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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Re: Classic would be:

Squirrel M. Nutter wrote:
An band/artist who transcends their genre and/or has longevity, is iconic and/or massively influential...

So, Nirvana fits, Chuck Leavell/Modest Mouse-not so much.

The Velvet Underground/The Stones/The Beatles-yes, The Holy Modal Rounders/The Fugs-no.

James Brown-yes, Shuggie Otis-no.



I think maybe we have to wait and see about some bands whether or not they are iconic or influential. Sometimes they aren't too popular at the time, but may influence music 20 years later. And I would also say, that if they are greatly popular at the time, there's a good chance I would think they suck. But they still might be "classic".

And many on the list don't really transcend a genre, but just might be an iconic example of a genre. In that case I would definitely put X on there.

Feb 19, 2011, 19:14



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