Music: Name Your Top 6 American Bands

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    Name Your Top 6 American Bands. Mine are in no order.

    1. Metallica
    2. Nirvana
    3. The Ramones
    4. Van Halen
    5. Aerosmith
    6. Springsteen and the E Street Band
     
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    Based on who I listened to a lot and obviously not a popular consensus.

    Doors
    GnR
    Foo Fighters
    Weezer
    Sublime
    Nirvana

    HM: Metallica RaTM CCR
     
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    1. The Velvet Underground
    2. Captain Beefheart
    3. Pere Ubu
    4. Jefferson Airplane
    5. Talking Heads
    6. The Mothers of Invention
     
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    Pearl Jam, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Manchester Orchestra, The National, Rise Against
     
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    At their “peak” :naughty:

    Also, I’m excluding people Hendrix and Tom Petty who are more solo artists for me, even though they had great bands too.

    Van Halen
    Aerosmith
    GNR
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    The Doors
    Fleetwood Mac



    Honourable mentions - Eagles, Metallica, CCR, Nirvana, Chili Peppers, Beach Boys, Pearl Jam, Allman Brothers
     
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    The Eagles
    The Doors
    Van Halen
    Journey
    Boston
    Bruce & Band
    Tom & Band
     
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    GNR
    Metallica
    Aerosmith
    Van Halen
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Journey
     
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    The Everly Brothers
    Velvet Underground
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Talking Heads
    REM
    Jefferson Airplane
     
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    Jackal & Hyde
    Drexciya
    Cybotron
    AUX 88
    Mantronix

    I guess
     
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    1. Sweet Trip
    2. The Beach Boys
    3. The Velvet Underground

    Sizeable Gap

    4. The United States of America
    5. The Mothers of Invention

    If Wu-Tang Clan counts they would be at #4 right below Velvets with the gap between them and TUSOA.

    Also The Doors always seemed like a band I would love on paper but they never really clicked with me. Maybe I will give them another go
     
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    Only going with names not mentioned yet (except since they were only mentioned in acronym form I got to give a ****in shout out to Rage Against the Machine)

    Alice in Chains
    The Strokes
    The White Stripes
    The Modern Lovers
    Modest Mouse
    The Monkees
     
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    I love that the Mothers, United States, Captain Beefheart get some recognition in here!!! As for me:

    1. Mr. Bungle
    2. Secret Chiefs 3
    (nothing come close to those 2)
    3. Alice Cooper (especially if you only count the time when it was actually a band)
    4. Fantomas
    5. The Mothers of Invention


    But... Butthole Surfers? Painkiller? Dillinger Escape Plan? Could go with Beefheart or United States of America too... Really tough to let so many great bands aside, it's the opposite of the canadian thread where I had to scratch my head to find 5...
     
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    Nine Inch Nails
    The Doors
    Fleetwood Mac
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    tie for 5: Aerosmith and The Cars
     
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    Grateful Dead
    Allman Brothers Band
    Talking Heads
    REM
    Steely Dan
    B-52s
     
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    Eagles
    Doors
    Steely Dan
    GFR
    CCR
     
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    In no particular order Glenn Miller Orchestra, Hole, Iron & Wine, The Magnetic Fields, Smashing Pumpkins, Sparklehorse.
     
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    Metallica
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    Parliament-Funkadelic
    Guided By Voices
    The Magnetic Fields
    The Velvet Underground
    Captain Beefheart AHMB
    Bob Dylan
     
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    Bruce Springsteen & the E street band
    Dio
    KISS
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Donnie Iris & the Cruisers
    George Thorogood & The Destroyers

    HM: Bob Seger & the Siver bullet band, Fabulous Thunderbirds
     
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    I forgot Blue Oyster Cult, they would be in there as well
     
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    When you think how rock'n roll started with Chuck Berry and Elvis and Little Richard and Buddy Holly and so on, in terms of bands the US has produced a surprisingly mediocre lot. especially when compared with their British counterparts.
     
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    Yeah I had to actually think about it for a few minutes, a lot of my faves are British. Of course I thought of a bunch more after I put up a list, definitely a southern/bluesy flavor

    ZZ Top
    .38 Special
    Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
     
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    I think it’s a little unfair to just look at rock bands from the US. The ‘60s and ‘70s produced a lot of great artists in other, related genres- folk, blues, and soul, to name a few. Also seems like the US produced more solo artists (supported by bands of course) like Dylan, Jackson Browne, Springsteen (I put him in this category), Santana, Hendrix...
     
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    The US produced many great jazz artists.
     
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    Britain has its share of solo artists, too: David Bowie, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins--some of whom started out in bands but achieved greater fame during their solo career. In the same period, British folk in this period could hardly be accused of being negligible, what with Fairport Covention, Steeleye Span, Donovan, Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Silly Wizard, and the Tannahill Weavers. As far as blues go, if the British hadn't been so meticulous in resurecting the genre, it is unlikely US blues acts would have had the audience that they did. But we are talking bands here, and on that score, it really is no contest.
     

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