REM and Aretha Franklin Get Inducted ...

REM and Aretha Franklin Get Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hal...

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Houston, TX

#1 Mar 14, 2007
Aretha just sang and was inducted a longtime ago.
honest g

Seattle, WA

#2 Mar 15, 2007
LOL-thats funny. Great news writers. Is it safe to say REM is probably the most annoying shit band in the world? I would say that...

Carthage, NY

#3 Mar 17, 2007
Yeah, Rem which deserves some credit I guess for having an original sound really does suck. Here's some more overrated bands
Dave Matthews, Yes, Greatful Dead, Phish, The Doors, The Stooges. Yes I said it, The Doors.. Oh yeah. Bon Jovi too
honest g

Seattle, WA

#4 Mar 17, 2007
I would agree with that-but I have to say carter bruford is a monster drummer with dave matthews...unreal! He doesnt fit. I have always thought the doors were overrated. A circus on acid sound. BUT-morrison did sort of invent the front man style that made dlr and others...sooo...but do I listen to them? HELL no. Crappy music. I like some of yes' stuff. REM...yuck..the worst example of all in my book. What happened to put your tshirt on crank it up and rock?

Carthage, NY

#5 Mar 17, 2007
I hope you being in Seattle that you appreciate the best ever american rock band Pearl Jam. I think that could of easily been VH's title if they didn't screw things up time and time again.
Your reference to the doors sound "a circus on acid" might be the best description of them I ever heard. Bruford is a great drummer, I wouldn't argue that. I would even say all the guys in the DMB are talented just not good as a whole. Dave's voice and delivery are nails on a chalkboard to me..
honest g

Seattle, WA

#6 Mar 17, 2007
I hear ya about dave. You know-a wierd coincidence...a few members of pearl jam (no eddie vetter) were jamming years ago at a club. A buddy of mine was there and he said they kept asking if anyone could get up and sing some van halen...LOL-wish I was there I would have done it. Anyway-I just feel let down because maybe one of the great bands of all time has died unceremoniously. Guess I should search for new but when I do I continually get this overprocessed guitar sound compressed to hell on protools with every little mistake and pitch perfectly corrected-and they all sound the same. Cant we all agree that getting back to recording with a tube mic and an awesome old board with real preamps and letting the band at it should be the best? Being sentimental maybe.

Carthage, NY

#7 Mar 17, 2007
Agreed. Bands need to record live in the studio all together at once like VH did. Everything gets overproduced and slick sounding. Aerosmith is a perfect example of that. To me, Aerosmith are two different bands. One before 1984 and a totally different one after that. That's what the record companies want though..
honest g

Seattle, WA

#8 Mar 17, 2007
No kiddin..when they added midi trumpets and horns..aerosmith? Hey-guess it made them more mainstream. But for me personally-they arent albums I can listen to over and over and over. I like the idea of a band hashing it out in practice at the studio-there is something about a BAND that is being lost. I also like how all the bands had different styles and sounds...and fit nicely in your collection. I guess there are a few coming back raw-like Jet and a couple others...but nothing compares to that powerful raw hard rock sound of stacks and 810 cabs through a monstrous PA> . I miss the huge PA days-when there were tons of live clubs...and live music ruled. I would go to my fav clubs and hear a kick drum that would almost knock the wind out of you. I really think that the new generation is missing this awe inspiring live small clubs as well. Hip hop sucks like nothing else...playing to karoake is that!@

Carthage, NY

#9 Mar 18, 2007
You know I always had way more respect for the bands who were great live. You knew they had real talent and it wasn't studio tricks making them sound great, Like Def Lep. I like Jet just because they have that stripped down no BS sound. It's straightfoward and easy to hear all their instruments. As far as new music, I really need some new stuff to listen to. I still listen to all the shit I grew up on. The last band I really got into and know every song they every have done is Pearl Jam. I need another band to discover. Not sure if their are any goods ones out there. Any Suggestions?
honest g

Seattle, WA

#10 Mar 18, 2007
I could use a few to but I am in the same boat. Lately since the induction I have been revisiting sammy halen and stuff like that. I realize how much I miss that stuff...well and the times that went with it. Dating a damn penthouse model at the time didnt make it any worse. AARG>>>bring back the party! I can only say that I am looking too. I get some new music...listen to it a few times and then it sits. I havent had anything grab me since pearl jam also. Anyone? Up for what could compare-dont think we will find it.

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