Moon, surfing, and what we doing questions....
mbailey at netsolcq.com
Wed Jun 20 03:10:29 CDT 2007
Kevin in VT said:
> I wonder if that perhaps is a cultural thing? We've grown up with Beach Boys since
> as long as I can remember.
Don't get me wrong - I love The Beach Boys, as far as the singles are concerned. I've got the recent 3-CD compilation, and love nearly every song.
You don't need to be on a California beach to appreciate them (although I'm sure that would help set the right mood - a rainy beach in Worthing just isn't the same).
I would say that the Beach Boys would be in my "3 All-Time Greatest US Bands". Along with REM and The Doors.
Here's a controversial thought: I couldn't think of any other US group that I would want in my "Top 3 American Bands". And yet I could think of dozens of UK bands which could fight it out for a place in my "Top 3 UK Bands".
Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Buffalo Springfield, Tenacious D, etc are all OK - but not worthy of being in an "All-Time Greatest" list. I wouldn't consider Neil Young & Crazy Horse a real band, and he's Canadian anyway.
Anyone else? What's your "Top 3 American Bands"?
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