1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Bob Dylan
4. The Velvet Underground
5. Neil Young
6. The Who
7. The Byrds
8. Simon & Garfunkel
10. Johnathan Richman & the Modern Lovers
11 is actually listed as "Jimi Hendrix," but I thought that wasn't fair, so I gave it to my boy Jonathan.
What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
This is difficult to remember, but probably something well-known, like Squeeze Box or Baba O'Riley. Probably Baba O'Riley.
What is your favorite album of 2?
It's hard to say. I don't listen to him much anymore, and I definitely had a cycling movement of favorites between so many of his albums. Blonde On Blonde seems easy to say, but I loved Another Side of Bob Dylan tremendously.
What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
The phrase "Sugar Mountain" is my favorite thing to hear Neil Young sing.
How many times have you seen 4 live?
I hate when this type of question arises regarding a band I couldn't have seen live.
What is your favorite song by 7?
They sing what I can confidently say is one of my favorite songs of all time, by anyone (Wasn't Born To Follow). But that cycling I mentioned above applies here too, so at the moment, I would say Old Blue.
What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
It hasn't happened yet, I get to see him on the 10th of next month! But Jonathan Richman in various forms reminds me of so many things I love.
Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
Goodness. It's hard to say. Lots of songs make me sad, but I don't know if I ever thought of Fugazi as making me sad. But I guess it does, in a way. Although I still can't name a song in particular.
What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
Oh, I couldn't say. There's far too much to parse here.
What is your favorite song by 9?
How did you get into 3?
This is the band that I have liked consistently for the longest period of time (early high school). I remember finding them after having found out about Minor Threat. I remember being blown away, but nobody else I knew thought it was any good.
What was the first song you heard by 1?
I would hazard the guess of Purple Haze, especially as a common one, but it could've been Foxy Lady. I think I can say for a fact that it was off Are You Experienced? In fact, I think it might have been that song particularly, as I know that was on a mix someone gave me a long time ago.
What is your favorite song by 4?
Oh, it's hard to say. Probably one of my more recent resurgences of a favorite has been Candy Says.
How many times have you seen 9 live?
In my dreams!
What is a good memory you have involving 2?
The song "I Want You" being about Liz & I.
Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
Bye Bye Love, honestly, which isn't even their song, makes me the most sad. But also Homeward Bound, in a different way. Actually, it's hard to say. Aren't many of their songs built on a kind of sadness?
What is your favorite album of 5?
This is also hard as to say, as it is a more current manifestation of the cycling movement. Right now I just got really into Tonight's The Night and Ragged Glory, but I love the Neil Young songs that were written for Buffalo Springfield, and I feel compelled to acknowledge After The Gold Rush, too.
What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
"It's time to harvest the crust from your eyes," all of Furniture, and all of Strangelight.
What is your favorite song of 1?
Earth Blues & One Rainy Wish.
How many times have you seen 8 live?
Never! I still have a chance, though. I think.
What is your favorite album of 1?
This is harder to say, but Axis: Bold As Love if you pressed me.
What was the first song you heard by 8?
It had to have been Mrs. Robinson.