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Greatest American Rock & Roll Band...

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

  1. Jonny_Quest

    Jonny_Quest Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 30, 2011
    Manhattan, Kansas
    Not the Greatest,....but both deserve a mention....



     

  2. chabby

    chabby Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    58
    Jan 11, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Here's what's freaky - I thought of 25 or 6-2-4 earlier myself when replying to this thread hours earlier to the Doors perfection thread. Then coming back here later this evening and seeing jonnyquests vid of Chicago is just total deja vu.

    Wow...... yeah, that tune just does it for me, as did Chicago in their early days.
    Just an amazing band in every way. Nothing like them before, since or during those early days. I remember when I first heard of them as "Chicago Transit Authority" and my much older brother in law turning me onto the LP.

    What they ended on and became known for at the last decade of the existence of what eventually became "Chicago" sucked in comparison to what they were in the early to mid 70's. Unfortunately, more people likely know that version of Chicago than the 25 or 6-2-4 version and that's a shame.

    That performance of it JohnnyQuest posted was just a monster performance and almost all that was good about the real Chicago. But lest ye forget. they had 2 other singers that were even better to me than Peter Cetera. My favorite is the one playing those energetic guitar chops who had a voice like nobody ever before or since.
     

  3. chabby

    chabby Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    58
    Jan 11, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    This is the voice I most strongly associate with "Chicago". Not a more soulful voice ever recorded in my opinion. The man had an almost maniacal energy about him whether singing or playing guitar. But couldn't have had a more perfect compliment of back up musicians if the world had a do-over a thousand times.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWEt5NeXAA4
     

  4. superjay

    superjay Tele-Meister

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    Feb 20, 2008
    Canada

  5. Tele Bee

    Tele Bee Tele-Meister

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    Jan 12, 2012
    Austin, TX
    The Grateful Dead or Sonic Youth.
     

  6. BourbonSamurai

    BourbonSamurai Tele-Holic

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    Apr 26, 2013
    New Orleans,LA
    +1
     

  7. BourbonSamurai

    BourbonSamurai Tele-Holic

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    Apr 26, 2013
    New Orleans,LA
    +1
     

  8. BourbonSamurai

    BourbonSamurai Tele-Holic

    568
    Apr 26, 2013
    New Orleans,LA
    +1
     

  9. BourbonSamurai

    BourbonSamurai Tele-Holic

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    Apr 26, 2013
    New Orleans,LA
    +1
     

  10. BourbonSamurai

    BourbonSamurai Tele-Holic

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    Apr 26, 2013
    New Orleans,LA
    I absolutely LOVE Los Lobos, but if the're in the mix for America's greatest rock band, how 'bout the Fabulous Thunderbirds?
     

  11. Good Iron

    Good Iron Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 25, 2008
    Los Angeles

  12. FilthyFur74

    FilthyFur74 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 1, 2013
    Yorkshire, UK

  13. Owenmoney

    Owenmoney Tele-Meister

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Oley Pa
    +1 up to and including street survivors

    I also go with

    Zz top

    Tp and the hbs

    Ccr

    Aerosmith and little feat
     

  14. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    All three southern California bands!
     

  15. kevoz

    kevoz Tele-Holic

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    Oct 29, 2012
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  16. Vanzant

    Vanzant Tele-Afflicted

    May 18, 2013
    United States
    The Grateful Dead
    The Band
     

  17. johnnyrotten

    johnnyrotten Tele-Meister

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    May 12, 2010
    juneau,wi
    Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick
     

  18. Wileyone

    Wileyone Tele-Holic

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    Dec 10, 2011
    Right Coast
    You Americans still don' get this song. It wasn't about American Women it was about America itself. "Coloured lights may hypnotized, Sparkle someone elses eyes"
     

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