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#1172694 - 12/22/20 01:07 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Originally Posted by Marc Barnette
What are the criteria for these lists? Fame? Influence? Commercial viability? It's why I don't really do a "favorite" or "The Best" lists. I like too many and dislike too many.
And it's all subjective. So I don't get into those discussions.



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Fame and breathe of popularity and overall societal impact.

I am sure that there are metrics but I dont have them at hand and dont plan to run them down and build a case. I'm going on memory of the times.
And I realize that you could subjectively argue this band or that band or the other band...but I suspect that there are metrics.

Concert seats sold, stadium and venue sizes, albums sold , #of tours, #of tours over a duration, sellouts, , periodical features etc etc

#1172695 - 12/22/20 02:10 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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The Grass Roots had many hits, were they big in the States?
Where would the Monkees and KISS place?
Heart?


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I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1172696 - 12/22/20 02:11 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Allman Brothers band: The term "southern rock" was not really used until after Duane Allman's death. So really there were two versions of ABB. The first under the leadership of Duane until he died in Oct 1971 and then under the leadership of Dickey Betts. Dickey Betts' version was more in the southern rock camp, I guess.

Criteria for "Name Your Top 3 American Bands?" -- we get to pick our own criteria.


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#1172697 - 12/22/20 02:21 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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As I recall..."Southern Rock" evolved as bands from the Southeast gained popularity.

Allman Brothers
Lynard Skynard
Molly Hatchett
Marshall Tucker

#1172698 - 12/22/20 02:25 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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I'm gonna side with Kevin, allmans were first a blues band, but then again, all bands are blues bands.

The Peoples criteria: popularity, hits, albums sold, tour grosses.volume of work, and plain ole I like this"

Critics criteria/pro criteria . still popularity, still hits, still albums sold, tour grosses, but also influence, pioneering, longevity.

But you can break it down further a multiple of ways...best live bands, best songwriting bands, best instrumentalists in bands, best singers in bands, who was socially relevant, who followed their own drum...

That's why rock hall of fame is silly, everybody gets in.

In sports you have markers...3000 hits hall of fame, all time scoring champ, hall of fame. Great winning record hall of fame coach.

But sports and music are so different. If you run the forty yard dash in 3.9, everybody knows your fast, nobody can deny it.

But nobody can say definitivly who is good or bad in music. Which is why there are so many different kinds of good in music.

There's Taylor swift good, there's Joanie Mitchell good.

There's Beatles good, there's Ramones good.

Eddie Van Halen good, and Keith Richards good.

All kinds of diverse types of vocally good.

All subjective, even as u get more technical.

Basically, if music does anything for you , makes you smile, gets you out of bed, or makes you think about something or someone, its good

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#1172699 - 12/22/20 03:00 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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CCR, Doobie Brothers, J Cash, Allman bros., Skynyrd, Petty, Nugent, Styx, VH, Alice-n-Chains, Disturbed, Harry Connick Jr... smile

#1172714 - 12/23/20 12:12 AM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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What about the Partridge Family? What a band!

#1172716 - 12/23/20 02:57 AM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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This is definitely a tough one since the likes are so vast.
I like concept music. Then there is music that is what I love that is more outside of the surface, yet prevalent.

Roxy Music, Pink Floyd, and Saga seem to fit the most with my leanings and favoring concept music.
I could only muster one bar riffs to a four beat initially. I am limited on the instrument and forms. I want to put another level of interest to what I started doing and make it my own, yet coherent.
Hopefully it can be coherent enough.
But there are a lot more than three acts that are important to me.

#1172732 - 12/23/20 09:41 AM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
I like Sammy but would agree Roth was an amazing front man.

Like I said before, if the list is just personal favorites, anything goes.

Van Halen never wrote a Hotel California, but nobody in the Eagles was VH on guitar either.

So many variables to plug in, but like most things in the end it comes down to what you like.

Eagles were in my honorable mention list


I think favorites is more fun to discuss and far less acrimonious than "best" which is unprovable without strict measurement rules and even then unlikely to result in satisfying answers. I find it more interesting to read about people's loves. Watch my next post for more on that.


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#1172746 - 12/23/20 10:52 AM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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I keep seeing CCR on people's lists.

Is this the runaway winner??


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#1172760 - 12/23/20 12:54 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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The Runaway's are disbanded.... smile


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I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1172763 - 12/23/20 03:49 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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1 Talking Heads

2 The Velvet Undergound

3 Sonic Youth


Honorable Mention: War, Los Lobos, Sly & the Family Stone, Grateful Dead, The Beach Boys

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#1172765 - 12/23/20 03:59 PM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Wow yeah Talking Heads, another great one.

#1172783 - 12/24/20 09:49 AM Re: Name Your Top 3 American Bands? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Grand Funk Railroad.

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