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Posted on 05/01/2013 4:06:21 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
#5: Pink Floyd
Lets tackle Roger Waters reputed antisemitism first, since it lets me put off having to actually talk about his dreadful music for a bit.
I grew up trying to avoid The Wall. It was ubiquitous in my steel mill home town a whining drone blaring from every paneled suburban basement and tricked out Chevy van.
#4 Bob Marley
The king of rasta music (and his idiotic religion) inspires so much loathing I barely have to do more than cut and paste this entry. Thanks, other people!
Remember that tribute to Bob Marley at this years Grammy Awards? Neither does anyone else, because it was terrible. The most entertaining part? You can actually see all these A-list performers suddenly remembering, too late and on live TV, that Bob Marleys songs are, in fact, really really bad.
#3: Stevie Wonder
At the risk of wandering into Elvis Costello territory yes, he really did say this Im gonna come right out with it:
If Stevie Wonder wasnt black and blind, theres no way hed be as highly esteemed as he is.
A white guy who named himself Wonder would never hear the end of it. Instead, we never hear the end of Stevies songs, especially on American Idol.
OK, so thats not his fault, but you know what is?
Besides The Secret Life of Plants and I Just Called To Say I Love You and Ebony and Ivory?
#2: The Doors
The Doors are like certain Twilight Zone episodes or The Shawshank Redemption:
Really deep and profound if youre 12 years old.
Jim Morrisons lyrics sorry, I mean poetry is, well, let this guy say it:
Jim Morrison wrote a lot of poetry, and most of it was ( ) pretentious, regrettable, faux-intellectual diarrhea. Reading Jim Morrison the poet is like watching a shirtless SAE pledge strumming James Blunt on his old acoustic in the university commons during spring break: totally insufferable, uninspiring, and distasteful.
By the way: the dude who wrote that is a fan of The Doors.
#1: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is a pompous blowhard whose overwrought, arrested-adolescent lyrics make Jim Morrison sound like Philip Larkin.
And like Morrison, he wrote about stuff he knows nothing about like having a real job and, like both Morrison and Stevie Wonder, he gave himself a ridiculous penis nickname: The Boss.
The only reason Because the Night is good is because Patti Smith co-wrote it.
But as usual, it took an Englishman to give Springsteen the thrashing he deserves:
Someone like Tom Waits makes me feel like I understand America a little better. Springsteen makes me feel hopelessly estranged from the place with his hyperventilating soap operas about young lovers riding outta this one-horse town on the back of a hurricane down the highway of dreams. ( )
His lyrics are wrought from overcooked high school poetry (we ride through mansions of glory on suicide machines), homespun hokum, and the York Study Notes to John Steinbeck.
Springsteen appeals to the eternal adolescent in every rock fan, but not the fun, irreverent version, rather the inner Holden Caulfield, earnestly searching for ANSWERS and TRUTH, desperate to be a hero in the drama of his own life, utterly incapable of laughing at himself or the world.
Ska and Ricksteady are just better in general than reggae.
hamana hamana ham a da ma sha ma na ma brand new day....
Actually I thought Face Value was a very good album...some nice songs on that one, a few sappy songs on it, but there was some good songs on it as well. Even Hello I Must Be Going had some moments, but after that....not so much.
Sorry, pretension has a home and it’s with Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody. Nothing gets my hand moving to change the station faster. Nothing.
Bruce Springsteen was incredible in the 80’s - 90’s timeframe. I am not even sure if he has done anything since.
And the responses.
that was great...!
The Beatles have to be the most overrated musicians in history.....Michael Jackson too (except for Thriller).
Thriller was more Quincy Jones than Michael Jackson.
Then I say that he is completely overrated!
I would agree to the Doors with the exception of Road House Blues..
Marley was great... check out Buffalo Soldier
PF.. great band...
for me... the Beatles never did anything... hello Yellow Submarine... really?
Holy Cow, a civil discussion on different tastes that lead to different opinions. We can’t have that on an Internet forum!!!!!!
You have insulted my honor and devalued my opinion, you must be a troll!!!!!!!!! Curses be upon you!!!!!/Joking
Seriously, just taking a moment to mock the goofiness that happens on any forum when there is difference of opinion-nice discussion. Thanks for a refreshing moment in the looniness that is today’s form of “Discourse”
Hellyeah...if people are including Jimi and The Beatles (not me though) then why not MJ?
>>Let me cover my head first, OK......Bob Dylan. Never understood the magic, never will.
In that generation (and this one) a poet has to sing to get an audience. Dylan is one of the greatest poets of his generation, if not the best. Listen to the imagery in Mr. Tambourine Man for example.
I know I’ll get more blowback from this opinion than you will from yours! A lot of FReepers don’t like Dylan.
“This is too easy. Pick any five rappers.”
And the winner
You MUST have done more acid than they did!
No, the thread distinctly asked for the five most overrated "MUSICIANS".
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