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Thread started 04/11/10 10:20am

lastdecember

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Q Magazines TOP100 Greatest Frontmen issue is just a riot

First of all Im posting the Top 20 here for you, i dont have the full 100 i did read the issue at the newstand but im not purchasing Q for 10 bucks when one of the best is not even in the fucking issue.

Heres the Top 20 according to Q

1) Liam Gallagher
2) Bono
3) Freddie Mercury
4) Damon Albarn
5) Chris Martin
6) Matt Bellamy
7) Jim Morrison
8) Bob Marley
9) Paul McCartney
10) John Lennon
11) Robbie Williams
12) Debbie Harry
13) Mick Jagger
14) Morrissey
15) John Lydon
16) James Brown
17) Bruce Springsteen
18) Robert Plant
19) Tom Meighan
20) Joe Strummer


Now we can all debate this and im glad Freddie is up there where he needs to be, though he is two numbers off! Now lets talk about the rest. Well Number one is insanity, not saying he doesnt a spot but to me between 50-100 is where he sits, BONO is a def for top20, maybe top 10. Freddie to me is the best, cant be beat. Chris Martin deserves 75-100, and the fact that Morten Harket of a-ha is not on the list and yet Dave Gahan is big Question right there. But the biggest CRIME is where the fuck is Michael Hutchence, to me hes top 10 and more than Bono. Also no Steven Tyler? WTF? These lists get more hilarious as time goes on

"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #1 posted 04/11/10 10:27am

Timmy84

Liam???

And still no respect for Ron Isley? I wonder where he was on the list if he was on it at all? confused
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Reply #2 posted 04/11/10 11:10am

Paris9748430

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #3 posted 04/11/10 11:10am

WildheartXXX

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Liam Gallagher is an absolute travesty at number 1. I'm all for having a list that's slightly different but the guy just fucking stands there. I'm a brit and it's a UK magazine. Maybe the compiler grew up in the mid nineties or something. Either way it's a ridiculous choice. Damon Albarn at number 4 is also hilarious and i'm sure he would probably laugh at being placed so high.
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Reply #4 posted 04/11/10 11:18am

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Liam above Freddie? Damon Albarn above Jim Morrison? WTF?
And please tell me Prince is somewhere on this list.
He should of course be in the Top 20.
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Reply #5 posted 04/11/10 2:23pm

Moonbeam

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Laim Gallagher is a huge, huge, joke at the top.
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Reply #6 posted 04/11/10 2:38pm

rialb

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purplehippieonthe1 said:

Liam above Freddie? Damon Albarn above Jim Morrison? WTF?

I'm not necessarily saying that Damon Albarn should be ranked that high but you really think Morrison deserves to be in the top ten? I'll admit that I never got the appeal of the Doors but Jim Morrison just seems like a ranting, drunken asshole to me.
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Reply #7 posted 04/11/10 2:45pm

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rialb said:

purplehippieonthe1 said:

Liam above Freddie? Damon Albarn above Jim Morrison? WTF?

I'm not necessarily saying that Damon Albarn should be ranked that high but you really think Morrison deserves to be in the top ten? I'll admit that I never got the appeal of the Doors but Jim Morrison just seems like a ranting, drunken asshole to me.

Damon and Jim should probably both be ranked lower than they are in that poll but I think that Jim Morrison definitely deserves a spot somewhere on the list (and above Damon Albarn), not necessarily in the top 10 though. He had this raw energy onstage that not many perfomers have had since, but he's not on this list because of his live singing. Iggy Pop is also a very memorable frontman, not because of his singing, but because of his onstage persona. Iggy and Jim kinda fall into the same category in that area.
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Reply #8 posted 04/11/10 2:58pm

Glindathegood

I flipped through this at the bookstore. I can't remember everyone who was on it, but it did seem like a lot of the people they chose like George Michael were only in bands briefly and are more known as solo artists. I know Bruce plays with the E Street Band but I see him more as a solo artist.
I think they should only have chosen people whose whole career is defined by being in a band.
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Reply #9 posted 04/11/10 3:00pm

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From what i remember Prince was somewhere in the 30's on the list or 50's not sure, but he is on it i remember that. Its just when i scanned through the magazine and saw this top 20 and Michael Hutchence was nowhere and didnt even see him on the fucking list, the list lost all its merit. Michael was the last great frontman.

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Reply #10 posted 04/11/10 3:04pm

Glindathegood

lastdecember said:

From what i remember Prince was somewhere in the 30's on the list or 50's not sure, but he is on it i remember that. Its just when i scanned through the magazine and saw this top 20 and Michael Hutchence was nowhere and didnt even see him on the fucking list, the list lost all its merit. Michael was the last great frontman.


Prince being on it reiterates my point. I think Prince is amazing but I see him a solo artist rather than a frontman of a band.
Do you remember if Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran or Boy George of Culture Club were on the list? Those were two of the top 80's bands, that were actual bands with all the members writing the songs and contributing to the music?
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