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#1712689 - 01/26/21 05:36 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: SkyWave]
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 Originally Posted By: SkyWave
There were and are lots of special bands.

But I think probably the Beach Boys are the quintessential American band. Number of hits, influence, longevity.


They would be up there for me too.
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#1712690 - 01/26/21 05:40 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: SkyWave]
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Yeah, I could go with Beach Boys
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#1712691 - 01/26/21 05:41 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Tao Jones]
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Gotta be a big guitar band.
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#1712703 - 01/26/21 06:41 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: jimmyrock]
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CNSY wasn't a band. Two of the four members (all guitarists) aren't American. The Beach Boys were not a band.

In the spirit of overcorrecting this silliness, I have my nominees:

The Funk Brothers
The Wrecking Crew
The Section
Toto Plus (I'd expand to include a handful of other session guys of the era)

Those are the bands that are on more charting pop/soul/rock music from 62-1992 (and certainly more since 92 than any of the previous nominees) than ANY other band you want to name. And you can have your pick--as they ALL qualify for that. AND...all Baby Boomers and older--none of them young'uns...all American. Respected across genre and country lines. Every SINGLE person reading this thread owns records of these bands.

I don't think they should be disqualified for not being a few ego maniacal hipsters with guitars that AL got high and touched himself while longingly gazing at their album covers.

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#1712706 - 01/26/21 06:57 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Popmann]
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Session guys don’t count...but yes beach boys and Csn are also disqualified as not bands....
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#1712710 - 01/26/21 07:32 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: jimmyrock]
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So which is it, Van Halen or Foo Fighters?
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#1712711 - 01/26/21 07:34 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Gretsch 6120]
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 Originally Posted By: Gretsch 6120
So which is it, Van Halen or Foo Fighters?


its Petty and the Heartbreakers.....score 2nd thru the rest howver you want

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#1712712 - 01/26/21 07:47 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Gretsch 6120]
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So which is it, Van Halen or Foo Fighters?


It's Nirvana or CSNY. and the Beach Boys are eligible too.
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#1712714 - 01/26/21 07:58 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: SkyWave]
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The mats!!! Why not Husker du...
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#1712715 - 01/26/21 07:59 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Timster]
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Fuck no to csny. Jesus christ on a wet popsicle. Get over it. They made exactly 1 decent record. CSN made 2.
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#1712719 - 01/26/21 08:07 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Al]
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 Originally Posted By: Al
 Originally Posted By: Gretsch 6120
So which is it, Van Halen or Foo Fighters?


It's Nirvana or CSNY. and the Beach Boys are eligible too.


Yuck..change the category To some bands that made ok music and score it 1. 2. 3.

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#1712720 - 01/26/21 08:08 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Timster]
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The mats!!! Why not Husker du...


Love the mats. Bob Mould is better than husker...Workbook is a desert island cd.

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#1712721 - 01/26/21 08:10 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Gretsch 6120]
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 Originally Posted By: Gretsch 6120
So which is it, Van Halen or Foo Fighters?


I don’t find grohl a singer i like to listen to, so i’ll Put VH in two incarnations ahead of the foo....but still behind petty \:\)

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#1712724 - 01/26/21 08:29 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Al]
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It's The Grateful Dead.

Give me just a second before you start vomiting and running away.

'murica is supposed to be the land of innovation, right?

The Grateful Dead innovated so much around music.

They changed live sound, they created their own ticketing service , they let fans tape their live shows, and on and on.

They were accidental entrepreneurs that built a massive following without mainstream success.

And what's more 'murican than that?

Plus, there are multiple Grateful Dead tribute bands working the live-music circuit that can sell out 1000+ seat venues on a regular basis.

At Dead and Company (the current iteration of the band) you've got grandparents and grandchildren going to shows together.

So, did I bullshit my way into a great answer?

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#1712725 - 01/26/21 08:31 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: What does this button do?]
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It's The Grateful Dead.

Give me just a second before you start vomiting and running away.

'murica is supposed to be the land of innovation, right?

The Grateful Dead innovated so much around music.

They changed live sound, they created their own ticketing service , they let fans tape their live shows, and on and on.

They were accidental entrepreneurs that built a massive following without mainstream success.

And what's more 'murican than that?

Plus, there are multiple Grateful Dead tribute bands working the live-music circuit that can sell out 1000+ seat venues on a regular basis.

At Dead and Company (the current iteration of the band) you've got grandparents and grandchildren going to shows together.

So, did I bullshit my way into a great answer?


Sorry no but the Dead and Phish will be tops of the next Poll thread......with Winger \:\)

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#1712726 - 01/26/21 08:41 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Timster]
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 Originally Posted By: Timster
Fuck no to csny. Jesus christ on a wet popsicle. Get over it. They made exactly 1 decent record. CSN made 2.


Go watch them live on youtube, Down By The River, Almost Cut My Hair, you'll get it.
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#1712733 - 01/26/21 09:15 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Al]
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I have heard those live multiple times. Use to be a big Neal fan. Own 4 way street. Eagles are way better than csny.

Yeah Workbook great stuff. Black sheets of rain... I lived in Mpls. In the 80's. Saw lots of stuff.
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#1712745 - 01/26/21 10:29 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Timster]
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Oh my gosh, I just figured out who it is, and it's so obvious. It'll bring this entire VS Planet cycle back to the start, too. Are you ready for this everybody?

The greatest American band of all time is...




And I'm positive Al's gonna back me on this one.....





The Dave Mathews Band

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#1712754 - 01/26/21 10:59 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Tao Jones]
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 Originally Posted By: Tao Jones
Oh my gosh, I just figured out who it is, and it's so obvious. It'll bring this entire VS Planet cycle back to the start, too. Are you ready for this everybody?

The greatest American band of all time is...




And I'm positive Al's gonna back me on this one.....





The Dave Mathews Band
i think they're second...to Nickleback.
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#1712756 - 01/26/21 11:01 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: MadGuitrst]
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Boston!
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#1712764 - 01/26/21 11:26 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Gretsch 6120]
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#1712766 - 01/26/21 11:39 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Tao Jones]
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 Originally Posted By: Tao Jones
And isn't it kind of strange no Deadheads have stepped forward?


Only in that Jerry mixed /engineered some of those hits for Jefferson -- he made "White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.”s



Edited by C Jo Go (01/26/21 11:47 PM)
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#1712768 - 01/26/21 11:48 PM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: C Jo Go]
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#1712774 - 01/27/21 12:14 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Tao Jones]
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 Originally Posted By: Tao Jones
Oh my gosh, I just figured out who it is, and it's so obvious. It'll bring this entire VS Planet cycle back to the start, too. Are you ready for this everybody?

The greatest American band of all time is...




And I'm positive Al's gonna back me on this one.....





The Dave Mathews Band


ha ha or as I call him, the cherub sprite.
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#1712775 - 01/27/21 12:16 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Timster]
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I have heard those live multiple times. Use to be a big Neal fan. Own 4 way street. Eagles are way better than csny.

Yeah Workbook great stuff. Black sheets of rain... I lived in Mpls. In the 80's. Saw lots of stuff.


Eagles are boring, CSNY is like allstars.
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#1712780 - 01/27/21 01:19 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Gretsch 6120]
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 Originally Posted By: SkyWave
There were and are lots of special bands.

But I think probably the Beach Boys are the quintessential American band. Number of hits, influence, longevity.


They would be up there for me too.


IN my top 10 ~!!
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#1712784 - 01/27/21 02:04 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: C Jo Go]
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#1712793 - 01/27/21 05:55 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Al]
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I have heard those live multiple times. Use to be a big Neal fan. Own 4 way street. Eagles are way better than csny.

Yeah Workbook great stuff. Black sheets of rain... I lived in Mpls. In the 80's. Saw lots of stuff.


Eagles are boring, CSNY is like allstars.


CSNY just doesn’t have ....enough. Eagles have huge cataloge of great songs, legendary guitarists and iconic solos. Eagles are top 5, after Petty and maybe VH etc.

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#1712794 - 01/27/21 06:56 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Al]
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I have heard those live multiple times. Use to be a big Neal fan. Own 4 way street. Eagles are way better than csny.

Yeah Workbook great stuff. Black sheets of rain... I lived in Mpls. In the 80's. Saw lots of stuff.


Eagles are boring, CSNY is like allstars.


ha ha who's the drummer in CSNY? oh ...right \:\)

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#1712795 - 01/27/21 07:09 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: jimmyrock]
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Same guy who played for The Monkees.
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#1712802 - 01/27/21 09:25 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: MadGuitrst]
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don't know why some of you are so down on CSNY but I guess if you think Van Halen is musical I guess that makes sense.
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#1712807 - 01/27/21 09:48 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Al]
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don't know why some of you are so down on CSNY but I guess if you think Van Halen is musical I guess that makes sense.


its just in comapriosn CSNY is pretty limited to say best American band...probably not even top 10 as I look over all the bands folks have brought up...

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#1712808 - 01/27/21 09:48 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Al]
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I'm just joking around. I like CSN&Y just fine.
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#1712811 - 01/27/21 09:53 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Al]
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I have heard those live multiple times. Use to be a big Neal fan. Own 4 way street. Eagles are way better than csny.

Yeah Workbook great stuff. Black sheets of rain... I lived in Mpls. In the 80's. Saw lots of stuff.


Eagles are boring, CSNY is like allstars.


Eagles are allstar-ish. Three of the members had big, mainstream solo careers.
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#1712815 - 01/27/21 10:02 AM Re: America's best band ever is either CSNY or Nirvana [Re: Webster]
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This is so subjective. \:\) I'm enjoying reading these. For me, my musical taste changes as I get older. I used to think Blue Oyster Cult was the best. Ive seen them five times. We used to write to them and they would send us thier lyrics and it came on that old green and white computer paper with the driving holes in the sides. I still love them, but now I might be more inclined to listen to Larry Carlton or Lee Ritenour or similar.

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