It’s not time for our 2009 end-of-the-year favorites yet but blogs at the Los Angeles Times and NPR’s All Songs Considered have me thinking.

LA Times posted a list yesterday titled The 46 Essential Rock Reads. No UIP titles are included but maybe one of these will enter the canon in the next few years.

And, All Songs Considered issued the challenge to list, off the top of your head, 50 Bands You’ve Seen.

Here’s my 5-minute contribution:

AC/DC
Scorpions
Police
XTC
Jam


Simple Minds
Teardrop Explodes
TV 21
Golden Earring
UK
UFO
Pat Travers
Guns n Roses
Tool
Eagles
Psychedelic Furs
Culture Club
Jane’s Addiction
Ministry
OMD
Blancmange
English Beat
REM
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Kinks
Peter Gabriel
10,000 Maniacs
Billy Bragg
Michelle Shocked
Dolly Parton
Elton John
Bell Biv Devoe
Vanilla Ice
MC Hammer
Black Crowes
Stranglers
B52s
Bon Iver
Flaming Lips
Hellacopters
Soundtrack of Our Lives
Bettie Serveert
Sunny Day Real Estate
Heart
Def Leppard
Prince
Bangles
Let’s Active
Bert Jansch
Rush
Ted Nugent
Arcade Fire
Elvis Costello
Iggy Pop
Big Audio Dynamite
999

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