Who's made the greatest rock music? Great Britain or America?

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  1. Alastar Packer profile image82
    Alastar Packerposted 7 years ago

    Who's made the greatest rock music? Great Britain or America?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    It's the U.K., America can't compete, really.  Nowadays. . . .maybe it's different, but looking at rock music as a whole, the U.K. ROCKS!

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      UK does rock Wesman, no doubt about it!

  3. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    The continent of North America has produced some quite reasonable rock music, USA - Bill Haley and the Comets, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Buddy Holy and the Crickets about the best; Brian Adams - Canada.  I can't think of any Mexicans, Trinni Lopez, does he count?, Some really awful ones came out of the USA, especially Presley, Springstein...
    All of them are not a patch on the rock music that came out of Great Britain, Stones, Beatles, Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, especially Ozzie; Oasis, Blur...

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm MickS, on reflection who came worshiping who first- the Brits of course! That does it for me- US wins by a hair.

  4. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 7 years ago

    Tough question without maybe being more specific. Is that for instance counting grunge? where you have bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden? Or how about glam rock? Such as Def leopard and Poison? Actually maybe those should count against us. Ha.

    MickS' list for Britain is pretty darn good, but I think for America you have to throw in some of the Woodstock era groups: Janis Joplin, Hendrix, Santana, Grateful Dead, Creedence, Sly and the Family Stone, The Doors, etc. But then again, from that group, Britain gets The Who and Joe Cocker. Hmm? That's a tough one. If you could only put up 5 bands I think Britain's got it. Stones, Beatles, Zeppelin, Sabbath, and the Who. Probably the Grateful dead and The Doors belong in that same category, but I don't know if I could come up with 3 other American groups that do.

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      it is a tough question. good breakdown though junkseller.

  5. Alastar Packer profile image82
    Alastar Packerposted 7 years ago

    There can be no question that G.B. has put out rock music second to none.On reflection though the U.S. has had such a wide diversity of what could be considered rock. MickS has brought up the 50s from which so many of the English bands got their inspiration;and of course the 60s had the west coast bands like the Byrds, CSN&Y etc. and as junkseller pointed out, Hendrix. Since I'm from the south, I'll throw in bands like the Allman Bros., Lynerd Skynerd [?], on and on.Can't forget Dylan or Nirvana,R.E.M. etc. So arguably G.B. wins,but if so Amer. comes in a very close second.

  6. bostjanbb profile image73
    bostjanbbposted 7 years ago

    Both had some rockstars. Although GB probably lead on this one.

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Could be right there bostjanbb.

  7. justom profile image68
    justomposted 7 years ago

    Mick has fallen off his bloody rocker. If not for the blues there would have been no Stones or Zep  C'mon now admit your wrongs :-P

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      point well taken justom.

  8. 6 String Veteran profile image60
    6 String Veteranposted 7 years ago

    Britain. And it's because of America's problem with race at the time (still unresolved). Proof of this: the late, great Jimi Hendrix, an American, HAD to go to the UK to get recognized by his own country. America definitely dropped the ball when it came to R+R.

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Righto 6 String- Jimi wasn't the only one who had to go over there.

  9. CaravanHolidays profile image59
    CaravanHolidaysposted 7 years ago

    Chuck Berry , Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry - need I say more?

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      you surely got something there CH.

  10. profile image46
    Camille Pegramposted 5 years ago

    They've both made amazing contributions to music.

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They sure have. US wins overall but if rock was broken down into types UK is the choice here.

 
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