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B Dawg
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#31

Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:06 PM Edited by B Dawg, 11 February 2017 - 04:15 PM.

There will never be great bands again.

Today's bands might never get the same recognition older bands did, but who cares? At least they're there :p


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:20 PM

 

There will never be great bands again.

Today's bands might never get the same recognition older bands did, but who cares? At least they're there :p

 

But for some reason I do care. I realize people have different tastes, and others don't need to like the same music I like. But it would be terrific if we had another Zeppelin, or another Journey, or another Queen (will never happen :p). I don't know. I just wish the really good rock bands of today could get some more recognition. IMO the most successful and popular rock group of today is probably Foo Fighters. At least they release great music that gets decent radio time. 


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:34 PM

I suppose one monsterous issue is the incomplete package. There are brilliant singers and bands that play/sing good music (rag n bone man, kings of leon, hoosier) but that's it. Where's the act. The presence, the balls in a pants suit, the boobs in a bomber jacket. Right now one of the best acts is Lady GaGa (and I shudder at the thought). Just imagine Justin Hawkins in a lady gaga outfit. I'd pay to see that.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:35 AM

I could mention a gazillion prog rock or metal bands that doesn't get the attention they deserved/deserve.

 

The most underrated band I know of currently is probably Magma.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 06:27 AM Edited by Queen, 12 February 2017 - 06:30 AM.

I suppose one monsterous issue is the incomplete package. There are brilliant singers and bands that play/sing good music (rag n bone man, kings of leon, hoosier) but that's it. Where's the act. The presence, the balls in a pants suit, the boobs in a bomber jacket. Right now one of the best acts is Lady GaGa (and I shudder at the thought). Just imagine Justin Hawkins in a lady gaga outfit. I'd pay to see that.

I'm actually a big GaGa fan. I think she's immensely talented, and deserves the success she's achieved. She far outshines her contemporaries. But that aside, Justin was far more flamboyant when The Darkness first hit it off.

 

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He's sort of sobered up (and rightfully so). While I still think they're good, they're certainly not as great as they were when they were hungry. Which I don't get. You'd think that their album Hot Cakes would have been more feisty. Instead the comeback album started with a moderate rocker. *yawn*

 

 

It's still good...but it didn't have that immediate punch the first album had. I mean, you couldn't write a bigger and better hit single than I Believe in a Thing Called Love. That song was the sh*t.  And here lies the problem. No matter how great your band is, or how original they are, unless you've got the hits to back it up you're not going to get the forefront of attention. That's what separates bands like King Crimson from bands like Queen. The Darkness churned out one huge hit, but each effort afterwards failed to harness the same power.

 

And don't get me wrong, I think The Darkness are fab. Their most recent album has got some pretty killer tracks. But unfortunately I think they'll never climb back to the top. Damn shame too. I was hoping they would help bring about a change in the music industry. You know, more glam. Lots more glam. That's my favorite kind of rock and I want it to be successful.

 





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