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Bands that have sold out?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by mark b, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. schenkadere

    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    I did say that originally....he's got to pay the bills...he probably has a family to feed and he won't do that by recording off beat albums that no one buys except for a handfull of guitarists. I'm not a believer in the term "sell out" either...it's a job. It's tough to be a working nusician. If that's the case, we're all sell outs...how many of us actually live our passion?

    I just think GnR suck...wish he had a better vehicle.
     
  2. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    ...and more power to him for that! Definately a better choice than Buckethead (whom I also do like a lot...)

    p.s. Get your groceries? ;)
     
  3. mark b

    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    I totally agree with that!!!!
     
  4. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Everyone is a whore. It's not a personal attack.
     
  5. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    AHHAHAHA. Yes, finally, no thanks to the Easter bunny :D
     
  6. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    I needed a laugh yesterday, and that bulletin did the trick, especially since I REALLY did eat at McD's on Easter :Spin:
     
  7. Beelzebub

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    Definitely. I love Buckethead, but he's much better off as a solo artist.
     
  8. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    Wrong?

    Good and popular are not synonymous or asynonymous. That makes them unrelated.

    Heh, wrong. :lol:
     
  9. Meedleyx10

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    Well, music doesn't get popular because people dislike it (william hung and dragonforce are the exception to this), and when people like something it's because they think it's good. So (stick with me on this one, here's where it gets tough), if a lot of people like something (i.e. regard it with favor or think it's good) it is, by definition, popular. Pretty clear-cut relationship there.

    All the textbook definitions don't really mean much if you can't put 2 and 2 together to make 4.
     
  10. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    A lot of people can like something that is utter shit because they a) can't formulate their own opinion and just think somethings good because it gets played on the radio or on MTV (which has more to do with record label bureaucracy than talent) or b) are not very discriminating and will listen to anything (or almost anything) or c) both a and b.
     
  11. Meedleyx10

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    on the flipside...and this especially applies to the type of people that generally frequent metal forums...a lot of people wont listen to certain music just because it's on MTV or the radio and a lot of people wont like/listen to something (or even give it a chance) because they are too discriminating and close minded.

    The fact of the matter is that nobody is in any position to tell someone else that they are somehow wrong or ill-informed for liking a certain genre/artist/song. You can argue it until you're blue in the face, but the fact remains that there is a direct relationship between something being "good" and that something being popular.
     
  12. Progged

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    Nail on the head... Someone's "crap" is another's "masterpiece".
     
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    Seems to me I've heard good and bad in most forms of music, and I will listen to anything at least a few times. Yet alot of people seem to like much of what I think is bad, so I boil it all down to personal taste
     
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    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    Even rap?
     
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    He said 'music'
     
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    :lol:
     
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    If the rap in question has a funky groove, I'll listen to it.

    I'm even learning some Bob Wills songs to be able to jam with my Steel Guitar playing Dad. Gonna work on some Buck Owens tunes as well... Western Swing is kind of fun.
     
  18. Beelzebub

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    In a sense, rap is like metal in that the popular stuff sucks but in underground scenes you can hear some really good stuff. I'm not an avid rap listener, but I've enjoyed the little that I've heard.
     
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    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    :lol: Absolutely, and rap certainly is not!!!
     
  20. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Yup. and old school rap. Doggy Style by Snoop Dogg is pretty damn good.
     

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