Rock stars...who really don't look like rock stars.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by CellPhoneFred, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. CellPhoneFred

    CellPhoneFred New Member

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    Columbus, Ohio
    This thread is not meant for folks to rant on bands/artists they don't like, just a simple observation on folks in rock bands (or solo) who really didn't fit the bill.

    First up: Cliff Burton (Metallica):

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    I know, I know - respect the dead, but honestly...does this guy look like a rock and roll star, or rather some dude in the front row who follows Metallica around from town to town? I honestly wonder what the band would have done to his "look" if and when they broke big in the early 90's, if he hadn't died tragically. In 1986 he still looked like the biggest Blue Oyster Cult fan in 1976.

    Also consider: Michael Anthony (Van Halen/Chickenfoot):

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    I mean, come on! This guy has always looked like the bass guitar tech for Van Halen, not their bass guitar player! Better yet, he looks like the guy who owns the custom auto paint and detail shop you went to school with, but not the good shop. Even Alex Van Halen looks 100 times cooler in his mirrored shades and slicked back hair, and that's not saying much!

    Remember this thread is meant to be fun, not the "I hate so and so!" thread, nor is it a judgment on someone's skill as a musician. So be honest, have some fun, and let's have a look see at who you think doesn't look "rock" enough for their job.

    Also, this thread is useless without pictures. Thanks. :wave:
  2. thomasec

    thomasec Member

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    chicago, il
    Uhm, yeah....the Pixies:

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  3. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

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  4. timw

    timw Forum Resident

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    Great observations on the guys above!
    I always thought David Byrne from Talking Heads looked like a typical High School Biology teacher...
  5. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

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    What else could someone as weird looking as Ric Ocasek be but a rock star?
  6. voicebug

    voicebug Well-Known Member

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    now in Houston, TX
    Hmmmm.

    Maybe Dave Matthews and John Mayer. They kind of look like guys I hung around with in college.
  7. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

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    Italy
    Would you believe that Tico Torres was married to Eva Herzigova?? Nothing is impossible!
  8. CellPhoneFred

    CellPhoneFred New Member

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    Columbus, Ohio
    Fashion designer?
  9. voicebug

    voicebug Well-Known Member

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    now in Houston, TX
    :laugh: I'm picturing him as a clerk at Home Depot.
  10. Turnaround

    Turnaround Not open for further replies

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    I think Phil Collins wins this contest. I challenge anyone to find any picture of Phil Collins where he looks like a rock star.

    Ric looks like a rock star when with supermodel wife by his side.
  11. CellPhoneFred

    CellPhoneFred New Member

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    Columbus, Ohio
    The Pixies always looked like a band formed in college that should have broken up when college ended and everyone got their MBA's.

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  12. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Central VA
    Buddy Holly, of course
    Bill Haley
    Elvis Costello
  13. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Vancouver
    To say nothing of his bandmates Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.
  14. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Do go back to Rockville

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    Mississippi
  15. CellPhoneFred

    CellPhoneFred New Member

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    Columbus, Ohio
    Folks, please:

    This thread is useless without pictures.
  16. Mike Mills is starting to look like a post-shave Chuck Klosterman:

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  17. Turnaround

    Turnaround Not open for further replies

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    Phil had less hair to work with than the other guys in Genesis, so harder to cultivate that "don't need a haircut for a day job" look.
  18. Peter Gabriel looks like he's ready for some musical theatre in the above getup, not prog-rockin'. Although, I suppose, he was doing musical theatre in his latter Genesis years...
  19. CellPhoneFred

    CellPhoneFred New Member

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    Columbus, Ohio
    Man...I think all members of Genesis count!
  20. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Steve Hackett is more rock and roll looking to me. He has a touch of Nigel Tufnel about him even now.
  21. TheNomadicSoul

    TheNomadicSoul Active Member

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    Chicagoland
    How's this?

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  22. Eh, he just looks like a stupid-drunk rowdy who just got bounced from one of Jimmy Buffet's clubs!
  23. CellPhoneFred

    CellPhoneFred New Member

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    Columbus, Ohio
    Rock star or crazy Florida-based homeless person?

    Hmmmmmm.....

    ;)
  24. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident

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    moscow

    These guys belong in another "Rock stars who look like rock critics" thread...:D
  25. gordolindsay

    gordolindsay Active Member

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    Grand Rapids, MI
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    Posted by someone else at head-fi.org in a similar type thread...:righton:

    Edit: Oh yeah, it's Thom Yorke from Radiohead