art by Josh Bayer
Winner: The Ramones (by an over 3 to 1 margin)
J.t. Dockery: I think anybody that's been in Black Flag would pick Ramones over themselves...this one ain't fair, ha.
Jesse Dashner: Black flagg...WAY BETTER GUITAR PLAYER...in spite of fuckin Rollins
Kathy Flann: I need these two bands in my life for different reasons. But I need the Ramones more often.
Joyce Curran Holbrook: Ramones... inventors win over practitioners
Pete Ross: Black Flag. Vote for personal significance, not superiority.
Scott Huffines: The Ramones because they always put me in a good mood. Bonus points for the Dan Clowes video. I honestly didn't even know the four bars in the Black Flag logo meant a flag until a Tony Pence post explained it so their message obviously was never meant for me.
Karen Tominey: Ramones! Anyone who references the movie Freaks in a song is a winner in my book.
Paul Hutzler: The Ramones -- because they wrote my favorite song and recorded it over and over for twenty five years.
Paddy Haig: Black Flag for sure. The Ramones (Hippy Punks, Only in America.)
Joey Grey: As a huge fan of Black Flag, this one goes to... The Ramones. There would be no Flag if the Ramones didn't exist, and all the important members died before they could piss all over their legacy, as Greg Ginn is doing now.
Joe Natoli: Flag. Period. Despite the fact that Ginn is a monumental asshole.
John Frizzera: Ramones because they were the originators; I love the Flag but going with the granddaddies
Dug Sohn: Hardcore is what went wrong with punk. Ramones.
Daniel Wylie: Ramones. Though who wouldn't like to hear a Black Flag/Phil Spector recording??
Lynda DG: Black Flag. No contest. Rollins has more intelligence in his left pinkie than all the Ramones put together.