Top Ten Most Original Rock Bands
The Contenders: Page 5
81 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!
82 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...
83 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.
84 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
85 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. ...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.
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
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
88 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 ...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.
Best rock band ever
Absolutely nothing like them before or after, if that doesn't make them unique nothignelse does
89 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 ...read more.
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.
91 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", ...read 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 "
92 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.
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"
94 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.
95 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.
96 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.
Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read 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
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 ...read more.
Number 80 seriously?
99 The Mothers of Invention
Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.