Strangest Musical Career Move

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by Cascarino's Pizzeria, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    why was that strange? their entire careeer is based on some sort of absurd, horror movie show .... seems to be kind of fitting.
     
  2. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    I've seen clips. Makes Leonard Part VI look like Casablanca.
     
  3. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

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    Kurt Cobain's attempt to transform himself into the Headless Horseman wasn't a great career move. :D
     
  4. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    the best thing to ever happen to janis joplin's career was dying ... she died a legend before exposed as an untalented fraud.
     
  5. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
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    Oct 4, 2001
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    You are SO wrong....
     
  6. Ringo

    Ringo Member

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    have we never met? I'm NEVER wrong! ;)


    :D
     
  7. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
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  8. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    yeah, talentless fraud may be been too harsh ... ;)
     
  9. FRYE!

    FRYE! New Member

    Oct 21, 2007
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    hey, i like this album. and not just cuz it's got a big pot leaf on the cd. it's actually got some good songs on it. oh well, to each their own...
     
  10. bungadiri

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    Definitely one of the top five sentences I've read on BS.
     
  11. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago
    Rod Stewart's decision to castrate himself musically and to chase every trend, no matter how absurd or ill-fitting, amazes me. It's shocking to think that the Faces' front man would later be responsible for "Love Touch," "If Ya Think I'm Sexy," and something like four albums in which he sings tepid versions of pop songs from the 40s.

    Neil Young always seemed to be genuinely interested in experimentation and in pursuing new directions, and commercial interests never came into play.

    However, Bob Mould's recent experiments with electronic music, whether artistically genuine or not, are horrible and confusing.

    And as fun as some of those songs are, I wish Jonathan Richman would return to making rock.
     
  12. needs

    needs Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Brooklyn
    What was Greil Marcus's line, something like 'rarely has someone betrayed his talent so completely.'
     
  13. Placid Casual

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    Apr 2, 2004
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    The first single off of his new album ditches the electronic crap.
     
  14. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
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    He is so right! :D

    Let's throw Bob Dylan into that fold (talentless fraud) as well.



    I love ripping into so called sixties legends, who, IMHO, were always extremely overrated (Like Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan).
     
  15. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

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    Everything the Who did after Quadrophenia.

    That said, much of Townshend's solo work was quite good (Empty Glass, All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, The White City). But all Who albums after Quadrophenia were mediocre at best.
     
  16. JeremyEritrea

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    Well, Keith Moon, arguably the best drummer in rock and roll history, did die a couple of albums after Quadrophenia was released.

    And I do think Who Are You was pretty decent.
     
  17. Hyuuga Neji

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    Nov 20, 2007
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    Bob Dylan was more valuable as the "voice of his generation" than his actual musical contributions, which were actually pretty good especially because it opened the door for folk and more rootsy rock in the mainstream eye.
     
  18. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
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    Moon was on the decline on The Who By Numbers and especially Who Are You. Both albums, by the way, had some good tunes. But they seemed to be the proverbial hangover after the big drinking bing/party. And I actually think that Face Dances and It's Hard were not without some good moments, even sans Moon.

    But, IMHO, The Who had lost a lot of it's magic post Quadrophenia.

    By the way - Keith Moon was among the best when he was on his game.

    But the best drummer of all time, bar none, immutable, absolutely, inarguable, and in the opinion of God himself:

    Neil Peart :D
     
  19. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

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    Yes, the voice of a generation that smoked waaaay too much weed, and dropped waaaaay too much acid. ;)

    [in nasaly voice]
    "The time, they are a chagin"
    [/end in nasaly voice]

    Brilliant Bob. And all this time I thought "the times the are a stayin' the same".

    Kind of like the joke that goes:

    What's the first thing a Dead-Head says when he runs out of pot?

    "Whoaoh, this band sucks!"

    Anyway, I do give Dylan credit for bringing folk, and more rootsy music, more to the mainstream.

    But man, he was/is one goofy looking, and goofy sounding, mother-f&%#$.

    .... and fun to make fun of ...
     
  20. StiltonFC

    StiltonFC He said to only look up -- Guster

    Mar 18, 2007
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    it's one thing to make fun of somebody.

    it's another thing to call him a talentless fraud.

    saying this about Dylan and Janis Joplin reveals much more about what sort of person you are and your personal aesthetic than it does about their level of talent and artistic integrity.

    and i'm sure Dylan will be absolutely overjoyed to hear that you, who called him a talentless fraud, give him credit for something.
     
  21. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
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    You're taking me waaaaay too seriously.

    I was being silly and sarcastic.

    That said, I don't really care for either Dylan or Janis Joplin. I never liked their voices or their songs, and I found it irritating that people put them at legend status.

    If that makes me bad, then so be it.
     
  22. firstshirt

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    Mar 1, 2000
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    what makes them legendary is the era they came about. what was going on in the late 60s early 70s here in American. there was a huge cultural swing in the younger generation and they were cultural icons. they were part of the aniti establishment, Down with the Man movement. turn the clock forward to today and introduce them know as new artists, I doubt you would see the same reactions with todays young adults.
     
  23. JeremyEritrea

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    God do I hate Rush.
     
  24. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

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    ya but Peart is pretty damn good,,,,,though i think John Bonham might have been the best all time
     
  25. Claymore

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    Jul 9, 2000
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    Stewart Copeland makes them both look like snare players in a marching band. :D
     

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