Who is the Greatest American Rock Band of All Time?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Eclipse754, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Eclipse754

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    I have played around with this topic in bar chats for a long time. For me, there have only been 3 really good responses for most of my life (I'm am a late Baby Boomer/Gen X growing up, which places me square in the Howard demographic). I have always made the argument that Cheap Trick was the answer, which would usually invoke great derision, but normally no one would make much of an argument for anything better unless they made a case for the Beach Boys or the Ramones. You can add Aerosmith to the discussion if you discount that they are the American Rolling Stones. After thinking about it some more today, I think Metallica or Pearl Jam can be added to the fray, along with maybe Frank Zappa/Alice Cooper, The Eagles (although I think they are dreadful), Nirvana, The Allman Brothers or even The Doors, or maybe the Grateful Dead. Go.
     
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    What, no love for AC/DC?
     
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    Los Lobos, REM, CCR, Beach Boys, the Replacements.
     
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    Motley Crue of course!
     
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    Cheap Trick
     
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    Credence Clearwater Revival certainly belongs in the discussion.
     
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    Get better ears.
     
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    They're from AUSTRALIA, asshat. :jj:

    In fact most all time great rock and metal bands came from either England or Australia. USA thinks they invented everything that exists but that's hardly the case. :uwave:
     
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    American they are not.

    Aerosmith won some national poll debating this very topic. I don't know if I agree with that. Lynyrd Skynyrd maybe..
     
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    The Doors.

    Any other answer is wrong.
     
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    Who do you think invented rock and roll and R&B and country and blues and jazz? Metal? Who gives a shit? Music for retards.
     
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    Doors, Doobie Brothers and Beach Boys
     
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    I didn't pay attention to the "American" part of his thread. AND, yes I am a snobby American who thinks we created everything, so your point is valid in that regard. :jj:
     
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    Dude, to even consider Nirvana puts your post to shame. The most overrated fucking crap band ever.
     
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    Soundgarden gets my vote.
     
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    The blacks! About the only good thing they ever did. :jj:
     
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    I love it, it is going just as it usually goes, I just need some chick to make a case for Madonna now.
     
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    E-Street Band