Friday, April 13, 2012

Go Back in Time - What Musicians Would You See?

When I'm not sitting around thinking about how Martin O'Malley is ruining the state of Maryland with his anti-business / anti-middle class political agenda, I often listen to music. I got into a conversation with my manager this afternoon that was very interesting. If you could go back in time to listen to a singer that has died or a band that is no longer in existance or has since changed (think AC\DC going from Bon Scot to Brian Johnson), who would you want to see?

Here is my list:

1) Led Zeppelin
2) Boston
3) The Doors
4) John Denver
5) Nirvana
6) Johnny Cash
7) Frank Sinatra
8) Louis Prima
9) AC/DC (with Bon Scot)
10) Lynyrd Skynyrd (with Randy Van Zant)

If you're Duckman, you'll read this and say that this list is different than the one we talked about this afternoon. You are correct. I've had more time to think about this.

Bands and singers that fell off of my list:
1) Paul McCartney and the Wings
2) Moody Blues
3) Jefferson Airplane

Other honorable mentions are:
1) Elvis
2) Queen
3) Waylon Jennings

I know you'll quickly reply, "Where are the Beatles?" I was never much of a Beatles fan. They were the boy band of the 60's. Pretty much the Back Street Boys of the era. (does that ruffle your feathers?)

What 10 bands or singers would be on your list? And no, Keith Richards is not technically dead.


Kent Allard said...

Good topic. I have to agree with AC/DC with Bon Scot. Since the rest of my list is made up of some others on your list along with Hendix, and then a bunch of old punk bands I'll spare you the details. Yes...I grew up in the 80's listening to punk rock and grew up to be a conservative. Gasp!

Kent Allard said...

I gotta disagree on the Beatles comment though. I'm not a huge fan of their early stuff, but they have way more cred than a boy band. They were accomplished musicians who actually played instruments, wrote their own songs. From a guitarist's standpoint their songs can be pretty damn complex actually.

Eludius said...

The Beatles comment is more instigative sensationalism. It fires people up when I say the Beatles really weren't that good. Good comedy.

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