Top Ten Most Original Rock Bands


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81 The Pixies The Pixies The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.

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

82 The Cure The Cure The 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!

83 Electric Light Orchestra Electric Light Orchestra The Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.

They did something incredible (yes they took inspiration from The Beatles) they brought together 3 genres of music...

Pop, Rock, and Classical

something that has never been done before...

84 The Smiths The Smiths The 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.

85 Tenacious D Tenacious D Tenacious 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

86 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black 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. 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.

87 KISS KISS Kiss 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

88 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.
89 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led 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 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.

Best rock band ever

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

90 Operation Ivy Operation Ivy Operation Ivy, sometimes called "Op Ivy," was an American Ska punk band, from Berkeley, California formed in May 1987. The band was stylistically important as one of the first bands to mix the elements of hardcore punk and ska into a new amalgam called ska punk and was critical to the emergence of Lookout more.
91 Gwar Gwar Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.
92 The Police The Police The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. They are most known for their songs "Message In A Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", more.

Okay this seriously blows my mind that they are so far down on the list but I guess I can just attribute that to too many millennials voting

" enough said :D "

93 Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre.
94 HIM HIM HIM is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, under the name His Infernal Majesty.

Very original band, love it, they have very awesome lyrics, just listen to "Join Me In Death"

95 Dir En Grey Dir En Grey DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.

This is my favourite band ever. All their albums are differents and as good as the others. They are now a progressive rock band, but they passed through many genres.

96 The Residents The Residents The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works. Since their first official release, Meet the Residents, the group has released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, and ten DVDs.

How can we forget the only band in the world that are really original? The don't take any musical legacy, they are making their own music. This is the most original band. Nobody know who they really are, the band was found in mid 60s, their first album been released in 69' they didn't made a single live show until 1980 and they are still runing... and perfect.

97 No Doubt No Doubt No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young.
98 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

Sorry but not only should they be included they should be top, nine members (well for most of their career), matching prison jumpsuits, bizarre masks, and a type of metal which had never been done before and has never been successfully copied

99 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

Number 80 seriously?

100 The Mothers of Invention The Mothers of Invention
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