500. The Blasters

Naturally, the bulk of the bands on this list (or in the actual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) are from the United States. Others on this list were praised for their ability to merge multiple styles. The Blasters were easily in both categories, but the Blasters were focused on blending musical genres that were primarily rooted in America. They called their creation simply “American Music”, which was an eclectic blend of Roots Rock, R&B, Punk and Rockabilly. Although their music was well received, it wasn’t well purchased, and the band that could very well symbolize American music, did not equate into the American wallet. Maybe they weren’t so American after all.

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