In this Loud List, we’re counting down our picks for the 15 Greatest Punk Bands of all time!
Along with metal, punk rock is arguably the most important subgenre of music to come out of the ‘70s. The decade was incredibly rich with the raw style thanks to the Stooges kicking off the proto-punk wave with their self-titled album in 1969.
As the ‘70s came around, the classics Fun House and Raw Power were unleashed, greatly influencing perhaps the first pure punk band, the Ramones.
Though punk remained fairly underground in the U.S., music from the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash illuminated mainstream culture overseas, most notably in England. Along with the Pistols and Clash, a unique British act called the Buzzcocks would put their spin on punk.
The ‘80s is all about hardcore. A heavily American phenomenon, hardcore punk reached its peak in the ‘80s thanks to Washington D.C. virtuosos like the Bad Brains and Minor Threat. On the other side of the country, the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag and the Descendents pioneered the fastest style of aggressive punk.
Even ‘90s and 21st century acts have kept punk alive. Few bands were more influential on the new generation of punk than Green Day during the band’s early years, while Rancid seemingly resurrected gritty punk in the mainstream.
Check out our picks for the 15 Greatest Punk Bands in the video Loud List above!
These 10 bands are some of the greatest in music history, but even they’ve written a dud here and there. It’s our Loud List of 10 Awful Songs by 10 Amazing Bands.
Any act worth a damn is going to experiment. Even the Beatles experimented quite a bit, and had a few misses in their otherwise stellar discography No matter how phenomenal the talent, a song can become a masterpiece or a clunker.
The world was abuzz in 2003 when Metallica announced St. Anger, the iconic thrash band’s first album in six years. Unfortunately, it wasn’t exactly what longtime fan were expecting. There was a massive lack of guitar solos, poor production standards and a snare sound that’s now become legendary for all the wrong reasons. Despite solid record sales, the test of time hasn’t been kind to St. Anger or its title track.
Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple probably embody the spirit of diverse hard rock more than any other act, but they’ve taken some left turns in the past. To many, the antithesis of rock is country music. Both Zeppelin and Purple have taken dives in that direction with “Hot Dog” and “Anyone’s Daughter,” respectively, which caused many fans to turn up their noses.
Check out these tracks and many more in the Loud List above!
April 21, 2016, is a tragic day for music. At the age of 57, legendary singer and guitarist Prince passed away. In remembrance of the man in purple and suede, here are 10 Unforgettable Prince Moments.
As a guitarist, Prince was extremely underrated in terms of public perception. In this compilation, you’ll see Prince’s masterful shredding abilities and his unique gift for soul. Along with his own works like “Purple Rain,” Prince ripped his guitar for an incredible star-studded performance of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” shortly after the Beatles legend died. We also added some footage of Prince jamming “Superstition” with Stevie Wonder.
Prince rarely made media appearances, but when he did, they were always memorable. In his later years, Prince became a devout Jehovah’s Witness. He spoke about his faith multiple times in television interviews, but behind the stoic and soft-spoken musician there was also a fun side. He briefly showed that side of himself on The Arsenio Hall Show, where he helped a fan break up with his girlfriend.
We finish this tribute video with Prince’s breathtaking live rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” from Coachella 2008. Prince put his own energy into the classic indie gem, injecting crushing emotion into this version.
Check out 10 Unforgettable Prince Moments in the Loud List above.
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#BREAKING: David Bowie has died at age 69, according to his official Facebook page and The Hollywood Reporter.
The cause of death given was cancer, following an 18-month battle. His 25th studio album, Blackstar, was released just three days ago, on the singer’s 69th birthday. Bowie’s official Facebook page says:
January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
"That great gig in the sky keeps getting better and better." #RIPDavid Bowie. -Chris Garrett
99Rock WFRD-FM picks up 4 first place wins at this year's ceremony in Concord NH!!
Once again, hard work pays off. Thank you Rockaholics for keeping it locked and congratulations team99Rock for all you do every second of every day to make one of the greatest radio stations in New Hampshire broadcast history and beyond!! 2015#GraniteMikes!
In the Studio with Presidential Candidate Governor George Pataki..
Speaks with Dartmouth Broadcasting's Dartmouth Election Network and Valley Voices correspondent Natasha Maldi '16 in studio 308 about his time as Governor of New York, welfare, healthcare, environmental protection, international development, and much more.