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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Dizzy1 » Nov 10th, 2017, 9:08 pm

GordonH wrote:Big Hair bands of the 80s pick any of them.

Blasphemy! LOL!

As for overrated bands (defining a band as a group of musicians, playing various instruments and writing and singing their own material) ... The Grateful Dead.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Gilchy » Nov 11th, 2017, 6:15 am

richardclank wrote:The Beatles. Complete disaster of a band without a single good song.



That take is spicy. I will second the hair band suggestion- how one listens to G&R non-ironically is beyond me.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Whyme2 » Nov 11th, 2017, 7:31 am

Verum wrote:
Whyme2 wrote: hate the f***ing Eagles. Your an *bleep* hole!



Gotcha, lol. :up:
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Even Steven » Nov 11th, 2017, 1:36 pm

Tragically Hip

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby gardengirl » Nov 11th, 2017, 5:04 pm

Even Steven beat me to it.
The Tragically Off Pitch and Bruce Springsteen. (Also tragically off pitch.)
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Urbane » Nov 11th, 2017, 5:12 pm

    richardclank wrote:The Beatles. Complete disaster of a band without a single good song.
The Beatles: BEST BAND EVER!

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby GordonH » Nov 11th, 2017, 5:14 pm

Okay this post will/possible include many acts:
any band, group or individual who lip syncs there songs at live concerts/events.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby jimmy4321 » Nov 11th, 2017, 5:16 pm

Oasis is overated
I HATE The Offspring.
I also mostly can't stand that genre in the 90's reggae/rock/punk (whatever its called)especially when there's brass instruments involved.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 11th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Urbane wrote:
    richardclank wrote:The Beatles. Complete disaster of a band without a single good song.
The Beatles: BEST BAND EVER!


The Beatles were ONE of the greats! So were the Monkeys.[youtube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcXpKiY2MXE[/youtube]
BUT this tread is not about the best, it is about the worst.

This website does not have enough terabytes of room to contain the BEST bands. Sorry Castanet.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby jimmy4321 » Nov 11th, 2017, 5:26 pm

If your talking overrated, Elton John though not a band.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby generalposter » Nov 11th, 2017, 7:19 pm

Glacier wrote:I think it really depends where you live. Personally, I think there are some crappy Canadians bands with lead singers who can't sing like 54-40 who get played only because they're Canadians. Outside of Canada, the most overrated is probably someone like David Bowie or perhaps someone who has become a legend because of a movement they became a part of -- Bob Dylan, the Sex Pistols, Nirvana, Elvis, etc.

What do you think?



What do I think?

Firstly, how, in this day and age, your geographical location is relevant what you consider an "overrated band" is beyond me.

Not sure how you define overrated? To me, it would be two things: a band appreciated by the masses yet has little appeal to me and/or a band that was a great success despite having little or no talent in actually producing music.
Millions raved about Milli Vanilla until it was determined it was all a sham. Some bands didn't even exist yet topped the charts.

Music is such a personal thing to like or dislike that if you polled enough people, every band that ever strummed a note would eventually be listed as overrated. If you or I don't appreciate a band it there are still thousands that do.

Lastly, IMO, to suggest David Bowie as overrated is strange. The man had foresight, wrote great lyrics, played guitar well, was a great composer and always kept it interesting. He paved the way for countless bands and entertained millions of people for more than 5 decades. Have you seen his parting gift to us all? Find "Lazarus" on you tube and see. Something like 65 million views and endless accolades and adoring fans.

Rest in peace Major Tom. You are sorely missed.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby generalposter » Nov 11th, 2017, 7:39 pm

David Bowie's Parting Song...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8

Those that appreciate him will understand the meaning. He wrote and produced this knowing he had few days left and was under heavy medications yet needed to give us all one last gift.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Glacier » Nov 13th, 2017, 12:22 pm

gardengirl wrote:Even Steven beat me to it.
The Tragically Off Pitch and Bruce Springsteen. (Also tragically off pitch.)

With all due respect to Gord Downie, I think 80% of their success was generated because they were proud Canadians.

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Even Steven » Nov 13th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Another success story brought to you by Canadian Content programming.

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Catsumi » Nov 13th, 2017, 4:33 pm

Glacier wrote:
gardengirl wrote:Even Steven beat me to it.
The Tragically Off Pitch and Bruce Springsteen. (Also tragically off pitch.)

With all due respect to Gord Downie, I think 80% of their success was generated because they were proud Canadians.




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