Best Frontmen

Recently saw that the British music magazine Q created a list of the 100 best frontman in rock.   I’m shocked that they named Liam Gallager of Oasis as number one.  Maybe Oasis was bigger in Britain,with their brand of Beatles re-writes turned up 10 11,  but Liam Gallager could not command an audience.  He just stood at the microphone and sang.  Not much of a frontman if you ask me.

So here’s a list of who I’d consider to be among the best frontmen: (no particular order).

Mick Jagger

Bono

Bruce Springsteen

Joe Strummer

Iggy Pop

Ian Curtis

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

David Byrne

Eddie Vedder

(Note: I would include such greats as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Elvis, and James Brown who were all great performers, but they’re not part of a group.)

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  1. Em

    Dude, you left out Morrissey. Bad form.

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