Bob Boilen over at All Songs Considered made a post of random bands he's seen, commenting "I don't know where this started, but a friend of mine asked me to make a list of 50 bands or artists I've seen live. The instructions are simple. You have to do it from memory, ordering them as they pop into your head. Some of the fun of this is seeing the random list."

His list was interesting and it sounded like fun, so here's the first 100-ish that popped into my head:

1.Naked City

2.Cake (2x)

3.Phish (20x)

4.Hank Roberts (10+x)

5.Napalm Death (5x)

6.Type O Negative

7.Slayer

8.Tragedy, the All-Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee-Gees (2x)

9.2 Skinnee J's (14x)

10.X

11.The New Pornographers

12.Thievery Corporation

13.Beastie Boys

14.R.E.M.

15.GWAR (3x)

16.Sick of It All (5x)

17.Murphy's Law (12x)

18.The Scofflaws (9x)

19.The Toasters (5x)

20.The Reverend Horton Heat (2x)

21.The Dwarves

22.Abalienation (50x?)

23.DROPDEAD

24.The Varukers

25.The Wernt

26.Doom

27.J. Willis Pratt & We're Bionic

28.Medeski, Martin & Wood (2x)

29.Joshua Redman

30.The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (12x)

31.Descendants

32.Snapcase

33.Social Distortion

34.Judas Priest (2x)

35.Megadeth (2x)

36.Anthrax (4x)

37.The Flaming Lips (3x)

38.Iron Maiden

39.moe. (5-6x)

40.The Dead/The Other Ones (2x)

41.The Police

42.Phil Lesh & Friends

43.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

44.Radiohead

45.Beck

46.Sonic Youth

47.Of Montreal

48.The New Mastersounds (2x)

49.The National

50.!!!

51.Simon & Garfunkel

52.They Might Be Giants (14x)

53.Primus (3x)

54.The Boredoms

55.Brutal Truth (3x)

56.Carcass (2x)

57.Godflesh (2x)

58.Tinariwen

59.Tussle

60.Ratatat

61.The Rentals

62.Circle Jerks

63.Mike Gordon

64.Seu Jorge

65.The Who

66.Sex Pistols

67.The Cramps

68.Body Count

69.D.R.I.

70.Pro-Pain (2x)

71.Exodus

72.Prong

73.Cannibal Corpse (2x)

74.Obituary (2x)

75.Agnostic Front

76.Kreator

77.Biohazard (3x)

78.Morgoth

79.Malevolent Creation

80.Fear Factory

81.Overkill (3x)

82.Bad Manners

83.Madness

84.Zappa Plays Zappa

85.Stereolab (3x)

86.Atlas Sound (2x)

87.Insane Clown Posse

88.Twiztid (2x)

89.2 Live Crew

90.Public Enemy

91.Blaze Ya Dead Homie (2x)

92.Willie Nelson

93.Queensryche

94.Suicidal Tendencies

95.Barenaked Ladies

96.Trey Anastasio (3x)

97.Elvis Costello and the Imposters

98.Dangerous, The All-Heavy Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson

99.Flogging Molly

100.Superchunk

101.Elastica

102.Pavement

103.Cypress Hill

104.Butthole Surfers

105.Alice in Chains

106.Stone Temple Pilots

107.Sepultura

108.Sacred Reich

109.Harry Shearer, Michael McKean & Christopher Guest

110.Modest Mouse

111.David Byrne (2x)

112.The Ramones

Some were on purpose, some because they were opening for someone I wanted to see (*cough* Stone Temple Pilots). It's an interesting list, but not nearly complete.

### 50 Bands You've Seen

Posted by
Johnny B

Thursday, September 03, 2009

thats amazing