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lafayettemister
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:55:38 PM

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Nikki703 wrote:


BTW, LM, Kurt Cobain is a fucking GOD!!! HAHA



That may be true. I'm not a huge Grunge Rock fan but I can see the appeal of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. But he still can't sing worth a shit. lol evil4





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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:06:05 PM

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All "boy bands" would qualify for 'worst band' nomination, as Nikki first pointed out, but that's almost too easy.

I'll go with Black Eyed Peas. Will.I.Am is a second-rate producer/creator, Fergie's a shitty rapper and even shittier singer with no charisma, and the other guys don't seem to contribute in any meaningful way. Their songs are either ridiculous without being witty ("My Humps"), or are catchy but without a good hook (which leaves songs like "Boom Boom Pow" melting your brain for days).
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:10:31 PM

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LadyX wrote:
I realize that this thread isn't really that serious, but still...how can a group of musicians who are functional on instruments really be considered objectively worse than a group that isn't? For instance, I'm not into Coldplay, or Pink Floyd, or Rush, but despite the fact that I don't care for their style of music, it's pretty damn obvious that they're not awful musicians. Depending on which members of those bands you're talking about, some of them are really quite good and well respected on their instruments. They may not be cutting-edge, or innovative, but they're good enough to record the multi-platinum selling music on their own, without stand-in musicians. That's more than a hell of a lot of 'bands' can say. You may not like to watch golf, but that doesn't mean Rory McIlroy sucks at it.

Rush will always ge slammed because of the voice."omg he sounds like a girl!, so annoying!" Some would say " wow! that guy can really sing high" And he plays bass guitar, and keyboards while he's singing. You would be hard pressed to find a bassist and percussionist as gifted/talented as Geddy Lee or Neil Peart. In rock and roll that is anyway. Alex lifeson isn't the geatest guitarist in the world but, still very talented and creative on the guitar.
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:15:24 PM

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LadyX wrote:
All "boy bands" would qualify for 'worst band' nomination, as Nikki first pointed out, but that's almost too easy.

I'll go with Black Eyed Peas. Will.I.Am is a second-rate producer/creator, Fergie's a shitty rapper and even shittier singer with no charisma, and the other guys don't seem to contribute in any meaningful way. Their songs are either ridiculous without being witty ("My Humps"), or are catchy but without a good hook (which leaves songs like "Boom Boom Pow" melting your brain for days).


Good call. Fergie is awful. When the BEP's played for halftime of the Super Bowl a few years ago, she had to sing without autotune and it was terrible. She was all over the place. She was so off pitch.







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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:15:46 PM

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As for worst band ever? My pick goes out to Europe and thier trademark song,'the final countdown'puke Followed closely by any 80's hair band.

Did i win?
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:18:31 PM

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Ok I need to amend my choice. I originally stated that the Eurythmics were the worst band ever. But when I reach down and grab my crotch and state: "Sweet dreams are made of this" doesn't sound so bad. So ongoing with my thought process -- The new and worst band ever to step out on a stage is "WANG CHUNG". Hell, they didn't even know what kind of music they played. I went to see them in San Diego and they were booed off the stage.
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:43:58 PM

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lafayettemister wrote:


Good call. Fergie is awful. When the BEP's played for halftime of the Super Bowl a few years ago, she had to sing without autotune and it was terrible. She was all over the place. She was so off pitch.



If she did then it was the fault of the organizers. As far as I know, every recent Super Bowl half time show has been lip-synced with the exception of Bruce Springsteen who refused to do it unless he was live. And even then I think it was just his vocals that were live. They do lip-sync shows since these shows need to be timed out to the second. There is no way you can possibly get all the equipment set up that fast to do a totally live show.

Beyonce will fit right in, LOL.

But I do agree Fergie cant sing, but she looks good!!
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 5:12:51 PM

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affable wrote:


Darn it, Garza! I value your opinion on music and you go and throw in Kings of Lean and Death Cab on your list. They've made some good stuff. C'mon!

What's going on? Greenday? Coldplay? Prince? Guns N' Roses? Bob Dylan? angry7


kings of Leon.. If your sex is on fire you need to get it checked out with some antibiotics lol,

second after getting pulled over and being in a vehicle with at least two men playing circa survive I was charged with violating The man act of 1884, (Where it was unanimously made law men shall wear shorts at knee length and vallidated the act of measuring moustaches as a legal test of manliness.) I pled the "you drive- you pick music" defense in which it wasn't my fault as a passenger for emo music playing despite my stern objections and superior auditory alternatives as a fair compromise but my pleas fell on deaf ears and I lost the case. the jury was full of hipsters. So now i legally can't say anything good about deathcab or else I violate my parole.

As for your list: subjects not explicitly accused in my list are not exempt from inclusion unless they have a song called viva la vida.
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 5:28:40 PM

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LadyX wrote:
All "boy bands" would qualify for 'worst band' nomination, as Nikki first pointed out, but that's almost too easy.

I'll go with Black Eyed Peas. Will.I.Am is a second-rate producer/creator, Fergie's a shitty rapper and even shittier singer with no charisma, and the other guys don't seem to contribute in any meaningful way. Their songs are either ridiculous without being witty ("My Humps"), or are catchy but without a good hook (which leaves songs like "Boom Boom Pow" melting your brain for days).


agree but Where is the love has a good message
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:33:49 PM

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lovewhenuswallow wrote:
As for worst band ever? My pick goes out to Europe and thier trademark song,'the final countdown'puke Followed closely by any 80's hair band.

Did i win?


Totally Agree, Final Countdown is one of the most annoying songs ever!!

lovewhenuswallow wrote:
Rush will always ge slammed because of the voice."omg he sounds like a girl!, so annoying!" Some would say " wow! that guy can really sing high" And he plays bass guitar, and keyboards while he's singing. You would be hard pressed to find a bassist and percussionist as gifted/talented as Geddy Lee or Neil Peart. In rock and roll that is anyway. Alex lifeson isn't the geatest guitarist in the world but, still very talented and creative on the guitar.


I think there are many bassists as good or better than Geddy Lee ( no knock on Geddy) but totally agree about Neal Peart. He is top 5 for sure!! Anyone who thinks Rush are not talented musicians, listen to La Villa Strangiato.
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These guys are fucking pioneers. True innovators of the 80's. Nothing has ever compared to these guys and nothing ever will.





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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 2:24:52 AM

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Nikki703 wrote:
And for the guy who said Pink Floyd sucked without Syd Barrett, why do you say that? He was very talented but also very one-dimensional. When he had his meltdown and left the band, Roger Waters' Lyrics and David Gilmour's guitar playing took them to a whole different level they never would have achieved with Syd, especially once the Psychedelic era ended.


Well, we'll never know what Syd would have done had he not had his meltdown, but one of my many contentions about this is that Syd had a playfulness about him that the rest of Pink Floyd completely lost, becoming just dull and sullen and more than a little self-important.

Ultimately though, music, by its very nature, is subjective, which is why the comparison someone else made with sport doesn't work. Sport has clear rules which tells you who wins, who loses, and who is the greatest by the number of titles they win. How do you judge who is the most musical? Some people are technically great, but fail utterly to engage - a lot of vocalists do the technical side of singing very well, but in the process they don't seem to have the personality they were born with. Others have personality but can't sing for toffee (Dylan).

Oh, and whoever it was said Europe and "The Final Countdown". Spot on! Trouble is, it never goes away, because as soon as there's something to be counted down, out the blasted thing comes.
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 7:57:32 AM

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Well, we'll never know what Syd would have done had he not had his meltdown, but one of my many contentions about this is that Syd had a playfulness about him that the rest of Pink Floyd completely lost, becoming just dull and sullen and more than a little self-important.

Ultimately though, music, by its very nature, is subjective, which is why the comparison someone else made with sport doesn't work. Sport has clear rules which tells you who wins, who loses, and who is the greatest by the number of titles they win. How do you judge who is the most musical? Some people are technically great, but fail utterly to engage - a lot of vocalists do the technical side of singing very well, but in the process they don't seem to have the personality they were born with. Others have personality but can't sing for toffee (Dylan).

Oh, and whoever it was said Europe and "The Final Countdown". Spot on! Trouble is, it never goes away, because as soon as there's something to be counted down, out the blasted thing comes.


Dont get me wrong, I think Syd was amazing and you are right, we will never know what he would have did and where the band would go. And Syd and Roger were complete opposites in many ways. Syd did have that child like playfulness while Roger was more of a hardened, I hate the world kind of guy (if you know anything about him you can understand why). I agree with what you said about the band personality becoming Dull and Sullen, but do not agree on self-important. They pretty much remained anonymous, didnt promote themselves, didnt have their pictures on albums, didnt do interviews, like most bands did. As a matter of fact, many times they would mingle in the audience after shows and not even be noticed. They just made their music and lived their lives. Were polar opposites of comtemporaries like the Stones, The Who, Led Zep who craved publicity.

This is what makes this fun. Everyone has their opinion and no one is wrong (except LM for putting down Kurt Cobain), LOL!

Oh, and another reason Final Countdown never goes away is that as awful of a song as it is, its sticks in your head! Like that sickening Dont Worry, Be Happy song!!

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Nikki703 wrote:


I think there are many bassists as good or better than Geddy Lee ( no knock on Geddy)
Whom would that be? out of curiosity. I don't know his name but the only one i can think of that compares or might be considered a better bassist is from the band Primus. Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is regarded as a really good bassist and he is imo. Comparing him to Geddy Lee though is another story.
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Whom would that be? out of curiosity. I don't know his name but the only one i can think of that compares or might be considered a better bassist is from the band Primus. Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is regarded as a really good bassist and he is imo. Comparing him to Geddy Lee though is another story.


Actually after I wrote that I started thinking and really couldnt come up with that many. I guess its all a matter of preferance too. But a few I think are better are Billy Sheehan, who played with several bands, Chris Squire from Yes, Stanley Clarke who is a rock/jazz fusion musician and possible the best who ever lived(JMO of course), John Entwistle for the Who ,Tony Levin from King Crimson and the guy you mentioned Les Claypool. But Geddy is right up there. And I also think Alex Lifeson is a very good guitarist too. Rush is an amazingly talented band. People who dont like them only know the stuff they hear on the radio. They should listen to 2112, A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, and any of there pre-1980 albums.

Steve Harris is very good but i thing geddy is better

Sorry for getting long winded but I am very passionate about music and while I wont always agree I respect well informed opinions of others!!
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Nikki703 wrote:


Actually after I wrote that I started thinking and really couldnt come up with that many. I guess its all a matter of preferance too. But a few I think are better are Billy Sheehan, who played with several bands, Chris Squire from Yes, Stanley Clarke who is a rock/jazz fusion musician and possible the best who ever lived(JMO of course), John Entwistle for the Who ,Tony Levin from King Crimson and the guy you mentioned Les Claypool. But Geddy is right up there. And I also think Alex Lifeson is a very good guitarist too. Rush is an amazingly talented band. People who dont like them only know the stuff they hear on the radio. They should listen to 2112, A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, and any of there pre-1980 albums.

Steve Harris is very good but i thing geddy is better

Sorry for getting long winded but I am very passionate about music and while I wont always agree I respect well informed opinions of others!!
mmmmh good calls on the bass comparisons. Forgot about a couple of them, and if it hadn't been for for 2112 i probably would have never got into Rush.
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The worst band in history? A little group from the 1980's called magic Powers. Yeah, I knew 'em, and no, they never made it past the "garage band" stage.


Oh, the worst band people have actually heard of?


Gotta be "The Monkees".



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The worst band in history? A little group from the 1980's called magic Powers. Yeah, I knew 'em, and no, they never made it past the "garage band" stage.


Oh, the worst band people have actually heard of?


Gotta be "The Monkees".



HAHA!! Then why not say The Partridge Family or that band that landed on Gilligans Island, The Termites or Mosquitos, something like that, LOL!!
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Nikki703 wrote:


Dont get me wrong, I think Syd was amazing and you are right, we will never know what he would have did and where the band would go. And Syd and Roger were complete opposites in many ways. Syd did have that child like playfulness while Roger was more of a hardened, I hate the world kind of guy (if you know anything about him you can understand why). I agree with what you said about the band personality becoming Dull and Sullen, but do not agree on self-important. They pretty much remained anonymous, didnt promote themselves, didnt have their pictures on albums, didnt do interviews, like most bands did. As a matter of fact, many times they would mingle in the audience after shows and not even be noticed. They just made their music and lived their lives. Were polar opposites of comtemporaries like the Stones, The Who, Led Zep who craved publicity.



I didn't know that they mingled in the audience without being noticed, but I'll take your word for it. What I mean by self-important is that I always get the feeling that Pink Floyd records exist to tell you how clever the band is. They just don't give me anything. I don't mind a band being clever, but clever and dull is never an attractive proposition.
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I didn't know that they mingled in the audience without being noticed, but I'll take your word for it. What I mean by self-important is that I always get the feeling that Pink Floyd records exist to tell you how clever the band is. They just don't give me anything. I don't mind a band being clever, but clever and dull is never an attractive proposition.


I read that they did that back in the early 70's, but who knows if its true. I never really felt they came across the way you describe them. But like I said already, I respect your opinion because you are not just spewing off BS, your are explaining your reasoning!!
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nickleback


No offense to anyone who is a fan, but Nickelback is the worst thing that has ever happened to mainstream music. When they first arrived on the scene there was potential there. "Leader of Men" is great. Then they found more fame (Spider-man can't save everything, he let this band fall into the depths of hell.) and Chad Kroeger was voted "Ugliest Man in Rock." Now, every other song is the same. We get it, Nickelback. You get laid. You cum on dresses. You live the life, you rockstars. Thats why rock fans hate "Name on the Side of a Bullet." Most won't knock the Dimebag tribute, but we all know they should bring it like that everytime we hear a new song about Chad having sex in a truckstop bathroom while snorting a line off his high school sweethearts mothers back.

Nickelback sucks.
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Miley Cyrus (I know she's not a band, I just hate her that much)
which ever group sang "i'm on a boat"
Train
Classified
Nickelback
Coldplay
hoobastank
Whoever sang the 'call me mr Flinstone, I'ma make your bed rock' song
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You say "worst band" as if there's only one. I'd have to say any so-called "band" or "singer" who does "live" shows by lip-syncing, or make use of digital effects to hide how sucky they really are. If you're going to be a performer, then actually perform; there's no point in paying for tickets to see some over-hyped, over-privileged pretty person dancing around a stage.
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Agreed, if you want to be a performer then you better perform. So many "studio bands" have to use all of the electronic tricks generated in the studio to sound good. When they hit the real stage their lack of talent really shows. I would also agree that there are too many terrible bands out there.
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Nikki703 wrote:
Someone mentioned Prince. I dont like his music but he is actually a very talented guitarist which never seems to be mentioned.


I mentioned any band fronted by Prince. I always thought that he is a very good guitarist but his bands only play his songs and all of his songs are two measures repeated over and over until there is a break which is another two measures repeated over and over. Prince just doesn't have any really good musical ideas unless it is for his guitar solo. I guess he doesn't want the band to upstage him.
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You say "worst band" as if there's only one. I'd have to say any so-called "band" or "singer" who does "live" shows by lip-syncing, or make use of digital effects to hide how sucky they really are. If you're going to be a performer, then actually perform; there's no point in paying for tickets to see some over-hyped, over-privileged pretty person dancing around a stage.


Live music blows, studio albums are ten times better, why would I want to watch a blurry, noisy, low quality video of a band with tons of girls screaming in the background and all you hear is bass screeching (that's all YouTube is) or spend hours to stand in a crowd of people and get stuck in a parking lot? I'll take the studio album any day that's crystal clear and has the cool effects that are put there for a reason: they make the song ten times better.
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Pretty much anything fabricated after the 90s. That's when music went from talent to technology ... and anything that involves more than two "boys" or "girls" lip-syncing to a backing track at any point in their fabricated careers.

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