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Top 5 reasons to hate Top 5 lists: Top5 Overrated Bands(19 posts)

Top 5 reasons to hate Top 5 lists: Top5 Overrated Bands128
May 15, 2002 7:58 AM
Ok, last one (unless someone else starts it) Promise.

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers- The least 'funky white band' who thinks they are. It's the same sycopated nonesense with crappy atonal lyrics. (of course that dead bass player was fn dope) Plus they DIDN'T think Weird Al's parody was funny..! Sore sports!

2. Velvet Underground- but we love Nico...yeah, yeah.
3. Dylan (sorry, Desire aside, I just don;t get the Zimmerman/"Dylan" thing)
4. Primus: they wish they were the Bad Brains- Please see Bad Brains I Against I
5.Madonna/Radiohead/DMB/Stones-post '71/Janet Jackson/Creed/
Greed Day....

Come to think of it, there are more crappy bands out there than I can these nothin.
And not even to mention the travesty that they call Saturday morning cartoons these days!! NOW what do I watch with my bowl of Cap't Crunch!

Top 5 cereals: oh yeah, the promise.
re: Top 5 reasons to hate Top 5 lists: Top5 Overrated BandsStampertje
May 15, 2002 8:05 AM
Velvet Underground, Dylan, Stones... and you're blaming the kids?
The kids are allright. Rock is dead.128
May 15, 2002 8:16 AM
try again:
kids these nothin (TO LISTEN TO).Or 'toons and comics to read. the sunday comics bite....

although, couinterintuitively, as much as I don't care for the 'boy band' teen-pop' fluff: (except Hanson, they're cool, Mmm Bop is like totally so hot!) that 5 part harmonies are topping the charts is awesome. That sht ain't easy.
It's a reach back the TSOP, soul male vocal groups and street corner singing. Although the writing is like wilted lettuce and out of context for teenagers to be singing...IMO, of course....
re: Top 5 reasons to hate Top 5 lists: Top5 Overrated BandsBeaver
May 15, 2002 8:29 AM
Hmm, last I checked, their bass player Flea was still alive and kickin. I think you must mean the guitar player Hillel Slovak who passed away years ago.
right you are..., Flea's da man.128
May 15, 2002 8:59 AM
oh come on!mr_spin
May 15, 2002 10:07 AM
I can't stand Flea. How many songs are ruined because he tries to play a bass solo over the end. He plays a good bassline for 80% of the song, provides the groove, the bottom, etc. But suddenly he realizes the song is ending and he hasn't showed any flash yet. Off he goes on a cadenza that doesn't even make sense half the time. It totally upsets the song. Most bands would fire him for stuff like that. What's amazing is that when he plays for other people he does the same thing! Check out his work with Alanis Morissette.
Agrre w/u. I meant he's the bass player, not the dead guy. nm128
May 15, 2002 10:13 AM
re: Top 5 reasons to hate Top 5 lists: Top5 Overrated Bandsnetso
May 15, 2002 8:43 AM
1. Bing Crosby
2. Tony Martin
3. Tony Bennett
4. Frank Sinatra
5. Pink Floyd
Other than these I have no idea who you are talking about?
I'll probably get some crap for these...LO McDuff
May 15, 2002 8:48 AM
1) Phish
2) Lynrd Skynrd
3) Doors
4) Eminem
5) REM
I'll bite. Some crap for door number 2 (agree w/the others)128
May 15, 2002 9:18 AM
Wuddya mean skinid is overrated?! C/mon! would ya! 'Splain yourself there. After stealing their act from the Allman Brothers (they didn't, Derek and the Domino's did)they singlehandedly invented southern rock, simultaneoulsy punched sappy liberals (sweet home alabama) and greedy conservatives (things goin on) right in the nose.
If you hear the all of 3 songs dumb radio stations play, ok. But these guys could write, play and party with the best (and I mean politicos, rednecks, hippies, and religion)
Talented; you kill um and they don't die; that guitar attack was original dude! Acoustic AND electric brilliance. How can this be overrated??, they were the real deal: no overproduced, pampered pretender crap...these guys were roots man! Roots!
Now go home and put on Mississippi Kid and crank it up.

Guess Who's top 5:
1. Ted Nugent
2. Guns and Roses
3. LA Guns
4. Gunn Club
5. Ted Kozinski and the Furious Five (that'a low! Sorry!)

Opening act:
5. Stryper!
6. Ann Murray
re: Top 5 reasons to hate Top 5 lists: Top5 Overrated BandsBikeViking at home
May 15, 2002 9:13 AM
Beatles...never understood why they were so big...maybe I was too young

Lynyrd Skynyrd...dead singers don't make you talented. they were on the way out when the crash happened this from another post and agree wholeheartedly

Led Zeppelin...THis is heresy to some, so flame away! :o)

Last but not least...Kiss...I love them, but their crotch-driven lyrics and simple musicality is not worthy of serious praise.
re: Top 5 reasons to hate Top 5 lists: Top5 Overrated BandsThe Walrus
May 15, 2002 4:54 PM

Led Zeppelin...absolutely.

Kiss...harmless, not worth considering under- or overrated.

Eagles/Don Henley and/or U2...Constant, world-weary pseudo-cynicism from the California boys, and as for the micks, the same damned world-weary, breathy, tired vocals all the time from Bono, plus the most overrated guitarist since Garcia.

Sting, Morrisey, Depeche Mode, Stones, Van Halen, ad nauseum

I woulda added rap, but that doesn't even rate mentioning in the same breath as music....

For the record, Skynyrd was one of the great garage band cum bar bands--bottomed out about the time of "Gimme Back My Bullets" and really turned things around when Steve Gaines joined. The boy could sting and swing....and then they crash--literally.

Oh, and if you didn't get the Beatles, you have my sympathy.
re: Top 5 reasons to hate Top 5 lists: Top5 Overrated Bandsjtolleson
May 16, 2002 6:36 AM
U2 -- you could not be more right; I feared saying it (quite the minority opinion) but that self-righteous wailing makes me nuts. And so politically weighty are we!

Depeche Mode -- a generation of teenagers in black and in 10 years folks'll go "who?"

You nailed the two that were in my head.
agree some disagree othersColnagoFE
May 15, 2002 9:51 AM
VU and Dylan? Don't agree there--also can't agree about Radiohead.

Here's my list
1. Incubus (boring corporate rock)
2. Frank Zappa (yeah he's weird and writes a few clever lyrics but he's so boring to listen to)
3. Dave Matthews Band (the guy's voice is plain annoying)
4. Phish (can't former deadheads find anything more intersting?)
5. nirvana (if cobain never offed himself they would have faded into obscurity)

and many many more....
But 'teen spirit' was insanley important in annals of pop, up th128
May 15, 2002 10:08 AM
ere with 1st Boston record, GnR Appetite, and dare I say Steely Dan Can't buy a thrill' the seminal precursor to all things mature. (is teen spirit their first album?? could be mistaken. They could have stopped there and done the same damage w/o him "going and joining the 'stupid club'"- as his mom phrased it.)

Ok. I will go home and put on Blood on the Tracks AGAIN. I do this every 3 years.."Nope. Still don't get it"
Seriously, what did Dylans work do apart from being in with a slew of other malcontent comfortable groovies playing folk rock as singer/songwriters? Did he create Joni Mitchell? This form of music? I really don't know. and he lifted like Zeppelin taditional stuff and made it mass-digestible didn't he? Not that that's bad, and I like alot of his tunes but gee whiz I think it overrated...(That song on the Grammys he did was fantastic) Robert Plant would probably call Zep overrated, he'd tell you to go listen to Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters if you want to hear what influences the form.... (although Zep did influence alot, so that's like, ahh Is Pot Illegal?)

And Radiohead. I'll drag that out too.
re: Of Cartoons & The Top 5 Overrated Bands...jrm
May 15, 2002 10:08 AM
Dude' warner bro's loony tunes on Cartoon Network on saturday mornings is the best.

overrated bands and a disclaimer
1. No Doubt
2. The stones
3. Journey
4. green day
5. any rap artist..

And not to be forgotten. mentionpuff daddy/jennifer lopez/eminen/britney (nice fake tits) spears
My jury's still out on (fem)inem. i read all his lyrics;social128
May 15, 2002 10:22 AM
criticism, parody, and irony galore. Challenges the sensibilities of cultural norms...I like that.

Journey: great marketing. Among the first mega-sellers along with Styx. But I'm a HUGE Santana fan, and in 1972 when Neil Schon and Gregg Rollie split Santana to form the prog rock Journey (before the high pitched voice guy there..umm Is pot illegal?)along with Bowies drummer and a notable bass player. I thought that was a smokin outfit. and I just adore Schon, that sht could throw his guitar down a flight of stairs and it would sound good....
I dont know....jrm
May 15, 2002 12:13 PM
It's to easy to degrade those that are already degraded institutionally, socially and economically because their popular targets. That and the guy's stepping on his dick everytime he opens his pie hole. As you can see i really dont like um..

Neil schon on the other hand was God in those identity crisis, smoked full air guitar days. Somtimes i find myself listening to journey songs while scanning radio stations just to be able to air guitar some great schon riff.
forgot creed, and anything else played on MTV. nmdustin73
May 20, 2002 1:07 PM