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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Tdub, Nov 14, 2012.
The Beach Boys
Frank Zappa & The Mothers
The Velvet Underground
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Iggy & the Stooges
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Allman Brothers Band
The E Street Band
It doesn't matter which of those is the BEST, but they're all GOOD, and I wish I'd had the chance to see any of them in their prime.
'merica is a big place
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My college band, while we doing covers, opened every show with this tune. It's a great lead off: ballsy, macho, and grooving. Of course, we liked the cowbell, too!
Any such list should probably include:
And a host of others...
Of course, to many listeners, Steve Miller Band's version was called, "Bingo Jed had a light on."
I forgot Neil Young & Crazy Horse
I love Lynyrd Skynyrd. I believe "Simple Man" and "Freebird" are two of the best rock songs of all times.
too many to mention!!
Hendrix/Doors are both dead and haven't made 'new' records for a long time whereas a lot of the non-US bands mentioned by the OP have been active as gigging/recording 'bands' for decades and are still on top etc.
I wonder what would have been Hendrix legacy if he had lived, would he have lasted as long with new material as the Stones for example - I guess we will never know?
I think the US bring forth much bigger writers/singers than bands - Elvis, Sinatra, Fitzgerald etc.
UNLESS - you mention the The Killers - but again now split up.
“Nobody knows the band Grand Funk? The wild, shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? The competent drum work of Don Brewer? Oh, man!”
Homer J Simpson
Thanks for that heads up. Good listen there, but I still like Miller's higher energy version.
I'll check out more od Pena's stuff.
Canada is in america too
It's a very broad definition of "rock'n'roll band" that covers The Eagles, Captain Beefheart and Steely Dan.
I'll go with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers...his catalog is so deep and he's never had a dud. My boys, age 10 and 14, love their music.
If kids today were exposed to rock...they'd love it...unfortunately, unless their parents expose them to it....all they hear is the **** that's popular today....
Steely Dan, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and the Doobie Brothers would be contenders if I got to be the final judge. It'd be tough to declare a winner
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