The Doors: I can't think of another 60's rock band without a bass player. Jim Morrison headed this band that hated to be labeled, boxed in, or predictable. They were known make a few people mad, which happens when you challenge the status quo. Suggested tracks: Riders on the Storm, When the Music's Over
They Might Be Giants: This peculiar duo loves singing about science and geeky stuff. Whether it's a tribute to the Planet of the Apes or the chemical composition of the sun, TMBG will keep you guessing. And that's keeps you from being complacent. Suggested tracks: Istanbul (not Constantinople), Make A Little Birdhouse In Your Soul
Morphine: Hailing from Boston, this trio's smooth jazz sounds will open your minds and ease your troubles away. I saw them in Manhattan during the 90's. Bonus: one member can play two saxaphones at once. Suggested tracks: Empty Box, French Fries
Jimi Hendrix: No one revolutionized the electric guitar like this man. A versatile showman, he once set his guitar on fire as a grand finale. Some of my favorite are: All Along the Watchtower, Red House
That's on my playlist, but I'm sure you could come up with your own. Who would you put on your playlist?