerThanYou
09-30-2008, 04:19 PM
71. 3 Doors Down

Boourns
09-30-2008, 04:27 PM
Those youtube nazis finally killed the main rick roll video.

Off-topic, I know. Anyways...

72. Dashboard Confessional

stinkbutt
09-30-2008, 07:45 PM
65. Slipknot

Fuck it if there is already a douche defending LB I'll defend Slipknot's first album that is a great metal record. If not one of the greatest

Sushov23
09-30-2008, 08:11 PM
Fuck it if there is already a douche defending LB I'll defend Slipknot's first album that is a great metal record. If not one of the greatest

Slipknot? really, fucking FAIL.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 08:16 PM
Yeah, I've been guilty of defending Slipknot here and there because I think they're funny. I've actually seen them a few times, but one of the greatest metal albums ever?!?!?!

EPIC FAIL

Backwater
09-30-2008, 08:17 PM
71. 3 Doors Down

38.

boarderwoozel3
09-30-2008, 08:17 PM
35. Daft Punk
32. Queen
31. The Pixies
30. Bjork
29. The Smiths
28. The Cure
27. David Bowie
26. R.E.M.

I'll let my son play with Barbie's too...

Fuck you. Let the boy express himself.

Backwater
09-30-2008, 08:17 PM
I hope his kid turns out gay, just for the irony.

greghead
10-01-2008, 05:27 PM
just stop. AFI was fucking AMAZING when they first started.

Seriously. Their fall 99 tour was fucking amazing. That was definitely their peak, IMO. Anything after 2000 is not worth listening to.

PassiveTheory
10-01-2008, 05:51 PM
I hope his kid turns out gay, just for the irony.

And ends up sleeping with Salah.

I'd say GPS, but at that age, doubt his libido would still work.

MeowMixer
10-01-2008, 06:30 PM
/ignore

rage patton
10-01-2008, 06:34 PM
Everybody delete back one number, because Raffi is not allowed to be on there. That guy is awesome. French canadian children's troubadour.

I was just about to say the same thing.

karecares
10-01-2008, 07:07 PM
there's always going to be some argument on the specifics but overall i think it's a pretty fair list, more rights than 'wrongs' overall.