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Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: michaelsavage ()
Date: May 5, 2014 20:12

OOps, forgot a GREAT one..

Social Distortion!

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: May 5, 2014 20:47

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michaelsavage
OOps, forgot a GREAT one..

Social Distortion!


I got 'em right there on page one!

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: jjo ()
Date: May 5, 2014 22:59

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michaelsavage
OOps, forgot a GREAT one..

Social Distortion!

Better left forgotten!

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: mtaylor ()
Date: May 5, 2014 23:20

Difficult to choose:

Nirvana
Bruce
Allmann
CCR
Aerosmith.

Here are some to choose from:

1. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2. Aerosmith
3. Nirvana
4. The Ramones
5. Metallica
6. Van Halen
7. The Byrds
8. R.E.M.
9. The Beach Boys
10. The Allman Brothers Band
11. Guns N’ Roses
12. The Doors
13. Eagles
14. Creedence Clearwater Revival
15. The Stooges
16. Lynyrd Skynyrd
17. The Velvet Underground
18. Pearl Jam
19. Wilco
20. Buddy Holly and the Crickets
21. The Grateful Dead
22. The White Stripes
23. Sly and the Family Stone
24. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
25. The Replacements
26. KISS
27. Big Star
28. Red Hot Chili Peppers
29. Foo Fighters
30. ZZ Top
31. Sonic Youth
32. Los Lobos
33. X
34. Pixies
35. Talking Heads
36. Booker T. and the MG’s
37. The Flaming Lips
38. Mountain
39. The J. Geils Band
40. Buffalo Springfield
41. NRBQ
42. Cheap Trick
43. The Strokes
44. Alice Cooper
45. The Lovin’ Spoonful
46. Kings of Leon
47. Elvis Presley and the Blue Moon Boys
48. Yo La Tengo
49. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
50. Green Day

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Date: May 5, 2014 23:30

I think solo acts weren't allowed.

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: nomis ()
Date: May 5, 2014 23:50

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duke richardson
Id put the Blasters in the top 5. a great roots rock band.

I was thinkin Blasters too.

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: runaway ()
Date: May 6, 2014 13:11

Here are few more:

The Ventures
Frank Zappa and The Mothers
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
The Cramps
The Swans
Zillatron



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Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: buffalo7478 ()
Date: May 6, 2014 18:39

I have seen The Band listed, and Buffalo Springfield, but I think you have to give Canada credit for both of those bands...most of the Band, and certainly Neil Young of BS hail from Ontario I believe.

I left Nirvana off my post and they should be on.

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: michaelsavage ()
Date: May 6, 2014 19:01

Quote
jjo
Quote
michaelsavage
OOps, forgot a GREAT one..

Social Distortion!

Better left forgotten!

There's taste..and then there's no taste

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: michaelsavage ()
Date: May 6, 2014 19:01

Quote
BluzDude
Quote
michaelsavage
OOps, forgot a GREAT one..

Social Distortion!


I got 'em right there on page one!

GREAT choice!!!

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: Shantipole ()
Date: May 6, 2014 19:52

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TippyToe
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sdstonesguy
The Band were Canadian (outside Levon).

Canadians are Americans too, Canada being part of the Americas.

As a Canadian I take exception to this statement. Call us North Americans if you must but we are definitely not Americans.

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: michaelsavage ()
Date: May 7, 2014 00:05

Please. people are so uptight and "PC" ! Loosen up and enjoy.

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: shadooby ()
Date: May 7, 2014 00:56

Crosby, Stills, Nash and/or Young
Aerosmith
Creedence Clearwater Revival
ZZ Top
The Doors

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: May 7, 2014 01:55

Difficult one to choose 5.....Creedence Clearwater Revival is there in my top 5.......

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Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: May 7, 2014 02:04

CCR would probably have been in my top 5, but they were a real disappointment live.

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: May 7, 2014 02:29

What was wrong with them...............





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Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: May 7, 2014 02:34

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NICOS
What was wrong with them...............

I was really looking forward to a pulsating rhythm guitar from Tom, but he was so low in the mix, it made the whole band sound flat. That and their typical 35 to 40 minute show seemed like a rip-off.

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: May 7, 2014 02:36

Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Jack Meyers, Bill Warren.

Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Charles Calmese

CCR
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The Stooges

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: BIGJAMFAN ()
Date: May 8, 2014 22:00

CCR, THE RAMONES, THE EAGLES, REM, X, GREEN DAY, AEROSMITH. CHEAP TRICK, THE BYRDS, HUSKER DU in no particular order!grinning smiley

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: tklawson ()
Date: May 8, 2014 22:26

Creedence
Aerosmith
Doors
Velvet Underground
Ramones

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: thosewildhorses ()
Date: May 10, 2014 08:12

Excellent choices on this forum, will try not to duplicate, sorry if I do but let's not forget:
Jay & The Americans (Jay Black is blessed with pipes like Pavorotti)
Steve Miller Band
Charlie Daniels Band
Simon & Garfunkel
Bob Seeger & Silver Bullet Band
Peter, Paul & Mary
Righteous Bros.
Everley Bros.
Drifters
Seekers
O'Jays
Archie Bell & the Drells
Four Tops
Temptations
Stylistics
Jan & Dean
Loggins & Messina
Commodores
Miracles
First Edition
Union Gap
Sam & Dave
Gatlin Bros.
Stone Ponies
The Association
Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Tower of Power
The Emotions
Four Seasons (Don't know Frankie Valli named his 70s band, they were great)
Bon Jovi
Kingston Trio
Hall & Oates
Doobie Bros.
Silver Convention
Gladys Knight & Pips
Seals & Crofts
Smashmouth
Buckinghams
Vertical Horizon
No Doubt
Fifth Dimension
Manhattan Transfer
Little River Band
Canned Heat
some not my personal favs but they've entertained many:
Heart
Go-Gos
Bangles
Sly & the Family Stones
Carpenters

More and more....Pool's not thin, dive in head first, you won't break your neck! >grinning smiley<



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Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: guitarbastard ()
Date: May 10, 2014 09:45

how can you all forget the best punk band in history??

DEAD KENNEDYS

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: May 10, 2014 12:23

Nobody likes the White Stripes? Or do they not count as a band?

No, we can't agree on what a band is. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are excluded by an accident of naming, and some great studio bands because they didn't tour or record as a separate unit. Does a band have to play guitars? Or indeed, any instrument at all? (in which case we need a new thread for the many great American vocal groups).

Given the demographic of this board, it's not surprising that most of the choices are white blues/rock bands of the late 60s and 70s. Nobody is going to put a band in their top 5 if they are not familiar with their work or don't like it, and that's what most people here know best. No jazz, no country or bluegrass or cajun/zydeco or folk or (insert genre here.....) And if Canadians count as part of "the Americas" then what about South American or Caribbean music?

I'm not nominating a top 5 because I don't know enough about some of the leading candidates - I'd certainly have the Beach Boys on my personal shortlist, and the White Stripes, and anything involving Mark Lanegan, and the Heartbreakers if they're allowed, and the Neville Brothers. But white US blues/rock of the 70s is not my specialist subject and there are obviously some top contenders there.

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: Father Ted ()
Date: May 10, 2014 12:36

Red Hot Chili Peppers up to Blood Sugar Sex Magic.
Faith No More
Metallica
Husker Du
Nirvana

OT-Your Favorite American Soloists
Posted by: thosewildhorses ()
Date: May 10, 2014 08:49

The Top 5 American Bands thread is so popular guess it's time to name your favorite American soloists. Maybe keep it to 10?

James Taylor
Whitney Houston
Kenny Rogers
Lionel Ritchie
Janis Joplin
Bob Dylan
BB King
Dionne Warwick
Aretha Franklin
Frankie Valli
Stevie Wonder (whoops, overlimit but worth it)
Glen Campbell
Steven Stills
Linda Ronstadt
Pat Benetar
Deborah Harry
Billy Joel
Burt Bacharach
Billy Idol
Pat Benetar
Ritchie Havens
Prince
Michael Jackson
Eddie Kendricks
Frank Sinatra
Leslie Gore
Smokey Robinson
Elvis
Madonna
Cher
Tina Turner
Michael MacDonald
James Brown
Ella Fitzgerald
Patsy Cline
Ray Charles
George Benson
Marvin Gaye
Diana Ross
Lady GaGa
Janet Jackson
Eminem
Neil Diamond
Lou Rawls
Bill Withers
Ritchie Valens
Big Bopper
Don McLean
Katy Perry
Barry White
Gladys Knight

Cheers! smileys with beer



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Re: OT-Your Favorite American Soloists
Date: May 10, 2014 11:27

Bruce Springsteen
John Mellencamp
Tom Petty
Miles Davis
Wes Montgomery
Peter Wolf
Tom Waits
John Lee Hooker
Chuck Berry
Muddy Waters
Leadbelly
Robert Johnson
Jimmy Reed
Slim Harpo
Little Walter
Albert King
Taj Mahal
Bob Dylan
Otis Redding
Arthur Conley
Wilson Pickett
Sam&Dave
Curtis Mayfield



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2014-05-10 11:36 by DandelionPowderman.

Re: OT-Your Favorite American Soloists
Posted by: electricmud ()
Date: May 10, 2014 13:05

Quote
thosewildhorses

The Top 5 American Bands thread is so popular guess it's time to name your favorite American soloists. Maybe keep it to 10?

James Taylor
Whitney Houston
Kenny Rogers
Lionel Ritchie
Janis Joplin
Bob Dylan
BB King
Dionne Warwick
Aretha Franklin
Frankie Valli
Stevie Wonder (whoops, overlimit but worth it)
Glen Campbell
Steven Stills
Linda Ronstadt
Pat Benetar
Deborah Harry
Billy Joel
Burt Bacharach
Billy Idol
Pat Benetar
Ritchie Havens
Prince
Michael Jackson
Eddie Kendricks
Frank Sinatra
Leslie Gore
Smokey Robinson
Elvis
Madonna
Cher
Tina Turner
Michael MacDonald
James Brown
Ella Fitzgerald
Patsy Cline
Ray Charles
George Benson
Marvin Gaye
Diana Ross
Lady GaGa
Janet Jackson
Eminem
Neil Diamond
Lou Rawls
Bill Withers
Ritchie Valens
Big Bopper
Don McLean
Katy Perry
John Mayall


John Mayall? American? confused smiley

Re: OT-Your Favorite American Soloists
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: May 10, 2014 20:12

Oh, for goodness' sake - WE NEEDED A SEPARATE THREAD FOR SOLO ARTISTS!

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Posted by: llargueras ()
Date: May 11, 2014 04:38

why only five? seriuos difficulties to choose five bands... anyway
Grateful dead
Creedence
The Band
Allman Brosthers
and Wilco

Re: OT: Top 5 American Bands
Date: May 11, 2014 04:58

These lists...does no one listen to anytning from the last century?
Canned Heat?? Pat Benatar?

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