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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:15 am 
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Here are a few that come to mind:

Wire
Smashing Pumpkins
Days of the New


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:13 am 
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In what way did Wire not live up to their potential? I mean, Pink Flag is one of small handful of seminal punk albums, Chairs Missing and 154 are absolute cornerstones of post-punk, they continued to develop throughout the Eighties (Drill, The Ideal Copy) and are still creating worthwhile music beyond 2000. I saw them live in 1987 and around 2001 - both concerts were absolute blasts and had nothing of the "flogging a dead horse" feeling that you get from contemporary acts like Public Image Ltd. Not to mention side projects like Dome and the solo albums. The only potential they haven't lived up to could possibly be the commercial aspect, which doesn't bother me that much.

A band that never lived up to its potential? Alan Parsons Project, which didn't quite become a contender for Pink Floyd.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:38 am 
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Our Downloads from shows we have paid for years ago and still have not received


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:45 pm 
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blind faith. one great album but that was it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Blind Faith-definately.

Dark Clothes is probably right on Wire. Never warmed up to the later stuff but Map Ref.41/93 is a great song.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:42 pm 
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and, also television. they made one of the best debut albums ever, followed it with a mediocre second album, and split up.

well, they reunited and made one more album years later, but, still...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Strawberry Alarm Clock - :smoke:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:00 pm 
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The Beatles. Those guys really could have been something if Yoko hadn't come along and screwed everything up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:23 am 
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Lumpy Gravy wrote:
blind faith. one great album but that was it.



There is a couple videos and a live lp out there ... but they were only together 11 months if I am not mistaken.

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Romeo Void. One of the best bands I've ever seen.

But they never made much money. I guess that means they never lived up to their potential...

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tin machine

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Menudo.
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What? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:54 am 
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Van Halen

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Toto

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The biggy Boston... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:38 am 
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I agree. On paper this group sounded really interesting but the albums just weren't that good. The first one was best.


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Galoot Co-Log-Nuh wrote:
Toto



Toto's big in Europe and Japan....US is a tough crowd...ask Zappa.


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Pink Floyd - they started off great, but then they had to fire their most creative member and then spend the rest of their career writing songs about him :P

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Galoot Co-Log-Nuh wrote:
Toto


What was Toto's potential? To be a cheesy pop band with terrible lyrics and slick, bland LA studio musician arrangements. They absolutely lived up to their potential- An over produced, safe, middle of the road hit making machine.
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Caputh wrote:
Pink Floyd - they started off great, but then they had to fire their most creative member and then spend the rest of their career writing songs about him :P




Totally disagree, any one that has seen them live was amazed

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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Caputh wrote:
Pink Floyd - they started off great, but then they had to fire their most creative member and then spend the rest of their career writing songs about him :P




Totally disagree, any one that has seen them live was amazed



With the loss of RW, they are pretty much an over priced cover band... :smoke:


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Plook wrote:
BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Caputh wrote:
Pink Floyd - they started off great, but then they had to fire their most creative member and then spend the rest of their career writing songs about him :P


Totally disagree, any one that has seen them live was amazed


With the loss of RW, they are pretty much an over priced cover band... :smoke:


Oh absolutely! I mean, when Waters was still in the band, it's not like Gilmour or Wright contributed ANY songwriting, instrumental or production duties to the Pink Floyd catalogue AT ALL! In fact, Gilmour's vocals/guitar playing & Wright's vocals/keyboard/piano playing were so unoriginal and shitty, that if they both hadn't been in the band, Waters could've EASILY written and performed ALL of those albums by himself...

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The same can be said of MOI, why not listen to the Brubeck Brothers

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Hahahaha... amazed by a floating pig, hilarious. PF is one of the few bands that people who go to their show tell you how great the visuals were, and then not much else. The early stuff was great though. The middle period pretty good. Everything after The Final Cut was a waste of time.

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Disco Boy wrote:
Oh absolutely! I mean, when Waters was still in the band, it's not like Gilmour or Wright contributed ANY songwriting, instrumental or production duties to the Pink Floyd catalogue AT ALL! In fact, Gilmour's vocals/guitar playing & Wright's vocals/keyboard/piano playing were so unoriginal and shitty, that if they both hadn't been in the band, Waters could've EASILY written and performed ALL of those albums by himself...

:roll:

I agree that that those guys contributed a lot during the band's prime, but come on, can you really sit through A Momentary Lapse of Reason?


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