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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
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Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 7:45 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

No particular order

1. Pearl Jam

2. Grateful Dead

3. The Doors

4. Van Halen

5. Nirvana

6. R.E.M

7. Metallica

8. The Allman Brothers

9. Aerosmith

10. The Eagles

Pretty good article if it hasn't already been posted:




Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 3:04 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

ACDC has to be one of the top ten.  If not the best of all time.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2009 1:02 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Happy New Year to you as well anika. 


Anika
Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2009 4:10 pm
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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2009 2:51 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

The "Greatest American Band" may not even be alive right now...

Anika, I agree wholeheartedly.  I hope we have yet to see the greatest.  Everytime I go to see a new band or hear a new song, I hope that it may be the start of something big.  I've gotten that feeling a couple of times. 


Anika
Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2009 1:27 pm
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Anika
Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2009 1:20 pm
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Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2009 3:03 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

It's been a long time doing something like this. You are 100% correct Bad Co. is a British band, with that being I will enter Styx in their place.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2009 10:36 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Thanks for sharing odd.  Very diverse list. 



Since: Jan 2, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2009 7:35 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

1.  Bruce and the E-Streeters
2.  Guns and Roses
3.  Creedence Clearwater Revival
4.  Nirvana
5.  Eagles
6.  Van Halen (with David Lee Roth)
7.  The Doors
8.  Lynard Skynard
9.  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10.The Allman Brothers Band .


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