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Jim Morrison is the prototype of ALL "frontmen" for rock bands, and every one of them since then owes him a debt of gratitude. Before him, all such singers were solo acts. He defined the role then, and still defines it today as the GOAT; Greatest Of All Time.
I gotta say that they don't deserve top 10 in terms of having a distinct sound yet they are quite distinct but there is too much competition but surely should be in top 50 and one of the best live performances you'll ever see but they are uniquely British sound that does not translate to all other palates like AmericaV 1 Comment
Pioners in indie folk and indie rock music, their lyrics and instrumentation make them one of the most memorable and original bands of all time
The strokes had an incredibly distinctive sound that could not be confused with any other group but in their last album their sound change 180° to an 80s synthesised rock sound from a very New York crunchy guitar 4/4 beat rock 'n' roll sound but both distinctive in their own rights but less distinct in the new experimental album
These people made nerd rock.
They really helped the pop punk genre grow
Fused country & rock & vocal harmony to perfection before anyone else. Changed the face of country forever but none that have followed match their mainstream appeal or influence. And #1 selling album of last century. From "Take it Easy" to "Hotel California" they had it all.
Definitely hybrid band one of the greatest bands in the history of music, not just the pinion but actual fact and their catalogue is absolutely loaded and a very very distinctive sound
Falling in Reverse is the most amazing band ever
This is the most original rock band of the 70s!
ELP's concerts was so amazing!
Modest mouse is a really good and original band. 30 seconds to mars is not original, so why are they on this list? - Imreallyboredrightnow
Inventors of the "Loud Soft Loud" style heard on hundreds of hits to come. The most influential and underrated band you never heard of because they were so ahead of their time. Smart bands and artists of the early 90s knew how original they were, kept it a secret, and made a fortune by writing more-mainstream, less-weird versions of Pixies songs. Give their masterpiece "Doolittle" a spin and be inspired.
Nirvana, Radiohead, David Bowie, U2, The Strokes, Weezer and Bush have cited influence by the Pixies. Kurt Cobain & Dave Grohl have both said that "Smells Like Teen Spirit"- arguably the greatest alt rock anthem of all time - was essentially a rip of the Pixies.
This list was made for the pixies because it doesn't get any more distinct then the sound of Frank black and the pixies
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!
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