Re: Most Overrated R&R Bands of all time.
Date: January 29, 2006 08:03
> "The Grateful Dead... are u stark-raving crazy
> ???? I read a statistic once... "what band has
> sold more live tickets than any other..." and I
> guessed every band except the answer: The Grateful
> Dead... to rate them #2 you might as well start
> walkin' the plan right now."
> Bayou, remember that The Eagles' Greatest Hits has
> sold 28 million copies and is the best selling
> album in U.S. history - proof positive that
> numbers don't necessarily mean something's good!
Well... IMO the Eagles just rock to the rafters... great band, great songwriters, especially couple great guitarists... (Felder & Walsh)... what a legendary band.
> The thing about the Dead . . . how can a band with
> two drummers sound so limp
What songs are you TALKIN" about ???
Well, listen "limp" or whatever you want to call them... NO OTHER BAND EVEN SOUNDS CLOSE TO THE DEAD... The Grateful Dead is a more unique sound that any other big piece band you'll ever hear.... Even if you like the drumming or LOVE the drumming or hate the drumming.... I'll let you hate the drumming, they're still one of the 10 greatest banbds that came out of the 20th Century even if I accept that Jerry Garcia and Bob Weire can't play a single chord OR whatever other criticism you want to come up with... maybe Hart&Kreutxmann can't do a bit of percussion PICK ONE, the Dead is still Top Ten of the 20th Century....
while a band with one
> small English guy with a jazz fixation and a tiny
> Gretsch kit swing so goddamn hard? Regarding the
> ticket sales . . . well, let's just say that
> college kids like to go on road trips and party.
> As for The Who . . . I love it all up through
> Who's Next (my favorite being Sell Out)
That's about where it ends... but at that point youstill have 25 or 30 legendary hands-down perfect stadium rocker songs....
> everything after that just seems pretentious and
> bloated - like simultaneously having delusions of
> grandeur yet completely losing focus.
> Quadrophenia is very tight musically but lyrically
> and conceptually, I just think it's ridiculous and
> completely up its own ass. And nothing off By
> Numbers or Who Are You can even touch the earlier
> stuff, in my opinion.
> But that's just me. The sharks await!
"It's just that demon life has got me in it's sway..."
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2006-01-29 08:04 by BornOnTheBayou.