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    What is/was the best American rock band?

    Why?

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    Clarification:

    One dude does not count (Elvis, Buddy Holly, etc)

    It has to be an actual band

    Therefore the Doors counts, but Buddy Holly does not, because The Doors was more than just Jim Morrison and 3 other dudes.

    This raises the possibility that Bruce Springsteen does not count because it's "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band", but I'm open to suggestions. I was thinking actual bands.

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    This is kind of a tough question. Most of my favorite all time groups are British (Beatles, Zepplin, Floyd, Jethro Tull etc.....) I guess I would lean kind of in the direction of Sound Garden

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    I would have expected you to say some heavy metal band? Like Metallica or someone

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    not saying they are my favorites but:

    aerosmith due to longevity of relevancy
    nirvana for pushing a new genre of music into the mainstream
    Sublime

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    Quote Originally Posted by spareparts View Post
    I would have expected you to say some heavy metal band? Like Metallica or someone
    Nah, I like unique and nothing to me about Metallica is Unique. I think one of my favorites would also be White Stripes, Black Crowes, Incubus, Arctic Monkeys as of late, Ben Harper etc..... I bounce all over the stratosphere when it comes to music.

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    I think Crosby Stills Nash & Young would have to be up there. How about Eric Clapton?

    Note- sorry Clapton doesn't qualify. Nor does Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes. Or Bob Segar. You kind of made this a bit tough.

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    The Eagles. So many memorable songs and lyrics.


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    AERO "F'ing" SMITH !!!



    Been hooked on that band since I first heard Dream on (and then the
    original album) Back in 1973. I got into R&B rock and Blues in my mid
    teens and that has been my personal favorite taste in music ever since.
    The British Invasion that followed The Beatles into the US was heavily
    influenced by American pioneers in TRUE Rock n Roll, and the American
    Blues Masters...unfortunately, main stream America wasn't playing that
    stuff unless it was re-recorded and played by White American Artists. Eventually
    it was accepted and when the Brits brought it to the Country with a harder
    Rock and Blues riffs we ate it up like candy and learned later on that it was
    saturated with Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino
    Sunhouse etc...
    All the American bands that got their influences from those British Rock bands
    of the mid/late 60s were learning to do the same thing. Get back to the
    basics (Blues and R/B) and even covered some of the stuff the Brits were
    covering as well. .... Aerosmith was one of those bands that worshiped the
    artists that opened the door to The Blues and Rhythm and Blues Rock. Steven
    Tyler was fascinated with groups like They Yardbirds, The Stones, Early
    Fleetwood Mac, and his idol(s) were as so many other bands looking for their
    niche, The Beatles. Their songwriting and sound reflected those artists, and
    the gave it their flavor and with Tyler's Scatting and Raspy vocals.... To me
    it was like listening to a Male Janis Joplin. Fell in love with the band, their
    Music and their Smooze and have been following them ever since.

    Some other Good American Rock Bands besides them (my favorites)

    The Byrds
    KISS
    The Eagles
    Guns n Roses
    Cynderella
    Grand Funk Railroad
    ZZ Top

    To name a few

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    I'd expect bands like The Ramones, The Beach Boys (?), The Allman Brothers Band, Guns N' Roses, Van Halen and Pearl Jam to be on the short list along with some of the ones already listed.

    As far as the best? That's tough. Probably one I don't like very much.

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    Van Halen

    New York Dolls

    The Ramones

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    Van Halen (NOT Van Hagar!)

    Blue Oyster Cult

    ZZ Top

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000grad View Post
    Van Halen

    New York Dolls

    Jimi Hendrix Experience (same with Springsteen and E street category)

    The Ramones

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Wow. This is a great list. NY Dolls may not have been very popular, but their records are badass and gave birth to other great stuff.

    Ramones - without a doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Spurticus View Post
    unfortunately, main stream America wasn't playing that
    stuff unless it was re-recorded and played by White American Artists.
    This is factual. It's interesting how British artists tried to jump on the bandwagon

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    Default Re: Best American rock band

    I have trouble singling out an American band, for whatever reason. But here's a rough top 5 without thinking too hard about it.

    Steely Dan
    Blue Oyster Cult (ignoring some missteps)
    Original Alice Cooper Band (69-74)
    Original Jane's Addiction
    Ween

    Edit: After a second of reflection, I think both the Pixies and Fugazi warrant honorable mention.
    Last edited by Transmaniacon; 04-21-2014 at 12:55 PM.

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    I really like Sublime -

    Most people think of "What I got" or "Santeria", for good reason as they were the most popular songs played over the air. Don't get me wrong, I think those are good, but I like much of the other stuff better.

    "STP", "Same In The End", "Boss DJ", "Prophet", "Seed" (where they seem to switch musical styles every few seconds), "Don't Push", and many more.

    There are some great uploads that have surfaced on youtube from people who probably found some 20 yr old VHS packed away in a box somewhere.

    Sublime only being 3 members, may have had the best rhythm section for any 3 man band I've ever seen. Though Bradley was usually so messed up he could sometimes not remember his own words, he was a hell of an entertainer had had incredible passion for the music, which is ultimately what makes the live performances so entertaining.

    I would have given anything to be in So. Cal seeing them play in someone's back yard circa '91-'93. Eric Wilson is a monster on the bass.

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    No Skynyrd?? Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd are tied at the top with me.

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    Doobie Bros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody7687 View Post
    No Skynyrd?? Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd are tied at the top with me.
    Stevie Ray Vaughan would be in the same playlist for me as Skynard. Zepp was a Brit band. I go back again to The Black Crowes, I would say of the rock bands within my lifetime I probably would put them at the top of my list now that I have had a little time to think about it.

    The Crowes with Jimmy Page would have been an epic concert to attend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody7687 View Post
    No Skynyrd?? Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd are tied at the top with me.
    Love Zeppelin - They're out of London. Looks like it's Skynyrd by default then!
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    Foo Fighters
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