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Americas Greatest Band ? REM 1981

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I don't know about this. I did read in Rolling Stone where they opined that The Grateful Dead should hold the mantle of "America's greatest band". Based on their musical as well as cultural influence & basically inventing the "Jam Band" genre, I wouldn't have a problem with that assessment.

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Hmmm....

  • The Eagles
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Grateful Dead
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • The Ramones
  • Beach Boys
  • Guns n Roses
  • Metallica
  • REM
  • ....The Band?

 

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3 hours ago, sonicramone said:

Hmmm....

  • The Eagles
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Grateful Dead
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • The Ramones
  • Beach Boys
  • Guns n Roses
  • Metallica
  • REM
  • ....The Band?

 

Tough to put The Band in there;  even though they wrote extensively about the American condition, 4 of the 5 members were Canadian.  Pretty good list, though;  I would remove Metallica & G&R at this time (I don't feel they have the "tendrils" of the others), and take out the Dead (I'm prejudiced against random instrumental noodling).

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3 hours ago, Bosstralian said:

Credence Clearwater Revival? 

YES!

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On 2/23/2019 at 2:11 PM, sonicramone said:

Hmmm....

  • The Eagles
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Grateful Dead
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • The Ramones
  • Beach Boys
  • Guns n Roses
  • Metallica
  • REM
  • ....The Band?

 

I Remove Petty and Bruce  .... Obviously nothing to do with how great they are.

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On 2/23/2019 at 8:34 PM, Bosstralian said:

Credence Clearwater Revival? 

You know .... Personal taste and all that hooey .... But it just might BE Creedence .... Out of the list here i'd say in no particular order The Dead, Creedence and REM.....Does Aerosmith belong on the long list ?

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On 2/24/2019 at 8:11 AM, sonicramone said:

Hmmm....

  • The Eagles
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Grateful Dead
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • The Ramones
  • Beach Boys
  • Guns n Roses
  • Metallica
  • REM
  • ....The Band?

 

i was going to say the Eagles

but then i agreed with  Bosstralian regarding CCR (and im.not a fan - i just have no choice but to listen to it in the car)

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On 2/25/2019 at 11:27 PM, Daisey Jeep said:

i was going to say the Eagles

but then i agreed with  Bosstralian regarding CCR (and im.not a fan - i just have no choice but to listen to it in the car)

Not really an Eagles fan ...But definitely yes

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On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:11 PM, sonicramone said:

Hmmm....

  • The Eagles
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Grateful Dead
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • The Ramones
  • Beach Boys
  • Guns n Roses
  • Metallica
  • REM
  • ....The Band?

 

Beach Boys popped to mind, and see you already have them listed.
Can't say I'm a huge fan, but for a while they rivaled the Beatles in popularity, and certainly had a huge influence on musical culture.
Gabba Gabba Hey!

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Credence is certainly on the list. Pearl Jam could be in the discussion. 

And yes without question REM is on the list

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