my overrated bands section of my sub pf
jimi Hendrix- He defines overrated. His boring guitar tone, bad vocals and sub par guitar playing somehow make it past the critics, who praise him as original, inventive, unique, influential, talented and a musical genius. He's not. All he did was speed up already bad blues music added some distortion and there you have it, Jimi Hendrix. He admitted he was a bad singer, so there's nothing to point out there. He was not a skilled guitar player, everything he played sounded the same and it all blurs together. Sure he has some good moments, but most musicians do. Most of his playing is sloppy and it all blurs together into one big, boring blues re-hash.
Nirvana- Kurt Cobain was NOT a guitar master, he didn't write paticularly meaningful lyrics, he did not re-invent rock music, they are not the greatest band of the 90s. His playing was sloppy in the studio, and absolutely terrible live. He was constantly on drugs and his music shows it. His voice was terrible, grating and very studio-altered. Pick up a Nirvana bootleg to hear what he really sounded like. Sloppy and out of tune. His lyrics only made sense to him, it's stupid to see so many different analyzations of them. Chances are they are just random heroin-induced ramblings.
Led Zeppelin- Oh man, these guys define overrated. Everyone says they are the birth of metal. Wrong. Black Sabbath is, and definately a better band. Zeppelin songs all...