Skip to comments.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?
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.
All female vocalists who flash a lot of skin and sing with whiney, little girl voices
The worst musical performance I ever saw was Florence Henderson singing “Bad Bad LeRoy Brown”.
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!”
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.
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.
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”.
I second Dave Matthews Band. I was trying to forget them.
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.
Don Henley must die!
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.
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.
They actually SING???
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?
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.
1. Any rap “artist”.
2. Any boy band.
3. Any female singer whose songs sound like vocal exercises.
Frey back in the day probably consumed more weed than any other musician, but he really cleaned up his act in the 80s.
And yet missed Willie Nelson.
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.
You're both heathens... Though I'll agree with you as far as post PF Roger Waters goes... Stinking socialist hypocrite!
To me, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson have something in common. I like their music best when they’re not the ones performing it.
I still have yet to find anyone who will actually admit to liking Nickleback, so who is buying their albums?
13 year old boys.
A good guitarist no doubt.There are lots of them though. Seems full of himself which I don’t like
And he treated Rick Wright like crap. Thank god Rick had one last chance to tour with Gilmour before he passed.
I guess we’ll need a ‘Most Under-Rated Musician’ thread after this one.
Fess up... You're really Jan Wenner aren't you!
“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.
You have to wonder what that sounds like.
Just think, there were other pictures that were rejected for the cover.
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."
It has now. What do you people see in the man?
Easy one -
Talentless with a capital T.
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.
“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.)
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.
Pookie Hudson of the Spaniels could rap...
Play It Cool (1954)
...and he could also croon.
You Gave Me Peace of Mind (1956)
How do you hum that screeching 'tard going on about eating pudding?
...... to cite one of numerous examples.
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
Oh come on... Their biggest hit was "Lady", not "Dude".
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.
“Ill 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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.