Javier 🐝 beBee en Best Music Tracks Ever, Music in English, Rock Music / Música Rock Founder & CEO • beBee 12/3/2017 · 1 min de lectura · 9,0K

Are British rock bands better?

When it comes to truly universal rock music, British bands are still in a league of their own

Are British rock bands better?David Bowie

In my humble opinion , the best bands ever come from the islands ( UK & Ireland )... Please don't take it seriously. It is only an opinion 😲. I also love a lot of american bands and music in spanish is trendy and it will become more important since spanish language is growing very fast.

American pop culture dominate the worldwide media, but when it comes to truly universal rock music, British bands are still in a league of their own, superior to their American counterparts in almost every respect.

Can anyone compete with this list ? 

The Smiths

The Cure

The Beatles

The Rolling Stones


Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd


The Who



The Kinks


The Clash

Iron Maiden

Deep Purple

The Stone Roses

Sex Pistols


Dire Straits

Duran Duran

Depeche Mode



Pet Shop Boys

Status Quo

Manic Street Preachers

The Animals


The Police

The Cranberries

The history of rock can be viewed as a kind of cultural interplay between the US and the UK, with amazing bands from both sides of the pond influencing and interacting with one another. 

I love US Bands like the Byrds, the Doors, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones, Talking Heads, Faith No More and Nine Inch Nails.

I love and admire them all.... but if you measure great bands per capita ...OMG  british ones are the largest list and  the most influencers ( The Beatles , The Rolling Stones ,..) 

We are not talking about solo artists here, which I regard as a special case. In solo terms, the US may be ahead of the UK. The US can boast Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen as undisputable universal greats.

My top bands

It is very difficult to do a list, but if I have to name my top bands are:

Queen - UK

The Cure - UK

The Doors - US

The Police - UK

Depeche Mode - UK

Héroes del Silencio - ES

The Smashing Pumpkins - US

Ramones - US

So , In my case: UK(4), US(3), Ireland(U2) and Spain(1)

And what about you, which are your top  bands ?

Claire L Cardwell 10/11/2018 · #70

#59 @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador - Don't Let Me Down is my current Beatles favourite, I've been 'singing along with John Lennon for days now!


Claire L Cardwell 10/11/2018 · #69

#61 Great American Musical Poet - has to be Sixto Rodriguez @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador (and Bob Dylan of course) and I wish I had the chance to see The Doors live...

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Claire L Cardwell 10/11/2018 · #68

#65 Got to be thin crust pizza (now I eat the banting one made out of smashed baby marrows - delicious). No Hawiian ever though - just pork and pineapple yuk ! I love the vegetarian pizzas the best - mushrooms, green peppers, garlic, sliced tomato (or sun dried tomato), feta cheese, olives (and if you cheating - bacon!). @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador


A blast from past, I remember them all when they played in Chicago, lots of women following the band to every event #66

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Praveen Raj Gullepalli 8/11/2018 · #66

#62 This one used to ring my bell Mr.Doorman ;) ...and still does!

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Please no more posts here, my students are fighting about this in the university, i have to teach this morning, everyone is right here," lets all get along. "
Better to talk about your favorite Pizza, Thick or Thin Crust? #1

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Unos in Chicago or NYC Pizza, both great!!!!!!!!!!!#29

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