Originally Posted by Steve B.
Best Current Band: U2
Band with Most Sociological Influence (ever): The Beatles
Most Overrated Band (ever): The Rolling Blecchhy Stones
Honorable Mentions: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Genesis (when Peter Gabriel was in it and a tiny, tiny bit of PC stuff. "Against All Odds" almost DQs them in and of itself...Ooops- Susudio definitely does!), The Doors
Best Ax Man ever: Jimi f'n Hendrix
Best Drummer- Keith Moon (may he rest in peace), John Bonham (the same)
Favorites of Dazed and Confused Devotees like yours truly:
Kansas, Rush, and yes Styx and Boston
While I agree that "Against All Odds" and "Sussudio" are not good songs, they were Phil Collins solo efforts, not Genesis songs. My problem with Genesis is that they slowly allowed Phil Collins to take over the direction of the band (especially after Steve Hackett left) so that their music eventually started sounding like Phil Collins solo stuff (see "That's All" and "In Too Deep", for example). On the other hand, this also took them from cult band status to mainstream international rock stars and made them a hell of a lot of money, so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.
Also, to your list of best drummers, I would add Neil Peart (sp?) from Rush.