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Ladies and Gentlemen. The Kellstud has landed. I just wish that my first comment on this list wasn’t negative. However, omitting that song was bonkers. Great writing though (as usual).
Could not agree with you more. Good music journalism is not: “uhhh you may have noticed that I left off Teen Spririt but here are ten songs that are better.” Why is it not on the list? Explanation? Utter garbage.
What is the point of doing anything then? What is the point of having a comment section?
Sorry but that arguement is as plainly stupid as not having “Like a Rolling Stone” in the top ten of Dylan.
“Smells Like Teen Spirit?” Surely a band with a reletively small discography deserves to have its most recognized riff (both guitar and drums) somewhere in the top ten. Weak exclusion. We are all here commenting on this story because of that song and its un- “denial!!!!” ability.
FTP are a guilty “Brian Wilson approved” pleasure for me. I also have a thing for Fountains of Wayne and the Gin Blossoms, but don’t tell anyone.
I saw him and the Jicks at Bumbershoot in Seattle right after the self-titled came out. Had a great time even though I asked the guy next to me who he was. He looked at me as if I was crazy: “havent you heard of pavement?” ha ha. Great list and write up, his solo stuff does consider special ummm… consideration.
Didn’t Kiss release a disco song? Jesus… Simmons is a tool.
I still remember the first snare kick and power chord of “Positive Jam” the first time I listened to it (and subsequently hearing and seeing in concert on the “Stay Positive” tour where it was the opening song): Compelling and pure rock and roll. Great list and write-up other this small ommission.