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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 1, 2009 2:34 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Ace, lets try to keep our civility.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:33 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

hey Zpowers. Thanks for stopping by. As much as I love the British rock bands on your list, this forum was designed to discuss American rock bands. The Band of Gypsys fits as do the door. The Temptations are more of a vocal group and not really a band. if you want to resubmit, you are more than welcome to.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:30 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Thanks for stopping by ACE. First mention for Lesley West and the boys.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:28 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Hey Gman. Happy New Year. You have the first mention for Queensryche.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:26 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Cleve, Your two cents have been counted. I think you have the first mention for Boston.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:25 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Great list sanders. First mention for The White Stripes.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:22 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Great list Jason. I feel the same way about the "listening" experience. I want to hold something and read something.

I think yours is the first mention for The Steve Miller Band.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:19 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Great list K. Very diverse. Happy New Year to you as well.




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:17 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Happy New Year Major. Great list. My only "American" question is Foreigner. I know they had some Americans and some Brits. I need to do some research. For now they stay. For the purposes of this contest, Billy Joel is considered a solo act so if you want to substitute for them, you may.




Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2009 2:10 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band


Douche Bag.

American bands!



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