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Greatest American Rock Band

Greatest American Rock Band  

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  1. 1. Who's the geatest American Rock Band

    • Pearl Jam
      7
    • Grateful Dead
      11
    • Nirvana
      1
    • The Doors
      9
    • Metallica
      10
    • Van Halen
      18
    • Guns N Roses
      2
    • REM
      4
    • The Eagles
      12
    • Springsteen w/ E Street
      6
    • Puddy
      12


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I dont remember that Nirvana song...

 

It was released after Kurt blew his brains out... on some soundtrack or some other compilation album.

 

The Original VH was better the Van Hagar!

 

Musically, I agree. Then again, it wasn't Hagar's fault that Eddie wanted to play ghey synthesizer music and waste away from alcohol abuse after he joined. That said, I'd put For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge up against both 1984 and VH 1 any day.

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I did but that was awhile back. Nevermind.

 

I was gpoing to say something about Fleetwood Mac's inclusion in this poll, but feared the insults that would have been hurled at me. :D

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I was gpoing to say something about Fleetwood Mac's inclusion in this poll, but feared the insults that would have been hurled at me. :D

I just guessing that your estrogen count was a bit high today.

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That said, I'd put For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge up against both 1984 and VH 1 any day.

 

The only thing any Van Halen record post-1984 could go up against is the porcelain wall of a urinal while I take a whizz on it.

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Boy, that's tough. I put a lot of stock into how well a band plays live, so I'd say it's a tie between the Dead and Pearl Jam. Nothing beats great live music.

 

If we did a new poll only going on live chops, I'd like to include Phish.

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The only thing any Van Halen record post-1984 could go up against is the porcelain wall of a urinal while I take a whizz on it.

 

Why, thank you for sharing your opinion. You know how much I value your input.

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I was gpoing to say something about Fleetwood Mac's inclusion in this poll, but feared the insults that would have been hurled at me. :D

All but Buckingham and Nicks were born in England. Rumours is a great album. I just watched an episode of Classic Albums on VH1 Classic. Great series where they go into the production of one album track by track. They just had one on about Rumours with tons of interviews.

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How about Jimmy Hendrix Experience? Defenitly would knock GNR or Metallica outa there.

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All but Buckingham and Nicks were born in England. Rumours is a great album. I just watched an episode of Classic Albums on VH1 Classic. Great series where they go into the production of one album track by track. They just had one on about Rumours with tons of interviews.

 

I've seen that episode and it's a pretty good series. They need some new ones, however.

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Its all the angry alienation counterculture thing.

And that's really the essence of rock'n'roll. As soon as it becomes comfortable, as in 1963, 1976 and circa 1989, it's necessary to give it a jolt to reanimate it.

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How about Jimmy Hendrix Experience? Defenitly would knock GNR or Metallica outa there.

Mitchell and Redding were both British and Hendrix got nowhere until he went to England. It's a stretch to call them American (though Jimi was of course).

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Mitchell and Redding were both British and Hendrix got nowhere until he went to England. It's a stretch to call them American (though Jimi was of course).

 

I beg to differ. Jimi Hendrix really got well known at Monterey. That was way before his BBC sessions.

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And that's really the essence of rock'n'roll. As soon as it becomes comfortable, as in 1963, 1976 and circa 1989, it's necessary to give it a jolt to reanimate it.

 

Eh, not so sure about that. There was a lot of great music back in the '90s (Phish, Oasis, The Verve, The Charlatans UK, Blur, The Beasties, A Tribe Called Quest, etc.) that had nothing to do with counter-culture anger.

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I beg to differ. Jimi Hendrix really got well known at Monterey. That was way before his BBC sessions.

Hmmmm. :D

 

Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Hendrix is considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history.[1] After initial success in England, he achieved worldwide fame following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

 

Wikipedia

 

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Early in 1966 at the Cheetah Club on West 21st Street, Linda Keith, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, befriended Hendrix and recommended him to Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and producer Seymour Stein. Neither man took a liking to Hendrix's music, however, and they both passed. She then referred him to Chas Chandler, who was ending his tenure as bassist in The Animals and looking for talent to manage and produce. Chandler was enamored with the song "Hey Joe" and was convinced that he could create a hit single by remaking it into a rock song.

 

Impressed with Hendrix's version, Chandler brought him to London and signed him to a management and production contract with himself and ex-Animals manager Michael Jeffery. Chandler then helped Hendrix form a new band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, with guitarist-turned-bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell, both British musicians. Shortly before the Experience was formed, Chandler introduced Hendrix to Pete Townshend and to Eric Clapton, who had only recently formed Cream. At Chandler's request, Cream let Hendrix join them on stage for a gig. Hendrix and Clapton remained friends up until Hendrix's death.

 

After a number of European club appearances, word of Hendrix spread through the London music community. His showmanship and virtuosity made instant fans of reigning guitar heroes Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, as well as members of The Beatles and The Who, whose managers signed Hendrix to The Who's record label, Track Records.

 

Hendrix's first single was a cover of "Hey Joe", crafted after folk-singer Tim Rose's slower revision of the song and adapted to Hendrix's emerging style. Backing the first single was Jimi's first songwriting effort, "Stone Free". Further success came with "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary". The three singles were all UK Top 10 hits. Onstage, Hendrix was also making a huge impression with fiery renditions of the B.B. King hit "Rock Me Baby" and an ultra-fast revision of Howlin Wolf's blues classic, "Killing Floor".

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Be that as it may, it seems to me it would be even more difficult to classify the Jimi Hendrix experience as British, and you gotta' group them in somewhere, don't you? :D

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Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Hendrix is considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history.[1] After initial success in England, he achieved worldwide fame following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

 

Kinda reinforces my point dosent it?

 

Anyway, I wasnt aware that he got so popular in the UK before he got here. Ya learn something new every day.

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who is the better all european band.........the scorpions or abba??

 

 

also left out of the original poll were the "city" bands boston and chicago or c.t.a. maybe we left them out for a reason.

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The Steve Miller Band would have gotten my vote. Space cowboy and gangster of love in one set of lyrics? Wowzaaas.

 

:D

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Mitchell and Redding were both British and Hendrix got nowhere until he went to England. It's a stretch to call them American (though Jimi was of course).

 

Shows how much I know. I thought he WAS British.

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Do you believe mainstream R&R .....

 

I really hate to tell you this, but Rock 'n Roll went out in '63, early '64. From then on it was Rock....and on to other names. But real R&R was over by mid-64.

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who is the better all european band.........the scorpions or abba??

 

Dire Straits hands down. Then the Police and THEN ABBA. :D

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Dire Straits hands down. Then the Police and THEN ABBA. :D

That little fa@@ot got his own jet airplane… the little fa@@ot is a millionaire. Kicked off the "I want my MTV" push... back when there were a grand total of 10 music videos and the whole concept was new.

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