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The 5 Most Overrated Male Musicians
http://pjmedia.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | KATHY SHAIDLE

Posted on 05/01/2013 4:06:21 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45

#5: Pink Floyd

Let’s 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 year’s 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 Marley’s 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 — I’m gonna come right out with it:

If Stevie Wonder wasn’t black and blind, there’s no way he’d 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 Stevie’s songs, especially on American Idol.

OK, so that’s 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 you’re 12 years old.

Jim Morrison’s 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.

Just saying.

#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.

Pt.1 :http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/04/23/the-5-most-overrated-male-musicians-part-one/?singlepage=true

Pt.II:http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/04/30/the-5-most-overrated-male-musicians-part-two/?singlepage=true


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All I gotta say is, YUP.

Roger Waters hates his fans so much he built a Wall between him and them and people still paid to see that crap.

And Springsteen !? LOL Was turned off by this multi-millionare droning and moaning on about the plight of the working man while flying around in private jets from his mansions. Hey "Boss" practice what you preach, give 99.99% of your money back. What? No? Thought so.

1 posted on 05/01/2013 4:06:21 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Spot on to me, although I wouldn’t complain too much if Marley slid off the list for numerous others.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 4:10:45 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Roger Waters IS a musician and if we’re supposed to be talking about his musicianship then...YEAH! He’s damned good musician.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 4:11:19 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

When I was in college I went out with a girl from a decaying industrial town outside of Pittsburgh. She absolutely loved his album “The River”. I listened to it and told her, “He’s mocking the people you think he cares about. He thinks they’re trash.”

Well, so much for that relationship.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Para-Ord.45

Pastime Paradise and Village Ghetto Land were pretty good yet, in general, I agree...especially w/ #1. Springsteen was on the covers of Time and Newsweek at the same time which was the first I had ever heard of him...imagine my disappointment upon actually hearing his crap.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 4:11:23 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Well I certainly agree about The Doors, but I know very few musicians who don’t recognize the likes of Pink Floyd and Marley as true innovators with extraordinary talent.

Floyd’s lyrics in The Wall might be “self centered” but the work itself is universally recognized as a piece of musical genius. Marley created a completely new, fresh, and thrilling sound from the Trenchtown slums - did about 10 things extraordinarily well and was the first to do them - and that’s more than I can say even for the Rolling Stones.

On the political business, if that were a criterion I’d never enjoy a music track or a Hollywood movie.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 4:11:59 PM PDT by golux
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To: Para-Ord.45

Never could understand the Doors popularity! As a musician, I thought they sucked! And Morrison was so pretentious that it hurt! Back then I was a big Zappa fan.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 4:12:05 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

kd Lang.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 4:12:44 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

He’s wrong about Bob Marley but spot on about the rest.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 4:13:43 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

My sister’s appraisal of Springsteen’s vocal prowess is one that I can’t best: the man sounds like he is constantly defecating (and struggling with the effort to boot) when he attempts to sing.

If Waters isn’t bleating antisemitic drivel or wallowing in self-pity over the father he lost in WWII, he won’t shut up about Syd Barrett, who was himself overrated. Face it, Roger: Gilmour is a darn good musician by contrast, and Floyd wouldn’t be what it became without him. Get the reunion done and stop shafting your fans; even the Sex Pistols had reunion shows.

When I found out what Marley’s “religion” was, I just shook my head. Haile Selassie?


10 posted on 05/01/2013 4:13:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Para-Ord.45

I agree on Springsteen most definitely. I don’t agree on Pink Floyd. The others, kind of indifferent.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 4:14:13 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Reverse list of writer/musicians ?

Zappa would be near to No.1 . Clever, funny,inventive and a fine guitar player to boot.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 4:14:28 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Olog-hai
My sister’s appraisal of Springsteen’s vocal prowess is one that I can’t best: the man sounds like he is constantly defecating (and struggling with the effort to boot) when he attempts to sing.

That is funny and so true. The only Springsteen that I've remotely liked is Dancing in the Dark.

13 posted on 05/01/2013 4:15:47 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Para-Ord.45

I smell a ‘Rick Rolled’ coming up.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 4:16:10 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Para-Ord.45

Cyndi Lauper
Sheryl Crow
Cher


15 posted on 05/01/2013 4:18:04 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

The freak from Culture Club ... thankfully, I don’t recall its name.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 4:18:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

No worst musician list is complete without Michael Bolton


17 posted on 05/01/2013 4:18:31 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Para-Ord.45
I hate Bruce Springsteen's politics. I like his Music.

Bob Marley is classic and timeless.

None of these bands are over-rated IMHO.

Was turned off by this multi-millionare droning and moaning on about the plight of the working man while flying around in private jets from his mansions.

You hate him, as do I, but it is not because of his music.

18 posted on 05/01/2013 4:18:38 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Lady gaga? She can’t help it if she was born that way...


19 posted on 05/01/2013 4:19:03 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Para-Ord.45

They forgot Phil Collins

Pompous overblown ass with simplistic crap that is only suitable for garbage Disney movies now.

And for anyone that disagrees, I have three words:

SU Su Sudio

:)


20 posted on 05/01/2013 4:19:07 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
count your blessings...
21 posted on 05/01/2013 4:19:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Olog-hai

Floyd had really interesting ‘music’ once you get into it...if you can that is. But although I did like the wall, His daddy issues were pathetic in the way he rode them to riches.

ZERO respect for the guy on a number of levels.


22 posted on 05/01/2013 4:20:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: golux

There’s only two Pink Floyd albums I care to listen to, Dark Side of the Moon and Animals.

The Wall doesn’t do it for me.


23 posted on 05/01/2013 4:20:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Para-Ord.45

No meatloaf?


24 posted on 05/01/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I went through a “Doors” thing just around the time I graduated high school... then I grew up. I can’t understand why I was so into them now.

I would disagree with Stevie Wonder. I grew up in the early 70’s in Detroit and Stevie was part of the soundtrack of my growing up years. Too many good songs to be put on this list I think.

Waters... ehh.. I can see why he’s here. He was quite an innovator during most of his Floyd years. -Til The Wall.. As for his bass playing, he’s not great. Listen to the records. Lots of one note strumming. But I believe he’s a great producer.

Just my 2cents... I ain’t nobody...


25 posted on 05/01/2013 4:22:18 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Para-Ord.45

#5: Pink Floyd: I’ve always loved Pink Floyd. I must have gone to many midnight showing of them live at Pompey as well as the Wall.

#4 – Bob Marley
Never liked him.

#3: Stevie Wonder
Never liked him.

#2: The Doors
I love the doors.

#1: Bruce Springsteen
Not only do I intensely dislike his music and voice but despise him as a person.

Thankfully they didn’t have the Who on here. They’re another band I must have seen, “The Kids are Alright” over twenty times at midnight movies. If you like this movie, beware, there’s a newer movie with the same title and it’s about some lesbos and ‘their’ kids or something but Roger Daltry is nowhere to be found. And something makes me think their kids are anything but alright.


26 posted on 05/01/2013 4:22:39 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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Springsteen does not belong on this list.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 4:23:35 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Same with the Stones. Putting on my flame retardant coat!

There were good albums but mostly very weak and repetitive. Then again, I started following them in their later years.

28 posted on 05/01/2013 4:26:28 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Para-Ord.45
I love these threads. I have no real comment on anything that's been posted here ... I think it's great to see how differently people view these musicians.

I don't know anything about Bob Marley, but for the other four on this list I have some tunes that I really like, some I just can't stand, and many others that I'm completely indifferent about.

One thing I would point out though, is that I was never a fan of Pink Floyd when I was young but grew to appreciate them over time. And for Bruce Springsteen, the process was the opposite.

29 posted on 05/01/2013 4:26:28 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Para-Ord.45

AC/DC Shoot To Thrill

http://youtu.be/xRQnJyP77tY


30 posted on 05/01/2013 4:27:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Para-Ord.45
u2 photo: U2 u2.jpg

U2. Bono is as smelly as he is smug too. The man refuses to bathe.

31 posted on 05/01/2013 4:27:42 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Para-Ord.45
Can't agree with that. Springsteen IS overrated, but has some good songs.

5 - Any boy bands where they don't play their own instruments

4 - Eminem

3 - Puff Daddy or whatever he calls himself.

2 - Nirvana

1 - Green Day

32 posted on 05/01/2013 4:27:45 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Hammerhead
My wife would disagree! :)

Funny thing about women, though - she stopped liking him when he released the song “ I loved you but I lied.” I remember many women didn't like it because he “lied” even though that wasn't what he meant. That song ended his career. Lol.

33 posted on 05/01/2013 4:29:34 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Para-Ord.45

Let me cover my head first, OK......Bob Dylan. Never understood the magic, never will.


34 posted on 05/01/2013 4:29:47 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 5Madman2
They forgot Phil Collins Pompous overblown ass with simplistic crap that is only suitable for garbage Disney movies now.

Only one of the best rock drummers, ever.

35 posted on 05/01/2013 4:29:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Para-Ord.45
yokoono photo: yoko yokoono.jpg

And don't get me started about the Beruhs.

36 posted on 05/01/2013 4:30:04 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Para-Ord.45

all of the beatles.

the doors.

whoever the idiots were that sang sweet home alabama.

lots of others.


37 posted on 05/01/2013 4:30:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Lx

Glad I’m not the only one. I like Pink Floyd and The Doors too.


38 posted on 05/01/2013 4:30:20 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Springsteen’s live arena shows back before Born to Run were great. Stevie Wonder had a good album in Innervisions.


39 posted on 05/01/2013 4:30:49 PM PDT by liege (You don't drive out the darkness; you turn on the light.)
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Pink Floyd is inherently listenable, as are The Doors.

Now Geddy Lee, there's a train wreck, or more like fingernails on a chalk board of a voice if there ever was one.

Oh, I'm supposed to give him a pass because he's kinda sorta a libertarian.

Not gonna do it.

What about Bieber and Timberlake and the whole load of pussies that came out of boy bands and YouTube?

And sure all reggae music is basically just one song ... or at least it all sounds that way to the zombies that dance to it while stoned out of what's left of their minds. So you won't get much of an argument from me about Marley.

40 posted on 05/01/2013 4:30:55 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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Zappa was the greatest rock 'n roll bandleader / guitar virtuoso ever. Period.

Actually Steve Wonder was pretty good when he was young. Same for Springsteen IMO, I kinda liked some of his early stuff but fame and fortune seemed to affect a change in each of them.

In my books Pink Floyd is tied for worst with The Moody Blues.

Aw gee... now I'm about to have a flashback to 1977...

Please, somebody put on some Van Morrison.

41 posted on 05/01/2013 4:32:05 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Para-Ord.45
Elvis Costello.

"The only reason music critics love Elvis Costello is because they all look like Elvis Costello." -- David Lee Roth

42 posted on 05/01/2013 4:32:16 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Hammerhead
No worst musician list is complete without Michael Bolton

"Why should I change? He's the one who sucks!"

43 posted on 05/01/2013 4:32:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Huskrrrr

I agree. I have a friend who travels all over to see Dylan. He leaves me cold.


44 posted on 05/01/2013 4:32:18 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Lx
Bruce Springstein... Have you heard his version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” Lol!!!

The worst!

45 posted on 05/01/2013 4:32:40 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Para-Ord.45

Queen sucks, sucks I tell ya, SUCKS!!

Bohemian Rhapsody is total crap.

There. I said it.


46 posted on 05/01/2013 4:33:32 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 5Madman2

Two words: Paper Late.

But, the beginning of Hold On with the drum riff is good, the rest crap.

Land of Illusion? Mega crap.


47 posted on 05/01/2013 4:33:54 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
whoever the idiots were that sang sweet home alabama

Them are fightin' words here in the South!

48 posted on 05/01/2013 4:35:46 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
How about some of the most underated from my youth...

The Bass Player from Atlanta Rytum Section, Paul Goddard, Johnnie Deranza (spelled correct ) The Elvan Bishop Band's Lead Guitar. Everybody in the Marshall Tucker Band, and Guitar Madness that was Molly Hatchett, their are so many more....

Also check out the band that never made it big that should have... Fountainhead

http://fountainheadband.net/music.html

Check out "Stay Away" and "t's A Pirate's Life For Me"....

49 posted on 05/01/2013 4:36:13 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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The Doors was 60s music. Sure if you want to compare Jim Morrison with Blake or Wordsworth he’s going to appear shallow, but as 60s music goes, he wasn’t that bad.


50 posted on 05/01/2013 4:36:27 PM PDT by x
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