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Greatest American band in history

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

  1. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    This is spot-on. The Beach Boys definitely were one of America's greatest bands. They just happened to have one of the world's greatest songwriters and composers in that band.

    Listen to Brian Wilson's version of "Smile" that came out in the mid-2000s, then listen to the Smile Sessions that came out about a decade ago. The other "boys" make a big difference on Brian's songs.
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  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    A voice is a heck of a musical instrument, too.

    Beach Boys get my vote.
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  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Oingo Boingo is one of America's top 10 all-time bands.

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  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

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  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Not saying they're great - but they are an American band.
    And they're coming to your town, they'll help you party down.

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  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    To me a great band is one that has the same people playing the same instruments in the studio and on tour. They have to be a great live act, be musically inventive and spontaneous as well as have the interest and ability to venture outside of their genre - or at least stretch it to its limits.
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  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    That eliminates Kiss then.
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  8. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    Kiss (at least Gene and Paul) always struck me more as businessmen/marketers - brilliant ones - than as musicians.
  9. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Well-Known Member

    I have not heard of Oingo Boingo.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    On the one hand I feel bad for you - on the other hand you will love to dig into their stuff. Kind of New Wave with a horn section. One of my faves.

    Last edited: Jun 8, 2020
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  11. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I am always on the “lookout” for something new.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Google Danny Elfman ...
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