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What Bands Rock meme.

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What Bands Rock meme.

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Your meme, should you choose to accept it, is to rank the following bands in order, from COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT to COULDN'T CARE LESS. To add value to this process, you must also add one band to the list, and remove one band from the list, before passing the meme on (including these instructions). Snagged this one off flit.

David Bowie
New Order
Duran Duran
The Beatles
Suzanne Vega
Fleetwood Mac
Sex Pistols
Jethro Tull
The Pixies

Hard part about this one, for me, was figuring out which band I hated most of those so far listed. OMFG I can't decide, do I hate Frank Black's voice or Michael Stipe's arrogance more?
  • Interesting for such a short list. Now let's see if you've thought about it as much as one reader has. *smirk* Curious cats wanna know:

    Does the list veer off sharply at a certain point, or does it taper off gently? (Is there a rushing sob into "Gods, WHY was Fleetwood Mac allowed to produce so many albums instead of ODing on cocaine?" or is it more of a gradual, subtle twisting in the stomach?)

    Are there one or two songs that keep some semblance of respectability? (Stipe annoys me, too, but I love REM doing "Furry Happy Monsters" with the Muppets on Sesame Street. So I personally wouldn't place them near-bottom.)

    Finally, do individual singers rank at the same level as their bands, and vice versa? I might hope you would put Freddie Mercury in with Queen, but wouldn't expect you to give Tin Machine the same credit as DB. ;D
    • And a very good batch of questions!

      1: there was a ot of jockeying for position near the top- then there were 2 or 3 that were 'okay', then there was a pair I'd really rather never hear again.
      2: Fleetwood Mac got such a high ranking because there's a lot of music they wrote that has seriously influenced artists I like a lot. That's a great example of the redeeming song factor.
      3: A tough call. I don't, honestly, like Mercury's solo stuff as much as Queen. I'd be inclined to say no- but then we have artists like Elvis Costello & the Attractions- who stopped recording together 'forever!!!!11' in the late 80s, and only in '99 did they do an album together again. But you didn't know, did you?
      Some solo work seamlessly fits into the whole- other really does need the rest of the band.
      And no, I wouldn't rate Tin Machine with Bowie (though I would say Tin Machine were a better band than they got credit for).
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