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  • Over-Hyped/Under-appreciated Music Artists Ever

    Last evening I had a little spare time and decided to view VH1's airing of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies. Not a bad induction class.

    Well, naturally, it got me to thinking...which led to a debate with some knowledgeable music afficionados/friends, on a cross-section of musical genres.

    We all pretty much concluded that political stance, religious orientation, specific decade an artist's music originated, and media popularity (etc.), should not have too much an impact in the selection process (although it obviously does.) The music and influence it had on a populace and peers should be the barometer.

    Unfortunately, too many are either given too much or too little credit for their musical contributions and inspiration. A quick glance at the inductees in the HOF since its inception in 1986 lends credence to this personal speculation.

    So, who do you think are the most over-hyped or under-appreciated musical performers in the history of popular music?

    Let's hear from you....
    "Let me lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. The only way to destroy them is to expose them. If man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.- Stan Lee (circa 1968)

    "Compete less with the person in front of you than the person inside of you." - Anonymous

  • #2
    One that qualifies for both:

    Dixie Chicks-overrated when people liked them, overly hated now.
    Lounge sponsor of Gary Brackett, Reggie Wayne, Henrik Zetterberg (not lounge approved) and all country music.

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    • #3
      Steve Marriot

      Underrated
      Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law ~

      A.C.

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      • #4
        Overhyped:

        The Doors
        Rush

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        • #5
          Originally posted by backstop@Mar 23 2004, 03:02 PM
          Overhyped:

          The Doors
          Rush
          Good choices. I'd add the Clash and the Ramones.
          Official Lounge Sponsor of lasvegasreb and his shoes.

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          • #6
            This is not a dig at you Winston.

            Britney is overhyped and overrated.

            If she were on the radio only and there was no TV or net, she wouldnt be as popular.

            She really cant sing
            Official Sponsor of Jim Edmonds & John Smoltz

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            • #7
              Overhyped:

              The Who
              Cream
              Mamas/Papas
              Velvet Underground
              Bill Haley
              Frank Zappa (although I'm on the fence quite a bit)
              "Let me lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. The only way to destroy them is to expose them. If man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.- Stan Lee (circa 1968)

              "Compete less with the person in front of you than the person inside of you." - Anonymous

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JackSparrow@Mar 23 2004, 03:06 PM
                This is not a dig at you Winston.

                Britney is overhyped and overrated.

                If she were on the radio only and there was no TV or net, she wouldnt be as popular.

                She really cant sing
                Their is a large number of chicks who fit in that category.
                Lounge sponsor of Gary Brackett, Reggie Wayne, Henrik Zetterberg (not lounge approved) and all country music.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cubs4ever@Mar 23 2004, 03:07 PM
                  Their is a large number of chicks who fit in that category.
                  THERE
                  Official Sponsor of Jim Edmonds & John Smoltz

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                  • #10
                    Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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                    • #11
                      Doors, Clash and Ramones overhyped?

                      Pity on your souls.

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                      • #12
                        Overhyped

                        Rockwell
                        Judy Garland
                        William Shatner
                        Englebert Humperdink

                        Underhyped

                        Israel Kamakawiwoole
                        Zamfir
                        Shoji Tabuchi
                        Boxcar Willie

                        Moon

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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't say the Clash are overhyped. And The Velvet Underground is only overhyped by posers who have never actually listened to their music but want to sound like they know music.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dr.Gonzo@Mar 23 2004, 03:12 PM
                            Doors, Clash and Ramones overhyped?

                            Pity on your souls.
                            I never really cared for The Doors.....

                            I guess it was the over-use of the Ernie Hays like chords in the background..

                            "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                            Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                            -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                            • #15
                              Most Underrated St. Louis-area Band Ever:

                              Uncle Tupelo

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