Why did America never produce a truly legendary rock band?

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  1. mudfinger

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  3. bon-yr-aur

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    i think America has produced the the most amount legandary bands.:dude:
     
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    thread should be ended after this song alone proves it wrong :)
     
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    mudfinger Thanks for the memories! V.I.P. Member

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    I can't believe this thread is still alive! :dude:

    As noted...many, many pages ago...America is too busy producing legendary artists to muck about with boy bands like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and such. :thumb:
     
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    a very British response! :cool:
     
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    Booker T and the MGs.

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    There ya go....and nuff said!!!
     
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    Some would say these guys have been a little on the legendary side . . .

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    39 years of mediocrity. The most overrated Pub band in history who used make-up, pyrotechnics and merchandising to hide the fact that they weren't very good. I really don't get the love for Kiss unless it's nostalgia.

    I'm not denying the talents of many US bands here but all the good ones didn't last long with death being a major problem. The ones that survived weren't that great.
    OK Aerosmith/Metallica are possibles but didn't Aerosmith break up for quite a few years and Metallica have had a patchy career and basically sold NWOBHM to the masses.

    Nice to see that my thread lives on:thumb:
     
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    This thread has gotta be the best bit of fishing ever? :applause:
     
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    Guns n roses,Aerosmith,Van halen,The doors,The eagles.....List is too long.
     
  15. RebelsofRocknRoll

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    These guys are legendary
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    Ok what is with the topic? How long does a legend take to create/grow/take root? How can a legend become truly a legend? If it is a legend at all, doesn't that make it truly a legend? I never heard of a falsely legend. But anyway....

    MLK did it with the words "I have a dream." Kennedy did it with "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Led Zeppelin did it with "And she's buying a stairway to heaven." Elvis did it with pelvic thrusts. Jim Morrison did it with "I woke up this morning and I got my self a beer."

    America did produce truly legendary bands. Quite a few. Lynyrd Skynyrd is an icon. A household name to many. You can't go anywhere and not see some reference to the band or one of their songs, you can't listen to very many radio stations before you hear one of their songs. Even more than the Allman Brothers. Who are also a legend.

    So what does it take to become legend? Some or all of the members have to die? How long must people talk about it before it becomes legend? 10 years? 10 generations?

    Look around you. They are everywhere you look. Legendary American bands. They came from the Delta, and they went to England. They came, they saw, they conquered. The Brits brought it back, idolized the American artists and immortalized their songs. We crowned the Brits with praise and preservation. We designated them legends because they gave something that stood the test of time and is still standing. Allman fans and Skynyrd fans are in every walk of life. They keep the legend alive. They also know that place where the legend began many years ago, it was that place called America.
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    Aerosmith. Skynyrd. Allman Bros. Guns.

    Dream On. Freebird. Midnight Rambler. Welcome To The Jungle.

    To be fair, America didn't produce a "Zeppelin, Stones, Sabbath" because if you look at the musical climate, those British bands were taking from what was going on here in America as far as pop music, and infusing blues with it. So while we did not produce any "legendary" rock bands. Ask Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Clapton, etc who their influences are and they are going to point to American Rock N' Roll.
     
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    Really? Aerosmith??? Started in 1971 and are still going strong today...how much longer of a course do they need to be a legend?
     
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    I cant believe the OP is such an idiot.

    I think he should have qualified his initial question with the addition of the words "in my own mind" to the end, so it would have read:
    "Why did America never produce a truly legendary rock band in my own mind?"

    Would have made this thread much shorter.
     
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    To the OP: "39 years of mediocrity. The most overrated Pub band in history who used make-up, pyrotechnics and merchandising to hide the fact that they weren't very good. I really don't get the love for Kiss unless it's nostalgia.
    Nice to see that my thread lives on:"


    Bit arrogant aren't you ( Nice to see that my thread lives on:)

    Kiss were signed based on their music. The record company hadn't even seen their faces, and even then told them to take off the makeup as it would be a hinderance (the whole spectacle Vs music content), which turned out correct. They played their first year of gigs with virtually no makeup on. They've gone downhill lately, but you're trying to tell us they aren't legendary. Why did Gibson release ANOTHER Ace Frehley model - because it will sell cause Ace is a legend, and Paul etc.

    Shaking my head in disgust. Even if you don't like them, almost the whole english-speaking world recognises the four "faces". Do you get recognised walking down the street? Steven Tyler does, and Slash, and James Hetfield, to name a few.
     
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