A tie between "No Doubt" and "the Black Crows".
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Chances are that if they are really that bad, we probably would've never heard of them them. Bands build reputations by people spreading the news. How many people have you ever heard say " did you hear ( insert generic band name here ) album ? It's sooooo bad, you won't believe it. You've got to buy it !!! " Not too common, is it ? Other than that, you can start naming just about all of the bands that get played on MTV on a regular basis. Sean >
Agree w/ all of the above. Also, not a band, but Eddie Money (Mahoney) is one of the worst contemporary examples of talentless joe getting foisted on public by Bill Graham's promotional machine. Was a period in the 70's you couldn't go to any big concert (a la Day on the Green here in SF Bay Area) without having this guy on the bill. Also a waste of vinyl was Steve Miller. Hilarious comment by Miles Davis in his autobio...how Miles usually is down on white musicians, but in Miller's case simply pitied him for being so devoiod of talent. Most of the 80's LA metal scene was pathetic...Ratt, Twisted Sister, Poison. On the flip side, anyone have votes for most underrated bands?
I liked Ratt, and Journey too. Ratt ne how to perform live, the drummer alone was one of the best ever! You must be over 40, or something. The 70's had plenty of terrible music, too! (i.e, most of Fleetwood Mack)................Agree about Jimmy Page, talk about a guy that's gone downhill to below the bottom! And he's even too lazy to approve the Classic Records reissues of all the Zeppelin vinyl that we wait for with baited breath!
What is this? can't you guys come up with something worse? Everyone of these bands has a few good songs. I mean there worth having around because with a little bit of effort in weeding out the crap songs there is some redeeming material. STYX greatest hits is one of my favorites. Come sail away, crystal ball, MR. Roboto they all rock. Didn't twisted sister sing that "were not going to take it" song. I still love ballroom blitz That song gets you moving. The sex pistols had "anarchi". And didn't journey have that cool "wheel in the sky" song? No Doubt was one of my favorite bands for about a year. And they are really good in concert. I think Natalie Merchant was better in 10,000 maniacs but her album I have is quit decent and a very good recording for mainstream. Also her songs made it fairly high on the charts. I don't know maybe I just like it all, But come on guys there has to be worse stuff than this.
I admit to liking the Brady Bunch "Sunshine Day", don't think they wrote it, though. Don't own a CD of it, either. Anyone see the TV "tell alls" recently? I thought they were interesting, and even cute. I loved both of the feature films too, they were hilarious! Even kind of derided the whole concept, but that's what made it funny. Like when they flew to Hawaii, but still had their green station wagon to drive around, heh heh heh.
I find it hard to believe, but no one yet has mentioned Kiss. In the 70's, Kiss was representative of everything that was bad about rock and rock culture in general. I'll agree with the above on: Sweet, Pablo Cruise, Steve Miller (can't compose lyrics), and any heavy metal after 1977, especially this Metallica, Iron Maiden et al Devil-worship crap. Why I laughed so hard all through Wayne's World I and II was the spoofing of 70's rock culture, which, when you 'grow-up' musically, is alot of fun to make fun of. I still however, occasionally listen to Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Genesis (before 1978 of course).
All of you are missing the mark badly. The worst ever is THE ROLLING STONES. They haven't done anything creative since the 70's. But they got their big marketing machine rolling good. Their music is horrible and they always sounded bad together. They could never think of solo careers because that would require talent. IMHO, they top the list.
I'd have to vote for "Faster Pussycat". An 80's band. Terrible. I don't think they ever produced anything good -- but none the less managed to get fairly popular. I (fortunately) completely forgot of the existance of this band until my girlfriend reminded me of them when I mentioned this chat topic. The thought brings back shudders -- even with the little that I can remember of their music!
I think so far we just have a sample of the posible bands that should be included. Starting in the '50s, but really taking off in the '70s....the marketing of a group began to have more to do with success than talent. Remember Milli- Vanilli (SP?)! Nothing has had more impact on this than videos. They took the focus away from music and marketing what was hot or trendy at the moment became the guiding light. Although all that said and done the real "death" by marketing, is now taking place in country music.
This is ez.
The worst rock band ever was LA Guns. I saw them open for GNR. Hard core bikers ran for the exits at MSG, their ears literally bleeding. Me? I'd brought along a box of cotton and sold it for 10 bucks a ball; 2 balls for $17.50. I made more money than the notrous oxide vendors.
And people say Axel is dumb.
After these guys, GNR sounded great...which, in fact, they were.