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(NPR)   It was 40 years ago today that the most overrated band in history released the most overrated album of all time   (npr.org) divider line 336
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2013-03-04 07:54:59 AM
Fark you, subby. There is nothing wrong with Pink Floyd.

/never liked The Wall much, though
//love Division Bell
///am I a blasphemer for that?
 
2013-03-04 07:59:53 AM

somedude210: Fark you, subby. There is nothing wrong with Pink Floyd.

 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-04 08:00:04 AM
its iconic cover image still hangs in college dormitories everywhere.

[Citation needed]
 
2013-03-04 08:00:58 AM
Translation:  I don't like something other people like.
 
2013-03-04 08:01:11 AM
Lulz, nice headline subby.

I kind of agree with you, but I like trolling the hell out of music fanatics.
 
2013-03-04 08:01:22 AM
Bruce Springsteen  wasn't even releasing albums 40 years ago subby.
 
2013-03-04 08:01:38 AM
Is calling something "the most overrated band in history" an example of irony?
 
2013-03-04 08:02:23 AM
Not sure if trolling or complete dumbass.
 
2013-03-04 08:02:25 AM
2/10, at best.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-04 08:02:32 AM
Carth

Greetings from Asbury Park was released 40 years ago.  Three or four good songs plus a lot of filler.
 
2013-03-04 08:02:48 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Worth a listen.

//hotlinks.
 
2013-03-04 08:03:09 AM
A lot of people seem to be unclear on the meaning of the term "overrated".
One could be the best musician in the world, and still be overrated.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-04 08:04:11 AM
My first thought on reading the headline was Abbey Road, but I did some math and we already passed that overrativersary.
 
2013-03-04 08:04:27 AM

ZAZ: Greetings from Asbury Park


Holy Crap you're right. I feel old right now and need to go lay down.
 
2013-03-04 08:04:48 AM
We need some Rush hate to really top off this thread
 
2013-03-04 08:08:54 AM
Talking Heads didn't start until 1975
 
2013-03-04 08:09:50 AM
I thought it was going to be Rush.

Take a bunch if super skilled, talented guys with about as much creativity and inspiration as the color beige, BAM, shiatty boring music with rabid fanboys. Their music just sounds like a dial tone to me.
 
2013-03-04 08:10:26 AM
Beatles?
 
2013-03-04 08:11:47 AM
My immediate thought on reading the headline was "but The Beatles broke up before '73," Then I tried to remember when Led Zeppelin's 4th album was released ('71). didn't even think about Pink Floyd, probably because they are a band I can happily ignore for the next 40 years also.

Of course, Aladdin Sane will be 40 years old in April, and I refuse to hear a bad word about Bowie...
 
2013-03-04 08:12:17 AM
Chinese Democracy came out 40 years ago?
 
2013-03-04 08:14:21 AM

neongoats: I thought it was going to be Rush.

Take a bunch if super skilled, talented guys with about as much creativity and inspiration as the color beige, BAM, shiatty boring music with rabid fanboys. Their music just sounds like a dial tone to me.


Ohhh I need to remember this, well said
 
2013-03-04 08:15:22 AM
Sorry subby, but Rush didn't release an album until 1974.
 
2013-03-04 08:15:56 AM
For a second I thought this was going to be another Guns & Roses thread/rant.

/Subby wrong.  Pink Floyd is awesome.
 
2013-03-04 08:16:53 AM

Tat'dGreaser: We need some Rush hate to really top off this thread


Are you a wizard?
 
2013-03-04 08:18:19 AM
My guess was Zeppelin IV.
 
2013-03-04 08:18:46 AM

neongoats: I thought it was going to be Rush.

Take a bunch if super skilled, talented guys with about as much creativity and inspiration as the color beige, BAM, shiatty boring music with rabid fanboys. Their music just sounds like a dial tone to me.


i530.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-04 08:20:06 AM

Tat'dGreaser: neongoats: I thought it was going to be Rush.

Take a bunch if super skilled, talented guys with about as much creativity and inspiration as the color beige, BAM, shiatty boring music with rabid fanboys. Their music just sounds like a dial tone to me.

Ohhh I need to remember this, well said


I group dream theater in the same category, even if John Petrucci is a super wizard.
 
2013-03-04 08:20:30 AM
over played is more like it. many bands suffer this. big thanks to radio stations that value spread sheets over hiring disc jockeys with actual music knowledge and appreciation. you can also thank millions of people who never bother to search out music beyond what is stuffed down their throat on radio for buying the same old stuff and keeping it way high on the charts.

i'm sure there are a lot of songs from a lot of bands that you can play in your head note for note and would happily never hear them played again.
 
2013-03-04 08:22:13 AM
Didn't that just fall out of the Billboard chart about 10 minutes ago?

What a ridiculous run it had.
 
2013-03-04 08:22:17 AM

The Muthaship: Tat'dGreaser: We need some Rush hate to really top off this thread

Are you a wizard?


Apparently I am
 
2013-03-04 08:22:36 AM
These bands are great, fark you guys, I'm gonna go yell at clouds.
 
2013-03-04 08:22:52 AM
"Ticking away the moments
That make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours
In an off-hand way..."

Pretty much describes FARK, I'd say.

The Pink Floyd Back Catalog (may be NSFW).
 
2013-03-04 08:24:19 AM
thegrio.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-04 08:25:41 AM

KrispyKritter: over played is more like it. many bands suffer this. big thanks to radio stations that value spread sheets over hiring disc jockeys with actual music knowledge and appreciation. you can also thank millions of people who never bother to search out music beyond what is stuffed down their throat on radio for buying the same old stuff and keeping it way high on the charts.

i'm sure there are a lot of songs from a lot of bands that you can play in your head note for note and would happily never hear them played again.


It's always the worst songs too. Oh great, the 40 millionth play of Kashmir this week. I'd send hookers to the radio station if I thought it could get me 1 farking play of "The Song Remains the Same" version of Whole Lotta Love.
 
2013-03-04 08:28:55 AM
When did Nickleback invent a time machine?

Now, if subby was talking Pink Floyd minus Roger Waters then I might concede the point. I hate it when Pandora tries to give me the rest of the band's solo attempts.
 
2013-03-04 08:32:29 AM
While subby is a trolling douche, I WILL say that Dark Side of the Moon can be a bit severely hyped at times.

And personally I think Wish You Were Here was a better album.
 
2013-03-04 08:34:18 AM

neongoats: I thought it was going to be Rush.


Heh. Back in Ye Olde Dayes of Usenet, all of the alt.music.* groups had their share of Rush fanboys who would go nuclear if you so much as mentioned that at one time, somewhere and somehow, there was a single note of a Rush song that wasn't the greatest thing EVAR.

But, perhaps as a consequence of everything moving to the web, or climate change, who knows, the Pink Floyd fanboys have taken their place as the most obnoxious fans on the web. Sheesh.

Thing is, I like a lot of Floyd but, after hearing a lot of it a bazillion times I can use a little relief. "Wish You Were Here," however, can be erased from the memory of mankind without any loss.
 
2013-03-04 08:36:24 AM
bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-03-04 08:37:19 AM

neongoats: KrispyKritter: over played is more like it. many bands suffer this. big thanks to radio stations that value spread sheets over hiring disc jockeys with actual music knowledge and appreciation. you can also thank millions of people who never bother to search out music beyond what is stuffed down their throat on radio for buying the same old stuff and keeping it way high on the charts.

i'm sure there are a lot of songs from a lot of bands that you can play in your head note for note and would happily never hear them played again.

It's always the worst songs too. Oh great, the 40 millionth play of Kashmir this week. I'd send hookers to the radio station if I thought it could get me 1 farking play of "The Song Remains the Same" version of Whole Lotta Love.


We have one of those stations near where I live that if they announce "coming up... Led Zeppelin (or AC/DC, or Doobie Brothers, or Rush, or etc, etc, etc...)", you have a 90% chance of knowing what song they'll play based on time of day and who's on air at the moment ("Fool in the Rain", "Kashmir", "Black Dog", and occasionally "Stairway to Heaven"). One night they surprised me by playing "Boogie With Stu" and I sent the DJ a pizza.
 
2013-03-04 08:41:13 AM
I laughed with subby, and I don't like what you like.

/i will listen to Floyd if I'm having problems falling asleep.
 
2013-03-04 08:41:32 AM

Tat'dGreaser: We need some Rush hate to really top off this thread


I thought it was going to be KISS.

/Now there's an overrated band.
 
2013-03-04 08:42:01 AM
Apparently sometime in the 80s, Congress passed a law stating that Pink Floyd must be on the air 24 hours a day.  I can go to any city in America, find an AOR/classic rock/oldies station, turn it on and without fail, something from Pink Floyd will play within 2 hours.
 
2013-03-04 08:42:29 AM

Savage Belief: I thought it was going to be KISS.

/Now there's an overrated band.


I'd agree but I think they know what they are and it's more about the live show than the substance of the songs
 
2013-03-04 08:43:06 AM

LucklessWonder: My immediate thought on reading the headline was "but The Beatles broke up before '73," Then I tried to remember when Led Zeppelin's 4th album was released ('71). didn't even think about Pink Floyd, probably because they are a band I can happily ignore for the next 40 years also.

Of course, Aladdin Sane will be 40 years old in April, and I refuse to hear a bad word about Bowie...


i.ytimg.com
 
2013-03-04 08:43:14 AM
I still have, at 56, the mimeographed lyrics to "Time" that my Senior year Highschool English teacher made me learn or I wasn't going to graduate.
I played classical music in highschool. And anything by Elton John.
Wasn't a big rock fan.
till I got out. Started doing security at concerts.
 
2013-03-04 08:43:34 AM

Savage Belief: Now there's an overrated band.


Even KISS fans know they are especially talented musicians.  So, I don't think they are overrated.  They are entertainers, and very good ones.
 
2013-03-04 08:44:12 AM
Are NOT very talented musicians.  Not.

/not
 
2013-03-04 08:45:45 AM

neongoats: Tat'dGreaser: neongoats: I thought it was going to be Rush.

Take a bunch if super skilled, talented guys with about as much creativity and inspiration as the color beige, BAM, shiatty boring music with rabid fanboys. Their music just sounds like a dial tone to me.

Ohhh I need to remember this, well said

I group dream theater in the same category, even if John Petrucci is a super wizard.


Just cuz you do it, don't make you right.
 
2013-03-04 08:47:01 AM

Tat'dGreaser: I'd agree but I think they know what they are and it's more about the live show than the substance of the songs


The thing about KISS is that they never took themselves that seriously, they knew it was just a performance and hammed it up to 11. The problem with Rush is that they take themselves far to farking seriously. Geddy is a decent writer, but he's farking far to damn pretentious.
 
2013-03-04 08:47:27 AM

LonMead: neongoats: KrispyKritter: over played is more like it. many bands suffer this. big thanks to radio stations that value spread sheets over hiring disc jockeys with actual music knowledge and appreciation. you can also thank millions of people who never bother to search out music beyond what is stuffed down their throat on radio for buying the same old stuff and keeping it way high on the charts.

i'm sure there are a lot of songs from a lot of bands that you can play in your head note for note and would happily never hear them played again.

It's always the worst songs too. Oh great, the 40 millionth play of Kashmir this week. I'd send hookers to the radio station if I thought it could get me 1 farking play of "The Song Remains the Same" version of Whole Lotta Love.

We have one of those stations near where I live that if they announce "coming up... Led Zeppelin (or AC/DC, or Doobie Brothers, or Rush, or etc, etc, etc...)", you have a 90% chance of knowing what song they'll play based on time of day and who's on air at the moment ("Fool in the Rain", "Kashmir", "Black Dog", and occasionally "Stairway to Heaven"). One night they surprised me by playing "Boogie With Stu" and I sent the DJ a pizza.


It's like one dude in a missile silo in Nebraska broadcasting to 7000 stations simultaneously, how did you send him a pizza?!?!
 
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