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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: johnnyb ()
Date: December 3, 2020 00:56

iggy and the stooges

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: December 3, 2020 04:10

New York Dolls

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: December 3, 2020 06:08

Best Native American rock band of all time
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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: northof49 ()
Date: December 3, 2020 06:55

Why, Paul Revere and the Raiders of course.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: bam ()
Date: December 3, 2020 08:26

Wilco.
Oh, sorry, that’s the best Americana rock band of all time.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: shattered1978 ()
Date: December 3, 2020 08:44

Was Tool already listed here? Geniuses.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 3, 2020 09:30

....dont matter ... they all wanted
ta be The Stones .... how many interviews
ya read from Bruce ta Iggy where the say they
saw The Stones on Sullivan or live or Tami and wanted ta be them ...

Cant recall ever reading someone saying they saw
The Beetles and wanted ta be McCartney or george ..... HHHHaaaaa



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 3, 2020 09:45

..... Jack or Jelly Babies ..... HHHHHHaaaaaaaaaaa



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: RockingLonestar ()
Date: December 3, 2020 10:47

Govt Mule

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: RockingLonestar ()
Date: December 3, 2020 10:48

CCR

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: December 3, 2020 10:56

Of the current set, Antibalas, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dap Kings are all high quality.

From the legends and Hall Of Fame candidates, The Coasters, The Box Tops, The Modern Lovers, Big Star, The Patti Smith Group, The Rolling Thunder Revue all should make the ballot.



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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 3, 2020 11:16

With a couple of more great albums under their belt, Cordovas will get there, imo.

Fantastic band! Check them out, if you haven't heard them.





[www.youtube.com]

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: December 3, 2020 11:53

The Young Rascals
The Rascals

Dino Danelli
Eddie Brigati
Felix Cavaliere
Gene Cornish (he may be Canadian)

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: December 3, 2020 11:54

Joey Dee and The Starlighters.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Witness ()
Date: December 3, 2020 13:02

Quote
DandelionPowderman
With a couple of more great albums under their belt, Cordovas will get there, imo.

Fantastic band! Check them out, if you haven't heard them.





[www.youtube.com]

Yes, a first impression of that song was very good, thank you! I did not know about them at all.

Apparently, associated with someone with the name Joe Firstman. Founding member or producer?

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: December 3, 2020 13:30

Don't quite agree with this writer's conclusion.. but he does show his work.

What is the Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? The Answer is Not as Easy as You Think…

At first, upon reading this, I surely thought there’d be a definitive answer, but when I started to think, I found myself scraping the bottom of the barrel – what American band can hold up against the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Stones? The answer is not as clear as you think, and some names may surprise you. Discounting singer/songwriter driven bands (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) in consideration for groups that contained individual personalities coming together to create, among popular answers were the Ramones, Guns n’ Roses, The Eagles… And after a few weeks of digesting this question, we’ve come down to a few solid names that could even hold a candle up to those British bands.
[eraofgoodfeeling.com]



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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: RisingStone ()
Date: December 3, 2020 13:40

It feels to me, the more names are up on the thread, the less convincing it gets...

How many of them bands mentioned so far do actually equal The Beatles or The Rolling Stones for instance in their musical achievement, historical significance or contribution to culture? Sonic Youth? Nirvana? What a joke. I saw SY many times and Nirvana once, yes I like them, but hailing them as the “best American bands”, the equivalents to The Beatles and The Stones, is just ridiculous. Even The Doors.

As someone suggests upthread, many people put their favorites rather than the best. I picked Bruce, the Dead and The Beach Boys but they aren’t necessarily my personal favorites.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 3, 2020 13:43

Quote
Witness
Quote
DandelionPowderman
With a couple of more great albums under their belt, Cordovas will get there, imo.

Fantastic band! Check them out, if you haven't heard them.





[www.youtube.com]

Yes, a first impression of that song was very good, thank you! I did not know about them at all.

Apparently, associated with someone with the name Joe Firstman. Founding member or producer?

He's both, I think smiling smiley Check out their former album, "That Santa Fe Channel" as well. Great stuff!

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Witness ()
Date: December 3, 2020 13:47

Quote
DandelionPowderman
Quote
Witness
Quote
DandelionPowderman
With a couple of more great albums under their belt, Cordovas will get there, imo.

Fantastic band! Check them out, if you haven't heard them.





[www.youtube.com]

Yes, a first impression of that song was very good, thank you! I did not know about them at all.

Apparently, associated with someone with the name Joe Firstman. Founding member or producer?

He's both, I think smiling smiley Check out their former album, "That Santa Fe Channel" as well. Great stuff!

It seems that they have released three studio albums and one live album.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 3, 2020 13:54

Quote
MisterDDDD
Don't quite agree with this writer's conclusion.. but he does show his work.

What is the Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? The Answer is Not as Easy as You Think…

At first, upon reading this, I surely thought there’d be a definitive answer, but when I started to think, I found myself scraping the bottom of the barrel – what American band can hold up against the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Stones? The answer is not as clear as you think, and some names may surprise you. Discounting singer/songwriter driven bands (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) in consideration for groups that contained individual personalities coming together to create, among popular answers were the Ramones, Guns n’ Roses, The Eagles… And after a few weeks of digesting this question, we’ve come down to a few solid names that could even hold a candle up to those British bands.
[eraofgoodfeeling.com]

Interesting!

«but maybe that’s just how American pop culture has shaped up to be. We crave and reward individual talent and personalities mainly because Americans have been programmed to do so – we are obsessed with the success of the individual»..

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: December 3, 2020 14:40

Quote
DandelionPowderman

Interesting!

«but maybe that’s just how American pop culture has shaped up to be. We crave and reward individual talent and personalities mainly because Americans have been programmed to do so – we are obsessed with the success of the individual»..


It is interesting and persuasive. After a second cup of coffee and reading it again, I agree with most of it including his final pick.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: December 3, 2020 14:43

Quote
DandelionPowderman
With a couple of more great albums under their belt, Cordovas will get there, imo.

Fantastic band! Check them out, if you haven't heard them.

smileys with beer
Very good.. hadn't heard of them, looking forward to hearing more, thanks!

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 3, 2020 14:44

thumbs up

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: December 3, 2020 14:47

The Fugs.

- Doxa

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: TravelinMan ()
Date: December 3, 2020 15:50

Nirvana, of course! At least they were when I was growing up. Pearl Jam as well.



The Eagles are certainly the most accessible and successful.

Some say Van Halen, but I don’t really listen to them.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: December 3, 2020 15:54

The Monkees

The Partridge Family

The Archies

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Pietro ()
Date: December 3, 2020 19:21

Credence Clearwater Revival

I also like the Flamin' Groovies, but they didn't make many records.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Single Malt ()
Date: December 3, 2020 19:32

Lots of great bands but I go for Grateful Dead or The Doors. ZZ Top ain't bad either (especially the pre-Eliminator period).

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: December 3, 2020 20:32

Quote
Rockman
.... how many interviews
ya read from Bruce ta Iggy where the say they
saw The Stones on Sullivan or live or Tami...

Springsteen always names the Beatles as his #1 influence and source of inspiration.
Published just yesterday, Springsteen reminisces...

Bruce Springsteen recalls the moment he listened to The Beatles for the first time

The Boss

“I saw Elvis on TV and when I first saw Elvis, I was 9 but I was a little young, tried to play the guitar but it didn’t work out, I put it away.
The keeper was in 1964, ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ on South Street with my mother driving. I immediately demanded that she let me out,
I ran to the bowling alley, ran down a long neon-lit aisle, down the bowling alley into the bowling alley. Ran to the phone booth,
got in the phone booth and immediately called my girl and asked ‘Have you heard this band called The Beatles?’
After that, it was nothing but rock ‘n’ roll and guitars.”

From same article, he told the BBC in 2016 that: "(‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’) was another song that changed the course of my life.
It was a very raucous sounding record when it came out of the radio. It really was the song that inspired me to play rock and roll music –
to get a small band and start doing some small gigs around town. It was life-changing. It’s still a beautiful record".

And from Iggy (2012):

"When I was in my early teens, I’d listen to the Top 40 and I would wait for the one Beatles song that the radio station would play;
this engendered an incredibly emotional reaction, almost like a drug compulsion – waiting for that Beatles song was something I had to have, it was irresistible".



Seems safe to say that without the Beatles, there might not be Springsteen/E Street Band or Iggy and the Stooges - at least not the same huge stars they eventually became.

_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: MrEcho ()
Date: December 3, 2020 21:51

Doors
Stooges
Ramones

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