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This is a somewhat old list now, 2 years in the making. But SPIN made a list of the top 50 greatest rock bands ever:


  • 01. The Beatles
    02. Ramones
    03. Led Zeppelin
    04. Bob Marley & The Wailers
    05. Nirvana
    06. Parliament/Funkadelic
    07. The Clash
    08. Public Enemy
    09. The Rolling Stones
    10. Beastie Boys
    11. The Velvet Underground
    12. Sly and The Family Stone
    13. U2
    14. Run-D.M.C.
    15. Radiohead
    16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    17. Sonic Youth
    18. Ac/Dc
    19. The Stooges
    20. Metallica
    21. The Smiths
    22. Patti Smith Group
    23. N.W.A.
    24. Kraftwerk
    25. The Sex Pistols
    26. Pearl Jam
    27. Grateful Dead
    28. R.E.M.
    29. Black Sabbath
    30. Pavement
    31. Fugazi
    32. Kiss
    33. Pretenders
    34. Rage Against The Machine
    35. Fela Kuti & Afrika 70/Egypt 80
    36. David Bowie And The Spiders From Mars
    37. Blondie
    38. Bad Brains
    39. The Who
    40. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    41. New Order
    42. Husker Du
    43. Guns N' Roses
    44. Outkast
    45. The Beach Boys
    46. Massive Attack
    47. Lynyrd Skynyrd
    48. Korn
    49. Pink Floyd
    50. Red Hot Chili Peppers

They only got #1 right, with a lot of good artists mentioned, a lot of the others could've been done without.

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Ehhh, whatever :laughing:

I'm just happy that they at least mentioned one of my personal favorites, even though they're not ranked too high, the great and wonderful R.E.M!!! :rockon: They're very underrated in my opinion. :shades:

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REM underrated I dont even know if they should be in this catagory. I think they are great dont get me wrong. Underrated they are above Black Sabbath, The Who, Husker Du and Bad Brains in a rock catagory now if this was just a band catagory maybe but rock?

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If they had even said 50 greatest bands I wouldn't have been quite so offended. But as much as I love Public Enemy (and believe me, I do), they are not rock. The list still wouldn't have been good IMHO, but at least it wouldn't have narrowed it down to a specific genre.

And yes, Scott, I do rock it Bueller-style, biatch! :rockon:

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Half of this list is a joke anyways, I've always hated Spin's commentary & list ranking, but this one tops it.

I don't see how Korn is better than Pink Floyd,

Ramones more revolutionary than Led Zeppelin?,

or Rage higher than The Who?

I don't see how Fugazi or Pavement makes the cut, the same with Bad Brains.

Who has heard of Fela Kuti?

Who the hell remembers Blondie?

Iggy Pop & the Stooges didn't do enough for the top 20, CCR would've been much better up there.

Where is Bob Dylan, Elvis, James Brown, Eric Clapton, The Doors, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha, Fleetwood Mac, Buddy Holly, Simon & Garfunkel, B.B. King, Smokey Robinson, etc etc.. it goes on & on. Obviously when they said "All-Time" what they really meant was last 30 years or so.

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This is a pretty funny list. Mindcrime, you said it was a joke. Did you mean a joke like "woah, these people don't know what they are talking about or" "Just kidding!"

either way, top complaints.

Ramones #2?

Radiohead is better than The Experience?

Outkast and Korn higher than Floyd?

R.E.M?

Black Sabbath should have been way higher.

After reading this, I somehow gained more respect for Rolling Stone!

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This is a pretty funny list. Mindcrime, you said it was a joke. Did you mean a joke like "woah, these people don't know what they are talking about or" "Just kidding!"

Batman, I meant it was a joke as in SPIN doesn't know what they're talking about, they never do. I used to buy their magazine, because I thought it was on the edge of current artists (which at the time were more decent) but they're so far-fetched from anything by these original artists, that they wouldn't know good music if a guitar got shoved up their @$$.

They did good with mentioning Kraftwerk though, who were an original techno/electronica band of the 70's.

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I love The Beatles to death but best rock band? The best band yes, best rock band no. Helter Skelter is as close as they come to rocking or maybe Revolution.

Beatles are definetly rockers

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