[photogallerylink id=62594 align=left]It could be Rock And Roll’s Greatest philosophical questions up there with “If A Tree Fell in a Forest..” but this week’s UK Mag NME is running down their Top 25 Frontmen/women of rock and asking its readers to vote on the remaining greatest person to front a band.
So I pose to you, the musically versed 93XRT Listener — Who is Rock’s Greatest Frontperson?
I found it hard to name just one great frontperson, so perhaps our choices go by decade. If we start in the 70′s I’d give it to [lastfm]Mick Jagger[/lastfm] for best frontman and [lastfm]Patti Smith[/lastfm] for best frontwoman. Or Freddie Mercury? David Bowie? Elvis Costello? Marc Bolan? or Peter Gabriel fronted Genesis?
As we move to the 1980′s, a tough decision and so many wonderful bands like [lastfm]U2[/lastfm], [lastfm]Talking Heads[/lastfm], [lastfm]The Replacements[/lastfm], [lastfm]Husker Du[/lastfm] and [lastfm]The Clash[lastfm/] to name just a few. To me, The Clash was the only band that matters I give it to Joe Strummer. Of course, The Clash imploded in the 80′s, so would Bono led U2 be the one who takes over the throne?
Here’s [lastfm]The Clash[/lastfm] on Tom Synder’s Show in 1981
And best Female Fronted group in the 1980′s has to be [lastfm]Chrissie Hynde[/lastfm] and [lastfm]The Pretenders[/lastfm]
So in the 70′s and 80′s who are your picks? Tomorrow I’ll address the 90′s and 2000′s. Oh, last time I posed this question to a group of friends over a bottle of wine, we went thru more than one bottle and the sun was rising over the lake before we decided the discussion would need to continue at a later date.