Top Ten Most Original Rock Bands

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121The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

Sister Ray, The Gift, Heroin... enough said.

122Cannabis CorpseCannabis Corpse is a marijuana-themed death metal band, formed in Virginia in 2006. Their band name is a parody of Cannibal Corpse. Cannabis Corpse songs are fully original but their album and song titles are parodies of many death metal bands' album and song titles (e.g. "Tube of the Resinated" vs ...read more.
123The CureThe Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.

How is the Cure! One of the most different sounding not even on the List! Name one band the cure sounds similar to? There isn't one! Is it Punk? Is it 80s Pop? Goth Rock, Alternative, Psychedelic, Post-Punk? No it's The Cure!

124Gentle GiantGentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members.
125Happy The Man
126The SmithsThe Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

Literally, the most original. Nothing is similar, full stop.

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128ScorpionsScorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
129Dream TheaterDream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
130Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

I hate how some people wont even listen to one song because of how they look. My all time favourite band next to bring me the horizon. They are amazing people and I've seen them live and I'm currently counting down the next concert. They are amazing period. There newer album has a very good concept.. No words can describe how much I love them. So before you judge and call them "emo" give them a chance!

Sure they look a little scary at first, but if you went and listened to their newest album Wretched and Divine you would die on the inside and IMMEDIATELY buy the album. Not only do I love all their songs, but even if you're not into this genre of music this album is AMAZING TO WORK OUT TO! It's incredibly fast paced and hypes you up and there's like 2 songs that are a little slower to remind you to catch your breath! AMAZING!

Their music has a quality that a lot of people dislike but they have a connection with their fans that cannot be replaced.

The most amazing band ever love their music.

131Tenacious DTenacious D is an American comedy rock duo that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass, the band has released three albums – Tenacious D, The Pick of Destiny and Rize of the Fenix.

Great comedy;original jokes;great music different than any other band

132Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Come on Zep lovers, move them up the list! Everyone alive in the 70s knows how much they influenced hard rock, blues rock, and acoustic rock. You had the top guitar riff-master, front man vocalist, and unparalleled rhythm section all in one band. Sure their songs were overplayed but what ground-breaking, innovative songs! Just on the basis of "Communication Breaksown," "Immigrant Song," "Black Dog," ""Going To California," "The Ocean," and "Kashmir" they should be top of the list.

Absolutely nothing like them before or after, if that doesn't make them unique nothignelse does

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133KISSKiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Definitely one of the most incredible stories in rock n roll and a very distinctive sound especially in Paul Stanley's voice which unfortunately is gone now but in incredible incredible iconic band in American rock

They have the most iconic make-up in the rock n roll/heavy metal era and their songs are jarmazing

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