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08-09-2003, 11:29:49
Unusually I started receiving a bit of decent spam!, a weekly music newsletter called BeMusic (albeit a bit commerical).

Anyway they linked to a site that listed the Fiftiest worst artists of all time (as compiled by Blender magazine)


08-09-2003, 11:41:00
That's outrageous.

08-09-2003, 11:51:48
Yeah, Creed are much too low and Vanilla Ice shouldn't be in there at all!

Immortal Wombat
08-09-2003, 11:56:45
Primus are too low or high. er. Shouldn't be there. Nor the Goo Goo Dolls.

08-09-2003, 12:10:01
'fiftiest worst artists'?

surely the 'fifty worst artists'?

08-09-2003, 12:30:26
And he complains about me spelling prejudice wrong, speaking of which, aren't there some reviews you should be doing?

08-09-2003, 12:47:41
i'm not going to be able to do it in time for the deadline (which has already passed?), i don't have lwp5 at work

08-09-2003, 13:24:11
I don't think I'll be able to get the review published before tomorrow anyway.

08-09-2003, 13:57:57
Tom Jones
Cilla Black
White Stripes
Puff Daddy
All Saints
Pet Shop Boys
Black Lace
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Sting (after the police)
Phil COllins
Elton John
Michael Jackson (from Bad onwards)
George Michael
Rolling Stones (you heard me)
New Kids on the Block
Take That
Spice Girls (including their solo stuff)
Simply Red
Vanilla Ice
MC Hammer
ynwie Malmsteen
Good Charlotte
Britney SPears
Meat Loaf
East 17
Marc Almond
Shabba Ranks
The Baha Men
Tina Turner
Wintney Houston
Bobby Brown
Bryan Adams
Paul Weller
Elvis Presley
Whoever did 'the birdy song'
Will Young
Gareth Gates
Mick Hucknell
and so on...

I could keep going and I think I've probably missed out some real obvious ones.

08-09-2003, 14:11:35
REM are redeemed by their back-catalogue in my opinion, even though they have been a bit arse since "Up" came out.

08-09-2003, 14:28:56
There are far more terrible "artists" than the listed ones. Just check the old 70s/80s charts.
Stuff like this http://www.musik-page.de/70er/d77.htm

08-09-2003, 14:29:04
They should be shot in the faces for Shiny Happy People alone.

08-09-2003, 14:35:06

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-09-2003, 16:21:35
50. Iron Butterfly
49. Toad the wet sprocket
48. Master P
47. Goo Goo Dolls
46. The Spin Doctors (yucky band)
45. Gipsy Kings
44. Manowar
43. Mike & the Mechanics (should be in top 5)
42. Rick Wakeman
41. Whitesnake
40. Blind Melon
39. Bob Geldof
38. Nelson
37. The Doors
36. 98 Degrees
35. Paul Oakenfold (stick to mixing, dj dude)
34. Live
33. Japan
32. The Hooters
31. Arrested Development
30. Richard Marx
29. Skinny Puppy
28. Crash Test Dummies
27. Color me Badd
26. Celine Dion
25. Jamiroquai
24. Bad English
23. Creed
22. Primus (I happen to like, "My Name is Mud")
21. The Alan Parsons Project
20. Howard Jones
19. Dan Fogelberg (I liked his song, "Same old Lang Syne")
18. Pat Boone
17. Benzino
16. Oingo Boingo
15. Yanni
14. Yngwie Malmsteen (should have been in the top three, if not, number one)
13. Mick Jaggar
12. Tin Machine
11. Latoya Jackson
10. Air Supply
9. Lee Greenwood
8. Vanilla Ice
7. Asia
6. Kansas (Owners of one the worst songs, "Dust in the Wind")
5. Starship
4. Kenny G
3. Michael Bolton
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
1. Insane Clown Posse

I've no idea why Skinny Puppy are on it. They stick out like a sore thumb.

08-09-2003, 20:09:51
Geez...you can't be objective in art...for fuck's sake, there are people that actually like hotel style portraits and landscape paintings...
I actually enjoy quite a few in that list, on one level or another...that's messed up. I personally like REM (older) and while I acknowledge the seeming quality of Skinny Puppy, don't care for their music.
Best of lists work much better, it seems.

08-09-2003, 21:19:54
Hey a couple of their worst bands are the same as mine. Yngwie Malmsteen and Vanilla Ice in particular.

The Doors and Primus don't belong there at all.

08-09-2003, 21:29:27
The Doors as one of the fifty worst artists of all time is just plain idiotic. Pia Zadora anyone?

08-09-2003, 22:48:38
Well, do a CG list of Worst Artists then.

Personally, I think the Doors suck (although they do have a few songs that I like or think are ok). But it's all a matter of personal taste.

08-09-2003, 23:51:11
How can something suck if you like it, even partially?
I can say the County Fair sucks, but the elephant ears are great, but those are two different things and I can get elephant ears any number of places.
I have to go throught The Doors to get to L.A. Woman though...they are inextricable.

09-09-2003, 00:21:28
Between the ages of about 15 and 18 I thought http://www.rhino.com/fun/beatgreets/Doors%20hello.gif were the greatest band of all time ever. I still think they're pretty damn good. I have all their albums. Even the lame, post-Jim Morrison's death, compilation/out-takey albums like Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine. I know most of the words to most of their songs. Still, I suppose whoever made that list just doesn't share my (bordering on obsessive) enthusiasm.

But Starship! Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now is one of the greatest soft-rock tunes of all time! Also Starship are essentially Jefferson Airplane, an amazing band. How can they be number 5?

09-09-2003, 00:35:06
BGH, you can think a band sucks, but like a song or three they do. That doesn't change the fact that you think they suck. Just that you'll Kazaa those few songs you think are ok. Or put those particular tracks on a personal mix tape, for instance.

A broken analog clock is right twice a day, man. And the worst bands can make a song or two that you can like.

Debaser, whatever floats your boar... Music is to be enjoyed. If you enjoy it, play it again. ;)

09-09-2003, 15:29:00
Now that's a new one...I've never seen a floating boar--however, they are somewhat scarce in these parts.

09-09-2003, 16:06:04
Hey BGH! They forgot ABBA! ;)
and check out MDAs avatar for the floating boar...

09-09-2003, 16:25:16
ABBA was the shit for a disco band.
We have to keep this all in perspective, people.
And Debaser, I too shared a bizarre fascination with The Doors.
Weird...what was it about them that had so much appeal to late teenaged boys?
Must be the whole Dyonisian (sp?) deal.

10-09-2003, 08:01:25
I remember 1000 bands that were a lot more shit than ABBA, all the 70s ABBA clones like Champagne and so on. Terrible Eurodisco bands. Patrick Hernandez! Argh

10-09-2003, 08:31:28
i don't think the doors just have an appeal for late teenage boys, i still like the doors. I only own the eponymous first album and LA Woman but i think they're both great albums. I'm not exactly sure what albums 'people are strange' and 'love street' are on, but they're both cracking songs too.

10-09-2003, 11:21:44
I think People Are Strange is on Strange Days which is ok, but maybe a bit twee. A lot of the songs are written by guitarist Robbie Krieger.

Love Street is on Waiting For The Sun, a pretty good album.

10-09-2003, 15:46:48
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
'fiftiest worst artists'?

surely the 'fifty worst artists'? :lol: hey, I just copy,pasted the text. :)

10-09-2003, 16:01:20
Originally posted by Bob
I remember 1000 bands that were a lot more shit than ABBA, all the 70s ABBA clones like Champagne and so on. Terrible Eurodisco bands. Patrick Hernandez! Argh

Well, lucky for me I don't know those bands! :bouncmsk:

Twas only giving BGH a tweek so he knew someone still cared :D

10-09-2003, 22:57:25
I aspire to earn your love in Venomlike quantities.

11-09-2003, 06:52:46
Bad 70s disco bands. Bad 80s poser rock bands (Foreigner!). I easily could come up with 100 terrible german bands worse than the Doors for example.
And why are the RHCP worse than Jethro Tull?

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-09-2003, 18:20:21
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
I too shared a bizarre fascination with The Doors.
Weird...what was it about them that had so much appeal to late teenaged boys?
Must be the whole Dyonisian (sp?) deal. +

I didn't as a teenager, but I did worship Echo and the Bunnymen who had a real Doors fixation.

11-09-2003, 18:35:16
Yeah...I never saw that in their music, however.
Echo and the Bunnymen were great.