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kuba walda
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posted 14 August 2003 02:05 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Insane Clown Posse???

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No. 2 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
3. Michael Bolton
4. Kenny G.
5. Jefferson Starship

I think we could add Madonna


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I think Madonna's done some good stuff, and the Starship wasn't that bad. How about

Styx
Boston
Kansas


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Kansas made it onto the list as No. 6 -- or so said As It Happens last night, even playing a bit of "Dust in the Wind." And if you can't trust As It Happens...
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quote:
Originally posted by kuba walda:
I think we could add Madonna



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Sorry all her voice is like nails on a chalkboard for me - I don't know why. And I can't stand Micheal Jackson either --- Go figure
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Double post - sung to American Pie pretty much summs it all up

Madonna's cover makes me shiver
My stomach churns, I can't forgive her
I don't know if it's dance-rap
I'm pretty sure it's bull-crap
I punched the door and ran outside
When I heard her sour notes collide
She should be charged with homicide
She made my music die

So why did Madonna kill American Pie
Well, that's tragic but my classic has been hung out to dry
She might as well have poked a sharp stick in my eye
She's makin' all the neighbor dogs cry
She's makin' all the neighbor dogs cry

I thought this girl knew how to croon
But she sounds just like two donkeys screwin'
They'll put out any crap these days
And the oldies I admire most
The hip-hop stations turn to toast
They steal our songs and then they cost
They make the music die


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posted 14 August 2003 03:12 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Styx stynx.
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To me, Styx's Babe is probably the worst song of all time.

As for bands, add

Bad Company
Foreigner


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Speaking of music - trivia --

Meatloaf once picked up a hitchhiker - He found out later it was Charles Manson.


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Hey, I got to slow-dance with more than a few girls to "Babe" when I was much (much) younger, so I have to give it credit for that.

If you want bad ballads of the time, how about Kiss' "Beth"? As bad or worse in my estimation.

Cheers,


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posted 14 August 2003 03:21 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The list was put together by Maxim's "Blender" magazine, the people who print articles with headlines like "Have sex with any girl, anywhere, anytime".

That said, the list of bands 50-41 is pretty much spot on... with one exception. Toad the Wet Sprocket (their number 49) was easily one of the top bands of the 90s.

More nominees:

Wang Chung
The Rolling Stones
Twisted Sister
Honeymoon Suite
REO Speedwagon
Survivor
Loverboy
...

I'm stopping myself for now.


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quote:
Originally posted by kuba walda:
Sorry all her voice is like nails on a chalkboard for me - I don't know why. And I can't stand Micheal Jackson either --- Go figure

I'm not a big fan of Jacko, but HOW, HOW can you possibly critique Madonna?!

Vogue!
Like a Prayer!
Holiday!
Human Nature!
Ray of Light!
The Power of Goodbye!
Nothing Really Matters!
Music!
Tell Me!

Come on!


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The Stones?

Sure, they should have hung it up a long time ago. But from 1968 to 1972 they put out some of the best alblums of all time.


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Yep. is exactly the face I make when I'm forced to listen to them. If you read the SARSstock thread, I set out my case there.
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Wings
Backstreet Boys
New Kids on the Block
N'Sync
and any band that is formed as the result of reality TV

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Not my beloved *NSync! I desperately need pop icons to lust over!
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Boston
Journey
Boston
The Commodores
Boston
Psychedelic Furs
Boston

Edited to add: Did I mention Boston?

[ 14 August 2003: Message edited by: Sisyphus ]


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I think you did, Sisyphus. But just in case, I'll mention Boston:

Boston.

There.

Shameful confession time: having heard the first Boston album, repeatedly, at my friend's place, I actually bought the second. That's $7.99 I'll never see again -- and in 1978 dollars, too.

But how dare you dis Journey, Sisyphus?! Sages, they were, absolute sages. I know when I'm in a jam, I always ask: What Would Journey Do?

Edited to add:

If there's a competition for worst album cover art of all time, Boston should do well indeed.

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I like the Boston pizza commercial.
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I can't believe nobody's mentioned Air Supply yet...

Or what about The Village People?


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Air Supply was somewhere around No. 15 -- again, according to As It Happens. The whole list isn't apparently available anywhere on line -- the Blender site has only Nos. 50-41, and says ya gotta wait & buy the Sept. issue to see the whole list.

Yeah, right.


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The Village People ------- Hey, they were fun to listen to ...

Now I'm going to be humming YMCA all afternoon....

Eh Gawd get that song outta my head!


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Since Air Supply, Styx and Journey have already been mentioned, I'll name the Little River Band.
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I think the assumption has to be made that we're talking about bands who are more popular than what they artistically merit, as opposed to "worst band ever", which is probably some obscure group of teens in a garage trying to do speed metal, if truth be known.

So, I have to say the Beatles are probably the worst band ever with that in mind. Not that everything they did sucked, but man, much of thier stuff was so morose, it doesn't even qualify as rock.

Styx though, I have to agree is right up there. And Kansas, just for "Dust in the Wind". If ever there was a reason for bringing back flogging on the triangle, surely it should be reserved for DJ's that give this wrist slitter air time.

This current crop of depression era Creed a like bands like Nickle Creed, Puddle of Creed, Theory of a Dead Creed rank right up there. I guess the vocal style is to sing without it sounding like you are really putting any effort into it.

I find it very annoying, and the very antithisis of what rock and roll is all about, which Pete Townsend best identified when he called it music that doesn't solve any problems, but lets you put them on the floor and dance on them, two minutes fifty at a time.


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quote:
So, I have to say the Beatles are probably the worst band ever with that in mind. Not that everything they did sucked, but man, much of thier stuff was so morose, it doesn't even qualify as rock.

To quote Sam Seaborn from "The West Wing" -
"This is wrong on so many levels!!". The Beatles invented modern rock'n'roll. Listen to Revolver, the White Album, Sgt. Pepper, all of the great singles from "Please Please Me" to "Hey Jude", etc, etc, etc. And at most of it was positive, uplifting and downright inspiring stuff, IMHO.

Worst bands?

Yes
Glass Tiger
Platinum Blonde
(except for "It Doesn't Really Matter" which is a good song)

Solo artists?
Corey Hart
Patsy Gallant

Lots of Canadian crap out there, eh?

And for wrecking a classic song, you can't beat '80s teen idol Tiffany's destruction of "I Saw Her Standing There", though Britney's bizarre cover of "I Love Rock'N'Roll" comes pretty close.


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Ah well, I find the Beatles less than uplifting.

"Yes" is a good honorable mention on the worst band list, but they did make amends by turning in Rick Wakeman to the authorities. He's currently serving 15 to 20 for "Gratuitous Use of a Synthesizer".

Another one to consider is Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. It really shows up when someone does a cover of one of the Dirgemeister's "hits", and they sound ten times better than the original.

Take any Bob Seger tune, tweak the tempo up a bit, and you got yourself a hit.


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The Beatles and the Stones, both trashed in the same thread... what's the world coming to?


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posted 15 August 2003 05:44 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Archies
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Attack the Beatles will ya? Thems fightin' words.

And then quote Pete Townsend? A member of a band whose music was, for the most part, self-indulgent.


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quote:
The Beatles invented modern rock'n'roll. Listen to Revolver, the White Album, Sgt. Pepper, all of the great singles from "Please Please Me" to "Hey Jude", etc, etc, etc.

Ah, I'll agree with Tommy only to this extent -- there's very little rock 'n' roll on things like Sgt. Pepper, the White Album, and even Abbey Road.

True, the Beatles were great innovators -- but perhaps their greatest innovation was becoming a big success on the strength of their own material. That was rare in pop music to that point, Buddy Holly and a couple of others excepted.

A fair amount of the Beatles' stuff, worshipped at the time (and since), turned out to be so many musical dead ends. (Or, worse, it merely cleared the way for lesser talents to produce "art rock"). Nothing wrong with that, as such -- some of their dead ends were worth more than the entire output of more conventional bands. But it should stand or fall on its merits, or lack of them, not simply because it was produced by the Beatles.

Edited to add:

quote:
Platinum Blonde

Gaack. I saw Platinum Blonde when they were still a Police tribute band -- in 1983, in a singles' bar in Oakville, Ont., of all unpromising settings. Plain embarrassing. So I found it impossible to take them at all seriously when they started having the occasional hit a few years later.

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Yeah, but they had cool hair.
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quote:
I can't believe nobody's mentioned Air Supply yet...

I can't let this naked agression stand unchecked, a line must be drawn,

Air Supply are goddamn Shakespeare!

quote:
Now the babble has gone
Now the babble has gone away
Doesn't seem that long
We hardly had two words to say

quote:
Two less lonely babblers in the world
And it's gonna be fine
Out of all the boards in the world
I just can't believe you're mine
In my life where everything was wrong
Something finally went right
Now there's two less lonely babblers in the world
Twooooooo
Nye-iiiiight

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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
Yep. is exactly the face I make when I'm forced to listen to them. If you read the SARSstock thread, I set out my case there.

Dude, I can understand not liking the Stones right now, but Exile on Main Street is one of the greatest rock albums of all time. If you are going to put the Stones up on the block, you might as well throw the Beatles there too.


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Very little rock n' roll on the White Alblum?

Let's see: Back in the USSR, Glass Onion, Yer Blues.

As for Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road, there was little of the "classic" rock n' roll apparently referred to. But after having done such classics as Day Tripper and Ticket to Ride, I think they could afford to rest on their laurels.


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The Beatles, one of the WORST bands in the world??
Are you completely mad, or have you been smoking CRACK???!!!!!

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a former roommate was like that, i.e. not thinking the beatles were that hot. and on top of it, she was english.
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Careful with the accusations of madness, MB. To quote the great Terry Pratchett, "Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind."
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Very little rock n' roll on the White Alblum?

Let's see: Back in the USSR, Glass Onion, Yer Blues.


You're helping me make my point, josh. That's on a double album with thirty (30) tracks.

My feeling is, enough of those could reasonably have been culled to make the set into a single LP. (Certainly "Revolution No. 9" is a pretentious disaster). But that's just me.

quote:
As for Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road, there was little of the "classic" rock n' roll apparently referred to.

Actually I hate Klassik Rawk. But on those occasions I listen to KR stations (while driving, and out of morbid curiosity), I never hear the Beatles. That, I think, speaks volumes about the KR format.

Don't get me wrong. Abbey Road, and even the White Album, contains a lot of good music (I'm a little impatient with Sgt. Pepper, but that may be partly because of too many listenings as a teenager). But much of it simply isn't rock 'n' roll, properly so called. And as I say, when lesser talents tried to follow where the Beatles led, we got... well... Genesis, Yes, etc. A sorry legacy -- for which I grant you, the Beatles are not wholly responsible. But a musical direction of which the likes of these prog-rawk sloths (to say nothing of Kansas, Boston, Asia et deadening cetera) were merely among the logical, if aborrent, possible outcomes.


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I think even the rockier tunes on "The White Album" lacked balls.

There's much to admire in the Beatles really early stuff. Twist and Shout. I mean, it had balls.

The Who self indulgent? It's only teenage wasteland, Josh. (admit it, you are hearing "teenage wasteland" in your mind right now, and only spite is keeping you from jumping up and windmilling on your air guitar.)

You're all wasted.


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quote:
The Who self indulgent?

One word, Tommy:

Tommy.


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New Thread: The best bands ever

Somebody had to start it


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I can't stand Elvis.
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If you're going to be really objective, its not fair to pick a style of rock you don't like or an era you didn't like.
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Yeah, but being really objective is not only impossible, it's incompatible with having an opinion.
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I can say I don't like Metallica but in fact I 've never listened to their music.
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The "enough for one album" criticism of the White Album is a common one. But that album needed to be a double one. It had to last out the high, if you know what I mean.

As for the Who, a lot of their stuff I liked. But hearing it again it not only strikes me as self-indulgent but even more so PRETENTIOUS


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The Guess Who - BLAH
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quote:
It had to last out the high, if you know what I mean.

Right. There was a New Yorker feature about George Martin a couple of years ago, according to which John Lennon was taking acid "pretty much daily" in the late 60s.

According to Martin, it made him a very unpleasant person.

Or perhaps -- together with the sudden acquisition of immense wealth and equally sudden loss of a private life -- it allowed such natural unpleasantness as he had to come to the surface. By some accounts, that was a fair amount.


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Perhaps a better question is , what is the worst band you actually bought a recording of.
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I find it hard to believe that John could be a miserable person.

Imagine all the people .............


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posted 15 August 2003 06:16 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I find it hard to believe that John could be a miserable person.
Imagine all the people .............

But a person can write a song like that, and still have a sarcastic, sneering, even bitter side in private. Or even not so private... here's some lyrics from "How Do You Sleep?", a vicious slash at Paul MacCartney from the same album as "Imagine":

quote:
So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise
You better see right through that mother's eyes
Those freaks was right when they said you was dead
The one mistake you made was in your head
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

Etc. & so forth.

Or, from "God":

quote:
God is a concept
By which we measure
Our pain
I'll say it again
God is a concept
By which we measure
Our pain

I don't believe in magic
I don't believe in I-Ching
I don't believe in Bible
I don't believe in tarot
I don't believe in Hitler
I don't believe in Jesus
I don't believe in Kennedy
I don't believe in Buddha
I don't believe in mantra
I don't believe in Gita
I don't believe in yoga
I don't believe in kings
I don't believe in Elvis
I don't believe in Zimmerman
I don't believe in Beatles
I just believe in me
Yoko and me
And that's reality


I'm not saying these were brilliant songs, or that I agree with the sentiments, or anything like that. People are complex, is all.


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posted 15 August 2003 06:23 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I guess I just have a romantic rose-colored glasses thing going on with John (mr second favorite beatle}
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posted 16 August 2003 03:35 AM      Profile for West Coast Lefty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
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Very little rock n' roll on the White Alblum?
Let's see: Back in the USSR, Glass Onion, Yer Blues.


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You're helping me make my point, josh. That's on a double album with thirty (30) tracks.


Sorry to keep this White Album mini-feud going here, but HUH? What about Helter Skelter (one of the first heavy metal songs), While My Guitar Gently Weeps (one of Clapton's all-time best solos), Everybody's got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey, Revolution 1, I'm So Tired (the chorus really kicks ass on that one), Happiness is a Warm Gun, etc??? Those are all pretty intense rockers. Ya gotta have SOME ballads, country stuff, jazzier tunes to give some variety, right?


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posted 16 August 2003 08:19 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And what about Why Don't We Do it in the Road??

I still think the record holds up just fine 35 years later. Even with the filler, like Wild Honey Pie, and the self-indulgent stuff, like Revolution 9.


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posted 16 August 2003 08:24 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The myth and legend about the White Album has it being recorded when the members of the Beatles had grown quite sick of each other, and was recorded without anyone member of the band seeing each other.

I'm not sure how true that actually is, but if largely true, I think it explains the lack of visceral joy in the endeavor.

Shame, some of those tunes could have been great, with that little ingredient added.

Can't blame them though. If you look at the isolation, the touring, etc, it would have happened to anyone.


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posted 16 August 2003 12:09 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, if you hear the White Album demo version, before it was mixed and remixed in the studio, it is positively brilliant, even more so. Basically before Paul got a hold of it and screwed it all up.

As for 'lack of visceral joy' I don't know where you're coming from. It is simply amazing, and no one else had done anything close to that scope or experimental majesty yet. They're not all commercial songs, but they all needed to be there.

And yes, Helter Skelter is the greatest Heavy Metal song of all time.


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Besides, the White Album, along with Zimmie's Blonde on Blonde and Jimi's Electric Ladyland, established the archetype of the Unfocused, Bloated, Cluttered, Self-Indulgent-Yet-Still-Brilliant Double Album. Without which we never would have had such masterworks as Layla, Exile on Main Street, Physical Graffiti, Songs in the Key of Life, London Calling, Zen Arcade, Double Nickels on the Dime, Sign 'O' the Times, etc. etc.
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posted 16 August 2003 03:18 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, I wouldn't bracket London Calling with those others. I would, however, put Sandinista! in there. A triple LP? Mr. Strummer, (what) were you thinking?

(If it comes to that, the release of Cut The Crap remains one of those cold-case unsolved crimes. But "Albums Which, Though Produced By Great Bands, Should Still Have Had their Masters Deleted, Nixon/Politburo Style" is yet a third thread one could start in this vein).

[ 16 August 2003: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 16 August 2003 04:17 PM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oddly enough, I have Sandinista! playing at this very moment.

And London Calling was my all-time favourite album for years, until it was dethroned by Radiohead's OK Computer.

As for Sphincter-Clenchingly Awful Albums Released by Great Artists, I doubt that anyone could ever beat Dylan's Self-Portrait.


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posted 16 August 2003 04:53 PM      Profile for redshift     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
beluga i'll see that and raise you dylan's "live at the budokan". bob does disco.
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Yeah, I forgot about that one. (Or maybe my mind deleted it out of self-defense). I fold.
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posted 16 August 2003 06:36 PM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The complete list can be found here.
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posted 16 August 2003 08:35 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Worst band ever? Motorhead, what else?
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you think Budokan and Self-portrait are Dylan's worst? as bad as they admittedly are, you've clearly managed to erase Dylan's early post-christian faze (ie. Empire Burlesque/Dylan and the Dead/Down in the Groove) from your memory (I wish i could do the same )
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posted 17 August 2003 09:30 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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And London Calling was my all-time favourite album for years, until it was dethroned by Radiohead's OK Computer.

I should clarify my previous screed, London Calling being one of my favourite albums. I think it's brilliant, but not bloated, cluttered, or self-indulgent. To my ears, the length is juuuuuuust right.

Sandinista! has a lot to recommend it too. But maybe it could/should have been a double LP.

Back to Worst, in the sense of Most Overrated and/or Undeservedly (Commercially) Successful Bands/Solo Performers: I'm astonished that the Moody Blues didn't make the list. But perhaps the compilers reckoned that Iron Butterfly, the Doors, and Alan Parsons had that corner of '60s/early '70s wankery pretty well covered.

By the way, who are Paul Oakenfold, Colour Me Bad, Benzino, and Yngwie Malmsteen?


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Paul Oakenfold: cheezy trance DJ.

Color Me Badd: lame dance act from early '90s.

Yngwie Malmsteen: 80's Nordic Eddie Van Halen-style guitar-wanker, listenable only to teenage boys poring over Guitar World magazine in their bedrooms.

Benzino (didn't have a clue until I Googled it): a half-assed rapper who's been feuding with Eminem. Inexplicably appeared on the cover of The Source (hip-hop magazine) several times, despite his reportedly meagre talents; was later revealed that he secretly co-owned The Source. Classy.

(BTW, I once made a tape which I labelled "Sandinista! As It Should Have Been": all the best tracks, edited down to single-album length. It kicked much ass.)


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posted 17 August 2003 10:33 PM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Spears and Agulara types. Shania Twain, boy bands. Some folks love rap and hip hop but I really don't get it. New country. Gimme the ol' hurtn' songs any day but keep Garth and the Dixie Chicks and all the rest of the cut and paste formula, country music. It's so fake.
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posted 20 August 2003 01:49 PM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Sisyphus:

Psychedelic Furs

Blasphemer.

About the rest, I agree unreservedly. To the babbler who put ELP on their list ... what, run out of Rick Wakeman concept albums to attack?


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posted 20 August 2003 01:55 PM      Profile for Sisyphus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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To the babbler who put ELP on their list ... what, run out of Rick Wakeman concept albums to attack?

Too right, RW. I must confess I fell for the whole '70s (mostly British) art-rock thing.

Perhaps a thread on the bands "you are most horrified to have been a fan of when you were younger".

I abashedly admit to Gentle Giant and Uriah Heep.

I don't hang my head in remembrance of ELP:"Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends"


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posted 20 August 2003 02:10 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How can you disparage Wakeman when he comes up with lyrics like these:

THE BATTLE

Five days out on an infinite sea, they prayed for calm on an ocean free,
But the surface of the water ws indicating some disturbance.

The raft was hurled by an unseen source, two hundred feet, with
frightening force
And a dark mass rising showed to be a giant porpoise

Rising out of the angry sea, towered the creatures' enemy,
And so the two sea monsters closed for battle

Crocodile teeth, lizard's head, bloodshot eye, stained ocean red
Moving close to their raft's side, the two men prayed as one and cried
"Save me, save me, save me, save me"

The serpents' fight went on for hours, two monsters soaring up like towers
And driving downn to the depths in a single motion

Suddenly, the serpent's head, shot out of the water bathed in red
And the serpentine form lay lifeless on the ocean

Crocodile teeth, lizard's head, bloodshot eye stained ocean read
Battle won, a victor's pride, the three men thanked the Lord and cried
"Praise God, praise God, praise God, praise God."

Man that's painful.


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posted 20 August 2003 02:29 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Perhaps a thread on the bands "you are most horrified to have been a fan of when you were younger".

In my case, there'd be a remarkable overlap between this, and my list of the worst bands ever. I was so much older then, etc.

Lessee... Styx and Boston, of course. Zeppelin. The Eagles. Rush (shudder!). April Wine (anyone remember them?). Yes, except that I still think Roundabout's a decent song -- pretty funky bass-line for a prog-rock band. Others would occur to me, were I to enter repressed-memory therapy.

I blame the times (i.e., the 1970s) and the media (i.e., Ottawa radio, i.e. CHEZ-106 FM). Even if I'd lived in Ottawa I might have access to alternatives, like CKCU at Carleton, and been able to hear the punks and similar much earlier than I actually did. (Though it's impossible to say what I'd have made of them. Disdained them for their lack of melody and studio polish, like as not). But CKCU were, and probably still are, too low-power to carry across the Flat Field to my little mudhole town.


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posted 20 August 2003 02:39 PM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And what about the records you played every day until one day you stopped never to play them ever again. The classic example of this for me would be Frampton Comes Alive. I can still hum the wa-wa wa-wa wa-waaa, but I haven't played it in decades.
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posted 20 August 2003 03:20 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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And what about the records you played every day until one day you stopped never to play them ever again.

"Dazed and Confused" from "The Song Remains the Same."

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I've always liked ELP...especially fond of Brain Salad Surgery...no regrets. But sadly, I do remember listening to Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Cringeworthy. But what the hell, I was a mere child and a romantic at that.
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quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
Gaack. I saw Platinum Blonde when they were still a Police tribute band -- in 1983, in a singles' bar in Oakville, Ont., of all unpromising settings.

I got you beat. I saw them at the John Munro youth party at the 1984 Liberal Leadership Convention in Ottawa. John Turner's party had the Downchild Blues Band (and all the good looking women ...)


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I saw Platinum Blonde at the Horseshoe circa 1981. Gawd, they sucked.
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posted 20 August 2003 03:33 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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the John Munro youth party at the 1984 Liberal Leadership Convention in Ottawa...

Now there's an unpromising setting.

< thread drift >

I used to know a student journalist who went to that convention, and decided to festoon himself with Eugene Whelen buttons, sashes, etc. He was standing around when a woman approached him and gently asked if -- in the unlikely event that Mr. Whelen had to drop off the ballot -- he wouldn't consider, perhaps, supporting Mr. Turner? "No, no!" he cried, "Eugene in Five! Eugene in Five!"

The woman wandered off. Only then did the penny drop, and he realized that she was Judy Erola.

< /thread drift >


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posted 21 August 2003 12:06 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kuba here's the MP3 of "Madonna Killed American Pie".
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THanks Michelle - I just love that song - I have it at home on a CD - but now I can listen to it here too!!
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quote:
Worst band ever? Motorhead, what else?

You're outta your mind. Nothing screams "Pure Rock Fury" like Motorhead (what does a guy have to do to get some freakin' umlauts around here?). The gutteral trainwreck that is Lemmy's voice? the white cowboy boots and smooth sounds of the Rickenbaker bass?

quote:
If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man,
You win some, lose some, all the same to me,
The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say,
I don't share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades

Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it's all the same to me,
Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stake or split,
The Ace Of Spades


As for my $0.03 about the Beatles, I don't think one can question their overall genius, but let's not forget that even their best album (Revolver) featured "Octopus' Garden".


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Revolver didn't have Octopus' Garden on it. That song was on Abbey Road.

And I love that song! It may not be as great as some of their other stuff, but it always makes me smile.


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quote:
I want to be under the sea in an octopus's garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
in his octopus's garden in the shade


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Ys, Rvlvr ddn't hve ctps's Grden, bt it dd hve Tmrrw Never Knws.

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How about the pride of Calgary, THE Stampeders!
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quote:
THE Stampeders!

No way!


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Well, Im on my way, to the city life
To a pretty face that shines her light on the city nights
And I gotta catch a noon train
Gotta be there on time
Oh, it feels so good to know she waits at the end of the line

Swee-ee-eet, sweet city woman
I can see your face, I can hear your voice, I can almost touch you
Swee-ee-eet, sweet city woman
Oh, my banjo and me, we got a feel for singin, yeah, yeah,

Bon c'est bon, bon bon c'est bon, bon,
Bon c'est bon, bon, bon, bon, bon
Bon c'est, bon, bon bon ci'estbon, bon,
Bon c'est bon, bon, bon, bon, bon
So long ma, so long pa, so long
Neighbors and friends

Like a country mornin, all snuggled in dew
Ah shes got a way to make a man feel shiny and new
And she sing in the evenin, oh familiar tunes
And she feeds me love and tenderness and macaroons

Swee-ee-eet, sweet city woman
I can see your face, I can hear your voice, I can almost touch you
Swee-ee-eet, sweet city woman
Oh, my banjo and me, we got a feel for singin

(Instrumental break)

Da da da da da da ...

Swee-ee-eet, sweet city woman (oh, shes my)
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet city woman
Swee-ee-eet, sweet city woman (woah my)
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet city woman (everybody)
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet city woman (ba da da da, ba da da da)
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet city woman (ba da da da, ba da da da)
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet city woman (ba da da da, ba da da da)
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet city woman (ba da da da, ba da da da)

(Repeat and fade)

For your benefit, koobs!
(I will admit they deserve credit for having banjo in some of their tunes. but honestly, "She feeds me love and tenderness and macaroons"???!! What up wit dat?


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I just think they had a good beat.
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Revolver didn't have Octopus' Garden on it. That song was on Abbey Road.
And I love that song! It may not be as great as some of their other stuff, but it always makes me smile.

Fuck, you're right. I meant to say "Yellow Subamarine". Basically, the Beatles are best when they stay above water.


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No explanation needed, kuba walda. In fact, I have a confession--- I like Yanni. There. I said it.

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quote:
Originally posted by mighty brutus:
I like Yanni. There. I said it.

That took guts. Yanni? Really?? Is that a typo?

While we are into confessions. I still like Supertramp, Iron Butterfly, and I often play the Monkees CD that I bought 'for the kids'. I do also have a place in my heart for Ann Murray and Catherine McKinnon. But Yanni...


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posted 21 August 2003 06:27 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wasn't saying which album Octopus's Garden was on, I was just responding to the idea that Ringo wasn't a good song writer. I mean, that's a cool song!

(gurgling)
"Aaaaaaaah Aaaa Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Aaaaaaaah Aaaa Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" etc.

I mean, that's a cool bridge. (That would be the bridge, right?)


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No explanation needed, kuba walda. In fact, I have a confession--- I like Yanni. There. I said it.

*plonk*


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quote:
I still like Supertramp

I still like Supertramp - what's wrong with Supertramp???? I have fond memories involving sitting in a gravel pit drinking beer in my youth.

quote:
When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world's asleep,
the questions run too deep
for such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
but please tell me who I am.


The rock station I listen to still plays Supertramp GEEZZZZZZZZ someone not liking Supertramp - what's the world coming too??


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 22 August 2003 01:14 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by black_dog:
Fuck, you're right. I meant to say "Yellow Subamarine". Basically, the Beatles are best when they stay above water.

And when they didn't let Ringo sing


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ghoris
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posted 24 August 2003 02:36 AM      Profile for ghoris     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't believe nobody's mentioned A Flock of Seagulls yet!

I walk along the avenue,
Never thought I'd meet a girl like you-ou-ou
Meet a girl like you-ou-ou...

And I ra-aa-aa-an, I ran so far aw-aa-aa-ay...

(Shudder)


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meades
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posted 24 August 2003 01:51 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I fucking hate Frank Zappa.

It had to be said.


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Michelle
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posted 24 August 2003 03:20 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh meades! How can you not love "The Dangerous Kitchen"? It's a work of art!

Oh man. I just downloaded a few of his songs. I only knew a couple of his songs before, so I wasn't exactly an expert on the guy - Dangerous Kitchen just makes me roll on the floor laughing, that's all. At least one is downright offensive unless it's a parody of a stereotype he's singing about - and even so it's really offensive anyhow. That's too bad.

[ 24 August 2003: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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West Coast Lefty
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posted 24 August 2003 06:26 PM      Profile for West Coast Lefty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I saw Platinum Blonde at the Horseshoe circa 1981. Gawd, they sucked.

You think that's bad? I saw the ultimate cheesy 80s CanCon metal hair band double bill at the Dollard des Ormeaux community centre (West Island of Montreal) in 1985: Honeymoon Suite and Helix!!!!!

It was spandex as far as the eye can see, and every rawk cliche in the book. Yes, I do cringe about that one. Honeymoon Suite had a few good tunes, though, and I used Helix's "Rock You" as a singalong tune for my day camp group of 8 year olds when I was a counsellor: "Gimme an R (R!), O (O!), etc." Not the most uplifting of songs, but it kept the little rugrats occupied for a while


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 24 August 2003 07:31 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I fucking hate Frank Zappa.

Bah. Run to the toilet and comb your hair.


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beluga2
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posted 24 August 2003 08:05 PM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
the ultimate cheesy 80s CanCon metal hair band

A knew a girl once who was a groupie for Kickaxe.

Now how's that for an impressive resume item?


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 25 August 2003 12:46 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I saw Platinum Blonde at the Horseshoe circa 1981. Gawd, they sucked.

Did the Idles open for them that night? They did, several times. They were (some still are) friends of mine.. They did a good dub version of 'Stairway to Heaven' some still remember. Even got some airplay on CFNY, back when they supported local music.


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pogge
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posted 25 August 2003 01:39 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by black_dog:

You're outta your mind. Nothing screams "Pure Rock Fury" like Motorhead (what does a guy have to do to get some freakin' umlauts around here?). The gutteral trainwreck that is Lemmy's voice? the white cowboy boots and smooth sounds of the Rickenbaker bass?

Any time I've heard Motorhead, they've sounded like they were far too close to death to be worrying about making music.

What? You mean that's the sound they were going for?

(Rickenbacker does make a nice bass, though.)


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