426. The Gun Club
Of the many Punk bands that emerged from L.A. (or really anywhere for that matter), the Gun Club could have conceivably drew from more outside influences than anyone else. With a serious Blues injection to their music, the Gun Club indirectly helped create a harder Alternative Country market that really hadn’t existed before and a list of successful bands who were influenced by them (R.E.M & the White Stripes to name a couple) is a long one. Having said that, should a Los Angeles based Punk band receive the nod, the Gun Club likely won’t be that band.