Battle of the Lists

Over at the Audities e-list a debate is brewing over the merits (or lack of) of the Top 100 Moments of Rock that Alan Cross has posted to the website of Toronto radio station The Edge 102.1 FM. I must admit that about 75% of the list is dubious to me but check it out and tell me what you think. And if that list doesn’t get your knickers in a twist, somebody pointed out an alternative list put together by music writer Bill Wyman (no not that one) called The 100 Greatest Moments in Rock that while it has its moments, I can’t help but think that my list would be vastly different but then so probably would yours. Yes there are a number of significant moments in rock and roll that most can agree on, but their significance is often in direct proportion to a person’s connection to the event. Even so, I find it hard to believe that the introduction of the SL-1200 turntable is more significant than Les Paul’s invention of the electric guitar, or Peter Buck’s air rage arrest is more significant to the first appearance of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I could go on but I’ll let you read them and decide for yourself. Another great rock and roll debate to be sure.