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C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2006, 09:02:54
Older people, you still remember the "the" bands? Was it all just a hype? Can you still listen to some of those? Which bands are overrated? Questions, questions ....

02-08-2006, 14:53:08
1) yes
2) yes
3) yes
4)some, many, all

02-08-2006, 17:50:00
I still think The Beatles are ok, but The Rolling Stones turn out to be very over-rated. Half the songs on their (overlong) best of are shite, so i dread to think what most of their output is like.

02-08-2006, 22:19:16
they all died in 1970

Scabrous Birdseed
03-08-2006, 07:07:46
I still think The Pilgrim Travellers are ok, but The Soul Stirrers turn out to be overrated after Rob Harris quit.

Scabrous Birdseed
03-08-2006, 07:11:03
I still think The Red Hot Peppers are ok, but The Original Dixieland Jass Band turn out to be very over-rated. They didn't invent Jazz at all, did they?

Scabrous Birdseed
03-08-2006, 07:15:28
I still think The British Royal Artillery Band are ok, but The U.S. Marine Band turn out to be very over-rated. Who wanta to see a bunch of shaved boys with trumpets anyway?

Scabrous Birdseed
03-08-2006, 07:27:51
I still think The Waites of Beverley are ok, but The Quene's Majesties Watyes turn out to be very over-rated, considering they were national rather than local and all.

Scabrous Birdseed
03-08-2006, 07:28:51
Can anyone find a The band before 1450? I've run out of ideas.

C.G.B. Spender
03-08-2006, 12:44:53
The Ugh Ugh Tonga Tonga

03-08-2006, 12:54:40
Is that the first incarnation of The Beach Boys?

03-08-2006, 12:55:09
The Sirens. Promising vocal harmonies, but their career ended up on the rocks.

07-08-2006, 11:57:43
The "The" Who?

Fergus & The Brazen Car
12-08-2006, 09:55:21
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Can anyone find a The band before 1450? I've run out of ideas.

The Canterbury Tales and The Decameron. They were not nearly as rollickingly riotous as The Divine Comedy (who enjoyed a modern era comeback) but also were not as depressing as the death metal specialists, The Black Death, who gigged all over Europe even in small venues like Keflavik and Bergen and Kirkwall.

The Crusades were renowned for the savagery of their moshpits, and The Reconquista were good at combining Spanish/Arab influences (as on the Songhai album with Toumani Diabate & Ketama). The Seljuk Turks were briefly signed up to RealMediaevalWorld but dropped when deadly rivals The Mongol Hordes ruined the distribution of their follow up difficult second album with flash mob inspired destruction of record shops.