But The Human League were incredibly influential in the electronic music scene. However, I’m sad that neither the list nor the comments talked about Deep Purple. Then I guess Bowie, P.Gabriel,The Clash,ELO, ELP, The Police, Roxy Music, The Smiths, Small Faces, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, The Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac-esp Peter Green Era, Cream, Elvis Costello, Duran Duran, and others in whatever order. White Room The Who should be no.1 though – the greatest live band ever (studio probably as well). And while each of their four studio albums charted at either #1 (Meat is Murder) or #2 (The Smiths, The Queen is Dead and Strangeways, Here We Come) in the UK, their success outside the UK was limited. I am talking about Electric Light Orchestra. If anyone on the list deserved their own entry, it’s Gabriel. But here goes my opinion… But to put the clash or even led zeppellin(which most people do) is crazy. Oh, and what about ELO? They started as a glam rock knock-off, moved in to disco for an album, then settled into art pop. The truth is pink floyd(yes that mellow band) cream and deep purple are the reason bands like sabbath came into existence. When they hit it’s SO good but “Song 2” can suck a fat one. Purveyors of boot stomping, scarf waving, terrace anthems with Noddy’s irresistible concrete mixer vocals bellowing girder crunching melodies which steamrollered everything else aside from ’71-’74. Roxy’s influence on bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Japan, ABC, and Ultravox was legion. Essential track: “Tears in Heaven”, Why: Brian May’s soaring guitar and Freddie Mercury’s undeniable voice combined for the greatest glam rock the world has ever heard. quite a shitty list….as no mention of deep purple, Judas priest, Iron maiden……. 9) Elton John: People under the age of 35 have probably always thought of Elton John as a bitchy old gay man who used to be popular. – Yep putting The Beatles in 2nd is controversial – but it all depends by what criteria you judge things – for me the Stones are better, more important, and more influential Stone Roses- Oh, hell yeah! Why: These staples of the “Madchester” scene taught us all how to rave in the ‘90s. Gabriel and Collins are included under Genesis. 3. Band, (from Middle French bande, “troop”), in music, an ensemble of musicians playing chiefly woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, in contradistinction to an orchestra, which contains stringed instruments. Oh, and if I never hear “Every Breath…” ever again, I will die very happy. 45: Joy Division They’ve sold 300 million records worldwide, had eighteen #1 singles and eighteen #1 albums, currently hold the UK record for the top-selling album of all-time, Queen’s Greatest Hits, and have spent a grand total of 1,322 weeks in the UK charts, another record. Because I just didn’t get enough controversy last week, here’s more! And while rock music had been loosely associated with art and fashion since the 1960s, it was Roxy Music who consciously tried to bring them together into one coherent package. 11: Soft Machine Pretentious? Sure, they put out some great pop tunes with awesome hooks… but they didn’t seem like a band with a lot of staying power. Otherwise decent list, This all bands are domb, to say ILove 1D (one direction). Over the past 50 years, Britain has produced a number of great rock bands that will go down in history as some of the best in the world, with the most successful ones continuing to pull in huge audiences on their arena tours as they age! But they certainly changed alternative music forever. How many rock folks try that one? Essential track: “Little Lion Man”, Why: There are only a handful of frontmen who can truly speak to the class divisions that exist within the UK, and Jarvis Cocker can stick it to the aristocracy with the best of them. Are you being serious ? You typically wouldn’t call Bowie a “band”, but “50 Greatest British Musical Artists of All-Time” just doesn’t have the same ring that “50 Greatest British Bands of All-Time” does. PIL. You like Fun Boy 3 better? The 50 Greatest Rock Bands Ever. I’ll leave you with this: I find no fault with your Top 10, even though I am no fan of Sir Elton. 19) Creedence Clearwater Revival You could include Deep Purple, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, The Kinks after the other masters of music. There will always be opinions on who should or shouldn’t be on the list. how could you NOT include SLADE the most top 10 singles of the 70s. Conspicuously absent are 4 of my top ten all time favorite bands — Deep Purple, Moody Blues, Uriah Heep, and Jethro Tull. They’re not the most popular band in the world: selling 27 million albums worldwide over a 36 year career isn’t all that, especially compared to others on this list. In fact it is completely obvious that the Beatles was The Oasis brats number one influence!! Britain gave us great musicians and songs and bands but even Britain did not realize brilliance in its midst at times. 16) Radiohead: Radiohead’s first single, “Creep”, was first released in the UK in 1992 and only made it to #78 in the charts, selling a paltry 6,000 copies. They published their major label debut EP, Spring, on April 6 of 2018. Bananarama and no Arctic Monkeys makes this list completely obsolete. Really? 41) X Unique and always willing to change (for better or worse). 43) The Animals: This is one of those bands that other musicians just love. As far as the rabid Dire Straits fans, yup thats me.Thanks for the post Jim. Although The Kinks had pretty good success in the charts – seventeen Top 20 singles and five Top 10 albums in the UK and five Top 10 singles and nine Top 40 albums in the US – their lasting contribution to music has been their great influence on later generations. I would put the STranglers ahead of them and in your top 10 for sure. Here's, officially, the 50 best metal bands in the world. And film adaptation of The Wall was a cultural phenomenon of its own, providing endless entertainment to stoned teenagers everywhere. avg. That mediocre over privelaged band with two great songs once said if they had been around during the Beatles era we would hardly know who the Beatles we’re. 6) The Velvet Underground A breath of very cool, kick-ass fresh air at every turn. Try harder! You´re rigth! Frankly, I find much of her music a challenge to listen to. So they should be in the top 1-5 or 5-10 at least ? Pages in category "English indie rock groups" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 500 total. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Cool Britannia. And Zepplin hated singles, so refused to release them, ushering in the era of album rock. It was bad enough that England’s teenagers faced alienation from the workplace and society at large… but it was flat-out tragic that they couldn’t even relate to their own music. Duran Duran- They were hugely influential for the MTV action, if nothing else. 24) Duran Duran: Duran Duran were one of the most derided bands of their day. His final gig was in Indianapolis on June 26, 1977, only six weeks before he died. – It all depends on your criteria anyway – I get these aren’t ‘your favourites’ but not sure it’s quite chart or sales either – if it was Beatles would beat The Clash and the rest hand down. Just to say The Who are my favorite rock band ever! The Clash ahead of the Beatles? I don’t think so. Not surprisingly, the band broke up shortly thereafter. Did you read the intro? Marc Bolan (nee Feld) was always far to misunderstood and underrated. If you don’t agree look at Noddy Holder’s this is your life, which features Brian May. Official. Pink Floyd on 13th place. Roxy Music- I think they were highly influential as well. Maybe. Terrific parallel with The Who being Wake Forest while the Stones and The Beatles are UNC and Duke. As of today, it is the eighth best-selling album of all-time. Is The Biggest Tour Of ALL TIME! Ha! They were a big influence on Mod culture, have had 18 Top 20 singles in the UK and put on some of the most famous concerts in rock history. Good list with most of the important British bands mentioned. I appreciate your taste and you certainly have a deep knowledge of British music. So the stereotype is just stupid. I mean, obviusly you can, but they are not as huge as other bands you have on the list. Still, Bowie’s mountain of quality earlier work, his willingness to try anything, and an acting career that’s only enhanced, not detracted from, his music cements his place as a music icon for the ages. Black Francis , Pixies songwriter/ vocalist influenced Nirvana with a mix of hardcore and beatles style melodies, and the 60s inspired tunes are the only faint link between Pixies and Stone Roses, but what rock band aren’t influenced in some way by the Beatles? And Iron Maiden should go A LOT higher, they should even top the Clash. No Peter Gabriel is a crime,although you did mention Genesis. There have been dozens of copycats since she burst onto the scene, but so far none have matched our beehived heroine. Listen to Live at Leeds (especially Amazing Journey/Sparks). If we count Thin Lizzy as an Irish band I particularly miss Peter Gabriel, ELO, 10 cc and XTC. 6. 42) Prince and the Revolution As far as rock bands go, Maiden was as solid and tight as they come. Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was known as “The King,” and he was certainly the king of performing. How Coldplay even made it above them is beyond me, and I don’t think many of you can disagree when I say that Bellamy is one of the most talented on this list, hands down. Fact , my top 10 favorite bands are ony this list and im 18 and not even british haha. Wallows are an American based indie rock band from Los Angeles composed of Braeden Lemasters, Cole Preston, and Dylan Minnette. was named the best British album over the past 30 years. Everyone raves about led zeppellin(they are my 2nd favourite band). I would like to make a point in protest of this list… The Verve made it on the Top 50 and Peter Gabriel did not make it at all? Apparently Cream, Jethro Tull, and Yes were excluded so there would be room for giants Bananarama and Pet Shop Boys. 47: Happy Mondays Oh, and every single one of their albums has gone at least gold, with Parklife going 4x platinum in the UK. Paranoid is a classic no matter where you’re coming from musically, and the fact that it’s 4x platinum kind of bears that out. How not to mention CREAM??? Teens liked him. Hell you mentioned Maiden and me… so as far as I am concerned this is the greatest list ever… gimme more time to digest this… and I hope to give a more well thought out response..btw Love the pic circa 1985 for Maiden…, Ok since you know have known me for well over 20 yrs I am sure that it will come as no surprise that I am not a fan of some of the bands..But.. And where’s Ultravox? Just The Fan,s ! If it was my list? 26. This is a bold thing to do and of course very controversial and impossible really as there are so many factors to consider when defining “best”. Essential track: “Satisfaction”, Why: They changed everything. Wonderful time in music, great never to repeated bands. The Cult wouldn’t make a Top 200 list; Sisters of Mercy would barely crack a Top 500. So the story goes, Weller broke up the band in late 1982 because he’d “said all he could with the band”. Although The Clash are one of my favourite bands, they probably deserve 4th place, behind Zep, Floyd, Beatles, Stones. Well put. Eventually CBS agreed to release London Calling as a double album at the single album price if the band agreed to eat the cost out of their share of the profits. 5. Best songs: Baba O'Reilly; Who Are You; Won't Get Fooled Again: Out of all the British Invasion bands, The Who is definitely the third most successful. I’m gonna write my response on the train. All side acts are included with their original acts. Essential track: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Why: We’ll give you 10 reasons. Knocking” anywhere is enough to have put them in the top 25. Speaking of “style”, no mention of Style Council? Sure, teenagers and hipsters knew who Bowie was, but few parents did. They were a force of nature. Arctic Monkeys should definitely be on this list. 33) ZZ Top No, you didn’t. At the end of the day, though, I actually prefer spin-off band Fun Boy Three. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. It should be entitled “My favourite British Bands – plus some others I have heard of.”. The Cure, Depeche Mode and New Order were three of the biggest acts in the 80s for UK bands. The band, although not unknown in the US, was huge in the UK and Australia. What a boring bastard band if ever I heard of one. The only band, apart from Oasis, who had a LARGE FANATICAL following was The Jam. Motorhead(as well as maiden) are just as worthy to be on this list, warts and all. But the best thing about the band was that they didn’t rely on gimmicks like make-up (like Poison) or contrived offensiveness (like W.A.S.P.). 8) The Kinks: Sure, musicians love them, but The Kinks just might be the most under-appreciated band of all time. But the music industry can be a funny thing sometimes. “Hungry Like The Wolf”? I think one has to be a guitarist to truly appreciate them. This is a very bad list. You rock. Jimi Hendrix is a must on an U.S rock list. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road are all classics. 31) Talking Heads I guess you are just including influential bands. One wonders, however, if they’d be ranked as high as they are on this list if Richey Edwards hadn’t mysteriously disappeared. Pixies were a hardcore / heavy rock band, neither would have known of eachother’s existence at the time. And I was a huge fan of The Clash but there’s not a chance on earth they were a greater band than the Rolling Stones (and several others). However it should be accurate factually and it isn’t always. Joy Division weren’t hugely popular, at least not in the strictly commercial sense. I’m not a huge fan, but it’s obvious they were THE British band of the 1990s. They cannot be #5 influential. Um… Where the hell is XTC?! There are only a couple of bands on your list I take exception to. Essential track: “Bang a Gong (Get It On)”, Why: Psychedlia wouldn’t be the same without seminal works like Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. I love that they harnessed some good blues and used ’em well. Do you really have a BRAIN??? Mate, I think I might agree on some aspects of your list, but, really, WHERE IS KEANE?!!!. 24. I did my best to keep my personal tastes out of this list, insofar as that’s even possible. 12: King Crimson Very nice list. What a brilliant list! They mixed some style. And I wouldn’t have included The Clash in the top 10. The U.S. and the UK have a long history of swapping sounds, and it’s hard to imagine what the state of popular culture would be today without some good, old-fashioned trans-Atlantic cross-pollination. Okay I’m British and love my music – let’s get that out of the way first. ???? Maybe they’re just both annoying perfectionists. There’s nothing “wrong” with their music, it’s really just not my thing. Where are Tears for Fears, Jethro Tull? you’ve gotta be kidding!!. Why!!?!?!??!??? Top of head, just a 5 minute list, see how it turns out.. 1: The Beatles Next time you find yourself enjoying the latest Smith Westerns album, say a little thank you to the man who started it all. Now every time we hear Pete Doherty’s wail, we can only imagine what might have been had he been able to keep himself together. Actually I thought “The Cure” would be much higher up. Elvis Costello- He’s so damn cool! The Clash: They were called “the only band that matters. Of course, the band’s lineup has changed considerably over the years, and this affected the quality and frequency of their output. Is he really THAT influential? You’re absolutely off you’re fucking rocker dude, c’mon. The Who were innovative both musically and culturally, especially in terms of fashion. Every “bad boy” rock act since comes from Jagger and Richards, two of the most heralded songwriters of the rock era. He might not have sold as many records as others on this list, nor has he had a huge influence on subsequent artists, but he’s a treasure all the same. 17. (Esp. We Will Rock You, a musical based on Queen, opened in London in 2002, and is the longest-running musical in West End history, eclipsing even Mamma Mia and Grease. THE BEATLES , STONES, PINK FLOYD, THE CLASH , VAN HALEN, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, TEAR FOR FEARS, JOY DIVISION , THE CURE , THE CARS, AND DURAN DURAN, ETC… ALL VERY GREAT IN THERE OWN DIFFERENT MUSIC AND STYLES!. It’s one of pop culture’s greatest tragedies that Ian Curtis never made it to the States. One of my favorite stories about the band is actually about their fans. Secondly, a ‘group’ is not a ‘band’, meaning that any group of singers recording songs they haven’t written, or who aren’t responsible for the music , that’s totally different to a ‘band’. Believe it or not, they’ve continued to make music since 1972, ya dinosaur. And as for the American band list, CSN&Y can’t be included because Nash is British and Young is Canadian. The data I'm working with is the Top 1000 British releases (as of 26 October 2013), all release types included. Surprised not to see New Order there. Even though I am not a big Clash fan I would agree with your assessment of Mr Strummer.. Denise: Or you could, ya know, read faster! She’s constantly reinvented her sound, adding new instruments and styles along the way. 19: Prodigy – Oh my god just realised you missed out Dr Feelgood – they were the basis of much of punk and new wave and far too good to have been missed. , I forgot about this…gimme a minute to digest. Methinks The Stone Roses were early fans of the Pixies. (among which many of my favourite bands) That comforts me even more in the idea that british are the best for music, period. Bananarama were a GROUP , not a BAND. PjJharvey, Tracey Thorn, Sinead o’Connor, St. Vincent, Florence Welch, Sharleen Spiteri, Shirley Manson, Beth Gibbons, Ana Matronic, Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife, Courtney Love, FKA Twigs, Kim Deal, Lush, Rachel of Slowdive, Santigold Romy Madley Croft of the XX, Kate Jackson of the Long Blondes, Charli XCX Dum Dum Girls and Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint all show clear signs of Siouxsie’s influence and express it in interviews. And let’s not forget that when Small Faces broke up, three members coaxed Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart, two more British music icons, into joining the reformed Faces. Your email address will not be published. Essential track: “Panic”, Why: His Band of Joy may have his full attention now, but back in the day Robert Plant was busy inspiring future generations of metalheads with his trademark shriek. Im glad you put Madness in there, above the Specials aswell. If only The Clash and Pistol fans had actually listened. (Not even a shout out to Simple Minds, damn.) Joe Jackson? To state that the band was influential is stating the obvious: The Smiths begat the entire Britpop movement, and bands like Blur, The Stone Roses, Oasis, and The Libertines owe much of their ethos to The Smiths. 18) Black Sabbath: I think it’s fair (and quite obvious, actually) to say that Sabbath were one of the most influential hard rock acts of all time. The actual list only took an hour or so to make, but it’s taken me a couple of weeks to write the necessary paragraph or two about each artist. With his lable “Real World Music” and all of his solo albums (15 or more), up to and including the New Blood Orchestra, he’s done so much more than Phil Collins outside of Genesis. There’s little fun in trying to make a list of something where you don’t like any of the bands on it. I didn’t mention quite all of ’em. And strangely, I don’t take a lot of exception to your list at all. I think Deep Purple should be an honorable mention since they did contribute to the hard rock history…, A great reference and definitely well executed and presented. Finally, reading that the Stone Roses were influenced by Pixies is one of the most insane and ill thought out things I’ve ever read. Some people don’t. bottom line your list sucks bigtime. …and after 30 years their new material always continues to be as consistently genius as their early stuff, Well, but it´s your opinion, and We should respect, however, it´s not necesary to be agree. No Rod Stewart? Where the Sex Pistols epitomized punk rock’s “angry, three-chord” side, The Clash represented the musically adventurous, thoughtful side. And it’s kind of ironic that their most popular song… is now a Rolling Stones song. Jam- Indeed! You need more than three albums and one in the case of the Sex Pistols. And, until the late 80s, the Stones cranked out hit after hit after hit after hit. 26: Muse Where The Specials might have been the first big ska band in the UK, Madness made the genre a household name. 19. You recognize most of the artists on your list for their influence on other musicians; Muse is nearly the polar opposite, being not much more than a Queen cover band. No Yes, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree or Cream. Ummm? His words and brother Dave’s unforgettable guitar riffs make these lads one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Your tone def ? Yes I know that classic rock radio has beaten to death quite a few of the songs in their catalog but it’s for a reason..THEY WERE JUST THAT GOOD..If you ever picked up a guitar you learned atleast one Zeppelin tune. Come on guys, life is short, listen to music and play it if you can/like, don’t waste your time talking shit about other people, instead use that time to improve yourselves. So, how about The Prodigy? Even Ultravox and OMD from the past. They were only together for two years, and released just one album. Cool list, I agree with some, disagree with some and that’s the great thing about music is everyone has their own interpretations. Yes, but being “the best bands of prog and symphonic rock” is like being the smartest person at a bus station. He almost single-handedly invented glam rock. Let`s face the facts, Albums “TOTT”, “W&W”, “…ATTWT”, “Duke” were pure prog albums. We may not fully understand it here in the States, but singing that the Queen “ain’t no human being” are fightin’ words. Bowie- Of course. That was a cover of an already craptacular song, though. Still not the greatest. 11) Big Star Ask Brian May, he was a Slade fan. This led Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft to quip that “Symphony” was “the best song Jagger and Richards have written in 20 years” (and it was true: “Symphony” was the highest-charting Jagger\Richards single since 1971’s “Brown Sugar”!). . Oh, and the world’s greatest collection of sunglasses. But Richard is literally an icon of British music. Best you do a bit more homework. Some are relatively new, some are old, and they come from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And Bush’s music can be… dense and radio-unfriendly. You’re a complete nutter . Of course, the list also includes artists who are primarily known for being solo acts, like David Bowie. And why not? Echo and the Bunnymen. To say that Zepplin “influenced a lot of bands” would be the understatement of the century. 21: Coldplay The Beatles catalog is objectionable untouchable. Not better than, just different. I know Simply Red were HUGE in the UK, but they’re kinda thought of as a “Few Hit Wonder” here in the US. I agree with you , the author apparently lacks objectivity and justice ; perhaps the author in his heart harbors some kind of suspicion or selfishness , just so you can explain that on that list has been marginalized iconic rock bands . 40: Marillion I can’t stand half the bands on this list, and am having trouble with a lot of acts (are The Commodores or Michael Jackson “rock” acts?). The pop albums (although arty) were only “Genesis” and “Invisible Touch”. Some bands were extremely popular and longevus, but not so influential and innovative. 45) Cocteau Twins – You could argue that my personal bias is showing here. Their flavor of dancey pop hasn’t changed much over the years, except as technology has improved. I might move some things around. She was the girlfriend of Japan’s bassist, Mick Karn. “Too Much Too Young” and “Ghost Town” are still great tunes all these years later. Elisabeth Fraser even recognized she had a tattoo with Siouxsie on her arm! Acts like David Bowie and Roxy Music led jet-setting lifestyles that the average English teen couldn’t dream of. There’s nothing you can do about it. I loved Style Council. Jesus & Mary Chain- Lovely, ethereal, very unique and cool sound. Unbelievably, a court agreed. Essential track: “Anarchy in the UK”, Why: Whether it’s through the satire of “Victoria” or the beauty of “Waterloo Sunset,” few can speak directly to the English soul like Ray Davies. Led Zeppelin. They are probably the best rock band from 70’s and 80’s that mixed classical music with rock. Essential track: “Go Your Own Way”, Why: These TwoTone titans were one of the first major multiracial acts in England, and they spearheaded the ska movement by melding together reggae and punk sounds. Yes, they inspired at least six million bands. But hey, it’s your list! Great list, although I might disagree about the order, I’d say all my favourite bands are here. I feel free They really weren’t distinctive enough to where you can listen to a new band and say “oh yes, that’s definitely an XTC influence”. The Who. A very talented band, The Who have managed to sustain as much of a fan base as anyone to this day. Little kids liked him. HAA! 14: Police Deep Purple and Uriah Heep both missing?? 41: Echo and the Bunnymen Makes me sad. In fact, the popularity of their bootlegs led to Queen’s huge popularity in countries where Western music is banned or frowned upon, like Iran or the old Soviet Union. They were the anti-Beatles. 48: Steelers Wheel Metalica at 50 ??? This is folklore. The one group I most expected to see in a Top 50 Greatest british Bands list that didn’t make your cut is Yes. DM are probably the most successful electronic band ever, eclipsing even New Order for the title. The band won 15 NME Awards, 6 Brit Awards and 9 Q Awards. But then Synchronicity hit, and it turned out to be one of the biggest albums of the 1980s. Rich: I know you’re not a Clash fan, but I stand by my comment that “had Joe Strummer been born a couple of decades earlier, he might have gone down as England’s answer to Woody Guthrie.”, Ashley: I can see you not liking Bananarama, but I don’t see how you can dis the ‘Twins on this list. Where Pink Floyd’s music required an army of engineers and lots of expensive equipment, the Sex Pistols required only drums, bass, a guitar and a singer. About half of these bands would be on my list. But The Specials make the list because they were the first multiracial band to become big in the UK. They are boring. 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