Most over rated bands of all time...

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by MAJ Badmotherfarker, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    This has been done before, but I just heard a Grateful Dead song and couldn't help restarting it.

    1) Grateful Dead. They are the most over rated thing since Shakespeare's romance plays and Dante's Inferno.

    2) Nickelback/Creed/Bush, etc. I can't tell them apart, but they all suck.

    3) The Sex Pistols

    4) Sonic Youth. I'm not sure you can even classify it as music.

    5) Billy Joel
  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    The Beatles -- They were good in their time but not THAT good.
    Elvis Presley -- He is dead. Hosestly.
  3. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    They were that good. Music still awaits another musically and socially changing experience even remotely familiar to what the Beatles were able to do in roughly eight years of existence. People that bemoan their accomplishments and write them off as over rated only prove how little they actually know, or worse yet, care to know over what they're talking about.
  4. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Good post, I agree. They were all that and more.
  5. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    I actually think the Beatles' music was very good. Elvis on the other hand... he gets legendary credit not for his music, but the way he changed music. Besides his early stuff, Elvis was pretty mediocre.
  6. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    As Elvis should get credit for helping to propel Rock & Roll in the mid to late fifties. Elvis had a two to three year run of great music, but he did become marginalized the more he became "Elvis of Hollywood" and not "Elvis from Memphis". He became more of an icon and a gated millionaire than the man with the amazing pipes and great looks that could shake his ass and sing like a mofo.

    He always had the great voice, he never really lost that, but he did lose that spark at the start of the sixties. Throughout his career you can find gems amongst all of the schlock, but there's a lot of digging that's needed because he put out a ton of stuff.

    Up until the Beatles emergence, Elvis was the measuring stick of the greatest musical act in Rock and Roll. To this day, the Beatles are still the measuring stick. Even the Rolling Stones, for as long as they've been doing their act, are interminably linked to the Beatles.

    It's tough when you're always labeled as the best, but if they aren't the best, then who is?
  7. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    This is the easiest question of all time.

    The Rolling Stones

    The Beatles are the best band ever.
  8. Wayne Edwards

    Wayne Edwards Active Member

    That's funny, I thought The Sex Pistols and Sonic Youth were the most under rated bands of all time.
  9. edgarb

    edgarb Member

    I think the Grateful Dead is one of the best bands ever. The way they approached rock and roll and constantly changed their sound was truly phenomenal. I know opinions differ, but they really do it for me.

    As for most overrated, I'd have to say Led Zeppelin or maybe Van Halen
  10. IronJabroni

    IronJabroni Well-Known Member

  11. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    The B-52's -- I could never get into their music.
  12. sbv71

    sbv71 Well-Known Member

    Most of today's rock bands are overrated.
  13. Wayne Edwards

    Wayne Edwards Active Member

    Okay, somebody has to say it.


    ....without a doubt the most overrated rock band in history. I don't mean the great "See Emily Play" era Pink Floyd (before the late Syd Barrett lost his marbles and moved in with his mum)...I mean the cliche-ridden "Wall" and "Dark Side Of The Moon" Pink Floyd. Over-produced, grandiose boring corporate schlock. Mediocre at best.
  14. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Spinal Tap...:shock:


    I'm sorry, but The Beatles are only one of two bands where every song they did is worthy of playing on the radio...:)
  15. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Totally forgot about them... yea, I can't stand Korn. Oh, and how about Insane Clown Posse? Or are they even rated at all?
  16. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    Nickelback comes to mind
  17. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    I say Jethro Tull!!:yesshake:
  18. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    You're all wrong in different ways. ACDC is the world's most overrated band.
  19. Fergz99

    Fergz99 Member

    Pearl Jam is way overrated.
  20. KTMCDO

    KTMCDO Member

    1 rolling stones
    2 van halen
    3 aerosmith
    4 led zepplin
    5 kiss
    6 todays musical groups ie NKOB ETC
    7 BTO
    8 CCR
    9 journey due to overplayed on xm/sirius
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008

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