In the course of music history, some bands get that extra push by pop culture and become uber-iconic, while others, though just as deserving, go largely unnoticed except by those who choose to dig even deeper. For every Elvis Presley, there is a seedier Carl Perkins off to the side. David Bowie gets the glory for being the ultimate glam-rocker, while only a niche group bows to Marc Bolan and T.Rex. The Sex Pistols may get all the punk cred, but the Dead Boys were just as lethal, and don't get us started on how Texas groover Doug Sahm still doesn't get his due.
Some of these bands you may already know, because you feverishly read Rocks Off every hour and that makes you generally cool as shit. You should all see the looks on He Said's face whenever he meets someone who doesn't know who the MC5 was. We were once told that it was like watching someone get punched in the nuts, but in the brain. Most of these artists' output is available online, so you have no excuse to not partake in the magic. Or come by the office sometime and He Said will make you a mixtape.