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Friday, March 2, 2012

Top 50 Creative Bands/Artists in History of Music With Joel Duplessis.

"I'm shutting down my part of the blog till the end of march but if you want to contact me I'll still be on this page, the E-Mail, and don't be afraid to contact me on my personal page 

-Austin Lovelace"

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-Joel Duplessis"
50- Ramones

American Punk Rock never sounded this great. Not only that they're very original in their way of playing and is the first Punk Rock band, but they influenced thousands of bands across the universe. The band members changes their names ending with the surname "Ramone", but none were related. They were more of an underground band in the 70's, but they never changed, because they knew that if they'd be different, that they'd be able to influence many other bands and that they would create a movement of some kind. Originality always comes to something, so they are now listed as one of the greatest artists of all times.

"you know that moment when you video call Austin in your bath? yeah, that's victory right there!"

-Joel Duplessis

 49- Godspeed You! Black Emperor

When I think of montreal, I have 5 pictures in my head. Hockey, St-Hubert BBQ, bad driving, Jazz Festival, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. One thing that is truly remarkable about them is their sound. You will not hear anything sound close to GY!BE from any other Post-Rock bands. GY!BE formed in 1994 and stopped touring or releasing anything in 2003, but then toured in 2010 and are still playing now in 2012. If you don't know the band or didn't hear anything from them, I recommend the album "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven" and from there you "should" be amazed by its strong forwarding atmosphere. I also think that the production from this album in particular couldn't be any better.

Over all, Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a very experimental Post-Rock group that always amazes me for its power that almost makes me want to give up everything I have in music. I have to see them live before I die (now thats a treat!).

That must be normal in Canada? -_-

-Austin Lovelace

48. Syd Barrett
What can I say? The guy was too original for Pink Floyd... Or maybe too weird! The way Syd Barrett left Pink Floyd, or most likely, the way Pink Floyd let him go was on a beautiful day jaming with the band. Syd wrote a song called "Have You Got it Yet?", and as he was showing the song to Waters, he kept changing the time signatures over and over again until Roger Waters said "I Got it Now" And walked out of the room. Thats the last time Syd Barrett ever played with Pink Floyd.

Now that's only Roger's point of view. I like to think that Roger Waters couldn't follow the insane time signatures of Syd Barrett... Did you know that Gilmour's solo in "Money" had to be in 4/4 because he thought it would've been too hard doing it in 7/4? And if Gilmour was just as good as Waters, it could've been that Waters just didn't understand the time signatures given out by Syd... After Pink Floyd, Syd started his career as a visual artist and let me tell you that his paintings are as good as his songs. Syd was a true genius in everything he ever did. Possibly the most crazy weird musician ever.

Syd died of pancreatic cancer in 2006 at the age of 60. He will always be remembered as a hero.

R.I.P. Syd Barrett

-Joel Duplessis


  1. I am never a fan of punk music but when you shared this video, it opened another phase in my mind to appreciate it. Thanks for this.
    Check out tim jones, Spokane and his band.

    1. The Ramones are defiantly a different kind of rock than the punk rock that took their influence later in the 80s. Bands like the Misfits or Hard Core Punk, bands like Black Flag and The Bad Brains where often a lot more technical and loud than The Ramones. Without a doubt we are dealing with a punk band but their sound is much more a kin to 90s Pop Punk like Green Day and later day Offspring.

      If you're looking for a good gate way into punk I would look into Husker Du Discount or The Spits

      Thank You for commenting
      - Austin Lovelace