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Bands that failed to save rock and roll

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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby grumpybear » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:16 pm

Stebben84 wrote:This is the future of rock and roll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... BSkq-_St8#!

They are not very good singers.
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby Detritus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:25 pm

grumpybear wrote:
Stebben84 wrote:This is the future of rock and roll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... BSkq-_St8#!

They are not very good singers.

On that basis, then, this is also the past of rock and roll.
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby Mean Scenester » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:24 am

christopher_robin wrote:ELECTRIC GUITAR inspired by adam levine - $70

http://madison.craigslist.org/msg/3528871505.html

Man, the Paul Westerberg First Act guitar makes the Adam Levine First Act guitar look like the Nick Jonas First Act guitar.
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby minicat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:45 am

Stebben84 wrote:This is the future of rock and roll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... BSkq-_St8#!


someone tell One Direction to put their clothes back on
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:10 am

Man, the Paul Westerberg First Act guitar makes the Adam Levine First Act guitar look like the Nick Jonas First Act guitar.


Nick got a First Act signature? That must sting. Joe has a sig. Gibson.

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electri ... Maker.aspx
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby christopher_robin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:43 pm

Arcade Fire, rock?! This is what it's come to:
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Let's say Arcade Fire really was America's biggest rock band that night at the Grammys. What did that say about the state of rock music? Three months after the Grammy victory, a period when The Suburbs should've been enjoying a Grammy-related sales bump, the album had moved just over 600,000 copies, making it Arcade Fire's best-selling album to date; Eminem's Recovery, meanwhile, was going strong with 3.9 million. Recovery was the most popular album of 2010, followed by fellow Album of the Year nominee Need You Now by the pop-country trio Lady Antebellum, which logged 3.08 million in sales. The Suburbs was nowhere near the year's Top 10 sellers — nor were any other rock albums.

The numbers for rock were no better in 2011; the Arcade Fire–inspired folk of Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More was rock's sole representative in the Top 10 selling albums, while Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" was the token "rock" song on the downloads list. As for 2012, Mumford again was the only rock-esque group on the albums chart, with its sophomore effort Babel, and the downloads chart included rock only if you count Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" and fun.'s "We Are Young" and "Some Nights," though that's grading on an exceedingly generous curve.
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http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/882 ... d-zeppelin

The article, by the way, is about Led Zeppelin, an actual rock band.

I miss Led Zeppelin, and other actual rock bands.
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby artpaul » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:01 pm

christopher_robin wrote:Bands that failed to make anything interesting happen:

Green Day. These guys tried, and I like them, but didn't really go anywhere with their Buzzcocks redux trip.


I liked Their American Idiot song
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby artpaul » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:10 pm

I guess I'm not really sure how you define Rock ?

I think Weird Al Yakovic really Rocks !

Also I liked Avril Lavigne songs

Another guy I like is MC Lars
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby christopher_robin » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:28 pm

With you on the Weird Al. He rocks. There's a lot of room in rock.

Probably not enough room for Avril Lavigne, though -- hard for me to think of her stuff as anything but pop.

Spunky, though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQmEd_UeeIk
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby Kenneth Burns » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:50 pm

christopher_robin wrote:I miss Led Zeppelin, and other actual rock bands.

What are your thoughts on Presence?
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:54 pm

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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:00 pm

Kenneth Burns wrote:
christopher_robin wrote:I miss Led Zeppelin, and other actual rock bands.

What are your thoughts on Presence?
Any album with Achilles Last Stand cannot help but be fantastic.
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:50 pm



"I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Senator Lloyd Bentsen

If you get what I'm tryin' to say.

I've tried to like the Black Keys, but it just doesn't do it for me. I think it's their drummer.
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:05 pm

Gotta love his new signature drum kit though:
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Re: Bands that failed to save rock and roll

Postby christopher_robin » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:08 pm

I, too, have tried to see what aging boomers and throwback hippies see in The Black Keys and failed. They are a mediocre bar band that defines the title of this thread.

Presence is an excellent album, recorded with Plant in a wheelchair and suffering from an array of wounds, both physical and mental. They made that one very quickly (18 days, IIRC) and it has a raw, penetrating quality missing from their "good times" records.

Most bands -- like the sad little Black Keys -- go their entire careers without matching the intensity the first few minutes of "Nobody's Fault But Mine" brings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esZ15n6_5JY
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