Most Overrated and Underrated Musical Artists...

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    I'll start with a few on my list of Most Overrated... in no particular order...

    Bruce Springsteen... yeah sure... he put out a few great tunes... but the "Boss"...?! nah...

    Paul McCartney... put out a few pleasant tunes summa those times when he took the roll of lead composer back when he was with the Beatles... but then there were all those other tedious tunes he was guilty of... yeah, he was fun from time to time with Wings... but "Sir Paul"...?! gimme a break... St. Pauly = weak beer

    Moody Blues... had a coupla good Top 40 tunes early on... but then they launched into tedious pompous pretentiousness... killed it for me...

    Paul Simon... great composer early in his career... went off on a boring tangent soon after going solo... and sucked as a live performer...

    Bob Dylan... another great composer who lost his way after the mid-70's... and sucked big time as a live performer...

    Rolling Stones... one of the all-time great acts of the 60's... became parodies of themselves after the mid-70's... shoulda gone down in a plane crash after Exile On Main Street... Bill Wyman had the right idea gettin' out while he still had something left of his self respect...

    Neil Young... was always a full-of-himself pain in the ass... and after Harvest, wasn't worth the plastic he was stamped on... gimme my money back, MasterCard...

    Elvis Presley... will always rightfully have a special place in the pantheon of 50's rock 'n roll greats... but he really sucked in the 60's... and I don't even wanna talk about the 70's...


    eta... feel free to disagree with me... that's what I'm here for... :eusa_angel:
     
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    Grateful Dead....just plain tedious

    Eagles......Hotel California has been played to death
     
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    oops... forgot about the Grateful Dead... but then again, they were forgettable...

    and the Eagles...? I liked 'em a bunch in the 70's... loved Hotel California... until about mebbe the thousandth time I heard it on the radio... then they said goodbye forever and promised never to return... which I thought was an excellent career move for the individual artists... but then they came back again... and again... with their overrated and overpriced "Hell Freezes Over" tours... f*** 'em... go away already...
     
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    So glad I'm not the only one who thinks this. :clap2:
     
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    me too, I never got the allure.
     
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    Love the E Street Band........never liked Springsteens vocals
     
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    Most underrated, or at least most under appreciated, is JJ Cale.
     
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    Most underrated:

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    Overrated:

    Oasis

    Hootie and the Blowfish

    Sugar Ray

    Coldplay

    Radiohead

    R.E.M. after "Green"

    Phish
     
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    agreed that it's more a matter of under-appreciated... most folks have never even heard of him...

    here's a coupla favorite tunes...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcY5SQECqks]J.J. Cale - Crazy Mama (Studio) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1nGnCiRsgo]MAGNOLIA ~ JJ CALE ~ (Lyrics) - YouTube[/ame]
     

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