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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2005, 08:52:00 am »
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Originally posted by Liberte:
 1.  REO Speedwagon
 
 how is it possible to be this overwrought and bombastic, and  still  have no distinguishing characteristics?
 
 virtually all of them have at least a few songs that qualify as guilty pleasures, if not true classics.
What about Riding the Storm Out?  And their name is certainly catchy.  below is a pic of THE REAL REO Speedwagon:
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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2005, 08:57:00 am »
hey just a second now! i have to stand up and say hey!      :p    
 
 having been a musician, drummer, however mediocre, i have to point out and stand up for RUSH. i think if you hate them you may not just not be getting it with them. playing an instrument makes all the difference in recognizing what's worthy about them.
 
 yeah some of their stuff is a bit um over the top in a way but lemme tell ya if u play an instrument u listen and go "damn, thats some good shit!" im especially speaking of geddy lee's bass playing and especially neil pert's drumming. not to mention some decent songwriting. yeah they had a an ethereal genre. but get beyond it and thats good shit they're playing on their instruments.
 
 methinks i should demonstrate with some of the lesser known goodies they spit out.
 Rush-La_Villa_Strangiato
  and hey at least its not effing Kiss' lousy crap my 5 yo old nephew could play better on his sesame street guitar.
 
 even this prick would agree
     <img src="http://media-cyber.law.harvard.edu/blogs/static/dowbrigade/rush.jpg" alt=" - " />
 ^ (reeeeeeal high on percocets)

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2005, 09:19:00 am »
I've been playing bass and guitar for a long tim.  The longer I play the deeper my hatred for Rush grows.
 
 Knock Knock?
 Who's there?
 Neil Peart
 Neil Peart who?
 Neil Pearty much a statement of fact, my band sucks shit.

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2005, 09:41:00 am »
you play bass. so you think geddy lee's bass sucks? that's some pretty nifty shit he plays, no?
 
 afterthought, at least they dont have basslines like boston's "long-time" that's about as complicated as an oom-pah band banging on the fattest bass string for the whole song. didnt the bassist die, of boredom?!
 
 confession, i like polka. Jimmy Sturr, baby!! yeahhh!

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2005, 09:44:00 am »
I think he's technically a good bass player that overplays in a band that overplays everything.
 His tone is atrocious, his voice is spawned from the pits of hell and I'm pretty sure his yelps of rock excitement (ala in New World Man) are the rallying sound for insurgent thugs and killers across Iraq.
 
 Other than that I have no real opinion.

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #80 on: October 31, 2005, 10:01:00 am »
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  I think he's technically a good bass player that overplays in a band that overplays everything.
 His tone is atrocious, his voice is spawned from the pits of hell and I'm pretty sure his yelps of rock excitement (ala in New World Man) are the rallying sound for insurgent thugs and killers across Iraq.
 
 Other than that I have no real opinion.
honestly, i do think theyre over the top and after MovPict, Signals especially but having been into them from age 13 on their over the topness escaped me b/c i focus on their technical abilities. hell i dont even notice the rest anymore. at 35 i hav to admit i dont listen to them often and theyre not somemthing one can listen to everyday but they still hav merit besides i realize every band has the vehicle they ride towards success but the driverisnt necessarily the vehicle. its not like there's a whole lot out here that shows real hard technical skill and altho i like to hear hard shit sometimes that's over the top too and sometimes some bands try to get across by their hardness but man where's the skill on some of them. i need to hear some virtuosity sometimes b/c i kno better. every band's got their amount of fluff that you've just got to se thru. but skill to the music is always there beneath it all unless they suck like the eagles and other dumbed-down pop-oriented shit. i think i might make sense here i dunno.

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #81 on: October 31, 2005, 10:58:00 am »
The last time I saw Rush was in 1997 or so at Nissan.  I was a fan in middle school and wanted to see if they still held any interest, but that was the final nail in the coffin.  No more RUSH after that.

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2005, 12:28:00 am »
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  The last time I saw Rush was in 1997 or so at Nissan.  I was a fan in middle school and wanted to see if they still held any interest, but that was the final nail in the coffin.  No more RUSH after that.
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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2005, 12:31:00 am »
Hahaha, nice one.

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #84 on: November 02, 2005, 02:48:00 pm »
i heard that band that sings that line "u gotta keep 'em seperated..." i hate every song they sing. something about the singers voice is so generic and the music too seems be alternative pop crossoverish. "hat-ed it!"

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #85 on: November 03, 2005, 05:49:00 am »
Michael Bolton and Joe Cocker definitely deserve a spot at the top of the classic rock hate list.
 
 Ditto for Bob Seger.  And Eddie Money.
 
 And yeah, the Rolling Stones were great in the 60s and 70s, but they have sucked since "Tattoo You." One thing irritating about many classic rock fans is that they seem to think that being great two decades ago means that anything they do subsequently is also great.  The Beatles did themselves a huge favor by splitting up, because surely they would've followed the same sad downward spiral of the Stones.  I think the Stones should've hung it up at the end of the 70s.
 
 Bands like the Eagles and Journey are so cheesy, and therefore somewhat funny, that they really don't deserve to be hated.  Ditto for any "progressive" bands like Rush, or ELP, or Yes, the anthemists of boys who never grew out of their Dungeons-and-Dragons phase.
 
 I can't figure out why so many of you hate Aerosmith though.  They rawk, and they're funny!
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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #86 on: November 03, 2005, 06:24:00 am »
billy "fuckin" joel

muschi

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #87 on: November 03, 2005, 08:38:00 am »
i'm from jersey, are you from joisey??  i can't hate billy joel.
 
 maybe you are just tryin to be a 'big shot', deed-ja?!

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2005, 08:39:00 am »
Electric Light Orchestra
 
 Grand Funk Railroad
 
 JOE WALSH (ugh)

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Re: Your five most hated classic rock acts
« Reply #89 on: November 08, 2005, 12:06:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Xavier Bush, Power Forward:
  2. Genesis/Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel
 
October 22, 2005
 Peter Gabriel Acknowledges Meeting With Genesis To Discuss Possible Reunion!
 
 Steve Hackett has recently stated in interviews that there was a possibility of a Genesis reunion and that there was to be a meeting with former band members to discuss this long-anticipated event. This was confirmed by Peter Gabriel on the tabloid television show Extra yesterday. Gabriel, who was promoting his forthcoming concert DVD, Still Growing Up: Live and Unwrapped (due November 15th in North America), was asked about a Genesis reunion and commented that the meeting Hackett referred to will be taking place - although no specific meeting date was mentioned. Stay tuned for details as we get them!
 
 
 Phil Collins says open to Genesis reunion
 By Corinne Heller
 
 Sun Nov 6, 4:29 PM ET
 
 TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - British singer and songwriter Phil Collins said on Sunday he would be open to a reunion of his old band Genesis, a day before he is set to perform in Israel as part of his what he calls his final tour.
 
 "I'm open for it," said Collins, 54, the most prominent international music star to perform in Israel since the start of a Palestinian uprising more than five years ago.
 
 "I'm happy to sit behind the drums and let Peter (Gabriel) be the singer. If (a reunion) happens, I'll be there. If it doesn't happen ... it would just be because there are too many things in the way," Collins told reporters in Tel Aviv.