What commercially successful bands do you think are overrated?

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  1. sonicsmitty

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    Okay, I was tired of ZZ Top a longer time ago.
     
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  2. Owenmoney

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    Always love the Stones and yeah Blackberry Smoke is a killer band ! Very versatile !


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    Okay, well you're not wrong on everything.
     
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    I don't like comparison's or rating's.

    It's hard not to do it...

    but, I'm trying to look at all music as being music.
     
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    Same as last week.

    Edit: Apologies to the OP, he wasn't here last week.

    Edit: Almost forgot...and Stringbanger!
     
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  6. Jimmy Dean

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    Maroon 5 & everyone doing modern country.
     
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  7. Jerry J

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    But isn't this true of most "Classic Rock" bands and even a few 'more modern' bands/acts? I saw Paul Weller a few years back at the 930 Club and he was irritated because no one wanted to hear his new stuff. It was LOUD and not so good, given his prior body of work.
     
  8. Jerry J

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    Oh God, don't they suck!
     
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  9. Jerry J

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    Really? Gotta respectfully disagree. I saw David Bryne's tour last summer and I was just blown away. BTW, I've seen all of the TH members, just not together and many years apart.
     
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    You probably needed stronger drugs.
     
  11. Jerry J

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    Amen to that. And I'm incorporating "the flavor has been chewed out of the gum" into my repertoire. Excellent!
     
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    I’m glad you enjoyed them, and glad they were good!
    I just remember thinking “in the day” that DB’s vocals were, uh, an aquired taste.
    I certainly don’t think they are/were terrible.
    Like with Bruuuuce, they just go “over my head”.
     
  13. warrent

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    How can Nickleback be overrated? If anything they're underrated. What other band sells millions of records and gets comments and headlines like:

    A Scientific Explanation for Why Everyone Hates Nickelback

    The Nickelback phenomenon: explaining the world’s most hated band

    "Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,"

    and my favourite:
    “‘Hypocritical ******** Performed Through Gritted Teeth’: Authenticity Discourses in Nickelback’s Album Reviews in Finnish Media,”
     
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    Someone mentioned Beyonce, and I have to concur 100%. I just don't get what all the worship is about.

    I type this as a U2 concert video plays in the background. :)
     
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    Gee, strange that you suddenly changed your position.;)
     
  16. sonicsmitty

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    I don't think that would have helped.
     
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    Thank you. Someone had to do this.
     
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    Negative publicity still sells albums by bringing names back up which reminds the people reading threads like these of a band they once might have liked. The best way to erase a band or artist you don’t enjoy from the public mind is to not talk or bring them up at all in any media. If you don’t like the sound of a band, change stations to one that never plays them, it will make your life much more relaxing to not have the urge to throw bricks at your speakers.
     
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    Tom Petty.
    I will never understand how he ever made it big. All of his songs sound like they were written by teen wannabees in the garage;pure boring dreck. ESPECIALLY "Last Dance with Mary Jane" & "Runnin' Down a Dream". I could fart better music than that.

    Skynnyrd,Allmans,ZZ Top...Man I hate Southern Rock. 10 minutes of the same 3 chords over & over, and piss poor guitar playing at best.

    Travelling Willburys...Take 5 great music legends, put 'em together, and the result is as boring as women's golf. Perfect example of the whole being way less than the sum of their parts.
     
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    I couldn’t disagree more.
    Tom was the last real American rocker.
    He had no American peers, IMO.
    He also was prolific, conscientious, generous to his bandmates, versatile, and honest about his influences.
    He SAVED rock and roll in the seventies from punk, disco, and other flash in the pan, shallow junk.
    I’m southern (like you, I assume) and grew up on and with southern rock.
    The “holy trinity” artists (ABB, ZZT, LS) you mention define the genre, all the others were merely wannabes and imitators.
    So since you can break wind better, what do you have, Dickey?
    I’m calling you out!
     
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