The Ramones are widely hailed as the first punk band, and their style was like none other at the time. Before these kids from Queens came along, no rock band pared it down to ripped up jeans, leather jackets, and dirty manes of hair. As they became a mainstay of CBGB's in 1974, this instantly become the de facto "rock 'n roll" look that had no predecessor but has now survived longer than disco, longer than glam, and longer than grunge.
15. The Ramones