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(New Musical Express)   Nickelback's Chad Kroeger: "There is a mathematical formula to why you got famous." See, this is why I don't like math very much   (nme.com) divider line 56
    More: Weird, Chad Kroeger, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Kurt Cobain, Gaslight, maths  
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2012-11-21 11:14:43 PM  
You might be on to something.
 
2012-11-21 11:50:26 PM  

browntimmy: karmachameleon: Which Fark musician here - honestly - would not trade places with them in a heartbeat?


Well, I'd trade in my current desk job to be them, but as long as we're fantasizing, I'd first pick a less successful band that wasn't leaving behind a legacy of suck.

For me it boils down to:
Respected and financially secure > Not respected and rich > Respected and dirt poor


I don't disagree, but that wasn't one of the choices. :-) Given the choice between current job (and music as a hobby), or being in Nickelback, there is not one soul here who would choose "integrity" over Nickelback. And if you did choose "integrity", I wouldn't admire you for it, because it would be too much like cutting off your nose to spite your face to really qualify for "integrity" anyway.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending these guys. I don't care for their music either. But the hate goes overboard. They are far from the worst band out there, no matter how bland and commercial they are. And yeah: ditto for Creed. Why not save the hate for bands who truly deserve it, especially "bands" and "artists" who don't even really write or perform their own music, and are basically just cardboard cutouts used for marketing/image purposes? Looking at you, Black Eyed Peas, for one of many good examples.
 
2012-11-22 07:28:25 AM  

karmachameleon: browntimmy: karmachameleon: Which Fark musician here - honestly - would not trade places with them in a heartbeat?


Well, I'd trade in my current desk job to be them, but as long as we're fantasizing, I'd first pick a less successful band that wasn't leaving behind a legacy of suck.

For me it boils down to:
Respected and financially secure > Not respected and rich > Respected and dirt poor

I don't disagree, but that wasn't one of the choices. :-) Given the choice between current job (and music as a hobby), or being in Nickelback, there is not one soul here who would choose "integrity" over Nickelback. And if you did choose "integrity", I wouldn't admire you for it, because it would be too much like cutting off your nose to spite your face to really qualify for "integrity" anyway.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending these guys. I don't care for their music either. But the hate goes overboard. They are far from the worst band out there, no matter how bland and commercial they are. And yeah: ditto for Creed. Why not save the hate for bands who truly deserve it, especially "bands" and "artists" who don't even really write or perform their own music, and are basically just cardboard cutouts used for marketing/image purposes? Looking at you, Black Eyed Peas, for one of many good examples.


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2012-11-22 08:27:51 AM  

Ishkur: jaylectricity: I can't let a Nickelback thread that I've read go without mentioning that I actually do love their first popular single "Leader of Men". I don't know why, but it sounds way different than the kind of ditties that they've put out since then.

That's because they started out as a halfway decent post-grunge band (there were a lot back then with Eddie Vedder-style frontmen: Days of the New, Theory of a Deadman, Seven Mary Three... Creed and Nickleback were simply the latest and greatest) but they have since morphed into country-rock for that cross-over appeal. Come to think of it, a lot of those bands have.


Right. They jumped onto the grunge bandwagon when the parade was already pretty much over, and then they jumped onto the crappy pop-rock bandwagon. This is why I hate them. Their approach to making music is obvious and shallow. The first time I heard them it struck me how their sound had been directly lifted from previous acts, and they weren't bringing anything of their own to the party.

They know enough about music to know what is good. They know that what they are making is not good. if it was just crap I wouldn't care. But this is per-meditated crap.
 
2012-11-22 10:13:04 AM  
Math is hard, lets go singing!
 
2012-11-22 01:59:04 PM  

LewDux: karmachameleon: browntimmy: karmachameleon: Which Fark musician here - honestly - would not trade places with them in a heartbeat?


Well, I'd trade in my current desk job to be them, but as long as we're fantasizing, I'd first pick a less successful band that wasn't leaving behind a legacy of suck.

For me it boils down to:
Respected and financially secure > Not respected and rich > Respected and dirt poor

I don't disagree, but that wasn't one of the choices. :-) Given the choice between current job (and music as a hobby), or being in Nickelback, there is not one soul here who would choose "integrity" over Nickelback. And if you did choose "integrity", I wouldn't admire you for it, because it would be too much like cutting off your nose to spite your face to really qualify for "integrity" anyway.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending these guys. I don't care for their music either. But the hate goes overboard. They are far from the worst band out there, no matter how bland and commercial they are. And yeah: ditto for Creed. Why not save the hate for bands who truly deserve it, especially "bands" and "artists" who don't even really write or perform their own music, and are basically just cardboard cutouts used for marketing/image purposes? Looking at you, Black Eyed Peas, for one of many good examples.

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lol... ;-)
 
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