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    listening to OPie and Anthony on WNEW 102.7 here in NY. They just said that Spin Magazine DID NOT put Van Halen on their top 50 bands of all time.
    The pessimist says the cup is half empty. The optimist says it's half full. The pragmatist says its liquid contents are at 50% capacity. The ironist says its half full of air. The plumber says the cup must be leaking. George Carlin says the cup is too big. The Starbucks employee says its so you have room for cream. The conspiracy theorist says aliens took the other half. The baseball player says his cup is definitely full. MacGuyver says he can build a powerful explosive with it. The psychoanalyst says the cup is your mother. The punk sitting next to you also says the cup is your mother. The romance novelist says the cup is a willing receptacle to the wild gushing torrents of pure passion from the hard chiseled urn. The zen master says There is no cup. Pamela Anderson says her cups are definitely full. Me? Refill!

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by cloudieskie:
    listening to OPie and Anthony on WNEW 102.7 here in NY. They just said that Spin Magazine DID NOT put Van Halen on their top 50 bands of all time.<hr></blockquote>

    are you fucking kidding me?????

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    I'm coping down the list as they say it. I'll post it all as soon as i get it all.

    BTW, Black Sabbath, #29, The WHO #39
    The pessimist says the cup is half empty. The optimist says it's half full. The pragmatist says its liquid contents are at 50% capacity. The ironist says its half full of air. The plumber says the cup must be leaking. George Carlin says the cup is too big. The Starbucks employee says its so you have room for cream. The conspiracy theorist says aliens took the other half. The baseball player says his cup is definitely full. MacGuyver says he can build a powerful explosive with it. The psychoanalyst says the cup is your mother. The punk sitting next to you also says the cup is your mother. The romance novelist says the cup is a willing receptacle to the wild gushing torrents of pure passion from the hard chiseled urn. The zen master says There is no cup. Pamela Anderson says her cups are definitely full. Me? Refill!

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    Nope VH didn't make it but the incredibly talented Ramones are #2!
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    Wow. That's...crazy.
    I'm one of those crazies on your block.

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    well, it seems that a certain NY radio station lost it's credibility. it's that simple.

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Brett:
    Nope VH didn't make it but the incredibly talented Ramones are #2! <hr></blockquote>If KISS made the list, Brett's gonna lose it!!!!

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    I have said it before, so I will repeat myself...

    In the mythical "Book of Rock," there are certain bands that demand whole chapters, while there are other bands worthy of only a page, a paragraph or a footnote.

    The Beatles, the Stones, the Who, Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Springsteen and E-Street are certainly "chapter-worthy" candidates.

    Van Halen is "chapter-worthy." Van Halen reintroduced the world to American Rock Music, w/ blazing guitars, loud drums, head-jarring bass thumps and a loud, obnoxious and testerone-riddled front man. No other American act was doing what Van Halen was in 1978.

    The Ramones, while a significant punk band, did not invent punk, did not perfect punk, and did little to advance music. Catchy tunes? Yes. Top 50 band? Maybe. At the exclusion of Van Halen - NO FRIGGIN' WAY!!

    Millions of people didn't pick up the guitar b/c of the Ramones...they did b/c of VH. There were a handful of Ramones' immitators...THERE ARE STILL HUNDREDS of Van Halen wannabe's paying their dues. Van Halen has sold 51 million records in the US alone. The list goes on.

    Musical taste is one thing (which cannot really be objectified, despite what I tried to do above)...but to say VH is not a top 50 borders on lunacy...or being tone deaf.

    [ January 10, 2002 at 01:45 PM: Message edited by: Olen ]</p>
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by laner:
    well, it seems that a certain NY radio station lost it's credibility. it's that simple.<hr></blockquote>

    huh?!
    The pessimist says the cup is half empty. The optimist says it's half full. The pragmatist says its liquid contents are at 50% capacity. The ironist says its half full of air. The plumber says the cup must be leaking. George Carlin says the cup is too big. The Starbucks employee says its so you have room for cream. The conspiracy theorist says aliens took the other half. The baseball player says his cup is definitely full. MacGuyver says he can build a powerful explosive with it. The psychoanalyst says the cup is your mother. The punk sitting next to you also says the cup is your mother. The romance novelist says the cup is a willing receptacle to the wild gushing torrents of pure passion from the hard chiseled urn. The zen master says There is no cup. Pamela Anderson says her cups are definitely full. Me? Refill!

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Glenn:
    If KISS made the list, Brett's gonna lose it!!!! <hr></blockquote>

    I'm willing to bet those old fucks made it.
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    the list

    50 red hot chili peppers
    49 pinkfloyd
    48 korn
    47 skynrd
    46 massive attack
    45 beach boys
    44 outkast
    43 guns and roses
    42 husker du
    41 new order
    40 grand master flash
    39 the who
    38 bad brains
    37 blonde
    36 David Bowie
    35 Fela Cootie and the African/Egypt 80
    34 rage against the machine
    33 pretenders
    32 kiss
    31 fugazi
    30 pavement
    29 black Sabbath
    28 rem
    27 grateful dead
    26 pearl jam
    25 kraftwork
    24 niggas with attitude
    23 nwa
    22 patty smith group
    21 the smiths
    20 mettalica
    19 the stooges
    18 AC/DC
    17 sonic youth
    16 Jimmie Hendrix
    15 radiohead
    14 DMC
    13 U2
    12 Sly and the family stone
    11 Velvet Underground
    10 Beastie Boys
    9 Rolling Stones
    8 Public Enemy
    7 The Clash
    6 Parliament
    5 Nirvana
    4 Bob Marley
    3 Led Zepplin
    2 Ramones
    1 The Beatles
    The pessimist says the cup is half empty. The optimist says it's half full. The pragmatist says its liquid contents are at 50% capacity. The ironist says its half full of air. The plumber says the cup must be leaking. George Carlin says the cup is too big. The Starbucks employee says its so you have room for cream. The conspiracy theorist says aliens took the other half. The baseball player says his cup is definitely full. MacGuyver says he can build a powerful explosive with it. The psychoanalyst says the cup is your mother. The punk sitting next to you also says the cup is your mother. The romance novelist says the cup is a willing receptacle to the wild gushing torrents of pure passion from the hard chiseled urn. The zen master says There is no cup. Pamela Anderson says her cups are definitely full. Me? Refill!

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    That's a horrible list BTW! What idiot at Spin came up with that?

    I told you Kiss would make it, #32 and higher than the Who. Whatever.

    Lists are lame anyway and they should be banned from all publications. It's a stupid ass popularity contest anyway.
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    Beatles I can see, Zep I can see, but BOB MARLEY?
    maybe in the the top ten, but the top three?
    The pessimist says the cup is half empty. The optimist says it's half full. The pragmatist says its liquid contents are at 50% capacity. The ironist says its half full of air. The plumber says the cup must be leaking. George Carlin says the cup is too big. The Starbucks employee says its so you have room for cream. The conspiracy theorist says aliens took the other half. The baseball player says his cup is definitely full. MacGuyver says he can build a powerful explosive with it. The psychoanalyst says the cup is your mother. The punk sitting next to you also says the cup is your mother. The romance novelist says the cup is a willing receptacle to the wild gushing torrents of pure passion from the hard chiseled urn. The zen master says There is no cup. Pamela Anderson says her cups are definitely full. Me? Refill!

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    Why is NWA on there twice?
    Actually I think most of us are Dave, Sam, and Mike fans. There's just a small group of people who have strange allegiances and like to get into petty pissing contests that I can't believe everyone on this site isn't bored of. - Brett

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Olen:
    I have said it before, so I will repeat myself...

    In the mythical "Book of Rock," there are certain bands that demand whole chapters, while there are other bands worthy of only a page, a paragraph or a footnote.

    The Beatles, the Stones, the Who, Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Springsteen and E-Street are certainly "chapter-worthy" candidates.

    Van Halen is "chapter-worthy." Van Halen reintroduced the world to American Rock Music, w/ blazing guitars, loud drums, head-jarring bass thumps and a loud, obnoxious and testerone-riddled front man. No other American act was doing what Van Halen was in 1978.

    The Ramones, while a significant punk band, did not invent punk, did not perfect punk, and did little to advance music. Catchy tunes? Yes. Top 50 band? Maybe. At the exclusion of Van Halen - NO FRIGGIN' WAY!!

    Millions of people didn't pick up the guitar b/c of the Ramones...they did b/c of VH. There were a handful of Ramones' immitators...THERE ARE STILL HUNDREDS of Van Halen wannabe's paying their dues. Van Halen has sold 51 million records in the US alone. The list goes on.

    Musical taste is one thing (which cannot really be objectified, despite what I tried to do above)...but to say VH is not a top 50 borders on lunacy...or being tone deaf.

    [ January 10, 2002 at 01:45 PM: Message edited by: Olen ]
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    Dude I disagree....the Ramones were an incredibly Influential band in Rock N Roll and were the FIRST PUNK band to record and release an album. Although I obviously agree that Van Halen should be in the top 50...there is no doubt in my mind that the Ramones should be there also...they influenced countless bands to and coutless guitar players to pick up their guiyars and learn how to play ROCK and PUNK!!


    I would say that there may be as many or even possibly more signed and recording bands out there that were greatly influenced by the Ramones as they were by Van Halen. So please I can understand people being angree about a Top 50 list by SPIN magazine, which isn't a great mag anyway...but don't discredit the Ramones.

    AND there is no way there are only a handful of Ramones imitators....every PUNK band...Metal band...Thrash Band....Alternative band..Post modern band...etc etc were influenced by the Ramones.....

 

 

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