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12A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 7, 2002

ARTS
THE END OF THE LINE: 41-50

BEST BANDS
Continued from Page 11A
41. Grandmaster Flash and
the Furious Five - One of the
three godfathers of rap music, he is
the creator of the cutting and back-
spins that dominate the music today.
Created a then-innovative sound by
working with the who s who of
golden age hip-hop. He and his
group, the Furious Five, dominated
the airwaves before you even came
into your miserable existence.
42. Pink Floyd - When
you re 'on acid, they suddenly
become like Socrates, they make
perfect sense and you wonder why
no one else is looking at the colors
pouring forth from your boom box,
colors you can smell. Roger Waters
is a god, and their jam sessions
make Phish look like grandpa s
polka band. Even their newer mate-
rial has a refreshingly trippy quality
that seems less store-bought than

their many pseudo-indie I love
drugs progeny.
43. The Doors -- Robbie
Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John
Densmore were overshadowed by
UCLA film student turned sex icon
leader singer Jim Morrison. Their
1967 self titled debut is one of
rocks strongest first attempts, but
their subsequent albums never
matched the energy and audacious-
ness of the album. The whole record
has a consummate feel of profes-
sionalism, which really gives the
songs a big boost.
44. Weezer - Their debut
ironically melded KISS stadium
rock with the Beach Boys pop sen-
sibilities. Fueled by the smash-hit
Buddy Holly, Weezer rose imme-
diately to fame. However, it was the
morally bankrupt brainchild of
singer/songwriter/dictator Rivers
Cuomo Pinkerton that solidified
Weezer musically. The darkly sexu-
al record opened Cuomo s soul and
desires to world and gave main-

Stewart plummet-
ed into his Do
you think I m
sexy suck-
fest, he and soon-
to-be Rolling
Stones guitarist
Ron Wood were
recruited to lead
The Faces, who
lived the booze
and women
lifestyle to the
extreme. They are
r e m e m b e r e d
mostly for their
one major hit,
Stay With Me
and the use of
Ooh la la at the
end of Rush-
Courtesy of Elektra more, but A Nod
it? Is As Good As
Wink To A ... Blind Horse is an
enduring album.
46. Pearl Jam - They came
together artistically just as Nirvana
was dressing up the early 90s in
flannel. Pearl Jam s first effort, Ten,
is a hard-rock throw-back to the

70s with painfully-thoughtful
lyrics by front man Eddie Vedder.
While their later efforts have lacked
the originality and intensity of Ten
and Vs., they still stand as the true
disciples of grunge-godfather Neil
Young, and the fact that Vedder did-
n t parish as a young, tormented
artist should not be held against
them.
47. The Meters - Unlike the
hard, cornered funk of James
Brown, the New Orleans funk of
The Meters is full of organ grooves
and mellow rhythms. The group, led
by Art Neville, never achieved any
great measure of popular success,
but their laid back style has been a
massive influence for funk of the
last decades.
48. Metallica - Don t let
recent events and albums cloud the
truth: Metallica, for much of the
80s and for the early part of the
90s, WAS metal, not just a part of
the genre but the genre in and of
itself. Angry, bludgeoning songs
about war and death like Battery
and Disposable Heroes driven by
lightning fast downstrokes and
patches of doublebass sold hun-
dreds of thousands of albums and
concert tickets all without the aid of
MTV and radio. Metallica s brash
and unforgiving songs spoke to a
generation of working class white
teenagers like nothing else could,
heavily influencing a generation of
young metal-ers.
49. Captain Beefheart and

His Magic Band - Lucid tenta-
cles test n sleeved/ n joined n
jointed jade pointed/ Di amond
back patterns/ Neon meate dream of
a octafish/ Artifact on rose petals/
n flesh petals n pots/ Fack n feast
n tubes tubs bulbs/ In jest incest
injest injust in feast incest/ n
specks n speckled speckled/
Speckled speculation/ Fedlocks
waddlin feast/ Archaic faces fren-
zy/ Ceramic fists artificial
deceased/ n cists rancid buds burst/
Dank drum n dung dust/ Meate
rose n hairs/ Meaty meate rose n
hairs/ Meaty dream wet meate/
Limp damp rows/ Peeled n felt
fields n belts/ Impaled on n dae-
man/ Mucus mules/ Twot trot tra la
tra la/ Tra la tra la tra la/ Whale
bone fields n belts/ Whale bone
farmhouse/ Cavorts girdled n lat-
ters uh lite/ Cavorts girdled n lat-
ters uh lite/ Uh dipped amidst/
Squirmin serum n semen n syrup
n semen n serum/ Stirrupped in
syrup/ Neon meate dream of a
octafish.
Fuck yeah.
50. Tenacious D - Comedy
rock has never been so serious.
They call themselves the greatest
and best band in the world. They are
the Thor and Loki of pop music,
mightily overweight slinging
acoustic guitars and clever songs
like a musical sharp-shooting Lego-
las. They take no prisoners, only
women s hearts for their plunder.
They are the D.

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Only thing missing is the naked Indian. Get
stream music a too personal shot in
the arm. While Weezer s third LP
displayed subpar songs from the
previous two, it ushered in a renais-
sance from the band that had fallen
off the face of the earth.
45. The Faces - Before Rod

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