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HAVEN'T SEEN YOUR FAVORITES YET? 31-40

BEST BANDS
Continued from Page 10A
31. The Stooges - Hostile
as hell. Not nearly as intelligent,
but undoubtedly dirtier than the
Velvet Underground, both bands
addressed similarly subversive top-
ics, but in dissimilar fashions.
Where the Velvets were coy, the
Stooges slapped audiences around
with grime and sweat. When David
Bowie mixed Raw Power people
panned it for sounding too thin, but
what the record revealed was Iggy
Pop for the raving lunatic genius
that he is.
32. Simon and Garfunkel -
Sure, Paul Simon and his faux-afro
loving partner Art where no better
than a couple of pretentious Eng-
lish majors playing the guitar for
their prude girlfriends on a hilly
brush, but their lyrics and harmony
remain unmatched. Their five
albums together, from 1964's
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
through 1970's Bridge Over Trou-
bled Water produced pop classics
that became standard, timeless bal-
lad ("The Sound of Silence," the
first time they used an electric gui-
tar) and comfortably dated time-
capsule fare (Mrs. Robinson).
33. Crosby, Stills, Nash and
Young - While they're all right
on their own, the addition of Neil
Young's oily high-pitched drawl
takes Stephen Stills, Graham Nash
and David Crosby's vocals and
forces them into tightly
packed harmony. On
Dejd vu the
dichotomy is at its
most crystal clear,
CSN singing with
one voice battling
it out with Y, not
for domi-
nance
but for
reso-

group that matters, their longevity
speaks for itself. Black Thought
easily makes the top five-list of
best emcee's of all time, and the
band members consistently compli-
ment each other's styles to make
for their crisp sound. Their onstage
versatility combined with amazing
beat-boxers and vicious lyrical
exercise make their sound essential
to the genre.
40. Bruce Springsteen and
the E Street Band - Silvio
Dante, guitarist Little Steven Van
Zandt's character on "The Sopra-
nos" definitely wouldn't listen to
The Boss and his stellar line-up of
serious rock musicians. Make fun
of "Dancing in the Dark" all you
want, these guys may be the last
unapologetic rock band that does-
n't resort to goofy self-indulgence
or post-modern ironic hatred in
order to seem relevant. They know
they're relevant because they know
they're great.
See BEST BANDS, Page 12A

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Iggy, engaging in his healthiest habit. Wearing a crucifix. Yeah.

nance. As close to perfection as
four old addicts can get.
34. Public Enemy - Hip-
hop pioneers who ushered in the
first socio-political consciousness
into the genre. Most noted for their
1988 masterpiece It Takes a Nation
of Millions to Hold Us Back, the
band's militant message inflicted
an unique controversy that separat-
ed them from, and often pit them
against, the popular "gangsta rap"
uprise of the time.
35. T. Rex - Glam rock pio-
neers T. Rex never had the success
on this side of Atlantic they
enjoyed in Britain during their
heyday from 1970 to 1974. Only
the catchy chorus of "Bang a
Gong (Get It On)" from their
1971 album Electric Warrior could
get the attention of American
music consumers. Marc Bolan,
the towering singer/song-
writer of the band, heavily
influenced co-glam rock-
er David Bowie. T. Rex's
career ended abruptly
with the untimely death
of Bolan in 1977. Rock.
36. Neil Young
and Crazy Horse -
The patriarch of
t grunge-guitar first
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teamed with guitarist Danny Whit-
ten, bassist Billy Talbot and drum-
mer Ralph Molina on 1969's
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere,
spawning the masterpiece "Cinna-
mon' Girl," Despite the occasional
side project and his work with
CSNY (see 41o. 33), Young has
remained faithful to the three, and
they continue to make good old
fashioned cantankerous rock.
37. A Tribe Called Quest -
Instead of following the trend of
gangsta rap, Tribe, made up of Q-
Tip, Phife and Ali Shaheed
Muhammad, were artistic, intelli-
gent, political and funny, all while
blending jazz and hip-hop, creating
a new form of music along with
contemporaries such as De La
Soul. Tribe's second album, The
Low End Theory, while not the
most commercially viable, is one
of the best and most important hip-
hop albums ever produced.
38, The Grateful Dead - With
the possible exception of Kiss, the
Dead are the only band to have has
also generated their own dynamic
subculture. Alongside Bob Marley,
the Dead's music represents the
best of the "peace, love and gettin'
high" theme. But listeners can hate
Deadheads and all they stand for
while retaining a genuine apprecia-
tion for the sheer technical virtuos-
ity behind the Dead's unique blend
of musical Americana.
39. The Roots - The only
instrumentally backed hip-hop

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