Thursday, January 21, 2010
Worst Bands Ever
As Vampire Weekend lands its first #1 record, it got me thinking about some of the worst bands in the world.
On days I've posted anything Bruce Spingsteen or Queen related, the hateful comments poured in and though you know, I am a huge fan of both, even if I wasn't, I wouldn't be so irrational as to call either "the worst."
I have never liked Dave Matthews. You can read why HERE. But I recognize the talent.
In the case of Vampire Weekend, I hear nothing. It's bad sounding and gimmicky. And while I try to find some reedeming qualities, I mostly just work myself up, think about their success, and want to beat them over their heads with their steel drums.
I'm feeling the same sort of rage towards Lady Gaga, who has unbelievably sold out Radio City Music Hall for 4 nights.
In 30 years, will we look back on Vampire Weekend and Lady Gaga and think the same thing our parents think now when looking back at The Beatles and The Stones? Will we think, "Boy, 'Just Dance' really is an amazing song by an amazing artist?"
That said, no matter how much you may hate Queen's pomposity or Bruce Springsteen's politics, I don't believe either is what I'm looking for when I ask, "Who do you think is the worst band you've ever heard?" Bands like The Shaggs shouldn't count either. I want bands or artists that really just sucked on every level, yet managed to maintain somewhat respectable careers.