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Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 5, 2014 - 10:18pm PT
This is a great topic. Not easy. Maybe you can nominate one band. I offer my nomination. They don't have the highest album sales, but are close.
For me, this band represents the finest that America has ever done. Soulful hits, extreme talent, unique artistry, worldwide appeal, positive vibrations, american melting pot at its highest ideal.

My nomination
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The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 5, 2014 - 10:21pm PT
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bergbryce

climber
East Bay, CA
Dec 5, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
GWARGWARGWARGWAR
coolrockclimberguy69

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Dec 5, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
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Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2014 - 10:28pm PT
The ol' U S of A. No Rush, Queen, Zep etc.

Props for NWA.

Larry , who is that?
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
Pick one. Aerosmith has the highest sales and have been around almost as long. Then again it's soundtracks and they don't have the worldwide appeal. Or would you prefer Creedence?Not my choices for personal tastes. But I'm here to listen to opinions,
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 5, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
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Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 5, 2014 - 10:54pm PT
Best American band was mostly Canadian, why of course The Band!
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2014 - 10:59pm PT
Tuolumne Tradster. You're a man of my tastes with that nomination. The Allmans tied for #2 for me with Skynyrd. The Allman's are better but I couldn't bet against Freebird. And my roots are in Bama.
The answers show a regional preference I think. Mine do.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Dec 5, 2014 - 11:20pm PT
"Larry , who is that?"

Loverboy. Ron's got their poster on his ceiling.

(They're Canadian...disqualified from this thread)
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 5, 2014 - 11:26pm PT
Flip Flop: I'm a Cali native, so Allman Bros is not a regional preference for me. I just luved the hard drivin' double drummers and incredible guitar playing by Duane & Dickey Betts. Saw them live at Fillmore SF in 1971. Believe it or not, they were not the top bill that night...Mark Almond Band was. In memory of Elizabeth Reed, Blue Sky, and Whippin' Post to name a few of my favorite tunes.

Here's a local SF Bay Area band that I listened to in my formative years. Anybody remember these guys?

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pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 6, 2014 - 06:45am PT
Easy.

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anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Dec 6, 2014 - 06:47am PT
Mr Mister
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 6, 2014 - 07:20am PT
Has everyone forgotten about a dude named Hendrix?

Apart from him there's CCR, the Eagles. Aerosmith was solid early then descended into deep schmalz.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 6, 2014 - 07:44am PT
While Hendrix was born in Seattle, he the Experience was from England. But Band of Gypsies was, of course, all American.

Picking the best band is kinda like picking the best rock climber--I've seen a bunch of bands hit "10." Some folks are gonna say Michael Jackson, others will say The Grateful Dead. Is anybody right, or wrong?

But those guys, well they're dead.

So how about something we can act upon, like Your Favorite Current American Rock Band.





One of the best shows I've seen was Lucinda Williams.

And don't forget moe.

this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 6, 2014 - 07:53am PT
Still going with Tool.
Though Primus is up there.
Gearhead

Trad climber
Novato Ca
Dec 6, 2014 - 07:59am PT
R.A.M.O.N.E.S RAMONES!!!!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 6, 2014 - 08:02am PT
The best American rock bands that I'm aware of are the pegmatite dikes in the Black Canyon. Usually spicy gear there that keeps you focused.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 6, 2014 - 08:06am PT
Metallica and it is not even close.
Buck Wilde

Boulder climber
Oregon
Dec 6, 2014 - 08:36am PT
Steely Dan.


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