Wednesday, December 12, 2007


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Here's the follow-up to this list.

(Note: the inclusion of Lenny Kravitz pained me just as much as you. But naming ten viable black rockers is a daunting challenge. Go ahead. Try. I dare you. Double dog dare you.)

1. Jimi Hendrix
There's really nothing to add here.

2. Prince
Don't challenge him to a game of basketball.

3. Chuck Berry
Who knows where we'd be if he never got that phone call from his cousin, Marvin...his cousin Marvin Berry.

4. Bad Brains

4. Bad Brains
Call them Black Dots. Call them Fearless Vampire Killers. Or just call them awesome.

5. Little Richard

Before the mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce, WOOOO!. he did this...

6. Fishbone
Blame them for every third rate ska band you've ever heard.

7. Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
True definition of Black Irish.

8. Slash
The other guy besides Abe Lincoln, who made the top hat cool.

9. Living Colour

It's a shame the "wetsuit look" never caught on.

10. Lenny Kravitz
Jimi Hendrix for people who don't like music.

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