Bands whose ' hits' dont sound like their music?

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  1. beyer160

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    The Yardbirds
     
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    Blue Öyster Cult. Whenever they come on the radio I’m disappointed — unless it’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, which is truly classic.
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    Nada Surf, Popular





    Great band, novelty song.
     
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    If you bought Orlean's Waking and Dreaming because of "Still the One" you got a rude awakening. They were a white boy funk band.

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    K.T. Tunstale. " Big Black Horse " is minor key hard folk, the rest of the album is major key Beatlesque pop. Good, but not at all like Horse.
     
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    Mr big and damn Yankees had a strategy of ballads for the radio play and hard rock albums.


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    That's a Neil Diamond hit too (not sure if he wrote it)

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    I went to a Catholic boarding HS, early '70's, and you develop thick skin if you want to survive, folks make fun of each other 24/7...

    So I was a fat guy ( still am, but wtf...) and our Class President ( who was actually very cool, good guy)
    Used to tease me, from this song:
    " He ain't my brother, he's heavy!"
     
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    For the win!
    I was an Elvin Bishop nut ( actually all things ' Southern Rock' or Country Rock...) back in the day and had a few early albums.
    When " Fooled Around..." came out I was like " WTF is this S**t?!?!" ( of course WTF didn't exist yet)
    Nice guitar work from EB and Johnny Vernazza ( sp?)
     
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    Yea,well,they own houses because of it.
     
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    I like the song- nice romantic ballad
    Robin Z. has a helluva voice! Wish I had range like that!
     
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    I imagine a good number of ballads from hard rock groups make this list.
     
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    I actually avoided listening to Nada Surf for years because of that song, which was a big mistake. Let Go is one of my favorite albums of all time.
     
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    I sort of second BOC. I'd only ever heard their 3 big radio hits but came across a "best of" cd a couple of years back and was happy, hoping for more of the same. My word the rest of the stuff on that cd is complete drivel. I mean bad. No I can't do any better but damn.
     
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    Boz Scaggs.
     
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    Grateful Dead, IMO the best example...
     
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    Canadian perspective.....
    In the late 70's and early 80's was a group named TEAZE from Windsor Ontario.

    This was their biggest hit...


    This is what they really were...


    I saw them 3 or 4 times live and they NEVER played Sweet Misery live.
     
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    Aerosmith. When they stopped writing their own songs in the late 80's, they got very popular. Not really Aerosmith IMHO.
     
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    Jefferson Airship - "We Built This City On Rock And Roll."
    Grace even SOUNDED embarrassed to be singing it!

    "Caught up in the hoopla," maybe the worst lyric in history!
     
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    No Rain by Blind Melon. At least the tempo and groove. Most of the other stuff was a bit more rocking, jam-bandy kind of thing. That tune really did have a pretty riff and groove to it, I don't care how overplayed it became.
     
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    Enter Sandman...by Pat Boone. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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