"Classic" doesn't mean "good."
31 terrible 1960s bands a lot of people think are awesome.
People who grew up in the 1960s love to talk about how great the music of their generation was, and how terrible every song released since 1973 really is. Actually, the trick is getting a Baby Boomer to STOP talking about music, because once they get going, they're like the boulder from Raiders of the Lost Ark
. But let's be honest: most of the bands they consider the greatest ever were actually pretty crappy. The Beach Boys were like a barbershop quartet with a fetish for cars that sailed way past the border of creepy. The Grateful Dead only sounds good if you're on enough psychedelics to bring down an elk. Bob Dylan sounded (and still sounds) like his vocal cords are being attacked mid-song by an irate wolverine. Simon & Garfunkel wouldn't know a beat if you clobbered them over the head with it. Sonny & Cher...I mean, do I really even need to say anything about Sonny & Cher? And don't even get me started on The Beatles. Being "classic" doesn't make it good.
So which are the worst of the worst? Well, all of them, really, but here are 31 of bands from the 1960s that are actually #Bad.