Floyd named one of "greatest bands of all time"
Group earns #49 spot on Spin magazine list
magazine lists Pink Floyd at
#49 on its list of the "50 greatest bands of all time."
The list appears in the magazine's February issue.
morphed from shaggy pop cosmonauts (with original '60s space-case
singer/songwriter Syd Barrett) to art-rock
Rembrandts (1975's 'Wish You Were
Here') to bombastic angst merchants (late '70s on)," the
article states. "But the ever-experimental Floyd lives on.
Certain Radiohead tracks sound reminiscent and even Slipknot rocks
arenas with 'The Wall' before
suggests Air, Tool, Mogwai and Smashing Pumpkins are influenced
by the Floyd.
Only Red Hot
Chili Peppers rank lower on the list than Floyd. The top five were
The Beatles, 1; Ramones, 2; Led Zeppelin, 3; Bob Marley & The
Wailers, 4; and Nirvana, 5.
Jan. 17, 2002)
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