2.04.2006

Starting a Fight - The Scorpians are better than the Rolling Stones?

As I work around the house today, I have had on in the background 'VH-1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.'

Growing up, if you want to start a fight, the way to do it is say what bands are better than others. I know noone can ever agree on this, but there are some real travesties to this list.

Supposedly the list came from surveying artists and journalists. Who are these people.

Lets just look at the pre-Scorpians (#46 - I am having trouble thinking of a band worse that the Scorpians) part of the list. According to VH-1, the Scorpians are better than:

Band - VH-1 Rank
Primus - 97
Fugazi - 95
Tool - 88
Whitesnake - 85
Queensyche - 82
The Pixies - 81
Green Day - 80
Bon Jovi - 76
Foo Fighters - 72
Living Colour - 70
Megadeth - 69
Husker Du - 68
The Rolling Stones - 67 (how the heck is the Rolling Stones #67!?!?!?)
The Cult - 65
Ministry - 62
The New York Dolls - 60
Anthrax - 58
Sonic Youth - 54
Faith No More - 52
Slayer - 50
The Smashing Pumpkins - 49
Janis Joplin - 48
The Rollins Band - 47

According to VH-1, the Scorpians are better than everyone of those bands. Yea, and Iraq had WMD - no wonder no one trusts the media anymore.

So, to keep the fight going, here are my top 20 (from the list):

My Rank - Band - VH-1 Rank
1- the Sex Pistols - 12
2 - the Clash - 19
3 - the Doors - 32
4 - Faith No More - 52
5 - Living Colour - 70
6 - Led Zepplin - 1
7 - Soundgarden - 14
8 - Metallica - 5
9 - Guns N Roses - 9
10 - the Rollins Band - 47
11 - Pantera - 45
12 - Anthrax - 58
13 - Iron Maiden - 24
14 - Rolling Stones - 67
15 - Megadeth - 69
16 - The Cult - 65
17 - Primus - 97
18 - the Pixies - 81
19 - Queensryche - 82
20 - MC5 - 38

I am only including band that were on the list, I would have includes Black 47, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Flag, Danzig, Fishbone, Nick Cave or Social Distortion, somewhere in the top 100.

What do you think?

1 comment:

babblemur said...

Jef,

After watching the Superbowl half time show - I just might be willing to say that yes, the Scorpions are better than the Stones.

Historical Rock-ness? Stones
Song writing? Stones
Dancing ability? Jagger
Rockin' Concert? Scorpions.

And what's with this Living color - Faith no more bizness?

Just picking a fight,
Babblemur