There are many rock legends, but there are also bands that have not achieved much success or that have been harshly criticized. In this article, we compile a list of10 Good Songs From Terrible Rock Bands.
The Sonics – Strychnine
The Sonics were very clear about how they wanted their music: fast, hard, and dirty. For this reason, they did not hesitate to use unorthodox recording techniques to achieve the most extreme and aggressive sound possible, which became one of the hallmarks that allowed them to distinguish themselves from many of their contemporaries in the garage scene.
Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
Count Five are one of those numerous cases of groups that only existed as spontaneous combustion in the 60s, holding out long enough to release a single album and feel the spotlights on them for a short period thanks to the success of ‘Psychotic Reaction’.
The Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
In its short but intense period of initial existence, between 1965 and 1970, The Electric Prunes had time to release five albums, completely change their lineup of musicians and even add some modifications to their name to clear up doubts. However, the best thing they left for the memory will always be that first self-titled album that was preceded in 1966 by their greatest triumph, ‘I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)’.
Love – A House Is Not A Motel
Unjustly forgotten during its release, the time has ended up proving the reason for Love’s masterpiece, who managed to get from here one of the greatest jewels in which was that mine of creativity known as the Summer of Love of 1967. ‘A House Is Not A Motel’ is powerful, exciting, rich in nuance, instantaneous, and yet so profound; a wonder to keep deep in the heart.
The 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me
The origins of psychedelic rock are diffuse (how could it be otherwise given the characteristics of the matter), but we can say with complete certainty that The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators is one of the first clear references of this wave of sound that covered almost everything during the second half of the 1960s. The idea had yet to take shape, but it was loaded with great ideas with which to find the sharpest extremes of the garage sound, like ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ with such a distinctive touch.
U2 – With or Without you
If the music were a bomb, it would be called U2, in which the detonator would be called With or Without you. It had to explode fast and hard, and it blew up the whole world, there is no person worth his salt who does not know this masterpiece.
Every Breath You Take – The Police
The song that almost everyone knows, and the only song with which Sting and his gang of friends got into the history of music.
I Was Made For Lovin’ You – KISS
With “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” the group had sold its soul to another devil, the disco music business. And it is with that partying bass line, a lascivious hum, and a universal chorus, Kiss got their first crossover: they left the heavy metal niche to become pop.
Anarchy in the U.K. – Sex Pistols
Sounding different, not really being British, they will always say that to the Sex Pistols, that they will never be a real British group, simply because of what they represented with this song and how they sounded.
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
The song was released in 1979 as a single, remaining out of the debut album “Three Imaginary Boys” but rescued for the version of the LP released in the United States a year later renamed the album with the name of the song itself, “Boys Don’t Cry.” The Cure have been intensely received, there are those who question that they have not evolved at the time.