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Most overrated Band ever?
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Dingle Lad said

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The Monkees.

Talk about pre-fab. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Okay, so they wrote a couple of their own songs, but the Hits were written for them, and all they had to do was act....

What are your feelings about Motown and Elvis?

Sorry for jumping in but in my opinion, it's entirely okay for acts to not write their own songs. While extremely impressive, songwriting is not an easy task and there will always be people out there who have the talent but not the special ability to make new music from scratch. Also, it provides jobs for songwriters who just want to write songs but not perform them. Heck, if I wrote a lovely song I would probably want someone more talented than me to perform it-- plus I'd get money for the rights!

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Pretty much every band that people think are great but only because they only know the good songs because they're the only ones that get played on the radio. There have been so many bands where I loved their hits and thought that meant I'd love their albums only to find out the albums are all mostly filler. Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, Oasis, Queen, The Doors, The Eagles, Maroon 5.

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Elvis was one of the greatest performers of the twentieth century.

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Dingle Lad said
Elvis was one of the greatest performers of the twentieth century.

Elvis is another artist I love deeply. Almost as much as I do with Buddy Holly and Prince. He wasn't quite the writer like those 2 but he had such charisma and personality

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Little Piggy Dragonguy said
Pretty much every band that people think are great but only because they only know the good songs because they're the only ones that get played on the radio. There have been so many bands where I loved their hits and thought that meant I'd love their albums only to find out the albums are all mostly filler. Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, Oasis, Queen, The Doors, The Eagles, Maroon 5.

I can't say I agree with you on the Eagles (love me some of that '70s tasteful palette country-rock), but the rest I get (even though I do love Nirvana as well and have a moderate liking for Oasis because of my Britpop phase).

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, though, I absolutely cannot stand.

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The Eagles had some great songs in the 70's tho others from then are dreadful. Their stuff after that is garbage. 'Hotel California' is an almost-but-not-quite very good song but not deserving of the hysteria it gets.

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Llovelyritametermaid said The Red Hot Chili Peppers, though, I absolutely cannot stand. 

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Same, RHCP are one of my least favourite musical artists ever. Something about them is just so uncomfortable to me, as people they're a bunch of creeps but it's rare that such a quality seeps through into the music so thoroughly as well.

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The Eagles had some great songs in the 70's tho others from then are dreadful. Their stuff after that is garbage. 'Hotel California' is an almost-but-not-quite very good song but not deserving of the hysteria it gets.

I'm with you on that last statement. Hotel California is not that awesome of a track. If I had to pick a song from that album it would be Try and Love Again. Much more beautiful.

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The Eagles had some great songs in the 70's tho others from then are dreadful. Their stuff after that is garbage. 'Hotel California' is an almost-but-not-quite very good song but not deserving of the hysteria it gets.

Yeah, I agree with that point. "Hotel California" is good but overrated and the Eagles have other far better songs (My personal favorite is "New Kid In Town" which i think deserves a little bit more attention than "HC")

And yeah I don't touch their post-70s catalog (given that their only album post-70s is the one 2009 album). I mostly hang onto them for sentimental appeal, though.

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I'm with you on that last statement. Hotel California is not that awesome of a track. If I had to pick a song from that album it would be Try and Love Again. Much more beautiful.

YES, Try And Love Again is incredible; Randy's voice is lovely. heartProbably my favourite track from the album as well.

I think Hotel California is a good song, albeit a little overplayed sometimes. I do have the album, and I liked it, but it don't think it really wowed me overall. But, then again, I've only listened to it once, and my opinions may change. mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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With the title track of Hotel California it's about the guitars and they are superb. Think of it this way; when you're listening to the radio, a lot more important back in the day then it is now, you want something that sounds great but doesn't necessarily compel you listen too hard. Hotel California fits that bill. As for Try and Love Again, I prefer Randy's stuff from One of These Nights and On the Border. This would include Take it to the Limit, Too Many Hands, Is It True, and Midnight Flyer.

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I like The Eagles but really only the hits. Specifically the hits that were on the first Greatest Hits album

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I despise the Eagles generally (as stated years ago in this thread), but do enjoy a few songs. "Hotel Cali", the track, is very good, but way-overexposed. "New Kid in Town" and "I Can't Tell You Why" are pretty good too.

I could probably assemble myself a listenable collection of 10-15 assorted tracks, if I gave a second binge-listening to their entire chronological discography (again, see elsewhere in the thread.)

I'm not gonna do that. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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I despise the Eagles generally (as stated years ago in this thread),

I could probably assemble myself a listenable collection of 10-15 assorted tracks, if I gave a second binge-listening to their entire chronological discography (again, see elsewhere in the thread.)

I have a love hate relationship with the Eagles that goes back over four and a half decades.

I hate what they stand for as a sterile generic studio band who didn't change one iota in their live work.

The thing is that they were great at what they did. I can't say they really made a bad album. They actually made good to great ones.

The problem was and I'll paraphrase David Crosby here, "They never took a single chance ever." Gram Parsons wasn't as kind. He called them a "plastic dry f***.  A little rough but entirely accurate.

They were, along with Bob Seger, my mom's favorite artists at the time. She played them way too much. That really didn't make me hate them, it just made them overly familiar. I was listening mostly to hard rock at the time so there was a disconnect.

The opposing parts of my brain caused a dichotomy that lasts to this day.

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I don't think their music is groundbreaking omigosh the best 70s country-rock ever but like I still like them for sentimental reasons and I love a lot of their songs (Some of my favorites include "New Kid In Town," "Take It Easy," "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Lyin' Eyes," "Already Gone," "Witchy Woman ," "Heartache Tonight,"......and "Please Come Home For Christmas" when it's that time of the yeara-hard-days-night-george-10). They're one of those bands that I like not for their artistic value or talent, but just because my brother and my dad listen to them and it's nice to have this thing that we can all talk about. It's kind of like my relationship with the Dead, I started to like them because of their music but started to like them even more because it brought me closer to people (however the Dead are much closer to my heart than the Eagles).

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Meh, I never liked the Eagles... they're only okay, and I can't like things that are okay. Music has to be terrific for me. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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vonbontee said
I despise the Eagles generally (as stated years ago in this thread), but do enjoy a few songs. "Hotel Cali", the track, is very good, but way-overexposed. "New Kid in Town" and "I Can't Tell You Why" are pretty good too.

I could probably assemble myself a listenable collection of 10-15 assorted tracks, if I gave a second binge-listening to their entire chronological discography (again, see elsewhere in the thread.)

I'm not gonna do that. a-hard-days-night-john-1

Wow, relax, yes, Eagles is kind of an overrated group but why do you DESPISE them? What have they done to you? It's not like their material is completely hate-able. They did some decent songs and never anything outside the box, but there are a lot of bands to "despise" and this is not one of those.

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I Can’t Tell You Why is awesome. As are so many others. i really like Lyin Eyes. I never understood why people have a problem with their music. As far as musicians go they aren’t they greatest people, but their collaborations with Jackson Browne and JD Souther produced some tracks of the ages.

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