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

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  1. RobNeil

    RobNeil Forum Resident

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    The Stone Roses
     
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  2. Keith V

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    True on all accounts but he could have released some great albums even if they didn’t do incredibly well.
    The funny thing about grunge is, Ric Ocasek’s Troublizing sounds the most dated of his solo work. I blame Silly Corgan.
     
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  3. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic

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    I got the sense he mentioned Rolling Stone’s list as a joke.
     
  4. jimmydean

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    you should listen to "like flies on sherbert" ... great album, one of the lost classics...
     
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  5. HotelYorba101

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    I totally got messed with haha hey you never know on this site! :D
     
  6. No Bull

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    I agree about Troublizing. Ben should have put out a follow up to The Lace...even if it was on an Indy label. He was a great vocalist.
     
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  7. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    Randy Rhodes
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  8. DTK

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    I think Plastic Ono Band, especially, and Imagine, are proof that John fulfilled his "solo potential". It's hard to imagine -ha- him topping those albums in the 80s.
    They were created in turmoil, but that's part of what makes them great. Rekindled relationships (I suspect you mean Paul) wouldn't have pushed him to greater heights, not if Double Fantasy is anything to go by.
     
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  9. INSW

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    Strongly disagree with the inclusion of Jeff Beck and Joe Walsh. They each have about ten great albums and are still going strong in their 70s. Just because neither became solo superstars doesn't mean they didn't fulfill their potential.
    And besides, Joe Walsh has survived a great deal and Beck has a number of oil changes dominating his everyday schedule.
     
  10. quakerparrot67

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    wow- ths song gives xtc a run for their money...

    cheers,
    rob
     
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  11. Isamet

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    Great concert though. Saw him opening for Bad Company. He really puts on a good concert
     
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  12. Dondy

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    The all-time epitome: Gene Clark. This guy had the greatest career takeoff imaginable in The Byrds, he had the songwriting skills, the V-O-I-C-E, the looks, the taste and... Sigh.:(
     
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  13. driverdrummer

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    New Radicals
     
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  14. DPM

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    King's X

    Despite a string of very good albums early on and being an incredibly potent unit on stage, the other little power trio from Texas just never really caught on in a big way with the public. To this day they remain an underground phenomena with a cult following.

    Riot

    This Brooklyn-based boogie metal group was hindered by a predatory manager whose actions led to a revolving door of band members coming and going. The departure of original vocalist Guy Speranza was the nail in the coffin though the band would soldier on in one form or another until the death of original guitarist Mark Reale.

    KT Tunstall

    This girl has a knack for writing catchy songs yet big success seems to have passed her by. Curious.
     
  15. Sordel

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    Surprised that someone else mentioned, but this was the first person I thought of. To be honest, though, I think he's done further work under another name so maybe he fulfilled his potential when I wasn't looking ...

    That's not really fair ... I agree that her career has been on a downwards trajectory but I think she pretty much met her her potential.

    Although she's one of my favourite artists of all time, I feel that Kate Bush has wasted her potential.
     
  16. the pope ondine

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    I would agree with jeff beck being on the list if he had stopped after 72 but his fusion stuff in the mid-late 70's made up for it
     
  17. Malinky

    Malinky Forum Resident

    Agree with Jeff Beck, all technique over substance, as they say in the film `Amadeus`......`Too many notes`.....where are the TUNES Jeff?
    As for his pal `Rod Stewart`, started off as a truly great blues singer, and then decided to spend the rest of his career waggling his backside, and crooning!



    Joe Walsh `Strummed along with the Eagles`......err, there was that little guitar solo in `Hotel California`.
     
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  18. Overthehillsandfaraway

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    I'll agree with Beck, but in the context of the JBG only. If he'd not been so trigger happy and that band had stayed together, they could have achieved so much imo. Not Jeff's fault he had his bike accident in '69 though. But before then he had already been through 4 drummers and sacked Ron Wood before reinstating him virtually the next day.
     
  19. Overthehillsandfaraway

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    The daddy of them all is Eddie Cochrane. As a gifted songwriter as well as having the looks and guitar talent, what could he have done had he lived? I'm absolutely sure he'd have broken out of the pure rock n roll mould and developed in interesting directions, and made great music in the process
     
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  20. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Bob Dylan. Enough with changing the world and our souls; what have you done for me lately?!?
     
  21. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    It is a lost classic. Then.. no more classics.
     
  22. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    Kate Bush.
     
  23. Leepal

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    Buddy Holly - would have been interesting to see where he would have gone musically.

    Sex Pistols - only one real album, but maybe that was the way it was meant to be.

    The Vapors - had some success but the song writing was strong enough, imho, to have achieved more. Same with The Only Ones.
     
  24. fuse999

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    The Sons of Champlin, who in their own words- Answered the phone when opportunity came knocking.

    Also, Moby Grape, wouldn't know where to begin with them.
     
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  25. notesfrom

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    My Bloody Valentine

    Elastica

    Should have made more than just two or three albums each.
     
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