Bands that fell off

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ColeB24, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    AC/DC is like PB&J. You can't go wrong :p

    I love the sound of Fly On The Wall - it's sonically a really excellent recording imo, especially considering its 1985.
    The guitars are a bit more distorted than AC/DC usually used and the drums are big and ambient without being obnoxiously gated or loud.

    Plus "First Blood" may be my all-time underrated headbanger classic :p
     
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  2. saskimo

    saskimo Forum Resident

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    Yeah, it's super! I always loved side B(?). Back in Business, Stand Up and Send for the Man! Seems Fly on the Wall has a dryer sound than other AC/DC albums but in a good way.
     
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  3. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    I love those three tracks! Send For The Man especially is a bang - #datriff
     
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  4. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

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    The sad truth is most bands fall off....some quicker than others. One of my favorite movies trainspotting has a scene where sick boy tells his theory about music artists and how they have "it" and then suddenly they lose it.

    Some exceptions are:
    Tool
    Radiohead
    The Beatles (as a band although who knows if they stayed together how long the magic would last).
     
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  5. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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    No dropoff at all, simply a label change. That is pure greatness to pure greatness.
     
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  6. Sinister Footwear

    Sinister Footwear The candy-coloured clown they call the Sandman

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    And Axl Rose.

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  7. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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    I credit the Fly On The Wall tour show I saw in Charlotte for some of the constant light ringing in my ears. Loudest show I've ever been to, and I saw the Ramones about 15 times between '77-'79 in small clubs. We spent the first couple of songs in the photographer's spot in front of the stage, and I literally felt like my head was going to explode. I couldn't hear a thing for a week.
     
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  8. Crazydiamond

    Crazydiamond Well-Known Member

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    contrarian alert...
     
  9. Frangelico

    Frangelico Forum Resident

    From the look of things, Kansas’ Point of Know Return.
     
  10. Anthrax

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    Back in the day when I was insultingly younger and I had Fly On The Wall on vinyl, the title track was one of my favourite ones with which to wake up the neighbourhood. Sounded amazing.

    I love how that song builds up. When the chorus comes in the whole thing explodes. Headbang heaven.
     
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  11. ScienceFictionFan

    ScienceFictionFan Forum Resident

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    R.E.M - Went to **** in the late 90s
     
  12. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Agreed in fact i think that Sweetheart is their only consistently great album. The others all seem uneven, great songs followed by mediocre ones.
     
  13. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Biggest one I have heard n a long time,

    Joe Jackson, the fun lively Jumping Jive to Beat Crazy, which sounds like he was having surgery with no anesthesia.

    Luckily, he had lots of great albums to come, including "Night and Day" and "Big World", 2 of my favorite albums of the 80s
     
  14. More Than A Feeling

    More Than A Feeling Forum Resident

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    Document to Green
    Out Of Time to Automatic For The People
    Monster to New Adventures
    New Adventures to Up
    R.E.M practically did this 4 times in 10 years.
     
  15. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Discography Junkie and Jazz Addict

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    Foo Fighters second album and thereafter
     
  16. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Definitely agree with Holland to 15BO, doesn't get much more drop off than that :rant:
     
  17. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    Arista years fanboy here. Word of Mouth is one of my favorite albums - EVER. I think they killed it from Sleewalker all the way into WOM.
    Then we have Think Visual - some good tunes here and there but a big dropoff and worse production.

    There really ain't a poor Kinks album, just ones that are obviously not AS good as others :p
     
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  18. NettleBed

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    Jethro Tull fell off, never to really come back after Stormwatch (197Y9). Others:
    Elton after Rock of the Westies
    REM after New Adventures in Hi-Fi
    The Kinks after Muswell Hillbillies
    The Who after Who Are You
    Tom Petty after Wildflowers
    Van Halen after 1984
     
  19. carlwm

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    Can't argue with you because I don't know the MCA records but I've recently bought their two most recent studio efforts which are excellent, so if they did fall off, they've eventually managed to get back up! :righton:
     
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  20. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

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  21. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

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    That's when he got his name
     
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  22. Mr. Bewlay

    Mr. Bewlay The autochanger switched as I filled my sandwich..

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    Their appeal became more selective, in other words?
     
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  23. Mr. Bewlay

    Mr. Bewlay The autochanger switched as I filled my sandwich..

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    Going For The One>Tormato
    Replicas>The Pleasure Principle>Telekon.
     
  24. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

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    Liz Phair, man such a stark contrast when you compare her early material to the material from the 21st century
     
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  25. dave9199

    dave9199 Forum Resident

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    Telekon's songwriting is more mature than the previous albums IMO. I like all three. It drops off on Dance for me.
     

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