Top 3 American Bands
nakedi at comcast.net
Thu Jun 21 05:01:29 CDT 2007
----- Original Message ----- From: "Martin Bailey"
> 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.
I completely agree, Martin. *Of course* people can come up with long lists
of *decent* American bands. But, you started this talking about the true
pantheon of bands. The Beatles/Who/Stones. There are simply no American
bands that are in that league. Beach Boys, CSN, Doors are as close as we
get, and they don't measure up.
> 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.
Elton John belongs on that list. But you're right. Do any British solo
artists belong in the same sentence with Elvis & Bob Dylan?
> 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?
I'm not sure what the reason is, but I think it's partly a marketing thing.
Would Petty & Springsteen have been billed separately if they were in
British bands? Maybe not.
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