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Top Ten American rock bands

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2013, 4:30:54 PM PDT
The dead professor is my favorite band!

Posted on May 12, 2013, 5:40:42 PM PDT
rotting dead leopards belongs on the list

Posted on May 12, 2013, 5:09:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 12, 2013, 5:10:58 PM PDT
Bands only, not solo artists, and in no particular order:

The Byrds
Simon And Garfunkel (I'll count them as a "band")
The Velvet Underground
Jefferson Airplane
The Doors
Sly And The Family Stone
Jane's Addiction
Mazzy Star
The Smashing Pumpkins

Runners Up: The Stooges, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Husker Du, The Flaming Lips, The National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Earth Wind And Fire, Blondie, Buffalo Springfield, The Mothers Of Invention

Posted on May 12, 2013, 4:51:54 PM PDT
Big Sky says:
Grand Funk
Johnny Winter And
James Gang
Jo Jo Gunne
Jefferson Airplane
Crack The Sky

Posted on May 12, 2013, 1:12:05 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
The Beach Boys
The Byrds
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Doors
Grateful Dead
Marshall Tucker Band
The (Young) Rascals
The Tubes

The Ramones would be at 11th place.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 6:00:36 PM PST
eastrich2020 says:
i like Working Mans picks,i would add grand funk railroad.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 6:08:23 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 12:02:15 PM PST
Melisann says:
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Van Halen
Allman Brothers Band
Beach Boys

Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 6:26:02 AM PST
stevign says:
I'll just say this; any list of great Rock bands would have to include Little Feat.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 9:33:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012, 9:38:46 PM PST
I prefer most bands from the UK in the past 40 years but will take a stab at a US list in no particular order. Need to list 12 groups.

Talking Heads
Funkadelic(the Rock era with songs like 'Maggot Brain' before they shifted to FUNK-but also a top FUNK band)
Smashing Pumpkins
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Afghan Whigs
Jane's Addiction
The Cars
The Doors
The National

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 12:37:53 AM PST
The Byrds
Los Lobos
Grateful Dead
The Ramones
The Doors
Hot Tuna

Posted on Jul 14, 2012, 12:38:48 PM PDT
D. Stepp says:
The Velvets
The Stooges
The Doors
The Ramones
The Pixies
Guided By Voices
New York Dolls
Beach Boys

Posted on Jul 14, 2012, 2:19:39 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 14, 2012, 1:40:13 PM PDT
Hinch says:
In no particular order:

The Byrds
Beach Boys
The Doors
Cheap TricK
Jefferson Airplane
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

5 favorite solo artists:


Posted on Jul 13, 2012, 10:40:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2012, 10:42:57 AM PDT
Stratocaster says:
I'm breaking the rules - here's 12 (in no specific order). But others are breaking the rules also by including Canadians and Solo artists (Neil Young fits both bills, even though he is one of my all time favorite artists!)

Talking Heads
Grateful Dead
Little Feat
The Doors
The Band (Does American/Canadian count? Levon Helm (RIP) was the only American in the band)
The Allman Brothers
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Steely Dan

Honorable mention for The Byrds, The Cars, Eagles, (early) Doobie Bros, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Posted on Jul 13, 2012, 10:31:35 AM PDT
T. Boyle says:
I see no reason to separate the solo artists from the bands. Solo artists play with a backing band too.

Night Ranger
Sammy Hagar
Van Halen
King's X
Stevie Ray Vaughan
ZZ Top
Alice In Chains

Honorable mention:
Bon Jovi
Cheap Trick
The Donnas
Foo Fighters
Green Day
Huey Lewis
Motley Crue

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012, 9:35:22 PM PDT
AJA says:
John Connolly,

Thanks. I saw your list; it's a good one as well.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012, 11:22:30 AM PDT
EvenSteven says:
Buffalo Springfield
Beau Brummels
Bobby Fuller 4
Chocolate Watchband
13th Floor Elevators
Velvet Underground
Stooges/MC5 tie

Posted on Jul 11, 2012, 11:19:15 AM PDT
Mike B. says:
Blue Oyster Cult
New York Dolls
Velvet Underground

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012, 10:30:08 AM PDT
Good list.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012, 8:59:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2012, 9:10:46 AM PDT
I also saw War a few times in the seventies,and I thought they were great.I don't think they get the respect they deserve after 11 gold records and 50 million plus record sales.Anyway I'm actually seeing them in concert next week 7/18/12 and I'm really looking foward to hearing some of my favorite music live again.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012, 9:56:21 PM PDT
AJA says:
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Blasters
Los Lobos
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
ZZ Top
The Beach Boys
Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
Canned Heat
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Posted on Jul 10, 2012, 8:38:27 PM PDT
Code of Honor, Hardwater, Dead Kennedys, October Project, Jefferson Airplane, Fang, The Fad, Mouse and the Traps, Barry and the Remains, Whitehouse

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012, 8:11:44 PM PDT
Two Tub Man says:
Re: The Auditorium Theatre, I must've seen 50+ shows there over the years. Even if the music was bad, it
was such a beautiful theater there was much to see and explore.
I saw The Who & LaBelle on the "Who's Next" tour, Emerson, Lake & Palmer & Yes (second show, it ended shortly after dawn!) Blue Oyster Cult & The Raspberries (The Stooges had cancelled, Raspsberries were almost lynched),
Rush & Cheap Trick /Mott The Hoople & Kansas (Queen cancelled) / Todd Rundgren & Utopia / Alice Cooper w/
Dr. John on the "Killer" tour / Deep Purple w/ Procol Harum & Buddy Miles / Heart w/ Be Bop Deluxe & Mother's Finest / Genesis (first tour without Gabriel) and many many more there.
Lots of indelible rock memories in that place!

Posted on Jul 10, 2012, 8:10:33 PM PDT
Fischman says:
Shooting Star
Dream Theater
Jefferson Airplane
Blue Oyster Cult
Dixie Dregs
Fates Warning
Steely Dan
Marshall Tucker Band

Posted on Jul 10, 2012, 7:46:03 PM PDT
Bread huh. God bless you wonderful people that think for yourself and don't follow the rest!
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