10. Bad Brains
Washington, D.C. legends Bad Brains began as jazz-fusion group in 1975, but two years later punk hit and they changed their sound. They were one of the few African-American groups on the CBGB scene, but within a short time their sound evolved even more, and they embraced everything from soul to reggae to heavy metal. They are one of the great 1970s punk bands that continue to tour with their original line-up, and right now they are working on their ninth studio album.