MC5..60's U.S. Rock..Came from the Detroit Scene. Very Punk/Grunge before their was Punk/Grunge. In the same vain as the Stooges/Iggy Pop, Velvet Underground. Known for long concerts. Once played an 8 hour Gig during the riots at the DNC in Chicago in 1968. Known best for "Kick Out the Jams".
The first TRUE,GREAT Seattle band. (2) members went on to form Pearl Jam.. Awesome music, Tight sound, great stage show. They were HUGE in the late 80's early 90's Seattle music scene. Signed a huge record contract and were about to go on a huge tour. Would of been the first of the Seattle bands to make it big. However, due to a too often, Heroin overdose by their singer Andy Wood. The band broke up and the rest is history. I have a buddy who swears we saw them play in NY, before they were big. I dont remember it but I'll say I did.
Alice In Chains
Extremely Popular in the early to late 90's. Caught up in the whole "Grunge" movement and lumped in with all the other bands. I thought they were better than Nirvana and Pearl Jam combined. Electric shows. The band was the best live concert I ever saw. They owned the stage and the crowd. Just AWESOME. C.mon "Again", "Godsmack", "Junkhead"..
Led Zeppelin: Stole all their hit songs. Paid off original artists and forced to remove their names from the credits of their own albums..Enough said. Want Proof.
Google it. "Zeppelin stole Songs". Their are hundreds of sites all saying the same thing. Some of the sites play the Zeppelin song then they song they "Stole" it from and it is so obvious they ripped people off.
I dont doubt they were great "Musicians", they were. But they really need to be taken off the "Best of all time" Lists.
A list of some of the songs Zep stole from other artists:
* "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" - A folk song by Anne Bredon, this was originally credited as "traditional, arranged by Jimmy Page," then "words and music by Jimmy Page," and then, following legal action, "Bredon/Page/Plant."
* "Black Mountain Side" - uncredited version of a traditional folk tune previously recorded by Bert Jansch.
* "Bring It On Home" - the first section is an uncredited cover of the Willie Dixon tune (as performed by the imposter Sonny Boy Williamson).
* "Communication Breakdown" - apparently derived from Eddie Cochran's "Nervous Breakdown."
* "Custard Pie" - uncredited cover of Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down," with lyrics from Sleepy John Estes's "Drop Down Daddy."
* "Dazed And Confused" - uncredited cover of the Jake Holmes song (see The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes).
* "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper" - uncredited version of Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down."
* "How Many More Times" - Part one is an uncredited cover of the Howlin' Wolf song (available on numerous compilations). Part two is an uncredited cover of Albert King's "The Hunter."
* "In My Time Of Dying" - uncredited cover of the traditional song (as heard on Bob Dylan's debut).
* "The Lemon Song" - uncredited cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" - Wolf's publisher sued Zeppelin in the early 70s and settled out of court.
* "Moby Dick" - written and first recorded by Sleepy John Estes under the title "The Girl I Love," and later covered by Bobby Parker.
* "Nobody's Fault But Mine" - uncredited cover of the Blind Willie Johnson blues.
* "Since I've Been Lovin' You" - lyrics are the same as Moby Grape's "Never," though the music isn't similar.
* "Stairway To Heaven" - the main guitar line is apparently from "Taurus" by Spirit.
* "White Summer" - uncredited cover of Davey Graham's "She Moved Through The Fair."
* "Whole Lotta Love" - lyrics are from the Willie Dixon blues "You Need Love."