The Gun Club
One of the original cowpunk ensembles, this venerable band has been largely forgotten compared to better-known Los Angeles peers like the Blasters and X. If Jack White had anything to say about it, however, the Gun Club would be in the Hall of Fame. "The songwriting of Kid Congo Powers and Jeffrey Lee Pierce has the freshest white take on the blues of its time," he once told the British music magazine Mojo. "'Sex Beat,' 'She's Like Heroin to Me' and 'For the Love of Ivy'… Why are these songs not taught in schools?"