Top 3 American Bands
mbailey at netsolcq.com
Thu Jun 21 03:38:17 CDT 2007
There's been a lot of good US bands mentioned. But there's only been a few that I would consider "Great" - Simon & Garfunkle, Green Day, Ramones, Blondie, etc.
Now to turn this on its head, and prove that I'm not just being Anti-US. Last night I started thinking about Great US singers / individual performers. The list is endless, and very easy to think of loads:
Elvis, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Neil Young (adopted), Janis Joplin, Little Richard, Madonna, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Marvin Gay, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Meatloaf - very easy to come up with a very long list.
Then I tried to think of "Great UK Solo Singers", and I came up with:
David Bowie, Tom Jones (Bruce reminded me), Eric Clapton, and er - not much more.
Why is that? How come UK makes good bands, but US makes goods solo artists? Do Americans do not work well as a team? Do Americans with talent have such big egos that they don't want to share their success?
Ps: hehe: my spell checker didn't like "Garfunkle", and suggested "Carbuncle" instead.
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