Here's a list of my favourite all-time bands.Artists
Always and forever my favourite band. Dark Side of the Moon
and Wish You Were Here
are the greatest albums ever made, and Meddle
, Atom Heart Mother
and Obscured by Clouds
are excellent. Not only does their music interest me, but the band itself is something to be studied.
My favourite band of this generation. I've seen them twice live now, in Minneapolis and Calgary, and they were excellent. I want to be Alex Kapranos. His cocky swagger and killer vocals, with Nick McCarthy's lovely tunes and the rhythm that gets me moving provided by Bob Hardy rumbling bass and Paul Thompson's locomotive drumming all mashed together create a wonderful sound I can't get sick of. I love the people and personalities of these guys too. I want to meet them.
I'm in love with Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
. The bass + guitar always get my head banging, best exemplified by Hustle Rose
. I saw them live a few months ago and I love them even more now. They're great live, you can see all the energy provided by Emily Haines.
4.The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The greatest guitarist of all time, but you already knew that. I love Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell too. Noel's bass is what really gets Fire
moving and Mitch's drum battles Jimi's axe all throughout Manic Depression
. A wonderful combination of blues and rock.
The first band I discovered on my own, sorta. I was watching Yahoo Music Videos at random and Pressure Point
came up. I was immediately hooked. I still think it's one of the catchiest songs around. The next day I bought Who Killed The Zutons?
and it blew me away.
Probably the best band of all time. Certainly the most influential.
They put on the best live show I've ever seen. Before seeing them in Minneapolis I enjoyed them, but since then I've really grown to love them.
When I first started listening to music, the only thing I ever listened to was Weezer. I was obsessed. Since then I've outgrown them, but I will always owe them a great debt.
Home town favourites. In the late sixties they were one of the biggest bands on the planet. I recently saw Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman play live and it was incredible to hear the sheer amount of hits produced by these men and still come away wanting to have heard some more they missed.
This tenth spot fluctuates, but right now I am in love with Stars all over again. Set Yourself on Fire
is superb once you cut out all the sex songs.