Overrated bands

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  1. chromeboy

    chromeboy Well-Known Member

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    Ok, not trying to make anyone upset but, to me there are bands that I think are way overrated or that I just don't get. So here they are:
    1. The greatful dead
    To me they just sound like 60's hippie music. I've been to one of their concerts and was bored out of my mind. The music was played well but the music itself was so lacking plus the smell of petchuili oil. I only lasted about an hour and left.
    2. The Dave Matthew's band.
    Another band that I just don' t get. I know they are popular but do not know why.
    3. Coldplay
    Another band with long droning songs that to me are just boring. It's like they are trying to be the new U2 plus I know they ripped off a song by Joe Satriani and were sued by him. I think they came to a settlement.
    4. U2
    Too political for me and a lot of their songs sound so much alike. I wanna tell them write something new!
    5.Metalica
    Now I like metal but these guys have really gotten boring to me and although their music is cool for the most part I really miss hot guitar playing. Kirk is good but for someone who's was a student of Joe Satriani's you'd think he would be a much better player and he is not. The kid in the garage band down the street plays better than him.

    These are just some the bands that I thought of off the top of my head. So what do you think?
    Who are the bands that you think are overrated and why?
    Please post your list.
     
  2. Kolanti

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    For me overrated are:

    Dire Straits:
    I mean why this band made success I can't understand. Awful voice, awful guitar playing lol

    Bob Dylan:
    The same goes for Bob as well. I think in both cases if these were not in the 60s and 70s they would never made it big.

    Rolling Stones:
    After the death of Brian Jones they just became kinda generic. I still like them though.

    EDIT: I am gonna get a lot of flak now but whatever: I think Pink Floyd is super boring. Kinda weak songs as well. I never understood the hype of listening to Pink Floyd. lol
     
  3. SkyMonkey

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    Elvis Presley:
    I know you had to be there at the time to feel the impact he made on the music industry and teen culture as a whole.
    But I wasn't.

    Beach Boys:
    Same.

    In fact pretty much everything pre-Hendrix. (and a fair bit post)

    Black Sabbath:
    Again, I am (just) too young to have felt the impact. To me it all sounds like soft rock compared to anything post-punk.

    I could go on, but I think I've done enough damage!
     
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  4. AlvisX

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    Well.....yeah, that's what they are
    Did ya think by the name, they were DEATH Metal or somethin ?
     
  5. Kolanti

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    I felt the Black Sabbath diss right in my heart haha
     
  6. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    as for Elvis, if you had the opportunity to see 1 concert you would understand.

    Sabbath, your feeling their impact still to this day if your into hard rock or metal.
     
  7. pedecamp

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    I'm with ya on this, Rolling Stones is English hillbilly music, Pink Floyd is way too trippy and boring. Bob and Dire yeah I can do without them too.
     
  8. SkyMonkey

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    Unfortunately the Elvis gig is not gonna happen. He just does nothing for me.

    Sabbath. I know the debt we all owe them, but you can just keep on adding to the backlist of debt until you reach Ug the Neanderthal and his reed pipe.

    I don't get Napalm Death either, and I am sure some bands cite them as a major influence!

    It's all subjective.
     
  9. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I was never really a Black Sabbath fan I like them but never really got an opportunity to get into them but I saw Heaven and Hell which is Black Sabbath with Ronny James Dio on the mic and was blown away by their performance, I never saw a more powerful live metal performance in my life! They blew Judas Priest out of the water who they opened for, I was there to see Priest which seemed boring in comparison and I love Priest! And Motorhead opened up for Heaven and Hell which was fricking cool. :yesway:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    :wow:
     
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    I know I'm going to get flamed out of the room for even daring to say this, but I just don't get why everybody is so crazy about the Bay City Rollers.
     
  12. SkyMonkey

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    Right! Fight!!
     
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    • Grateful Dead - I agree. Around when I was in middle school they had a cable special, a concert, for the Dead. I had never heard of them but with a name like they should be awesome, right. So me and my bandmates got together at one of our houses to watch and what a huge disappointment that was.
    • U2 - yes, way too political. I've said it before, for some reason athletes and entertainers/actors seem to think people care about their political opinion. I'm not voting for someone because some Hollywood, out-of-touch with reality person says I should.
    • Dylan - can't stand the way he sings
    • I like Sabbath and Pink Floyd but have to be in a certain mood to listen to them
    • Dire Straits - have to disagree with this one. Mark Knopfler is probably my all around favorite guitarist so I'll listen to just about anything he records
     
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    Mark Knopfler jams.
     
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    I saw the Beach Boys and they were horrible.

    Same goes for Poco.

    Paul Cotton stopped a song and had to tune up.

    Disgrace.
     
  16. Wildeman

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    The Spice Girls, never got the hype.
     
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  17. tallcoolone

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    What's "overrated"? Caring what someone else thinks about something?
     
  18. scott-colorado2016

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    Being a rock music lover, I'll put my :2c: in here...
    Grateful Dead - never got them, couple of good hits back in the day, nothing I want to revisit.
    Pink Floyd - Gilmore has some ripping solos, but I don't do drugs so I can't get into the songs.
    Bob Dylan - fantastic song writer, don't think he can sing very well for my tastes.
    Stones - they are OK, nothing to write home about, old stuff is best (70s and earlier).
    Metallica - who? JK some good stuff but not a favorite, I don't understand the hype.
    U2 - way to political and hypocritical. I could live without them.
     
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  19. AlvisX

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    Two people here know who Paul Cotton is ......

    BTW, what's the protocol when a song is blatantly outa tune .....keep goin n suck ...or start over ?
     
  20. Nkyrental

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    19 responses and not one Nickleback hater yet? Where is every one?
    I agree with Elvis, Dave Matthews, Rolling Stones.
     

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