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Uglybob
Uglybob (IP Logged)

O/T Most overrated bands .
17 April, 2017 23:39
It seems there's a lot of music fans on the forum , so , to escape the nerves of end of season ( and with the Libertines playing PP ) , who are the most overrated bands in music . I'll go first by ( without doubt ) THE most overrated being Radiohead . Others include Bowie ( about half a dozen decent tracks ) , Foo Fighters ( for some reason Dave Grohl seen as some kind of demi-god cos he was in Nirvana ) , Nirvana & Oasis .

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 12:19
U2
Nirvana
Sex Pistols
The Smiths
Eric Clapton and Cream

 
Uglybob
Uglybob (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 13:42
I quite like the Smiths and the Pistols ( Pretty Vacant being THE greatest intro of all time ) . U2 started of as a really good rock band but wouldn't cross the road to see them now . Clapton has always been overrated and its nice to see we agree on Nirvana!

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 14:30
Coldplay

 
Hoots Mon
Hoots Mon (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 14:55
Stones Roses
Happy Mondays
The Smiths

 
Yardleys Cat
Yardleys Cat (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 15:14
Coldplay, Manic Street Preachers, U2, Nirvana

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 15:41
not so sure about the sex pistols, they were immensely influential but mainly coz of their shock value. john lydon couldn't sing to save his life. sid vicious couldn't even hold a bass guitar properly, let alone play it, the drummer was nothing special. the only one with any musical cred wad guitarist steve jones, but he wasn't that good...

could go on to most overrated and underrated footballers..

most overrated, by an absolute country mile - DAVID BECKHAM.

most underrated - steve nicol at Liverpool, one of the best utility players I have ever seen.

 
Reremnart
Reremnart (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 16:03
I agree totally about U2. When they first started they were a top band. Boy and October are great albums. Now they are living off their past glories and haven`t made a good album since the Joshua Tree IMO. I`m amazed that tens of thousands of people are still prepared pay the sort of prices they are to see them at Twickerham.

Radiohead I could just not understand. I listened to OK Computer and it did absolutely nothing for me yet there are those who maintain it is some sort of musical masterpiece

Coldplay are a product of an age when being blend is not only acceptable musically but encouraged by the record companies. A truly awful band IMO and one if they were playing in my garden I would turn the dog on, if I had one that is.

As for some of the others mentioned here The Sex Pistols and the Smiths were products of their times I guess. The Pistols in particular. The fact they only made one studio album and people still hold them in high regard despite their obvious lack of true musical ability says a lot about them in the eyes of those of us who were around at the time.

How anybody can possibly call the musical genius that was the late great David Bowie "over rated" as an earlier poster did, is beyond me. He is, IMO, without doubt the greatest musical talent this country has ever produced. His catalogue of work is amazing and his ability to continue to make interesting and diverse music and sell the number of albums he did in a 40 year career proves that I think. For somebody to say he made " half a dozen decent tracks" is quite frankly laughable. If you want to see somebody truly overrated I suggest you look somewhere a lot, lot nearer home than Bowie.



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HalfManHalfBiscan (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 16:06
Oh HKR!!!

The Smiths are brilliant. The line from their 'What She Said':
"What she read
All heady books
She'd sit and prophesise
It took a tattooed boy from Birkenhead
To really really open her eyes"


For me...Simple Minds



I left my heart in Papworth General

 
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Old Rover (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 16:20
Any girl band

 
pez
pez (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 16:45
U2, Coldplay, Take That, One Direction all need putting down imo!

Adele is also very overrated and has not really earned her godlike status.

I mainly listen to Ska music and frequently attend gigs by The Selecter, The Specials and Madness.

The majority of 80's bands have played every smelly Moshe pit in the country in the days before arena tours were unheard of, and therefore deserve more plaudits for the hard graft they have had to put in.

It annoys me when you see tickets for these fabricated bands going on sale for £100+ on the internet.

I for one was delighted when Madness agreed to grace Prenton Park this Summer and I'm looking forward to a great show.

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 17:17
I could willingly put down simon cowell.. no in fact, I would rather torture the b*stard. 3 hours on the stretch rack, then have him hung drawn and quartered and then whats left of him burnt at the stake. he is live music and guitar based classic rocks greatest ever nemesis.

 
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853OKG (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 17:20
I would hazard a guess that decisions are not based on having listened to all the albums by each band mentioned. Bowie for instance simply stopped producing pop / commercial material for the masses. Radiohead spawned Muse (listen to paranoid android) Personally, I think Take That, Boyzone, little Mix, Girls Aloud are overrated and I freely admit I couldn't even get beyond their awful singles to bother listening to their albums.

 
Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 17:34
Bill Hayley and the comets .just a fat @#$%& trying to do his dad dance 😀

 
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TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 17:36
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hong kong rover
I could willingly put down simon cowell.. no in fact, I would rather torture the b*stard. 3 hours on the stretch rack, then have him hung drawn and quartered and then whats left of him burnt at the stake. he is live music and guitar based classic rocks greatest ever nemesis.

Now there's a thought, torture concerts at Prenton Park... hang the corpses from the top of the Kop when done then we get a cheer when the ball doesn't quite make it over the stand at the next match but hits cowell in his dead balls instead 👍

 
velico
velico (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 17:54
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pez
U2, Coldplay, Take That, One Direction all need putting down imo!
Adele is also very overrated and has not really earned her godlike status.

I mainly listen to Ska music and frequently attend gigs by The Selecter, The Specials and Madness.

The majority of 80's bands have played every smelly Moshe pit in the country in the days before arena tours were unheard of, and therefore deserve more plaudits for the hard graft they have had to put in.

It annoys me when you see tickets for these fabricated bands going on sale for £100+ on the internet.

I for one was delighted when Madness agreed to grace Prenton Park this Summer and I'm looking forward to a great show.
yep agree with all that. booker t, is also a good listen.

 
Uglybob
Uglybob (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 17:56
Add Elbow to the list as well . Musical equivalent of the colour Grey .

 
Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 19:18
Most of the band's mentioned I like, how uncool am I 🤔 as far as dislike I can't stand Neil Diamond dreadful singer and songs make me want to vomit. Also anything Simon Cowell gets involved with I have a real dislike of manufactured bands.

 
Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 20:02
I think Neil diamond is great .when you young guys get dumped by a woman ,put "hello again " on. The tears will flow like the ale on a night with Hongkongrover .as for Simon Cowell can't stand the man if he was ever going to be hung i would happily pull the lever. harsh but true

 
Uglybob
Uglybob (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 20:43
If it wasn't for Simon Cowell Little Mix wouldn't be playing PP and putting lots of coffers in our club ! Is that not a reason to like him ?!

 
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2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 20:55
There's a few of my favourite bands been mentioned in this post. I suppose it's all personal preference and the word 'overrated' to me just means someone doesn't like something a lot of other people do.
Still I'll throw one in I've never understood the appeal of, Queen

 
Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 21:27
Can't stand girl bands talentless most of them .on the motorway windows up queen on full blast what's not to like 👌.but you can go on about who likes what .one mans meat another mans poison .

 
Uglybob
Uglybob (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 21:37
Yeah , music is so subjective . I suppose my definition of overrated would be immense popularity in relation to minimal amount of talent ( be it singing , songwriting , musicianship or a combination of all ) .

 
kennyspint
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Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
18 April, 2017 22:44
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Fiftyyearsarover
Bill Hayley and the comets .just a fat @#$%& trying to do his dad dance 😀
To be fair he was older than my Dad then

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
19 April, 2017 00:10
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Uglybob
If it wasn't for Simon Cowell Little Mix wouldn't be playing PP and putting lots of coffers in our club ! Is that not a reason to like him ?!

I don't dislike him, but manufactured acts are just full of micro-managed can't sing, cant play, sound and look pretty similar types, with predictable careers when their thing splits up.

Be aware when Little Tarts, sorry Mix split up in the next 3-4 years, at least two of them will almost certainly do Celebrity Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, or The Jump.

U2, definitely overrated.

That reminds me of that story about Bono clapping his hands at regular intervals during a gig one time and saying every time I clap my hands an African dies and someone in the audience shouted well stop f*cking clapping then.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
warren r
Wozza (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
19 April, 2017 01:28
Radiohead, stereophonics,u2,Beatles,nirvana,Coldplay

 
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Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
19 April, 2017 12:12
U2 were great until the Joshua Tree, then they just disappeared up Bono's @#$%&. They've managed a few decent tracks since. Radiohead's OK Computer is the best album of the last 20 years. It may be the last great album ever made. Since then they've disappeared up themselves too though.

I don't think its possible to over rate groups that don't write their own songs and play their own instruments so all manufactured 'bands' are excluded from this list by definition, not just cos they are shite. Here's my list:

Sex Pistols (all image, no music - to say they had influence is an insult to bands like The Clash)
The Smiths/Morrissey (Jangly & miserable, a few half decent tunes)
Guns n Roses (never got them, some decent tracks on Appetite, everything else is formulaic dross)
Coldplay (if magnolia paint was music, this is what it would sound like)
Muse (just over distorted noise with little tune largely)

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
19 April, 2017 20:42
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Doogie'sGhost
I don't think its possible to over rate groups that don't write their own songs and play their own instruments so all manufactured 'bands' are excluded from this list by definition, not just cos they are shite.

They can be overrated, simply by the number of sales they get. If they all sold 2,000 copies they wouldn't be that rated, but if they're selling gold discs it's overrating them to me.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
Eric01 Tranmere
Eric01 Tranmere (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
20 April, 2017 00:24
I'm not going to list all the bands that are overrated but I'm happy to see nobody has included either the Clash or Pete Wylie. Both are the best.

Sorry I've turned this around but IMO it needed saying!

 
WWStandsure
WWStandsure (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
20 April, 2017 10:03
HKR - do you have a 'help list' for those willing to assist with SC. Bet it's a very, very long one if so.

 
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TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
20 April, 2017 20:41
The Bebington Kop Drum band.

 
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Phil65 (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
20 April, 2017 22:33
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TranmereFan
The Bebington Kop Drum band.

You should be band from the forum for that (Sm133)

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
21 April, 2017 06:35
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WWStandsure
HKR - do you have a 'help list' for those willing to assist with SC. Bet it's a very, very long one if so.

Lol

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: O/T Most overrated bands .
21 April, 2017 23:18
MP4. They're decent enough, but have they even had an album out, or are they just bolstering their fame on Matt Fordes Dave show.

Also the keyboard player who's in the SNP should have stuck with Runrig, as the SNP mostly represent Scotland and wouldn't be likely get overall power, as they wouldn't appeal to most English and Welsh people even if they had candidates south of the border and he could have been playing some tasty gigs now, not listening to embittered Lib Dem's moaning about the loss of 15 MP's.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.


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