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Old 05-06-04, 05:57 PM   #1
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Most "average" rock bands

So, my roommate and I were talking about "average" rock bands - groups that are moderately famous and have solid songs and staying power, yet they don't really seem to inspire either love or hate in the fan base. My best example were The Foo Fighters. His was Live. What other bands could be suitable elevator music for the rock fan?
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Old 05-06-04, 06:24 PM   #2
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Old 05-06-04, 06:25 PM   #3
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Old 05-06-04, 06:27 PM   #4
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Old 05-06-04, 06:30 PM   #5
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Old 05-06-04, 07:40 PM   #6
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I second third eye blind, also Tonic and Maroon 5.
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Old 05-06-04, 07:55 PM   #7
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hmmmm...either you're not much of fan, or just dislike them, but the Crows are faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from an "average" band. I can see august and everything after sitting on your shelf and that's it. I rank them up there with Pearl Jam these days: a band still making meaningful, powerful music controlled by their own muse and not industry commericalization.

anyway, agree with third eye blind and live---two bands that I have all of their stuff.
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Old 05-06-04, 08:36 PM   #8
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Old 05-06-04, 08:47 PM   #9
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I have to agree about Counting Crows being a superior band. Also, in my circle, there is much derision for Matchbox 20, Puddle of Mudd, and Nickelback. I think Fuel fits the bill perfectly though.
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Old 05-06-04, 08:49 PM   #10
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Oh, and I personally can't stand Maroon 5. I saw them open for Guster last year. I don't understand why they got blown up. They're like Jamiroquai five years later. Whatever. Anyway, they're out. :-)
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Old 05-07-04, 02:40 AM   #11
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Re: Most "average" rock bands

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So, my roommate and I were talking about "average" rock bands - groups that are moderately famous and have solid songs and staying power, yet they don't really seem to inspire either love or hate in the fan base. My best example were The Foo Fighters. His was Live. What other bands could be suitable elevator music for the rock fan?
without even reading your message first, i was going to say Foo Fighters. especially recently. maybe everclear too.
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Old 05-07-04, 07:40 AM   #12
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Wow, there are a lot of bands listed here that inspire complete hate from my end. Live is a perfect example of a horrible, horrible band. But, maybe it is true that most people simply feel indifference toward them.

I think Foo Fighters is a great example of this.
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Old 05-07-04, 07:52 AM   #13
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Wow, there are a lot of bands listed here that inspire complete hate from my end. Live is a perfect example of a horrible, horrible band. But, maybe it is true that most people simply feel indifference toward them.
I think it's because you think about music too much. Kinda like me... Trust me, Live may suck (and they do), but they're not worth the effort of thinking about them long enough to form an opinion.
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Old 05-07-04, 08:29 AM   #14
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First thing I thought of was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Consistantly listenable (with the exception of "Don't Come Around Here No More") but never groundbreaking or incredible.
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Old 05-07-04, 09:55 AM   #15
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Old 05-07-04, 10:56 AM   #16
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We can just replace "average" with "frat rock" and that will pretty much cover them all.
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Old 05-07-04, 11:08 AM   #17
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I think it's because you think about music too much. Kinda like me... Trust me, Live may suck (and they do), but they're not worth the effort of thinking about them long enough to form an opinion.
Probably true. Sometimes getting worked up over a marginal band is silly and not worth the time. I think the main reason I get angry about these bands becoming popular is when a music festival comes to town and half the acts are just like the mentioned above. Brings me down cause I want to go see interesting groups and these others just get in the way.
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Old 05-07-04, 09:20 PM   #18
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I think it's because you think about music too much. Kinda like me... Trust me, Live may suck (and they do), but they're not worth the effort of thinking about them long enough to form an opinion.
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Old 05-08-04, 01:55 AM   #19
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The Eagles. Just nothing exceptional at all.
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Old 05-08-04, 04:04 PM   #20
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Turn on the radio,now listen to just about every song,id say about 98% of what you hear,now you have your answer.
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Old 05-08-04, 04:32 PM   #21
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The Eagles. Just nothing exceptional at all.
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Old 05-08-04, 04:57 PM   #22
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The Eagles. Just nothing exceptional at all.
Good call. People just tend to not really care about em either way. Amazing how many records they've sold.
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Old 05-08-04, 07:07 PM   #23
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1st thought nickelback. agree with puddle of mudd, hootie (it pains me call that rock)
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Old 05-08-04, 11:05 PM   #24
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mostly everything in the top 40 that deals with rock.
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Old 05-09-04, 10:53 PM   #25
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just was reminded of a prime example - Godsmack.
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