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    Most Overrated Band Ever

    An industry insider just informed me that Oasis is the most overrated band of all time. They broke no new ground. Their songs were 3 or 4 basic chords. They claimed they were the Beatles of the 90s - they weren't. They were/are absolute drama queens. I don't know anyone who says they really like them and Liam Gallagher reportedly rides an eBike. These are facts so please no arguing, name calling or hurting of feelings, thanks.

    (ps, honorable mention, Bobby Dylan and The Cure)

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    I'll listen to Oasis or The Cure over The Beatles, um, 8 days a week.

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    For me to concur they're overrated would require that I've actually heard of them.
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    Milli Vanilli
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
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    Hint: this band has 5 heads and 9 arms. And the singer always sounds like he's whining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Hint: this band has 5 heads and 9 arms. And the singer always sounds like he's whining.
    Def Leppard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvrbob86 View Post
    Def Leppard?
    Could be!
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    Bob Dylan and the Cure!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
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    Their early stuff was very blues influenced and was excellent. Not so much later on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
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    They’re not highly rated, actually. The suck has always been evident.


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    I'm with DJ on the Aerosmith thing. I loved their early stuff.

    Then they quit doing drugs, and the music really suffered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
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    Duran Duran comes to mind.

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    Guns N’ Roses have a couple of really good songs, the rest really suck
    Round and round we go

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I'm with DJ on the Aerosmith thing. I loved their early stuff.

    Then they quit doing drugs, and the music really suffered.
    Lol
    More like they conformed and sold out to pop rock to make more money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Their early stuff was very blues influenced and was excellent. Not so much later on.
    70s Aerosmith was the best rock coming out of America at the time. One they started their MTV drivel, they lost their credibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Guns N’ Roses have a couple of really good songs, the rest really suck
    This, I disagree on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Guns N’ Roses have a couple of really good songs, the rest really suck
    GnR = overrated. Some really good songs and musicianship, but there's a lot of marketing and cultivation of an image behind it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott O View Post
    GnR = overrated. Some really good songs and musicianship, but there's a lot of marketing and cultivation of an image behind it all.

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    Yep, lots of bands fell into that. And it does take away from their natural talent. Some are pushed to play differently to conform to the masses / radio play. So yes, it changes them. That’s why most good bands the early stuff is where it’s at before they are forced to change their style of playing. It’s all about the mighty buck once they make it big.
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    No band from 1995 ish and on are overrated because they all suck and have zero skills as musicians . You have zero credibility if you said Bob Dylan. Dylan is a master song writer with countless songs and his songs are still covered by many GOOD bands today for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    No band from 1995 ish and on are overrated because they all suck and have zero skills as musicians .
    Translation: I got old and lazy in 1995 and stopped listening to new music and listen only to the same shit I did in junior high.

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    Metallica after the "...and Justice for All" album!

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    The Rolling Stones, to me, mediocre at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    No band from 1995 ish and on are overrated because they all suck and have zero skills as musicians . You have zero credibility if you said Bob Dylan. Dylan is a master song writer with countless songs and his songs are still covered by many GOOD bands today for a reason.
    Once Dylan went electric, science determined that he lost all credibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    The Rolling Stones, to me, mediocre at best.
    You must be a KISS fan.
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    I feel like there's a lot of hurt feelings in this thread, including mine. Ouch.





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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Guns N’ Roses have a couple of really good songs, the rest really suck
    Whether you like them or not personally, G&R was a HELL of a rock and roll band in a period with a lot of crap music. They sort of were the entire package. Anyways...

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    That is easy GNR and U2 are sharing the top spot with a big lead with honorable mention of Oasis of course.
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    Did some festivals with Oasis when they were 'popular' and they were nasty individuals. Literally all they listened to in their dressing room before the shows was early Beatles songs. To me all their stuff sounds derivative of the Beatles, and Noel said as much once. Pretty crappy all round.

    JC Melonhead in the 80s was OK I thought, did a couple of tours with him, but what a prima donna. he was pissed when I started a fling with the fiddle player...
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    absolutely....just a bunch of whining and groaning from a very non melodic voice. I have no idea how anyone can listen to this.
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    Nirvana

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I'm with DJ on the Aerosmith thing. I loved their early stuff.

    Then they quit doing drugs, and the music really suffered.
    Yep, I agree. When they got back together, they started using outside writers and the music became a lot more commercial and not so great.

    Also agree on Springsteen and Melloncamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yep, lots of bands fell into that. And it does take away from their natural talent. Some are pushed to play differently to conform to the masses / radio play. So yes, it changes them. That’s why most good bands the early stuff is where it’s at before they are forced to change their style of playing. It’s all about the mighty buck once they make it big.
    I agree, a lot of bands very first album ends up being their best and it trails off from there. Part of that too is that they have lower budgets so the production is a lot more straightforward and less overdubbing. Then they get big and spend way too long in the studio and pile on way too many tracks and it looses that raw edge that makes rock what is rock. And they make it more commercial to appeal to the masses which downplays the musicianship in favor of "hooks".
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    Bold opinion there on Bob Dylan and the Cure. To each his own.

    I don't get why anyone likes Journey, and they seem to have a huge following that keeps pulling in new fans. I'd blame the Sopranos, but this goes way beyond that.

    Really, a lot of Hockey Rock in general is way overrated.

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    A good friend of mine was working as a bar back in Chapel Hill NC, late 1990's. Dave Mathews comes in after they're closed demanding a drink. After politely explaining they're closed he pulls the "do you know who I am" card and starts throwing chairs around. A little scuffle and my buddy had enough, one punch and Dave Mathews lays unconscious on the floor. Dragged out like the rest of the frat idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunleavy View Post
    Bold opinion there on Bob Dylan and the Cure. To each his own.

    I don't get why anyone likes Journey, and they seem to have a huge following that keeps pulling in new fans. I'd blame the Sopranos, but this goes way beyond that.

    Really, a lot of Hockey Rock in general is way overrated.
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    I'm noticing a Jersey trend here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
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    Taylor Zwift. I wouldn't call what she does Music. Rhianna, Jay Lo, Shakira,ect are performers and they aren't really bands that should be mentioned/included in this discussion, should they? Just checking.

    No Doubt= over rated, another for U2. I seen U2 once back in 1992 and their sound mix was pure JUNK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
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    You clearly don't understand their music. Have you ever seen them in the 10th row? It's not about being butt hurt for me, you either like them or hate them and most people don't understand them. Their studio stuff is meh and doesn't compare to their Live music, since they are a live band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    You clearly don't understand their music. Have you ever seen them in the 10th row?.
    Do you understand their music? They’re a jam band.

    Seems kind of like you’re holding on to some nostalgia from being in the tenth row hopped up on acid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Do you understand their music? They’re a jam band.

    Seems kind of like you’re holding on to some nostalgia from being in the tenth row hopped up on acid.
    100% wrong perception about me. What's your meaning of a jam band? Just saying jam band, means nothing. They play improvisational music(which means they never play the same song the exact same way twice) which doesn't correlate to jam band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
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    I think at least one person has to enjoy it before it can be overrated?

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    No band from 1995 ish and on are overrated because they all suck and have zero skills as musicians . You have zero credibility if you said Bob Dylan. Dylan is a master song writer with countless songs and his songs are still covered by many GOOD bands today for a reason.
    OK, admit it, you haven't tried to find anything worth listening to since then. That or you're extremely close minded. Probably both.

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    The Rolling Stones, to me, mediocre at best.
    That is also how I roll, but there are like three songs I will always listen to.

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    That is easy GNR and U2 are sharing the top spot with a big lead with honorable mention of Oasis of course.
    GOD YES these bands bore me to death

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    I used to be a very big GD fan in high school, and then fell out of favor with them for a while. I don't really care about 20 minute guitar solos, it's overindulgent. Probably fun at the time, though. However, I say that I like them again, and I think their studio albums from Wake of the Flood through Blues for Allah (though the title track on that one is a hot mess) are all pretty great, but always have one song I skip every time.

    Now it's time for my hot take:

    Buddy Rich. Dude did one thing, and he did it well, but he thought he was the biggest shit ever. He overrated himself so much that he could never be as good as he said he was. He didn't do anything that original, either, just loud and fast, like the Zach Hill of big band jazz. Doesn't really hold a candle to Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, or any dudes playing hard bop, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Hint: this band has 5 heads and 9 arms. And the singer always sounds like he's whining.
    I was going to say Scorpions but they don't have 5 heads!

    Happy to see no one said Pink Floyd!
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    Well, it’s quite clear there are a lot of different opinions upon whats good and whats crap music here within the OC. I would think the term “over rated” would be of a band that gets more credit than what they are worth. Seems some here don’t understand the term. I’m not naming names or band names so don’t even try going there. Dig deep within yourself before posting and trashing a band without due thought process. To just jump in with a band that pops into your head, meh! Put some thought into it before hitting the submit button please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Well, it’s quite clear there are a lot of different opinions upon whats good and whats crap music here within the OC. I would think the term “over rated” would be of a band that gets more credit than what they are worth. Seems some here don’t understand the term. I’m not naming names or band names so don’t even try going there. Dig deep within yourself before posting and trashing a band without due thought process. To just jump in with a band that pops into your head, meh! Put some thought into it before hitting the submit button please.
    I wholeheartedly stand behind all of my negativity thus far. These aren't just bands I dislike, they're bands that get a lot of credit.

    TBF I didn't spring for Led Zeppelin, because even though I think Robert Plant has an annoying voice, the rest of the band is just too good. Even though I'll never turn their records on, they deserve all of the credit they got.
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    I just reached out to Noel Gallagher for a comment and this is what he had to say, " “If Thom Yorke ****ing shit into a light bulb … it’d get 9/10”

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I wholeheartedly stand behind all of my negativity thus far. These aren't just bands I dislike, they're bands that get a lot of credit.

    TBF I didn't spring for Led Zeppelin, because even though I think Robert Plant has an annoying voice, the rest of the band is just too good. Even though I'll never turn their records on, they deserve all of the credit they got.
    And just to be clear it wasn’t your spouting off that set me off. It was the mentioning of Milli Vanili.

    That band deserved all the credit they got. “Over rated”, I think not.
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    Pink Floyd, Genesis and any other prog rock (except ELO): all sh!te overblown self-indulgent [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Couple of troll posts, eh?
    Not from me, they're really over-rated.

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    Well, it’s quite clear there are a lot of different opinions upon whats good and whats crap music here within the OC. I would think the term “over rated” would be of a band that gets more credit than what they are worth. Seems some here don’t understand the term. I’m not naming names or band names so don’t even try going there. Dig deep within yourself before posting and trashing a band without due thought process. To just jump in with a band that pops into your head, meh! Put some thought into it before hitting the submit button please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    Pink Floyd, Genesis and any other prog rock (except ELO): all sh!te overblown self-indulgent [email protected]
    Hold on there, cowboy. I think you just don't like prog rock. Most of those bands aren't even rated. Like Hatfield and the North, a band nobody ever listen to can't be overrated.

    Hot take number 2: The Sex Pistols. Horrible, and not in a punk way, just shitty playing, shitty attitude music for dopers.

    Hot take number 3: Sublime. Actually a really good band that people like for all the wrong reasons. I think they actually were great musicians that brought new ideas to authentic ska/reggae music. However, because of them we now have bands like 311 and Pepper. Boo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    Not from me, they're really over-rated.
    Fair enough, the rating system here is based off personal opinion anyway. The good thing is, there are plenty of radio stations.

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    Every hip-hop band. Overrated.
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    Taylor swift is just a talented ditty composer. Not a band and really not in any way groundbreaking. She just looks cute, hit at the right time at the time, and appealed to the cell phone generation who thrive on pap.
    She opened for us once when I was with Keith Urban, and any time we needed a chuckle, we'd go listen to the board mix of her voice. She cannot sing very well at all. She's good at shaking her hair and expressing teen angst.

    Grateful Dead are simply phenomenal. I do not care much for them myself, but you cannot deny they have the most dedicated bunch of diehard fans who are there for life. You don't get that without some kind of special...

    John Meyer to my mind is overrated. He is undeniably a great guitar player, and he's definitely got the licks, but he is lazy in his music. Any time I listen to him I think shit! You could do so much better if you just tried harder, or didn't smoke so much weed maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Hold on there, cowboy. I think you just don't like prog rock. Most of those bands aren't even rated. Like Hatfield and the North, a band nobody ever listen to can't be overrated.

    Hot take number 2: The Sex Pistols. Horrible, and not in a punk way, just shitty playing, shitty attitude music for dopers.

    Hot take number 3: Sublime. Actually a really good band that people like for all the wrong reasons. I think they actually were great musicians that brought new ideas to authentic ska/reggae music. However, because of them we now have bands like 311 and Pepper. Boo.
    You said Hatfield and the North!!! Great band! Saw them a few times in London way back when. Offshoot was Caravan, another primo band of the time I still listen to that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    and appealed to the cell phone generation who thrive on pap.
    Smear tactics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You said Hatfield and the North!!! Great band! Saw them a few times in London way back when. Offshoot was Caravan, another primo band of the time I still listen to that stuff.
    Yeah, somewhat obscure now, but I go through phases where I burn through tond of post-60's KC and other 70's 80's prog. The point in bringing them up is one could never say they're overrated. They simply didn't get a lot of exposure, not due to talent, just weren't writing for mass appeal.

    Also if you just don't like a type of music it means little to say it's overrated.

    Hot take number 4: I'ma touch this cowboy's hat and say Chris LeDoux was overrated (but maybe too niche to be considered so).
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    You said Hatfield and the North!!! Great band! Saw them a few times in London way back when. Offshoot was Caravan, another primo band of the time I still listen to that stuff.
    My point exactly. One mans love for a band doesn’t translate over to all. This is a very controversial thread bordering on....dare I say political heated disagreements.
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    A few questions: Is a band overrated if drugs are required for you to enjoy it or get it? (Dead, Pink Floyd?). Is a band overrated due to a really annoying fan base (Buffet, Dave Mathews?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Hold on there, cowboy. I think you just don't like prog rock. Most of those bands aren't even rated. Like Hatfield and the North, a band nobody ever listen to can't be overrated.

    Hot take number 2: The Sex Pistols. Horrible, and not in a punk way, just shitty playing, shitty attitude music for dopers.

    Hot take number 3: Sublime. Actually a really good band that people like for all the wrong reasons. I think they actually were great musicians that brought new ideas to authentic ska/reggae music. However, because of them we now have bands like 311 and Pepper. Boo.
    hard pass on prog rock for sure.

    I like the Pistols but they there are other punk bands that I prefer, such as Sham 69.

    #3: Don't have the feels for Sublime either TBH, I was listening to Oasis by then

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    Pink Floyd, Genesis and any other prog rock (especially ELO): all sh!te overblown self-indulgent [email protected]
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    Almost every country act I've ever heard (Mr Cash aside, obviously).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
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    Or as Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre said,

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    Couple of troll posts, eh?
    I agree, ELO couldn't hold Pink Floyds jock strap based on musical talent alone. Then again it's all based on what you know and prefer/like.

    As far as The Grateful Dead and my comments. Having seen them over 80 times, I'm their biggest critic and I will tell you if a particular song they just played sucks and have no problem being blunt honest. And yes I turn the radio station every time one of their studio songs come on, so they can't really be judged on what you hear on the radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
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    Almost every country act I've ever heard (Mr Cash aside, obviously).
    Funny, considering their music/ sound has changed many times over the decades with the changing of keyboard players. They originated as a full on blues sound and have songs and play covers of all music jandrus, from folk, country, jazz, blues to rock n roll. They even cover Cash's song Big River. Not very many bands can do a 6 night run at the same venue and not repeat the same song twice like the Grateful Dead did for many years.

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    I don't buy this. Rush has one of the greatest if not the greatest Rock n Roll drummer of all time, so this comment holds no water. Just a different kind/style of music.

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    Not very many bands can do a 6 night run at the same venue and not repeat the same song twice like the Grateful Dead did for many years.
    Quantity isn't the same as quality. Besides die-hard fans, most people couldn't tell the difference between most of the songs they were playing anyway; just sounds like an interminable noodle session. Heard one, heard them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    Quantity isn't the same as quality. Besides die-hard fans, most people couldn't tell the difference between most of the songs they were playing anyway; just sounds like an interminable noodle session. Heard one, heard them all.
    That's like saying if you rode one mtb you don't need to ride another, because they all ride the same. After all, don't they all have 2 wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    I don't buy this. Rush has one of the greatest if not the greatest Rock n Roll drummer of all time, so this comment holds no water. Just a different kind/style of music.
    Please refer to my post #74.

    I get it, Rush is an amazing band with a very unique sound. They “had” one of if not the best drummers of all time. I love the bands early stuff. Plus that comment was more sarcastic than anything else. A little ruffling of the feathers here and there never hurt anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    That's like saying if you rode one mtb you don't need to ride another, because they all ride the same. After all, don't they all have 2 wheels?
    Ummm...no, it's not. Not even remotely. LOL!

    It's actually like saying every GD jam sounds pretty much the same to me, and they also seem to go on and on and on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    As far as The Grateful Dead and my comments. Having seen them over 80 times, I'm their biggest critic
    This doesn’t track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Blasphemy!
    Agreed. I think one could easily make the argument that Pink Floyd is the BEST band of all time whether you like them or not. And this from a guy who's tastes are predominantly punk/NYC hardcore.



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    I'd agree Rush is overrated but certainly not most of all time. Clearly hella talented and really brought the drama aspect to the forefront which I enjoy about them. However if you've heard one of their songs you've pretty much heard Rush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
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    You then _so_ don't know Springsteen.

    My wife thought the same thing until she listened to his stuff not on the charts. Now she thinks he's one of the best.

    For as well known as he is I'd still say he's under rated because most people, even those who know his stuff, don't know most of his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    However if you've heard one of their songs you've pretty much heard Rush.

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    I’d agree to a point. To me their early stuff had a better sound. Still hella similar but a better sound for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
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    That's the first that comes to my mind.


    Clapton is good, but I still think over rated. Maybe I just don't know all his stuff well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acer66 View Post
    That is easy GNR and U2 are sharing the top spot with a big lead with honorable mention of Oasis of course.
    U2 is in the top 10 over rated.

    GNR - Guess I'm biased as I really dig lots of their stuff. Love Slash's guitar sound.

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    alice in chains. when they come on the radio, I just turn their crap off.

    Pink floyd is a conundrum. It depends on what Floyd. Sid Barret floyd, roger waters floyd, or gilmore and mason floyd. personally I love Pink Floyd and I don't do drugs. so they must be good.

    Springsteen and clapton, hit or miss.

    Bob dylan like him or not, what he did for the whole industry was amazing with who he wrote songs for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    You then _so_ don't know Springsteen.

    My wife thought the same thing until she listened to his stuff not on the charts. Now she thinks he's one of the best.

    For as well known as he is I'd still say he's under rated because most people, even those who know his stuff, don't know most of his stuff.
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    To each his own, but as a song writer and performer he's regarded by many as one of the best ever in his genre.


    Whenever I pick up a guitar 9 out of 10 times the first tune I start playing and singing its something by Springsteen. I didn't care for him as a kid much, but like beer or coffee, took a bit for me to warm up, but then... completely hooked.


    Great thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    The Rolling Stones, to me, mediocre at best.
    I was going to say something like this, but chickened out. Charlie Watts' drumming is pretty rinky-dink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Did some festivals with Oasis when they were 'popular' and they were nasty individuals. Literally all they listened to in their dressing room before the shows was early Beatles songs. To me all their stuff sounds derivative of the Beatles, and Noel said as much once. Pretty crappy all round.

    JC Melonhead in the 80s was OK I thought, did a couple of tours with him, but what a prima donna. he was pissed when I started a fling with the fiddle player...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    However if you've heard one of their songs you've pretty much heard Rush.
    The most over rated argument going on in this thread and can be said about a lot of things in life. Why try a different Pizza place or mexican joint, ect. when they all taste the same. Um, no they don't, just like a particular bands different songs, sound different. Put your ego aside, take your blinders off and (not just you Whalnard) and actually listen to the music, because you might enjoy it. Isn't this the reason we demo different bikes? After all some ride different, just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    To each his own, but as a song writer and performer he's regarded by many as one of the best ever in his genre.


    Whenever I pick up a guitar 9 out of 10 times the first tune I start playing and singing its something by Springsteen. I didn't care for him as a kid much, but like beer or coffee, took a bit for me to warm up, but then... completely hooked.


    Great thread.
    There's always going to be some bias on these subjects. I have some friends in the industry with varying success and almost of all them adore him. For me his shtick feels a bit contrived and forced which comes through around the edges sometimes. I do dig some of his earlier lyrics and songwriting but his singing kills it for me due to the aforementioned reasons.

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    hella
    Now that's an overrated band with a cult following!
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    In no particular order, here are the OC's top 10 contenders for most overrated band:

    Greatful Dead
    Bruce
    Clapton
    Pink Floyd
    Rush
    Mellencamp
    U2
    GNR
    Stones
    Aerosmith
    (#11 Dave Mathews?)

    Dead and Bruce fans are pretty adamant their guys don't belong here. Gotta say I'm really surprised no one is defending the Stones too much. I think they've got some incredible, though over played tunes, along with some fantastic deep cuts. Their studio alubms seem to include a of throw away tunes though and watching Mick dance is, well, not my thing. I was never the biggest Charlie Watts guy (more of a Keith Moon fan) but my drummer friends really like him.

    No one defending u2? From the early 80's to mid 90's they put out fantasitc, top to bottom studio albums and are true showmen in a live setting. That being said, when someone asks me these days to go to one of their stadium shows, no thanks, been there, done that.

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    Springsteen is overrated? I didn't know he was that highly rated to begin with.

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    System of a Down. Can't stand Serj Tankian's voice.

    REM. Took themselves too seriously and others bought into it. Mediocre 80s pop band with pouty singer.

    I fall on the Springsteen = overrated side of the line. I understand that I just dont "get it" but I also secretly wonder about people who claim they do "get it." Why is he always shouting?

    I'm a 50 year old bass player that had to learn quite a bit of the Rush catalog simply because it's expected. Show up to a covers pick-up gig, play Tom Sawyer while warming up, get instant credit. But man... To me, those beats/riffs sound like pots falling down stairs. Math rock. Always hated it. Then and now. Just because they can doesn't mean they should. Dream Theatre in the there too. Awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connolm View Post
    Math rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott O View Post
    ...... Gotta say I'm really surprised no one is defending the Stones too much. I think they've got some incredible, though over played tunes, along with some fantastic deep cuts. Their studio alubms seem to include a of throw away tunes though and watching Mick dance is, well, not my thing. I was never the biggest Charlie Watts guy (more of a Keith Moon fan) but my drummer friends really like him.
    The Rolling Stones shouldn't need to be defended. If you're not a fan of their material in the last 25 years, just stick to their stuff from their first 25 years- it's better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by connolm View Post
    But man... To me, those beats/riffs sound like pots falling down stairs. Math rock. Always hated it. Then and now. Just because they can doesn't mean they should.
    I...uh... Have a love-hate relationship with that *hides record collection*.

    Although I'll comp to the idea that CHON is mondo overrated (by listeners of the genre) and make no connection to what people want emotionally from music. Almost nobody wants to hear heady instrumental music composed of riffs that don't fit with each other.

    But if you say one bad thing about Breadwinner or Tera Melos then I already know you just hate to have fun.
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    The Doors

    Some of the music is good but never cared for Morrison's lyrics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    Am I the only one to mention No Doubt?
    I haven’t seen anyone mention No Doubt, much less praise them, in almost 20 years. How can they possibly be overrated if they’re not even part of the conversation?

    Gwen Stefani, however, is a very nice person from several reports. I knew someone who went to high school with her and stayed in touch. Another friend of mine briefly managed a record store and talked to her for nearly an hour while Gavin was in the store for a signing.

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    for me it has always been:

    The Beatles
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    won't even go into every "artist" that uses the vocal corrector, and every American Idol artist ever....
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    There are bands past their prime, I wouldn't call them overrated just old. Slipknot is overrated IMHO from the start. Masks are a gimmick that sells, but doesn't add talent.

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    Foreigner!

    I like almost nothing Phil Collins did after Genesis. How many records has he sold?

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    I think there are 2 sides to this coin. The first being commercial overrate bands. Those that bring in the money but are just over produced rock and roll (or country) machines with a trove of writers and such. Then there are popular overrated bands who while maybe not commerically overrated and overproduced are subject to overzealous fans that absolutely love them and won't hear a word against them.

    I have tried to listen to whatever I can get and there are something that really resonate with me:

    1. Overproduced work, while perhaps nice to listen to on the headphones, you know that live or in person they totally don't sound like that. I am thinking Jessica Simpson sister on SNL that time.
    2. Over lauded work because they were there and they were smart about positioning themselves in the music sphere. Dave Mathews, Jay-Z, Janes Addiction, are good examples.

    I have been listening to some of the other rap standards like Biggee and Tupac. I can appreciate them for what they are and understand that Jay-Z is just them with way more business smarts (and alive as well I guess).

    I have been listening to a lot of bluegrass and just really enjoy the creativity and sound that they create. I have also found that a little mashup is really interesting.

    I find that it is hard to knock the Beatles for being overrated because they literally reinvented themselves multiple times, from their early beginnings being bubblegum pop, to their experimental stuff to the white album. Sometimes people don't take them seriously because of Ringo Starr but the other three were and are musical geniuses.

    The Stones less so, they have pretty much been a rock blues outfit since the beginning and haven't veered much away from that.

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    You all are wack. I must bow out of this thread due to irritability. “Many” of the bands listed have earned their status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    I haven’t seen anyone mention No Doubt, much less praise them, in almost 20 years. How can they possibly be overrated if they’re not even part of the conversation?

    Gwen Stefani, however, is a very nice person from several reports. I knew someone who went to high school with her and stayed in touch. Another friend of mine briefly managed a record store and talked to her for nearly an hour while Gavin was in the store for a signing.
    Considering they’ve sold 30mil+ records in a short time compared to many 60’s bands being mentioned here and sold out countless arenas, I would say they’ve been praised by many. Maybe not by anyone here, but if Primus is going to be mentioned.

    I happen to know one member in the band and partied with them on several occasions, so ya they are down to earth people. The first time I met Gwen at my friends party, I didn’t even realize it was her, until later, so ya, just a cool normal person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    “Many” of the bands listed have earned their status.
    A lot of these bands got radio time because of their record label. What about all the great bands out there that had the talent but didn't get the exposure?

    Just sayin, I don't agree about the earned status bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    A lot of these bands got radio time because of their record label. What about all the great bands out there that had the talent but didn't get the exposure?

    Just sayin, I don't agree about the earned status bit.
    I agree, but many deserve it and many don’t also many were lost in the shuffle that deserved more.
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    this thread is funny - part because of who we are talking about and holding grudges for being popular. very dated - shows our collective age.

    Even tho I am not a Prog Rock devotee, I have to defend Rush here. Overrated is the wrong term. It's more "I hear some people like this music, but I don't like this music". If anything they are underrated as musicians by general public - however, they play in a genre that is not popular.

    Was trying to figure out my criteria, something along weighing "popular reception" against: innovation, resiliency of the body of work & completeness of catalog, musicianship/composition?

    Dunno. I'm on board w/ Dave Matthew's Band tho - not a fan. however, credit given to bands that can put on a good show and attract audiences for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Primus sucks!
    Primus does suck! Actually that's a band that I think is pretty square with the credit they got, but maybe could've done better if Les wasn't writing lyrics? They've done well.

    Carl, couldn't agree with you more. Someone posted all rap and hip hop is overrated, but if you just don't like the genre that doesn't mean much. That's ok, but it's not like nothing goes into it.

    On that note, every time I think Death Grips is overrated, I start to fall in love with them again. On the other hand, every time I try to like Tyler, the Creator I realize that I think he's kinda overrated. He puts out at least some good stuff on each album, though, maybe just enough, but I think he's gotten a lot of hype by being an edgelord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Don't really get Phish either.
    Saw them once. Good thing I was with a very hot lady who kept me distracted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    jimmy hendrix
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Don't really get Phish either.
    So throw them into the mix because you Don’t get them. Makes since, considering you mentioned Foreigner. Weren’t they like a 1 maybe 2 hit wonder, so I can’t recall them being hyped much.

    Talent wise 90% of the bands mentioned can’t compare and these bands play strictly off a music chart to the tee. Phish on the other hand, improvises even more than the Grateful Dead that I’ve heard mentioned many times about their jamming. Phish goes way out there still, kinda like the Grateful Dead Dead did well before I was old enough to know.

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    Scott O, I appreciate your sense of humour but not even in jest should The Cure and over-rated be mentioned in the same sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Scott O, I appreciate your sense of humour but not even in jest should The Cure and over-rated be mentioned in the same sentence.

    I will forgive you just this once because I have Friday on my mind.
    Gotta agree. The Cure is far from over-rated in my book. But it’s all personal opinion. Hell I’m probably the only person who thinks Stevie Ray Vaughan is over-rated. And KISS. And Jimmy Buffett. I could keep going, but don’t wanna offend EVERYONE here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Scott O, I appreciate your sense of humour but not even in jest should The Cure and over-rated be mentioned in the same sentence.

    I will forgive you just this once because I have Friday on my mind.
    I agree and I’ve felt this way about many that have been mentioned. My tongue is bleeding from biting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Gotta agree. The Cure is far from over-rated in my book. But it’s all personal opinion. Hell I’m probably the only person who thinks Stevie Ray Vaughan is over-rated. And KISS. And Jimmy Buffett. I could keep going, but don’t wanna offend EVERYONE here.
    and still rocking it live I might add. Look at the age spread of those people getting into it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    The Clash
    I like the clash, but also agree with this statement. See, you can like overrated bands too. I'm serious.
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    I don't care for The Cure one way or another but I wouldn't call them overrated.

    My favorite band of that genre is New Order, which I'd offer up as somewhat underrated.
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    enjoy New Order almost as much as the Cure. Have you seen the 2007 Joy Division Doco? A really good insight to where New Order emerged from.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    The Clash
    No. The Clash is as much a movement as it is a music band. By this alone 10/10. Musically they blended other genres and expanded a fairly anemic (musically speaking) punk scene. Again 10/10. Not complex but important stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    I don't care for The Cure one way or another but I wouldn't call them overrated.

    My favorite band of that genre is New Order, which I'd offer up as somewhat underrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    enjoy New Order almost as much as the Cure. Have you seen the 2007 Joy Division Doco? A really good insight to where New Order emerged from.
    Coincidentally, I'm now listening to this, a tribute to Ian Curtis.

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    Alright the obvious answer is Morrissey. He is singlehandedly the most overrated musician. Who here can listen to more than one song by the Smiths at a time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Alright the obvious answer is Morrissey. He is singlehandedly the most overrated musician. Who here can listen to more than one song by the Smiths at a time?

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    I like the clash, but also agree with this statement. See, you can like overrated bands too. I'm serious.
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    No. The Clash is as much a movement as it is a music band. By this alone 10/10. Musically they blended other genres and expanded a fairly anemic (musically speaking) punk scene. Again 10/10. Not complex but important stuff.
    I love The Clash. I posted that as a troll post to get Emu riled up. I failed miserably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvrbob86 View Post
    Me.
    Nice! I like that song they did for the Mickey's Big Mouth ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Alright the obvious answer is Morrissey. He is singlehandedly the most overrated musician. Who here can listen to more than one song by the Smiths at a time?

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    Me.
    and me.

    Next you'll be saying Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are over-rated. Blasphemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    and me.

    Next you'll be saying Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are over-rated. Blasphemy.
    I've seen The Smiths once, Morrissey 10 times, and Nick Cave once. Was supposed to see him again but my superfan friend backed out about an hour before we were supposed to leave for Brooklyn.

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    I love the smiths.

    The most over rated:
    Phish

    Followed by John Mayer
    Janes Addiction - a bunch of shitty songs with one ok hit.
    Clapton might be the most mainstream overrated. Mediocre at everything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I love The Clash. I posted that as a troll post to get Emu riled up. I failed miserably.
    $hit, the DJ's are catchy, I completely skimmed this.


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    I'm liking a lot of suggestions here, fekin' can't stand the crawling gobshite known as Liam Gallagher.

    I'll suggest...

    The Red Hot Chilly Peppers.

    All of their songs sound fundamentally the same, there is no progression within the songs and there is no virtuoso musicianship to redeem the bland songwriting. Mcdonalds of rock music.

    You could argue The Beatles were simply very lucky to be in the right place at the right time but they did boast two great songwriters and a very clever and sensitive drummer so they can't be called a bad band.

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    Lately I've been cringing every time I hear Def Leppard on the radio, seems like the epitome of 80s cheese. Van Halen is up there too, I think I just loathe everything about that sorta music; the OTT hair and attitudes, the guitar sound, the snare that sounds like a cannon shot, the lyrics christ don't get me started on the f-ing lyrics!
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    Led Zeppelin

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    You could really say pretty much every band listed above is overrated in that there are tons of great bands that never made it because they didn't get the exposure and big push by the record companies like these bands did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Dead to me.
    Refer back to post #154 for clarification.
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    Primitive and uninspired. Basic rock packaged 4 different ways, then regurgitated album after album. Boring and stupid.

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers and GNR get my vote.

    I see a few Grateful Dead and Phish mentions. Many don't like the jam band but I think it is really creative music. I love the 10+ minute song that doesn't fit a radio format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    So I've given it some very deep thought and… Jimmy Buffett.
    He plays free shows in Florida and has for years. That kind of dedication to his fan base is worthy of all the credit he gets. I’m no “parrot head”, I just think he’s one that has earned it.
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    Let's push this forward a decade or so at get closer to the year Y2K:

    Creed. Coldplay. I sort of want to add Maroon 5 because of Adam Levine but won't because James Valentine is pretty cool.

    I'm pretty gentle in my critics of musicians so I'll just file these as: bands whose music I just don't get but seem to be popular.
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    Primitive and uninspired. Basic rock packaged 4 different ways, then regurgitated album after album. Boring and stupid.
    But they've got the biggest balls of them all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Mega View Post
    Let's push this forward a decade or so at get closer to the year Y2K:

    Creed. Coldplay. I sort of want to add Maroon 5 because of Adam Levine but won't because James Valentine is pretty cool.

    I'm pretty gentle in my critics of musicians so I'll just file these as: bands whose music I just don't get but seem to be popular.
    Maroon 5 for the music (if you want to call it that) that they put out. Waaaaaay overrated or maybe it's just the millennial gen thing. No talent=GOOD! Way of the future=participation trophy.

    With Erik Clapton being mentioned, should we call out every popular Y2K band? Ask Adam Levine how his talent compares to Clapton and he will laugh that he's even being mentioned in the same sentence, because he's humble and gets it.

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    Just an FYI: I listened to several of the bands listed above just this morning by happenstance. I set my judging aside and will allow you all to continue on.

    Hold on and be quiet for a minute, one of my favorite overrated bands if all time just came on... Alice In Chains. 😝
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    Just an FYI: I listened to several of the bands listed above just this morning by happenstance. I set my judging aside and will allow you all to continue on.

    Hold on and be quiet for a minute, one of my favorite overrated bands if all time just came on... Alice In Chains. 😝
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    I agree, just not a fan of his type of music, but his drummer did play with the Jerry Garcia Band in the 70's at times.

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    I get a lot of nonplussed looks when I say I don't really enjoy Pearl Jam. I do admire the talent tho.
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    My first nomination for the most underrated band ever:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
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    I learned something today. Love both PJ and Alice in Chains music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Mega View Post
    I get a lot of nonplussed looks when I say I don't really enjoy Pearl Jam. I do admire the talent tho.
    I didn't mean Pearl Jam. I'm a fan of them and they have tons of great songs. I thought Alice n Chains were first billed as Mookie Blaylock? I was wrong. They opened up for Mookie Blaylock.

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    Maybe it's more that the general population has poor taste in music, but that's where the$$$ is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
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    Maybe for you but she cried more, more, more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Maybe for you but she cried more, more, more.
    That was in the midnight hour, though; had it been 11:30 PM or 1:30AM, maybe she'd have had enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    I thought Alice n Chains were first billed as Mookie Blaylock?
    IMHO Pearl Jam deserves its audience. Just not my taste. I do like AIC so there's that.

    Ultimately, I usually find something to respect in bands & musicians: keeping creative output going, ability to perform live and get butts shaking, musicianship or even exercising restraint by not going outside of their core competencies- paradoxically I reward bands that branch out, experiment and even fail by getting poor reception. I respect the craft and know that for many, there's your personal creative projects and those that pay the bills. Sometimes they intersect but usually they don't so try to avoid the labels like: they suck or crap musician or that sort of thing. I can say that a particular work or body of work isn't my thing.

    But - hey, who hasn't said: "I just don't get it". Sometimes we get old and just cannot connect with the music of the times - the life experience of the people who like it wasn't ours.
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    My first nomination for the most underrated band ever:

    YES! Tortelvis is the real King!
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    Nickelback. Same stuff just slightly different each song.
    Pearl Jam has some really good music.
    Creed....over rated.
    ANY boy band....over rated
    DAAAANG...that was janky

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Refer back to post #154 for clarification.
    Haha! Failed with Emu but got me good...
    :Lol:

    I don't think Nickelback can be considered overrated, does anyone other than The Chad himself actually rate them???

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    Most underated musician, hands down

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    Pearl Jam is good. Foo Fighters, not so much. Too much Dave Grohl screaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    Maroon 5 for the music (if you want to call it that) that they put out. Waaaaaay overrated or maybe it's just the millennial gen thing. No talent=GOOD! Way of the future=participation trophy.
    As a millennial, I don't know anyone that likes maroon 5 (or participation trophies) that isn't a 45 year old lady. That said, even if you don't like it it's still music. Not good music, but music. Typical no true Scotsman argument...

    I wouldn't say you have no musical taste, you do, but it's like that kid that only eats chicken nuggets, except you only eat high quality deli sandwiches instead.
    dang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    My first nomination for the most underrated band ever:

    These guys are (were) great! I've got most of their CDs. The first is the best (Un Led Ed), I think- it's the most consistent. https://www.allmusic.com/album/un-led-ed-mw0000309166

    My collection: Most Overrated Band Ever-dread-zep.jpg

    Such a ridiculous idea to blend Elvis, Led Zep and reggae. Why, oh why, does it work so well in the hands of these guys? It's funny as hell but musically excellent at the same time.

    Even though I've never liked Elvis much nor have had much time for Led Zep or most reggae this album has made me respect all three far much more. That's quite an achievement I reckon.
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    who cares about how a band is "rated"?

    either i like the music or i don't.

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    Jimmy Page once said Dred Zeppelin was his favorite listen at the time.

    I think most of the discussion has been about bands people just don’t like. This is what truly overrated looks like:


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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I wouldn't say you have no musical taste, you do, but it's like that kid that only eats chicken nuggets, except you only eat high quality deli sandwiches instead.
    i don't get your point here, but i'd +rep you for it if i could...

    hold up...now i see...


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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Jimmy Page once said Dred Zeppelin was his favorite listen at the time.

    I think most of the discussion has been about bands people just don’t like. This is what truly overrated looks like:

    Evasive....you nailed it. As far as I’m concerned, the thread can be officially shut down now. Nobody will top this one as being over rated.
    DAAAANG...that was janky

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