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Old 02-07-2002, 06:53 PM   #1
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Spin mag says Beasties are greater than U2! Public radio is smarter.

The All-Time Greatest Rock Bands SPIN
Magazine, Talk of the Nation Listeners Give Top Picks
Feb. 7, 2002 -- Who are the greatest rock bands of all time? In its latest edition, Spin Magazine lists its top 50 picks. On Talk of the Nation, host Neal Conan invites NPR listeners to name their top 25.

TOTN Listeners' Top 25 Most Influential Bands of All Time

1. The Beatles
2. The Rolling Stones
3. Led Zeppelin
4. U2
5. Pink Floyd
6. The Velvet Underground
7. The Ramones
8. Nirvana
9. The Doors
10. Grateful Dead
11. CSNY/Neil Young
12. Bob Dylan/The Band
13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
14. The Who
15. The Beach Boys
16. The Clash
17. The Sex Pistols
18. Eric Clapton
19. Elvis Presley
20. Metallica
21. Parliament
22. REM
23. Black Sabbath
24. The Byrds
25. Iggy Pop and the Stooges

Spin's Top 50 Greatest Bands of All Time
(from the magazine's February 2002 issue)

1. The Beatles
2. The Ramones
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Bob Marley and the Wailers
5. Nirvana
6. Parliament/Funkadelic
7. The Clash
8. Public Enemy
9. 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. REM
29. Black Sabbath
30. Pavement
31. Fugazi
32. Kiss
33. The 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 and the Furious Five
41. New Order
42. Hüsker Dü
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

This Spin list has me so upset, I can not even finish my sandwich!


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Old 02-07-2002, 10:12 PM   #2
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Who cares what Spin thinks.

And I like that other list, but U2 is not in the top 5 most influential bands ever. No way. Maybe top 10, top 15 or 20 sure.

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Old 02-08-2002, 12:53 AM   #3
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A few comments...

K wanna say hell mother fucking yeah here...
The Clash
Wanna Say the only band that matters

Beastie Boys
Ok I love yopu boys, but you're top 20 material, not top 10.
Top 5 material all the way
It's tricky to rock a rhyme y'all
The Stooges
Rage Against the Machine
hell yeah.
David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars
36?? 36??? OH HELL NO!! These boys are top 10 easily, if not top five. WTF?
Guns N' Roses
Truly krunk....

Sorry just had to say those things real quick there.

Keepin it krunk...

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Old 02-08-2002, 05:23 PM   #4
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I don't think I ever bought a Spin magazine,
Public radio listeners seem to have a better grasp of Rock music than the writers at Spin.

Johnny your right U2 should be in top 10 with the following:

Stooges The Clash Bowie and the Spiders U2 Stones and 5 more, I'm still deliberating.

notiti, thanks for your input, simpatico.

I will now eat a ham sandwich.
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at least fugazi get their due.

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Why are the chili peppers the 50th...? What conspiracy is this? It's hard to sing "give it away, give it away, give it away now" a hundred times fast. Distressing...

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