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Greatest American band in history

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jerry-atric, May 30, 2020.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

  2. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Well-Known Member

    Picture it:

    It is 2005, approximately. It is Rupp Arena. A young man and his friends take their seats.

    The lights go down, and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band begins to play their hit song, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets.”

    Imagine it!

    This is my number 2 band.
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  3. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    One Canadian and one Englishman
    Don’t care
    Best concert I ever saw

  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Good thing I saw them on their 1974 reunion/farewell tour! With Santana and Jesse Colin Young. What a show.
  5. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

    Final answer.
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  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Eh, I'll wade in.

    I'm inclined to eliminate any "and the" bands. No Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, no TP and the Heartbreakers, no Prince and the Revolution (which would probably be the best answer, and it's really mostly just Prince.) It's tricky because you could probably argue that Bruce and the E Street Band are more of a "band" than Creedence ever was... but that's my ruling.

    The top 3 should rightfully be the Funk Brothers, Booker T & the MGs and the Swampers, but that's probably cheating. So, not necessarily in order...

    Beach Boys
    Isley Brothers
    Guns n Roses

    And seriously, the Eagles are fucking horrendous. Stop with the Eagles.
  7. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Booker T & The MGs
    Van Halen
    The Eagles*

    *only if they and Steely Dan are the last two remaining American rock bands on the planet
  8. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Jesse opened for me, also in 1974, followed by The Band, who were inspired to kick ass in Toronto and did so
    Crosby, Stills and Nash came out first and did Suite Judy Blue Eyes
    While they were finishing, you could see a guy scuffling on the stage wearing a hat, sunglasses and an overcoat, with a dog
    As the other three exited the stage, Neil Young tied the dog’s leash to the piano, took off the coat, sat down and started playing Helpless
    They played for 3 1/2 hours before a driving rainstorm forced them to end
    “We wanna keep playing for you but we don’t want to get electrocuted,” Young said as they left the stage
  9. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Van Roth or Van Hagar?
  10. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Greatest American rock band not Greatest American Pepsi commercial composers.
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  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Ohio State Marching

    Alexander's Ragtime

    Benny Goodman Orchestra circa 1939 Concert at Carnegie Hall

    Duke Ellington Orchestra ca 1960

    Beach Boys

    Velvet Underground

    Prince alone in a studio
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

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