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The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Posted on: December 29, 2008 3:21 pm
 
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the original blog post.  There was sufficient interest to get the ball rolling.  So here are the requirements:

1. Nominate 10 American Rock and Roll bands that you believe are worthy of being in the discussion of The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band.  I know musical taste is subjective, but please keep the following in mind when nominating a band: musicianship, innovation, influence on other musicians/pop culture, popularity, and commercial success

2.  Keep nominations to American Bands, no solo acts please.  As it pertains to this contest, an American Band will be considered any band that has a minimum of 51% American-born musicians at the time the band was formed.  In addition, the band needs to have been formed in the US.   Any nomination of a band that does not meet this requirement will be invalidated.  Nominations for bands like The E Street Band and The Heartbreakers will be accepted.

3.  Depending on the results the bands receiving the the most nominations will be placed in brackets based on the time period in which their first official release was issued.  (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond).  In the event that some bands need to be moved to a different bracket to balance them out, I will try to move bands into a bracket that contains bands similar in genre.  Bands receiving more votes will get higher seedings. 

4.  The initial voting period will end on January 4th.  I will then need some time to get the brackets set up. 
5.  Feel free to add commentary to your choices. 
6.  Respect is important.  We won't all agree on the choices, but be respectful of other people's musical taste.  No flaming please. 

Have fun and check back often.

Jonnyteach
Comments

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 11:05 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

-See ya Savior!  Can't forget Animal's "drum-off" with the late, great Buddy Rich, either-  classic...

-Must have been quite the sight, Sparty




Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:55 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

jonnyteach

i wish there were a rating higher than five for that.......hahahahaha i couldn't remember how to spell presbyterians so i didn't try. but you are right. just reading that right now made everyone in my shop turn around since i was laughing so hard.

again, later on everybody




Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:54 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Savior, take care !

Great Blog Jonny...




Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:52 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Hey, hey DaFan...I saw Sheena E open for Prince in 1984 at Joe Louis or Cobo Hall can't remember ... but she did have some cool fiber optic  drum sticks that glowed ! lol.. I do remember that much ! ... And Prince, well nobody really knew how musicaly put together he was then ! Don't much follow him anymore... other than his early early stuff !



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:51 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

most definitely

have a good night guys, the sun is coming up here in the desert and my shift is over, so i'm gonna go crash.

great board, i look forward to participating more in the next few days




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:50 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

still love the scene in the church in the original "muppet movie"

"They don't look like presbyterians to me."  To this day, I can't walk by a church without laughing inside because of that line.



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:46 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

and who didn't have an 80's crush on sheila e and sheena easton? well, at least i did.


-I definitely remember Sheena Easton.  I was just in my early teens when that "Morning Train" video came out, and I thought she was HOT with a capital "h", lol...




Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:42 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

-Hey Sparty!  While I can't myself as a huge fan of Foreigner, you're bang on regarding Steve Perry, IMO.  One of the truly great Rock vocalists...



Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:42 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Is that the Mark Hudson from the Hudson Brothers? 


Yes it is JonnyT , Mark Hudson from the Hudson Bros.... Might want to add that Aerosmith is the original Boston Bad Boys ! Mark Hudson has co- written 11 or 12 songs for Aerosmith... He is a member of the Boneyard Boys, the gut's of the Aerosmith writting truss !




Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:40 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

i appreciate it. still love the scene in the church in the original "muppet movie"

yes, prince found that great combination of artistic ability and hotness with all of his bands incarnations. even when it was lacking in female artists, he just through in "diamond and pearl". and who didn't have an 80's crush on sheila e and sheena easton? well, at least i did.



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