The greatest bands of all Time are/were mostly British

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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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ExPatRat
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Dire Straits is American.


No they are not. Formed in Deptford Kent England.

en.wikipedia.org...




posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 02:10 PM
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Absolutely, it took being spotted by a brit and gigging in the uk to break him to the world!

I hate to get all fair minded and such (really, i do) but the trans-atlantic cross-pollenation of rock is massively important.

But if we are talking about somewhere that punches way above it's weight musically, what about Jamaica? Off topic, but surely the best pound for pound musical boxer the world has ever seen.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 02:23 PM
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Thanks guys! My bad! Dire Straits is indeed British.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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USA also has Back Street Boys!!



 


Staind is one of the greatest USA bands:

Aaron Lewis - So Far Away HD Live in Lake Tahoe 8/06/2011
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KoZTRDXMj4
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3 doors down has soem great ones as well...Superman!!

3 Doors Down - It's Not My Time
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpfhcljJ9bQ
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Foo Fighters, Blink 182, so many good ones on both sides of pond.

Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VQ_3sBZEm0
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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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Ok lets get serious. Here are a list of British bands not previously mentioned that were not only huge in America but also all around the world:-

Genesis
Yes
The Police
Supertramp
Duran Duran
Depeche Mode
The Moody Blues
Judas Priest
The Clash
The Cure
The Sex Pistols
The Zombies
Cream
Eurythmics
Iron Maiden
Procol Harum
Thompson Twins
Whitesnake
The Bee Gees
Joy Division
New Order
The Human League
Simple Minds

The above list took a couple of minutes to compile. If i gave it some serious thought the list would be huge






posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 02:39 PM
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I would tend to agree with the OP although music is such a personal topic. I grew up listening to mostly Britiish rock bands:

The Beatles
Elton John
David Bowie
Led Zepplin
Pink Floyd
Genesis
Yes
Peter Gabriel

My favorite American bands were:

Journey
Bob Seger

As you can see I heavily favored the Brits but as I grew older I started listening to some Jazz and other forms of music. When it comes to Jazz, R&B, Blues, etc the Americans have it all over everyone else. In fact, if you look at Sting's first solo album his band was a who's who of American Jazz musicians.

Maybe this post should've been labelled "Best ROCK Bands"?



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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skalla
I hate to get all fair minded and such (really, i do) but the trans-atlantic cross-pollenation of rock is massively important.


That is very true. The Beatles and Stones took a lot from American 50's rock. The Stones leaning towards southern rock/blues and the Beatles more Chicago/NY style music. It really seems like a symbiosis.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:00 PM
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John Lennon said that "if you tried to give rock n roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry."

From what I read on wiki, en.wikipedia.org... Chuck is considered by many to be the greatest of rock n rollers. He is still alive and touring..
I never followed him too much as he's a bit before my time, but Jonny B Goode is timeless



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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Chuck is also in my first recollections of music.



Jerry Lee:



Buddy:



That song just happens to be my first favorite song according to my parents.

That's what they pups that were awesome in the 60's listened to.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:09 PM
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This Billy Joe Armstrong a clone or son or sperm banked kid of Elvis??

Seriously...

Was just watching 21 guns video and he has some similar features....


AbleEndangered
One more set of American Greatness:

Green Day - American Idiot [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_uujKuJMI
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Green Day - 21 Guns Official Music Video - HD
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mke9EHMQMYI
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Green Day - Basket Case [Official Music Video]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUTGr5t3MoY
www.youtube.com...


 


What If:

Blanket turns out looking like Elvis too
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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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The strange thing is white America never took to black music at the time Chuck Berry , Little Richard and others were in their prime in the 1950's. It took bands like The Beatles , Stones and The Animals who re-worked their music to bring it to white America.
After a couple of years of doing so, bands like those began to write their own material. And as they say the rest is history.

edit on 4-11-2013 by alldaylong because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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Interesting development UK and US music IS linked. Check out the American pup with the UK wizard:



That said, most UK music is based in the blues of the last century and rock since 55.

SYMBIOTIC!!!! Can't have one without the other.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:29 PM
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Although that's true to some extent, there are genre's of music that are pure British. For example Heavy Metal, electronic techno music, skiffle, new romance, dance music, psychedelic rock and many more.
All these crossed The Atlantic.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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i still struggle to conceive how complete they were!! and ive had the pleasure of seeing Roger Waters live....but not ''in the flesh''



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 02:10 AM
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I'm American and if it wasn't for these two groups, which are British, I don't know what I would have done surfing the internet in the 90's without these CD's playing non-stop.


Bee Gees


Depeche Mode



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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I thought the Bee Gees were Australian.



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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intrepid
I thought the Bee Gees were Australian.



No.
Born in Britain but emigrated to Australia with their parents. Came back to Britain 6 years later.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 03:41 AM
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AbleEndangered
One more set of American Greatness:

Green Day - American Idiot [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_uujKuJMI
www.youtube.com...


Green Day - 21 Guns Official Music Video - HD
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mke9EHMQMYI
www.youtube.com...


Green Day - Basket Case [Official Music Video]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUTGr5t3MoY
www.youtube.com...



Fail. Green Day sucks. They always have.

Guns N Roses. Greatest American rock band. Ever.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 03:46 AM
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upintheair
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G n R....not entirely american....Slash was born in Stoke UK
also Pink Floyd with out a doubt thee greatest band there ever was/is


Guns N Roses is American. They pretty much blow any British band out of the water.

Also,Pink Floyd sucks.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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nightstalker78

upintheair
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G n R....not entirely american....Slash was born in Stoke UK
also Pink Floyd with out a doubt thee greatest band there ever was/is


Guns N Roses is American. They pretty much blow any British band out of the water.

Also,Pink Floyd sucks.


Are you taking the piss?

Bums & Posies material output is laughable. They have produced 6 albums in 28 years
Pink Floyd produced 14 albums in 27 years, and of a much higher quality.





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