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#1 Old 04-23-2004, 07:02 AM
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Run for Your Life! Its the 50 Worst Songs Ever!



http://www.blender.com/articles/article_786.html



Blender and VH1's TV special "50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs ... Ever" airs May 12.



The 50 Worst Artists in Music History



http://www.blender.com/articles/article_466.html
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BILLY JOELWe Didnt Start the Fire"

Come on thats a classic!!!



PAUL OAKENFOLD isn't that bad either. Other than that.. not many surprises
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WTF? ELP second worst band ever?? The Doors?? Gipsy Kings?? Some on the list would be there even it was done by popular vote, but surely not artists like the The Doors! "The Sound(no s here) of Silence" is one of the greatest songs ever!!



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A lot, if you ask me..
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WTF? ELP second worst band ever?? The Doors?? Gipsy Kings?? Some on the list would be there even it was done by popular vote, but surely not artists like the The Doors! "The Sound(no s here) of Silence" is one of the greatest songs ever!!







A lot, if you ask me..



I like "The Sound of Silence" as well, and was surprised to see it there. If John Cougar and "Jack & Diane" isn't on that list then it's rigged, I tell ya . . . .
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That Uncle Cracker song should be closer to #1.



ETA: I agree with Color Me Badd, Creed, Master P, Vanilla Ice, and Starship. But Primus? No way.
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The Doors?? Come on... lol. I agree with the rest though.
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Maybe they drank lots before they made the list? I like Primus but I could see them as an aquired taste.
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I was very suprised to see "Sound of Silence" on there as well. I saw the list, but don't remember much of it other than remembering that my bf really likes some cheesy music.. ha...



The Doors....on the 50 worst bands list? who is smoking crack over there at Blender? But their number 1 is pretty good, the Insane Clowne Posse is horrible, so are many others on the list... but the doors????I totally forgot about Ynewie Malmsteen....
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I'm with you guys on "THE DOORS?! WTFWTFWTF?!"



and blind melon? (hey i like them) ELP? Iron Butterfly?

These are good bands, and even if you don't agree, they certainly can't be part of the 50 worst! grrr.





And "the Sound of Silence"? c'mon now.
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okay, a LOT of those made me sit up and go "WHAT?!?! "



but i must say i laughed for a LOOOONG time when i got to the #1 worst artist of all time and saw "insane clown posse"
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Well, yeah...Insane Clown Posse works as #1, i'm thinking.
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I like Live, Blind Melon, The Goo Goo Dolls and Master P!



ETA: I also like... 45 JA RULE FEAT. ASHANTI "Mesmerize 2002



I liked ICP back in grade school when it was cool to like them , but I agree, they're awful!
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Hey, wait, isn't "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas and good?



This list should be entirely pop singers!!



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I just downloaded some "YNGWIE MALMSTEEN" after my roommate explained to me who he was. It's not so bad! ...
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ICP has some bad ass songs.



I like "Chicken" the best and "The great Milenko" cd more specifically.
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Mikie, yeah, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN is a virtuoso. The problem is that he was never able to round up a decent songwriter or arranger. Still, Fender thinks enough of his abilities to manufacture a Strat to his specifications, and with his endorsement.



http://www.adirondackguitar.com/fend...Men/Yngwie.htm
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Crack Smoking Alert on:

"The Sound of Silence"

"We Didn't Start the Fire"

The Doors

Primus



Right On Target Award for:

#1 Insane Clown Posse



Notably Absent:

Limp Bizkit
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Notably Absent:

Limp Bizkit



good point.
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It did my little black heart good to see someone finally come out and admit that The Doors were a suck-ass band. Man, I've always hated their pretentious clap-trap. And that organ, for God's sake



The lists seemed pretty accurate to me, although I think Insane Clown Posse's too much of a joke to even be considered, and the author's hatred of prog rock is a bit extreme (although he did pick the crappiest prog rock bands out there).
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Notably Absent:

Limp Bizkit



Well, then they're obviously wrong and totally irrelevant.
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What's progressive rock?



Notice there's only one rap artist on there...
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Tiffany - I think we're alone now.



I attended 2 months of therapy to recover from memories of that song.
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Just a note: I was/am in no way endorsing the Blender lists, I'm just pointing them out as a cultural phenomenon ... and an upcoming TV special!



But I'd much rather listen to "Oh-bla-di Oh-bla-da" that to, say, Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe through the Tulips" or Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "Constipation Blues." I don't really think in terms of consciously remembering "bad" songs--I just try to forget them, and mainly succeed!
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But I'd much rather listen to "Oh-bla-di Oh-bla-da" that to, say, Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe through the Tulips" or Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "Constipation Blues." I don't really think in terms of consciously remembering "bad" songs--I just try to forget them, and mainly succeed!





I must admit...I really like "tiptoe through the tulips."
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I am having trouble getting to the whole list - I get the first 10 and then there's no link to the rest?



I must however salute the spectacular use of "craptastic".

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As for The Doors being on the list, it's typical for these lists to put at least one controversial choice on the list - it creates a buzz and gets people talking.



I have a free sub to this magazine. I'm not going to type out the whole list but here are the top (or bottom?) 10... Actually I'll start with #11...



11. Clay Aiken - Invisible

10. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder - Ebony and Ivory

9. Madonna - American Life

8. Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time

7. Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

6. Huey Lewis and the News - The Heart of Rock and Roll

5. Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby

4. Limp Bizkit - Rollin'

3. Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight

2. Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart

1. Starship - We Built this City

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They should change Rollin' to My Way. That one grates on my nerves with his whining.
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What's progressive rock?



Progressive rock and art rock are two almost interchangeable terms describing a mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility. The differences between prog-rock and art rock are often slight in practice, but do exist. Prog-rock tends to be more traditionally melodic (even when multi-sectioned compositions replace normal song structures), more literary (poetry or sci-fi/fantasy novels), and more oriented toward classically trained instrumental technique (with the exception of Pink Floyd). Art rock is more likely to have experimental or avant-garde influences, placing novel sonic texture above prog-rock's symphonic ambitions. Both styles are intrinsically album-based, taking advantage of the format's capacity for longer, more complex compositions and extended instrumental explorations. In fact, many prog bands were fond of crafting concept albums that made unified statements, usually telling an epic story or tackling a grand overarching theme. In addition to pushing rock's technical and compositional boundaries, prog-rock was also arguably the first arena where synthesizers and electronic textures became indispensable parts of a rock ensemble. The earliest rumblings of progressive and art rock could be heard in the poetry of Bob Dylan and conceptually unified albums like the Mothers of Invention's Freak Out! and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, all of which suggested that rock was more than just teenagers' music and should be taken seriously as an art form. Prog-rock began to emerge out of the British psychedelic scene in 1967, specifically a strain of classical/symphonic rock led by the Nice, Procol Harum, and the Moody Blues (Days of Future Passed). King Crimson's 1969 debut In the Court of the Crimson King firmly established the concept of progressive rock, and a quirky, eclectic scene was taking shape in Canterbury, led by the jazzy psychedelia of the Soft Machine. Prog-rock became a commercial force in the early '70s, with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, Jethro Tull, Genesis, and Pink Floyd leading the way. Meanwhile, a more avant-garde scene (dubbed Kraut-rock) was developing in Germany, and eccentric, unclassifiable bands continued to emerge in the U.K. By the mid-'70s, a backlash was beginning to set in; prog-rock sometimes mistook bombast for majesty, and its far-reaching ambition and concern with artistic legitimacy could make for overblown, pretentious music. Its heyday soon came to an end with the advent of punk, which explicitly repudiated prog's excesses and aimed to return rock & roll to its immediate, visceral roots. Still, prog-rock didn't completely go away. A number of AOR bands used prog ideas in more concise songs; plus, Pink Floyd, Yes, and Genesis all had number one singles in the '80s by retooling their approaches. A small cult of neo-prog bands catered to faithful audiences who still liked grandiose concepts and flashy technique; the first was Marillion, and many more popped up in the late '80s and early '90s.
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I am having trouble getting to the whole list - I get the first 10 and then there's no link to the rest?



Yeah. I think they want you to buy the mag or watch the May 12 special to get the whole list, but many of the other choices have been mentioned in other press stories about the list.



BTW, I like Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time." I'd at least rate it average.
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aha, so limp bizkit *was* mentioned.



i gotta agree with 11, though. that song pisses me off. but for a very odd reason... i don't like that song because it's grammatically incorrect. if i WERE invisible, dammit!
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I'm not happy about the Doors and Sounds of Silence being dissed, either.

Also, I've got to stick up for Jamiroquai. His are among the few CD's I bought in high school that I still listen to. I liked Travelling Without Moving, and I like Synkronized even better. I like to put on Canned Heat or Soul Education when I need a little pep. Heh.

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