I didn't want my fanboy to show, but I did find RUSH a strange choice.Rush, really? I’m not even a huge Rush fan and that is one of the most inexplicable things I’ve ever read.
Lets just create our own genre of music, have success and longevity that ten overrated band would dream of, build a long and diverse discography as well as a legion of loyal fans all while being virtually ignored by the mainstream music industry et al.
I’m just throwing this out there since I’m not a fan but many would say Def Leppard’s Hysteria? Don’t yell at me, I really don’t like any of it.Really? What's a great hair metal album we can all listen to and appreciate right now? Britny Fox? White Lion? Danger Danger? I'm wrackin' my brain here... Can't think of one.
The first half of Elton’s career definitely not overrated. Second half. Way overrated.Actually not a bad list.
I don't agree with Genesis, as most have already said, but they are likely on there for the same reason The Stones are (and The Beatles aren't): neither Genesis or The Stones hung it up in their musical golden age; The Beatles did (and you could say that Led Zep did a similar thing, and wisely hung it up after Bonzo's death). The Beatles didn't wear out their welcome (even if some feel their old records have been worn out through repetitive play). If "real" Genesis had broken up after Wind and Wuthering, we wouldn't be having this conversation; same for The Stones if they had ended with Exile on Main Street (which would have been their Abbey Road). U2 is in the same situation. Can't ignore the early albums, but the long career has seen them ebb.
Agree about Aerosmith, for many of the same reasons. I know we are talking "bands," but you could add Bruce and Elton to this list, again for the same reasons. The Beach Boys are similar, but they really were truly innovative, and there has been a revival of interest in some of their "lost classics" from the late 60s and early 70s.
So kudos to those who hung it up early to go out strong; and kudos to those who have been able to hang together and make a multi-decade career. Both paths take guts.
I agree about Oasis. Not really classic rock (maybe more "retro"), and not in the same dinosaur status as some of the others. Oasis and Supergrass are my favorite Brit Pop bands from the 90s.I don’t agree on some of them.
Oasis is brilliant in my opinion...Metallica and Guns n Roses Shouldn’t be included either...I also think the rest are overrated, especially U2.
Also, Some of those are not considered in classic rock Genre...but they are overrated in general.
Yup, Although I like Metallica, Guns n Roses, some stones songs here and there, I would isolate Oasis from that group OP mentioned...they are unique and Super cool!I agree about Oasis. Not really classic rock (maybe more "retro"), and not in the same dinosaur status as some of the others. Oasis and Supergrass are my favorite Brit Pop bands from the 90s.
The Doors ??? You gotta be kidding ?The Doors should be number one and then you can put Dave Matthews Band at number 2. Aerosmith and Guns and Roses should definitely be on that list as well.
U2? RHCP? Huh? I’m not a fan of either of those bands, but no way should they be on the list.