Greatest British rock band(s) that didn't meet success across the Atlantic

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  1. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'm asking the question;
    In your opinion who were the greatest British rock band's that didn't make it big in the U.S.?
    Or didn't meet with the public acclaim that they experienced in Britain.
    And I want to limit this to GREAT British rock bands not just any good band.

    Please do not say OASIS as they had a lot of success here in the U.S.

    I can think of a few off hand that are relatively unknown in the USA for various reasons.
    I've seen these bands playing small clubs when they should have been playing 3000 seat venues.

    Wishbone Ash
    Mott The Hoople
    Pretty Things
     
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  2. DPK

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    The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller solo
    The Wedding Present
     
  3. peopleareleaving

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    The Move / Roy Wood
     
  4. steelvelvet20

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    Not a rock act, but TAKE THAT never really had success stateside.
    The Stranglers
     
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  5. Exit Flagger

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    Suede
    Pulp
     
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  6. Aurora

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    Van der Graaf Generator
     
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  8. Mountain Cowboy

    Mountain Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to hard rock - UFO.
     
  9. gary191265

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  10. gary191265

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    Jamiroquai? Not sure if they ever had any success in that U.S.

    The Levellers

    Slade
     
  11. Murph

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  12. The Lone Cadaver

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    The Pretty Things
    Curved Air
    The Small Faces
    Lindisfarne
    Greenslade
    String Driven Thing
    The Move
    East of Eden
     
  13. DirkGentlyUK

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    Big Country? I have no idea if they had any success across the pond.
     
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  14. gary191265

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    Thin Lizzy aren't British ;)
     
  15. limoges

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    Prefab Sprout
     
  16. Murph

    Murph Formerly 7/4 war furor

    I know ;) Wanted to squeeze them in :)
     
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  17. gary191265

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    Their guitarists have all been British though, apart from Gorham...Moore, Bell, Robertson, Ure, White and Sykes (I don't think I've missed any!)
     
  18. Django

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    Did Gary Moore regard himself as British?...or Eric bell?
     
  19. Chemguy

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    First album noticed here in Canada. After that's, not so much.

    Yep, everything Paul Weller, Faces, Small Faces, Blur (maybe one song)...
     
  20. Dylancat

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    Thin Lizzy was Irish.
    They cannot be "squeezed" in a thread with "British" in the title.
     
  21. boboquisp

    boboquisp Close To The Edge...

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    Be Bop Deluxe...I think they were great! :righton:
     
  22. hazard

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    They are not citizens of the UK, but they were certainly born in the British isles so they are definitely British.
     
  23. gary191265

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    They were from Belfast, so technically they were British. I doubt very much that they regarded themselves as British though.
     
  24. Django

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    Let's not dig that one up....again. :shh:
     
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  25. gary191265

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    Being born in the British Isles doesn't make you British! The Republic of Ireland is an entirely separate nation, which you'd discover at your peril if you went into a Dublin pub and loudly insisted that it's clientele were British (though with it being Dublin, it'd probably just be Brits on stag do's anyway!)
     

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