Five Bands To Fucks With When You Ain’t Fucking With Rap Music

I try not to subscribe to the simple minds that view music through the prism of color. It’s always coded racism which is ultimately coded supremacism. Avoiding this is proving as difficult as walking down the street and not seeing any signage for McDonald’s or Starbucks. I mean, what exactly is white music. What exactly is Black music and most importantly, who the fuck cares?!? They only people that need to make a distinction are the nazis and klansmen who can’t enjoy themselves in diverse settings. The best experiences I’ve had listening to live music were in crowds that looked like auditions for Benetton ads. I saw NaS and the Roots perform live inside a park in New York City (not on the same day), in both instances the crowd was a veritable we are the world of ethnicity and so called race. I’d also like to add that the so called white cats were the only ones that let me hit their blunt too. White dudes always be holding that piffy piff. Anyhoo…

Bol raised the issue the other day that many of you so called Black people have trouble identifying the paradigm of so called white music. It’s not your fault Black man, it’s a white thing, you wouldn’t understand it. I figured I should create a short list to help some of you cats that are stuck on stupid add some new shit to your iPods. Do yourself a favor and buy this shit too since I don’t want the RIAA kicking in the door to your momma’s basement because you are downloading some Elton John and the whatnot. Keep in mind that white don’t play when it comes to his paper. You see how they did Drama? And they LIKED Drama. Your ass will be going under the jailhouse.

The Police – Not the real police that shot Sean Bell you dumbasses, the group whose lead singer is a seventy yr. old sex addict. Back in the day The Police were like the best ska band evar. Their drummer is talented as fuck and Sting and the other dude on rhythm guitar weren’t too bad either. For all you hopeless Hip-Hop heads The Police have a few songs that have been sampled be some of your favorite rappers. Check out the song ‘Roxanne’. The guitar strums were used on what might be Cam’Ron’s greatest track.

Kraftwerk – This band of crazy Germans gave birth to the techno craze. Except when they did it the shit sounded cool and not so teh ghey. Afrika Bambaataa was a big fan of their music and he sampled them for some of his epic classic B-boy jams. Timbaland is also a huge fan of their sound and if knowing that makes you not want to listen to these dudes then you are really missing out on some hot shit.

Sonic Youth – This band is far from young but they are innovators of music that has been impossible to define from the outset. Their not official punk rockers although I saw them perform at CBGB’s alongside straight edge punk band Fugazi. They certainly aren’t new wave because they’re far too edgy and they aren’t grunge either since they don’t commit suicide. They’re just a bunch of indie rockers who fucked up by being indie rockers before there was an indie rock scene. Sonic Youth still did their thing as alternative rock goes but I thought these dudes should have been bigger news than Nirvana. I also wish Hip-Hop parties had real mosh pits so that some of the frustrations that rap fans have with their lives could be expressed during the thirty minutes that you bounce off people.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Don’t get it twisted, despite all the glitter and constant rotation in the MTV networks these dudes can get down. They might even be more true to the O.G. Hip-Hop aesthetic than most of the people performing that shit right now, especially cats from the south. Hell yeah they spit fire about parties and bullshit, but they also make joints about drugs, love, the price of fame, the loss of family and yeah, drugs. Someone told me that my real problem with Hip-Hop is the lack of balance that the commercialized music eschews. Whoever said that was right. These niggas got balance, and they got game. I still fucks with ‘Californification’. Word to Rick Rubin.

The Clash – I put The Clash on my list for greatest musical band of all time along with the WU and P.E. The reason The Clash was so fucking dope to me is because they were in the forefront of spitting about class struggle and racism. These dudes were taking on the British government like it was nothing. They came to New York and they saw Hip-Hoppers in Harlem and the Bronx do their thing with all forces against them and it inspired their music. Rock critics call them a punk rock band, but I consider them to be Hip-Hop’s first band. They performed with a graffiti drenched curtain as their backdrop. The Clash represented the streets and their only desire was that everyone be given equal treatment and equal protection under the law. A theme like that is nothing new for the so called Black band Bad Brains. That’s heavy shit when it’s being posited by a so called white band.

  • h

    bloc party, moneybrother & josh rouse should be mentioned…

  • Bun B

    This column is just Bol trying to front and get some credibility after his pathetic video.

    Billy Sunday doesn’t exist…

  • Malik C.

    Stadium Arcadium was lackluster, but there were still a couple songs up there on each CD that I liked. The Clash are genious, nowhere near my favorite British band though. I’m surprised Sonic Youth was said, great band. Never listened to the othe two really, even though I know who they are. Pretty decent list, but it’s just a hodgepodge(is that even a real word?) of bands so I can’t really rate it.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy Sunday

    That’s the point, the list isn’t supposed to be rated on shit you already know, go out and listen to the music. This isn’t a top five of all time. Just listen to the music. Damn.

  • NickeNitro

    Well, Kraftwerk and some of The Clash are good.

    Sonic Youth and Red Hot Chili Peppers are about as corporate cheese-rock as it gets though.

  • John Brown

    I didnt read the blog but I saw you put “RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS”. So I drop a few lines here. To all of you guys that have never listen to Scar Tissue or Californication while your high you dont know what your missing. Trust me is probably one of the best feelings ever. Theres another song but I dont know the name of it.

  • thatdukeSuave

    Good list sunday. But you couldn’t resist that shot at the south, could ya? Let our nuts go!

  • NickeNitro

    Here’s the only worthwhile rock music site I’ve found:

    http://www.dustygroove.com/featured.php?cat=10

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz da’realestwritin’

    rock on! or on rock?!…..

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    Nice post other dope bands

    Rage Against The Machine
    Ramones
    Metallica
    Misfits
    Sex Pistols

  • thekingof118

    u such a bitch billy. u hate cause the south is running shit. now u write some bullshit like this. instead of complaining, support some underground east coast dude that u like. he aint gon sell, but at least it’s rap. it basically look like u are abandoning rap music. u know, maybe u should switch to rock cause you not helping the hip hop cause now.

    the king

    p.s. u a bitch

  • EReal

    Smashing Pumpkins
    Pantera
    Co-Sign AKA on the Sex Pistols and Rage Against the Macine (The OG RapRock Band)
    Also Rancid is tight.
    And I cant believe you didnt mention Sublime either mang.
    ^^^ Old shit.

    THE TRANSPLANTS!!!!

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Numbers by Kraftwerk is a classic … but you’d only know that if you were a b-boy in the early 80′s

  • 6-100

    Billy Sun,

    Will you find it odd when the lil kids in the school library who post BS(No Billy Sunday) don’t post to this topic because they think white music is teh ghey?

  • http://myspace.com/twerkolator twerkolator

    @nickenitro

    sonic youth = corporate-cheese rock?

    are you serious?

  • cacapoopoo

    ac/dc
    audioslave
    system of a down (my two black friends love system)
    deftones
    mudvayne
    rage (mentioned already)

  • 6-100

    But on the real you need to hush up on the white music, Billy.

    You giving knucklehead niggas ideas on who to sample when they can’t think of anyone.

  • Rizzop

    THIS IS A HIPHOP WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “HIP HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL” MY ASS

  • Rizzop

    NEXT BLOG=

    Tony bennett is the G.O.A.T???????

  • Nor Cal King

    Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers Freaky Stlie. It was produced partly by or in whole (not sure) by George Clinton. This CD has the funkiest songs ever. Ladies definatley enjoy too. Definatley their best CD besides Mothers Milk and Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik. They also have a cover of Stevie Wonders Higher Ground and its sweet ass sweet brother. I will say they last 3 albums i dont listen to. Like every great band that quits doing drugs they got real soft.

  • http://www.cocaineblunts.com noz

    “I also wish Hip-Hop parties had real mosh pits so that some of the frustrations that rap fans have with their lives could be expressed during the thirty minutes that you bounce off people.”

    embrace the south and you will find the hip hop mosh pits.

  • EReal

    Man that shit cut my comment, WTF.
    NEWER ISH-
    TRANSPLANTS – Peep these cats out, FORREAL. They’re on that westcoast Killafornia shit. They actually have a song called Killafornia, its a remake with CYPRESS HILL / Soul Assassins.
    Also for all you H-Town and Down Southers, theres a Screwed and Chopped version of the Transplants last CD by Paul Wall. He knows whatsup. Check em, forreal.

    Also the other band I mentioned b4 it got deleted,
    PEPPER –
    This is a newer reggae rock band thats somewhat like Sublime. Noone will ever kick it like Sublime did (Yeah you Lo-Fidelity Allstar sellouts) But Pepper does it good, kinda on their own tip, but good. Its tight chill, beach, drinkin, cheifin music ya know? They play alot with the wailers and 311 so its that style.

    So if you’re into that G-ish, check out Transplants.
    If you’re on that chill-ish, check out Pepper.

    1 hunned.

  • anthony obi

    good list but fugazi are not at all a “straight edge punk band.” it was great seeing sonic youth and the clash put up there!

  • sATaLyte

    Good looks on that sonic youth.

    Chili Peppers, are okay, good one to check, not my personla fav though.

    My Five:

    The Ramones
    Bad Brains (though they’re not white)
    Local H
    Sublime (definitely)
    Beulah

  • sATaLyte

    Panera = racists

  • Incilin

    nice, altho i never got around to listening to any of these bands. i got my own list; korn, rage against the machine, nirvana, audioslave, and buncha others. word

  • Combat Jack

    Pink Floyd

    Led Zepellin

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Band Of Gypsys

    My new shit (irregardless of the hype):

    TV On The Radio

  • Belize

    Ill fuk with RHCP, but Police is only good 4 2 songs.

    Want some good white music??

    U gotta get late 90′s shyt..just as they say hiphop is dead, rock died after the Becks, Nirvanas, Nine inch nails, Offsprings, Pearl jams (JEREMY BITCH!), Soundgarden (black hole video>any video ina long while), BUSH (no george w.)..etc..etc..

    co sign NOZ..when I was stationed in NC, I never knew how fun gettin Crunk in the middle of a crowd and throwing bows can be..even if u gotta knock a nigga out or two (or get KO’d urself)…anywayz still fun

  • Combat Jack

    You need to post something about this dude:

    Philip Emeagwali

    Great find for Black History Month

  • http://whocareswhatpeoplethink thecollinb

    as long as you didnt list Gym Class Heroes your cool
    Steely Dan’s album Aja is the best album ever recorded period, you shoulda put them up there “Home at Last” alone

  • NickeNitro

    twerkolator Says:
    sonic youth = corporate-cheese rock? are you serious?

    They’re kinda for people who learn about music from NPR, and when an album is reviewed in the “culture” section of my latest issue of Men’s Health (not to mention practically every other major magazine the month their last album dropped), that’s officially paid for by a major label. Sorry.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy Sunday

    I saved Rage and Bad Brains for a post I’m dropping about Black cats that rock.

    One of the southern fruit flies is complaining to me because he thinks this post has nothing to do with Hip-Hop. If he knew about any of these bands he prah’lee wouldn’t be as stupid as he is, but because he doesn’t really know Hip-Hop he thinks that the culture begins and ends with rap music.

    If you love the culture, and I mean really love the culture, then you will stop stealing from the culture by downloading so much and you will learn about the artists that gave birth to your favorite rappers and producers. That’s what being Hip-Hop really means.

    And to those of you bitchmade clowns that feel like I am giving to much of my ass to the Hip-Hop artists from the south I have this to say. To whom much is given, much is expected. Walk like kings instead of cowards and I will be loyal and respect your royalty.

    I saw a picture that niggers took in front of some outhouse that was purportedly paying homage to a photo taken of some jazz greats in Harlem. If their intention was to represent themselves as the new Black paradigm then they fell short, way short.

    Get me, don’t shit me if you smell me.

  • d stapes

    no tv on the radio, no bloc party?

  • http://myspace.com/palsyones np

    more good “white person music”:

    brightblack morning light
    http://www.myspace.com/brightblackmorninglight
    (good smoking music)

    cocorosie:
    http://www.myspace.com/cocorosie

  • Tyler

    U are dead on it bro’. As a people we got 2 be well rounded and universal plus we invented ‘dat Rock shit anyway.

    So if U are stuck on stupid and need to find some new heat 2 add 2 your Ipod then get up on this UrbanRock thang found at:

    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

    Get wit’ it or Get rolled over by it!

  • thoreauly77

    man, what was that track the clash did with that NY graffiti guy? i think it was off of “sandinista”.
    anyhow, some other groups:

    1. madness- some english whiteboys that, in my opinion, were more of a “ska band” than the police.
    start with “total madness”

    2. the jam/style council- paul weller went from writing angsty teenage punk songs about the poor working class to writing heartfelt soul songs about love.. and the poor working class.
    start with “the sound of the jam”

    3. the specials- interracial english ska/reggae band that is arguably the best anglo ska-band of all time.
    start with “the specials”

    4. nomeansno- canadien band consisting of two brothers as the rhythm section with a rotating cast of guitarists, one of the first of two bands during the late seventies to seamlessly blend punk rock and jazz together with a message of racial solidarity, anti-corporate sensibility, and of course, making it funky. which leads me to the other band…
    start with “wrong”

    5. the minutemen- a three-pice consisting of d. boon on guitars, mike watt on bass, and hurley on drums, these guys hailed from san pedro california and played jazz-punk with a political bent best described as anti-reaganism. if it wasnt for this band, its possible bands like the red hot chili peppers wouldnt even exist. mike watt plays the boom stick with precision, grace and creativity as if he were the the melanin-deficient doppelganger of bootsy collins.
    start with “double nickles on the dime”

    sorry this comment is so long everyone, but these are really important bands…

  • thoreauly77

    nick- sonic youth paved the way for artist friendly record contracts through geffen records when there was essentially no such thing anymore. to call them corporate cheese-rock is to group them in with bands like limp bizquick and a lot of the emo trash that is out right now. if they were corporate cheese-rock, they would be making music that is much more radio accessible and less avant-garde, and ultimately, corporate. but they are not, so i think the label is unfair. and saying they are for people who learned about music from NPR totally invalidates your opinion..

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    If u like ANY of the shit mentioned here, listen to this:

    http://www.myspace.com/theanticorp

    Especialy u Billy “Bad Ass” Sunday…

    This is the new shit!

  • Combat Jack

    ^ “no tv on the radio, no bloc party?”

    I wasn’t effing with TVOR until I kicked out the wife and kids out the crib a couple of weekends ago, pulled out the trees and a bokkle of Grey Goose and cranked the eff out of my Bose. Holy SHIT, those jigs got melodies on effin lock for days! Plus they’re 4 out of 5 Black. Plus they rep Brooklyn, WHUT! Don’t dis-believe the hype, them jigs are strictly fiyah! Have the new bloc party but have to find a another day to kick out the fam to “listen” to “Weekend In The City”.

  • Adam K

    “straight edge punk band Fugazi.”

    Between this, Minor Threat mentioned in the last Scratch, and Bol mentioning Jello Biafra a while back, I think that someone saying something about the Bad Brains (black people that had notrouble identifying the paradigm of so called white music) would be completely expected.

    I’m not going to do it, but still.

    But I just scrolled and up and saw it. So whatever.

  • Dr Flav

    Sunday, I saw your shoutout on the last blog. Im thoroughly amused at the fact the ether is bubbling deep in your soul seeping from your epidermis like tiny shards of glass. Unfortunately I didnt have the issues with my father, God bless the dead, that you do, but the Funkadelic ref you made was great, I have all thier albums. If you were fishing for my sexual orientation, sorry I cant attend any of your circle dick pullin partys, dont get down like that. Lol @ “you dont know me,” and Im the E-thug? Smh @ your inability to take criticism and relaying of factual information.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy Sunday

    I am not going to be in the business of giving shout outs on the system but I have to co-sign my dude THOREAULY77 for bigging up The Minutemen. I should have put them on my list before RHCP but I figured I had enough obscure funk punk already noted. Good shit my dude.

    Yo is C.J. in the building? I gotta tell cousin to put one in the chamber because I got a sucker emcee clocking me from close range. Don’t think I don’t see you nigger.

  • projectnrm

    Not bad.

    For some more current stuff, check out:

    1. Bloc Party
    2. Arcade Fire
    3. TV on the Radio
    4. Arctic Monkeys
    5. Interpol

    That oughta help some o’ y’all branch out a bit.

  • zayus

    Good post. I agree with everyone except RCHP, and I’ll just add Public Image Ltd. and Faith No More/Mr Bungle/Fantomas.

  • rec

    When did Rhymefest get a blog?

  • j

    PANTERA(GUITARIST WAS SHOT AND KILLED ON STAGE I KNOW SOME OF YOU JIGS CAN RESPECT THAT), DREAM THEATER, OLD METALLICA, MACHINE HEAD, RUSH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, RAGE(FIRST TWO ALBUMS, LAST ONE IS ASS),DEFTONES, CANDIRIA, CHILLI PEPPERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, ANYTHING CLAPTON EVER DID, HENDRIX, JESUS CHRIST PEOPLE RAP ISNT THE ONLY GOOD SHIT, BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS NIGGAS

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    Nicknitro – i wouldn’t completely disagree with your assessment of sonic youth circa 2007. but they’ve been around for roughly 25 years and spent most of them as the antithesis of corporate rock.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    also i memorized thurston moores birthday.

  • NickeNitro

    “Antithesis of corporate rock” sounds like the epitome of commodified dissent to me. Hasn’t that been the alternative marketing m.o. since like the early 90s? And hasn’t Sonic Youth been on a major label since the early 90s?

    Isn’t buying a Sonic Youth record on that premise like going to see Brokeback Mountain to express your support for gay rights or buying a Dixie Chicks album because you hate Bush? Or, real talk, buying a mixtape because you hate the RIAA? It’s all the same “rebel against the villain” baiting.

    I’ll admit, I probably have an irrational dislike for all straight-up indie rock (anything the standard guitar, bass guitar, drums, and whiny singer/songwriter). It’s all just so grating, pseudo-intellectual, and overly-melodramatic to me, and it reminds of people I would never want to be stuck in a conversation with.

    I also think Esham is one of the most underrated musicians out there, so take my taste for what it’s worth. I will say with confidence that Esham can far more accurately be described as the antithesis of corporate rock. I can promise you’ll never here Natas on an All Songs Considered podcast.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy Sunday

    ^How ’bout you write a fuckin’ post?

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy Sunday

    Look at all the Che Guevara shirts in circulation when you want to complain about the co-option of the counterculture. Don’t hate Sonic Youth, hate Green Day and motherfuckin’ D4L.

  • HIP_HOP 4 LIFE

    WHat about GYM CLASS HEROES ???

  • David

    Great blog. I’m just gonna list some bands I haven’t seen yet.

    Aquabats (freakin hilarious band)
    Breaking Benjamin
    Biohazard (underrated rap metal band, did shit with Onyx & Cypress Hill)
    Hatebreed
    Iron Maiden
    Mars Volta
    Distillers
    Foo Fighters
    Pennywise
    Offspring
    Everlast’s solo shit is pretty good
    Live (download Lightning Crashes first)
    Faith No More (or anything involved with Mike Patton)
    Motorhead
    Anthrax
    Oasis
    Counting Crows
    Filter (especially underrated band, like Live)
    Fear Factory
    Slayer
    Cranberries
    Sepultura
    Tenacious D (Jack Black’s band)
    Rollins Band (or Black Flag, both have Henry Rollins)

    Like the dude a couple posts up said, rap isn’t the only good shit.

  • Rizzop

    “If he knew about any of these bands he prah’lee wouldn’t be as stupid as he is, but because he doesn’t really know Hip-Hop he thinks that the culture begins and ends with rap music.” Not stupid at all dunny, just sticking to HIP HOP, thats all. Is this rolling stone or XXL? Ive never seen the police in any XXL magazine. How can you say people are stuck on stupid because of music they just dont like? While i do enjoy the fact that people can enjoy all kinds of music and we can be together and yada, yada, yada, (I can fuck with Pink floyd and Jimi Hendrix dont get me wrong) But if you put them on the cover of XXL that shit wont sell. I will give it to you that you have interested me in the Clash though and id like to hear something different can you give any album titles? And im form Boston homie, no south here……

  • NickeNitro

    ^^^Good point — we’re all here @ xxl.com because, obviously, we like rap music and are hoping to read about rap music (or at least bands with SOME connection to hip-hop).

    Goodness, it’s not like we haven’t been exposed to rock music — we’re fucking inundated with it in this country. So that’s BS to say that hip-hop fans are close-minded and don’t listen to anything else — it’s fucking impossible to avoid listening to rock music! We could all pick up a Rolling Stone or Spin Magazine any time we please. We made a choice about things we like and come to xxl.com for a reason, and that’s not to be lambasted for not liking the latest rock music.

  • NickeNitro

    Billy Sunday Says:
    Look at all the Che Guevara shirts in circulation when you want to complain about the co-option of the counterculture. Don’t hate Sonic Youth.
    ______________________

    I’m not seeing the distinction you’re making.

  • NickeNitro

    Also, it’s kinda funny how you have no problems being all “irreverant” and talking all types of shit about every single rapper you can (“critical thinking,” as you like to call it), but then the second someone says they don’t like Sonic Youth you react like they spit on the holy grail or something. We get enough of that double standard from mainstream media and rock magazines. From a hip-hop magazine? C’mon dog — who’s in your pocket?

  • thatdukeSuave

    noz Says:

    February 15th, 2007 at 1:00 pm
    “I also wish Hip-Hop parties had real mosh pits so that some of the frustrations that rap fans have with their lives could be expressed during the thirty minutes that you bounce off people.”

    embrace the south and you will find the hip hop mosh pits.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    If you wanna get in a hip-hop mosh pit, time warp yo ass back about 5 years, come to atl and hit up any club bout the time “Knuckle Up” comes on, I seen many fools get their teeth bloodied. But you right on it with your rock bands doggie. Also, how bout some love for Sevendust? Look em up if you ain’t know.

  • OG Frank

    I’m throwin’up…

    Coldplay
    Depeche Mode
    Erick Morillo
    Jamiroquai
    Roger Sanchez

    Or listen to some good,fine Italian songs

  • thoreauly77

    i suggest everyone relax and not get their feelings hurt.

  • EReal

    @ Belize
    Beck just relesed a new album homie.

    1 hunned.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    “I’ll admit, I probably have an irrational dislike for all straight-up indie rock (anything the standard guitar, bass guitar, drums, and whiny singer/songwriter).”

    It’s painfully apparent that you’ve never listened to a sonic youth record prior to rather ripped.

    THIS is why we shouldn’t talk about rock music on rap websites.

    Billy Sunday – you mad?

  • Yinka

    Yeah the Police got some classics – but they aint REALLY rock – Clash are punk! I feel metallica (old school that is) and all but Mr Sunday I’m suprised you aint mentioned Fishbone, Living Color, even TV on the Radio!

    But on the real – the NEXT band you need to check is SABATTA – myspace.com/sabatta. yeah I know – but it is what it is!

    One

  • d stapes

    I wasn’t effing with TVOR until I kicked out the wife and kids out the crib a couple of weekends ago, pulled out the trees and a bokkle of Grey Goose and cranked the eff out of my Bose. Holy SHIT, those jigs got melodies on effin lock for days! Plus they’re 4 out of 5 Black. Plus they rep Brooklyn, WHUT! Don’t dis-believe the hype, them jigs are strictly fiyah! Have the new bloc party but have to find a another day to kick out the fam to “listen” to “Weekend In The City”.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    weekend in the city is pretty good…a departure from the “trademark” sound, but still pretty good.

  • Boner Jams 03

    uh oh…we got blog beef!!! Billy SUnday vs Noz!!!

  • sATaLyte

    I noticed nobody mentioned Lenny Kravitz either?

    Could it be because he sucks?

    Ben Harper either.

    Man or Astroman?
    Pavement
    Tool
    Dinosaur Jr(great video over on Bol’s blog with them on some late night show)
    My Morning Jacket(I’ve only heard the album Z, but it was enough for me.

    Anybody seen GWAR?

  • EReal

    ^ I went to a GWAR concert, that shit was crazy funny mang.

    They were sprayin blood and piss and other bodily fluids over everyone and eating bitches with a giant pussy-like flower thing. Fuckin Nutts.
    LMFAO. Forreal tho!

    1 hunned.

  • Fabo

    Oh man, now sonic youth should have been bigger than nirvanna? Red hot chili peppers?

    Sure, southern rap sucks, red hot chili peppers rule, and the polica were the best ska band ever.

    And you have the nerve to call other people uninformed.

  • thatdukeSuave

    Boner Jams 03 Says:

    February 16th, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    uh oh…we got blog beef!!! Billy SUnday vs Noz!!!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Better than Fisty vs. Tam’pon!

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy Sunday

    No beef with Noz.

    I can’t blame him for coming here to my page get in on some official comment action. If he can’t tell my writing from B.C.’s then I need him to frequent my posts so I can learn him with the rest of the blanks that think that Hip-Hop consists of only rap music from 1994 up until now.

    This list I presented was without bands like TVOR, Fishbone, Bloc Party, Living Colour for specific reasons. All the bands I mentioned have a direct connection to the culture. I know this and I left you all clues on how to figure that out.

    If you want a narrow view of rap music with no connection or reverence to it’s past or it’s future then you can view some of the other blogs here and elsewhere. If you are hardbody and smart enough for Hip-Hop On A Higher Level… Stay tuned bitches.

  • `nineteen80sbaby`

    billy sunday you blow. you ain’t bol.
    time to hang it up.

  • Adam K

    How cool is the Sonic Youth chapter of Our Band Could Be Your Life?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    i was comparing your intent to bol’s, not your content. and no etan & haywood. i don’t beef with anybody on my team.

  • Belize

    @ E…
    Yeah, but I gave up on rock after i listened to E.1999

    So fukc rock now..it blows monkey balls. No sean price

  • thatdukeSuave

    Actually, Noz comments on Billy’s post, and Eskay, Noz, and Bol commenting on YN’s blog actually give a much needed frame of reference; as opposed to alot of the other peeps on here posting comments magically with no hands cause their words seem to fly strait out their ass (no 80 yr old chinese dude from Star Trek). Nice y’all got some kind of checks and balances to keep each other on top of your game. Sunday, noz is the man at that crate diggin shit, but you bring a relevant spin to shit (mostly). BUT QUIT HATIN THE SOUTH! One

  • MDubb

    why such a hateful line toward the south? did that really have anything to do with your article?

  • K-Lillz

    The best newish ones are:
    -Muse
    -Radiohead
    -Wolfmother
    -Coldplay
    -& I have to agree with Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    I don’t know enough classic rock to list the older stuff.