Submitted by WERZOMBIES PRESS
So far so good.
We have now gone through 25 of the Fab 400 musical artists of all time.
After tonight? 30 down, 370 to go….lordy!
We hope more people start taking a peek at what The PRESS is offering here…a chance to broaden musical horizons and get into some serious tunes discourse with the Fabulous 400.
We have ZERO doubt that this list, which will take over three months to go through, will indeed make for some serious controversy.
It will include artists of all genres and will either not include some popular ‘talents’ or rank some much lower than people expect and others a wee bit higher.
How do we choose these artists and rank then?
Well the criteria did not include who we were told we should like or who did more marketing. There will be no Brittanies, Christinas, or Boy Bands. There will be no American Idols or fabricated glam bands who are barely serviceable in live performances.
We will rank according to first and foremost, talent. We judge lyrics, vocalization, and ability to play music. Then we consider influence, longevity, and cultural impact. MUSIC is MUSIC it is NOT not music.
We hope to get comments. The music styles and preferences run quite rangy here…some bands you may not have heard of and we hope you enjoy them as we do.
Now let’s keep this boogie-sized countdown shaking a tail feather with Numbers 380-376:
Why do we include them? Nothing sexy about them but they get the job done.
Why could we have skipped them? Nothing sexy about them and barely get the job done.
Memory? Not many other than hearing their first album en route to another concert and liking their sound.
Why do we include them? Revolutionary, daring, anarchist, strong purpose in their punk.
Why could we have skipped them? No way I would have, but could be higher if they actually changed it up a bit.
Memory? Walking down Michigan Avenue and going to Roots Records and finding their first album on vinyl back in 1986…LOVED IT!
Why do we include them? A great cold wave band, very consistent sound, and production is spot on.
Why could we have skipped them? Sometimes fell asleep more than I should have been.
Memory? Just liking everything I hear.
#367 THE KILLERS
Why do we include them? Solid effort for over 10 years and some seriously catchy songs.
Why could we have skipped them? There not as great as their lead singer thinks they are and he needs to STFU.
Memory? Liking them a lot more until they opened their mouths to talk.
Why do we include him? Been a strong producer of club music and has always found a way to stay relevant.
Why could we have skipped him? Never would have but he samples a bit too much.
Memory? Too many, but most recent was hearing “I WILL BE HERE” at the club and losing a nut.
#396 Blind Guardian
#397 The Bravery
#398 The Verve
DAY 2 of Countdown
#391 Kate Bush
#392 Seven Mary Three
#394 Paul Van Dyk
#395 Sonata Arcata
#387 Captain Hollywood Project
#388 4 Strings
#389 Ian Van Dahl
#383 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor
#376 Red Flag
#371 David Gray
#372 Bif Naked
#373 Frou Frou
#374 Solid Base
#375 Powerman 500
TOMORROW artists 365-361…Stay Tuned!!!