It's nearly unimaginable someone would think they could do better than Television. The very fact that band leader Richard Meyers left the band he formed, an incredible band at that, is testament to his belief in his vision. Of course nothing is ever so simple. There was tension in the band, and he figured he could do things his own way, so he did.
I've come to realize that there weren't too many bands until the early '70's where it sounded like the band didn't know or care what else was going on in the musical world.
154 is one of the most innovative and influential albums of all time and anyone who doesn't experience Wire's first three albums are missing out on a significant element of music history, being the progenitors, intentional or otherwise, of several subsequent musical movements.
The more fun sounding side of the numerous punk offshoots of the late '70's and early '80's.
Everyone knows Black Sabbath, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and of course, The Beatles. However, some spectacular bands have flown largely under the radar, influencing countless other bands, but never quite reaching the stratospheric mainstream popularity of these aforementioned groups.