McFly are obviously a cause for much debate, alot of people respect them as musicians that cater for a section of the counties musical tastes, while another section of people persist in trying to rile their fans. I think we can see who the children are here.
McFly write songs that are pop, yes, and no, they do not pretend to be rock.
If McFly are only for conformist people then why do McFly fans get laughed at and told they are wrong everyday? If you have all forgotten, being a conformist is doing what other people WANT you to do. Liking McFly's music is not conformism, it is musical taste. Just as liking Guns n’ roses, Bullet for my valentine, Slayer, 50 cent or any other band is. People say 'McFly were manufactured for 8 year-olds' well The clash were manufactured for punks... do you have a problem with that?
As for the claims that they are manufactured do your research before you judge. Tom and Danny met at an audition for Busted WHICH THEY DID NOT GET INTO and spent alot of time writing songs in a hotel room before placing a PRIVATE add in the indie rock magazine NME to which Dougie and Harry auditioned for. Because Tom had almost got into Busted and had attended alot of other auditions he was known in the industry and soon McFly's talent was spotted and they were signed.
Does that sound manufactured to you?
To me that sounds like a band who worked for what they achieved.
McFly's Influences include the beach boys and blink 182. They describe their own music as 'pop-rock' and decribe themselves as 'A boyband with guitars'.
McFly's first single 'five colours' went straight to number one in 2004
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