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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: terraplane ()
Date: June 29, 2021 07:08

The Doors by a mile

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: IGTBA ()
Date: June 29, 2021 09:00

Best: Beach Boys, at least in the US. Not so sure about worldwide impact, where The Doors have a strong case.

For a period in the 60's, the Beach Boys, here, were on close to the same level as the Beatles; and they were more impactful and popular than the Stones. My choice is based on best, as in most influential/liked/impactful/popular; not my personal favorites.

The Beach Boys were never my favorite US band. At different times several other bands mentioned here were my US favorites for a period. But I only remember two bands ever being clearly my overall favorite band: The Beatles for a relatively short period through mid 1965 and The Rolling Stones from then on.

Inside the US, Bruce/E Street would come in second, if they qualify? I've read all the the comments and think they qualify, but I respect those who think they should not qualify.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-06-29 09:12 by IGTBA.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: mikey C ()
Date: June 29, 2021 09:43

The Grateful Dead from let's say old school....From the Modern era i would go with The Pixies even the Pixies have been around more or less for 35 Years!

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: June 29, 2021 09:59

No American band ever came close to this, imho.





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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: June 29, 2021 16:41

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open-g
The Black Crowes

they could make Amorica great again, by a lot, .... if they re-released it with some unreleased tracks tongue sticking out smiley

They kind of did that, the version in the '98 box has a couple of previously unreleased songs, and others appeared on the Lost Crowes set.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: floodonthepage ()
Date: June 29, 2021 16:42

"American" (US) - Grateful Dead
North American (US/CA) - Bob Dylan and the Band
Central American - Santana (Carlos is US based/Mexican born)
South American - Joao Gilberto



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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: June 29, 2021 16:44

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IGTBA
Best: Beach Boys, at least in the US. Not so sure about worldwide impact, where The Doors have a strong case.

For a period in the 60's, the Beach Boys, here, were on close to the same level as the Beatles; and they were more impactful and popular than the Stones. My choice is based on best, as in most influential/liked/impactful/popular; not my personal favorites.

The Beach Boys were never my favorite US band. At different times several other bands mentioned here were my US favorites for a period. But I only remember two bands ever being clearly my overall favorite band: The Beatles for a relatively short period through mid 1965 and The Rolling Stones from then on.

Inside the US, Bruce/E Street would come in second, if they qualify? I've read all the the comments and think they qualify, but I respect those who think they should not qualify.

I tend to agree though Mike Love is such an @ss; I'd definitely put them in the top 3 with CCR and the Allman Bros.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Marhsall ()
Date: June 29, 2021 17:10

The Doors

"Well my heavy throbbers itchin' just to lay a solid rhythm down"

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: June 29, 2021 17:13

With elite artists like Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix (yes, I know The Experience was 2/3 European, but we know where 99% of the talent was), it seems that the US could be in a better position to challenge British rock bands, if they (Bob, Chuck and Jimi) were included. Yes, I know, Bob Dylan isn’t a band. That said, here are some of my favorite US rock bands who could be considered amongst the best:

Ramones
Grateful Dead
Allman Bros (w/ Duane)
Tool (best active rock drummer)
Nirvana
Aerosmith (70’s)
Metallica (love their 80’s stuff)
Beach Boys
CCR
Velvet Underground
Stooges

I don’t like Elvis, The Doors, The Eagles…



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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: June 29, 2021 17:22

Crazy Horse

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: goingmad ()
Date: June 29, 2021 17:34

Black Crowes & Aerosmith

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: June 30, 2021 13:02

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goingmad
Black Crowes & Aerosmith

hose would be the 2 pones at the absolute bottom. Goes to that.......what to say...........lots of people have zero taste

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: ManuelStones ()
Date: June 30, 2021 17:45

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terraplane
The Doors by a mile

Yep. Probably the Doors and Beach Boys.

From "Modern Era", Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Killers.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: June 30, 2021 18:56

There's not much reward for being too far ahead of your time.

A group that has been that and more...multiple times...is finally getting their due:


SPARKS.


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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: June 30, 2021 19:29

Its funny how people are listing the top selling and most popular USA bands. But you can walk into any club in lets say New Orleans and see bands so good that they blow any of the bands mentioned away. Popular doesn't make a band great.
Are we talking about songs, musicianship how a band can improvise live? Somebody just mentioned The Beach Boys. Well thank The Wrecking Crew for that. I hope people would just say why they mention a band.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: June 30, 2021 20:24

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loog droog
There's not much reward for being too far ahead of your time.

A group that has been that and more...multiple times...is finally getting their due:


SPARKS.


[www.youtube.com]

In that vein, check out Big Star. If you haven’t already.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Rocktiludrop ()
Date: June 30, 2021 20:32

If we can include Canada I'd say The Band.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: June 30, 2021 22:30

America? You mean USA? North America?

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: June 30, 2021 22:40

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More Hot Rocks
Somebody just mentioned The Beach Boys. Well thank The Wrecking Crew for that. I hope people would just say why they mention a band.

Very true, it seemed after the first few albums Brian Wilson took all his ideas and worked with them to create the albums and the rest of the band then reassembled to tour in support of the album.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: June 30, 2021 22:42

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NashvilleBlues
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loog droog
There's not much reward for being too far ahead of your time.

A group that has been that and more...multiple times...is finally getting their due:


SPARKS.


[www.youtube.com]

In that vein, check out Big Star. If you haven’t already.

Great band that suffered from poor marketing.

The documentary thst came out about them a few years ago was very good.

I'm not sure they'd qualify as one of the greatest American bands but should not be overlooked nonetheless.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Cooltoplady ()
Date: June 30, 2021 23:15

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More Hot Rocks
Its funny how people are listing the top selling and most popular USA bands. But you can walk into any club in lets say New Orleans and see bands so good that they blow any of the bands mentioned away. Popular doesn't make a band great.
Are we talking about songs, musicianship how a band can improvise live? Somebody just mentioned The Beach Boys. Well thank The Wrecking Crew for that. I hope people would just say why they mention a band.

Good points.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: June 30, 2021 23:34

ToTo, although their catalogue is larger than rock. Van Halen very good as well.
ZZ Top, genuine oldschool.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: July 1, 2021 00:01

The Doors and then the Allman brothers

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: July 1, 2021 00:43

meanwhile I was ssssssssstill thinking .........



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: triceratops ()
Date: July 1, 2021 01:06

Byrds are #1. They engaged with The Stones. 8 Miles High was ground breaking
Doors are #2 -- They had an extended career. Jim of course, Ray never gets enough credit, Robbie's jazz guitar on Light My Fire.
Talking Heads get honorable mention for being super hot and super good for about 4 years. 1980 to 1984



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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: NilsHolgersson ()
Date: July 1, 2021 01:07

I'd say Aerosmith, for their longevity. The Doors and Nirvana were only active a few years. Aerosmith even have their own ride at Disneyland, so they must be the biggest band.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Iggyrichards ()
Date: July 1, 2021 02:44

Aerosmith and Van Halen

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: July 1, 2021 05:29

Steely Dan Touring Band

Delbert McClinton’s backing band. Dick 50

Govt Mule

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: July 1, 2021 07:19

It's a very subjective observation.

Was Nirvana a rock band? They certainly rocked.

Urge Overkill was (is, or whatever).

Cheap Trick.

Does the E Street Band count?

What about Walt Mink?

The Ramones...? I may be wrong but I don't think they considered themselves that. But they certainly rocked.


Pearl Jam.

Maybe even the Stone Temple Pilots for a little bit.

Soundgarden. Love 'em... but were they a rock band? Not really. Hard rock. Metal Etc.


Chuck Berry was the ultimate rock band.

So was Hank Williams. And Muddy Waters. Howlin' Wolf. Little Walter.


Overall, though... all the influences... and what projected into the future:

THE DOORS.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: July 1, 2021 07:46

Billy Lee Riley and His Little Green Men
Flying Saucers Rock n Roll ............... 1957


Like where did that thing come from ....
Roland Janes on guitar and The Killer on piano .....

Its like nothin before it .... Wild day at Sun ....



ROCKMAN

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