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    Most overrated band in rock history?

    My vote goes for the Rolling Stones. I have seen them live twice and they were absolutely horrible each time. I think that if you take the best songs off of all their albums you could make two good albums thats it, they have released some very weak albums and songs in my opinion.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    The Beatles...by far.

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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Allred
    The Beatles...by far.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Both of yous is crazy I say, crazy.

    I'll admit that the Stones aren't very good live, but they have a ton of great albums (although none since 1978's some girls)

    And the Beatles, well if you don't like them there's not much I can say.

    Maybe it's a generational thing. How old are you guys?

    BTW- My vote goes for Queen- They have maybe 5 good songs.

    I think Led Zeppelin is overrated too, and I'm sure I'll get pounded for that.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    Both of yous is crazy I say, crazy.

    I'll admit that the Stones aren't very good live, but they have a ton of great albums (although none since 1978's some girls)

    And the Beatles, well if you don't like them there's not much I can say.

    Maybe it's a generational thing. How old are you guys?

    BTW- My vote goes for Queen- They have maybe 5 good songs.

    I think Led Zeppelin is overrated too, and I'm sure I'll get pounded for that.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    He aint'y heavy he's my brother.

    And I agree on both counts.
    I would like to lose 10 pounds though.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    BTW- My vote goes for Queen- They have maybe 5 good songs.
    Um....you do know what "overrated" means right?

    Queen have NEVER been overrated in this country, quite the opposite in fact.

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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Allred
    Um....you do know what "overrated" means right?

    Queen have NEVER been overrated in this country, quite the opposite in fact.
    Maybe we should have made it into a poll instead.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Allred
    Um....you do know what "overrated" means right?

    Queen have NEVER been overrated in this country, quite the opposite in fact.
    Um, I also know that they've sold more albums than any band in european history, I didn't know that they had to be overrated in the US to be overrated.

    I also know that you don't like the Beatles, so there probably isn't much use for us to discuss music. But that's cool.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    Um, I also know that they've sold more albums than any band in european history, I didn't know that they had to be overrated in the US to be overrated.

    I also know that you don't like the Beatles, so there probably isn't much use for us to discuss music. But that's cool.
    Check your facts, Queen are not the biggest selling band in Euro history.

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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Allred
    Check your facts, Queen are not the biggest selling band in Euro history.
    I couldn't find the article, perhaps it was that they'd been on the charts longer than anyone in european history. It actually happened last week. They passed Pink Floyd if IIRC, and since that would mark them as very popular, and since I don't really like them, I do believe that that would qualify them to be called overrrated by me.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Allred
    Check your facts, Queen are not the biggest selling band in Euro history.

    well my facts were a bit off but here it is.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertain...ic/4648611.stm

    Queen top UK album charts league

    Queen are one of the most successful UK bands of all time
    Queen have beaten The Beatles to become the most successful music act in UK album chart history, according to Guinness World Records.

    The band - whose first self-titled album debuted in 1973 - have spent 1,322 weeks on the chart.

    It is the first time Queen have overtaken the Fab Four in the chart, which is compiled by the Book of British Hit Singles and Albums.

    Madonna, in seventh place, was the highest female artist in the list.


    'TOP 10 UK ALBUMS CHART OF ALL TIME'
    Madonna
    1. Queen (1,322 weeks)
    2. The Beatles (1,293 weeks)
    3. Elvis Presley (1,280 weeks)
    4. U2 (1,150 weeks)
    5. Dire Straits (1,136 weeks)
    6. Simon and Garfunkel (1,114 weeks)
    7. Madonna (1,032 weeks)
    8. David Bowie (1,005 weeks)
    9. Elton John (989 weeks)
    10. Michael Jackson (966 weeks)
    Source: Guinness World Records

    Queen, whose albums include A Kind of Magic, The Miracle and Innuendo, have spent 29 weeks more in the chart than the Beatles.

    Elvis Presley, who earlier this year was named the most successful music act of all time by the British Hit Singles and Albums, was at number three in the album chart.

    David Roberts, editor of the book of British Hit Singles and Albums, said: "Given that Queen's chart career has been much shorter than those of The Beatles and Elvis, this is an incredible achievement.

    "They've long been written about with reverence in the pages of our book, and this just serves to cement their legendary status."

    Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died in 1991, but the band have continued to perform.

    They wind up their current 32-date European tour with former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers this week with a performance in London's Hyde Park on Friday.

    Other artists in the top 10 include Irish rockers U2 at four with 1,150 weeks in the chart and Michael Jackson with 966 weeks.
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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Oh both of you please.

    Without the Beatles it's doo-wop and Frankie Vallie.

    The Stones are a great studio band from the 60's and the 70's... those other guys are pitchmen for a lifestyle commercial.

    Overrated?

    Let's start with Europes favorite Queen.

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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Oh both of you please.

    Without the Beatles it's doo-wop and Frankie Vallie.
    Yes, you may not personally *like* their music, but good grief you have to give the Beatles respect for what they did.

    My two votes: U2 and Bruce Springsteen (yes, I know, not a band, but i still think he's grossly overrated.)

    U2, I even like them...but, particularly recently, their stuff just seems formulaic and by-the-numbers. Half of the Joshua Tree was good, Achtung baby was killer, and some of their other albums varied from average to pretty good...but they are simply not one of the best bands of all time.

    Springsteen...well, if the man has written a song containing more than three chords, I haven't heard it yet.

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    Re: Most overrated band in rock history?

    Dave Matthews Band gets my vote, with John Maher as a close second.

    Can't understand anyone who would think the Beatles are overrated, and it's not just because I'm nostalgic. It's just pretty hard to get from the 50's to today without going through them. Similarly, it is very hard to get to todays hard rock and heavy metal without stopping for a while on Jimi Page's repertoire.


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