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

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by frimleygreener, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Nils Lofgren? His solo output is underwhelming to say the least.
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  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Wait - so you agree with all the other choices that MarryACarrot (jokingly) posted? Only the Stones lived up to their potential??? :laugh:
  3. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    David Ruffin..Frankie Lymon..Billie Holiday..Sam Cooke..Jimi Hendricks..Janis Joplin.
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  4. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

    Hampshire, UK
    He/She was joking?! o_O

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  5. Neil Anderson

    Neil Anderson Forum Resident

    Portland, Oregon
    Squeeze. Why didn't they make 6 or 7 albums as good as East Side Story?
  6. Snow2

    Snow2 Forum Resident

    Long Eaton
    Terence Trent D'Arby - really enjoyed much of Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby but after that…
    Aztec Camera - was hoping for a bit more after such a promising start
    The Redskins - I absolutely adored Neither Washington nor Moscow…and then that was it!
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  7. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    Arc Angels
    The Sex Pistols
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  8. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    I think Margo is a perfect fit for The Cowboy Junkies and vice versa, but to each their own...
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  9. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ

    Benjamin Orr could have made some fine albums with the right collaborators. Also the 5 Cars should have made another album to redeem Door to Door.
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  10. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    Keith Emerson more than fulfilled his potential.
    ELP was a huge, successful act.
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  11. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    Great record!

    There was a show called Night Music with David Sanborne where she did Breathe with a chello it was spinetingling. I guess i want a whole album of that... Love Life Is Sweet.
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  12. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    A lot of people who died young —Clifford Brown, Jimmy Blanton, Fats Navarro, Paul Chambers, Wardell Grey, Scott LaFaro, even Eric Dolphy and Charlie Parker.
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  13. TimM

    TimM Forum Resident

    Dayton Ohio
    I might vote for Elvis Costello. After his first few albums he seemed to loose focus and try his hand in many different genres that didn't fit his talents. I suppose he might have been following his muse, but at times he seemed determined to avoid success.
  14. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener Forum Resident Thread Starter

    united kingdom
    That is not in doubt. I t has nothing to do with the premise of the thread though.
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  15. Terry

    Terry Forum Resident

    Wish I could fill stadiums.
  16. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    He had one, but was too mercurial to keep it going. Of course, Cream didn't really last either, but Clapton can sing. Hi-Ho Silver Lining pretty much answered why Beck stuck to playing guitar.
  17. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener Forum Resident Thread Starter

    united kingdom
    Justin Timberlake fills stadiums.
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  18. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Forum Resident

    Long Island, NY
    Disagree. Love Is Hell, Cold Roses, the self-titled from 2014 and his latest, Prisoner, are all excellent albums. The problem with Adams is in the early 2000s he released too much material so the best parts often got diluted through the lesser material. But those albums above are the blueprint for excellent songwriting craft. Just my two pennies.
  19. California Couple

    California Couple local joker

    Newport Beach
    But he should have been MEGA!
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  20. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Forum Resident

    Long Island, NY
    That about covers it. Thread closed! By the end of it every single artist under the sun will be mentioned at some point. :rolleyes:
  21. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    Grunge killed Ben's chance at a solo career. Move Like This is a great album that "redeems" the Cars even without Ben. jmo.
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  22. hifisoup

    hifisoup Forum Resident

    I agree they are a perfect fit and make great music together. I think they never attained their true potential although I certainly don't know their goals and aspirations. They may be completely happy with their career so who am I to question that. I think, if they'd have wanted it, they could have enjoyed more 'success' (whatever that is, right?).

    Margo did record a solo album which I had posted about If you are a fan of Margo Timmins and/or The Cowboy Junkies...
    Outside of the Cowboy Junkies she may have enjoyed more 'success' as well. IMHO.m
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  23. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    Frankie Lymon's success was, unfortunately, centered around his prepubescent voice. Maybe if he'd had access to whatever Michael Jackson used to prevent his voice from changing, he could have maintained his success. And not gotten hooked on smack, of course.
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  24. RacerX

    RacerX Member

    Lauryn Hill
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  25. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    M.J.'s voice did indeed change,but he had a much better support system around him.
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