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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:59 PM

View PostStylon Pilson, on 13 September 2017 - 09:28 AM, said:

Here's an interesting challenge - can anyone name a band that all of basschat will agree are NOT overrated?

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

Ac/dc, iron maiden, guns and roses, oasis, Motörhead.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

The levellers,wtf what load of sh*te they are or was , who cares
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:03 PM

View Postkevvo66, on 13 September 2017 - 03:53 PM, said:

The levellers,wtf what load of sh*te they are or was , who cares
quite like the Levellers myself, there's an awful lot of bands trying to sound like them if last weekends Whitwell Festival is anything to go by

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:06 PM

View Postkevvo66, on 13 September 2017 - 03:53 PM, said:

The levellers,wtf what load of sh*te they are or was , who cares

View PostPaulWarning, on 13 September 2017 - 04:03 PM, said:

quite like the Levellers myself, there's an awful lot of bands trying to sound like them if last weekends Whitwell Festival is anything to go by

I'm with PW on this...at least they were vaguely original and pushed at the boundaries....

(...and were very well received at "Folk under the Oak" in Hatfield Park earlier this year)

BTW there's a town called "Whitwell" in Herts too...they don't have an annual music festival though.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:08 PM

The Who
The Verve
Sex Pistols

Personal taste of course. I think that it matters sometimes when you first heard the music. The Sex Pistols might have changed my life of I had been old enough to hear it first time round and been part of the movement.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

I also like the Levellers. Levelling The Land is one of my favourite albums. Fantastic live in the early 90's.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:16 PM

Meatloaf, Meatloaf and Meatloaf. And Queen I suppose. My greatest fear is being trapped in a confined space with the nauseous songs, Bat Out of Hell and Bohemian Rhapsody being played over and over again.

Hang on a minute, that's just like being in most pubs all over the country at weekends! ��

PS. U2 as well. A bad enough pretentious band but when they and equally pretentious Green Day murdered The Skids song, The Saints Are Coming, they went onto my "Sh*t List"!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:18 PM

View PostTheGreek, on 13 September 2017 - 04:06 PM, said:

I'm with PW on this...at least they were vaguely original and pushed at the boundaries....

(...and were very well received at "Folk under the Oak" in Hatfield Park earlier this year)

BTW there's a town called "Whitwell" in Herts too...they don't have an annual music festival though.
this Whitwell is on the Notts/Derbys border with a Sheffield post code, has a music festival every year, not sure how they get away with it, the out door stage is in the middle of the village, having a Slade tribute blasting out Merry Christmas Everybody at 11.30pm on a September night must be really confusing for some

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:20 PM

View Postitsmedunc, on 13 September 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

Meatloaf, Meatloaf and Meatloaf. And Queen I suppose.

Two more to add to my list :).

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

It's all a matter of personal taste I guess.
Iron Maiden, there I said it! a couple of decent tracks I can listen to but the zzz's set in pretty quick for me :)

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:53 PM

Okay, my list of 'don't really get why they're so popular' or overrated -

Rush
Muse
Coldplay
The Cure
Radiohead
Nirvana
Blur
Pet Shop Boys

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:54 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:00 PM

View PostStylon Pilson, on 13 September 2017 - 09:28 AM, said:

Here's an interesting challenge - can anyone name a band that all of basschat will agree are NOT overrated?

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I'd suggest Tower of Power and also Snarky Puppy.

Even if ypu don't like the music, the level of musicianship is undeniable.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:21 PM

Jamerson & Pino.
Not bad, but heavily overrated around here.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

View Postcasapete, on 13 September 2017 - 02:35 PM, said:

Think the concert you mention is probably Roy Orbison's 'A Black and White Night' . Bruce features quite a lot in it, notably on guitar (Ooby Dooby, Oh Pretty Woman etc) where he trades licks with the great James Burton, and also vocally ( Dream Baby, Uptown etc). Must admit a lot of it is quite err...'raw', but I like that - no autotune or fancy editing evident.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:41 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:42 PM

View Postcasapete, on 13 September 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

Okay, my list of 'don't really get why they're so popular' or overrated -

Rush
Muse
Coldplay
The Cure
Radiohead
Nirvana
Blur
Pet Shop Boys

With you there, except for The Cure, who produced some very good songs. IMHO of course.

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Jamerson & Pino.
Not bad, but heavily overrated around here.

Pino not so much, but Jamerson is untouchable. Huge influence. Again, IMHO.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:11 PM

View PostBlink, on 13 September 2017 - 12:39 PM, said:

Surely the point of popular music is that it is the soundtrack to everything else that is going on in your life at that time and usually the happy stuff. Listening to it again after a period of time transports you back to that time which revives good memories and therefore a liking for the music.

There is usually some historical context to the music when it is first recorded, early Springsteen, early Oasis, early Stones, early Elvis, early Queen were all doing someone new when they started which is the bands gained popularity. Under a Blood Red Sky was a good album for U2 but fame and money change people.......

I personally have never understood people raving about Elvis. An important historical icon but hardly the greatest singer in the world. Mind you he did sing in tune (most of the time) which is something that Marc Almond has never managed to achieve!

History should not be judged purely by todays standards. Jaco is musician who's contribution to modern bass playing will still be felt by generations to come but musically his solo and most of his band leader output leave me cold.
Strangely some of the music I go back to over and over is when I am in a darker place. Bob Mould's awesome black sheets of rain in particular as being cathartic for me. I first heard it shortly after a bad breakup and it sort of stuck with me. Now it works as a way of,pulling me out in a sort of 'it's not that bad' way as it reminds of that time. I am usually melancholy after listening to it but it really helps. In fact most of my favourite music is a way of exorcising my frustration at how crap the world is to a lot of people a lot of the time, something I found very frustrating (and still do) even though I have been lucky in my upbringing and life on the whole.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:12 PM

Always struggled to fathom the Pete Doherty thing. Libertines and BabyShambles.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

Agreed, the Sex Pistols. Talk about hype. They were not even in the top 100 best Punk bands.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:22 PM

View Postmikel, on 13 September 2017 - 07:15 PM, said:

Agreed, the Sex Pistols. Talk about hype. They were not even in the top 100 best Punk bands.

A poll taken by whom?

There weren't even a 100 punk bands anyway? Unless we are including the mostly dire post 1979 offerings...
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:29 PM

View Postdiscreet, on 13 September 2017 - 02:04 PM, said:

Simply Red for sure. Also (puts on Nomex suit) ...Yes. Pretentious, over-long twaddle *runs away*.

I always though Yes were pretentious crap, and still do. And as for Chris Squire's bass playing....well!
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:33 PM

New order.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:09 PM

View Posthiram.k.hackenbacker, on 13 September 2017 - 02:59 PM, said:

Led Zeppelin

I'm not a Led Zep fan as i find a lot of it solo's and musical nonsense that all seemed to be a common part of the music scene back then. I do like some of their more melodic songs tho like Tangerine and Going to California. No played out solos full of mistakes but nice acoustic melodies.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:40 PM

U2. Just writing U2 makes me squirm. Ugh!!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:43 PM

Wow! This is an interesting read.
Personally after listening to them i thought the Beatles were overrated. Admittedly i was only a little boy when John Lennon was shot so missed all the hype and their rise in popularity but i've listened to some of their songs and they never really did anything for me.
I would have said Nickelback as they seem to be a band lots of people dislike for some reason or other but for a generic rock band, got to admit i have heard worse.





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