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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Woody24 ()
Date: December 1, 2020 05:00

1. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
2. Aerosmith
3. The Beach Boys
4. Bruce Springsteen / E Street
5. Doors

"Take all the pain...It's yours anyway"

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: retired_dog ()
Date: December 1, 2020 05:14

Funny that nobody (including me, of course!) mentioned

The Byrds

yet.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: rcfoxy ()
Date: December 1, 2020 05:29

The X-Pensive Winos of course (with some English geezer on Guitar & Vocals)

spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Cheers
Richard - In Another Land

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Mr. Jimi ()
Date: December 1, 2020 06:02

The Grateful Dead
The Doors
Pearl Jam

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: December 1, 2020 06:08

Jefferson Airplane or Grateful Dead.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers would have to be mentioned in there too.

Oh, Little Feat.

jb



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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: donvis ()
Date: December 1, 2020 06:32

Uhhhh..... Nirvana!!!!!!!????

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: December 1, 2020 06:52

Steely Dan

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Swayed1967 ()
Date: December 1, 2020 07:33

The Doobie Brothers – Michael McDonald is a God. Get on your knees and pray!

REM – Haven’t a clue what Stipe is singing in Pretty Persuasion but it sure sounds perty.

The Flying Burrito Brothers – Dylan said Palace of Sin was his favorite record of 69. Good enough for me. (And a true Stones fan gets Gram onto this list with either this band or The Byrds.)

The Doors – But only when I was a teenager If they’d fired Manzarek and brought in Billy Preston on keyboards I might still be a fan. Light My Fire is begging for a funkier intro.

Bread – Yeah, their music is a bit soggy but I’m not ashamed to admit I love all 13 of their hits…and let’s not forget ‘Goodbye Girl.’ F*ck Yeah!!!

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: RisingStone ()
Date: December 1, 2020 07:39

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MisterDDDD
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Big Al
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ChrisL
I’m not great at ranking anything, but I suppose the Beach Boys must be near the top of the list.
If the Jimi Hendrix Experience is allowed with two Brits, then that would be in the conversation obviously.

As two of the members are British and they formed in London, I would argue, correctly, that they were not an American band. They’re a London band, that counted an American as a member.

So we get to lay claim to Paul McCartney & Wings?
Then they get my vote. Great band winking smiley

LOL I understand your sentiment. But my gut feeling tells me The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Paul McCartney & Wings are both English bands no matter what. What are Derek & The Dominoes then? An English-American band, that is. Can’t explain logically but it depends on each member’s historical/musical background, where and when they found fame first etc...

My choices:
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (they make their presence felt strongly as a band to me)
Grateful Dead
The Beach Boys

Longevity, popularity and originality are big factors here, among others. Influential as they are, The Doors and The Velvet Underground are tad too short in their musical career to call them the greatest IMHO. Also a bit acquired taste, both of them — especially VU. The Band? Again, they are a Canadian-American band.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: December 1, 2020 09:05

The Band and Little Feat are both solid choices.

They both represent something essentially American. Los Lobos, The Blasters, Steve Earle and The Dukes share a certain rootsy Americana, as did the Flying Burrito Brothers. The New Riders Of The Purple Sage are another band in this vein.

Some other great and uniquely American bands not mentioned include the Buffalo Springfield, The Mothers Of Invention, Parliament-Funkadelic, The New York Dolls, Devo, Meat Puppets,The Meters and Canned Heat.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Meise ()
Date: December 1, 2020 09:31

Alman Brothers
Aerosmith
Black Crowes
Doors
Springsteen
Metallica

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I can't imagine a world without the Rolling Stones! (A. Erthegun)

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: December 1, 2020 10:39

Jane's Addiction?

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 1, 2020 10:48

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retired_dog
Funny that nobody (including me, of course!) mentioned

The Byrds

yet.

High up on my list for sure thumbs up

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 1, 2020 10:55

The J. Geils Band
The Byrds
The Jayhawks
The Allman Brothers

Even the poorest work of the (relatively) consistent work of these bands still sounds fresh today, imo (with the exception of the last J. Geils Band-album without Wolf - that one is a stinker).

I like some of the hard rock bands, too, but imo they haven't been able to make more than two or three great records (Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper etc).

I don't count solo acts with a backing band (Bruce, Petty etc) as bands.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Witness ()
Date: December 1, 2020 10:58

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DandelionPowderman
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retired_dog
Funny that nobody (including me, of course!) mentioned

The Byrds

yet.

High up on my list for sure thumbs up

I mentionned them on Page 2 of the thread as well..

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Witness ()
Date: December 1, 2020 11:01

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DandelionPowderman
The J. Geils Band
The Byrds
The Jayhawks
The Allman Brothers

Even the poorest work of the (relatively) consistent work of these bands still sounds fresh today, imo (with the exception of the last J. Geils Band-album without Wolf - that one is a stinker).

I like some of the hard rock bands, too, but imo they haven't been able to make more than two or three great records (Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper etc).

I don't count solo acts with a backing band (Bruce, Petty etc) as bands.

What about Sonic Youth, also mentionned on Page 2 of the thread?

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 1, 2020 11:21

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Witness
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DandelionPowderman
The J. Geils Band
The Byrds
The Jayhawks
The Allman Brothers

Even the poorest work of the (relatively) consistent work of these bands still sounds fresh today, imo (with the exception of the last J. Geils Band-album without Wolf - that one is a stinker).

I like some of the hard rock bands, too, but imo they haven't been able to make more than two or three great records (Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper etc).

I don't count solo acts with a backing band (Bruce, Petty etc) as bands.

What about Sonic Youth, also mentionned on Page 2 of the thread?

I haven't really listened to them. Something about their sound that never made me go discover them. Maybe I should?

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Witness ()
Date: December 1, 2020 11:30

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DandelionPowderman
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Witness
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DandelionPowderman
The J. Geils Band
The Byrds
The Jayhawks
The Allman Brothers

Even the poorest work of the (relatively) consistent work of these bands still sounds fresh today, imo (with the exception of the last J. Geils Band-album without Wolf - that one is a stinker).

I like some of the hard rock bands, too, but imo they haven't been able to make more than two or three great records (Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper etc).

I don't count solo acts with a backing band (Bruce, Petty etc) as bands.

What about Sonic Youth, also mentionned on Page 2 of the thread?

I haven't really listened to them. Something about their sound that never made me go discover them. Maybe I should?

Not on my recommendation alone. In case, look for the evaluation from other persons as well.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: December 1, 2020 11:48

The Beach Boys
The Doors
Nirvana

*It’s actually quite difficult. There are lots of U.S. bands’ that I really enjoy, yet, pinpointing those I genuinely love is a little trickier.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: December 1, 2020 11:50

ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd are candidates. I love them both.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: yorkshirestone ()
Date: December 1, 2020 11:56

Nirvana
E-street
REM
Pearl Jam
Aerosmith

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: bitusa2012 ()
Date: December 1, 2020 12:27

After Bruce and the ESB...

Creedence Clearwater Revival easily from
The Doors
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Then the length of the straight to anyone else..

Rod

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 1, 2020 13:56

Blue Öyster Cult

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: December 1, 2020 14:45

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Witness
What about Sonic Youth, also mentionned on Page 2 of the thread?

sad smiley eye rolling smiley confused smiley

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 1, 2020 14:58

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Rockman
we better sqeeeeeeeeeze
Booker T & MG's in there somewhere too

Definitely! thumbs up

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Woody24 ()
Date: December 1, 2020 15:33

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DandelionPowderman
The J. Geils Band
The Byrds
The Jayhawks
The Allman Brothers

Even the poorest work of the (relatively) consistent work of these bands still sounds fresh today, imo (with the exception of the last J. Geils Band-album without Wolf - that one is a stinker).

I like some of the hard rock bands, too, but imo they haven't been able to make more than two or three great records (Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper etc).

I don't count solo acts with a backing band (Bruce, Petty etc) as bands.

How are Aerosmith and Alice Cooper, bands, but Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen & E St., not?

"Take all the pain...It's yours anyway"

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Date: December 1, 2020 15:36

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Woody24
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DandelionPowderman
The J. Geils Band
The Byrds
The Jayhawks
The Allman Brothers

Even the poorest work of the (relatively) consistent work of these bands still sounds fresh today, imo (with the exception of the last J. Geils Band-album without Wolf - that one is a stinker).

I like some of the hard rock bands, too, but imo they haven't been able to make more than two or three great records (Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper etc).

I don't count solo acts with a backing band (Bruce, Petty etc) as bands.

How are Aerosmith and Alice Cooper, bands, but Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen & E St., not?[[/b]/quote]


Aerosmith is a band. It's not "Steven Tyler & The Aerosmiths. Alice Cooper was a band. Then Vincent took the name Alice and went solo.



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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: drwatts ()
Date: December 1, 2020 15:56

Ramones! First four albums plus It's Alive anyways.

Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: December 1, 2020 16:08

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DandelionPowderman

How are Aerosmith and Alice Cooper, bands, but Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen & E St., not?[[/b]/quote]


Aerosmith is a band. It's not "Steven Tyler & The Aerosmiths. Alice Cooper was a band. Then Vincent took the name Alice and went solo.

Side note and perhaps future topic.
Craziest thing you've seen (performer related) at a concert.

Saw Alice in Vancouver '75, was near the rail, when in the middle of a song as he was climbing into a large toy box .. it tipped and he ended up in the crowd.
Hit the rail, broke a bunch of ribs, concussion etc.
Landed right in front of me, was unbelievable how savage some in the crowd were- tearing at his clothes etc.

After a brief intermission where the opener (Suzi Quatro) came back out for a number, he returned, head wrapped in a blood soaked towel, and did "Only Women Bleed".
Was awesome cool smiley
[ultimateclassicrock.com]



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Re: OT: Survey - What's the best American rock band of all time?
Posted by: Woody24 ()
Date: December 1, 2020 16:10

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DandelionPowderman
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Woody24
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DandelionPowderman
The J. Geils Band
The Byrds
The Jayhawks
The Allman Brothers

Even the poorest work of the (relatively) consistent work of these bands still sounds fresh today, imo (with the exception of the last J. Geils Band-album without Wolf - that one is a stinker).

I like some of the hard rock bands, too, but imo they haven't been able to make more than two or three great records (Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper etc).

I don't count solo acts with a backing band (Bruce, Petty etc) as bands.

How are Aerosmith and Alice Cooper, bands, but Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen & E St., not?[[/b]/quote]


Aerosmith is a band. It's not "Steven Tyler & The Aerosmiths. Alice Cooper was a band. Then Vincent took the name Alice and went solo.

I hear ya and respect your view. In my view, “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers” just happens to be the “name” of the group that includes Tench, Campbell, etc.

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