There was great dissatisfaction in the Millar household this week as I found myself watching the NME top ten on some music channel. This chart might be classified as something like Guitar Bands Play Their Singles.
I thought it was all fairly dreadful. Quite possibly because I'm just getting old.
On the other hand. Under the broad category of Guitar Bands Play Their Singles Which I've Seen Live Onstage a quick scan of my memory banks brings up the following -
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Roxie Music - Virginia Plain
Hawkwind - Silver Machine
Deep Purple - Fireball
Slade - Come On Feel The Noize
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Love In A Void
Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers - Born To Lose
The Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
The Clash - White Riot
X Ray Spex - Identity
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Family - In My Own Time
Jesus And Mary Chain - Never Understand
The Ramones - Suzy Is A Punk Rocker
The Rezillos - Can't Stand My Baby
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
New Order - Blue Monday
The Fall - How I Wrote Elastic Man
The Pixies - Gigantic
Carter Usm - Sheriff Fatman
The Damned - New Rose
And there are no doubt many more which escape me at the moment.
Does the current NME chart compare to that list? Pah. Modern guitar bands. Hah.
* shuffles off, stooped with age, shaking fist at everything *