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    Posted: December 05 2012 at 23:01
Originally posted by moshkito

  MUSIC WAS ALWAYS THERE ... it's our ears that weren't!


Quoted for truth Thumbs Up (somewhat out of context, I know, but I think true to the spirit of the comment).
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isn't it just probably a matter of numbers?; the US is enormous, it will have more of most things
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2012 at 06:12
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by moshkito

Originally posted by Dean

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The European versions were all over, except that too many folks were not able to listen to them ... or worse ... "they singing in French ... or Italian" ... and this has happened here on this board!
 
 
Poll Question: Does it matter to you if Lyrics are not in English ?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
19 [13.87%]
118 [86.13%]
This topic is closed, no new votes accepted
 
 
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NEXT! Stern Smile
 
Dean ... that poll applies to THIS BOARD ... whose fans and folks are much more educated about this than otherwise, which would lend a very slanted eye to that poll.
 
NEXT! Stern Smile
 
and you said " ... and this has happened here on this board! " yet the poll says it's not. And now you say it's not too. Confused

Frustrating isn't it. Especially with all the evidence in the  above  quotes.
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Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 13:45
^ sadly it does.

More people like simple music. That demographic won't change for at least as long as I am alive On this planet earth
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Originally posted by progbethyname

More people like simple music. That demographic won't change for at least as long as I am alive On this planet earth

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Luna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 16:49
Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

Originally posted by progbethyname

More people like simple music. That demographic won't change for at least as long as I am alive On this planet earth

So if I kill you...? Wink

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Originally posted by moodyxadi

Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  


When I worked at a record store, a new Aerosmith CD came in with a sticker proclaiming "America's Greatest Rock Band." I thought: "That can't be true! What about...?" and then couldn't think of any American rock bands. I am as much of a patriot as anyone, but Britain clearly destroys us at music.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 18:14
Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by moodyxadi

Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  


When I worked at a record store, a new Aerosmith CD came in with a sticker proclaiming "America's Greatest Rock Band." I thought: "That can't be true! What about...?" and then couldn't think of any American rock bands. I am as much of a patriot as anyone, but Britain clearly destroys us at music.


Brainfrating aside, are you now suggesting that Aerosmith is America's greatest rock band?  That would be surprising.
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Yeah, what about Grand Funk Railroad?! Don't forget th' 'Funk!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 18:40
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by moodyxadi

Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  


When I worked at a record store, a new Aerosmith CD came in with a sticker proclaiming "America's Greatest Rock Band." I thought: "That can't be true! What about...?" and then couldn't think of any American rock bands. I am as much of a patriot as anyone, but Britain clearly destroys us at music.


Brainfrating aside, are you now suggesting that Aerosmith is America's greatest rock band?  That would be surprising.


I don't think very highly of Aerosmith at all, but I'm hard pressed to think of another one, unless you count backing bands like the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Maybe Boston? I'm open to suggestion.
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The Doors?  Van Halen?  Alice in Chains? Hell, Nirvana?  And I haven't heard very much of The Band but they must be better than Aerosmith too 'coz it can't be very hard?
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US did actually produce a number of fine acts, but in the 70's UK was a solid diamond mine in great music.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote silverpot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 19:00
Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by moodyxadi

Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  


When I worked at a record store, a new Aerosmith CD came in with a sticker proclaiming "America's Greatest Rock Band." I thought: "That can't be true! What about...?" and then couldn't think of any American rock bands. I am as much of a patriot as anyone, but Britain clearly destroys us at music.


Brainfrating aside, are you now suggesting that Aerosmith is America's greatest rock band?  That would be surprising.


I don't think very highly of Aerosmith at all, but I'm hard pressed to think of another one, unless you count backing bands like the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Maybe Boston? I'm open to suggestion.


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Tool, Metalica, The Mars Volta, Pearl Jam, Mega D. , aren't they all US Rock bands. Better than Aerosmith ?
Then the classics : Doors, Zappa, CC revival, N. Young, Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd. 
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Zappa and Neil Young aren't bands (Neil Young is Canadian, anyway). I am not rally a fan of any of the others mentioned, although CC Revival are pretty good.
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Guns n Roses, Van H., at least as good I guess, 
Talking H. Def. better I'm my taste.

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Originally posted by tamijo

US did actually produce a number of fine acts, but in the 70's UK was a solid diamond mine in great music.

Yep, I think that the more popular bands like Aerosmith, KISS or GNR give American rock a bit of a bad name.  If you exclude prog and consider only straight up rock, it doesn't match up so badly with British rock.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogerthat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 19:15
Originally posted by thellama73

Zappa and Neil Young aren't bands (Neil Young is Canadian, anyway). I am not rally a fan of any of the others mentioned, although CC Revival are pretty good.

Each to his own then.  The Doors were way more important to rock music than Aerosmith.  I thought you said greatest and not just the one that's your favourite?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 19:16
Originally posted by thellama73

Zappa and Neil Young aren't bands (Neil Young is Canadian, anyway). I am not rally a fan of any of the others mentioned, although CC Revival are pretty good.

Not a big fan of everything I have mentioned myself, was just saying, US have produced quite a few fine rock bands.
Aerosmits are not that bad either, as a straight up rock act.
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