Bands that were huge and then disliked*

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  1. Musician95616

    Musician95616 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Reading an online article about The Knack and remembering how huge "My Sharona" and "Good Girls Don't" was back in 1979. After about 6 months or so it seemed that everyone hated The Knack. So I'm thinking about other bands that everyone seemed to like and then later everyone seemed to hate. These bands immediately come to mind.

    1. The Knack
    2. Hootie And The Blowfish
    3. Spin Doctors

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  2. Jacob29

    Jacob29 Forum Resident

    Aspen Colorado
    First one that comes to mind is Nickelback
  3. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Foo Fighters, kinda like Nickelback.
  4. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.”

    First band I thought of was Nickelback..... But I guess the whole band has been tarnished due to good 'ol Chad.
  5. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    Bon Jovi
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  6. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

  7. NettleBed

    NettleBed Forum Resident

    new york city
    I guess the extent of "huge" and then "hated" is somewhat flexible. Lots of crossover with the topic of "one album wonders," I would imagine. And all of these bands still have fans, who probably take exception to the idea that the band is hated.

    And as far as "hated," the hate isn't going to last forever - that's usually just a temporary reaction to the size of the success after the moment is passed.

    Maybe Grand Funk falls into this? They were pretty huge and then their popularity kind of fell off a cliff. Critics coalesced against them fairly early on.
  8. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    They were hated from the beginning.
  9. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    :confused: Huh?

    Foo Fighters have never been hated by the masses, nor are they anything like Nickelback in any way, shape, or form.
  10. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    How would a band that the public hated from the beginning sell out Shea Stadium?
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  11. willwin

    willwin Forum Resident

    The Knack weren't considered the "real thing" at the time. Their second album didn't do well, but I don't think they were ever hated. Today they are simply one of those great onehitwonder bands.

    There was always a lot of antagonism towards Hootie. I only barely remember that one song.

    The Spin Doctors were considered to be at least okay at the time. Now I always see them in "worst band ever" lists.
  12. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    They weren't hated by the public. They were hated by the music press.
  13. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Ahh, gotcha, I didn't catch which part of the original statement you were clarifying. Yeah, never a critical favorite, for sure!
  14. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    First band that comes to mind for me is Quiet Riot. They were huge with Metal Health and then lost most of their fan base due to the lead singer's tendency to trash everyone else in interviews. I saw them in an arena probably within a year of their peak popularity, and ticket sales were so bad that they sectioned off most of the seats so it didn't look 75% empty.
  15. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    It's really hard to say, because these "hated" bands sell a lot of product, so someone doesn't hate them. It is like they are not "cool" to like, so folks buy their albums and keep it secret lol

    Tons of people tend to hate
    Phil Collins
    and a lot of it comes down to some kind of genre war, or turf war or something
    I always did, and still like U2 and Collins, I personally found Nickelback a bit boring, I think I only ever heard one Creed song.
  16. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    Now a pattern is starting to emerge. Kevin Durow, Doug Fieger, Scott Stapp, etc. came across as major league DBs.
  17. stollar

    stollar Forum Resident

    Bærum Norway
  18. JRJ

    JRJ Forum Resident

    The Knack were not a bad band at the time (1979) but they were often compared to the Cars. Absolutley no competition there.
  19. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    We've talked about this before; mainstream commercial rock is the hardest sound to get right and it's the easiest sound to get wrong. Nickelback and Creed were a part of the re-commercialization of their time.
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  20. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

  21. Scribbled_Lines

    Scribbled_Lines Well-Known Member

    Lost Prophets went from fairly popular rock band to a hated band that is never mentioned in polite company ( for the obvious reasons)
  22. bmh5879

    bmh5879 Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I automatically think of Creed and Nickelback (and a million other early 2000s rock bands), but Limp Bizkit sold 50 million records worldwide. Anyone ever meet a LB fan?
  23. fmfxray373

    fmfxray373 Forum Resident

    san diego
    They can still fill stadiums.
    Don’t confuse people hating them here in the world of the non-filter with the reality of actual ticket sales.
    I am sure Coldplay will be next in this thread.
  24. agaraffa

    agaraffa Forum Resident

    Milli Vanilli
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  25. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Forum Resident

    Spin Doctors weren’t bad. They just stood out in the early ‘90s in a way that became dated pretty quick. But there’s nothing on Pocketful Of Kryptonite that deserves heaps of critical scorn.
    Maybe just overplayed? If so, that reward goes to...

    Hootie and the Blowfish. Just a nice poppy bar band that got huge *real* fast, half the album was released as singles on the radio, and it was everywhere, all the time for about 18 months. I was a teenager at the time, and as much as they were on the radio/TV, it was the first time I understood overexposure. It was like, doesn’t everyone who’d buy this CD have it already?

    Creed - the last unremarkable ripple of the post-grunge wave. Stapp made a joke out of a vocal style that had already been overused that decade. Of course they’d get huge and then become loathed.

    Limp Bizkit - don’t get me started.
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