Tangerine Dream- I never know where to start with this lot. I'm still waiting for that track which might be the gateway.
Stray Cats - I've always enjoyed 'Runaway Boys', no real interest or knowledge beyond that.
Joan Jett -I only really know 'I Love Rock n' Roll'. Good for ice hockey games I guess, but of no real interest to me.
Tommy Roe - No idea
Arctic Monkeys - They've never impressed me and I'm slightly mystified how they got as big as they did.
Stiff Little Fingers - Easy to forget how big they were around 78/79. Some decent singles, but a bit stodgy and sweaty overall. They make it all seem like very hard work, there's no lightness of touch there.
Lee Hazelwood - Another who I've no idea how to approach, probably a decent comp would be the best way. 'Some Velvet Morning' is a classic, but I haven't found much beyond that to really grab me.
Julee Cruise - I only really know the stuff with Badalamenti. It can sound a bit samey after a while, but 'Mysteries of Love' is one of the most beautiful things ever.
Dr Dre - I quite like that p-funk sound, although it became a formula quite quickly. I don't really regard him as any great talent.
Grand Funk Railroad - No idea
The Carpenters - Yes they can get a bit sickly, but I really like Karen carpenter's voice and there are some real gems there. I've posted this before on BCB, but it really is fantastic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB657W91rX4
. The best thing on the list so far anyway.
Minor Threat - No interest
James Taylor - Yeah some very good tracks, but a bit uninspired on the whole. I prefer him to Elton John though.
NIN - No interest.
UB40 - Some very good early singles, then it went very pear shaped.
The Donnas - Don't know who they are.
Emmylou Harris - No idea