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10/5/09 at 4:48am
This would appear to be a very generational question, as in the bands that forged one's youth.
That's very well put.
For me, the greatest will be in no particular order but very deep personal connections and memories.
The Clash- first music that I loved that my parents hated (something about jumping in the Thames to escape the bomb freaked them out)
Talking Heads- first band that really showed me music could be art
Joy Division- found because of a girl who would break my heart, but showed me that I wasn't alone in those feelings
EDIT: Honorable mention to Elvis Costello via Nick Lowe. I used to play "what's so funny bout peace and understanding" when i was ticked at my parents