If there’s something that any artist should strive for it should be originality, but that term can come in a lot of different flavors. Do you have an original voice? Do you have original songs? Do you have original lyrics?
That’s fine, but what I want to talk about is bands and artists that make music that is just different than anything else out there. I have a few nominations.
Showbread: Can you think of another band that fits under the category of raw rock? Can you think of another band that so dramatically changes their sound from album to album? I doubt it.
Family Force 5: Is there another band out there that is in any way comparable to these southern gentlemen? They brought the crunk before you even knew what it meant, didn’t they?
White Collar Sideshow: They aren’t the biggest name out there, but they might be the strangest. Playing with masks on their faces and a variety of sounds coming out of them that don’t belong on a normal stage, these guys differentiate themselves from the pack.
MxPx: Okay, okay, calm down. There might be a million pop punk bands out there now, but these guys were forerunners in the industry and if it weren’t for them there wouldn’t be bands like Children 18:3 or Hawk Nelson for you to enjoy. Just pretend it is the early 90′s and you’ll totally agree with me on this one.
What about you, who do you think has a completely original sound?