Those examples don't really change the overall makeup of the quiz, but the truth is that rock music has been overwhelmingly white and male for the last fifty years. There are certainly enough exceptions to fill several quizzes, but as far as percentages go, most of the best-known bands are all white men. I just looked up the best-selling albums of all-time, and, among bands (not solo or vocal group), 13 of the first 15 bands to appear are comprised exclusively of white men (ABBA and Fleetwood Mac are the exceptions).
I suppose my point is that it's unfair lambast the quizmaker for this. This list is a fair representation of very famous groups. There may well be a problem with minority representation in rock music, but this quiz is not the cause of it.
However, if the quiz was about the best voiceovers for Thomas the Tank Engine, I suppose Ringo would edge it over Geddy Lee.
It doesn't have to be balanced by gender, races or nationalities and there are/were a lot of other great bands out there who may also fit in this quiz, but I think it is good the way it is.
Sid Vicious was only a member of the Sex Pistols for a very short time and didn't play on any of their recordings. Glen Matlock was the original bass player and co-wrote almost all of their songs, including all of the famous ones.
On the other hand, while Terry Chimes was indeed the first and last drummer in The Clash, Topper Headon was the drummer for most of their recordings, including most of the songs casual fans are likely to know. (At their induction to the R&R Hall of Fame, Terry Chimes said that Topper was indeed *the* drummer of The Clash…very classy of him).
This is the world we live in.
I dont see what the issue is though. A band is a group of people that perform instrumtal or vocal music or a combination of the two. you give and argument (that according to you there should be instruments) but then you start making exceptions, based on what? people you like enough or are famous enough that you dont want to disregard them as a band?
I guess saying music group instead of bands will make you feel better. For most people it is the same though, I think for the ones that feel that a band is about playing instruments grew up with a lot of "I in a band" "Are you in a band?" "I wanna be in a band" And in all those cases it is usally meant a formation with a singer, a drummer, and 1-3guitar players and maybe a keyboard player. The standard band formation.
But you cant keep on describing "a group of people that go out and perform and make music together" people just call them bands.
I found gorillaz to be quite refreshing too. ( Older stuff probably too, but I wasnt around when they showed up, so not aware of the impact, but for instance heard hendrix was pretty special and can see how pink floyd was quite different from other bands. And I am sure there are more cases)
Ow and if you want unusual territory. Check out apocalyptica. Metal on 4 cellos, they are pretty damn awesome, atleast the concert I saw of them.
In case of music, yes that isnt a specific male dominated area, so there cóuld ve been more women. But to demand it... what is that gonna do? Noone is gonna complain, ow there are more answer starting with M than with S there should be more S on the quiz...
Regardless of what people say men and women still arent treated equally. But overcompensating to having them more on a random quiz (as opposed to quizzes that are about accomplishments, inventions, bravery etc) is not gonna do anything and feels rather fake to make such a fuss over.
If you really have experienced being discriminated against, whatever the reason, the last thing you will be worried about is if the representation on a quiz is 100% with real life, or needing it to be overcompensated. A list doesnt change what happens in real life...
I have much more to say about this, but this isnt the place, but I had to get it of my chest.
I have not a clue how this kept someone awake at night over something imagined.
I'm going to once again listen to those great moments in the history of music that are Fear of Music and Remain in Light, as should do anyone who never heard them.
No instruments = no band !
This quiz has the wrong title !
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