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  • Bands who used to be good…..
  • And still are!

    I’ll start with Rush, and ZZ Top. OK, so both went through their dreadful 80s synth phase, but they’ve still got it!

    sputnik
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    Joe Satriani
    The Cult
    And totally agree with Rush still being right up there.

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    Was going to suggest U2 and Red Hot Chilli Peppers until you said “and still are”.

    Edit: I see I’ve cross-threaded.

    mikey74
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    Iron Maiden.

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    My Bloody Valentine

    supertacky
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    Saw the Cult last year.

    The still Rock!

    New Model Army

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    Death in Vegas
    Nick Cave
    Bombay bicycle club

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    The Stranglers.

    johndoh
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    Iron Maiden? Nah. (And I am a big fan).

    A massive slump since Somewhere in Time (and pushing it at that album) – only Final Frontier sees them anything like back to standard.

    mikey74
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    A massive slump since Somewhere in Time (and pushing it at that album) – only Final Frontier sees them anything like back to standard.

    Seventh Son…, Brave New World, Dance of Death, A Matter of Life and Death, and Final Frontier all say otherwise.

    Plus, their live shows have never been in doubt.

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    Take That ๐Ÿ˜†

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    D-A-D

    Hoodoo Gurus

    The Damned

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    Mikey – I really don’t agree and neither do album sales.

    And I *am* a fan – seen them about 10 times over the years (Beast on the Road tour was first, saw them last year). I just don’t think any of the later albums are that good. Saying that, Fear of the Dark is one of my fave tracks by them…

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    Testament.

    Machine Head – started awesome, went kind of crappy, then managed to pull it back to being awesome again. Unlike Metallica. -_-

    This

    mikey74 – Member
    Seventh Son…, Brave New World, Dance of Death, A Matter of Life and Death, and Final Frontier all say otherwise.

    Plus, their live shows have never been in doubt.

    Not this

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    Mikey – I really don’t agree and neither do album sales.

    And I *am* a fan – seen them about 10 times over the years (Beast on the Road tour was first, saw them last year). I just don’t think any of the later albums are that good. Saying that, Fear of the Dark is one of my fave tracks by them…

    There are still those that think anything post dianno isn’t worth listening to….

    I’ll take each album and tour on it’s own individual merits. I think they’ve still most definitely have it.

    Now if this debate was about Metallica or Megadeth, as much as i like em, they’re in need of some interesting material.

    YM obviously MV ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Duran Duran surprised me with their most recent release so get a vote from me ! Saxon doing some good stuff… again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Killing Joke

    Got most of their stuff through from the first album to “Absolute Dissent” (personal favourite). Each album stands alone and brings something different to the table. Genius.

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    The Cure.

    hmmmm as much I love them to bits, have seen them many, many times live and have everything from the meethook demo onwards, after disintegration they just sort of became a cure by numbers,,bloodflowers was really bad!

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    There are still those that think anything post dianno isn’t worth listening to….

    <puts hand up>

    johndoh
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    Gotta say that Iron Maiden and Killers were far and away the best albums, but the best singles were definitely from NOTB, Powerslave etc.

    Markie
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    Cowboy Junkies

    sputnik
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    Another good shout Markie, was thinking Cowboy Junkies as well.

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    Beastie Boys

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    Spiritualized

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    Stiff Little Fingers
    Duran Duran

    Please don’t make me read this thread anymore.. it’s silly.

    I only have one thing to contribute – Underworld.

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    Hilarious input from many and some choices.
    Bands that were mleh that I still like is a more accurate thread description

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    More of a one man band, Steve Earle knocking out great music since the 80’s.

    Rolling Stones, judging by ticket sales.

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    Have to say the latest ZZ Top single I heard was pretty good. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    I also quite liked the Public Enemy single that I think was the theme for the Paralympics.

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    The Beatles have recorded more recent ‘good’ music than the Stones. Its close on 40 years since they did anything remotely acceptable.

    But at least the Beatles had the good grace to knock it on the head, then go and get shot/become a tedious, lecturing, weird-haired bore*

    * delete as applicable, depending which one of them you prefer

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    The Beatles have recorded more recent ‘good’ music than the Stones. Its close on 40 years since they did anything remotely acceptable.

    Think it might be well more than 40 years since the Beatles recorded anything, good or bad.

    I guess I should have put a winky in my post.

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    Sorry vinny, my sarcasm filter was off ๐Ÿ˜€

    I find the idea of people paying the exorbitant ticket prices the Stones charge, to watch a bunch of pensioners who haven’t done anything decent for 40 years, absolutely incomprehensible

    mikey74
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    Mikey – I really don’t agree and neither do album sales.

    Rubbish. The only ones that really fell away were the ones they recorded while Bruce wasn’t in the band (not surprising, really). In the US “Fear of the Dark” is their highest selling studio album ever, which really destroys your “after Somewhere in Time” theory.

    I’m hoping that

    808 State, The Farm and The Happy Mondays will be, as I’m seeing them this May, but I doubt it. ๐Ÿ˜

    Still, tickets were cheap and it’s in Brizzle so I don’t really care.

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    Rubbish. The only ones that really fell away were the ones they recorded while Bruce wasn’t in the band (not surprising, really). In the US “Fear of the Dark” is their highest selling studio album ever, which really destroys your “after Somewhere in Time” theory.

    So Fear of the Darkโ€™s 3m worldwide sales matches NOTBs 6.5m worldwide sales? I wonโ€™t even mention album sales post Fear of the Dark…

    And as for my theory… Somewhere in Time sold 4.5m worldwide, Seventh Son only managed to sell 3.5m and all the subsequent albums (up to Final Frontier which I have already said is back to something like their best) fared as badly or much worse.

    Donโ€™t know why you are upset about this – I am a fan but facts are facts.

    mikey74
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    Who said I was upset? Where are your figures coming from? None of the ones I’ve found reflect that.

    Anyway, since when has album sales been a reflection of quality?

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