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post #61 of 216
oh yeah, and you can add my name to the Pink Floyd is overrated list.
post #62 of 216
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Originally Posted by Homeless
I'm not even a fan of rap but that's not at all true. There are usually people playing instruments during live sets. 99% of the world can talk...but they can't all rap.

If you don't like rap that's one thing, but saying there are no musicians in rap is foolish...you need to check out The Roots...
I will give them a listen only because a Deftones fan suggest them.
post #63 of 216
Kurt Cobain and Radiohead. Never got their music. That's because either I am too intelligent or too stupid to understand their lyrics/music. Either way, I think they suck.

Jimi Hendrix. Greatest guitar player ever? Uggh. It's just distorted noise! I could listen to his version of All along the watchtower all day long though. I think he did a brilliant job with that song.
post #64 of 216
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Originally Posted by slinger1182
Jimi Hendrix. Greatest guitar player ever? Uggh. It's just distorted noise! I could listen to his version of All along the watchtower all day long though. I think he did a brilliant job with that song.
That's gonna anger a lot of people. Mind you, he was only 27 when he died. Nonetheless, I couldn't disagree with you more.
post #65 of 216
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Originally Posted by SprySpectre
That's gonna anger a lot of people. Mind you, he was only 27 when he died. Nonetheless, I couldn't disagree with you more.

Doesn't anger be but I definitely don't agree.

Mars Volta is up there for me. I just think they spend too much time engaging in the musical equivalent of "philosophical mental masturbation." Technique alone does not impress and too much of their music sounds like it was written with form in mind before substance.

Diana Krall is another one. I enjoy her music, but she's really not such a great piano player and while her vocals certainly have plenty of great tone and phrasing, but she hardly has the pipes of some of the better singers.

Ywgvwie Malmsteen. How fast can you go? Maybe I just haven't listened to enough of his music, but all I hear is cheese and speed.

Paul McCartney. His work with the Beatles aside, does he really have any business trying to write classical music? I just don't think he's done anything great on his own.

Andre Bocelli - I understand he's blind but he makes me want to be deaf.
post #66 of 216
Eric Clapton. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....


Oh, but he does have that great opening riff from Layla-- oh no, wait, that was Duane Allman...
post #67 of 216
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Originally Posted by markl
Eric Clapton. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....


Oh, but he does have that great opening riff from Layla-- oh no, wait, that was Duane Allman...
But you have to admit, 'ol slowhand's better than Jimmie Vaughan. I watched that tribute to SRV and poor Jimmie was getting smoked left and right. I actually cringed when BB King was trying to swap licks with Jimmie. Let's just say the apple does fall far from the tree in some cases.

But then again, Jimmie was never overrated - he fit in perfectly in his Fabulous Thunderbirds niche.
post #68 of 216
You gotta feel sorry for poor Jimmy. It's impossible for *any* guitar player to try to live up to Stevie's level. But to be a guitar player and to have Stevie as your *little* brother? Now that has to hurt!


All anyone has to do is listen to Clapton's abominable version of "I Shot the Sheriff" (complete with fake Jamaican patois), and you will be disavowed of the idea that white people should ever come within 50 miles of atempting anything authentically black. *shivers* Makes you go back and listen to any white boy doing the Blues and reconsider, let alone an emotionless, bloodless, middle class drone like Clapton.

Then again, if nothing else, maybe I do have to admire his sheer unmitigated gall. That's worth something?
post #69 of 216
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Originally Posted by markl
You gotta feel sorry for poor Jimmy. It's impossible for *any* guitar player to try to live up to Stevie's level. But to be a guitar player and to have Stevie as your *little* brother? Now that has to hurt!


All anyone has to do is listen to Clapton's abominable version of "I Shot the Sheriff" (complete with fake Jamaican patois), and you will be disavowed of the idea that white people should ever come within 50 miles of atempting anything authentically black. *shivers* Makes you go back and listen to any white boy doing the Blues and reconsider, let alone an emotionless, bloodless, middle class drone like Clapton.

Then again, if nothing else, maybe I do have to admire his sheer unmitigated gall. That's worth something?
you should have seen ridiculously choreographed, uninspired, unspontaneous concert i saw. and the crowd was eating up every overrated lick. i got some nasty looks from my lack of applause.
post #70 of 216
I'll define overrated as "unarguably popular but i just dont get it or plain can't stand it"

Here is the A-List, the B-List would just be too long.

Paul McCartney
U2
The Who
post #71 of 216
Just about every artist that has ever been called a legend is basically overrated, not necessarily because they weren't good (though many stunk anyway), but simply because the billing is unwarranted in any situation. My opinion, of course.
post #72 of 216
I think is possible to be atleast mostly objective when responding to a question like this. Unfortunately, very few people have decided to back up their opinions with any reasons, and those who have have quite often just shown their own ignorance. Of course not all, but some.

Anyone who thinks Hendrix is overrated has a fundamental misunderstanding of guitar and music history. What he did for guitar and more importantly the midset of musicians can not be overstated. He completely expanded the function of the instrument, to the point where it is now limitless in its applications.

My vote is definitely Eric Clpaton. Because of his abundance of pop hits, and his early career as a guitar hero, he is considered my millions of non-musicians and non-blues fans as a fantastic guitarist. Truth is, he has never been terribly original nor is his techincal ability anything near impressive. He is definitely good, but he is no where near one of the greats of the instrument. As I said in the guitar gods thread, this is also an opinion shared by most guitar players. His guitar god status is almost entirely created by non-musicians.

Finally, just because you dont like someone does not mean they are overrated. It means you dont like them. There is a huge difference between the two. Hell, I LOVE some overrated musicians, and i strongly dislike some underrated ones.
post #73 of 216
All punk rock is 100% garbage

A sad genre, which is oh so rebellous but hasn't changed a lick in 30 years. Throw in the DVD for the Cheech and Chong movie Up and Smoke. Near the end there is a battle of the bands with random punk bands. I believe this movie was filmed in 1976. These bands sound almost exactly the same as any local punk band that will be playing this weekend at an all ages show near you.

The "punks" are oh just such individuals, they die their hair green to prove they are different just like all the other millions of "punks" that have done that.

All of the punks I have talked to have been wastes of skin, yelling faggot at each other every other word and all talking the same stupid punk/skater accent.

Of course they all hate Blink 182 and Green Day. "Thats not REAL punk!!!!!"

Well go to any local punk show and the punk bad that plays will probably sound almost exactly like Green Day or Blink they just aren't as good and don't sell as many cds.

A band from my home town, 36 Crazy Fists have gone on to national success. So of course I have heard people say "I threw out all those posers crap!"

I could go on, but eh.
post #74 of 216
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Originally Posted by EyeAmEye
Just about every artist that has ever been called a legend is basically overrated, not necessarily because they weren't good (though many stunk anyway), but simply because the billing is unwarranted in any situation. My opinion, of course.
This is true as this thead is getting more and more pointless. One thing is for sure, many of these artists are successful in finding thier audience and that in itself is a great accomplishment. If ya don't like, simply ignore. What's the big deal? Music comes in variety. Deal with it.
post #75 of 216
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Originally Posted by Svperstar
All punk rock is 100% garbage.
Well, while we're at it all metal is 200% garbage.

Speed metal, overblown german artsty-farty gutteral chanting, infantile lyric'd make-up wearing acts. Metal is the musical dumpster bin of white trash losers.

Just thought I'd get that off my mind.
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