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(Cracked)   So wow, at one point Lady Gaga was a normal looking musician with an Italian name? Sugar Ray was a metal band? It is among the six Mind-Blowing Early Music Careers of Famous Musicians   (cracked.com) divider line 206
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2012-07-09 02:40:45 PM
Yeah but like, nobody noticed.
 
2012-07-09 02:43:20 PM
That was very annoying with Sugar Ray albums. One half would be great music and the other half would be annoying screamy crappy music.
/the cover of lemonade and brownies is great to look at.
 
2012-07-09 02:46:08 PM
That was very annoying with Sugar Ray albums. One half would be great music and the other half would be annoying whiny crappy music.
 
2012-07-09 02:48:26 PM

Gunny Highway: That was very annoying with Sugar Ray albums. One half would be great music and the other half would be annoying whiny crappy music.


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-07-09 02:49:50 PM
That was very annoying with Sugar Ray albums. One half would be annoying screamy crappy music and the other half would be annoying whiny crappy music.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-09 02:50:55 PM
The 1970s saw two good, new, progressive rock bands, Journey and Toto, who are now remembered as 1980s pop rock ballad generators.

Now get off my lawn while I cry into the nicely manicured grass over what's become of music.
 
2012-07-09 02:53:18 PM

ZAZ: The 1970s saw two good, new, progressive rock bands, Journey and Toto, who are now remembered as 1980s pop rock ballad generators.

Now get off my lawn while I cry into the nicely manicured grass over what's become of music.


cache.gawker.com

Quick, someone help him, he's about to fall into a Floyd Hole!
 
2012-07-09 02:54:18 PM
True fact: The Black Eyed Peas' "Behind The Front" did not foretell the horror that would be unleashed upon mankind in the following decade in the form of "My Humps".
 
2012-07-09 02:55:23 PM
First ........ to mention Slam Bamboo
 
2012-07-09 02:57:14 PM
You know, try as I might, I can't hate Gaga. I'm sometimes annoyed by her over-the-topness, but she acually seems like a rather cool person, and her songs really say that same thing that her outfits do, and that's that looks shouldn't be what's important.

I'm never going to go out and buy an album or pirate on online, but she is hard to hate.
 
2012-07-09 02:58:38 PM
Ha! I remember getting into the b-boys as a kid, then finding their 'same old bs' album and became very confused.
/i still liked it
//first album i ever bought was dead milk men 'big lizard in my back yard'
 
2012-07-09 03:00:02 PM

jayhawk88: ZAZ: The 1970s saw two good, new, progressive rock bands, Journey and Toto, who are now remembered as 1980s pop rock ballad generators.


Same for Chicago & Steve Miller (more pop than ballad)
 
2012-07-09 03:00:09 PM

jayhawk88: ZAZ: The 1970s saw two good, new, progressive rock bands, Journey and Toto, who are now remembered as 1980s pop rock ballad generators.

Now get off my lawn while I cry into the nicely manicured grass over what's become of music.

[cache.gawker.com image 502x350]

Quick, someone help him, he's about to fall into a Floyd Hole!


You think Sugar Ray is bad? Try prison. That's like being grounded for life. And instead of chores... butt sex
 
2012-07-09 03:02:08 PM

Mikey1969: You know, try as I might, I can't hate Gaga. I'm sometimes annoyed by her over-the-topness, but she acually seems like a rather cool person, and her songs really say that same thing that her outfits do, and that's that looks shouldn't be what's important.

I'm never going to go out and buy an album or pirate on online, but she is hard to hate.


I never understood people who biatch that someone treats show business like ... well ... show business. Wearing crazy and provocative costumes to draw attention is hardly some unique angle that she's exploiting, and she's doing it with tongue firmly in cheek.

There's plenty enough in the synth music to hate her for.
 
2012-07-09 03:02:17 PM
Pantera was a hair metal group..........
 
2012-07-09 03:03:25 PM
How about early Ministry?
 
2012-07-09 03:04:21 PM
 
2012-07-09 03:06:37 PM
And Vince Gill was a hard rocker

Michael Bolten was a hair metal dude

Most hard rock acts started as glam rockers (see Metal Sludge for pics)
 
2012-07-09 03:08:22 PM

Rapmaster2000: True fact: The Black Eyed Peas' "Behind The Front" did not foretell the horror that would be unleashed upon mankind in the following decade in the form of "My Humps".


I had a feeling Fergie would make them worse, but they sunk to such previously undiscovered levels of suck that, in a way, I'm actually impressed.
 
2012-07-09 03:11:04 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: How about early Ministry?


Next time go with something that's actually good for that genre.
Link
 
2012-07-09 03:11:07 PM
Kenny Rogers did "Just Dropped In"? Mind, blown.

modernsophist.com

/Hot like Kenny Rogers roasters
 
2012-07-09 03:14:00 PM

Rapmaster2000: True fact: The Black Eyed Peas' "Behind The Front" did not foretell the horror that would be unleashed upon mankind in the following decade in the form of "My Humps".


I really enjoyed that album back then... don't know when everything went wrong.
 
2012-07-09 03:16:35 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: How about early Ministry?


Yeah, Al Jourgenson pretty much disavows that record. Arista signed them as a bunch of starry eyed, naive kids and stuck them in the studio for the first time in their lives with a big name producer who had marching orders directly from label management to create a generic, trendy, synthpop album that could get some radio play and make the label money.


The stuff they were making before they put out that first record was pretty cool for it's time.
 
2012-07-09 03:16:49 PM
Iron Maiden started out by reading stories to sick kids in the hospital and Black Sabbath's first album, an EP released before "Black Sabbath", was a showtunes cover album.

/then again I may be full of shiat.
//alright, there is no may about it.
 
2012-07-09 03:22:10 PM

LeroyBourne: Kraftwerk Orange: How about early Ministry?

Next time go with something that's actually good for that genre.
Link


I appreciate what you've done by pointing out a good synth-pop track (not on the album I referenced, but hey)... My point was Ministry changed from being a pretty weak New Wave band into being a kick-a$$ Industrial act. A major turn-around in style and popularity.

Here's a great quote from Wiki regarding Jourgensen's own feelings: "Jourgensen has always expressed disappointment with Ministry's music during those early years, reportedly referring to With Sympathy as an "abortion of an album."
 
2012-07-09 03:23:02 PM

Whatthefark: Iron Maiden started out by reading stories to sick kids in the hospital and Black Sabbath's first album, an EP released before "Black Sabbath", was a showtunes cover album.

/then again I may be full of shiat.
//alright, there is no may about it.


While I couldn't tell you about Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath was a blues band called Earth before they changed their name and style.
 
2012-07-09 03:23:34 PM
According to Slash Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas sang with some local hard/rock metal bands
 
2012-07-09 03:23:47 PM

hbk72777: And Vince Gill was a hard rocker


I wouldn't say hard rock, if you're speaking of Pure Prarie League... but it wasn't pure country. Sort of the seeds of country rock. And some pretty good songs.
 
2012-07-09 03:25:11 PM

InmanRoshi: Kraftwerk Orange: How about early Ministry?

Yeah, Al Jourgenson pretty much disavows that record. Arista signed them as a bunch of starry eyed, naive kids and stuck them in the studio for the first time in their lives with a big name producer who had marching orders directly from label management to create a generic, trendy, synthpop album that could get some radio play and make the label money.


The stuff they were making before they put out that first record was pretty cool for it's time.


The next time my kid asks me what living in the 80s was like, I'm going to show her that video.
 
2012-07-09 03:25:18 PM
Lemmy not included because his early career f*cking ruled, too.

www.progarchives.com
 
2012-07-09 03:25:54 PM
 
2012-07-09 03:26:31 PM
You know, try as I might, I can't hate Gaga. I'm sometimes annoyed by her over-the-topness, but she acually seems like a rather cool person, and her songs really say that same thing that her outfits do, and that's that looks shouldn't be what's important.

I'm never going to go out and buy an album or pirate on online, but she is hard to hate.


She can also actually sing, and play some instruments, and writes her own stuff, mostly, so at 20whatever she is not unimpressive. Plus she gets bonus points for having a sense of humor about herself - the line in her video where the prison guards go "See, I told you she didn't have a penis!" is an example.
 
2012-07-09 03:27:27 PM
www.metalsludge.tv

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www.metalsludge.tv

Weezer
www.metalsludge.tv

www.metalsludge.tv
 
2012-07-09 03:28:02 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: LeroyBourne: Kraftwerk Orange: How about early Ministry?

Next time go with something that's actually good for that genre.
Link

I appreciate what you've done by pointing out a good synth-pop track (not on the album I referenced, but hey)... My point was Ministry changed from being a pretty weak New Wave band into being a kick-a$$ Industrial act. A major turn-around in style and popularity.

Here's a great quote from Wiki regarding Jourgensen's own feelings: "Jourgensen has always expressed disappointment with Ministry's music during those early years, reportedly referring to With Sympathy as an "abortion of an album."


I agree, and as a kid I made the same mistake as of not doing enough research. I was buying up all their older stuff after I got into Psalms 69, and seeing them live(that tour). That was intense to say the least. So I picked up 'that' album, and was pretty disappointed, but I always liked that track.
 
2012-07-09 03:29:16 PM
No mention how Incubus used to rock and not just be a whiny hipster love me daddy rock ballad band of pussification.

This album kicked ass and they even mentioned Primus and Mr. Bungle in the liner notes as an influence in making it. Everything else after this sucked a giant bag of dicks. (yes even Science)

i176.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-09 03:29:53 PM
Katy Perry released a gospel record and learned from country music artists how to play the guitar.
 
2012-07-09 03:30:06 PM
My mind didn't blow but that list certainly did.

Oh, and Adolf Hitler once drew religious cards and Joe Stalin was a seminary student.
 
2012-07-09 03:31:05 PM

hbk72777: And Vince Gill was a hard rocker


I don't know about a hard rocker. Didn't he get his start taking Craig Fullers's place in Pure Prairie League?
 
2012-07-09 03:31:56 PM

Mikey1969: You know, try as I might, I can't hate Gaga. I'm sometimes annoyed by her over-the-topness, but she acually seems like a rather cool person, and her songs really say that same thing that her outfits do, and that's that looks shouldn't be what's important.

I'm never going to go out and buy an album or pirate on online, but she is hard to hate.


Yeah...I gotta agree with you on this one. She's like a female Timberlake: I seriously want to not like her, but damn...she seems like someone I'd enjoy hanging out with, and I don't disagree with her 'causes', or her rationale behind the persona. And, she's actually got some genuine talent.
 
2012-07-09 03:33:46 PM

dennysgod: According to Slash Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas sang with some local hard/rock metal bands


She had a musical career looooong before then:

cdn2.mamapop.com
 
2012-07-09 03:33:56 PM
Didn't change music style, but still can't believe it's the same guy
www.metalsludge.tv

The Ace of Spades
www.metalsludge.tv

Tony Iommi before he learned about Satan
www.metalsludge.tv
 
2012-07-09 03:34:52 PM
Chumbawamba was an anarchist punk band, similar to Crass, when they started. Yep, blew my mind too.
 
2012-07-09 03:35:32 PM

Crewmannumber6: hbk72777: And Vince Gill was a hard rocker

I don't know about a hard rocker. Didn't he get his start taking Craig Fullers's place in Pure Prairie League?


I only saw a piece on Entertainment Tonight back about 20 years ago, saying he was a hard rocker. Guess they figured compared to country, who knows.
 
2012-07-09 03:36:01 PM

downstairs: hbk72777: And Vince Gill was a hard rocker

I wouldn't say hard rock, if you're speaking of Pure Prarie League... but it wasn't pure country. Sort of the seeds of country rock. And some pretty good songs.


Country-rock is really the only flavor of "country" left. Old-style country of the Hank Williams, Sr. stripe isn't much in evidence any more. The Eagles were basically a country-rock band. Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Crystal Gayle, and Linda Ronstadt back in the 1970's were either pure country or crossover-country. Take away the cowboy hat and cornpone accents of most modern country warblers, and it's not much different than any other adult contemporary musical offering.

Not that this is a bad thing. I'd argue that "roots" or "Americana" is a better descriptive label for a lot of modern popular music. Much of it is based around the blues: rock, country, soul, R&B, funk, folk, bluegrass, you name it. If you're a musician playing in one style, it's really not that big a deal to move over to another style. In fact, if you want to make a living by playing music, it's to your advantage to be able to play as many styles as you can.
 
2012-07-09 03:36:51 PM
It's also a little know fact that Lady Gaga in her early days had a fan base that included unfortunate black dudes who got their head caught in a golf ball dimpler.

img52.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-09 03:37:09 PM
And why has no one posted this?

Yes, it's THAT Ronnie James Dio.
 
2012-07-09 03:38:16 PM
In before Golf Ball Dimpler.
 
2012-07-09 03:38:40 PM

El Freak: Chumbawamba was an anarchist punk band, similar to Crass, when they started. Yep, blew my mind too.


They also released an album with Negativland, which is one of the weirdest collaborations ever...and that was after they had their huge hit with "Fuddrucking" or whatever the f*ck it was called.
 
2012-07-09 03:39:06 PM

Mad_Radhu: It's also a little know fact that Lady Gaga in her early days had a fan base that included unfortunate black dudes who got their head caught in a golf ball dimpler.

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DAMN YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL
 
2012-07-09 03:39:45 PM

styckx: No mention how Incubus used to rock and not just be a whiny hipster love me daddy rock ballad band of pussification.

This album kicked ass and they even mentioned Primus and Mr. Bungle in the liner notes as an influence in making it. Everything else after this sucked a giant bag of dicks. (yes even Science)

[i176.photobucket.com image 640x640]


The music may have been better on Fungus Amongus, but the lyrics were still terrifyingly bad. Unfortunately for them, their lyrics just get worse with each album.
 
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