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GMx

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quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
The Pretenders!

<pedant>Only Chrissie Hynde was American. The other three were British.</pedant>
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quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
The Pretenders!

<pedant>Only Chrissie Hynde was American. The other three were British.</pedant>
Doh! Seems most of my favorite bands aren't American.

How about The Replacements.

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THE SAGONING BAND of the Chipawaa Indians, their even building a new casino.

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Benjamin Franklin,

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I would have to say- America, naturally! [Wink]

Or maybe, Journey...

Wait- no, it's the Hottest Band In The World- KISS!

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I have come to this conclusion after deliberation-The Greatest American Band is-Creedence Clearwater Revival!

With the soul of Stax and the sound of Sun Records, John Fogerty and Creedence defined what it was to be an American. Fogerty had a love of the South and its culture without any of the Confederate flag waving bullshit. He was a champion of the underdog and the working class. Wrote A Song For Everyone and Don't Look Now showed that although the everyday working person was often forgotten by society, they were actually the most impotant part of the society that shunned them. Fortunate Son still resonates today as a protest against war that the working class has to fight, while all the hippie anti-war anthems of the '60's come off as college kid polemical screeds.

It is for these reasons I proclaim Creedence Clearwater Revival America's Greatest Band!

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GMx -- if they're good enough for The Dude, they're good enough for me. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
GMx -- if they're good enough for The Dude, they're good enough for me. [Wink]

I knew somebody was going to mention the Dude. [Big Grin]
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Aerosmith.

I do have to admit, though, that while I could run off a list of great British bands without even thinking, I had to think awhile about this one. [Razz]

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If by "American" you mean "North American" I'd have to say

The Tragically Hip
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Guy Lombardo & the Royal Canadians [Razz]

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What, no Barenaked Ladies? [Razz]

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Along the lines of what Mr. Dave was saying...

On the Canadian side of things: The Tragically Hip
On the American side of things: Aerosmith

Rock on! ;-)

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Ack! How could I forget The Band?

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