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Most Over Rated Musician

Posted on 04/05/2013 7:20:30 PM PDT by MNDude

There are a lot of lousy musicians that are a lot more popular than they deserve, but in you opinion, who are the three most over rated musicians (or groups) of all time?


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To: MNDude

If there is a free market anywhere in America it’s in music. People listen to what they want to listen to.

From that perspective there are NO overrated musicians.


151 posted on 04/05/2013 8:14:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: MNDude

ZZ Top
Van Halen
Prince
All female vocalists who flash a lot of skin and sing with whiney, little girl voices


152 posted on 04/05/2013 8:15:11 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: MNDude

The worst musical performance I ever saw was Florence Henderson singing “Bad Bad LeRoy Brown”.


153 posted on 04/05/2013 8:15:56 PM PDT by Octar
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To: Dysart

The underrated bands and musicians thread (I recall there was one once) will list musicians and bands that have sold gazillions of discs, and still “not everybody likes them as much as I do!”


154 posted on 04/05/2013 8:16:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MNDude
1. Taylor Swift
2. Sugarland
3. The rest of the crap that comes out of Nashville, Tenn.
155 posted on 04/05/2013 8:16:09 PM PDT by JoeDonnellymakesmepuke
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To: mountn man

Now when I think of REO Speedwagon, I think of Billy Madison, when he makes his “triumphant” return to high school wearing an REO Speedwagon T-Shirt, and all the students looking at him like he came from another planet.


156 posted on 04/05/2013 8:16:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GunRunner

Okay, got ten yrs on you but still music is outside of time... I still listen to music composed long before my birth. But have to agree w you on the “old time rock and roll” Seger hit. Hate it. Anthems annoy me, and that smacks of it.


157 posted on 04/05/2013 8:17:11 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: MNDude

Michael Murphy.....that song “Wildfire” drives me batty and I HAVE to turn it off when played. Dumbest song ever next to “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”.


158 posted on 04/05/2013 8:17:50 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: MNDude
Rap
Any of the "bands" that don't play instruments.
Nirvana
Green Day
Nickleback

159 posted on 04/05/2013 8:17:56 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: mnehring

I second Dave Matthews Band. I was trying to forget them.


160 posted on 04/05/2013 8:18:45 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Figment
Au contraire, Rush will always be worse

I couldn't stand Geddy's catarwauling on the early albums, but by "Permanent Waves", he pretty much abandoned that way of singing, and they are top-notch musicians.

161 posted on 04/05/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

Jimmy Buffet
Willie Nelson
Springsteen


162 posted on 04/05/2013 8:18:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Fiji Hill
The Eagles??? Really?
163 posted on 04/05/2013 8:19:10 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

Don Henley must die!


164 posted on 04/05/2013 8:19:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits breakin’ it down, keepin’ it real, and reelin’ it in! Definitely not overrated. Hey Bieber, you little shit, this is how a man does it. Ditto, all you misogynistic scumbag rappers who can’t play an instrument. A pox on you all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SEULZIHru0


165 posted on 04/05/2013 8:19:49 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: donaldo
Those are all excellent choices.

I once heard that in his 1960's recordings, Frank Sinatra would always record with his instrumentalists rather than making a vocal track and then mixing it with an instrumental track, as many recording artists did.

I had never before heard Matt Monro's "Softly as I Leave You" (1962). That song didn't chart in the US.

I also had never before heard the Patsy Cline opus until you posted it. Her voice was quite unique.

166 posted on 04/05/2013 8:20:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: MNDude

Rush
Boston
Jimmy Buffett


167 posted on 04/05/2013 8:20:29 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: FrankR
ANY Rap singer, pick one.

They actually SING???

168 posted on 04/05/2013 8:20:57 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: dfwgator

Don’t let him get back together with Glenn Frey!

Speaking of whom, there’s an acquaintence of mine who claims she slept with Glenn Frey once. My question is, if she looked back then like she does now, just how wasted was he?


169 posted on 04/05/2013 8:21:37 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: dfwgator
I think we got stuck on the term “musician”, I don’t consider singers as musicians.

I beg to differ. I consider voice to be the original God given instrument to humanity. Everyone has one, and it's my favorite of all.

That said, just like any instrument, it needs to be well played to be pleasing to the ear.

170 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:30 PM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: MNDude

1. Any rap “artist”.
2. Any boy band.
3. Any female singer whose songs sound like vocal exercises.


171 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:30 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Frey back in the day probably consumed more weed than any other musician, but he really cleaned up his act in the 80s.


172 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RobertClark
You've got Bob Dylan.

And yet missed Willie Nelson.

173 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:36 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: MNDude

166 posts and no one has asked “overrated by who?”? The public? The industry? The critics?

The public overrates everything that’s on top of the charts. There are of course exceptions.

The industry overrates what it thinks it can sell to the public.

The critics have their own reasons, and some of them are unfortunately politics, namely politics of white guilt, which is how so many black and brown performers are overrated.


174 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: willgolfforfood; max americana
Pink Floyd - the most pretentious crap sold to Man.

You're both heathens... Though I'll agree with you as far as post PF Roger Waters goes... Stinking socialist hypocrite!

Mark

175 posted on 04/05/2013 8:23:07 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SkyDancer

Ditto


176 posted on 04/05/2013 8:23:16 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

To me, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson have something in common. I like their music best when they’re not the ones performing it.


177 posted on 04/05/2013 8:23:46 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I still have yet to find anyone who will actually admit to liking Nickleback, so who is buying their albums?


178 posted on 04/05/2013 8:24:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
so who is buying their albums?

13 year old boys.

179 posted on 04/05/2013 8:25:32 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: gorush

A good guitarist no doubt.There are lots of them though. Seems full of himself which I don’t like


180 posted on 04/05/2013 8:25:39 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Palio di Siena
Mark Farner? Lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad.

Booooooooo.

Son, don't let them take your gun!

181 posted on 04/05/2013 8:25:53 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: MarkL
Though I'll agree with you as far as post PF Roger Waters goes... Stinking socialist hypocrite!

And he treated Rick Wright like crap. Thank god Rick had one last chance to tour with Gilmour before he passed.

182 posted on 04/05/2013 8:26:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

I guess we’ll need a ‘Most Under-Rated Musician’ thread after this one.


183 posted on 04/05/2013 8:26:16 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Figment
Au contraire, Rush will always be worse

Fess up... You're really Jan Wenner aren't you!

Mark

184 posted on 04/05/2013 8:26:44 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: GunRunner

“Bob Seger and Billy Joel.”

Can’t agree with you there. If someone were to say they were in the top 10 of all time, that might be a stretch. But I don think they are viewed that way.

Billy Joel was at 51 on the VH1 list and Bob Seger didn’t make it all. Joel’s ranking seems about right - he had a bit wider range of styles and wrote more songs than Seger. Seger probably should have cracked the top 100 - his music still sounds good 30-40 years later and he had a lot of good music.

I personnally prefer Seger, but see Billy Joel as a more accomplished artist.


185 posted on 04/05/2013 8:27:02 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: dfwgator

You have to wonder what that sounds like.

Just think, there were other pictures that were rejected for the cover.


186 posted on 04/05/2013 8:27:35 PM PDT by mlo
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To: Revolting cat!
Hey, has the great discovery that “Dylan can’t sing” been made yet on the thread?

Many years ago, a friend said to me, "Dylan writes a lot of his songs sitting on the toilet." To which I replied, "Too often, he forgot to flush."

187 posted on 04/05/2013 8:27:44 PM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: Revolting cat!

It has now. What do you people see in the man?


188 posted on 04/05/2013 8:27:57 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Octar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6uTmdhLK8k
189 posted on 04/05/2013 8:28:43 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: NoLibZone

Easy one -

George Thorogood.
Talentless with a capital T.


190 posted on 04/05/2013 8:28:47 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: MNDude

Bob Dylan
Neil Diamond
Chuck Berry


191 posted on 04/05/2013 8:28:53 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: MNDude

KISS


192 posted on 04/05/2013 8:28:59 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: svcw

Ah, okay. I’m sure he’s funnin’ ya.
Ironically, I have been working on my Beatles collection the last few weeks (yeah, the collection I started in January 1966 when I bought my first Beatles record, ‘Day Tripper’) and have been stumbling across some truly unbelievable YouTubes and rare audios. A lot of stuff has surfaced over the decades. Have you heard John Lennon’s (solo) demo of ‘Bad to Me’, a song he gave to Billy J. Kramer? The Beatles never recorded it themselves. I had no idea this recording had surfaced.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtKhu26LD0g

“There’s The Beatles and then there’s the rest,” I always say. Whoever is in 2nd place isn’t even remotely close. (Anybody else reading this post who wants to argue, go play in the street. Don’t bother.)

FRegards,
LH


193 posted on 04/05/2013 8:29:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Revolting cat!

You turned me on to some good groups some time back and some made it to my collection, you may or may not recall..love Pokey Lafarge, Cameo by New Country Rehab, Hang Me (forget the band) and a few others. I would have never otherwise have found them. That is utility.


194 posted on 04/05/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: FrankR
ANY Rap singer, pick one.

Pookie Hudson of the Spaniels could rap...

Play It Cool (1954)

...and he could also croon.

You Gave Me Peace of Mind (1956)

195 posted on 04/05/2013 8:29:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: MarkL
My point is you can't even hum their songs in the shower - if you can't do that, how do you call it "music"?

How do you hum that screeching 'tard going on about eating pudding?

...... to cite one of numerous examples.

196 posted on 04/05/2013 8:29:35 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: MNDude

Brad paisley is called the king of country guitar in the latest issue of my guitar mag. I bet Marty, Chet, doc, Jerry, and Roy would have something to say bout that


197 posted on 04/05/2013 8:30:22 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: dfwgator
And my nominee for worst rock band of the 70s ...... Styx...Gayest sounding band, ever.

Oh come on... Their biggest hit was "Lady", not "Dude".

198 posted on 04/05/2013 8:30:32 PM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: GQuagmire
Jeff Beck

If you want to see the evolution of a musician over the years, Jeff Beck is a terrific one to watch.

If you haven't seen it, you really need to check out Jeff Beck's "Live at Ronnie Scott's." Check it out on You Tube (plus you'll get an introduction to a phenomenal young bass player) and you'll probably want to buy the BluRay. Incredible.

Mark

199 posted on 04/05/2013 8:31:08 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: mnehring

“I’ll also add Billy Joel, Jethro Tull, Coldplay, Neil Young, and the worst of the worst over-rated bands, The Dave Matthews Band.”

Wow - I love Tull. Just goes to show how tastes differ from one person to another.
But yeah - I hate Matthews also.


200 posted on 04/05/2013 8:31:22 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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