Which bands sucked longer than they were good?

DBerry

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'Straya, cunt.
The Easybeats. Had a decent album and a second one with a hit.
Lead singers claim to fame is being the older brother and manager of AC/DC
Er, the lead singer, Stevie Wright, wasn’t a Young brother, and he had a huge hit song with ‘Evie’ that almost eclipsed the Easybeats’ hits. You are sort of right though, Harry Vander, Stevie Wright (sometimes) and George Young (the brother of the AC/DC founders) were all members of The Easybeats.

It’s wrong to say that they spent more time being shit than when they were good, considering they were at their peak when they fell apart, then Stevie went on with ‘Evie’ and Vander-Young and Vander, Young and Wright went on to write hit songs for the likes of Rose Tattoo, Mark Williams (Show No Mercy), The Seakers and Meatloaf.

Interesting fact that you’ll understand, Stevie Wright lived in a caravan in our back yard when we lived in Stevenson St. Richmond. Raving Junkie, absolute gentleman.
 
May 22, 2013
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Show me the way to St Louis
Er, the lead singer, Stevie Wright, wasn’t a Young brother, and he had a huge hit song with ‘Evie’ that almost eclipsed the Easybeats’ hits. You are sort of right though, Harry Vander, Stevie Wright (sometimes) and George Young (the brother of the AC/DC founders) were all members of The Easybeats.

It’s wrong to say that they spent more time being shit than when they were good, considering they were at their peak when they fell apart, then Stevie went on with ‘Evie’ and Vander-Young and Vander, Young and Wright went on to write hit songs for the likes of Rose Tattoo, Mark Williams (Show No Mercy), The Seakers and Meatloaf.

Interesting fact that you’ll understand, Stevie Wright lived in a caravan in our back yard when we lived in Stevenson St. Richmond. Raving Junkie, absolute gentleman.
I was talking about George Young in my post. The rest of your post is sound. The Easybeats became “shit” because of their management and not because of their talent.

Check the handle under my name “show me the way to saint louis”. I love them but their career as a band was cut short because of bad management and marriages.

 
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I'm told they're ace live. A mate of mine who is a Metalhead (please pardon the phrase) saw them in the '90s when he got chucked a free ticket by his girlfriend. He said they were excellent live - and he had no prior love of the band.

This kind of happened to me at Leeds when I saw Pulp. I was never into them and had only ever heard the hits, but fuck were they good live. Jarvis Cocker is one of those David Bowie-type character in that he was meant to walk a stage (as was DB), it just seemed so natural to him. A rare talent.
This happened me with Bruno Mars (no homo).
I went to see him with my girlfriend, her mates and some of my mates in the summer in a big outdoor venue. I was just going because the missus wanted to go. My intention was to enjoy the beer and sunshine and chill out near the back. Motherfcker was so good, I was up dancing like a dickhead all night with the rest of the 40000 in attendance. Good gig.
 

Trail

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This happened me with Bruno Mars (no homo).
I went to see him with my girlfriend, her mates and some of my mates in the summer in a big outdoor venue. I was just going because the missus wanted to go. My intention was to enjoy the beer and sunshine and chill out near the back. Motherfcker was so good, I was up dancing like a dickhead all night with the rest of the 40000 in attendance. Good gig.
Ain't it funny how surprised you can be? I can't think off of the top of my head another band that I saw that I never particularly wanted to see that surprised me...

Two which blew me away because of how good they were despite me only hearing bits of each band were Poison (they were fucking brilliant) and Motley Crue. The latter just struck me as consummate professional musicians (even though Mick Mars is just an average guitar player). The former were just fucking ace...
 
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Never good in the first place.
U2 are great for soft rock ballads

All I want is you
One
With or without you
Still haven't found what I'm looking for

And a couple of good rock songs

Pride
Where the streets have no name
Sunday bloody Sunday

So all in all not terrible.
 
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Trail

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U2 are great for soft rock ballads

All I want is you
One
With or without you
Still haven't found what I'm looking for

And a couple of good rock songs

Pride
Where the streets have no name
Sunday bloody Sunday

So all in all not terrible.
Maybe just not my thing.

I don't mind Stuck in a Moment or Sunday, the rest I'm not bothered for.
 
Jun 3, 2013
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Maybe just not my thing.

I don't mind Stuck in a Moment or Sunday, the rest I'm not bothered for.
Different strokes for different folks.

Pride is my favourite song and I love listening to Joshua tree and Achtung baby when having a few beers.
 

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Castle Duckula.
Muse and the Foo Fighters definitely are top contenders for me first couple of albums were decent but the rest has been garbage.


The likes of U2 & R. E. M have to be the most obvious choices.

Oh god yes. Loved the first couple of things both bands did then they just fell of a cliff. Foo Fighters are the most dad band around, even if I do really like Grohl. Muse saw a documentary or something and decided to write about stuff.
 
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Trail

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Coldplay - have been tripe for years.
Blink 182 - One good album.
Manic Street Preachers - Three good albums early doors, once Richey fucked off they should have just become a pub band.
Bon Jovi - Two good albums early doors.
Kiss - Good up until 1988, shit ever since.
Ryan Adams - two good albums - Heartbreaker and Gold.
Van Halen - after 5150 they might have just shut up shop.
Arctic Monkeys - good first album, that was it.
Green Day - Nimrod and Dookie, nowt else, not even American Idiot - that was fucking sell out shit.
Blur - dropped off after that album with that hit single on.
The Strokes - one good album, the first.
Franz Ferdinand - good first album.
 
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Ernest Shackleton

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Coldplay - have been tripe for years.
Blink 182 - One good album.
Manic Street Preachers - Three good albums early doors, once Richey fucked off they should have just become a pub band.
Bon Jovi - Two good albums early doors.
Kiss - Good up until 1988, shit ever since.
Ryan Adams - two good albums - Heartbreaker and Gold.
Van Halen - after 5150 they might have just shut up shop.
Arctic Monkeys - good first album, that was it.
Green Day - Nimrod and Dookie, nowt else, not even American Idiot - that was fucking sell out shit.
Blur - dropped off after that album with that hit single on.
The Strokes - one good album, the first.
Franz Ferdinand - good first album.
What do you mean by Blur? Which song?
 
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The Rolling Stones.

Good until Exile and then shit from then on (we're talking studio albums here - they could rely on their live stuff playing all their old songs).
the last Stones album is killer, mate.

 
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