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Bands that sucked with the turn of a decade
28 September 2016
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I wanted to make a list that you may add to of great bands that sucked balls in the following decade, let's go:

Queen:

A great band, both live and in the studio, turned to dogshit with the transition from 70's to 80's after The Game. The songs went from classic pump uppers, such as the powerful and progressive Bohemian Rhapsody, the hard rocking Tie Your Mother Down, and the stadium sing alongs We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions to songs such as the 80's style dance/poppy Radio Ga Ga, a collaboration that made both artists sound bad in Under Pressure, the song where the singer describes how the bassist likes his women in Body Language, and who can forget I Want To Break Free. Although, to be fair, they started to get better in 1986 with A Kind Of Magic, although half the album is still rubbish.

ZZ Top:

A great 70's blues influenced hard rock band that decided to become a pop band when the 80's came around. So instead of great rockers like La Grange, Just Got Paid, Tush, and Waiting For The Bus/Jesus Left Chicago, we get dance songs straight from hell that make you want to stick your balls in a shark's mouth such as Sharp Dressed Man, Gimme All Your Loving, and Legs. That last one especially makes me want to throw up and it pisses me off that I'd always hear it outside while walking past the strip club that was near my house back in the 80's. To think that such a great band would drop so low just to get more popular.

Journey:

I think Infinity, Evolution, and Departure are great albums, with tracks like Wheel In The Sky, Any Way You Want It, and Lights. However, I think the 80's killed them. To start, Don't Stop Belevin' is so overplayed that the airplay this turd gets is enough to make me hate it (I once heard it 6 times in 1 day and I wasn't even trying), then there's the rest of Escape, which, with the excpetion of the title track, Open Arms, and maybe 1 or 2 other songs, is god awful. Frontiers is an improvement, but it still sucks and the singles chosen were especially poor, the "metal song that isn't metal" Separate Ways, and the awful ballad Faithfully. I haven't listened to Raised On Radio yet, but my friends tell me it's even worse than Escape and Frontiers.

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The Beatles, their 70s output was subpart compared to their 60's output. There are a few good songs but overall you can tell that they weren't meshing as a band.

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Man this is a great list. I remember buying Hot Space when it was new and wanting to burn it and it shows, who decided that 70's rock bands should become pop rock when it becomes the 80's. Also, I must say that I don't like anything Post Black Album Metallica.

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Starr Shine? said
The Beatles, their 70s output was subpart compared to their 60's output. There are a few good songs but overall you can tell that they weren't meshing as a band.  

That isn't really a fair thing to say, unless if you're referring to their solo career, as the only album they released in the 70's was Let It Be , which I must say sounds like it was recorded in Aunt Mimi's basement with the live sound (never let anyone but George Martin produce an album) and the only things recorded by them during 1970 was I Me Mine , the solo to Let It Be , and the orchestration to Across The Universe and The Long And Winding Road (correct me if I'm wrong). Also, John quit in September 1969, so it's really hard to say The Beatles were even a band in the 70's.

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HMBeatlesfan said

That isn't really a fair thing to say, unless if you're referring to their solo career

Calling their solo work the Beatles would be really unfair.

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@HMBeatlesfan said

That isn't really a fair thing to say, unless if you're referring to their solo career, as the only album they released in the 70's was Let It Be , which I must say sounds like it was recorded in Aunt Mimi's basement with the live sound (never let anyone but George Martin produce an album) and the only things recorded by them during 1970 was I Me Mine , the solo to Let It Be , and the orchestration to Across The Universe and The Long And Winding Road (correct me if I'm wrong). Also, John quit in September 1969, so it's really hard to say The Beatles were even a band in the 70's.  

I think @StarWisher was making a joke.  It's irony because the Beatles weren't even a band after 1970, that's why they "weren't meshing as a band".

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Starr Shine? said
The Beatles, their 70s output was subpart compared to their 60's output. There are a few good songs but overall you can tell that they weren't meshing as a band.  

I thought this was a joke comment on 'Let It Be ' (and the later reissues) not being a patch on everything released in the 1960's - not the use of the word "products".

Not sure why its generated the few posts it did in response - or the need for this one.

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