He or She never fulfilled their potential in your eyes..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by frimleygreener, Mar 13, 2018 at 1:38 PM.

  1. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener Forum Resident Thread Starter

    united kingdom
    Starter for ten,Keith Emerson(r.i.p.). Massive record sales,huge following,but imho could have done so much more.His early work with The Nice promised so much...but the noodling doodling pomp rock that he espoused with E.L.P left this consumer cold. I have a gut feeling that I may well be in the minority here...perhaps you have a better example?
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  2. Dondy

    Dondy Forum Resident

    My all-time heros Wishbone Ash. Delivered the perfect album (ARGUS, 1972) to universal critical acclaim (SOUNDS album of the year etc. etc) and enthusiastic audiences alike. Alas, despite a bulk of awesome subsequent output, they never matched or even topped this masterpiece. Sigh....

    Humm, perhaps to a degree: Jeff Beck (?). Don't bash me over that, please - I LOVE this guy but I wish he had found a congenial vocal partner like he had with Roddo plus a top-notch songwriter I'm sure that would have lifted his career to higher echelons and (even) better albums.
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  3. Malinky

    Malinky Forum Resident

    Ryan Adams.....an occasional great track after the genius of `Heartbreaker` but then just messed about.
    Eric Clapton....Gave up trying.
    AND....our old friend Graham Parker...should have been a major artist.
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  4. Marry a Carrot

    Marry a Carrot Forum Resident

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  5. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

    Took the words outta my mouth a la Beck... wish there was more vocal-based stuff from him... not fond of either his fusion stuff or the vocalists he worked with post-Stewart...
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  6. California Couple

    California Couple Forum Resident

    Newport Beach
    Jeff Beck. This guy needed a Cream or Zep.
  7. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Well-Known Member

    San Francisco
    Maria Mckee. Cool solo stuff, Lone Justice is cool. But never had that one thing that was just perfect, to me. She is so interesting and has a great voice but very all over the place, to me. Love her but wish a producer would have battled her, a la Todd Rungren, and got something very focused out of her.
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  8. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    Are you kidding me?
    This is more about your opinion of ELP and 70s Prog than it is about Emerson’s abilities and achievements!
  9. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

    Kent, Ohio, USA
    Joe Walsh. I think had the potential to have a career like Neil Young. Decided he would rather take the big easy money and strum along to Take It Easy with The Eagles.
  10. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener Forum Resident Thread Starter

    united kingdom
    Agree completely with Beck....stumbled through so many false starts...is there any other muso whose best works are entirely on other folks records?
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  11. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Well-Known Member

    south paris maine
    Al Nichol
    he was a good songwriter, a good singer and a good guitarist yet he seemed to Give It Al Up
  12. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener Forum Resident Thread Starter

    united kingdom
    Well what else can I base MY opinion on other than his recorded works?
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  13. StevenC

    StevenC Forum Resident

    Catherine Wheel.
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  14. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Nick Drake
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  15. Isamet

    Isamet Forum Resident

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    Billy Squier. That "Rock Me Tonite" video absolutely destroyed his career
  16. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

    Hampshire, UK
    Strongly disagree. How many bands do you know, that with a demented chicken as a front-man, flanked by two zombies, churning out below-par albums for over 40 years, can still fill stadiums?
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  17. Guy E

    Guy E Forum Resident

    Antalya, Turkey
    Me too. I can understand his frustration watching Rod Stewart leave for solo stardom. Bob Tench had a workmanlike rockin' soul man approach, but I liked Rough and Ready. BBA was a huge disappointment. After that, he avoided singers altogether and to my ears, his fusion albums and all the rest were fairly ho-hum. I totally lost interest in Jeff Beck.
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  18. jmxw

    jmxw Forum Resident

    ithaca, ny

    A few hits, but their trajectory completely destroyed by bad management which lead to other tragedies.
  19. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    Son Volt
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  20. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    It doesn't help that most of the public knows him by a couple of humorous songs.
  21. notesofachord

    notesofachord Forum Resident

    Utah's Dixie
    So, in your opinion, Mr. Emerson should have played tasteful, non-bombastic, keyboard parts to compliment other artists' great works? He should have not stuck knives into his organ and not played a spinning, airbourne piano? Are you sure you don't just want him to be Tony Banks? I mean, Keith Emerson has a bombastic personality and plays his music, for better or worse, with reckless abandon and with outrageous antics. He is who he is. While his style/career didn't please the critics or "serious" music fans, it pleased his fans. He made cash $$$ doing his style of music the way he wanted.

    Sounds like a dream come true to me.
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  23. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener Forum Resident Thread Starter

    united kingdom
    But what has any of that got to do with realising full potential giving the talent he was blessed with?
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  24. hifisoup

    hifisoup Well-Known Member

    The Cowboy Junkies and singer Margo Timmins- she could have gone solo and had a quality career. IMHO.
  25. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    I love Life Is Sweet and think it's her masterpiece. I know many don't agree :)

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