Jim Morrison According to Neil Rickards @NeilTheKid, the Lizard King was the “perfect front man. A genius. Great lyrics, persona, appearance”. Ben Roe @BenRoe22 adds, “Lyricist & poet. Anti-establishment & the most charismatic, pioneering frontman that changed music.” And he got his chap out onstage.
Jarvis Cocker Never your archetypal rock god, Jarvis Cocker still has all the ingredients, just shaken about a bit. “He’s just THE MAN. Great frontman, stage presence and lyrically he’s a genius, ” offers James Goodwin @PULPperson, his Twitter handle a bit of a giveaway.
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Liam Gallagher Monkey-walking, head thrown back, the younger Gallagher has it all: “The attitude, the look, the presence, the voice. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star!!” That’s from craig @cutoutcraig. Conor Irvine @ConorIrvo20 lists Liam’s achievements: “Sex, Drugs, Number 1’s, anthemic tunes, fall outs, 250,000 people in two nights!”
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Lou Reed Reno Nismara @bungreno tells us, “From ‘Venus in Furs’ to the noises in ‘Metal Machine Music’, Lou’s completely ahead of his time”. And what of Reed’s reputation as a curmudgeon? “He doesn’t care [about] being cool or not. He just makes the music he loves,” says Mariela Aramayo on Facebook.
Thom Yorke A more reserved kind of definitive rock star, albeit with a razor-sharp political mind, Radiohead’s big man gets the nod from Electric Candyman @crze “because he’s just insanely genius”. Milan Perisic @infactable agrees, praising “the smartest use of the greatest talent rock and roll has ever seen”.
Noel Gallagher Liam might get most of the votes, but bro’s worth a shout too. “He has it all, don’t think he needs any further explanation,” explains Ik, Willem @Under_A_Bridge and Gregor Davis @GregorDavis96 hails a “consistent rock & roll anthem writer whose worst songs are better than most artists’, Godlike Genius”.
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Bobby Gillespie There’s a common thread running through shouts for the Primal Scream original rocker. “Sex, drugs, drink and everything in between. Also who else could pull off a Pink Suit at Glastonbury?” says TheKieranMurray @iamkieranmurray. “Who else can pull of reflective shirts and suits like that?” asks Jack Christie @JC_Westside
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