What commercially successful bands do you think are overrated?

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  1. ScubaGeek

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    Actually, Mick could have said "Let's spend the night together" on TV, but not without "consequences". The show went out live, so he could have sang or said anything he wanted, and as far as I know, they didn't even have tape delay back in those days. It was Sullivan and/or his producers (or possibly some network executive) who objected to the lyric, not the FCC.

    As far as those consequences go, The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show because Morrison sang "Girl, you know we couldn't get much higher". But that's all. They still appeared on other TV shows, and their career doesn't seem to have been affected too greatly by said ban.

    Personally, though, I think Mick rolling his eyes as he sang "Let's spend some time together" was more subversive than Morrison singing Light My Fire as originally written. Mick was subtly acknowledging how outdated the "standards and practices" around such things were.
     
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    Yep. First three or four albums good. The rest? Not so good. MTV ruined them.....and made them.
     
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    Definitely Rush. When they first came out I thought " Here's a band that plays songs with no beginning and no end. Just a bunch of noise." Could be just me though. :)
     
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    And that guy from Jersey......can't remember his name right now....:rolleyes:
     
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    Your point is taken, but I certainly didn't think the Beatles were attempting subversion. Not at that point. They were attempting stardom, and working within the cultural norms of the time in order to achieve it. That other bands pushed the envelope doesn't really tell me much, other than that the culture was changing at the time and different bands reacted to that in different ways.

    The Beatles didn't really become anything near subversive until a few years later, when they moved from their early works to the Help/Rubber Soul/Revolver era. And they really subverted the pop music paradigm more than the cultural norms. They kind of became standard bearers in some ways, but I don't think they were the progenitors of those changes.
     
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    My parents watched his show every week when I was a kid. When the Beatles came around my dad acted like someone punched him in the face. I guess he was one of the first to think they were overrated. :)
     
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    I was always like this with Radiohead and then one day within the last year something flipped in my brain and now I think they're amazing.
     
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    I was crazy over The Bends, but it took me some time to get into Ok Computer. Then, like you, one day a little snippet of melody caught my ear and something clicked. Now they're one of my all time favorites.
     
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    I hate these threads enough to respond.:)

    Any band that rises to the level of fame and success to be then determined by TDPRI as over rated is most likely a collection of talented, hard working musicians/entertainers who are deserving of the praise.

    Just because you don't like 'em, doesn't mean they are over rated.

    Can we go back to "what color pickguard" now?
     
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    I may be asking for trouble saying this on a guitar forum but . . . Cream - and Clapton in general.
     
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    Let's be real... The OP asked for bands we think are overrated. This whole thread is premised on sharing opinions, not on declaring facts.
     
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    Thems fightin' words down here in da South!

    Everything else, can't disagree with you unless maybe you had said Ginger was hotter than Mary Ann.

    Oh yeah, and personally I always like Bailey better.

    Forgot to add my $.02 on the original OP question: Mumford & Sons. Sheesh :rolleyes:
     
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    So far it seems most of you are just listing bands you don't like and not one's that are overrated.
    I would take overrated to be not deserving of GOAT status and not just successful.
    The definition is "have a higher opinion of (someone or something) than is deserved".
    The beatles, stones, the who, clapton, hendrix, van halen, malmsteen, lou reed and Half Japanese are all deserving of GOAT status, the rest maybe not.
     
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    I liked many of the songs.
    Mind you, I never had an account.

    I was able to listen without having to overcome the feeling it was forced on me. I fully understand anyone who hates U2 before or after this.
     
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    Ever been to an eatery & they bring you a menu that's 8 or 9 pages long? I am feeling the same selection overload trying to even think of where to begin with a reply to this post. Commercial success & good music are seldom found together, imo.
     
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    Was this the Slow Train tour?

    I saw him on the one that was documented Live At Budokan which horrible! Lounge singer act! I was a huge Dylan fan and that destroyed me he could be so bad.

    Then on a whim I went to the Slow Train tour. Bought a ticket at the gate 10 minutes before show time and got like 3rd row almost center!

    The show was one of the best I've ever seen/heard. Jim Keltner was one of the drummers for sure. I don't recall if two.....

    Seen a couple times since and not the same magic by any means.

    Impossible to over rate Dylan though! Guy Clark may invoke more of the straight ahead American experience in song but Dylan ranks with classic poets of human history and demands a vast knowledge of music and poetry and literature and drama to "get it". That can be a head ache some times...
    I can't even think who would be #2 song writer... Townes... Willie... It's quite a chasm between Dylan and the rest of the pack IMO....

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    Not bitter, they just got boring real quick, I don’t hate them just don’t really like them. I found most of the songs to not hold up over time. Just my take, I like harder rock, not metal, not pretty, I love the stones, Tom petty, older ZZ Top, Skynyrd, Santana, dire straits, CCR, GnR, and a lot of other stuff too, I’m just way over the Beatles.


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