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Greatest American Rock & Roll Band...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Tdub, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. e23589

    e23589 Tele-Meister

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  2. czgibson

    czgibson Tele-Afflicted

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    The Beach Boys
    The Byrds
    Love
    Frank Zappa & The Mothers
    The Velvet Underground
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
    Iggy & the Stooges
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    The Allman Brothers Band
    Steely Dan
    The E Street Band
    The Ramones

    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.
     

  3. Good Iron

    Good Iron Poster Extraordinaire

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    'merica is a big place
     

  4. Davib96

    Davib96 TDPRI Member

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    The dead

    Not sent from my iPhone using TDPRI
     

  5. Biz Prof

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    Macho rock

    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:

    ZZ Top
    Allmans
    Skynyrd
    Dead
    CCR
    Van Halen
    CSN(Y)
    Eagles
    Cars
    Doobies
    And a host of others...



     

  6. Biz Prof

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    Of course, to many listeners, Steve Miller Band's version was called, "Bingo Jed had a light on."
     

  7. hopper

    hopper Tele-Meister

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    ha!:lol:
     

  8. albesias

    albesias TDPRI Member

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    I forgot Neil Young & Crazy Horse
     

  9. MissKD

    MissKD TDPRI Member

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    I love Lynyrd Skynyrd. I believe "Simple Man" and "Freebird" are two of the best rock songs of all times.
     

  10. olwdillchips

    olwdillchips Tele-Meister

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    At home

  11. Diagoras

    Diagoras Tele-Holic

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    Canadian
     

  12. LGWonder

    LGWonder Tele-Meister

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    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.
     

  13. EllroyJames

    EllroyJames Friend of Leo's

    Feb 18, 2013
    Sweden
    “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
     

  14. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

    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.
     

  15. albesias

    albesias TDPRI Member

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    Canada is in america too
     

  16. markbastable

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    It's a very broad definition of "rock'n'roll band" that covers The Eagles, Captain Beefheart and Steely Dan.
     

  17. Rasmuth

    Rasmuth Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 10, 2006
    Churchville, NY
    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....
     

  18. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

    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
     

  19. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    dislocation

  20. greggorypeccary

    greggorypeccary Friend of Leo's

    Nov 16, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    :lol:
     

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