Top 10 Groups That Caused Punk
I am giving a list of the top 10 bands, which through excess, bloated albums or self-important drug induced lyrics forced punk to happen. Don’t agree? Give me your top ten.
I saw Edgar Winter live at the Country Club in Reseda in 1981 or 1982 with Secret Affair opening for him (poor guys). He performed for about an hour, nothing but sci-fi sound effects, and rock star poses. Like many of the bands of the 1970′s horrible long instrumentals and solos were supposed to be part of his appeal.
Though, technically, good musicians. I could never get into the vocal theatrics of Freddie Mercury.
Adding the sound effects of a heart beating, making concept albums, sorry . . . it’s all bullshit.
A flute should never be played along side a guitar. And if you insist on doing it, don’t stand with your foot planted against your knee.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Witty album cover titles, and extensive “progressive” soloing force these chaps onto this list.
There are two bands (maybe three) that I have always felt were insanely overrated, Eagles and The Beatles (and maybe the Doors). The Beatles existed for about 10 years, hated each other after five. But continued to preach peace, and produced bloated tracks like Revolution #9. I can’t tell you how many copies of The Eagles Greatest Hits I have personally thrown out of people’s cars. I find it, I chuck it. No one I know will admit to owning the Eagles anymore.
Self-important. Truly what did they accomplish? Other than encouraging a culture to grow their hair and take psychedelic drugs?
When I was writing my poetry book, my friend, poet, Clyde Wray (http://www.clydeawray.com/) encouraged me to study lots of other poets to see what different voices I could write in. I went to Barnes & Noble and bought the only author I recognized, Jim Morrison. 100% shit. One-line “poems,” like there is a monster at the door. The end. Self-important dope-head. I ended up buying Bukowski on my return trip, and never looked back.
These guys would take a decade between albums to “adjust sound.” Every album sounded the same. And the album covers were oh so clever, is it a guitar, no a spaceship, whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
Crappy album covers, progressive music, and unneeded solos. What else is there to say?
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