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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: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2009 5:36 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

tmittelstadt you have supplied a great and diverse list, with first time mentions for The Stooges, The Flaming Lips, and Love.  All great bands.  Thanks for coming by. 



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2009 5:33 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Thanks for stopping by iamyo.  Great list too.  Yours is the first mention for Collective Soul. 



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2009 3:54 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

In no particular order

The Stooges

Metallica

Byrds

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Guns N Roses

The Flaming Lips

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The Doors

Love-Huge influence on the Doors. Have been covered by the Ramones, Rush, Alice Cooper, and Robert Plant.

Queens of the Stone Age




Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2009 12:43 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Hon. Mention to REO, Cheap Trick and BOC. 3 Hard working bands who made it big, but never quite made it up with some of the top bands. REO was my 1st rock concert and even though they subsequently went commercial, they will always have a place in my music library. Just nothing after and including Hi- Infidelity.



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2009 12:32 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Wow, you've built up quite a following here Jonny. Looks like a fun vote. Here's my nominations. It's not as easy as it sounds.
 
Aerosmith    &n
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nbsp;  Saw them with GNR. Axel sounded like s***   Steven Tyler sounded great.
Collective Soul     Always loved this band. They put out regular old Rock and Roll in an age where no one did that anymore.
Van Halen             David Lee... please. Even if he is an obnoxious waste. I liked Sammy better before the switch too.
The Doors             I'm getting a little tired of them, but their music still sounds good.
Lynyrd Skynyrd     Ditto
Nirvana    &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp; Changed everything in rock music... for better or worse is a matter of opinion
The Beach Boys    Fun Fun Fun in concert. Even if they did make one of the worst songs ever with Kokomo.
The Eagles     
;     &nbs
p;  Seen them twice. WAY worth the big ticket price.
Bon Jovi     &
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;  Jon Jon has grown on me over the years.
Crosby, Stills, Nash     You can leave off the Young as far as I'm concerned. With or without him, they were very influential in their day.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 10:00 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Teddy.  Thanks for joining us.  Great list.  First mentions for Molly Hatchett, Cheap Trick, Crazy Horse.  Bad Company however is definitely a British band.  If you want to submit a substitute go ahead. 



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 9:55 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Thanks for the resubmission Z.  First mention for The j. Giles Band. 



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2009 8:36 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

1.Aerosmith- longevity

2.Heart- Stood the test of time, and in their day the Wilson sisters turned heads with music and looks.

3.Bad Company- very underrated alot of hits and many good songs that you didn't know it was them.

4. Doors-great sound, great lyrics, to short of a career

5.Bob Segar & the silverbullet band- lasted 3 decades.

6.Van Halen- Could have been higher up on list if Roth would have stayed with band

7.Molly Hatchett- southern rock

8.Neil Young& rockn horse   9.Springsteen & E street band   10 Cheap Trick




Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2009 4:31 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

oops

1.grand funk

2.temptation

3.byrds

4.doors

5.r.e.o

6.aerosmith

7.j.gieles

8.eagels

9.ccr

10double trouble

psamerican




Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:47 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

REO watch this and they will be a number 1 seed.

I dare ya



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