I neglected two pretty big/obvious/duh acts in yesterday’s list. The sad thing being that their inclusion would have brought the list total to a more normally numbered 15. Oh, well…
15. Public Image Limited, “Public Image”
You got what you wanted
The public image belongs to me
It’s my entrance, my own creation
My grand finale
Off PiL’s first album, First Issue, that never saw a proper release in the U.S. It makes a certain amount of sense that Johnny Rotten (to distance himself from the Sex Pistols) would want to properly define his new band with a song that explains the band’s name.
14. The Monkees, “(Theme From) The Monkees”
Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees
And people say we monkey around.
But we’re too busy singing
To put anybody down.
Hey, kids! Are those boys from Liverpool a little too “threatening” for you? Then you might want to try… The Monkees! (I actually had the Monkees on the original list at one point, but then changed the focus of the list to just 1980s bands. I then re-expanded the focus, but forgot to put the Monkees back in. Sigh.)