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« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2005, 11:45:55 AM »

I heard about this this morning on a local radio show.  here's the story from USA Today.  Here's the list according to the people that wrote in to her previous question:

1. Pearl Jam
2. Aerosmith
3. Van Halen
4. The Eagles
5. Journey
6. Guns N' Roses
7. The Grateful Dead
8. Queensryche
9. The Doors
10. R.E.M
11. The Allman Brothers Band and Fleetwood Mac (tie)
12. Metallica
13. KISS
14. The Ramones
15. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Creedence Clearwater Revival (tie)
16. Dave Matthews Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd (tie)
17. The Beach Boys
18. Nirvana
19. The Replacements
20. Bon Jovi
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« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2005, 12:14:23 PM »

Journey at #5?!?! Bon Jovi.....anywhere?!?
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« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2005, 02:57:13 PM »

Pearl Jam?  

What a crock.

But seeing Queensryche at #8 does my heart good...
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« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2005, 03:50:53 PM »

I was just thinking...can Dave Matthews Band even be on this list considering that Matthews is orginally from South Africa?  He didn't come to the U.S. until he was 18.
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« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2005, 04:02:45 PM »

Pearl Jam is number 1 but Nirvana is 18?  what?  damn, I need me some of the crack they're smokin...
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« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2005, 04:14:29 PM »

Pearl Jam at #1?  No damned way.  I LOVED their first CD....everything after that?  Bleh...
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« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2005, 06:40:33 PM »

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I'm voting for Black Flag.


Are you a Rollins Band fan as well?

Actually I've just been getting into "old punk" recently so I've heard of Rollins Band but haven't actually been able to hear anything by them.  Where's a good place to start?


First RB album I had was End of Silence. I also have heard Weight. They are both good but I like EoS more. Not sure why. Maybe since I've listened to it more and am more familiar with it.

Not sure of any others since I haven't heard them.
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« Reply #47 on: July 07, 2005, 08:13:30 PM »

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Pearl Jam is number 1 but Nirvana is 18?  what?  damn, I need me some of the crack they're smokin...


I was about to make that comment when I saw the list.  Pearl Jam was always an inferior talent compared to Nirvana.

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« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2005, 09:44:00 PM »

On a side note, I would consider the Pixies to be one of the greatest American rock bands, especially when you look at their influence on music from Nirvana on...
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« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2005, 12:32:04 AM »

I'd vote Beach Boys.  

They were seminal, in so far as they were relatively early in rock history and therefore a big influence on a large number of later bands.  That's something newer bands, as good as they may be, just can't claim.  For instance, Metallica may be considered influential, but only in a very narrow area of rock music compared to the Beach Boys.

They sold extremely well, so they can be competitive with any band in that respect.  

Finally, in addition to having many hits, they have a genuine masterpiece, Pet Sounds.  A cohesive work, not just a collection of singles.  There are arguably a few equivalent albums(SgtPepper being an obvious one) on that level in rock, but not by American bands.
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« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2005, 02:16:07 AM »

That list is ok if you take off Pearl Jam and Dave MAtthews I suppose. Though not in thier listed order.
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« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2005, 06:51:42 AM »

When I see a band list with Peal Jam at #1 but a band like Beach Boys at 18 it shows the profound lack of taste in music so many have today. Also shows why 90% of the music I listen to these days is 20+ years old.

When I think about it MTV has been about the worst thing to happen to music ever...
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« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2005, 10:56:50 AM »

MTV is just a logical extension of Pop music- that kind of fashionable fluff that nobody will remember or care about in 20 years.  An industry breeding one-hit wonders benefits the music industry, since only established artists have the clout to demand any kind of share in their labors.

Im not really a fan of Courtney Love, but she wrote a dead-on accurate article describing how the music industry scam works, and how the government allows it to continue.
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« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2005, 04:03:53 PM »

I love me some pearl jam but #1, I highly doubt since their last few albums have been very underwhelming.

I don't see how you nca compare KISS and Metallica with Dave Matthews and CCR under the category Rock.  They seem a little too different.

From that list the ones I would debate between are Aerosmith, Van Halen, Guns N Roses, The Doors, and Allman Brothers.

Beach Boys are really boring.
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« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2005, 08:46:03 PM »

Didnt Rolling Stone name GnR's "Appetite for Destruction" as the greatest rock album of the 20th century?
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