Top 15 American Bands/Artists

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I swear, any time somebody acts like the amount of shit in the Billboard album charts has risen, I just click on 5 Years Ago and remember that Shit Is Eternal.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:33 (sixteen years ago) link

15 years ago!

cheap trick
jane wiedlin
al b. sure!
johnny kemp
the contours (!!!)
fat boys
debbie gibson
poison
dj jazzy jeff & the fresh prince
eric carmen

npo but jane wiedlin at #1, the contours at #2

James Blount (James Blount), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:36 (sixteen years ago) link

you like THE FLAME?!?!?!?!?!

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:36 (sixteen years ago) link

where's my fucking time machine

Millar (Millar), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:37 (sixteen years ago) link

no I hate the flame - I'm going purely by artist generally

James Blount (James Blount), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:39 (sixteen years ago) link

thank god.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:40 (sixteen years ago) link

al b. sure! is there solely cuz of "nite and day" though

James Blount (James Blount), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:41 (sixteen years ago) link

johny kemp? was that 'just got paid'? that chart was from the dirty dancing era of u.s. history.

keith (keithmcl), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:44 (sixteen years ago) link

I know - at first I was like "THE CONTOURS?!!!" but then I remembered dirty dancing

James Blount (James Blount), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:45 (sixteen years ago) link

1. Beach Boys
2. Pavement
3. Manowar
4. Slayer
5. Beastie Boys
6. Kyuss
7. REM
8. Tom Waits
(this is really difficult but it shouldn't be)
9. Run DMC


no, sorry that's exhausted me. I was tempted to put a whole bunch of grunge bands i liked back in the day but i couldn't be arsed.

dog latin (dog latin), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:45 (sixteen years ago) link

i LOVE the flame.

carl perkins
little richard
bob dylan
the four tops
television
james brown
velvet underground
cyndi lauper
fleetwood mac
the byrds
the monkees
sleater-kinney
gillian welch
guided by voices
billy idol.

man that was difficult and nowhere near accurate.

di smith (lucylurex), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:51 (sixteen years ago) link

di, your cyndi lauper love absolves you of your "Flame" love. I've had "True Colors" and the chorus of "Money Changes Everything" stuck in my head all day and I'm GLAD.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:53 (sixteen years ago) link

i forgot elvis - sorry!

dog latin (dog latin), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:55 (sixteen years ago) link

please scratch the byrds and billy idol and replace with captain beefheart and mary timony.

di smith (lucylurex), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:59 (sixteen years ago) link

oh fuck i could be here all day making amendments to that list.

di smith (lucylurex), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

fleetwood mac was a english band. & so were the monkees according to chuck eddy.

duane, Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:10 (sixteen years ago) link

oop sorry about the mismatched were/was thing there

duane, Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:11 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm not gonna try & do this but my top 3, no wait i thought of 4, no 5, for @ the moment = 50 cent, lynyrd skynyrd, john coltrane, duke ellington, the seeds

duane, Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:13 (sixteen years ago) link

buckingham/nicks weren't limeys!

James Blount (James Blount), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:17 (sixteen years ago) link

oh, but McVie!

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:23 (sixteen years ago) link

"The Flame" is my third-favourite Cheap Trick song. (Mind you, I've only heard Budokan.) "Ghost Town" is good too.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:26 (sixteen years ago) link

(Also, mind you, I haven't heard "The Flame" in a decade or so. I can still sing most of it though.)

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:27 (sixteen years ago) link

She's Tight, He's A Whore, Dream Police, Gonna Raise Hell, Surrender, Southern Girls, Hot Love, Taxman Mr. Thief, Ooh La La, Clock Strikes Ten, I Want You To Want Me...must I go on, Sundar? MUST I GO ON???

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 00:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, "Surrender" and "I Want You to Want Me" are #1 and 2. I haven't heard the rest of your list, except CST, which is apparently on Budokan but I don't remember it so I probably do prefer "The Flame".

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 01:08 (sixteen years ago) link

buckingham/nicks era is my fave fleetwood mac era so they hav a legit place on my list.

di smith (lucylurex), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 01:52 (sixteen years ago) link

who played the american music?


dock boggs
beefheart
james brown
jimi hendrix
robert johnson
bill monroe
son house
tampa red
neil young
bob dylan
velvet underground
sonic youth
eric dolphy
mission of burma
devo
big black
public enemy
bad brains
x
screamin' jay hawkins
butthole surfers
metallica
pixies
biggie smalls

advanced or current american studies randomly offa head-top:
daniel carter
william parker

jackie-o motherfucker
i-sound
m singe
lightning bolt
minutemen
husker du
reverend horton heat
chrome
nas
numbers
rogers sisters


so why do I spend good money on CDRs from Leeds again?

the_0utsider (autovac), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 07:22 (sixteen years ago) link

All-time:

Afghan Whigs
Beach Boys
Big Star
Will Oldham
Byrds
Dylan
Modern Lovers
Love
Phil Ochs
Pere Ubu
Replacements
Tom Waits
Hank Williams
Wu-Tang Clan
Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Current:

Black Dice
Blood Brothers
Cannibal Ox
Comets on Fire
Gold Chains
Jackie-O Motherfucker
Jay Z
Mountain Goats
Nas
Racebannon
Six Organs of Admittance
Songs: Ohia
Sunburned Hand of the Man
Ten Grand
Wolf Eyes

Pretty much the least ILM list ever, I'd wager.

Clay, Tuesday, 15 July 2003 07:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Jay Z
Mountain Goats

Sounds pretty ILM to me.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 14:10 (sixteen years ago) link

The First Fifteen American Groups/Artists That Came To Mind While Trying To Figure Out What The "Cream of the Crop" Were:

1. Fishbone
2. Ween
3. James Brown
4. Mike Patton (and all related groups)
5. Dan the Automator
6. Kool Keith
7. Morphine
8. Wilco
9. Sly and the Family Stone
10.Princess Superstar
11.Talking Heads
12.Tom Waits
13.The Roots
14.Rahsaan Roland Kirk
15.the whole Quannum crew (DJ Shadow, Latyrx, Blackalicious)

This is should thoroughly answer this question once and for all.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 14:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Fifteen? You're pushing it...

*Mercury Rev
*The White Stripes
*Tori Amos
*Nirvana
*Garbage
*The Doors
*The Flaming Lips
*Blondie
*Placebo (they do count, right?)
*The Strokes
*The Ramones
*The Smashing Pumpkins
*Britney Spears (for being hawt and having great pop tunes)
*Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
*Elvis

Calz (Calz), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 17:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Fifteen? You're pushing it...

*Mercury Rev
*The White Stripes
*Tori Amos
*Nirvana
*Garbage
*The Doors
*The Flaming Lips
*Blondie
*Placebo (they do count, right?)
*The Strokes
*The Ramones
*The Smashing Pumpkins
*Britney Spears (for being hawt and having great pop tunes)
*Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
*The Polyphonic Spree

Calz (Calz), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 17:34 (sixteen years ago) link

rancid
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biggie
biggie
biggie
biggie
biggie
journey
journey
journey
journey
journey

i like coco puffs

Tom Breihan (Tom Breihan), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 17:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Pretty much the least ILM list ever, I'd wager.
yr joking right?

duane (doorag), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 22:26 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
Placebo are a British band. Brian Molko is ever so slightly american, but they made their bones in britain, and they are british citizens.

Why has nobody mentioned The Grateful Dead?
Thats like a list of great English bands without Led Zeppelin

Dan Dan, Thursday, 31 July 2003 00:01 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Was Up!
Here is the main mero mero list-
1. The Beatles
2. Pavement
3. The Rolling Stones
4. The Velvet Underground
5. The Kinks
6. The Pixies
7. The Beastie Boys
8. Sonic Youth
9. Modest Mouse
10.The Beach Boys
11.Radiohead- Kid A 2000

Memo from Turner, Saturday, 8 November 2003 01:36 (fifteen years ago) link

La Monte Young
Steve Reich
Terry Riley
Philip Glass
Missy Elliot
Nortorius B.I.G.
Outkast
Neptunes
Velvet Underground
Sonic Youth
Pixies
Wu Tang
Sam Cooke
Elvis
the Residents

A Nairn (moretap), Saturday, 8 November 2003 02:47 (fifteen years ago) link

(Some of these acts are Canadian, but that is American to me :-) )

1. Beach Boys
2. Byrds
3. Stevie Wonder
4. Cotton Mather
5. The Turtles
6. Mamas & The Papas
7. Jellyfish
8. Klaatu
9. Spongetones
10.Flaming Lips
11.Beck
12.Joni Mitchell
13.Lovin' Spoonful
14.Brad Jones
15.Bob Dylan

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 8 November 2003 03:06 (fifteen years ago) link

1. The Beatles
3. The Rolling Stones
5. The Kinks
11.Radiohead- Kid A 2000

Some people have a very wide definition of America. ;)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 9 November 2003 00:52 (fifteen years ago) link

What Geir, why no Elvis in you list?

A Nairn (moretap), Sunday, 9 November 2003 01:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Elvis is extremely overrated. And there wasn't a lot of great music before The Beatles at all. Most of the best American music hails either from the Californian golden age (Beach Boys, Turtles, Mamas & The Papas), from powerpop or from the current wave of underground psychedelic pop

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 9 November 2003 01:26 (fifteen years ago) link

And there wasn't a lot of great music before The Beatles at all.
so i see you went through with that lobotomy then!

Bob Shaw (Bob Shaw), Sunday, 9 November 2003 11:59 (fifteen years ago) link

alphabetically.

1. Beastie Boys
2. Butthole Surfers
3. Bob Dylan
4. Flaming Lips
5. Fleetwood Mac
6. Love
7. Meters
8. Parliament/Funkadelic
9. Public Enemy
10. R.E.M.
11. Replacements
12. Bruce Springsteen
13. Smashing Pumpkins
14. Strokes
15. Ween

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 9 November 2003 16:31 (fifteen years ago) link

I forgot Roy Orbison on my list

A Nairn (moretap), Sunday, 9 November 2003 21:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Woops!! "American" somehow didn't register, let me try it again.

1. Pavement
2. The Velvet Underground
3. The Pixies
4. The Beastie Boys
5. Sonic Youth
6. Modest Mouse
7. The Beach Boys
8. Nirvana
9. Jimi Hendrix and the Experience
10.The Stooges
11.The Flaming Lips
12.Ween
13.The Talking Heads
14.Creedence Clearwater Revival
15.The New York Dolls

Memo from Turner, Monday, 10 November 2003 20:10 (fifteen years ago) link

eleven years pass...

How I feel at this precise moment:

The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations
The Temptations

Johnny Fever, Monday, 8 December 2014 03:23 (four years ago) link


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