Wednesday, May 25, 2011

a list of the 100 Least Influential Bands of All Time

(via douglas keeley)

there's probably two main ways to be uninfluential as a band

i/ be so incredibly derivative -- so heavily influenced, in fact -- that there's nothing for a later band to derive further nourishment from

ii/ in pursuit of complete originality, utter unprecedented-ness and sui generis-hood -- an immaculately conceived sovereign state of having no influences, in fact -- develop a sound that is so wilfully quirky/outre/grotesque that no one in their right mind would ever want to be influenced by it


i once did a list for Spin of Great Bands Who Were Terrible Influences, I should dig it up