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Thread started 05/12/20 10:05pm

rogifan

Greatest American Rock Band of All Time

This tweet from Hank Azaria was making the rounds:

Fairly safe to say that the greatest rock band of all time discussion is USUALLY between The Stones, The Beatles and Led Zep- so what is the greatest AMERICAN rock band of all time?- I know what I think

https://twitter.com/hanka...67360?s=21

His answer was The Doors followed by Aerosmith.

I would say Aerosmith as without Aerosmith you don't have bands like Guns N' Roses. But I can't forgive them for doing those awful Diane Warren penned big movie ballads in the 90s. To me that tarnishes their legacy. A lot of responses to Hank's tweet said Springsteen but I think of the E Street band as more of a backup to Springsteen than an actual band. Honestly if I had to pick one I'd probably go with the Allman Brothers. What say you?

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Reply #1 posted 05/13/20 7:20am

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This is an interesting question. Hard to choose the greatest American band when the UK dominates with the Stones, Queen, The Beatles, Led Zep, etc.... But, I would say there are a few. Aerosmith is one, CCR another, VH. There are many great bands, but if you limit it to rock bands, Hmmmm. Maybe I'm just drawing a blank. I'm not a fan of G&R, The Allman bros had some good music back in the day as well.

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Reply #2 posted 05/13/20 7:39am

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What's wrong with "those Diane Warren penned...."? They may not be "rawk, man!", but I happen to like things like that - Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now was a Huge fave of mine when I was a little kid - and who's gonna discount that?! smile Maybe somebody else shoulda sung it though.....

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Reply #3 posted 05/13/20 7:58am

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Yes, I know, it's a little off topic.

But John Coltrane's Quartet rocked.

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Reply #4 posted 05/13/20 10:04am

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So many to choose from and depending on my mood at the time, my answer could change. Some of my favourites are:

Fleetwood Mac
Steely Dan
Doobie Brothers
Aerosmith
Motley Crue

But there's loads more. My favourite band of all time is probably Bon Jovi though.

I had a weird childhood. When my friends were listening to Britney Spears and NSync I was discovering hair metal and Motown Soul. Which I realise now must have been odd for a 10 year old Irish girl.
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Reply #5 posted 05/13/20 10:05am

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Does The Band count? After all, Canada is North America and they helped create Bob Dylan's rock sound and they layed the foundation for what's now called Americana.
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Reply #6 posted 05/13/20 10:05am

rogifan

domainator2010 said:

What's wrong with "those Diane Warren penned...."? They may not be "rawk, man!", but I happen to like things like that - Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now was a Huge fave of mine when I was a little kid - and who's gonna discount that?! smile Maybe somebody else shoulda sung it though.....


I Don't Want To Miss A Thing is one of the most vomit worthy songs ever written. Cryin' and Crazy are terrible too, though those were written by Aerosmith.

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Reply #7 posted 05/13/20 10:07am

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rogifan said:



domainator2010 said:


What's wrong with "those Diane Warren penned...."? They may not be "rawk, man!", but I happen to like things like that - Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now was a Huge fave of mine when I was a little kid - and who's gonna discount that?! smile Maybe somebody else shoulda sung it though.....




I Don't Want To Miss A Thing is one of the most vomit worthy songs ever written. Cryin' and Crazy are terrible too, though those were written by Aerosmith.


But Pink is great fun.
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Reply #8 posted 05/13/20 10:07am

rogifan

Empress said:

This is an interesting question. Hard to choose the greatest American band when the UK dominates with the Stones, Queen, The Beatles, Led Zep, etc.... But, I would say there are a few. Aerosmith is one, CCR another, VH. There are many great bands, but if you limit it to rock bands, Hmmmm. Maybe I'm just drawing a blank. I'm not a fan of G&R, The Allman bros had some good music back in the day as well.


I'd love to say Fleetwood Mac but the founding members were British. Maybe The Beach Boys if they're considered a rock band.

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Reply #9 posted 05/13/20 11:24am

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rogifan said:

Empress said:

This is an interesting question. Hard to choose the greatest American band when the UK dominates with the Stones, Queen, The Beatles, Led Zep, etc.... But, I would say there are a few. Aerosmith is one, CCR another, VH. There are many great bands, but if you limit it to rock bands, Hmmmm. Maybe I'm just drawing a blank. I'm not a fan of G&R, The Allman bros had some good music back in the day as well.


I'd love to say Fleetwood Mac but the founding members were British. Maybe The Beach Boys if they're considered a rock band.

Yes, this is why I didn't mention Fleetwood Mac, great band though. I think the Beach Boys is a great choice also.

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Reply #10 posted 05/13/20 12:57pm

TheFman

I dont consider the Beach Boys a Rock Band, and even the Doors neither (not pure rock at least).

But if those would count anyway, those two are top.

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Reply #11 posted 05/13/20 1:16pm

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The Doors are without a doubt the greatest rock band ever, American or otherwise.


























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Reply #12 posted 05/13/20 3:19pm

RJOrion

Mötley Crüe
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Reply #13 posted 05/13/20 4:34pm

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Creedence Clearwater Revival


Lynyrd Skynyrd


The Eagles

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Reply #14 posted 05/13/20 5:33pm

slyjackson

Pixies and The Beach Boys

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Reply #15 posted 05/13/20 5:49pm

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rogifan said:

Maybe The Beach Boys if they're considered a rock band.

I think some of their 1960s records were the Wrecking Crew and not the members of the Beach Boys playing on them.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #16 posted 05/13/20 8:03pm

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Nirvana!
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Reply #17 posted 05/13/20 8:18pm

RJOrion

Wendy & Lisa

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Reply #18 posted 05/13/20 8:26pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

Nirvana!

This answer reminds me of RodeoSchro who is anti-Nirvana/grunge. And that reminded me of Vainandy who is the same for Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, adult contemporary, rap, and most R&B made before & after the 1970s disco era. lol

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #19 posted 05/13/20 8:58pm

rogifan

mynameisnotsusan said:

Nirvana!


Alice In Chains.

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Reply #20 posted 05/13/20 11:34pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

Nirvana!

Poppycock (first time ever using that word, felt good lol). Personally can only sit through a handful of their songs but that's just me 😀. Love Hole though, bion. I'ma go The Beatles n throw Radiohead into the mix (I think 😴) 😎

Edit to add: Yeah neither of those r American. Uh, can you repeat the question? 😮😋
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Reply #21 posted 05/14/20 6:50am

Empress

Motley Crue, Wendy & Lisa. neutral

I would say The Eagles are a great choice!

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Reply #22 posted 05/14/20 6:52am

RJOrion

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Motley Crue, Wendy & Lisa. neutral



I would say The Eagles are a great choice!



i was CLEARLY being sarcastic when i said Wendy & Lisa, but the Eagles are a great choice.
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Reply #23 posted 05/14/20 8:32am

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RJOrion said:

Empress said:

Motley Crue, Wendy & Lisa. neutral

I would say The Eagles are a great choice!

i was CLEARLY being sarcastic when i said Wendy & Lisa, but the Eagles are a great choice.

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Reply #24 posted 05/14/20 8:59am

RJOrion

Empress said:



RJOrion said:


Empress said:

Motley Crue, Wendy & Lisa. neutral



I would say The Eagles are a great choice!



i was CLEARLY being sarcastic when i said Wendy & Lisa, but the Eagles are a great choice.

wink




in fact The Eagles are so great and their music is so diverse and universal in tone and mood and feeling, i never really thought of them as a "rock band", but i guess they do fall within that genre, so yeah i'd pick The Eagles over Mötley Crüe, everyday.
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Reply #25 posted 05/14/20 10:11am

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RJOrion said:

Empress said:

wink

in fact The Eagles are so great and their music is so diverse and universal in tone and mood and feeling, i never really thought of them as a "rock band", but i guess they do fall within that genre, so yeah i'd pick The Eagles over Mötley Crüe, everyday.

The Eagles are quite diverse. They have a country sound, rock sound and great ballads.

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Reply #26 posted 05/14/20 10:31am

RJOrion

Empress said:



RJOrion said:


Empress said:


wink



in fact The Eagles are so great and their music is so diverse and universal in tone and mood and feeling, i never really thought of them as a "rock band", but i guess they do fall within that genre, so yeah i'd pick The Eagles over Mötley Crüe, everyday.

The Eagles are quite diverse. They have a country sound, rock sound and great ballads.




they even had soulful songs like "One Of These Nights" and "I Cant Tell You Why"...they did it all
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Reply #27 posted 05/14/20 10:43am

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Reply #28 posted 05/14/20 11:11am

MickyDolenz

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Personally I like Marshall Tucker Band. But if I was going by what I hear the most on classic rock radio, then it's Journey & Eagles. Journey gets more airplay on Top 40 oldies than Eagles though. Charlie Daniels Band's early stuff is good too. It's not as straight country like their music after the 1970s.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #29 posted 05/14/20 1:17pm

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Empress said:

RJOrion said:

Empress said: in fact The Eagles are so great and their music is so diverse and universal in tone and mood and feeling, i never really thought of them as a "rock band", but i guess they do fall within that genre, so yeah i'd pick The Eagles over Mötley Crüe, everyday.

The Eagles are quite diverse. They have a country sound, rock sound and great ballads.

I only know Hotel California, and I can't stand that song, it's awful.

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