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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Rev Rhythm, Feb 13, 2020.
and you think they are underrated too?
Journey v.III. When Journey formed after splitting with Carlos Santana to create a harder rock / less Mexican influenced band they released two excellent albums, ('Journey' and 'Look into the Future'). Because of low sales figures they added a new lead vocalist for their third album to become Journey v.II. Squabbles between the management of the new and the old resulted in the new guy out. In late '77 Journey hired another lead singer, Steve Perry, and became a bubblegum / hardly rock / sounding heavily influenced by 'The Monkees' band. The first version of Journey had low sales figures but sounded absolutely wonderful on their two album releases. The second version managed to climb into the sales figures because of the song "Wheels in the Sky". After that group didn't work out they created v.III featuring Steve Perry, threw in the towel on hard rock and became a pure syrupy pop group to titillate the little girls. Then they became rich while the original idea of a hard rock band was left in the ashes of the past.
Obviously every band that has ever been liked by somebody more than I like them!
although the guy who made the Big Lebowski reference back there does make a point. That post really ties the thread together.
And a million others.
I’m fixing to win this thread. Got an ace in the hole.
Jimmy effing Buffet.
SRV, there I said it....
All pop and rock bands from every era.
When I want to listen to quality writing and playing, I listen to jazz, blues or classical.
Do I win?
Just kidding. Still, you may have a point with Kiss.
Any musician who has dug in and done the work to get famous enough to get called "overrated" by some pimply wanker on an internet forum has my respect.
I vote for pretty much any boomerish internet rant as overrated. That, and The Cure. They've got to be the most annoyingly overrated band ever. OK, maybe Joy Division.
And most 'punk'. Not that I don't like it. It just is funny to hear about a band like Ramones referred to as "critically acclaimed" by some journalist. I mean, really?
Both MC5 and Big Star. I can't get through more than a song or two for either. Tried many times. Sorry, internet. I probably like most bands that claim them as influences, too. Whatevs.
If I started I don't think I could stop!
Back in the day when WHFS was the one alt rock/hip station in DC, one DJ - Weasel used to introduce Morrissey as 'the perpetually miserable Morrissey'. That description is more relevant today than back then.
However, as a band, they were tight. I've seen Johnny Marr three times in recent years and will see him again if/when he comes back to town.
Woah hold on there, explain
I listed them as overrated, but that's not to say I don't appreciate their music or their appeal. Unlike most of the garbage jam bands they inspired, the Dead could actually write a decent song, and Anthem of the Sun, American Beauty, and Workingman's Dead are all genuine classics, heck I even like Terrapin Station. It's the way their fans carry on about them that's borderline insufferable. It still baffles me how the Dead's anodyne music inspires such rabid devotion. It's like an army going to war over how much they like vanilla!
It doesn't matter what you think.
The successful bands laughing all the way to the bank really don't care.
And to be frank years and , relevant , MATURITY taught me that NOBODY gets successful if there's not "something special" there.
You may not LIKE a band (I also don't like many famous bands) but claiming that they are "overated" , especially when their career spans across decades is,to put it mildly , kindergarten grade childish.
Remember there's always "something" in successful people.
I was lucky enough to open for a few of these bands or roadie for them and trust me their success was anything but random...there was always that "something" there.
And ....PULESE rating the best band ever,the cornerstone of modern popular music ,I am talking about the BEATLES,as "overated" should be a punishable act with at least 10 years incarceration in a "get a decent taste in music" maximum security facility
My first thought
Don’t get me wrong, I like some Skynyrd. They’re not one of my favorites.
You took some shots at alot of southern rock
I guess I'm biased, they're my favorite band ever