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geauxbrown
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
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Chicago


Would have to be in the discussion


The Seaward
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
Strictly personal preference:

Modest Mouse
Built to Spill
Titus Andronicus
The National
Pixies

Considering popularity, critical acclaim and influence (with some personal preference):

The Beach Boys
The Velvet Underground
REM
Talking Heads
Nirvana

I don't have Tom Petty on either, but he was undoubtedly awesome and wouldn't be a bad choice.


Kafka
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
I didn't recognize you at first... But then I saw Built to Spill mentioned and I said to myself "Hey! I know him!". Then I looked over to the left and realized you'd changed your avatar.


The Seaward
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
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I didn't recognize you at first... But then I saw Built to Spill mentioned and I said to myself "Hey! I know him!". Then I looked over to the left and realized you'd changed your avatar.



Yeah, my old avatar wasn't showing up anymore, so I switched it up. But I will champion Built to Spill no matter what avatar I have.


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wilceaux
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
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The Beach Boys
The Velvet Underground
REM
Talking Heads
Nirvana


I like this list.


WhopperDawg
Member since Aug 2013
3043 posts

re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
ABB
Grateful Dead
Jimi Hendrix (he was the main dude after all)
J Geils Band
Little Feat

If you are going to expand irregardless of longevity, then you would have to add Janis and the Doors.

Depending oh your definition of R&R, you would have to add Elvis, Jerry Lee and BB. Plus many other "blues" players.

Don't sell the US short. There are a ton of players and bands that I did't mention..


TTownTiger
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
I'll throw in Creedence. Unfortunately their run together ended so quickly.


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hogcard1964
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Illinois
Member since Jan 2017
316 posts

re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
1) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers-his catalogue of music is incredible
2) The Band-North America anyway
3) The Doors
4) CCR
5) The Eagles


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randybobandy
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
# 1 Van freakin Halen 1978-1984
























2 all the others


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
Aerosmith


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RockAndRollDetective
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
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The Beach Boys
The Velvet Underground
REM
Talking Heads
Nirvana

I like this list.

Me too, except I kinda hate the Beach Boys. I would substitute Guided By Voices there.


The Seaward
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
I would be perfectly fine subbing in GbV. I actually prefer GbV, but figured the Beach Boys had a little more widespread appeal.
This post was edited on 10/6 at 9:50 am


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BigOrangeBri
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Member since Jul 2012
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
Allman Bros
Steely Dan
Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Beach Boys
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Doors
The Cars
The Eagles
Van Halen
Pearl Jam
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Grateful Dead
Springsteen and E Street
Creedence
This post was edited on 10/6 at 12:02 pm


dukke v
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
Nice list but you gotta add

Aerosmith
Journey
The Cars (their debut album is very close to perfection).


Flair Chops
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
Credence


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FightinTigersDammit
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
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The Cars (their debut album is very close to perfection).


Upvote.


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wareaglepete
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Helena
Member since Dec 2012
334 posts

re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
Van Halen
Lynryd Skynryd
GnR


McGregor
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Member since Feb 2011
1705 posts

re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
if they weren't mostly from Canada, it would be The Band



Pitt Road
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Floriduh
Member since Aug 2017
47 posts

re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
Real tough list...

Three that weren't on the original list but were added later,

Steely Dan,

Creedence Clearwater,

ABB.

There has to be one we are all forgetting, it just seems like there is....
This post was edited on 10/6 at 10:18 pm


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BigOrangeBri
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re: Best/Greatest American Rock Band
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dukke v



Bro, The Cars is in my list


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