yes i loved s-k precisely because they fucking rocked.
true about cohen & cave. also 95% of lou reed. also all of jenny lewis or those babymen from belle and sebastian. with the clash: the only words i ever extracted from them were "shareef don't like it, rock the casbah" and "know your rights" and "loooondooon callliiiiing" (didn't know about what). i get a good chunk of the sex pistols but i remember reading/memorizing those from some insert and then they were such fun. johnny cash-- crystal clear. dylan--incomprehensible and therefore super-ugly (a high-pitched nasal torment). etc.