I’m feeling a bit cynical today, so I might as well get something off my chest. No matter where I go, I have to hear about how amazing the same damn 5 bands are. I’m sick of it I tell you, sick of it!
The only band on this list I actually like, but they definitely do not deserve the amount of attention that they get. It seems like everybody and their grandmothers are obsessed with Sublime. Yes, they mixed reggae with punk in a pretty damn catchy way, but by no means did they influence ska or reggae (bands have been incorporating the two with punk for years). All we get from Sublime are a bunch of ultimate frisbee playing, long boarding, hemp wearing, shaggy haired frat bros talking about “how deep Brad Nowell was maaaaan”.
4. Jimi Hendrix
The king of putting people into comas. I don’t care how insane Hendrix was at the guitar. Skill does not equal good music, and long solos make for some pretty boring music.
If Kurt Cobain didn’t shoot himself, Nirvana would have eventually been completely forgotten about. So they helped kick off the grunge movement, which pretty much stood for the right to not shower and the right to wear the same Sonic Youth shirt for days.
2. Led Zeppelin
What the hell is so great about Led Zeppelin? Their only good song was “Dyer Maker”, everything else completely sucked (including your beloved “Stairway to Heaven”, it’s not even that good of a song, get over it.)
1. The Beatles
Jesus Christ I am sick of hearing about how great The Beatles were. They weren’t THAT good, and I’m going to go on a whim and say they weren’t even the best band of the 60s, let alone all time.
What about you? What’s your most overrated bands?