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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: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2008 2:54 am
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

  1. Little Feat
  2. ABB
  3. ZZ Top
  4. Steely Dan
  5. Doobie Brothers
  6. Eagles
  7. Marshall Tucker Band
  8. Bruce & E Street
  9. Talking Heads
  10. Grateful Dead



Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 11:47 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

1. Eagles- my personal favorite
2. Journey
3. Chicago
4. Creedance Clearwater Revival
5. Beach Boys
6. REO Speedwagon
7. Kansas
8. ZZ Top
9. Heart
10. Three Dog Night



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 11:40 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

First of all, thanks to jonny for creating this blog. The lists have been great and some amazing nominations have been made. I look forward to seeing the brackets.

In no particular order, and not all bands I listen to:

Lynard Skynard

Fleetwood Mac

Van Halen

Beach Boys

KISS (those on WAYLT know this is one of my favs)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Grateful Dead

Styx

Aerosmith

Journey

Hated leaving off another fav Motley Crue, as well as Tom Petty, and Foreignor.

Thanks again jonny.



Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2008 10:57 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Great topic, jonny. Here goes, in no particular order!

1. The Allman Brothers Band

2. The Grateful Dead

3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience

4. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

5. Van Halen (w/ David Lee Roth)

6. The Doors

7. Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship (NOT Starship)

8. Aerosmith

9. Lynyrd Skynyrd

10. The Beach Boys

 

Honorable Mention: Nirvana, The Pretenders, The Eagles, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

I haven't gone back and read all the posts before me, but I think most of what I've mentioned has probably already been covered, including the Honorable Mentions.

Thanks for putting this one up, jonny!

 

Iggy




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2008 9:53 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Great list Euro.  For the purposes of this poll fleetwood mac does not qualify as an American band.  Their core was formed in England back in the late 60's.   It wasn't until Bob Welch and later the Nicks/Buckingham version that they took on a more americanized sound.  If you want to submit a substitute selection be my guest. 



Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 9:23 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Here's my list, in no particular order.........

The Eagles

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The Beach Boys

Creedance Clearwater Revival

Pearl Jam

Lynryd Skynryd

R.E.M.

Steely Dan

Fleetwood Mac

 




Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2008 8:51 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Thanks johnny.  I liked yours, too.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2008 8:47 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Great list Fear and Lothing.  First mention for Talking Heads and the Burrito Brothers.   I'm glad you got them in there.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2008 8:36 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

great list maniac.  FIrst mention for Soundgarden and weezer. 



Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 8:34 pm
 

The Greatest American Rock and Roll Band

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The Doors
Steely Dan
Talking Heads
The Mothers of Invention
The Drifters
The Beach Boys
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (mostly Neil)
The Traveling Wilburys


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