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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: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2009 11:05 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

BTW I am utterly disappointed that nobody else mentioned DEVO. Even ClevelandRocks didn't mention the spud boys from Akron, Ohio. They were a much better band and more accomplished musicians than The Ramones who are much more popular now than they were when they were making albums.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2009 10:58 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Some great choice on here. Love the STooges. I saw them at Coachella and they kicked ass. Same with the Pixies. Leave it to Anika to mention X, saw them at Red Rocks and Billy Zoom was incredible. Also I love the inclusion of Los Lobos. I love these guys and David Hidalgo was one of my picks for best guitarist on DaFAns blog. He never makes a mistake and a great songwriter also. Queens of the Stone Age is also a great band but maybe not Top 10.

Great work Johnny. Can't wait for the brackets.




Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2009 10:57 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  • Little Feet



Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2009 10:37 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

No Particular order here.

 1. Beach Boys

2. Aerosmith

3. Van Halen

4. The Doors

5.  The Eagles

6. Kiss

7. Guns and Roses

8. Metallica

9. Grateful Dead

10. Nirvana




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2009 6:48 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Hey Professor.  Great list.  Very diverse.  I lolve the addition of Public Enemy, The Pixies and Simon and Garfunkel (a poet and a one man band).  As for the Supremes, I love them, but they are more a vocal group than a band.  If you want to add a substitute, go ahead. 



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2009 6:45 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Great list minder.  Just one note, The Jimi Henderix Experience is not considered an American Band for the purposes of this contest.  Both Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding were Brits and the band was formed in England.  If you want to add a substitute, feel free. 



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2009 12:57 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

 thanks for a great blog subj, JT !!. , respectfully submitted is the below;

-1 CCR

- 2 Public Enemy

- 3 Pixies

- 4 Beach Boys

- 5 Simon and Garfunkel

- 6 Prince and the Revolution

- 7Supremes

- 8 Greatful Dead

- 9 Ramones

- 10 Guns and Roses




Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 9:56 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

  • Pearl Jam
  • Metallica
  • Nirvana
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  • Aerosmith
  • Greenday
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
  • ZZ Top
  • Kiss
  • Motley Crue



Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 7:47 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

I completley agree, but they are from Sydney AUS



Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 7:47 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

I completley agree, but they are from Sydney AUS


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