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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   60 years ago this week, the absolutely WORST DECISION IN MUSIC HISTORY was made by an obscure drummer named Tommy Moore   (ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line
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2020-06-11 12:16:05 PM  
I think the worst decision in music history was when Brian Jones decided he was going to go swimming. But hey, that's just me.
 
2020-06-11 1:35:43 PM  
This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.
 
2020-06-11 2:43:36 PM  
worst music business decisions ever

1a) fans supporting Dave Grohl the HIV-denialist rundraiser
1b) creating BabyMetal
2) enabling R Kelly
3) AutoTune
4) Nickelback
5) MTV
 
2020-06-11 2:45:17 PM  

darkhorse23: I think the worst decision in music history was when Brian Jones decided he was going to go swimming. But hey, that's just me.


As counterpoint, one of the best decisions was Waylon deciding to give up his seat on the plane to the Big Bopper.
 
2020-06-11 2:47:44 PM  
Cass Elliot should have ordered the tuna fish instead of ham
 
2020-06-11 2:51:16 PM  
Yeah, no.

The band's success without you does not equate to the band's success with you. Historical decisions do not occur in a vacuum.
 
2020-06-11 2:56:56 PM  

bingethinker: This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.



This right here. What a lot of people don't realize about Ringo, is that he has remarkably consistent meter. Which is what allowed for the studio magic on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers as the different tracks could all be spliced together and sound cohesive.
 
2020-06-11 2:58:00 PM  
I think it was Billy Joel who said "Ringo wasn't the best drummer in the world, he was the beat drummer for the Beatles!"
 
2020-06-11 3:05:04 PM  
I figured it would be something involving Yoko Ono.  I had the right band, at least.
 
2020-06-11 3:06:03 PM  

FlippityFlap: bingethinker: This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.


This right here. What a lot of people don't realize about Ringo, is that he has remarkably consistent meter. Which is what allowed for the studio magic on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers as the different tracks could all be spliced together and sound cohesive.


Can't say that enough.  Ringo was as solid as a metronome.  People biatch about his style or lack of it, that was not his role in the band.
/+points for Ringo for living in his castle in Bavaria with his supermodel wife.
 
2020-06-11 3:16:43 PM  
Karen Carpenter turning down a sandwich or two was pretty poor.
 
2020-06-11 3:19:49 PM  
Michael Graves was the worst decision in music history.
 
2020-06-11 3:22:09 PM  

advex101: FlippityFlap: bingethinker: This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.


This right here. What a lot of people don't realize about Ringo, is that he has remarkably consistent meter. Which is what allowed for the studio magic on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers as the different tracks could all be spliced together and sound cohesive.

Can't say that enough.  Ringo was as solid as a metronome.  People biatch about his style or lack of it, that was not his role in the band.
/+points for Ringo for living in his castle in Bavaria with his supermodel wife.


Yeah but we don't know how this other cat was. Maybe he was as good for the Beatles as Starr turned out to be. He quit before laying down any tracks, so we will never know.
 
2020-06-11 3:22:09 PM  

advex101: FlippityFlap: bingethinker: This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.


This right here. What a lot of people don't realize about Ringo, is that he has remarkably consistent meter. Which is what allowed for the studio magic on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers as the different tracks could all be spliced together and sound cohesive.

Can't say that enough.  Ringo was as solid as a metronome.  People biatch about his style or lack of it, that was not his role in the band.
/+points for Ringo for living in his castle in Bavaria with his supermodel wife.


It's very telling that both John and George were eager to have him along on their Boobies-Beatles solo albums.

/also telling that Paul wasn't
 
2020-06-11 3:29:36 PM  
"Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles."
- John Lennon (supposedly)
 
2020-06-11 3:30:16 PM  
Most overrated band of all time next to U2.  Yep, I said it.
 
2020-06-11 3:36:39 PM  
I think chartering a small plane out of Iowa in a blizzard was a worse decision.
 
2020-06-11 3:42:00 PM  

darkhorse23: I think the worst decision in music history was when Brian Jones decided he was going to go swimming. But hey, that's just me.


Or Jeff Buckley.
 
2020-06-11 3:44:33 PM  

Marcos P: Michael Graves was the worst decision in music history.


Nah, the worst decision was Jerry Only hyping that Michael Graves was just as good as Danzig.


/When the Graves' sung track "Walk Among Us" comes up on the ol' shuffle, I still listen.  It's not bad.  It's just not Danzig.
//But a *LOT* of people who wear black professionally heard Graves, they turned their heads the other way.
 
2020-06-11 3:45:44 PM  
oh and... "This article had Nothing to do with Dylan going electric!"

/which was the most trolling-est decision
//so it was actually the best decision
 
2020-06-11 3:45:58 PM  
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2020-06-11 3:49:20 PM  
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2020-06-11 3:55:33 PM  

toejam: "Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles."
- John Lennon (supposedly)


Apparently I have to do this in every thread where this comes up.

For the 9,863rd time...Lennon DID NOT SAY THAT.

The comment was made by a British comedian in the early 80s after Lennon had already been killed. Moreover, Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn has read/listened to/viewed every Lennon interview on record and nowhere does he make that comment.
 
2020-06-11 4:14:23 PM  

Hawk24: toejam: "Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles."
- John Lennon (supposedly)

Apparently I have to do this in every thread where this comes up.

For the 9,863rd time...Lennon DID NOT SAY THAT.

The comment was made by a British comedian in the early 80s after Lennon had already been killed. Moreover, Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn has read/listened to/viewed every Lennon interview on record and nowhere does he make that comment.


Thanks for the info. In my world he did say it. I did add a caveat so I feel no shame.
 
2020-06-11 4:28:29 PM  

mekkab: Marcos P: Michael Graves was the worst decision in music history.

Nah, the worst decision was Jerry Only hyping that Michael Graves was just as good as Danzig.


/When the Graves' sung track "Walk Among Us" comes up on the ol' shuffle, I still listen.  It's not bad.  It's just not Danzig.
//But a *LOT* of people who wear black professionally heard Graves, they turned their heads the other way.


That whole album was good, but it was more in line with Jerry Only's aborted solo project than The Misfits. The follow-up was just a retread.

I do wish they had recorded this whole song for "American Psycho" and not just the intro

Kryst the Conqueror - Dr phibes Rises Again
Youtube Oj7wT1FrANI
 
2020-06-11 4:32:08 PM  
World's Great Drummers Salute Ringo Starr
Youtube wJTjjAXDZSY
 
2020-06-11 4:50:48 PM  
Not band related but music related.  The guy who quit American Idol after the first season. Jason Dunkelmen or something.
 
2020-06-11 4:52:14 PM  

FlippityFlap: bingethinker: This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.


This right here. What a lot of people don't realize about Ringo, is that he has remarkably consistent meter. Which is what allowed for the studio magic on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers as the different tracks could all be spliced together and sound cohesive.


I can't hardly tolerate Yoko Ono, but she said one day in an interview that it was Ringo who held the band together as long as it was together, and without him it would have exploded a lot earlier.
 
2020-06-11 5:03:16 PM  
I think it was when MIchael Hutchence decided that jacking off while strangling yourself with a belt was a good idea.
 
2020-06-11 5:34:51 PM  

H31N0US: advex101: FlippityFlap: bingethinker: This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.


This right here. What a lot of people don't realize about Ringo, is that he has remarkably consistent meter. Which is what allowed for the studio magic on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers as the different tracks could all be spliced together and sound cohesive.

Can't say that enough.  Ringo was as solid as a metronome.  People biatch about his style or lack of it, that was not his role in the band.
/+points for Ringo for living in his castle in Bavaria with his supermodel wife.

Yeah but we don't know how this other cat was. Maybe he was as good for the Beatles as Starr turned out to be. He quit before laying down any tracks, so we will never know.


I think it's been said quite a bit that they didn't put Ringo in the band because of his drumming talent but because he was "cuter" than the other guy.
 
2020-06-11 6:02:30 PM  

Mr_Vimes: Karen Carpenter turning down a sandwich or two was pretty poor.


As was Cass Elliot not turning down a particular one...

/yes, I know...
 
2020-06-11 6:17:30 PM  
Lochaber_Axe:

I think it's been said quite a bit that they didn't put Ringo in the band because of his drumming talent but because he was "cuter" than the other guy.

Another falsehood. Ringo got in becuse he was better than Best. And george martin didn't think he was up to snuff, either. (Even Ringo was replaced on some early tracks by a session drummer).
 
2020-06-11 6:23:37 PM  

jake_lex: advex101: FlippityFlap: bingethinker: This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.


This right here. What a lot of people don't realize about Ringo, is that he has remarkably consistent meter. Which is what allowed for the studio magic on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers as the different tracks could all be spliced together and sound cohesive.

Can't say that enough.  Ringo was as solid as a metronome.  People biatch about his style or lack of it, that was not his role in the band.
/+points for Ringo for living in his castle in Bavaria with his supermodel wife.

It's very telling that both John and George were eager to have him along on their Boobies-Beatles solo albums.

/also telling that Paul wasn't


But Paul was on two tracks of Ringo's platinum album in 1973, along with George (5) and John (1).  Also some stiffs named Bolan, Hopkins, Helm, Preston, and Nilsson among others.
 
2020-06-11 6:45:26 PM  
Peter Green taking that bad acid in Sweden was one of the worst
 
2020-06-11 7:02:22 PM  

wamba: in 1973


That was one helluva year for music.
 
2020-06-11 7:37:51 PM  
Kurt meet Courtney...
 
2020-06-11 7:42:19 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Cass Elliot should have ordered the tuna fish instead of ham


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2020-06-11 8:08:45 PM  
The Chester Barrington, Scott Weiland & Chris Cornell swing trio was a bad idea and wildly misinterpreted by all 3
 
2020-06-11 8:42:16 PM  
The fact he describes drumming as a "hobby" says a lot.
An asshole DJ once asked Clapton if he'd ever give up the guitar for a woman. He said only if you cut off all his fingers on both hands.
 
2020-06-11 9:18:37 PM  
Dave Grohl wrote an excellent article on Ringo.

http://www.fooarchive.com/gpb/daveonr​i​ngo.htm
 
2020-06-11 11:44:41 PM  

jake_lex: It's very telling that both John and George were eager to have him along on their Boobies-Beatles solo albums.

/also telling that Paul wasn't


They must have thought he would make a good wingman.


But Paul didn't think he'd make a good Wings man.
 
2020-06-12 8:53:43 AM  
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An American soldier standing by, doing nothing as Iraqis pull down a statue of Saddam.  Funny, but I don't remember Chris Wallace, Fox or anyone comparing this to the Cultural Revolution.
 
2020-06-12 9:27:30 AM  

Lochaber_Axe: H31N0US: advex101: FlippityFlap: bingethinker: This guy probably would have been replaced by Ringo in 1962 anyway. They mostly kept Pete Best around because he was reliable, not because he was particularly good.


This right here. What a lot of people don't realize about Ringo, is that he has remarkably consistent meter. Which is what allowed for the studio magic on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers as the different tracks could all be spliced together and sound cohesive.

Can't say that enough.  Ringo was as solid as a metronome.  People biatch about his style or lack of it, that was not his role in the band.
/+points for Ringo for living in his castle in Bavaria with his supermodel wife.

Yeah but we don't know how this other cat was. Maybe he was as good for the Beatles as Starr turned out to be. He quit before laying down any tracks, so we will never know.

I think it's been said quite a bit that they didn't put Ringo in the band because of his drumming talent but because he was "cuter" than the other guy.


That has literally never been said by anyone...ever. In fact the opposite was true. Pete Best was extremely good looking and Paul is on record as saying that's one of the reasons they liked having him in the band....he could "pull birds." That plus he was reliable, had his own drum kit, and his mother ran a coffee house where they could play. Ringo was brought into the band specifically because he was a better drummer and they all knew that's what they needed to help push the group over the top. Plus Ringo was a much better fit personality-wise...Pete was loner and didn't hang out much with the other three and didn't have the sharp wit that they others had.
 
2020-06-12 12:27:46 PM  
Wait.  I thought the worst decision in music was the Decca exec that turned them down, saying guitar groups are on the way out?
 
2020-06-12 7:37:25 PM  
Honorary Mention

The Black Crowes, while on tour with Jimmy Page, (as part of the band) arrogantly *rebuffed* his offer to share his ideas and record an album or two together.

I love their stuff, and the solo album they released instead was good, but WHAT THE FARK WERE THEY FARKING THINKING?!  I could throttle the Robinsons for that.

Side note: had pricey tix for Atlanta but it never happened, because they offended Page and he immediately ditched the tour.

Big headed motherf*ckers!
 
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