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Stiff Little Fingers.

Love their songs, but as the years pile up I find his guitar tone to be shite. At some point Jake Burns stopped playing a Yamaha 2000 (?) and started to sound really kinda stale.

 

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I know it's heresy, but Metallica really disappointed me on And Justice for All.  I thought it was too much "kitchen sink" of riffs and time changes, and it didn't sound good to me.  Some songs were g

Of course, when I quit drinkin' and druggin' I sort of had the same experience with the Grateful Dead.   So, what did the Deadhead say when he ran out of dope? "Hey man, this music really su

I love Uncle Teddy but if there ever was a picture to go with Zappa’s quote about Shut up and play your guitar, it would be the Nuge.  

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16 minutes ago, Dave Scepter said:

Like when Ted Nugent picked up a PRS... YUK! 😝

Hey now! I kinda liked his PRS Crossbow!

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I've encountered that a number of times. I wonder if it isn't often a case of the "sophomore slump" where you've had years to write, arrange and generally perfect the songs on that wildly successful first album.  Then you have only a few months to write and record the next batch, usually while touring behind the first album.  Time gets crunched, decisions are made, both good and bad, and the inevitable compromises are made. 

Of course, later in an artists career, boredom, pretentiousness or outside influences can make the artist strike out in a "new direction" and sometimes it's ill-advised.

Of course, when I quit drinkin' and druggin' I sort of had the same experience with the Grateful Dead.

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Of course, when I quit drinkin' and druggin' I sort of had the same experience with the Grateful Dead.

 

So, what did the Deadhead say when he ran out of dope? "Hey man, this music really sucks!"

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Halestorm went four years between the initial EP and first album.  Then another three years went by before another album came out.  Their albums are spaced apart by long periods which corresponds to long times to change what they want to play.  They can play what they want, and they should play music that reflects how they feel today in a musical sense.  My preference for earlier Halestorm music and memories of the "younger" version of the band how I want to see them.  They are still worth going to see in concert.  They just moved forward in life. 

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One of my favourite bands for a long time has been Wilco. 

Put out 4 amazing records in a row, then some strong ones, gradually got more uneven over time. I can't remember which one I was listening to, where they really disappointed me, like WTF, every song is a slow tempo rambling half finished tune. 

Jeff Tweedy's solo record from around the same time was much better. I think he's kinda spreading himself too thin, with production, writing for others and solo stuff. 

I still have high hopes they'll return to form though! :)

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I was a rabid Maiden fan for years and although I winced a bit at their use of synths on Somewhere in Time, their continuing evolution through Seventh Son still had me hooked. Fear of the Dark was a disappointment for me since it was supposed to be a back-to-basics record, and No Prayer for the Dying even moreso, especially since Adrian--the one largely responsible for their better compositions during the guitar synth era,--had departed and left a gaping hole in their sound. Even after both "H" and Bruce returned in '99, I just haven't been able to buy what they are selling.  Most of their recent albums seem to be anti-Maiden, with guitars that sound a bit weak and far too much sloppy playing by Janick.  And it seems that their most popular songs from the modern-era albums are facsimilies of each other; basically soccer-stadium-monk-chant intros and outros.  Still, they make money hand-over-fist and sell out stadiums worldwide, so someone likes Maiden 3.0.

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26 minutes ago, Biz Prof said:

I winced a bit at their use of synths on Somewhere in Time

I think they did this since Tipton used them on Turbo.  

 

3 minutes ago, Dave Scepter said:

Cough, cough... Bon Scott🤘

Yeah, Bon's later guitar tone sucked. 🤣

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In 90/91 I was kind of obsessed with Extreme's Pornografitti album. I bought the follow up the day it came out and hated it.

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4 minutes ago, Stike said:

In 90/91 I was kind of obsessed with Extreme's Pornografitti album. I bought the follow up the day it came out and hated it.

Yep.

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32 minutes ago, scottcald said:

Yeah, Bon's later guitar tone sucked. 🤣

"Ever love a band then go, huh?"

No mention of guitar tone homie 😂

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For me, it was Metallica's Load.   I was working in a studio and the drummer came in with the CD.  He went to the store as soon as it opened, then came to the studio with so we could all listen to it.  The producer stuck it in the CD player and we listened to the whole thing.  The drummer left without it.  

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7 hours ago, sonic1974 said:

One of my favourite bands for a long time has been Wilco. 

 

Plus one on Wilco. I liked them a lot up until 2002's Yankee Foxtrot Hotell and perhaps 2004's A Ghost is Born, but that was when it started to go south for real. Since then I have not liked anything they put out, really.

Radiohead. First three albums killer. Then n.o.t.h.i.n.g. Just incoherent mumbling from Tom Yorke about how miserable it it so be a rich and famous rock star. 

And I think AC/DC kinda lost it slowly from Flick of the Swich and Fly on the Wall. I really lost interest after that. Only to find how much I really love them again on 2008's Black Ice. 

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1 hour ago, scottcald said:

For me, it was Metallica's Load.   I was working in a studio and the drummer came in with the CD.  He went to the store as soon as it opened, then came to the studio with so we could all listen to it.  The producer stuck it in the CD player and we listened to the whole thing.  The drummer left without it.  

That's definitely mine in this scenario.  I didn't hate everything on, but "Outlaw Torn" is the only thing on that album I ever listen to and may be the only Metallica song since the Black Album that I actually ever make a point of hearing. 

But then I think bands are like TV shows.  Are their any TV shows that stay good after season 4 or 5?  How many bands deliver one classic, much less four or five?  Clutch is one band I can think of who I really like who also seems to evolve a bit on about a three album cycle and still drop great albums 30 years into their careers (if you like Clutch), but they seem kind of abnormal for that. 

I'm a little more forgiving now than I was at 21 and thought that if you didn't stay pissed and driven your whole life it was simply because you didn't care anymore.  Hard to stay hungry when you kind of literally aren't anymore.

 

 

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When Lou Reed had Wagner and Hunter he was really rocking. Then I saw Lou right after those two left and he and band just flat out sucked. Worse concert I ever attended. 
 

I understand bands that have been around a long time wanting to experiment but when I see rock bands putting out a Christmas album, best of Broadway show tunes or gospel classics, I figure they usually have run out of ideas and are just ringing the cash register. 

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2 hours ago, RobB said:

Drive By Truckers

 

I watched my keyboard player throw one of those guys down a flight of stairs one night. 

Our keyboard player was a former starting SEC offensive lineman.  If he told you to quit being a jerk off, it was wise to quit being a jerk off. 

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3 hours ago, LucSulla said:

I watched my keyboard player throw one of those guys down a flight of stairs one night.

Oh? Dang. I didn’t hope to single them out for any particular harm. I just haven’t liked their albums the last 10yrs or so. 

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6 minutes ago, RobB said:

Oh? Dang. I didn’t hope to single them out for any particular harm. I just haven’t liked their albums the last 10yrs or so. 

He got a warning.  My buddy told him, "If you do that again, I'm throwing you down that flight of stairs over there."  He did it again, so my buddy threw him down the flight of stairs. The funniest part was he did it with all the casualness with which one takes out the trash.  And the Trucker - I can't remember which one - also really didn't put up much of a fight.  It was as if they both recognized that they were now but players in an act already written and that couldn't be changed.

This was 2002 or so. They still went on to make the albums you loved, haha.

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Metallica.

The. Black. Album.

Previously- The best fucking band in the world at what they did. They developed themselves and brought Thrash to an art form.

Cliff died, and they hazed the bass player for And Justice... but still were amazing.

The point where I stood all night on a Monday to get the new records at midnight outside a record store (anyone? Haha), raced home to listen to it, songs were crap and there was a quote from “I like to be in America” in Of Wolf and Man... 

🤷‍♂️😆😂

 

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