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- Posted on Aug 8th 2007 5:00PM by Steve Baltin
1. The Smashing Pumpkins: Not only did each of their members embody a completely different feeling, but with each record they evolved and grew the hell up and really pushed it and tapped into things like Fritz Lang and 'Voyage to The Moon' and things like that. That's ballsy stuff, and it becomes art rock at that point. I really feel no matter what anybody says about what we do, we're doing art rock. It's on a grand scale, but it's art rock.
2. Queen: Another band that evolved -- you have Freddie [Mercury] as a harlequin, a greaser, wearing a parade jacket, and everybody in that band evolving with him in their own unique way.
3. Pink Floyd: Visually, everything about 'The Wall' right there -- it's not even to me about the light shows, it's about everything else. It's about the intensity, and I find that visually interesting.
4. Tom Waits: I've felt that it's almost all visual. The lyrics are visual. And I think that's so important; the two go hand in hand. The character "Tom Waits" that Tom Waits has created, you don't know what's fiction and what's not. I think that's the beauty of it.
5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds/Afghan Whigs (tie): I've always kind of tied [Nick Cave] with the Afghan Whigs, because everything about it was sleazy and sexy, and that to me was manly, that kind of what's expected out of you to be a man --especially from the Afghan Whigs. It's almost like it's ingrained in you, you're supposed to have a lot of sex, and that's what exuded off of them and it didn't necessarily seem like something that suited them or they were necessarily comfortable with. But it comes up a lot in their music.