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The Songfactor's Choice: Best American Bands

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So... is what your saying is... if the two of them play electronically instead of acoustically ... is it a band ? :cool:

You mean like Air, Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, MGMT... ?

or how about The Dresden Dolls or Blood Red Shoes?

I guess for me a band is every musical collective that can be seen as one entity. If it's two (already otherwise active) musicians coming together to do a musical project together, then that's a duo for me :)

but again, that's just my personal view :)

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3rd nominations will be accepted for the next couple of days. We're behind on the amount of nominations, not even 30 yet and voting needs to get under way. I was originally hoping to have the results by the 4th, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

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You know what, it's not a huge deal, certainly not enough to generate this huge discussion. I apologize, it never occurred to me that it would become a big deal. Like Tim said the semantics of it are silly, and unnecessary. Please, nominate The White Stripes, or whichever artists that you feel fit the category. Who am I to say you can't nominate this or that. Shoot, if you know of a decent freaking one man band, go for it, it's fine. :D

The only reason I clarified it at all was to differentiate between bands & vocal groups etc. The instruments are the key point for me, so let's just say as long as somebody plays some sort of instrument it's a band & acceptable. Ok? Good. carry on please. ;)

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Talking Heads

(New York City, New York - 1974–1991)

Psychokiller

Life During Wartime

Once in a Lifetime

Road to Nowhere

(Nothing But) Flowers

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Pixies

(Boston, Massachusetts - 1986–1993, 2004–present)

Where Is My Mind?

Gigantic

Debaser

Monkey Gone to Heaven

Here Comes Your Man

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

(Los Angeles, California - 1983-present)

Knock Me Down

Under the Bridge

Californication

Can't Stop

Desecration Smile

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The Flaming Lips

The Strokes

Beastie Boys

Nirvana

Foo Fighters

Queens of the Stone Age

The Decemberists

Kings of Leon

Wilco

The Roots

... just in case anyone still needs some ideas

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Best American Bands

Aerosmith

Allman Brothers Band

Beach Boys

Beastie Boys

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Boston

Blondie

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Canned Heat

Cars, The

Cheap Trick

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Doors, The

Eagles

Foo Fighters

Four Seasons

Guns n' Roses

Jefferson Airplane

Journey

Lovin' Spoonful

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mamas & the Papas

Metallica

Monkees

Nirvana

Pearl Jam

Pixies

Red Hot Chili Peppers

R.E.M.

REO Speedwagon

Steely Dan

Talking Heads

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Velvet Underground

White Stripes

ZZ Top

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1- Jefferson Airplane

2- Creedence Clearwater Revival

3- Blondie

4- Velvet Underground

5- Cars, The

6- Talking Heads

7- Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

8- Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

9- Doors, The

10-Eagles

Bonus:

The Beach Boys

Lovin' Spoonful

Mamas & the Papas

Canned Heat

Cheap Trick

R.E.M.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

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1. Beach Boys

2. Creedence Clearwater Revival

3. Doors, The

4. Jefferson Airplane

5. Canned Heat

6. Four Seasons

7. Lovin' Spoonful

8. Lynyrd Skynyrd

9. Mamas & the Papas

10. R.E.M.

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1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

2. Beastie Boys

3. The Mamas and the Papas

4. Journey

5. Boston

6. The Doors

7. Talking Heads

8. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

9. Eagles

10. Jefferson Airplane

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1. Eagles

2. Creedence Clearwater Revival

3. Allman Brothers Band

4. Beach Boys

5. The Doors

6. ZZ Top

7. Steely Dan

8. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

19. Mamas & the Papas

10. Four Seasons

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1. Creedence Clearwater Revival

2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

3. Eagles

4. Mamas & the Papas

5. Beach Boys

6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

7. REO Speedwagon

8. Lynyrd Skynyrd

9. Four Seasons

10 Lovin' Spoonful

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