CountryAt raucous provocation rock-and-roll music excels, bested only by rap for how it can build you up from what beat you down.

Some bands begin with their name, but talent is what truly makes the name:

Beck, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Jane’s Addiction, The Chemical Brothers, Bjork, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, The Cure, Coldplay, Black Star, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Tuesto, Jack Johnson, Prince, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure, Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Strokes, Swedish House Mafia, The Black Keys, Dr.… ...

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What do you recall from the first day of school?

What rite of passage pleased you most: your novelty lunchbox, new clothes, a fresh hair cut? What accompanied your catapult from carefree kinder and endless opportunities for mayhem?

What rite of passage piqued you on the hallowed day: your mother’s kiss to your forehead in front of your pals, a fist fight at the first recess, lunch money lost in a crack of the school bus seat, a torn shoelace?… ...

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